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February 2018

SEFLIN – Understanding and Defending Copyright In Your Library – Live Online

February 28 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

This is a 2-part webinar series; your registration includes both webinars in the series. There is no charge for SEFLIN members
Part 1 is on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Part 2 is on Wednesday, March 7, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern
As a librarian, you are a defender of copyright and of proper and ethical access to information. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about copyright, so you can help discern how your library and community can use print and digital materials within the confines of copyright law. Continue reading

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SEFLIN Disaster Preparedness and Response Workshop

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Broward County Main Library,
100 S Andrews Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313 United States
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This full-day workshop will cover disaster preparedness and response for cultural heritage collections. Participants will learn about the basic elements of a disaster plan and how to create or update a plan for their organization. Planning exercises will help institutions prioritize next steps for creating or updating their plans. Risk assessment will be discussed and covered in an exercise, so participants can gain skills to assess and mitigate risks at their own institution. The workshop will include a hands-on portion where participants will stabilize wet collections materials, including books, papers, and audiovisual materials, and actively learn about appropriate drying methods to effectively salvage materials.

Learning Outcomes:
Understanding of the elements of a disaster plan, and how to write one
Participants prioritize steps for planning and preparedness at their institution
Identification of supplies for building a disaster response kit appropriate to the participant’s institution
Experience identifying risks at an institution and suggestions mitigation strategies
Experience working with wet collections materials Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Beyond Basic Social Media: Moving Towards Content Marketing with Laura Solomon (Live)

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online

Do you want to increase your value to library users? Would you like to market online more effectively? Content marketing is all about delivering content that library users find useful and relevant. Benefit from practical advice and guidance on how to market online better by helping users answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” Discover the confidence, knowledge, and skills you need to optimize content for sharing with instructor Laura Solomon, author of several books on library social media…

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March 2018

PLAN Tech Day Conference

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gulf Coast State College,
5230 U.S. 98
Panama City, FL 32578 United States
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Keynote: Technology Trends 2018 and Beyond with Brian Pichman Over the last few years, we’ve seen technology evolve in new and exciting ways. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project as he highlights this year’s biggest technology trends and what those trends mean for libraries. What changes are we expecting to see in 2018, and what will be a fad, and what will be the hot tech everyone is talking about? From drones to virtual reality, to creating and innovating,…

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PLAN Webinar: Pain-Free Presentations: Don’t Bore Your Audience to Tears with Laura Solomon (Live)

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online

You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do an in-person presentation. Now what? You’ve survived your own share of horrendous presentations, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else. How do you prepare? How do you keep people interested so they don’t spend the whole time on Facebook? How can you make a PowerPoint that actually helps and doesn’t just contain a bunch of bullet points? The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find…

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PLAN Webinar: It’s Not “Just Part of the Job”: Strategies to Recognize and Address Sexual Harassment in the Library with Amanda Civitello and Katie McLain

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Live Online

Have inappropriate comments or behavior of a sexual nature made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe at work? Like many public-facing employees, it’s time for library staff members to say #MeToo. Let’s talk about sexual harassment in the library. We’ll start with a short presentation about sexual harassment, how it impacts women, men, people of color, LGBTQ folks, and underage workers, and how it manifests in the library. Then we’ll talk through some techniques you can use to professionally but firmly…

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SEFLIN – Live Online: Veterans: They Served Us—Here’s How to Serve Them

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

Since 2013, Gail Borden Public Library District has collaborated with local veterans to develop programming for and serving area veterans, including a groundbreaking project called “Veterans on the Go.” As part of Veterans on the Go, the library worked with partners to develop Veterans Information Networking Sessions, “Visiting Vets,” a program to visit veterans in senior residential facilities, and a new project called “Veterans Voices,” a program to connect veterans with local schools.
In this webinar, learn how to develop your own veteran-focused programs within your community by reaching partners and volunteers, utilizing the power of veterans to connect with other veterans, creating a comfortable environment to share experiences, providing education to meet veterans’ specialized needs, and ultimately honoring and supporting your veteran community. Continue reading

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SEFLIN – Cataloging for the Now: LC Subject Headings – Live Online

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

How are subject headings assigned? What relationships exist between subject headings and the LC call number? What resources are available for finding or verifying subject headings? How do you request a new subject heading? In this session, we will explore Library of Congress Subject Headings including resources for verifying headings. Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Introduction to Snapchat with Laura Solomon (Live)

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online

You’ve heard that all the teens are using Snapchat…but are they? Is it a good fit for libraries? Get the answer to these questions and a lot more about this popular social media channel. We’ll examine current demographics and use cases for libraries. We will also spend some time going through the basics, so that you can get comfortable with this social platform. Laura Solomon, MCIW, MLS is the Library Services Manager for the Ohio Public Library Information Network. She…

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PLAN Webinar: Google Like a Boss with Kelly Grove and Renaine Julian

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Live Online

“Just Google it.” How many times has someone fielded a response to a question that they don’t know the answer to? As information professionals, we want to point our users toward the best information that we can but, let’s face it, we often “just Google it” ourselves. This workshop will provide strategies and advice for using Google search interfaces to find scholarly information, research datasets, government information, and much more. Other topics include advanced queries, searching by copyright status, and…

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