Continuing Education Corner

New TLA Continuing Education Events

TLA Webinars are easy to join. Log in instructions will be emailed on the morning of each program. All webinars are free to TLA members; nonmember and group rates will vary by program, see below for details.

All programs carry 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the State Board of Educator Certification (provider #500383)
Click here for instructions on printing Continuing Education certificates



January 2018

January 17, 1-2pm Central Time
The Big Picture: Crucial Roles for Library Specialists**

(Part of the series A-Z: Essential Training for Your Library Team)
Julie Todaro

There are many types of libraries, library resources and many different kinds of staff members working in libraries today. This program is designed to give a contemporary overview of libraries, services, various roles and prospective opportunities. Explore the diverse responsibilities for library employees and learn key job functions, governing principles (why you do what you do), and ethical work practices (such as confidentiality and documentation). Handouts include seminar content (including slides), as well as recommendations on how to integrate the A-Z training in staff orientations and suggestions for additional resources or online training.

Registration is free for TLA members, $25 for nonmembers. A group rate is also available – see www.txla.org/CE-AZ

January 24, 2-3pm Central Time
FREE WEBINAR: Defining Community Engagement
Mary Beth Harrington
Community Engagement is a hot topic in the library field now, and also the theme of the 2018 Texas Library Association Conference.  A recent TLA survey showed, however, that librarians are unsure of what really constitutes community engagement as opposed to community outreach.  Join this free webinar to get a clear definition of this action and what it can mean for the survival of all types of libraries.  REGISTER

February 2018

February 21, 1-2pm Central Time
Dealing with Difficult Situations

(Part of the series A-Z: Essential Training for Your Library Team)
Julie Todaro

This program features advanced training in the art of customer service (both frontline and behind the scenes), including types and levels of service, scripts for consistency and training, coping with difficult situations (conflicts with patrons, coworkers, bosses), and articulated behavioral expectations.
Registration is free for TLA members, $25 for nonmembers. A group rate is also available.

February 27, 2-3pm Central Time
WEBINAR: Volunteer Management
Mary Beth Harrington 
Volunteers are the most underutilized resource in nonprofits.  In this fast paced, content rich webinar, we will review everything you need to know to have a robust and revenue generating volunteer program.  Volunteer managers often attend however Exceutive Directors and other staff members are also encouraged to attend since the vitality of your organization's volunteer program, really depends on you!  Registration is free for TLA members, $45 for nonmembers.  REGISTER

February 28, 1-2pm Central Time
Basic Supervision

Julie Todaro
Whether you are just starting out as a supervisor in a new job, taking over as manager when your manager retires, moving up in your organization from a non-supervisory to a supervisory role, or supervising a new department or a new function in the library - you have your work cut out for you. As you supervise the activities of others - whether they are full, part time, hourly employees or volunteers - you realize you are responsible for identifying work responsibilities, designing new work projects, tracking and assessing work product and performance and providing - by using all appropriate forms of communication - direction and feedback to indicate success and a need for improvement.

Registration is free for TLA members, $45 for nonmembers.

March 2018

March 7, 1-2pm Central Time
Communication in the Workplace
(Part of the series A-Z: Essential Training for Your Library Team)

Julie Todaro
Every successful management style includes best communciation practices for different cases. No matter the situation, communication in both face-to-face or virtual settings are enhanced by consistent, standardized polices and practices for communicating up, down, and across work groups. Discover the top ten tips for communicating in your library.

Registration is free for TLA members, $25 for nonmembers. A group rate is also available.

March 14, 2-3pm Central Time
FREE WEBINAR: Community Engagement in the Real World
Mary Beth Harrington
The Texas Library Association's Community Engagement Task Force identified numerous examples of how libraries are truly becoming partners and stakeholders in their local regions.  Join this free program from the task force to learn how all types of libraries are redefining their larger role to enjoy more support and more influence.  REGISTER

March 28, 1-2pm Central Time
Keeping Up with Trends

(Part of the series A-Z: Essential Training for Your Library Team)
Julie Todaro
Every library requires that all of their library employees "keep up" with the technology in the library - both hardware and software.  But libraries are "changing" and - in fact - they are constantly changing! It is critical that library employees work with their managers to determine WHAT they need to keep up with and how that might happen.  This webinar content will offer diverse ways to keep up with their library's changes and their profession so that they can stay current and relevant.
Registration is free for TLA members, $25 for nonmembers. A group rate is also available.

