Categories
Continuing Education CSL News

Feeling the love? We have two CSL in Session webinars this month!

Join us on Wednesday February 20, 2019, from 12 – 1 PM MT for Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use.

While your library is ADA compliant and welcomes all, there may be hidden barriers for some in your community that hinder them from using your library.

  • Who isn’t using your library, and why?
  • How can you find and remove those barriers to make your library more accessible to all?

Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

On Thursday February 21, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM MT we will present Helping Patrons with Legal Questions: Part 1 – Legal Research Basics

This first webinar in a series of three presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library will address aspects of providing legal research services to patrons.  In this session, attendees will learn the following: what are the basic concepts involved in legal research; how to conduct a legal reference interview; and where to refer patrons in order to find forms and legal clinics.  This session will provide attendees with a basic overview of these concepts.  Sessions two (and three will delve more into where to locate free legal research resources.

No registration is required! These sessions will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

We will be recording these sessions. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for February 2019

 

These free online learning opportunities are curated by our friends at the Wyoming State Library!  Thank you Wyoming State Library peeps – you are the best!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


**Tuesday, Feb 12 (8am-1pm) North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! https://sites.google.com/view/navrconference/ : This free, fully online event is open to all – regardless of library type or experience with virtual reference. The theme is “Fully Present Online.” The event will kick off with keynote speaker Miguel Figueroa, from the ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.  We’ll offer two program tracks throughout the day: in-depth 45 minute sessions, or blocks of 15 minute Lightning Talks organized around a theme. Themes include: Incorporating Emerging Technologies in VR; Communication Strategies & Best Practices; Supporting Yourself & Others in a Virtual World; and Virtual Reference Services in Academic Libraries. Attendees can choose to move as they like from one track to another. Only have time in your busy day for one session? That’s ok! Take a look at the program schedule and join us when you can. All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing by attendees.

**Friday, Feb 22 (7:45am-4pm) Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/registration/ : This FREE one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. GoToWebinar login instructions will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the conference.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Uncover Hidden Figures Within Biography in Context (Gale/Wyoming State Library) : Biography In Context allows you to explore some of the greatest African American Hidden Figures throughout history. This webinar shows libraries how to use tools from Gale to showcase and promote these Hidden Figures in the library, on the library website, and on social media pages.

Trustee Trouble 4 (Wyoming State Library)  : Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.

Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference : In case you missed it, they’ve made the slides and recordings available from their January conference. The Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference is a state-wide virtual conference developed by the Nicolet Federated Library System and supported by 15 other library systems in Wisconsin.

Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association): This on-demand webinar explorers components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library.


ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Feb 5: Starting Small with Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Feb 6: Web Accessibility in a Nutshell (Accessible Technology Coalition)
  • Feb 14: Web Accessibility Update: Ruling Reversals, Insights, and Tips (edWeb)

BOARDS

  • At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 4 (Wyoming State Library)

CAREERS (& Personal Development?)

  • Feb 20: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 27: NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • At Your Leisure: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)
  • Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)
  • Feb 6: Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)
  • Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Feb 5: Diversity in Comics (Utah State Library)
  • Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)
  • Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)
  • Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)
  • Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)
  • Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

COMMUNICATION

  • Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)
  • Feb 11: Strengths-Based Communication – The Key to Building Positive Professional Relationships! (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Feb 13: Google Ad Grants 101 (The Digital Nonprofit)
  • Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)
  • Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)
  • Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

  • At Your Leisure: Uncover Hidden Figures Within Biography in Context (Gale/Wyoming State Library)
  • Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • At Your Leisure: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference
  • Feb 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Feb 5: Beyond Diversity How BIAS Could be Making or Breaking your Business (InSync Training)
  • Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Feb 13: How to Make Your Goals Stick in 2019 (GovLoop)
  • Feb 20: Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries)
  • Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

FUNDRAISING

  • Feb 1: Getting Off the Grants Hamster Wheel: Creating Revenue Streams (Erin McClarty)
  • Feb 1: Secrets to Make More Money for the Auction Fundraiser (Auctria)
  • Feb 6: How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations (Bloomerang)
  • Feb 6: I Wish I’d Thought of That: Showcasing the Best of Fundraising Examples (Network for Good)
  • Feb 6: Grant Trends and Common Mistakes: Make Your 2019 Applications Shine! (TechSoup)
  • Feb 6: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Feb 12: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)
  • Feb 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
  • Feb 13: How to Segment Your Donor Base to Reveal Legacy Giving Opportunities (Network for Good)
  • Feb 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
  • Feb 14: How to Create Winning Sponsorship Strategies (CharityHowTo)
  • Feb 14: Shall We Engage? Tips and Considerations for a Happy Fiscal Sponsorship Relationship (Bloomerang)
  • Feb 19: How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
  • Feb 21: Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital)
  • Feb 26: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
  • Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

LEGAL

  • Feb 7: Federal Data Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 21: Helping Patrons with Legal Questions: Part 1 – Legal Research Basics
  • Feb 27:  When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Feb 6: Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma (Infopeople)
  • Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Feb 20: NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 20: Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)
  • Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 26: Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell)

PROGRAMMING

  • Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)
  • Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • Feb 12: Let’s Get Moving in Iowa Libraries! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (State Library of Iowa)
  • Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)
  • Feb 12: RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling (Utah State Library)
  • Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)
  • Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)
  • Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

  • Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)
  • Feb 14: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ: Part 6: Justice Department, Federal Courts and Congressional Committee Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)
  • Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)
  • Feb 20: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 21: Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect)
  • Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)
  • Feb 5: Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL (Education Week/Defined STEM)
  • Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 6: Give Them Something To Write About: Teaching Across The Curriculum With NYT-Inspired Daily Prompts (New York Times)
  • Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)
  • Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)
  • Feb 12: A Perfect Match: Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)
  • Feb 13: Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)
  • Feb 13: Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)
  • Feb 13: Gamify Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)
  • Feb 14: Learning About Robotics: Examples and Discussions for K–8 and Beyond (edWeb)
  • Feb 19: Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett)
  • Feb 21: How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco)
  • Feb 27: Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb)
  • Feb 28: Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

TECHNOLOGY

  • Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)
  • Feb 13: NCompass Live: What in the World Is Emerging Technology? (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Feb 13: Online Security is More Than Just Passwords (Georgia Library Association)
  • Feb 19: Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Feb 7: Introduction to Library Carpentry (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Feb 26: Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)
  • Feb 27:  When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Feb 5: Library Volunteers: Tapping into Community Engagement (State Library of Iowa)
  • Feb 5: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Feb 13: 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
  • Feb 21: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)
  • Feb 26: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Friday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Getting Off the Grants Hamster Wheel: Creating Revenue Streams (Erin McClarty): This month we’ll talk about the process for brainstorming and implementing new revenue streams. Open to both socially conscious businesses and charities, this webinar is for you if: You want to find ways for creating sustainability without depending entirely on donations and grants; You created a “marquee” product or service with impact and want to create new streams; You’re interested in starting a charity or socially conscious business, but how you’ll make money worries you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2RrcNKM


Friday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Secrets to Make More Money for the Auction Fundraiser (Auctria):  Auctria’s FREE webinar to help take your auction to new heights and raise more for your cause. As the Marketing Coordinator at Auctria, Laurie has lots of secrets to share to make your auction successful.

For information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Wq17vi

 

Friday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute): The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (10-11 am)

Diversity in Comics (Utah State Library):  “Diversity in Comics” Amanda Jacobs Foust (Douglas County Libraries), a longtime graphic novel selector and the co-host and producer of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast presents a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections.  Amanda will share her collection development best practices, favorite resources, and philosophical approach to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials will have something to gain from this webinar.  In this interactive and informative webinar, we will cover:  Current state of diversity in publishing Why we need diverse comics Publishing trends and change in comics.

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (10-11 am)

Fake News (Washington State Library):  Are you seeing a growing need in your community for better information literacy, especially when it comes to discerning online news? Join Di Zhang, Adult Services Librarian at The Seattle Public Library, to learn about resources and best practices for engaging students and community members around media literacy, and how to develop curriculum resources to teach about fake news.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Library Volunteers: Tapping into Community Engagement (State Library of Iowa):  Volunteerism is changing. Libraries now have the opportunity to engage highly skilled volunteers who can bring unique their expertise to bear on the library’s mission. This webinar will showcase the potential for your community whether your library is large or small. Actual success stories of innovative library volunteer engagement will be shared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch):  Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist):  Does your collection reflect the varied faces, beliefs, and experiences of your community? Check out Booklist’s free, hour-long webinar spotlighting diverse books for children and teens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL (Education Week/Defined STEM):  In this webinar, leaders from one school district will explain how they shifted to a career-focused project-based learning model to expose their students to STEM content and careers as early as kindergarten.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Starting Small with Project Outcome (Public Library Association):  Libraries may feel too overwhelmed with limited staff and resources to take on something new like measuring outcomes, which is why starting small and scaling up is the best method for success. Starting small helps libraries increase their staff’s comfort with and expertise in outcomes measurement; capitalize on trial-and-error learnings; and build a structure for peer support of data collection and use. Participants in this webinar will hear from a veteran Project Outcome user on their experience starting small by evaluating the library’s Small Business series and scaling up to library-wide programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Beyond Diversity How BIAS Could be Making or Breaking your Business (InSync Training):  BIAS – we all have it whether we are aware of it or not.  But are you aware of the Biases people may have about you and what it may costing you in your business.  In this 1 hour program, we help you gain insight into how biases are formed, and use proven tools to gain awareness and overcome these biases to drive sales, leadership effectiveness and help others opt-in.

For more information and to register, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (3:30-4 pm)

Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education):  Join TIE Learning Specialist, Julie Erickson, as she shares details about utilizing the tools of Zoom. Looking at ways of doing a screen cast that could be beneficial for students, staff, and streamlining communication.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission):  Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community, and communicating the change to your patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission):   Escape rooms are popping up all over the country as groups go in and test their logic and problem solving in order to escape a locked, themed room. Breakouts take the idea of escape rooms and bring them into the classroom. Students and teachers of all ages can participate and all students are engaged in the lesson. After running and writing many breakouts for the past 2 years, Meredith Fickes, School Librarian at Mickle Middle School in Lincoln, will be sharing tips, tricks, and knowledge for both running and writing breakouts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (10-11 am)

It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children):  Language and understanding of identity are quickly changing. We are now understanding that because we are people we are biased. At the same time, what is normal for kids today is not the same as it was for most adults. This webinar will help you gain strategies for having meaningful conversations even when challenged by the topic.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-11:30 am)

Web Accessibility in a Nutshell (Accessible Technology Coalition):  Use of the Internet is increasingly enmeshed and vital in education, business, and daily life. However, various barriers prevent equal access and limit equal opportunity to the Web for people with disabilities. This episode of ADA Live! will highlight the basics of web accessibility including: why it is important, the ADA and other laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and common barriers to web access. Discover some tips and best practices to help you get started in providing more accessible and usable web applications and digital materials to a diverse audience.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations (Bloomerang):  Without great marketing, it is difficult for donors — and prospects — to feel connected to your work. Many nonprofit communicators “inherited” marketing. Often on top of the job you expected and are actually trained to do. With everything you have to juggle, priority is often placed on the “sales” and the next deadline. Marketing, however, is a critical part of fundraising. And it’s what sets up the donor for your ask. Without marketing, every call is a cold call. In this session, Beth Brodovsky will show you what savvy nonprofit marketers do to build engagement and turn it into action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

I Wish I’d Thought of That: Showcasing the Best of Fundraising Examples (Network for Good):  Ready for eye candy campaigns that make you wish YOU’D thought of that? Buckle up, buttercup. We’re firing up the very best fundraising examples from budgets small and large, digital and print, social and SO MUCH  MORE! Be inspired and delighted with eye-candy examples and concrete tactics you can implement in your next fundraising campaign.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Grant Trends and Common Mistakes: Make Your 2019 Applications Shine! (TechSoup):  It is not radical to say that grantseeking is a competitive process. As pools of eligible funds continue to shrink and those in need continue to grow, it is difficult for nonprofit organizations to keep their heads above water. This free webinar is here to help. We will review trends in what funders are looking for in grant applications so that you can create the strongest applications possible. In addition, we will identify common mistakes and suggest solutions and resources to help you avoid these pitfalls. We will have plenty of time for live questions and answers, so be prepared to bring your biggest concerns for discussion.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations):  Increasingly, it is known that executive function skills are important in school readiness and school success, in graduation rates and workforce success. Studies have even found that young children with executive function skills are more likely to be healthier and wealthier in their 30s, regardless of their IQ or socio-economic status. That has led researchers to wonder: what do parents and teachers do to promote their children’s executive function skills. One of the important answers is Autonomy Support! Join this compelling webinar by renowned experts, Ellen Galinsky and Erin Ramsey, to find out more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring):  In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma (Infopeople):  With numerous budget cuts to social services programs, public libraries are encountering more individuals experiencing homelessness, and poverty. For many, a library may be the only place of refuge from the weather, or noise from a downtown cityscape. The increasing volume of need arising in many communities may leave library workers feeling ill-equipped or overwhelmed. During this webinar social worker Elissa Hardy will explore some solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://internal.infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (2-3 pm)

Give Them Something To Write About: Teaching Across The Curriculum With NYT-Inspired Daily Prompts (New York Times):  Every school day The New York Times Learning Network (NYTLN) publishes fresh writing prompts inspired by current New York Times articles, photography, art and even graphs. Join NYTLN editors, along with guest students and their teachers, to explore how to use our thousands of free writing prompts for everyday low-stakes writing practice across the curriculum.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2FZQlam

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Federal Data Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program):  This talk will provide insight into public domain and open data policies and how they are made. The status of open data policies in the Federal Government is changing with new laws and rulemaking. Viewers will come away with a better understanding of U.S. Federal policies and laws regarding data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (1-2 pm)

School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople): The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for librarians to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. The toolkit was developed by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (link is external) in collaboration with the California State Library (link is external). This 4-part series of webinars will introduce librarians to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://internal.infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Library Carpentry (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Monday, Feb 11 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries):  Attendees will hear about low threshold Maker activities to engage teens in hands-on STEM activities in the libraries and gain access to materials and resources, including easy to follow, program guides.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

Monday, Feb 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Strengths-Based Communication – The Key to Building Positive Professional Relationships! (Early Childhood Investigations):  Teachers in early childhood programs are often overwhelmed by negativity, drama, and high-stress relationships. A key to creating a more positive work environment is to support teachers in developing strengths-based communication skills. This webinar will provide participants with impactful frameworks, protocols, empowering questions, and reflective exercises to help them build the skills they need to communicate effectively with their colleagues, administrators, and parents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (9-10 am)

Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission):  In this one hour webinar, Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will talk with Teen Services Librarian Kate Mowery about all things graphic novels, comics and manga. Time will be spent on programming ideas, collection development tips, and exploring online resources focusing on comics and graphic novels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (10-11 am)

RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling (Utah State Library):  If someone told you there’s a practical and easy way to increase circulation, patron visits, program attendance and the job satisfaction of your staff, would you do it? Of course you would. Librarian Becky Spratford has developed a method you can use to accomplish all of this and it plays off of the skills, talents, and interests you already possess. She’ll explain how to deepen staff involvement in readers’ advisory in a way that gets everyone from staff to patrons excited. You are spending a lot of effort and money on cultivating good collections, but are you giving those collections a fair chance to shine?

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo):  In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Get Moving in Iowa Libraries! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (State Library of Iowa):  Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Iowa libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with seven proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library. The webinar will conclude by discussing how you can do these things (and more!) through community partnerships. The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon libraries to become “Community Catalysts” and “transform how they collaborate with their communities.” Learn how you can form and sustain community partnerships to do new things in your community to get your community moving.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist):  Typically, large print is used for seniors and readers with visual impairments, but it can also advance reading skills and confidence in young readers of all abilities. Join us to learn more about the many benefits of large print for young readers. Hear how both public and school libraries are effectively implementing large print into their collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (2:15-3 pm)

Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library):  Join Chris Van Burgh for a review of the biography resources in GoWYLD.net, including Biography In Context, Britannica, LION, and others.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1869826572151072515

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (3-4 pm)

A Perfect Match: Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education):  In this webinar, panelists will discuss the powerful impact that results from a partnership between instructional coaches and librarians when focus is placed not on tool or device, but instead on the learning community. They will share the examples of this partnership from the field highlighting stories, swapping tips and inspiring all of us to go back and do the same within our schools and districts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (3-4 pm)

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring):  Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: What in the World Is Emerging Technology? (Nebraska Library Commission):  We all know that technology trends are moving at light speed. The truth is that many of these trends are here one day and gone the next. Most of this technology also isn’t particularly relevant to the library world. This presentation will dive into how to identify emerging technology that might make an impact on libraries, now or in the future.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Google Ad Grants 101 (The Digital Nonprofit):  Have you heard of Google’s Ad Grant program, where they give $10,000 a month in free advertising to nonprofits? Join us for a crash course on how Google Ad Grants can benefit your nonprofit by bringing thousands of new visitors to your website every month.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thedigitalnonprofit.com/free-webinar

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

How to Segment Your Donor Base to Reveal Legacy Giving Opportunities (Network for Good):  Your best legacy gift prospects already exist in your database.  This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Online Security is More Than Just Passwords (Georgia Library Association):  This session will touch on basic cybersecurity tips for passwords and emails. After this session, attendees will appreciate the need for authentication online and be more aware of email and password issues and how best to handle them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Make Your Goals Stick in 2019 (GovLoop):  How many of us have sat down on New Year’s Eve and penned a list of resolutions only to fail at following through by mid-January? Probably everyone, but there are strategies and best practices to help you achieve your full career potential year-round.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace):  Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction):  Libraries around the world are hosting repair events, inviting people to bring damaged household items and clothing to be repaired instead of throwing them away. Repair events can help your library reach diverse communities, teach and maintain valuable repair skills, and engage with skilled volunteers and invested community partners. Help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with fix-it fairs, repair cafes and U-fix-it clinics. Join us for this webinar to learn everything you need to know about hosting a repair event, from finding partners to recruiting fixers, and from getting management approval to effectively getting the word out.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo):  The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (3-4 pm)

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection):  Like it or not, advocacy is not an optional activity for school librarians. Fortunately, the work involved doesn’t need to be especially difficult or time-consuming, so it’s time to roll up our sleeves! Come learn from three expert school library advocates who will share practical tips and ready-to-go resources to start getting key stakeholders in your corner today, from the hallway to the town hall. Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank will discuss how to build relationships and networks to influence decision-makers at the local and state level. Dr. Deborah Rinio will talk about the importance of language and how you can craft your advocacy message to increase its impact. Finally, Stony Evans, high school teacher librarian, will share strategies for transforming the teachers in your school into powerful voices speaking on your behalf.

