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CSL Book Club Resource Brief Hiatus Beginning January 31st

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource and Resource Kit Program will be taking a brief hiatus while our friends at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) complete their AspenCat migration, which is scheduled to begin the first week of February. During this time, we will not be able to add or change any records, or operate any circulation through the system. As a result, the Book Club Resource and Resource Kit Program will not be accepting any hold requests after 10:00 pm on January 31st. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope that the process will go as quickly and smoothly as possible.

If you would like to place a request for your a book club set or resource kit, please do so as soon as possible.  While we do not have an exact date for the completion of the migration, we know that our friends at CLiC will be working tirelessly to get us back up and running. We will, of course, still be accepting any returns that you might have during this time. So if you’ve been considering a title for your book club or planning a program with one of our resource kits, go ahead and snag it today! And as always, if you have any questions, issues, or concerns now or during the hiatus, please contact Madison Basch at basch_m@cde.state.co.us.

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Book Club Resource

The Book Club Guide to Literary Libations

You’ve finally done it. You’ve formed your book club. Congratulations, because just getting more than two people together in a room that they’re not getting paid to be in is a feat all in itself. Whether you finally got all the names you needed on your library’s sign-up sheet, got a firm commitment from everyone in your group chat, or learned enough co-workers’ names to stop by their desks, the hard part is over… almost. Now all you have to do is get multiple people with multiple opinions to settle on a book and a mood for your weekly (monthly, bi-monthly, etc) meetings.  Fortunately The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource has you covered! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite titles and paired them with some grown-up beverages to compliment your literary content and bring out the best (or at least, the most interesting) in your book club meetings! Bottoms (and books) up, readers!

 

On the Road
by Jack Kerouac

Genre: Beat Fiction

Drink: 2 margaritas more than you should have had (and make sure to follow each one with a line about how much better they are in Mexico)

Mood: Arrange the room in a deliberately haphazard way: books strewn about, full ashtrays, meticulously chosen vinyl in second-hand crates. If you don’t own a record player, buy one. Bonus points if you can come up with a great story as to how you found it at a garage sale, in the basement of a dead relative’s home, or in a dumpster. Now that you have the aesthetic down, the key to really capturing the mood of this book for your fellow book club members is all in the discussion. You want to make sure and dominate the conversation as best you can, even if the topic turns to something with which you have little to no experience. The goal is to take the great human experience of self-discovery that has been happening for thousands of years, slap your label on it, and call it a revolution. Fortunately, (if you’re a man) this is relatively easy!

 

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
by Caitlin Doughty

Genre: Non-Fiction

Drink: Vodka, straight-up, served in a human skull

Mood: Now capturing the essence of this book is going to be a little tougher than simply tricking an entire generation into thinking they invented self-expression. You want to place death front and center at every turn, but in a way that makes your fellow book clubbers feel like they want it. For example: If you lost a beloved family pet recently, drag (or dig) the little fellow back out. And don’t just casually place ol’ Ginger in a corner or on the mantel, make him/her the centerpiece of the room. Place some cheese cubes on him or use him as a makeshift cozy for the vodka bottle and pass him around! The point is to get your guests as up close and personal with death as possible through positive reinforcement. They’ll laugh, they’ll cringe, they’ll be wildly uncomfortable, but they’ll leave feeling strangely at ease!

 

Kafka on the Shore
by Haruki Murakami

Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism

Drink: Johnnie Walker from the small thermos you brought with your lunch

Mood: This book club meeting must absolutely be a picnic. Choose a nice bench near a museum, lay a blanket out in an empty lot, or lead the group off into the woods and lose the trail! The goal is to include the element of surprise and maybe a little seeming chaos. If it rains, good. If it rains small fish, even better! After you’ve chosen your setting, you may want to reevaluate your guest list. If it seems to be only human book clubbers, you’ve done something wrong. The most important part of this meeting is that your guest list must include every cat in the area. Find them, invite them, feed them, and make sure to include them in the conversation. You may be surprised how much they have to contribute. One of them may even set you on the path to finding the other half of your soul! That is, after all, why you joined a book club, right?

 

The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics
by John Hickenlooper

Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography

Drink: We’re pretty sure it’s a Wynkoop Mile High Pale Ale, but that might change if it’s an election year.

Mood: The key to creating the right atmosphere for this book club meeting is all in the publicity. Hint to your fellow members that it may or may not be happening at such-and-such a time or location. Build some intrigue, get your book clubbers talking. Maybe suggest that if this meeting goes according to plan, you’ll be hosting book clubs all over the country. You want to make sure that your fellow members are mostly excited about the meeting because of what it could mean for them. Timing is everything. Once the meeting finally does take place, have a regular discussion like any other day, serve your beer and crackers, and skip the next two years of meetings until you’re ready to start building some hype for the next time you host!

 

The Princess Bride
by William Goldman

Genre: Fiction, Fantasy

Drink: Wine, but when your neighbor’s back is turned, switch your glasses just to be safe

Mood: In order to properly capture the mood of this book, your meeting must include two key elements. The first thing you need to do is to set the scene for a really classic book club meeting. We’re talking fire in the hearth, cheese plate, several bottles of merlot, and wine glasses with little identifying charms for each member. Wear the novelty t-shirt your book club Secret Santa got you two Christmases ago. You know, the one that says, “My book club only reads wine labels” (man, that shirt is hilarious). The second key element of this meeting is to treat the meeting itself as if it is a part of the discussion of the story. Narrate the conversation you are all having in the third person, including exclamations and interjections of each member who speaks (ie: “But I don’t think that was intentional on the part of the author,” Cheryl said in an attempt to remind us that she took a 6-week writing workshop at Naropa 3 years ago). If the discussion seems to be getting particularly heated or reaching a point of mutual agreement between members, break in to describe the large handful of chips that a member just took or how they tried to sneakily check their phone. If you get these two elements down well enough, no one will even know that you didn’t even read the book, but just watched the movie the night before!

 

Whatever book and beverage combo suits your book club, the Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource has you covered with 5 or more copies of each title. So check our our full catalog and make some pairings of your own!

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Book Club Resource

Book Club Updates: You Spoke and We Listened!

The Colorado State Library’s Book Club Resource would like to thank everyone who participated in our partner library survey and to let you know that we heard you! According to your responses, the number one factor in your decision on a particular title is the number of copies available.  So for the next several months, the Book Club Resource will temporarily halt additions of new titles to our catalog in order to add more copies of our existing titles. You, our partner libraries, are our number one priority and we want to do everything we can to minimize the obstacles between you and the services you need to better serve your patrons. This past month alone, we have already added as many as 7 copies each to 8 different titles in our Book Club catalog. If you’ve ever wanted to check out a title, but we didn’t have enough copies to meet your demand, check back again and often as we’ll be adding more copies all the time!

But that’s not the only improvement coming to the Book Club Resource.  For our brand new partners, you can now enroll your library in our book club program directly from the Colorado Virtual Library’s Book Club page. Now it’s even quicker and easier to get your library enrolled and get your book club going! And to our existing partners as well as the newbies, we want to know what you think! As your library’s book club grows and changes, let us know how your needs have changed as well. No complaints? Let us know what we’re doing well, what your book club meetings look like, or just what your patrons thought of a particular title! We want to know it all so we can make sure your experience is the best possible.  For any questions, comments, or suggestions, email Madison Basch at basch_m@cde.state.co.us and read on, Colorado!

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Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, November 16, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

This is a very special issue of the Friday Grab Bag because it is the last one I will write. November 15 is my last day at the Colorado State Library; I will soon be joining the faculty of the Arthur Lakes Library at Colorado School of Mines.

I am extremely thankful to all the readers of the Friday Grab Bag, a series I started two years ago on November 4, 2016 as a way of highlighting resource sharing in Colorado libraries. (Check out the first post in the series to see how it has changed.) Over 80 issues later, the readership has grown significantly, and I consistently hear from library staff who contribute their own news and events to the column. Readers tell me that the FGB is a unique resource that helps them feel connected to other libraries in Colorado, and that is music to my ears.

The good news is that the Friday Grab Bag isn’t going anywhere! Regan Harper, Director of Networking & Resource Sharing at the State Library, is going to forge ahead as its weekly curator and writer. I hope you will continue reaching out to her at <harper_r@cde.state.co.us> with your news, events, and celebrations. Thank you for all your sharing and support these last two years.

Now, let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Creative Culture

The Shakespeare Reading Group at Bud Werner Memorial Library is tackling Macbeth during a 6-week program starting January 9. During the sessions, participants will have the opportunity to read aloud, act, and present. Register online.

“Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth” [Image courtesy: Colorado Daily Chieftain, Feb. 10, 1889. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]
The Philosophy Club at Basalt Regional Library meets monthly to discuss life’s big issues. Join them at their next meeting on November 20 at 5:30 to discuss Utopia and the concept of a perfect world.

Join Longmont Public Library for the launch of this year’s You Belong Anthology, a collection of works by Longmont writers, poets, photographers, and artists. The book release party on December 1 at 10:00 am will feature readings, book sales, and book signings.

Pikes Peak Library District is celebrating Native American Heritage Month with a day of dancing, singing, storytelling, food, and crafts. This family-friendly event is Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Ruth Holley Library; Native American dancers and singers will perform from 2:00 to 2:30.

Fun for Your Brain

Durango Public Library invites kids ages 5-12 to their STEAM Lab on November 15 at 3:30 pm, when presenters from the Durango Arts Center will lead an exploration of Leonardo da Vinci and his Amazing Machines.

Teens are invited to Eagle Valley Library District’s escape room on November 27, 6:00 pm at Avon Public Library. Players will have one hour to Escape the Library by deciphering clues, solving riddles, and working as a team.

Explore the natural history, habitat, and diet of real creatures featured in popular fantasy novels. High Plains Library District invites learners of all ages to Animals of the Wizarding World, November 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Riverside Library and Cultural Center. Register online.

Writers of Grey Havens Philosophy will lead the Teen Writing Workshop on November 17, 5:00 pm, at Lyons Regional Library. Teens will work on character development, word choice, setting, and more, while enjoying free pizza.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Make your home cozier this holiday season with some homemade decorations and possibly a new furry friend. Anythink Wright Farms is hosting DIY Décor and Pet Adoption in partnership with Adams County Animal Shelter on November 15 from 9:30 to 11:30.

Dancers of ages are welcome at Douglas County LibrariesDancing in the Starlight, November 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. The dance kicks off the annual Castle Rock Starlighting event.

Berthoud Community Library is celebrating Small Business Saturday on November 24. Participate in the scavenger hunt around town to win prizes, and bring your locally purchased gifts to the library for free gift wrapping.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

Learning Edge – November 2018 #1
Christine Schein shares digital literacy news, tips, and tools for educators in her Learning Edge series.

CSL in Session: “The Hidden Biases of Good People” (webinar)

  • Dec. 14, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00
  • Free! No registration required
  • Join online

View other upcoming online learning opportunities for November 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Colorado Virtual Library

Topics in History: Colorado’s Homegrown History
Learn the history of Colorado’s own Palisade peaches, Rocky Ford melons, and Pueblo green chilies.

Colorado’s Role in World War I
Read about the 43,000 Coloradans who served in the military during World War I, and the countless others who supported the war efforts at home.

Bag of Tricks – NewsGuard
Kieran Hixon shares his latest tech tool discovery in the Bag of Tricks series.

Time Machine Tuesday: Penmanship Lessons
Before typing became the norm, handwriting was taught in Colorado schools.

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Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, November 9, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Art & Music

El Movimiento is on display at Pueblo Community College

Pueblo Community College is hosting El Movimiento, an exhibit from History Colorado that chronicles the Chicano movement in Southern Colorado, and more specifically the Pueblo region. The exhibit has already been popular with local middle schools and college groups. It is free and open to the public during the PCC Library’s hours of operation; group tours must be scheduled in advance.

Poudre River Public Library District is sponsoring An Evening with John Fielder & special guest Dave Beegle, November 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the CSU Lory Student Center Theater. This free event will include a multimedia presentation with John Fielder and his newest book, Colorado Black on White.

Enjoy an evening of musical theater at Basalt Regional Library’s Broadway to You, November 15 at 5:30 pm. Brittany von Stein and Michael Schoepe will perform popular and lesser-known Broadway tunes interspersed with stories.

Broomfield Library is offering Art as Stress Relief, a class taught by registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor Ann Noble on November 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The workshop will explore art techniques that help lower stress levels. Register online.

Garfield County Libraries will host a reception for Rifle artist Carolyn McCann on November 17, 4:00 pm, at the Rifle Branch Library. Her Art in the Stacks exhibit will be on display in the library through the end of December.

Kids & Families

High Plains Library District’s Lincoln Park Singers are back for the winter season. Join this kid-friendly community vocal group for seven weeks of singing, dancing, and caroling. Their next meeting is November 13, 4:30 pm, at Lincoln Park Library.

Kids in grades K-5 are invited to Aurora Public Library’s Now We’re Cooking series, Thursdays at 4:00 pm the Aurora Central Library. Each week a cooking instructor will help kids prepare a new recipe that they can enjoy. Registration is required.

STEM & Makers

UNC Library’s Maker-in-Residence program “pairs skilled makers with undergraduate students interested in learning how to dream, design, & build.” Learn more about their current BeAM project that combines bee research with nest construction.

Get messy and creative at Pines & Plains Libraries’ Teen Craft Works series, held at the Elizabeth Library. Teens will create new craft each month using new and recycled materials. The next meeting is November 15 at 4:00 pm.

Jefferson County Public Library is seeking middle school students for their Epic STEM Challenge. Students can enter individually or in a group to propose a STEM-based solution to a real-world social issue. Participants will work with a mentor throughout December and January, then present their project at the competition on February 2 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Register by November 17.

Libraries Making News

Denver Post: Colorado millennials are booking it to their public libraries, mirroring a national trend

Sky-Hi News: Hooray for Library Volunteers | Grand County Library District

The Daily Sentinel: A Celebration of Diversity | Mesa County Libraries

Dodie Ownes from Denver Public Library reports that she is serving on the Readers’ Advisory Impact Committee of the Panorama Project, which aims to provide “data-driven insights on libraries and their impact on book discovery, author brand development, and sales”.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Pine River Library will be Honoring Those Who Served at a special screening of video interviews from the Veterans’ Stories Projects. Join them on November 12 at 6:00 pm for a free soup dinner followed by the video interviews and a showing of the classic 1945 film, Pride of the Marines.

Do you have a personal story about Denver? Share yours at Denver Public Library’s I Am Denver Storytelling Lab, November 10 from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Central Library. This half-day event includes storytelling activities and an opportunity to write or record your story. To register, email: community@denverlibrary.org or call 720-865-2052.

Vail Public Library continues their month-long celebration of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park with a special Books ‘n’ Bites discussion group meeting, November 14 at 5:00 pm. The group will be joined by English professor Dustin Doss, M.A.

Need a professional headshot? Stop by The Studio at Anythink Wright Farms on November 17 between 11:00 and 2:00 for a corporate headshot taken by a pro.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

RIPL Quarterly Webinar: “The Data We Don’t Collect: How it Drives Funding Decisions by People Who Don’t Use the Library”

  • Nov. 13, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00
  • Free! Limited to first 100 participants
  • Join online

CSL in Session: “The Hidden Biases of Good People”

  • Dec. 14, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00
  • Free! No registration required
  • Join online

View other upcoming online learning opportunities for November 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Colorado Virtual Library

Otto Mears: Pathfinder of the San Juans
Read the mini biography of this Coloradan famous for building toll roads and railroads.

Bag of Tricks—The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 Troubleshooting
Kieran suggests another resource for your technology toolkit.