All webinars will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to all registrants (i.e. you may want to register even if you know you cannot attend the live event). All webinars will carry Continuing Education credit, some also have CE credit available for viewing the recording. See individual descriptions for details.

 Recent TLA Webinars

December 2017

December 14, 2-3pm Central Time
FREE WEBINAR: How to Apply for Texas Book Festival Collection Enhancement Grants
Lea Bogner and Sarah Northam 
Learn how to apply for the TBF Collection Enhancement Grant - categories, application, deadlines, and tips for success! RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM     SLIDES     QUIZ IF YOU MISSED LIVE PRESENTATION

December 12, 10-11am Central Time
FREE WEBINAR: The Real Deal: Getting Past Misconceptions, Rumors, and Fake News About Tocker Foundation Grants
Darryl Tocker and Karin Gerstenhaber
Every year, the Tocker Foundation awards thousands of dollars to small community libraries. Learn how to apply for their many grant programs. RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM    SLIDES     QUIZ IF YOU MISSED LIVE PRESENTATION

December 7, 1-2pm Central Time
Financial Literacy Training: Getting an Auto Loan
(Part of the TLA partnership with the CFPB)
Whether you’re a first time borrower or a pro, getting an auto loan can be complicated. Learn how to prepare so you can save money, reduce stress, and get the auto loan that’s right for you.
RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM     SLIDES FROM PRESENTATION      QUIZ FOR CE CREDIT 

November 2017

November 8, 2-3pm
How to Apply to the TALL Texans Leadership Institute
The nationally-known TALL Texans program is a transformational seminar which enhances and empowers up-and-coming library leaders from all types of institutions. This webinar goes step by step through the application form to give everyone the best chance for success.  Recording of the program

November 13, 12-1pm
District 5 Virtual Fall Meeting
Join TLA Executive Director Dana Braccia, District 5 Chair LaMoya Burks, and special guest State Librarian Mark Smith for a celebration of TLA District 5 and the future of libraries.
Recording of the program          Slides from the presentation

September 2017

September 28, 1-2pm Central Time
FREE WEBINAR: Financial Literacy for Students and Young Consumers
(Part of the partnership with the CFPB)

This webinar by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau presents an overview of services for students and young people. These services are also detailed at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/students/
 
Recording of the program        Slides from the program      Quiz for those who missed the program

September 27, 2-3pm Central Time

FREE WEBINAR: Urgent Questions on Post-Hurricane Recovery
Special Guest Speaker: Susan Quinn, Director, Ocean Beaches (NJ) Public Library
Join a short interview with the director of the Ocean County Library in New Jersey, which suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012. She has critical advice on how to bring damaged libraries back after disaster.
Recording of the program               Quiz for those who missed the program
Lessons from Hurricane Sandy       Quick Tips for Hurricane Recovery
Sample flyer - Community Resources Event               FEMA Recovery Policy 
Description of spreadsheets from Ocean County Library
         Upper Shores Timeline
         Hurricane Sandy Damage November 2013
         UP Worksheet Jan 2014

         Hurricane Sandy Damage March 2014
        

June 2017

June 15, 1pm - Financial Protection for Older Americans
Presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's information and tools help seniors navigate safely through financial challenges. Learn how to prevent elder financial exploitation using the Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation curriculum. (Local financial experts can be recommended as part of the upcoming regional face-to-face events)

Recording of the program    Slides from the program

June 5, 12 Noon - How to Build a Great TLA Conference Program
This free webinar is intended for people who are planning programs for the 2018 TLA Conference. Content will include conference goals, critical steps (and possible pitfalls) in the planning process with deadlines, how the program committee will work with planners, tips for contacting publishers, and instructions for using the online event form to create programs.
Recording of the program      Slides from the program

May 2017

May 24, 2pm - Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries
Presented by Amanda Dillon and Kate Tkacik of the Foundation Center
This free online training will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.
Recording of the webinar     Slides from the presentation   Quiz for those who missed the program

May 11, 10am - Dive into Senior Leadership: The Executive Leadership Immersion
ALA President Julie Todaro will describe the improved currciulum of TLA's most advanced seminar, designed to refine the special skill sets for the highest levels of administrative work. The 4-day immersion will employ expert panels of administrators, multi-media discussions, and real-world focus projects for experiential learning. Prospective applicants are encouraged to sign up to discuss potential focus projects and specific topics in the Immersion.
Recording available upon request.

