Friday, March 28, 2014 Upcoming Webinars Join your colleagues for an online presentation and conversation in one of these upcoming live online events. All you need to participate is a computer, an internet connection and either the ability to hear sound through your computer or a telephone. Unless otherwise noted, these Webinars are free of charge and open to anyone in the library field, however some Webinars may be specific to Texas. See our FAQ for more general information about our Webinars or click the Webinar title (below) for specific information related to that Webinar. A quick registration button is provided for each Webinar for your convenience. Don't miss our archive of previously recorded events and please email us with any questions. Legend: SBEC logo= These Webinars qualify for SBEC credit for school librarians, SBEC provider number #500799. Date/Time (Central Time) Description/Registration Apr 15 & Apr 22 2014 2-3pm CDT Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Two-part Webinar Series) Part 1, April 15 Part 2, April 22 Adapted from a National Network of Libraries of Medicine workshop of the same name, this two-part Webinar series will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region) will provide an overview of the evolution of consumer health and then focus in on health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources, collection development core lists, and consumer health ethics. As this is such an essential topic for libraries, staff are encouraged to view these webinars in groups. A hands-on exercise will be provided during part one and participants will be encouraged to complete it (along with fellow library staff, if applicable) prior to attending part two, when the answers to the exercise will be discussed. More info... 2 TSLAC CE hours total (1 TSLAC CE hour per session) Apr 29 2014 2-3:30pm CDT Apps for iPads in the Children’s Department Register This webinar will introduce selection criteria, review sources, and outstanding early literacy and early math and science Apps for iPads, including Spanish and multi-lingual Apps. Today’s children are growing up surrounded by technology and using tablets comes naturally to them. Many libraries provide iPads and Apps in their children’s departments and incorporate Apps into their storytimes to help children develop early literacy, math, science, and technology skills. Apps provide valuable early learning experiences and introduce concepts and technology in a developmentally appropriate manner. Our nation is committed to early learning as a national priority essential to our economic and civic future. Libraries play a significant role in providing early learning experiences that build a child’s brain, fuel a love of learning, and contribute to success in learning to read, in school, and in life. Join Christine McNew, independent library consultant and children's services expert, for this engaging webinar. More info... 1.5 TSLAC CE hours (SBEC eligible, provider #500799) Technical Requirements and other FAQs We (TSLAC) use the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs Page. Please note that some Webinars listed here may be offered by other providers (ALA TechSource, for example) and thus may require alternate technical specifications for access.