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Jul 31 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Gale Database Training
Join us to learn about the new suite of Gale databases that are part of the statewide database package. A trainer from Gale will walk participants through the 21 databases and highlight the unique features and resources that are available. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet to the training session.
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Aug 5 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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Aug 6 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - Federal Depository Basics

Introduction and overview of the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Great for newbies and "new at heart."

Presenters: Regional Depository Librarians from the Western States.

Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.


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Aug 6 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Western States - Libraries Transforming Communities (Keynote address)

The Harwood Institute is currently partnering with the ALA on its Libraries Transforming Communities initiative that seeks to strengthen librarians’ roles as core community leaders and change-agents. This initiative addresses a critical need within the library field by developing and distributing new tools, resources, and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways.

This presentation is relevant to all types of libraries.

Counts as 1.5 contact hours CE credit

Link to http://www.theharwoodinstitute.org/ for more information on the Harwood Institute.


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Aug 6 2014
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Western States - Services to the Community

A discussion of Citizenship Corner and Social Security support projects as federal agencies are connecting to and partnering with libraries.

Presenters: Representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security Administration.

Counts as 1.5 contact hours CE credit.


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Aug 7 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - International Sources and Statistics
How to Find Them Even When They Hide

Many liberal arts majors shy away from the word "statistics," imagining that they are boring and hard to deal with. As librarians, we are hardy souls and know that the reality is more interesting and often easier to manage than many fear. With little training and some twisted thinking, you too can find the numerical data that your patrons need to illuminate their research projects with data from around the world, US government, international agency, and individual country statistics will be covered. Includes database and Google tips and tricks.

Presenter: Kate Holvoet, Zayed University (United Arab Emirates)

Counts as 1.0 contact hour CE credit


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Aug 7 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Western States - GPO National Plan

A national plan for accessing and preserving government information has been proposed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. The plan will be presented and discussed.

Presenters: Regional depository librarians

Counts as 1.0 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 7 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ancestry Library Training
Join us for training on one of the most important genealogical collections available today, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE). This database resource contains thousands of databases, billions of names, and newly updated search options,results pages, and image viewer! This 60 minute course covers content, functions, and features for using ALE.
For WEBINARS, use the Vendor provided registration links below. For face-to-face workshops go to the "SIGN UP" link.
7/29/14 10:00 a.m. Link
7/31/14 1:00 p.m. Link
08/12/14 12:00 p.m. Link
08/13/14 3:00 p.m. Link
08/27/14 11:00 a.m. Link
08/28/14 2:00 p.m. Link
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Aug 7 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Western States - Lightning Talks

Short presentations (10-15 minutes each)

The Bespoke Digital Collection relating to the Supreme Court case documents in the Arizona v. California Digital Collection (Found Here).

Presenter: Erik Beck, William A. Wise Law Library, University of Colorado

Dust off your Documents for National History Day.

Presenter: Barbara Whalen, Denver Public Library

The Darkening of Government Information.

Presenter: Chris Brown, University of Denver.

Counts as 1.0 contact hour CE credit
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Aug 7 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ancestry Library Training
Join us for training on one of the most important genealogical collections available today, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE). This database resource contains thousands of databases, billions of names, and newly updated search options,results pages, and image viewer! This 60 minute course covers content, functions, and features for using ALE.
For WEBINARS, use the Vendor provided registration links below. For face-to-face workshops go to the "SIGN UP" link.
7/29/14 10:00 a.m. Link
7/31/14 1:00 p.m. Link
08/12/14 12:00 p.m. Link
08/13/14 3:00 p.m. Link
08/27/14 11:00 a.m. Link
08/28/14 2:00 p.m. Link
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Aug 7 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Western States - Expanding Outreach and Access for Your (digital) Collections:
Creating Access for All

This session will feature a discussion about the ways two statewide digital initiatives work with local institutions, large and small, to develop and publish online collections, which are then harvested by a DPLA hub and eventually available via the Digital Public Library of America.

