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Sep 3 2014
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Public Library Statistics Workshop
This workshop will provide an overview of collecting and reporting data for the annual Arizona Public Library Statistics Survey. New library directors, those newly charged with completing the annual statistical survey, and anyone who would like a refresher is encouraged to attend. The Arizona State Library will make the 2013-14 Public Library Survey available in August at https://az.countingopinions.com/. The deadline for completing the survey is Nov. 7, 2014.
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Sep 3 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Essential Records 101 AND ER Listing Process (Phase III.5)
Due to the overwhelming requests for an Essential Records Program "Refresher" we are offering this two-hour training. This ER Training will be a combination of our Phase I and Phase III Essential Records trainings, and will be a GREAT lead-in to the Phase IV session which start in mid-September. We will be covering the following: 1. Distinguish between nonessential and essential records 2. Identify the five types of essential records 3. Explain the four sources of information you need 4. Identify stakeholders 5. Determine your essential business functions 6. Know how to use Retention Schedules 7. Review of Essential Records List manual 8. Review of Essential Records Listing form Q & A
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Sep 5 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Public Library Statistics Workshop
This workshop will provide an overview of collecting and reporting data for the annual Arizona Public Library Statistics Survey. New library directors, those newly charged with completing the annual statistical survey, and anyone who would like a refresher is encouraged to attend. The Arizona State Library will make the 2013-14 Public Library Survey available in August at https://az.countingopinions.com/. The deadline for completing the survey is Nov. 7, 2014.
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Sep 5 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 5 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 6 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 9 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class you are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Sep 9 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tucson In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class your are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Sep 9 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 9 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
What Falls Out: Preserving Our Digital Heritage with BitCurator
Unlike their paper counterparts, legacy digital media are increasingly inaccessible as the hardware and software needed to access the data they contain are lost to disrepair, obsolescence and bit rot. Like papers that have slipped between file folders at the bottom of a drawer, these digital objects are frequently "what falls out" as we create, research, record and publish our digital work. Drawing on examples from a number of disciplines, this talk addresses both the need to preserve our increasingly inaccessible digital heritage and how the suite of open source digital forensics tools found in the BitCurator Environment can assist in that process.
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Sep 10 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kids Have Stress Too!
Training for Parent/Caregiver Education
This program is designed for library staff and professionals who work with families to assist parents and caregivers in recognizing and understanding how stress affects children. By providing participants with more information, tools and strategies, they will learn age-appropriate stress management techniques designed to help young children cope more effectively with stress. This training will address the impact of stress on young children and will help staff find new strategies to work with children in our libraries who may be experiencing stressful life circumstances. This full day training day will provide participants with a resource guide and many supporting materials so they can take the information into their libraries to provide parent workshops on stress and its impact on young children.

Anne Murray M.Ed.,Lead Trainer for the Psychology Foundation of Canada, will facilitate this workshop for library staff who work with children and families.
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Sep 10 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artistic Storytelling
Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
Learn how to read with classical music, enriching storytimes, engaging the reader, and creating profound and organic learning moments for children, parents and the elderly. Join the Founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Redleaf Author and 2-time Grammy Nominated Artist, Enrique Feldman, and experience how to bring books to life with music and the Art form of embodiment.

You'll experience reading with music yourself (no musical background necessary) and how to use the physical theater strategy of embodiment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. Be ready to smile, laugh, learn, and walk away with concepts and strategies you can take with you and use immediately.

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 10 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Artistic Storytelling
Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
Learn how to read with classical music, enriching storytimes, engaging the reader, and creating profound and organic learning moments for children, parents and the elderly. Join the Founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Redleaf Author and 2-time Grammy Nominated Artist, Enrique Feldman, and experience how to bring books to life with music and the Art form of embodiment.

You'll experience reading with music yourself (no musical background necessary) and how to use the physical theater strategy of embodiment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. Be ready to smile, laugh, learn, and walk away with concepts and strategies you can take with you and use immediately.

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 10 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 11 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 AM
What Falls Out: Preserving Our Digital Heritage with BitCurator
Unlike their paper counterparts, legacy digital media are increasingly inaccessible as the hardware and software needed to access the data they contain are lost to disrepair, obsolescence and bit rot. Like papers that have slipped between file folders at the bottom of a drawer, these digital objects are frequently "what falls out" as we create, research, record and publish our digital work. Drawing on examples from a number of disciplines, this talk addresses both the need to preserve our increasingly inaccessible digital heritage and how the suite of open source digital forensics tools found in the BitCurator Environment can assist in that process.
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Sep 12 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Free @ a public library near you!
Narrative Essentials

Kristen Kauffman walks you through the nuts and bolts of the narrative process and provides tools for writers of short fiction, long fiction, nonfiction/memoir, and even kids’ stories.  From idea generation to the commitment to finishing a final draft, attendees will come away well-equipped to tackle their next story.