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (4-5 pm)

Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library):  Join Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County, Wyoming, To explore technology and library media integration opportunities. This webinar will be recorded.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3532309044090163458

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (5-6 pm)

Gamify Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians):  You have seen gamification in a variety of settings: completing a punch card to earn a free sandwich or receiving a badge for taking a certain number of steps. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty, so how does gamification impact your school library? Games, in any form, increase motivation through engagement. This webinar demonstrates how to gamify aspects of your school library. We will explore the design process, teaching strategies, and digital tools for taking library services and instruction to the next level.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

How to Create Winning Sponsorship Strategies (CharityHowTo):  The reason most organizations fail in the hunt for sponsorship dollars is the lack of a rock-solid game plan for identifying, attracting and signing sponsors. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow roadmap to help you create winning sponsorship strategies? Join this webinar to find out how!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Shall We Engage? Tips and Considerations for a Happy Fiscal Sponsorship Relationship (Bloomerang):  This session provides an overview of fiscal sponsorship as a tool for both existing nonprofits and groups not currently recognized as public charities. Special attention will be paid to issues that arise under this arrangement related to governance, financial oversight, and fundraising. We will address practical questions and best practices should a nonprofit or group chose to pursue this arrangement. Finally, we will review key legal and contractual provisions in a fiscal sponsorship arrangement along with a sample fiscal sponsorship agreement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (12-12:45 pm)

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ: Part 6: Justice Department, Federal Courts and Congressional Committee Resources (Federal Depository Library Program):  Gain enhanced awareness and understanding of the intelligence-related information resources produced by Justice Department entities such as the FBI, National Security Division, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and the House and Senate Select Intelligence Committees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal):  This webcast will present lots more fun-to-read titles from both debut authors and veterans that you should put on your reading list now. Register for the next edition of our sleeper hits webcasts to find out what you’ll be reading this spring.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (12:30-1 pm)

Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library):  The proliferation of fake news has clouded the digital landscape and made news literacy an essential skill for students and adults alike. NewsGuard, a company founded by a team of veteran journalists, has created a free tool to help people better navigate search results and social media feeds. In this webinar, NewsGuard will demonstrate how libraries have been using NewsGuard’s browser extension to help their patrons surf the internet and conduct research with more knowledge of the credibility and transparency of websites producing their news.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2DGIOKX

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (1-2 pm)

Web Accessibility Update: Ruling Reversals, Insights, and Tips (edWeb):  At the end of 2018, the U.S. Department of Education reversed a ruling, leading to the reopening of hundreds of web accessibility complaints submitted to the Office of Civil Rights. Don’t panic! This edWebinar will help you better understand the regulations and proactively work towards meeting web accessibility standards.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware):  Join us on Thursday, February 14, as we present findings from our new report, The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits. We’ll look at the wide range of software on the marketplace to get a better sense of what these systems are capable of, what they cost, and how effective they are for nonprofits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (3-4 pm)

Learning About Robotics: Examples and Discussions for K–8 and Beyond (edWeb):  This edWebinar will offer a short historical review of the field, links to free resources for teachers to draw on when introducing the subject of robotics, and provide real world stories and examples from the industry today that can be shared in the classroom to make the subject more relatable and authentic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good):  Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2MGkFXI

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup):  Mission-driven organizations often need support in identifying and fending off basic online threats. For organizations with decentralized operations or a wide volunteer base, proper connectivity is crucial. However, many organizations want to establish an online presence quickly, and they ignore basic security steps, such as using a formal identity system or multifactor authentication.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist):  The first hint of the spring season has arrived, and we’re here to help you keep your YA collections fresh.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett):  Teaching with historical fiction is the perfect way to bring those events to life for students. Primary sources can often seem dated or unconnected to the modern life of our students, but through the lens of a narrative, we see the context that allows us to make those connections between the past and the present.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission):  Historically, archives have told the stories of the dominant society. Increasingly, archives are exploring and filling some of the silences left by the exclusion of many voices. Oral history is a way of actively collecting stories which may not exist in written form. Both the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives and Special Collections’ Coming to the Plains: Latin@ Stories in Central Nebraska project engage members of diverse communities in telling their own stories. Find out more about these projects during this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (10:30-12 pm)

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)sit: https://nnlm.gov/training:  Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library):  Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries):  Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question-and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists:.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Gb8kJR

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (2-3 pm)

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  Have you been pondering your 2019 professional development? Are you wondering how other librarians in the region decide when selecting development opportunities? This month we are featuring three MCR network members who will share their experiences from recent conferences and trainings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 PM MT)

Helping Patrons with Legal Questions: Part 1 – Legal Research Basics:  This first webinar in a series of three presented by the Colorado Association of Law Libraries and the Colorado State Library will address aspects of providing legal research services to patrons.  In this session, attendees will learn the following: what are the basic concepts involved in legal research; how to conduct a legal reference interview; and where to refer patrons in order to find forms and legal clinics.  This session will provide attendees with a basic overview of these concepts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-10 am)

Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital):  Join them for an information-packed webinar specifically created for nonprofit communicators and fundraisers!

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2G91zZi

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-11:15 am)

Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect):  In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee and Director Analytics, Elsevier, will take you step-by-step through the new reports and familiarize you with their use cases.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch):  Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco):  This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas Provenzano will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program):  This webinar will offer information on where to find resources on mental health including the National Institute of Mental Health, PubMed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information on how to help patrons who may have mental health issues will also be presented. Resources in other languages about mental health will be included.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians?

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

Using Social Media as a Tool to Advocate Diversity and Inclusion (Infopeople):  Social media is a great way to start dialogue and conversations about a variety of topics and to meet customers where they are. This webinar will demonstrate how to use humor, pop culture, children’s materials, and more, to advocate for diverse communities, and to speak up when necessary.

For more information and to register, visit: https://internal.infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children):  We all know that diversity and inclusion are vital topics for our libraries and our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to approach this topic with young children and their families. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference. Dr. Martin will help participants increase their cultural competence for work with young people.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace):  Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch):  Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization’s story of volunteer engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (1-2 pm)

Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction):  Join us to learn how to help your teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures. As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they are young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults, and libraries can play a role in building these important financial literacy skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (2-3 pm)

Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell):  Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together they explore the essential literacy experiences that are critical for nurturing lifelong readers and writers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (8am-2:30 pm)

NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop):  How will you move to the next phase in your career? In order to help you achieve your professional development goals, you’re invited to participate in this webinar to hear from government and career experts about how to become a better, more well-rounded and productive employee.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (12-1:30 pm)

When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections):  This webinar provides a practical introduction to U.S. copyright law, the public domain, and fair use, as well as touching upon parallel intellectual property rights to consider, such as privacy and publicity rights. Additionally, attendees will be presented with methodologies to navigate the myriad licensing options and ever-changing uses affecting collections, including determining rights status, identifying rights holders, and applying rights statements, Open Access, and Creative Commons licenses to collection objects.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople):  Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve.

For more information and to register, visit: https://internal.infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (3-4 pm)

Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb):  In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will explore the many ways in which school librarians can support their learning communities through co-teaching, making, reading, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (8:30-9:30 am)

How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education):  Leadership and school culture lay the foundation of successful schools. For digital learning to thrive, school and district leaders need to create conditions that empower teachers to take risks and try new things. Veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, will discuss how school leaders can create cultures of innovation in their schools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (10-11 am)

Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 28 ( 12-1 pm)

Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (5-6 pm)

Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians):  This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thanks again Wyoming State Library!

Categories
Continuing Education

Do you speak possibility? – Upcoming CSL in Session

Do you speak possibility? Learn more on Thursday January 17, 2019 from 12 – 1 PM MT.

Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate.

Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.   This material will be relevant to any librarian, but particularly those working with families/young children in a public library setting.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website.

We will be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for January 2019

These free online learning opportunities are curated by our friends at the Wyoming State Library!  Thank you neighbors to the north!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


**Innovative Libraries Online Conference: “Libraries at the Center of Community Life” Jan 17 (8 am-6:30 pm). For more information and to register, visit: https://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/continuing-ed/iloc


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library) : Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Gretchen Henrich and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes!

Library 101: Fake News (North Dakota State Library) : Library 101 tackles the topic of Fake News. Learn about what it is, why it’s so relevant, and how to prevent its spread.

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction & ARSL) : Check out this  webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL on how small or rural libraries can provide services to community members experiencing homelessness, especially with limited access to resources, like a social worker.

Cheap And Easy: An Introduction To Passive Programming (iSchool @ UW-Madison): Are you short on programming funds?  Does your staff struggle to find time to program?  Would you like to showcase collections and services or promote community initiatives?  If so, then it’s time to add passive programming to your repertoire!  Discover what passive programming is and how to do it well.  Return to work with ideas that will allow you to design activities suitable for all ages, from kids to seniors, and even inter-generational audiences.


ADVOCACY

  • Jan 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
  • Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission) 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Jan 8: APPy Hour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, Get Reminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)
  • Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

 BOARDS

  • Jan 9: Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

CAREERS

  • Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
  • Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

 CHILDREN & TEENS

  • At Your Leisure: Library 101: Fake News (North Dakota State Library)
  • Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
  • Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
  • Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)
  • Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)

 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Jan 2: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
  • Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)
  • Jan 29: Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection (Utah State Library)

COMMUNICATION

  • Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 9: Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Jan 10: How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)
  • Jan 11: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
  • Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)
  • Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

 DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • At Your Leisure: Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • Jan 8: Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)

 DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • At Your Leisure: Cheap And Easy: An Introduction To Passive Programming (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
  • Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)
  • Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
  • Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
  • Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
  • Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
  • Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

FUNDRAISING

  • Jan 2: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
  • Jan 9: How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
  • Jan 10: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
  • Jan 16: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
  • Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

MANAGEMENT

  • Jan 15: Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople)
  • Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)
  • Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • At Your Leisure: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction & ARSL)
  • Jan 15: Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

PROGRAMMING

  • At Your Leisure: Library 101: Fake News (North Dakota State Library)
  • At Your Leisure: Cheap And Easy: An Introduction To Passive Programming (iSchool @ UW-Madison)
  • Jan 8: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)
  • Jan 10: Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)
  • Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
  • Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
  • Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

READER’S ADVISORY

  • Jan 2: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
  • Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

 REFERENCE

  • Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
  • Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • At Your Leisure: Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)
  • Jan 8: GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)
  • Jan 12: STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)
  • Jan 16: Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection)
  • Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
  • Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)
  • Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)
  • Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

 TECHNOLOGY

  • Jan 10: Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)
  • Jan 15: TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup)
  • Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)
  • Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
  • Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
  • Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
  • Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • At Your Leisure: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction & ARSL)
  • Jan 8: Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)
  • Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)
  • Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)
  • Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)

 VOLUNTEERS

  • Jan 8: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Jan 10: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
  • Jan 31: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Jan 2 (8:30-9:30 am)

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring):  Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Jan 2 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commission):  Learn about qualities of books that teens are reading, and the titles Nebraska teens are seeking at their libraries. The presenters will discuss new books that are popular with teens in their communities and describe the qualities these titles possess that make them good choices for many libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Tuesday, Jan 8 (10-11 am)

Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library):  Join librarians across Washington and marketing representatives from NewsBank for a discussion about how to maximize the use of your electronic resources and get the most out of your library’s investment. The webinar will cover: How other Washington libraries are promoting their collections to their communities; How patrons are utilizing resources, like NewsBank’s Access World News; Best practices for marketing your online resources; Resources available to help your marketing efforts from vendors like NewsBank.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Jan 8 (10-11 am)

Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network):  Getting your presentation design off to the right start is essential. PowerPoint templates and masters are the underlying force that ties all your slides together, but so often they are ignored and forgotten. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure that all your presentations look the part from the beginning. But templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. In this masterclass we look at how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch, teaching you how to set the template masters, the color scheme, layout options, fonts, and animation effects. Moving through the session, we’ll show you exactly how to work in PowerPoint to achieve a consistent, professional presentation template, so that you can become a true PowerPoint Jedi with unmatched skill and speed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, Jan 8 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch):  Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, January 8 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist):  Join Carnegie Selection Committee members Annie Bostrom and Susan Maguire along with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Tuesday, Jan 8 (1-2 pm)

APPy Hour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, Get Reminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center):  Need help sticking to those New Year’s resolutions? This ‘APPy Hour’ will showcase mobile apps to support establishing new habits. Apps will include daily habit trackers, motivational reminders, wellness support, and fitness tracking. These apps are great tools for people with disabilities seeking to build independent living skills. Mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices will be demonstrated.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

Tuesday, Jan 8 (1-2 pm)

Health Literacy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction):  Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami, Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful) health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, Jan 8 (3:30-4 pm)

GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education):  ArcGIS Online has expanded resources for K-12–including additional GeoInquiries for more content areas. In addition, there is a statewide map contest for students with prizes! Learn about the requirements and deadlines.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars

Wednesday, Jan 9 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission):  Learn new resources to find widely-appealing graphic novel selections for all age groups, toddler through teen. Join Russ Harper, Youth Services Specialist at Omaha Public Library, as he makes core collection recommendations, discusses top sellers, and how to find the hot new thing. Includes programming tips for both American comics and manga fans!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub):  If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. Follow these 10 steps to identify, qualify, cultivate, ask and steward your way to fundraising success. There’s no more cost-effective way to ensure your long-term sustainability. This webinar will review where to begin, which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations):  The leadership of an organization sets the vision for the future and the direction for the rest of the team. Program leaders must know how to develop, manage, and collaborate with their board of directors to ensure the leadership is in sync with the needs of the organization as a whole. We’ll look at what it means to have a governing board and determine where your organization’s board is in the board life cycle. We’ll highlight the roles and responsibilities of your board and how to set clear expectations through bylaws, recruitment, a handbook, job descriptions, etc. We’ll guide participants through a self-assessment to determine areas where the board could improve. After this webinar, participants will be able to assess 3 priority areas for their Board of Directors and how to set tangible goals for the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services):  The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February 25, 2019.This pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential grant applicants.School libraries are eligible for this grant!For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/accelerating-promising-practices-small-libraries

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring):  Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Jan 10 (11-11:45 am)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo):  You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Jan 10 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware):  Our panel of experts will each share their take on emerging technologies and examples of how nonprofits of all sizes are using them. We’ll help you decide which trends deserve your attention and which ones can be safely ignored. Join us to learn all you need to know to kick off 2019.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Jan 10 (11-12 pm)

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang):  The Internet is bloated. Your users have limited attention spans. And websites everywhere are written with cliché, ambiguity, and scattershot messages. But words matter! The wrong words — or worse, the forgettable words — can cost your organization countless opportunities. The right words can spark emotion, spur action, and start a lifelong relationship. Which are you going to pick?

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project):  This one hour webinar will detail how to bring Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs to your community, including the support and resources available to make it successful. Participants will learn about the new DSG club guide “Inventing Green” that gets kids thinking about engineering and environmental sustainability. The guide challenges DSG Clubs to think about how to solve environmental problems with engineering, as well as how to create new inventions using a sustainability mindset.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events

Thursday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch):  You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm)

Out of this World Programming (State Library of Iowa):  In early 2017, Estherville Public Library (IA) and Ericson Public Library (IA) were two out of 75 libraries in the nation to be awarded the NASA@ My Library program grant. Through this opportunity both libraries have spent a year developing and offering exciting space programming for children, teen, and adults. Journey with Paula Spoo, Children’s Librarian at Estherville and Zachary Stier, Children’s Librarian in Boone as they highlight their programs from creation to implementation to inspire you to offer these or other space programs in your community. This webinar is a wonderful opportunity to help launch your library’s 2019 Summer Reading program.

To attend, go to: https://zoom.us/j/231867085

Thursday, Jan 10 (3-4 pm)

Your Money, Your Goals: Resources for financial empowerment (Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection):  This webinar will introduce you to the Your Money, Your Goals booklets and how to use them. Share best practices from librarians who are already using the booklets with consumers. Help you brainstorm with your colleagues about how you can start using these booklets in your library. The speakers on this webinar are Scott Bennet, ICF Consulting and Stacey Goddard, Spokane County Library District.

No advanced registration required, just go to: http://icfconsulting.adobeconnect.com/bureau/

Friday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute):  Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.  You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work. While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that “intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work!

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Saturday, Jan 12 (8-10:30 am)

STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12):   Session 1: Engage Students and Enhance Learning with Innovative STEAM Activities from Google.

Session 2: Connect, Create, and Collaborate with STEAM Websites, Web Tools, and Apps.Session 3: Integrate Coding Across All Subjects: It’s Easier than You Think.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/

Tuesday, Jan 15 (9-10 am)

Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives Commission):  Meet librarians working for the Windham School District (WSD), which operates in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Learn about their unique role within the prison and characteristics of the patrons they serve. Leave with ideas for partnerships between public libraries and prison libraries, and public library services that can support WSD patrons upon their release.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup):  Join us for our free webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product discount and donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization. During this tour and Q&A session, we will highlight the ways you can make the most of the donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and services available to eligible organizations. We will reserve time to ensure your questions about TechSoup and our donation programs and services get answered!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Tuesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist):  Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with all five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2019 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Tuesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm)

Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople):  In this webinar, presenter Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will share examples of implicit bias within the library workplace and discuss best practices for addressing and minimizing implicit bias in recruitment, hiring and retention. Attendees will have access to a reference list of articles and videos on implicit bias including ones the presenter has authored and instructions for taking a free implicit bias test.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Wednesday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace):  Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm)

Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection):  A compelling primary source can bring a bit of mystery or intrigue into an elementary classroom. Even in kindergarten, using an analysis process to look at primary sources can lead to student engagement, critical thinking, and empowered learning. Tom Bober, elementary school librarian and author, shares insights on the benefits of primary source analysis to student thinking and learning along with steps and strategies to unleash them in the classroom or library.For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

Thursday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library):  Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate. Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children):  Participants will gain an awareness of best practices in making the shift from summer reading to summer learning and examine outcomes based evaluation as a way to measure program success and communicate their programs’ impact.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Thursday, Jan 17 (2-3 pm)

Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb):  In this edWebinar, join Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor of Parent Education at Common Sense Media, to learn best practices and messaging to give to both students and parents to help them navigate using that new holiday device.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Friday, Jan 18 (11-12 pm)

Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live):  Join us for a free webinar to learn about free tax services and resources to share with your patrons to help them file their annual returns. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn more about the free IRS-sponsored tax prep services that are available in person and online. You will also gain access to tools and resources available from Tax Time Allies to make it easy to provide information to patrons and the larger community. The webinar will also offer a brief demonstration on the IRS Free File program (www.irs.gov/freefile).