March 2017

March 29, 12- 12:30pm - Second FaceBook Live session of Managing Art in Libraries RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM

March 23, 12:00 - 12:30pm  - Managing Art in Libraries
Presented by Billy Fong and Lacie Ballinger, Texas Association of Museums
Has your library been stocked with paintings, sculpture, or other art that you aren’t sure how to display, preserve, or document?  TLA is partnering with the Texas Association of Museums (TAM) to provide resources for these situations. Two Facebook Live sessions are planned where you will have the opportunity to send in questions for some experts. TAM will use these discussions to plan future webinars on topics of common interest to museums and libraries.  RECORDING OF THE PROGRAM

March 15, 1:00 pm - CFPB: Partnering with Libraries to Financially Empower Patrons
Presenter - Ken McDonnell
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to help make libraries the go-to source for unbiased financial education resources in every community. Through this program we will provide program ideas, resources and tools; help libraries connect with local partners; share best practices already working in libraries; provide materials that promote financial education; and conduct trainings for library staff and patrons.
Recording of the program     Slides from the program      Quiz for those who missed the program

March 7, 10am - How to Create and Run a Moderated Panel Program
Presenter - TLA President Walter Betts and Program Committee Co-Chairs Terry Roper & Cecilia Barham
How many times have you attended a panel at a conference, only to find a series of unrelated micro-presentations with little useful content? Leaders of the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference will discuss how to organize and implement a moderated panel as a conference program event. Moderated panels drop the pointless 5-minute slideshows for an interview-style program that centers on the critical issues for the audience. This webinar is especially intended for program planners who are orchestrating panel programs at the 2017 TLA Conference, but the ideas can be used by any event planner.  Recording of the Moderated Panel webinar  Handout from the program  Slides from the program

Quiz for those who missed the program

December 2016

December 7, 12 Noon – State Advocacy For Librarians
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This FREE webinar series concludes with training for all types of librarians to become champions for their organizations through easy, practical techniques. Participants will learn methods for identifying, contacting, and persuading state lawmakers about library-related legislation.

Recording of the program   Slides from the program

December 6, 4pm Central Time - Attending TLA for Less: Stretching Your Conference Budget
TLA's Annual Conference is the largest state library event in the US, packed with over 300 programs and 60 networking events for all types of libraries. But getting there can be a challenge: mileage or airfare, hotel, food, and other costs can become hard to meet. Learn how to cut costs and get the most for those precious travel dollars from veteran conference attendees. 

Recording of the program     Slides from the program

November 2016

Nov. 15, 2pm Central Time – Working Within the Academic Community to Deliver Your Library’s Message
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free online training will discuss time-efficient methods for communicating the libraries’ value and services on your campus.

Recording of the program     Slides from the program    Quiz if you missed the program but want CE hr

October 2016

Oct. 26-27 -Leaving Library Services behind: an e-forum on essential questions about retirement
Hosted by the Retired Librarians Round Table
Let’s face it. Many of us are afraid of retirement. We have so many questions that is hard to know where to begin or who to ask.  To address these concerns, the Retired Librarians Round Table will host a TLA e-forum October 26-27 aimed at putting aside fear and finding answers for many of the most common questions regarding planning for and making the most of your retirement.  The e-forum format is similar to a town hall meeting or a panel discussion. Since the e-forum takes place over e-mail, you will have the freedom to ask questions, share your experiences, or just listen and lurk. We expect the forum to be populated by librarians from all areas of library service who are concerned about this issue.  To be truly successful, we need subscribers who are retired as well as those who are just considering retirement. Over the course of two days, moderators will pose questions via e-mail to those who have signed up to participate to get the discussion going.

For step by step instructions, visit the Retired Librarians Round Table's Google Doc on the eForum.
(An archive of postings is available)

Oct. 25, 2pm - Public Libraries Reaching and Talking To Local Decision Makers
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will show practical and quick methods for approaching city administrators about your library.

Recording of the program       Quiz for those who missed but want CE

Oct. 24, 2pm - How to Apply to the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute
This free online program will discuss the competitive application process for the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute (www.txla.org/texas-accelerated-library-leaders). The TALL seminar provides advanced leadership and management training for mid-career librarians (5 years work experience in libraries) from nationally-known speakers. Get prepared, get selected.

