Recordings and presentations from TLA webinars.
September 28 | TLA Talks: Libraries and the Vote recording
August 31 | TLA Talks: The Pedagogy of Poetry: Beyond Shakespeare and Robert Frost recording
March 2 | Intellectual Freedom & Social Justice, presented by Jamie LaRue recording
February 25 | Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty recording
January 19 | TLA Talks: 87th Legislative Session Update recording
December 15 | Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact recording
December 9: The REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums recording
October 27 | TLA Talks: Reality of Reopening Academic Libraries
October 20 | TLA Talks: Reality of Reopening School Libraries
May 8 | TLA Membership Meeting
These classic A to Z sessions, which are offered free of charge, are presented by Dr. Julie Todaro and include handouts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 7 | 2:30-3pm
TLA Talks: Monthly Membership Meeting
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.
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.
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.
March 8, 1-2pm Central Time
No More Yawning: Tips for Delivering a Compelling Presentation
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.
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.
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