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Oct 6 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sister Cities Exhibit
Come see the Mystical Mountain Land.... and more amazing pictures at the exhibit!
Exhibit Theme:
The exhibit is to celebrate the 36th anniversary of Arizona and Taiwan’s strong and long lasting relationship and consists of 36 famous images known as “Taiwan Sublime”.
Sister Cities programs forge people-to-people relationships between the residents of Phoenix and its sister cities through commercial, educational, cultural and artistic exchange programs and events that create and sustain global, long-term, international partnerships and business opportunities for the citizens of Phoenix.
Exhibit Time:
Weekdays: 9am-4:30pm, Exhibit and tour of the State Library
Saturday: 11th 9am-12 noon:. Exhibit only - no library tour.
Grand opening ceremony: 10am October 10th, 2014 in the Historic Senate Chamber. Don’t miss the Lion Dance and a performance by 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Phoenix!
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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 8 2014
5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12th Gathering of Tribal Libraries: Cultural Revitalization in a Digital Age
Oct. 8-9
This year the Hopi Tribal Library will be hosting the annual Tribal Gathering. Speakers will discuss preservation as it relates to culture, language, and natural resources. Attendees will also tour the Moenkopi Village and the Hopi Bookmobile. The conference will take place at the Moenkopi Hotel Conference Center. Please download the conference materials below.

Conference materials Agenda and Hotels



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Oct 9 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Genealogy 101: Beginning Family History Research
Curious about your family? Ever wondered how to get started researching your family history? Have you ever wondered about vital records? Do you know where your ancestors were living in 1940? This entry-level lecture focuses on how to look for basic family information of vital records, how to track that information, and how to use it to track down older information, including the U.S. Federal Census and other records. You will learn which records are located in the Arizona State Archives.
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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 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 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 28 2014
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Municipalities and Minutes (Management Records GRS)
***This session is only open to Municipalities***
I. Review previous Management GRS II. Review current Management GRS III. Discuss "Minutes Records, including agendas and packets"
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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 4 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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Nov 5 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Patent Strategies
Learn what you need to know from registered patent agent Alex Hobson
Topics will include:
• Patent filing strategies
• Provisional applications
• Accelerated examination
• International filing
About speaker Alex Hobson:
Alex Hobson is a registered patent agent with more than twenty years’ experience working with one of the most innovative companies in the country. His company, Invention to patent Services, assists individual inventors and small businesses obtain strategically written patents at an affordable cost. Alex is also an inventor with more than twenty patents to his name.
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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 13 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fountain Hills 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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Nov 18 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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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 2 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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Dec 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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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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