Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
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Using assessment data to make more informed decisions and communicate value is an essential part of what we do to improve our libraries. However, it can be a daunting process to plan, collect, and draw conclusions from assessment data of library programs and collections usage.

Join Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas Libraries, and Jacqueline Bronicki, Assessment and Statistics Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, as they provide their respective insight and tips on programmatic assessment and collections analysis. By the end of this one hour webinar, attendees will have a better idea of what they can do to begin planning for continuous assessment in their library.

Original air date: October 11, 2016

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017



1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
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This course is intended solely for Texas library staff.

Rachel Van Riel (Director, Opening the Book) introduces the thinking behind new library practice in the UK and the evidence on user behavior which underlies the new approach. In particular, she will look at how the introduction of self-service changes the role and daily tasks of library staff and how to help staff adjust to feeling comfortable working away from the help desk in a library space. Rachel will look at how these changes can lead to better experiences for patrons and more job satisfaction for staff.

Original air date: April 3, 2013

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017


1 CE hour

Instructor:
Naomi Ditullio
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Join us for this webinar presented by Texas Hunger Initiative to learn how your library can maximize its resources, bring even more community members into your library and increase its impact through the Community Partner Program. The Community Partner Program is an initiative of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that engages community-based organizations in helping people apply for and manage their public benefits online using www.YourTexasBenefits.com. Learn how Texas Hunger Initiative can support your library in becoming a needed access point for low-income community members.

Original air date: September 3, 2015

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017


1 CE hour

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
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TSLAC contracted with Himmel & Wilson to conduct the evaluation of the agency’s 5 year LSTA plan and they are eager to share their findings with Texas libraries!

The LSTA Grants to States Program is a federal program that provides funding to each state on a population-driven formula. Federal funding for the program in Texas is approximately $10 million per year. Decisions regarding how available funds are spent are made at the state level; however, expenditures must be consistent with the purposes and priorities that are established nationally.

Many popular programs such as the TexShare databases, the competitive grant programs, statewide interlibrary loan, and Continuing Education and Consulting are either partially or fully funded with LSTA dollars.

We hope you can attend, hear how Texas libraries viewed and ranked the programs funded, and how well the state met its goals.


Original air date: March 31, 2017

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017


1 CE hour

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
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Have you heard of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) but aren’t quite sure what they do and when you might want to refer library patrons to them? Join Archives and Records Information Specialist Kevin Klaus for a brief introduction to the agency’s work and then take a fascinating tour of some of the Texas General Land Office's historical and genealogical resources.


Original air date: August 23, 2016

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017



1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
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This presentation will provide an overview of library and archival resources available to the public through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. Presented by Ashley Stevens, Education Outreach Coordinator for the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library.


Original air date: August 16, 2016

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017



1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi Ditullio
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State Librarian Mark Smith will discuss the status of several TSLAC initiatives and projects followed by a discussion of the State Library's planning and budgeting efforts. Mark will also describe possible projects that could emerge as budget requests for the next legislative session and encourage participants to provide input for the agency's strategic planning process.

Original air date: March 1, 2016

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017


1 CE hour


Instructor:
Naomi Ditullio
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The Website TexasLawHelp.org is a free resource for Texans who need assistance with civil legal issues providing legal resources such as civil legal forms, information on where to file court documents, and Live Chat, a popular service that connects website visitors to a lawyer, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. The site has also been recently updated (September 2012). Join staff from the Texas Legal Services Commission (TSLC) as they take you on a tour of the new site, provide you with guidance on the difference between legal information and legal advice and give you a close-up look at the site's Live Chat feature.

Original air date: October 10, 2012

Last reviewed: September 12, 2017


1 CE hour