Colorado State Publications Blog

The Colorado State Publications Blog is now at coloradovirtuallibrary.org! Check out these recent posts:


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for November 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2rCaYRM : When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.

The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2sLR3ij : Public libraries have always been about more than just books — and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she’s put it to use to save patrons’ lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.

Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLJ90DxQKI : In this first episode of the series, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We will include a new episode every month (for 10 months) to watch at your leisure or with your trustees and then answer the questions toward the end of each episode.


ADVOCACY

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov 8: Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library)

CAREERS

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 8: Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov 14: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

Nov 27: Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Nov 2: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov 6: Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 7: The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

Nov 8: Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

Nov 13: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Nov 7: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 6: Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 29: Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Nov 1: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

Nov 1: Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

Nov 1: Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

Nov 7: How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

Nov 7: Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

Nov 8: What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 14: 3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

Nov 14: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Nov 15: Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 29: 10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 1: Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

Nov 5: Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

Nov 8: The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

Nov 13: Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

Nov 15: Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov 26: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

Nov 8: Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 8: Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Nov 14: Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Nov 1: Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

Nov 2: Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

Nov 6: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 13: Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

Nov 14: Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 14: A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov 5: Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 8: Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

Nov 28: Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 5: From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

Nov 8: Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

Nov 13: Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov 6: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

Nov 6: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 13: Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Nov 1 (9-10 am)

10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, to learn 10 quick tips that you can use to super charge your upcoming year end appeal. The tips will focus on both getting your donors to open your appeal and to respond to it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

Thursday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)

Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

This session will discuss mentorship, networking and ethics through the lens of library industry best practices as well as other industries’ best practices. Leadership shouldn’t be limited to a few. Our work calls for leaders at every level, with all kinds of distinctive personalities and skills. This is the heart of 21st century librarianship.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)

Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

To help you get the most out of Giving Tuesday, this Webinar will discuss picking a campaign theme, focusing on your audiences, getting the timing right, inspiring millennials, making it viral, using video, harnessing social media and making your campaign multichannel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1:30 pm)

Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

Come meet three funders who make a concerted effort to provide grants for capital expenses, and find out why they give, and how you can identify and secure potential capital funding prospects for your own fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Nov 1 (1-2 pm)

Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

Join presenters Andrea Willis and Katy Azevedo as they give a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course, while you learn about ways that your organization can utilize the website to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship test.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Friday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)

Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

In this special free event, ALA Publishing and the University of Chicago Press will discuss using The Chicago Manual of Style for citation building and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2OYpIqQ

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Blending sweeping illustrations and powerful narratives, graphic novels offer fast-paced entertainment and educational opportunities for readers of all ages—and continue to be a high-circulating section in libraries everywhere. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from DC Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and Oni Press will showcase forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, and YA graphic novel releases.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Monday, Nov 5 (12-12:30 pm)

From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

On-prem vs. Cloud? What solution is right for your organization? In this 30-minute webinar, we will focus on current desktop and the factors leading to increased Cloud Adoption over the next several years. We will also review why nonprofits need to be thinking about their digital transformation now.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Monday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

Innovating. Meeting community needs. Managing the daily business of running a library. It can feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. But there are powerful models like the Millvale Community Library which is acting as an agent of change in the community without sacrificing their core role as an information resource. This small but mighty library addresses their community’s food desert, uses clean energy, offers a tool-lending library, and more—while operating in a financially sustainable way. Learn how they do it, and how you can, too!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Monday, Nov 5 (2-3 pm)

Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

Today’s elementary school students will be entering a future workforce comprised mostly of jobs that don’t currently exist. How do we prepare them for this uncertainty? In this edWebinar, join Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, to learn how you can prepare your students for their future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

Both kindness and gratitude are important ingredients to a happy life as well as essential to building strong professional and personal relationships. During this course, participants will: 1) Learn practical strategies to cultivate more positivity in yourself, your relationships, and teams by harnessing the power of kindness and gratitude, 2) Delve into what it means to practice “kind communication” and how this can improve your relationships, and 3) Contemplate what a massive study of successful teams undertaken by Google teaches us about team dynamics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

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

As training practitioners, we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn, 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

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best free electronic resources as well as best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

The planning and execution of a successful #GivingTuesday awareness campaign can be daunting, especially if you are just getting started. But don’t worry, we’ve gathered experts from #GivingTuesday and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.  to share their experiences and help you make the most of the next few weeks to ensure your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

Picture books entertain, enlighten, and educate young children. Join representatives from Baker & Taylor, Beaming Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Random House Canada, and Simon & Schuster as they present new books that kids will love.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-12:45 pm)

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

Attendees should gain an enhanced understanding of the publicly-accessible information resources produced by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office and how these agencies carry out their policymaking activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

Join Terry Axelrod, founder of Benevon, who will lead you through a step-by-step process for “missionizing” each of your events and designing a sustainable system of events that furthers your engagement of individual donors and grows major gifts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (1-2:30 pm)

Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This is an introductory overview of the importance of the library’s website — your virtual branch — that busts common myths and misconceptions about your library’s online presence. We’ll cover the 25 most common website problems and how to fix them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Nov 6 (3:30-4 pm)

Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Join Bailey Kowalski to learn about how Google Forms can change your life! Using them will save you time, give you data and more. Use forms for everything from gathering information about your learners to formative assessment. They allow for a variety of options, including self-graded quizzes with automatic feedback. Sign-up for this fast paced session to learn all the Google Forms life hacks and come up with some of your own!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (9-10 am)

Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will provide helpful information and resources for teachers and librarians interested in the Letters About Literature competition. It will also cover the new online submission process and be an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the entire competition process.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Nov 7 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

This talk will discuss digital and archival resources for Presidential Research with librarians and archivists from the Miller Center, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and Seton Hall University.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

Recruiters rank communication as one of the most desired, yet hardest to find, skills, according to surveys from LinkedIn and Bloomberg. This interactive webinar provides you with insights on: How social intelligence became the new workplace currency; Why we communicate well with some people and struggle working with others; The “platinum rule” for building stronger relationships: versatility; and Four steps for increasing your interpersonal effectiveness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

During this one-hour webinar presented by Heidi Webb, CFRE, you will learn the key tipping points that will help supercharge your year-end fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

Do you need to grow your programs or your endowment (who doesn’t)? Many nonprofit leaders facing these challenges are not prepared for the rigors of a capital campaign that can provide the funding. This one-hour webinar will help you analyze and prepare the 6 Key Ingredients for Capital Campaign success: Case for Support, Dollar Goal, Donors, Steering Committee, Systems, Timing.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/donorsearch-classes/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

You know the Coretta Scott King Medal-winning books. You read them every year when the awards are announced. But how are the awards chosen? How do members of the jury go from reading picture books to young adult novels? And what is the difference between the CSK Book Jury and the CSK Committee? Get answers to these questions and many more with former CSK Jury members Kacie Armstrong and Alan Bailey.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Nov 7 (5-6 pm)

The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

Living in a Post-Truth world can be tough, especially for anyone consuming news and information online. This webinar will frame the issue of “Fake News” in a manageable way, and provide you with tips, tricks, and tools you can use immediately, both in and out of the classroom. In a neutral & non-partisan manner, presenter Kelsey Bogan will explore the “Fake News” Problem; from defining the term “Fake News,” to its real world impact, and including several practical strategies for dealing with it.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical web event will demonstrate how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “ambiverts”—those whose personality type is between an introvert and extrovert—will also learn how to expand their leadership skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Thursday, Nov 8 (11-12 pm)

Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

Public libraries have historically faced challenges as viable units in local government. This webinar will present a framework for future library services, focusing on effective public sector skills, strategic planning, leadership, organizational and service innovation, information technology, readers, and the full range of library constituents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

Join us for an overview of marketing basics for libraries. Learn about your library brand, basic marketing components, and merchandising tips to create a thrifty, simple, and effective marketing system for your library. This webinar is perfect for accidental marketers; no previous experience is necessary!

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

Join us to learn how easy it is to take your own or other remotely sensed data to create smart maps that will keep you and your organization informed and prepared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation®, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products, will present a current selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award® winning children’s toys and media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The world of online privacy is complex and ever-changing. However our patrons need sensible advice NOW as they move forward interacting in an online world. Rural Technologist and Librarian Jessamyn West will outline a simple program libraries can use to help patrons navigate the tricky world of online privacy, trying to help people make better, not perfect, privacy choices that work for their real lives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

Prepare your strategy for this year’s Giving Tuesday with insight from last year’s Giving Tuesday nonprofit website analytics. Digital skills trainer and Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo will review which marketing efforts drove the most website traffic on Giving Tuesday, and how that traffic performed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://smartcausedigital.com/givingtuesday

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

This webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. There will be time for Q&A with NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2CAfx4m

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

Gain insight into the latest trends and tools related to digital citizenship and cyberbullying. Experts will share information on targeted initiatives for tweens and high schoolers, as well as insight into the latest research on preventing and addressing cyberbullying. Learn strategies for fostering student citizenship and a supportive school climate to positively impact student behavior in the digital realm.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

Thursday, Nov 8 (2-3 pm)

Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2644585344002814465

Friday, Nov 9 (9:30-10:30 am)

What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar on Friday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET where we’ll provide an overview of key results from the 2018 elections and explore their implications. ALA’s Washington Office will dig into how the outcomes could affect engagement from library advocates and how ALA’s upcoming advocacy plans will align.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-2 pm)

Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

Open to all libraries and staff, our first day will feature David Lee King and will be followed by other thought leaders, industry experts, and library success stories and videos.

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/Connections-Summit-2018-11.html#register

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

We know from both the 2008 and 2018 iterations of “From Awareness to Funding” that the library user status of the voter does not matter on Election Day. Funding decisions for libraries are often made by voters with little-to-no familiarity with the library, or by elected officials who are themselves non-users. Join EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka for an overview of the “From Awareness…” findings and participate in a discussion of how concerned library data professionals could cooperatively begin to fill in these missing data pieces.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-11/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (11-12 pm)

Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

The latest nonprofit leadership research shows how specific leadership styles impact nonprofit outcomes. And it reveals the most common style of leadership in nonprofits right now.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

Research has shown that our brains wilt when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint or other static presentation of content. It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain. VideoScribe lets a story unfold before your learners’ eyes, improving learning retention by as much as 15{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5}!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:The 5 elements of an engaging website; The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t; Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (7-8 pm)

Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

When considering cybersecurity, the technology that enables Second Life can be thought of as a chain of related systems, starting with your personal computer and working through various software and network layers that enable presence, communications, and amazing capabilities in a rich virtual world space.  This presentation walks through each link in that chain and considers some reasonable measures for security, safety, and privacy along the way. Also covered are larger cybersecurity issues like cyberkinetics, digital currencies, and human-computer interaction.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

Wednesday, Nov 14 (9-10 am)

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present information on Government resources about what sleep is and how to get enough of it. Also covered will be insomnia, benefits and detriments of sleep medications, problems and conditions related to sleep, and sleep requirements for differing ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

If you want to attract a larger audience of members, donors, fans and followers, please join our webinar on November 14 with digital marketing expert and social media specialist Lilach Bullock. Lilach will show you how some nonprofits are using Instagram to reach the young and socially-conscious generation, ensuring their organizations continue to grow well into the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy/expert-webinar-series

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resource for programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Nov 14 (1-2 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. How can you obtain leadership experience in an entry or mid-level library position so that you can move forward in the leadership pipeline? Perhaps your administration can’t (or won’t) provide the support you need to advance. This webinar will explore how to add tools to your leadership toolbelt – in and outside of the library – without breaking the bank.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Nov 14 (2-3 pm)

Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. We’ll touch on everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues. Whether you’re a teen expert or teen averse attend for some useful takeaways for your day to day work in the library.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6995658519344960258

Wednesday, Nov 14 (3-4 pm)

Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share tools that promote collaboration among educators. Participants will explore how to demonstrate that collaboration is happening, that it is effective, and that it favorably impacts student learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)

Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

You have a donor management system, but how do you get the most out of it while maintaining it for optimal efficiency? Join us to learn about donor data best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn how governments can successfully assess, plan and automate cloud transformation on time and on budget, and fast forward your data center consolidation or cloud migration.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. This free webinar will help public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully. Learn how two very different public libraries are using free resources to offer essential guidance to their communities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

Employees are going overboard, leaving companies at a faster pace than ever before. You work so hard to recruit the right talent and yet 1/3 of employees quit their jobs in just the first six months! One major factor in this is lack of great onboarding.  Companies fail to realize the need to reinforce the “buying decision” – yes, onboarding is a key time for new associates to determine if they made the right choice or not.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

We can help older patrons compete successfully for jobs by steering them toward resources that match their needs, and by helping them find (economical) ways to develop new job search skill. This webinar will give you information and resources to help patrons bridge the gap in knowledge and skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Nov 15 (2-3 pm)

Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

Friday, Nov 16 (8-9 am)

Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Friday, Nov 16 (9-10 am)

The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

LYRASIS is hosting a webinar to provide our members an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan Ebook Collection, a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The collection is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us to learn how your investment in this newly available content supports the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Friday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)

Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent. You do not want to miss this great presentation, so sign up to attend today!

For more information and to register, visit:  https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Monday, Nov 19 (11-12 pm)

Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Explore available opportunities for continuing education, peruse useful sites for keeping up with technology, and develop a plan for taking charge of your own learning.  Topics covered will include planning for learning, time management, and state and national resources. Ample time will be given for participants to search for relevant training and education opportunities that fit their individual needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Nov 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Learn how to make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 20 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Thursday, Nov 22 (11-12 pm)

Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can approach storytelling in a focused and strategic way. We’ll review steps that will help you to develop content that is compelling and that supports your organization’s mission and goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Monday, Nov 26 (12-1 pm)

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Monday, Nov 26 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Get ready for the next round of EOR and E-rate. What can you expect for 2019? What can you do to be prepared? Get all the details here.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/library-development/info2go/

Tuesday, Nov 27 (10-11 am)

Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

PowerPoint graphs and charts are an excellent way to show information visually, allowing an audience to see the trend or result straight away. Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren’t always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, and much more besides. Data visualization takes things further, to convey complex concepts in an elegant and relatable way. In this webinar we explain how to use and create PowerPoint graphs and charts effectively. We show the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Then teach you how to create live and non-live graphs, charts, and other data visualizations that will help engage your audience and get your message across.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, Nov 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

Plastics are everywhere – they are an inescapable part of our lives both at home and in our collections. Plastics present a deceptive promise of permanence yet we know from experience that their preservation is not an easy task. Learn how to monitor and mitigate problems that may arise from the deterioration of plastics in your collection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Tuesday, Nov 27 (1-2 pm)

It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

You know how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but how do you get followers to go beyond liking posts to sharing or even showing up for the programs or resources you’re promoting? Being strategic with your posts is an important first step. In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for social media engagement for libraries of all sizes, but with a focus on libraries without dedicated communications staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Wednesday, Nov 28 (11-12 pm)

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use — and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Nov 28 (12-1:30 pm)

Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build and enrich their relationships with the children, parents, and other staff members in their organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Nov 28 (1-2 pm)

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen. We’ll look at before and after examples, and attendees will get a list of resources for learning more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Nov 29 (11-12 pm)

10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

In this webinar, we will learn  how to make your website donor-ready, improve your donation pages, choose the right donor platform, create powerful email fundraising campaigns, promote monthly giving, use social media techniques to grow your email list, and invest in digital advertising to raise money online. We will also address organizational readiness and capacity as a factor in your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)

IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come learn more about IdentityTheft.gov, the Federal Government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Nov 29 (1-2 pm)

Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

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Friday Grab Bag, October 26, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Celebrating Culture

Basalt Regional Library is celebrating Day of the Dead with a full week of events from October 29 to November 2. Families are invited to two movie screenings, a sugar skull decorating competition, and two themed craft events. See their events calendar for details.