Presenters: Anna Neatrour, Mountain West Digital Library (DPLA hub) Richard Prouty, Arizona Memory Project (DPLA affiliate) Jennifer Birnel, Montana Memory Project (DPLA affiliate)

Counts as 1.0 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Western States - State Government Resources
Wildfires, Flooding, Landslides, Oh My!

Disaster resources from state government agencies. Whether you live in the mountains or on the plains, natural disasters are a fact of life. Learn what information can be found using state government publications. Join us while we compare and contrast resources from all 8 states.

Presenter: Samantha Hager, Colorado State Library

Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Western States - Alternate Views: Outside Comments and Reviews of the FDLP (2012-2014)
Breakout Sessions

Conference attendees will be divided into break-out sessions to discuss four "alternative views" of the Federal Depository Library Program. Participants will be assigned to a virtual discussion room and asked to comment on one of the following reports. Please check the conference website for links to the works to be discussed. (http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/conference/WesternState2014/schedule.htm)

Counts as 0.75 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 8 2014
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Western States - Round-up with Sharing of Ideas from the Alternate Views Discussions

Ideas from the small group discussions will be shared, and concluded with a wrap-up of this conference.

Counts as 1.25 contact hours CE credit


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Aug 12 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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Aug 12 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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Aug 12 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Patent Basics
Learn What You Need to Know From Attorney Tom Galvani
Come and join us to learn patent basics including:

What is a patent?

What can be patented?

What does it mean for an invention to be "novel" and "non-obvious"?

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Aug 14 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Newspapers in Family History Research
Collecting vital records makes up a lot of family history research, but we want something more, don’t we? We want the story— the kind newspapers tell! We learn the story of our ancestor’s lives through obituaries. We see their weddings, anniversaries, death notices, and sometimes even get a picture.

Did your ancestor come from a small town? Did their actions “make the paper”? How can you go about looking for the newspaper they might have been in? Join Chris Seggerman of the State Library of Arizona for an hour devoted to learning how to find family stories in newspapers— perhaps even family skeletons!
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Aug 15 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Show Low In-Person **Free Workshop**
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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Aug 16 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Poetry 2.0 With National Student Poet Louis Lafair
A Creative Writing Workshop
There is no such thing as "getting" or "not getting" poetry. There is simply experiencing poetry—and so many new ways to do so in the 21st century. Join National Student Poet Louis Lafair for an innovative poetry workshop, during which you'll use Google, Twitter, and other online platforms to play with language. This event is sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Book @ the Arizona State Library, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
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Aug 20 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
People with Soft Skills Get More Done and Are More Fun to Work With
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 contact hours in Leadership.


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Aug 20 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
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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Aug 21 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Public Records Request Statutes - Basic RM Training (2 of 7)
Introduction to the Arizona Revised Statutes that Govern Public Records Requests
This 90-minute session examines the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) mandates on Public Records and Public Records Requests (Arizona's Freedom of Information Act - FOIA). Training will include examination of the public records request (PRR) process , differences between commercial and non-commercial requests, charging for PRR, and the impact of "Lake v. City of Phoenix" on the PRR process in Arizona.
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Aug 22 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Kristen Kauffman
Yavapai College in Prescott - Public welcome
Morning Workshop: Narrative Essentials

Come in with pen and paper and come out with written scenes and an outline for your next great story, memoir, or novel! 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 crafting scenes to the commitment to finishing a final draft, attendees will come away well-equipped to tackle their next story.

Afternoon Workshop: Turning Scenes into Stories

Every story is built on scenes—those moments in time and space where the action happens. This workshop will cover the essentials that every scene needs to be successful, no matter what genre you’re writing. Additionally, this workshop will teach you how to transform scenes from isolated pieces of action to meaningful moments in an overarching story arc. Don’t miss this opportunity to build your next story from the ground up!

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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Aug 22 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
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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Aug 22 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
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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Aug 30 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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 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 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 12 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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!
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
9:30 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 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 19 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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!
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
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman
Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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 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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Class Type: Workshop - Intended Audience: ALL [Sign Up]

 

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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Class Type: Workshop - Intended Audience: ALL [Sign Up]

 

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
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
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 30 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN!
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 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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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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