webinars

The Assets in Your Community

I attended the R-Squared Conference earlier this month and participated in a track on asset-based community development, led by John McKnight and John Creighton.

Keep the discussion going: Tips for training people to use e-readers

Wow! Thanks to everyone who participated in today's webinar, "E-readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips from Trainers." A recording of the session is now available. Continue the conversation in the Community Forum.

In addition to the resources that were mentioned by the presenters, there were numerous great links shared by participants.

Presenters and Organizations:

E-Readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips Webinar

More than three-quarters of the nation's public libraries offer e-books, but many Americans don't know that this service is provided by their local library. Yet 58 percent of Americans have a library card, 69 percent say their local library is important to them, and many Americans would like to learn more about borrowing e-books.

Manage Your Events with Ease: Upcoming Webinar on August 16

Sponsoring an event requires a lot of planning and involves many details.

Whether your event is free or requires collecting payments, you need an easy way to handle registrations, wait lists, program listings, email marketing, surveys, reports, and online calenders.

Free Online Learning: 15 Sites to Explore

One of our favorite phrases here at TechSoup is “don’t reinvent the wheel.” This has been on my mind this week as I’ve been reading about teachers and professors who are changing traditional education by flipping their classrooms. This term essentially means that lectures are watched online at home and homework is done during class. Teachers assign already developed content, such as videos, to be watched on the student's own time in place of traditional lectures so that classroom time can now be spent on what was originally homework.

Free Webinars Next Week!

In case you missed it, Crystal Schimpf took the helm of our TechSoup twitter account yesterday and sparked a great discussions about libraries and technology access.

Looking for Free Webinars?

Hopefully you know about the free webinars we offer every month here at TechSoup. I just wanted to give props to the great job that the Texas State Library's Library Development & Networking Division does in gathering up and posting free webinars for the library community. I find interesting sessions listed on their blog every month!

Free Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders

On Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, we are holding our second webinar in collaboration with the Foundation Center, Toolkit Essentials: Finding Funders for Your Cause. This webinar is designed to answer one of the most frequently asked question at the Foundation Center: “How do I find funders that are interested in my cause?”

Answering Your Online Training Questions

Hundreds of people attended our webinar, Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars, and while we responded to a lot of the questions asked during the presentation, we didn't get to all of them. We had such an interactive group-- it was really fantastic. Following are questions asked in the chat. Please ask other questions in the comments below, and we'll be sure to answer them.

Register Now for Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars

Interested in delivering webinars, but don't know where to start?  Join us for a free webinar, Training an Invisible Audience: Delivering Effective Webinars, on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

During this one-hour event, you will hear from two webinar experts who have trained thousands of online participants around the world, TechSoup webinar program manager Kyla Hunt and independent library consultant, author, and trainer Stephanie Gerding.