Recording of the program      Slides from the program

Oct. 11, 2pm – Public Libraries Rallying Supporters and Empowering Friends
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will focus on easy ways to bring patrons, Friends, and community partners together to support your library.
Recording of the program      Slides from the program      Quiz if you missed it

Oct. 12, 4pm – School Libraries Reaching and Talking To Local Decision Makers
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will show practical and quick methods for approaching school administrators about your library.

If you missed the webinar, begin with the recording and slides - the other resources will be mentioned in the program
Recording of the program      Slides from the program      Quiz if you missed it
Capstone video       Nester video     Chapman video   Today's Meet

List of Resources

September 2016

Sept. 29, 4pm - School Libraries Rallying Supporters and Empowering Friends
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will focus on easy ways to bring teachers, parents, students, and community partners together to support your library. 

Recording of the webinar            Slides from the webinar        Quiz for those who missed the webinar

Sept. 7, 12 Noon – Groundwork for All Librarians, Library Types, and Stakeholders
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)

This new FREE webinar series provides training on easy ways to promote your library to decision-makers at the local and state level. Some programs in the series will be specific by library type, but this opening session is designed to help all kind of libraries to prepare to communicate with stakeholders with confidence. Participants will begin to learn practical, simple ways to support their institutions to users, voters, and political leaders.
Recording of the presentation   Slides from the webinar     Quiz for those who missed the program

June 2016

Planning a Successful Conference Program: What to Know Before Annual Assembly
June 10, 10-11am (CDT)
This free webinar is intended for people who are planning programs for the 2017 TLA Conference. Content will include conference goals, critical steps (and possible pitfalls) in the planning process with deadlines, how the program committee will work with planners, tips for contacting publishers, and instructions for using the online event form to create programs.

Recording from the webinar   Slides from the webinar

May 2016

VolunTeen Basics: Recruiting and Retaining Teen Volunteers | Chrissie Morrison
May 19, 10-11am (Central Daylight Time)
Are you looking to hit the ground running with a new Summer VolunTeen program this year? Or are you seeking some guidance as you restructure your existing VolunTeen program? Join Chrissie Morrison – presenter of the VolunTeens 101 CE at the 2015 New York Library Association Conference – for a crash course in recruiting, training, utilizing, and retaining teen volunteers at your library. Chrissie will cover both formal and informal VolunTeen programs that can be adapted to fit school or public libraries of any size. FREE

Recording of the program      Slides from the program       Quiz for people wanting CE but missed the program
(See the recording or slides for the Google folder URL and more materials on VolunTeens)

All TLA webinars are recorded and archived. Content from free webinars is linked below. Content from premium webinars (those with a registration fee) is available by registering for the ARCHIVED WEBINARS (click the registration button at left)

 


April 2016

Job Hunting Tips for Library Science Students and New Grads | Kerry McGeath
April 6, 10-11am (CDT)
Discover how to tell your story in terms that fit a potential new position. From networking to cover letter to resume to interview, learn specific steps to maximize your chances for success. FREE

Recording of the program (coming soon)       Slides from the presentation       Quiz for those who missed, but want CE

March 2016

New digitization grant rules at the Tocker Foundation | Darryl Tocker and Ana Krahmer
March 29, 10-11:30am (CDT)
The Tocker Foundation is opening up their digitization grant process to year-round! Find out more about the new changes in these grants from the head of the Foundation and Ana Krahmer of the UNT Newspaper Digitization Program. FREE

Recording of the program         Slides from the presentation           Quiz for those who missed but want CE credit

January 2016

January 21, 2-3pm Central Standard Time
Approaches to Collaborating with Literacy Organizations
Dr. Sydney Saumby and Erich Fields
Join Literacy Texas in exploring how libraries across the state build effective partnerships with their local literacy organizations. Learn how to develop powerful collaborations in your community to increase the reach of your library while supporting the effectiveness of local adult education programs. FREE!

RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR         SLIDES FROM THE PRESENTATION        QUIZ for those who could not attend

DECEMBER 2015

School Administrator Toolkit: A Guide to Hiring School Librarians
Maria Elena Ovalle and Terry Roper
Join us to learn about this resource designed to help busy school administrators as they recruit and hire school librarians.  This new web site (https://sites.google.com/site/hiringlib/) contains sample interview questions, examples of evaluations, suggested places to post openings and more.  The site will also be helpful to librarians seeking positions and preparing for interviews. FREE 

Recording of the presentation      Slides from the presentation     Quiz for CE Credit

December 4, 10-11am Central Time
A Conversation with the Tocker Foundation
Darryl Tocker and Karin Gerstenhaber
Leaders from the Tocker Foundation will reprise their August 26 program about the foundation’s focus on the patrons and libraries and their impact on the foundation’s grant-making decisions. This FREE webinar is interactive, so participants can use the chat feature as the foundation is seeking feedback from grantees, past, present and future. Program will allow plenty of time for Q&A.

Link to the recording     Slides from the program    Quiz

NOVEMBER 2015

November 10, 2-3:20pm Central Time
Free Online Legal Resources from Texas Law Help
Elliot Fontenette

Learn about TexasLawHelp, a website dedicated to providing free and reliable legal information, forms, and more to low income Texans. It is administered by the Texas Legal Services Center with funding from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. It relies on the contributions of legal aid throughout the state of Texas. In 2014, it had over 1.1 million unique visitors and 6.8 million page views. This program is free.
Recording of the webinar           Slides from the program       Quiz for people who missed the program

November 3, 2-3:30pm Central Time
Texas Libraries Unite to Create Career Centers
L.G. Swift
This free encore presentation of the October 6 webinar will cover the same material on career centers. Learn how libraries across the state are providing career and job readiness programs and how to create programs in large and small libraries. The program will be taught by an ALA-certified Career Development Facilitator.

Recording of the webinar   Slides from the presentation  Quiz for CE credit    

OCTOBER 2015

October 6, 2-3:30pm Central Time
Texas Libraries Unite to Create Career Centers
L.G. Swift
Texas libraries have played a major role in ensuring the success of current and future job seekers by extending job readiness resources to the community at large. Learn how libraries across the state are providing career and job readiness programs and how to create programs in large and small libraries. This FREE program will be taught by an ALA-certified Career Development Facilitator.   Recording of the webinar        Slides from the program

October 2, 10-11am Central Time
How to Apply to the TALL Texans Leadership Institute
Roosevelt Weeks, Walter Betts, and Ted Wanner
The TALL Texans program is one of the oldest library leadership programs in the nation. Attendees study topics from strategic planning and advocacy to coaching and conflict negotiation under instructors who also teach at Harvard, Princeton, and Simmons. But the key to this transformational seminar (to be held June 12-15 at the Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas) is a successful application. Learn the critical tips for gaining admission.
Recording of the program     Slides from the program

SEPTEMBER 2015

September 30, 2-3pm Central Time
Making Tenure: A Model for Collaborative Publishing
Erin Cassidy and Angela Colmenares

Discover a new publishing model that supports academic librarians in tenure-track positions. Listen as newly-tenured and new tenure-track faculty librarians demonstrate their model and provide the tools to take this model back to your own local library environment. From the research brainstorming step through journal selection and the submission process, you will learn to tackle publishing obstacles such as the Institutional Review Board application, fair work distribution, group organization, and clear communication.
Recording of the presentation     Slides from the webinar     Quiz for those who missed the program

September 17, 3:30-4:30pm Central Time
TBA101 - How To Participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program
Sharon Lawler and Mary Jo Humphreys

All children and youth librarians are invited to learn how to participate in the Bluebonnet program. Whether you are a public or a school librarian you will learn  about organizing and preparing for the vote, attracting potential audiences to participate, and voting procedures. You will also see the vast array of resources and activities which the committee has put together to support each of the titles on the list.

Recording of the TBA 101 presentation     Slides from the webinar   Quiz for those who missed the program 

August 26, 10-11am
A Conversation with the Tocker Foundation
Darryl Tocker and Karin Gerstenhaber

Hear from Darryl Tocker, Executive Director, about the foundation’s focus on the patrons and libraries and their impact on the foundation’s grant-making decisions. This FREE webinar is interactive, so participants can use the chat feature as the foundation is seeking feedback from grantees, past, present and future. Program will allow plenty of time for Q&A. 

