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Current Training Events

"Comings and Goings" Naturalization and Immigration Research
Learn how to locate ships passenger lists, ports of departure, ports of entry, and naturalization records for your ancestors in the United States.
"Making Sense of the Census"

Lessons in how to use the United States Federal and state census records as well as some census substitutes.

¿No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians

Resources for learning basic library, medical and Internet Spanish vocabulary and how to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish. Presented by Kay Deeny, Education Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

10th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: 5 Years of Gatherings May 5 & 6, Salt River Tribal Library
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10th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries-Hosted by the Salt River Tribal Library. This year's theme is "Technical Enough for You?: E-readers and the Sort"

Wednesday May 4th
Informal Dinner 5-8 p.m. @ Salt River Tribal Library

Thursday May 5th
8:00 a.m. registration @ Salt River Two Waters Campus
1:00 p.m. @ the Salt River High School for afternoon sessions

Friday May 6th
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort Conference Room

Please share this promotional flyer with your library staff.


11th Gathering of Tribal Libraries Parker, Arizona
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11th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries-Hosted by the Colorado River Indian Tribal Library/Archives. This year's theme is "Safety in the Library: Presenting Warren Graham"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6:00 p.m. Dinner at River's Edge Cantinia

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Blue Water Casino Meeting Center

Please share this promotional flyer with your library staff.


2010 ONEBOOKAZ Curricula Workshop February 27, 2010
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The 2010 ONEBOOKAZ adult title is The Trunk Murderess: Winnie Ruth Judd by Jana Bommersbach, and the 2010 ONEBOOKAZ for Kids title is The Three Little Javelinas / Los Tres Pequenos Jabalies by Susan Lowell.

Learn how to use the books in programming and instruction at your library by attending this workshop! Renee Simms will present her Readers Guide for The Trunk Murderess. Ann Ewbank, the ASU Young Writers Program, and the Arizona Geographic Alliance will also present The Three Little Javelinas curricula they created for grades K-12.

2011 ONEBOOKAZ Education Workshop February 26, 2011
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The 2011 ONEBOOKAZ adult title is Hopi Summer: Letters from Ethel to Maud by Carolyn Davis, and the 2011 ONEBOOKAZ for Kids title is Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac.

Learn how to use the books in programming and instruction at your library by attending this workshop! ASU Libraries, the Arizona Geographic Alliance, and the ASU Young Writers Program will present a Reader's Guide and curricula materials.

2014 ONEBOOKAZ Present Digital Publishing with Craig Michael Curtis and the ONEBOOKAZ winning authors Carnegie Center, Phoenix
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Craig Michael Curtis, self-published author of The Other Side  of the Gate and founding member of the independent filmmaking company, Squishy Studios, will discuss his journey with digital publishing and share lessons that every aspiring writer should know.

Meet the 2014 ONEBOOKAZ authors:

  • Mike Giglio
  • Garry Rogers
  • Stephen Hirst

www.onebookaz.org

Public Invited! 

Registration not required

Counts for 2 contact hours of continuing education credit.

401(a) Plan vs. 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Juan Sandoval from Deferred Compensation will discuss the differences bewtween these two plans and answer your questions.

 

5th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries Hosted by the Salt River Tribal Library
April 14, 2008

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This is the 5th Gathering of Tribal Library staff. It’s time to gather the flock and share the knowledge of our libraries that serve our Native Communities. Pack up and count your chicks and carefully transport them to the Salt River Tribal Library where we will share in the commodities of our labors.

Special Guest Speaker: Sandy Littletree, 2006 Graduate of the University of Texas @ Austin School of Information

Our focus will be the Business end of joining AzLA as a Special Interest Group. Come prepared to have your say on how this will affect you and your library.
6th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: Prevention through the Preservation of Traditions September 29, 2008
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This is the 6th Gathering of Tribal Library staff. Once again, it’s time to gather the flock and share the knowledge of our libraries that serve our Native Communities. Pack up and count your chicks and carefully transport them to the Arizona Health Sciences Library where we will share in the commodities of our labors. The theme of this Gathering is on health information with topics on HIV/AIDS awareness, diabetes, sex education and traditional foods. In addition, a dinner will be held at the home of Sandy Kramer on Sunday September 28th. Please email Pat Auflick by September 19th if you are planning on attending the dinner. Her email address is: pauflick@ahsl.arizona.edu. In addition, please register for Gathering by September 19th.
7th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: Confronting 21st Century Social & Safety Issues November 6th
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Come join Arizona Tribal Librarians for the 7th Gathering.  This Gathering will focus on the important issue of safety in our tribal libraries during these turbulent times.  Topics include addressing dropouts, gangs, and library policies.

The Ak-Chin Indian Community Library will be hosting the event.  A block of rooms has been set aside at the Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino.  To receive the conference room rate of $50, use the following code when making your room reservation: AKCNOV5.  The cutoff date to reserve a room is October 26th.  Please call 480-802-3002 to make reservations.

IMPORTANT: The Gathering will be held at the Ak-Chin Indian Community Service Center, 48227 E. Farrell Rd. Maricopa, AZ 85139

NOTE: Join Gertie Lopez and Kedra Lewis from the San Xavier Tribal Library for an informal "Ice Breaker" on Thursday, November 5th at the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library from 6-8 p.m.  Also, "Go on a Bear Hunt" with Jeffrey Stoffer, Ak-Chin Library Assisitant.

8th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: Planning for the Future April 30th, 2010 San Xavier Learning Center
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Join tribal library professionals for the 8th Tribal Library Gathering.  The event will begin with opening remarks from the Chairman of the Tohno O'odham nation, followed by a panel discusion of tribal library leaders on the topic of the origins of the Gathering.  Participants will then help define future needs and topics for the Gathering.

Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Venito Garcia Library.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels:
- Hotel Tucson City Center, 1-888-784-8324 or www.hoteltucsoncitycenter.com, ask for the TRIBAL RATE
- Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel, 1-877-777-4212 or www.desertdiamondcasino.com, attendee code: Venito

9th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: The Nitty Gritty of Early Literacy October 7th & 8th 2010, Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Library
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The Tribal Librarians of Arizona invite you to their 9th Gathering of Tribal Libraries at the Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Library. This event is being hosted by the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Tribal Library, and will start on October 7th with an evening dinner and library tour from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Various early literacy presentations will begin on October 8th from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Breakfast will be provided at 8:00 a.m.
A Practical Guide to Managing Library Projects June 18, 2009
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Join Karen Ramsey, a human resource consultant and leadership coach, with extensive experience improving processes for nonprofit organizations, for an interactive discussion on project management.  During the session, participants will:

  • Have a discussion/brainstorming session around areas that may cause delays in effectively managing grant deliverables.
  • Explain a structured process to create an effective work plan and have the group spend time during the workshop working through tactics, action steps and work steps.
  • Discuss how to integrate their newly created plan (which will be partially completed during the workshop) into their calendars and daily lives.  Talk about ideas and techniques to hold themselves accountable for delivering on commitments to the plan.
  • Review the potential delays list created at the beginning of the session to ensure all were discussed in the session and have possible solutions for each.

Karen, a published author and national speaker, is a graduate of the College of William and Mary with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  Karen also has a Masters degree in Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Certified Professional Coach (ACC), and holds a certification in Process Improvement and The Birkman Method.

A Series of Teleconferences: Soaring to Excellence - 2003-2004
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DESCRIPTION: Seven teleconferences--3 in the Soaring to Excellence Series, 2 in the Reference Series and 2 others--are offered this year at 9 locations around the state, beginning October 10, 2003. The Soaring to Excellence teleconference focus is toolkits for advancing one's library career.
Please contact the following sites for specific downlink location and registration information:
Paradise Valley-602.787.7222
Prescott-928.717.7476
Tucson-520.621.1503
Sierra Vista-520.515.5383
Glendale-623.845.3120
Show Low-928.532.4073
Mesa-480.461.7669
Yuma-928.782.1891 x 110
Holbrook-928.524.7404
A Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Can Work for You, Too! Aug. & Sept. (5 locations)
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Participation in Teen Advisory Boards (TABs) fosters a sense of ownership and responsibility for libraries among teens, builds positive youth development and encourages development of lifelong reading habits as well as library support. This fun & informative workshop will teach you how to start a new TAB or enliven an existing one. You will learn the many reasons why TABs are important, how to effectively start and run a group, and how to trouble-shoot via "what-if" scenarios. You'll also explore an array of valuable programs, activities, and events that teens can do.

Presenter Diane Tuccillo has been an English teacher, received her MLS from Rutgers, and was the Young Adult Coordinator at the City of Mesa Library for 24 years. Diane's book, Library Teen Advisory Group was published in 2005. She has written numerous articles and reviews and has presented in local, state and national forums. Diane is currently the President-Elect of the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the Natl Council of Teachers of English, and will be teaching a virtual course, Young Adults and Public Libraries for SIRLS in 2006.

RECEIVE DIANE'S BOOK FREE COMPLIMENTS OF AZ STATE LIBRARY!

Learning Objectives:
1. To become aware of the 5 basic traits of teenagers and understand how they apply to work with teens on (TABs)
2. To learn the justifications for having a TAB and to be able to apply those justifications to individual library settings.
3. To understand how funding relates to running a successful TAB and learn ways to make fundraising happen
4. To learn the ten steps to a successful TAB, and how to make each step work in building a new or developing an already-formed TAB
5. To discover a variety of special programs, projects and activities that can make TABs flourish, depending on their individual missions, visions, goals, and objectives
6. To go out and start a brand new TAB, or embark on a plan to improve an existing TAB

A Vist with ADE: Working Together to Promote Early Literacy through the State Literacy Plan September 9, 2011; Carnegie Center - Phoenix
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Come discuss ways libraries can support early literacy through the new State Literacy Plan with Amy Corriveau, Deputy Associate Superintendent and Head Start State Collaboration Director, and Terry Doolan, Professional Development Specialist, in Early Childhood Education at the Arizona Department of Education. This is the first conversation of its type in Arizona, and we invite library administrators to join library staff members as we talk about:

  • Systems Building
  • Standards
  • The Literacy Plan
  • Effective Instructional Strategies
  • Beyond the Scope of Literacy.

For more information on early learning standards, see:http://www.ade.az.gov/earlychildhood/downloads/EarlyLearningStandards.pdf

A Webinar Chat with the Library Development Team
Join members of the Library Development Division in an informal discussion of timely matters to the library community.

This month we will be talking about Connect2Compete, a nation-wide partnership to provide low-cost computers, Internet access, and digital literacy training.

Currently in pilot testing, C2C is slated to expand to all 50 states in the spring of 2013. Libraries are expected to become key players in C2C through partners, IMLS & ALA.

For more information visit http://www.connect2compete.org

Login instructions for the webinar will be emailed to all registrants on the day before the webinar. Please check to see that your contact information in your profile is current. You may check it by clicking on "My Profile" in the left navigation bar.

A.L.I.V.E.-Arizona Library Institute Virtual Extension Monthly Blended Learning: March, April, May
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The Arizona Library Institute Virtual Extension (ALIVE) offers an exciting opportunity for library education, camaraderie & professional growth. You can participate in ALIVE by participating in one of the online WebJunction classes and monthly discussion. Education components include: self-paced WebJunction course, short homework assignment, on-line discussions, and a monthly Live Classroom discussion.

To participate in ALIVE, go to http://az.webjunction.org/716 and follow the instructions to register for the upcoming session.

ABCs of Early Literacy with Dr. Billie Enz
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GOAL 3:   ...support families and children so children will be performing at grade level in reading by 3rd grade 

For all staff - practical hints for parents - handouts, websites, books and other sources for staff and parents - tips for parents on how to talk to teachers or school districts to get reading help

Accessing and Using Economic Census Data Friday, August 27, 2010; Carnegie Center or Webinar
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Presenters from the United States Census Bureau will share valuable information on accessing and using the latest Economic Census data.  Goals for the 3-hour workshop are: 

* New users learn about the range of data about businesses available from the Census Bureau, including both the Economic Census and more frequent data sets.

* Experienced users learn about new features of the data, comparability issues, and qualifications of the data.

* Attendees gain skills in accessing Economic Census data in American FactFinder.

* Attendees have the opportunity to tell others about their own practical applications of the data and learn what others are doing.

Accessing Virtual Content Workshop January 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 2011 and February 1, 2, 2011
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This workshop will include E-readers, Databases, and Library Websites

ADA: Serving All Customers Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Learn how ADA applies to customer service at the Library with techniques for communication, etiquette and accommodation for specific situations.
Adapting a Story for Puppets February 2, 2008
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Great Arizona Puppet Theater has over 60 shows in its repertoire, many adapted from familiar stories. Learn how to take advantage of puppetry's unique advantages and limitations in developing a script for a puppet show.
Adult Collection Management Meeting Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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Discuss issues of adult collection management.
Adult Level Materials Collection Meeting

1-1:30 Introduction to Profiles

1:30-2:15 Adult Fiction Discussion

2:15-3 Adult Sciences Discussion

3-3:45 Adult Humanities Discussion

3:45-4 Wrap Up

 

Adult Readers' Advisory - Foundations and Practice Thursday, September 6, 2007
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Learn the value of adult readers' advisory and develop your personal readers' advisory toolkit.
Adult Services for the 21st Century Summit: Living Longer, Living Better August 4 & 5, 2011
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Arizona public and academic librarians are invited to attend this two-day summit where they will learn how libraries can engage adults in new programs and services. The sessions will focus on

  • brain health as a model for planning library programs and services
  • health,
  • finances,
  • information literacy,
  • storytelling/book discussion for adults

There will also be an opportunity to network with potential partner organizations throughout Arizona communities. A total of 75 slots are available. Up to 40 public librarians coming from more than 50 miles are eligible to receive reimbursement for travel costs. For more information, visit http://www.lib.az.us/extension/adult.aspx.

Note: if you are attending the "Adult Services for the 21st Century Summit," you should not sign up separately for Dr. Nussbaum's presentation since it is the keynote for the summit. 

Advanced Excel Microsoft Excel for Power Users
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A combination of Intermediate and Advanced Excel.  Plenty of time for questions.

Advanced Word Microsoft Word for Power Users
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A combinattion of Intermediate and Advanced Word techniques.  Plenty of time for questions.

All About LSTA Grants Workshop Several dates in January
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This workshop will prepare you to write an LSTA grant for the March 10, 2014 deadline. During the workshop, you’ll learn about the 2013-17 LSTA five-year plan and grant guidelines, as well as how to shape outcomes for winning projects. Highly recommended for those who plan to apply for an LSTA grant.

The workshop will include an overview of LSTA grants in Arizona; how to plan a grant project; tools and techniques for creating a solid evaluation plan; and new final reporting requirements.

All About Teens (& Disconnected Youth) with Debbie Taylor from Enoch Pratt Free Library
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Morning session will focus on relating to and understanding the needs of teens, concentrating on disconnected youth.  Emphasis on the practical - what to and Not to say and do!  Learn what programs and services are successful in reaching these teens.

Afternoon session - Best of Teen Books

All New LSTA Grant Workshop January 29 & February 1, 2008
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Learn about the new LSTA funding priorities as you prepare yourself to write an outstanding LSTA grant by attending an LSTA grant workshop this winter. LSTA grants are due March 17.
All Reading is Good Reading: Successful Teen Summer Reading Programs December 5, 6 & 7, 2007
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Summer reading can get stale fast. Discover ways to harness technology to meet the teen audience and infuse new life into your program at this interactive session! By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Make a case for establishing and developing a separate summer reading program for young adults - with INPUT from young adults.
  • Examine the nuts and bolts of planning, executing and evaluating a summer reading program for young adults
  • Discover best young adult summer reading program practices in the US
  • Leave with at least three new ideas to spice up your program.
  • All Staff Meeting

    Two meeting times available.

    Analyzing Documents & Photographs April 6, 2010
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    by Melanie Sturgeon and Wendi Goen, History & Archives

    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
    Approaches to Relaxation March 1, 2007
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    Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Archives 101 Workshop Archives 101 Workshop
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    A PRACTICAL, ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FOR THOSE WHO WORK WITH HISTORICAL RECORDS BUT ARE NOT TRAINED ARCHIVISTS!
    The Basic of Archives is for people who work or volunteer in organizations that deal with the past -— whether it’s a museum, historic house, the city clerk’s office, the library’s local history room, a historic site, or a college archives. You’ll get practical advice, sample forms and policies, and learn basic practices you need to follow so that you can collect, protect, and help people use the historical treasures in your care.

    In this workshop you’ll learn:
    • What historical records are—and aren’t.
    • How to decide what to keep so you have historical records that people want to use.
    • How to make sure you have legal title to your collections.
    • How to handle collections when you get them so you know what you’ve got and where it’s at.
    • How to protect your collections from theft.
    • How to deal with copyright issues.
    • What tools you need to create to help users find the information in your collections.
    • How to take care of historical records so they are preserved and can be used in the future.
    • How to let people know what you have and how to get people excited about using your collections.
    • And—where to go when you need help!

    NOTE: SIRLS STUDENTS (ONLY) PLEASE CONTACT LIZ GARLAND BY PHONE TO REGISTER 602-926-3720
    Arizona Archives Summit

    In this working meeting, archivists will be discussing social media, donor relations, electronic records, tribal and ethnic oral histories and under-documented communities.

    If you wish to attend both days of the Summit, please be sure to register for both days separately.

    If you are a SIRLS student, please register here and add SIRLS Student as occupation.

    Arizona Convocation Convocation 2009 March 1 & 2, 2009
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    If you work with an Arizona cultural institution, this is THE event to:

  • Engage with over 200 dynamic people from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations
  • Think about ways to sustain your institution into the future with Linda Abraham-Silver, President and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland
  • Learn more about Arizona’s soon-to-be completed Musical Instrument Museum from its President and Director

    There is no cost to attend the 2009 Convocation. All meals are provided free of charge. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations. Convocation takes place Sunday evening and all day Monday.

    YOU MUST REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

  • Arizona Convocation 2004 Share Your Voice, Share Your Vision, Build Your Story
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    There is no cost to attend the 2004 convocation.   Attendeees are responsible for their hotel accommodations and are welcome to bring a guest.  Although there is no cost to attend the convocation, we do request guests pay for their meals.  Meal and hotel information is provided during this registration process. 

    IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION, PLEASE CALL KRISTI AT 602.258.4686.

    **NOTE FOR ASLAPR STAFF**

    Agency staff does not need to make hotel reservations for Sunday, February 29, 2004.  A room with two queen beds will automatically be reserved for you for Sunday night only.  You will be required to supply a credit card for incidentals upon check-in.  A confirmation of your convocation registration and hotel reservation will be sent by February 9, 2004. 

    For staff members wishing to stay on Saturday night, please note that you will be responsible for making Saturday night reservations.  Information for making hotel reservations is provided during this registration process.

    Arizona Convocation 2005 Beyond The Five Cs: Cultural Legacies
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    There is no cost to attend the 2005 Convocation. Attendeees are responsible for their hotel accommodations and are welcome to bring a guest. 
    Arizona EqualAccess in Action Experts & Practitioners in Lifelong Learning
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    This one-day event will provide insight into Arizona's plans and resources for older adults. Expert speakers and librarian practitioners will provide examples of initiatives and model programs. Participants will leave with practical tips and local contacts to assist in developing library services for Arizona's growing retirement-age population.
    Arizona EqualAccess in Action Experts & Practitioners in Lifelong Learning
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    Gain insight into research on successful aging strategies; learn about Arizona aging resources, plans and programs; take new ideas and local contacts back to your community; capture ideas from model programs to develop new services for lifelong learning.
    Arizona Guide to Grants Database Training

    Learn about this remarkable database - a searchable directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grantseekers.

     

    Arizona Libraries & The Affordable Care Act I Information & Resources
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    Join us online to get up-to-date information on the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Libraries are being touted nationally as places for individuals to get information and computer access to sign up for individual health insurance. Find out:

    • What the Health Insurance Marketplace is
    • Where Arizonans will sign up for individual coverage
    • When open enrollment will occur
    • What patron information resources are available & where you can get them
    • And more...


    Join Yamila El-Khayat of the Arizona Health Sciences Library about important resources you can use to help your patrons as the new law takes effect for them.

    Counts for 1 contact hour credit in Services.

    Arizona Libraries & The Affordable Care Act II Meet The Navigators
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    Arizona's official Navigators have been announced. Join us to hear a brief description of how Navigators and Certified Applications Counselors can help your patrons with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

    This will be your opportunity to get first-hand information from representatives of HHS, and the official Navigator grantees. Presenters will include:

    • Herb Schultz, Region IX US Health & Human Services
    • Allen Gjersvig, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
    • Cynthia Hudgins, Greater Phoenix Urban League, Inc.
    • Howard Eng, The Center for Rural Health, UA
    • Floribella Redondo, Campesinos Sin Fronteras

    You will also learn how you can connect to Navigators, Certified Applications Counselors, & other resources in your region of the state through the Cover Arizona website, http://coveraz.org.

    Counts for 1 contact hour in Services.

    Arizona Library Institute
    Arizona Power March 20, 2007
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    Teacher-Librarian Information Specialists Debra LaPlante and Sally Roof will share strategies from their book, Arizona Power, for public and school librarians to provide resources to parents and students that will support the state's curriculum standards. Attendees will receive the book on CD, from which they can reproduce useful guides for parents.
    Arizona Public Library Statistics Workshop August 25 & 31, 2010
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    These three-hour workshops will walk you through the collection and reporting of the annual public library statistics. Most of the time will be spent reviewing the entire process, but some time will be spent looking at the new measures. Bring your login/password information and your laptop; we’ll spend some time working with Bibliostat, the online collection tool you will use to record your information. Laptops will be provided to those who do not bring one. This session is recommended for those new to collecting and reporting library statistics, as well as new library managers who supervise the process. Anyone needing a refresher is welcome to attend. Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Administration
    Arizona Public Library Statistics Workshop
    This public library statistics workshop is designed to help those new to submitting library stats, and to provide a review for those already familiar with the process.  We'll talk about why libraries submit statistics, discuss the different statistics that are collected, talk about what’s new, and answer any and all questions.
    Arizona Reading Program Workshops January 14, 28, 31; February 7; March 4
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    Ideas will be shared for ways to implement reading programs with the 2011 Travel/Multicultural Literature theme. There will be discussion of how to promote the program, the use of incentives, and the benefits and challenges of using the Summer Reader software provided by the State Library. After lunch, local facilitators will lead participants in sharing program ideas for all ages - babies, children, teens, adults, and families.
    Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, Law Collection
    Arizona Takes Shape

    A new exhibit, Arizona Takes Shape, will open Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, at the Arizona Capitol Museum. The Arizona Territorial Brass will perform and The Rough Rider’s Historical Association will be in period uniforms. Both are from Prescott and making a rare appearance at the State Capitol. Celebrated author, historian, and Arizona Historical Society Central Division Director, Dr. John Langellier, will dedicate the Rough Rider Flag exhibit at Noon.

    Arizona Takes Shape explores how the Mexican American War and the Gadsden Purchase shaped the Civil War and the creation of Arizona:

    • History at Your Fingertips, an interactive touch screen will allow users to get familiar with those who laid the groundwork for statehood by searching through thousands of digitized pages of historic Arizona newspapers on the Arizona Digital Newspaper Project.
    • Rough Rider’s Flag. Carried by troops under the command of Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish American War, this special artifact was the only national flag carried in the conflict. Now housed in new state-of-the-art display case making the flag available to view year round. The new exhibit will be dedicated at noon.
    • Learn the Address: participate in this national social networking project to have Americans record themselves reciting the Gettysburg Address.

    Visit www.azlibrary.gov/azcm for more !

    Arizona Women's History Symposium Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight
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    The Arizona Women's History Alliance presents "Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight," a symposium dedicated to Arizona women’s history, to be held on March 28-29, 2014 at the Chandler Gilbert Community College. Please click here for a detailed description of the event as well as the program of events.

    Artistic Storytelling Yuma 9/10, Prescott 9/24, Phoenix 9/25, Tucson 9/26
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    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.

    Artists and Performers Expo 2010 February 3, 2010
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    If you plan library programs or write grants to fund them, you won't want to miss the Artists & Performers Expo 2010. The agenda will include short presentations by 15 selected artists and performers to highlight their work with reading programs in libraries.  Showcasing will be followed by time to discuss potential projects with all exhibitors.  Librarians and other attendees should register for the session from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Artists and performers wishing to participate should register online for the session from 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Email Gloria Rojel (grojel@lib.az.us) for an application to showcase. 

    Artists and Performers Expo 2011 February 24, 2011
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    If you plan library programs or write grants to fund them, you won't want to miss the Artists & Performers Expo 2011. The agenda will include short presentations by 15 selected artists and performers to highlight their work with reading programs in libraries. Showcasing will be followed by time to discuss potential projects with all exhibitors. Librarians and other attendees should register for the session from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Artists and Performers Expo 2013 Carnegie Center, Phoenix
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    If you plan library programs or write grants to fund them, you won't want to miss the Artists and Performers Expo 2013. The agenda will include short presentations by selected artists and performers to highlight their work with reading programs in libraries. Showcasing will be followed by time to discuss potential projects with all exhibitors. Librarians and other attendees should register for the session from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Artists and performers should register for the session from noon to 4:30 p.m.

    Assessing the Value of Books Locations around the state August 2006 - January 2007
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    So many books so little time. Which ones have value?

    Do you ever notice book collectors and appraisers at your library book sales and wonder if you should raise the prices on certain books? Learn how you can you maximize revenue while minimizing your investment of time. Books have properties that will allow you to pick out "the good ones" from the rest. Is it 100% fool proof? No. Will you improve your odds of finding the valuable books among all you handle? Yes. Can you determine which books have value without looking everything up on the Internet? Yes!

    Participants will be able to...
    1. Know where to begin to determine if they have a first edition.
    2. Identify at least 10 factors that can make a book valuable.
    3. Identify 3 physical properties of a book that point to value.
    4. Identify THE one factor that reduces value.
    5. Begin the internet research process.

    This is a valuable workshop for library friends groups that have book sales and library staff members given by Mary Billings, Tucson Friends Manager. All participants will receive a copy of McBride’s Book Collecting for Fun and Profit.

    Audio-Visual Basics

    Purpose:   1). To understand the collection development plans for purchasing and replacing DVD  and music formats.  2.) To understand the varying formats of audio-visual materials so as to determine, when making or requesting replacements, what version is the correct version to select.   3). To offer resources for looking up information for selecting and replacing audio-visual materials.                    

    Author Jon Talton at the Arizona State Library The Big Read: The Valley Reads the Maltese Falcon
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    From September 13 through October 12, communities across the Valley are reading Dashiell Hammett’s thrilling mystery novel, The Maltese Falcon. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records celebrates the art of mystery-writing by presenting author and columnist Jon Talton. Jon returns to Phoenix to discuss his Arizona-based David Mapstone mysteries, his upcoming novels and Arizona issues. Jon is a fourth-generation Arizonan who worked for the Arizona Republic from 2000 to 2007 as a columnist. He now lives in Seattle, where he is a columnist for the Seattle Times and runs the blog Rogue Columnist (www.roguecolumnist.com). Jon will be available for questions and to sign books. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
    AZ InfoPort Focus Groups September 11 & September 12, 2007
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    The Arizona State Library wants your help in envisioning a new model of resource sharing. Please join us for either one of two focus groups in September to help develop an Arizona web portal for resource sharing, with a current working title of AZ InfoPort. Share your needs and challenges so that we ensure that every Arizona citizen has equitable access to high quality library services. You don’t need a techy background or even a working knowledge of the web to participate in these focus groups. We’re looking for ideas about what your patrons and customers needs, and how a one-stop, statewide web site could help meet those needs.

    Willem Scholten will lead the meeting. He is Executive Director of Learning Access Institute (LAI) of Seattle, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing new technologies to enhance access to information and learning opportunities, especially in rural communities. LAI is deeply interested in libraries, particularly those which may never have automated, or have struggled to keep their systems up-to-date. Richard Akeroyd, former State Librarian for the State of New Mexico will also assist us with this project. He has worked as Director of Library Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and worked closely with Willem in developing the Foundation's Native American Access to Technology Program (NAATP)

    AzGAB Annual Workshop
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    AzGenShare Workshop
    Program and discussion on publicizing our societies and increasing our membership. Special presentation "From Blah to Bodacious": How to visually make our presence noticed featuring Marian Shepherd and Joel Ayala, Arizona Capitol Museum Exhibit Curators.
    AZHealthInfo
    From the Arizona Health Sciences Library. The following topics will be covered: 10-11 Consumer Health & Spanish Language Resources 11-12 Prescription Drug Info 1-2 Turning Point/Public Health Information & Health Reference Interview 2-3 PubMed (Medline)- clinical medical information
    Back to Basics: Ritz-Carlton Style October 9, 2007 9-11 a.m.
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    Practical information for front-line staff (Librarians, LAs, Circ Attendants, Clerks, Guards, Pages, Catalogers, Secretaries, etc.)and their supervisors to use to provide exemplary customer service. Learn how the #1 Customer Service icon - the Ritz-Carlton, has earned their reputation and what you can do to model library service using the Ritz-Carlton style.
    Back to the Beach: A Reader's Advisory Workshop Tuesday May 13, 2014
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    Join us for our annual celebration of great books for vacation reading! Guest author Shona Patel, the daughter of an Assam tea planter, drew upon her personal observations and experiences to create the vivid characters and setting for Teatime for the Firefly. An honors graduate in English literature from Calcutta University, Ms. Patel has won several awards for creative writing and is a trained graphic and architectural designer.

    ". . . Those who enjoy historical fiction and portraits of foreign cultures will surely love this book." -Library Journal

    In addition, we will have booktalk presentations for perfect beach reading! The author’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

    3 contact hours credit in Readers Advisory

    Back to the Book: Readers’ Advisory in a Time of Change January 29, 2009
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    Why does Readers’ Advisory matter in a time when computers seem to be taking over the library? Lesa Holstine, Library Manager at the Velma Teague Branch Library in Glendale, AZ, will help you take the fear out of Readers’ Advisory. In a hands-on class, you’ll discuss the importance of books in today’s library, evaluate your own book knowledge, and discuss print and online resources available to help you work with the public. In addition, you’ll learn some of the tricks to successful Readers’ Advisory.

    Lesa Holstine, Library Manager at the Velma Teague Branch Library in Glendale, is convinced that many of our patrons still use books because of our popular collections. She has taught Readers’ Advisory classes in Florida and Arizona. Much of her time is spent discussing books on her popular blog, Lesa’s Book Critiques.
    Based on Books
    This workshop will fill your bookbag with flannel, prop and puppet stories based on the latest picture books. Ideas will include interactive fun for babies and preschoolers. Bring a favorite new book and join in the fun as we try to take it from page to prop. Network with colleagues as you create a new story. Please bring: scissors, white glue and markers.
    Basic Book Repair Globe Public Library
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    This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but the workshop will address specific, common repairs:

    • Re-inserting loose pages
    • Broken spines
    • Torn header caps
    • Ripped & torn pages, etc.

    Each participant should bring the following:

    • One or two new or new-like paperbacks to demonstrate covering techniques,
    • A hardbound book with book jacket to demonstrate application of jacket covers,
    • A stapled book or magazine,
    • A hardbound book needing repair,
    • A "naked" hardbound book, i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket.

    Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials. There will be a drawing for a free kit.

    Presenter, Kary Barth, Regional Sales Manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990.

    Formerly the National Library Sales Manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US.

    Limited to 20 participants. Counts as 3 contact hours in Collections.

    BBCL - Emergency Evacuation Training for Central Library Staff
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    Learn what to do and where to go in the the event of a fire alarm or building emergency.  This training is intended for staff new to Burton Barr Central Library and those who would like to be better informed about emergency procedures.

    Class size is limited to 10.

    Register on e-CHRIS

    ·         http://echris.phoenix.gov

    Bend to Mend February 27, 2007
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    Designed to provide information on: the benefits to stretching and flexibility, how it enhances your mental and physical fitness, reduces risk of injury, muscle soreness and tension.
    Best in Business: Arizona Commerce Authority Presents the Most Valuable Resources for a Small Business Startup Best in Business Webinar Series - #2
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    Join the Arizona Commerce Authority for a presentation on some of the most valuable resources for small business startups and entrepreneurs. The ACA maintains a Small Business Services division aimed specifically to serve the small business community. Their resources are among some of the most useful and effective when beginning a small business. In this webinar you will be guided through an online tutorial of using these resources.

    Presented by Cheryl Lopez. Ms Lopez maintains an online Checklist Program that serves as Arizona’s primary source of business licensing and resource information to assist and enable business growth statewide. Prior to working for the Arizona Commerce Authority, she was the License Services Assistant for the City of Peoria, where she assisted in the development, implementation and oversight of the sales tax/business licensing programs for nine years.

    *Counts for 1 contact hour in Services to the Public

    Best in Business: Arizona Commerce Authority Presents the Most Valuable Resources for a Small Business Startup
    Cheryl Lopez presents the online Checklist Program, Arizona’s primary source of business licensing and resource information. Cheryl Lopez works for the Arizona Commerce Authority and has several years of experience in licensing work. She will cover valuable business information resources including:Business Checklist Guidelines; Business Counseling and Assistance Programs; Financial Options and Funding Sources; Procurement Opportunities; Networking in the Business Community; Registering your business entity and Filing a trade name; Business Licensing and Sales Tax; Hiring employee requirements; and City/town compliances. At the end of this program, entrepreneurs and service providers have a better understanding of licensing requirements in Arizona and will be familiar with a wide variety of useful business resources. Optional tour of the State Library’s law and research collections to follow.
    Best in Business: Meet Gangplank Best in Business Webinar Series - #3
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    Join Gangplank for a presentation on their resources for small business startups and entrepreneurs. "Gangplank is a place for creators. When diverse backgrounds and ideas collide, those moments provide the necessary fuel to innovate. Gangplank provides the infrastructure, both physical and social, for this to happen. We serve as a place for people to explore their creativity, then challenge them to build their ideas into a viable startup – forging a vibrant economy in the process." Gangplank is hoping to develop a strong partnership with libraries statewide in order to better increase support to the small business community.

    Presented by Trish Gillam.

    *Counts for 1 contact hour in Services to the Public

    Best in Business: Pima County Public Library’s Best Practices for Serving the Small Business Community Best in Business Webinar Series - #4
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    The Pima County Public Library has been assisting the small business community in Pima County since 1990. The Pima County Public Library has developed some excellent practices for serving the small business community. Join us to hear some of the best library business services practices that have been successful.

    Presented by Deborah Brown. Deborah is a Business Librarian at the Pima County Public Library’s Joel D. Valdez Main Library located in downtown Tucson, Arizona. She specializes in working closely with the local small business community in the Tucson area to help entrepreneurs who are starting or expanding an existing business. She speaks frequently at business workshops held at the Pima County Public Library, and at local business assistance agencies, including the Tucson chapter of the Small Business Development Center, the Microbusiness Advancement Center, and SCORE, about topics ranging from market research to business planning. She also is a member of the Pima County Public Library’s Job Help program development team.

    *Counts for 1 contact hour in Services to the Public

    Best in Business: Seven Easy Steps to Supporting Small Business & Entrepreneurs in Your Community Best in Business Webinar Series - #1
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    Are you looking to start or improve services to small businesses and entrepreneurs? Get busy serving the needs of the small business community with these seven easy systematic steps providing you with the tools you need to identify service gaps between current conditions and desired outcomes. Understanding the needs of your small business community and what resources you need including: the people, place and space, library services, partnerships, outreach and marketing. Librarians will find that they already have many of the resources a small business startup is looking for! A worksheet will guide you through each step identifying gaps between current conditions and desired outcomes.

    Presented by Paula Wilson. Paula is a business owner, librarian, and ALA author (Library Web Sites, 100 Ready-to-use Pathfinders for the Web). She has worked at three public library systems (Providence Public Library, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, and Maricopa County Library District) during her twenty-plus year library career. In 2005, she brought her research and reference skills into the business world and built, bought and sold three businesses in the last eight years. She is now a library consultant, independent researcher and business owner.

    *Counts for 1 contact hour in Services to the Public

    Beyond the Basic Book Club: Reading Programs for Adults March 11, 2008
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    Kicking off this event will be an inspirational talk by Dr. Neal Lester, a professor at ASU who is passionate about literacy. Then library staff will explore such questions as:
  • What is the role of technology (blogs, hand-helds, etc.) in adult reading programs?
  • Does watching the movie version of a book "count?" What about listening to the book being read?
  • What are some good ways to find out what adults really want to read?
  • Should the adult reading program be part of the summer reading program?
    Join your colleagues in a brainstorming, idea-popping, innovative look at programming for adult readers.
  • Big Picture Presentation: “Framing the BIG Idea” June 5, 2013
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    Kimber Lanning, founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, will share her insights on building a movement around a BIG idea. When the recession threatened to devastate local businesses in 2007, Kimber brought the community together around a simple idea – that money spent with local companies provides greater benefits to the local community. Local First Arizona now has almost 2,200 business members, hosts numerous successful events, such as the sellout Devour Phoenix, and has won countless awards.

    Counts for 2 hours in Leadership.

    Big Picture Presentation: Authentic Leadership: Leading with Heart, Integrity, and Values May 13, 2009
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    Big Picture Presentation: Authentic Leadership: Leading with Heart, Integrity, and Values May 13, 2009
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    Big Picture Presentation: Authentic Leadership: Leading with Heart, Integrity, and Values May 13, 2009
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    Dawn Peters, Human Resources Director for Mayo Clinic Arizona will join us to share her insights and experience in developing “authentic leadership.” People are often referred to as our most important human resource asset – and the ability to lead an organization with humility, purpose, and values sets the tone for the environment which enhances or dampers operational excellence. Ms. Peters will highlight characteristics of authentic leaders, identify leadership derailers, and how to manage and lead to create a high performance organization where a nurturing environment brings out the best in your employees.

    Library Practitioner Certification Competency: 1.5 hrs. Foundations

    Big Picture Presentation: Body, Mind and Soul: Politics for Effective Library Leaders April 15, 2009
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    Elizabeth R. Miller, retired Assistant City Manager and Former Library Director, Tucson AZ, will discuss the many ways to engage your body, mind and soul in advocating for your institution and community. Liz believes strongly in the importance of education and learning, and in the power of all members in a community working together to bring about positive change. Liz is the Senior Advisor to the International City-County Management Association (ICMA) Public Library Initiative--a grant program in conjunction with the Gates Foundation that is providing grants to encourage Public Library Directors and City/County Managers to work together on critical community issues.

    Library Practitioner Certification Competency: 1.5 hrs. Foundations

    Big Picture Presentation: Brain Health Across the Lifespan: Implications for Libraries How Libraries Can Help Patrons Stay Mentally Sharp Throughout Their Lives
    August 4, 9-11 a.m. - Carnegie Center, Phoenix

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    Since 80% of the 38,000 adults over 50 who responded to the 2010 AARP Member Opinion Survey indicated "Staying Mentally Sharp" as their top ranked interest and concern, a compelling case can be made that libraries who want to engage adults should offer programming that promotes a healthy brain lifestyle.

    Join us as nationally recognized author and speaker, clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Paul Nussbaum, describes the brain and how to keep it healthy as we age.

    Dr. Nussbaum's Brain Health Lifestyle model provides a template for libraries that want to offer programming and services for their adult patrons with a view to helping them stay mentally sharp. For more information on maintaining a healthy brain lifestyle visit Dr. Nussbaum's website: http://www.paulnussbaum.com

    Seating is limited so sign up today.

    Note: if you are attending the "Adult Services for the 21st Century Summit," you should not sign up separately for Dr. Nussbaum's presentation since it is the keynote for the summit.

    Big Picture Presentation: Building Community Relationships March 2, 2011
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    The Vice President and the Neighborhood Relations Manager of the John C. Lincoln Health Network will speak about Asset-Based Community Development, which is a way of seeing communities as rich in the talents, abilities and capacities of its people, organizations and institutions. They will highlight ways that John C. Lincoln has embraced this and become a successful instrument for change in Sunnyslope.
    Big Picture Presentation: Challenge the Process April 4, 2012
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    Join us to hear our Big Picture speaker share her thoughts on leadership, taking informed risks and searching for opportunities. Our speaker, Stella Pope Duarte, is a critically acclaimed author, educator, and human rights advocate. Critics have described her as a major new literary voice in America. Her works include: Fragile Night, Let Their Spirits Dance, If I Die in Juárez and Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories. Ms. Duarte has won honors and awards nationwide, including a 2009 American Book Award, Southwest Book of the Year Award, Arizona Book of the Year Award, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

    Ms. Duarte will have books for sale and signing after the program.

    Big Picture Presentation: Communicating as Part of a Team with former AZ Attorney General, Terry Goddard - April 7, 2011
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    Please join Phoenix Public Library for the April Big Picture session and hear from veteran Arizona leader and former Arizona Attorney General, Terry Goddard.
    Big Picture Presentation: Creating Community Dialogue May 14, 2008
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    For libraries to retain their significance in our society, we must work to engage as well as inform. It is crucial that libraries cultivate connections to help diverse ideas and communities thrive. Libraries must practice as well as promote dialogue and democracy by supporting not only the mind, but the heart and soul of our communities.

    Nancy Tessman recently retired from her position as Director of the Salt Lake City Public Library after thirty years of service. The City Library was named Library Journal's Library of the Year in 2006 following a decade of community development that culminated in the opening of the award-winning Main Library building. She has received the Distinguished Service Award and Librarian of the Year Awards from the Utah Library Association, was one of the originators of the Library Leadership Institute at Snowbird and has spoken at conferences throughout the world on the importance of community building in library service.
    Big Picture Presentation: Creating the Community of the Future - How Does the Library Fit In? October 21, 2008 - DATE CHANGE
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    Will Bruder, Principal Architect of will bruder+PARTNERS, will discuss his vision of the role and look of a public library within urban settings and political environments.

