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Recordings and presentations from TLA webinars.

Sitting at home? Behind closed doors in your libraries, but pretty much alone? Looking to take a break from inventory, filing and struggling to decide how to clean materials when we are “back?” Planning that perfect virtual summer club?

Consider viewing five of TLA’s older, but classic A to Z series webinars. Ranging from library functions and services to critical infrastructure content, completion of the five webinars will earn a completion certification and a feeling of accomplishment and control over something during this unusual and unknown time. The sessions, which are offered free of charge, are presented by Dr. Julie Todaro and include handouts. Contact Ted Wanner, TLA Director of Education & Member Engagement for more information.

Introduction to Providing Information and Directional Reference
Libraries deal with information. This webinar covers information desk and circulation desk services and resources. Learn about the basics of selecting and recording data to document interactions, identification of different types of questions and answers, scripts for patron interviews, techniques for moving patrons among public service desks, basic vs. advanced reader’s advisory, and delivering information and reference through online, digital and virtual services. These skills are the pillars of the library profession.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Cataloging and Technical Services Roles & Responsibilities
Specialists in Technical Services are the mainstay of many acquisitions and cataloging services in libraries. Explore these systems, from purchasing and preparation to Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification. Learn the unique organizational schematics for local needs such as genealogy, media, government documents, and realia.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Role of Library Specialists in Community Partnerships
One critical key to success for libraries is the creation of strategic relationships with other community entities, including non-profit, for-profit, and governmental organizations. These partnerships can introduce new benefits and leverage existing resources. Discover the roles for library staff in identifying and forming connections with other institutions, including lists of potential partners.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate

Mentoring and Being a Mentee
Library careers rarely happen in isolation. Mentoring represents fulfilling opportunities for both new and experienced people. Get an overview of the mentoring process and learn how it differs from coaching, shadowing, and counseling. FInd out how to connect to potential mentors or mentees.

Recording  |  Handout  | Quiz/Certificate

Preserving the Life of Books, DVDs, and More
Explore the basic responsibilities of library teams for collection care and maintenance, including spaces, temperature, light, and humidity. Get recommendations for handling, minor repair, and user education as well as emergency measures for a variety of materials from print and multimedia to electronics and tools.

Recording  |  Handout  |  Quiz/Certificate

2020

TLA Membership Meeting, May 8

2019

February

February 18 | 10-11am
ALA Candidates Forum

Candidates for President and Treasurer of the American Library Association share their visions with Texas as they gear up for the 2019 ALA election. Hear from presidential candidates Julius Jefferson Jr. and Lance Werner, and treasurer candidates Maggie Farrell and Andrew K. Pace.

RECORDING

June

June 7 | 2:30-3pm
TLA Talks: Monthly Membership Meeting

2018

November 

November 15 | 1 – 2pm
Tips for Successful Texas Book Festival Grant Applications

Lea Bogner, Texas Book Festival outreach manager, shares the latest information on the TBF grant process, and tips for ensuring a successful application.

RECORDING

June

June 25 | 1-2pm, Central Time
How to Plan a Successful Conference Program

This 40-minute webcast reviews conference tracks and timeslots, tips for coordinating programs (with a special section on author programs, using the Conference Event Form, and the schedule for Annual Assembly & afterward.

RECORDING |  SLIDES

May

May 9 | 1-2pm, Central Time
TLA Officer/Leader Orientation, Part 2

In the second half of this guide for TLA officers and leaders will cover the annual timeline of activities, review important responsibilities such as staying within budget, Annual Assembly, volunteer management, and planning for elections.

RECORDING |  SLIDES

March

March 8, 1-2pm Central Time
No More Yawning: Tips for Delivering a Compelling Presentation

Michalle Catalano

Join SLD for the one-hour webinar: No More Yawning: Tips for Delivering a Compelling Presentation. In this webinar, you will learn tricks for making a successful presentation including, overcoming the fear (or trepidation) of public speaking, creating compelling slides, and ways to engage your audience.

RECORDING |  HANDOUT |  QUIZ

March 5, 2:30-3:30pm Central Time
How to Organize and Present a Moderated Panel

Walter Betts, Emily Billings, and Carolyn Booker

How many times have you attended a panel at a conference, only to find a series of unrelated micro-presentations with little useful content? Leaders of the 2017 Texas Library Association Conference will discuss how to organize and implement a moderated panel as a conference program event. Moderated panels drop the pointless 5-minute slideshows for an interview-style program that centers on the critical issues for the audience. This webinar is especially intended for program planners who are orchestrating panel programs at the 2017 TLA Conference, but the ideas can be used by any event planner.

RECORDING |  SLIDES |  HANDOUT

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