Recording of the webinar  Slides from the webinar   Quiz for CE credit

August 25, 2-3pm
Building Strategic Partnerships for Your Library
Mary Beth Harrington, CVA

Libraries can no longer exist in a vacuum. In order for our libraries to remain sustainable, we need to start building partnerships with individuals and organizations in our community. By first identifying our own self-interests and understanding and acknowledging the interests of others, we will be better able to build and sustain strategic partnerships. Following this webinar, participants will understand partnerships better and be able to engage in them more effectively. Participants will also learn techniques to use when forming a collaboration with another organization, how to maintain these relationships and the steps for developing an easy Memo of Understanding or Agreement that will (hopefully) keep everyone happy. The session explores the questions: Why form collaborations and partnerships? How can we minimize the risks that come with partnerships? How can we organize an effective partnership? Participation in the previous webinar Identifying the Community Assets Your Library Needs offered on Wednesday, June 10 from 2:00 – 3:00pm is helpful but not necessary. FREE!

Recording of the webinar   Slides from the webinar     Quiz for CE credit

August 13, 2pm
Asset Based Community Development
Dr. Ling hwey Jeng
Asset-Based Community Development is a model for civic improvement which builds stronger, more sustainable communities by building on the skills of local residents and the services of local institutions. Dr. Ling hwey Jeng, Director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University, will introduce the concepts in ABCD and describe how libraries can play major active roles in community development by partnering with local nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders.

Recording of the webinar    Slides from the program       Quiz for CE credit

July 7-10
TLA Annual Assembly 2015
See this page for materials from the Continuing Education events

June 10,  2pm
Identifying the Community Assets Your Library Needs
Mary Beth Harrington, CVA, 501c3: Taking Nonprofits to the Next Level
All libraries whether school, public, academic or even special have had to navigate through challenging financial times.  Having done this, it is natural to feel one must hoard our limited resources or that we will always have to deal with less.  In this webinar, participants learn to understand and appreciate the assets model for community change pioneered by John Kretzmann and John McKnight.  They will also learn techniques to train their eyes on the assets in their community and how to mobilize these assets into effective collaborations.   The session explores the questions: What difference will it make to look at our community through its assets rather than its deficits? How can we go about discovering undervalued assets in our community? How can we be more inclusive in identifying our community’s potential? What happens when we bring the assets of our community together?  Participants are encouraged to attend the next webinar Building Strategic Partnerships for Your Library on Tuesday, August 25 from 2:00 – 3:00pm to learn the next steps to take once you have identified the assets you need.

Recording of the webinar         Slides from the program     Quiz for CE Credit


May 19, 2-3pm Central Time
Building a Culture of Collaboration

Karla Collins, Assistant Professor, Education & Special Education, Longwood University
Lucy Santos Green, Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology, Georgia Southern University

Melissa Johnston, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama
Judy Kaplan, Coordinator of the School Library Media Studies Sequence, University of Vermont  M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Judi Moreillon, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University

How can you increase collaboration in your school learning community? "Building a Culture of Collaboration" at Edublogs (link to: http://buildingacultureofcollaboration.edublogs.org/) co-bloggers shared strategies for reaching out and developing collaborative relationships with four library stakeholder groups: administrators, classroom teachers and specialists, students, and families and community members. Participants brought their commitment to building partnerships, their experiences, their ideas and their questions to the interactive conversation.
Recording of the webinar     Slides from the webinar     Quiz for CE Credit


 April 7, 1-2pm Central Time
Digital Age Management and Leadership: Five Critical Steps to Integrating Digital Age Techniques into the Workplace
Dr. Julie Todaro, Dean of Libraries, Austin Community College

Managing and leading in library and information settings today requires: different techniques to address change in general; techniques for identifying change specific to organizations and workers; timing considerations for faster moving work and umbrella organization settings; using contemporary visuals for illustrating issues; finding unique data for articulating value; and, persuasive content to match techniques to target populations. This one-hour webinar offers specific ideas and techniques for managers and leaders as well as a handout with extensive web links of content and examples. 

Recording of Digital Age webinar  Slides from the presentation      Quiz for CE Credit

March 25, 2-3pm Central Time (changed from Mar 31)
Got Big Data? Big Data and School Libraries
Evelyn Schwartz, Librarian and Teacher, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC
From Google's Ngram Viewer to Twitter Trends, from the World Bank to Google Public Data Explorer, the prevalence of Big Data (and its analysis and collection) opens a door to new kinds of integrated library instruction for many classes. Librarians can teach their students how to access and manipulate "raw" data for their work as well as how to understand how it is used in contemporary society. The ease of access to data collection tools (such as online surveys) means that data analysis is a good teachable skill that librarians can introduce to students for both school work and everyday life.