La Calavera Catrina [Image courtesy: La Cucaracha, Oct. 31, 1978. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]
Join Boulder Public Library for a special Día de los Muertos storytime on Friday, October 27 at 10:15 at the NoBo Corner Library. This all-ages English/Spanish storytime will feature stories, rhymes, and songs.

Poudre River Public Library District is hosting a Día de los Muertos celebration on Friday, November 2 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. The event features a bilingual storytime, music, dance, sugar skull decorating, and traditional Mexican food.

Montrose Regional Library District’s Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead event includes lotería tickets, crafts, and stories from Pam Faro of Rocky Mountain Storytelling. The fun begins on November 2 at 3:00 pm.

Culture Fest returns to Mesa County Libraries on November 2 and 3. Join them at the Central Library for an Art Reception and Celebration featuring dance groups, food, and kids’ activities.

Longmont Public Library invites the whole family to Diversity Storytime: Native American Heritage Month on November 19 at 6:00 pm. This all-ages event focuses on stories from the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes.

National Novel Writing Month

Bud Werner Memorial Library will kick off National Novel Writing Month 2018 (NaNoWriMo) with an introductory event on October 29 at 5:30 pm. Get motivated to write an entire novel during the month of November with support from the library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, and other local writers.

Aspiring novelists in Aurora are invited to the NaNoWriMo Pre-Party on October 28 at the Aurora Central Library. This event lays the groundwork for a month of writing and related activities at the library and around town.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Are you curious about the benefits of meditation? Anythink Bennett will host Meditation to Manifestation, an informational presentation on the science behind the subconscious, on November 3 at 10:30 am.

Grand County Library District wants to help you stay safe in the high country this winter with the Know Before You Go avalanche education program that contains life-saving information taught by an instructor from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Join them at the Fraser Valley Library on November 7 at 5:30 pm.

West Custer County Library welcomes retired librarian and meteorologist Ted Ballard for Ted Talks Weather, a presentation on the unique winter weather conditions in the Wet Mountain Valley. Join him on Friday, October 26 at 10:00 am.

Role-playing enthusiasts in grades 6-12 are invited to Longmont Public Library’s Dungeons & Dragons Drop-In Adventure each Tuesday beginning November 20 at 6:30 pm. The group is run by the participants; the library will provide snacks and the meeting space. Registration required.

Libraries Making News

The Daily Sentinel: Library now patent, trademark center | Mesa County Libraries

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session: “Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree”

  • Nov. 8, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00
  • Free! No registration required
  • Join online

RIPL Quarterly Webinar: “The Data We Don’t Collect: How it Drives Funding Decisions by People Who Don’t Use the Library”

  • Nov. 13, 2018, 10:00 to 11:00
  • Free! Limited to first 100 participants
  • Join online

View other upcoming online learning opportunities for October 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Serving the Underserved

Mallory Pillard, Director of the Carnegie Public Library in Trinidad, authored a guest post on Colorado Virtual Library that reflects on homelessness and facing obstacles at the library. Read Serving the Underserved.

Colorado Blue Spruce Award

Blue Spruce is Colorado’s own young adult book award, where teens and educators select the nominees and vote for their favorite. Visit the Colorado Blue Spruce Award website for a list of nominees, printable posters and bookmarks, and the link to submit your vote by December 31.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Locals Receive Diploma Thanks to Free Library Program

This is a guest post by Kayah Swanson, Public Relations Specialist at Pikes Peak Library District.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Ana Bojorquez was beginning to think she’d never earn a high school diploma, no matter what she did. She bought preparation books, enrolled in classes and more, but nothing panned out.

“I’ve been trying to get my diploma for years, ever since I was forced to leave high school,” Bojorquez said. “I was trying everything to do it on my own.”

But then Bojorquez noticed an advertisement for a free program through Pikes Peak Library District in El Paso County that helps participants earn accredited high school diplomas online.

“The fact that it was free, that it was online, those were a big deal for me,” she said. “The GED class schedules just didn’t work for me.”

Bojorquez was brought to the United States from El Salvador as a very small child, and then adopted. Her adoptive mother, for reasons unknown, changed Bojorquez’s age on a lot of her documents and in the school system.

“They weren’t a very good family, so I ended up back in the foster system,” Bojorquez said.

After being placed in foster care and re-enrolled into the school system, the school district made a startling discovery.

“The school saw my birth certificate, and they said, ‘Why are you in the 9th grade when you are 17 years old?’”

The district took her out of high school, even though she begged to stay. Bojorquez was enrolled in a GED class at a community college instead.

At the same time, her social workers knew that her eighteenth birthday was approaching; Bojorquez would no longer be eligible for support from the foster care system and needed a job to survive.

“They did provide me with transitional housing at the time, but I had no food, so I had to work. I just did not have time to finish high school.”

After experiencing success as a realtor’s assistant, the thought of a high school diploma faded from her mind, until she met her future husband who was determined to support her in achieving her diploma dreams. He finally convinced her to focus on studying for a diploma full-time.

“For a long time, I said no when he told me to leave my job,” Bojorquez said. “I was so used to taking care of myself. Finally I gave into it, and I quit my job. Within a week of me finally deciding to leave my job, he got fired.”

The couple relocated from California to Colorado Springs in search of work, had children, and once again her hopes for a diploma were dashed.

That’s when she saw the advertisement on PPLD’s website for Career Online High School. For Bojorquez, who does custodial work for her church and volunteers at the school her two boys attend, an online program without a huge financial burden was an enticing option.

Ana Bojorquez with her new high school diploma.

She applied in March of 2017, and began to work tirelessly toward the goal she’d had for more than a decade. Less than two years later, Bojorquez is celebrating a huge educational milestone: she has completed the Career Online High School program, and was the proud recipient of an accredited high school diploma at a graduation celebration on Oct. 10 at East Library in Colorado Springs.

“I feel like I can accomplish anything,” Bojorquez said. “I feel really empowered.”

Ana Bojorquez is not the only one feeling empowered as a new recipient of a high school diploma. Five El Paso County residents celebrated newly received diplomas at the library’s graduation event.

“Stories like Ana’s are the reason why we want to provide this kind of program to our community,” said Lacey Miller, Adult Education Supervisor at PPLD. “We are here to provide people with the resources they need to achieve their goals, whatever those goals may be. Career Online High School meets people where they are, acknowledges and capitalizes on their life experience, and helps them to achieve a major educational milestone.”

The program costs about $2,000 per participant, but it is entirely free to the student. The Pikes Peak Library District Foundation provides scholarships to all those who qualify for participation.

Community members must first apply, complete a self-assessment online, and then come for an interview and placement test. After that, participants are in a 30-day probationary period while beginning their coursework to ensure that they are committed to completing the program.

Then, the PPLD Foundation commits to paying for that participant until they reach the finish line, along with help from a federal grant. Students have a maximum of eighteen months to finish the coursework.

“We work with students throughout their coursework, and every participant has a Career Online High School academic coach assigned to them to help motivate them through the program,” Miller said.

Beau Buren earned his Career Online High School diploma in less than 8 months.

One of the other graduates of the program is hoping his new diploma will help him excel at a higher level in his career. Beau Buren, a Colorado Springs native, finished the program in less than eight months. He set aside time after almost every full day of work, and did nearly six hours of coursework per day on the weekends.

“I feel good about finishing,” Buren said. “I’m really proud of how hard I worked at this.”

Both Bojorquez and Buren have their sights set on potential college careers now that they’ve received their diplomas. Bojorquez is hoping to achieve a college degree in psychology, to carry forward her desire to help others. Buren is hoping to bask in the glow of his achievement until the end of the year, then reassess his goals and consider going back to school for a business management degree.

“The library was definitely there to help me,” Buren said. “Lacey was really great. I really appreciated the tuition help, too, because otherwise I may not have been able to do the program at all.”

Before starting a college degree, Bojorquez plans to apply at her children’s school for a part-time position.

Ana Bojorquez received her Career Online High School diploma in a ceremony held at Pikes Peak Library District on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

“I think this has shown them the value of perseverance,” Bojorquez said. “I had a study schedule, they would do learning time while I did learning time, but there were days where it was hard. They told me they couldn’t believe how quickly I did this.”

Now that the finish line has been reached, she’s certainly enjoying having more time to explore beautiful Colorado with her family. Most of all, she’s thankful to have finally achieved something she’s been working toward for years.

“I am very grateful to Pikes Peak Library District,” Bojorquez said. “I wouldn’t have graduated high school, something I’ve wanted to do for years now, without the library’s help.”

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Friday Grab Bag, September 21, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Celebrating Community

Pikes Peak Library District is hosting a variety of events celebrating culture, diversity, multiculturalism, immigration, and resiliency, in connection with the All Pikes Peak Reads 2018. One highlight will be a visit from ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo on October 5, 4:30-8:00 pm, at Sand Creek Library.

Lamar Public Library invites you to their Library Carnival, September 28 at 10:00 am. Enjoy a day of games, prizes, face painting, and more!

The 2018 Fort Collins Book Festival returns on October 19 & 20 with the theme The Big Think. This free, two-day event will feature more than 35 authors and 40+ sessions including writing workshops, presentations, readings, panel discussions, and much more. Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr. will deliver the opening keynote. The festival is produced through a partnership between Poudre River Public Library District, CSU’s Morgan Library, and numerous community supporters.

Bud Werner Library presents One Book Steamboat, an annual community read event enhanced with accompanying programs. This year’s title is Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. Visit the One Book Steamboat site for a listing of events throughout October, including documentary screenings and book discussions.

Cast members from The Grapes of Wrath. [Photo courtesy: Craig Empire Courier, April 10, 1940. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]
One Book One Broomfield and the Broomfield Depot Museum invite residents to record their oral histories for the “You Are Broomfield” project. Each recording will be preserved in the Depot Museum archives and every participant will receive a free copy. Interviews can be scheduled every Wednesday in September and October from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Register online.

Creating at the Library

Mesa County Libraries is seeking applicants for their Artist in Residence program, a 14-week residency that includes studio space, a stipend, and opportunities for community engagement. Visual artists, musicians, and writers are welcome to apply by October 8.

Kids ages 8-12 are invited to Drop In Scratch Computer Coding at Basalt Regional Library, Thursdays from 4:00 to 6:00 pm beginning October 11. Scratch is a software program that teaches coding through creativity, reasoning, and collaboration.

Delta County Libraries invites teens to learn about stop-motion animation on September 21 at 4:00 pm. Participants will use objects like LEGO and clay to create short films.

Going Fine Free

Denver Public Library has proposed going fine free in 2019. The plan goes to the City Council and Denver Public Library Commission for approval this fall.

Basalt Regional Library recently launched a pilot program to remove fines for youth and young adults.

Pick ‘n Mix

Join Montrose Regional Library and Backyard Wilderness for a nature walk at the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park, Sept. 29 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Bring a camera or a smartphone to take pics. Registration is required.

Take a Social Media Crash Course at Bemis Library, Sept. 24 at 9:30 am. Learn how to navigate three popular sites: Pinterest, Reddit, and YouTube. Registration is required.

Arapahoe Libraries presents an afternoon with Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, Sept. 29 at Smoky Hill Library. Join her for an author talk from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and a book signing from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration is required.

If you like your movies with a side of cheese, check out Berthoud Community Library’s new “So Bad It’s Good!” movie night. The inaugural event is September 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Note: movies may not be suitable for children under 13.

The Friends of Wray Public Library have put together bags to welcome new community members, with goodies donated by local businesses. If you’re new to Wray, stop by the library to pick up your welcome bag!

Inform yourself about Colorado Midterm Elections! Tomlinson Library at Colorado Mesa University will be hosting a Midterm Election Literacy panel on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7-8:30 pm in the Library Event Space (L-139). Know where to go for real facts and information about the candidates and their stance on important policy issues before you vote on November 6. Panelists will be from School District 51, The Western Colorado Alliance, Colorado Mesa University and the community.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

*Rescheduled* CSL in Session, Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators

  • Sep. 26, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00
  • Free! No registration required
  • Join online

CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

  • Oct. 12, 2018, 8:00 to 4:30
  • Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

Colorado State Publications Library Blog

Plains to Peaks Collective

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) makes it possible for libraries in Colorado and Wyoming to share their unique, online collections with the Digital Public Library of America. It’s a fantastic resource for students, educators, researchers, and anyone interested in finding primary sources. Search | Learn

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Friday Grab Bag, September 14, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

All the Rage

The ukulele craze continues at Bud Werner Memorial Library with their Heart Strings & Community Uke Jam, Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm. In celebration of Steamboat’s new Lost Art Revival festival, the library will be screening a short ukulele documentary followed by a community jam session. Check out an instrument from the library if you don’t have your own.

Lafayette Public Library is hosting a Geeky Cross-Stitch class just for teens. Join them on Sept. 17 at 11:00 am to learn how to cross-stitch and get started on a geeky design. Stitchers of all levels are welcome.

Let High Plains Library District help you expand your pressure cooking repertoire. Join them at Centennial Park Library on Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 for Instant Pot 101 to learn techniques you can use with any electric pressure cooker.

Jefferson County Public Library is inviting teens to celebrate the freedom to read by creating wearable fashion inspired by challenged books. Belmar’s Banned Book Teen Fashion Show is Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Nederland Community Library has relaunched its after-school courses for K-12. Check out their lineup and learn how to register.

Bring your library-related questions and enjoy some Donuts and Dialogue with Clearview Library District Director Ann Kling, Sept. 29 from 8:30 to 10:30 am.

Longmont Public Library recently added Wellbeing Bags to their existing Experience Bags collection. The library teamed up with Supporting Action for Mental Health to create two bags, one for adults and one for families, containing books, dvds, and other materials meant to spark important and sometimes difficult conversations about mental health issues.

Cultural Gatherings

Join Basalt Regional Library for an artist reception and talk by Laura Roberts, Sept. 14 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Ms. Roberts creates artwork from found and vintage objects, such as historic dresses. The reception coincides with Basalt’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

History Comes Alive at Poudre River Public Library District, Sept. 14 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Author and storyteller John Stansfield will perform a tale of conservationist and mountaineer Enos Mills, famous for his role in the creation of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Facsimile of the 1454 Gutenberg Bible
Facsimile of the 1454 Gutenberg Bible

Regis University is hosting an exhibit featuring a facsimile of the 1454 Gutenberg Bible, as well as examples of earlier bookmaking. Visit the Archives on the 4th floor of Dayton Memorial Library, Tues – Fri, 7:30-4:30.

The Zee Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Boulder Public Library September 21-23. The festival “examines the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished authors, thinkers and artists from across the globe.” Attendance is free, but registration is required. See the complete agenda of festival events.

Poudre River Public Library District will host a visit from Newbery Medal winning author Matt de la Peña on September 14 at 6:30 pm. His program, My Journey from Reluctant Reader to Author, will recount his education and affirm the power of reading. Doors to the Block One Event Center will open at 6:00 pm; admission is free but seats are limited.

Libraries in the News

The Daily Sentinel: Library goal is public engagement | Mesa County Libraries

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session, Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators, with Jean Heilig & Christine Kreger.

  • Sept. 20, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Free; no registration needed; join online

CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

  • Oct. 12, 2018, 8:00 to 4:30
  • Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

View other upcoming learning opportunities for September 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Blue Spruce Award

Encourage teens at your library to vote for their favorite Colorado Blue Spruce nominated book by Dec. 31.