    Will Bruder has been quoted as saying, "Architecture has its pragmatic side, but it also needs to be a search for poetic possibilities....I look for the unique and special qualities of the real world and sift away layers of fashion and novelty to get to (human) simplicity, where there's something basic and good." He received his architectural registration in Arizona in 1974, and a BFA degree was conferred upon him in sculpture by the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
    Big Picture Presentation: Dance of Leadership May 4, 2011
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    Presenter Robert Denhardt is an ASU Regents Professor, Lincoln Professor of Leadership and Ethics as well as the Director of the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. He will speak about the art of leadership, employing material from art, music and dance to discover new ways of thinking about leadership and new ways of sharpening one’s leadership skills.
    Big Picture Presentation: Do You Have a Global Mindset? May 1, 2013
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    Do you have a global mindset? Who needs a global mindset? What if I never left Arizona? A Global Mindset is defined as a set of attributes and characteristics that help leaders better influence individuals, groups and organizations unlike themselves. Even here in Arizona we have a myriad of other cultures represented. Kay Keck, Ph.D., VP Full-time Programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management, will lead a session will look at what a global mindset is and how it might be useful to anyone who deals with other cultures, at home or abroad.

    Big Picture Presentation: Emotional Intelligence May 1st, 2013 - Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix
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    Presentation by Kay Keck, Ph.D., VP Full-time Programs at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

    Big Picture Presentation: Enable Others to Act May 2, 2012
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    Join us to hear our Big Picture speaker share her experience enabling others to act by fostering collaboration and trust in a major metropolitan newspaper. Nicole Carroll is the Executive Editor of The Arizona Republic and was inducted into the Cronkite School’s Alumni Hall of Fame.

    She has served as managing editor for features and innovation, features editor and assistant city editor among other positions at The Republic. A graduate of the Cronkite School at Arizona State University, she also has worked at USA Today and the East Valley Tribune.

    Big Picture Presentation: Encourage the Heart June 6, 2012
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    Join us to hear from Jackie Thompson, Community Affairs and Grassroots Manager of Southwest Airlines, Corporation. Since 1987, Southwest Airlines has lead the annual rankings in Customers service for the airline industry. Come and hear how leadership plays a key role in the culture of the company while empowering their Employees to offer Positively Outrageous Service.
    Big Picture Presentation: Framing a Big Idea June 5th, 2013 - Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix
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    Presentation by Kimber Lanning, Founder of Local First Arizona.

    Big Picture Presentation: How Human Resources Makes Your Library Tick March 17th, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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    Join national library human resources expert Paula Singer, President of the Singer Group, Inc. and explore key questions in library leadership. What do employees want? Why does it matter? What are current trends in human resources that matter the most for libraries? How can all employees make sure that public libraries exist to serve human needs?
    Big Picture Presentation: How to Lead a Change with Dan Heath Hassayampa Inn, Prescott
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    Join us at the historic Hassayampa Inn in Prescott to hear Dan Heath's dynamic presentation on How To Lead A Change based on his best-selling book, Switch.

    Dan Heath, a Senior Fellow at Duke University;s CASE Center, is the co-author (along with his brother, Chip) of 3 New York Times bestsellers, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, and Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. As a speaker, Dan is known for blending practical information with a funny and motivational style. He captivates audiences through his lessons on making ideas stick, knowing when change is necessary, and making better decisions.

    Dan is consistently one of the highest rated speakers nationally.

    Big Picture Presentation: Innovation in 21st Century Organizations June 1, 2011
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    Presentation Description: Keith Yaskin, an investigative journalist for Fox news has had a long and varied career in broadcasting. In this presentation, Mr.Yaskin, will discuss how news media relies on innovation to find new ways to present information to an ever changing public.

    Biography: Keith joined FOX 10 as a reporter in October 2000. He moved from the ABC station in Winston-Salem, NC. Before that, Keith worked for the NBC station in Washington, North Carolina. Keith also spent seven years writing for The Miami Herald and was an intern for CBS News in Chicago and in Quincy, IL. The Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association named Keith the 2006 "Reporter of the Year." He also has been honored with three first place Associated Press Awards and three Emmy Awards.

    Big Picture Presentation: Inspire a Shared Vision March 7, 2012
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    Join us to hear our Big Picture speaker share his experience envisioning the future and inspiring others to share that vision. Our speaker, Dr. Lattie Coor, is a highly regarded Arizona statesman and esteemed president emeritus of Arizona State University (1990-2002). As president of ASU, Dr. Coor elevated the university’s status as a major research institution with high-quality academics and a diverse student body. He is now chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona and founded the independent nonprofit organization in 2002. Its mission is to create an Arizona in which there are opportunities and quality of life for all citizens, now and in the future.
    Big Picture Presentation: Is There a Great Future for Libraries?: Library 2.0 in the Real World January 28, 2008
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    RSS, YouTube, Blogs, Wikis, Facebook, MySpace, and more! There is a global conversation going on right now about what the next generation of libraries will be like? It’s happening largely under the meme of Library 2.0. It’s the McLuhanesque hot web where true human interaction takes precedence over merely ‘cool’ information delivery and e-mail. It’s about putting information into the real context of our users’ lives, learning, research and play. It's also about being in the social spaces of our users. Libraries are social institutions. Concurrently, a group of information professionals are having a conversation about the vision for what Library 2.0 will look like in this Web 2.0 ecosystem. The future is coming fast and it’s BIG! What are the skills and competencies that Librarian 2.0 will need? MySpace and Facebook are just the tip of the iceberg! Come and hear an overview of Web 2.0 and a draft vision for Library 2.0 and an opinion about what adaptations we’ll need to make to thrive in this future scenario.

    Stephen Abram, MLS, is President 2008 of SLA and the past-President of the Canadian Library Association. He is Vice President Innovation for SirsiDynix and Chief Strategist for the SirsiDynix Institute. He was Publisher Electronic Information at Thomson after managing several libraries. Stephen was listed by Library Journal as one of the top 50 people influencing the future of libraries. He has received numerous honours and speaks regularly internationally. His columns appear in Information Outlook and Multimedia and Internet @ Schools, OneSource, Feliciter, Access, as well writing for Library Journal. He is the author of ALA Editions' Out Front with Stephen Abram

    Part of The Big Picture Presentation Series
    Big Picture Presentation: It Takes A Leader To Be Strategic-From Challenges to Champions May 19th, 2010
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    Strategic planning done right does not have to be difficult, but does take strong leadership.  No matter the size of the library or the size of your budget, strategic planning can help you and your staff focus on the same end game.  Discover the techniques to move from good to great!
     -  Participants will recognize the value of engaging staff and community in strategic planning
     -  Participants will understand how strategic planning is different from operational planning
     -  Participants will learn new techniques for achieving multi-year goals

    Melinda Cervantes has over 30 years professional experience as a librarian and administrator.  She received her Masters of Library Science degree from Kent State University, Ohio and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.  Melinda serves on the Urban Libraries Council Executive Board and in June 2009, was elected Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the ULC.  She is also a 2001 graduate of the Stanford University Leadership Institute and the 1997 recipient of the Arizona Librarian of the Year Award.

    Melinda has been the Executive Director and County Librarian of the Santa Clara County Library since 2002.  Before joining Santa Clara County, Melinda held administrative positions with Contra Costa County Library (CA), Tigard Public Library (OR), Pinal County Library District (AZ); and management positions in public, community college, university, special and school libraries in Arizona, Alaska and Ohio.

    Big Picture Presentation: Leading Change July 15, 2008
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    Scott Jacobson, Consultant, Strategic Change Management and former Executive Director of Valley Leadership, will present a dynamic, thought-provoking Big Picture session on Leading Change. He will explore the chaos of the world today and the role of "thought Leaders" in our society (especially as individuals who are guardians and purveyors of thought).

    As an early advocate of developing shared values and a grander vision for corporations and their employees, Scott Jacobson is among the leaders of a culture change movement that is transforming today’s organizations. He bring to strategic culture change a deep understanding of strategic planning, marketing and communications, as well as extensive experience in issue management and cultural diversity.
    Big Picture Presentation: Leading With Laughter Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix
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    Scott Jacobsen, Director of Strategic Change Management, is among the leaders of a culture change movement that is transforming today's organizations. In this 2-hour presentation, Scott offers insight into humor as an effective messaging tool and assessing one's own abilities to be humorous in public.

    What's funny about politics? Politicians! What's funny to you? Leaders you consider funny may not be able to tell a joke! Discover the thin line between humor & tragedy.

    Counts for 2 contact hours in Leadership.

    Big Picture Presentation: Model the Way February 1, 2012
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    Leaders establish principles concerning the way customers and employees should be treated and the way goals should be pursued. They create standards of excellence and then set an example for others to follow. Learn about leadership experiences relating to clarifying values and setting the example.
    Big Picture Presentation: Participatory Librarianship March 18, 2009
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    Dr. R. David Lankes of Syracuse University will discuss some of the ideas and challenges of participatory librarianship. Simply put, participatory librarianship recasts library and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation. Libraries are in the knowledge business, therefore libraries are in the conversation business. Participatory librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation. Be it in practice, policies, programs and/or tools, participatory librarians seek to enrich, capture, store and disseminate the conversations of their communities.

    Library Practitioner Certification Competency: 1.5 hrs. Foundations

    Big Picture Presentation: Public Libraries as 21st Century Community Leaders - The Chicago Story June 24, 2009
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    In the last 12 months, public libraries have become more relevant and vital than ever before. In Chicago, the public library relishes its expanding role at the center of city government and public service, as connective tissue between the arts, culture and educational communities and as an economic engine in Chicago's diverse neighborhoods. Vital to Chicago's success has been consistent and supportive leadership at all levels, strategic planning and sustaining a mission-driven environment.

    Big Picture Presentation: Secretary of State Ken Bennett and Political Advocacy for Libraries January 20th, 2010
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    Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, will share his belief in the importance of public libraries to Arizona's communities.  Drawing on his considerable policy experience as an elected official, he will discuss how library supporters can help policy makers understand the contributions of libraries.  He will explain some approaches to winning advocates for libraries and review some common misunderstanding or mistakes in the advocacy building process-especially as the process unfolds in the public arena.  Secretary Bennett will suggest ways public libraries and their friends might improve their political effectiveness while telling their stories and request support during lean and prosperous times.

    Big Picture Presentation: Since You Are Going to Lead Anyway, You Might as Well Leadwell February 10th, 2010
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    As leaders, it's easy to go missing in action. We're in the building, but is our leadership presence making an everyday difference? The best leaders lead with full engagement and inspire others to work with the same passion. It sounds good--a "no brainer" really. But, there are obstacles to overcome if we are to leadwell. Join nationally acclaimed speaker, author and leadership coach, Dr. David Fleming, as he explores with us four leadership practices that make the difference between surviving the day and changing the world (or at least your corner of the world). Since you're going to lead anyway, you might as well lead well.

    Bio: Dr. Dave Fleming speaks to and coaches leaders across the country, helping them live and leadwell. Dave holds a Master's in counseling/education and a Doctor of management in organizational leadership. He is currently pursuing his second Ph.D. in human and organizational development from the Feilding University because he has no life and enjoys debt.

    Big Picture Presentation: Southwest Human Development-A Relationship Centric Organization April 21, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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    Founded nearly 30 years ago, with a budget of $150,000, Southwest Human Development now serves 80,000 children and families a year with a budget of $32 million.  It is the largest community-based organization of its type in Arizona.  Southwest Human Development believes that the relationship among all people involved in infant-family service are a key to organizational effectiveness.  Ginger Ward, CEO and Founder, and Alan Taylor, Director of Training will discuss the principles and structural components of relationship-based organizations, stages in development of organizational infrastructure, the roles of leaders and supervisors, and the theoretical grounding for relationship-based organizational design.

    Big Picture Presentation: Sustaining Change Over the Long Haul July 6, 2011
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    Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur, economic specialist, and community activist who works to cultivate vibrant, sustainable communities and inspire a higher quality of life throughout Arizona. Lanning is actively involved in fostering cultural diversity, economic self-reliance, regional planning, and responsible growth in the greater Phoenix area. She is the founder and Executive Director of Local First Arizona, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the positive economic and environmental impacts of supporting locally owned businesses.
    Big Picture Presentation: Taking Informed Risks and Learning from Failure April 10, 2008
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    In today’s world, a library must be innovative and responsive in order to excel. As a leader, that means you must take risks in order to move the library forward. How do you know when to make the leap? What happens if you fail? The speaker will use real life examples to help answer these questions.

    Donna Nicely received her Master of Librarianship and Diploma for Advanced Study in Librarianship from Emory University. She has been the Director of the Nashville Public Library since 1995. Prior to that, she was Director of the DeKalb County Public Library in Georgia. Ms. Nicely has served on the ULC Executive Board since 1999 and is the current Executive Board Chair. She has also held leadership positions in the ALA, PLA and Georgia Library Association.

    Part of The Big Picture Presentation series.
    Big Picture Presentation: The Heart and Soul of Creativity-Process in Library Design and Living July 22, 2009
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    Kelly Bauer and Jim Richard of Richard & Bauer Architects and Jose Bernardi of ASU’s School of Design present a panel discussion of the changing vision of libraries, their unique creative processes and ways to engage everyone in the creative process. The discussion will be open for audience questions and participation.

    Big Picture Presentation: To See Ourselves As Others See Us February 19, 2008
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    Over the last four years, OCLC has produced three landmark reports on the ways in which librarians and the public perceive, use, and evaluate information. The three reports are available for free download at http://www.oclc.org/reports These reports question many of the assumptions on which library service has been based for decades. Often, the views of librarians and the public are so remarkably different that at times it seems we're speaking completely different languages. George Needham's presentation will address the findings of these reports and offer some ideas on the ways in which we can come to common understandings that will allow us to build a thriving library service for the future.

    George Needham is the Vice President for Member Services at OCLC in Dublin, Ohio, a position he's held since March 1999. George is responsible for Members Council, WebJunction, and the OCLC Library, and is one of the contributors to the blog “It’s All Good.” Since April 2004, George has made more than 125 presentations on the OCLC environmental scan and subsequent OCLC reports. George has held a variety of public and state library positions, as well as working for several library associations, during his nearly three decade career. He earned MLS and BA degrees from the University at Buffalo, New York. He’s taken additional coursework at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University through OCLC's Center for Leadership Development. His sole brush with non-library fame was when he was a two time Jeopardy winner in December, 1994.

    Part of The Big Picture Presentation series.
    Big Picture Presentation: Using Positive Political Influence April 3, 2013 - Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix
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    Judy Mohraz, President and CEO of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust presents Using Positive Political Influence.

    Political Savvy? Have you ever wondered how the movers and shakers in your organization get what they want? Learn from Judy Mohraz about how to gain and use political influence for networking, business connections and creating influence. Politics in the workplace can be used positively to get your and your library's objectives accomplished and create long-lasting community partnerships.

    Big Picture Presentation: What's up with this team? Phoenix - Burton Barr Central Library
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    Areas of discussion:

    • What Are the Key Steps in the Team Formation Process?
    • Who Are The Players On A Team? (How Do They Assume Their Roles?)
    • What Makes For Effective Team Leadership?
    • What Are The Pitfalls To Team Effectiveness?
    • What Is the Importance of Teamwork In Today’s global marketplace?

    Mae Levine Sinclair is a training professional with over 25 years’ experience in the field of learning and employee development. She spent most of her career with one of the top Fortune 500 financial services company starting on Wall Street, then in the Midwest and finally retiring here in Phoenix.

    Big Picture: How to Lead a Change - With Dan Heath Hassayampa Inn, Prescott
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    Bilingual Storytime Success NEW DATE: October 23, 2008
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    Come learn the tricks of bilingual storytime! Francisco Vargas will demonstrate and have available hands-on activities that will help all library staff make their bilingual storytime a success. Participants will explore a large range of bilingual, Spanish, and Spanglish books to whet their storytime appetite. Bring your favorite picture book and see it turn into a bilingual Spanglish tale that will keep your multilingual audience thirsting for more.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public.
    Bisbee In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Black Belt Librarians: Every Librarian's Guide to a Safer Workplace Prescott, February 4 - Bullhead City, February 5
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    For front line librarians, paraprofessionals, security staff & management.

    Learn:

    • How to approach a patron to advise them of a rule in a way to promote compliance and keep you safe
    • How to recognize and best respond to different levels of patron emotion
    • Day to day security tips to immediately make staff safer
    • The right mindset staff must have to keep them from being the problem
    • Tactics to avoid dangerous situations
    • The essential mindset you must have to defend yourself

    Presented by Warren Graham, library security consultant, former 17-year Security Manager for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and author of The Black Belt Librarian: Real World Safety & Security.

    For more information see: http://www.blackbeltlibrarians.com

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 5 hours, Services to the Public

    Black History 1787-1860 by Raymond Carter, Vice President, Black Family Genealogy & History Society
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    Blackbelt Librarian

    Join Warren Graham, Blackbelt Librarian and nationally known consultant in library safety, for a forthright, informative, entertaining workshop on handling difficult customers.

     

    WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

               (Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30)

    WHERE: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level I Meeting Room

                101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona

     

    RSVP SOON:  Only 20-25 Seats Remaining!!!

     

    RSVP with Bonny Bruce: bonny.bruce@pima.gov or (520) 594-5607

     

    This workshop is sponsored by the Pima County Public Library

    Blackbelt Librarians: Every Librarian's Guide to a Safer Workplace

    For front line librarians, paraprofessionals , security staff & management.

    Learn:

    *  Essential elements of a security program
    *  How to inform patrons of rules
    *How to recognize levels of emotion and strategies on how best to respond.
    *Ten maxims of security no matter the size of your library

     

    Presented by Warren Graham, Security Manager for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

    BladeKey: Hear the Story of an Arizona Invention

    After being irritated by his keys on a traditional key ring, Arizona native James Busch began using a 3D printer to invent a better solution. The result was BladeKey. Join us to hear him tell the story of how BladeKey went from idea to raising over $53,000 on the crowd funding website Kickstarter.

    Blogging and RSS: Hands-on How-to with Stephanie Gerding Monday, May 14, 2007 or Wednesday, May 16, 2007
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    Learn about blogs and RSS with practical experience in setting up your own blog and RSS during this session.
    Bloodborne Pathogens Tuesday, January 8, 2009
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    Required for all City of Phoenix employees. Purpose: to increase awareness for those who may have incidental exposures to blood or other potentially infectious bodily fluids. Learn how to recognize exposures and avoid being exposed and your rights and options following an exposure incident.
    Book Club Boot Camp Tucson
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    Learn from Julie, a professional book club leader, how to start a book club, improve the dynamics of an established one and confidently select discussion-provoking books.

    Julie Robinson is CEO, founder and the creative force behind Literary Affairs and the Beverly Hills Literary Escape. www.literaryaffairs.net

    In addition to hosting Classic Literary Luncheons and Literary Tours, Julie personally runs more than 30 book clubs per month. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has facilitated literary panels at The Tucson Festival of Books.

    Julie will discuss and analyze Transatlantic by Colum McCann. Prepare for Book Club Boot Camp by reading this highly acclaimed novel!

    Counts for 2 contact hours in Adult Services

    Book Discussion with Yann Martel OneBookAZ
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    Panel discussion with Yann Martel followed by book signing. The event is sponsored by Barnes and Noble. 
    Book Repair May 14, 2010
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    Our basic book repair workshop, with Arizona State Archivist Jim Neal, will be Friday, May 14th from 9:00-12:30. This half day workshop will include information about book conservation, hinge tightening, repairing a torn page, surface cleaning, corner repair and attaching loose pages, and how to make a four-flap enclosure. The workshop provides hands-on experience for the participants as the instructor will bring tools and supplies for them to use. Participants are asked to bring two books on which to perform a basic book repair. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 8 PEOPLE!
    Book Repair II (Intermediate) April 24, 2006
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    This class is geared to public and school libraries. The curriculum of this second class follows up the basic skills learned in the first class, where the students learned a little more about the structure of books and about appropriate materials and techniques to repair specific types of damage. We will review book structure basics and we will discuss adhesives, paper, and cloth used for repair. The main procedures offered in this second class are Spine Repair and Recase using the original case. Other procedures discussed include Endcap Repair, construction of a Polyester Book Jacket, and the repair of AV materials. Workshop by Jo Anne Martinez-Kilgore, Cariño Conservation of Books and Paper.
    Boomers and Beyond Providing Customer Service to People Over 50
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    Learn about characteristics and values of people over 50 and how the library could better serve them.

    Improve communication by learning interaction styles and tailor programs to fit their learning styles and meet their expectations.

    Bosse Tools Hear the Story of an Arizona Invention
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    Hear Stephen Walden tell the story of Bosse Tools
    Learn About
    • Developing an idea from prototype to product • Crowd-funding on Kickstarter • Manufacturing in the United States A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Stephen Walden founded Bosse Tools while earning an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Stephen is a serial entrepreneur who was inspired to create a line of ergonomic yard tools after a summer spent doing landscape work and gardening for his parents. He is committed to building his company and his products in the U.S.A.
    Bosse Tools: Hear the Story of an Arizona Invention
    Hear Stephen Walden tell the story of Bosse Tools
    Learn About
    • Developing an idea from prototype to product
    • Crowd-funding on Kickstarter
    • Manufacturing in the United States
    About speaker Stephen Walden:
    A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Stephen Walden founded Bosse Tools while earning an MBA in finance from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Stephen is a serial entrepreneur who was inspired to create a line of ergonomic yard tools after a summer spent doing landscape work and gardening for his parents. He is committed to building his company and his products in the U.S.A.
    Brain Boxes and Early Brain Development

    Patti Phillips from New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, will present early brain development in the context of early literacy, based on the Brain Box learning system. Ms. Phillips will then model Brain Time programming and give participants time to share ideas about circulating Brain Boxes and using them with families of children 0-5 in the library. This workshop will be held in Safford and Yuma. Click on the title above for location details.

    Brain Boxes and Early Brain Development September 6th, 2013 Prescott Valley Public Library
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    Rachel Lam from New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, will present early brain development in the context of early literacy, based on the Brain Box learning system. Ms. Lam will then model Brain Time programming and give participants time to share ideas about circulating Brain Boxes and using them with families of children 0-5 in the library. This workshop will be held at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

    Counts for 8 contact hours in Children's Services

    Rachel Lam has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, concentration in the Learning Sciences, from Arizona State University. Rachel has worked with libraries for over a decade, providing direct library service to children, teen, and adult patrons; developing and conducting teen programs and children’s storytimes and early literacy programs; teaching Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) workshops for parents and teachers; training and mentoring library staff in ECRR; training library staff in early brain development and programs with Brain Boxes© and assisting with the development and collections of early literacy spaces.

    Brain Boxes and Infant Brain Development Bilingual Training Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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    Rachel Lam, Program Coordinator for Curriculum Development at New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development, will present early brain development in the context of early literacy, based on the Brain Box learning system.  Ms. Lam will then model Brain Time programming and give participants time to share ideas about circulating Brain Boxes and using them with families of children 0-5 in the library.  Eloisa Matsch will provide parallel training in Spanish. Librarians will receive Brain Boxes for their libraries.

    Bringing the Puppet to Life January 26, 2008
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    Practice manipulation of various types of puppets and how to develop an effective voice for the puppet. Puppets will be provided, but participants may bring their own. Nancy Smith.
    Britannica Training
    Britannica Library provides three sites in one; Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults. Patrons can choose the age-appropriate level that works best for them to conduct research, complete school assignments, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests.

    In this one-hour workshop, discover special features including:

    • 3 comprehensive encyclopedias including the Encyclopædia Britannica
    • Special features to engage children and young adults
    • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics
    • Primary Sources
    • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips
    • World Atlas
    • ‘My Britannica’ to save and share content
    • Much More!

    Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this hands on training.

    Building a New Generation of Readers October 24 & 26, 2006
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    Goal: Participants will be able to present Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library workshops for parents and childcare providers.

    Participants wll be able to incorporate and identify early literacy strategies for parents and childcare providers in storytime.

    Description: PLA Early Literacy trainer Saroj Ghoting presents an overview of three early literacy workshops librarians can present to parents/caregivers of Early Talkers (Newborn to Two-Year-Olds), Talkers (Two- and Three-Year-Olds), and Pre-Readers (Four- and Five-Year Olds), using PLA's Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library materials. Current research on early literacy development, the role of the parent/caregiver, and examples of the development of each of the 6 early literacy skills at each level are included. The training also includes information on using the strategies in storytime.

    Building Effective Networks of Relationships

    Scott Jacobson, Executive Director of Valley Leadership, will share networking strategies and how to make these relatonships effective and beneficial.

    Building Effective Networks of Relationships Feb. 13, 2007
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    Scott Jacobson, Executive Director of Valley Leadership, will share networking strategies and how to make these relatonships effective and beneficial.

    Building Healthy Communities: Oh, the Places We’ll Go! September 30, 2008
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    Through interactive exercises, attendees will participate in identifying the advantages of working with community partners. Working in groups, attendees will draw on previous successes to identify strengths and weaknesses of working with partners outside of the library world. Resources such as the Public Libraries and Community Partners website and the MedlinePlus Go Local will be highlighted. Referrals to local health services and organizations are strengths of Arizona Go Local and the Tribal Connections Four Corners through MedlinePlus.

    Through presentation and discussion, the class will explore barriers to good patient/doctor communications, issues with navigating the healthcare system, and the role of the library in helping patrons have meaningful discussions with their healthcare providers. Instructors will identify free publications, videos, and multilingual resources. Additionally, the class will explore interactive tools such as question list builders and tutorials.

    This morning session is the first of two workshops on issues and resources related to Consumer Health services in libraries. Please join librarians Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Coordinator and Kay Deeney, Education Coordinator from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NN/LM PSR) as they cover these important topics.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public.
    Building Successful Volunteer/Staff Partnerships in Your Library April 2, 2009
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    Join international trainer and author, Betty Stallings, who will facilitate a lively and practical discussion on effectively engaging today's volunteers. Success involves building both a volunteer and staff friendly volunteer program. Topics will fall under 5 R's:

  • ROLE - Exploring the best role for a volunteer coordinator
  • READY - Get ready by looking at trends in volunteering
  • RECRUIT - Design and deliver an effective recruitment message
  • RETENTION - Look at what keeps volunteers associated with and contributing to the mission of the library
  • RESOURCES - Print and electronic resources that specifically assist those leading volunteer program

    Betty Stallings, M.S.W., is an international trainer, consultant, author and keynote speaker specializing in volunteerism, nonprofit fundraising, board development and leadership. She has written many popular books including: Getting to Yes in Fund Raising, A Resource Kit for Managers of Volunteers, Training Busy Staff To Succeed With Volunteers and The 55 Minute In-Service Training Series.

    Library Practitioner Certification Competency: 3 hrs. Public Library Administration

  • Business & Company Resource Center Gale Database Training
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    Participants will be able to name the main features, search functions and the benefits of using this database for homework and research. Participants will be able to conduct basic and advanced searches successfully.

    Hands-on training.

    Business Etiquette for the Library World Nov. 21, 2006
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    Is common courtesy common anymore?  
        Learn how to make a good impression:

    • dress and appearance
    • introductions, handshakes
    • workplace caring
    • telephone etiquette
    • thank you notes, follow-ups, RSVPs

    This class is as useful for those in their 1st job as well as more seasoned staff. Proper etiquette is essential for career advancement and to feel comfortable in social situations in all phases of your life.

    Business Information for the 21st Century: Library and web-based business and economic resources for Arizona entrepreneurs
    Robert Forman, former Collection Management Librarian at Thunderbird School of Global Management, holds an MBA from Thunderbird as well as an MSLS from The Catholic University of America. His background in both business and librarianship affords him a unique perspective on business information resources and the role of information in business and the economy.

    He will cover five areas of business and economic information:
    1. Industry information
    2. Company information
    3. Business Start-up Resources
    4. Finance & Investing
    5. Government Resources

    At the end of this program, entrepreneurs will be familiar with useful library sources, where to find them and how to use them.

    Optional tour of the State Library’s law and research collections to follow.
    Business Information on the Internet February 9, 2007
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    Even though the Internet began as a tool for research, rules governing its use have changed. Businesses use it as a marketing tool, and the presence of both free and fee-based business information providers on the Internet is enhancing our ability to retrieve information. This half-day class is designed to explore business resources and various sites that make up the Internet commercial marketplace. Topics include company information, trade and economic data, financial and stock market reports. Some previous Internet experience is useful in this hands-on class.
    Business Reference Workshop We'll Help You Find Answers to Your Most Difficult Questions
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    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will help you 1) find answers to your most difficult questions about small business start-up, 2) locate the best information websites and databases for business investment resources, and 3) identify sources and locations for international business and global markets. OUTCOMES: Public service staff will have increased knowledge of business reference resources and how they may be used.
    Cafe Espanol Conversational Spanish with Jill Campos
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    Calendar of Events Training Monday, January 14, 2008
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    For all Events Coordinators and staff who enter Calendar of Event information online.
    Call Me Maybe: Youth Outreach That Sticks in Your Head. Summer Reading 2013 Webinar #2
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    Outreach doesn’t always have to entail leaving the Library! Discover creative ways to make your outreach efforts POP in your community. We will discuss traditional outreach ideas with a twist, take-home outreach projects, and how we can reach out to underserved populations using outreach methods and programs. Presenter for this second in our series of webinars preparing for Summer Reading 2013 is Emily Scherrer, Youth Services Manager, Yuma County Library District. This webinar was presented previously and is being repeated for those who were not able to participate.
    CANCELLED-11th Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries: Going Back to Your Roots Tuba City Library, Arizona July 19-20, 2012
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    The Gathering has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. At this time we do not know if and when it will be rescheduled. For more information, please contact Mary Villegas - 602-926-3600, mvillegas@lib.az.us.
    Care and Feeding of Book Discussion Groups with Nancy Pearl April 17, 2007
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    Learn how to successfully set up and run book groups, as well as offering a baker's dozen of no-fail books to discuss, tips on how to handle difficult members, and how to keep everyone in the group involved.
    Care and Feeding of Book Discussion Groups with Nancy Pearl April 17, 2007
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    Learn how to successfully set up and run book groups, as well as offering a baker's dozen of no-fail books to discuss, tips on how to handle difficult members, and how to keep everyone in the group involved.
    Care and feeding of your Virtual Workforce Workstation (VWW) Various locations from June 11-15
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    Do you have a Virtual Workforce Workstation (VWW) in your library, but you're not quite sure what to do with it? Bring your questions to this workshop, where you'll learn:
    • Guidelines for VWW use
    • How to report monthly metrics
    • How to order toner and paper
    • Resources available for job-seekers using the workstation
    • Where to refer job-seekers who need more help than you can provide
    Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents: How to help, How to Survive Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Author Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring an author series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, re-careering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    CARL Serials Module Training March 8, 2007
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    This training is designed for staff who use the Serials module for the check-in of magazines and newspapers. Topics include adding new subscription records, using check-in grids and maintaining subscription records.
    CARL SuperSearcher
    Learn to use Boolean search terms, shortcut codes, limits, and to compose "one search" statements using CarlWeb Advanced Search and CarlCirc. You will also learn all the functions required of a reference provider in CarlCirc except for patron records and fines.
    CARL.Solution - Beginning Requires Full Access Circulation Log-in
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    This training is designed for newer Circulation staff to help give them a better understanding of using Carl.Solution functions which include system setup and patron registration, charge, patron information, renew and return.

    CARL.Solution - Intermediate

    This class is for all Library employees who have already attended the Carl.Solutions beginning circulation class.

    This class gives more detailed instruction on Holds, using Item Information, Router and Macros.

    CARL.Solution - Procedures Requires Full Access Circulation Log-in and CARL.Solutions - Beginning Class
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    For all Circulation Attendants, focusing on the implementation of circulation procedures. 

    Carnegie Lunchtime Speaker Series
    Join the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records this year for a monthly lunchtime speaker series on topics ranging from Arizona history, music, dance, and the economy. All presentations will last from 12-1 PM, are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Carnegie Center, 1101 West Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Call 602-926-3368 or e-mail sweber@lib.az.us for more information.
    Catalogers Unleashed! March 8, 2007
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    Yes, the Bibliographic Enhancement Staff has been turned loose to give staff a behind the scenes look at the cataloging process- what goes right and what sometimes goes wrong. See a demonstration of how a record is added to our catalog, learn about MARC records and how they display in Endeca, and learn how to recognize and report cataloging problems. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
    CatExpress Webinar- October 6, 10-12 p.m. REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 25
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    This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. This course covers the copy cataloging workflow including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and downloading records. After completing this course, the learner will be prepared to fully utilize the CatExpress service. This course is intended for users who are new to, or have limited experience with, the CatExpress service. It will also be beneficial to existing users who may not be making full use of the service.
    Cemeteries and Gravestones: What Can They Tell You
    Ever wonder what those odd letters and art work on tombstones mean? Do you think you cannot discover any family history in a cemetery? Come take a trip to the cemetery with us and find information about your family and much more! Join Betty Cook as she takes you on a cemetery tour.
    Cemeteries and Tombstones

    Find out why many genealogists think that there's nothing more fun than spending a day at the cemetery! There's so much we can learn about our ancestors from grave markers. Find out how to obtain and safely record this information and where other records may be located about the death.

    Centennial Summer Reading Program Webinar #2: Programming December 16, 2011; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; Repeated January 11, 2011; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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    Carol Finch, Retired Head of Children's and Teen Services for Phoenix Public Library,will present the second in a series of monthly webinars in preparation for the Centennial Summer Reading Program.

    Join her in a discussion of how to take the ideas about motivation to read discussed in webinar one and incorporate them into planning next summer's reading program for all ages.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult & Children's Services.

    Centennial Summer Reading Program Webinar #3: Promotion and Publicity February 8, 2012; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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    Pamela Blair-Sheldon, Youth Services Manager for Maricopa County Library District; Caris O'Malley, Teen Services Manager for Maricopa County Library District; Nelson Mitchell, Public Relations and Marketing Officer for Maricopa County Library District, and Norine Lawrence, Library Director for Clifton Public Library, will present the third in a series of monthly webinars in preparation for the Centennial Summer Reading Program.

    Join them in a discussion of how to get the word out to community members of all ages and engage them in the 2012 statewide reading program "Our State, Our Story; Celebrating 100 Years of Arizona".

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult & Children's Services.

    Centennial Summer Reading Program Webinar #4: Programs for All Ages March 7, 2012; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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    Carol Finch, Summer Reading Consultant, and Holly Henley, Director of Library Development at the Arizona State Library, will highlight program ideas from the manual in this fourth in a series of monthly webinars in preparation for the Centennial Summer Reading Program. Please be ready to share your ideas also for "Our State, Our Story; Celebrating 100 Years of Arizona". We'd like for this session to be very interactive!

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult & Children's Services.

    Centennial Summer Reading Program Webinar #5: Using ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to Motivate Reading April 16, 2012; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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    Conrad Storad, and Lynda Exley, ONEBOOKAZ for Kids authors, join us to discuss their book and share ways to use it for motivating kids to read this summer

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult & Children's Services.

    Centennial Summer Reading Webinar #1: Motivation to Read November 22, 2011; 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
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    Nancy Ledeboer, Director of Pima County Public Library (PCPL), and Gina Macaluso, PCPL’s Family Literacy Service Manager, will kick off a series of monthly webinars in preparation for the Centennial Summer Reading Program.

    Join them as they discuss what motivates us as human beings and how that relates to librarians who want to encourage a change in behavior through the summer reading program. Nancy and Gina will challenge your thinking about intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation for reading and library use by all ages from cradle to rocking chair!

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult & Children's Services.

    Central Library Emergency Training
    Learn what to do when the fire alarm sounds and how to deal with an emergency situation requiring silent evacuation from the building. Please wear comfortable shoes - there is alot of walking.
    Central University

    For reference providers: comprehensive learning for general reference and services at Burton Barr Central Library.

    For part-time and full-time staff who have completed at least one month as a reference provider , know how to access e-mail, have been trained on checklist items in the Library Assistant and Librarian training plans, and have reviewed branch specific FAQs.

    Register for each separately:  1st Tuesday - System-wide Reference on Floor 2
                  2nd Tuesday - Fiction, Special Collections and  
                                      Multilingual Services
           3rd Tuesday - Children's and Teen Services

    See Central University on Staff Source under Personnel> Training for more detail. 

    Change and Stress Management April 11, 2007
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    Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Change is Not an Option Thursday, January 24, 2008
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    Change is an integral part of working in today's organizations. How you manage change will influence your success. In this class, you will learn how to react to change in a positive and productive manner, discover techniques to improve your skills for adapting to change and how to make change work for you!
    Change, Stress and Customer Service: The New Paradigm Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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    Class participants will analyze the impact of the economy on effective customer service, practice techniques to reduce workplace stress and manage long-term changes, and develop customer service methods to surpass previous service levels.
    Citizenship & Immigration - Government Information in the 21st Century August 27, 2008 (ONLINE)
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    Since September 11, 2001, major organizational and procedural changes in our Federal government have taken effect. Do you know where to look to find up-to-date, authoritative Federal information regarding citizenship and immigration? This workshop will help librarians become familiar with important online government resources regarding citizenship and immigration. The interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. Live Classroom software will deliver this presentation from our Tucson presenter. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.
    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    Civil Treatment for Non-Supervisors

    The focus is on conduct that fosters team spirit and productivity.  Participants will receive practical behavioral steps to ensure a work environment that enables everyone to work without obstacles that arise when co-workers behave inappropriately.

    Civil Treatment for Supervisors

    To help supervisors develop a clearer understanding of the expectations and responsibilities they hold when they are in the work environment.  Covers a wide range of issues - such as sexual harassment, religious, sex, racial, disbility and age discrimination.

    Clues in Special Collections and Photographs

    This two part session will give researchers an opportunity to hear about some of the local histories, biographical files, legislator files and more in the Arizona Special Collections, in addition to learning abouthow to "read" an historical photograph.

    Collaborate or Compete: Collaborating = Success
    How can collaborating work for you or your business? Bill Bolin, Vice President of the consulting organization, Systems Technology Staffing (STS) will lead this workshop teaching the skill of collaboration. He will demonstrate through REAL EXAMPLES of how organizations have collaborated to obtain funding and sustainability We will learn of organizations that can help your business grow through networking, marketing and point-of-presence We will discover how to use collaboration as an important leadership skill that teaches us to delegate responsibilities. At the end of this program, entrepreneurs, individuals and government officials will be familiar with the concept of collaboration and how to use this tool to strengthen one’s organization or business. Optional tour of the State Library’s law and research collections to follow.
    Collaboration Through Blogs: Public & Teacher-Librarians Blogging Together for Kids! April 25 OR 26, 2006
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    Do you want to collaborate more with other librarians in your area, but there aren't enough hours in the day? Come join Pam Berger, internationally recognized expert on 21st Century libraries, to learn how to develop collaborative blogs. See how you can use this easy, digital technology to work together to hold interactive book discussions, publicize reading events, share book reviews, interview authors, research relevant themes and have fun reading! In this interactive workshop, Children’s and Teen Librarians will collaborate with Teacher-Librarians to set up blogs. Attending in teams is strongly encouraged.
    Collection Development & Outreach for Spanish Speaking Populations April 21; All Day Program; Southern AZ; Aimed at Rural Public Libraries
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    Nationally known library trainer, Yolanda Cuesta, specializes in helping libraries and other non-profit organizations serve ethnic and culturally diverse communities. Her library publications include "From Survival to Sophistication: Hispanic Needs = Library Needs" and "Guidelines for Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking." Goal: To help library staff make the best use of limited resources to design outreach activities with significant impact on diverse communities.
    •Skill in identifying outreach activities that match community needs
    •Skill in prioritizing activities based on impact on the community
    •Techniques for evaluating impact of outreach activities on diverse communities
    •Tips for implementing outreach programs
    Goal: To help library staff work with Spanish speaking populations to design and deliver appropriate library services.
    •Skill in measuring library readiness to plan and serve a diverse community
    •Knowledge of key elements in a service plan
    Goal: To help library staff work with the Spanish speaking community to develop a collection which supports the needs and interests of the community
    •Understanding of needs assessment principles, techniques, and implementation
    •Understanding of major issues in selecting and acquiring Spanish-language materials
    •Skill in developing a collection plan for Spanish-language materials
    Collection Development for Tribal Libraries January 30, 2006
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    This workshop is designed for tribal libraries. Collection development or information resource development is at the heart of what libraries do. We select, purchase, process, provide access, and yes, even discard information in an ever changing array of formats. Knowing what is right for our specific and unique patrons as well as finding just the right things to complement what is already available makes the work continuously challenging. This workshop will address practical applications of the principles and the processes that frame collection development. Trainer Mary Bushing has worked for twenty years with the libraries on the seven reservations in Montana and understands the special challenges they face with limited resources and dual language issues. Together we will explore the horror and the humor that we find in our daily collection development work with an emphasis on selection, gifts, and weeding!
    Collection Development with Mary Bushing 7 Locations in January, 2006
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    Collection development or information resource development is at the heart of what libraries do. We select, purchase, process, provide access, and yes, even discard information in an ever changing array of formats. Knowing what is right for our specific and unique patrons as well as finding just the right things to complement what is already available makes the work continuously challenging. This workshop will address practical applications of the principles and the processes that frame collection development. Together we will explore the horror and the humor that we find in our daily collection development work with an emphasis on selection, gifts, and weeding!
    Collection Management Reports Training Thursday, April 5, 2007
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    Need help understanding the Turnover Rate Report?  How about Dusty Book and Shelf List?

    Come to a training class and learn how to take advantage of these informative reports!