Archived Recording       Slides from the presentation (PDF)        Quiz for CE Credit

Kenn Bicknell

Kenn Bicknell

March 24, 3-4pm Central Time
Community Curation, Data Alchemy, and Bleeding Edge News
Kenn Bicknell, Digital Resources Librarian, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Learn how to strengthen the library's role as a critical community partner. The speaker explains how libraries can employ news aggregation, community curation, and "data alchemy" to create (and create demand for) value-added community news and information. An auto-generated newspaper tool, web-based local history projects and leveraging civic data give every library the potential to develop new collaborations to reach new audiences. Innovative partnerships around easy online tools can help libraries define how their entire community is perceived.

Archived Recording        Slides from the presentation (PDF)      Quiz for CE Credit

 

 Victoria Horst

Victoria Horst in a small rural community

Moorman Deborah

Deborah Moorman

March 19, 11am-12 Noon Central Time
Won't You Be My Neighbor? Building Partnerships in Small Rural Communities
Victoria Horst, Tifton-Tift County (GA) Public Library
Deborah Moorman, Irwin County (GA) Public Library
This session will give ideas on how to form relationships with nonlibrary organizations that have the same goals as a library. The facilitators have experience with organizations such as Rotary, local theatre, literacy volunteers, institutions of worship, YMCA, schools and colleges, the Department of Labor, the Society for Creative Anachronism, and others to build programming and advocacy for the library.

Recording of the webinar

February 24, 2-3pm Central Time
On the SPOT: the Spirit of Texas Reading Club
Amanda Galliton, Librarian, Kirby Junior High School, Wichita Falls ISD
Jennifer Smith, Librarian, Legacy Middle School, East Central ISD, San Antonio
Leaders from this young committee will discuss how the group collaborates with Texas authors to promote programming and reading in school and public libraries.   Archived Recording     Presentation slides (pdf)

February 19, 2-3:30pm Central Time
Can We Fix It? Nurturing a Diverse and Inclusive Team in Your Workplace

Banglian1 Campos Co  Lee Langford Sewell Melton

Joel Banglian
Branch Services
Coordinator
San Antonio Public Library

Jesus Campos
Director of
Library Technical Services
South Texas College

Renee Coleman
Former  Administrator
Spring ISD
 Vince Lee
Archivist
University of Houston
Meller Langford
Former Deputy Director
Houston Public Library
Jeannette Sewell
Cataloging 
and Metadata Services

Houston Public Librar
y
Edward Melton
Director
Harris County
Public Library
 

Creating a heterogeneous workplace is a necessity in today's competitive, fast changing environment.  A team of panelists discuss how to use diversity to motivate, engage and connect your library staff to feel empowered and to recognized that their contributions make a difference. Similar people tend to think in similar ways and reach similar conclusions.  Diversity of culture, experience and thoughts can drive innovative ideas to serve the library community.
Archived recording   Presentation Slides (pdf)   Abstract by Vince Lee   List of Resources


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TLA Treasurer's Tutorial: Guide to Understanding TLA Unit Finances

Glenda Genchur, TLA Director of Administration, provides the details of how to read a unit budget and how to submit a budget for a new fiscal year. Highly recommended for unit treasurers and also unit chairs.

Archived recording of the program

Be a Player: Opportunities in Professional Associations (From June 4, 2011)

Ted Wanner spoke to the SLIS 5000 introductory class at the UNT School of Library and Information Science about the importance of professional associations, and especially TLA, to their library careers. Includes information on membership.

Slides from the presentation   Updated Slides

Bluebonnet 101   (From Thursday, September 9, 2010) 

This review, created especially for those new to the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program, included information on: what it's about, how to participate, and how to get students involved. TBA program leaders presented information on this nationally-known reading program for students.
(Pictured at left: Texas Bluebonnet Award Coordinator Martha Edmondson)

Webinar Resources:

Slides of Bluebonnet 101 Presentation (11.07 MB)

Audio-only mp3 recording (6.15 MB) / Multimedia Flash presentation (both audio and video)

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Created on Mar 17, 2010 | Last updated January 12, 2018