  • Idea generating and story comprehension
  • Essential parts of every story
  • Story Arc formulas

About Kristen Kauffman

Kristen Kauffman graduated from Goddard College in 2012 with an MFA in Creative Writing and is now an instructor of creative writing at Yavapai College. She is a creative nonfiction contributor in the upcoming 'Bookshop Book' due out in October, she has had poetry published in The Pitkin Review and Threshold Magazine, and has two novels published: 'Just Pretend' and 'Breakable Rules'.


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Sep 12 2014
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 13 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 15 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 15 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 15 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Free @ a public library near you!
Narrative Essentials

Kristen Kauffman walks you through the nuts and bolts of the narrative process and provides tools for writers of short fiction, long fiction, nonfiction/memoir, and even kids’ stories.  From idea generation to the commitment to finishing a final draft, attendees will come away well-equipped to tackle their next story.

  • Idea generating and story comprehension
  • Essential parts of every story
  • Story Arc formulas

About Kristen Kauffman

Kristen Kauffman graduated from Goddard College in 2012 with an MFA in Creative Writing and is now an instructor of creative writing at Yavapai College. She is a creative nonfiction contributor in the upcoming 'Bookshop Book' due out in October, she has had poetry published in The Pitkin Review and Threshold Magazine, and has two novels published: 'Just Pretend' and 'Breakable Rules'.


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Sep 15 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
Free @your public library. A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad

Award-winning children’s author, magazine editor, and science writer Conrad J. Storad provides his unique perspective on writing and presenting nonfiction material to students ages 5 to 12. The session is a beginner’s guide for teachers, parents, and grandparents who work with young writers and readers, both the enthusiastic and reluctant variety. The session offers tips for writers of all ages. It is NOT a session on how to get a book published.

  • How to write factual material in an entertaining manner.
  • Writing is hard work. But it does not have to be boring.
  • Importance of word choice and using vivid description as a writing technique.

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad’s new picture books for 2014 include Monster in the Rocks (A Southwest Desert Tale) and Gator, Gator, Second Grader. New titles published in 2013 include USA Book News Best Book Winner Fang and Stinger (An Arachnid Story), My Circulatory System, and Uncovering Earth’s Crust.


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Sep 16 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Play and Learn with Library Blocks
Cindy Christin, Supervisor of Children’s Services at the Bozeman (MT) Public Library, will lead participants in a discussion of how to make our libraries even more welcoming to families, with an emphasis on providing play environments that invite learning and fun for children. We will share ideas about collections, spaces, play materials, staff training, and programming. We'll do some hands-on block building as well, so you'll see all the great developmental skills that come with wooden blocks.

Come play and learn with library blocks!

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 16 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class you are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Sep 16 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tour: Rare & Artist-Made Book Collection
Burton Barr Central Library - Phoenix

You are invited to tour the Rare and Artist-Made Book Collection of the Phoenix Public Library on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The tour group will gather on the 4th Floor landing at 9:30am.

Learn about hidden treasures of the Phoenix Public Library. The Rare & Artist-Made Book Collection contains rare, historical books and ephemera from ancient times to the 20th century as well as a collection of artist made books. It is all housed in a striking space which blends traditional and modern furnishings and art.

NOTE: The size of the tour is limited to 20 people maximum.

  • Traveling south on Central Avenue, turn left on McDowell Road and right on 1st Street until it ends at the Burton Barr parking lot.
  • Traveling north on Central Avenue, turn right on Willetta Street, which is one block south of McDowell Road.

Library tours are a function of the Maricopa County Library Council Continuing Education Committee and are free to all library staff.

Counts as 1.5 contact hours in Facilities


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Sep 16 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 16 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Play and Learn with Library Blocks
Cindy Christin, Supervisor of Children’s Services at the Bozeman (MT) Public Library, will lead participants in a discussion of how to make our libraries even more welcoming to families, with an emphasis on providing play environments that invite learning and fun for children. We will share ideas about collections, spaces, play materials, staff training, and programming. We'll do some hands-on block building as well, so you'll see all the great developmental skills that come with wooden blocks.

Come play and learn with library blocks!