    Communication: Let's Do It My Way February 15, 2007
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    Designed to provide information on: aggressive, assertive, passive behavior, learning to be heard and effectively asserting your ideas.
    Community Resources: ASU Downtown Library Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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    Learn about services and resources available at the ASU Downtown Library focusing on anchor fields taught at this campus. Parking lot is north of University Center off Central. Meet on the lower level, Information Commons.
    Community Resources: Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women's Resource Center Thursday, June 7, 2007
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    Tour this comprehensive self-help center for women ages 18 and older who are seeking information, resources and assistance in their quest for emotional and financial independence. Learn about classes, programs, etc. available at the Center. Park behind the building and meet in the Lobby.
    Community Resources: Light Rail Update Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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    Karla Navarrete, Public Information Officer, for Metro Light Rail will provide an overview, an update on construction and answer your questions.
    Company Research: How-to Training April 19, 2007
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    Learn how to research companies, a particular industry or market in two top business databases...ReferenceUSA and EBSCO Business Source Complete. Peggy Pedigo, PPL Business Librarian, will also give an introduction on company research in general and an overview of library resources.
    Company Research: How-to Training April 19, 2007
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    Learn how to research companies, a particular industry or market in two top business databases...ReferenceUSA and EBSCO Business Source Complete. Peggy Pedigo, PPL Business Librarian, will also give an introduction on company research in general and an overview of library resources.
    Computer Class
    Computer Class - Excel - Beginning XP Monday, April 23, 2007
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    Computer Class - PowerPoint - Beginning XP
    Computer Class - Word - Beginning XP
    Computer Class - Access: Forms and Reports Wednesday, June 6, 2007
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    This is the third in a three-class database training.
    Computer Class - Access: Queries Made Easy Monday, June 4, 2007
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    Part Two of the three-part Access Database training.
    Computer Class - Access: Table Design & Data Entry Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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    Part One of the three-part Access Database training.
    Computer Class - Excel - Intermediate XP Monday, April 23, 2007
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    Computer Class - Excel - Intermediate XP
    Computer Class - Excel - Pivot Tables Monday, September 10, 2007
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    Computer Class - Graphics with Word

    Learn how to make terrific flyers and signs using  Word:   

    Add color, change letter size & style - Insert photos and pictures from the Web - Format with borders and 3-D effects

    Computer Class - Photoshop Elements Monday,September 24, 2007
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    For use at agencies with graphics stations.
    Computer Class - Photoshop Elements Part 2.
    Computer Class - PowerPoint - Intermediate XP
    Computer Class - Publisher
    Computer Class - Word - Intermediate XP Wednesday, May 30, 2007
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    Computer Training for Patrons: Planning for successful technology training programs 4 Locations in November, 2005
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    After participating in this workshop, participants will:

  • Know how to assess community technology training needs: You know there are people who could benefit from technology training, but do you know who they are and how-to best meet their needs?
  • Know how to identify resources available to support a training program: Who will do the training? If you don’t have a training lab, where will the training take place?
  • Be aware of their own strengths and weaknesses as a trainer: You worry because you’ve never done technology training. You worry because you don't know it all. (Don’t worry – you can do it!)
  • Be able to develop a plan for promoting technology training: If you offer it, will they come? How to guarantee that your training program reaches the people who need it in your community.
  • Gain practical training skills: What is your training philosophy? How can you handle difficult training situations? How can you be flexible and organized at the same time?
  • Plan for program growth: Technology changes. Community needs change. Library service goals change. How will you & your technology training program keep up?

    Brenda Hough is Technology Coordinator for the Northeast Kansas Library System, a multi-type library agency serving the needs of 100+ libraries. She is also an adjunct instructor and doctoral student in Library Management at Emporia State University. She spent 5 years as a trainer & staff development coordinator at the Gates Foundation and 3 years as a reference librarian and technology trainer for the Lake Agassiz Regional Library in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She contributes to several blogs, including Librarians with Class, for librarians who are doing technology training http://libswithclass.blogspot.com/.

  • Conflict Management for Consenting Adults May 24, 2006
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    Unhealthy conflict issues among staff members damage morale and nibble away at budgets, as well as undermine the effectiveness of the library in its larger community or institution. 

    Join trainer and consultant Pat Wagner to learn some simple,
    tested methods for managing library conflicts (both internal and external), which can reduce the time needed to keep people and projects moving forward, even as you take complaints seriously.

    Conflict Management for Employees
    Identify causes of conflict and learn simple, effective ways to handle verbal aggression and difficult situations and techniques for establishing productive workplace relationships. Combines Dealing with Difficult People and Conflict Management. Class is taught by Sheri Ryan, City of Phoenix Employee Development Consultant.
    Connect, Click and Listen: All About Downloadable Audiobooks
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    A Recorded Books representative will present the Recorded Books/NetLibrary downloadable audiobooks service,"Connect, Click and Listen".  This includes a demonstration of basic search features and the download and transfer of an audiobook.  Insight into the different MP3 players and will also be covered.
    Learn about the advantages of using digital material for
    both patrons and the library. 

    As a perk for using the Recorded Books downloadable service,  the second part of the presentation will feature the Audie Award Winner narrator Barbara Rosenblat.  Barbara will give insights into the recording process and perform selected readings. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat is an accomplished actor and singer, an Audie Award winner, and one of Recorded Books' most popular and sought-after narrators. Born in London, but raised since infancy in America, Rosenblat continually amazes listeners and reviewers alike with her deft handling of an incredible variety of dialects and regional accents. AudioFile raves about the way she brings characters to life: "Rosenblat makes all their personalities as distinct as their sexual identities. Her equanimity encourages enjoyment of the characters, flaws and all."

    Connect, Click and Listen: all about downloadable audiobooks January 24, 2006
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    A Recorded Books representative will present the Recorded Books/NetLibrary downloadable audiobooks service,"Connect, Click and Listen". This includes a demonstration of basic search features and the download and transfer of an audiobook. Insight into the different MP3 players and will also be covered. Learn about the advantages of using digital material for both patrons and the library. 

    The presentation will also feature the Audie Award Winner narrator Barbara Rosenblat. Barbara will give insights into the recording process and perform selected readings. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat is an accomplished actor and singer, an Audie Award winner, and one of Recorded Books' most popular and sought-after narrators. Born in London, but raised since infancy in America, Rosenblat continually amazes listeners and reviewers alike with her deft handling of an incredible variety of dialects and regional accents. AudioFile raves about the way she brings characters to life: "Rosenblat makes all their personalities as distinct as their sexual identities. Her equanimity encourages enjoyment of the characters, flaws and all."

    The morning and afternoon sessions are identical.

    Connecting Libraries with Local Culture November 7, 2008
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    Come enjoy a highly interactive training and be coached by an experienced enthusiastic trainer on the methodology and process needed to engage and create connections between diverse groups of people in your library community.

    We will teach you how to bridge different cultural groups, coach you how to engage them in honest dialogue on a respectful level, and then share tools and methodologies to support you on your journey.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 5 hrs. Services to the Public.
    Connecting Libraries with Local Youth July 20, 2007
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    Come enjoy a highly interactive training and be coached by experienced enthusiastic trainers on the methodology and process needed to engage local youth in your library community. You will learn how to reach out to neighborhood youth, how to engage them on a real and respectful level, and receive tools and methodologies to support you on your journey.
    Connecting Refugee Populations to the Library

    IRC opened an office in Phoenix in 1994.  In 1996, IRC began to expand its Phoenix operation. Currently, IRC is the largest resettlement agency in Arizona . Several exciting new programs have been added to the Phoenix office since the fall of 2003, including a Refugee Youth Program that addresses the needs of refugee teens, a Micro Enterprise program that helps refugees start small businesses and a Transportation Program that helps refugees quickly find viable transportation solutions. Currently, IRC is the largest resettlement agency in the state of Arizona . Since opening, the IRC's Phoenix office has helped resettle more than 6,800 refugees . 

    Learn what the library can do and how to best serve these diverse populations and integrate them into our community.

    Connecting Young Adults and Libraries Thinking Outside the Box to Better Serve Teens in All Library Settings
    with Michele Gorman, The ComixLibrarian

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    Training Objectives: Participants will discuss the current realities facing school library media specialists Participants will explore the connections between youth development and successful library services to teens Participants will learn more about participation as a developmental need, and then identify ways to increase meaningful participation for teens in their libraries

    Target Audience: Middle and high school library media specialists who are interested in thinking a little more outside the box and serving teens beyond the basics

    Carnegie Center, 1101 W Washington, Phoenix 85007

    Consumer and Demographic Information September 24, 2008
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    Everyone's a consumer, and consumers have questions. Do you know how and where to get the answers - before, during and after a purchase? Discover a wealth of information available to help consumers make purchasing decisions, reserch recalls, find out credit information, see if that food or drug is safe, or make complaints. There will also be a demonstration on how to find demographic information. In addition to the useful information produced by the United States Census Bureau, we will look at government websites that provide crime, education, health, and labor demographics. Training is funded by the IMLS Government Information in the 21st Century grant.
    A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services

    Scottsdale Public Library staff, please register directly with Shelley Grebles.
    Consumer Information & Demographics - Government Information in the 21st Century May 16, 2008
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    Everyone’s a consumer, and consumers have questions. Do you know how and where to get the answers – before, during, and after a purchase? Do you know the make-up of your community. Getting details on the country around us is something that government can help us do, through the wide range of government resources available on the internet. This interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.
    Copyright for Startups
    Learn to protect your intellectual property and minimize your risk of infringing on others’ rights when using social media and the internet to promote your business. Learn About • Protecting your marketing on social media • Using Creative Commons materials • Copyright Registration Ruth Carter is a licensed attorney specializing in intellectual property, internet law, and business formation and contracts. She has published three books and is experienced in copyright registration and protection strategies.
    Courthouse Records for Genealogy
    The records found in courthouses are a primary record source for the genealogist. These records include civil court records, land records, vital records, wills and probate records.
    Creating an OnLine Purchase Order Using the New Purchase Order Application
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    Learn how to use the new Agency Purchase Order Application tocreate and track your POs.
    Creating Community Dialogue

    Luis Herrera, Director of San Francisco Public Library, will share his methodology and experiences in opening up dialogue among the divergent members of the community served by the San Francisco Public Library.

     

    Creating Community Dialogue Oct. 26, 2006
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    Luis Herrera, Director of San Francisco Public Library, will share his methodology and experiences in opening up dialogue among the divergent members of the community served by the San Francisco Public Library.

    Creating Dynamic Online Tutorials Carnegie Center (Phoenix)
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    Do you want to easily create quality online tutorials for patrons... or effective online training modules for staff?

    This workshop, offered by Yvonne Mery, Instructional Design Librarian and Andrew See, Information Associate Sr., at the University of Arizona Libraries, will guide you on how to effectively use Articulate Storyline to create your own tutorials using best practices in instructional design and pedagogy.

    They will share how UA Libraries uses Articulate to create tutorials for students and effective training modules for staff. They will also demonstrate how the UA Libraries has embedded these tutorials into a Course Management System (CMS) to effectively track staff training

    Storyline, from Articulate, is an easy to use rapid eLearning authoring software program that allows you to create powerful and effective tutorials without the need for expert programing skills. You can easily create interactions, develop scenarios, embed characters, and make dynamic quizzes.

    Participants should bring laptops for this hands-on workshop. Tables & power outlets for participants' laptops will be provided. Each participant should visit www.articulate.com to download a 30-day free trial of Articulate prior to the workshop.

    Counts for 5 contact hours in Technology

    Creating Lists of Essential Records Complying with ARS 41-151.14
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    ARS 41-151.14 requires all public bodies to, "...Once every five years submit to the director lists of all essential public records in the custody of the agency.” By the end of this training, you will be able to: 1. Distinguish between nonessential and essential records 2. Identify the five types of essential records 3. Explain the four sources of information you need to know to identify your essential records 4. Identify stakeholders who are resources for identifying essential records 5. Determine an agency’s or public body’s essential business functions in order to identify essential records 6. Know how to use Retention Schedules to start preparing your “lists of all essential public records”.
    Creating the Community of the Future - How Does the Library Fit In?

    Will Bruder, Principal Architect of Will Bruder Architects, will discuss his vision of a future urban area and the role and look of a public library within that setting.

    Criss Cross Applesauce: Making Multi-Age (newborn to five-year-old) Storytimes the Best They Can Be A new workshop with Saroj Ghoting
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    The whys and hows of planning and presenting storytimes targeted for newborn to five-year-olds and their parents/caregivers. Includes information on child development and developmentally appropriate practice, demonstration of storytime models, examples of how to present books/activities in different ways to meet the needs of the wide age range of children, and ways to share early literacy information as part of storytime. Hands-on practice and idea sharing time bring it all to life.

    May 2-Carnegie Center, Phoenix / May 3-Joel Valdez Main Library, Tucson / May 4-Prescott Valley Public Library / May 6-Yuma Main Library

    CSL Classes Computer Service Liaison Training
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    Customer Service Oct. 2005 (3 locations)
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    This Customer Service workshop is interactive and focuses on the individual. You will first examine who you are as a customer and translate that into your library work. You will discover what your service "buttons" are and how to deal with them. You will learn the importance of administrative support, using judgement instead of rules, and evaluating your service response. Last but not least, you will learn how to be a "secret shopper" and how that translates to your provision of service.
     
    Mary Y. Moore has worked in special, academic, and public libraries and was the director of a five-county public library system in Montana before she left to spend the rest of her full-time working career as both head of library development and coodinator of statewide library training for the Washington State Library. Mary is the author of a new book for trustees entitled The Successful Library Trustee Handbook which was published this year. Mary provides workshops throughout the nation on both Customer Service and Successful Boardsmanship for Trustees.
    Customer Service for Multicultural Communities Oct. 17 - Cultural Diversity/Outreach/Partnering and Oct. 18 - Marketing
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    Yolanda Cuesta of Cuesta Multicultural Consulting will speak about the need to understand the perspectives that people from different cultures bring to the library experience and to customer service and how cultural differences impact customer service. She will cover best practices for delivering services to the multicultural library patron. This workshop will complement and enhance the 2007 S.O.L., Spanish Outreach Libraries Program. Oct. 17 - Cultural Diversity/Outreach/Partnering. Oct. 18 - Marketing
    Customer Service for Multicultural Communities October 17th and 18th, 2007
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    Learn how to conduct effective community outreach activities, and cultivate community partners through cultural diversity awareness. This workshop will complement and enhance the 2007 S.O.L., Spanish Outreach Libraries Program.
    Customer Service for Seniors with Disabilities December 5, 2006
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    Cindy Brown, City of Tempe ADA and Accessibilities Specialist, will present this workshop.

    Learn about the “whys”, the basics and the specifics of good customer service for seniors with disabilities, along with information on local and national resources.

    Customer Service for Seniors with Disabilities
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    Customer Service for Seniors with Disabilities Dec. 5, 2006
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    Cindy Brown, City of Tempe ADA and Accessibilities Specialist, will present this workshop.

    Learn about the “whys”, the basics and the specifics of good customer service for seniors with disabilities, along with information on local and national resources.

    Cyber Security Awareness
    Currently the greatest threat to Cyber Security isn’t just outside attacks, but it’s your habits providing a path for those attacks. The goal of Cyber Security Awareness is to inform State employees of the most common risks they may encounter, not only at work but in their personal life. Studies have found that personal Cyber habits translate into work habits. If you are not aware of what are good and bad habits, you may be putting yourself and the State at risk.
    Czeching out the Czechs: A Case Study in Czech Research
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    Speaker: Dorothy Janca, President Czech & Slovak Genealogical Society of Arizona
    Danger at the Desk: Practical Solutions for Difficult Situations January 9, 2009 -- For State Library Staff Only
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    Conflicts between public service librarians and disturbed or violent persons are becoming a daily occurrence at large metropolitan libraries and in many other libraries as well. Learn techniques for handling violent episodes with a minimum of anxiety and maximum security. Participants will learn how to 1) control disruptive behavior before it becomes assaultive, 2) spot warning signs that allow for early intervention, and 3) use verbal and nonverbal techniques to avoid confrontations.
    Data In Libraries 10-11 a.m., Oct. 13 with Bryan Heidorn, Director of SIRLS
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    Do you want to know if the water table is good under the home you are considering buying? -- There is data for that!

    Do you have a homework assignment on star formation? -- There are Creative Commons images you can use!

    Do you need real rainfall data for teaching your 8th grade math class? -- It is out there!

    Join Dr. Heidorn in exploring the role of librarians in acting as intermediaries of 21st century information literacy. He will also explore the role of libraries as repositories of local information with particular attention to public and school libraries as long-term curators of digital data "to insure access to information for all."

    Presented by Dr. Bryan Heidorn, Director and Associate Professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona.

    May be counted as 1.0 contact hours of Reference & Information Services toward Library Practitioner Certification.

    Database Introduction August 21 and August 22
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    Have you heard about the new statewide databases, but you aren't really sure what all the excitement is about? Come to this one hour introduction to databases to find out the basics. This workshop is perfect for those who haven't used a database before.

    Database Minders Training December 20, 2006
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    New Library Web Site Demo (Jesse Haro)- Tech topic: RSS (Roseline Williams)- Web Content Team updates (Mary Mitchell)- eCollection Team updates (Anne Christensen)- eMetrics Team updates (Roseline Williams)
    Database Showcase August 21 and August 22
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    Find out about the new Arizona state-wide access to databases for 2006-7, available for all Arizonans through their public libraries or the Arizona State Library. Four vendors will showcase what is hot and new. These databases can be used to search current and historical information in a variety of newspapers, journals and electronic books and websites. Hands on activities will give you a chance to get familiar with these important resources. Don't miss out on this opportunity (or the door prizes!).
    Database Showcase 2 March 27, 28 & 29, 2007
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    Find out about the new Arizona state-wide access to databases for 2006-7, available for all Arizonans through their public libraries or the Arizona State Library. Five vendors will showcase what is hot and new. These databases can be used to search current and historical information in a variety of newspapers, journals and electronic books and websites. Hands on activities will give you a chance to get familiar with these important resources. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
    Database Training January 8, 2008
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    Come to a wild and wacky training on the use, care and feeding of the statewide databases by the Safford twins, Sally Holguin and Vicki Foote. This training will focus on databases of interest to adults.

    The number of on-site computers is limited, but bring your own wireless-enabled laptop and get right in on the training.
    Dealing with Difficult Patrons with Confidence Self Paced Online Tutorial
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    The University of North Texas Information Sciences’ program has a series of online tutorials, entitled Library Education @ Desktop (LE@D). Arizona State Library is offering these tutorials free of charge to AZ libraries.

    Dealing with difficult patrons is a never-ending topic among library staff. This course provides a basic tool-kit that can be applied to manage a variety of difficult patron situations.
    Staff completing this course will be able to:
    • Apply a variety of communication techniques to positively manage various problem patron situations.
    • Apply a number of coping techniques to be able to maintain composure in stressful situations.
    • Determine when the problem patron cannot be satisfied and to whom and how to communicate this.
    • Decide when to call for security or the police.
    • Assist with reviewing, revising and creating library policies that address a variety of problem patron situations e.g. patron-conduct, unattended children, etc.

    The course addresses these issues and more in a web-based course designed to take about 1 1/2 hours to complete. It contains video clips and other multimedia elements, pre and post tests, and course evaluation modules.

    This course will be available for AZ June 20-Sept. 23, 2005

    Once you register on this website, you will receive an email with further registration information. You will be able to begin the course in 1-3 business days. Please do not register unless you are sure you will complete the course, as we will be charged regardless. Thank you!

    Dealing with the Mentally Ill - in the Library

    Learn about behaviors associated with mental illnesses, things to do and say to de-escalate situations and how to interact successfully and safely with mentally ill customers.

     

    Deferred Compensation

    Learn about the City's Deferred Compensation Plan.

    Digging for Your Ancestors in Law Materials November 10, 2011
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    Legal sources like court cases and legislative materials often contain useful information for genealogists. Come find out how to search these resources for your ancestors both electronically and with the original documents.
    Digital Dynamos: Creating Exceptional Digital Literacy Programs
    Do you answer tech questions, teach computer classes, or have public access computers in your library? Then join us to learn about DigitalLearn.org and other resources available to support your work with digital literacy. You will learn about the tools that are available to help you create training resources. Additionally, you will learn about how to evaluate your training sessions to ensure you are delivering value to your community.
    Digital Trailers for the 21st Century Library
    Joins us for a fun and interactive workshop designed for 21st century librarians! Participants will learn how to entice readers through creating book trailers of popular books for every age using digital media and a little creativity. Trailers make an impact on reader, and book trailers are the perfect vehicle to continue interest. Learn how to create a trailer from scratch and harness available technologies found on your computer and the Internet.

    Workshop presenter, Naomi Bates, has been a school librarian for the past 12 years, and taught high school English and speech prior to that. Naomi's passions are YA books, technology, and continuing to learn and grow in today's rapidly evolving, vibrant library world. She maintains an active web presence including a blog, YA Books and More, a YouTube Channel, and Twitter.

    Counts as 5 contact hours CE credit.

    Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Workshop
    Presented by History and Archives Division Director, Dr. Melanie Sturgeon and State Conservator, Siegfried Rempel, this workshop will provide small cultural institutions including museums, archives and libraries with the knowledge, skills and tools they need to protect and recover heritage collections and institutional administrative records damaged by natural or human-caused emergencies.

    Event will run from 8:30am until 5:00 PM with a break in the morning, a lunch break and break in the afternoon.

    WORKSHOP DATE/LOCATION:

    • 05/28/2014 Tucson, Arizona Historical Society Museum, Research Library
    • 06/10/2014, Mohave County, Location TBD

    Workshop Topics:
    • Types and scales of disasters
    • Prevention
    • Preparedness
    • Response
    • Writing the Plan
    • Recovery
    • Tabletop activity to practice handling response and recovery scenarios

    For any questions regarding the event, contact Liz Garland at 602-926-3720 or lgarland@azlibrary.gov.

    Disconnected Youth: GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
    Learn about the services and programs of GLSEN and how the Library can partner in providing service to disconnected youth.
    Disconnected Youth: GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

    Learn about the services and programs of GLSEN and how the Library can partner in providing service to disconnected youth.

    Disconnected Youth: ValueOptions Nov. 7, 2006
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    Learn how ValueOptions serves the disconnected youth of the Valley and how the Library can partner in providing services and referrals. 

    Disconnected Youth: ValueOptions

    Learn how ValueOptions serves the disconnected youth of the Valley and how the Library can partner in providing services and referrals. 

    Disconnected Youth: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development

    Learn about services and programs for disconnected youth and how they can partner with the Library.

    Hear firsthand from a panel about the influence Tumbleweed had on their lives!

    Disconnected Youth: Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development Sept. 19, 2006
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    Learn about programs and services for disconnected youth and how public libraries can utilize these services. 
    Hear firsthand from a panel about the influence Tumbleweed had on their lives!

    Do You Hear What I'm Saying, Oral History for Family Genealogists Thursday, October 21, 2010
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    Dr. Melanie Sturgeon will teach participates what questions to ask and what not to ask. Notes on methods and techniques.
    Doing Foreign Family History Research Using the Internet May 10, 2012
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    A description of this lecture is forthcoming. Our speaker Stever Packer has served at the Mesa Regional Family History Center since December 2007 and has concentrated on German and German related research. He teaches about 30 classes per year in the community and enjoys helping others find the solution to their brick walls.
    Do-It-Yourself Usability Testing: An Introduction

    Usability testing is the key method to test the usability of your website’s labeling, navigation, and content. By observing people completing real tasks on your website, you will gain insight that can help guide improvements to the user experience. Learn how even small libraries with limited budgets can:

    • conduct usability testing,
    • analyze their results, and
    • make remarkable improvements to their websites.

    Join Rebecca Blakiston Instructional Services Librarian & Website Product Manager from the University of Arizona Libraries for this practical & informative webinar.

    Counts for 1 contact hour in Technology.

    Early Literacy March 31, 2007
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    Elaine Meyers, Head of Teen and Children's Services at Phoenix Public's Burton Barr Library, will teach and model how to do workshops on early literacy for parents and caregivers, using the Public Library Association's Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library materials. School and public librarians are welcome to attend and bring community partners.
    Early Literacy for Library Administrators September 17 & 21, 2007
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    Arizona has a new Early Childhood Development and Health Board under Proposition 203 that will oversee regional efforts to ensure children throughout the state start school healthy and ready to succeed. Library administrators, come learn ways that your library can be part of those regional efforts by supporting parents and caregivers in preparing children to read when they enter school.
    Eating for More Energy and Less Stress March 21, 2007
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    Learn about foods that influence the body's energy levels, how to maintain proper blood sugar levels, which foods trigger headaches and much more.
    E-book Focus Group Webinar
    We invite you to participate in a web-based focus group on the feasibility of developing a statewide e-book initiative. We are interested in getting your thoughts on the following:
    • your current e-book programs, what works about these program and what should be changed,
    • current and desired e-book content,
    • desired features of an e-book content program
    • benefits of a statewide program
    The Oct. 31 session is targeted to those staff at libraries that do not provide downloadable ebooks.

    The Nov. 2 session is for staff at libraries where downloadables are offered. NOTE: This section is now full, and no more registrations are being accepted.

    Project consultants Liz Bishoff, The Bishoff Group and Tom Clareson, LYRASIS will facilitate these sessions. To allow for free-flowing discussion and confidentiality, participant feedback will be reported in the aggregate.

    Webinar login will be sent the day before.

    ebooks: What They Are and How to Use Them Oct. 3 or Oct. 5
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    With several thousand electronic books in library collections and more on the way, Nancy Morris will unravel the mystery of the electronic book.  Also included will be downloadable music and video.

    Learn how to find them in the catalog, how to use them and how to assist the public and answer their questions. 

    ebooks: What They Are and How to Use Them

    With several thousand electronic books in the collection and more on the way, the mystery of the electronic book will be unravelled. 

    Learn how to find them in the catalog, how to use them and how to assist the public and answer their questions. 

    EBSCO Webinar: Using Novelist to Find Arizona Centennial Material for Adult Patrons January 10, 9-10 a.m.
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    This hour-long training will highlight the features in NoveList designed to make searching more intuitive and reading recommendations easier to obtain. Trainers will use examples to answer common readers’ advisory questions and will draw from material related to Arizona’s centennial celebration. This session will focus on adult content.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Reference & Information Services.

    EBSCO Database Training March 5, 2010 Show Low Public Library
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    EBSCO database training sessions will focus on specific databases that target various patron groups: the general public, grades K-3rd, grades 4th-8th and high school. For public librarians, come learn how to show your patrons the hidden treasures in our databases. For school librarians, learn about the various grade appropriate databases such as Searchasaurus, Points of View Reference, etc.

    Please sign up for the session that meets your needs:
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Public Library Databases
    1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: K-3rd Grade Databases
    2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.: 4th-8th Grade Databases
    3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: High School Databases

     

    EBSCO Database Webinar-Biography Reference Center November 17, 12-1 p.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use Biography Reference Center™. This database offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Database Webinar-Consumer Health Complete & Multilingual Consumer Health Information November 17, 9-10 a.m.
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    This webinar addresses the vast collection of health-related content available. Learn how patrons can use both Consumer Health Complete and EBSCOhost interfaces to access encyclopedias, evidence-based care sheets, images, video and animation. We’ll explore the Multi-lingual databases and learn how to search using the Body Map and Titles Tab, features that can help librarians serve their non-English speaking patrons. Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Database Webinars

    EBSCO Webinars 

    You will be directed to the EBSCO website to register by clicking the underlined links below.

    1/14/2010  Elementary School Resources 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.     

    1/14/2010  Health Resources  12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.       

    2/12/2010  Secondary School Resources 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

    2/12/2010  DIY Resources  12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

    EBSCO Online Database Training - Kids Search August 25, 2011 9:00 a.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use Kids Search is EBSCO's interface designed for students in grades K through 8. Kids Search provides elementary school students with an easy-to-use, graphically-appealing interface they can use to search their EBSCO databases.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training - Student Research Center February 28, 2013, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use the Student Research Center(SRC). This database interface is designed for students in grades 6 through 12. SRC provides students in secondary schools with the most appropriate research tools to easily obtain the information that they need from the EBSCO databases. Students can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search the databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

    REGISTER HERE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Auto Repair Reference Center Thursday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    If your patrons are looking for auto repair information, point them to Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC). This database contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. ARRC includes:

    - Coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present
    - Millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs
    - Approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer
    - Over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing
    - Specifications & maintenance schedules
    - Labor Time Guide & Estimator
    - Video overviews of auto systems with AutoIQ
    - Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance)
    - Ability to email high-quality PDF records
    - Diagnostic information

    Join EBSCO trainer, Lisa Dennis, on this informatiove webinar.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Business Resources April 16, 2010 - 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate just how easy searching business resources can be.  We will learn how to search company profiles and SWOT analyses.  We’ll explore author profiles as well as country reports.  We’ll look at the Publication files and explore Personal Folders.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources. 

    Databases covered: Business Source Complete and Newspaper Source Plus

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128604112&UID=1101149722&RT+MiM1&FM+1_and_register

     

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Business Source Complete Thursday, May 23 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use the world's largest resource of full-text business publications. Business Source® Complete is the overwhelmingly superior database for full-text content covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, etc. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886. Additional full-text content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Consumer Health Complete March 11, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    Consumer Health Complete provides reliable and trustworthy health information for your patrons. Learn about this valuable resource database which includes:
    * Full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias
    * Thousands of full-text evidence-based health reports
    * 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets
    * Hundreds of medical images and diagrams
    * Over 840 physician-generated videos
    * More than 2,350 Health Daily videos from NBC Digital Health Network
    * More than 450 full-text consumer health pamphlets and leaflets

    Please share this promotional flyer with your library staff.


    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Customizing Your EBSCO Resources
    Join us for this 1 hour session to learn how to access the administrative features in EBSCO to customize your database resources. This webinar is ideal for database managers or library staff interested in learning about database features that may be of interest to your patrons.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Do It Yourself Resources Friday, June 18 12:00, p.m.-1:00 p.m..
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    Let EBSCO’s easy-to-use “Do It Yourself” products give your patrons the tools they need to tackle just about any home improvement, auto or small engine repair!  These three, “how to” resources provide diagrams and photos that guide the user through every job.  We’ll view each interface and explore some of the key features in each, demonstrating just how easy it is to access the vast amount of content.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable resources. 

     

    Databases covered:  Auto Repair Reference Center, Small Engine Reference Center and Home Improvement Reference Center

     

    YOU MUST REGISTER ON THE EBSCO WEBSITE:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128605117&UID=1101101154902&RT=MiM1&FM=1

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Elementary School Resources Thursday September 16, 2010, 2010 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    This webinar is specifically geared to grades K-5 teachers and librarians.  Utilizing EBSCO’s Searchasauras and Kids Search interfaces, participants will learn how to access grade-appropriate resources and teach students various search strategies that make the most of their research.  We will also discuss the advantages of using databases for searching instead of free Internet search engines.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources. 

    Databases covered: Primary Search, Middle Search, Newspaper Source Plus, Encyclopedia of Animals, and Book Collection: Non-Fiction

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128605477&UID=1101157502&RT=MiM1&FM=1_and_register

     

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Health Resources Webinar
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    This webinar addresses the vast collection of health-related content available.  Learn how patrons can use both Consumer Health Complete and EBSCOhost interfaces to access encyclopedias, evidence-based care sheets, images, video and animation.  We’ll explore the Multi-lingual databases and learn how to search using the Body Map and Titles Tab, features that can help librarians serve their non-English speaking patrons.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources. 

    Databases covered: Consumer Health Complete, Multi-lingual databases, Alt HealthWatch and Health Source: Consumer Edition

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128604292&UID=1101151362&RT=MiM1&FM=1_and_register

    EBSCO Online Database Training-History Reference Center Thursday, March 28, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    Patrons and students are always searching for quality historical information. EBSCO’s History Reference Center™ is just the place for them to look for resources. History Reference Center™ is the world's most comprehensive full text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database contains: * Nearly 57,000 historical documents * More than 79,000 biographies of historical figures * More than 1,990 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books * More than 37,000 historical photos & maps * More than 80 hours of historical video

    REGISTER HERE

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center Thursday, May 23, 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    Would you like to know where and how to locate resources for hobby and craft enthusiasts? EBSCO's Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center™ database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet these needs. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more. Join us for a 1 hour webinar to learn more about this resource that is available to your library.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Home Improvement Reference Center Thursday, April 19, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use Home Improvement Reference Center™. This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Legal Information Reference Center Friday, December 17th 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    Legal Information Reference Center™ contains more than 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms. Many of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation's oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. This database will offer the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate and rights & disputes.

    Join this 1 hour webinar and learn about the various resources available in this database.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website.

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Literary Reference Center Tuesday, March 13, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    If you are looking for information from major respected reference works, books or literary journals, look no further than Literary Reference Center.  Learn how users can browse a comprehensive list of authors or works in a graphically appealing interface.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources. 

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-NovelistPlus Thursday, July 26, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    NoveListPlus, a readers' advisory service, not only provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles, but it also offers a wide range of feature content that will expand your staff's ability to serve fiction readers of all ages and increase the reach of your library's program including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more. Join this 1 hour webinar to learn about the various features of Novelist.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Points of View Reference Center Thursday, April 19, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use Points of View Reference Center™, a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Public Library Resources November 13th, 2009 - 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    In this session, we’ll demonstrate just how easy searching in the EBSCOhost interface can be.  Patrons can choose either the clean, “Google” like page or, more detailed search options, utilize the Advanced Search page.  We’ll look at the Publication files, Image Collection and explore Personal Folders.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources. 

    Databases covered: MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete and Newspaper Source Plus using EBSCOhost; Consumer Health Complete and Biography Reference Center

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128591462&UID=1101047442&RT=MiM1FM=1_and_register

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Referencia Latina Thursday, June 14, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
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    Would you like to learn about Spanish language resources availbe to your patrons. Referencia Latina, is a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries, more than 100,000 images, 2,500 health reports, a Spanish-English dictionary and full text for over 100 reference books and dozens of general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how your library can access this resource for your patrons.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Science Reference Center February 28th, 2011, 12-1 p.m.
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    Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

    REGISTER HERE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Secondary School Resources Thursday, September 16, 2010: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
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    In this session, teachers and librarians will learn how to navigate and successfully search databases designed for grades 6-12.  We will conduct searches in both Student Research Center and EBSCOhost interfaces and discuss lexile reading levels and a variety of research methods.  Your students are sure to become super researchers in no time at all!  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training tools as well as materials to help promote these valuable online resources.

     

    Databases covered:  MAS Ultra, History Reference Center, Science Reference Center, Book Collection: Non-Fiction, Newspaper Source Plus, Biography Reference Center, Points of View and Consumer Health Complete

     

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    https://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128605722&UID=1101157567&RT=MiM1&FM=1

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Small Business Reference Center Thursday April 21 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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    Small Business Reference Center™ contains more than 400 full-text publications and over 450 full-text reference books. The user-friendly interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Business videos provide critical information for business owners: interviews, ‘lessons learned’ features, lectures and ‘how to’ videos help foster success in all aspects of managing a business.

    Join this 1 hour webinar and learn about the various resources available in this database.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website.

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Small Engine Repair Center June 2, 12-1 p.m.
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    Join us for a 1 hour webinar on how to use Small Engine Repair Reference Center™. This database provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    EBSCO Online Database Training-Teacher Resources Webinar
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    In this session, we’ll utilize the EBSCOhost interface to search a comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text education journals.  We’ll discuss advanced search strategies, journal alerts and the My EBSCOhost folder options.  Attendees will also tour the EBSCO Support site, which provides additional training resources.

    Database covered: Professional Development Collection

    TO REGISTER GO TO:

    http://ebsco.webex.com/ebsco/k2/j.php?ED=128591547&UID=1101056602&RT=MiM1&FM=1_and_register

    EBSCO Training Various locations in Maricopa County
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    Join EBSCO Trainer Lisa Dennis as she provides a basic overview of the databases in the statewide database package and more detailed training on selected databases. Please see the schedule below and register for the location that best suits your needs:


    April 24th-Mesa Public Library 9:30am-11:30 am Database Overview, Home Improvement Reference Center, and Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center(Limit 18)
    April 24th-Tempe Public Library 1:30pm-3:30pm Database Overview, Novelist, and Literary Reference Center (Limit 20)


    April 25th-Glendale Public Library 9:30am-11:30am Database Overview, Consumer Health Complete, & Science Reference Center(Limit20)
    April 25th-Avondale Public Library-Civic Center 1:30pm-3:30pm, Database Overview, Small Business Reference Center, Business Source Complete, and Legal Information Reference Center (Limit 20)


    April 26-Phoenix Public Library-Burton Barr

  • 9:00am-10:00am Database Overview (Limit 16)
  • 10:30am-11:30am Points of View Reference Center & Student Research Center (Limit 16)
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Biography Reference Center, & History Reference Center (Limit 16)
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm Small Business Reference Center, Business Source Complete, and Legal Research Center(Limit 16)
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm Auto Repair Reference Center and Small Engine Repair(Limit 16)
  • EBSCO Webinar: Using Novelist to Find Arizona Juvenile and Curricular Content January 10, 12-1 p.m.
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    This hour-long training will highlight the features in NoveList designed to make searching more intuitive and reading recommendations easier to obtain. Trainers will use examples to answer common readers’ advisory questions and will draw from material related to Arizona’s centennial celebration. This sessions will focus on juvenile and curricular content.

    IMPORTANT: During the registration process, please continue registering after you are redirected to the EBSCO website. SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK THE 'REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EBSCO PAGE

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Reference & Information Services.

    Ebsconet Serials Training

    Greg Padilla from Ebsco will provide training on EBSCONET for staff members who are involved in serials check-in and claiming.

    Effective Outreach Programs & Library Services for Spanish Speakers April 19 1/2 Day Program; Phoenix
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    This workshop is being offered twice, once in the morning, and then repeated again in the afternoon.

    Nationally known library trainer, Yolanda Cuesta, specializes in helping libraries and other non-profit organizations serve ethnic and culturally diverse communities. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Yolanda was Chief of Library Development Services and Ethnic Services Consultant for the California State Library. She is a member of ALA; CLA; the American Marketing Association; and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking. Her library publications include "From Survival to Sophistication: Hispanic Needs = Library Needs" and "Guidelines for Library Services to the Spanish-Speaking," both published in Library Journal. Yolanda has a BS in Elementary Education and an MLS from the University of Texas at Austin. She has pursued additional training in cultural diversity, grantsmanship, program planning and evaluation, and train-the-trainer techniques.

    Goal: To help library staff make the best use of limited resources to design outreach activities with significant impact on diverse communities.
    Knowledge and skills to be acquired:
    • Skill in measuring library readiness to plan and serve a diverse community
    • Skill in identifying outreach activities that match community needs
    • Skill in prioritizing activities based on impact on the community
    • Techniques for evaluating impact of outreach activities on diverse communities
    • Tips for implementing outreach programs

    E-Learning for State Libraries September 21-22, 2006
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    Audience:  State Library staff responsible for continuing education.

    You will learn: 
    • Which type of elearning experiences to use to achieve learning objectives
    • How to Identify the best planning and evaluation tools for elearning
    • Best practices for integrating elearning and blended options into training
    • How to Identify principles of effective elearning design

    Presenter:  Jennifer Hofmann is the principle elearning consultant and owner of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of synchronous and blended elearning.  She is the author of “The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings, and Events Live” and “Online! Tips, Techniques and Ready-to-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom.”

    No registration fee for participants from Western Council states. $100 fee for each participant from non-Western Council states. Please send registration fee to Margaret Martinez, BCR, 14394 East Evans Avenue, Aurora, CO 80014-1478. All meals provided, except for dinner on Wednesday September 20.

    Electronic Records Management - Basic RM Training (5 of 7) Introduction to the Challenges of Managing Electronic Records
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    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.
    Email / Electronic Communications Records Management - Basic RM Training (7 of 7) Introduction to the Challenges of Managing Email and E-communication Records
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    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.
    Emerging Technology Update January 17th or January 22nd
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    If blog and wiki sound like characters from a children’s book or you think aggregators are unruly teens, then this workshop is for you. The lingo will be defined and free technology tools will be explained, including blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasts, e-books, Library 2.0, and IM. Learn to use Bloglines to let the information come to help you on your job, find out the pros and cons, and be assured that you won’t gain weight if you subscribe to a feed. This is a workshop for non-techy beginners, with a focus on making you more confident and comfortable with these new tools. Presented by Stephanie Gerding.
    Employment & Entrepreneurship Resources for Public Libraries Apache Junction Public Library
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    Public libraries can be the “go-to” resource for entrepreneurs, inventors, and small business owners. In this workshop you can learn different strategies to create an environment in your library that is conducive to collaboration and innovation. Join the following to learn how to build your library’s capacity to provide resources for entrepreneurs:

    • Apache Junction Public Library - Employment & Business Services
    • State Library of Arizona - Patent Trademark Resource Center
    • Pima County Public Library - Employment Services & Micro-Enterprise
    • Eureka! Scottsdale Public Library and the
    • Alexandria Co-working Network's collaborations with Arizona Public Libraries

    E-Rate ABCs November 20, 2009
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    This face-to-face training is primarily for Library E-rate Applicants.  It will provide a brief overview of the entire E-Rate process and rules associated with the program. It will help attendees get  acquainted with best practices for filling out the forms and how to avoid problems that can cause a delay or denial in funding. Proper document retention, the role of tech planning, and how to leverage state master contracts will also be discussed.

    Lunch will be provided.

    E-Rate Training Changes and Updates for Year 7
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    The Arizona Department of Education, the Regional Training Centers, GITA/SPO, State Library and Archives have combined their resources to provide a series of E-Rate workshops across Arizona, covering new changes for Year 7 (July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005). E-Rate reimbursements are computed based on free and reduced lunch counts. Learn about acceptable alternate measures if your school does not participate in the lunch program. To see how well Arizona public schools have done in the past of getting their share of this federal funding, or to learn more about the E-Rate program information can be found at: http://www.ade.az.gov/erate The personnel responsible for the completion of the E-Rate application and for obtaining bids for telecommunication services for your schools should attend one of the several training sessions offered below. Participants in the workshops will receive critically important information about E-Rate and about the status of the State filed 470s of past years. One-on-one assistance will be available in the afternoon, by appointment only, on E-Rate issues, forms, or technology plan development. Complete the on-line registration form at: http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/ - select the session you plan to attend, and if you need personalized assistance, make sure to complete that area of the registration form.
    E-Rate Updates for Experienced Applicants October 29; November 9, 2009
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    This webinar provides updates to the E-Rate program for individuals who have 2 or more years of experience in the E-Rate program. It will provide updates to program rules and requirements for the upcoming application cycle and state master contract information.
    E-Reader Training
    Your library has been invited to attend a two-hour workshop on eBooks and eReading Devices. At this time, your library will also receive their eReading devices, a set including a Kindle Fire, Nook Simple Touch, iPad, and Samsung Galaxy Tab2. The two-hour workshop will include an overview of current trends within the eBook industry, challenges for eBook usage in libraries today, and basic eBook competencies (what you really need to know). Additionally, we’ll explore what other libraries are doing with their reading gadgets. Lastly, spend some time with each device during our hands-on reading gadget lab.

