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Continuing Education
Continuing Education Corner
All webinars will be recorded. A link to the recording will be sent to all registrants (i.e. you may want to register even if you know you cannot attend the live event). All webinars will carry Continuing Education credit, some also have CE credit available for viewing the recording. See individual descriptions for details.

March 29 | 12:00 - 12:30 pm | Managing Art in Libraries
Presented by Billy Fong and Lacie Ballinger, Texas Association of Museums
Has your library been stocked with paintings, sculpture, or other art that you aren't sure how to display, preserve, or document? TLA is partnering with the Texas Association of Museums (TAM) to provide resources for these situations. Two Facebook Live sessions are planned where you will have the opportunity to send in questions for some experts. TAM will use these discussions to plan future webinars on topics of common interest to museums and libraries. To join the Facebook Live session,"like" the Texas Association of Museums on Facebook, then go their page at the time of the event.

March 30 | 1:00 pm | The Most Unique Services in Today's Libraries
AZ webinar series for support staff, presented by ALA President Julie Todaro
Although our libraries have similar services for today's constituents, there are a wide variety of very different services - some that meet local needs and some that are just unusual and represent very different ideas for serving constituents! Coupon exchanges, borrowing small pets, pattern giveaways, tool checkout, circulating artwork - are long time, well-used services but libraries are making way for circulating bicycles, WIFI-unit checkouts, self-publishing, business spaces to check out, intermittent access to buses outfitted for showers for the homeless and even more unusual services!
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April 4 | 1:00 pm | Mentoring
AZ webinar series for support staff, presented by ALA President Julie Todaro
What is mentoring? What role does mentoring play in support staff education and training? Does mentoring substitute for orientation and training? Continuing education? Development? How does it differ from shadowing? What mentor programs exist for all levels of library employees?
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May 18 | 1:00 pm | The Role of Support Staff in Collection Development
AZ webinar series for support staff, presented by ALA President Julie Todaro
In many libraries, support staff assists in the purchasing of materials. This program discusses the practical processes of selection and purchasing, as well as the reasons why libraries build their collections in certain ways.
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May 24 | 2:00 pm | Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries
Presented by Amanda Dillon and Kate Tkacik of the Foundation Center
This free online training will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.
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June 13 | 1:00 pm | You Can Coordinate Others but Can You Lead Them?
AZ webinar series for support staff, presented by ALA President Julie Todaro
We've learned in our last series how to supervise, coordinate and manage others. And while these are always the most necessary management tools, learning to lead is critical to both leader and follower employee success in libraries. This webinar will articulate the differences among supervising, coordinating, managing and leading and the role that leadership plays in libraries among all levels of employees and library workers.
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June 15 | 1:00 pm | Financial Protection for Older Americans
Presented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends. But often scam artists or bad advice take away these opportunities. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's information and tools help seniors navigate safely through financial challenges. Learn how to prevent elder financial exploitation using the Money Smart for Older Adults – Prevent Financial Exploitation curriculum.
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March 2017
Volume. 36 No. 2
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