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Tuesday, Jan 22 (10-11:30 am)

Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library):  This 90-minute webinar session with Steve provides realistic and practical tools to help all library employees with patron-contact jobs to better deal with entitled, difficult or even angry people, over the counter or over the phone. Steve uses his background in HR, security, and law enforcement to teach this program in a fast, entertaining, and even humorous way. Steve is the author of the ALA 2015 book Library Security and Service! Service! Service!, which is all about how to deliver excellent service to a variety of customers, in many contact settings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

Tuesday, Jan 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring):  This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Jan 23 (10-11 am)

Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association):  Dr. Patti Fletcher, speaker, advocate, leadership futurist, and author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, shares how a disrupter’s mindset enables women to not just break the glass ceiling, but shatter it against all odds. You will take away an action plan with specific lessons learned that can be put into practice right away.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian):  If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction):  Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople):  With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children):  Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Jan 23 (3-4 pm)

Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb):  The library makerspace is emerging as a powerful vehicle for increasing library visibility and value to the student community. In this session, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will feature how reorganization and materials selection helped one learning community fully embrace “making” across disciplines and grade levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Jan 24 (12-1 pm)

National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project):  The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events

Thursday, Jan 24 (1-2 pm)

I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission):  You’ve landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Jan 29 (10-11 am)

Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection (Utah State Library):  Graphic Novels can be one of the most popular and highest circulating formats in your library collection, but often, staff are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the format. In this webinar, graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will share the secrets of purchasing, organizing and preserving graphic novels and comics in the library for all ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

Tuesday, Jan 29 (12-1 pm)

3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot):  Are you finding it a challenge to grow your membership? For many organizations, the culprit is not telling the right stories to motivate your target audience. If you want to learn how some of the most successful membership organizations use strategic storytelling to attract and engage members, please join our free webinar on January 29 with storytelling expert Vanessa Chase Lockshin.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Tuesday, Jan 29 (1-2 pm)

Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb):  In this edWebinar, Sean Coffron, Ph.D. will present strategies and tools for introducing the topic of digital footprints to students and for preparing them to be thoughtful keepers of their online presences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-01/

Wednesday, Jan 30 (5-6 pm)

Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians):  This session will introduce participants to best practices for implementing multicultural literature into curriculums. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Jan 31 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo):  In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Jan 31 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch):  We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Jan 31 (2-3:30 pm)

Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center):  This workshop will introduce you to new tools that support reading and writing. Demonstrations will include devices from the STC lending library, mobile apps, Chrome extensions, and Microsoft learning tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

Categories
Continuing Education CSL News

Utah RIPL Regional – Travel Stipend Opportunity

Do you work in a small and rural public library? Are you interested in learning about evaluation and data use for management, planning, and communicating the impact of your library? Five travel stipends for the Utah RIPL Regional in Salt Lake City, March 6-7, 2019, are available to staff working in small and rural public libraries in the United States. These stipends are funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.What is a RIPL (Research Institute for Public Libraries) Regional? It’s a scaled-down version of the national data boot camp – 2 days, 4 instructors, and up to 70 public library participants from Utah and beyond– that provides the training necessary to begin using data and evaluation to improve your library services and demonstrate impact. The ideal candidate for this stipend is:

  • Interested in getting started using data for savvy and strategic planning.
  • Looking for both inspiration and instruction in a hands-on, participatory environment.
  • Seeking to learn about outcomes and how to measure library impact.
  • Committed to leading her/his organization in making data-based decisions.
  • Eager to develop a peer network to support evaluation efforts.

To be eligible for a travel stipend, you must be:

  • Employed by a U.S. public library that is located in a rural area AND serves a population of less than 25,000. These criteria are determined based on data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Libraries Survey. To determine whether your library meets these criteria, please click here.
  • A first-time participant of RIPL – if you have already attended a national or regional RIPL event, you are not eligible for a stipend.
  • Based outside of the Salt Lake City metro area (there is no registration fee for the event; the stipend covers travel expenses including lodging, meals, and transportation).

For more information and to apply, please see https://www.lrs.org/travel-stipend-opportunity-for-utah-ripl-regional/Travel stipend applications are due by 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Categories
Continuing Education

New CSL in Session – The Hidden Biases of Good People

Join us for our next CSL in Session, The Hidden Biases of Good People, on Thursday December 13, 2018 from 12 – 1 PM MT. (Note: this was mistakenly added to the CSL in Session calendar for December 14th, the calendar has been updated with the correct date of December 13, 2018).

Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. Our experiences shape who we are, and our race, ethnicity, gender, height, weight, sexual orientation, place of birth, and other factors impact how we view the world. Our hidden biases can guide our perception, behavior, opinions, decisions, and attitudes, even when we’re not aware of it. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

We will be recording this session. All archived sessions are available on the CSL in Session website.

 

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for December 2018

As we wrap up another year, let’s make the most of the learning opportunities we have! Thanks again to the folks at the Wyoming State Library for curating this fabulous list!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Trustee Trouble 2 (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ohVOoV0Tjc : Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.

A librarian’s case against overdue book fines (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2zsMYnn  : Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there’s one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don’t actually do what we think they do. What if your library just … stopped asking for them altogether?

The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library) https://bit.ly/2znTFHh : Learn how Wyoming is leading the way in applying blockchain to our resources and the way we work. Watch state and international experts explain the blockchain technology and answer questions. Presented in partnership with the Wyoming State Library, Laramie County Library System, L2B (Library 2 Business), Wyoming Humanities, and Museum on Main Street.


ADVOCACY

  • Dec 19: 30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • Dec 4: Public Media And Libraries In Community Crises (Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities)
  • Dec 12: Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • Dec 3: Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages (Pacer Center)
  • Dec 12: Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies (AbleNet)

 BOARDS

  • At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 2 (Wyoming State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Dec 4: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)
  • Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)

 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)
  • Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)
  • Dec 6: Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)
  • Dec 12: Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts (U.S. National Archives)
  • Dec 12: Packing and Crating Basics (Connecting to Collections)
  • Dec 17: YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

COMMUNICATION

  • Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)
  • Dec 5: Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)
  • Dec 12: Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Dec 12: How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Dec 5: From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • Dec 11: Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • At Your Leisure: The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)
  • Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)
  • Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)
  • Dec 5: From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)
  • Dec 5: DorobekInsider Live: 2018 Gov Innovations that Inspire, Engage, and Connect (GovLoop)
  • Dec 12: Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Dec 13: Continuous Learning (YALSA)
  • Dec 13: We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)
  • Dec 19: NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

  • Dec 4: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)
  • Dec 4: How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push (Techsoup)
  • Dec 4: How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)
  • Dec 5: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
  • Dec 5: 5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019 (GuideStar)
  • Dec 6: Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right! (Charity How To)
  • Dec 6: Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving! (Charity Village)
  • Dec 6: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
  • Dec 12: Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Dec 12: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
  • Dec 18: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)
  • Dec 19: 3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)
  • Dec 21: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

LEGAL

  • Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)
  • Dec 11: Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You (Techsoup)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • Dec 6: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management (Association for Library Services to Children)

MANAGEMENT

  • At Your Leisure: A librarian’s case against overdue book fines (TED Talk)
  • Dec 6: Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)
  • Dec 7: De-Crapify Your Workflow!: Learn the Critical Keys (Training Magazine Network)
  • Dec 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
  • Dec 11: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action (Association for Library Services to Children)
  • Dec 11: To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)
  • Dec 12: How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)
  • Dec 12: Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • Dec 12: The Voice of Leadership – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
  • Dec 13: The Hidden Biases of Good People (Colorado State Library)
  • Dec 19: 30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • Dec 4: Why Open Data Belongs at Libraries (Washington State Library)
  • Dec 5: Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)
  • Dec 6: Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements (Bloomerang)
  • Dec 11: Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • Dec 12: How to Foster Collaboration in Government (GovLoop)
  • Dec 13: SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

  • Dec 3: Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space (Colorado State Library)
  • Dec 4: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)
  • Dec 12: NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories! (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • Dec 12: How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 18: Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)

READER’S ADVISORY

  • Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)
  • Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)
  • Dec 6: Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)
  • Dec 17: YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

REFERENCE

  • Dec 4: Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)
  • Dec 4: Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 6: Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Dec 11: From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • Dec 11: Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople)
  • Dec 12: Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • Dec 13: Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • Dec 1: STEAM Up Learning with These Activities, Resources, and Experiments for Your Classroom (Simple K-12)
  • Dec 3: Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code (edWeb)
  • Dec 5: Ways to Combat Bias in Schools: A New Resource (Education Week)
  • Dec 5: The Power of Independent Reading: Dynamic Strategies Using High-Quality Authentic Texts to Foster a Love of Reading! (School Library Journal)
  • Dec 5: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset (Infopeople)
  • Dec 6: Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News (edWeb)
  • Dec 6: Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries (School Library Journal)
  • Dec 8: STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (Simple K12)
  • Dec 11: Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library)
  • Dec 12: Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

  • At Your Leisure: The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)
  • Dec 5: API security: What you absolutely need to know now (O’Reilly)
  • Dec 6: Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)
  • Dec 11: Jolly Holiday Webinar Party (Training Magazine Network)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)
  • Dec 4: How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids (Insync Training)
  • Dec 5: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
  • Dec 11: Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (Insync Training)
  • Dec 13: Continuous Learning (YALSA)
  • Dec 13: We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)
  • Dec 18: Advanced Visualization Process to Create Dynamic & Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

VOLUNTEERS

  • Dec 4: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
  • Dec 5: Fundraising with Volunteers (Firespring)
  • Dec 6: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
  • Dec 11: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
  • Dec 13: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Saturday, Dec 1 (8-1:30 pm)

STEAM Up Learning with These Activities, Resources, and Experiments for Your Classroom (Simple K-12):  A variety of 30-minute presentations focused on STEAM activities and tools that you can use in your classroom or school library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/

 

Monday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry):  Intergenerational differences present both opportunities and pitfalls, and we see more evidence of missteps almost every day. In order to understand the context of millennials’ defining moments, you must also understand each prior generation’s defining moments – and the differences between the two decades of millennials. Join us for this webinar that will discuss the defining moments that created the “Grand Canyon gap” between the two millennial decades (1981-1990 and 1990-2000).

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

Monday, Dec 3 (1-2 pm)

Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space (Colorado State Library):  With “Space” as the 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme, we’ll discuss ideas for space-themed programs and collections, CSLP resources, and more for all ages, with examples and time for open discussion and crowdsourcing. Bring your ideas and questions, and come prepared to participate!

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-12/

 

Monday, Dec 3 (3-4 pm)

Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code (edWeb):  In this edWebinar, we will review some of the current obstacles and opportunities for introducing the value of a computer science education for all. The Hour of Code is the perfect excuse to bring coding into your K-12 classroom as computer science principles are foundational in preparing kids for tomorrow’s workforce.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

Monday, Dec 3 (3-4:30 pm)

Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages (Pacer Center):  This workshop will explore ways that smart phones, smart watches, and other wearable can support executive function skills for people of all ages. Participants will learn ways to increase time awareness and focus, how to use reminders, explore tools to organize and prioritize, and discuss task initiation and completion. The tools and strategies demonstrated will benefit people with disabilities such as ADHD, executive function disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and blind or low vision.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Why Open Data Belongs at Libraries (Washington State Library):  What do libraries have to do with open government data found on data.wa.gov or local gateways like those for Seattle or Spokane? Plenty. In this webinar, participants will learn how libraries are connecting patrons to this emerging resource and helping local government become better open data publishers. They’ll also learn how libraries can use open data to improve their own operations. The webinar will include examples, tips and dozens of resources to support your library’s open data activity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate):  Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.elevatedeffect.com/event/

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (11-12 pm)

Public Media And Libraries In Community Crises (Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities):  Participants of this webinar will consider the role that public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress.

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rLN3HymeQOm4sLO6maSYpg

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program):  Wish you could get more exercise? Want to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Or just want to take a walk with your dogs? This webinar is for you. The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The U.S. Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids (Insync Training):  It’s no secret that billions of dollars are wasted every year on training and talent development initiatives. One of the best ways to reclaim some of those wasted dollars is to go back to basics and confirm that training programs are (a) performance-based and (b) wrapped around relevant, effective job-aids. In some cases, the relevant, effective job-aid can replace a course entirely.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association):  This webinar will explore components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push (Techsoup):  This webinar is designed to help your nonprofit take full advantage of the end-of-year fundraising rush, improve your online fundraising strategy, and surpass your goals with actionable and digestible tips and tricks.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch):  This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS):  Expertise in open licensing is becoming a crucial asset for the modern librarian. Creative Commons licenses are the most popular open licenses among open education and open access projects around the world. OER is coming to your campus and if you would like to get a head start on being able to help your faculty, please join us for this is introductory session.

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZsBwilxmIs7FT9Yy2

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To):  Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision):  Learn about qualities of books that teens are reading, and the titles Nebraska teens are seeking at their libraries. The presenters will discuss new books that are popular with teens in their communities and describe the qualities these titles possess that make them good choices for many libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising with Volunteers (Firespring):  Volunteers give 10x more money than those who don’t volunteer, but 1 in 3 volunteers do not volunteer the next year. You can change this. You can find and retain fundraising volunteers. Find out how in this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

API security: What you absolutely need to know now (O’Reilly):  In 2018, at least 85{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} of organizations consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. However, the explosion of APIs is creating incremental security risks that must be addressed. Laurent Gil explains why API security is quickly becoming a key cross-cutting concern for everyone from DevOps to the CISO.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian):  Libraries have the potential to inspire local dialogue on timely issues across communities, positioning library staff as trusted facilitators. Join us for this free one-hour webinar to hear how New York Public Library created a conversation series on important issues in the diverse communities they serve.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association):  UGA Law Library’s longstanding newsletter Amicus Briefs first saw circulation in 1984. At that time it was solely in print and included no more than a couple of items about new additions to the library collection and upcoming library instruction. More than 30 years later, the newsletter has evolved significantly. This session will share the many lessons learned over the years by looking back in time at the newsletter’s rich history of content. It will also share current tools used for online and print publication, as well as assessing readership including Drupal, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics and DataStudio, Piktochart, iTunes, YouTube, Feedburner, and Digital Commons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

DorobekInsider Live: 2018 Gov Innovations that Inspire, Engage, and Connect (GovLoop):  Join Chris Dorobek and his panel of experts as we discuss the biggest innovative trends in government technology, communications, engagement and digital services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace):  Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019 (GuideStar):  Join us for a discussion about what trends nonprofits should expect to see next year!

For more information and to register visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association):  Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must-attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward-thinking industries, and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Ways to Combat Bias in Schools: A New Resource (Education Week):  Join Matt Leighninger and Nicole Cabral of Public Agenda for a one-hour webinar where attendees will be armed with tips and strategies to facilitate safe, illuminating, and productive conversations on incidents of bias. They will pull from the newly-released discussion guide, “Addressing Incidents of Bias in Schools: A guide for preventing and reacting to discrimination affecting students,” to provide a framework for this virtual conversation that will include advice on how to use the guide in classrooms, staff meetings, and schoolwide events.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett):  Follett’s very own librarians share their ALA predictions, trending topics and not-to-miss lists as well as sneak peeks on books they’re excited about for 2019 and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Independent Reading: Dynamic Strategies Using High-Quality Authentic Texts to Foster a Love of Reading! (School Library Journal):  Join this webinar to learn from literacy expert Pam Allyn as she shares innovative strategies for using authentic literature to ensure all children become lifelong readers and writers. Pam will present effective structures and routines for independent learning and lead us to think about the impact of foundational authentic texts being the lever that brings all readers into a reading community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2:30 pm)

School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset (Infopeople):  Research shows that beliefs about intelligence and ability impact one’s performance and response to failure. Join us for this 90 minute webinar to learn more about what research says, how to examine and change your own mindset, and what you can do to help support children’s growth mindset and persistence through challenge.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (7-8 am)

Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program):  In this webinar, participants will: Become familiar with the Bureau’s initiatives to help financial caregivers and combat elder financial exploitation; Gain an in-depth understanding of the Bureau’s Managing Someone Else’s Money guides and how libraries can use and share these guides in their communities; understand how they can build partnerships with other key intermediaries to assist older consumers and their caregivers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (8-9 am)

Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library):  Test yourself!  Use the provided checklists to determine your technology proficiency.  Be your own trainer and discover opportunities where you can increase your skills.  Form a plan to personalize Technology Competencies Checklists for your own library and make the move to receive buy-in from staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-11:45 am)

Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right! (Charity How To):  This webinar will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2018 and how to set goals for 2019 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving! (Charity Village):  In this webinar, Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of The Good Partnership will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop “competing” and start raising more money.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements (Bloomerang):  This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace):  Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You’ll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)

Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist):  The December 15 issue of Booklist will be our second annual Starred Reviews issue. How can you make the best use of this remarkable resource in your library or school besides filling in collection gaps? Join Erin Downey Howerton, Children’s Manager at the Wichita Public Library, for a star-spangled list of ways the Booklist Starred Reviews issue can help with fundraising, displays, programming, book groups, community engagement, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch):  It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management (Association for Library Services to Children):  Hear from an expert on sensory experiences, behavior management and programming environment set up about ways to improve your room setups to create a more welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment, and how to relate to either one over-excited or upset child or a room full of them — without completely interrupting your regularly scheduled programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News (edWeb):  In this session Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins will explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries (School Library Journal):  Among the most critical issues in education, digital equity has direct implications for your kids and your community. In this important hour, we’ll dive into the issues and learn strategies for enhancing access for all students and families.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

Friday, Dec 7 (9-10 am)

De-Crapify Your Workflow!: Learn the Critical Keys (Training Magazine Network):  In this fast-paced and informative session you will learn: To discern what costs your company is paying for busywork; How busywork can sabotage even the best training program; What are the Thieves of Productivity and how to conquer them; how to expand your span of control on simplification.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Friday, Dec 7 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute):  Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

Saturday, Dec 8 (8-11:30 am)

STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (Simple K12):  More STEAM activities and tools for your classroom or school library, including coding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (Insync Training):  Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (10-11 am)

Jolly Holiday Webinar Party (Training Magazine Network):  Join Lou Russell and her friends for a different kind of webinar.  We’ll be having a party, playing games, building treats, celebrating all holidays of December and spreading peace and love (yes, Lou was a teen in the 70s). If you’d like to push the envelope on your webinars or if you just like holidays, you’ll love this sleigh ride of new ways to use webinar technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (11:15-12pm)

Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library):   A perfect database for public libraries and schools.

Learn about countries around the world-the people, their lifestyle and customs, even recipes.

CultureGrams includes lesson plans and a blog with additional ideas for classroom and library use.

 To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8058577301317491203

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action (Association for Library Services to Children):  This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.This webinar will provide real life examples of what leadership actually looks like in the everyday life of working in children’s librarianship. Leadership can take many different forms including taking a risk on a program to fulfill a need in the community, embracing big picture thinking that can be broken down into manageable parts, or knowing how to work together as a team to achieve goals.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You (Techsoup):  In 2018, state, federal, and city governments together placed hundreds of new labor laws into effect. The laws affect workers in every industry, including the nonprofit sector and libraries. They affect fringe benefits, health insurance, paid time off, overtime, and more. In this webinar, hosted by Gregg Bossen of QuickBooks Made Easy, we’ll help you understand these recent payroll changes and how they affect your nonprofit or library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch):  This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople):  Is your library looking for ways to support immigrants and refugees in your community? Would you like to help people learn about United States citizenship? Are you interested in free, high-quality, and easy-to-use educational resources? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, as well as navigate life in the United States.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access (Texas State Library and Archives Commission):  Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (4-5 pm)

To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library):  A current trend among libraries is to move away from charging overdue fines and other fees to library users. We’re offering the opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of going fine free and ask questions of and share concerns with your colleagues on this important issue.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1500964608894728450

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories! (Nebraska Library Commission):  Next summer will bring plenty of opportunities to talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ideas, especially with science and outer space as the new topic for the Summer Reading Program. Learn about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for “A Universe of Stories,” in celebration of the historic 1969 landing on the moon.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction (edWeb):  Come and learn how SETDA’s 2018 Student Voices Award Winner, St. Albans City School in Vermont, embraces technology tools to personalize instruction. Fourth to sixth grade students will discuss their STEAM classes and their use of the makerspace to explore their personal passions and artistic abilities. In addition, students will share how the school’s collaborative stewardship projects support the community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub):  “Why should I give you my hard-earned money?” Answer this question well, and you’ll never be short of funds. Answer it poorly, and fundraising becomes an uphill battle. In this revealing session, one of North America’s most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas.