    Please register for the appropriate training session for your location.

    Please note-the March 26th Training session is a Train-theTrainier session and will be different from the above description.

    Essential Evaluation Toolkit: Defining and Measuring Success
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    DESCRIPTION: Sandra Simmons, a certified Just Grants! Arizona instructor, presents the tools and techniques for creating a solid evaluation plan for grant projects. Outcome-based evaluation(OBE), one of three different measurement models, will be included in the presentation. This workshop is highly recommended for those who plan to apply for an LSTA grant.
    OUTCOMES: Participants will gain an understanding of the importance of evaluation in grant projects and how to incorporate and implement OBE.
    Essential Records Next Round - TOWN HALL Discussion and Review of Specific Retention Schedules
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    The next round of our Essential Records Project sessions will consist of 90 minute TOWN HALL sessions requiring audience participation and voting. This Next Round TOWN HALL will be an opportunity for public bodies to review groupings of Retention Schedules and decide which records series should be considered “essential”. We have organized 10 on-line sessions built around groups of shared interests and Retention Schedules. Please do the following BEFORE your assigned TOWN HALL session(s): 1. Review the 5 types of Essential Records detailed below: a. This records series is necessary for an emergency response. b. This records series is necessary to resume or continue operations in an emergency. c. This records series helps protects the health, safety, property and right or residents. d. This records series would require massive resources to reconstruct if damaged in emergency. e. This records series helps document the history of communities and families. 2. Review all of the General Retention Schedules that are specified for your TOWN HALL session. Be prepared to vote on a records series by records series basis on whether each records series is an Essential Record, per the five that are listed above. 3. Please think about these BEFORE your registered session(s), and be ready to vote Yes or No on whether each records series is an Essential Record. If you prepare in advance, these sessions will be beneficial to all participants and planners. ***On the afternoon before your registered session(s), I will email the PowerPoint slides and Instructions on how to access the on-line training room - to all registered attendees. Prior to the session(s), please print off the Retention Schedules involved in that particular TOWN HALL and have them with you when you log into the on-line training. ***We would appreciate your help if you could forward this email to all interested staff within your public body.***
    Essential Records Workshop
    The goal of the Essential Records seminar is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and secure their agencies' most essential records, respond appropriately when an emergency occurs, and ensure continued access to essential records for the duration of the emergency and beyond. In addition, this course provides a common baseline or core knowledge across state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, as well as across the functions of Records Management, Emergency Management, and Information Technology.
    Essential Records Wrap-up Sessions Conclusion to our Year of Essential Records
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    We would like to invite you to our final 90-minute Essential Records Wrap-up Sessions for the Year of Essential Records. We will be repeating the Session six (6) times, to allow for maximum participation. Here is an Outline for these Essential Records Wrap-up Sessions: Review of Essential Records (15-minutes) Establishing an Essential Records List manual (25-minutes) Essential Records Listing form (20-minutes) Open Q & A (30-minutes)
    Evanced Summer Reader Software Training With Evanced Training Coordinator Sabrina Cannaley
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    The Arizona State Library contracts with Evanced Solutions to make their Summer Reader software available to all public libraries in Arizona for use in facilitating online reading programs for any age group at any time throughout the year. Sabrina Cannaley, Evanced's Training Coordinator, will conduct training on how to set up the software. Not only does Summer Reader help library staff manage in-house registration, it also offers an online registration self-service option for patrons. Other key features include reading and progress logging, prize management and distribution, drawings, and mediated reviews. New this year is the mobile web version that allows patron access by phone! Summer Reader also allows staff to easily collect statistics and produce reports. This training will familiarize librarians with all the features of the software and get you started on the setup process.
    Every Child Ready to Read @Your Library - 2nd Edition August 6, 13, 27, September 10, 17
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    Our series of webinars by Elaine Meyers will introduce participants to the new Every Child Ready to Read @Your Library, 2nd edition. The five webinars are designed for library staff who were not able to attend the in-person training offered last fall. One ECRR toolkit is being provided to every public library in Arizona that participates in training on the resources. Webinar topics are:

    • Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library: Introduction and Research - August 6 (a pre-requisite for the following four stand-alone webinars)
    • How to Prepare and Present the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Staff Workshop - August 13
    • How to Prepare and Present the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Core Workshops for Parents and Parents with Children - August 27
    • How to Prepare and Present the Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Parent and Child Workshops - September 10
    • Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library: Partnerships and Early Learning Environments - September 17

    Elaine Meyers has worked with both editions of ECRR and most recently as a consultant on the 2nd edition.

    For more information on Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library see: http://www.everychildreadytoread.org/

    Every Child Ready to Read @your library, 2nd Edition -- New & Updated! Phoenix - August 29 / Tucson - August 30 / Yuma - August 31 / Flagstaff - September 2 / Kingman - September 6
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    An introduction to the newest Every Child Ready to Read @your library 2nd edition will include:

    • an overview of the product’s research base,
    • review of the five practices to promote early literacy,
    • hands on experience with the workshop material and
    • a look at workshops designed for parents and children to attend together as well as...
    • three staff workshops.

    Elaine Meyers has worked with both editions of ECRR and most recently as a consultant on the 2nd edition.

    For more information see: http://www.everychildreadytoread.org/

    Every Child Ready to Read Workshop: English and Spanish sessions
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    Workshop will be in English on August 29th and in SPANISH on August 30th.

    Participants will be able to conduct all three levels of Every Child Ready to Read @your library.

    Required Pre-Reading:  Upon registration, all participants must agree to read and reflect on the following:
    --three scripts for parent workshops
    --six skills and developmental level handouts
    --review picture books to be used in workshops

    Class is limited to 15 participants and will be facilitated by Elaine Meyers and Rachel Fleenor for the English session and Francisco Vargas for the Spanish session.

    Every Child Ready to Read; Learn How @ Your Library September 1, 2009
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    Elaine Meyers, retired Youth Services Manager at Phoenix Public's Burton Barr Library, will teach and model how to present PLA's research-based Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Workshops for parents and caregivers of children 0-5. Librarians and their community partners are invited to attend this interactive training.
    Everyone Serves Youth Monday, November 2, 2009
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    This workshop will provide information that helps all library staff members; to serve a variety of customers, regardless of age, and will offer introductory information on youth developmental stages, ways to be approachable, how to conduct reference interviews with a variety of ages, programs that meet needs of various age groups, and how to positively address issues of discipline. Workshop facilitator Elaine Meyers, retired head of Teen and Children's Services at Phoenix Public's Burton Barr Library, is an author, a consultant, and adjunct faculty member for graduate library schools at the University of Arizona and UCLA. Her passions center on making the public library the most valuable and innovative community resource possible and on creating maximum learning environments for youth and those who serve them.

    Everyone Serves Youth Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City
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    A two-&-a-half hour workshop for all library staff covering the library's commitment to serving youth and providing specific strategies for all staff to provide excellent customer service, answering all questions effectively and creating the best in services and public spaces for customers from infancy through high school.

    Join us as Elaine Meyers presents this interactive & informational workshop. It is recommended that all attendees review West Bloomfield Township Public Library's http://www.growupreading.org/ and Mohave County Library's Homework Helper site, http://www.mohavecountylibrary.info/mohave/homework.asp/.

    Workshop Schedule:

    • Monday, December 10: Kingman - 2 sessions: 9:30-Noon & 1:30-4
    • Tuesday, December 11: Bullhead City - 2 sessions: 9:30-Noon & 1:30-4
    • Wednesday, December 12: Lake Havasu City - 2 sessions: 9:30-Noon & 1:30-4

    Counts as 2.5 contact hours in Services

    Everyone's a Storyteller
    Eileen Hoard, author and former preschool and elementary school teacher, will train library staff to assist families and children with information and techniques to support reading on grade level by third grade through the use of storytelling.  Concentrating on young children, 2 years old through 3rd grade, Ms. Hoard will demonstrate how to encourage children to be a storyteller and create their own stories.  She will also show how to build the desire to read in preschoolers by developing their listening skills through the art and craft of storytelling and using handmade visuals.
    Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know About Graphic Novels Presented by the Maricopa County Library Council's Continuing Education Committee
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    Do graphic novels bother and confuse you?  Can't find good information about the format?  Mystified by the differences between comics and manga?  Come and find out everything you didn't know you need to know: 

    • why graphic novels belong in your collection
    • where to find reviews
    • publisher and vendor catalogs demystified
    • cataloging issues tackled
    • mending
    • websites
    • challenges
    • standing order plans
    • much, much more!

    Participants should read a graphic novel prior to attending the workshop.  Most of the information presented will deal specifically with teen graphic novel collections; however, those interested in adult or youth collections are welome to attend.

    Evidence-based Practice through Coteaching Reading Comprehension Strategies September 6, 2008
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    Using reading comprehension instruction as a model, participants will learn to generate and disseminate locally-collected evidence to demonstrate their impact on student achievement. This knowledge will help show how the work of collaborative classroom teacher and teacher-librarian teams is integral to achieving goals for school effectiveness set by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE). Using the skills taught by Dr. Judi Moreillon, participants will have the ability to (re)define their instructional roles and develop exemplary school library programs that positively impact student achievement. Also during the workshop, Arlene Westphal, Education Program Specialist, ADE, School Effectiveness Division, K-12 Literacy Section, will facilitate a discussion of potential professional development projects with the virtual collaborative environments ADE has available. Teachers and teacher-librarians are encouraged, but not required, to attend as teams.
    Excel Workshop
    Excel 2010 workshop. Create a spreadsheet, set up defaults, format cells, learn functions, manage data for totals, etc.
    Exploring American FactFinder 2 (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    The U.S. Census Bureau's upgrade of American FactFinder 2 has left some librarians struggling to find information that seemed essential in previous versions of site. This session will review the most significant changes to the FactFinder and share tips and tricks to finding current information, using the new system tools, and discovering work arounds to finding you old favorites. Presenter - William Cuthbertson, Norlin Library, University of Colorado-Boulder. Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Family and Children Projects Special Workshop December 6, 2005
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    This workshop is highly recommended for those who plan to apply for an LSTA grant.

    Workshop includes:

    • Grantsmanship for Libraries
    • Overview of LSTA grants in Arizona
    • How to plan a family and children grant project
    • Tools and techniques for creating a solid evaluation plan
    • Explanation of outcome-based evaluation
    • Discussion of project ideas
    FDsys and the Legislative Process (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Instructor - Dan Stanton, Arizona State University Libraries. FDsys is the Government Printing Office’s flagship medium for free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. In addition to expanded search results filters, FDsys incorporates enhanced metadata and field searching capabilities that allow the user to approach congressional publications in various ways. We will look what the legislative process looks like in FDsys, and we will also explore ‘hot topics’ that Congress chooses to identify, investigate, and comment on. Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Federal Rules of Civil Procedure December 1, 2006 Rule Changes
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    This is an opportunity to hear about the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that went into effect on December 1, 2006. The changes revolve around electronic records discovery that occurs in Federal Civil cases, so they could impact any state agency or political subdivision. Records Managers, IT Professionals and Attorneys may all feel the impact of the changes that will take place. At this seminar we will look at the changes and discuss their significance. We will also show a DVD of a mock pre-trial conference where the new procedures are being applied.
    Finding Health Information specific to Minority Populations 4th in a series of Webinars with SIRLS Faculty and AZ Health Sciences Library Librarians
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    Join us as we find reliable health information specific to minority populations. Let’s navigate through the Special Information Services site, put together by the National Library of Medicine.

    Yamila El-Khayat, Outreach Services Librarian at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, will cover how to engage different populations with activities and different resources available.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Reference & Information Services.

    Finding Women in Public Records

    Learn about the variety of 18th and 19th records available for finding that elusive female ancestor.

    Finding Your Jewish Ancestors

    Find out about the many good books, websites, and Jewish genealogical societies available to help you.

    FIZZ! ~ BOOM! ~ READ! ~ Arizona Summer Reading and STEM Locations statewide during December, January, & February
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    Prescott Valley, Holbrook, Eloy, Lake Havasu City, and Yuma!

    Introduction to Summer Reading

    • Marketing your program
    • Collecting statistics
    • Librarians bring ideas to share
    • FIZZ BOOM READ! Theme and making it fun!
    • CSLP Manual
    • Question time and other issues unique to your community

    Using science and technology in your summer programming and beyond!

    • Hackerspace, Makerspace and STEM/STEAM in Arizona
    • Introduction to 3D Printers
    • Hands-On with Snap Circuits and other fun kits
    Counts for 5 contact hours in Children’s Services
    Flannel Board Story Telling with Gail Benton and Trish Waichulaitis
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    Learn how to integrate the flannel board in your storytelling for 2 year olds to 7 year olds.

    Leave the workshop with a flannel board story ready to use.

    Please bring scissors to cut flannel and glue.

    Foundation and Grants Collection Tour
    This presentation instructs the grant seeker in how to prepare for successful fundraising and how to identify prospective funders using library resources. This presentation includes a database demonstration of the "Foundation Directory Online" and the "Arizona Guide to Grants and Giving." *This tour does not cover scholarship or business funding.
    FREE TO READ: Best Literacy Practices Workshop for Public Libraries
    Public library representatives from New York, Oakland, Queens, Redwood City (CA) and Greensboro (NC) who participated in an adult student persistence study as part of the Literacy in Libraries Across America Initiative will speak about strategies used to improve and increase adult student participation in library literacy programs. Highlights of this 3 year national study conducted by Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) and the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy at Harvard University will be presented. Outcome: Learn how to apply strategies to increase and maintain adult participation in literacy programs.
    Fully Engaged Customer Service Flagstaff 9/16 -- Phoenix 9/18
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    Join Cheryl Gould, Fully Engaged Libraries (www.fullyengagedlibraries.com), for this all day workshop in which you will practice and experience how to enhance service through being fully engaged to create a win-win experience that saves time for both you and the customer. The skills can be used with both internal and external customers and many of the activities can be brought back immediately and used to train your staff.

    Improving customer service outcomes requires moving beyond old habits to create a lasting change in behavior. This workshop employs an immersive, experiential learning environment, initially developed and tested in collaboration with San Jose Public Library. In this safe and friendly environment you will practice simple, powerful techniques for improving

    • Eye contact
    • Facial expression and body language
    • Tone of voice
    • Availability to customers,
    • Assessment of customer needs, and
    • Quality of information provided.

    Completing this course will help you handle more interactions with customers by empowering them to do more for themselves, while increasing their knowledge of your offerings and their satisfaction with the library experience.

    Counts as 6 Contact Hours in Leadership

    Fun with Books and Stories May 1, 2008
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    Join Dr. Jill Stamm, cofounder of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development and author of Bright from the Start, as she discusses brain development in the context of early literacy. This is an excellent opportunity for librarians to increase our knowledge of the science behind the strategies we teach parents and caregivers for preparing children from birth to read.
    Fund Status Report Training

    Learn how to find fund status information easily in this newly formatted report.

    Future of the Public Library July 27, 2006
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    Susan Kent, Director and Chief Executive, The Branch Libraries, New York Public Library, will present findings from The Future Public Library Conference held at New York Public Library in May 2006.

    Sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, the conference included directors of libraries from all over the world as well as representatives from Google, ShopWiki.com, ministers of education and philanthropic organizations. 

    Future of the Public Library - Findings from the New York Public Library Symposium, May 2006
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    Susan Kent, Director and Chief Executive, The Branch Libraries, New York Public Library, will present findings from The Future Public Library Conference held at New York Public Library in May 2006.

    Sponsored by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, the conference included directors of libraries from all over the world as well as representatives from Google, ShopWiki.com, ministers of education and philanthropic organizations. 

     

    Future of the Public Library - Findings from the New York Public Library Symposium, May 2006
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    [Your comments here]
    Future Public Library with Stephen Abram January 28, 2008
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    [Your comments here]
    Futureproofing Your Library September 24, 2008
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    You've worked hard to maintain quality services, but nowadays it seems as if all you hear about is how libraries need to change. Change is like heaven: even if you want it, no one wants to be the first to go! In this lively, interactive session, Joan Frye Williams & George Needham will offer strategies for "futureproofing" your library - building on a continuum that links the valuable library services we've built to the possibilities offered by a changing environment.

    You'll learn new ways to
  • preserve and express traditional library principles using modern tools and techniques.
  • streamline operations without abandoning library values or library users
  • create an environment that honors past achievements while building capacity for the future
  • reconnect with your own sense of excitement, energy, and most important, optimism.

    George and Joan are positive that we can move forward and still keep our standards up and our blood pressure down. Don't miss this opportunity to find out how.

    George Needham is the Vice President for Member Services at OCLC, a position he's held since March 1999. George is responsible for Members Council, WebJunction, and the OCLC Library, and is one of the contributors to the blog “It’s All Good.” Since April 2004, George has made more than 140 presentations on creating a desired future for libraries. His sole brush with non-library fame was when he was a two time Jeopardy winner in December, 1994.

    For more than 30 years Joan Frye Williams has been a successful librarian, consultant, vendor, planner, trainer, evaluator and user of library services, with a special emphasis on emerging library trends. She is the president of her own internationally recognized library and information technology consulting firm, based in Sacramento, California. Joan is best known as an acute--and sometimes irreverent--observer of trends in what she calls "the cultural anthropology of libraries."
  • Gale Database Training

    The first session covers Ancestry Plus and What Do I Read Next?   The second session covers Bio Resource Center and Lit Resource Center.

     

    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.
    Gale Database Training: Business & Company Resource Center
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    Business & Company Resource Center brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
    Gates Replacement Grant Training "Geek Days"
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    Tom Martin will lead the training. Part of the day will be spent learning how to use TechAtlas and the remainder of the day will feature computer vendors discussing purchasing options.

    The day is designed for library network managers, including your city and/or county computer managers, as well as city/county IT managers.

    Gates Transition Seminars

    Description: Technical support from the Gates Foundation for beneficiaries of the initial Gates grant to Arizona will end on April 2, 2004. The Gates Foundation will present three seminars in Arizona to help with the transistion away from Foundation support to local and regional support. These presentations will cover "best practices" in public computing that the Gates Foundation has discovered over the course of the grant project.

    Outcomes: Attendees will be better prepared to handle the transition from Gates Foundation Technical Support to local/regional technical support for the Gates computers.

    Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries April 24, 2006
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    The purpose of the meeting will include building relationships, sharing about your library, and determining the expectations of future meetings. The Salt River Tribal Library will host the meeting. Lunch will be provided followed by a tour of the library. Please bring items such as flyers, extra books, bookmarkers, etc. to share.

    Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries September 25, 2006
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    This is the 2nd Gathering of Tribal Library staff. The purpose of the meeting will include building relationships, sharing about your library, and determining the expectations of future meetings. The Navajo Nation Tribal Library, at Window Rock, will host the meeting. Lunch will be provided followed by a tour of the library. Please bring items such as flyers, extra books, bookmarkers, etc. to share.

    Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries - 2nd Monday Sept 25, 2006
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    This is the 2nd Gathering of Tribal Library staff. The purpose of the meeting will include building relationships, sharing about your library, and determining the expectations of future meetings. The Navajo Nation Tribal Library, at Window Rock, will host the meeting. Lunch will be provided followed by a tour of the library. Please bring items such as flyers, extra books, bookmarkers, etc. to share.

    Gathering of Arizona Tribal Libraries - 3rd April 22- 23, 2007
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    This is the 3rd Gathering of Tribal Library staff. The theme is Intergenerational Outreach Strategies. The purpose of the meeting will include building relationships, sharing about your library, and determining the expectations of future meetings. The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Library will host the meeting. Lunch will be provided on April 23rd. Join us for a Meet and Greet Event: J'yuu`jiih! Jackie, gwey-maa`joh (Come to Jackie's eating-place) on Sunday evening, April 22, 2007 at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Library @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm Ms. McCalvin and the Gathering Committee are asking all attendees to donate a couple of books or other items for gift baskets for the Youth & Elderly of Ft. McDowell Community.

    Genealogical Research in Immigration and Naturalization Records
    Genealogical Research in Newspapers
    Genealogical Research in Probate Records October 9, 2008
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    Genealogy 101: How to Start Your Genealogical Research
    Genealogy 101 is a foundation session for those starting their ancestral research. Some researchers have not taken the time to do the basic steps, such as using Family Group Record Sheet for each family.
    Genetic Genealogy: DNA Testing and Its Uses
    Today genealogists have a new tool to help them locate the homeland of their ancestors and contact cousins and distant relatives. Y-chromosome DNA is passed down from father to son with little or no change. Using Y-DNA testing, a living male can trace his paternal line back through the ages, even to a time when surnames were not yet in use. How to use DNA testing, how to contact distant cousins, and which test to take, and how to interpret the results will be the topic of this presentation. Females can participate by finding a male cousins or brother to test for them. X-chromosome, Mitochondrial DNA, and autosomal DNA testing will also be discussed.
    German Genealogy
    Get Connected: Phoenix Workforce Connection Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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    Learn about services for job seekers, low-income youth (ages 14-21) and businesses.
    Get Connected: Rio Salado GED Classes and Transition Program Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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    Staff will come away with a better understanding of what is involved with the GED classes that are offered at Burton Barr Central Library as well as many other locations around the Valley
    Get Connected:TERROS Behavioral Health Services Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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    Learn about the variety of counseling services offered by TERROS Behavioral Health Services, which include community prevention services that target at risk youth as well as their mobile crisis intervention service that responds to crisis situations such as drug and alcohol related incidents, suicide, domestic violence, and interventions with people with severe mental illness.
    Get Real: Getting Kids Excited about Nonfiction -- All new for 2013! Tucson 9/25 -- Phoenix 9/27 & 9/28
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    The Arizona Common Core Standards will require a much greater reliance on nonfiction. Through practical experience booktalking to thousands of kids, School Library Journal columnist and nationally known workshop leader Kathy Baxter, the Nonfiction Booktalker, feels that nonfiction can be the key to getting kids to read.

    Workshop participants will be motivated and energized as they acquire a practical repertoire of dozens of booktalks and books that appeal to kids and meet standards in this laughter-filled, fast-moving workshop. Participants will receive annotated handouts.

    Counts as 5 contact hours CE credit.

    Get Your Game On: Gaming at the Library December 5, 6 & 7, 2007
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    The average age of the gamer is 33 and rising, and an estimated 80% of the population under age 34 has played a video game! Beth Gallaway, co-author of Game On: Gaming at the Library (Neal Schuman, 2007) explains why video games matter to your library in terms of entertainment, culture, learning, literacy, and youth development. The session concludes with a hands-on (or feet-on) portion – wear comfortable clothing and clean socks! By the end of the session, participants will:
  • Make a case for including video game in the library's plan of service for young adults
  • Examine video game collection development policies, procedures and issues
  • Discover best gaming program practices in the US
  • Experience a variety of handheld and tabletop games
  • Getting Teens Wired @ Your Library! Gaming and Technology Workshop February 7, 2006
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    Let the games begin! Whether you are interested in planning and carrying out library programming that will bring teens in the door, or are looking for collection development suggestions- this workshop is for you! Learn about the history and legitimacy of video games, how to build-up a video and computer game collection at your library, and effective ways to promote your programming with the use of computer games, video games, and other technologies. Traditional gaming programs for teens, including role playing games, will also be discussed. Presented by Michele Gorman.
    Getting the Most out of Newspaper Research

    Presented by the Genealogy Staff. This class explains how to locate home town newspapers all across America; and how to find obituaries, birth, and marriage notices, and background material for your family history.

    Going Back to Bisbee Book Discussion For Arizona State Library Staff - May 30, 2007
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    [Your comments here]
    Good Grief: Coping with Loss
    • Gain perspective and understanding of the grief experience
    • Discover the truth about "normal" versus "abnormal" grief
    • Learn valuable coping techniques and much more
    Got Microfilm
    This brief training provides secret tips and tricks on how to tell the differences among Master negative, Second-generation, and Service copy of microfilm. It discusses these formats, including some basic information about each type; as well as covers the topics of film size, unprocessed microfilm and viewing. (Audio not included).
    Got Stress? Build Change Resilience in Yourself & Your Library Prescott Valley 9/17 -- Tucson 9/19
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    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.

    Gov’s Greatest Hits Online: Favorite Databases/Websites (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    In a reference setting, nearly any question can touch upon government information. Which government websites are the favorite “go to” places for busy librarians? Where do you turn to help your customers find what they need? An experienced government information librarian will introduce some “diamonds in the rough,” sharing tried-and-true resources you may already know about, and many that will be new to you. The session will include time for you to share a favorite via chat so we all can learn, and the opportunity to add to our Conference wiki favorites list. Presenter - Sandy Rizzo, Mesa(AZ)Public Library Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Government Information Triple-Play: Government Information, Citizenship & Immigration, and Small Business Sources Online June 18, 2008
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    Have you been using government information online? If not, you may not know what you've been missing! And if you have, you can always learn more. This free workshop is a triple-play, giving you three great topics! First you'll learn about using government information, with some excellent sources to put into play for all types of questions. Then, the workshop moves to the topic of Citizenship and Immigration with up-to-date, authoritative sources. Finally, we'll cover small business - where you can lead your customers so they can take advantage of all of the helpful government tools and information online to use for marketing, business planning, and support. This hands-on session includes a stipend, so don't miss it! The Government Information in the 21st Century Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
    Grants for Libraries 101 Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
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    Join Stephanie Gerding to discover the confidence and knowledge to successfully receive library grant funding. You will find out who gives funding nationally and locally, learn the easiest method for writing grant proposals, and discover real library grant success stories. Practical advice, valuable worksheets and resource lists will be provided.
    Participants will be: 

    • Excited, motivated and able to apply the basic process of grant and fundraising work. 
    • Able to develop grant projects based on community’s needs and library planning.
    • Able to identify the types of grants and and where to easily locate grant opportunities.
    Grants for Libraries 101 Workshop Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
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    Discover the confidence and knowledge to successfully receive library grant funding. You will find out who gives funding nationally and locally, learn the easiest method for writing grant proposals, and discover real library grant success stories. Practical advice, valuable worksheets and resource lists will be provided.

    Participants will be:

    - Excited, motivated and able to apply the basic process of grant and fundraising work.
    - Able to develop grant projects based on community’s needs and library planning.
    - Able to identify the types of grants and and where to easily locate grant opportunities.

    Grolier Database Training

    Covers Encyclopedia Americana, Lands and Peoples Online, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, New Book of Knowledge Online, New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful Online and
    La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre

    Growing Leadership with Pat Wagner May 24, 2006
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    Library leadership is about risk, influence and the future, and is different from being a good librarian or library manager. How will you find, recruit, manage and keep the leaders of tomorrow? What needs to change in order for you to identify and grow the leaders already on your staff? Learn about the organizational map, the characteristics of leadership and how to weave leadership education into the everyday business of running the library. If you are already in a leadership position, how can you take your skills to the next level? Pat Wagner has been working with libraries since 1978 as a trainer and consultant.
    Health & Medicine - Government Information in the 21st Century May 9, 2008 [Companion workshop to Citizenship and Immigration]
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    When your patrons come in looking for information on health and medicine topics, where do you turn? This workshop will help librarians gain familiarity with some of the many online government information sources available for health & medicine, ranging from consumer-oriented, to in-depth resources. The interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses. Space is limited, so register soon! Intended for librarians to feel more comfortable in providing access to this authoritative information.
    Health & Wellness Resource Center Gale Database Training
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    Participants will be able to name the main features, search functions and the benefits of using this database for homework and research. Participants will be able to conduct basic and advanced searches successfully.

    Hands-on training.

    Health and Medicine Information October 23, 2008
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    Health issues affect all Americans from the time of birth through old age. Age, race, gender, and ancestry can affect health as well. This informational session will provide government resources, available online for free, for starting research into health-related topics as well as sources for general health issues. Training is funded by the IMLS Government Information in the 21st Century.
    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services

    Scottsdale Public Library staff, please register directly with Shelley Grebles.
    Health Reference Boot Camp: Striving for Peak Performance September 30, 2008
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    Online health information resources are plentiful, but which ones are essential for librarians and the patrons they serve? This workshop identifies some of the best websites to start a search, resources for seniors, kids and teens, resources in other languages, easy-to-read materials, easy-to-use interactive tutorials, and resources for various ethnic groups and populations. Attendees will learn about physician directories and how to find specialists, including being able to check for any disciplinary actions or malpractice judgments on a particular doctor. Additionally, the class covers drug information sites, drug interaction databases and evidence-based herbal and alternative therapies resources. Finally, we will help you show patrons why it is better to use MedlinePlus or other quality resources first, and give examples when it is best to use a search engine like Google.

    The session will conclude with an interactive segment about best practices for health reference. The group will participate in role playing scenarios that address some of the more difficult aspects of health reference, in order to provide services that are a “notch above” the rest!

    This afternoon session is the second of two workshops on Consumer Health. Please join Kelli Ham and Kay Deeney from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NN/LM PSR) as they share their knowledge of the best resources and tactics for providing excellent health information services to your library patrons.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public.
    Helping Libraries Expand Public Access Computing Phase 1 -- Train the Trainers: Excel, Access & PowerPoint
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    DESCRIPTION: Three training sessions are offered--Excel, Access and Powerpoint at the beginning, intermediate and advanced level--to librarians and staff around the state to expand public access computing. OUTCOMES: Participants will learn how to use and train others to utilize the above mentioned software programs. PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE AT http://www.azgu.gov
    Helping Libraries Expand Public Access Computing Phase 2 -- Train the Trainers: Internet Resources
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    DESCRIPTION: Four Amigos courses--Ready Reference and More on the Internet, Kid's Stuff on the Internet, Evaluating Internet Resources, and OCLC First Search: Elements of Searching will be offered at various sites around the state. Please check the Amigos website at http://www.amigos.org/training/courses.html for complete course descriptions. OUTCOMES: Participants will learn how to use and evaluate Internet resources available to librarians.
    Hispanic Genealogy September 4, 2008
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    History Through Newspapers February 9, 2012
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    Since 2008, the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records has digitized more than 13 of Arizona's territorial newspapers from a time period of 1859-1922, as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program. Due to grant received in 2008 and 2010, Researchers now have online access to such titles as the Arizona Republican; Arizona Silver Belt; Bisbee Daily Review; Coconino Sun; Graham Guardian; Mohave County Miner; and Tombstone Epitaph. The public can access the digitized newspapers at Chronicling America and the Arizona Digital Newspaper Project website. This project is funded by the National Endowment for Humanities and Library of Congress to provide public access to United States newspapers from 1859-1922. Join Project Manager Yun Carroll to learn more about the project and how to use these websites for genealogical and historical research.
    Hitting the Books: Readers' Advisory Basics

    Do you panic when a library patron asks for helping in finding something “good” to read? Do you think the term “literary fiction” is an oxymoron? Do you think Kate Atkinson, Kate Jacobs, and Kate Morton are all the same person? Then this program is tailor-made for you!

    Librarians, John Charles & Joanne Hamilton-Selway, will provide you with the essential skills you need to help effectively connect readers with books. From the basics of the readers' advisory interview to smart tips and tricks that will help you more effectively market your collection to readers, this program will provide the all the key components you will need to become a better readers' advisor.

    Counts for 2 hours in Readers' Advisory

    How Aging Issues Impact Library Services: Serving the 50+ Customer

    New information on the 50+ population!

     

    Kathleen Waldron, a professor of Gerontology at ASU West,  will present an informative and interactive session on the

    aspects of aging relevant to library services.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  To learn about the physical, socio-emotional and environmental issues of aging.

    2.  To learn how to provide effective library customer service to people over 50. 

     

    Bring your questions, concerns and specific work site challenges to the session.

    How Arizona Businesses Have Fared Pre- and Post-Recession Presented by Economist Doug Walls
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    Economist Doug Walls will give the audience an economic overview of employment and firm composition in the Private Sector; contrasting trends between small, medium, and large businesses; and county and industry trends within businesses.
    How to be a Customer Service Superstar

    For anyone—support staff or professional—who wants to bring new meaning to customer service for themselves or Phoenix Public Library.

    Benefits:

    • Learn what it takes to be the best at customer service by dealing with all types of people.

    • Develop and maintain new strategies for staying ahead of customer expectations.

    • Discover how to handle increasing demands from sophisticated internal and external customers.

    • Decide upon changes you can personally make to demonstrate a higher level of excellence in service.

    How to be an Effective Member of a Diverse Workplace
    Fulfill your annual diversity class requirement. Benefits: 1. Interact effectively in even the most diverse workplace.2. Build healthy, productivity relationships. 3. Raise your EQ. Learning Outcomes: Will be able to describe and eliminate obvious and subtle forms of prejudice and discrimination. Celebrate rather than fear differences. Use skills that will help you reach your potential and support the achievement of others. Practice self-empowerment skills for increased productivity. Program Outline: I. Expanding your awareness of diversity II. Working with the After 2000 Workforce III. Eliminating cultural collisions A. Prejudice B. Discrimination C. Stereotyping IV. Reducing misunderstandings A. Working together B. Beliefs and visions V. Solving diversity-based problems VI. Eleven elements of communication style VII. Building effective, diverse work teams
    How to Conduct a Really Good Story Time by MaryGay Ducey October 22, 2009
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    Especially for teachers and librarians, here is a workshop that explores the principles and applications of this elegant, small art form.  Participants will discover what works and get some practice.  We will explore the benefits of songs, puppets, flannel boards, finger plays and make up some of our own.  The second half of the workshop will offer an encouraging, relaxed, introduction to the art of storytelling for audiences from preschool to adult.  There will be information on choosing good stories, learning them with a minimum of time and fuss, and telling them the very next day.  The only pre-requisites are life experience and a couple of hours to spare.

    A celebrated nationally known storytelling educator, Ms. Ducey has trained new children's librarians, and Head Start volunteers to present effective, entertaining storytimes for over fifteen years.  Her branch library's storytimes have won two regional awards. 

    This workshop will immediately follow the "Big Read" event which is scheduled from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

    How to Do? Whom to Ask? Where to Look? Saturday, October 1, 2011
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    Teacher-Librarians of the Arizona Library Association will present a menu of resources for everyone working in school libraries and supporting their use. Sessions will include: Book Talks for Everyone, Grand Canyon Reader Award, Story Time for K-3, Fundraising and Marketing for Your Library, Whom to Ask and Where to Look, Collaboration for Grades 7 to 12, Favorite Books, and Membership Has Its Privileges.
    How to Incorporate Early Literacy Instruction into Existing Programs February 8, 2008
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    Debbie Chavez will teach and model how librarians can incorporate early literacy instruction for parents and caregivers into storytime and other existing programs. Librarians and their community partners are invited to attend this interactive workshop.
    How To Lead a Book Discussion Group March 6, 14, 15, 2007
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    People connect to books for all kinds of unforeseeable reasons; but whatever the reason, the story is less important than the characters. Based on that philosophy, Gregory McNamee, writer and editor, will offer workshop participants principles on how we read books and how we talk about them and how we might better talk about them. His idea is that a book discussion leader will want to concentrate not on plot points, but on who the characters are and how they change in the course of any given book. Using Going Back to Bisbee by Richard Shelton, the 2007 ONEBOOKAZ selection, Gregory McNamee will give the workshop attendees an idea of how to lead a discussion by example, and also providing some questions for them to use in their own group meetings. Coordinated by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and by the Arizona Humanities Council.
    How To Lead a Book Discussion Group March 6, 14, 15, 2007
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    People connect to books for all kinds of unforeseeable reasons; but whatever the reason, the story is less important than the characters. Based on that philosophy, Gregory McNamee, experienced writer and editor, will offer workshop participants principles on how we read books and how we talk about them and how we might better talk about them. His idea is that a book discussion leader will want to concentrate not on plot points, but on who the characters are and how they change in the course of any given book. Using Going Back to Bisbee by Richard Shelton, the 2007 ONEBOOKAZ selection, Gregory McNamee will give the workshop attendees an idea of how to lead a discussion by example, and also providing some questions for them to use in their own group meetings. Coordinated by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and by the Arizona Humanities Council.
    How to Present Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Workshops September 20, 2007
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    Saroj Ghoting, Early Childhood Literacy Consultant, will teach and model how to prsent PLA's research-based Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library Workshops. Librarians and their community partners are invited to attend this interactive workshop.
    How Tribal Libraries Can Help Implement Arizona’s New Native American Language Teacher Certificate April 11th, Carnegie Center
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    Learn about the new AZ policy designed for increasing Native Language Instruction in AZ PreK-12 Schools and discuss how tribal libraries can assist schools in increasing culturally relevant content into instruction. This new policy allows for individuals with Native American language proficiency, whose proficiency is verified by their own tribal government assessments, to apply for a Native Language Teacher Certificate at the Arizona Department of Education under section R7-2-614. The policy is in effect and is anticipated as a new avenue for elders and other non-degreed language experts to teach only Native language(s) to students in Arizona schools. Presenter: Debora Norris Director of Indian Education, Arizona Department of Education.
    How Your Tech Toys Can Help in Your Research Ideas for Newbies
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    New to smartphones or tablet PCs? Learn how their tools can be used to help you in your government information or genealogy research.
    How Your Tech Toys Can Help in Your Research Ideas for Newbies
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    New to smartphones or tablet PCs? Learn how these tools can be used to help you in government information and genealogy research.
    Humor, Laughter and Play The Stress Busters
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    By the end of this program, you will be able to: Discuss the psychological, intellectual, emotional and physical benefits of humor and play. List specific techniques that can be used in your daily life. Experience exercises designed to teach the power of humor in managing stress. Describe ways to enjoy your work better by taking yourself lightly while taking your job seriously.
    I Do! I Don't! I Died! - Using Court Records to Research Your Family

    Court records cut across class, race, gender, culture, and social and economic geography. They can help researchers make family connections often unavailable in other records, yet they are often overlooked by genealogists. Come and learn about some of the nuggets buried within the pages of case files.

    Idea Sharing: Outreach, Instruction and Community Involvement (Lunch n' Learn for the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    IMLS Native American Library Services Grant Training February 3, 2009
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    Please join us for hands on training on how to prepare a successful IMLS Native American Library Services Grant. Alison Freese from IMLS will give tips and advice on successfully applying for an IMLS grant. Lunch will be provided. (Please note: Eligibility to apply for an IMLS Native American Library Services Grant is for tribal libraries.)
    Immigrant Populations and the Public Library January 25, 2006
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    Learn about new immigrants' needs and how the Austin Public library has addressed these needs to make them feel welcome and help them get integrated into the community with Diana Miranda-Murillo.
    Immigrant Populations and the Public Library January 25, 2006
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    Learn about new immigrants' needs and how the Austin Public library has addressed these needs to make them feel welcome and help them get integrated into the community with Diana Miranda-Murillo.
    Immigrants and Their Stores Thursday, February 7, 2013
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    Where did they come from? What port did they enter? Where did they settle? These are the questions we wish answered. We also want to know their stories and every immigrant has a story. The fate of the girl whose betrothed stood her up at Ellis Island, The Russian who walked the Siberian Railroad tracks to Japan to board a ship for San Francisco, the starving child who scavenged in the trash from first class.
    Immigrants and Their Stories Suzanne Brayer
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    Where did they come from? What port did they enter? Where did they settle? These are the questions we wish answered. We also want to know their stories and every immigrant has a story. The fate of the girl whose betrothed stood her up at Ellis Island, The Russian who walked the Siberian Railroad tracks to Japan to board a ship for San Francisco, the starving child who scavenged in the trash from first class.
    Immigration and Naturalization Resources for Public Libraries That Serve Immigrants

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.

    Recognizing that libraries play a critical role in serving immigrant communities, USCIS will provide a one hour webinar presentation on the naturalization process and educational resources available to libraries. The presentation will provide librarians with information on the basic eligibility requirements to become a U.S. citizen, steps in the naturalization process, free citizenship education materials available to libraries and promising practices public libraries have used to serve immigrants.

    Counts for 1 hour in Services

    Impact of Technology Trends on Customer Service

    Joan Frye Williams, library technology consultant, will share her views for the future of customer service in libraries in light of new technology.  Learn where we are going, what we will be able to do and how we will do it.

    Public library customers want service that’s fast, convenient, and suited to their modern, multi-tasking lives.  Getting an early read on the technologies that are making their way into libraries can help us prepare to meet the public’s expectations in ways that keep their satisfaction up and our blood pressure down.  No matter what part of the library you work in, this lively session will help you to understand technology trends from a new perspective and will give you a preview of the kinds of changes that are most likely to affect your job.

    Impact of Technology Trends on Customer Service Nov. 17, 2005
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    Joan is best known as an acute--and sometimes irreverent--observer of trends in what she calls "the cultural anthropology of libraries." She is a nationally recognized library futurist and designer of innovative library services.  She will share her views for the future of customer service in libraries in light of new technology. Learn where we are going, what we will be able to do and how we will do it.

