Webinar: Toward Tech Savvy Trustees

Thursday, January 26, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/toward-tech-savvy-trustees.html

Library staff are expected to embrace technology advancements and keep their skills sharp and their libraries relevant. But what about library boards—how tech savvy are your trustees? The more that trustees are dialed into a personal use of technology, the better advocates they will be for the library’s technology needs. Learn some fun and practical ways to inspire greater tech savviness in your trustees. You don’t need a board of IT specialists, just a board that has a sharper set of digital tools.

 This webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, is an encore presentation of a session presented at the 2016 ARSL conference.

 Presented by: Bonnie McKewon, Consultant, State Library of Iowa, Northwest District

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Webinar: Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/financially-empowered-consumers.html

 The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) exists not only to protect consumers but to empower all of us to take more control over our economic lives. The CFPB recognizes the important role that libraries can play as the go-to source for unbiased financial education resources in every community. The CFPB plans to build a community financial education infrastructure with libraries and national partners to reach consumers in their neighborhoods, expanding on programs and resources that are already working in libraries. With this infrastructure in place, public libraries can help fill consumers’ critical financial knowledge gaps by providing and distributing easy-to-understand, behaviorally informed financial education content. Learn about program ideas, resources and tools, and how to connect with local partners. Take your library and your community to the next level with patrons empowered to be informed consumers.

 Presented by: Ken McDonnell, Financial Education Program Analyst, Office of Financial Education, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Webinar: Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/visualizing-and-finding-funding-for-libraries.html

This webinar 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.

Presented by: Kate Tkacik, Manager of the Funding Information Network, and Amanda Dillon, Manager of Knowledge Services, both from the Foundation Center.

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Trustee webinar posted: Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries

New York’s Libraries Information Network 

The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the September 8 webinar,  “Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries,” are  now available on the State Library’s website at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/webinars.htm.  The recording is available through WebEx.

Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

In this session we explore how to infuse the core value of sustainability into everything we do, taking a whole systems approach to leading our libraries into the future and building our base of support among those we serve along the way.  Those we serve – throughout the communities of New York – are depending on us to lead the way! The attitude we have about the existing situation will help us see opportunities to move our libraries forward, secure operating funds, and breed intense loyalty among those we serve.

At the end of this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the urgency behind the need to think differently about our future
  • Be mobilized to think sustainably about the future of their library and their community
  • Have new tools and inspiration for helping their communities thrive.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

This webinar was presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State.  A frequent national presenter on topics ranging from the management and governance of public libraries to sustainable funding and public library facilities, Rebekkah has assisted public libraries in New York since 1998 to move forward in smart, practical ways. Assisting on over 100 public vote campaigns and conducting close to 200 community focus groups she has a unique perspective on community perception of libraries in New York. She currently serves the New York Library Association as a long-time member of the Legislative Committee and co-leader of  NYLA’s exciting new Sustainability Initiative. Rebekkah is also a founding member of the American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table and writes the Sustainability column for Library Journal.

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at amy.heebner@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the webinars

Webinar: Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

On Thursday, September 8 from 2pm to 3pm, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a webinar by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich entitled, “Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries.”

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

In this session we will explore how to infuse the core value of sustainability into everything we do, taking a whole systems approach to leading our libraries into the future and building our base of support among those we serve along the way.  Those we serve – throughout the communities of New York – are depending on us to lead the way! The attitude we have about the existing situation will help us see opportunities to move our libraries forward, secure operating funds, and breed intense loyalty among those we serve.

At the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand the urgency behind the need to think differently about our future
  • Be mobilized to think sustainably about the future of their library and their community
  • Have new tools and inspiration for helping their communities thrive.

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich is the co-author of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State.  A frequent national presenter on topics ranging from the management and governance of public libraries to sustainable funding and public library facilities, Rebekkah has assisted public libraries of all types in New York since 1998. She has served the New York Library Association as a Councilor-at-Large, President of the Leadership & Management Section (LAMS) and as a long-time member of the Legislative Committee. Learn more about Rebekkah at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekkahaldrich.