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 16 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 17 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 17 2014
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 18 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Audiovisual Preservation Workshop
A 2-day workshop on the preservation of audiovisual materials

Siobhan Hagan, an Audiovisual Archivist from the University of Baltimore, presents:

A 2-day workshop on the Preservation of Audiovisual Materials

The workshop is two full days at the Arizona State Archives. We can only admit 25 people; therefore, we ask that you only register if you can attend BOTH days.

The workshop is free and geared towards libraries, historical societies, museums and archives who have audiovisual collections.

If you live further than 50 miles from the State Archives, you are eligible to be reimbursed. Please email Liz Garland BEFORE the workshop in order to get properly reimbursed with the correct paperwork.

About the speaker: Siobhan C. Hagan graduated from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program and began her career at the UCLA Library in 2011 as their first Audiovisual Preservation Specialist. In January of 2014, Siobhan began working at the University of Baltimore as the first Audiovisual Archivist in the Langsdale Library Special Collections Department. Her passion is the preservation and access of regional audiovisual materials and collections, as well as advocating for the immediate reformatting of magnetic tape as the world nears a catastrophic loss of recordings stored on these ephemeral and obsolete formats.


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Sep 18 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Records Retention and Disposition - Basic RM Training (3 of 7)
Introduction to Retention Schedules and the Disposition Process
This 90-minute session discusses the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records Retention Schedules and Disposition Schedules. We will examine records series, retention periods, historical records, confidentiality, records series "cutoffs", and final disposition / destruction of records.
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Sep 18 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 19 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Free @ a public library near you!
Narrative Essentials

Kristen Kauffman walks you through the nuts and bolts of the narrative process and provides tools for writers of short fiction, long fiction, nonfiction/memoir, and even kids’ stories.  From idea generation to the commitment to finishing a final draft, attendees will come away well-equipped to tackle their next story.

  • Idea generating and story comprehension
  • Essential parts of every story
  • Story Arc formulas

About Kristen Kauffman

Kristen Kauffman graduated from Goddard College in 2012 with an MFA in Creative Writing and is now an instructor of creative writing at Yavapai College. She is a creative nonfiction contributor in the upcoming 'Bookshop Book' due out in October, she has had poetry published in The Pitkin Review and Threshold Magazine, and has two novels published: 'Just Pretend' and 'Breakable Rules'.


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Sep 20 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
Free @your public library. A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad

Award-winning children’s author, magazine editor, and science writer Conrad J. Storad provides his unique perspective on writing and presenting nonfiction material to students ages 5 to 12. The session is a beginner’s guide for teachers, parents, and grandparents who work with young writers and readers, both the enthusiastic and reluctant variety. The session offers tips for writers of all ages. It is NOT a session on how to get a book published.

  • How to write factual material in an entertaining manner.
  • Writing is hard work. But it does not have to be boring.
  • Importance of word choice and using vivid description as a writing technique.

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad’s new picture books for 2014 include Monster in the Rocks (A Southwest Desert Tale) and Gator, Gator, Second Grader. New titles published in 2013 include USA Book News Best Book Winner Fang and Stinger (An Arachnid Story), My Circulatory System, and Uncovering Earth’s Crust.


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Sep 20 2014
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 20 2014
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Free @ a public library near you!
Narrative Essentials

Kristen Kauffman walks you through the nuts and bolts of the narrative process and provides tools for writers of short fiction, long fiction, nonfiction/memoir, and even kids’ stories.  From idea generation to the commitment to finishing a final draft, attendees will come away well-equipped to tackle their next story.

  • Idea generating and story comprehension
  • Essential parts of every story
  • Story Arc formulas

About Kristen Kauffman

Kristen Kauffman graduated from Goddard College in 2012 with an MFA in Creative Writing and is now an instructor of creative writing at Yavapai College. She is a creative nonfiction contributor in the upcoming 'Bookshop Book' due out in October, she has had poetry published in The Pitkin Review and Threshold Magazine, and has two novels published: 'Just Pretend' and 'Breakable Rules'.


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Sep 22 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Market Research for Entrepreneurs
Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify emerging trends, and anticipate competition.
Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify emerging trends, and anticipate competition. About speaker Mark Goldstein: Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (http://www.researchedge.com/) providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992. Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout numerous technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer.
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Sep 23 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 23 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 24 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artistic Storytelling
Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
Learn how to read with classical music, enriching storytimes, engaging the reader, and creating profound and organic learning moments for children, parents and the elderly. Join the Founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Redleaf Author and 2-time Grammy Nominated Artist, Enrique Feldman, and experience how to bring books to life with music and the Art form of embodiment.