For more information  and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies (AbleNet):  In this presentation, we’ll explore the ways in which the power of everyday technology can be harnessed to support employees with diverse strengths and needs. Everyday technology, or “mainstream” technology, is readily available, affordable, and can provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their employers. Participants in this presentation will leave with resources and strategies that can be easily implemented in the workplace. In addition, we will spend some time discussing specialized technologies that can be utilized to support individuals with more complex needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy):  By the end of the webinar, you’ll have some practical tools and a solid understanding of some better ways to handle angry customer situations. Andrew will also be providing attendees with a link to a free tutorial he’s created that will make it easy to share this information with colleagues and friends. If you’re not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the fact.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2DM9AlL

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program):  This webinar will explore Federal Government resources to help the average consumer handle the family budget better. Emphasis will be on resources available from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Other resources, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau on the economic situation of the country, will be covered as well.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Foster Collaboration in Government (GovLoop):  Join NextGen Nation online on as our government experts share best practices for fostering effective collaboration in government.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff (Public Library Association):  The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze and communicate data in order to navigate a data-rich world and make data-driven decisions related to funding, policies and other resources needed to support the communities you serve. Learn how the website created by the Emerging Leaders serves as a professional development guide that can help move library staff toward becoming more data competent.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, Dec  12 (12-1 pm)

Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts (U.S. National Archives):  In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved – not lost.  The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use.

For more information and to tune in, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1:30 pm)

Packing and Crating Basics (Connecting to Collections):  This Packing and Crating Basics Webinar will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other objects for transport. The most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects will be discussed, and examples will be given, with a focus on establishing a common vocabulary as well as utilizing industry-accepted materials and methods.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1:30 pm)

Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations):  This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move to a more participatory process in achieving organizational goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring):  There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

The Voice of Leadership – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association):  This preview of the AMA seminar The Voice of Leadership explains how this course helps you develop the skills to inspire others. In addition, this session gives you tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Continuous Learning (YALSA):  YALSA monthly competency webinar. facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Webinar recordings are available for those who can’t participate in the live session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  This session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action (National Network of Libraries of Medicine):  This webinar will feature NNLM SEA Health Information Outreach Project awardee Jessica Daly. She will present on her funded project, including: Discuss the lack of Health Literacy within my hospital system and community; Share the plan created; Share the outreach efforts associated with the grant within the community (speaking events, ect.); and more!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch):  Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (1-2 pm)

We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople):  It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. They will cover topics such as staff and management buy-in, low-cost training, and how to meaningfully engage staff in an effort to create a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Friday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

The Hidden Biases of Good People (Colorado State Library):  Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Monday, Dec 17 (11:30-12:30 pm)

YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries):  What’s coming down the pike for your young adult readers in 2019? Learn what titles are on their way and what titles remain in top reading lists. Learn from our presenter and be prepared to share your own ideas!

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/library-development/info2go/

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (10-11 am)

Advanced Visualization Process to Create Dynamic & Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network):  This session looks at three ways to improve your slides visually and get away from Death by PowerPoint and click-through eLearning, so that your content can become more visual, using the right diagram to illustrate and bring your points to life. That means your audience start paying attention, and understand what you want to tell them, even when it’s pretty complicated. Which means that your training is more effective.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (11-11:45 am)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To):  In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (1-2 pm)

Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction):  This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (8-9 am)

30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library):  We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great.  We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission):  Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (12-1 pm)

3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub):  Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

 

Friday, Dec 21 (8:30-9:30 am )

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring):  Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for November 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2rCaYRM : When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.

The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2sLR3ij : Public libraries have always been about more than just books — and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she’s put it to use to save patrons’ lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.

Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iLJ90DxQKI : In this first episode of the series, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We will include a new episode every month (for 10 months) to watch at your leisure or with your trustees and then answer the questions toward the end of each episode.


ADVOCACY

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov 8: Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library)

CAREERS

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 8: Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov 14: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

Nov 27: Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Nov 2: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov 6: Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 7: The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

Nov 8: Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

Nov 13: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Nov 7: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 6: Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 29: Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Nov 1: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

Nov 1: Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

Nov 1: Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

Nov 7: How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

Nov 7: Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

Nov 8: What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 14: 3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

Nov 14: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Nov 15: Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 29: 10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 1: Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

Nov 5: Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

Nov 8: The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

Nov 13: Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

Nov 15: Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov 26: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

Nov 8: Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 8: Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Nov 14: Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Nov 1: Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

Nov 2: Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

Nov 6: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 13: Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

Nov 14: Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 14: A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov 5: Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 8: Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

Nov 28: Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 5: From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

Nov 8: Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

Nov 13: Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov 6: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

Nov 6: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 13: Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Nov 1 (9-10 am)

10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, to learn 10 quick tips that you can use to super charge your upcoming year end appeal. The tips will focus on both getting your donors to open your appeal and to respond to it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

Thursday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)

Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

This session will discuss mentorship, networking and ethics through the lens of library industry best practices as well as other industries’ best practices. Leadership shouldn’t be limited to a few. Our work calls for leaders at every level, with all kinds of distinctive personalities and skills. This is the heart of 21st century librarianship.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)

Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

To help you get the most out of Giving Tuesday, this Webinar will discuss picking a campaign theme, focusing on your audiences, getting the timing right, inspiring millennials, making it viral, using video, harnessing social media and making your campaign multichannel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1:30 pm)

Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

Come meet three funders who make a concerted effort to provide grants for capital expenses, and find out why they give, and how you can identify and secure potential capital funding prospects for your own fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Nov 1 (1-2 pm)

Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

Join presenters Andrea Willis and Katy Azevedo as they give a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course, while you learn about ways that your organization can utilize the website to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship test.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Friday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)

Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

In this special free event, ALA Publishing and the University of Chicago Press will discuss using The Chicago Manual of Style for citation building and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2OYpIqQ

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Blending sweeping illustrations and powerful narratives, graphic novels offer fast-paced entertainment and educational opportunities for readers of all ages—and continue to be a high-circulating section in libraries everywhere. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from DC Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and Oni Press will showcase forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, and YA graphic novel releases.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Monday, Nov 5 (12-12:30 pm)

From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

On-prem vs. Cloud? What solution is right for your organization? In this 30-minute webinar, we will focus on current desktop and the factors leading to increased Cloud Adoption over the next several years. We will also review why nonprofits need to be thinking about their digital transformation now.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Monday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

Innovating. Meeting community needs. Managing the daily business of running a library. It can feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. But there are powerful models like the Millvale Community Library which is acting as an agent of change in the community without sacrificing their core role as an information resource. This small but mighty library addresses their community’s food desert, uses clean energy, offers a tool-lending library, and more—while operating in a financially sustainable way. Learn how they do it, and how you can, too!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Monday, Nov 5 (2-3 pm)

Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

Today’s elementary school students will be entering a future workforce comprised mostly of jobs that don’t currently exist. How do we prepare them for this uncertainty? In this edWebinar, join Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, to learn how you can prepare your students for their future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

Both kindness and gratitude are important ingredients to a happy life as well as essential to building strong professional and personal relationships. During this course, participants will: 1) Learn practical strategies to cultivate more positivity in yourself, your relationships, and teams by harnessing the power of kindness and gratitude, 2) Delve into what it means to practice “kind communication” and how this can improve your relationships, and 3) Contemplate what a massive study of successful teams undertaken by Google teaches us about team dynamics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

As training practitioners, we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn, how to help people learn, and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session, we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best free electronic resources as well as best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

The planning and execution of a successful #GivingTuesday awareness campaign can be daunting, especially if you are just getting started. But don’t worry, we’ve gathered experts from #GivingTuesday and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.  to share their experiences and help you make the most of the next few weeks to ensure your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

Picture books entertain, enlighten, and educate young children. Join representatives from Baker & Taylor, Beaming Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Random House Canada, and Simon & Schuster as they present new books that kids will love.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-12:45 pm)

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

Attendees should gain an enhanced understanding of the publicly-accessible information resources produced by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office and how these agencies carry out their policymaking activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

Join Terry Axelrod, founder of Benevon, who will lead you through a step-by-step process for “missionizing” each of your events and designing a sustainable system of events that furthers your engagement of individual donors and grows major gifts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 6 (1-2:30 pm)

Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This is an introductory overview of the importance of the library’s website — your virtual branch — that busts common myths and misconceptions about your library’s online presence. We’ll cover the 25 most common website problems and how to fix them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Nov 6 (3:30-4 pm)

Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Join Bailey Kowalski to learn about how Google Forms can change your life! Using them will save you time, give you data and more. Use forms for everything from gathering information about your learners to formative assessment. They allow for a variety of options, including self-graded quizzes with automatic feedback. Sign-up for this fast paced session to learn all the Google Forms life hacks and come up with some of your own!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (9-10 am)

Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will provide helpful information and resources for teachers and librarians interested in the Letters About Literature competition. It will also cover the new online submission process and be an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the entire competition process.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Nov 7 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

This talk will discuss digital and archival resources for Presidential Research with librarians and archivists from the Miller Center, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and Seton Hall University.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

Recruiters rank communication as one of the most desired, yet hardest to find, skills, according to surveys from LinkedIn and Bloomberg. This interactive webinar provides you with insights on: How social intelligence became the new workplace currency; Why we communicate well with some people and struggle working with others; The “platinum rule” for building stronger relationships: versatility; and Four steps for increasing your interpersonal effectiveness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

During this one-hour webinar presented by Heidi Webb, CFRE, you will learn the key tipping points that will help supercharge your year-end fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

Do you need to grow your programs or your endowment (who doesn’t)? Many nonprofit leaders facing these challenges are not prepared for the rigors of a capital campaign that can provide the funding. This one-hour webinar will help you analyze and prepare the 6 Key Ingredients for Capital Campaign success: Case for Support, Dollar Goal, Donors, Steering Committee, Systems, Timing.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/donorsearch-classes/

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

You know the Coretta Scott King Medal-winning books. You read them every year when the awards are announced. But how are the awards chosen? How do members of the jury go from reading picture books to young adult novels? And what is the difference between the CSK Book Jury and the CSK Committee? Get answers to these questions and many more with former CSK Jury members Kacie Armstrong and Alan Bailey.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Nov 7 (5-6 pm)

The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

Living in a Post-Truth world can be tough, especially for anyone consuming news and information online. This webinar will frame the issue of “Fake News” in a manageable way, and provide you with tips, tricks, and tools you can use immediately, both in and out of the classroom. In a neutral & non-partisan manner, presenter Kelsey Bogan will explore the “Fake News” Problem; from defining the term “Fake News,” to its real world impact, and including several practical strategies for dealing with it.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical web event will demonstrate how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “ambiverts”—those whose personality type is between an introvert and extrovert—will also learn how to expand their leadership skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Thursday, Nov 8 (11-12 pm)

Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

Public libraries have historically faced challenges as viable units in local government. This webinar will present a framework for future library services, focusing on effective public sector skills, strategic planning, leadership, organizational and service innovation, information technology, readers, and the full range of library constituents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

Join us for an overview of marketing basics for libraries. Learn about your library brand, basic marketing components, and merchandising tips to create a thrifty, simple, and effective marketing system for your library. This webinar is perfect for accidental marketers; no previous experience is necessary!

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

Join us to learn how easy it is to take your own or other remotely sensed data to create smart maps that will keep you and your organization informed and prepared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation®, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products, will present a current selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award® winning children’s toys and media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The world of online privacy is complex and ever-changing. However our patrons need sensible advice NOW as they move forward interacting in an online world. Rural Technologist and Librarian Jessamyn West will outline a simple program libraries can use to help patrons navigate the tricky world of online privacy, trying to help people make better, not perfect, privacy choices that work for their real lives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

Prepare your strategy for this year’s Giving Tuesday with insight from last year’s Giving Tuesday nonprofit website analytics. Digital skills trainer and Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo will review which marketing efforts drove the most website traffic on Giving Tuesday, and how that traffic performed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://smartcausedigital.com/givingtuesday

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

This webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. There will be time for Q&A with NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2CAfx4m

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

Gain insight into the latest trends and tools related to digital citizenship and cyberbullying. Experts will share information on targeted initiatives for tweens and high schoolers, as well as insight into the latest research on preventing and addressing cyberbullying. Learn strategies for fostering student citizenship and a supportive school climate to positively impact student behavior in the digital realm.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

Thursday, Nov 8 (2-3 pm)

Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2644585344002814465

Friday, Nov 9 (9:30-10:30 am)

What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar on Friday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET where we’ll provide an overview of key results from the 2018 elections and explore their implications. ALA’s Washington Office will dig into how the outcomes could affect engagement from library advocates and how ALA’s upcoming advocacy plans will align.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-2 pm)

Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

Open to all libraries and staff, our first day will feature David Lee King and will be followed by other thought leaders, industry experts, and library success stories and videos.

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/Connections-Summit-2018-11.html#register

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

We know from both the 2008 and 2018 iterations of “From Awareness to Funding” that the library user status of the voter does not matter on Election Day. Funding decisions for libraries are often made by voters with little-to-no familiarity with the library, or by elected officials who are themselves non-users. Join EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka for an overview of the “From Awareness…” findings and participate in a discussion of how concerned library data professionals could cooperatively begin to fill in these missing data pieces.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-11/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (11-12 pm)

Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

The latest nonprofit leadership research shows how specific leadership styles impact nonprofit outcomes. And it reveals the most common style of leadership in nonprofits right now.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

Research has shown that our brains wilt when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint or other static presentation of content. It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain. VideoScribe lets a story unfold before your learners’ eyes, improving learning retention by as much as 15{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5}!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:The 5 elements of an engaging website; The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t; Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 13 (7-8 pm)

Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

When considering cybersecurity, the technology that enables Second Life can be thought of as a chain of related systems, starting with your personal computer and working through various software and network layers that enable presence, communications, and amazing capabilities in a rich virtual world space.  This presentation walks through each link in that chain and considers some reasonable measures for security, safety, and privacy along the way. Also covered are larger cybersecurity issues like cyberkinetics, digital currencies, and human-computer interaction.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

Wednesday, Nov 14 (9-10 am)

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present information on Government resources about what sleep is and how to get enough of it. Also covered will be insomnia, benefits and detriments of sleep medications, problems and conditions related to sleep, and sleep requirements for differing ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

If you want to attract a larger audience of members, donors, fans and followers, please join our webinar on November 14 with digital marketing expert and social media specialist Lilach Bullock. Lilach will show you how some nonprofits are using Instagram to reach the young and socially-conscious generation, ensuring their organizations continue to grow well into the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy/expert-webinar-series

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resource for programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Nov 14 (1-2 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. How can you obtain leadership experience in an entry or mid-level library position so that you can move forward in the leadership pipeline? Perhaps your administration can’t (or won’t) provide the support you need to advance. This webinar will explore how to add tools to your leadership toolbelt – in and outside of the library – without breaking the bank.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Nov 14 (2-3 pm)

Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. We’ll touch on everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues. Whether you’re a teen expert or teen averse attend for some useful takeaways for your day to day work in the library.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6995658519344960258

Wednesday, Nov 14 (3-4 pm)

Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share tools that promote collaboration among educators. Participants will explore how to demonstrate that collaboration is happening, that it is effective, and that it favorably impacts student learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)

Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

You have a donor management system, but how do you get the most out of it while maintaining it for optimal efficiency? Join us to learn about donor data best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn how governments can successfully assess, plan and automate cloud transformation on time and on budget, and fast forward your data center consolidation or cloud migration.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. This free webinar will help public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully. Learn how two very different public libraries are using free resources to offer essential guidance to their communities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

Employees are going overboard, leaving companies at a faster pace than ever before. You work so hard to recruit the right talent and yet 1/3 of employees quit their jobs in just the first six months! One major factor in this is lack of great onboarding.  Companies fail to realize the need to reinforce the “buying decision” – yes, onboarding is a key time for new associates to determine if they made the right choice or not.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

We can help older patrons compete successfully for jobs by steering them toward resources that match their needs, and by helping them find (economical) ways to develop new job search skill. This webinar will give you information and resources to help patrons bridge the gap in knowledge and skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Nov 15 (2-3 pm)

Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

Friday, Nov 16 (8-9 am)

Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Friday, Nov 16 (9-10 am)

The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

LYRASIS is hosting a webinar to provide our members an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan Ebook Collection, a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The collection is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us to learn how your investment in this newly available content supports the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Friday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)

Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent. You do not want to miss this great presentation, so sign up to attend today!

For more information and to register, visit:  https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Monday, Nov 19 (11-12 pm)

Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Explore available opportunities for continuing education, peruse useful sites for keeping up with technology, and develop a plan for taking charge of your own learning.  Topics covered will include planning for learning, time management, and state and national resources. Ample time will be given for participants to search for relevant training and education opportunities that fit their individual needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Nov 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Learn how to make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, Nov 20 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Thursday, Nov 22 (11-12 pm)

Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can approach storytelling in a focused and strategic way. We’ll review steps that will help you to develop content that is compelling and that supports your organization’s mission and goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Monday, Nov 26 (12-1 pm)

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Monday, Nov 26 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Get ready for the next round of EOR and E-rate. What can you expect for 2019? What can you do to be prepared? Get all the details here.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/library-development/info2go/

Tuesday, Nov 27 (10-11 am)

Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

PowerPoint graphs and charts are an excellent way to show information visually, allowing an audience to see the trend or result straight away. Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren’t always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, and much more besides. Data visualization takes things further, to convey complex concepts in an elegant and relatable way. In this webinar we explain how to use and create PowerPoint graphs and charts effectively. We show the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Then teach you how to create live and non-live graphs, charts, and other data visualizations that will help engage your audience and get your message across.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, Nov 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

Plastics are everywhere – they are an inescapable part of our lives both at home and in our collections. Plastics present a deceptive promise of permanence yet we know from experience that their preservation is not an easy task. Learn how to monitor and mitigate problems that may arise from the deterioration of plastics in your collection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Tuesday, Nov 27 (1-2 pm)

It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

You know how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but how do you get followers to go beyond liking posts to sharing or even showing up for the programs or resources you’re promoting? Being strategic with your posts is an important first step. In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for social media engagement for libraries of all sizes, but with a focus on libraries without dedicated communications staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Wednesday, Nov 28 (11-12 pm)

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use — and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Nov 28 (12-1:30 pm)

Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build and enrich their relationships with the children, parents, and other staff members in their organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Nov 28 (1-2 pm)

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen. We’ll look at before and after examples, and attendees will get a list of resources for learning more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Nov 29 (11-12 pm)

10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

In this webinar, we will learn  how to make your website donor-ready, improve your donation pages, choose the right donor platform, create powerful email fundraising campaigns, promote monthly giving, use social media techniques to grow your email list, and invest in digital advertising to raise money online. We will also address organizational readiness and capacity as a factor in your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)

IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come learn more about IdentityTheft.gov, the Federal Government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Nov 29 (1-2 pm)

Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for September 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it https://bit.ly/2kIlnGZ (Center on Technology & Disability). This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER’s Simon Technology center describes the fundamentals of AT, and how to incorporate them into your child’s life to enhance learning and creativity.

Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help https://bit.ly/2MVKBS1 (Montana State Library). The Missoula Aging Services works statewide to promote services that prevent and mitigate Medicare fraud. Join Renee Labrie-Shanks of the Montana Seniors Medicare Patrol Program to learn about resources available to libraries and where to find more help for your patrons.

Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud https://bit.ly/2NxTHS5 (Technology & Innovation in Education). Scratch is an online platform designed to expose students to the fundamental elements of computer coding. This computer industry is experiencing the fastest growth and highest job demand in the US job market. In this session you will see how easy it is to create opportunities for your students to problem solve and think creatively.


ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Sep. 11: Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 27: No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it https://bit.ly/2kIlnGZ (Center on Technology & Disability)

Sep. 19: Accessible Library Customer Service (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 25: Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 26: Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field (ablenet)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Sep. 5: Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 6: Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 12: Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 13: How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep. 20: Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 26: Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 11: The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

Sep. 13: Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 13: Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)

Sep. 14: What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)

Sep. 17: Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Sep. 18: Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Sep. 18: Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

Sep. 20: Ditching Dewey – How to Adopt Bookstore Style Organization (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

COMMUNICATION

Sep. 6: Free Tools To Create High Performing Nonprofit Content In Minutes (Nonprofit Marketing Academy)

Sep. 18: Negotiate with Confidence (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Sep. 20: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Sep. 28: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sep. 11: Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

Sep. 25: Managing Your Digital Archive (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Sep. 12: Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sep. 12: Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

Sep. 13: Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 19: Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 20: Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 26: ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Sep. 11: Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)

Sep. 18: Is Your Workforce Ready for the Future? (Training Industry)

FUNDRAISING

Sep. 4: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 for Nonprofits (Elevate)

Sep. 5: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (Charity How To)

Sep. 6: Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Sep. 7: Nonprofit Radio Month, Episode 1: Foundations as a Tool for Collective Power (GrantSpace)

Sep. 12: How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)

Sep. 13: Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)

Sep. 13: Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)

Sep. 13: LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)

Sep. 18: Pave the Way for a Successful #GivingTuesday (Firespring)

Sep. 18: How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters (Blackbaud)

Sep. 18: Tools for Giving Season: Leveraging Facebook for Your Nonprofit (GuideStar)

Sep. 20: Look Before You Leap: What You Need to Know Before You Write That Grant (TechSoup)

Sep. 25: Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics – How Do You Measure Up? (Charity How To)

Sep. 25: 7 Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan (Firespring)

Sep. 26: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Sep. 6: Five Things You Need to Know about Harassment Investigations (Charity Village)

Sep. 11: The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

LIBRARY SPACES

Sep. 25: Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 26: Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

Sep. 6: Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Sep. 11: Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)

Sep. 11: Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)

Sep. 11: Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)

Sep. 12: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

Sep. 14: Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Sep. 18: Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 2 (Utah State Library)

Sep. 18: Supporting Healthy Racial Identity Development for All Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Sep. 25: Leadership Skills Toolkit-Tips, Techniques, & Resources for Library and Information Professionals (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 27: No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Preventing Medicare Fraud: What libraries can do to help https://bit.ly/2MVKBS1 (Montana State Library)

Sep. 13: Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 27: Literacy and Community-Building for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Sep. 5: NCompass Live: The Great American Read (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep. 5: Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 6: Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 12: Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Sep. 12: MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)

Sep. 24: No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Sep. 26: Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

READER’S ADVISORY

Sep. 11: Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Sep. 11: Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 11: The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

Sep. 13: Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Sep. 17: Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Sep. 18: Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Sep. 18: Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Sep. 5: How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 11: The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

Sep. 11: Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

Sep. 12: NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep. 12: Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sep. 12: Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

Sep. 13: Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 13: Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep. 19: Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep. 20: Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators (Colorado State Library)

Sep. 26: ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Sep. 4: Exploring AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018 (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep. 5: Sparking Student Questions: Engaging All Students in Critical Thinking (Education Week)

Sep. 5: In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit (Follett)

Sep. 6: Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Levels Are a Teacher’s Tool, NOT a Child’s Label (Education Week)

Sep. 7: School Library Resources at the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library)

Sep. 12: Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)

Sep. 18: Transform Your Lesson Plans with TeachersFirst and SAMR (TeachersFirst)

Sep. 24: No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Sep. 25: Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Sep. 26: Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

Sep. 28: I’m Charged: How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Scratch: Visual Coding in the Cloud https://bit.ly/2NxTHS5 (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Sep. 12: DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Sep. 13: Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)

Sep. 18: Behind the Scenes: Ensuring Flawless Virtual Events (InSync Training)

Sep. 25: Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

Sep. 12: How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)

Sep. 13: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Sep. 13: The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)

Sep. 18: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Sep. 18: Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement (WebJunction)

Sep. 26: Service Enterprise Initiative: Helping A Thousand Points of Light Shine Even Brighter (VolunteerMatch)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Sep 4 (10-11 am)

Building a Successful Grants Program 101 for Nonprofits (Elevate)

Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly. There will also be time for Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2wriAbf

Tuesday, Sep 4 (5-6 pm)

Exploring AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2018 (American Association of School Librarians)

Come and hear from the AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Committee incoming and outgoing chairs as they highlight and explore the newly named 2018 Best Websites. These recognized sites all align with the new AASL Standards Shared Foundations. Make sure to attend this popular webinar event to learn more and explore the latest winning websites in the fields of librarianship, education, and instruction, so you can use them yourself, and share them with teachers and students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Wednesday, Sep 5 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: The Great American Read (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Great American Read is the new PBS eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign to discover America’s favorite novel. Everyone can vote for their favorite from a list of 100 novels chosen in a national survey. Martha Florence, from NET Television, and Katie Murtha, from Lincoln City Libraries, will join us to share resources and activities that you can use in your library to help your community participate in the program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Sep 5 (10-11 am)

Podcast Playground – Part 1 – Discovery of Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 1, we’ll play with various ways to discover and find great podcasts for kids; we’ll share ways to access, search, and play kids podcasts and we’ll also share where to find podcast recommendations/reviews for high-quality audio.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (Charity How To)

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 5 (11-12 pm)

How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 5 (12-1 pm)

Sparking Student Questions: Engaging All Students in Critical Thinking (Education Week)

Join this webinar to learn four questioning protocols guaranteed to boost student questioning. These protocols support students as they learn to develop high-quality questions that promote critical thinking and connect to students’ interests. They can be used at any grade level or in any content area.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Wednesday, Sep 5 (4-5 pm)

In Case You Missed It: What We Learned at the Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit (Follett)

In case you were unable to attend the June Future Ready Librarians Summit in Chicago, it’s not too late to gain new skills and get inspired for the new school year. Join library leaders Shannon McClintock Miller, Elissa Malespina and Traci Chun—who all played key roles in the Summit—as they share lessons learned and new strategies and tools discovered during this action-packed, full-day event.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/cm/ld/fid=31

Thursday, Sep 6 (11-12 pm)

Five Things You Need to Know about Harassment Investigations (Charity Village)

What if your organization is faced with a workplace harassment complaint? Having a solid harassment investigation process is vital — or you and your organization run the risk of being sued. Our free webinar, Five Things You Need to Know About Harassment Investigations, outlines everything you need to know to ensure your harassment investigation process meets current requirements. Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)

Free Tools To Create High Performing Nonprofit Content In Minutes (Nonprofit Marketing Academy)

In our next leadership webinar, we will show you how to expose the content marketing strategies of successful nonprofits. Then we will demonstrate what free technology is available to help you manage and create high performing content.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofitmarketingacademy.com/training-center/

Thursday, Sep 6 (12-1 pm)

Make Do Share: Sustainable STEM Programming for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Join us to learn about STEM and “making” in libraries featuring the Make Do Share curriculum that has been tried and tested in a rural library system in Washington State. Make Do Share was made by libraries for libraries and includes helpful tips to build your confidence while supporting 21st century learners. We will explore ways to incorporate STEM skills into existing programs and how to become a non-expert leader in your community’s STEM learning ecology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Thursday, Sep 6 (1-2 pm)

Culture Matters: How to Create a Fulfilling Workplace and Empower Employees in your Fundraising Efforts (Donor Search)

Crouch and Associates will teach, whether in a profit-based or mission-based setting, the art of workplace bliss by a licensed developmental psychologist. Most organizations spend way too much time and resources focusing on the outcome — the money (either from donors or through revenue). But if you take care of the culture (and we’d argue authentic leaders do it best), the net result is more  money. Most orgs have it backwards!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/flash-classes/

Thursday, Sep 6 (2-3 pm)

Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Levels Are a Teacher’s Tool, NOT a Child’s Label (Education Week)

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together we untangle common misconceptions around text levels and explore practical tips for nurturing student agency and communicating progress.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Friday, Sep 7 (10-10:45 am)

School Library Resources at the Wyoming State Library (Wyoming State Library)

Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, on an updated tour of the resources that are freely available to all K-12 librarians and staff in Wyoming. This is a chance to see what the state library has available in terms of professional learning communities, tools for program support, free money for you and your library, and more!

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3193319710239727874

Friday, Sep 7 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Radio Month, Episode 1: Foundations as a Tool for Collective Power (GrantSpace)

Gather new insights on how, in times of turbulence, foundations and nonprofits can leverage their work and their voices as a tool for collective power. Learn more about the types of results that are currently being achieved by organizations, and potential roles that philanthropy can take on going forward. (Part 1 of 4 webinars presented in September).

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Tuesday, Sep 11 (8-9 am)

Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)

Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)

This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)

As the autistic population continues to grow and become more visible across the lifespan, it’s important that libraries of all types know how to effectively serve patrons on the autism spectrum, foster a neurodiverse profession by encouraging autistics to consider librarianship as a career, and successfully employ them as staff. This webinar will provide attendees with a mix of practical strategies and relevant anecdotes from an autistic librarian. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share any helpful insights they may have on the topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://calendar.masslibsystem.org/event/4391235

Tuesday, Sep 11 (10-11 am)

Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)

As our society becomes more socially aware, libraries (staff, boards and administrations) and our public are finding themselves caught in the middle of the discussion, interest and debate. This session intends to articulate what it means to be a socially-conscious library, issues libraries face in doing-so and charting a path to full engagement as a socially-conscious library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Sep 11 (8:30-10 am)

The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)

As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person’s range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for guidance. This presentation will cover the basics of legal research, how to interpret legal questions, and where to send patrons for answers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/continuing-education

Tuesday, Sep 11 (12-1 pm)

Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)

It can be a difficult task to find the right book for a struggling or disconnected reader, but we’re here to help. During this webinar you’ll hear from representatives of Books on Tape/Listening Library, Macmillan Youth, and Lorimer Press, as well as from Allie Stevens, coordinator of this year’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee. They’ll offer you a variety of resources, including hi/lo titles and audiobooks, that will give you the tools you need to meet your reluctant readers where they’re at.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)

Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Tune into this webinar to see an overview of health information resources on preparedness topics, and learn more about making sure your library has plans to serve patrons when disasters occur.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)

From manga to memoir, graphic novels offer engaging and diverse stories for readers of all ages. Join moderator Tammy Ivins along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)

Would you like to learn new methods of encouraging and inspiring motivation in your staff? Understanding what motivation is and how it works, is a critical management and leadership skill. Find out how in this one hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Tuesday, Sep 11 (1-2 pm)

Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)

This class will show archivists and others interested in community history the results of a year-long effort to tell the story of an historic African American community in Charlotte through a digital mapping project. The class will show how other libraries, museums, community groups, or individuals can organize as well as create digital resources about their neighborhoods in a similar fashion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Wednesday, Sep 12 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)

It’s the never-ending battle. Which was better – the book or the movie? Or the TV show. NLC staff will debate this hot button issue and discuss if we thought the book or the screen adaptation was better (it can happen!). Join us as we try to answer the age-old question – Is the book always better than the movie?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Sep 12 (10-11 am)

Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)

Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)

Join Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series March, for a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement and their experience telling Congressman John Lewis’s story.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)

During this free 45 minute live webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Sep 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)

This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)

Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)

Come learn about the different types of unique and less visible data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops/trainings.html

Wednesday, Sep 12 (12-1 pm)

DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)

Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts on Wednesday as they examine the technology, tools and strategies that public servants are adopting to increase productivity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Sep 12 (1-2 pm)

Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), OSTI’s search tool enabling users to locate and access research data resulting from DOE research and development activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Sep 12 (2-3 pm)

Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)

To become responsible and fluent users of social media technology, students need real-world opportunities to practice. In this edWebinar, Heather Callihan of Northwest Public Schools in Nebraska will show you how.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, Sep 13 (9-10 am)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Sep 13 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content

From its original purpose in providing national employment data, to data on voting patterns and internet usage, the Current Population Survey offers terrific breadth and depth of statistics about the U.S.  This presentation by members of the CPS staff at the Census Bureau will go in-depth on the topics included and the methodology used to collect the data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main sponsor of the survey.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)

The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)

This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (11-12 pm)

Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)

Want to build and strengthen trust with your donors quickly? Struggle to get client stories from your program staff? Are your board members reluctant to introduce you to others? Tammy Zonker will teach you the fundamental process of building trust and watch your relationships and fundraising results soar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)

Join this free monthly webinar from YALSA. The September topic is on cultural competence and responsiveness.

To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)

Entice the inquisitive minds of every reader with informative and engaging titles! Whether they’re interested in animal life, STEM resources, coding, biographies, arts and crafts, or YA and middle-grade fiction, readers of all levels will walk away feeling both enlightened and entertained.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1 pm)

Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DSLD provides ready access to label information for dietary supplements marketed in the United States. The content of this class is relevant for those working in consumer health information services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)

How do you find good information on the care of collections? A lot of materials are available, ranging from printed books and articles to online resources and DVDs, but not all of it is reliable or valid. This webinar will help you learn to separate wheat from chaff when looking for guidance on better collections care.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar we will review why it is essential to develop or adopt a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to proactively teach children necessary social-emotional skills. We will also review how to promote social-emotional learning in the heat of the moment and throughout the day during typical classroom activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Sep 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)

In this webinar, speakers will come together to discuss the importance of redirecting philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact, and how that translates in the real world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the seven elements of the paid-in-full investment strategy, and how to apply this approach to your work, as a grantmaker, nonprofit, government, or community-based entity. Finally, they will also talk about why investing in black men and boys is a key component of justice-oriented collective action, and vital to whole community health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)

LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)

You: One person making a difference: appear the best you can on LinkedIn: approachable, active as you achieve your personal career milestones. Us: The power of the organization’s message on LinkedIn: well-coordinated, inspiring, successful; its image to the business community: on-point, concise, everyone in the organization reflecting the mission in their own personal profiles. Them: All people who have not yet contributed to your cause but are available to you to research, selectively market to; when inspired by your cause, they offer their expertise, time, and money. Are the three compatible? Yes, if you use the smart LinkedIn concepts. Cohesive? This will take work, but it is attainable. You must feed and cultivate it continually. Collaborative? Ah, the best of all worlds, all of us rowing the boat in the same direction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/flash-classes/

Thursday, Sep 13 (1-2 pm)

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Friday, Sep 14 (9-10 am)

Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Join Libby Powers, as she discusses how to build a strong mentor program that will help you achieve your goals of increasing employee retention and engagement.Retaining and engaging employees are two goals that every organization is striving to achieve. Studies have shown that having engaged employees can drastically improve your bottom line, and a high level of retention is a key indicator that your company is filled with satisfied employees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Friday, Sep 14 (11-12 pm)

What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)

Join us for a discussion with representatives from the RSC, the North American RDA Committee, and ALA Publishing, as they address the community feedback to the beta site, changes coming in September and beyond, and how the North American community can contribute to the continuing enhancement of RDA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Monday, Sep 17 (1-2 pm)

Fall Mystery Releases Unveiled (Library Journal)

Mystery lovers, wait no more! Join Library Journal for this free one-hour webcast, and get a sneak preview of the latest titles in this pulse-pounding genre. You’ll hear from HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Severn House, all sure to tease terrific new books to match up with your mystery fans.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 18 (9-10 am)

Is Your Workforce Ready for the Future? (Training Industry)

Organizations are changing from hierarchical structures to flat systems of team members collaborating on projects. Digitalization is also changing the paradigm. Modern organizations require individuals to have new job roles, new responsibilities and, thus, new skill sets to perform successfully now and deliver in the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Tuesday, Sep 18 (9-10 am)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Sep 18 (10-11 am)

Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 2 (Utah State Library)

This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Sep 18 (10-11 am)

Supporting Healthy Racial Identity Development for All Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

While most white educators would never describe themselves as being prejudiced, studies show that unconscious (implicit) bias is alive and well in educational settings. How can white educators, including librarians in school and public libraries, learn to not only notice their bias, but also act in ways that will promote and support racial equity? Join us for this important, and sometimes uncomfortable, conversation on how to address white racial bias and discrimination to create healthy, equitable learning environments.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Tuesday, Sep 18 (11-12 pm)

Pave the Way for a Successful #GivingTuesday (Firespring)

Join Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, to learn the 10 most important components to creating an empathetic, engaged and responsive community that is ready to help you knock it out of the park.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters (Blackbaud)

Many schools still send fundraising letters to parents and alumni via snail mail but have no way to know whether the letters are effective. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to write fundraising letters that will compel parents and alumni to take action and donate to your school. This webinar should also be relevant to libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/2018-K12-Fundraising-Series.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Happily-Ever-After Guaranteed (Booklist)

Keep your romance fans and all readers seeking satisfying love stories happy with forthcoming titles presented by Macmillan Adult, HarperCollins, and Baker Publishing. Romance Writers of America will also join host Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books, Booklist.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Negotiate with Confidence (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Does the idea of negotiating contracts sound intimidating? Are you uncomfortable with the thought that you have the knowledge and power to negotiate for what you want? You negotiate daily in situations you may not even realize are negotiations, at stores, restaurants and with your family and friends. Learn how to use the skills you have and use them in your business. Learn to negotiate with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement (WebJunction)

Library volunteerism is evolving. Gone are the days of looking for tasks to keep your volunteers busy. Libraries are now enlisting high impact volunteers who are bringing unique skills and expertise to enhance the library’s mission. Join us to learn how you can harness the power of skilled volunteers in your community and hear success stories of innovative volunteer engagement in libraries of all sizes and budgets.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Tools for Giving Season: Leveraging Facebook for Your Nonprofit (GuideStar)

Join us to get tips and tricks from experts at Facebook, GuideStar, and the ASPCA. Learn how to apply Facebook’s fundraising tools and best practices to #GivingTuesday, and how to sustain your fundraising momentum throughout the year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Wednesday, Sep 18 (12-1 pm)

Behind the Scenes: Ensuring Flawless Virtual Events (InSync Training)

The virtual classroom now represents a common and critical component of modern learning. Corporate training now uses these web-based platforms as frequently as the face-to-face environment. What goes into making sure virtual events work time after time? Find out in this one hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Sep 18 (1-2 pm)

Supercharge Your Collection with New Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

What’s missing from your collection? New and engaging nonfiction! From learning about forest babies to exploring STEAM career opportunities — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your curious young readers. Join publishing insiders for an array of nonfiction to deck out your shelves this fall!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 18 (5-6 pm)

Transform Your Lesson Plans with TeachersFirst and SAMR (TeachersFirst)

Learn to infuse tech into your lessons by using the SAMR Model along with resources on the TeachersFirst website to create rich digital learning experiences. Learn how to transform your lesson plans by applying the SAMR Model in conjunction with resources available on the TeachersFirst website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Sep 19 (11-12 pm)

Accessible Library Customer Service (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Gain knowledge and tools to provide accessible customer service in your library by joining us for this one-hour webinar! This presentation will give an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating current practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 19 (1-2 pm)

Nutrition 101: Eat And Drink Your Way Through Government Resources on Good Nutrition (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover sites such as myplate.gov, nutrition.gov, and other websites which provide help and advice for healthy eating.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, Sep 20 (11:15-12 pm)

Bookflix for public libraries, school and home! (Wyoming State Library)

A literacy resource for grades PreK-3 that pairs classic fictional video storybooks with related eBooks. Animation, audio and interactive games are designed to reinforce core reading skills. Bookflix has a brand new look, better searching , new book pairs, and more!  (They have eliminated the need for Flash) Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this terrific resource!

