Category Archives: Professional Development

Webinar: Science on a Shoestring, a professional social and learning network for early childhood educators, is offering a free webinar entitled “Amazing Science Experiences on a Shoestring Budget.”

The webinar will be lead by author Steve Spangler, who promises to show “the coolest science treasures at Walmart, Home Depot, and your local grocery store.”  This session is best suited for early childhood educators, Pre–K to 2nd grade.

Date & Time: Thursday, May 19, 12:00 noon.

Click here for more information and to register.


Webinar Replay: Using Children’s Literature to Teach Math

MathBookMarilyn Burns, a mathematics educator and the founder of Math Solutions, leads a webinar on mixing story times with math. In this webinar, she shares how she uses books to introduce math topics, stimulate problem solving, and develop students’ reasoning and thinking skills. Scholastic will let you watch a reply of this webinar at any time.

Webinar Replay

Webinar: Instagram for Public Libraries

instagram-iconTechSoup is offering a free webinar on “Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media.” Many libraries are trying to keep up with the latest incarnations of so-called social media, and two — Burlingame Public Library (Calif.) and Cherry Hill Public Library (NJ) — have been very successful using Instagram. Representatives from those libraries will share their best practices and explain what they’ve learned.

Registration and more information.

Webinar: What’s New In Children’s Literature

InfopeopleInfopeople, which provides training for librarians by librarians, is offering a webinar on new children’s books on Thursday, April 14, at 3:00 p.m. The discussion will cover books published in late 2015 and spring 2016, including board books, picture books, genre fiction, graphic novels and more. The webinar is geared to books for children between 0 and 12 years old.

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Copyright: Fair Use — What Is It?

CopyrightThe Intellectual Freedom Committee is hosting a program on copyright issues. Joseph Carroll, library trustee and attorney, will discuss the key concept of fair use as it relates to copyright law and how recent court cases have further defined what constitutes fair use under varying circumstances.

Wednesday, April 6; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Nassau Library System, Andrew Geddes Meeting Room
0.2 CEU credits
$10 for NCLA/SCLA members; $20 all others
Register with attached flyer: CopyrightFairUse

Contact Jeffrey Feinsilver, (516) 686-7657 or for more information.


Webinar: New Spring Non-Fiction

StickmenSchool Library Journal is presenting a publisher-led Webinar on new spring nonfiction. The web cast is being billed as filled with “titles that inform, fulfill the needs of classroom teachers, and entertain.”

Date and time: Thursday, March 24; 03:00 PM

More information and registration.

Webinar: Best Children’s Books of 2015

FLW-logo-transparentlowerFrom Florida Library Webinars comes a program that will help you learn how to select the best children’s books for your library. On Thursday, March 10, at 2:00 pm, the group will present an interactive webinar that will help you identify new titles for use in programs, displays, and class visits; bring you up-to-date on recently released board books, picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction books for children; and show you how to pair new items for story times and other programs.

Click here for more information and to register.