    Public library customers want service thats fast, convenient, and suited to their modern, multi-tasking lives. Getting an early read on the technologies that are making their way into libraries can help us prepare to meet the publics expectations in ways that keep their satisfaction up and our blood pressure down. No matter what part of the library you work in, this lively session will help you to understand technology trends from a new perspective and will give you a preview of the kinds of changes that are most likely to affect your job.
    Improving Your Memory April 19, 2007
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    Designed to provide practical tips for enhancing your memory through a series of simple techniques and exercises.
    In My Backyard (Part 1). Locally Grown: Federal Information Sources for your Neighborhood (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Federal agencies have always collected data at the local level but recent developments in organizing and disseminating information improved access dramatically. We will look at federal web sites that allow citizens and researchers to zero in on local facts and issues in such diverse areas as climate, environment, energy and demographics. Presenters - Jennie Gerke, White Business Library, University of Colorado-Boulder; Barbara Whalen, Denver Public Library; Lisa Nickum, Colorado School of Mines. Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit
    In My Backyard (Part 2): Local Information Sources (State Focus) (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference
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    Facilitated discussion with Samantha Hager, Colorado State Library. Counts as 1 contact hour CD credit
    Infant & Toddler Storytime May 9, 2008
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    It’s never too early to start sharing songs, rhymes, and stories with children. Anna Del Paxton, former Youth Services Supervisor for the Flagstaff City-Coconino County Public Library, will share her ideas and resources from years of experience conducting infant/toddler storytimes for newborns to 2 yr. olds. Library staff and community partners are invited to attend this developmentally important, fun, and interactive workshop.
    Injury Prevention in the Workplace with Terry Roach, Body Stabilization, Inc.
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    Learn how to walk, stand, sit, bend, lift, turn and use a computer keyboard the correct way. Change your habits and lower those stress-related injuries on the job, at home and at play.
    Injury Prevention in the Workplace with Terry Roach January 26, 2006
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    Learn how to stand, sit, bend, use a computer, lift and turn the correct way. Change your habits and lower those stress-related injuries at work, at home and at play. Coordinating and provided by Arizona State Library and Maricopa County Library Council’s Continuing Education Committee.
    iNotes Briefings
    Learn the basics of iNotes.
    Inside the First Amendent: Freedom to Read and Free Speech March 5, 2008
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    Author and historian Chris Finan, who wrote From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act, will be the featured speaker at an afternoon exploration of critical First Amendment issues. Mr. Finan will show that there’s been a revolution in our attitude toward free speech over the course of the last century, while panelists from the library, media and legal professions will offer insights and ideas. This is a rare opportunity to network with other people who have a vested professional interest in our First Amendment rights. You can also Meet the Author at 6 PM at the Burton Barr branch of the Phoenix Public Library. Refreshments will be provided at both events.
    Inside the Teen Brain October 15 & 16, 2008
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    As research provides more information about the unique character of the adolescent brain, adults have a better chance than ever to help adolescents avoid or overcome the sometimes serious problems associated with this time of life. This 3-hour workshop will help participants understand adolescent development by utilizing a bio-psycho-social model with specific emphasis on exploring the changes that occur in the brain between the ages of 12 and 24. These changes include greater levels of emotional intensity, differences in self perception, and intriguing mechanisms of assessing and responding to risks.

    Participants will:
  • explore the connections between the adolescent brain and high risk behavior.
  • explore new language structures to utilize in helping adolescents acknowledge, assess and respond to high risk situations in their lives.
  • use the information in this workshop to establish a trusting relationship that will facilitate better engagement and intervention.

    Library Practitioner Certificate competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public.
  • International Statistics (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    This presentation will cover 20 of the most common international statistical sources and discuss strategies for finding international statistical data for patrons and researchers. Presenter - Kate Holvoet, University of Utah Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Interview Training

    Register by calling 262-6622, 534-2023 or 534-2024.

    Training by Ann Gaddis, City of Phoenix, Employee Development.

    Interviewing: Mock Panels

    Register by calling 262-6622, 534-2023 or 534-2024.

    Training by Ann Gaddis, City of Phoenix, Employee Development.

    Introduction to Managing Public Records
    This brief session is aimed at management and supervisory staff, and is recommended as a prerequisite for the other offered seminars. It covers the statutory definition of records and records management, and the reasoning behind a records management program. There is particular emphasis of the requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.). The role of the Arizona State Archives is also discussed as well as records confidentiality and the commercial use of public records.
    Introduction to Managing Public Records and Records Retention and Disposition

    This session covers the statutory definition of records and records management, and the reasoning behind a records management program. The requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) are covered. The role of the Arizona State Archives is also discussed as well as records confidentiality and the commercial use of public records. Also discussed is the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records retention and records disposition schedules. Record series, retention periods, historical records and records series "cut-offs" are explained along with procedures for destroying records. Classes at the Records Management Center include a tour of the facilities.

    Introduction to Records Management and Electronic Records
    [Your comments here]This webinar covers the statutory definition of records and records management, and the reasoning behind a records management program. The requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) are covered. The role of the Arizona State Archives is also discussed as well as records confidentiality and the commercial use of public records. It covers the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records retention and disposition schedules. Record series, retention periods, historical records, and record series “cutoffs” are explained. Also covered are procedures for destroying records. Also covered is managing electronic records and e-mails
    Introduction to Records Management and Retention Schedules
    This webinar covers the statutory definition of records and records management, and the reasoning behind a records management program. The requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) are covered. The role of the Arizona State Archives is also discussed as well as records confidentiality and the commercial use of public records. It covers the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records retention and disposition schedules. Record series, retention periods, historical records, and record series “cutoffs” are explained. Also covered are procedures for destroying records.
    Introduction to the National Archives
    This one hour program describes the different repositories of the National Archives and the huge volume of records that these facilities hold. It then discusses the two digitization partners of the National Archives, Ancestry.com and Footnote.com, and their current activities. Mr. Bartels then covers four of the five major categories of records in the National Archives that are most commonly used by genealogists and goes into detail with one of these categories, military records. This is followed by some examples of records in the National Archives that are rich in genealogical value but are little known and little used by genealogists. This presentation shows images of the interior and exterior of the National Archives at Riverside coupled with a discussion of our services and holdings. Of particular value to genealogists in Arizona will be a discussion of the best way to contact the National Archives at Riverside with their questions about Federal records or questions about difficulties they may be having in their genealogical research.
    Investing In Your Future with a Graduate Degree in Library Science April 25, 2008
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    You are your best asset, so why not invest in yourself and your future? Find out how you can expand your career horizons through a graduate degree in Library Science.

    Attend an informative panel discussion with Dr. Jana Bradley, Director, and Leslie Kent Kunkel, Assistant Director of SIRLS, University of Arizona School of Information Resources from 10:00-11:30. Following the panel discussion, meet with SIRLS representatives from 11:30-1:00 for an individual advising session.
    Investing in your Future: Educational Avenues to a degree in Library Science

    Meet with the dean and representatives of the U of A School of Informaiton Resources and Library Science. Find out how to expand your career horizons with a graduate degree in Library Science, what it takes to be admitted to SIRLS and what special programs are available. 

    Attendees will increase their knowledge of the library profession and learn how to apply to graduate school at the U of A to pursue a library career.

    Is Your Volunteer Program The Best It Can Be? October 7, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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    During tight fiscal times, it is important to determine the most efficient and successful involvement of volunteers to meet the needs of your library. This seminar gives participants an opportunity to discover the key issues, strengths and weaknesses of their current volunteer program. It serves as a stimulus and a guide for planning an enhanced program and gaining staff commitment to it. You won’t want to miss this offering with renowned author and speaker in volunteer engagement, Betty Stallings. You will laugh and learn as you participate in this very interactive session!
    Issues in Collection Development for Youth: Censorship and Intellectual Freedom July 28, 2007
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    What do you do when your principal tells you to take Dragonball Z off the middle school library shelves? Is it okay to paint a fig leaf on Michaelangelo’s David in an art book? Should you order that fiction book with the gay character for your high school library even though some teachers object to it? This workshop will equip participants with the tools to handle materials (books and video) challenges, both formal and informal, in the public school library setting. State law, school district policy, sample policies/forms and ethical guidelines from the American Library Association will be discussed. Participants will role-play “real-life” scenarios and analyze actions and possible outcomes. Advice on how to diplomatically and ethically handle tough materials challenge situations will be the focus of this practical workshop. Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Education Liaison Librarian at Arizona State University at the West campus, will facilitate the workshop.
    Issues in Collection Development for Youth: Weeding - Not Just for Gardens July 28, 2007
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    While it is our nature to want to hold on to all our "good" books, school libraries are not archives. Not everything should be saved. Attend this interactive workshop to learn more about effective weeding techniques to make sure your collection is current, attractive, and shows a need for budget increases. Having full shelves does not mean you have a collection that meets your needs. Learn how students can help you decide on some books you just don't want to part with. We will practice our techniques on real books from real collections so bring 3-5 books you might not be sure should stay or go from your own collection. There will be more at the workshop to judge. Debra LaPlante, Teacher-Librarian, Alhambra School District, will facilitate the workshop.
    Job Help Webinar: Advice from a Human Resources Director
    You know what it's like to be a job-seeker, but what does the hiring process look like from the other side? Steve Schrade, former director of Human Resources for Bashas' and Job Help Hub instructor at Glendale Public Library, will discuss application and screening processes from the perspective of those doing the hiring. Steve's insights and advice will help you better advise job-seekers who come to your library for assistance.
    Job Help Webinar: Lessons from Joel D. Valdez Main Library
    Joel D. Valdez Main Library in Pima County has been providing job help to patrons since 2009. In this webinar, Job Help Hub instructor Michelle Simon will share some lessons learned along the way. Topics will include building a mutually beneficial relationship with Workforce and networking with other job help providers in the community.
    Job Help webinar: Overview of WinWay Resume software
    WinWay Resume is being made available on all Virtual Workforce Workstation (VWW) and Job Help Hub (JHH) computers through the AzJAC project. The software is sophisticated, yet easy to use - a great way for novice computer users in your library to create quality resumes. This webinar will demonstrate the features of WinWay Resume and walk through the resume-creation process, pointing out potential pitfalls for users.
    Keynote Address: Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director and Director of Research for the National Security Archives (keynote for the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Kids at Hope: No Exceptions Workshop for Public Service Librarians and Library Assistants
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    Learn how to work effectively with teens.
    Kids' Stuff on the Internet March 10 or 13, 2006
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    Today's society is concerned with children accessing inappropriate material when searching the Web. For many children, their main Internet access point is the library, so it is necessary to provide appropriate sites for kids to search. In this class, we look at a variety of evaluated sites for kids and teens in K-12. Areas we review include search engines, science fair projects, homework help sites and a variety of others. This half-day, hands-on class is especially useful for public and school libraries. Some previous Internet experience is useful.
    Kingman In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Land Records & Genealogical Research March 18, 2010
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    Land records are often overlooked by family historians. Learn the different types of land records, where to find them, and the useful clues that they contain!

    by Judy Shappee, Law and Research Library

    Large Crowd - Small Budget
    DESCRIPTION: Gail Benton and Trisha Waichulaitis, from Mesa Public Library, will show you how to create and conduct "Winterfest", "Teddy Bear Picnic", "Spring Fling", and "Halloween Boo", with very little cost. This workshop will be filled with ideas, patterns, flannel and magnetic stories, and information on how to conduct four seasonal, crowd pleasing activities for the preschool age child. There will also be time to network with colleagues as you create new stories. OUTCOMES: Participants will learn about special occasion festivities for preschoolers and acquire the knowledge of how to conduct these programs in their libraries.
    Leading with Honor (Supervisors,Mgrs & Leads only): Leadership Strategies that AChieve and Inspire
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  • Avoid management practices that create hypocrisy and erode credibility.
  • Send a clear message of integrity, vision and values.
  • Easily deflect external and internal pressure to behave unethically.
  • Recognize the importance of vigorous versus caring virtues.
  • Address management policies and practices that inadvertently encourage unethical behavior.
  • Deal with turf wars, difficult employees, staff conflict and political pressures in a consistent, ethical manner.
  • And more.

     

  • Learning Express Library Training Carnegie Center
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    Join us for a guided tour of LearningExpress Library-the interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources for job preparation, career advancement, basic skills mastery, and academic success. During this session, not only will you learn how to help your patrons effectively navigate our site, you will also learn how to access promotional materials to help get the word out about LearningExpress in your community.
    Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this session. There will be a limited number of IPads available for participants to use during the training session.
    Learning Express: Job & Career Accelerator Training Various Locations, December 3 - 7
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    LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator is available to every resident of Arizona through a statewide subscription. Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern day job search and get back to work as quickly as possible. Topics will include basic and advanced job search, creating resumes and cover letters, tracking and management of the application process, job application and interview tips, career exploration resources, computer skills tutorials, and resources to improve workplace skills and marketability in an increasingly competitive job market.

    Training sessions will be held in Sierra Vista, Tucson, Eloy, St Johns, Mesa, and Phoenix.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 2 contact hours in Adult Services.

    Learning Express: Job & Career Accelerator Training Various Locations from June 11-15
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    LearningExpress will host in-person training sessions for Arizona library staff and administrators on their Job & Career Accelerator platform. Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help patrons effectively navigate through the modern day job search and get back to work as quickly as possible. You will learn how the product guides job seekers step-by-step through the search process; from exploring occupations and current job postings, to creating great resumes and cover letters, to equipping patrons with the tools necessary to get hired.

    Topics will include basic and advanced job search, creating resumes and cover letters, tracking and management of the application process, job application and interview tips, career exploration resources, computer skills tutorials, and resources to improve workplace skills and marketability in an increasingly competitive job market.
    Legal Information - Government Information in the 21st Century August 25, 2008 or August 28, 2008 (ONLINE)
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    Laws and regulations provide a framework for our society, and they affect all parts of our lives. Legal research can be difficult, and the guides included in this session have been selected to provide overviews of online legal resources and links to frequently requested items. The interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. Live Classroom software will deliver this presentation from our speaker. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.
    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    Legendary Service at The Ritz-Carlton
    Legendary Service at The Ritz-Carlton February 20, 2007
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    Learn techniques used by The Ritz-Carlton to develop and maintain a worldwide reputation for exemplary customer service. This workshop is highly recommended for ALL Library personnel, including Administrators and Supervisors, frontline staff, technical service and IT staff, Pages and Friends.
    Legendary Service at The Ritz-Carlton October 9, 2007 1:30-3:30 p.m.
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    Learn techniques used by The Ritz-Carlton to develop and maintain a worldwide reputation for exemplary customer service. This workshop is highly recommended for ALL Library personnel, including Administrators and Supervisors, frontline staff, technical service and IT staff, Pages and Friends. If you missed it last February, DON'T MISS IT NOW!
    Leveling the Playing Field: Library Services for Our Customers with Disabilities March 12, 2009
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    Join us for a highly interactive workshop that will help you improve library services to people with disabilities. You’ll take home resources directly related to your library. You’ll discover low-cost and low-tech solutions to make your services and spaces more accommodating. Find out how universal design for interiors and furnishings can create greater accessibility. Examine some intriguing assistive technologies and tools. Discuss “disability basics” such as ADA laws and minimum mandates, as well as etiquette and terminology. Most importantly, learn to recognize that different groups have different needs, but that everyone is entitled to the same services.

    Presenters: Mimi McCain is the Special Collections Manager of the Phoenix Public Library. Mimi is starting her 10th year supervising the Accessibility Center (formerly the Special Needs Center) at the Burton Barr Central Library. During her tenure, the Accessibility Center has been nationally recognized by the American Library Association as a role model for public libraries that serve those with disabilities. Tish Murphy has been working with librarians, architects and interior designers for over twenty years in libraries and other public spaces. She has assisted in the choice of durable furniture and shelving that maximizes the efficiency of the space. She recently authored Library Furnishings: A Planning Guide to encourage dialogue and collaboration in creating libraries that looks good and work well for its users. Christine Tuttle is the Communities Librarian and Reader Advisor at the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library. From 2000-2006 Christine worked as a Library Assistant at Phoenix Public Library system servicing Reference, Public Computer Training, and the Special Needs departments. In 2006, Christine received her Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
    LexisNexis Database Training Morning session - Statistical / Afternoon Session - Congressional
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    LexisNexis Congressional is a searchable database that includes congressional hearings, testimony and reports, bill tracking, and history of legislation from 1970 to the present; Federal regulations; Congressional Record; hot and controversial legislative topics; information on members of Congress including financial disclosures; and, links to other congressional websites, political parties and Washington news sources. Some full text. Library maintains a microfiche collection for references not online. LexisNexis Statistical is a searchable database for statistical material published by the US and state governments and private organization and associations. Information covered includes business, economic, industry, demographic and social statistical reports. Some full text. Library maintains a microfiche collection for references not online.
    Libraries & Autism: We're Connected Customer Service for Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Apache Junction - Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m. / Tucson - Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-Noon

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    How can libraries best serve the needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families? Increasing numbers of families dealing with ASD are turning to their public libraries for resources, programs, and a community center where they are welcome.

    This workshop addresses the real world implementation of best practices and universal service for people with ASD and their families. Presenters will focus on:

    • An overview of ASD and its impact in the library
    • Specific library programming strategies that work for the autism community
    • Problems and issues with providing effective customer service to those on the autism spectrum & their families
    • And more...

    Workshop presenters Meg Kolaya, Director of the Scotch Plains (NJ) Public Library, and Dan Weiss, Director of the Fanwood (NJ) Memorial Library, share experience and insights from their collaborative shared-services program which received the 2009 ALA NOD (National Organization on Disability) Award.

    For more information see: http://www.thejointlibrary.org/autism/

    Libraries on the Go: Handheld and Mobile Access to Information

    Megan Fox, Web and Technology Resources Librarian, Simmons College, will preview the latest technological gadgets and gizmos available to access information.  
        Become technologically savvy to better serve library customers!

    Libraries on the Go: Handheld and Mobile Access to Information Nov. 6, 2006
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    Megan Fox, Web and Technology Resources Librarian, Simmons College, will preview the latest technological gadgets and gizmos available to access information.  
        Become technologically savvy to better serve library customers! As more and more of our clients and staff members arrive at the library with mobile handheld devices, such as PDAs, iPods and smart phones, it is increasingly important for librarians to understand both the possibilities and the limits of providing content and services for small screen mobile devices. This presentation provides an overview of the current hardware available, and how new technologies are making handheld computers not just palatable but preferable for on-the-go users. Fox will highlight both what patrons are already doing on these tools - from text/instant messaging to local search for nearby restaurants and directions - as well as what libraries could be doing, such as mobile search (of the web, the library catalog, or subscription databases); rss news and other alerts (such as books coming due); podcasting and audio content.

    Library Guide to Customer Service September 18 & 19, 2007
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    How to build customer loyalty with your patrons, volunteers, donors, and staff

    If you like the company of books more than you like dealing with people, this workshop is for you.

    What’s it worth to your library when you lose a regular patron, donor, or a good volunteer? Being customer focused is part of “living your mission” and building your library’s brand – both of which help increase positive word-of-mouth marketing, customer loyalty and support.

    This workshop will help explain the relationship between customer service and the library brand and help you identify your customer market segments. Here’s what you’ll learn:

    • why quality customer service is important
    • how providing quality customer service ties into the library’s brand
    • what constitutes exceptional customer service
    • the differences between internal and external customer service
    • who’s responsible for exceptional customer service
    • what staff and management can gain from providing exceptional customer service
    • Golden Rules of Quality Customer Service
    • 12 Principles of Customer Service Success
    • Three Core Customer Service Guidelines for Handling Angry Customers and Complaints
    • Golden Rules for Processing Customer Complaints
    Library Practitioner Certification Orientation & Information Webinar
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    Are you interested in Library Practitioner Certification? Are you already working on Certification? Join the discussion with the State Library's Continuing Education Consultant, Dale Savage.

    We will discuss the process of applying for Library Practitioner Certification, including requirements for Certification, where to get the required training, how to document it, etc. In addition, we will be showcasing the new fillable application in an Excel file and introducing a brand new form to help document training experiences when no certificate is available.

    Library Practitioner Certification: May be used for 1 contact hour credit where needed.

    Library Services to Latinos & Spanish-Speaking Communities Workshop

    The workshop will highlight how libraries can best serve the Latino and Spanish speaking customers in their community through, Outreach, Programs, and Services.

    • What are library services to Latinos & Spanish-Speaking Communities?
    • Who, why and when should we provide those services?
    • How to provide the services.
    • Creating an outreach program to Latinos and Spanish speaking communities including a service plan for your library.

    Speaker: Salvador Avila is the former Community Outreach Librarians of the Las Vegas - Clark County Library District and is currently Head of Reference at the las Vegas Library.

    Outcome: Library staff will provide new services to the Latino and Spanish speaking communities based on the increased knowledge from this workshop.   

     

    Library Teleconferences 2006 (College of Dupage) Locations Across Arizona
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    DESCRIPTION: Five teleconferences--3 in the Soaring to Excellence Series, 2 in the Library Challenges & Opportunities Series are purchased by the Arizona State Library through a statewide license. beginning October 10, 2003. The Soaring to Excellence teleconference focus is toolkits for advancing one's library career.
    Please contact the following sites for specific downlink location and registration information:
    Paradise Valley-602.787.7222
    Prescott-928.717.7476
    Tucson-520.621.1503
    Sierra Vista-520.515.5383
    Glendale-623.845.3120
    Show Low-928.532.4073
    Mesa-480.461.7669
    Yuma-928.782.1891 x 110
    Holbrook-928.524.7404
    Lifelong Learning Librarians Roundtable: An Optimist's Guide to Retirement March 30, 2006
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    Have you been struggling with the right language for "seniors" or "retirement" -- language to bring Boomers into the library? Then, join author Ellen Freudenheim for a a discussion of new options and new language about retirement. Ellen's book, Looking Forward: An Optimist's Guide to Retirement is chock-full of practical tips and zaney ways to reconnect with your passions in life. You'll learn about resources and ideas to capture the interest of the Boomers in your community. This event is part of a Bonus Years @ The Carnegie Author Series. The Librarians Roundtable is followed by a brown-bag lunch discussion with the author that is open to the public.

    Lifelong Learning Librarians Roundtable: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents April 27, 2006
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    Boomers have been called "The Sandwich Generation" -- caring for their aging parents and their adult children. They're often stretched thin and caught in the middle with no time for themselves. Discuss ideas and resources your library can offer to help this group like the "Caregiver's Bill of Rights." This event is part of a Bonus Years @ The Carnegie Author Series. The Librarians Roundtable is followed by a brown-bag lunch discussion with the author that is open to the public.

    Lifelong Learning Librarians Roundtable: Senior Fitness

    Meet Dr. Ruth Heidrich and learn how to overcome the aches of aging and stereotypes of what seniors can do. Join your colleagues to learn about her ideas and other resources for maximum health and longevity. Dr. Heidrich will answer your questions and provide programming ideas for your library. This event is part of Bonus Years @ The Carnegie Author Series. The Librarians Roundtable is followed by a brown-bag lunch discussion with the author that is open to the public.

    Lifelong Learning Librarians Roundtable: Senior Fitness March 2, 2006
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    Healthy aging sounds like an oxymoron; but, it's not. At age 70, Dr. Ruth Heidrich is a role model for Senior Fitness. Join her for an informal "librarians only" discussion of ideas, resources and activities that will add vim and vigor to your library. Learn more on how to help your Boomer customers find the health information they need. This event is part of a Bonus Years @ The Carnegie Author Series. The Librarians Roundtable is followed by a brown-bag lunch discussion with the author that is open to the public.

    Lifelong Learning Librarians Roundtable: Too Young to Retire January 27, 2006
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    Join author Howard Stone in a 45 minute "librarians only" session to learn about resources and practical "Try This" ideas for Boomers. Howard's book, Too Young to Retire, is an off-the-road map for the rest of your life with tips on how to find zest and fulfillment. Learn about resources to help your Boomer customers begin new chapters in  life. This event is part of a Bonus Years @ The Carnegie Author Series. The Librarians Roundtable is followed by a brown-bag lunch discussion with the author that is open to the public.

    Listening Skills

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    Listening Skills

    For employees interested in boosting individual and organizational productivity and enhancing his/her career through improved communication skills.

    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify the characteristics of a good listener.
    • Assess your personal strengths and weaknesses.
    • List the 10 most common barriers to effective listening.
    • Describe methods for overcoming distractions—both internal and external.
    • Identify the impact of nonverbal messages on your ability to listen.
    • List the specific steps of active listening.
    Local and online resources for job-seekers in Southeastern Arizona

    Job-seekers have many needs. While library staff can provide information, Internet access, and encouragement, they can't do it all. In this workshop you'll learn about local services and online tools that address job-seekers' needs, enabling you to guide or refer them to resources that will help them take the next step toward their employment goals.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Adult Services.

    Locating government information on the internet - Government Information in the 21st Century May 16, 2008
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    Do you feel like running away when you are asked for census information? Do you have an immigration question and have no idea where to start your research? Government Information in the 21st Century is an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded project designed to provide user guides and training in high-demand topics for librarians and library staff. The program teaches the needed skills to make effective use of online government information resources. This training seminar will use OCLC WebJunction as a tool to expand your knowledge of government information and provide you with resources to take back to your library. The interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.
    Looking Forward: An Optimist's Guide to Retirement Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Author Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring an author series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, re-careering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    LSTA Funding @ Your Library
    Workshop includes:
    • Grantsmanship for Libraries
    • Overview of LSTA grants in Arizona
    • How to plan a grant project
    • Tools and techniques for creating a solid evaluation plan
    • Explanation of outcome-based evaluation
    • Discussion of project ideas

    This workshop is highly recommended for those who plan to apply for an LSTA grant.

    MaintainIT Webinar September 30, 2008
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    Discuss "How Much Help Should You Provide Your Laptop Patrons?" during the MaintainIT Book Club Want to learn how others are using the Cookbooks? Attend our monthly Cookbook Book Clubs, where one topic from a Cookbook is discussed in-depth with librarians and techies interested in using the Cookbook and sharing how they used it in their libraries. This month, Brenda Hough will lead a lively discussion where you can share ideas, feedback, and ask questions about providing help and support to patrons using laptops. Learn what to consider once you have wireless up and running, and how other libraries have tackled these issues. Read Chapter 3, "How Much Help Should You Provide Your Laptop Patrons?" from "Recipes for a 5-Star Library" and come prepared to discuss it. Download the Cookbook chapter in pdf.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1 hr. Technology
    Makerspace/STEM Workshop

    Are you interested in bringing makerspace or STEM programming to your library? Would you be interested in learning what other Arizona libraries are already doing? Then join us on Monday, April 21st to hear their stories and even get some hands-on experience with a few of the more popular programming tools.

    Libraries are playing a critical role in helping their local communities learn and experience new technological innovations. From 3D printers to LEGO Mindstorms, public interest in such programs has never been higher. Help your library become part of the ever-growing infrastructure that is the maker movement in Arizona by learning from, and networking with, your fellow maker librarians!

    Making Performing Puppets January 26, 2008
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    Learn how to make puppets for a puppet show from Great Arizona Puppet Theater director Nancy Smith. Participants will discover the many types of puppets that could be used, resources for construction, and make at least one simple puppet that could be used in performance.
    Making Reading Fun Monday, May 17, 2010
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    Charlie Williams, master of sounds, will provide advice for librarians and other storytellers who would like to increase their audience's attention and captivate them with the spoken word or a well placed "Boing."  Participants will learn the basics of making sounds for story times and other presentations. Charle will teach how to make noises from chirps to explosions and from chainsaws to roars. Participants will learn an easy step-by-step procedure for imitating everyday sounds to bring books to life.
    Making the Grade: Understanding What Reading at Grade Level Means & How the Library Can Help
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    Jennifer Durkin, a reading specialist and former first grade teacher, is now working as a Curriculum Specialist for Pearson Digital Learning, helping develop their reading course - SuccessMaker Next Generation.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. To become aware of the 5 major components of reading instruction.
    2. To learn how parent/caregivers can apply the 5 components of reading at home.
    3. To understand the library's role in supporting the young child and his/her family's role in reading instruction and how it can perform that role.

    Manage Summer Reader the Following Year March 8, 2012
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    Staff from Evanced will offer 3 Arizona –specific webinars to assist in using the Summer Reader software. If you cannot attend at the times listed and would like to listen, Evanced will be recording and providing a link to recorded sessions.
    Managing Electronic Records and E-Mail
    Electronic records are creating new challenges for custodians of public records. Aimed at all computer users this session discusses things to watch out for when storing records solely on electronic media and things that you can do to ensure that your records will be protected. There is also a discussion of e-mail, how it fits into the public records laws, and how it should be managed.
    Managing Electronic Records for State and Local Governments

    Electronic records are creating new challenges for custodians of public records.  Aimed at all computer users this session discusses things to watch out for when storing records solely on electronic media and things that you can do to ensure that your records will be protected.  There is also a discussion of e-mail, how it fits into the public records laws, and how it should be managed.

    Managing Government Records in Any Format (Paper or Electronic) Introduction to Records Management, Records Retention and Disposition, and Electronic Records (including e-mail and Social Media)
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    Each of these trainings will cover the following areas of Records Management: Arizona Revised Statutes and public records, records management policies and practices, records series and retention periods, confidentiality issues, historical records, and destruction of public records. Introduction to Managing Public Records / Records Retention and Disposition - This session covers the statutory definition of records and records management, and the reasoning behind a records management program. The requirements of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) are covered, as well as records confidentiality and the commercial use of public records. We will discuss the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records retention and disposition schedules. Record series, retention periods, historical records, and record series “cutoffs” are explained, along with procedures for destroying records. Electronic Records Management for State and Local Governments - Electronic records are creating new challenges for custodians of public records. Aimed at all computer users this discusses things to watch out for when storing records solely on electronic media and things you can do to ensure that your records will be protected. There is also a discussion on e-mail and Social Networking, and how they fit into the public records laws and how these records should be managed.
    Managing Volunteers: Tricks of the Trade Yuma Main Library, Wednesday March 9, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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    Tara Anglin has managed corporate, non-profit and library volunteers for nearly 20 years in the Valley. During this workshop she will describe how to develop and maintain a professional and well run volunteer program. The session will move beyond the basics of volunteer management to include specific methods and solutions on managing today's library volunteers.
    Managing your E-Mail
    In this class we will discuss how to determine if your e-mail messages are records and if they are records what your responsibilities are for managing that e-mail message.
    Many Facets of the National Archives Website
    This two hour presentation is designed to show genealogists how they can use the National Archives website to determine for themselves what records are in the National Archives and what records, among the billions of documents in the holdings of the National Archives, would be of use in their particular family history research. The session instructs genealogists on the use of each of the four major online descriptive databases on the National Archives website. This is accomplished by demonstrating a large number of database searches and searching techniques featuring many examples of records in the National Archives that have great genealogical value but are little known and little used by genealogists. Other topics covered in this talk include the ongoing process of digitization of the records of the National Archives, descriptive articles on the website pertaining to specific categories of genealogical research, and information about the soon to be released 1940 census. At the end of this session participants will be in a much better position to answer the question, "What records do they have in the National Archives?"
    Maricopa County Lib. Council Continuing Education Committee Valley Library Tours 2004-2005
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    These library tours are open to any library staff members, those retired from the library field and others interested in the libraries to be visited. Tours are arranged each year by the Continuing Education Committee of the Maricopa County Library Council. Public, academic, and special collections visits are arranged so that area librarians may make informed referrals to libraries in the Valley.
    Market Research for Entrepreneurs Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify emerging trends, and anticipate competition.
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    Learn easy, low-cost ways to evaluate your target market, identify emerging trends, and anticipate competition. 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.
    Market Research Techniques for Libraries March 17, 2008
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    Great customer service starts with a clear understanding of the customers you’re going to serve. In this course, Joan Frye Williams shows you how to apply proven market research techniques – such as customer visits, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and experimentation – in a library setting. You’ll learn what to ask and how to ask it, and when, where, and how to check on market conditions and trends. Mastering these techniques can help you win your users’ hearts and minds, focus your resources in tough times, and deliver library services that are both responsive and highly valued.

    Workshop Description: This all-day workshop will employ class discussion, individual and group exercises, and presentation to introduce you to a full range of market research techniques that will help you gather high quality, strongly predictive customer information for library service planning and public relations. The instructor will provide sample questions, cheat sheets, and checklists of market research dos and don’ts, along with plenty of practical tips that you can apply immediately in your own market research efforts.
    Market Research: the First Step in Marketing March 27, 2007
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    Have you ever stopped to think about whether the library programs you plan, year after year, are actually what your community wants and needs? Are you marketing your library services without a specific audience in mind or without knowing who your audience is? Attend this workshop to hear nationally renowned Library and Information Technology Librarian, Joan Frye Williams, discuss market research for libraries. Specifically, she will cover: • the role of market research in the modern library, what it is, and why & when to use it. • market research techniques & when to use them (surveys, focus groups, etc..) • market research topics for community assessment
    Marketing & Merchandising Workshop
    May 13th - 9:00 am to Noon @ PVCC Room B204 (Upstairs on 2nd Floor) Designed for anyone who sets up displays or shelves books including: Librarians, Assistants, Para-Pro's, Pages . . . Learn about the Library District's new Marketing Plan and how merchandising fits into it. Have fun in a simulated Library setting doing hands on exercises with the dynamic Katheryn Greenaway.
    MCLC Continuing Education Committee 2003-2004 Library Tour Series
    These library tours are open to any library staff members, those retired from the library field and others interested in the libraries to be visited. Tours are arranged each year by the Continuing Education Committee of the Maricopa County Library Council. Public, academic, and special collections visits are arranged so that area librarians may make informed referrals to libraries in the Valley.
    MCLC Continuing Education Committee 2005-2006 Library Tour Series September-May
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    These library tours are open to any library staff members, those retired from the library field and others interested in the libraries to be visited. Tours are arranged each year by the Continuing Education Committee of the Maricopa County Library Council. Public, academic, and special collections visits are arranged so that area librarians may make informed referrals to libraries in the Valley.
    MCLC Continuing Education Committee 2006-2007 Library Tour Series September 2006 - April 2007
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    These library tours are open to any library staff members, those retired from the library field and others interested in the libraries to be visited. Tours are arranged each year by the Continuing Education Committee of the Maricopa County Library Council. Public, academic, and special collections visits are arranged so that area librarians may make informed referrals to libraries in the Valley.
    MCLC Continuing Education Committee 2007-2008 Library Tour Series
    These library tours are open to any library staff members, those retired from the library field and others interested in the libraries to be visited. Tours are arranged each year by the Continuing Education Committee of the Maricopa County Library Council. Public, academic, and special collections visits are arranged so that area librarians may make informed referrals to libraries in the Valley.
    MCLC Leadership Series: We All Must Be Leaders Sept. 20, 2005 1:30-4:30 PM
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    MCLC and the Arizona State Library bring you this dynamic workshop on the Leadership. Presented by nationally recognized trainer and author, Jeanne Goodrich.

    We All Must Be Leaders 
    Management expert Stephen R. Covey has written that over 20% of the present workforce is becoming obsolete and that unless they rededicate and reinvent themselves, within a few years, another 20% will become obsolete. What do we need to look for and develop in ourselves so that we can all contribute to the success and continued vitality of our libraries? 

    Leadership is not a position but a mindset.  It’s a way of thinking about how you approach your work and recognizing the potential of actively working with others. Learn about leadership from every position and the tools and concepts you need to recognize and develop leadership capacities in others and in yourself.

    Participants will:
    1. Understand the difference between leadership, management, and followership.
    2. Practice identifying skills, abilities, and competencies needed in every position
    3. Understand how we must move from “doing things right” to “doing the right things” in order to provide responsive, innovative services to our customers

    MCLC Tech Talk: Mobile Technologies, Videocasting and Meebo Rooms August 25, 2009, 10 AM - Noon. Location: Burton Barr Central Library 4th Floor Lecture
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    Anali Perry will do a presentation on mobile technologies and Vinny Alascia will present his videocast project on Google Chrome. At this meeting, Tech Talk will also introduce Meebo Rooms for conducting virtual meetings. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
    Medical and DNA Genealogy

    Human genetics and genealogy are closely related. Trace the medical conditions prone to your family with your family tree. DNA genetic testing can advance your genealogical research.

    Medical Information on the Internet
    Looking for a cure for the mystifying maze of medical information that confronts your patrons on the Internet? In today's world, individuals are being asked increasingly to assume greater responsibility for their medical care. This can be a daunting task, given the myriad of decisions to be made, volume of new laws enacted, and rapid advances in medical science. This half-day class introduces librarians the wide range of medical information, resources, and tools available on the Internet to help patrons make informed decisions.
    Mentor Coach Training A Workshop in the Art of Helping Others to Maximize Their Potential
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    Workshop Outcomes:  Understanding what a Mentor Coach is and is not and your role in the process.

    • Definition of mentoring and coaching
    • Process of mentoring and coaching
    • Techniques
    • Troubleshooting techniques
    • Application through role play
    • Resources
    Merchandising: How to be a Merchant Librarian Sept. 27 OR 28, 2006
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    As Libraries face ever-increasing competition from retailers, web-based information sources and changing customer expectations, business world strategies must be employed if we are to remain viable in our communities. This humorous and practical presentation offers crucial insight for librarians on changing how we do business without sacrificing our traditions. Library zoning, including vibrant children’s areas, customer-centered collections, friendly policies and merchandising will be addressed with one over riding theme: libraries do not need a lot of money to remodel and retool.

    In merchandising the collection, library staff at all points on the change-oriented and traditional scale can thrive in a library where the collection and services star.  Customers can see the difference when they walk in the door and they love it!

    Space matters.  Environment matters.  Service matters.  Collection matters. The customer experience is the sum of environment and customer service and libraries need to take the necessary steps to ensure that we are destinations of choice and centers of our communities.

    Dave Genesy is the Director of the Redwood City Public Library. He is a nationally recognized expert in merchandising library spaces and creating innovative library services. Previously he was the Innovative Library Services Manager at San Jose Public Library.

    Merchandising: It's More Than a Pile of Books May 23, 2006
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    Presented by Kathy Coster, Innovations Librarian at Scottsdale Public Library and formerly of Baltimore County (MD) Public Library and Library Video Network. Also find out how Phoenix Public Library has newly merchandised one of their branches, Century.       

    Goal:  Learn the basics of merchandising and how to apply them to a library with an actual hands-on activity.

    Mesa Regional Family History Center Library
    Mesa Regional Family History Center Library
    Microfilm Whisperer
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    Microsoft Office 2010 Orientation
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    Overview of the Microsoft Office 2010 applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint.
    Microsoft Office 2010 Extended
    A look at special features of Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2010.
    Military, War and Homeland Security - Government Information in the 21st Century May 16, 2008
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    This session focuses on the United States Military, Wars and Homeland Security, including how to find and use information resources created by the US Government on branches of our military, resources for those serving and at home including active military, retired military and veterans, those researching wars (current and historic), those undergoing genealogical searches related to military topics, and the recent developments in Homeland Security. The interactive, hands-on workshop format will provide you with opportunities to try these resources yourself. A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.
    Mixing in Math Webinar Wednesday, February 16 and March 29, 2011 9:00-10:00 a.m.
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    On a tight budget? Looking for resources for Summer Reading 2011? Learn how librarians are using Mixing in Math, a set of FREE materials in English and Spanish that add math to story times, displays, and crafts. At this webinar, a librarian will share experiences using Mixing in Math activities, introduce you to the over 200 resources, and show you how he sprinkles a little math into what he already does: story times, family events, book displays, and summer reading programs. You'll also receive materials for Summer Reading 2011. Come ready to explore shapes, sizes, and patterns in everyday life! Visit http://mixinginmath.terc.edu to learn more about Mixing in Math.
    Money Smart Week @ Your Library Webinar
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    Become Money Smart!

    Participate in 'Money Smart Week @ your library,' a national initiative in its third year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances.

    Libraries of all types can and do participate, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on topics such as:

    • basic budgeting;
    • managing student debt;
    • retirement planning;
    • home purchasing;
    • saving money through couponing;
    • and how to prevent identity theft.

    Join us as Michael Dowling of the ALA talks about the national Money Smart Week @your library program, and Amber Mathewson and Mikel Stone of the Pima County Public Library talk about PCPL's 2012 Money Smart Week @your library program.

    Login instructions for the webinar will be emailed to all registrants on the day before the webinar. Please check to see that your contact information in your profile is current. You may check it by clicking on "My Profile" in the left navigation bar.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour credit in Services.

    More Than Just the Facts ~ Making Nonfiction FUN! A writing workshop with author Conrad J. Storad
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    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.

    Mother Goose on the Loose Early Literacy Training
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    Mother Goose on the Loose is a research-based early-literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers. Join us for this workshop to explore scientific findings regarding child development, experience a hands-on Mother Goose on the Loose session, and learn how to easily plan and present your own program with program creator Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen.
    Move On When Reading – Library Tutoring using Tablets August 22, 2013
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    Preparing our children to meet ARS §15-701 Move On When Reading with library-based reading programs.

    Learn how to implement a tutoring program using volunteers, technology, and simple software following a successful model currently being used by Chandler Public Library.

    • Create collaborative relationships with school administrators, reading specialists and parents
    • Learn the components of structured small group book discussions, with a focus on comprehension skills
    • Create effective evaluation of program outcomes

    Cheryl Becker is an elementary education teacher and the current tutoring program coordinator for Chandler Public Library’s “Read to Succeed” tutoring program. Ms. Becker has earned a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University with professional specialization in English as a Second Language.

    Counts as 5 contact hours in Children's Services

    Move on When Reading! Follow-Up Webinar Webinar ~ Wed. Sept. 25th, 11:00 AM - Noon
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    Join Cheryl Becker for a question and answer session to help work out the details of your tutoring program.

    Learn how to adapt Chandler's "Read to Succeed" tutoring program to your libraries unique situation

    Cheryl Becker is an elementary education teacher and the current tutoring program coordinator for Chandler Public Library’s “Read to Succeed” tutoring program. Ms. Becker has earned a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University with professional specialization in English as a Second Language.

    Move on When Reading! Introductory Webinar Webinar
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    Increase your library’s community impact by becoming a partner in student success!

    This short webinar will introduce the upcoming workshop "Move on When Reading - Library Tutoring Using Tablets." Become a partner in student success and the success of your community by working with local educators, volunteers and parents to help struggling students meet the requirements of ARS §15-701 Move On When Reading.

    Cheryl Becker will give an overview of Chandler Public Library’s successful tutoring program “Read to Succeed!”

    This workshop will last between 30 and 60 minutes, giving you enough information to determine if attending the full day workshop will be beneficial for your staff. The full day workshop with more details, hands-on and how-tos will be offered August 22nd in Phoenix.

    Cheryl Becker is an elementary education teacher and the current tutoring program coordinator for Chandler Public Library’s “Read to Succeed” tutoring program. Ms. Becker has earned a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University with professional specialization in English as a Second Language.

    Museum Association of Arizona Professional Development Workshop

    The 2005 MAA Professional Development Workshop will address museum mission and civic heritage in a workshop featuring Gail Anderson of Anderson Associates Novato, CA and Dan Shilling, Community Heritage Group.

    My Best Friend is a Librarian: Children's Book Recommendations From A Southwest Native American Author Thursday, April 8, 2010, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
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    Join Vee Browne in her workshop on awareness of Native American children's books by local authors.  This workshop will also include a discussion of Native American approaches to storytelling, Native American traditions, and programming ideas for librarians.