CALCON18

CALCON attendees: visit us at the Colorado State Library booth and meet some amazing service animals, plus attend a CSL-presented session.

Mitzi the hearing dog
Visit the State Library’s CALCON booth to meet service animals like Mitzi the hearing dog.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday Grab Bag, September 7, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Supporting Literacy

Jefferson County Public Library’s call-in series continues on Sept. 20 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Author Margo Catts will talk about her book, Among the Lesser Gods, and her writing process. To join, call 303-502-5189 or visit uberconference.com/jcplhomeservices.

The Reading Buddies program at Eagle Valley Library District starts at the end of September. This program pairs teen volunteers (grades 9-12) with younger kids (grades 1-3) for an hour of one-on-one shared reading, once a week. Sign up today!

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s popular summer Read to Dogs program is continuing this fall. On Sept. 8, Oct. 13, and Nov. 10, kids and/or their parents can read aloud to a dog from Heeling Friends.

Making Music Together

Celebrate the end of summer with Arapahoe Libraries and The Margarita Brothers Band. Enjoy an outdoor concert of beach party tunes at Smoky Hills Library, September 8 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

The Longmont Public Library Ukulele Club meets the second Tuesday of the month starting September 11. Kay Miller from Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra will lead this meetup for strummers of all levels, ages 16 and up. Please bring your own instrument.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Denver Public Library is joining organizations around the country for Welcome Week, September 14-23, which raises awareness of the benefits of welcoming immigrants and refugees. DPL’s lineup of events includes The Immigrant Refugee Experience: A Discussion on Sept. 18, and Voting Rights with the ACLU on Sept. 19.

Are you curious about the potential of space resources? Join Broomfield Library as they host Cosmic Quest, a program about the future of space travel and asteroid mining, presented by scientists, educators, and industry experts. September 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Join the Discussion

At the Table Colorado brings together people from all walks of life during the same week to talk about what makes their communities great and what can be done to make them even better. Two Colorado libraries will be participating during the next ATTC event week, Sept. 17-20.

  • Mesa County Libraries is hosting a table on the topic “Should local governments be involved in public art?” Sept. 17, 6:00-7:00 pm.
  • Jefferson County Public Library is assisting with outreach to increase awareness of the event, has developed a reading resource list for Hosts and Guests, and has meeting space the public can use for Table discussions.

Learn more: watch an archived recording of a recent webinar about At the Table Colorado.

Libraries in the News

The Durango Herald: Libraries can help you realize your dreams, by Sandy Irwin | Durango Public Library

Craig Press: Craig City Council gets updates on Elkhead reservoir, museum, library | Moffat County Library

The College Fix: University library system adds ‘ethical’ search options so students can avoid the term ‘illegal aliens’ | University of Colorado Boulder

Congratulations to Donna Walker, newly appointed executive director of Jefferson County Public Library! Read the announcement.

Get Cookin’

Garfield County LibrariesFood for Thought: A Cookbook Club brings together adventurous home chefs to make and try new recipes. The next monthly meeting is September 18, 6:00 pm, at Parachute Branch Library.

Improve your cooking skills with Hayden Public Library and Natural Grocers. They are partnering to present  Back to School “Clean & Healthy” with nutritional health coach Alicia McLeod, Sept. 13 at 4:00 pm.

Arts & Crafts

As a part of their monthly “Family First Friday” series, and in celebration of Heritage Days in Bayfield, Pine River Library will host their own celebration of local sheep culture on Sept. 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Create a woolen craft, learn about the wool-making process, or bring your own fiber arts projects to show off. All ages welcome.

“Colorado Leads Nation in Sheep.” [Image courtesy: Colorado Transcript, July 15, 1937. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]
Experience a live glass-blowing demonstration by local artist Jacqueline McKinny, Sept. 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Anythink Commerce City.

Get tips for creating better costumes at Douglas County Libraries in Parker. They’re teaming up with Colorado Fabrics and members of the cosplay community to offer a special cosplay program on September 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration is required.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

CALCON18

Are you going to CALCON18, Sep. 13-15 in Loveland? Visit the Colorado State Library booth and meet some amazing service animals, plus attend a CSL-presented session.

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session, Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators, with Jean Heilig & Christine Kreger.

  • Sept. 20, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Free; no registration needed; join online

CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

  • Oct. 12, 2018, 8:00 to 4:30
  • Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

View other upcoming learning opportunities for September 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Colorado Blue Spruce Award

Blue Spruce is Colorado’s own young adult book award, selected by teens and educators. Visit the Colorado Blue Spruce Award website for a list of nominees, printable posters and bookmarks, and the link to submit your vote by December 31.

Book Challenges in Colorado

According to the Library Research Service, reported challenges in Colorado’s public libraries nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, increasing from 22 to 41. It is unclear whether this is due to an actual increase in challenges or if it is the result of more thorough reporting. About half of Colorado’s challenged materials were intended for adults, and nearly three-quarters of all challenges resulted in no change.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for September 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it https://bit.ly/2kIlnGZ (Center on Technology & Disability). This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER’s Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child’s life to enhance learning and creativity.

Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help https://bit.ly/2MVKBS1 (Montana State Library). The Missoula Aging Services works statewide to promote services that prevent and mitigate Medicare fraud. Join Renee Labrie-Shanks of the Montana Seniors Medicare Patrol Program to learn about resources available to libraries and where to find more help for your patrons.

Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud https://bit.ly/2NxTHS5 (Technology & Innovation in Education). Scratch is an online platform designed to expose students to the fundamental elements of computer coding. This computer industry is experiencing the fastest growth and highest job demand in the US job market. In this session you will see how easy it is to create opportunities for your students to problem solve and think creatively.


ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Sep. 11: Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 27: No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it https://bit.ly/2kIlnGZ (Center on Technology & Disability)

Sep. 19: Accessible Library Customer Service (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 25: Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 26: Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field (ablenet)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Sep. 5: Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 6: Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 12: Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 13: How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep. 20: Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 26: Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 11: The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

Sep. 13: Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 13: Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)

Sep. 14: What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)

Sep. 17: Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Sep. 18: Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Sep. 18: Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

Sep. 20: Ditching Dewey – How to Adopt Bookstore Style Organization (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

COMMUNICATION

Sep. 6: Free Tools To Create High Performing Nonprofit Content In Minutes (Nonprofit Marketing Academy)

Sep. 18: Negotiate with Confidence (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Sep. 20: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Sep. 28: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sep. 11: Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

Sep. 25: Managing Your Digital Archive (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Sep. 12: Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sep. 12: Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

Sep. 13: Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 19: Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 20: Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 26: ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Sep. 11: Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)

Sep. 18: Is Your Workforce Ready for the Future? (Training Industry)

FUNDRAISING

Sep. 4: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 for Nonprofits (Elevate)

Sep. 5: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (Charity How To)

Sep. 6: Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Sep. 7: Nonprofit Radio Month, Episode 1: Foundations as a Tool for Collective Power (GrantSpace)

Sep. 12: How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)

Sep. 13: Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)

Sep. 13: Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)

Sep. 13: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)

Sep. 18: Pave the Way for a Successful #GivingTuesday (Firespring)

Sep. 18: How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters (Blackbaud)

Sep. 18: Tools for Giving Season: Leveraging Facebook for Your Nonprofit (GuideStar)

Sep. 20: Look Before You Leap: What You Need to Know Before You Write That Grant (TechSoup)

Sep. 25: Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics – How Do You Measure Up? (Charity How To)

Sep. 25: 7 Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan (Firespring)

Sep. 26: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Sep. 6: Five Things You Need to Know about Harassment Investigations (Charity Village)

Sep. 11: The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

LIBRARY SPACES

Sep. 25: Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 26: Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

Sep. 6: Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Sep. 11: Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)

Sep. 11: Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)

Sep. 11: Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)

Sep. 12: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

Sep. 14: Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Sep. 18: Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 2 (Utah State Library)

Sep. 18: Supporting Healthy Racial Identity Development for All Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Sep. 25: Leadership Skills Toolkit-Tips, Techniques, & Resources for Library and Information Professionals (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 27: No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help https://bit.ly/2MVKBS1 (Montana State Library)

Sep. 13: Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 27: Literacy and Community-Building for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Sep. 5: NCompass Live: The Great American Read (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep. 5: Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 6: Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 12: Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 12: MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)

Sep. 24: No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Sep. 26: Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

READER’S ADVISORY

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 11: The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

Sep. 13: Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 17: Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Sep. 18: Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Sep. 18: Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Sep. 5: How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 11: The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

Sep. 11: Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

Sep. 12: NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep. 12: Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sep. 12: Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

Sep. 13: Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 13: Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 19: Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 20: Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators (Colorado State Library)

Sep. 26: ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Sep. 4: Exploring AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018 (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 5: Sparking Student Questions: Engaging All Students in Critical Thinking (Education Week)

Sep. 5: In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit (Follett)

Sep. 6: Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Levels Are a Teacher’s Tool, NOT a Child’s Label (Education Week)

Sep. 7: School Library Resources at the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 12: Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)

Sep. 18: Transform Your Lesson Plans with TeachersFirst and SAMR (TeachersFirst)

Sep. 24: No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Sep. 25: Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Sep. 26: Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

Sep. 28: I’m Charged: How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud https://bit.ly/2NxTHS5 (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Sep. 12: DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Sep. 13: Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)

Sep. 18: Behind the Scenes: Ensuring Flawless Virtual Events (InSync Training)

Sep. 25: Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

Sep. 12: How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)

Sep. 13: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Sep. 13: The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)

Sep. 18: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Sep. 18: Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement (WebJunction)

Sep. 26: Service Enterprise Initiative: Helping A Thousand Points of Light Shine Even Brighter (VolunteerMatch)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Sep 4 (10-11 am)

Building a Successful Grants Program 101 for Nonprofits (Elevate)

Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly. There will also be time for Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2wriAbf

Tuesday, Sep 4 (5-6 pm)

Exploring AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018 (American Association of School Librarians)

Come and hear from the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee incoming and outgoing chairs as they highlight and explore the newly named 2018 Best Websites. These recognized sites all align with the new AASL Standards Shared Foundations. Make sure to attend this popular webinar event to learn more and explore the latest winning websites in the fields of librarianship, education, and instruction, so you can use them yourself, and share them with teachers and students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Wednesday, Sep 5 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: The Great American Read (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Great American Read is the new PBS eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign to discover America’s favorite novel. Everyone can vote for their favorite from a list of 100 novels chosen in a national survey. Martha Florence, from NET Television, and Katie Murtha, from Lincoln City Libraries, will join us to share resources and activities that you can use in your library to help your community participate in the program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Sep 5 (10-11 am)

Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 1, we’ll play with various ways to discover and find great podcasts for kids; we’ll share ways to access, search, and play kids podcasts and we’ll also share where to find podcast recommendations/reviews for high-quality audio.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (Charity How To)

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)

How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 5 (12-1 pm)

Sparking Student Questions: Engaging All Students in Critical Thinking (Education Week)

Join this webinar to learn four questioning protocols guaranteed to boost student questioning. These protocols support students as they learn to develop high-quality questions that promote critical thinking and connect to students’ interests. They can be used at any grade level or in any content area.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Wednesday, Sep 5 (4-5 pm)

In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit (Follett)

In case you were unable to attend the June Future Ready Librarians Summit in Chicago, it’s not too late to gain new skills and get inspired for the new school year. Join library leaders Shannon McClintock Miller, Elissa Malespina and Traci Chun—who all played key roles in the Summit—as they share lessons learned and new strategies and tools discovered during this action-packed, full-day event.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/cm/ld/fid=31

Thursday, Sep 6 (11-12 pm)

Five Things You Need to Know about Harassment Investigations (Charity Village)

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. Our free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements. Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)

Free Tools To Create High Performing Nonprofit Content In Minutes (Nonprofit Marketing Academy)

In our next leadership webinar, we will show you how to expose the content marketing strategies of successful nonprofits. Then we will demonstrate what free technology is available to help you manage and create high performing content.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofitmarketingacademy.com/training-center/

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)

Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Join us to learn about STEM and “making” in libraries featuring the Make Do Share curriculum that has been tried and tested in a rural library system in Washington State. Make Do Share was made by libraries for libraries and includes helpful tips to build your confidence while supporting 21st century learners. We will explore ways to incorporate STEM skills into existing programs and how to become a non-expert leader in your community’s STEM learning ecology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Thursday, Sep 6 (1-2 pm)

Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Crouch and Associates will teach, whether in a profit-based or mission-based setting, the art of workplace bliss by a licensed developmental psychologist. Most organizations spend way too much time and resources focusing on the outcome — the money (either from donors or through revenue). But if you take care of the culture (and we’d argue authentic leaders do it best), the net result is more  money. Most orgs have it backwards!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/flash-classes/

Thursday, Sep 6 (2-3 pm)

Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Levels Are a Teacher’s Tool, NOT a Child’s Label (Education Week)

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together we untangle common misconceptions around text levels and explore practical tips for nurturing student agency and communicating progress.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Friday, Sep 7 (10-10:45 am)

School Library Resources at the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library)

Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, on an updated tour of the resources that are freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more!

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3193319710239727874

Friday, Sep 7 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Radio Month, Episode 1: Foundations as a Tool for Collective Power (GrantSpace)

Gather new insights on how, in times of turbulence, foundations and nonprofits can leverage their work and their voices as a tool for collective power. Learn more about the types of results that are currently being achieved by organizations, and potential roles that philanthropy can take on going forward. (Part 1 of 4 webinars presented in September).

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Tuesday, Sep 11 (8-9 am)

Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)

This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)

As the autistic population continues to grow and become more visible across the lifespan, it’s important that libraries of all types know how to effectively serve patrons on the autism spectrum, foster a neurodiverse profession by encouraging autistics to consider librarianship as a career, and successfully employ them as staff. This webinar will provide attendees with a mix of practical strategies and relevant anecdotes from an autistic librarian. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share any helpful insights they may have on the topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://calendar.masslibsystem.org/event/4391235

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)

As our society becomes more socially aware, libraries (staff, boards and administrations) and our public are finding themselves caught in the middle of the discussion, interest and debate. This session intends to articulate what it means to be a socially-conscious library, issues libraries face in doing-so and charting a path to full engagement as a socially-conscious library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Sep 11 (8:30-10 am)

The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person’s range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for guidance. This presentation will cover the basics of legal research, how to interpret legal questions, and where to send patrons for answers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/continuing-education

Tuesday, Sep 11 (12-1 pm)

Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

It can be a difficult task to find the right book for a struggling or disconnected reader, but we’re here to help. During this webinar you’ll hear from representatives of Books on Tape/Listening Library, Macmillan Youth, and Lorimer Press, as well as from Allie Stevens, coordinator of this year’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee. They’ll offer you a variety of resources, including hi/lo titles and audiobooks, that will give you the tools you need to meet your reluctant readers where they’re at.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Tune into this webinar to see an overview of health information resources on preparedness topics, and learn more about making sure your library has plans to serve patrons when disasters occur.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

From manga to memoir, graphic novels offer engaging and diverse stories for readers of all ages. Join moderator Tammy Ivins along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)

Would you like to learn new methods of encouraging and inspiring motivation in your staff? Understanding what motivation is and how it works, is a critical management and leadership skill. Find out how in this one hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

This class will show archivists and others interested in community history the results of a year-long effort to tell the story of an historic African American community in Charlotte through a digital mapping project. The class will show how other libraries, museums, community groups, or individuals can organize as well as create digital resources about their neighborhoods in a similar fashion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Wednesday, Sep 12 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)

It’s the never-ending battle. Which was better – the book or the movie? Or the TV show. NLC staff will debate this hot button issue and discuss if we thought the book or the screen adaptation was better (it can happen!). Join us as we try to answer the age-old question – Is the book always better than the movie?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Sep 12 (10-11 am)

Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)

Join Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series March, for a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement and their experience telling Congressman John Lewis’s story.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)

During this free 45 minute live webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)

This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)

Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Come learn about the different types of unique and less visible data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops/trainings.html

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)

DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)

Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts on Wednesday as they examine the technology, tools and strategies that public servants are adopting to increase productivity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)

Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), OSTI’s search tool enabling users to locate and access research data resulting from DOE research and development activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Sep 12 (2-3 pm)

Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)

To become responsible and fluent users of social media technology, students need real-world opportunities to practice. In this edWebinar, Heather Callihan of Northwest Public Schools in Nebraska will show you how.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, Sep 13 (9-10 am)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Sep 13 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

From its original purpose in providing national employment data, to data on voting patterns and internet usage, the Current Population Survey offers terrific breadth and depth of statistics about the U.S.  This presentation by members of the CPS staff at the Census Bureau will go in-depth on the topics included and the methodology used to collect the data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main sponsor of the survey.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)

The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)

This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)

Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)

Want to build and strengthen trust with your donors quickly? Struggle to get client stories from your program staff? Are your board members reluctant to introduce you to others? Tammy Zonker will teach you the fundamental process of building trust and watch your relationships and fundraising results soar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)

Join this free monthly webinar from YALSA. The September topic is on cultural competence and responsiveness.