The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count as continuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the trustee webinar session is https://meetnydirect.webex.com/meetnydirect/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7016871787c9f71be99fdc308b384df6

Event password:  Sustain1

Registration is required at the site above.
The pc requirements for WebEx are listed here:  

To test your pc ahead of time you may run a test session at https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

 The webinar will be archived on the State Library’s website at a future date. Please see http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474-4883 or Amy.Heebner@nysed.gov.


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NYSL and LTA Offer June 2 Webinar: Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

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[NYLINE] NYSL and LTA Offer June 2 Webinar: Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

On Thursday, June 2 from 10 am to 11 am, the New York State Library and the Library Trustees Association of New York State will offer a webinar by Jerry Nichols entitled, "Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication."  With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar will introduce trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Mr. Nichols is the Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and retired Director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Past Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Mr. Nichols is also the author of the “Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2015 Edition” (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html).

The primary audience for this webinar is trustees, but others are welcome to attend. The webinar will count ascontinuing education for New York State Public Librarian Certification.

The URL for the trustee webinar session is https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3575175fd1a1df9df8ebf1cfa3e0352b

Event password:  trustees16

Registration is required.

The pc requirements for WebEx are listed here:

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/support/nfaqs?_iframe=/webex/v1.3/support/en_US/rn/system_rn.htm

To test your pc ahead of time you may run a test session at https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

The webinar will be archived on the State Library's website at a future date. Please see http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html for information on upcoming webinars and access to archived webinars.

If you have questions regarding this webinar please contact Amy Heebner, Division of Library Development, New York State Library at 518-474- 4883 or Amy.Heebner@nysed.gov

Webinars – Save The Dates!

Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication

Thursday, June 2, 2016
10:00 am-11:00 am
Presented by Gerald Nichols

What’s New in the Trustee Handbook?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
10:00 am-11:00 am
Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Coming Soon! Helping All Trustees Succeed (HATS) Webinar Series

A series of short online webinars focused on information trustees need to know. Issues such as Open Meetings Law, the Role of the Board President, Duties of the Treasurer, as well as many other topics, will be covered in 15-20 minute presentations available on the State Library website at: www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars.

Archived Trustee Webinars

For more information on our Webinars and to access the Archived Webinars please visit:
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webinars/index.html

  • Basic Library Law for Trustees
  • The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation
  • The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors
  • Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws for Libraries
  • Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • What Every Trustee Should Know

And, in addition…

Free Access to WebJunction Online Courses for All!

The State Library has partnered with OCLC to provide free access to WebJunction’s self-paced courses and webinars for all library workers and volunteers (including trustees).
Visit: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/webjunction/ for more information.

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The State Library posts the webinar “The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation”

Fri 12/18/2015 4:48 PM
New York’s Libraries Information Network ; on behalf of; DLD DLD@NYSED.GOV
NYLINE@LISTSERV.NYSED.GOV

The State Library is pleased to announce that the recording and slides for the November 18 webinar, “The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation: Effective Strategies to Utilize All Your Resources for Success” are now available on the State Library’s website at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/webinars.htm. The recording is available through WebEx.

The webinar was presented by Jerry Nichols, Director of the Palmer Institute for Public Library Organization and Management and retired Director of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System. Past Chair of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Mr. Nichols is also the author of the “Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State, 2015 Edition” (http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/trustees/handbook/index.html).

Please contact Amy Heebner, Library Development Specialist, New York State Library at amy.heebner@nysed.gov if you have any questions about the webinar.

Webinars

NOW AVAILABLE: Most Recent Webinars (Click on title below.)

September 8th:”Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries”
Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable, resilient and regenerative communities. Our future as libraries depends on it.  “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability, to result in libraries that are:

  • Sustainable: have the capacity to endure
  • Resilient: can bounce back in the face of disruption
  • Regenerative: bring new and energetic life to their communities

Available Here

 

June 2:  ”Building for Your Future: Public Library Renovation and Construction from Dream to Dedication”  Presented by: Jerry Nichols

With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Nichols has been involved in over 60 public library construction, expansion and renovation projects as a project manager, library director, library system director and building consultant.  This webinar introduces trustees to the basics of team building, planning, design, politics, finance and construction.