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7968703218829509377

Thursday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)

Look Before You Leap: What You Need to Know Before You Write That Grant (TechSoup)

Jumping into grant writing without an understanding of the process and obligations can be a costly mistake for many nonprofit organizations. During this webinar, Alice Ruhnke, Founder and Owner of The Grant Advantage, will discuss common misconceptions in the grant seeking process, requirements most funders expect nonprofit organizations will fulfill, and how to move from simply being eligible to apply to creating strong, competitive applications. During the 90-minutes, participants will not only gain knowledge, but also receive resources to help them in their grant seeking journey.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Thursday, Sep 20 (12-1 pm)

Getting Unstuck: The Secret Life of Procrastinators (Colorado State Library)

Do you believe you work best under pressure? Do you avoid tasks and deliberately look for distractions? Are you late for appointments? Have a hard time completing projects?  If you struggle with any of these you may be a procrastinator. Join this session to explore why we procrastinate and how we can stop.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, Sep 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Thursday, Sep 20 (12:30-2 pm)

Ditching Dewey – How to Adopt Bookstore Style Organization (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

The Keller Public Library stopped using the Dewey Decimal System in favor of bookstore style organization in January 2017. Library Services Manager Rae Cheney will tell you why they got rid of Dewey, give step-by-step instructions for making the change at your library, and share the results after making the switch (spoiler alert: it’s been great!). She will also cover ways to blend bookstore style organization with Dewey if you aren’t quite ready to call it quits. This information is applicable to all library types and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers to help you figure out how to make subject classification work for your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Monday, Sep 24 (12-1 pm)

No Fear Coding: How to Start a Coding Club and Why It Matters (School Library Journal)

Librarian Allyssa Loya shares her story of failures and successes in launching a coding club in her elementary school. This webinar will boost your confidence, arm you with the basics of coding, and give you resources for teaching computational thinking without even needing to touch a computer!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

Tuesday, Sep 25 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync Training)

Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session, we’ll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Sep 25 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: Fundraising Metrics – How Do You Measure Up? (Charity How To)

The measurement of key performance indicators in fundraising has become a best practice, and you don’t want your organization to fall behind. Be a data-driven organization, know your fundraising health, and measure the work you do every day. If you have a spreadsheet and can do simple math, you can use fundraising metrics to improve your operations and help your organization grow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, Sep 25 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps to a Written Fundraising Plan (Firespring)

In this session, you’ll learn how to follow 7 simple steps to put together a written plan for raising the money you need in the coming year without constantly selling something or begging online. We’ll cover goal setting, action plans and ways to keep your plan on track, plus you’ll get some worksheets and checklists that will make the process easy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Sep 25 (12-1 pm)

Leadership Skills Toolkit-Tips, Techniques, & Resources for Library and Information Professionals (Indiana State Library)

What skills do you need to be a leader in your organization?  Based on the highly successful webinar series, The Day in the Life of a Leader, and decades of experience in teaching, consulting and leading. Drs. Cheryl Stenstrom and Sue Alman will discuss the leadership traits most in demand for library and information professionals.  Among other issues they will address the need to be an effective communicator, strategist, and risk-taker. Join us for a lively interactive discussion

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Sep 25 (1-2 pm)

Managing Your Digital Archive (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

This webinar empowers the audience to care for their personal digital archives, specifically photos, by giving them best practices, tools, and resources that assist with selection, organization, and preservation of digital files.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Tuesday, Sep 25 (5-6 pm)

Accessible Makerspaces (American Association of School Librarians)

As makerspaces continue to grow in popularity in library settings are we as librarians ensuring accessibility for all students and library patrons? Do we look at our spaces, activities, outcomes and consider inclusion of all students? Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a rich discussion in makerspaces, accessibility, and inclusion.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Tuesday, Sep 25 (5-6:30 pm)

Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (TeachersFirst)

Develop social media savvy digital citizens with simple, carefully-crafted and focused activities that support all content areas in grades 2-12.Participants will recognize the cycle of information gathering, processing, and posting; followed by vetting ideas and voice amplification as both a professional use of social media and an experience that learners should have.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (9-10 am)

Service Enterprise Initiative: Helping A Thousand Points of Light Shine Even Brighter (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we reveal what Points of Light has learned over nearly ten years of implementing the Service Enterprise Initiative to help organizations develop the systems and cultures needed to strategically integrate volunteers throughout their operations and effectively engage volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Wednesday, Sep 26 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Wonder-Filled Early Childhood Environments: Engaging All Children in Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar we’ll discuss both the basics of high quality early childhood environments-what is essential in any setting for a given age group–and the hula hoops­ the things that make the setting just right for the children, and teachers, who live and learn in it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (1-2 pm)

Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field (ablenet)

In this session, participants will be provided with a short refresher on accessibility features offered on iOS12, Google Chrome, and Android-based devices. The majority of the session will focus on application: Participants will be provided with scenarios for applying accessibility tools for a variety of purposes including personal and professional productivity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 26 (1-2 pm)

ClinicalTrials.gov (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with ClinicalTrials.gov, a National of Library of Medicine database that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. This presentation will help you learn how to navigate the site and understand the nuances and limitations of information available on ClinicalTrials.gov.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Sep 26 (3-4 pm)

Get Real! Augmented, Virtual, and Other Realities in the Classroom (edWeb)

Join this webinar for a discussion about how to integrate augmented, virtual and mixed reality into any classroom. Immersive technology does not have to be complicated or expensive, and it can be used across grade levels and disciplines. Please join the conversation featuring replicable lessons, assessment ideas, and strategies to enlist support from learning community stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Sep 27 (12-1:30 pm)

No Money, No Mission: Cost Control in the Childcare Business (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join HINGE Founder and financial guru Kathy Ligon for an interactive webinar discussing healthy spending tactics for your childcare business. Kathy will cover current trends and challenges within the childcare industry as well as share her coveted benchmarking tool—demonstrating what the average financially healthy school looks like in numbers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, Sep 27 (1-2 pm)

Literacy and Community-Building for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (WebJunction)

You will learn how Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) helps libraries build community and promote literacy while supporting the educational and social growth of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NCBC emphasizes inclusion and the joy of reading aloud with friends and is flexible enough to be adapted to the needs and budget of nearly any library. With more than 300 chapters, NCBC is the largest community book club of its kind in the world. Find out how your library can reach out to connect with an underserved population, promoting community inclusion, independence, and productivity for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Friday, Sep 28 (12-12:45 pm)

I’m Charged: How to Become a Student-Centered Learning Ambassador (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

In this webinar, representatives from Meriden School District will share how they are using the “I’m Charged” initiative to support personalized professional learning for teachers while also leading a digital transition to meaningfully integrate technology into the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Friday, Sep 28 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for August 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, be sure to check the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


***Aug 8-9 Western States Government Information Virtual Conference:  This year’s theme is Accessing, Discovering, and Using Local Government Information.https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/norlin-library/government-information-library/western-states-government-information

***Aug 15 SLJ Teen Live Virtual Conference: This free, daylong event will feature high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. You’ll also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to your teens and services. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=events

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library). Explore the many wonders of Britannica. Begin your search at GoWYLD.net https://youtu.be/CVRTXz2uYA8

Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry). Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar where we will take a closer look at four different behavior styles: doer, talker, controller and supporter.We will provide tips for recognizing your own behavior style and adapting to and coaching those with different styles. https://bit.ly/2OnbV9G

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen. https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Small libraries with one or two staff members are inspired by the large-scale digital projects of bigger flagship institutions. How can one translate this inspiration to action with small means and few staff? https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

ADVOCACY

Aug 15: Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

Aug 16: Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

Aug 21: Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 14: Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 7: Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Aug 22: Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

BOARDS

Aug 15: Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 8: NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 8: Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Aug 22: Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 14: How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Aug 21: 27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Aug 22: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Aug 23: Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Aug 30: No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Budget-Neutral Digital Projects For Small Institutions (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Aug 23: Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Britannica Library (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

At Your Leisure: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Aug 8: 3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Aug 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Aug 14: Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

Aug 15: How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Aug 16: What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

Aug 16: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

Aug 21: 5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

Aug 22: Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

Aug 29: #GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 30: Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Aug 2: Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 8: Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Coaching People to Be Like You? Here’s Why That’s a Big Mistake (Training Industry)

Aug 1: How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

Aug 1: Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 15: Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Aug 17: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 20: Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 1: NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 6: Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

Aug 7: Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 7: The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Aug 7: Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Aug 8: Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Aug 14: Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Aug 21: Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Aug 22: Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Aug 29: Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

Aug 7: Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Aug 14: Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Aug 16: Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 2: Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 15: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 22: NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 29: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 30: Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

Aug 9: Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Aug 14: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 23: Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

Aug 6: Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

Aug 7: The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

Aug 14: New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

Aug 14: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 15: Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

Aug 30: Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Science of Adolescent Learning:How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Aug 13: Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

Aug 21: The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

Aug 29: Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 1: Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

Aug 7: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 9: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Aug 1 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Engaging Your Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Participants will hear how the Rochester Public Library District has engaged its community with patron-driven programs. Our outreach has included creating a donation center, summer recreation, farmers market and a seed library. Participants will learn best practices and how to replicate similar programs in their community. We will share our secret to success: you must leave your physical building to reach your entire community!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 1 (10-11 am)

How to Handle that Dreaded Discipline Problem (Utah State Library)

In this session, we’ll discuss just what needs to be done when you know you have a discipline problem that needs to be dealt with. We’ll look at why some of us tend to actually avoid those problems and why some of us tackle them with both feet – and sometimes put our foot in our mouth in the process!

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 1 (11-12 pm)

Turning Volunteers and Board Members Into Donors (Network for Good)

During this webinar, Kay will provide participants with data about the correlation between volunteering and giving, and provide strategies for attaining full engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education)

In this webinar, the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) welcomes Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Wednesday, Aug 1 (1-2 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Thursday, Aug 2 (11-12 pm)

How to Design a No-Fail Capital Campaign, and 3 Truths You Need to Know (Bloomerang)

Amy Eisenstein & Andrea Kihlstedt will reveal three truths you need to know for a successful capital campaign, including how to design a no-fail capital campaign, as well as letting you in on closely held secrets of campaign consultants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Controlled Digital Lending by Libraries (District Dispatch)

Controlled digital lending (CDL) is the term for any library project that digitizes print materials and makes them available in a manner consistent with traditional lending principles. CDL requires the use of digital rights management to ensure a consistent owned-to-loaned ratio, so that a library cannot circulate more than the number of copies it owns, and only authorized users have access to these digitized works. Libraries perceive copyright as a roadblock to this vision, and this session seeks to demonstrate why copyright can be a library’s ally instead.

For more information and to sign in, visit: https://www.districtdispatch.org/

Thursday, Aug 2 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: Resources for Military Members and Veterans (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce Benefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, managed by the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Monday, Aug 6 (8-10 am)

Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)

The U.S. Federal Emerging Technology monthly meeting serves as an active reporting and collaboration session designed to share knowledge and forge consensus to build shared resources for emerging technologies for government services including Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Blockchain, and Social Technology. This meeting is for government employees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Monday, Aug 6 (11-12 pm)

Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, we will explore new tools, techniques, project ideas, and best practices to engage your young makers. You’ll learn how this makerspace director and educator has grown his makerspace and offerings over the years, and get tons of new ideas to take back to your makerspace.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Monday, Aug 6 (10-6 pm)

Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)

The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives. The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.

For more information, to view the schedule,  and to view the live stream, visit: https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains/national-forum/

Monday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)

YALSA is hosting free live monthly webinars. Each one is facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. This one is about family and community engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Tuesday, Aug 7 (8-9 am)

The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)

Looking to book an author at your library? Put your library’s best professional foot forward and avoid common pitfalls. Join Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman and Indiana’s Letters About Literature Coordinator, Suzanne Walker for this discussion about best practices when booking an author. From making sure their dietary needs are met to paying them efficiently, there’s more to booking an author than just deciding on a date. Hosted by Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Program Coordinator, Caity Withers. Be sure to bring all of your questions regarding booking authors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Geek Programming (Utah State Library)

Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom trends; Incorporating STEM in geek programs; Passive geek programs; Geek clubs; Geeky community partnerships; Reaching special populations through geek programs; Geek program ideas for young children, kids, teens and adults; and Geek program resources.

For more information and to register, visit:https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)

Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)

An exploration of how three different library systems are approaching service to patrons who are homeless according to current best practices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)

Be ready for readers seeking the best of new adult titles as autumn slips in and winter coziness beckons by learning about enticing and varied forthcoming books from Macmillan, Workman, Triumph, HarperCollins, and Inkshares.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way government works.It allows agencies to produce and collect data autonomously – meaning that once sensors are deployed, government employees don’t have to manually collect or enter information in reporting systems. However, real innovations happen when agencies are able to take the next step in their IoT journey, not just collecting data, but using predictive analytics to transform it into actionable insights. Join us as our experts share their insights on the next evolution of IoT.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Tuesday, Aug 7 (2-3 pm)

Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)

Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities be active, the use of communication devices to communicate effectively in a physical education setting, and the use of specially designed equipment for specific sports.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe

Wednesday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)

Parchment Community Library was encountering more and more adults who had never been taught the Dewey Decimal Classification system in school. They wanted their collection to be easily browsed, so in about 18 months, they converted from DDC to BISAC call numbers. Learn how their staff completed this challenging task – “at times we felt that we were trying to draw a map while driving full-speed down the road” – and hear how their patrons have reacted to the new system.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies 3 important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets her clients use to raise them, which will ensure you can get started raising major gifts right now!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)

Whether you work in a public or school library, time is your most precious resource and reading review journals is a luxury few of us can afford. We will share tips on using standard ILS reports to assess what belongs and doesn’t in your collection. Find that sweet spot in between spending too much time obsessing over what to buy and not putting any thought into developing a collection tailored to your community. Come prepared to share your favorite selection tools!

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments(Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, you will learn components  of the guiding framework that uses loose parts to design environments that foster culturally sustainability. Learning Objectives: ; Define how loose parts support children’s culture, identity, traditions and history. Appraise the importance of creating culturally sustainable spaces for young children and families. Design spaces that reflects the culture, history, language and traditions  of all children. Develop relationships with families and communities through mutual respect and understanding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 8 (4-5:30 pm)

Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)

Join us to explore free options for creating digital storytelling projects with your students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Thursday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Aug 9 (1-2 pm)

Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)

Tabletop games are excellent resources for both curricular and co-curricular learning. In this webinar presentation, Lauren Hays and Kim Lindskog will show you how to incorporate tabletop games into the library and connect the games to classroom instruction. They’ll also share creative ideas for using makerspaces to support gamification and game-based learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/p/cm/ld/fid=31

Monday, Aug 13 (2-3 pm)

Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)

The program highlights the importance of developing a healthy online/offline balance and understanding the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms. For the students’ curriculum, they have implemented lessons that use real-life scenarios and engaging, student-driven activities to prepare students to make thoughtful and responsible decisions when using technology. The goal of integrating the students’ curriculum with parents’ lectures is to promote a dialogue of cooperation regarding technology use between students and parents.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)

This webinar will focus on real best practices of incorporating new media into preschool services. What are some specific apps that are age appropriate for preschoolers?; How much time should be devoted to using an iPad or other tablets in a preschool storytime?; What are the pros and cons of leading a digital-focused preschool storytime versus a traditional preschool storytime?; How can digital resources be incorporated into preschool outreach programming?; and more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This course will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The presentation is designed as an introduction to NLM resources for K-12 professionals, public librarians, and individuals working with K-12 populations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)

Looking for titles (and ideas) to spark middle grade reading? Look no further. Join representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Fabled Films Press, and Sky Pony for a sneak peek at fall fiction and non-fiction that will get kids back into books.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present information on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s, “Money as You Grow Bookshelf” program. The program contains popular books for children ages four – 10. The books have companion guides to help parents get started reading and talking with their children about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)

Beyond traditional blogs, video content such as animated explainers and even live-action shorts have taken center stage as popular form of digital content. Producing these materials can provide a great deal of benefit to your organization and your ability to connect with community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)

People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable. But what does that investment look like? Find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)

Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)

This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/

Tuesday, Aug 14 (4-5:30 pm)

TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors’ favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is the session winner of our Smackdown!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (10-11 am)

Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)

“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)

Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)

Funraise CEO Justin Wheeler and Erin Chidsey discuss strategies that’ll have your board leading the charge toward your vision.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZ5hGz0NRLq2oRiBkdLOxg?utm_source=FB

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the resources of the Federal Government, in English and Spanish, available to help our library users cope with any illness. Information sources will include MedlinePlus, Health and Human Services, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. Some state and local resources will also be explored.