To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Entice the inquisitive minds of every reader with informative and engaging titles! Whether they’re interested in animal life, STEM resources, coding, biographies, arts and crafts, or YA and middle-grade fiction, readers of all levels will walk away feeling both enlightened and entertained.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DSLD provides ready access to label information for dietary supplements marketed in the United States. The content of this class is relevant for those working in consumer health information services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)

How do you find good information on the care of collections? A lot of materials are available, ranging from printed books and articles to online resources and DVDs, but not all of it is reliable or valid. This webinar will help you learn to separate wheat from chaff when looking for guidance on better collections care.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar we will review why it is essential to develop or adopt a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to proactively teach children necessary social-emotional skills. We will also review how to promote social-emotional learning in the heat of the moment and throughout the day during typical classroom activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)

In this webinar, speakers will come together to discuss the importance of redirecting philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact, and how that translates in the real world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the seven elements of the paid-in-full investment strategy, and how to apply this approach to your work, as a grantmaker, nonprofit, government, or community-based entity. Finally, they will also talk about why investing in black men and boys is a key component of justice-oriented collective action, and vital to whole community health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)

LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)

You: One person making a difference: appear the best you can on LinkedIn: approachable, active as you achieve your personal career milestones. Us: The power of the organization’s message on LinkedIn: well-coordinated, inspiring, successful; its image to the business community: on-point, concise, everyone in the organization reflecting the mission in their own personal profiles. Them: All people who have not yet contributed to your cause but are available to you to research, selectively market to; when inspired by your cause, they offer their expertise, time, and money. Are the three compatible? Yes, if you use the smart LinkedIn concepts. Cohesive? This will take work, but it is attainable. You must feed and cultivate it continually. Collaborative? Ah, the best of all worlds, all of us rowing the boat in the same direction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/flash-classes/

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Friday, Sep 14 (9-10 am)

Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Join Libby Powers, as she discusses how to build a strong mentor program that will help you achieve your goals of increasing employee retention and engagement.Retaining and engaging employees are two goals that every organization is striving to achieve. Studies have shown that having engaged employees can drastically improve your bottom line, and a high level of retention is a key indicator that your company is filled with satisfied employees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Friday, Sep 14 (11-12 pm)

What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)

Join us for a discussion with representatives from the RSC, the North American RDA Committee, and ALA Publishing, as they address the community feedback to the beta site, changes coming in September and beyond, and how the North American community can contribute to the continuing enhancement of RDA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Monday, Sep 17 (1-2 pm)

Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Mystery lovers, wait no more! Join Library Journal for this free one-hour webcast, and get a sneak preview of the latest titles in this pulse-pounding genre. You’ll hear from HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Severn House, all sure to tease terrific new books to match up with your mystery fans.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 18 (9-10 am)

Is Your Workforce Ready for the Future? (Training Industry)

Organizations are changing from hierarchical structures to flat systems of team members collaborating on projects. Digitalization is also changing the paradigm. Modern organizations require individuals to have new job roles, new responsibilities and, thus, new skill sets to perform successfully now and deliver in the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Tuesday, Sep 18 (9-10 am)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Sep 18 (10-11 am)

Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 2 (Utah State Library)

This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Sep 18 (10-11 am)

Supporting Healthy Racial Identity Development for All Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

While most white educators would never describe themselves as being prejudiced, studies show that unconscious (implicit) bias is alive and well in educational settings. How can white educators, including librarians in school and public libraries, learn to not only notice their bias, but also act in ways that will promote and support racial equity? Join us for this important, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversation on how to address white racial bias and discrimination to create healthy, equitable learning environments.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Tuesday, Sep 18 (11-12 pm)

Pave the Way for a Successful #GivingTuesday (Firespring)

Join Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, to learn the 10 most important components to creating an empathetic, engaged and responsive community that is ready to help you knock it out of the park.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters (Blackbaud)

Many schools still send fundraising letters to parents and alumni via snail mail but have no way to know whether the letters are effective. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to write fundraising letters that will compel parents and alumni to take action and donate to your school. This webinar should also be relevant to libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/2018-K12-Fundraising-Series.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Keep your romance fans and all readers seeking satisfying love stories happy with forthcoming titles presented by Macmillan Adult, HarperCollins, and Baker Publishing. Romance Writers of America will also join host Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books, Booklist.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Negotiate with Confidence (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Does the idea of negotiating contracts sound intimidating? Are you uncomfortable with the thought that you have the knowledge and power to negotiate for what you want? You negotiate daily in situations you may not even realize are negotiations, at stores, restaurants and with your family and friends. Learn how to use the skills you have and use them in your business. Learn to negotiate with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement (WebJunction)

Library volunteerism is evolving. Gone are the days of looking for tasks to keep your volunteers busy. Libraries are now enlisting high impact volunteers who are bringing unique skills and expertise to enhance the library’s mission. Join us to learn how you can harness the power of skilled volunteers in your community and hear success stories of innovative volunteer engagement in libraries of all sizes and budgets.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Tools for Giving Season: Leveraging Facebook for Your Nonprofit (GuideStar)

Join us to get tips and tricks from experts at Facebook, GuideStar, and the ASPCA. Learn how to apply Facebook’s fundraising tools and best practices to #GivingTuesday, and how to sustain your fundraising momentum throughout the year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Wednesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Behind the Scenes: Ensuring Flawless Virtual Events (InSync Training)

The virtual classroom now represents a common and critical component of modern learning. Corporate training now uses these web-based platforms as frequently as the face-to-face environment. What goes into making sure virtual events work time after time? Find out in this one hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

What’s missing from your collection? New and engaging nonfiction! From learning about forest babies to exploring STEAM career opportunities — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your curious young readers. Join publishing insiders for an array of nonfiction to deck out your shelves this fall!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 18 (5-6 pm)

Transform Your Lesson Plans with TeachersFirst and SAMR (TeachersFirst)

Learn to infuse tech into your lessons by using the SAMR Model along with resources on the TeachersFirst website to create rich digital learning experiences. Learn how to transform your lesson plans by applying the SAMR Model in conjunction with resources available on the TeachersFirst website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Sep 19 (11-12 pm)

Accessible Library Customer Service (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Gain knowledge and tools to provide accessible customer service in your library by joining us for this one-hour webinar! This presentation will give an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating current practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 19 (1-2 pm)

Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover sites such as myplate.gov, nutrition.gov, and other websites which provide help and advice for healthy eating.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Sep 20 (11:15-12 pm)

Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

A literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills. Bookflix has a brand new look, better searching , new book pairs, and more!  (They have eliminated the need for Flash) Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this terrific resource!

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7968703218829509377

Thursday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)

Look Before You Leap: What You Need to Know Before You Write That Grant (TechSoup)

Jumping into grant writing without an understanding of the process and obligations can be a costly mistake for many nonprofit organizations. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage, will discuss common misconceptions in the grant seeking process, requirements most funders expect nonprofit organizations will fulfill, and how to move from simply being eligible to apply to creating strong, competitive applications. During the 90-minutes, participants will not only gain knowledge, but also receive resources to help them in their grant seeking journey.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Thursday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)

Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators (Colorado State Library)

Do you believe you work best under pressure? Do you avoid tasks and deliberately look for distractions? Are you late for appointments? Have a hard time completing projects?  If you struggle with any of these you may be a procrastinator. Join this session to explore why we procrastinate and how we can stop.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, Sep 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Thursday, Sep 20 (12:30-2 pm)

Ditching Dewey – How to Adopt Bookstore Style Organization (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

The Keller Public Library stopped using the Dewey Decimal System in favor of bookstore style organization in January 2017. Library Services Manager Rae Cheney will tell you why they got rid of Dewey, give step-by-step instructions for making the change at your library, and share the results after making the switch (spoiler alert: it’s been great!). She will also cover ways to blend bookstore style organization with Dewey if you aren’t quite ready to call it quits. This information is applicable to all library types and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers to help you figure out how to make subject classification work for your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Monday, Sep 24 (12-1 pm)

No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Librarian Allyssa Loya shares her story of failures and successes in launching a coding club in her elementary school. This webinar will boost your confidence, arm you with the basics of coding, and give you resources for teaching computational thinking without even needing to touch a computer!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 25 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync Training)

Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session, we’ll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Sep 25 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics – How Do You Measure Up? (Charity How To)

The measurement of key performance indicators in fundraising has become a best practice, and you don’t want your organization to fall behind. Be a data-driven organization, know your fundraising health, and measure the work you do every day. If you have a spreadsheet and can do simple math, you can use fundraising metrics to improve your operations and help your organization grow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, Sep 25 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan (Firespring)

In this session, you’ll learn how to follow 7 simple steps to put together a written plan for raising the money you need in the coming year without constantly selling something or begging online. We’ll cover goal setting, action plans and ways to keep your plan on track, plus you’ll get some worksheets and checklists that will make the process easy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Sep 25 (12-1 pm)

Leadership Skills Toolkit-Tips, Techniques, & Resources for Library and Information Professionals (Indiana State Library)

What skills do you need to be a leader in your organization?  Based on the highly successful webinar series, The Day in the Life of a Leader, and decades of experience in teaching, consulting and leading. Drs. Cheryl Stenstrom and Sue Alman will discuss the leadership traits most in demand for library and information professionals.  Among other issues they will address the need to be an effective communicator, strategist, and risk-taker. Join us for a lively interactive discussion

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Sep 25 (1-2 pm)

Managing Your Digital Archive (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

This webinar empowers the audience to care for their personal digital archives, specifically photos, by giving them best practices, tools, and resources that assist with selection, organization, and preservation of digital files.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Sep 25 (5-6 pm)

Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

As makerspaces continue to grow in popularity in library settings are we as librarians ensuring accessibility for all students and library patrons? Do we look at our spaces, activities, outcomes and consider inclusion of all students? Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a rich discussion in makerspaces, accessibility, and inclusion.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Tuesday, Sep 25 (5-6:30 pm)

Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Develop social media savvy digital citizens with simple, carefully-crafted and focused activities that support all content areas in grades 2-12.Participants will recognize the cycle of information gathering, processing, and posting; followed by vetting ideas and voice amplification as both a professional use of social media and an experience that learners should have.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (9-10 am)

Service Enterprise Initiative: Helping A Thousand Points of Light Shine Even Brighter (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we reveal what Points of Light has learned over nearly ten years of implementing the Service Enterprise Initiative to help organizations develop the systems and cultures needed to strategically integrate volunteers throughout their operations and effectively engage volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Wednesday, Sep 26 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar we’ll discuss both the basics of high quality early childhood environments-what is essential in any setting for a given age group–and the hula hoops­ the things that make the setting just right for the children, and teachers, who live and learn in it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (1-2 pm)

Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field (ablenet)

In this session, participants will be provided with a short refresher on accessibility features offered on iOS12, Google Chrome, and Android-based devices. The majority of the session will focus on application: Participants will be provided with scenarios for applying accessibility tools for a variety of purposes including personal and professional productivity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (1-2 pm)

ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with ClinicalTrials.gov, a National of Library of Medicine database that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. This presentation will help you learn how to navigate the site and understand the nuances and limitations of information available on ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 26 (3-4 pm)

Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

Join this webinar for a discussion about how to integrate augmented, virtual and mixed reality into any classroom. Immersive technology does not have to be complicated or expensive, and it can be used across grade levels and disciplines. Please join the conversation featuring replicable lessons, assessment ideas, and strategies to enlist support from learning community stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Sep 27 (12-1:30 pm)

No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join HINGE Founder and financial guru Kathy Ligon for an interactive webinar discussing healthy spending tactics for your childcare business. Kathy will cover current trends and challenges within the childcare industry as well as share her coveted benchmarking tool—demonstrating what the average financially healthy school looks like in numbers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Sep 27 (1-2 pm)

Literacy and Community-Building for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (WebJunction)

You will learn how Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) helps libraries build community and promote literacy while supporting the educational and social growth of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCBC emphasizes inclusion and the joy of reading aloud with friends and is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs and budget of nearly any library. With more than 300 chapters, NCBC is the largest community book club of its kind in the world. Find out how your library can reach out to connect with an underserved population, promoting community inclusion, independence, and productivity for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Friday, Sep 28 (12-12:45 pm)

I’m Charged: How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

In this webinar, representatives from Meriden School District will share how they are using the “I’m Charged” initiative to support personalized professional learning for teachers while also leading a digital transition to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Friday, Sep 28 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

In this interactive and engaging Webinar, 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: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

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Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, August 31, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Building Strong Communities

The opioid crisis isn’t a new topic for libraries, just one that keeps reaching new heights as addiction to opioids, meth and other drugs sweep the nation. As part of its annual Signature Author Series, High Plains Library District will host a half-day community symposium to address the myths surrounding addiction and recovery, featuring David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. Tickets are on sale now.

Cybersecurity expert Dr. James Phelps will host a presentation at the West Custer County Library on how to prevent becoming a victim of cybercrime. Join him on September 12 at 5:00 pm.

The Laundry Truck, a service of Denver Public Library and Bayaud Enterprises, is visiting the Central Branch on September 26. Anyone in need can drop off their laundry, and it will be laundered and returned on the same day. Donations of laundry soap, socks, and underwear are gladly accepted.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Artwork by Mesa County Libraries’ Studio Artist in Residence Pavia Justinian is currently on display at the 970West Studio now through December 3. Pavia also hosts open studio hours from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Wednesday, and she teaches art classes for all ages.

“Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science,”a Smithsonian exhibition featuring stories from four indigenous communities, is coming to the Aurora Public Library. Join them for the exhibit opening, September 15 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at Aurora Central Library.

Lyons Regional Library is hosting a program in honor of The Blister Sisters, two women who walked 104 miles across England to raise money for the new library building project. Stop by on September 12 at 6:30 pm to thank them and hear stories from their journey.

Unique Programs for Kids & Teens

Lake County Public Library wants your dirt — literally! Their kids’ Storyhour will be studying dirt this year, so they are looking for unique dirt samples to compare and contrast. Send your sample to Lake County Public Library Attn: Storyhour 1115 Harrison Ave. Leadville, CO 80461.

Teens: join the Blue Spruce Book Club at Clear Creek County Library District to read and discuss this year’s Blue Spruce nominees. The club meets Mondays at 4:00 pm at John Tomay Memorial Library and Tuesdays at 4:00 pm at Idaho Springs Public Library from August 27 & 28 through October.

The Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra will lead a series of Parent and Child Ukulele Workshops at Farr Regional Library in High Plains Library District. The workshops will be offered Sep. 14, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Registration opens on Aug. 31 at 8:00 am.

Poudre River Public Library District has unveiled a new podcast series promoting their “Answer Cache” (aka databases and eResources). Captain Cache’s Curiosities Podcast is narrated by the library’s mascot, the pirate Captain Cache, and is aimed at school-age kids. Listen on iTunes or on the library’s website.

Boulder Public Library is seeking teen volunteers to be Big Pal role models for kids in grades K-3 as part of the Reynolds Reading Pals program, which runs Sep. 11 – Nov. 10 at the George Reynolds Branch Library. Learn more and apply.

Libraries in the News

The Daily Sentinel: US patent database available at library | Mesa County Libraries

Colorado Springs Independent: Local intern facilitates LGBT Roundtable discussion at Cheyenne Mountain Library | Pikes Peak Library District

Paul Mascareñas and Janet Leigh from Regis University wrote the chapter “Regis University and Arrupe Jesuit High School” in Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration, edited by Peggy Keeran and Carrie Forbes.

Congratulations to Terry Zarsky, Business Services Librarian at Pikes Peak Library District, who received the Accolades 2018 “Member of the Year” award from the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

CALCON18

Are you going to CALCON18, Sep. 13-15 in Loveland? Visit the Colorado State Library booth and meet some amazing service animals, plus attend a CSL-presented session.

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session, Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators, with Jean Heilig & Christine Kreger.

  • Sept. 20, 2018, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Free; no registration needed; join online

CLEL (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) Conference

  • Oct. 12, 2018, 8:00 to 4:30
  • Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

View other upcoming learning opportunities for August 2018. For Colorado-specific events check the Library Learning & Creation Center.

Colorado Blue Spruce Award

Here’s how your library can help promote the Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award:

  1. Visit http://www.coloradobluespruceaward.org/
  2. Make sure you have the 2018 nominated books.
  3. Download and print posters and/or bookmark ballots from the website.
  4. Create a Blue Spruce display and/or booktalk the nominees.
  5. Submit votes by December 31.

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CSL News

Colorado State Library at CALCON18

CALCON, the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Libraries, is September 13-15, 2018 in Loveland. The event features keynote speakers, sessions, lightning talks, vendor exhibits, and after-hours activities. This year’s theme is “Ignite the Magic”. Visit CALCON18 to view full event details.

As in previous years, the Colorado State Library is pleased to support CALCON18 in multiple ways. We are sponsoring keynote speaker Dr. Isabel Hawkins, an astronomer at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, who will speak about broadening the participation of underserved groups in the sciences.

In addition, several CSL staff members will present sessions throughout the conference, ranging in topics from User Experience (UX) and photography to procrastination and collaboration. See the schedule below for details.

Finally, we are excited to showcase service animals at our exhibit hall booth. Hearing Dogs for the Deaf  and Veteran’s Puppy for Life will visit on Thursday, and Dogs for the Blind will be with us on Friday. We hope you will stop by to say hi and meet a friendly pooch.

Colorado State Library Sessions

See the full schedule.

Thursday, September 13

10:15am

Don’t Say Cheese: How to Take Great Photos | Dave Hodgins & Linda Hofschire

11:30am

Connecting Families in a Digital World | Christine Schein

Friday, September 14

9:00am

The Secret Life of Procrastinators | Jean Marie Heilig & Christine Kreger

1:15pm

Doing UX? What you can do to Improve User Experience | Babi Hammond, Tiffany Clendenin, Chris Evjy, Kati Polodna, Anthony White

The Magic Bullet for Increased Productivity | Linda Hofschire

3:15pm

Discover Colorado: Taking the Library Outdoors | Beth Crist

Learning IS the Work: Taking Charge of Your Learning | Christine Kreger & Sharon Morris

Collaboration: It CAN be learned | Becky Russell & Molly Gibney

Saturday, September 15

9:00am

The Hidden Biases of Good People | Beth Crist & Jean Marie Heilig

11:30am

The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty | Beth Crist & Becki Loughlin

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Resource Sharing

Tips for Novice Grant Writers

Is your library considering writing a grant proposal in the near future? Many libraries rely on grants to fund projects of all sizes, yet few of us have professional grant writers on staff. If you’re new to grants you probably have lots of questions, starting with the fundamentals and the overall process.

To explore some of these questions, I attended a two-day Strategic Grant Writing Workshop from the Institute for Strategic Funding Development in June 2018. The attendees came from higher education, nonprofits, and government, and all were new to grant writing. During the course we learned how to construct strategy-based grant proposals using tips that have been helpful in securing millions of dollars in funding. Here is the information that resonated with me and that I felt would be useful to a wider audience.

Know your funding sources

Grant-makers fall into one of three categories: federal, foundation, or state. Knowing how they differ can help you find a grant that aligns with the goals of your project and your organization.

Federal funding

Approximately 52 billion dollars in federal grant funding is available annually. The awards are often large and the application process is rigorous and competitive. Novice grant writers may want to start with other types of grants before moving on to federal grants. That being said, our instructor gave us some tips for improving our chances of securing a federal grant:

  • Look for grants before the funding announcements go live. You can do this by researching past grants to get a sense of what will be offered again, and when. Then you will have more time to prepare your grant application.
  • The main website for federal grants is Grants.gov. You should also check Assistance Listings (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance or CFDA) during your preliminary planning to see comprehensive information about funding options.
  • Consider contacting the program officer for the grant that interests you; most are willing to chat with you about your proposal. Keep in mind that summer is a busy time for the grant cycle, so you will have more success contacting program officers during the winter months.

Foundation funding

Foundations offer approximately 54 billion dollars in annual grant funding. Their application guidelines vary but are usually easier and less competitive than federal grants. This is a good place to start if you are new to grant writing.

There are 1,671 foundations in Colorado, plus many more national grant-making foundations. When applying for a national grant, look at where the foundation is headquartered — this is a good indicator of where they will fund. For example, 75{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} of Colorado foundations make grants only in Colorado, while 25{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} making grants in other states.

Corporate foundations usually make larger grants with competitive, complex applications. They have websites with detailed information about their grants, which is not always the case with other types of foundations.

Community foundations usually make larger grants with competitive, complex applications. They also have websites with detailed grant application instructions. Unlike corporate foundations, their funding comes from many sources instead of just one. Some of Colorado’s largest community foundations include:

  • Denver Community Foundation
  • Rose Community Foundation
  • Aspen Community Foundation
  • Boulder County Community Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Northern Colorado
  • Community First Foundation

Independent foundations are numerous (over 1,400 in Colorado alone) and usually offer smaller, less competitive grants. However, it is much more difficult to find comprehensive information about these types of grants because many independent foundations don’t have websites or accept unsolicited applications.

To look for independent grant-making foundations, search the Foundation Directory Online, a fee-based database that is available at several Colorado public libraries. The Foundation Center has another resource, Visualizing Funding for Libraries, that is free and available to anyone. It provides information on potential funders and what library proposals they are funding. You can also trying searching The Colorado Trust and The Grantsmanship Center.

Hot tip: Many independent foundation grant processes require a letter of proposal rather than a lengthy application. If you are applying for multiple grants, create a customizable proposal template that you can reuse.

State funding

The State of Colorado is another source of grant funding. While no consolidated grant portal exists for state grants, one place to start is ColoradoGrants.org. You should also check with the state agency most closely aligned with your funding request for more information about the grants that they offer.

Looking for more ways to find grant funding? Many libraries offer services and resources tailored for small businesses and nonprofits, like this Finding the Funding Guide from Pikes Peak Library District. Your local librarian would be happy to help you with your search.

Tips on Writing Proposals

Keep the following advice in mind when preparing and composing your proposal.

  • It pays to write a good proposal — literally! A well-written proposal is less work for the grant funding officer to evaluate, which they will appreciate. Attention to detail may be the difference between you and the funding you seek.
  • Use the funder’s evaluation criteria as a framework for building your proposal.
  • Funders want to see the impact of their dollars, so focus more on outcomes than on details. Embed the “why” in every part of your application.
  • Attitude counts! Don’t act like a supplicant begging for money. Foundations are required to spend money to keep their charitable status, so make your proposal an opportunity for them.
  • Cite similarities to other grants the funders have accepted. This not only shows that your goals are aligned with theirs, but that you’ve done your homework.

I hope you’ve found some of this information useful during your grant writing process. Though I’m a novice myself I would be happy to answer your questions about my experience in the workshop.

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Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for August 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, be sure to check the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


***Aug 8-9 Western States Government Information Virtual Conference:  This year’s theme is Accessing, Discovering, and Using Local Government Information.https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/government-information-library/western-states-government-information

***Aug 15 SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference: This free, daylong event will feature high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. You’ll also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to your teens and services. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=events

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library). Explore the many wonders of Britannica. Begin your search at GoWYLD.net https://youtu.be/CVRTXz2uYA8

Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry). Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar where we will take a closer look at four different behavior styles: doer, talker, controller and supporter.We will provide tips for recognizing your own behavior style and adapting to and coaching those with different styles. https://bit.ly/2OnbV9G

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen. https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Small libraries with one or two staff members are inspired by the large-scale digital projects of bigger flagship institutions. How can one translate this inspiration to action with small means and few staff? https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

ADVOCACY

Aug 15: Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

Aug 16: Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

Aug 21: Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 14: Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 7: Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Aug 22: Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

BOARDS

Aug 15: Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 8: NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 8: Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Aug 22: Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 14: How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Aug 21: 27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Aug 22: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Aug 23: Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Aug 30: No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Aug 23: Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Aug 8: 3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Aug 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Aug 14: Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

Aug 15: How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Aug 16: What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

Aug 16: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

Aug 21: 5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

Aug 22: Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

Aug 29: #GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 30: Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 8: Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

Aug 1: How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

Aug 1: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 15: Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 17: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 20: Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 1: NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 6: Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

Aug 7: Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 7: The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Aug 7: Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Aug 8: Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Aug 21: Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Aug 29: Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

Aug 7: Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Aug 14: Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Aug 16: Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 2: Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 22: NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 29: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 30: Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 9: Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 23: Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

Aug 6: Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

Aug 7: The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 15: Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 13: Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

Aug 21: The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

Aug 29: Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 1: Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

Aug 7: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 9: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Aug 1 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Participants will hear how the Rochester Public Library District has engaged its community with patron-driven programs. Our outreach has included creating a donation center, summer recreation, farmers market and a seed library. Participants will learn best practices and how to replicate similar programs in their community. We will share our secret to success: you must leave your physical building to reach your entire community!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 1 (10-11 am)

How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

In this session, we’ll discuss just what needs to be done when you know you have a discipline problem that needs to be dealt with. We’ll look at why some of us tend to actually avoid those problems and why some of us tackle them with both feet – and sometimes put our foot in our mouth in the process!

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 1 (11-12 pm)

Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

During this webinar, Kay will provide participants with data about the correlation between volunteering and giving, and provide strategies for attaining full engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Thursday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Amy Eisenstein & Andrea Kihlstedt will reveal three truths you need to know for a successful capital campaign, including how to design a no-fail capital campaign, as well as letting you in on closely held secrets of campaign consultants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Controlled digital lending (CDL) is the term for any library project that digitizes print materials and makes them available in a manner consistent with traditional lending principles. CDL requires the use of digital rights management to ensure a consistent owned-to-loaned ratio, so that a library cannot circulate more than the number of copies it owns, and only authorized users have access to these digitized works. Libraries perceive copyright as a roadblock to this vision, and this session seeks to demonstrate why copyright can be a library’s ally instead.

For more information and to sign in, visit: https://www.districtdispatch.org/

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, managed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Monday, Aug 6 (8-10 am)

Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

The U.S. Federal Emerging Technology monthly meeting serves as an active reporting and collaboration session designed to share knowledge and forge consensus to build shared resources for emerging technologies for government services including Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Blockchain, and Social Technology. This meeting is for government employees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Monday, Aug 6 (11-12 pm)

Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, we will explore new tools, techniques, project ideas, and best practices to engage your young makers. You’ll learn how this makerspace director and educator has grown his makerspace and offerings over the years, and get tons of new ideas to take back to your makerspace.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Monday, Aug 6 (10-6 pm)

Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives. The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.

For more information, to view the schedule,  and to view the live stream, visit: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/

Monday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

YALSA is hosting free live monthly webinars. Each one is facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. This one is about family and community engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Tuesday, Aug 7 (8-9 am)

The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Looking to book an author at your library? Put your library’s best professional foot forward and avoid common pitfalls. Join Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman and Indiana’s Letters About Literature Coordinator, Suzanne Walker for this discussion about best practices when booking an author. From making sure their dietary needs are met to paying them efficiently, there’s more to booking an author than just deciding on a date. Hosted by Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Program Coordinator, Caity Withers. Be sure to bring all of your questions regarding booking authors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom trends; Incorporating STEM in geek programs; Passive geek programs; Geek clubs; Geeky community partnerships; Reaching special populations through geek programs; Geek program ideas for young children, kids, teens and adults; and Geek program resources.

For more information and to register, visit:https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

An exploration of how three different library systems are approaching service to patrons who are homeless according to current best practices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Be ready for readers seeking the best of new adult titles as autumn slips in and winter coziness beckons by learning about enticing and varied forthcoming books from Macmillan, Workman, Triumph, HarperCollins, and Inkshares.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way government works.It allows agencies to produce and collect data autonomously – meaning that once sensors are deployed, government employees don’t have to manually collect or enter information in reporting systems. However, real innovations happen when agencies are able to take the next step in their IoT journey, not just collecting data, but using predictive analytics to transform it into actionable insights. Join us as our experts share their insights on the next evolution of IoT.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Tuesday, Aug 7 (2-3 pm)

Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities be active, the use of communication devices to communicate effectively in a physical education setting, and the use of specially designed equipment for specific sports.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe

Wednesday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Parchment Community Library was encountering more and more adults who had never been taught the Dewey Decimal Classification system in school. They wanted their collection to be easily browsed, so in about 18 months, they converted from DDC to BISAC call numbers. Learn how their staff completed this challenging task – “at times we felt that we were trying to draw a map while driving full-speed down the road” – and hear how their patrons have reacted to the new system.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies 3 important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets her clients use to raise them, which will ensure you can get started raising major gifts right now!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Whether you work in a public or school library, time is your most precious resource and reading review journals is a luxury few of us can afford. We will share tips on using standard ILS reports to assess what belongs and doesn’t in your collection. Find that sweet spot in between spending too much time obsessing over what to buy and not putting any thought into developing a collection tailored to your community. Come prepared to share your favorite selection tools!

