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Building a Future-Friendly Nonprofit Board

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 2:00pm


Your board plays a critical role in overseeing your organization's mission, finances and strategic direction. So it's equally critical that these board members are supportive of the changes in tools and practices necessary to help your organization stay relevant and viable in today's rapidly changing world.

Join VolunteerMatch for the March 2014 Nonprofit Insights webinar that will focus on how to cultivate, engage and retain great board members that are "future-friendly." We'll hear from Jenifer Holland, Director of Consulting at BoardSource, about best practices and strategies for finding and engaging the best board members for your organization. We'll also be joined by Shayla Price, Executive Director for the National Search Dog Alliance, who will share her first-hand experience working with boards from the nonprofit side, as well as serving as a board member herself.

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 1:00pm

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.


Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 1:00pm


The challenge of leadership in global organizations and the deficit of emerging leaders are two of the many factors leading businesses to explore alternative approaches to leadership development.  New technologies have opened to door to creative, cost-effective, and engaging ways to train your future leaders regardless of their location.

Scaling-Up Excellence

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:00pm


What It Takes to Build Organizational Excellence

In this webcast, Stanford professor and bestselling author Robert Sutton will explore what it takes for leaders and teams to spread better beliefs and actions throughout an organization.  Sutton will reveal how the best leaders and teams develop, deploy, and instill the right mindsets in their people -- rather than ruining or watering down the very things that have fueled successful growth in the past.

By attending you’ll gain useful, but not simplistic, guidelines for meeting the difficult challenge of scaling up and sustaining excellence as organizations grow and programs expand.

These tactics will be explained using examples from organizations ranging from start-ups, like Pulse News and Citrus Lane, to medium-size firms, such as IDEO and Pixar, to large firms, including Google, Procter & Gamble, IKEA, and General Electric, to healthcare systems, including Kaiser Permanente, to not-for-profits, including the Girl Scouts, to government organizations, including the U.S. Army and the Transportation Security Administration.

Breezing Along with the RML

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:00pm


This is the monthly update of activities and issues related to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- MidContinental Region.

Geek the Library Campaign Information

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 2:00pm

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.

Linked Data's Many Varieties

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 1:00pm


For the last two years, we've been hearing a lot of talk about converting library metadata to linked data. But how? Library of Congress is working on BIBFRAME, a linked data format that is designed to carry all the data in the many millions of existing MARC records. OCLC is using, a microdata format, to enhance the Web displays of WorldCat records. Dublin Core can be written in RDF; is that linked data?

In this webinar, Debra Shapiro, UW-Madison SLIS instructor, will help you untangle the acronyms, and pick your favorite flavor of linked data.

Addiction and Recovery

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:00am

With the tragic overdose of renowned actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, many people will turn to libraries with renewed interest in the study and treatment of the disease of addiction.

Join us for a remarkable webcast from with two of the most important publishers producing ground-breaking work on this subject and what it means for collection development.


TL News Night

Monday, 17 March 2014 8:00pm


A LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a wrap-up of "This Month in School Libraries" and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guests experts.

Geek is the New Chic: Engaging Teens in Libraries with Technology

Sunday, 16 February 2014 2:30pm

  • Are you looking for ways to engage teens in your library using technology?
  • Is your staff intimidated by both teens and technology?
  • Have you hosted successful technology programs for teens at your library?

As a follow-up to Teen Tech Week, join this interactive CSL In Session to discuss your successes and failures, hear about initiatives from other libraries, talk about ways to extend lessons learned during Teen Tech Week into Summer Reading and beyond, and learn how to get creative with securing funding for these initiatives.