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Free Library Webinars – June 2011

By MaryAnn VanCura | June 6th, 2011 | 6 Comments

Through the efforts of  library colleagues around the country, here is a compilation of free or low-cost online webinars relevant to libraries from various sources.  Many of the webinars will be archived, so check the relevant site later if you can’t attend the live online event. If you have additions, please use the comments field below, or email webjunctionmn at gmail.com.

For Minnesota-sponsored events, visit the Minnesota Library Community Calendar of Events and the Minitex Event Calendar. For lists of past free webinars, click here. For free, self-paced courses, join WebJunction Minnesota and select from the course catalog

6/1/2011
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grant Space)
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll learn how to:

  • Conduct an assets inventory
  • Develop a case statement
  • Identify funding partners
  • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar

6/1/2011
11:00 -Noon (CDT)
Leading Your Own Life: A New Approach to Employee Engagement (American Management Association)
In this fast-paced Webcast, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Thompson and Bonita Buell-Thompson will discuss employee engagement from a different perspective. Together they will outline strategies that individual employees can use to become more engaged and to measure their own increase in engagement. You’ll hear about the good work being done in companies and show how internally-driven engagement can support organizationally-driven engagement.

6/2/2011
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CDT)
Gaming and Seniors (Texas State Library & Archives)
Join Allan M. Kleiman for part one of a four webinar series regarding senior patrons and libraries.

6/7/2011
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Providing Services to People with Disabilities: Creating a Welcoming Environment (Texas State Library & Archives)
This series of four webinars is an overview of disability issues designed to give computer center personnel in public libraries and other community venues the information they need to plan for and create accessible computer labs and develop effective outreach to people with disabilities, i.e. people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, cognitive, learning and other types of disabling conditions. The webinars will address overall disability awareness, etiquette, web accessibility and assistive technology. The series will cover the history and legal background of accessibility and give examples of common communication barriers and specific techniques for providing services to people with disabilities and many older users. Each webinar will include links to free reference materials and informational resources for further developing accessibility policy and accommodations.

6/7/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
Grantseeking Basics (Grant Space)
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

6/7/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Ten Tips for Using Social Media, with Scott Brown (LE@D)
People use social media tools like Facebook for personal projects: sharing photos or connecting with friends. But did you know that you can find great information about business, industry and careers using tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter? Social media can be a critical resource for library staff. Students, career changers, job hunters, and business people can find out about industries and companies, connect with important people, and promote themselves to potential employers and customers. Learn some of the basic ways to leverage social media, whether you are an information professional, consultant, teacher, or someone using it for your own personal and career pursuits. Scott Brown loves social networking. An experienced librarian, Scott is currently the owner of Social Information Group (http://www.socialinformationgroup.com), an independent information practice focused on the effective use of social networking tools for sharing and finding information. You can reach Scott at scott@socialinformationgroup.com, and follow him on Twitter @scbrown5 or @socialinfo.

6/7/2011
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Fresh Voices for Teen Readers (Booklist)
Young adult literature continues to be one of the most exciting and diverse fields in the publishing world, and in this hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Associate Editor Ian Chipman, you’ll hear directly from up-and-coming and established authors writing for teens. You’ll also hear about new YA releases to watch out for from independent publishers, so if you serve teen readers, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Sponsored by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Sourcebooks, Inc., and Orca Book Publishers.

6/7/2011
Noon – 2:00 (CDT)
Play, Learn, Innovate: an online symposium (OCLC and Library Journal)
We’ll discuss new ways in which play overlaps with learning, work and creativity. It turns out, “fun” may be the most efficient way to get something serious accomplished. From 2-3 p.m. (CDT), we’ll continue the conversation on Twitter.

