Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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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, SBEC provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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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, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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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, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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[Restricted to Texas library staff and/or original registrants of the live webinar on 3/19/18]. Cases of workplace violence involving armed perpetrators in libraries are both rare and catastrophic. Not all subjects have used guns in these attacks; edged weapons are a concern as well. Recent events have heightened the awareness of the need for library employees to follow the national DHS protocol: Run - Hide - Fight. Since all employees are in charge of their own sense of security, they need to know what to do, what not to do, and how to protect themselves and other patrons or students during these life-changing events.

Presented by Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, CTM. As a trainer, speaker, author, and consultant, Dr. Steve Albrecht is internationally known for his expertise in high-risk HR issues. He specializes in threat assessment, threat management, Threat Assessment Team training, and workplace and school violence awareness and crisis response programs for private-sector firms, municipal government, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and libraries. The ALA published his book, Library Security, in 2015. (Please note: three copies of his book are currently available for loan from our Library Science Collection. To borrow this title - and others - please e-mail your request to lsc@tsl.texas.gov.)

In this fast-paced and tool-based webinar he covers these issues:

  • Defining potential workplace events and possible perpetrators.
  • A brief history of Active Shooter events, including those at college and municipal libraries, and lessons learned. 
  • Recognizing pre-attack behavioral warning signs. 
  • How to address patrons with Concealed Carry permits who bring guns into the library.
  • When to use “high-risk customer service skills.”
  • The DHS Run - Hide - Fight six-minute video and related responses, drills, and understanding the police response.

Original air date: March 19, 2018
Last reviewed: January 3, 2020

1 CE hour, SBEC eligible, provider #500799

Instructor:
Naomi DiTullio
512-936-2586
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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, SBEC eligible, provider #500799