    Vee Browne works as a professional educator, writer, poet, test administrator, and referee.  From Cottonwood/Tselina, she belongs to the Bitter Water and Water Flows Together clans of the Navajo Nation.

    Note:  Please feel free to attend the Lunch Time Speaker Presentation at 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. by Vee Browne on "The Stone Cutter & the Navajo Maiden."

    My Rights, Your Freedoms: Exploring the Space Between Presented by Aimee Fifarek and Teresa Parker
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    Teresa and Aimee will give practical advice on dealing with intellectual freedom issues in the modern library environment.  Topics will include: filtering and technology issues, crafting policies that work, and educating staff on how to deal with Intellectual Freedom conflicts.  Q & A will be encouraged.

     

    Aimee Fifarek is the Manager for Technologies and Content at Scottsdale Public Library, and Teresa Parker is Training Specialist at Phoenix Public Library. 

    Mystery of Supplies Unraveled

    For Supply Liaisons and anyone interested in how to order supplies.

    National Geologic Map Database (NGMD) (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Presenter - Dave Soller, U.S. Geological Survey. Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Navigating the New Medline Plus for Health & Wellness 2nd in a Series of Webinars with SIRLS Faculty & Az Health Sciences Library Librarians
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    Join us as we learn the new features that MedlinePlus has. Learn about,
    • diseases,
    • treatments,
    • drugs,
    • research and
    • health tools.

    Yamila El-Khayat, Outreach Services Librarian at the Arizona Health Sciences Library, will cover how to navigate through the new and innovative interface of MedlinePlus.

    Library Practitioner Certification:Counts as 1 contact hour credit in Reference and Information Services.

    Navigating Through Change And Difficult Times Carnegie Center - Phoenix
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    In the current climate of uncertainty and change, a great deal rests on the ability of library staff to navigate through difficult times. As team players or project leaders, we must learn how to manage setbacks, conflict and challenging people.

    Learn the skills to manage yourself and others through the stresses of rapid change and ambiguity through Self-Awareness and Self-Management and Social-Awareness and Social Management. Participants will learn tools to proactively and reactively deal with difficult tasks, relationships, and change in more productive and healthy ways.

    Workshop presented by Bobi Seredich & Joelle Hadley of the Southwest Institute for Emotional Intelligence.

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 3.5 contact hours credit in Leadership or Personnel.

    New Employee Orientation

    For Part-time and Full-time Library staff.

    Learn about the organization and culture of Phoenix Public Library, what constitutes good customer service, what can be found on Staff Source, and how Library programs and services tie in to our Strategic Plan. 

     

    New Responses, New Results May 10, 2007
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    Learn about the new responses and their relationships to the previous set of service priorities. Planners, you will see if your existing plans need revising. Facilitators, you will be able to incorporate these new service responses into future planning consultations. And everyone will have a better grasp of the principles of Library 2.0.
    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!

    NLM Gateway & Clinical Trials.gov May 8, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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    This half-day class is designed to teach students how to use the NLM Gateway. It also includes a discussion and demonstration of ClinicalTrials.gov NLM Gateway & ClinicalTrials.gov is a free class and is awarded 3.5 MLA continuing education credits. To register, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=496.
    No Lunchtime Family History Lesson in November and December 2007
    No Lunchtime Family History Lessons in June, July and August 2007
    We look forward to seeing you September 6, 2007 when we resume the Lunchtime Family History Lessons.
    No Lunchtime Family History Lessons in June, July and August 2010
    We look forward to seeing you when we resume the Lunchtime Family History Lessons.
    No Lunchtime Family History Lessons in November and December, 2008
    We look forward to seeing you in the year 2009 when we resume the Lunchtime Family History Lessons.
    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. Please note: class times are approximate, and may vary in length depending on class size, etc
    OCLC FirstSearch: Elements of Searching and Administration May 27; Bonita
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    OCLC's FirstSearch service provides access to a wide variety of online databases, and this half day, hands-on workshop allows attendees the opportunity to search many of them. Through presentation, demonstration, group exercises and discussions, this half-day course covers advanced search features and functionality, tips for selecting databases and developing search strategies, and a basic overview of the Administrative module.

    OCLC Services-What's in the state package September 22, 10-11 a.m.-Webinar
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    Join us for an overview of recent changes to the OCLC statewide contract and learn about upcoming OCLC training sessions scheduled just for Arizona librarians. Topics covered:

    - Overview of contracted services

    - Putting your holdings into Worldcat

    - Upcoming sessions overview

    If you are new to managing your library resources or you want to refresh yourself on the services offered through the statewide contract, this webinar is exactly what you need. After registering, you will be redirected to the OCLC website to continue the registration process.

    OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing: Borrowing, Lending and Much More Webinar: March 7 & 8
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    This 4 hour webinar is perfect for those new to ILL processing or those who want to brush up on recent ILL developments and process improvement. The first 2 hour session will be March 7, followed the next day with the remaining 2 hours. Topics covered include:
  • An overview of the OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing interface
  • The basic ILL cycle
  • Creating lender strings, and producing and completing requests
  • Borrowing and Lending workflow
  • Accessing records from OCLC's WorldCat bibliographic database
  • Customization options
  • Library Practitioner Certification: May be counted for 4 contact hours in Circulation

    OCLC’s Union List Migration LIVE ON-LINE

    This Live-Online class can be take wherever you are...at home, at work... etc just using your computer. Sessions use virtual meeting technology over the Internet. Learners and trainers are logged on simultaneous, Voice Over IP technology allows participants to talk with each other and the instructor through a small microphone plugged into the sound card on their computer.

    Once you register you will be re-directed to the Amigos website for the class for further instructions.

    OCLC-Maximizing WorldCat.org Webinar: October 18th, 9-10 a.m.
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    Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. It is a discovery tool for library-owned materials worldwide and a social networking tool for libraries and their patrons. This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
    OCLC-Maximizing your ILL Service WEBINAR October 20, 9-10 a.m.
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    This course helps ILL and access services managers contain costs or generate revenue, improve efficiency, and use staff resources most effectively by helping them take full advantage of the value of their OCLC Resource Sharing subscription. It explains the OCLC ILL interfaces, activities, and services that are included in the OCLC Resource Sharing subscription.
    One Woman's Story: Pursuing Your Passion Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring a series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, recareering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    ONEBOOKAZ 2009 Curriculum Workshop
    What: The curriculum and educational materials created to accompany the 2009 ONEBOOKAZ titles, Capirotada by Alberto Rios for adults, and Hip, Hip, Hooray, It’s Monsoon Day! by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford for kids, will be presented. Teachers, librarians, and all other educators who would like to enhance their ONEBOOK programs will benefit by learning how to use these materials. • Capirotada Reader’s Guide, written by Renee Simms, Instructional Specialist with the Young Writers Program at ASU. o This reader’s guide can be used with book groups or any adult reader and includes biographical information about the author, discussion questions, and other suggested titles for further reading. • Capirotada Curriculum Guide, created by Ann Ewbank, PhD. o This curriculum guide consists of activities and lessons for each of the five parts of Capirotada by Alberto Alvaro Rios. Each activity supports the Arizona Academic Standards. The curriculum is designed to be flexibly used by teachers in grades 4-12. Many of the activities can be customized, simplified or enhanced to support the differentiated needs of students, particularly English language learners • Capirotada Creative Writing Curriculum, created by the Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU. • Hip, Hip, Hooray, It’s Monsoon Day! Geography Lesson Plans created by the Arizona Geographic Alliance at ASU.
    ONEBOOKAZ 2009 Curriculum Workshop
    The curriculum and educational materials created to accompany the 2009 ONEBOOKAZ titles, Capirotada by Alberto Rios for adults, and Hip, Hip, Hooray, It’s Monsoon Day! by Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford for kids, will be presented. Teachers, librarians, and all other educators who would like to enhance their ONEBOOK programs will benefit by learning how to use these materials.
    ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop - Kristen Kauffman Narrative Essentials ~ Public invited ~ Various Arizona Locations
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    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'.

    ONEBOOKAZ Writing Workshop with Kristen Kauffman Yavapai College in Prescott - Public welcome
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    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'.

    Online Reading Programs: Do They Work? January 21, 2010
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    The Arizona State Library has contracted with Evanced Solutions to make their Summer Reader software available again this year to all public libraries in Arizona for use in facilitating online reading programs for all age groups all year. Summer Reader helps library staff manage in-house registration and offers an online registration self-service option for patrons. Other features include reading and progress logging, prize management and distribution, drawings, and mediated reviews. Summer Reader also allows staff to collect statistics and produce reports.

    The purpose of this workshop is for those libraries that have tried online reading programs and those that have chosen not to use this format to share their experiences, engage in a discussion of the benefits and challenges of conducting reading programs online, and brainstorm ways to meet the challenges.  Please bring your data, anecdotes, and ideas and join us as we explore this timely topic.

    Online Searching: Beyond the Keyword 3rd in a Series of Webinars by SIRLS Faculty & Az Health Sciences Library Librarians
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    We all can throw some keywords in Google's search box and get results, and lots of times those results are just what we need. But sometimes the results aren't quite right and that's when you'll want to go beyond the keyword to find better, more relevant information.

    This webinar will cover

    • Boolean operators for broadening and narrowing searches;
    • fielded searching for greater efficiency in retrieving information; and
    • controlled vocabularies for more precise results.
    We will use Google to get started and introduce some concepts and then we'll move to EBSCO's Academic Search Complete to try some of our new Google strategies and do some things Google can't.

    Presented by Cheryl Knott, Associate Professor, UA School of Information Resources & Library Science (SIRLS).

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 1 contact hour in Reference & Information Services.

    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Gale Database Training
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    Participants will be able to name the main features, search functions and the benefits of using this database for homework and research. Participants will be able to conduct basic and advanced searches successfully.

    Hands-on training.

     

    Ouchies and Ripoffs: Free Online Government Health and Consumer Information September 9, 2008
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    Your library customers need reliable government health and consumer information to help them learn about diseases and stay healthy, and to avoid scams and handle consumer matters before and after the sale. Government information can fit the bill! And the price is right! Come learn about and get comfortable with great free online resources on the subjects of Health & Medicine and Consumer Info. Hands-on exercises and handouts included!
    Training is part of the Gi21 Program. The Government Information in the 21st Century Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; New Mexico State Library; Wyoming State Library; and University of Utah.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 2 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    Outlook 2000 Basic Skils

    PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. This is a two day training one week apart.

    Outlook 2003 - Intermediate WOW2 - Part 2
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    Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 for the Intermediate user, to include;  Adding a new contact,  Sort and find contact, Edit a contact card, Create and apply a category, Create and edit a new task,      Assigning a task to a contact, Creating your own folders, Moving items into folders, Finding Outlook items, Creating and Using AutoSignatures, Creating email rules with the Rules Wizard, Setting up an Out of Office message.

    Outlook 2003 - Introduction WOW1 - Part 2
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    Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2003 to include;  Introduction to Outlook, Creating and sending new mail, Receiving and viewing mail,  Attaching a file to a message, Print and delete messages,    Introduction to the Outlook calendar,  Adding and editing appointments, Scheduling recurring appointments, Scheduling events,     Sending meeting invitations, Customizing the calendar.

    Outlook E-Mail Training - Session A Using Exchange Server
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    Learn how to use Outlook E-Mail Client for Exchange Server in the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records computing environment. Learn to: Send/receive e-mail and attachments, Keep your electronic calendar currrent, Make appointments and reserve resources, Use public folders and be involved in the collaborative working environment.
    Outlook E-Mail Training - Session B Using Exchange Server
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    Learn how to use Outlook E-Mail Client for Exchange Server in the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records computing environment. Learn to: Send/receive e-mail and attachments, Keep your electronic calendar currrent, Make appointments and reserve resources, Use public folders and be involved in the collaborative working environment.
    Outlook E-Mail Training - Session C Using Exchange Server
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    Learn how to use Outlook E-Mail Client for Exchange Server in the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records computing environment. Learn to: Send/receive e-mail and attachments, Keep your electronic calendar currrent, Make appointments and reserve resources, Use public folders and be involved in the collaborative working environment.
    Outlook E-mail Training Session D Using Exchange Server
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    Learn how to use Outlook E-Mail Client for Exchange Server in the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records computing environment. Learn to send/receive e-mail and attachments. Keep your electronic calendar current. Make appointments and reserver resources. Use public folders and be involved in the collaborative working environment.
    OutLook Training - Followup or Ongoing
    Learn how to use Outlook E-Mail Client for Exchange Server in the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records computing environment. Learn to: Send/receive e-mail and attachments, Keep your electronic calendar currrent, Make appointments and reserve resources, Use public folders and be involved in the collaborative working environment.
    PAC Training for Strategic Plan
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    Beth Van Kirk will train staff to present afterschool programs for children K through 3rd grade in PAC sites.

    One staff member from each agency should attend.

    PAC Training October 30, 2007
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    For French Library staff going to local PAC sites.
    PALS: Promoting Arizona Library Sustainability 6 locations during August-October
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    The PALS workshop is designed for Arizona’s rural libraries. It integrates key concepts from two powerful programs: Rural Library Sustainability developed by WebJunction, and EqualAccess Libraries Initiative developed by Libraries for the Future.

    Why attend a PALS workshop?

    • Connect with your colleagues
    • Learn strategies for outreach, advocacy and funding
    • Discover planning techniques and technology tools
    • Share grassroots strategies for connecting with your community
    • Celebrate your successes at a special dinner!  

    For more information, including frequently asked questions and specific topics to be covered, visit the PALS website at: http://www.lib.az.us/extension/pals.cfm.

    What do I need to know before I register for this 1.5 day workshop?

    • Library directors are encouraged to attend 
    • Each library may send up to two participants (including the director)
    • Participants will complete pre- and post-assessments
    • Three participants will be selected to attend the 2007 ALA conference
    • Meals are included and dinner is part of the 1st day agenda
    • The first day of the workshop will be from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. The 2nd day will be from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
    • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed and lodging is available with 2 weeks advance notice

    These workshops are a joint project funded through grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Libraries for the Future. It is managed by the Arizona State Library’s Library Development Division.

    Paper Trails:
    How to Do Research in Any State Archives Speaker: Dr. Melanie Sturgeon
    Papers Along The Trail: The Documents We Seek and Where To Find Them

    Presented by Joyce McCullum. Learn about how to do Black Family History and the many good books, periodicals, and records available to help you.

    Part 2: How To Do? Whom To Ask? Where To Look? Phoenix - Carnegie Center
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    Part 2 of last year's popular workshop for everyone working in school libraries and supporting their use will be presented at the Carnegie Center in Phoenix on October 20. This year’s sessions will focus on Common Core and Informational Text Join teacher-librarians of the Arizona Library Association as they present a menu of resources including: Book Talks; What To Do With Wiggleworms; Just the Facts, Maam; and more!
    Part 3: How To Do? Whom To Ask? Where To Look? Phoenix - AZ State Library's Carnegie Center - Rescheduled to January 11, 2014
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    Part 3 of 2011 and 2012's popular workshops for all staff and volunteers working in school libraries has been rescheduled for January 11, 2014 at the State Library's Carnegie Center in Phoenix. Come learn best practices from experienced practitioners, meet colleagues who work in school libraries, and see a variety of resources available for school libraries.

    Keynote on College and Career Readiness Standards will be presented by Becky Rapier,English Language Arts Program Specialist, K-12 Academic Standards/Arizona Department of Education. Bring your lunch and stay to eat and network after the workshop (optional).

    Sponsored by the Teacher-Librarian Division of the Arizona Library Association and the Arizona State Library.

    Patent and Trademark Resource Center Grand Opening
    We are very excited to announce the grand opening of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the State Library of Arizona!
    Staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office will be here to provide valuable information and to demonstrate how new businesses, entrepreneurs, and researchers can protect their intellectual property, discover innovative technologies, and navigate the United States Patent and Trademark Office databases. You will also have an opportunity to network and tour the State Library after the event.
    We look forward to your joining us in the Historic Senate Chamber of the Capitol Museum for the daylong event!
    Patent Basics Learn What You Need to Know From Attorney Tom Galvani
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    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"?
    Payson In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Pen and Ink: Examining Handwritten Documents
    "How do I read that chickenscratch?" A common, but little-discussed part of the family historian's toolbox is reading older handwriting, on legal documents, census documents, and person documents. This lecture details a brief history of handwriting from the 18th Century and onwards. It includes a summary of earlier handwriting styles and tools; where genealogists can expect to find handwritten documents; special techniques used in reading handwritten documents, and samples of several different styles of handwriting for analysis. Join Chris Seggerman of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records for a crash course in paleography - no essay exam required.
    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.

    Personal Safety - on the job and off!
    Detective Harry Sexton will show you what you can do to make yourself safe on the job.
    Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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. Please note: class times are approximate, and may vary in length depending on class size, etc
    Phoenix In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Pioneer Ancestors
    by Archives staff
    PLA Initiative & Early Literacy Workshop: Every Child Ready to Read @your library
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    Morning - Will provide a summary of the pre-talkers (birth to 2 years old), the talkers (2-3 years old) and the pre-readers (4-5 years old) and will highlight key elements of each which should be part of all Phoenix Public Library programming for ages birth to five. 

    Afternoon - Early Literature Workshop 

    Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Kid Lit Plus Consulting & Consultant in Youth Services for NOLA Regional Library System & NORWELD Regional Library System from Youngstown, OH will present the training and update staff on current research developments.

     

    For staff new to the program and for those with previous training. 

     

    Planning Adult Programs for the Over 50 Population (When You Have No Extra $ and No Staff)

    Glendale Public Library's Adult Programming gurus - Anne Owens, Kathy Hamel and Frieda Ling, will share their vast knowledge and experience focusing on planning programs for people over 50 years of age.  Emphasis will be on programming when you have no extra money or staff.

    PPL procedures will also be reviewed.

    This workshop supports Goal 8 of our Strategic Plan: Older adults will be provided information resources at the Phoenix Public Library to assist them in re-tooling for new venues and to support their life long learning goals.

    Planning for Tomorrow A Bonus Years @ The Carnegie program
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    Spend an hour with author Linda S. Thompson to pick up tips on how to organize the nuts and bolts of your life. She'll share advice from her book, Planning for Tomorrow.

    Feel free to bring your lunch to this free event at The Carnegie Center, noon - 1 p.m.

    Planning Strategically and Efficiently in a Rapidly Changing Workplace

    Katie Pushor, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, will address the importance of strategic planning in our dynamic environment.  

    Planning Strategically and Efficiently in a Rapidly Changing Workplace January 30, 2007
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    Katie Pushor, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, will address the importance of strategic planning in our dynamic environment.  

    Poetry 2.0 With National Student Poet Louis Lafair A Creative Writing Workshop
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    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.
    Polaris 3.0 Training -- PAC & Circ PAC, Circulation & Serials Check-in
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    Day # 1 - PAC Training Day # 2 - Patron Services & Circulation Day # 3 - Patron Services & Circulation Continued
    Polaris 3.0 Training -- AQ, Serials & Authority Refresher AQ, Serials & Authority
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    Polaris 3.0 Training -- AQ, Serials & Authority Polaris Aquisitions - Serials - Authority
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    Day # 1 - Acquisitions Day # 2 - Acquistions Review & Continued Day # 3 - Acquisitions and Serials Training
    Polaris 3.0 Training -- Cataloging Polaris Cataloging
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    Day # 1 - Cataloging Introduction Day # 2 - Cataloging Continued
    Polaris: Limited Patron Services + Record Maintenance For BBCL Reference Staff
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    Polaris: Patron Services
    Any branch staff and Burton Barr Central Library Circulation Attendants
    Polaris: Patron Services Any branch staff and Burton Barr Central Library Circulation Attendants
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    Polaris: Tasks identified for this group BBCL Clerks I - III
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    Polaris: Tasks identified for this group BBCL Pages
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    Power Tools for Surviving Challenging Times; Overloaded and Stressed? Take A Break! Free Your Mind! Get Energized! Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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    Communication specialist and martial arts trainer, Kristi Dee Doden, engages your mind and body in interactive exercises that give you practical ways to de-stress and handle life’s curve balls. Be ready to take on life with new skills and a lighter, stronger attitude. Take a paid mini-vacation and join us as we learn to “power up.”  Sign up for one of the two sessions.

    Preparing for the Release 1940 Census March 8, 2012
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    Are you prepared for the 1940 Census? The 1940 census will be released online on April 2, 2012.

    The National Archives will open the 1940 Census to the public on April 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. (EST). What questions were asked? Where to find it? Initially it will not be indexed. Learn the tricks to make your search easier and quicker.

    Learn how to do your homework so you are ready on April 2nd.

    Prescott In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Presentation Skills

    Learn basic skills to make your presentation successful:  
     
       Project a polished, professional image "on stage."
        Feel confident and less stressed when speaking in public. 
        Develop a reputation for interesting, persuasive presentations.

        Plan a presentation around a central theme.
        Identify audience needs and format your presentation accordingly.
        Design strong introductions and conclusions.
        Practice powerful eye contact skills.
        Practice techniques for effective postures and gestures.
        Describe techniques for handling audience questions

    Presentation Skills: Platform Techniques for Informing and Persuading Groups May 24, 2007
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    Today almost anyone may be called upon to speak before a group. It can be at a team meeting, a budget review session, a board meeting, or a large public event. Regardless of the circumstances, it is important to present using the best form possible. In this one-day program you will learn the fundamental presentation techniques used by successful speakers everywhere.
    Presentation Training with Meg McConnaughy To Be Announced - 2008
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    This workshop will use mentors and actual practice with videotaping and critiquing to teach library staff techniques on how to present information to the media and to various sized groups when they represent their library.
    Preservation of Family Documents and Photographs
    Archives Staff.
    Preserving Family Papers and Photos

    Learn how to preserve and care for old letters, documents and family photographs. Michael McColgin, the State Conservation Officer will present this session.

    Pro-Active and Roving Service Workshop June 26, 2008
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    This dynamic and interesting Pro-active Service and Roving Service workshop will enable you to:
  • Develop greater awareness of the competitive landscape currently affecting libraries and the library profession
  • Understand the positive, far reaching impact of pro-active adjustments to library service
  • Learn more about the importance of serving our “hidden patrons” at their ‘point of puzzlement’
  • Learn and apply simple, effective skills for the consistent delivery of professional, pro-active service in all departments, with both colleagues (internal customers) and patrons (external customers)
    7 contact hours in the Services to the Public competency
  • Producing Effective Library Podcasts A Hands-On Workshop
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    Matthew Harp, Digital Library Production Manager at Arizona State University Libraries’ and the producer of marketing and outreach podcasts for the ASU Library Channel, will present a workshop walking through the basic podcast production process and elaborate on the use of social media, YouTube, and the Internet Archive in a distribution plan.

    He will also discuss the differences between producing video and audio only productions.

    Promoting Books for Teens: What's New...What's Good...and Where to Find Out More
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    DESCRIPTION: Don Gallo, "the godfather of young adult short stories" and an authority on books for teenagers, will present an all day workshop. OUTCOMES: Participants will create new programs, attracting teens to their libraries. Register ONLY by e-mail to mimi.aronson@phxlib.org
    Promoting Online Collections Increasing Usage Statistics
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    Shouldn’t finding your library’s informational databases be as easy as taking a book off the shelf? How do you get customers to use these wonderful resources?

     
    Paula Wilson, David Hunenberg, & Marybeth Gardner will show how to promote awareness of these databases through electronic methods, promotional materials, & direct mail campaigns. Learn how to:

    •Explain how these resources differ from free web sites.

    •Promote databases online and in their libraries.

    •Learn about services/technology that increase usage.

    •Create a promotional strategy for 1 database that can be applied for all.
     

    You'll determine which strategies for increasing usage will work best in your library. Come prepared to share methods that work!

    Promoting Your Library’s Electronic Resources May 20; 1/2 Day Program; Florence
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    Shouldn’t finding your library’s informational databases be as easy as taking a book off the shelf? How do you get customers to use these wonderful resources?

    Paula Wilson, PLA columnist and Web/Outreach Services Coordinator for Maricopa County Library District will show how to promote awareness of these databases through electronic methods, promotional materials, & direct mail campaigns. Learn how to:

    •Explain how these resources differ from free web sites.

    •Promote databases online and in their libraries.

    •Learn about services/technology that increase usage.

    •Create a promotional strategy for one database that can be applied for all.
     

    You'll determine which strategies for increasing usage will work best in your library.

    Proposed Arizona 2013-2017 LSTA Plan
    You’ll learn about the planned goals, and have a chance to voice your opinion about the plan.
    Proposed Arizona 2013-2017 LSTA Plan
    This presentation offers an opportunity to learn about the planned LSTA goals and projects, and to have a chance to voice your opinion about the plan.
    ProQuest ABI/INFORM Training March 25, 2005
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    ProQuest traininer, Vicki Hutchinson, will cover the basics of this powerful database. Learn how to use it and what resources are available, such as Sanborn maps.

    ProQuest ABI/INFORM Training
    Vickie Hutchinson, ProQuest trainer, will demonstrate new features of ABI/Inform, such as the Intellidocs links in articles to the Hoover's database, and the new "Smart Search" subject searching.
    ProQuest Databases: Diversity Databases, Heritage Quest Online, Literature Online (LION)
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    Diversity Databases cover Ethnic News Watch, Gender Watch and Alt Press Watch, from 1991 to the present..

    Heritage Quest Online searches U.S. Census recoirds plus 25,000 family and local histories.

    Literature Online      

    Public Libraries as Havens for Refugees: A Cultural Sensitivity Workshop
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    The International Rescue Committee and Libraries for the Future are proud to host a special half-day training on cultural sensitivity towards refugees. This workshop will seek to educate participants on refugees and the process of resettlement in the United States. Religious and ethnic differences will be explored and the role that libraries play in the assimilation and resettlement of refugees will be described.
    Public Library Statistics Workshop: Introducing LibPAS September 20, 21, 27, 2011 and September 28, 2011-Webinar
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    This year the Arizona State Library is moving to a new collection system, Counting Opinion’s LibPAS, for gathering State statistics. This workshop will introduce you to new system, and answer any questions you may have about the annual public library statistics collection.
    Public Library Statistics: Introduction
    Public Library Statistics Introduction is an overview of the collection and reporting process in Arizona. We’ll talk about why statistics are collected; discuss the broad categories collected; review the online submission process using LibPAS; and talk about how librarians can use stats to tell their library stories. This session is a must for new library directors and managers, as well as anyone charged with collecting and reporting library statistical data to the State Library. 2 hours.
    Public Library Stats in Arizona: What’s New Webinar
    Public Library Stats in Arizona: What’s New is a fast-paced session looking at additions and changes to the public library statistics survey. We'll discuss changes to several definitions. All library directors, managers and everyone charged with collecting and reporting library stats are encouraged to attend. 1 hour. You will receive login instructions the day before the webinar.
    Public Records Request Statutes - Basic RM Training (2 of 7) Introduction to the Arizona Revised Statutes that Govern Public Records Requests
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    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.
    Public Speaking Workshop Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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    Learn techniques on how to present information to the media (radio and television) and to various sized groups when you represent your Library. This workshop will use mentors and actual practice with video-taping and critiquing.
    Publishing Your Family History: The Langhorn and Mary Story
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    Guest Speaker: Priscilla Stone Sharp Noted author, historian, and genealogist
    PubMed May 7, 2009 (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
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    This full-day class is designed to teach students how to use PubMed® which includes MEDLINE citations. The class also includes an overview of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) and its importance as a tool to both searchers and indexers. PubMed® is a free class and is awarded 7.5 MLA continuing education credits. To register go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=495.
    PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching May 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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    The three hour workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. PubMed Clinics is a free class and is awarded 3.0 MLA continuing education credits.
    PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching May 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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    The three hour workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. PubMed Clinics is a free class and is awarded 3.0 MLA continuing education credits.
    PubMed Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed Searching May 8, 2009, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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    The three hour workshop will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice participants will become more efficient PubMed searchers. The class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed searchers. PubMed Clinics is a free class and is awarded 3.0 MLA continuing education credits. To register, got to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=504.
    PubMed for Public Librarians: Looking in all The Wrong Places June 16, 2006
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    Do your patrons ask you for help with health and medical research online? Do they request obscure medical articles and journals through ILL? Are you interested in finding out about one of the best places to go for up-to-date medical information on the Web? Then come to this free, hands on, PubMed workshop for librarians!

    PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine and provides Web access to over 14 million citations for medical articles, MEDLINE and other life sciences journals. Topics covered: Introduction to MEDLINE and PubMed Basic PubMed Searching, including Automatic Term Mapping, Limits and Clipboard features Advanced PubMed Searching, including Boolean searching, Preview/Index and History features Searching for journals using the Journals Database by keyword, title, and abbreviation or ISSN number Searching for specific journal articles using the Single Citation Matcher Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA). This course is on the list of approved courses for the MLA Consumer Health Specialization Program. Trainer: Kay Deeney, Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region.

    Putting 21st Century Skills in a thinking Context for Young Adult Librarians March 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Registration opens Noon, Feb. 1)
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    Participants will be able to explain the 21st Century Skills framework and the connection of Systems Thinking to 21st Century Skills. Participants will synthesize 21st Century Skills and describe implications for library patrons, and will also develop specific plans for developing these skills in the patrons that they serve. These outcomes will be achieved through interactive workshop activities with a focus on application to the workplace.
    QR Codes For The Holidays-Give Your Mobile Patrons The Gift of EBSCO Webinar: December 14, 17 or
    Face-to-Face: December 18, Carnegie Center (Limited to 15 people)

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    Ereaders, tablets, and mobile devices are heading to your library this gift giving season. Are you prepared to provide them content? Why not give patrons quick access to selected EBSCO journals using a quick response(QR) code.

    This 90 minute webinar will give you the tools to create QR codes to access your EBSCO Journals and have an easy mobile presence.

    Learning Outcomes:
    -Awareness of mobile trends
    -URL's to 75 popular magazines
    -Bookmark templates for your library
    -Basic overview of QR code generators

    Prior to attending this webinar, attendees must:
    -Obtain their EBSCO account code and be able to access the EBSCO administration page PRIOR TO THE WEBINAR
    -Decide the authentication method for your patrons: CPID(password only) or UID(Userid & Password)
    Attendees should be comfortable using Word 2010.
    Reader's Advisory in the Real World
    This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Novelist and a variety of on-line sources. We’ll also discuss the relationship between collection development and reader’s advisory practices. Tips and tricks for “on the spot” reader’s advisory will be shared. You’ll never be stumped again!

    Presented by veteran librarian, Karen Greaber, Manager of Pima County Public Library's Dewhirst-Catalina Branch Library.

    Library Practitioner Certification: May be counted for 2.5 contact hours in Readers Advisory

    Readers' Advisory with Joyce Saricks - Advanced January 27, 2009
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    Joyce Saricks, nationally known expert on RA, will build upon participants' knowledge of the techniques which underline a non-judgmental, patron-oriented readers' advisory service for leisure readers of fiction and nonfiction. She will discuss strategies for the on-going operation of a fully functional readers' advisory service. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be aware of the role of readers' advisory for leisure readers in a public library and techniques for building on this knowledge to expand and further develop this service. Intended audience: Librarians and supervisors already familiar with basic readers' advisory service and techniques.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public
    Readers' Advisory with Joyce Saricks - Introduction January 27, 2009
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    Joyce Saricks, nationally known expert on RA, will introduce participants to the techniques which form the basis of a non-judgmental, patron-oriented readers' advisory service for leisure readers. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be aware of the role of readers' advisory for leisure readers in the public library and some of the reference sources and activities necessary to perform that role.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Services to the Public
    Readers' Advisory with Nancy Pearl April 17, 2007
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    People enter the world of books in different ways - and understanding those differences will aid librarians in putting readers together with books they'll love. In this interactive workshop, participants will help compile a list of books that fit different reading interests.
    Readers' Advisory with Nancy Pearl April 17, 2007
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    People enter the world of books in different ways - and understanding those differences will aid librarians in putting readers together with books they'll love. In this interactive workshop, participants will help compile a list of books that fit different reading interests.
    Reading on Grade Level by Grade 3 Thursday, March 15, 2007
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    Information to help staff at Information Desks with questions from parents about what to do for children not reading on grade level by third grade. Presenter is Jennifer Lee from All Kids Tutoring. For ALL REFERENCE STAFF. Handouts on referral information, reading activities and more for parents.
    Reading on Grade Level with Rob Reid

    Rob Reid, librarian, author and lecturer specializing in children's
    literature, reading motivation, storytelling and children's programming will be presenting 3 half-day workshops to Phoenix Public Library staff.

       Learn how to identify library materials to assist children K-2nd grade with reading skills.
       See demonstrations of programming techniques to assist reading improvement through storytelling, musical activities, poetry and wordplay.
       Learn outreach techniques to bring children and families to the library.
       Hear about material from Rob's four books - Something Funny Happened at the Library, Family Storytime, Children's Jukebox and Cool Story Programs.

    Reading on Grade Level with Rob Reid

    Rob Reid is a librarian, author and lecturer specializing in children's literature, reading motivation, storytelling and children's programming.

      Learn how to identify library materials to assist children K-2nd
    grade with reading skills.
      See demonstrations of programming techniques to assist reading improvement through storytelling, musical activities, poetry and wordplay.
      Learn outreach techniques to bring children and families to the
    library.

    Hear about material from Rob's four books - Something Funny Happened at the Library, Family Storytime, Children's Jukebox and Cool Story Programs for the School Age Crowd.

    Ready Reference and More on the Internet May 27; Bonita
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    Ready-reference can be described as a question that can be answered using one or two sources or as a response to short, factual questions using the basic tools such as a directory, dictionary, encyclopedia or almanac. So, how would we describe Ready-reference on the Internet? In this hands-on workshop, we use Internet sources that take us straight to the reference source with just a few clicks of the mouse. We review "traditional" Ready-reference sources online and also look at more specific sites that answer basic reference questions. Searching exercises are provided. Some previous Internet experience is useful in this hands-on class.

    Ready Reference on the Internet March 10, 2006
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    Ready reference can be described as a question that can be answered using one or two sources or as a short, factual answer using basic tools such as a directory, dictionary, encyclopedia or almanac. In this hands-on workshop you will learn to use Internet sources to find reference information with just a few clicks of the mouse. We will review "traditional" ready reference sources online and also look at more specific sites to answer basic reference questions. Some previous Internet experience is useful in this class. This is an Amigos Library Services workshop.

    Real Teens and Real Adults in the Public Library Serving Teens and Ourselves Better
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    Learn about teens and yourself. This training is conducted by Tamara Spendly and others from the Human Services Department.
    Rebuilding Teams in an Organization in Transition Thursday, March 12, 2009
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    Learn techniques to bring new and existing staff together to work toward common goals in this stressful period of change. Gail Griffith, a strategic planning consultant with a Master of Science degree in Organization Development and Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Maryland, will lead the workshop.
    Records Emergency Planning and Response
    The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills they need to protect, mitigate damage to, and recover records in the event of an emergency. the course emphasizes developing a Records Emergency Action Plan (REAP) and emphasizes all aspects of activating that plan. In addition, the course provides a common baseline or core knowledge across state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, as well as across the functions of Records Management, Emergency Management, and Information Technology.
    Records Management Statutes - Basic RM Training (1 of 7) Introduction to the Arizona Revised Statutes that Govern Records Management
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    This 90-minute session explains how the entire records management process for public bodies in Arizona is mandated by the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.). We examine these statutes and what they require of public body Records Managers.
    Records of Enduring Value - Basic RM Training (4 of 7) Introduction to the Care and Preservation of Permanent Records
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    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.
    Records Retention and Disposition
    This seminar is targeted at those people responsible for the maintenance of public records in their agency/office. It covers the creation, interpretation, modification and use of records retention and disposition schedules.  Record series, retention periods, historical records, and record series “cutoffs” are explained. Also covered are procedures for destroying records.
    Records Retention and Disposition - Basic RM Training (3 of 7) Introduction to Retention Schedules and the Disposition Process
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    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.
    Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference November 12, 2010, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. MST
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    College of DuPage teleconference. Marie Radford, Ph.D., will talk with you about re-designing library public services focusing on reference. The program will explore how reference services are evolving by incorporating new technologies, modes of delivery, and new staffing models. This teleconference is 90 minutes in length.
    Reference Behaviors Workshop: for all Librarians and Library Assistants Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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    Sharpen your reference skills - learn behaviors to enhance every reference interview and how to communicate them effectively.
    Reference Skills: From Questions to Answers
    What does it take to be an effective reference provider? What skills must a new reference provider cultivate in preparation for staffing a busy reference desk? If your inquiring mind wants to know, register for this full-day workshop and learn the various proficiencies necessary to provide the best information service for your library patrons. Through lecture, hands-on activities, and group discussions, this workshop equips you with practical tips and techniques you can put to use right away at the reference desk. Topics include customer service, reference interview, bibliographic instruction, when and why to select a reference tool, and evaluation of various reference sources including print, online, and Internet. This workshop is designed both for those new to the library world and for experienced staff members who would like to polish their skills.
    Reference USA Database Training
    ReferenceUSA at Phoenix Public Library consists of four separate modules: US Businesses New Businesses Corp Tech US Residences
    Reference USA Training Various locations In/Near Maricopa County
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    Reference USA provides directory information of more than 14 million publicly and privately owned companies in the United States. Patrons can search by business name, type, size or location. This database includes a module for new US businesses and is updated weekly with more than 50,000 new businesses. Use this to research hot areas of economic development, lifestyles, hobbies and other interests. In addition, Reference USA is a national residential phone directory with over 120 million residential (consumer) listings. Searchable by name, location or phone number. Join us for training on how to use this new resource for Arizona public, community college, and school libraries.
    ReferenceUSA for Beginners

    Learn to take full advantage of all features of ReferenceUSA:


    US phone directory Residential
    US phone directory Business
    Marketing lists
    Competitor lists
    Find where the richest people live
    Where is this area code?

    ReferenceUSA Update
    Review key capabilities and learn new features.
    ReferenceUSA Update
    Review key capabilities and learn about new features from this database directory.
    Regional Updates for Six States (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Find out what is happening in government document depositories in Arizona Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
    Reports for Collection Analysis Monday, October 8, 2007
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    Learn how to manipulate and interpret data from Fast Moving Items, Dusty Books, Shelf List, and Turnover Rate Reports to help manage your collection. This is a transitional class as we migrate to the new ILS. The theories and most of the data manipulation techniques will work in both environments.
    Researching Arizona Pioneer Ancestors
    The History and Archives staff will discuss documents and other materials available at the Arizona Archives for researching your Arizona Pioneer Ancestry.
    Researching Arizona Pioneer Ancestors

    The History and Archives staff will discuss documents and other materials available at the Arizona Archives for researching your Arizona Pioneer Ancestry.

     

    Researching Your German Ancestors
    Guest Speaker: John H. Wray, PhD, CG
    Resource Sharing Good Practices November 7, 2011 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Carnegie Center
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    This in-person session will give you an opportunity to learn and share with your peers during a day-long event with panel discussions and round-table talks focused on using ILL and other OCLC services from both a tech and patron services perspective.
    Resource Sharing: To do or Not to do? June 14th 9:30-3:30pm
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    Do you work with ILL and resource sharing? Do you manage ILL/ Resource sharing? Do you have opinions about it? This meeting is for you. We would like to brain storm with you to help us discuss Resource Sharing issues. We welcome public library, community college library and University and Special library staff to attend. Lunch will be provided.
    Retirement is a Game A Bonus Years Program
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    on Oct. 12, join author Eleanor R. Nelson for a light-hearted look at life's greatest game -- retirement -- from an experienced player. She will share tips from her book, "Retirement is a Game."

    This free event is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Center. It is open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch.

    Revitalizing Downtown Phoenix

    Hear Brian Kearney, CEO/President of Downtown Phoenix Partnership, discuss plans for revitalizing downtown Phoenix. Q & A will follow.

     

    Ritzy-Fish Program Customer Service for Circs, Clerks, Pages, Guards, Secretaries, Librarians, LAs and LTAs
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    Team Building - Internal and External Customer Service. Come to work with staff who are positive and energized and learn how you can turn the library into a "Ritz Carlton" for everyone who walks through our doors. Class is taught by John Dermody, City of Phoenix, Employee Development Consultant.
    Roadmap to the Hyperlinked Library: Top Tech Trends for Libraries March 10, 2009 - Place Change - Burton Barr Central Library
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    Michael Stephens, internationally renowned speaker and library visionary, will share his insights regarding emerging library technology trends. Michael, author of the monthly “The Transparent Library” column in Library Journal, and the Tame the Web blog, has spoken about technology, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 25 states and four countries, including a recent speaking tour of Australia.

    According to Michael, “libraries and librarians are faced with a technological and societal wave of change that is ever increasing as we move farther into the 21st century.” Don’t miss this chance to discover what changes libraries will be making in the next wave!

    Location Change to Phoenix Public Library-Burton Barr

    Library Practitioner Certification Competency: 3 hrs. Technology

    Rosetta Stone Training and Library Orientation February 16 - Phoenix & February 23 - Flagstaff
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    Are some of your customers interested in learning English, Spanish, German, or Chinese? Rosetta Stone is one of the most popular language learning programs in the world. It’s fully interactive and uses a form of immersion to teach people dozens of languages. In this workshop, you will learn how to use Rosetta Stone and how this software is already having a big impact on adult literacy and in our libraries. Part of the Arizona Adult Literacy Week Celebration (February 18 – 24, 2007). Sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, and Maricopa County Library District.
    Sacred Cows: Is Your Library Embracing Them or Putting Them Out to Pasture? March 27, 2007
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    Join us for a unique look into the sacred cows of the library world. We will examine topics such as outsourcing, one desk or no desk, and providing a retail-type environment, touching on issues including coffee shops, noise, food in the library, gaming, and social networking. This session will take the format of a panel discussion with prominent Library Consultant, Joan Frye Williams, as the expert moderator and local Arizona library administrators and leaders as panelists.
    Safe at the Library: Practical Advice on Working with Youth Who Don't Want to Follow Our Rules Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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    Elaine Meyers and Paula Fortier will share successful techniques illustrated with role-playing activities. This will be followed by a quetion & answer session.
    Safe Driving
    Required for all staff who drive on City business - including driving to meetings.
    SAVE THE DATE: E-Reader Summit & Technology Showcase REGISTRATION OPENS AUG 10th, AT 10 AM for the September 20, 2010 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Event
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    Join us for a day-long summit on e-readers and technology showcase. Presenters will provide an overview of current trends and issues associated with e-reader usage in libraries. Participants will then spend the afternoon in hands-on sessions where they will receive their pre-selected bundle of e-readers (IPad, Nook, Sony, Kindle or Kobo) plus e-book gift cards. After the conference, participants may take their e-reader bundles and gift cards back to their libraries to continue learning and sharing new skills. All devices will remain the property of their respective libraries. The breakout sessions will include: YA e-reader resources; Ipad apps and downloads; downloading e-book content; Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records resources; and other mobile e-reader options.