You'll experience reading with music yourself (no musical background necessary) and how to use the physical theater strategy of embodiment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. Be ready to smile, laugh, learn, and walk away with concepts and strategies you can take with you and use immediately.

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 24 2014
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 25 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artistic Storytelling
Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
Learn how to read with classical music, enriching storytimes, engaging the reader, and creating profound and organic learning moments for children, parents and the elderly. Join the Founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Redleaf Author and 2-time Grammy Nominated Artist, Enrique Feldman, and experience how to bring books to life with music and the Art form of embodiment.

You'll experience reading with music yourself (no musical background necessary) and how to use the physical theater strategy of embodiment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. Be ready to smile, laugh, learn, and walk away with concepts and strategies you can take with you and use immediately.

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 25 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Essential Records Follow-up (Phase IV)
We are getting closer to December 31, 2014, which is the date when the Essential Records Listing Forms are due. We know that many of you are working diligently with your public body on this project, because we have been answering a steady stream of questions regarding the completion and submission of the ER Listing Form. This is why we would like to offer another round (Phase IV) of Essential Records on-line sessions. We would like to invite you to Phase IV – Essential Records Follow-up, a series of 60-minute webinars. We will be repeating the session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. This will be a great opportunity for a quick review of the Essential Records Project, time to compare notes with others on their progress with this project, learn about any triumphs or challenges others are experiencing, and receive answers for any questions you might have on the completion and submission of the Essential Records Listing Forms. Here are the scheduled dates and times for our Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Monday, September 15, from 10:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, from 2:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, September 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 24, from 9:30 – 10:30 am Thursday, September 25, from 10:30 – 11:30 am Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Follow-up Sessions: Brief Review of the Essential Records Project (15-minutes) Open Q & A (45-minutes) Where are you at in your ER Listing process? What successes, problems, and insights are you encountering in the process? How can we at the LAPR help you meet your goal of completing and submitting an Essential Records Listing Form? We have been overwhelmed by the support and cooperation we have received during this Essential Records Project, and respect your partnership with us to ensure these valuable records survive the unexpected.
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Sep 26 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Artistic Storytelling
Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
Learn how to read with classical music, enriching storytimes, engaging the reader, and creating profound and organic learning moments for children, parents and the elderly. Join the Founder of the F.A.M.E. Foundation, Redleaf Author and 2-time Grammy Nominated Artist, Enrique Feldman, and experience how to bring books to life with music and the Art form of embodiment.

You'll experience reading with music yourself (no musical background necessary) and how to use the physical theater strategy of embodiment to expand vocabulary and comprehension. Be ready to smile, laugh, learn, and walk away with concepts and strategies you can take with you and use immediately.

Counts for 3 contact hours in Services.

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Sep 26 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kingman In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class you are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Sep 26 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
Free @your public library. A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad

Award-winning children’s author, magazine editor, and science writer Conrad J. Storad provides his unique perspective on writing and presenting nonfiction material to students ages 5 to 12. The session is a beginner’s guide for teachers, parents, and grandparents who work with young writers and readers, both the enthusiastic and reluctant variety. The session offers tips for writers of all ages. It is NOT a session on how to get a book published.

  • How to write factual material in an entertaining manner.
  • Writing is hard work. But it does not have to be boring.
  • Importance of word choice and using vivid description as a writing technique.

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad’s new picture books for 2014 include Monster in the Rocks (A Southwest Desert Tale) and Gator, Gator, Second Grader. New titles published in 2013 include USA Book News Best Book Winner Fang and Stinger (An Arachnid Story), My Circulatory System, and Uncovering Earth’s Crust.


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Sep 26 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Donis Casey
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

  • Creating Great Characters
  • Writing Historical Novels

Donis graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in English, and earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from Oklahoma University. After teaching school for a short time, she enjoyed a career as an academic librarian, working for many years at the University of Oklahoma and at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Donis left academia in 1988 to start a Scottish import gift shop in downtown Tempe. After more than a decade as an entrepreneur, she decided to devote herself full-time to writing. The Old Buzzard Had It Coming is her first book. For the past twenty years, Donis has lived in Tempe, AZ, with her husband.


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Sep 30 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Betty Webb
Free @ a public library near you!

Sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ, these free writing workshops will focus on various writing techniques and taught by an experienced Arizona author.

Please contact the hosting library to learn more about the specific workshop being presented.