6/7/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
How to Use Social Media to Enchant Your Customers (HubSpot)
In his newest book “Enchantment” Guy Kawasaki demonstrates the power of “bringing people to your story, instead of bringing your story to people.” That is every marketer’s dream–to be able to draw people in and pique their interest in a product or a service. That dream is a step closer to reality with the interaction opportunities created by social media. Join us in this webinar with globally recognized thought-leader Guy Kawasaki and HubSpot’s Social Media Scientist, Dan Zarrella, to learn how you can use social media to enchant people. During this free webinar you will learn:

  • The pillars of enchantment
  • How to effectively use Twitter for business
  • How to monitor people’s posts and increase interaction
  • How to share good content that gets you heard

6/8/2011
11:00 – Noon (CDT)
Blueprint for Innovation Leadership: How to Drive Sustainable Growth (American Management Association)
How Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Growth—And Why Others Fail It’s easy for leaders to make visionary statements about the importance of innovation, but the real test is whether they have the will and know-how to make it happen. That’s because innovation goes well beyond finding the next breakthrough. Innovation requires a distinct business model that radiates throughout an entire organization, from operations to marketing. Innovation is driven by leadership and cascades down from there. This Webcast explores the essential factors that lead to the creation of successful innovations and the leaders who champion them. Using stories and specific case examples, you’ll hear about the essential framework of innovation leadership, including:

  • Understanding the four types of innovation, how they are defined and fit into the structure of your organization
  • The style and skills needed to successfully lead in each of the four innovation environments
  • How to create and activate innovative initiatives to drive profitable, long term top-line growth.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

6/8/2011
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Booktalks With a Bang (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join Sara Churchill, Library Media Specialist at Blair Community Schools, as she highlights a few ways to create book talks that will grab people’s attention. Using Google Lit Trips, iMovie, GarageBand, and more, multimedia presentations will gain the attention of kids and adults alike. Student created Google Lit Trips and iMovie Book Talks will be displayed.

6/8/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
Joining TechSoup
Thinking of joining TechSoup? Watch this short and informative webinar to learn how TechSoup can help you and your organization receive donated software, hardware, services, and access a variety of helpful resources. You’ll also see how quick and easy it is to join TechSoup. Register now, space is limited.

6/8/2011
11:00 – 12:15 p.m. (CDT)
A Tour of Four Library Journal New Landmark Libraries Humphries Poli Architects, Meyer Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd., Frye Gillian Molinaro Architects, Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture, and Library Journal)
Treat them as prototypes for your next building project or think tanks for great design ideas that will support your library’s mission. LJ’s ten New Landmark Libraries embody the best of what public libraries are today and what they might be tomorrow. The Landmarks, named by a team of 16 expert judges and announced in the May 15 issue of Library Journal, are profiled in the Library By Design supplement. They are flexible. They are green. They pack a lot of “wow.” In this webcast, four architects and moderator Louise Schaper, New Landmark Libraries project lead, will take you into their winning buildings.

6/8/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
New Lessons in Library Leadership (Public Library Association)
Get a fresh perspective on library leadership at this free webinar. Join a panel of four PLA Leadership Fellow Scholarship winners as they share lessons learned from executive leadership training that included the “Senior Executives in State and Local Government” program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the “Positive Leadership: Building Extraordinary Personal Leadership Capabilities” program at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

6/9/2011
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
Copyright Law Update 2011: Ebooks, Google Books, Patron Requests and New International Developments (Infopeople)
Do you:

  • Understand the difference between ebook copyright and licensing clauses?
  • Wonder about library laws regarding orphan works post Google Books case, e-reserves and sound recordings?
  • Know what copyright issues on an international scale impact your library’s services?

Copyright issues are more important to libraries now than ever before. After this one-hour webinar, attends will have:

  • a basic understanding of the copyright and licensing issues that impact libraries’ use of ebooks
  • an update on copyright developments of interest to public, school, and academic libraries
  • an understandable glimpse at the international front, where copyright negotiations of keen interest to libraries are moving at an unusually accelerated pace

Please note: Attendees should have some familiarity with basic copyright practices. This webinar will be of interest to library staff who confront copyright issues with ebooks and their licensing, making digital copies for interlibrary loan and e-reserves, and international trends, including those involving services to the blind and visually impaired.

6/9/2011
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Yale Library Research Education Symposium: Change and Tensions in Teaching and Technology (Lyrasis)
This online event is geared for librarians and technologists, as well as all Faculty and students. The program will explore technology trends, the changes they mean for libraries and higher education, and the proposed discussion question of “Information literacy vs. information competency: a paradigm shift in research education?”

