Online Learning Opportunities
Looking for webinars and online courses to help with your programming? Look no further—here you will find learning opportunities from around the web.
You can also visit the online learning archive, with links to recorded events.
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Handling Challenging Situations: What Do I Do Now? Part II of II
Date: May 21, 2013, 2:00 PM Central
To a great extent, libraries’ users behave within the framework of acceptable social norms. But a subset of users in all libraries—large, small, urban, rural, suburban, special and academic—behave outside these norms, placing stress on the staff and other users. Whether the behaviors are exhibited by those who are homeless, mentally ill or just plain rude, providing your staff with limit-setting and self-care skills can turn challenging situations into empowering ones.
Veterans and Public Libraries: What Every Librarian Should Know
Date: May 23, 2013, 2:00 PM Central
Do you know how many veterans live in your community, what services they need and how you can help them improve the quality of their lives? This webinar will review some basic concepts for library professionals who seek to learn more about serving veterans in their community. It focuses primarily on California libraries and veterans, although many of the principles discussed are applicable in libraries throughout the country. This webinar will be of interest to reference staff, branch staff, managers, fund-raisers, diversity coordinators in public and academic libraries.
Mission Solar System: Engaging Girls in Engineering and Space Careers
Date: June 12, 2013, 1:00 PM Central
Design Squad Nation (DSN) is a NSF-funded, multimedia program whose goal is to inspire the next generation of engineers. DSN’s latest guide, Mission: Solar System, blasts off into space exploration with new hands-on activities and video resources to engage your students. In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn how to use the series’ free educational resources to bolster your efforts to get girls excited about engineering and careers in space exploration.