Betty Webb, author of the nationally best-selling Lena Jones mystery series and the humorous Gunn Zoo mysteries. She has taught master classes and creative writing workshops at Arizona State University and Phoenix College. She has been a nationally-syndicated literary critic for more than 20 years, and is currently reviewing for Mystery Scene Magazine. In addition to other organizations, Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Writers Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


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Sep 30 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
Free @your public library. A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad

Award-winning children’s author, magazine editor, and science writer Conrad J. Storad provides his unique perspective on writing and presenting nonfiction material to students ages 5 to 12. The session is a beginner’s guide for teachers, parents, and grandparents who work with young writers and readers, both the enthusiastic and reluctant variety. The session offers tips for writers of all ages. It is NOT a session on how to get a book published.

  • How to write factual material in an entertaining manner.
  • Writing is hard work. But it does not have to be boring.
  • Importance of word choice and using vivid description as a writing technique.

Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young adults. Storad’s new picture books for 2014 include Monster in the Rocks (A Southwest Desert Tale) and Gator, Gator, Second Grader. New titles published in 2013 include USA Book News Best Book Winner Fang and Stinger (An Arachnid Story), My Circulatory System, and Uncovering Earth’s Crust.


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Oct 7 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class you are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Oct 14 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class you are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Oct 14 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tucson In-Person **Free Workshops**
Notary Workshop
In-Person workshops are free and are open to anyone interested in the duties of Arizona notaries public and notarial acts. If you are required to attend a notary workshop due to a suspension or revocation of your notary commission, and the class your are interested in is closed, please contact our office at 602-542-6187 to be registered despite the registration being closed online.
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Oct 14 2014
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
People with Soft Skills Get More Done and Are More Fun to Work With
Prescott Valley Public Library
Providing training for hard (task oriented, functional) skills is a given. How about softer skills, those less tangible, personal growth competencies? That's less clear.

Come develop a soft skill in this session. You'll question the mental model that they aren’t learnable. Let’s discuss how to build capacity in your organization (or yourself) by investing in skills like imagination, experimentation, and risk-taking, then watch great customer service, creativity, and innovation happen. It’s not as fuzzy as it seems!

Presented by library consultant, Cheryl Gould of Fully Engaged Libraries, www.fullyengagedlibraries.com

Counts as 4.5 contact hours in Leadership.


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Oct 15 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Got Stress? Build Change Resilience in Yourself & Your Library
Phoenix

Join Cheryl Gould, Fully Engaged Libraries (www.fullyengagedlibraries.com), for this all day hands-on workshop you will learn the relationship between change and stress. You will learn the stages of change and what it means to be change resilient. Through individual and group exercises, you will practice the skills of building change resilience that will enable you to approach your next change situation with a new attitude.

New staffing models, new service models, cloud computing, device independence, more challenging customers, overextended colleagues… Every library is experiencing several if not all of the above. At work changes are coming at us faster than ever, and with increasing complexity. Why is it so hard for us humans to deal with change? An awareness of what’s at play can help.

  • Why Change Is Stressful
    • What neuroscience says
    • Costs of stress
  • Stages of Change
    • Change and transition
    • Bridges three stages of change
    • How to move quickly between stages
  • What’s Change Resilience
    • New ways of seeing
    • Optimism versus pessimism
    • Nature or nurture
  • Skills to Build Resilience
    • Opportunity or threat
      • Recognize brain limitations
      • Realistic optimism
      • Build new habits
    • Ten Change Resilience Tools

Counts as 6 Contact Hours in Leadership.


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Oct 16 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Got Stress? Build Change Resilience in Yourself & Your Library
Phoenix

Join Cheryl Gould, Fully Engaged Libraries (www.fullyengagedlibraries.com), for this all day hands-on workshop you will learn the relationship between change and stress. You will learn the stages of change and what it means to be change resilient. Through individual and group exercises, you will practice the skills of building change resilience that will enable you to approach your next change situation with a new attitude.

New staffing models, new service models, cloud computing, device independence, more challenging customers, overextended colleagues… Every library is experiencing several if not all of the above. At work changes are coming at us faster than ever, and with increasing complexity. Why is it so hard for us humans to deal with change? An awareness of what’s at play can help.

  • Why Change Is Stressful
    • What neuroscience says
    • Costs of stress
  • Stages of Change
    • Change and transition
    • Bridges three stages of change
    • How to move quickly between stages
  • What’s Change Resilience
    • New ways of seeing
    • Optimism versus pessimism
    • Nature or nurture
  • Skills to Build Resilience
    • Opportunity or threat
      • Recognize brain limitations
      • Realistic optimism
      • Build new habits
    • Ten Change Resilience Tools

Counts as 6 Contact Hours in Leadership.


