Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment

November 18, 11:00am Central

What brought you to a career in librarianship? Was it a fascination with books or information? A desire to serve society in a positive way? However you came into your career, like millions of people, you might be struggling to find meaning and fulfillment in your work. In November’s episode of American Libraries Live, library career expert Catherine Hakala-Ausperk will help us make a plan for revisiting personal values, understanding options, identifying skill gaps, and creating plans for growth. Register

STEP into Storytime

November 7, 1:30pm Central

Have you wondered how to adapt an action song or fingerplay for different age levels? Or are you looking for ideas on how to adapt flannel board activities or books for various age levels? In this free 60-minute webinar authors of STEP into Storytime: Using StoryTime Effective Practice to Strengthen the Development of Newborn to Five-Year-Olds. Saroj Ghoting and Kathy Klatt will teach you how! Using theories discussed in their book, they’ll provide and overview on how child development informs what we do in storytimes and provide models for presenting mixed age storytime. Register

Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries

November 15, 12:00pm Pacific

Join North Dakota State librarians Mary Soucie as she discusses what should be included in an active shooter procedure, including an emergency & disaster plan, communication plan and evacuation plan. Additionally, she will cover how to respond (run, hide, fight), and what you need to be aware of to prepare for this situation. Register

STEAM, with an Emphasis on “A” 

School Library Journal
November 1, 3:00pm Eastern

Among the hottest trends in education, STEAM has thus far focused predominantly on science, tech, engineering and math. We’ll explore art, how it integrates with STEM, with advice form educator experts. Register

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Demystifying Copyright: How to Educate Your Staff and Community eCourse

October 31, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $175.00

Libraries are hubs of content, not all of it purchased or licensed from traditional publishers. As libraries move into the roles of publisher, platform-provider, or aggregator, making sure that your staff has basic knowledge of copyright is important. Following copyright best practices can protect your institution from cease-and-desist letters, time-draining threats, and lawsuits. The first step is to  develop an effective and practical copyright education plan. Register

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Just register for any of the following courses : Putting the “Pop” in Information Literacy, Rethinking Digital Literacy, Demystifying Copyright, or Organize Your Personal and Professional Life with Apps and enter coupon code NOV2016 to get 15% off!

Building a 21st Century Library

School Library Journal
November 2, 3:00pm Eastern

Schools across the country are revising their goals, missions and strategic plans to ensure that they are preparing “future ready” graduates. The educational shift towards the digital age comes with its own set of challenges, from integrating district-wide information literacy to embracing a culture of new technology. The key is to take a constructive and collaborative approach that fosters accessibility and best practices. Register

Technology Solutions for Sustainable Buildings 2030

Minnesota State Library Services
December 8, 1:00pm-6:00pm at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Fee $26.00

Want to learn how to make buildings sustainable and energy efficient? Join the Center for Sustainable Building Research for their 5th annual conference. Info

Supporting Patrons’ College Planning Information Needs Workshop

December 8, 2:30pm Eastern
Fee $60.00

Planning for college is one of the most difficult and important steps in one’s life. As a librarian, you encounter college-bound patrons and may have limited resources to help guide their future endeavors. As information and education centers, libraries are an ideal place for patrons—teens and adults—to learn about higher education opportunities. What can you offer in response to patrons who are curious about college? In this workshop, Africa Hands—librarian with 10+ years of experience in higher education, specifically college admissions and academic advising—will acquaint you with the different types of college-bound students and college-related resources to promote at your library, as well as ways to work with community partners on programs and services. Register