Patrons and students in our libraries often need to find free, copyrighted images and other online content to use in their work, school assignments, and other personal endeavors. At the same time, many may be interested in creating content on their own that they would like to share with the world, but are not sure how to go about creating licenses.

Creative Commons allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.

In this session, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant with the Texas State Library, and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator for the Texas State library, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library.

Original air date: February 6, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour (CPE eligible for Texas educators)

Librarians play a vital role in equipping people to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem that at times seems overrun with things like fake news and misinformation. It can be challenging for young people, in particular, to develop skills they need to deal with misinformation and engage as digital citizens who can consume, create, and share information online.

This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.

Participants will:

  • Identify factors that contribute to misinformation
  • Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
  • Develop an understanding of digital citizenship
  • Explore resources, techniques, and strategies to help people develop information literacy, news, literacy, and digital citizenship skills

Presented by Sarah Morris, Learning and Assessment Librarian at The University of Texas at Austin and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Original air date: May 22, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1.5 CE hours (CPE eligible for Texas educators)

This webinar empowers the audience to care for their personal digital archives, specifically photos, by giving them best practices, tools, and resources that assist with selection, organization, and preservation of digital files.

”How-to” skills included in the webinar will be: general tips for naming and organizing digital/digitized photos, how to transfer files from different sources (e.g. photos created on phones, emailed photos, etc.) and how to preserve those files. Using social media to store and curate digital media, in addition to data control will also be discussed.

Presented by Jenna Cooper and Nikole Koehlert of the Austin History Center in Austin, Texas

Original air date: September 25, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour (CPE eligible for Texas educators)

Have you turned down the opportunity to speak at a conference or meeting? Do you struggle with feeling confident about your professional expertise? Do you have a hard time feeling like people should listen to you at work?

In this session, TSLAC consultants Cindy Fisher and Kyla Hunt will discuss strategies to feel confident when sharing what you know. You will leave this session with a newfound willingness to present at conferences and meetings and, most importantly, a belief that your experience is worth something!

Original air date: February 20, 2020

1 CE hour (CPE eligible for Texas educators)