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January 2018

SEFLIN Smart Digital Assistants

January 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

In this webinar we will cover:
• demonstrations of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, with information about their capabilities;
• the benefits of voice computing for people with disabilities;
• privacy and security concerns of voice computing
• predictions for future use of these platforms, and
• suggestions for using these platforms in library services and events Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Planning a Website Redesign (4-part series) with Laura Solomon (Live)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online

Part 1: January 23, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 2: January 30, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 3: February 6, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 4: February 13, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Register once to attend all four sessions! Is your library thinking about or planning a redesign of its website? You may have a nagging feeling that the website would benefit from an…

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SEFLIN UX – Graphic Design Basics

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar about the basics of practical graphic design. Aaron will demonstrate effective examples of good graphic design in libraries, and suggest tools that you can use to improve your graphics in your print materials and on your library’s website. You will be able to use ideas from this session to review and improve existing graphics and create new graphics that get your user’s attention. Continue reading

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February 2018

PLAN Workshop: The Black Belt Librarian with Warren Graham

February 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wakulla County Public Library,
4330 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL United States
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Note: Time is 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET Warren Graham is trying to retire but we lured him to Florida one more time. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity! Warren will share: The essential elements of a truly effective security program. How to approach a patron to advise them of a rule in a way that will most likely insure their compliance and keep you safe at the same time. The right mindset staff must have…

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SEFLIN – CFPD Financial Literacy Workshop

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
West Dade Regional Library,
9445 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165 United States
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The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is hosting a Financial Education Day being organized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and has opened seats to SEFLIN members. This full day event forms part of the CFPB’s Financial Education Project (please see attached CFPB community education handout) to bring financial literacy information and resources to libraries throughout the United States.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include:
Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Library Program & Resources for Community Financial Information & Education
Credit
Financial Planning
Financial Education for Young People
Retirement Planning
Fraud Prevention (ID theft, Scams etc..) Continue reading

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PLAN Webinar: Effective Workplace Communication Skills for New(er) Supervisors and Managers with Andrew Sanderbeck

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Live Online

Experts suggest that we are communicating in one way or another more than 90% of the time we are awake! Communication can be positive or negative, verbal, non-verbal, or in writing. Communicating effectively is a learned skill that requires practice, patience, and a desire to be more effective every day. More importantly, your success as a supervisor or manager will greatly depend on how effective you are in communicating your message to others in your library. This webinar program will…

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SEFLIN – CFPD Financial Literacy Workshop

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Aventura Branch,
2930 NE 199th St.
Aventura, FL 33180 United States
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The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is hosting a Financial Education Day being organized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and has opened seats to SEFLIN members. This full day event forms part of the CFPB’s Financial Education Project (please see attached CFPB community education handout) to bring financial literacy information and resources to libraries throughout the United States.
Topics to be covered in the workshop include:
Introduction to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Library Program & Resources for Community Financial Information & Education
Credit
Financial Planning
Financial Education for Young People
Retirement Planning
Fraud Prevention (ID theft, Scams etc..) Continue reading

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SEFLIN – Improve Your Library’s Website; no tech skills required Live Online

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Online,
United States

Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar as he shares tips on assessing and improving your library’s website using best practices and web conventions; no tech skills or big budgets required. He will discuss topics including critical tasks, the homepage, writing for the web, typography, navigation, and more. After this webinar you’ll have a better understanding of how to create a user-centered website, and plenty of ideas that you can implement right away. Continue reading

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PLAN FLYP Workshop

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bay County Public Library,
898 W. 11th St.
Panama City, FL 32401 United States
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Youth services staff members from across the Panhandle will get together on February 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET) at the Bay County Public Library in Panama City, Florida to share programming ideas for the 2018 summer reading program. All attendees are encouraged to bring goodies to share.

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PLAN Webinar: Ready, Set, GOAL! The Power of Effective Goal-Setting with Linda Bruno – Part 1 of 2

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Live Online

Have you ever set an exciting goal, only to find yourself not making much progress? I think we have all experienced that! But there are tools available to us to help us set AND achieve our goals. In the first 90-minute session, we’ll discover the difference between a wish and a goal – and we’ll learn how to turn those wishes into goals with a simple 3-step process. We’ll develop an understanding of why so many goals are never reached,…

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