    Please review the bundle descriptions before you register: http://www.lib.az.us/extension/documents/pdf/E-Reader_Bundles.pdf

    Please note that some of the items listed may change due to availability.

    **REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 1 PERSON PER PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATION (This means 1 person per library building).

    **50 SEATS WILL BE DEDICATED TO LIBRARIES IN MARICOPA COUNTY AND 50 SEATS FOR THE REMAINING PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN ARIZONA.

    **REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AUGUST 10th at 10:00 AM AND CLOSE AUGUST 13th at 5:00 PM.

    **TRAVEL EXPENSES WILL BE REIMBURSED FOR THOSE TRAVELING MORE THAN 50 MILES FROM THEIR DUTY POST OR PERSONAL RESIDENCE.
    SAVE THE DATE-Back To School Basics: Database Tools for Success Saturday, August 27, 9-3 p.m.
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    Join us for an interactive workshop on using EBSCO databases in your school. The EBSCO databases are provided to all public and charter schools through a collaboration between the Arizona State Library and County Libraries in Arizona.

    Participants will:

      -Learn how databases support critical thinking skills
      -Learn basic searching strategies
      -Learn database access options
      -Learn how to promote the databases
      -And much more

    Science and Math for Everyone! Exploring Science and Math Concepts Through Storytimes Payson, Phoenix, Tucson & Yuma
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    How do science and math concepts support STEM education? How do they support early literacy? How do they support college and career readiness and early learning standards? How can our traditional storytimes support these concepts? And . . . how can we help adults incorporate them into daily conversations and activities with their young children?

    Gain an understanding of scientific and mathematical thinking from newborn to age five and build on traditional storytimes to explore strategies and techniques to support science, math and early literacy.

    Facilitator for the workshop will be Early Childhood Literacy Consultant Saroj Ghoting.

    Searching U.S. Patents, Foreign Patents, and Trademarks (session in the Six State Virtual Government Information Conference)
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    Free online resources for U.S. and foreign patent searching are more accessible and comprehensive than ever! Learn how to search the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web Patent and Trademarks databases, and the European Patent Office ESP@CENET database. Search tips for beginning and advanced searchers will be shared, including how to search in specific areas of technology; find foreign patents granted for technologies described in U.S. patents; obtain electronic copies of U.S. and foreign patents for free; translate foreign patent documents into English; and identify suitable companies for marketing and licensing outreach. Presenter - Dave Morrison, J.W.Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Counts as 1 contact hour CE credit.
    Sedona In-Person **Free Workshop** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Selecting Books to Help Students Dig Into Summer Reading How To Use Lexile Levels To Match Text
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    Join Mary Wennersten, K-3 Literacy Director, High Academic Standards for Students, K-12 Literacy Section, Arizona Department of Education, as she discusses a powerful online reader’s advisory tool that will help librarians use Lexile levels to connect students with books to read over the summer that are not only fun and interesting but that will help them retain or improve their reading levels. This is the first in a series of webinars designed to help library staff prepare for summer reading 2013.
    Senior Fitness: The Diet and Exercise Program for Maximum Health and Longevity Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Author Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring an author series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, re-careering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    Serials Training for Branch Staff
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    These sessions are designed for branch staff and will focus on magazine check-in tips, tricks and other issues that are unique to the branches. There will be hands on experience and time allocated for questions.

    This is a good training opportunity for both new staff and for those who just want a review of the serials module and magazine check-in.

    Serving People with Mental Illness or Disability in your Library Prescott Valley Public Library
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    For front line librarians, paraprofessionals, security staff & management.

    Learn:

    • To identify problematic customers
    • To recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness
    • Common mental illnesses you might encounter
    • Strategies for managing difficult customers and avoiding assaultive behaviors
    • Tips for protecting yourself
    • To determine when law enforcement is necessary

    Presented by Chris Perez, a seasoned Phoenix area law enforcement professional.

    Counts as 3 contact hours CE credit.

    Serving the Mentally Ill in the Library Monday, December 1, 2008
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    This workshop will provide an understanding of and empathy for mental disorders through testimonials in the morning session, followed by a panel discussion which is resource driven leading up to engagement with the mentally ill customer. Learn about various disorders, how to react and where to refer. Sponsored by NAMI, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and Nick Margiotta, Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator, City of Phoenix, and Magellan Health Services. Lunch is on your own from 11:15-12:15.
    Serving Youth Planning Workshop Thursday, September 20, 2007
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    Workshop for teen, children's and adult services staff and their Branch Managers to develop a plan to organize and support service to youth, ages birth to 18, at each agency.
    Show Low In-Person **Free Workshop** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Six State Virtual Government Information Conference August 8-10, 2012
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    Join staff from all types of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming (the Six States) in this online conference! There are sessions for all library staff, in addition to sessions for government information librarians. Find out what information you can get for yourself and your library's users from the federal government. Conference information at http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/conference/6state/index.htm Please register for each session separately (see sessions listed below).
    Six-State Virtual Government Information Conference August 11-17, 2010
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    Join staff from all types of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming (the Six States) in this online conference! There are sessions for documents librarians and sessions for other library staff who just want to find out what information they can get from their federal government.

    Sessions include - Census: Demographics & Business, Click Through Statistics, Moving to More Electronic – Deselecting and Transitioning, Making Documents Accessible, Marketing Our Collections & Services, Strategic Planning for the Depository Program, and much more.

    To see the entire conference schedule, go to: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/govpubs/conference/6state/schedule.htm

    NOTE: Conference schedule indicates session start times for your time zone/state.

    Each session attendee can earn Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1 hr. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services (maximum of 14 hrs for attending all sessions)
    Skeletons in the Archives' Attic
    Archives Staff.
    Skeletons in the Closet October 8, 2009
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    by Melanie Sturgeon and Nancy Sawyer, History and Archives
    Skeletons in Your Family Closet
    Archives Staff.  Nearly everyone has a story passed down about the skeleton in the family closet--from bigamists to swindlers. Many of these stories can be documented in civil, criminal and probate court records. Find out how.
    Small Business Information Exchange Carnegie Center, Phoenix
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    Serving the Needs of Small Business Startups & Entrepreneurs

    Small Business Information Exchange (SBIE) Workshop
    Sponsored by the Arizona State Library
    The Carnegie Center
    1101 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    The goal of the SBIE event aims to assist libraries in serving the needs of the unemployed and underemployed who are interested in starting their own business. The event will provide a forum for librarians to learn about community resources to help their patrons, and likewise, members of the business community will learn about the resources that exist for their clients from their own public libraries. Participation in this event will help build a stronger referral network among professionals helping small business startups.

    Overview of what you will learn:

    • Business professionals from SCORE, AZSBDC, and many others will be on hand to tell us exactly what small business startups need.
    • Increase your reference & referral network by visiting with our many exhibitors.
    • Join our panel discussions to hear how AZ librarians and Business Counselors are already serving small businesses & entrepreneurs.

    Keynote Speakers
    Jim Pipper, US Small Business Administration
    Debra Roubik, Business Analyst, AZ Small Business Development Center

    Exhibitors
    U.S. Small Business Administration, AZ Small Business Development Center, Arizona State Data Center, Arizona State Library, Maricopa Workforce Connection, National Assn. of Women Business Owners, Arizona Business & Professional Women, Arizona Commerce Authority, Local First Arizona, Gangplank, and the Arizona Small Business Association.

    *Counts for 6 contact hours in Services to the Public

    Social Geography: Your Family's Place in the Community February 18, 2010
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    by Melanie Sturgeon and Nancy Sawyer, History and Archives
    Social Media and Records Management
    More and more of our State Agencies are turning to Twitter, Facebook, GovLoop, LinkedIn, YouTube and other Social Networking / Social Media sites as a way to reach out to the public instead of waiting for them to reach out to us. But, such electronic communication is not without its responsibilities. State Agencies that utilize these tools need to know that they are probably creating “records” in the process, and these records need to be managed like any other government records. In this 90-minute session, we will look at • the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), and their requirements for public records and Records Management • the challenges posed by many Social Networking / Social Media sites, which are set up for collaboration and networking but not for records management. • The four (4) Steps to Managing SocNet Records ? Records Retention Schedule ? Guidance from RM Standpoint ? Policy ? Training The target audience for this session is Public Information Officers, Communications Officers, Agency Records Managers, and I.T. professionals.
    Social Media and Records Management
    More and more of our State Agencies are turning to Twitter, Facebook, GovLoop, LinkedIn, YouTube and other Social Networking / Social Media sites as a way to reach out to the public instead of waiting for them to reach out to us. But, such electronic communication is not without its responsibilities. State Agencies that utilize these tools need to know that they are probably creating “records” in the process, and these records need to be managed like any other government records. In this session we will look at the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), and their requirements for public records and Records Management; the challenges posed by many Social Networking / Social Media sites, which are set up for collaboration and networking but not for records management; the four (4) Steps to Managing SocNet Records which are Records Retention Schedules, Guidance from RM Standpoint, Policy, and Training. The target audience for this session is Public Information Officers, Communications Officers, Agency Records Managers, and I.T. professionals.
    Social Media Records Management - Basic RM Training (6 of 7) Introduction to Managing Records Created or Received Through Social Media
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    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.
    Social Networking & Genealogy November 12, 2009
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    Learn how the new social networking websites can help you locate cousins and build your family tree!

    by Judy Shappee, Law and Research Library

    Solomon Steplight's How to Work with Teens: a Practical Approach
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    Learn practical procedures and the language to use when working with teens ages 12 to 18. Recommended by Librarians from Pennsylvania as THE MOST PRACTICAL and USEFUL Workshop of all!
    Sources Explained: Original or Derivative; Direct or Indirect; Primary or Secondary Friday, November 19, 2010
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    Raylene Junkins of the Northern Arizona Genealogical Society will talked about Sources that are Original or Derivative; Information that is Primary or Secondary; and Evidence that is Direct or Indirect. The session will begin promptly at Noon and conclude by 1:00 p.m.
    Sourcing Your Story: A Guide to Tale Type and Motif Indexes

    Professional storytellers know that you must find at least three versions of a story before you can "make it your own." Margaret Read MacDonald created one of the best reference tools to help storytellers find multiple versions of a tale. She will share her experience of creating both volumes and give tips on using them.

    In this workshop, participants will learn:

    • The structure of type and motif indexes
    • The role these classification systems play for the folklore scholar's research
    • The value of motif and type indexes in a storyteller's pursuit of folktale variants

    Dr. MacDonald travels the world, telling and bringing stories from such marvelous places as Mahasarakham, Kota Kinabalu, and Rio. She is a folklorist, children's librarian, and the author of more than 30 books on folklore and storytelling.

    Spanish Forum for Collection Development
    Purpose: 1. To comment on a proposed system plan for Spanish language materials. 2. Offer specifics for the Guadalajara taskforce and to Collection Development on what they should look for in Guadalajara and from vendor catalogs.
    Spanish Language - Advanced

    Enhance Spanish speaking skills to increase confidence in teaching Parent/Caregiver early literacy workshops and conversing in Spanish with customers.

    Spanish Language - Beginning Tuesdays, October 2 - November 20, 2007 2-3:30 p.m.
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    Goal:  Learn basic courtesy/library vocabulary to communicate with Spanish speaking library users.

    Objective 5.5 of the Strategic Plan:  By June 30, 2007, 20% of all Library staff will know basic courtesy/library vocabulary in Spanish.

    All sessions will meet in the 3rd floor Conference Room (two doors east of the reception desk) except the first session which meets in the 3rd floor Boardroom.
    Spanish Language - Intermediate Tuesdays, March 18-May 6, 2008 2-3:30 p.m.
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    Goal: Reinforce basic courtesy/library vocabulary for those who have had Beginning Spanish and increase vocabulary to better communicate with Spanish speaking library users.

    Spanish Outreach Libraries: Reach out to your library’s Spanish language community Statewide January through May, 2007
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    Through a partnership with WebJunction's Spanish Language Outreach Program, library staff will gain knowledge and resources to reach out to Spanish speakers in their communities and increase access to technology. Learn how the library can best meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community, ultimately identifying ways in which library services and technology can improve their lives.

    What will you learn? • skills and techniques to increase awareness and use of local library services to your Spanish-speaking community • methods to increase partnerships between your library and community organizations that serve Spanish speaking residents • awareness of cultural and diversity issues

    SOL Lead Trainers: Sol Gomez (Tucson), Sarah Kaufman (Tempe), Frances Murrietta (Yuma), Bessie Sopeland (Payson), Francisco Vargas (Phoenix)

    All workshops are delivered in English and are FREE! Lunch as well as morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Transportation expenses may be available. Workshops are managed by the Arizona State Library as a joint project with WebJunction, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Staff Source - Calendar Training for contributors to the new online Calendar of Events
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    Training for staff to enter Calendar activities to the Library website and at the same time will be entered for the printed Calendar of Events.  This training is for assigned Calendar of Events liaisons from branches and agencies in Central Library.
    Staff Source - Content Owner Training
    Staff Source - Supervisor Training How to Use Staff Source and Post Vacancies
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    Staff Source - Train the Trainer For those training other staff
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    Staging the Puppet Show February 2, 2008
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    See options for various puppet stages and ways to make effective scenery. Learn about backstage organization, effective rehearsals and dealing with emergencies.
    Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage Database Training

    Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage database offers our patrons up-to-date research on companies, stocks and mutual funds. This reliable and expensive database could be getting much more use by the library. If you would like to know more about this useful business tool or want to be more comfortable in using this database, please consider taking this one hour
    training session.

    Standards for Permanent Records Review Forum
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    Review forums are being held in order to solicit feedback on the Arizona Standards for Permanent Records Section 5.4. This section was added for permanent records stored in electronic/digital and analog formats. Section 5.4 is considered "best practice" until December 31, 2013. On January 1, 2014 this section will become part of the standard. Comments regarding section 5.4 will be accepted for review until November 1, 2013. This is an opportunity to review, discuss and provide feedback.
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    Review forums are being held in order to solicit feedback on the Arizona Standards for Permanent Records Section 5.4. This section was added for permanent records stored in electronic/digital and analog formats. Section 5.4 is considered "best practice" until December 31, 2013. On January 1, 2014 this section will become part of the standard. Comments regarding section 5.4 will be accepted for review until November 1, 2013. This is an opportunity to review, discuss and provide feedback.
    Starting Your Own Project LIFT: Literacy Involves Familes Together
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    DESCRIPTION: Project LIFT (Literacy Involves Families Together) is an outreach program developed by the Tucson-Pima Public Library. The project provides an opportunity to parents of young children and their extended families to develop, increase and enrich their children's literacy skills. OUTCOMES: Participants will learn how to 1) implement Project LIFT in their local community and 2) utilize an established curriculum to engage extended families in developing their children's literacy skills through book making and story telling.
    Stats, Stories, & Buzz: Effective Tools & Techniques for Telling Your Library's Story October 27th, Carnegie Center, Phoenix -- October 28th, Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library, Tucson
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    This workshop will explore a diverse array of story-telling resources and dynamic ways to mash-up your marketing with a mix of statistics and compelling anecdotes and testimonials. Best of all this potent mix can be produced at little or no cost to the library via word-of-mouth marketing and empowered staff and trustees.

    Workshop presented by Judy Hoffman, Project Manager for the ALA Office for Research & Statistics.

    Still Under Construction: The Developing Teen Brain A New Directions Institute Workshop
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    Brains are the only organs that get to create themselves. For the past decade brain research has focused on infants, showing that the brain is the least developed organ at birth. Among the parts of the brain still developing in the teen years are the prefrontal lobe, or commonly known as the “CEO” of the brain, responsible for making sound judgments, setting goals, planning and organizing. During this presentation you will be provided with the research of Dr. Jay Geidd and other neuroscientists on the intricacies of the ‘Developing Teen Brain.’ Information will be provided through lecture, video clips, and interactive activities.

    Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix

    Storytime 101: for Staff Presenting Stories to Preschoolers -"Birth to Five Years" and their Families
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    Storytime training consists of:

    8-9 a.m. - Elements of a storytime and shared resources

    9-10 a.m. - Big Picture of storytimes in strategic planning documents and how they lay the foundation for success in reading

    10-11 a.m. - Observation of storytimes and coaching tools available to supervisors

    11-noon - Observation of storytimes and question & answer session

    Noon - 2 p.m. - Meeting with Carol Finch and Elsa Black

    Pre-session reading requirement on Staff Source under Patron Services>Children:  Big Books List - Children's Services Plan - Flannel Board Stories - Glove and Apron Stories - System Puppets.

    Copy all files in the Storytime 101 folder, review and bring them to the workshop.

    Storytime Training

    Open to all staff who support storytimes inhouse or through outreach. Includes selection and presentation of picture books, transition ideas, and fingerplays/songs/poems. 
    Participants are encouraged to bring ideas to share.

     

    Storytimes for Babies, Toddlers, and Parents, Too! Phoenix - Carnegie Center
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    Early Childhood Literacy Consultant Saroj Ghoting will present the how-to's of planning and presenting storytimes for babies and toddlers. The workshop incorporates early literacy information from Every Child Ready to Read @Your Library II for newborns to two-year-olds. Demonstration of storytime, including rhymes, songs, books, and activities will be included along with time to share ideas and try them out yourselves!

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 3.5 contact hours in Adult & Children's Services.

    Storytimes for Everyone! Adults as Partners in Developing Language and Literacy in Young Children Eloy, Phoenix, & Holbrook
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    Enhance your storytimes by incorporating information from Every Child Ready to Read @Your Library II. This training by Early Childhood Literacy Consultant Saroj Ghoting includes an overview of early literacy components, including examples of the development from newborn to five-year-olds; the five practices (sing, talk, read, write, play); and techniques for planning storytimes that reach adults and children with specific ideas for early literacy devlopment. Hands-on practice time will be provided for developing a literacy-enhanced storytime, building on what you already do!

    Library Practitioner Certification: Counts as 6 contact hours in Adult & Children's Services.

    Stress Management Relax and recharge using a variety of relaxation techniques
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    What are the risks of letting stress run your life? Protect your health, relationships and job effectiveness by exploring ways to outsmart your stress. Class is taught by Sheri Ryan, City of Phoenix, Employee Development Consultant.
    Stress or Distress: The Choice is Yours May 15, 2007
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    Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Stress Relief & Injury Prevention Learn the correct way to move and improve your life through proper body mechanics.
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    For Pages, Circ Attendants, Security Guards, Secretaries, Librarians and Library Assistants, LTAs, LISC staff, Management Services staff and Tech Services staff. You will learn how to correct bad habits in walking, sitting, lifting, using the computer and other on-the-job and life activities through core-strengthening movements. The information is invaluable and pertinent to us all. If you've attended one of her workshops, come again for a refresher and if you haven't, this is a must.
    Striking Government Gold! All Purpose Electronic Resources for Reference Librarians August 25, 2008 or August 27, 2008
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    Have you been using government information online? If not, you may not know what you've been missing! And if you have, you can always learn more. We've "pick-ed out" some great treasures for you! This free workshop will explain why to use government information and show you some excellent sources to "mine" for all types of questions. It's a hands-on session with handouts and plenty of information you can use with your customers.
    Training is part of the Gi21 Program. The Government Information in the 21st Century Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the University of Coloardo at Boulder as well as Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, New Mexico State Library; Wyoming State Library; and University of Utah.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    Student Resource Center Gale Database Training
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    Participants will be able to name the main features and search functions and the benefits of using this database for homework and research. Participants will be able to conduct basic and advanced searches.

     

    Study Hall -- Excel 2010
    2 hour question/answer on excel features. There will something planned if nothing specific is requested.
    Study Hall -- Outlook 2010
    Questions, concerns, and special features of Outlook 2010
    Study Hall -- Word 2010
    Open question/answer for Word 2010. There will be something planned if nothing is requested.
    Summer Reader 201, Managing Summer Reader As A Staff Member February 15, 2012
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    Staff from Evanced will offer 3 Arizona –specific webinars to assist in using the Summer Reader software. If you cannot attend at the times listed and would like to listen, Evanced will be recording and providing a link to recorded sessions.
    Summer Reader 301, Administration of Summer Reader February 29, 2012
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    Staff from Evanced will offer 3 Arizona –specific webinars to assist in using the Summer Reader software. If you cannot attend at the times listed and would like to listen, Evanced will be recording and providing a link to recorded sessions.
    Summer Reading Dig in the Desert DIY Workshop April 16, 20013
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    Attend this hands-on workshop and learn a variety of program ideas to use at your library this summer. Library presenters will share their programming expertise and workshop participants can “dig in” with creative concepts of their own!
    Taking Informed Risks and Learning from Failure Nov. 28, 2006
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    Craig Buthod, Director of the Louisville Public Library, will share his philosophy and experiences as one of the major leaders in today's public library scene.

    Taking Informed Risks and Learning from Failure

    Craig Buthod, Director of the Louisville Public Library, will share his philosophy and experiences as one of the major leaders in today's public library scene.

    Taming Technolust: Technology Planning in a Hyperlinked World MCLC-CEC and the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records present
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    Michael Stephens (of “Tame the Web” blog fame) offers advice on dealing with technolust: “How do we effectively plan in this shiny new world of emerging tech, when anyone in your library can create a library blog at a free hosting site, develop an online presence at sites such as Flickr or Facebook for the library, or launch the institution's own social network with a few mouse clicks? We'll explore a few emerging technologies, discuss ten steps for tech planning and have interactive group work. Participants will end the day with their own roadmap for implementing a new or emerging tool in their library.” Note: Lunch will be on your own from Noon-1:15 pm.
    Teacher-Librarians = Teacher Leaders Saturday, June 11; City of Mesa Library
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    DESCRIPTION: Sharpen your classroom-library collaboration skills and strategies with the specific goal of increasing the impact of your unique experience and expertise on your school’s learning community. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Judi Moreillon, preservice teacher-librarian and classroom teacher educator.

    OUTCOMES: Teacher-librarians will position themselves as indispensable players on their school’s leadership teams. They will be prepared to support novice as well as veteran classroom teachers and administrators in school-wide professional development.

    Registration deadline:  May 23

    Tech 101 for the Non Techie Librarian July 18, 27 & August 1, 3, 8, 10, 23
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    Do you still want to download a book from Project Guttenberg to an e-reader but just don't know how? Have you wanted to know exactly what the "cloud" is? If you are intimidated by current tech terminology, this may be the workshop for you. Join us for a 3 hour workshop that will provide you basic information about current technology you might encounter as a front line librarian. This will also be a great opportunity to test new e-readers such as the Color Nook, Nook Touch, Kobo Touch and Ipad2. Seating is limited.
    Technical Services/Collection Development Tour
    Learn how library materials are selected, ordered, cataloged and processed. Then, meet the staff of the Library Information Systems Center and see what makes out technology work so smoothly.
    Technology Programming for Teens & Teen Library Behavior 101 May 3rd, 2010 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Yuma County Library District
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    Beth Gallaway will engage participants during a daylong training session on technology for teens in your library and then discuss the underlying influences that may impact teen  behavior. 

    During the technology training, participants will explore interactive, multimedia, content creation programs for teens.  Discover model programs in technology for teens while experimenting with new technologies and evaluating for usability.  Discuss the benefits and barriers to delivering tech programs for teens, and learn how to justify and then replicate these inexpensive and easy tech programs for teens in your library.  By the end of the session, participants will:
    -Make an avatar
    -Try Wordle
    -Test a video game designed by teens and create there own
    -Participate in a book review podcast
    -Brainstorm a teen technology program to implement at their library

    During the teen behavior training, learn how librarians can address undesirable behaviors in a way that will develop relationships with young adults.  By the end of the session, participants will:
    -Set the current experience of teens in the United State into a historical and cultural context
    -Define thee physical changes in the brain during adolescence
    -Examine the effects of development on teen's social, physical and emotional behavior
    -Discuss preventative measures to deter undesirable behavior
    -Practice strategies for coping with, correcting and redirecting teen's undesirable behavior
    -Learn to advocate for the needs of teens to key stakeholders

    Beth Gallaway, author of Game on: Gaming at the Library (Neal-Schuman, 2009), was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for video games in libraries.  She is a library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.

    Technology Trainers or The Mouse Won’t Bite! January 31, 2006
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    Objectives: Participants will learn:
    * Multiple training approaches to address multiple learning styles
    * How to be prepared -- for just about any eventuality!
    * Ways to teach technology from a beginner's perspective
    * How to get people excited about technology
    * How to use feedback to improve your offerings -- and the way you train

    Program Description: The Mouse Won't Bite! helps new technology trainers find ways to get people excited about technology, demonstrates effective strategies for reaching adult learners, and provides reassurance for those concerned about their skills as trainers. See how to share your excitement about the technology your library has to offer, and learn how to reach and teach beginners.

    Trainer: Rachel Singer Gordon

    Technology Trends Impact on Library Service Matching Innovations to Expectations
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    Public library customers want service that’s fast, convenient, and suited to their modern, multi-tasking lives.  Getting an early read on the technologies that are making their way into libraries can help us prepare to meet the public’s expectations in ways that keep their satisfaction up and our blood pressure down.  No matter what part of the library you work in, this lively session will help you to understand technology trends from a new perspective and will give you a preview of the kinds of changes that are most likely to affect your job.

    Teen Lit on the Edge: Changing Books for Changing Teens April 22, 2008
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    Learn about the latest and best teen lit (including street and urban lit.) from Deborah Taylor, Enoch Pratt Free Library. Outcome: Participants will receive a list of young adult books that could be used in a library teen reading program or for Readers' Advisory.
    Teen Programs: Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery February 7, 2006
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    Interested in developing a strong foundation of library services for young adults? This workshop will focus on the developmental needs of teens and how your programming can meet them. Best practice methods for programming will be addressed as well as techniques for marketing, funding, and gaining community partnerships to help support your programming. This workshop will not only help you bring teens into the library, but also keep them coming back for more! Presented by Tricia Suellentrop

    Teens Take Over the Beach
    DESCRIPTION: Nancy Farmer, a nationally known Young Adult author and winner of the 2002 National Book Award and a 2003 Newbery Honor for "The House of the Scorpion", is the guest speaker this year. She is well-known for her imaginative fiction for teens. In addition, participants will be treated to three booktalk presentations by area librarians, each speaking on a different genre of teen literature. OUTCOMES: Participants will receive a list of young adult books that could be used in a library summer reading program for teens.
    Tell the Teens: Teen Reader’s Advisory Program

    Join us for our annual young adult Readers Advisory event! Special guest, Tom Leveen, author of Sick, Manicpixiedreamgirl,Party and Zero, will speak and sign books.

    Following Tom's presentation, enjoy teen booktalk presentations for perfect summer reading!

    3 contact hours credit in Readers Advisory

    Ten Tips for Writing Well Webinar
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    This webinar provides a quick tour of some of the more common mistakes even experienced professionals make (regardless of one’s level of education). Topics include:

    • punctuation,
    • jargon,
    • keeping words “in agreement,”
    • too many words,
    • using the wrong words, and
    • failure to edit, as well as
    • using social media abbreviations (texting shorthand) in workplace documents.

    Dixie Darr is a self-described reader and lover of books and language. With degrees in sociology and adult learning, Dixie has been a professional writer and university writing teacher for 25 years and an editor for 5 years. She has also presented writing tip webinars for librarians in the popular LE@D program from the University of North Texas. Dixie says that one of the most important things she's learned is that small changes can make a big difference in writing. This webinar will focus on those small changes.

    Counts for 1 contact hour credit in Leadership.

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    Audience:  State Library staff responsible for continuing education.

    You will learn: 
    • Which type of elearning experiences to use to achieve learning objectives
    • How to Identify the best planning and evaluation tools for elearning
    • Best practices for integrating elearning and blended options into training
    • How to Identify principles of effective elearning design

    Presenter:  Jennifer Hofmann is the principle elearning consultant and owner of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of synchronous and blended elearning.  She is the author of “The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings, and Events Live” and “Online! Tips, Techniques and Ready-to-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom.”

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    TEST2 September 20-21, 2006
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    Audience:  State Library staff responsible for continuing education.

    You will learn: 
    • Which type of elearning experiences to use to achieve learning objectives
    • How to Identify the best planning and evaluation tools for elearning
    • Best practices for integrating elearning and blended options into training
    • How to Identify principles of effective elearning design

    Presenter:  Jennifer Hofmann is the principle elearning consultant and owner of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of synchronous and blended elearning.  She is the author of “The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live and Online Courses, Meetings, and Events Live” and “Online! Tips, Techniques and Ready-to-Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom.”

    The Accidental Library Manager: MCLC Leadership Series January 31, 2006
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    Participants will learn:
    * How most library managers end up in their jobs "accidentally"
    * What library staff really want - and don't want! - from their managers
    * How to use their existing skills in a management position
    * How to prepare for their own & their institution's professional future
    * Ways to overcome their own reluctance to manage

    The Accidental Library Manager takes a practical look at the skills and background new and potential library managers need to succeed in their positions. It reassures those with little preparation for their management roles, who never realized they would be going into management (or never intended to do so), or whose library school coursework failed to prepare them for the challenges of management. Find out what library staff really want from their managers, how to use your current background to succeed, and how to reduce the fear inherent in common concerns.

    Rachel Singer Gordon runs the library career site Lisjobs.com and co-authors Beyond the Job, a professional development weblog for librarians. She is the "Computer Media" review columnist for Library Journal and a frequent contributor to LJ's "NextGen" column. Her published work includes Teaching the Internet In Libraries (ALA), The Accidental Systems Librarian (Information Today), The Librarian's Guide To Writing for Publication (Scarecrow), and The Accidental Library Manager (Information Today). Rachel holds an MLIS from Dominican University.
    The Accidental Trainer Phoenix - Carnegie Center
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    Library staff are often responsible for conducting training for co-workers and patrons in many different situations. This workshop will help you feel comfortable and prepared to present engaging learning opportunities. Discover how people learn best, how to create an interactive environment, strategies for communicating more effectively, and techniques for using activities and storytelling to increase learning and retention. This train-the-trainer workshop will help you save time, lower stress, and increase training success!

    Participants will be able to organize and design quality presentations and training opportunities using:

    • learning outcomes and other planning techniques
    • adult learning principles (how we learn and how to help others learn)
    • hands-on activities that increase learning, participation, and retention
    • training delivery methods that go beyond a mere lecture

    Workshop presenter, Stephanie Gerding, has over fifteen years of professional experience training library staff and developing training programs through non-profit, government and library organizations. Stephanie had created curriculums for national conferences and delivered online workshops sharing library best practices in the areas of grants, training and advocacy.

    May be counted for 3 contact hours toward Library Practitioner Certification.

    The Changing Role of the Librarian: Part I, General Trends Sept. 20, 2005 9:00-Noon
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    The Times They Are A Changin’—Are You?

    MCLC and the Arizona State Library bring you this dynamic workshop on the Changing Role of the Librarian. Presented by nationally recognized trainer, author, and librarian, Jeanne Goodrich.

    You know that everything is speeding up. What’s driving the change you see at work and everywhere else? What are libraries doing to respond to the changes they find themselves experiencing? Will you have to change? Learn about how the role of librarians and other library workers is changing and how you must change to survive.

    Participants will:

  • Learn the many factors that impact library service and work environment
  • Share thoughts and experiences
  • Understand that in a changing environment those who don’t change and innovate don’t survive
  • Realize that change means that services, jobs, facilities, policies, and procedures are all candidates for innovation.
  • The Changing Role of the Librarian: Part II, Managing IT Changes with Your Staff Nov. 10, 2005
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    Learn how Phoenix Public Library mobilizes 154 non-technical library staff as first responders and trouble-shooters for computer concerns at 14 libraries in their Computer Services Liaison program.

    Presented by: Al Meythaler, IT Project Manager and Library Information Systems Manager, Phoenix Public Library

    Outcome: Attendees will be better prepared to initiate a computer liaison program at their library and provide field assistance from non-technical library staff to their IT team based on the knowledge gained from this workshop.

    Session 1: Morning; overview of program geared for managers, administrators and technical support supervisors.

    Session 2: Afternoon; covers in-depth program development, including the components needed to implement a similar program in any library, including hardware and software management, IT operation and training material. Geared towards those that would implement the program.
    The Civil War and Genealogy January 14, 2010
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    How did the Civil War impact your family history?  Learn what resources can help you discover more about your Civil War ancestor.

    by Chris Seggerman, Law and Research Library

    The Family History Lessons for 2010-2011 are still being planned
    Please check back for more information.
    The How-To's of Summer Reading January 11, 17, & 28, 2008
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    If you’re new to conducting a summer reading program, this workshop is for you. Learn the in’s and out’s from an experienced children’s librarian. A networking lunch is included.
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    The Power of Chant in Storytime October 7, 2008
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    Enliven library storytime with chant-filled books that offer a wealth of interaction with audiences and readers of all ages. Chant – rhythmic text – can be found in a wide range of books appealing to multiple grade levels and reading abilities. In this INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON workshop, learn what books offer the richest chanting possibilities and what steps to take to lead your audience through a successful storytime chant performance that includes simple movements (drumming, clapping), character voices and other dramatic and musical elements that build literacy skills and support national English language arts standards. Cynthia Elek, a Phoenix singer and actor who is a national workshop presenter for the Kennedy Center’s professional development for teachers program and a Master Teaching Artist with the Wolf Trap Institute’s Early Learning through the Arts national program, shares her experience teaching this strategy to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Come and enjoy this low-risk, ensemble experience that will give public and school librarians a new tool to use collaboratively to build readers and a love for books!
    The Power of Chant: Building Oral Fluency and Reading Comprehension June 18, 2008
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    Reading aloud with expression and confidence relies on students' abilities to comprehend a text and their oral skills to deliver it. Through the creation and presentation of chants - rhythmic text - students can extend their understanding of literature and increase fluency in their oral delivery. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, learn how to build on an author's text to develop chants, create chants of your own and guide students in the use of simple movements (drumming, clapping) to enhance text delivery. Cynthia Elek, a Phoenix singer and actor who has presented at the Kennedy Center through its Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers Program, shares her experience teaching this strategy to children in kindergarten through second grade and shows ways to identify books and stories that support the use of chant. Come and enjoy this low-risk, ensemble experience that will give teacher-librarians and teachers a new tool to use collaboratively to impact student achievement.
    The Present and Future of Libraries April 24th, Phoenix & Tucson
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    Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, will talk about the project's new research exploring how different people think about the library and its services in different ways; the kinds of services people are interested in getting in the future; and the general public's perception of libraries. He will cover the project's latest research about how people use technology and what that means for libraries.
    The Top Ten Things You Really Need to Know About Cataloging Webinar
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    What you really need to know, what you can ignore, and even when you don’t need to catalog. Just the practical things with enough of the “why?” to make sense of it all. Plus, what you already know about cataloging and didn’t even realize!

    Melissa Powell teaches Basic Cataloging Skills for Lyrasis, and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and conducts cataloging training for the AspenCat Union Catalog, (Koha-based ILS). Additionally she is the Webcast Producer for Publisher's Weekly, and the Editor of the Biblio Tech Review, an international library technology newsletter. She received a B.A in History and a Masters in Library and Information Studies at Northern Illinois University and has additional training in coaching and communications. Visit Melissa's website at www.biblioease.com.

    Counts for 1 contact hour in Collections.

    Thinking of Using a Dead or Abandoned Trademark? Learn What You Need to Know From Attorney Frank G. Long
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    Learn About
    •What it means for a trademark to be “dead” or “abandoned”
    •Common law trademark rights
    •What to consider before using a dead or abandoned trademark
    About speaker Frank G. Long:
    Frank G. Long (Dickinson Wright) advises clients and represents them in court in matters related to trademarks, trade dress, false advertising, copyright, cybersquatting and trade secrets. He is an Adjunct Professor, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law, at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.
    This Ain't Your Mama's Library! Creating a New Generation of Library Services for a New Generation of Library Users
    with Michele Gorman, The ComixLibrarian

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    Training Objectives: Participants will explore the connections between youth development and successful library services to teens Participants will learn about designing, planning and implementing a new teen space, or refurbishing an existing one on a shoestring budget Participants will learn more about participation as a developmental need, and then identify ways to increase meaningful participation for teens in their libraries

    Target Audience: Middle and high school library media specialists who are interested in thinking a little more outside the box and serving teens beyond the basics

    Burton Barr Central Library, Phoenix

    This Ain't Your Mama's Library! Creating a New Generation of Library Services for Teens Friday, May 6, 2005 Phoenix; Two 1/2 day workshops
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    Description:For librarians interested in developing a strong foundation of library services for young adults. Filled with practical theory addressing the developmental needs of teens and built on best practices from around the nation, this program will not only show you how to get teens into your library but how to keep them coming back for more.

    Objectives:Learn the fundamentals of serving teens in libraries:
    *Explore the connections between youth development and library services
    *Examine the planning, implementation, and justification of effective teen programming.

    The Presenters:
    Michele Gorman is a Wired for Youth Librarian with the Austin Public Library, a freelance writer and a YALSA certified “Serving the Underserved” trainer and national speaker. She has published numerous articles in professional publications including School Library Journal, Net Connect, Library Media Connection, and Book Links. Her first book, Getting Graphic! Using Graphic Novels to Promote Literacy with Preteens and Teens, was published in 2003.
    Tricia Suellentrop is the Teen Services Librarian for the Johnson County Library (KS). She is the recipient of a NACo award for “Read to Succeed” and was selected in 2005 as one of Library Journal's "Movers and Shakers" for her work with teens in the correction system. Tricia is also a YALSA certified “Serving the Underserved” trainer.

    Tricia and Michele are the co-authors of the 3rd edition of Connecting Young Adults and Libraries with Patrick Jones, published by Neal-Schuman in 2004. Their third book, about adolescent development as it applies to libraries, is scheduled for publication sometime in the next year.

    Time & Place: History & Genealogy Resources August 25, 2008 or August 27, 2008 (ONLINE)
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    Looking for reliable government information you can use to help your library customers with their search through the past? Come learn about and get comfortable with great free online resources on the subjects of History & Genealogy. Exercises included. Live Classroom software will deliver this presentation from our presenter.
    A stipend is available to help cover attendees' expenses.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 1.5 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    Time & Place: History & Genealogy/Citizenship & Immigration Government Resources September 2, 2008
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    Looking for reliable government information you can use to help your library customers with their search through the past or in handling their citizenship/immigration topics and cencerns? Come learn about and get comfortable with great free online resources on the subjects of Citizenship & Immigration and History & Genealogy. Hands-on exercises and handouts included!
    Training is part of the Gi21 Program. The Government Information in the 21st Century Program is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records; New Mexico State Library; Wyoming State Library; and Univeristy of Utah.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 2 hrs. Services to the Public - Reference and Information Services
    To The Moon and Beyond April 5 & 6, 2007
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    Sponsored by NASA, this two-day, free workshop will acquaint you with the upcoming NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Mission, as well as past and future lunar missions and beyond the Moon. Designed to help you bring space science for kids (ages 8 - 13) into your library. Fun kits, materials and a $200 stipend is available.
    Too Young to Retire: 101 Ways to Start the Rest of Your Life Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Author Series
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    An increase in life expectancy and improved health for Americans are drastically changing the nature of aging and retirement. What will you do with these Bonus Years? Is it time to start thinking about your transition plans?

    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring an author series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, re-careering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    TOPIC: Immigration/Naturalization Records
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    Tough Issues for Libraries
    There is a great deal of confusion about how libraries must implement the provisions of CIPA, and when. How does it affect the library's eligibility for federal funding opportunities? How will libraries adjust to the ethical contradicitions? How should a librarian go about approaching a difficult customer misusing the Internet. What are the facts about the legal requirements imposed by CIPA? What change in policies or behavior will be necessary in libraries?
    Tough Topics: Health Insurance Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring a series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, recareering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    Tough Topics: Hospice Care Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring a series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, recareering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    Tough Topics: Long Term Care Bonus Years @ the Carnegie Series
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    The Arizona State Library is sponsoring a series addressing the issues of healthy aging, lifelong learning, recareering and civic engagement. The series will provide current information on productive aging and opportunities to discuss the personal and societal impact of the Bonus Years.

    Tour: ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus Thursday, November 1, 2007
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    Join Scott Muir, Library Director at the Downtown Phoenix campus, for a tour of the Arizona State University's newest library. Opened on August 22, 2006, this is perhaps the only library in Phoenix located in a former bank vault! The Downtown Phoenix campus library is located on the lower level of the University Center Building (411 N. Central Avenue) in the Information Commons, where library and computing services are combined in one location. Parking is available in the University Center garage located on Polk between Central and 1st Street. One hour validation for visitor parking is available for tour attendees.
    Tour: Roswell Bookbinding September 5th, 2013 - Phoenix
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    Come join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Roswell Bookbinding, the leading book bindery in the Southwest. With a long history of service to libraries, the company was established in 1960 in Phoenix by Mark and Iris Roswell. The original focus of the company was on Library Binding, with binding service initially provided to private and public libraries statewide in Arizona. This family-owned business has grown steadily over the past five decades and now includes both national and international customers. The Trade, Library, and Specialty Divisions are directed by Michael Roswell, the son of founders.

    For additional information, visit http://www.roswellbookbinding.com. Tour is limited to 25 participants.

    Counts for 2 contact hours in Facilities.

