Strategic Library Partnerships

Free Webinar to Highlight Successful Partnerships Between Libraries, Government, and Businesses

“Strategic Library Partnerships,” a free webinar presented as part of ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” initiative, will focus on successful partnerships between library types and local government, business communities, community groups, and more. Attendees will learn how successful partnerships help libraries of all types further their mission, expand their reach, increase their impact, and reach their goals. The webinar takes place Monday, March 24, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m CST.

Registration is mandatory, and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e8jdc9j86a0/event/registration.html

This webinar is presented by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and co-sponsored by Stripling’s Presidential Advisory Committee, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), the Public Library Association (PLA), and the ALA Chapter Relations Committee (CRC). For more information about this series or for questions about registration, please contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at advocacy@ala.org.

These webinars are part of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives Webinar Series. For information on these webinars, or for speaking opportunities, please contact Sue Considine, Fayetteville Free Library, at sconsidine@fflib.org.

Nationally recognized speakers include:

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)

Sue Kowalski, Librarian, Pine Grove Middle School (NY) and Teacher Librarian Leadership AwardRecipient

Tammy Westergard, Deputy Director, Carson City Library (NV)

Common Core Standards Webinar for School Librarians

During this time of transition with the roll-out of Common Core, school
librarians are integral to supporting teachers, students and administrators as
they struggle with the changes brought on by the implementation of these new
standards.

Join us for this hour-long webinar as Library Journal Movers & Shakers Margaux
DelGuidice and Rose Luna discuss the Common Core standards with a main focus on
the opportunities they provide for school librarians to advocate for their
library and information literacy programs.

Date: Tuesday, February 4 @ 5 PM EST
Register here: http://easybib.enterthemeeting.com/m/AGE8J9BJ

All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar (even if you can’t make
the live event!). Those who attend the live event will receive a PD certificate
of completion.

Got a minute?: How to Prepare Your Parking Lot Speech

Got a minute?: How to Prepare Your Parking Lot Speech

A free webinar, sponsored by RUSA’s Just Ask Task Force

* Date & Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014: 2:00-3:15 p.m. Central Time

* Register: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=olweb&Template=/Conference/ConferenceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=X

Registration is limited, but the webinar will be recorded and will be available for those not able to attend.

Description
Learn how to advocate for your library and its services wherever and whenever you meet potential library funders, supporters, and other key stakeholders through this webinar by learning to create a short parking lot speech. A parking lot speech, a conversation short enough to take place in the time needed to cross a parking lot, is an empowering method for staff, trustees, friends and other library supporters to think about and develop ways to spread the word about today’s libraries. This webinar will help participants gain more of an understanding of where to obtain facts and stories that they can use in informal–and formal–settings, allowing you to promote your libraries’ services and value anywhere, from literacy and lifelong learning to community spaces and opportunities, that touch upon technological and access needs.
You will walk away with the words you can rely on to state your brief but impactful message on the fly, in the grocery store, at a community event and even in a parking lot. Your parking lot speech will be drafted and honed to relay the key points that may spark future advocacy for your library.
After this webinar:

* Participants will walk away with three essential ways to identify the audience they are speaking to and gain their support.
* Participants will learn the steps for telling their library story through a Parking Lot Speech.
* Participants will be able to identify two ways to obtain key data (facts, statistics, etc.) and/or stories and anecdotes to confidentially incorporate into their advocacy efforts.

Presenter: Stephanie Gerding, is an internationally-known trainer, educator, and author (The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Librarians, and Winning Grants: A How-To-Do-It Manual For Librarians). She has developed and delivered online technology courses for Public Library Association (PLA), NorthCentral University, Simmons College, state library systems, and others. Gerding is also a certified trainer for the Public Library Association in library strategic planning, management, facilitation, and staffing in addition to being a facilitator/online trainer from 2011-2012 for PLA’s Turning the Page, a national advocacy project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation.
For more information: http://www.ala.org/rusa/parking-lot-speech

TLA webinars on making the case for your library

via email

The budget crisis is upon us. Now more than ever, we need to justify the role of libraries to administrators in our towns, schools, and universities.

The Texas Library Association is rolling out six new webinars to help libraries in their fights to preserve budgets, jobs, and services. Register for these new programs at www.txla.org/CE.

Collaborating for Texas Work Skills Development
Join TWDL team members on February 22, 2011 for a webinar on this far-reaching program. Learn more about current and forthcoming training and resources, as well as discovering ways to market the library’s role in workforce development.  The webinar will be held at 2 pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered.

 

Have School Libraries Been Stamped with an Expiration Date?
Marty Rossi’s program on February 24, 2011 will discuss how school librarians can integrate and leverage technology to improve the learning process.  Learn more about the issues identified in the Speak Up Survey and what technology resources and tools are available to encourage connections with teachers and engage students.The webinar will be held at 3:30 pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered.