For more information and to register,visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)

IoT use cases in government are just starting to gain some serious traction. Whether it’s cities investing in smart traffic lights or adding sensors to sewers to track municipal waste, or the Department of Interior using sensors to track the health of trees in national parks, agencies are seeing IoT go from pilot projects to full-scale implementations.Join us for an online discussion to explore the biggest challenges facing agencies looking to take advantage of IoT and highlight success stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)

Today, Joliet’s Star Wars Day is a quintessential event for Star Wars fans and the largest public library event of its kind in the world — but it didn’t start out that way.Journey with the program’s planners as they share what they have learned in this transition from average library program to nationally recognized event.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

The  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building.Join this webinar presented by language and literacy expert, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

This preview of the AMA seminar, Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)

Your stage program is the crown jewel of your event. This is the time when all eyes and ears belong to you, with guests ready and poised to open their hearts to what your organization has to say to them. Most stage programs lack focus, meandering between random entertainment, overly-long live auctions, unprepared honorees, and awkward Asks. In this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you her blueprint for impactful and profitable stage programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)

What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)

This training will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone is dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person –  people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 16 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 ( 12-1 pm)

Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)

Audiobook popularity—and sales—may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean we’re all comfortable with how to best share suggestions with listeners. In this free, hour-long webinar, Booklist audio editor Joyce Saricks will join representatives from Books on Tape to discuss working with audio fans and those new to the format, expanding audio knowledge, and making interactions with patrons more satisfying for librarian and listener alike.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Thursday, Aug 16 (12:30-1 pm)

Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)

As a rural librarian, marketing your library and its services tends to get put on the back burner. This webinar will go over some easy marketing ideas for those who don’t think they have the time or the money to market their services.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

Friday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Monday, Aug 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Identifying and Confronting Microaggressions in Our Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

This session is intended to foster a more conscious, inclusive communication style. It will help identify examples of microaggressions and how they adversely affect our relationships between ourselves, our fellow staff members, and patrons. We’ll discuss the ingrained biases that lead us to being perpetrators of microaggressions. We’ll also learn what to do to stand up for ourselves and others when we’re the victims of microaggressions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Tuesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)

Engaging the Growing 55+ Population with Arts Education Workshops (Lifetime Arts)

Done well, “creative aging” programming is delivered by teaching artists and librarians who have considered and studied what “positive aging” means; who are aware of ageist behaviors and labels; who co-create skill-building curricula that leverage collections; and who understand the importance of learning and purpose for older adult well-being. Join us on Thursday, August 16, for a one-hour discussion of your goals for this population and how professional development, consultation, and online learning offerings from Lifetime Arts could help you move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XVDYHZV

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

5 Ways Nonprofits are Actually Attracting New Members with Social Media (Wild Apricot)

If you are spending a ton of time promoting your organization on social media without getting any real results, you’re not alone — many organizations struggle with this. That’s why we’re bringing in nonprofit social media expert and author Julia Campbell for our webinar on August 21. In this session, Julia will reveal exactly how small and mid-sized nonprofits are attracting new members through social media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

Unleash Your Inner Marketer (Indiana State Library)

Originally designed for support staff, this presentation is important for managers to hear, as well.  It will empower the entire library staff, and help each person realize how vital they are to their library’s marketing success. Jenna Anderson will offer practical tips on ways to keep the staff engaged, and inspire everyone to reach out a little more to patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

The Science of Attention and Engagement (Insync Training)

In this session, you will learn what the current science says about how attention, willpower, and decision-making interact, and how that influences the design of learning environments. Having a deeper understanding of this topic will help you create more engaging and effective learning solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

27 Ways to Improve Your Website Immediately (TechSoup)

Every website gets stale and needs updating, your included! In this webinar we will cover 27 ways to improve your website immediately. Topics will range from content, to security and beyond. You will leave this webinar with steps you can take that day that will improve your website and help your organization grow.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Wednesday, Aug 22 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Excel for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Microsoft Excel has a variety of uses in the library world from keeping track of budgets or managing program registrations to viewing circulation or collection statistics. Learn some hints and tips for working with already existing spreadsheets as well as building your own. We’ll also take a look at Google Sheets and see how that compares with Excel.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 22 (10-11 am)

Out-of-School Time: How to Plan STEAM Programming in Your Library (Association for Library Services to Children)

Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Whose Heritage? Objects, Politics and Collections Care (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will review some approaches that organizations have used in handling problematic collection objects with an eye towards balancing collection care and public critique. While the topics can be difficult and highly emotional, we will look at ways to provide a constructive and empathetic listening environment where both audiences and collections can come together to create productive learning arenas. Case studies include the removal of confederate monuments, WPA murals in a university setting that include insensitive racial stereotypes, and historic figures glorified in the past for behavior that is now considered predatory.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Innovative Strategies for Autism in ECE – How Teletherapy Engages Children with Autism (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this powerful webinar you will learn how teletherapy directly benefits ECE students with Autism.  The E-Therapy expert, Diana Parafiniuk, will discuss teletherapy, the issues young children with Autism face, and how technology/teletherapy activities help specialists enhance the communication skills of children with Autism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Aug 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session find out how to captivate and engage with your website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Aug 22 (1-2 pm)

Getting Unstuck: Help Your Board, Staff, and Town Talk about Library Funding (WebJunction, ARSL, and EveryLibrary)

A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL and EveryLibrary to grow skills for talking about library budgets with staff, boards, and other stakeholders in your community and to secure funding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Aug 23 (9-10 am)

Sustaining (and Delivering) “Open” at the University of Glasgow Through Enlighten (OCLC)

The University of Glasgow’s strategic plan sets out our ambition to build on our current success to become a world class, world changing university. In 2002 we piloted our first open access repository using the open source EPrints software and today we have an integrated network of sustained and open, Enlighten, repositories which help us to realise this ambition. This webinar will explore our commitment to “Open” through the journey of our Enlighten Open Access repository service. It will show how “Open” has been an integral part of its DNA since its inception.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

Thursday, Aug 23 (11-12 pm)

Networking without the Butterflies (Charity Village)

Does the idea of networking fill your stomach with butterflies? Join our free webinar and learn new tools and strategies to help you approach networking in a more confident and organized manner. Building and maintaining your professional network is akin to planting the seeds of career success. Equally as important is developing a networking strategy and refining your targeted communication for different touchpoints. Your personal brand is the impression you leave with people. All of your interactions serve to reinforce this brand, so why not be thoughtful and deliberate about the impression you are leaving behind?

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 28 (2-3 pm)

Digital Citizenship: New Lessons for a Changing World (edWeb)

Join Kelly Mendoza and Jamie Knowles from Common Sense Education to learn about exciting updates for fall 2018, including updated topics, new lessons and videos for grades 3–5, and materials that are easy to share through Google Apps. This award-winning, comprehensive Digital Citizenship Curriculum covers a range of topics from media balance to cyberbullying to privacy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (8-9 am)

Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees (Indiana State Library)

Discover ways to maximize the impact of staff training to fit the ever-changing needs of the modern learner. Using instructional design principles, adult learning theories, and personal learning styles, participants will learn tips and tricks to engage staff members using microlearning techniques that are easy to integrate into a busy library schedule. At the end of the session, participants will have tools to customize and modernize their staff training program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (10-11 am)

#GivingTuesday Game Plan (Nonprofit Hub)

#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just 12 weeks away! The best way to have a successful Giving Tuesday is to build momentum online and offline. Join Kristal as she shares five components in cultivating a community of connected and engaged donors.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a #GivingTuesday 12-week timeline.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1 pm)

Photography, Storytelling, and Community Connections: How to Develop a Photovoice Project (Public Library Association)

Photovoice is a type of participatory research methodology designed to empower participants through photography and the power of storytelling in small group settings.This webinar will introduce the project and its methodology, and will help attendees begin to design their own photovoice project.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, Aug 29 (12-1:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/nto/schedule

Thursday, Aug 30 (9-10 am)

Information Literacy Among the Elderly: Where It Stands and How To Help (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar will provide an overview of the findings of national and international studies and publications on information literacy among seniors. Specifics will include information literacy among persons 65+ with a focus on health information, social media and scams targeted at the elderly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Aug 30 (11-12 pm)

Corporate Matching Gifts: The Beginner’s Essential Skills (Bloomerang)

Hannah Silvers will give a crash course in corporate matching gifts that will include breakdowns of the matching gift process, an overview of popular corporate matching gift programs, and techniques for marketing matching gifts to donors, all with real examples from nonprofits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-1:30 pm)

Fun Activities Using Interactive Devices (Ablenet)

This presentation will demonstrate several interactive devices that are easy to use and can be adapted for home and classroom.They are readily available and are low cost. In addition, ideas will be reviewed on what to consider when purchasing interactive devices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Thursday, Aug 30 (1-2 pm)

No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget (Training Magazine Network)

Do you want customized, professional graphics but lack the resources? If yes, you must attend this one-of-a-kind session. Mike Parkinson, a graphics guru and Microsoft MVP, shares how to do it yourself. NO design skill needed. Get the latest tools and techniques to make professional graphics quickly with little to no money. All attendees get Mike’s Graphic Cheat Sheet, his top 25 websites for free graphics, and step-by-step instructions for making graphics yourself.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for July 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating this great list of FREE online training events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


ADVOCACY

July 10: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

July 11: How to get media coverage for your small nonprofit (The Good Partnership)

July 19: Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits – How to Get Visibility for Your Cause (Bloomerang)

July 19: Library value: student success, research outcomes & collection impact (Library Connect)

July 19: How to Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 17: How Safe Is Your Data (GovLoop Training)

July 17: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

July 18: Beyond Surveys: How to Measure Outcomes Using Alternative Data Collection Methods (Public Library Association)

July 24: Be a Data Champion at Your Library (Infopeople)

July 24: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (Wild Apricot)

July 25: NCompass Live: Emergency and Disaster Response Planning for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 26: Marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing tactics: Why you need all 3! (OCLC)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

July 11: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 18: Analytics and Accessibility (DigitalGov)

July 25: AAC Language Modeling (Accessible Technology Coalition)

CAREERS

July 18: Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)

July 26: Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day? (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 12: Youth Engagement & Leadership (YALSA)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Database of the Month: Novelist Plus (Wyoming State Library).

July 10: Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza! (Booklist)

July 11: The Art of Collections Management Technology (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

July 10: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

July 11: How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

July 11: How to get media coverage for your small nonprofit (The Good Partnership)

July 12: Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)

July 12: Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Firespring)

July 12: An Inside Look at How the FBI Develops Engaging Video (DigitalGov)

July 13: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

July 18: Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)

July 18: Effectively Communicating in the Moment (American Management Association)

July 19: Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits – How to Get Visibility for Your Cause (Bloomerang)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 10: Trustworthy Digital Repositories (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 12: Google Earth Web: Oh the Places You Can Go (Teachers First)

July12: Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides (Teachers First)

July 19: Digitization 101 (North Dakota State Library)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Database of the Month: Novelist Plus (Wyoming State Library).

July 10: Trustworthy Digital Repositories (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 25: Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe (TEDTalk).

At Your Leisure: What it Takes to be a Great Leader (TEDTalk).

July 11: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 17: How and Why Libraries Should Move to HTTPS (Tech Soup)

July 26: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)

July 26: Marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing tactics: Why you need all 3! (OCLC)

FUNDRAISING

July 11: IMPROV(e) Your Business Workshop Series (Nonprofit hub)

July 11 How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

July 11: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

July 12: Perfecting your Pitch: How to Successfully tell your Story to the Media (Nonprofit hub)

July 12: An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sizing Nonprofits (Charity How To)

July 18: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 19: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

July 19: How to Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)

July 24: Apps, Zaps, Data Maps: How Nonprofits Can Navigate the Software Integration World (GuideStar)

July 24: How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (Wild Apricot)

July 25: Beyond social media: Identifying and mobilizing supporters with data (Nonprofit Hub)

July 25: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

July 25: Grant Writing 101: Basics for Programming Librarians (Programming Librarian)

July 26: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)

LEGAL

July 27: Legally Using Video in Training (Training Magazine Network)

LIBRARY SPACES

July 10: First Tuesdays: Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (your library) (Washington State Library)

July 24: Starting Your Markerspace (edWeb)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: What it Takes to be a Great Leader (TEDTalk).

July 10: Mindful Leadership: Govie Edition (GovLoop Training)

July 11: Strategic Thinking (American Management Association)

July 17: How Safe Is Your Data (GovLoop Training)

July 18: Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)

July 18: Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association)

July 26: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Seminar (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 12: Youth Engagement & Leadership (YALSA)

July 17: Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)

July 18: NCompass Live: Many Languages, Many Cultures: Responding to Diverse Health Information Needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 24: Free Resources for Medicare and Medicare Rights (KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)

July 26: When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement (Web Junction)

PROGRAMMING

July 19: Introducing MakeCode from Microsoft (Washington State Library)

July 25: Fresh Food, Fresh Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Youth Development and Learning in Rural Communities (Public Library Association)

READER’S ADVISORY

At Your Leisure: Database of the Month: Novelist Plus (Wyoming State Library).

July 10: Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza! (Booklist)

REFERENCE

July 11: NCompass Live: WebJunction: The Learning Place for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 11: Make Your Smartphone a Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 19: The Technology Reference Interview (Utah State Library)

July 19: USGS Library Materials for Natural Hazards (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 24: Free Resources for Medicare and Medicare Rights (KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)

July 24: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Providing Health Information Services STAT (North Carolina Library Association)

July 25: Beginning Genealogical Research at the National Archives (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 25: Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 26: When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement (Web Junction)

July 31: Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: AASL Standards Engage (Wyoming State Library).

July 11: Supporting the Turquoise Wedge with Mirrors and Windows in the School Library Collection (Follett)

July 11: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)

July 12: Personalizing Learning: Empowering Students to Use Data to Drive Their Own Learning (edWeb)

July 12: Google Earth Web: Oh the Places You Can Go (Teachers First)

July 12: World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System (Alliance for Excellent Education)

July12: Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides (Teachers First)

July 17: Europe’s Tough New Data-Privacy Law: Breaking Down GDPR for Companies (Education Week)

July 19: Introducing MakeCode from Microsoft (Washington State Library)

July 24: Starting Your Markerspace (edWeb)

July 24: Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (Teachers First)

July 25: Thinking in Action: The Power of Digital Literacy (edWeb)

July 26: Cross-Curricular Instructional Principles to Prepare More ELA Students for AP and College (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

July 18: Dorobekindsider Live: IT Modernization in the Age of Digital Transformation (GovLoop Training)

July 19: Digitization 101 (North Dakota State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 19: The Technology Reference Interview (Utah State Library)

July 19: Memorializing Subject Matter Experts: Techniques to Converting Subject Matter Expertise to High-Performing Live & On-Demand Video Learning Assets (Training Magazine Network)

July 24: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

July 10: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

July 12: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

July 17: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, July 10 (8:30-9:30 am)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Learn the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy

tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2N4lkSB

Tuesday, July 10 (10-11 am)

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (your library) (Washington State Library)

In this webinar, Beverly Choltco-Devlin. will give an overview of Tacoma Public Library’s experience when several patrons from multiple locations introduced bedbugs into the library through the return of dozens of heavily impacted materials. Relying heavily on the PLA document on what to do (biggest message: “Don’t Panic”), system staff pulled together with vigilance and determination to mitigate against a potentially disastrous outcome.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov//library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Mindful Leadership: Govie Edition (GovLoop Training)

Learn how to bring a mindfulness practice into your office.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/1I2bwQ7

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Trustworthy Digital Repositories (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide an overview of what defines a “Trustworthy Digital Repository;” what is the

history of digital repository best practices, standards, and assessment; and what is the current state of

digital repository certification.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza! (Booklist)

Learn about forthcoming titles from dynamic small presses that will bring rich variety and

fresh energy to your collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Wednesday, July 11 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: WebJunction: The Learning Place for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

Find out how to make the most of WebJunction including their live and recorded webinars, self-paced courses, as well as articles and resources, which can all play a part in helping you meet your learning goals.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 11 (10-11 am)

Strategic Thinking (American Management Association)

Strategic thinking skills are essential for employees at all levels. The AMA will explain the combination of concepts around the skills needed to think strategically, and the practices that allow participants to develop and hone their skills in a classroom environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Iwdca8

Wednesday, July 11 (10-11 am)

IMPROV(e) Your Business Workshop Series (Nonprofit hub)

In this webinar with Gina Trimarco, CEO of Carolina Improv Company & Pivot10 Results will share strategies on ways to re-activate your brain to build stronger rapport and connections that result in higher earned income, donations and referrals to other donors.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)

How to get media coverage for your small nonprofit (The Good Partnership)

Helping small nonprofits change the world through fundraising. Whether you work for social justice, equality, social innovation, education, arts and culture, the environment, animal rights, or any other cause, you are on a mission to change the world. Don’t let fundraising stand in the way of what you stand for. Evolve it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thegoodpartnership.com/masterclass

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

More and more libraries and educational institutions provide online content whether databases, archival collections, videos, and documents. But how much of this information is accessible by those who are blind, have low vision, or are hard of hearing? This webinar series will provide some basic steps librarians can take to make their content accessible to all.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)

The Art of Collections Management Technology (Lyrasis)

In an effort to better support and serve museums, LYRASIS has commissioned a field-wide analysis and evaluation of collections management technology. This case study presentation will focus on the information gathered that will be generally useful for those working for change in their own institutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Wednesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Make Your Smartphone a Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of Government apps, including Science.gov, PubMed mobile, CDC MMWR Express, and FEMA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9

Wednesday, July 11 ( 12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2lExzZT

Wednesday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

Wednesday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

Supporting the Turquoise Wedge with Mirrors and Windows in the School Library Collection (Follett)

This webinar will explore the concept of mirror and window books as a critical component of a diverse

school library collection. Participants will leave the session feeling empowered to support the turquoise wedge of the Future Ready Librarians Framework by curating resources, both print and digital, that reflect and value diversity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yQ2hZs

Wednesday, July 11 (4-5:30 pm)

Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)

Learn about the resources provided by TeachersFirst to make technology integration easy. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Thursday, July 12 (8:30-9:30 am)

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Thursday, July 12 (9-10 am)

Perfecting your Pitch: How to Successfully tell your Story to the Media (Nonprofit hub)

In this session, Annie will provide very tactical advice to rise above the noise and stand out. The key? Perfecting your pitch. She will go through an exercise that dives into how to create and perfect your pitch, what PR strategies you can incorporate to help you successfully tell your story to the media, and how to build your community and increase your donor base.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)

An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sizing Nonprofits (Charity How To)

Learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KcALL0

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)

Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Firespring)

Learn clear and specific steps to bring more CALM into your work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2N4lkSB

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)

Personalizing Learning: Empowering Students to Use Data to Drive Their Own Learning (edWeb)

Discover how a blended learning model can be used as a tool to support effective data-driven instruction and learn practical strategies for beginning to engage students with making their own data-driven decisions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2IxTV8i

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

An Inside Look at How the FBI Develops Engaging Video (DigitalGov)

This talk is aimed at video producers, directors, cinematographers / DP’s, editors, social media and digital content managers, and anyone else interested in widening their reach through telling stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Youth Engagement & Leadership (YALSA)

This webinar addresses the Youth Engagement & Leadership competency in which librarians respond to all teens’ interests and needs, and act in partnership with teens to create and implement teen activities and to foster teen leadership.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Google Earth Web: Oh the Places You Can Go (Teachers First)

Learn the key features of Google Earth web and how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom instruction. The reimagined version of Google Earth includes features that go beyond the use of maps and satellite imagery. Users can now explore the world with Voyager, Google’s Earth’s showcase of guided tours, and try out the 3D button to view places from any angle. Leave with classroom ideas and lesson planning resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Thursday, July 12 (1-1:45 pm)

World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Join Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General and Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion on successes and a serious look at good practices in countries around the world to understand what works best in different contexts. They will also answer answers submitted online by viewers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Thursday, July 12 (2-3 pm)

Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides (Teachers First)

Learn to create a non-linear show that can engage learners while helping them learn content. Join us for this session where you will learn to create and use Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Friday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KoARuP

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)

How Safe Is Your Data (GovLoop Training)

Explore what makes the best disaster recovery policy and how to get your agency’s leadership on board.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/1I2bwQ7

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)

Europe’s Tough New Data-Privacy Law: Breaking Down GDPR for Companies (Education Week)

Join EdWeek Market Brief for an in-depth look at the law’s implications for K-12 providers in the United States and beyond.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2tywUNJ

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)

How and Why Libraries Should Move to HTTPS (Tech Soup)

Because libraries pride themselves on protecting their patron’s privacy it’s important for libraries to both understand and champion ways of offering these services. HTTPS is an easy method of doing so, it now requires very little technical skill and makes a great different to the operation security of your library’s website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Tuesday, July 17 (1-2 pm)

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)

This webinar will discuss how asset mapping can facilitate community entry for immigrants by helping libraries better understand the needs of this population and address those needs through service and program development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Wednesday, July 18 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Many Languages, Many Cultures: Responding to Diverse Health Information Needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

The increasing diversity in our communities leads to a greater need for culturally relevant and multilingual health information resources. This includes materials to improve cultural awareness and communication skills of health providers and librarians, and resources created in a way that those from diverse backgrounds can understand and identify with the information provided. In this presentation, the presenter will share where to find appropriate information resources and how you and your patrons can use them.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 18 (10-11 am)

Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)

In this webcast, Judith Humphrey provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential in all impromptu moments. The webcast will show you how to influence and inspire in meetings, elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking events, mentoring conversations, job interviews, and Q+As.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2lExzZT

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Dorobekindsider Live: IT Modernization in the Age of Digital Transformation (GovLoop Training)

Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts for an online discussion on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, Modernization Fund and digitization efforts across the government.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/1I2bwQ7

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Analytics and Accessibility (DigitalGov)

You will learn how to segment to check if behaviors change when people are using keystrokes to click,

which might give insight into how users with disabilities interact with your site.