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Oct 16 2014
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Records of Enduring Value - Basic RM Training (4 of 7)
Introduction to the Care and Preservation of Permanent Records
This 90-minute session expands upon the importance of historical records / Permanent records, and the methods for preserving them. Included in this session is a discussion on the State History and Archives Building (Polly Rosenbaum Building), and its preservation tools and mission.
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Oct 17 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flagstaff Notary Workshop
Flagstafgfg City-Coconino County Public Library 300 W Aspen Flagstaff AZ 86001
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Oct 23 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tour: Bible Museum
Goodyear AZ
You are invited to tour the Bible Museum on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The tour group will gather in the lobby to left of the front desk at 10am.

The Bible Museum is a privately held collection of some of the world's rarest antique Bibles. The sole purpose of the museum is to education all walks of life on the history of the most read, printed, and published book in the history of man, the English Bible. Original works in the collection include 2300 BC Cuneiform tablets, the first English Bible ever printed and the first Bible printed on American soil.

The museum is located in the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2000 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, Arizona, 85395. Travel west on Interstate 10 West to Litchfield Road (Exit 128). Head north when you exit onto Litchfield Road about .5 miles (past McDowell Road). The Hampton Inn will be on the left side of the Litchfield.

Library tours are a function of the Maricopa County Library Council Continuing Education Committee and are free to all library staff.

Counts for 1.5 contact hours in Facilities
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Oct 28 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Using Census Data for Reference, Research and Grant Writing
The focus of this hands-on training is to learn how to use U. S. Census Bureau data effectively to describe and understand the changing demographics of AZ communities. Census data is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

In a live computer lab setting, participants will use the American Factfinder (data retrieval website) to conduct searches using critical datasets. The 2010 Census/Population Estimates data will be used for population numbers/basic characteristics. The American Community Survey will be used to access social/economic characteristics such as median household income, educational attainment, and veteran and poverty status. In addition to datasets, updates on data visualizations, infographics, and interactive mapping tools will be highlighted as well.

Who should attend? Library services staff from universities, state agencies, and public libraries who use data or assist patrons and researchers who use it to do research, assess community needs, develop plans, implement policies, and write grants. Pauline Nunez of the U.S. Census Bureau, Denver Regional Office, will demonstrate how to use Census data for all those purposes!


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Oct 29 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Interested in Using Census Data for Business Planning and Market Analysis?
• An overview of the use of U.S. Census Bureau Economic and demographic data for market research and strategic decision-making • Use of American Community Survey (ACS) statistics and other online data tools as resources for demographic data on Arizona communities • The latest Economic programs including the new Census Small Business Tool (still in beta) • Learning to use the vast and dynamic American economy and population for government and business decision-making WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Small business owners, Consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Departments of local governments/Council of Governments and any agency who targets small businesses and economic development
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Nov 6 2014
8:30 AM - 4:00 AM
Putting Every Child Ready to Read 2 into Practice
Early Childhood Literacy Specialist Saroj Ghoting wil give an overview of the early literacy components and the five practices of Every Child Ready to Read, 2nd edition - sing, talk, read, write and play. This interactive workshop is designed to teach the skills necessary to be able to present early literacy workshops for parents and caregivers through demonstration and hands-on practice.

Counts for 6 hours in Services.


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Nov 19 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Electronic Records Management - Basic RM Training (5 of 7)
Introduction to the Challenges of Managing Electronic Records
This 90-minute session examines how electronic records are creating new challenges for custodians of public records and records managers. Aimed at all computer users, this session discusses things to watch out for when storing records solely on electronic media, and the things you can do to ensure that your electronic records will be protected.
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Dec 18 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Social Media Records Management - Basic RM Training (6 of 7)
Introduction to Managing Records Created or Received Through Social Media
This 90-minute session explores the newest challenge to government Records Managers - Social Media records. We will examine how these records fit into the public records statutes and the records management statutes, and how these records can be managed.
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Jan 15 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Email / Electronic Communications Records Management - Basic RM Training (7 of 7)
Introduction to the Challenges of Managing Email and E-communication Records
This 90-minute session explores one of the newest challenges to government Records Managers - Email and electronic communication records. We will examine how these records fit into the public records statutes and the records management statutes, and how these records can be managed.
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