6/14/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
What’s New in Audiobooks (Booklist)
June is National Audiobook Month and the perfect time to experience a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join Michele Cobb from AudioGo, Andrea McLin from Books on Tape/Listening Library, Brad Rose from Dreamscape, Susan Lovley from HighBridge Audio, and Trond Knutsen from L.A. Theatre Works for an enlightening discussion of audiobook trends and titles. Learn about the latest audios and where audios are heading in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with audiobook experts and get a heads up on summer listening titles.

6/14/2011
12:30 -1:30 p.m. (CDT)
Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (insync training)
This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

6/14/2011
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Cataloging Efficiencies That Make a Difference (WebJunction)
Over the past eight months, OCLC Member Services staff have been traveling around the U.S. to hear how librarians have faced the challenge to streamline cataloging at a time of reduced budgets and staff. These discussions have provided a great opportunity for all to learn, debate, and exchange practical tips on how to become more efficient–from defining “good enough” cataloging to collaborating on improved workflows, to sharing the latest on RDA and WorldCat quality. In this webinar, you’ll hear two academic librarians share their experiences of reviewing and revising tech services workflows, and cataloging e-books. We’ll also discuss the key trends and strategies provided by the hundreds of library staff who have contributed to the Good Practices for Great Outcomes series so far, and will end with a discussion of where we go from here.

6/14/2011
1:00 – 2:00 (CDT)
Libraries are Essential: Building an Ongoing Connection (Library Journal)
We all know that in these tough economic times, libraries have a great value proposition for their communities. The challenge comes in making sure the library’s story is told in a meaningful way. One of the best ways to do this is though strong connections to the community and its organizations. Join NoveList and Library Journal to hear just how libraries are building these ongoing connections and how they have benefited from those relationships.

6/15/2011
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Pioneer’s Progress (NCompass LIve)
The Pioneer Consortium has very exciting progress to report. Steve Fosselman, Grand Island Public Library, and Greg Mickells, Lincoln City Libraries, will talk about how go-live has gone for the first libraries in Nebraska’s brand new and cost-effective open source (Koha) ILS system. They’ll also share what migrations will be starting this summer and how your library can join the Consortium. It’s like finally reaching Chimney Rock!

6/15/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Introduction to Finding Funders (Grant Space)
Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool. This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports. This webinar will include a demonstration of the database followed by hands-on searching time (you may want to allow for at least an extra 30 minutes past the hour to take full advantage of the practice time).

6/15/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
World Bank Data and Research: Opening the Vault (World Bank and Library Journal)
The World Bank was the first international, inter-governmental organization to make its databases free and open to the public. As the World Bank moves forward with this initiative and, in turn, its mission to eliminate global poverty, libraries will play an increasingly more important role in reaching new communities; communicating the value of these public goods; and encouraging further use of these timely and relevant resources on global issues. Please join Library Journal’s Cheryl LaGuardia and World Bank staff members as they discuss the wealth of resources and research tools available from the Bank, including new developments on the World Bank Open Data portal, the World Bank eAtlas of Global Development, and World Bank eLibrary. The World Bank’s Open Data initiative began on April 20, 2010, and since then has been accessed by over three million unique users. This session will provide an introduction to and demo of the site and it’s more than 7,000 development indicators. Born from the World Bank’s Open Data, the eAtlas of Global Development helps visualize the world’s most pressing development challenges through mapping, charting, and graphing of data. An introduction to and demo of the site will be included in this session. The World Bank eLibrary is the World Bank’s full-text collection of more than 6,000 books, reports, journals, and other documents on social and economic development. This session will introduce updates to this tool, and provide a demo on how to get the most out of its features.

6/15/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
Registering Your Organization  (Tech Soup)
Ready to take the next step and register your organization with TechSoup? Join us for a short, informative webinar to learn how registering will help your organization receive donated software, hardware, and services and access a variety of resources. You’ll also see how quick and easy the process is to register your organization with TechSoup. Register now, space is limited.

6/16/2011
Noon – 1:15 (CDT)
Craft Essentials (Creative Publishing International, Potter Craft, Tuttle Publishing, Taunton Press, Brodart, and Library Journal)
To serve the evergreen but particularly of-the-moment interests in saving money and the planet, crafts and DIY books are blowing up and ranging wide. From foraging for your own plants for dyeing fiber to building the containers in which you grow vegetables, crafts and DIY books are no longer just about knitting socks or tiling your bathroom (although you’ll find new takes on that, too). And what better way to save money and the planet than to get your guidance from the library? These collections need constant refreshing as styles and tools constantly evolve, and publishing in this area continues to grow.