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

    Tour: Scottsdale Arabian Library Thursday, March 6, 2008
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    The new Arabian Library is a 20,000 square foot standalone public library, designed by richard+bauer architecture that replaces our former 8,400 square foot shared use facility. The library will serve the community with a new customer service model, using techniques such as attention to staff approachability and roving staff who actively seek out customers. There is also a cafe with offerings from Jamaica Blue (you can sip your latte on the tour!). Additional features are public access computers, an expanded children's area with an early learning activity center and storytime room, group study rooms, and special teen space. Construction of the $10.3 million facility was completed in August 2007. Visit the Scottsdale Arabian Library website.
    Tour: South Mountain Community Library Thursday, February 2nd
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    Join us for a tour of the Valley's first integrated public/community college library, the result of a partnership between Phoenix Public Library & the Maricopa Community College District. Located on the scenic campus of South Mountain Community College, this brand new library has many features worth exploring, including:
    • 38,000 square feet of copper (76,000 lbs.)
    • 2,850 cubic yards of concrete
    • 150,000 pounds of reinforcing steel
    • 2,000 tons of aggregate materials
    • 665,000 tons of steel
    • 35,721 square feet of glass
    • Cedar walls and ceilings = 58,000 square feet
    Come hear the answers to such questions as:
    • Which call number system are they using (if any)?
    • Does the library utilize a mix of librarians from both the public and college systems -- and how does that work?
    • Which library system is paying for which expenses?
    • How do the students and the public seem to like the library so far?
    • Are the books for each group separate or interfiled on the shelves?
    • Can the students find quiet study areas in a library that includes a Children?s section?

    Plus the answers to any of your questions during the tour. We hope to see you there!! May be counted toward Library Practitioner Certification for 1.5 contact hours in Facilities.
    Tour: White Tank Branch Library Thursday, February 17, 2011, 10-11:30 am
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    Please join us for a tour of the Maricopa County Library District’s new White Tank Branch library. The White Tank Branch Library (located at 20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd), a 29,000 square feet LEED registered project, includes a collection capacity of 35,000 items, story time room seating for 137 children, Wi-Fi, Friend’s of the Library bookshop, 44 public computers, Dewey-less bookstore arrangement of materials, dedicated space for teens -- "Teen Oasis", 4 public use quiet study rooms, state-of-the-art book return sorting machine, on site coffee café, study table seating for 30 and a Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Nature Center.

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    Tour: Art Research Library of the Phoenix Art Museum February 21, 2008
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    The Art Research Library is a non-circulating research library with collection strengths that reflect those of the Museum's art collection. The Library serves as an important resource for the community and state and is the largest specialized Fine Arts Library in the region. The Library collections include materials on art criticism and art history with an emphasis in Asian, Latin American, Western American, European, 20th-Century Art and Fashion Design.
    Tour: Desert Botanical Garden Schilling Library

    You are invited to tour the Desert Botanical Schilling Library on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The tour group will gather in the area in front of admissions at 10am.

    The Desert Botanical Garden Schilling Library is home to reference books and journals that support the research and educational activities of Garden staff, volunteers, members and visitors. The greatest concentration of material deals with the world's arid land plants, especially those that grow in the southwestern deserts of North America and in northern and central Mexico. The Library also includes materials on botanical illustration, plant taxonomy, edible and useful plants, rare and endangered plants, and desert ecology and conservation. The Library’s archive is home to botanical art, rare books and the Garden’s history archive.

    Parking is limited during this season so please consider carpooling or using public transportation. The Valley Metro bus stops at the intersection of McDowell Road and 64th Street. Use the gate behind the bus stop at the southeast corner of the intersection and follow the path to the Garden. Bus service from the Light Rail stop at Priest and Washington is also available. Bus route 56 north on Priest Drive/Galvin Parkway provides direct service to the Phoenix Zoo and the Garden.

    For information about the Garden, the Chihuly exhibit and dining options, please visit the Garden’s website at http://www.dbg.org.

    NOTE: The size of the tour is limited to 21 people maximum. Library tours are a function of the Maricopa County Library Council Continuing Education Committee and are free to all library staff.

    Tour: Douglas Public Library November 2, 2007
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    The Douglas Public Library has occupied its current location since 1996 and serves a population of about 15,000 residents of Douglas and many of the 120,000 residents of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Its 10,500 square feet houses meeting rooms, public access computers, a large Spanish collection, an Arizona and Southwest history collection, a large children’s room with craft and storytime areas, and a teen space. Tours will occur throughout the day. Tours will occur at 11:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m., but people are welcome at any time and should just ask for Victoria at the desk. There will be a short presentation on our extensive Día de los Muertos display at 11:00 a.m. that morning.
    Tour: Glendale Community College North Library/Computer Center November 6th, 2008
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    The Library/Computer Center on the north campus of Glendale Community College just opened in August. Come have a look with your tour guides José Aguinaga & Mark Floor. You’ll discover a beautiful new building on a burgeoning campus tucked between the Hedgpeth Hills and Ludden Mountain, and spanning an arroyo. In addition to the library, there is a new Student Services Building and Instruction Building to explore. And stick around for lunch at the Arroyo Café (sorry, Mark & José are not buying, though!). We hope to see you there!
    Tour: Heard Museum - Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives Phoenix
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    You are invited to tour the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives at the Heard Museum on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The tour group will meet in the museum lobby at 9:30am.

    The Heard Museum is home to the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives - a comprehensive research facility that includes information about indigenous art and cultures from around the world and an unparalleled resource file containing information about Native American artists.

    The collections of the Heard Museum Library and Archives serve the research needs and educational mission of the Heard Museum. Particularly strong are the library holdings in Native American art and culture with an emphasis on the Southwest, Native American fine art, indigenous arts of Oceania, Africa, Asia and the Arctic regions, and works created by Native American authors including creative writing and a variety of Native studies.

    The Heard Museum is located at 2301 North Central Avenue in Phoenix (four blocks north of McDowell Road at the cross street of Encanto Blvd).

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

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

    Tour: McClelland Irish Library Thursday, March 21, 2013
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    You are invited to tour the McClelland Irish Library on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The tour will be from 9:30am-11:30am, will be limited to 25 people and will meet in the library lobby. The purpose of the library is to educate, inspire and connect the people of Arizona with Irish and Celtic cultures. There is a library, an archive, a genealogy centre, an exhibition gallery plus meeting rooms and practice spaces for musicians and language classes.

    The McClelland Irish Library is located at 1106 North Central Avenue between McDowell and Roosevelt with parking available behind the Irish Cultural Center. Please contact Chas Moore, Head Librarian, at chasmojr@gmail.com or 602-864-2352 for additional information about the library or the tour.

    This event is free and open to all library staff. Library Tours are an ongoing program of the Maricopa County Library Council Continuing Education Committee.

    Counts as two contact hours credit in Facilities.

    Tour: Merle A. Hinrichs Library at Thunderbird School of Global Management January 8, 2009
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    The Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Centre (IBIC) at Thunderbird School of Global Management provides resources for students on the Glendale campus as well as those in programs all over the world. Thunderbird is a top-rated business school that attracts students from 50 different countries and the library reflects its unique student population as well as its curriculum of business, international studies and language. The tour will show not only the building, done in a semi-circular design, and some of the electronic services and resources.
    Tour: Paul A. Elsner Library at Mesa Community College April 3, 2008
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    The Paul A. Elsner Library at Mesa Community College which opened in the Fall of 1999 after ten years of planning, is an integrated complex that encompasses 92,000 square feet, about two-and-a-half times the size of the previous library. Besides library services for the college, the building houses a student Learning Enhancement Center for tutoring, a Writing Center, an ADA adaptive lab, and a large academic computing area.

    Highlights of the building include the grand Southwest Studies Reading Room and collection, a Current Periodicals Reading Room, three state-of-the-art classrooms, 300 computer workstations, 11 group study rooms, a large community room and the college administration offices. The entire complex includes the old remodeled Library that now houses the college Center for Teaching & Learning and Media Services departments as well as 6 more classrooms and the college copy center.

    The Library has become the learning hub of the campus, operating over 100 hours week and serving students from all the diverse programs of MCC including distance learners and community members. The tour will highlight building design and service delivery along with a look at unique services for community college students.

    Participants will also be able to visit the traveling Smithsonian photography exhibit, Documenting China: Contemporary Photography and Social Change, housed in the Community Room on the first floor of the library. Click here for a campus map
    Tour: Perry Branch Library October 3 & 4, 2007
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    Maricopa County Library District opened its fifteenth library, the new Perry Branch Library in July 2007 as a “browsing” library – and the first in US to open an entire library without Dewey.

    It is fashioned after the “bookstore look” with “neighborhoods” of books grouped together by general topics on eye-level shelving spaced out in “U” shaped areas nestled with comfortable lounge chair seating. The branch’s 30,000-items are listed in the catalog under the names of the neighborhoods. The 28,000-sq. ft. facility has over 30 computers and the latest in technology including a SmartCheck automated book-return system.

    The branch also serves as the school library for the new Perry High School. The joint-use facility, built by the Chandler Unified School District and the Town of Gilbert, operates as a branch of the Library District and is located in a separate building on the high school campus.

    Tour: Rare & Artist-Made Book Collection Burton Barr Central Library - Phoenix
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    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

    Tour: Scottsdale Appaloosa Library Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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    Join us for a tour of the northeast Valley's newest library: Appaloosa Library is built on the former site of Rawhide near the corner of Scottsdale Road and Pinnacle Peak Road. (Exact address: 7377 E. Silverstone Drive Scottsdale (East of Scottsdale Road between Pinnacle Peak Road and Williams Road).

      The Appaloosa Branch library is designed to merit a LEED Gold rating with the U.S. Green Building Council. Some of the green features are:  

  • Uses less than half the water of a similar sized "traditional" building
  • Photovoltaic cells used to provide some of the building's electricity
  •  Sited for the optimal sun angle for best shading and maximum indirect daylight
  • Re-cycled and regionally available materials are emphasized
  • Tour: Scottsdale Culinary Institute Library Thursday, May 15, 2008
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    The Scottsdale Culinary Institute Libraries are home to more than 9000 curriculum-based pieces; books, videos, magazines, E-books, and online resources. Serving roughly 1000 students and faculty across 2 campuses, the libraries offer bibliographic instruction to all incoming students, rare and unusual culinary works, and a connection to 80 other libraries through the Cecybrary. Lunch at L'Ecole is scheduled for up to 40 people after the tour. Registrants will receive details after they sign up for the tour.
    Tour: Scottsdale Public Library -- Eureka Loft

    The Scottsdale Public Library has partnered with Arizona State University to create a collaborative workspace in Scottsdale's Civic Center Main Library. As part of the partnership with ASU, the Scottsdale Public Library will host a variety of programs in the Eureka Loft.

    The Eureka Loft is free and open to the public. It is equipped with free WiFi, coworking areas, a collaborative computer station, and access to library resources. http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/eureka

    The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 6th, in the

    Eureka Loft
    Civic Center Main Library
    3839 N Drinkwater Blvd.
    Scottsdale 85251

    http://www.scottsdalelibrary.org/content/locations_and_hours

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

    Tour: State Library of Arizona
    You are invited to tour the State Library of Arizona on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The tour group will meet on the state capitol's first floor rotunda by the state seal mosaic at 9:30am. The State Library of Arizona, the oldest cultural institution in the state, will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

    Please join us for a special “Sesquicentennial” tour featuring one of the largest genealogy collections in Arizona, our law and legislative history collections, and the largest government publications collections of federal and Arizona state agency publications in the state.

    Of special interest is our newest venture - the state’s only Patent and Trademark Resource Center, affiliated with the US Patent and Trademark Office. You will also learn more about the new and continuing services of the State Library of Arizona, as well as services available from the other branches of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

    The tour lasts approximately one hour with 30 minutes for questions afterwards in our historic former Arizona Supreme Court room. If interested and time permits, you can also visit the Capitol Museum's exhibits afterwards in the same building.

    The State Library is located on the 3rd Floor of the Capitol Building at 1700 W. Washington in Phoenix.

    You may park for free at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza parking lot: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=1700+W+Washington+St&city=Phoenix&state=AZ&zipcode=85007&redirect=true

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

    Tour: Sunrise Mountain Library TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED
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    Come view the beautiful new Sunrise Mountain Library, a branch of the Peoria Public Library, designed by the award winning architectural firm of Richard+Bauer.  This 22,000 square ft. modern library houses a collection of approximately 75,000 items in three light filled galleries.  With the extensive use of glass and open spacious indoor and outdoor areas, visitors are impressed by its welcome and comfortable atmosphere.  The distinctive swooping roofline is symbolic of the waves of the nearby Lake Pleasant water marina. 
    The children's collection gallery has a large storytime room, with kitchen and storage facilities, multimedia presentation equipment, including a 40 inch plasma TV, an enclosed outdoor play area, and interactive computer learning stations.  The adult and teen fiction gallery offers public access to 26 computers and two floor to ceiling glass enclosed study rooms.  The third gallery offers a spacious community room with kitchen facilities for public rental, WIFI free access, and an outdoor patio.  Throughout the building are original pieces of artwork, many of them donated to the library by the contributing artist. http://www.peoriaaz.gov/content2.asp?ID=7963

    Tour: Sunset Library, Chandler

    Join us as we visit the Sunset Library, the 22,000 square foot branch of the Chandler Public Library that serves west Chandler. Opened in 2000 through a partnership with a private developer, the branch was eventually purchased by the city and remodeled in the last year. New features include:

    • a multi-media computer lab,
    • new self-check machines,
    • flat screen TVs in the lobby to market programming and spotlight events, and
    • a meeting room with
      • a projector,
      • drop down screen,
      • TVs with multi-media capabilities with a stereo sound system.

    The library also collaborated with the Art Commission to incorporate public art into the space and came up with an etched art glass that serves as the divider between the children's area and the rest of the building.

    See photos of the renovation process:

    Counts as 1 contact hour credit in Facilities

    Tour: Tempe Public Library Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 9-10:30am
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    Come tour the newly remodeled Tempe Public Library! In May 2006, Tempe voters authorized the sale of bonds for the $8 million renovation. Highlights of the tour will include: Largest Children’s Library in the United States! The 18,800 square foot Children’s library features a giant cactus with snakeskin seating, a flowing stream of books, and two toy areas; Improved Computer Commons and area for quiet study; Family Computing Area; New Teen Center; and much, much more!
    Tour: Thunderbird School of Global Management, IBIC Library October 27, 2011 -- 9:30-11:00 a.m.
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    Join us for a tour of the Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Center (the IBIC) at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Stay for lunch on your own at the wonderful International Food Court.

    October 27, 2011 9:30-11:00 a.m.

    1 Global Place
    Glendale, AZ 85306
    Contact: Wes Edens - (602)-978-7897

    Town Hall Meetings Statewide Collections Assessment
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    The objectives of the Town Hall Meetings include establishing a unified understanding of basic preservation principles, including the major causes of deterioration in all media types; provide pragmatic, strategic approaches for minimizing these problems and improving collection-wide preservation. Examples of materials and supplies utilized in preservation efforts will also be displayed at the meetings. Attendees will be asked to fill out a Post-Workshop Evaluation form to quantify participant satisfaction. The form will provide valuable information for future grant proposals aimed at seeking substantial funding for collecting institutions across Arizona. Everyone is welcome to attend this event, but only one representative from each institution needs to fill out the Substitute W-9 form that you will be redirected to once registration is complete. In order to check in at these Town Hall Meeting events please bring your registration confirmation form. The representative for each institution will also need to bring a filled out Substitute W-9 Form. You can also find the Substitute W-9 Form at http://www.gao.az.gov/onlineforms/forms/AZ_subw-9_010410.pdf
    Train the Trainer SHOW LOW
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    Train the Trainer Teaching Computer Use and Internet Skills
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    To prepare librarians for computer knowledge and skills training in their communities.   

     

    "Train the Trainer" workshops with Wendy Myers cover computer classroom and teaching techniques, student learning styles, and technology troubleshooting and will provide resources for computer classes in your community.

    Transferring and Storing Records at the Records Management Center
    This free workshop is for any agency storing records at the Records Management Center. This short workshop is for State agency staff who are responsible for transferring records to RMC. With the statutory mandate to operate the Records Management Center on a fee for service basis, most customers are seeking to save costs and maximize the service they receive. Detailed and personalized instructions on using the bar code labels, packing boxes and completing the requisite forms is included.
    TSIII (Titile Source III)Training

    For staff who order materials.  Baker and Taylor is upgrading Title Source II to Title Source III.

    One hour classes are for those familiar with Title Source II.

    The two hour classes are for staff new to Title Source.

     

    Tucson In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Understanding and Managing Generations in the Workplace: From "Boomers," to "X-ers," to "Traditionals," and "Millenniums"
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    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Name the generations coming together in today's workplace
    • Identify the key characteristics of each generation
    • Understand each generation's beliefs and driving values
    • Build more cohesive, productive teams
    • Plan for arrival of future generations
    Unravel the Mystery of Electronic Books February 14 OR 16, 2006
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    Phoenix Public librarians Nancy Morris and Louis Howley have been working with ebooks since 1999. Come hear them explain how to find emedia, how to use them, and how to assist the public and answer their questions. The emphasis will be on companies that provide emedia to libraries, including NetLibrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and OverDrive. This is a hands-on workshop in a computer lab.
    Using Gazetteers and Maps to Track your Ancestors
    Have you ever wanted to track your ancestors on a map? This lecture presented by Julie Hoff, Map Librarian, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records covers examples of some online gazetteers, atlases and maps to help researchers who want to learn about these resources.
    Using Land Records in Genealogical Research
    Land records are a potential resource for genealogical researchers. Session will cover the history of land records and sources for finding ancestors.
    Using Land Records, City and County Land Ownership Maps to Track Your Ancestors
    Your ancestor’s land transactions and city and county ownership maps can often reveal links to other family members. At the least, they place your ancestor at a particular point in time. Dr. Melanie Sturgeon, Director of the Arizona State Archives will give a lecture on using land records, assessments, and plat maps for genealogical research.
    Using Library Data Effectively: Part I Bibliostat Connect Sept. 22, 2005 9:00-Noon
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    Find out more about this web-based tool offered free of charge by the Arizona State Library to Arizona public libraries. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to access, receive support, and be aware of the features of the Bibliostat Connect software. You will be able to conduct your own quick, easy, and graphical peer comparisons. This will enable you to statisically compare your library to other libraries in the state or in the country. This useful software is valuable for budget proposals or presentations and for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of your library for planning purposes.

    Using Library Data Effectively: Part II Telling Your Library's Story with Statistics Sept. 22, 2005 1:30-4:30 PM
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    Presented by nationally recognized trainer and author, Jeanne Goodrich.

    You need to "tell your story" to the community you serve, local decision-makers, grant funders, or those who hold the purse strings. This workshop will show you how to do it in a way that is fast, cheap, convenient, and effective.

    Do people in your community think they are getting a good deal or a raw deal from their library? Does your city have a Cadillac fire department and a Yugo library? Is that how they want it to be? Learn how to make your library’s story come alive, turning quantitative data into effective presentations that hold the attention of busy, distracted decision-makers and disgruntled local residents. As this workshop builds on the morning's Bibliostat Connect workshop, prior knowledge is expected.

    Participants will:
    1. Understand how to turn information acquired using Bibliostat Connect into a compelling story about their library
    2. See how to use the information they’ve mined to better understand their own library’s services, productivity, and trends
    3. Learn how to choose comparison libraries, data elements, and use other statistics to “make their case” effectively
    4. Understand how important “visual literacy” is in our fast-paced, competitive environment

    Using Maps for Genealogical Research

    Maps provide clues to help us understand where our ancestors may have lived and how the physical surroundings affected their lives. Using maps the program will cover migration routes from the earliest colonies to Arizona.

    Using the Internet for Family History Research

    Learn the ins and outs of using the Internet for genealogical research and some of the perils involved.

    Using the Internet for Genealogical Research
    by Judy Shappee, Law and Research Library
    Using the Internet for Genealogy

    Learn how to find genealogical information on the Web and how to evaluate and analyze what you find.  This is a repeat, by popular demand, of the talk given on Nov. 3rd by our new Genealogy Librarian, Mr. Lorin Lindsay.

    Using the Internet for Genealogy

    Learn how to find genealogical information on the Web and how to evaluate and analyze what you find.

    Using Wordpress For Your Library Website April 25, 2013 Carnegie Center
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    Does your library need an attractive, useful web presence that is easy for patrons to use? And easy for staff to update and maintain? In this workshop you’ll learn how this can be done with learn how it can be done with WordPress. WordPress is a content management system that lets you create and maintain a website without learning complex & expensive web development software.
    This workshop will cover:
    • How Wordpress helps you organize your information.
    • Setting up an easy to update blog page for news.
    • Changing the look of your site through the use of themes
    • Options for letting people leave comments on your site.
    • Incorporating content from blogs, flickr and other services.
    • Adding media content on your pages.
    • And much more!
    During this basic WordPress workshop we'll provide you with a temporary Wordpress website that you can use as a model for later development.

    Please fill out this application and return it by April 12, 2013. Only 20 spaces are available and preference will be given to libraries that do not have a web presence.
    Value Delivered: Proving That Libraries Matter October 22, 2008
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    Library budgets are getting tighter and our government funders are faced with increasingly difficult funding decisions. Demonstrating the actual values delivered to your community and the Return on Funding for the money spent on library services helps your funders see how accountable and effective your operations really are.

    Based on actual studies completed in Arizona, this seminar addresses the importance of measurement and accountability in the funding decision, the measurement and analysis process, and what the results of the study actually mean. We will also cover the most effective ways to communicate these results for maximum benefit.

    John Byrnes is the Principal of Community Services Analysis, LLC. He is President of the Pima County Library Foundation. He is also a principal of Lenders-Re, a corporate project funding company. He had been the founder of four venture-capital funded technology companies and a former CFO of a large international company.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency: 3 hrs. Administration
    Valuing and Managing Diversity
    Class date has been changed to July 17, 2003 due to family emergency for instructor. Learning Outcomes: By the end of this program, you will be able to: Define diversity and its impact on today’s workplace. Describe the way that changing demographics affect the workplace. Identify your personal attitudes and behaviors toward differences. Identify and practice skills in leading diverse teams and serving a diverse community base. List methods for acting as a diversity change agent to create a respectful workplace.
    Valuing Diversity
    Supervisors and below may receive credit for Affirmative Action Training for the period of April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2004 by taking this class, taught by the City of Phoenix Personnel Department. In this workshop, participants will be engaged in activities to increase their awareness of diversity in people, values, attitude and the many elements that form our view of the world. Participants will learn methods to bring about better communication and understanding of others.
    Valuing Libraries: Demonstrating the Contributions Libraries Make to Their Communities Oct. 31st AND Nov. 1, 2006 1-4 pm
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    This workshop is especially for public library directors, county librarians, and branch library managers. Valuing Libraries is a two-part workshop that will help you develop a powerful strategy for communicating what your library offers your community or organization in quality of life and return on investment. We will use materials and guidelines from the WebJunction “Demonstrating Impact” document.

    In the first session on Oct. 31st, you’ll learn strategies and resources for quantifying impact. You’ll receive a template for producing a “Value of Services” impact statement to bring to the next session.

    In the second session on Nov. 1, you’ll share your statement with other attendees, and practice how to demonstrate your impact. You’ll be able to "pitch" your story, make your written and verbal case to stakeholders, create the 1 or 3 minute speech, and make a 10 minute presentation. Each participant will create a "Strategy for Communication" document.

    Presented by Joanne Roukens, the Executive Director of the Highlands Regional Library Cooperative in New Jersey.

    Video Screening of "Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater" Law Day 2014 - May 1 and May 2
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    Producer, narrator and granddaughter CC Goldwater takes viewers on a cinematic journey into the life of Barry Goldwater in her first film, "Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater". The film is an HBO Documentary Films presentation; directed by Julie Anderson; produced by CC Goldwater and Tani Cohen.

    Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Friday, May 2, 2014 show times: 8:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

    REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Virtual Reference Forum July 27, 2005
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    Join us for a day of learning and discussion about virtual reference. Even if your library doesn't have staff available to work around the clock, doesn't mean you can't offer online assistance to your customers at any time. Explore the possibilities regarding a new collaborative opportunity for Arizona to share the effort.

    Participants will learn about the issues, challenges and successes of offering virtual reference services. Presentations by the award winning Maryland AskUsNow! project and our own AZ libraries will cover the following topics: staffing, training, technical issues, promotion, state-wide collaboration, and evaluation of the service.

    Virtual Reference Is Coming!
    DESCRIPTION: Come hear about R.A.D. (Reference at a Distance), the online chatting program of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and find out just how much fun virtual reference can be!
    Shelle Witten, the MCCCD R.A.D. guru, and Mary Grace Oakes from the Mesa Library will be on hand to tell about their experiences with Virtual Reference and give a demonstration of how the software works. Don't miss this chance to gaze into the very near future of reference librarianship.
    Virtual Reference Is Coming!!
    DESCRIPTION: Come hear about R.A.D. (Reference At a Distance), the online chatting program of the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCD), and find out just how fun virtual reference can be! Schelle Witten, the MCCCD guru, and Mary Grace Oakes from the Mesa Public Library will be on hand to tell us about their experiences with virtual reference and give a demonstration on how the software works. Don't miss this change to gaze into the very near future of reference librarianship.
    Volunteer Coordinator Training Workshop: Recruit, Train, Retain & Reward

    Margie Coggins, Manager Volunteer Services, Volunteer Center of Maricopa County, will present a workshop to train library volunteer coordinators.

    Objectives:                                                                                                                   Learn how to recruit volunteers; how to match the "job" with the person; proper training techniques; what to do to keep the volunteer coming back; and, how to reward the volunteer.

    Web Technology Day Different approaches to integrating your customer services into a web format.
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    Many Cultural Institutions are moving toward the web as means of providing expanded customer services on a 24X7 basis.  The use of the world wide web to move standard customer services into a digital format allows institutions to reach a wider audience and provide new services to existing customers.

     

    This medium also brings with it new challenges along with the increased opportunity.  See how a couple of libraries are dealing with the issues of integrating their service models, as well as discussing some technologies that might be useful to your institution.

    WebFeat: Search All Your Library's Databases Simultaneously March 29, 2006
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    Find out about federated searching, the new one-step search process! WebFeat PRISM™ - searches all of your library’s databases simultaneously from a single screen. WebFeat can search all of your library databases, including your catalog, with one search.

    Learn how to select and implement a federated search product for your library and the benefits of the one-stop search. You don't need to be a techie to attend!

    This session will cover the process of developing a Request for Proposals, selecting a vendor, implementation, testing and promotion. Demonstration and discussion will be included with Questions and Answers by WebFeat, Inc. Documentation will be provided covering the RFP, vendor selection criteria, a selection/vendor matrix, a list of libraries with this portal technology and the challenges of implementation.

    Weeding Workshop Friday, June 11th, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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    Presented by Kathleen Sullivan, Adult Collection Development Coordinator of the Phoenix Public Library. Learn the principles of weeding a public library collection with "hands on" practice in the stacks. This workshop has applications for anyone working in any kind or size of library. Please wear closed-toe shoes.

    Outcome: Librarians trained will increase the circulation of their library collections after removing "dusty" and outdated books.

    Notes: Public library employees will be accommodated first in the registration for this workshop.

    Library Practitioner Certification competency:6 hrs. Collections

    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.

    Western States - Alternate Views: Outside Comments and Reviews of the FDLP (2012-2014) Breakout Sessions
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    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

    Western States - Expanding Outreach and Access for Your (digital) Collections: Creating Access for All
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    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

    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.

    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

    Western States - International Sources and Statistics How to Find Them Even When They Hide
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    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

    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

    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

    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.

    Western States - State Government Resources Wildfires, Flooding, Landslides, Oh My!
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    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

    Westlaw Database Training

    Scott Foster, Westlaw trainer, will demonstrate the features of our new Westlaw Patron Access database.  Learn how to find full-text court
    opinions by case title or citation; find statutes or regulations by
    citation; get a list of court opinions on a specific legal topic; see if a
    case, statute, or regulation is still good law; and much more. 

    One hour training and 15 minutes for questions and answers.

    What Customers Want November 5 & 6, 2007
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    As libraries face ever-increasing competition from retailers, web-based information sources and changing customer expectations, business world strategies must be employed if we are to remain viable in our communities. This humorous and practical presentation offers crucial insight for librarians on changing how we do business without sacrificing our traditions.

    Service matters. Space matters. Collection matters. Environment matters. The customer experience is the sum of these things, and libraries need to take the necessary steps to ensure that we are destinations of choice and centers of our communities

    Vibrant and passionate presenter Dave Genesy is the Director of the Redwood City Public Library. Previously he was the Innovative Library Services Manager at San Jose Public Library. He believes that literacy and education are fundamental to community health, and wants to see libraries take the lead in helping our families nurture reading and become destinations at the center of the community.
    What Every Librarian Should Know about Reading Comprehension Strategies November 19, 2005
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    Objectives for this workshop by Dr. Judi Moreillon include:

    • Synthesize the research related to reading comprehension strategies and effective instructional practices.
    • Design sample lesson plans and library programs that directly address reading comprehension strategies for pre-K-12th-grade students.
    • Develop strategies to strengthen and increase the impact of collaboration between librarians, classroom teachers, and families to support reading comprehension.
    • Identify specific opportunities for sharing these practices in the library community.
    What is RDA and What Does It Mean for Me? Webinar
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    Resource Description Access (RDA) is a fancy way of saying “we have a bunch of new rules for cataloging”. What is different about this change? Lots and a lot of it actually makes sense! Do you need to worry about it? Yes and no. Yes, because there are some fundamental changes that will make your life easier, and No, because everyone is making the changes all over the world so others are doing a lot of the work for you. This webinar outlines what RDA is and the impact it has on the smaller and rural libraries.

    Melissa Powell teaches Basic Cataloging Skills for Lyrasis, and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and conducts cataloging training for the AspenCat Union Catalog, (Koha-based ILS). Additionally she is the Webcast Producer for Publisher's Weekly, and the Editor of the Biblio Tech Review, an international library technology newsletter. She received a B.A in History and a Masters in Library and Information Studies at Northern Illinois University and has additional training in coaching and communications. Visit Melissa's website at www.biblioease.com.

    Counts for 1 contact hour in Collections.

    What is your trademark protecting? Learn about the difference between state and federal trademarks.
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    Learn about the differences between state and federal trademarks from Intellectual Property Attorney Wayne Carroll of Inspired Idea Solutions. Wayne Carroll graduated with honors from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in Intellectual Property Law. His firm Inspired Idea Solutions is experienced in the selection, filing, and enforcement of both state and federal trademarks.
    What's New in Children's Literature-Peggy Sharp March 21 & 22, 2014 (Phoenix), March 24, 2014 (Tucson)
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    What's New in Children's Literature and How to Use it in Your Program presented by Peggy Sharp. Learn about the best of the latest children's books and how to use them with your readers in your classrooms and libraries. 

    • March 21st & 22nd at the Carnegie Center, Phoenix
    • March 24th at the Oro Valley Branch Library, Tucson

     

    Counts as 6 contact hours in Children's Services.

    What's New in YA Literature (Grades 6-12) & How to Use It in Your Program - Patti Tjomsland Tucson (Feb 20) & Phoenix, Carnegie Center (Feb 21 & 22)
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    In this outstanding new workshop, Patti Tjomsland will share the best new books for young adults, all of which have just recently been published. Patti will go beyond familiarizing you with the best of the newly published titles to share highly practical strategies for using these outstanding books in your classroom or library.

    This daylong workshop will be filled with great books, innovative & creative ideas, enthusiasm, exciting curriculum connections, and news about authors that are too good for young adults to miss.

    • What's new in a variety of genres
    • Practical ideas, tips, & suggestions for incorporating relevant teen books across all content areas for grades 6-12
    • Learn the web resources that will help you identify possible issues in specific teen titles
    • Discover some of the best literature & reading apps to use with teens
    • Learn about the selection process award committees use from a current member of YALSA's Excellence in Nonfiction Award Committee
    • Practical lesson ideas that work for almost any book
    • Extensive lists & annotated bibliographies of authors & titles in a variety of genres
    • Receive a list of non-fiction titles that support the Common Core State Standards for Informational Text
    • Innovative strategies & ideas for outstanding book talks by adults & teens
    • The best new books to motivate reluctant readers

    All participants will leave with extensive annotated bibliographies in a comprehensive resource handbook full of outstanding ideas that you can immediately put to use to motivate & inspire your young adult readers.

    Counts for 6 contact hours in Services.

    What's on 2nd? Tour of the second floor at Burton Barr Central Library
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    Why Weight? For Adults May 22, 2007
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    Designed to provide information on: nutrition, how to enhance your life by emphasizing the importance of exercise, attitude, and readiness in order to achieve your weight control goals.
    Win the CUSTOMER, Not the Library!

    "Don Gallegos, an expert in the commercial world offers the "best" customer service training available.  There is not one person or classification that could not benefit from his presentation.  It is informative, practical, humorous, excellent, and enjoyable.  Everyone should attend, everyone benefits, especially our patrons."

    In this day and age of convenience and fast service, the retail market is placing increasing emphasis on customer service.  Not only does a store have to have products displayed and marketed in a convenient and pleasant way, but also delivered to the potential buyer with the best possible customer service.  In other words, win the customer, not the argument.

    This is a direct parallel to the Library.  We strive to make the best information resources available.  Our buildings and website display and market our resources and services.  All library staff - at the information desk, circulation desk, or on the floor, must deliver the very best possible customer service to win the customer.

    Windows - Intermediate WOW2 - Part 1
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    Microsoft Windows for Intermediate users, to include the floowing topics; Using some of the Windows built in programs, Cut, copy and pasting information on a Windows computer, Working in the Control Panel,  Managing Printers, Creating a shortcuts ,  Modifying the Start Menu,  Customizing the Task Bar,  Setting folder options,     Working in the Control Panel, Managing Printers, Creating a shortcuts.

    Windows - Introduction WOW1 - Part 1
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    Introduction to Microsoft Windows (WOW1 Part 1), including the following topics;  Get started with the Windows operating system, Using the mouse,  Using the Start Menu and Task Bar,      Controlling an open window, Getting Help in Windows,  Orientation to Windows Explorer, Use the My Computer window,  Creating folders to manage files,  Move and copy files or folders ,  Cut, copy and pasting information on a Windows computer

    Windows XP Introduction

    Introduction to Windows XP covering basic features and functions of Windows XP Professional and Home versions.

    PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS. This is a two day training one week apart. Northland Pioneer College credit offered.

    Winning Resumes and Interview Tips

    Career Consultant Phyllis Harper-Rispoli shows you how to develop a powerful resume that markets skills and gets interviews. Then, using your resume, she will help you prepare for and practice effective interviewing techniques.

     

    You may bring their resumes for critiquing.

     

    Wireless Trainng Lab Setup How to make it all work.
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    Word and Excel - Intermediate WE2 or WOW2 - Part 3
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    Word topics to include; Advanced techniques for selecting text, Moving and Copying text, Formatting text in a document, Formatting paragraphs, Working with indentation, numbered lists, and bulleted lists, Creating Headers & Footers, Working with document margins, Working with sections, Controlling page breaks, Creating columns.

    Excel to include; Creating basic formulas, Copying a formula with AutoFill, Recognizing the differences b/w Relative and Absolute references, Creating basic functions.

    Word and Excel - Introduction WE1 or WOW1 - Part 3
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    Word to include;  Starting the application and getting familiar with the Word interface,  Creating a new document, Entering text, Navigation techniques in a document, Selecting text in a document,  Saving and closing documents, Getting help in Word

    Excel to include;  Starting the application and getting familiar with the Excel interface,  Navigating and selecting cells in a spreadsheet, Entering and editing data, Adding numbers, Saving your workbook information.

     

    Work Pain Free Using the Egoscue Method! July 26, 2006
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    For ALL LIBRARY STAFF - everyone sitting at a desk!

    The Egoscue Method is a Postural Therapy program designed to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs, surgery, or manipulation. Learn a series of stretches and gentle exercises to enable you to live and work pain free. Get rid of those aches and pains from sitting, standing, moving books, and even holding a phone!

    Recommended as a complementary approach to Terry Roach's Body Stabilization Training. Sponsored by Phoenix Public Library.

    Work Pain Free! using the Egoscue Method
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    For ALL LIBRARY STAFF - Couriers, LTAs, Clerks, Pages, Circ Attendants, Librarians, LAs, Administrators and everyone sitting at a desk!

    The Egoscue Method is a Postural Therapy program designed to treat musculoskeletal pain without drugs, surgery, or manipulation  Learn a series of stretches and gentle exercises to enable you to live and work pain free.

    Recommended as a complementary approach to Terry Roach's Body Stabilization Training.

    Work POSITIVELY with Teens in the Library: a practical workshop for ALL STAFF with Dr. Lynne Borden
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    1. Learn the importance of the relationship that adults build with teens. 2. Characteristics of an high quality program - safe environment, skill development, etc. 3. Methods of interacting with teens - messages we send. 4. Question and answer session.
    Working with Passion February 21, 2006
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    Would the people who surround you describe you as passionate about your work? Is your program or department a place where people love to come to work?

    Fundamental changes in the workplace - the transition of the generations and the development of a free agent workforce among them - are making it more important than ever to develop leaders and employees who together can create a great working environment.

    More and more hard evidence is showing that the so-called ‘soft’ issues, like finding meaning in your work, having fun, and creating a nurturing environment, have a direct relationship to productivity and organizational success. 

    Join Michael Kroth in a workshop designed to help you to create passion for your work, and passionate work environments for your organization.  Drawing upon his research and book, Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace, he will give you fundamental keys for finding meaning, joy, and nurturance in your work. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn what can ignite the passion in your work, your organization, and your life.

    Workplace Violence Prevention for Supervisors

    This workshop provides Supervisors with an understanding of workplace violence and of their role and responsibilities in reducing the risk of workplace violence.

    Learn general information about violence, the City's definition of violence and the ARs pertaining to violence, City resources available to assist you, and how to create and maintain a safe work environment. 

     

    WorldCat Holdings: Why they matter and the tools to maintain them Webinar-October 4, 10-11 a.m.
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    Join us for customized training for Arizona librarians on using WorldCat. We will discuss the reasons to maintain your Worldcat holdings and provide you the tools to maintain them.
    WOW Training Windows, Outlook, Word - Introductory Level for New Employess
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    An introductory level course for Windows, Outlook, and Word.  Disgned for new employees to the agency, or for those that want to learn a few new things.

    6 hours

    Writing Basics and English Grammar

    Do you know what the top three grammar mistakes people make are?  Do you know how to avoid the two biggest punctuation problems - using commas and quotation marks?

    Learn how to write better memos, business letters, performance reviews, and thank you notes.
    Also learn about e-mail communication and etiquette.

      

    Writing Basics and English Grammar

    Do you know what the top three grammar mistakes people make are?  Do you know how to avoid the two biggest punctuation problems - using commas and quotation marks?

    Learn how to write better memos, business letters, performance reviews, and thank you notes.
    Also learn about e-mail communication and etiquette.

    Writing Basics and English Grammar Nov. 13 or Nov. 15 2006
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    Do you know what the top three grammar mistakes people make are?  Do you know how to avoid the two biggest punctuation problems - using commas and quotation marks?

    Learn how to write better memos, business letters, performance reviews, and thank you notes.
    Also learn about e-mail communication and etiquette.

    Yes Ma'am, Mood Appeal and Motivation in Providing Excellent Readers' Advisory with Nancy Pearl

    In order to effectively match up a reader with just the right book, you need to understand how to apply appeal characteristics, as well as the mood and motivation of the reader.  This program will focus on defining, refining, and using appeal characteristics, the role of mood and motivation in selecting a good book to read, as well as offering tips and tricks to use in readers' advisory work at the reference desk.

    Sponsored by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

    Yes Mam, Mood Appeal and Motivation in Providing Excellent Readers' Advisory with Nancy Pearl
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    In order to effectively match up a reader with just the right book, you need to understand how to apply appeal characteristics, as well as the mood and motivation of the reader. This program will focus on defining,refining, and using appeal characteristics, the role of mood and motivation in selecting a good book to read, as well as offering tips and
    tricks to use in readers' advisory work at the reference desk.

    Sponsored by the Phoenix Public Library Foundation and the
    Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

    You Always Hurt the Ones You Love Bookmending Repair
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    You have to fix it! It's my favorite book and it's out of print! If tape (masking, electricians, duct, or whatever) is your current solution to keeping that well-used book in your collection, this workshop is for you. Participants will spend the day learning different techniques for repairing books. All tools and supplies will be provided, courtesy of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Participants should bring 4-5 books on which to practice. These volumes should be no larger than an average novel.
    Youth Participation @ Your Library; Putting It into Practice August -October 2006
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    Join Diane Tuccillo, local author of Library Teen Advisory Groups: A VOYA Guide (Scarecrow, 2005), to:

    • Become aware of the five basic traits of teenagers and understand how they apply to effective work with teens on library youth participation projects and activities.
    • Learn the justifications for providing library teen participatory activities and programs, and be able to apply those justifications as needed to individual library settings.
    • Explore a variety of special programs, projects and activities that can really get teens involved in their libraries and promoting libraries to fellow teens.
    • Learn basic skills for management, training, and supervision of teen participatory activities in libraries.
    • Return to individual libraries after the workshop and start or improve a library teen advisory group, teen volunteer program, or other teen library participatory activity that will encourage teens to become library users, advocates, and readers into adulthood.

    Presenter Diane Tuccillo has been an English teacher, received her MLS from Rutgers, and was the Young Adult Coordinator at the City of Mesa Library for 24 years.

    Yuma In-Person **Free Workshops** Notary Workshop
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    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.
    Zoning and Permitting Issues for Small Businesses
    A key asset of a small business is its location!
    Selecting a location properly zoned for the business use is very important. Part of the zoning and permitting process is to deal with local governments. This program will address many of the issues facing small businesses in locating or expanding.
      Join us to learn:
    • what you need in your lease
    • what to watch for if you are buying a property
    • how to deal with the planning and zoning department plus the building department for permits
    • county health and environmental issues
    At the end of this session, attendees will be acquainted with the topics, issues, and challenges of zoning and permitting and how to be successful. Small business owners should now know what to expect with the zoning and permitting process.
    About our speaker: Attorney Tom Irvine of the Polsinelli Law Firm has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with complex real estate transactions, real estate development, and related land use issues.

    This is a listing of available events.
    To sign-up go to the click on the Event Title or Registration Sign-Up Page