Assessing Your Library
Dr. Julie Todaro will return to the TLA webinar stage on March 3, 2011. Since the days of libraries getting money and more money automatically or “just because we are there” or “because we are the heart of the organization” are over, we need to know how to make our case on our worth and value. While some of our worth and value content and justification comes from articulation of our intrinsic value and long-standing successful performance, much of it must now come from gathering and reporting out usage and impact. Join the Webinar audience to find out what you can do immediately – no matter what data you gather – and what you can plan to do in the future, given unique situations you may be facing including cutbacks, need for major changes, etc. This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

Strategic planning
Dr. Julie Todaro continues her webinar series on March 10, 2011. With spring comes new growth, bird’s nests and eggs, blooming flowers and the dreaded strategic plan. Not intended to be crystal balls or long-term speculation, older planning processes used to include intricate processes with extensive involvement by diverse individuals as well as timelines that spanned five-or-more years.   The more contemporary plan is based on sound research principles and practices with data gathering strategies that include input by targeted populations, a variety of aggregated data reports as well as  scenarios that tell “stories” of future activities.  The plan – required for reportage related to funding in many library settings – provides general vision and mission, assessment strategies and outcomes with projected and actual progress. Webinar discussion will introduce plan elements as well as provide examples of a variety of plan elements. This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

Using Annual Reports To Make Your Case
Dr. Julie Todaro finishes her new series on March 24, 2011. One communication technique used to assist managers in reporting out, justifying, articulating need, identifying issues and activities is the annual report. Recommended as a tool that tells a monthly or quarterly story or the mid-year and final report , the annual report had become an even more valuable tool that describes library performance and specifically library value and worth. Tune in to learn about report techniques and best practices. This premiumwebinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

BONUS:  Julie Todaro will present an encore of her popular webinar from February 3:

Management and Supervision
Dr. Todaro reprises her presentation on March 28 – Although the majority of library managers at all levels of management are responsible for both functions – management and supervision – these responsibilities are dramatically different. Tune in to hear how management differs from supervision, roles and responsibilities including the contemporary wording for job descriptions, goals and outcomes, how to report out your performance to your supervisor, ways to evaluate others in the organization who are managing and/or supervising, and how you indicate what you do on a resume! This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time.One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

The premium webinars by Julie Todaro are $55 for non-TLA members, $45 for members, or $35 per person in groups of 5 or more. Group members do not need to be at the same location, but a single payment is needed. Again, invoices are available upon request.

Registration and more information are available at www.txla.org/CE.  ALSO – please join the effort to save library budgets across the state at www.txla.org/take-action and www.txla.org/news/2011/01/save-our-texas-libraries!

Ted Wanner, Continuing Education Specialist
Texas Library Association
3355 Bee Cave Rd, Ste. 401
Austin, Texas 78746-6763
512-328-1518 x154 / 800-580-2852
tedw@txla.org
www.txla.org/ce

 

NN/LM SCR class in College Station, TX: Measuring Your Impact

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the “Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacyclass at Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library on Monday, August 11, 2008 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with one-hour lunch break)

Class Description:

Help library users and stakeholders to recognize and value the importance of their library’s services and of the librarian to the organization. Class participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection, data analysis and reporting. The workshop will feature group exercises that move participants through the steps of an evaluation process.

Upon completion class attendees will receive 6 hours MLA CE credit.

More information is available at: http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/workshops/measuring_your_impact/

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

All classes are free of charge and open to anyone.

NN/LM SCR Class in Fort Worth, TX: Measuring Your Impact

The NN/LM SCR will be offering the “Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation for Library Advocacyclass at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Gibson D. Lewis Library, Fort Worth, TX on Tuesday May 27, 2008 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with one-hour lunch break)

Class Description:

Help library users and stakeholders to recognize and value the importance of their library’s services and of the librarian to the organization. Class participants will become familiar with an evaluation process and will use and take away methods and tools for assessment, evaluation planning, creating logic models, data collection, data analysis and reporting. The workshop will feature group exercises that move participants through the steps of an evaluation process.

Upon completion class attendees will receive 6 hours MLA CE credit.

More information is available at: http://nnlm.gov/evaluation/workshops/measuring_your_impact/

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

All classes are free of charge and open to anyone.

ALA – WO Advocacy Webinar Now Available

On Wednesday, April 16, advocacy “guru” Stephanie Vance hosted the Washington Office’s second Advocacy Webinar! This is a must-watch for those attending National Library Legislative Day and those participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day! If you missed it, you can watch the webinar in its entirety here: http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=452

Be sure to also check out the first webinar here http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=406

and Stephanie Vance’s podcasts
March 13 http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=402
April 8 http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=444

And don’t forget to print out the Congressional Visit Packet (PDF) and the sample one pager (Word) for the next time you get in touch with your Members of Congress.