The TL Virtual Cafe is committed to creating conversations about teacher-librarians,
educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful
and lifelong learning skills.

No need to register for our events - just show up! 8pm EASTERN US Time

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These conversations occur during FREE Webinars utilizing Blackboard (formerly Elluminate) generously donated by Steve Hargadon of We Collaborate!a super cool Ning & social media hub that takes the place of learn central. To check that your computer is ready for Blackboard Collaborate, please click here. "Step 1" will indicate if you have a version of Java that is compatible, and then "Step 2" lets you actually go into a test session. We encourage you to do this in advance of the conference. View this tutorial videoto prepare your computer to successfully access the webinar session.

Click here for an important update about TL Cafe.

2016-2017 TL Webinar Season:

*The 2016-2017 TL Cafe Webinar Series, #TLChat LIVE, and TL News Night was on hiatus until February 2017.

The NEW format will be a once-a-month TL Cafe Webinar using Blackboard Collaborate and combine with a concurrent #TLchat Twitter chat at the same time. You choose the format that works best for you and join in the community conversation on the webinar or just follow along on Twitter. All webinars and chats will be archived just like before.

The Community Conversations will bring in new voices to share the uniqueness of their Library space. Join us February 2017 as we kick off the new and updated TL Webinar season!!!

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Join for a conversation about incorporating ebooks into the elementary, middle and high school library.

April 2017

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fill out this Google Form to receive a one-hour certificate of participation for PDUs

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Our students tell how sharing their innovations in the library has changed them. The power of student voice!

March 2017

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Certificate of Participation
fill out this Google Form to receive a one-hour certificate of participation for PDUs

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Sharing what you are passionate with your students and make your Library unique

February 2017

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Certificate of Participation
fill out this Google Form to receive a one-hour certificate of participation for PDUs


Are You Ready?

Open Education Resources & Future Ready Librarians

October 2016

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Back to School Special

September 2016
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2015-2016 TL Webinar Season Archives:


Back to School Special

September 2015Session Page


Book Love

October 2015

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Coding in the Library

November 2015
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Open Mic Night

December 2015
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Organizing Your Library

January 2016
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Research 101

February 2016

Watch the Webinar: Google Hangout on Air - Click Here or watch below!

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Social Justice @ Your Library

March 7 @ 8pm Eastern US time
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Educate & Engage: The Parent-Teacher Conference

April 4th 8pm Eastern US time

Local Portland area school districts are partnering to host Educate & Engage 2016: The Parent-Teacher Conference -- offering parents an opportunity to hear from teachers about the roles and implications of technology both in and out of today's modern classroom. Colette & Miranda's session is about helping parents help their children with research and accessing databases. Come learn how to communicate and collaborate with parents and public libraries to impact student learning.

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in 6 Easy Steps!
Education Edition
May 2nd 8pm Eastern US time
@GwynethJones - The Daring Librarian

Twitter is one of the most significant, rich, and profound professional development tools out there (& it's FREE!) but mastering it takes some slick sensei moves. Whether you're a Twitter newbie, lurker, contrarian, or champion - this session will be chock full of easy tips and tricks to learn, connect, and share with your community and educators around the world. From choosing the right user name, creating a profile that packs a punch, graphic designs that grab, to how to build a powerful global personal learning network - you can master the art of the Tweet!
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Speak at the Cafe!

Submit your proposals to be part of the 2015-2016 TL Virtual Cafe Webinar series...
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2011-2012 Season Archives

2010-2011 Season Archives

Contact & Joining

For questions concerning calendar placement, cafe webinar ideas, or promotion of a Cafe webinar event please feel free to contact TL Cafe Coordinator Tiffany Whitehead at librariantiff (at) gmail.com Thank you!

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