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments(Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, you will learn components  of the guiding framework that uses loose parts to design environments that foster culturally sustainability. Learning Objectives: ; Define how loose parts support children’s culture, identity, traditions and history. Appraise the importance of creating culturally sustainable spaces for young children and families. Design spaces that reflects the culture, history, language and traditions  of all children. Develop relationships with families and communities through mutual respect and understanding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (4-5:30 pm)

Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Join us to explore free options for creating digital storytelling projects with your students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Thursday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? 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 and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Aug 9 (1-2 pm)

Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Tabletop games are excellent resources for both curricular and co-curricular learning. In this webinar presentation, Lauren Hays and Kim Lindskog will show you how to incorporate tabletop games into the library and connect the games to classroom instruction. They’ll also share creative ideas for using makerspaces to support gamification and game-based learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/cm/ld/fid=31

Monday, Aug 13 (2-3 pm)

Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

The program highlights the importance of developing a healthy online/offline balance and understanding the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms. For the students’ curriculum, they have implemented lessons that use real-life scenarios and engaging, student-driven activities to prepare students to make thoughtful and responsible decisions when using technology. The goal of integrating the students’ curriculum with parents’ lectures is to promote a dialogue of cooperation regarding technology use between students and parents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

This webinar will focus on real best practices of incorporating new media into preschool services. What are some specific apps that are age appropriate for preschoolers?; How much time should be devoted to using an iPad or other tablets in a preschool storytime?; What are the pros and cons of leading a digital-focused preschool storytime versus a traditional preschool storytime?; How can digital resources be incorporated into preschool outreach programming?; and more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This course will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The presentation is designed as an introduction to NLM resources for K-12 professionals, public librarians, and individuals working with K-12 populations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Looking for titles (and ideas) to spark middle grade reading? Look no further. Join representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Fabled Films Press, and Sky Pony for a sneak peek at fall fiction and non-fiction that will get kids back into books.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present information on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s, “Money as You Grow Bookshelf” program. The program contains popular books for children ages four – 10. The books have companion guides to help parents get started reading and talking with their children about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Beyond traditional blogs, video content such as animated explainers and even live-action shorts have taken center stage as popular form of digital content. Producing these materials can provide a great deal of benefit to your organization and your ability to connect with community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable. But what does that investment look like? Find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)

Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (4-5:30 pm)

TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors’ favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is the session winner of our Smackdown!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (10-11 am)

Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)

Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

Funraise CEO Justin Wheeler and Erin Chidsey discuss strategies that’ll have your board leading the charge toward your vision.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZ5hGz0NRLq2oRiBkdLOxg?utm_source=FB

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the resources of the Federal Government, in English and Spanish, available to help our library users cope with any illness. Information sources will include MedlinePlus, Health and Human Services, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. Some state and local resources will also be explored.

For more information and to register,visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

IoT use cases in government are just starting to gain some serious traction. Whether it’s cities investing in smart traffic lights or adding sensors to sewers to track municipal waste, or the Department of Interior using sensors to track the health of trees in national parks, agencies are seeing IoT go from pilot projects to full-scale implementations.Join us for an online discussion to explore the biggest challenges facing agencies looking to take advantage of IoT and highlight success stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Today, Joliet’s Star Wars Day is a quintessential event for Star Wars fans and the largest public library event of its kind in the world — but it didn’t start out that way.Journey with the program’s planners as they share what they have learned in this transition from average library program to nationally recognized event.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

The  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building.Join this webinar presented by language and literacy expert, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

This preview of the AMA seminar, Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Your stage program is the crown jewel of your event. This is the time when all eyes and ears belong to you, with guests ready and poised to open their hearts to what your organization has to say to them. Most stage programs lack focus, meandering between random entertainment, overly-long live auctions, unprepared honorees, and awkward Asks. In this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you her blueprint for impactful and profitable stage programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)

What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

This training will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone is dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person –  people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 16 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 ( 12-1 pm)

Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

Audiobook popularity—and sales—may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean we’re all comfortable with how to best share suggestions with listeners. In this free, hour-long webinar, Booklist audio editor Joyce Saricks will join representatives from Books on Tape to discuss working with audio fans and those new to the format, expanding audio knowledge, and making interactions with patrons more satisfying for librarian and listener alike.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 (12:30-1 pm)

Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

As a rural librarian, marketing your library and its services tends to get put on the back burner. This webinar will go over some easy marketing ideas for those who don’t think they have the time or the money to market their services.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

Friday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Monday, Aug 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

This session is intended to foster a more conscious, inclusive communication style. It will help identify examples of microaggressions and how they adversely affect our relationships between ourselves, our fellow staff members, and patrons. We’ll discuss the ingrained biases that lead us to being perpetrators of microaggressions. We’ll also learn what to do to stand up for ourselves and others when we’re the victims of microaggressions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Tuesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)

Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Done well, “creative aging” programming is delivered by teaching artists and librarians who have considered and studied what “positive aging” means; who are aware of ageist behaviors and labels; who co-create skill-building curricula that leverage collections; and who understand the importance of learning and purpose for older adult well-being. Join us on Thursday, August 16, for a one-hour discussion of your goals for this population and how professional development, consultation, and online learning offerings from Lifetime Arts could help you move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XVDYHZV

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

If you are spending a ton of time promoting your organization on social media without getting any real results, you’re not alone — many organizations struggle with this. That’s why we’re bringing in nonprofit social media expert and author Julia Campbell for our webinar on August 21. In this session, Julia will reveal exactly how small and mid-sized nonprofits are attracting new members through social media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

Originally designed for support staff, this presentation is important for managers to hear, as well.  It will empower the entire library staff, and help each person realize how vital they are to their library’s marketing success. Jenna Anderson will offer practical tips on ways to keep the staff engaged, and inspire everyone to reach out a little more to patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

In this session, you will learn what the current science says about how attention, willpower, and decision-making interact, and how that influences the design of learning environments. Having a deeper understanding of this topic will help you create more engaging and effective learning solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Every website gets stale and needs updating, your included! In this webinar we will cover 27 ways to improve your website immediately. Topics will range from content, to security and beyond. You will leave this webinar with steps you can take that day that will improve your website and help your organization grow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Wednesday, Aug 22 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Microsoft Excel has a variety of uses in the library world from keeping track of budgets or managing program registrations to viewing circulation or collection statistics. Learn some hints and tips for working with already existing spreadsheets as well as building your own. We’ll also take a look at Google Sheets and see how that compares with Excel.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 22 (10-11 am)

Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will review some approaches that organizations have used in handling problematic collection objects with an eye towards balancing collection care and public critique. While the topics can be difficult and highly emotional, we will look at ways to provide a constructive and empathetic listening environment where both audiences and collections can come together to create productive learning arenas. Case studies include the removal of confederate monuments, WPA murals in a university setting that include insensitive racial stereotypes, and historic figures glorified in the past for behavior that is now considered predatory.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this powerful webinar you will learn how teletherapy directly benefits ECE students with Autism.  The E-Therapy expert, Diana Parafiniuk, will discuss teletherapy, the issues young children with Autism face, and how technology/teletherapy activities help specialists enhance the communication skills of children with Autism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session find out how to captivate and engage with your website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 22 (1-2 pm)

Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL and EveryLibrary to grow skills for talking about library budgets with staff, boards, and other stakeholders in your community and to secure funding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Aug 23 (9-10 am)

Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

The University of Glasgow’s strategic plan sets out our ambition to build on our current success to become a world class, world changing university. In 2002 we piloted our first open access repository using the open source EPrints software and today we have an integrated network of sustained and open, Enlighten, repositories which help us to realise this ambition. This webinar will explore our commitment to “Open” through the journey of our Enlighten Open Access repository service. It will show how “Open” has been an integral part of its DNA since its inception.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

Thursday, Aug 23 (11-12 pm)

Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Does the idea of networking fill your stomach with butterflies? Join our free webinar and learn new tools and strategies to help you approach networking in a more confident and organized manner. Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 28 (2-3 pm)

Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

Join Kelly Mendoza and Jamie Knowles from Common Sense Education to learn about exciting updates for fall 2018, including updated topics, new lessons and videos for grades 3–5, and materials that are easy to share through Google Apps. This award-winning, comprehensive Digital Citizenship Curriculum covers a range of topics from media balance to cyberbullying to privacy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (8-9 am)

Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

Discover ways to maximize the impact of staff training to fit the ever-changing needs of the modern learner. Using instructional design principles, adult learning theories, and personal learning styles, participants will learn tips and tricks to engage staff members using microlearning techniques that are easy to integrate into a busy library schedule. At the end of the session, participants will have tools to customize and modernize their staff training program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (10-11 am)

#GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just 12 weeks away! The best way to have a successful Giving Tuesday is to build momentum online and offline. Join Kristal as she shares five components in cultivating a community of connected and engaged donors.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a #GivingTuesday 12-week timeline.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1 pm)

Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

Photovoice is a type of participatory research methodology designed to empower participants through photography and the power of storytelling in small group settings.This webinar will introduce the project and its methodology, and will help attendees begin to design their own photovoice project.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/nto/schedule

Thursday, Aug 30 (9-10 am)

Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar will provide an overview of the findings of national and international studies and publications on information literacy among seniors. Specifics will include information literacy among persons 65+ with a focus on health information, social media and scams targeted at the elderly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Aug 30 (11-12 pm)

Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

Hannah Silvers will give a crash course in corporate matching gifts that will include breakdowns of the matching gift process, an overview of popular corporate matching gift programs, and techniques for marketing matching gifts to donors, all with real examples from nonprofits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-1:30 pm)

Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

This presentation will demonstrate several interactive devices that are easy to use and can be adapted for home and classroom.They are readily available and are low cost. In addition, ideas will be reviewed on what to consider when purchasing interactive devices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-2 pm)

No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

Do you want customized, professional graphics but lack the resources? If yes, you must attend this one-of-a-kind session. Mike Parkinson, a graphics guru and Microsoft MVP, shares how to do it yourself. NO design skill needed. Get the latest tools and techniques to make professional graphics quickly with little to no money. All attendees get Mike’s Graphic Cheat Sheet, his top 25 websites for free graphics, and step-by-step instructions for making graphics yourself.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

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Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, July 20, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Summer Learning, Summer Fun!

Thanks to a grant from the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation, the Grand County Libraries ramped up their summer reading programming for teens. Showcasing the “Libraries Rock” theme, students in middle school and older can attend a karaoke party, hip-hop dance lessons, a creative journaling workshop, or produce a radio piece for the local community radio station.

Grand County librarians Cindy Hald and Anna Szczepanski “testing” the karaoke equipment to make sure it is ready for teen programs.

Join Grammy-nominated songwriter Katherine Dines for Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta, a concert of toe-tapping music, at Bud Werner Memorial Library on July 23. This highly interactive event is perfect for the whole family.

On July 28, historical performer Connie Neumann will portray Beatrix Potter, sharing tales of her beloved childhood character Peter Rabbit at the Longmont Public Library. Kids ages 6 and up will enjoy stories, crafts, garden-themed snacks, and photos with “Miss Potter”. Registration required.

Poudre River Public Library District invites teens to Game On!, a program where they can design their own games using recycled board game parts and craft supplies. Join the fun on Saturday, July 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Harmony Library.

Go on a Bug Safari with the Butterfly Pavilion! Aurora Public Library is hosting this event for all ages on July 25 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Attendees will learn about invertebrates from around the world and have the opportunity to hold Rosie the tarantula.

Boulder Public Library and Boulder Parks and Recreation are producing SummerFest 2018 on Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join them at the new Civic Area by Boulder Creek for a day of magic, music, food, and fun for all ages.

Get your groove on at Pine River Library’s World Music Dance Party, July 26 from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This program features a family-friendly playlist from Latin America.

Prepare to get messy and have fun! Pines & Plains Libraries is hosting a Teen Bubble Party on July 26 and August 3, complete with bubbles, bubble wrap, paint, glitter, shaving cream, food coloring.

Health and Wellness

As part of their Healthy Lifestyle Series, Vail Public Library is offering Introduction to Country Western Dance, July 26 to August 30 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Maria Barry will teach this six week course that will include the Two Step, Double Two and Cowboy Cha Cha. Come as a single or a couple.

Learn about proper running form to prevent injury during Total Wellness: The Runner’s Foot, a program led by foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Eric Kuhlman, July 25 at Erie Community Library. His presentation will include an opportunity for audience questions.

Out and About in the Community

Poudre River Public Library District debuted their new book bike – named the REO Readwagon – at Fort Collins Open Streets back in June and have had a great time showing it off at other outdoor community events like Bike to Work Day and the CSU Lagoon Concert Series. They’ve also had librarians ride it to storytimes and use it as part of their Summer Reading Community Vehicles Day. It’s been a big hit!

The REO Readwagon – Poudre River Public Library District’s new book bike.

Carnegie Public Library is popping up around town this summer. On June 21, find them at the Farmers’ Market in Cimino Park, then they’ll be at at the Trinidad History Museum on August 1 for Colorado Days. Stop by and get a library card, check out books, and learn about library programs.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Marlowe Cassetti will share his experiences working at NASA and putting the first US astronauts into space and on the moon. Join him at the John C. Fremont Library District on July 26 at 5:00 pm.

Nederland Community Library is growing their collection of nontraditional circulating items, known as the Library of Things. Check out a thermal camera, VHS to DVD converter, State Parks pass, museum pass, and their newest item, an Epson photo and film scanner.

To coincide with the Underground Music Showcase on South Broadway (July 26-29), Westword contributor Tom Murphy will share his firsthand experience and research on Denver’s evolving underground music scene, June 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 at Denver Public Library’s Ross-Broadway branch.

Arapahoe Libraries and Greenwood Village have teamed up to offer Village Read, a community book and discussion series. This year’s book is White Plains by Colorado author David Hicks. Borrow a copy of the book or e-book from Arapahoe Libraries, and join them for related events in August.

Fans of Friends: how much do you really know about Joey, Rachel, Ross, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and smelly cat? Clearview Library District is partnering with High Hops Brewery for a Friends pub trivia night, July 26 at 6:00 pm.

Libraries in the Media

Fox31 reported that Red Feather Lakes Library is one of three libraries to receive a $100,000 grant from EBSCO to convert their library to solar energy. Read the story.

The Business Times reported that Mesa County Libraries is hosting a traveling bilingual health exhibit, Discover Health/Descubre la Salud, now through Sept. 28. The exhibit was developed by the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, the Star-Net Library Education Network, and the Centro Latinamericano para las Arts, Ciena y Educacion. Read the story.

The Oxford University Press’s OUP Blog published a story on the eastern Colorado and Kansas libraries that cyclists Beth Cramer and John Boyd visited on their bicycle tour across the United States. They specifically mentioned Kiowa County Public Library in Eads and Rawlings Public Library in Pueblo. Read the story.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

Tackling Wicked Problems through Deliberative Engagement, with Martin Carcasson.

  • August 6, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Loveland Public Library
  • Free; lunch provided
  • Register

CSL in Session: Wake Up! Are You Sleepwalking Through Your Day? With Jean Heilig.

  • July 26, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Free! Join online

CSL in Session: Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less, with Bob Bennhoff.

  • August 8, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • Free! Join online

Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade, with Linda Hofschire and Lynn Silipigni Connaway.

  • August 14, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
  • Free! Register to join online

Colorado Public Library Association (CoPLA) Mini Conference: Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in Libraries, with Jamie LaRue, Erin Boyington, & Pat Wagner.

  • August 3, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library (Denver)
  • CAL members: $30. Non-CAL members: $40.

View these and other learning opportunities at the Library Learning & Creation Center. The Wyoming State Library also maintains a professional development calendar. View offerings for July 2018.

Plains to Peaks Collective

The Plains to Peaks Collective is officially live in the Digital Public Library of America! We hope you’ll visit the DPLA and explore the collections of our partner organizations: Marmot, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Colorado College, Denver Public Library, History Colorado, and the Colorado State Publications Library.

Is your institution interested in participating in the PPC? See our PPC Digital Readiness Checklist and contact Leigh Jeremias <ljeremias@coloradovirtuallibrary.org> with any questions you have. She would love to hear from you!

Libraries and Wildfires

How can libraries help their communities during times of wildfires and other natural disasters? In his blog post, Libraries, Technology, and Disaster, CSL staff member Kieran Hixon shared how the library became a hub in his community while the area was under threat from the Adobe Wildfire.

Historic Postcard Collection

In 2002, collector and philanthropist Nina Heald Webber donated about 4,500 historic postcards from southwest Colorado to the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Learn more about this robust collection in Touring Colorado’s Collections: Greetings from Southwest Colorado!

