Weekly Webcast Recap

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Playful Building Hands-On Activities

Star Net Libraries

January 18, 1:00pm Mountain

Join us for a free online training in conducting a selection of hands-on engineering activities. The Star_Net Playful Building activities are designed to engage children, tweens, and families in hands-on engineering fun at the library, and they rely on inexpensive materials! Play along with us. There are materials needed to try the activities during the webinar. Register

How to Market Your Library eCourse


February 6, continuing for 4 weeks

Fee $175.00

Can you guess one of the most essential components of library operations? It’s marketing! In this eCourse, you will learn all the necessary skills to market your library—from social media and PR campaigns to designing new library programs and enhancing the experience of your library’s users. You’ll know how to successfully draw patrons in and get them interested in the products and services you provide. Register

Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse


February 6, continuing for 4 weeks

Fee $175.00

Are you new to the reference desk? The ability to provide reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. This course is designed to help librarians who have never done reference work get up to speed. Register

Coding Program Workshop: Create Tech Programming that Supports Digital Literacy

Library Journal

February 28, 1:00pm  – March 21, 2:00pm Eastern

Fee $261.75

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to launch a coding program in your library that will promote digital literacy and impact your community. Over four weeks, you’ll get an understanding of how to run computer programming courses that will introduce your patrons to new career paths and technologies. We’ll give you the tools you need to create library programs around coding languages, career development software, and early learning without having to know how to code. Register

The Daybooks of History and Beyond: Digital Historic Newspapers at the Minnesota Historical Society

MN Historical Society

January 18, 1:00pm Central

Will discuss the uses of yesterday’s news in historical and genealogical research. Three different, freely-available digital newspaper platforms hosted by the Minnesota Historical Society will be presented: The Minnesota Digital Newspaper hub, the Historic Minneapolis Tribune, and the Swedish American Newspaper Project, along with basic and advanced search techniques. Register

Using Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for Research and Learning


January 11, 12:00pm Pacific

Would you like to be able to search one website to access thousands of libraries, archives, and museums? Do you work with researchers who struggle searching many institutional websites to find online sources relevant to their needs? This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America that provides access to digital primary and secondary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Register


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