6/16/2011
Noon – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Proposal Writing Basics (Grant Space)
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:

    How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process

  • What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
  • Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
  • What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

6/16/2011
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (CDT)
An Overview of Working with Senior Patrons and Technology (Texas State Library & Archives)
Join Allan M. Kleiman for part two of a four webinar series regarding senior patrons and libraries.

6/17/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
Requesting a Donation: Part 1 – Plan Before You Request (Tech Soup)
Are you ready to request a product donation? Join us for a short, informative webinar to help you plan before you request. At the end of this webinar, you will have a better understanding of what to look for while you browse our catalog, tools to help you identify donations your organization is eligible for, and product delivery options. Register now, space is limited.

6/21/2011
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
The Census: American Community Survey – We Measure Your Community Annually (Infopeople)
In response to a need for updated demographic data available more frequently than every 10 years, the United States Census Bureau launched the American Community Survey (ASC) nationwide in 2005. While the Decennial Census counts the nation’s population, the ASC describes who we are and how we live. Community-level data covering topics from ancestry to veteran status, health insurance to school enrollment are now updated annually. Learn how to retrieve these data in this interactive webinar, which will feature a demonstration of the Internet data access tool, American FactFinder. Participants will “learn by doing” and create ACS data tables and profiles. Learn how to help your users help themselves to this rich dataset by discovering its scope and ease of use. At the end of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Understand how the American Community Survey (ACS) differs from the Census “long” form.
  • Be familiar with the topics covered by the ACS and the data products that are available online to all data users.
  • Understand the basics about the margins of error that are published alongside each ACS estimate.
  • Know what’s available in the ACS links from the Census Bureau’s home page.
  • Be knowledgeable about online ACS resources outside the Census Bureau.
  • Be able to create tables and maps from the ACS using the online data access tool, American FactFinder (the Legacy version).

This one-hour webinar will be of interest to all types of libraries, reference desk staff, and others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data, as well as individuals preparing and writing grants. Please Note: The Census: American Community Survey, Part 2, will be presented on Tuesday, July 26 at 12 noon Pacific.

6/21/2011
Noon – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources (Grant Space)
Learn to navigate and use the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site, GrantSpace.org. This hands-on session will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers. You can explore content based on your subject area or a skill set you want to improve, as well as take advantage of our various tools to get answers to the most frequently asked questions, find sample documents, including proposals, and more. This class will show you how to get the most out of the web site, to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit, and improve your community. NOTE: In this webinar we will only explore free resources on the Foundation Center’s web site. If you would like to learn how to find prospective funders using Foundation Directory Online, you would be better served by registering for the Introduction to Finding Funders webinar.

6/21/2011
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (CDT)
Providing Services to People with Disabilities: Accessibility and Accessible Information Technology (Texas State Library & Archives)
This series of four webinars is an overview of disability issues designed to give computer center personnel in public libraries and other community venues the information they need to plan for and create accessible computer labs and develop effective outreach to people with disabilities, i.e. people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, cognitive, learning and other types of disabling conditions. The webinars will address overall disability awareness, etiquette, web accessibility and assistive technology. The series will cover the history and legal background of accessibility and give examples of common communication barriers and specific techniques for providing services to people with disabilities and many older users. Each webinar will include links to free reference materials and informational resources for further developing accessibility policy and accommodations.

6/22/2011
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. (CDT)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.

6/22/2011
11:00 – Noon (CDT)
Servant Leadership: Creating Culture and Sustaining Performance (American Management Association)
Discover a Different Way to Create Success Servant leadership requires acknowledging people, backing people up and treating people as business partners—in short, “leading with love.” It is not soft management; it’s smart management. When leaders focus on positive relationships in addition to profits, they end up with an abundance of both. Join business guru Ken Blanchard and Southwest Airlines president emeritus Colleen Barrett as they explore the keys to creating an organizational culture that achieves and sustains high performance. During this program you’ll hear about the leadership secrets that have propelled Southwest Airlines and other great companies to unparalleled success. Drawing from their new book, Lead with LUV, these two legendary leaders will explain what this all means, why it works and how it can help you achieve unprecedented business performance:

  • What “leading with love” looks like within an organizational context
  • How to build the right vision and help your people succeed in the long term

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

6/22/2011
Noon – 1:00 (CDT)
Requesting a Donation Part 2: Eligibility Requirements (Tech Soup)
Trying to determine which donations your organization is eligible for? Join us for a quick webinar that focuses on eligibility requirements for the donation and discount programs through TechSoup, and the online tools you can use to check your eligibility. Register now, space is limited.