Presentation PDF

June 14:  ”What’s New n the Trustee Handbook?”  Presented by: Rebekkah Smith Alrich

What you need to know now!  Co-author Rebekkah Smith Aldrich summarizes the highlights of what is new in the 2015 edition of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State. From regulatory issues that every board needs to be on top of to planning for the future, the new handbook supports the critical work of library trustees in the 21st century.

Presentation  PDF

This webinars are also archived and available at anytime through The New York State Library: Here

(Please contact DLD or LTA for more information.)

Archived Webinars by Jerry Nichols, presented by The New York State Library in partnership with LTA.

  • The Role of Trustees in Planning and Evaluation. 11/18/15 Webex PDF
  • Public Library Finance and the Trustee’s Fiduciary Responsibilities. 12/4/14 Vimeo PDF
  • The Critical Partnership: Public Library Trustees and Directors. 6/10/14 Vimeo PDF
  • Basic Library Law for Trustees. 11/8/13 Vimeo PDF
  • What Every Trustee Should Know. 6/11/13 Vimeo PDF

The Division of Library Development offers these Webinars and others in a variety of formats HERE 

 

 

 

 

FREE Webinars from WebJunction and Your New York State Library

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**FREE August 2015 Webinars from WebJunction and Your New York State Library**
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Highlighted content from WebJunction

  • Start from Scratch! Read about a new program at the Bucks County Free Library that helps patrons bring their old computers back to life using freely available, open source software.
  • Health is more than healthcare – how libraries are uncovering and supporting community health needs. The article includes links to online data resources that can help you identify local needs.

August 2015 Webinars

Remember, if you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are archived and available when you are in the course catalog!

Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action
Thursday, August 13, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 90 min

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/because-advocacy-never-stops.html

This webinar will highlight free, newly revised downloadable materials for public libraries distilled from landmark advocacy and awareness-building programs.

Learn about two resources scheduled for release in summer 2015: updated curriculum from Turning the Page including tools, worksheets and training materials you can adapt locally to grow your team’s advocacy knowledge and abilities; and a new online guide that walks through each step of planning and carrying out a local library awareness campaign modeled after Geek the Library.

Hear from library leaders who have put these ideas to work to build advocacy know-how, increase staff confidence, and engage more deeply with the community. Whether you are looking to get started, or seeking to maintain momentum following a recent advocacy effort, join us to discuss strategies to take your library to the next level.

Presented by: Lance Werner, Director, Kent District Library; Cathay Keough, Statewide Coordinator, Reference Services, Delaware Division of Libraries & Executive Director, Delaware Library Association; Ava Ehde, Library Services Manager, Manatee County Public Library; Barbara McGary, Executive Director, James V. Brown Library; Julie Meredith, Library Director, Clarkston Independence District Library; Mary Lou Carolan, Director, Wallkill Public Library

Best Small Library in America 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/best-small-library-in-america-2015- belgrade-community-library.html

With just six staff members serving a community of 12,700 outside of Bozeman, MT, the Belgrade Community Library won this year’s Library Journal Best Small Library in America Award. This award, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000.

What is Belgrade’s secret award-winning sauce? With a robust volunteer base, they have re-imagined library services and aggressively developed new outreach efforts to meet the community’s changing needs. The result is intense engagement and support from the community and an impact beyond Belgrade’s borders through leadership to small libraries throughout the state. Learn how to replicate and adapt Belgrade’s ambitious outreach efforts on a small-library budget.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, and will include an overview of the nomination process and details for next year’s award (Deadline: September 9).

 

Presented by: Gale Bacon, Director, Rebekah Kamp, Children and Youth Services Librarian and Keiley McGregor, Public Services Librarian, all at the Belgrade Community Library; and Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal.