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Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

Thursday, 13 March 2014 1:00pm

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story.

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

 

E-Books: The Present and Future

Thursday, 13 March 2014 2:00pm

 

Sue Polanka, e-book expert and co-editor of the new journal eContent Quarterly, leads “The Present and Future of E-books,” an interactive discussion featuring an all-star panel.

Maximizing Millennials - Getting What You Want from Gen Y

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 2:00pm

Need an interpreter to connect with your younger employees? You want to manage them well but you may be baffled by their behavior choices.

Do they:
1) Need a lot of support with time you don't have to give?
2) Want to be recognized for showing up to work?
3) Not live up to your standards of professionalism?
4) Expect now what it took years for you to achieve?

Come learn how you can be successful managing your twenty-somethings. You can get the work product you need to succeed if you understand why Gen Y is different, their motivations, and what you can do to manage them well.

Teen Tech Week 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 2:00pm

 

Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families. This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.

 

Tools for More Effective Nonprofit Board Meetings

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 1:00pm

While each board situation is unique, there are common challenges facing the conduct of effective nonprofit board meetings. These challenges include board size (typically 10, 12 or more), use of time, decision-making, and ability to keep members engaged and committed to the work.

In this session I share a number of tools that can help boards have more effective meetings. These tools help you structure the meeting and do not require special training or facilitation skills. You can use them to improve your very next board meeting.

Password Management & Security

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:00am

How many passwords do you have to remember for your library?How many are for your own library accounts? How many are for the library’s databases or materials accounts? For social networking? Are these passwords secure? Safe? How many of those passwords must be shared with your coworkers?

Libraries everywhere struggle with passwords every day, and security is always a concern. Attend this session to learn how to ensure your passwords are safe, secure, and easily managed.

BOZARTHZONE! Social Media for Trainers

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 2:00pm

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job.

We'll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

Disaster Pl.anning with dPlan

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 2:00pm

Most cultural heritage organizations are aware of the need for a disaster plan that addresses prevention of and response to emergencies that may affect collections. A disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship, but preparation of a plan can be daunting. This live webinar briefly reviews the phases of emergency preparedness, then focuses on preparing a disaster plan with dPlan™ Lite, a free online disaster-planning template that focuses specifically on cultural collections.

 

 

 

3 Questions You Need Answered Before Designing Virtual and Blended Learning

Monday, 10 March 2014 12:00pm

You have heard the buzz about Blended Learning, but have you tried to make it work in your organization? If 2014 is the year that you need to implement a Virtual Blended Learning Solution, you can relax. Early adopters have helped to establish best practices, and you can take advantage of them.

This session will help get you started by introducing best practices for designing a Virtual Blended Learning solution. You will leave with strategies to plan for what needs to get done and what resources are required.

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 12:00pm

Attend a session to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals.

We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.