6/23/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Winning Grants (Tech Soup)
Grants can support the changing needs in your community while your budget is flat or shrinking and provide many benefits (in addition to funding!). Wish you knew more about applying for grants? Does it seem overwhelming and you wonder how to get started? This webinar will be easy to understand, motivating, and full of valuable tips. Discover the confidence and knowledge to win grants, find out the best method for writing grant proposals, and learn all the steps to successful grant work. Stephanie Gerding will share practical advice, easy grants for beginners, and valuable worksheets and resource lists. We’ll also learn about free resources for finding funding opportunities and valuable discounted software products to aid your grant work, including GrantStation. You’ll be excited, motivated, and ready with the knowledge needed to apply the basic process of grant work. This webinar is a reprise of a popular webinar we produced earlier this year. If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance to learn from the expert!

6/23/2011
Noon – 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
Proposal Budgeting Basics (Grant Space)
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:

  • What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it?
  • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?
  • How do you determine reasonable costs?
  • What types of expenses are considered “overhead”?
  • What other financial documents will funders want to see?

Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

6/28/2011
11:00 – Noon (CDT)
Five Secrets for Delivering Engaging Online Presentations (American Management Association)
In a short-attention-span culture, engaging an online audience gives presenters a new challenge. The good news is that delivering a live, online presentation that gets and keeps attention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Join Roger Courville, Webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook to jumpstart your success when planning, designing, and delivering online presentations. Gain specific tips and tactics for building robust, relevant interaction to keep your audience focused and engaged. After attending, you’ll be able to develop online presentations that are as effective as if they were delivered face-to-face. For 60 minutes you’ll learn how to connect with an audience you can’t see:

  • The single greatest psychological reason you must interact with your virtual audience
  • The three worst interactivity mistakes you can make and how to avoid them
  • How to interact in a natural way that supports your presentation objectives

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

6/29/2011
1:30 -2:30 p.m. (CDT)
Ten Best Practices for End of Year Fundraising (Common Knowledge)
The best end of year fundraising programs incorporate smart new ideas, sound online fundraising best practices, and a well-planned campaign. Assembling the right campaign to leverage the biggest giving period of the year is the best way to ensure great results in this recovering economy. In this session we’ll cover ten best practices for building and running a great end of year giving campaign including:

  • Acquisition: Using the high profile holiday season to bring in new online donors.
  • Stewardship: Up-selling existing donors on a holiday or end-of-year gift.
  • Holiday Giving Catalog: Using the fundraising catalog giving program at the holidays to tap into holiday gift giving among your supporters.
  • Social Networks: Leveraging Facebook and Twitter for giving around the holidays, including social solicitation – leveraging the friend networks of your supporters on Facebook.
  • Mobile: Incorporating mobile websites and mobile giving in your end of year promotion.
  • Cross-channel Integration: Synchronizing and integrating web, mobile, social, and direct mail for a truly unified and successful end of year giving campaign.

 6/30/2011
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
Evaluating Digital Literacy Programs (Tech Soup)
Access to the Internet and computer training are key services public libraries and some nonprofits provide. To bolster their efforts, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Many groups received BTOP funding (Broadband Technology Opportunity Program) and are busy creating and updating computer centers, recruiting trainers and volunteers, creating lesson plans, and developing ways to keep their community engaged and interested in improving their computer skills. In this free webinar, Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst at the Colorado State Library and a BTOP grant recipient, will discuss the systems they use to track their impact, what they report, other indicators they track, and how this data will benefit their libraries beyond the grant period. We will also provide a broad overview of evaluation fundamentals and highlight some reporting tools. This webinar is specifically developed for anyone currently managing a computer center, librarians involved in computer-related programs, those who support digital literacy programs, or BTOP grant recipients. You will leave with an understanding of how to track the impact of your public access computers and computer training programs.

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