CE Corner
SEPTEMBER

September 7, 2016 | Noon | Groundwork for All Librarians, Library Types, and Stakeholders

(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This new free webinar series provides training on easy ways to promote your library to decision-makers at the local and state level. Some programs in the series will be specific by library type, but this opening session is designed to help all kind of libraries to prepare to communicate with stakeholders with confidence. Participants will begin to learn practical, simple ways to support their institutions to users, voters, and political leaders.
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Sept. 16 – Library Instruction Round Table Summit, Dallas
The 2016 LIRT Summit will be Friday, September 16 at the University of Dallas in Irving, TX. For more information, please contact LIRT Chair Elect Sarah Brown. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are included; register below. View the LIRT 2016 Program Schedule.

$40 for TLA members | $50 for non-members

September 20, 2016 | 1:00 pm | More of the Big Picture: How Did We Get Here?
(AZ webinar series for support staff)
This program explores the roles and responsibilities for non-librarians (library assistants, associates, clerks, etc.) in a 21st Century library. The session includes a broad overview of institutions as well as the basic processes, with particular attention to the key job functions, governing principles and professionalism/legal issues in work practices (such as confidentiality and documentation).
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September 29, 2016 | 4:00 pm | School Libraries Rallying Supporters and Empowering Friends
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will focus on easy ways to bring teachers, parents, students, and community partners together to support your library.
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OCTOBER

October 6, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Dealing With Even More Difficult Situations

(AZ webinar series for support staff)
This program features advanced customer service training (frontline and behind the scenes) including types and levels of service, scripts for consistency and training, coping with difficult situations (conflicts with patrons, coworkers, bosses) and articulated behavioral expectations.
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October 11, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Public Libraries Rallying Supporters and Empowering Friends
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will focus on easy ways to bring patrons, Friends, and community partners together to support your library.
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October 12, 2016 | 4:00 pm | School Libraries Reaching and Talking to Local Decision Makers (Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will show practical and quick methods for approaching school administrators about your library.
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October 25, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Public Libraries Reaching and Talking to Local Decision Makers
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar will show practical and quick methods for approaching city administrators about your library.
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October 26-27, 2016 | Retirement… It's Coming, Be Prepared
To register for this exciting new networking opportunity, log in to the Members Only section of the TLA website, select Membership Distribution Lists, and subscribe to “e-forum." For step by step instructions, visit the Retired Librarians Round Table webpage.

NOVEMBER

November 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm | Working within the Academic Community to Deliver Your Library's Message
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free online training will discuss time-efficient methods for communicating the libraries' value and services on your campus.
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DECEMBER

December 8, 2016 | 1:00 pm | Getting Along With Co-Workers

(AZ webinar series for support staff)
One of the most common and well-used tools for identifying and designing policies, processes and techniques for working with others is Julie Todaro's "Reasonable Expectation of Adult Behavior." Webinar content will include templates for creating your library's own "Expectation" document.
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December date to be announced
| State Advocacy for Librarians
(Doable Action series on advocacy made simple)
This free webinar series concludes with training for all types of librarians to become champions for their organizations through easy, practical techniques. Participants will learn methods for identifying, contacting, and persuading state lawmakers about library-related legislation.



TLACast Newsletter
Volume 35 No. 5 | August 2016
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