Colorado State Publications Library


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday Grab Bag, June 29, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Please note: the Friday Grab Bag is taking a short summer hiatus and will return on July 20, 2018.

Out and About in the Community

Every Friday through September 14, Aurora Public Library is bringing a Pop-Up Library to the Stanley Marketplace’s Community Area. From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm you can sign up for a library card, discover your next great read at their mobile library, and learn more about their year-round library programming.

Laureen Cantwell, librarian at Colorado Mesa University, is the host of Readers Radio, a monthly program on KAFM Community Radio. Her most recent broadcast, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, aired on June 18. The archived programs are available as podcasts.

Progress of Radio Through the Years. [Photo courtesy of Routt County Sentinel, May 19, 1922. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]
Durango Public Library’s Books and Brews is a non-traditional book club that meets at Animas Brewing Company. Join the next meeting on July 16 at 7:00 pm.

Dance the night away to music through the decades at Wray Public Library’s Libraries Rock Street Dance. The festivities get underway July 13 at 7:00 pm.

Libraries in the News

Pikes Peak Library District invites you to the Penrose Library 50th Anniversary Celebration, July 15 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. The event will include a tribute to past PPLD Director Bernie Margolis, as well as live music, photo exhibits, children’s activities, trivia, and costume contests.

ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will visit Pikes Peak Library District on October 6, 2018 as part of a nationwide tour to launch “Libraries = Strong Communities,” a national advocacy effort aimed at highlighting the value of academic, public and school libraries. Elected officials, community-based organizations, state library associations, ALA divisions and chapter members, and the public will be invited to participate. Read the press release.

Wave Your Fandom Flag

Jefferson County Public Library is accepting creative submissions for their 4th Annual Fandom Contest. Teens can submit written, visual, or digital representations of their favorite fandom to the Lakewood Library teen librarian through July 26. The winners will be announced during a costume party on July 27 at 6:00 pm.

Poudre River Public Library District’s AnimeCon is June 30 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Kids and teens ages 10+ are invited to learn about Japanese culture and indulge in their anime fandom during this afternoon of workshops, games, and a cosplay contest. The event kicks off at 12:15 with a performance by Japanese drumming group Denver Taiko.

Lifelong Learning

Do you want to learn more about Social Security and retirement? Join High Plains Library District for Money Matters: Understanding Social Security Choices on July 5, 6:00 pm, at Erie Community Library. Registration required.

Learn or practice your sewing skills during Burlington Public Library’s next Life Skills class. Drop in on June 29 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for the opportunity to sew your own stuffed monster.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Visit the Early Literacy Fair at the Broomfield Library, July 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The event is perfect for kids ages newborn to 5 and will include hands-on literacy activities that parents and caregivers can replicate at home. Each participating child will receive a free book, courtesy of Bal Swan Children’s Center.

Each month the John C. Fremont Library features a new exhibit from artists in their community. Next month, meet stained glass artist Kevin Johnson during a reception on July 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Families heading outdoors can check out an Adventure Pack from Eagle Valley Library District. Curated by Walking Mountains Science Center, these backpacks contain tools, games, and gear to enliven outdoor science, exploration, and environmental education.

Anythink is offering Guitar Lessons with the help of City Strings Guitar every Thursday from July 5 to August 10. In addition to learning the basics of the instruments, students will also learn to perform in an ensemble and compose original songs.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Farewell, Gene!

This is Gene Hainer’s last week at the State Library, and we’ve made a website to honor and commemorate his service to our state: https://gene.cvlsites.org/. We invite you to read the tributes and submit your own. We wish you a fond farewell and a happy retirement, Gene.

State Librarian Position Posted

With Gene’s retirement at the end of June, the CDE and the State Library are seeking applicants for his position. Please help us spread the word! The opening is posted on Library Jobline; applications are due July 6.

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session, Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day? Presented by Jean Heilig. July 26, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00 pm MT. Join online, no registration required.

View upcoming learning opportunities at the Library Learning & Creation Center. The Wyoming State Library also maintains a professional development calendar. View offerings for June 2018.

New CHNC Title: Holy Cross Trail

Thanks to the Eagle Valley Library District, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection now has 913 issues of the Holy Cross Trail, spanning 1924-1941. This is the only newspaper named after a Colorado 14er! Learn more.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog

#GetToKnowCSL

Learn more about CSL staff in our weekly social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. This week we’re featuring Lori Smith, SWIFT Coordinator. She helps libraries expand their collections and support their users through SWIFT interlibrary loan.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday Grab Bag, June 15, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Sweet Summer Tunes

Aurora Public Library invites you to explore the film music of legendary composer John Williams, June 23 at Mission Viejo Library. Dig into the scores of such films as Jaws, Star Wars, and Schindler’s List, and discuss the changing role of music in American cinema.

Heginbotham Library’s teen summer programming continues on June 15 at 1:00 pm with a Retro Reading Party. Enjoy 1950s diner fare and sing along to karaoke hits from the decade.

Bud Werner Memorial Library is launching a new ukulele loan program and they’re inviting patrons to try out the instruments at an event on June 18 at 7:00 pm. The evening will begin with a live demo and overview of the instrument, then the kits will be available for checkout. Patrons are encouraged to bring their ukes from home to play along.

Nederland Community Library is getting into the spirit of this summer’s Libraries Rock theme with a percussion instrument making program on June 19, followed by a guitar making program on July 10. Learn more.

Bring your family to a free, all-ages concert sponsored by Arapahoe Libraries. Enjoy the pop/rock sounds of The Nacho Men, June 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Sheridan Library. There will also be carnival games for the kids and space to enjoy a picnic during the concert.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Kids and teens can test their baking skills at The Great Basalt Bake Off, June 21 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at Basalt Regional Library. Bring your home-baked creations in either the cake or cookie category, and stay for the filming of a mini-TV show.

D&D is more popular than ever, and now tweens and teens can get up to speed with Dungeons & Dragons 101, hosted by Longmont Public Library, Tuesdays, June 19 through July 31, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Registration required.


Dungeons & Dragons [Courtesy Louisville Times, October 28, 1981. Accessed via Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.]

Support & Strengthen

Social Services Help is available at Arvada Library monthly through November 8. Jeffco Human Services outreach workers will be on hand to provide information on resources, help enroll attendees into programs, and provide referrals for other types of aid. The next event is July 12 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm; registration is strongly encouraged.

Hearing loss affects the lives of millions of Americans, which is why High Plains Library District is offering ASL (American Sign Language) for Adults, June 19 at Centennial Park Library. Bring a friend and learn the basics of ASL in a friendly, relaxed environment.

Small families can make delicious, healthy meals without breaking the bank. Personal Chef Matthew Curry will share his favorite recipes and tips during Cooking for One or Two on a Budget, June 25 at Bemis Library.

Denver Public Library and Bayaud Services are bringing a laundry truck to the Central Library on Jun 27 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Those in need can bring laundry to be washed, dried, and picked up the same day. In addition to the benefits the service provides to users, it is also a job training opportunity and an avenue for outreach and education.

Boulder Public Library is seeking volunteers for its Homebound Program, a rewarding opportunity to serve those who cannot visit the library in person. The next Homebound Volunteer Training is on Wednesday, July 18 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Main Library.

Libraries in the News

CU Boulder’s Archives are turning 100 this year, and as part of the celebration they are publishing 100 Stories for 100 Years. The latest post, The Future of the Archives: Jane Thaler and Katelyn Morken, features an interview with two CU archivists.

The Durango Herald features Shelf Life, a monthly column written by library directors of La Plata County. In this month’s column, Sandy Irwin, Directory of Durango Library, explains that When combating summer slide, ‘Libraries Rock!’. She includes resources and tips for parents who want to keep their child’s brain active over the summer.

Mesa County Libraries is partnering with Atlasta Solar to install an electric vehicle charging station at their 970West Studio. Read the story in The Daily Sentinel.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

State Librarian Position Posted

With Gene Hainer’s retirement at the end of June, the CDE and the State Library are seeking applicants for his position. Please help us spread the word! View the posting on Library Jobline.

New on Colorado Virtual Library

Learning Opportunities

CSL in Session: Job Hunting Like a Boss. June 15, 2018. 12-1pm. This webinar is free; no registration required. Join online.

Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner, June 19 & 20 in Rifle. Learn more.

View upcoming learning opportunities at the Library Learning & Creation Center. The Wyoming State Library also maintains a professional development calendar. View offerings for June 2018.

Launch of the Plains to Peaks Collective

The Plains to Peaks Collective (PPC) is officially part of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Through this program, anyone can search collection information from member institutions through a single portal. The PPC will continue to grow as we add more members in the coming months and years. Learn more.

Colorado State Library Publications Blog

#GetToKnowCSL

Learn more about CSL staff in our weekly social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. This week we’re featuring Leigh Jeremias, Digital Collections Coordinator. She heads up two growing initiatives: the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection and the Plains to Peaks Collective.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday Grab Bag, June 1, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Let’s Get Musical

Broomfield Library’s Unsung Heroes: Lesser-Known Composers You’ll Want to Know is an exploration of American composers you might not have heard of…yet. Join this Active Minds program on June 7 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Registration required.

Teens interested in submitting entries for Poudre River Public Library District’s songwriting contest may want to attend this Saturday’s Teen Songwriting Workshop at Old Town Library. Dr. David Wiatrolik will help attendees hone their skills and craft a song that they can submit to the library’s contest.

Music inspires art during this Saturday’s Band Art program at JeffCo’s Belmar Library. Instructors from the Lakewood Cultural Center will help teens turn their musical inspiration into an original piece of art they can take home. Registration required.

Clearview Library District is hosting a Libraries Rock themed music trivia night, June 28 at High Hops Brewery in Windsor. Test your rock and pop knowledge from the 1980s to now, including music facts, band name origins and a name-that-tune round.

Boulder Public Library’s Saturday Sing-Along series continues this Saturday with 1950s Rock n Roll. All ages are welcome to participate at the Reynolds Library on June 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

There’s even more sing-along fun on June 7 at High Plains Library District’s Riverside Library and Cultural Center. Bring your Brylcreem and poodle skirt—the library will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Grease with an interactive screening and lots of audience participation.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Celebrate 100 years of CU Boulder Archives during a reception and presentation on June 6 at Norlin Library. Speakers will include Heather Bowden, director of special collections, archives and preservation, and Megan Friedel, head of archives. The celebration also includes tours of the archives offered at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:15 pm.

Clear Creek Library District is celebrating the upcoming summer solstice with a sunshine cupcake decorating contest, June 21 at 2:00 pm.

Anythink Wright Farms will host John Aden of Denver Open Media on June 11 for an introduction to the basics of gathering footage (A-roll and B-roll) for a documentary-style production. This event is free and open to the public. Register online.

The San Juan Weavers Guild and Montrose 4-H will be the featured presenters at this month’s family STREAM event hosted by Montrose Regional Library on June 9. During the workshop, From Lamb to Loom, kids and caregivers will learn how animal fiber is turned into woven cloth.

Libraries in the News

The Journal reports that Cortez Public Library will host “Take a Hike,” a special storytime on June 7 presented by park ranger Jennifer Frost of the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument Visitors Center and Museum. Full story.

KOAA News 5 published a story on Narcan training at Pikes Peak Library District. Narcan is an emergency medication used to counter an opioid overdose. Full story.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Pine River Library’s Digital Collections

Pine River Library recently partnered with the Colorado State Library to make their unique historical collections available online. Learn more.

Learning Opportunities

F3: Fine-Free Future, a Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) webinar. June 6, 2018. 12-1pm MT.

Registration is open for Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner, June 19 & 20 in Rifle. Learn more.

CSL in Session: Job Hunting Like a Boss. June 15, 2018. 12-1pm. This webinar is free; no registration required. Join online.

View upcoming learning opportunities at the Library Learning & Creation Center. The Wyoming State Library also maintains a professional development calendar. View offerings for June 2018.

New Quotable Facts

Library Research Service (LRS) has released the latest version of Quotable Facts about Colorado Libraries, a booklet containing data and statistics about public, school, and academic libraries in Colorado. The booklet focuses on libraries working with and for their patrons, broken down into three sections: libraries working for access, knowledge, and community.

Colorado State Library Publications Blog

#GetToKnowCSL

Learn more about CSL staff in our weekly social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. This week we’re featuring Maddie Basch, Consultant Support Specialist. Maddie runs the Book Club Resource and loves knowing that the books she sends to libraries inspire conversation.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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Friday Grab Bag, May 25, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Explore Your Town

Aurora Public Library launched their 3rd Annual Craft Brews Tour, an opportunity to explore the city’s vibrant brewery scene. The event, which runs from May 1 to October 31, includes a brewery passport, special events hosted at breweries, and chances to win prizes.

Explore downtown Salida with the Salida Regional Library’s Digital Walking Tour. The experience uses images from their digital archive that are geolocated on a map of the town, offering users the ability to make comparisons between historic and present-day landmarks.

Community Conversations

High Plains Library District invites community members to Ask Me Anything About Race, a moderated panel discussion on June 6 at 6:00 pm at Riverside Library and Cultural Center.

Basalt Regional Library’s Philosophy Club invites you to Talk About Music at their next meeting on June 5 at 5:30. Members should bring a piece of music (any genre or artist) to discuss with their fellow philosophers.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Anythink Libraries invites children to help create collaborative murals and street art at their Super Giant Painting Party, June 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Space is limited; registration opens June 4.

Residents of Grand County have three opportunities to learn about pesky, noxious weeds and how to prevent them. Grand County Public Library is partnering with the CSU Extension Office to offer classes on June 5 at Fraser Valley Library, June 14 at Granby Library, and June 27 at Juniper Library.

Dolores Public Library announced their Summer on the River series, free concerts and outdoor movies on Wednesdays in June and July. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to enjoy live music and music-themed movies.

Libraries in the News

Congratulations to the Colorado Talking Book Library, named Network Library of the Year by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. CTBL Director Debbi MacLeod and State Librarian Gene Hainer received the award last week at the Library of Congress. Read the CDE news release.

The Journal-Advocate covered a presentation by Erica Kallsen, librarian at Sterling Public Library, who demonstrated how to use the library’s OverDrive subscription. Read the story.

Pueblo City-County Library and the Children’s Museum of Denver were two of the ten recipients of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities. The awards were presented on May 24 in Washington, D.C.

Durango Public Library has been designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), the second such center in Colorado. From the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announcement: “The library will support entrepreneurs throughout the region seeking patent and trademark protection for their intellectual property. USPTO-trained librarians will assist patrons using the agency’s patent and trademark databases.” Read more in The Durango Herald.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

New Mailing List

The Colorado Reentry Resources (CORR) mailing list is a new group available to Colorado library staff interested in promoting successful reentry for citizens returning from prisons, jails, and youth centers. Learn more.

Learning Opportunities

F3: Fine-Free Future, a Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) webinar. June 6, 2018. 12-1pm MT.

Registration is open for Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner, June 19 & 20 in Rifle. Learn more.

CSL in Session: Job Hunting Like a Boss. June 15, 2018. 12-1pm. This webinar is free; no registration required. Join online.

The Wyoming State Library produces a monthly calendar of free education opportunities. Check out the events for May 2018.

Looking for Colorado professional learning events? The Library Learning & Creation Center has a calendar of opportunities.

Colorado State Library Publications Blog

#GetToKnowCSL

Learn more about CSL staff in our weekly social media campaign on Facebook and Twitter. This week we’re featuring the Institutional Library Development team, comprised of Diane Walden, Teresa Allen, Erin Boyington, and Renée Barnes. ILD serves the 18K people in Colorado institutions, who often face significant barriers to service including learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental illnesses, and social stigma.