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Skip Tracing: Finding Personal and Business Information

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1:00pm

There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness.

Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World: Tricks to Speed it Up, Make it Less Painful, and Amaze Your Friends

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 2:00pm


Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

Geek is the New Chic: Engaging Teens in Libraries with Technology

Sunday, 16 February 2014 2:30pm

  • Are you looking for ways to engage teens in your library using technology?
  • Is your staff intimidated by both teens and technology?
  • Have you hosted successful technology programs for teens at your library?

As a follow-up to Teen Tech Week, join this interactive CSL In Session to discuss your successes and failures, hear about initiatives from other libraries, talk about ways to extend lessons learned during Teen Tech Week into Summer Reading and beyond, and learn how to get creative with securing funding for these initiatives.

Teen Tech Week 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 2:00pm


Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families. This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.


Password Management & Security

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:00am

How many passwords do you have to remember for your library?How many are for your own library accounts? How many are for the library’s databases or materials accounts? For social networking? Are these passwords secure? Safe? How many of those passwords must be shared with your coworkers?

Libraries everywhere struggle with passwords every day, and security is always a concern. Attend this session to learn how to ensure your passwords are safe, secure, and easily managed.

Hiding Your Trail! Smart Online Sleuthing

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 1:00pm


Hiding Your Trail!  Smart Online Sleuthing is a 60 minutes class designed to help people learn about protecting their privacy and ensuring attorney/client confidentiality while doing online sleuthing for individuals and businesses.  More and more information is not found in a subscription product but in savvy searching of social networks and publicly accessible documents.

The class will highlight websites for accessing free background information on individuals and businesses, with an emphasis on tips for using anonymous search engines.


Streamline Content for Your Users & You: Content strategy for sustainable site maintenance

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 9:00am

Did your library's website grow quickly, perhaps without a clear direction or consideration for responsive design? Do statistics show that many pages on your site get low use? Sno-Isle Libraries is tackling these issues. They will share how they structured their project, the outcomes, and how they were able to get support for these unglamorous yet important web projects. Leave this session knowing the benefits of doing a website content analysis, usability studies, and the steps you can take to put your own project into action.


The Library Website

Thursday, 13 February 2014 2:00pm

Every library needs a website...but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your ressources and build a site that fits the needsd of your patrons, your staff, and your community?

In "The Library Website," our panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and don'ts of library websites.

Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Making Training Fun

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:00am


In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour.   For this spring 2014 series, we're doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries.  In this week's webinar, she'll share ways to make technology training more fun.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 2:00pm

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
What You'll Learn:
  1. What social media is and why it matters
  2. How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
  3. The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
  4. Where to go to get resources and help