Will the conference sessions be recorded? Will the presenter slides be available?
Yes! All sessions are recorded and posted to the Previous Conferences page after the conference. We’ll also post any presentation materials provided by the speakers. However, this process, especially the video editing, will take some time. Everything will be posted as it becomes available, but experience tells us that this process will take a week or two to complete.
Do I have to register for the conference to be able to listen to the recordings later?
Nope! If you plan on only listening to recordings after the event, there is no need to register. The Recordings will be open to all.
Is there any geographical limitation on who can register for the conference?
Nope! Anyone in the world is welcome to attend. However, please be aware that all times are listed in US Central Time – UTC-6.
Can I earn Continuing Education credits for attending the conference?
For your records, a “Thank you for attending” e-mail will automatically be sent from the GoToWebinar system to all attendees who log in to the live session. That message serves as your proof of attendance. In addition, a link to a PDF certificate will be included in the e-mail.
Nebraska library staff and board members: You can earn 1 C.E. credit for each 50-minute session attended. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot track which sessions you attended, so a special Big Talk From Small Libraries 2020 CE Report form has been made available for you to submit your C.E. credits.
Non-Nebraska attendees: Any Continuing Education credit you wish to earn for this event will need to be arranged with your CE-granting agency, since we are not authorized to issue CE credits for other states or programs, only for Nebraska. Many CE-granting agencies have given credit for our events in the past.
These sessions sound interesting but I’m with a “big” library. Can I attend too?
Yes! Library staff from any size and any type of library are welcome to attend.
What if we can only “attend” for part of the day? Can we come in and out?
Yes! Due to the way GoToWebinar works, this is a single event, so you will register for the entire day. Once you receive the login information, you can use that link to log in and out of the conference as you like throughout the day, based on your interest and availability.
I don’t have a microphone for my computer. Will that be a problem?
You will not need a microphone for this conference. Since there will be a large number of attendees, we will not be taking any questions/comments/discussion via audio. GoToWebinar has a Question text chat feature that will be available to submit comments and questions.
What’s the hash tag for the event?
The 2020 hashtag is #BTSL2020. The 2021 hashtag is #BTSL2021.
I’m a library vendor, can I be a sponsor?
We are not accepting commercial sponsorship for this event.