For more information and to register, visit https://digital.gov/events/

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association)

Learn about the factors that enable low-morale, the impacts on those having this experience, and explore ways to positively cope with, resolve, or detect low morale in future workplaces.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2HEs7Pc

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Beyond Surveys: How to Measure Outcomes Using Alternative Data Collection Methods (Public Library Association)

This webinar is designed to help libraries learn what data collection methods are available to them, and the benefits and challenges to each. This webinar will highlight several methods, with an emphasis on focus groups.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, July 18 (1-2 pm)

Effectively Communicating in the Moment (American Management Association)

AMA will help you develop your in-the-moment communication skills and will offer some tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Iwdca8

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)

The Technology Reference Interview (Utah State Library)

Whether you have a patron asking for technical information or asking for technical assistance, this webinar will provide tools and resources for handling such requests.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)

Library value: student success, research outcomes & collection impact (Library Connect)

Join our librarian presenters in this webinar as they share their unique stories about library value starting with themes that resonate with their stakeholders, including how institutions can come together to pool data and share a powerful report on the impact of library instruction on student retention and academic success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

Thursday, July 19 (11-12 pm)

Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits – How to Get Visibility for Your Cause (Bloomerang)

How can a small nonprofit stand out without spending hours on social media or tons of money on advertising? In this webinar, Nonprofit Digital PR expert Julia Campbell will explain the concept of Digital PR, why it’s vital for nonprofits, and how to start a Digital PR plan. Nonprofits will come away with techniques that they can implement to build movements and connect with supporters, in an authentic and ethical way.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2tNXodD

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

USGS Library Materials for Natural Hazards (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar focuses on how to find and use information sources and products related to natural hazards real-time data, recent and historical data, databases, publications, maps, and field and laboratory methods.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9

Thursday, July 19 (12:30-1 pm)

Digitization 101 (North Dakota State Library)

Digitization can be an overwhelming concept but it is very manageable when you have a clear understanding of the basics. This webinar will introduce you to the terminology and concepts like dpi, resolution and metadata as well as best practices and standards.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yM5KrL

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

How to Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)

This webinar will take you step-by-step through an easy-to-replicate tribute book template that highlights your event, promotes your organization, and brings in advertising and tribute ad revenue.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KcALL0

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Memorializing Subject Matter Experts: Techniques to Converting Subject Matter Expertise to High-Performing Live & On-Demand Video Learning Assets (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, author and training strategist Peggy Salvatore will share tips and techniques on how to creatively use interactive video learning tools to deliver expert organizational knowledge. She’ll also reveal how she’s bringing new ideas and strategies to leading organizations on how best to preserve corporate knowledge and distribute it to employees using on-demand video learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Thursday, July 19 (5-6 pm)

Introducing MakeCode from Microsoft (Washington State Library)

Come learn about Microsoft MakeCode, a learn-to-code platform that provides a beginning programming environment with block-based and JavaScript editors, and supports a variety of products including Minecraft, micro:bit, and other physical computing devices you’re already familiar with. The block-based MakeCode platform is like JavaScript on training wheels – perfect for the beginning coder of any age, but with the added benefit of allowing a very easy progression to real scripting.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingcalendar.aspx?audience=state

Tuesday, July 24 (10-11 am)

Free Resources for Medicare and Medicare Rights (KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)

Libraries are trusted community resources where older adults can look for information to their

questions. KEPRO invites you to join this webinar to provide you with details to help people with Medicare learn about their Medicare rights and available free resources. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for over 30 states. KEPRO offers FREE services for people with Medicare: (1) help to complete and file complaints and discharge appeals, (2) Immediate Advocacy to quickly resolve a complaint or concern about medical care or services, and (3) Patient Navigation for those who need help navigating the healthcare system.

For more information and to register, visit: https://qualitynet.webex.com (Look for KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)

Tuesday, July 24 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Providing Health Information Services STAT (North Carolina Library Association)

This talk will cover the medical information reference interview and the uniqueness of health questions. This webinar will give an overview of recommended resources from MedlinePlus.gov and NCHealthInfo.org.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Be a Data Champion at Your Library (Infopeople)

This webinar will explore multiple steps along the library data pathway, from using data for internal analytics, to building institutional and community data literacy, to leveraging data for community and civic engagement. Regardless of where you and your organization are currently with regard to library data, this webinar will provide insight and resources to facilitate your next steps as a data champion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KcxGdM

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Apps, Zaps, Data Maps: How Nonprofits Can Navigate the Software Integration World (GuideStar)

Join this interactive webinar where you will explore the various integration options available to

nonprofits and help you understand the options for connecting software to your fundraising CRM Strategies to plan, implement, and manage a cohesive integration program as well as avoid costly fees and cumbersome processes through three simple tricks.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KLhHiD

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Starting Your Markerspace (edWeb)

Join Mitchell Malpartida, Founder of Masterful Creations STEAM Academy and seasonal adjunct at

Loyola Marymount University, and Jackie Tan, Maker Educator at South Tahoe Middle School in California, for a discussion on best practices for starting your first makerspace.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2IxTV8i

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you: How to assess your current marketing strategy; Asset mapping your way to growth (because you’ve got some amazing things up your sleeve); How organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing and how you can too!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

This webinar is an unforgettable learning experience that will give you the secrets to making any content memorable – even when your topic is dry, technical, or complex. You’ll collect tools you can put to immediate use in your own presentations, meetings, and training programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, July 24 (4-5:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (Teachers First)

Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls. Encourage students to improve their digital and communication skills in all content areas. Understand how you can plan, produce and publish podcasts for free to support your classroom goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, July 25 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Emergency and Disaster Response Planning for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

Is your library prepared for disaster? Find out what you need to know at this introduction to disaster planning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, July 25 (10-11 am)

Beyond social media: Identifying and mobilizing supporters with data (Nonprofit Hub)

Webinar Presenter Lucy Caldwell is Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Crowdskout, where she oversees all customer-facing operations and strategy, as well as various company-wide growth initiatives. A veteran of the campaigns and advocacy industry herself, Lucy has run grassroots, legislative and ballot initiative campaigns in over thirty states and on the national level. She frequently speaks and writes on the collision of technology and issue-moving and what it means for today’s campaign and advocacy professionals.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Beginning Genealogical Research at the National Archives (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide a general overview of Federal records for genealogical research held by

the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Thinking in Action: The Power of Digital Literacy (edWeb)

Attend this research-driven edWebinar, presented by Susannah Moran, Senior Project Manager at myON, by Renaissance, for practical tips for teaching these critical skills in your district—and for empowering every student to become a more savvy, self-confident reader.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2IxTV8i

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2lExzZT

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Fresh Food, Fresh Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Youth Development and Learning in Rural Communities (Public Library Association)

What happens when you mix public library staff, high school students, architects, and STEM curriculum? You get project-based learning that leads to students designing a hybrid public library/farmer’s market facility! Learn from speakers who have been immersed in a year-long IMLS National Leader Planning Grant, which has involved teaching students about human centered service design and exploring libraries and farms in field trips, and hear how this innovative project engaged teens along with community partners.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Grant Writing 101: Basics for Programming Librarians (Programming Librarian)

A successful grant proposal starts with two things: a clear idea and an understanding of the pieces you need to bring that idea to fruition. This session will offer an overview of the grant-writing process and give you the tools to think through your idea to make it as strong as possible.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, July 25 (1-2 pm)

Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with environmental health and toxicology resources available online from the National Library of Medicine. The live session will include and overview and search demonstrations for various databases.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, July 25 (3-4 pm)

AAC Language Modeling (Accessible Technology Coalition)

Learn about building core language through language modeling, and how to leverage core language to learn content through Descriptive Teaching.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

Thursday, July 26 (10-11 am)

FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Seminar (American Management Association)

Discover how The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® can help you to lead yourself more effectively,

engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Iwdca8

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)

Cross-Curricular Instructional Principles to Prepare More ELA Students for AP and College (Education Week)

This webinar will introduce the College Board’s Shared Instructional Principles that have been identified across curriculums to prepare more students for AP and college success. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to apply to their classroom instruction.

For more more and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2tywUNJ

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)

The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)

In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn: All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow; ; proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away; How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)

Marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing tactics: Why you need all 3! (OCLC)

Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn practical lessons from three library marketing professionals who will share real-world examples and straightforward tips that will make sense for your library marketing efforts regardless of what you currently have in place.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)

Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day? (Colorado State Library)

Join us as we discuss how sleep and lack of sleep affects us and brainstorm the changes you need to make to experience a good night’s sleep!

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Thursday, July 26 (1-2 pm)

When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement (WebJunction)

This webinar explores free resources provided by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) that can help consumers navigate some of these complexities. You’ll also hear about programming and resources from the Kansas City Public Library that help patrons as they near their retirement years—valuable information for you and your patrons!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Friday, July 27 (9-10 am)

Legally Using Video in Training (Training Magazine Network)

In this session, we’ll delve into and answer these questions: How can we incorporate video into our training modules? More important, where can we get relevant videos? Producing our own may be the ideal, but, beyond the costs, what are the legal issues? How can we incorporate content created by others to produce our customized “on point” training? Is there no-cost or low-cost footage out there? Do we link, embed, copy? What about mash-ups?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, July 31 (11-12:30 pm)

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for June 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating a HUGE list of FREE online learning opportunities for library staff!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.

Happy learning!


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Job and Career Accelertor (Wyoming State Library). Explore occupations, find a career match, create a resume, and many more tools to find a job or college. https://youtu.be/Ld5vgDlEyDQ

In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V: Explore (Wyoming State Library). Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming school librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair, takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This archived webinar is on the Shared Foundation, “Explore.”  https://youtu.be/kOgfd5KR5Uc

The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries—Challenges, Resources, and More (American Libraries). https://bit.ly/2L29pTO

12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries). https://bit.ly/2LFfyq3

Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (Techsoup for Libraries). https://bit.ly/2IYvkuq

ADVOCACY

AT YOUR LEISURE: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries)

June 7: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

June 7: Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success (EveryLibrary)

June 12: Demonstrating Library Impact with Data (Infopeople)

June 20: Nonprofit Marketing That Works (Network for Good)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

AT YOUR LEISURE: Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (Techsoup for Libraries)

June 7: Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success (EveryLibrary)

June 12: Demonstrating Library Impact with Data (Infopeople)

June 20: NCompass Live: Rising to the Challenge: Using the Aspen Institute Report and Action Guide for Strategic Planning (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

June 5: Apps for Independent Living – Managing Money, Budgets, and Shopping (Assistive Technology Coalition)

June 20: Do You See What I See? Cortical Visual Impairment Characteristics & Interventions (Accessible Technology Coalition)

CAREERS

AT YOUR LEISURE: Job and Career Accelertor (Wyoming State Library)

June 7: Putting Your Values to Work (Charity Village)

June 15: Job Hunting Like a Boss (Colorado State Library)

June 27: Tips for Moving up the Gov Career Ladder (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 5: STRETCH Your Storytime! Supporting early learning with yoga and movement (Infopeople)

June 6: Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 14: Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy (School Library Journal)

June 21: Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 5: Springtime D.I.Y.: New Crafts Titles in Print and Audio (Booklist)

June 6: NCompass Live: Are You Afraid of the Big, Bad Inventory? (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 7: Picture Book Parade: New Titles from Small Presses (Booklist)

June 8: Open Access 2020: Looking at the Future (American Libraries Live)

June 9: National Treasures: Preserving and Providing Access to Cultural Heritage (San Jose State University)

June 13: Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training (Connecting to Collections Care)

June 18: Deep Dive into Device Lending (Utah State Library)

June 21: Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)

COMMUNICATION

AT YOUR LEISURE: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries)

June 5: Effective Workplace Communication Skills, with Andrew Sanderbeck (Utah State Library)

June 5: Reimagining Transgender ‘Inclusion’ for Libraries (Washington State Library)

June 7: The Fake News Controversy: What Does it Mean for Libraries? (Library Journal)

June 12: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 14: How to Communicate Effectively, Even When It’s Hard (GovLoop)

June 20: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 20: Nonprofit Marketing That Works (Network for Good)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

AT YOUR LEISURE: The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries—Challenges, Resources, and More (American Libraries)

June 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

June 6: F3: Fine-Free Future (RIPL)

June 6 : Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH (Georgia Library Association)

June 20: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 26: Chatbots – Discover This Secret Weapon to Scale Training Capability (InSync Training)

e-Resources

AT YOUR LEISURE: Job and Career Accelertor (Wyoming State Library)

FUNDRAISING

June 6: Build A Nonprofit Website That Drives Results! (iMission Institute)

June 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing(Grantspace)

June 6: Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance (GuideStar)

June 7: Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success (EveryLibrary)

June 12: Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (Charity HowTo)

June 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

June 14: Building a Pipeline of Major Donors: 5 Key Metrics for Success (Bloomerang)

June 19: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (Charity HowTo)

June 21: Charitable Solicitation Registration: Top Things You Need to Know (Firespring)

June 27: Bootstrap Fundraising – Launching a Development Program (nonprofit hub)

June 27: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

June 27: Getting Ready to Get Ready for Giving Season (GuideStar)

June 28: How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity HowTo)

LEGAL

June 27: Litigation?! Strategies to Lower Your ECE Organization’s Risk of Being Involved in Lawsuits (Early Childhood Investigations)

LIBRARY SPACES

June 6: Creating the Future: How a historic Library System used design to establish a new way forward for all libraries (Library Journal)

June 12: Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

AT YOUR LEISURE: The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries—Challenges, Resources, and More (American Libraries)

June 5: Protecting Your Library – How and Why to Research the Financial Stability of Vendors (Library Journal)

June 6: Developing High-Performing Employees Into Effective Front-Line Managers (Training Industry)

June 7: Developing Ethical Leaders from the Ground Up (Training Magazine Network)

June 14: Usability Testing with Steve Krug (DigitalGov)

June 20: NCompass Live: Rising to the Challenge: Using the Aspen Institute Report and Action Guide for Strategic Planning (Nebraska Library Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 6: Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 7: Moving Towards Health Equity with GIS (GovLoop)

June 13: A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

June 5: Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 5: STRETCH Your Storytime! Supporting early learning with yoga and movement (Infopeople)

June 6: Senior Fitness Programs in the Library (Let’s Move in Libraries)

June 7: Become a STEAM Mastermind in Just 1 Day! (simpleK12)

June 14: “I could really use a good laugh!” How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library  (Infopeople)

June 14: STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss (edWeb)

June 19: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re in the Public Record: Federal Government Documents on the LGBT Movement (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 20: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

June 5: Springtime D.I.Y.: New Crafts Titles in Print and Audio (Booklist)

June 7: Picture Book Parade: New Titles from Small Presses (Booklist)

REFERENCE

June 6: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Making This Program Work for You and Your Employer (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 6 : Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH (Georgia Library Association)

June 7: Moving Towards Health Equity with GIS (GovLoop)

June 7: The Fake News Controversy: What Does it Mean for Libraries? (Library Journal)

June 7: Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession (Library 2.0)

June 13: Learning and Growing Together: WebJunction, the Learning Place for Libraries (WebJunction)

June 14: American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 19: We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re in the Public Record: Federal Government Documents on the LGBT Movement (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 20: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 21: Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

AT YOUR LEISURE: In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V: Explore (Wyoming State Library)

June 5: Firing on All Cylinders: Making Reading Matter (Association of Library Services to Children)

June 5: Resource Roundup: FREE Tools from the Edge (OK2Ask)

June 7: Become a STEAM Mastermind in Just 1 Day! (simpleK12)

June 11: Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces (American Libraries Live)

June 12: Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education (edWeb)

June 12: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part VI (Wyoming State Library)

June 14: Making Project-Based Learning More Than a Project (Education Week)

June 14: STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss (edWeb)

June 21: Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

June 5: Free & Open Source Software in Government with Code.mil (DigitalGov)

June 5: Resource Roundup: FREE Tools from the Edge (OK2Ask)

June 7: Is digital currency worth the attention of nonprofit leaders? (IdealWare)

June 7: Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession (Library 2.0)

June 12: Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians (OCLC Research)

June 18: Deep Dive into Device Lending (Utah State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 5: Reimagining Transgender ‘Inclusion’ for Libraries (Washington State Library)

June 5: The Accidental Instructional Designer: Better eLearning Design (InSync Training)

June 12: Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education (edWeb)

June 20: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

VOLUNTEERS

June 5: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

June 7: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

June 26: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Friday, June 1 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

Tuesday, June 5 (9-10 am)

Free & Open Source Software in Government with Code.mil (DigitalGov)

Join the Code.mil team for a discussion on open source in government and a look at the important work they’ve been doing on Code.mil to enable greater adoption of open source at the DoD.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)

Effective Workplace Communication Skills, with Andrew Sanderbeck (Utah State Library)

This interactive and informative webinar program will give attendees the tools that they need to more effectively communicate with others, including those people that we see as difficult or just different. We will focus on the do’s and don’ts of effectively communicating with others, including your boss!

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)

Reimagining Transgender ‘Inclusion’ for Libraries (Washington State Library)

This session focuses on providing a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation. This session is appropriate for all types of library and public service workers and will give you practical tips, tools and takeaways to improve your interactions and services for transgender patrons and co-workers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, June 5 (10-11 am)

Firing on All Cylinders: Making Reading Matter (Association of Library Services to Children)

The webinar will help colleagues to build a strong customer-focused approach to their role as school librarian: the most important stakeholders in any school library are its students. Using successful case studies from “Reading by Right” (Facet Publishing, 2017) as a basis, learners will be able to set up, facilitate and effectively maintain one or more of the following to help support reluctant/less-able readers: a trainee student librarian program, a visual literacy program, a Caldecott Medal shadowing group.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)

Apps for Independent Living – Managing Money, Budgets, and Shopping (Assistive Technology Coalition)

This “APPy Hour” will be a fast-paced overview of mobile apps that can help youth with disabilities live on their own. The focus will be on the essential independent living skills of creating a budget, managing money, and shopping for groceries. A variety of apps will be discussed for both smart phone and tablet devices (including Apple’s iOS and Android). Apps will include money calculators, tracking of money spent, managing a budget, and creating a shopping list.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)

Springtime D.I.Y.: New Crafts Titles in Print and Audio (Booklist)

Join us for this free, hour-long webinar on all things crafty. You’ll hear library-programming tips from Tina Coleman, crafter extraordinaire and the author of The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects and Teen Craft Projects 2 (ALA Editions), as well as presentations of new and upcoming crafts titles for adults and teens from Books on Tape/Listening Library, F+W, Search Press, and Tuttle.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)

The Accidental Instructional Designer: Better eLearning Design (InSync Training)

Cammy shows you four key areas to focus on to become a well-rounded eLearning designer. You’ll learn how to identify your sweet spot as an instructional designer, learn tips and strategies for better eLearning design, and take your practice to the next level — on purpose.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, June 5 (12-1 pm)

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Tuesday, June 5 (1-2 pm)

STRETCH Your Storytime! Supporting early learning with yoga and movement (Infopeople)

This webinar will introduce participants to ways in which the intentional use of yoga-inspired movement in the storytime setting can support and enhance the work of youth services library staff and others helping prepare young children for school success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Tuesday, June 5 (1-2 pm)

Protecting Your Library – How and Why to Research the Financial Stability of Vendors (Library Journal)

Learn about one library’s experience with a vendor bankruptcy and tactics they use to avoid future issues. Discover how libraries would benefit from researching the financial stability of all major vendors as part of the buying decision process.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

Tuesday, June 5 (5-6:30 pm)

Resource Roundup: FREE Tools from the Edge (OK2Ask)

Learn about cutting-edge technology tools reviewed by TeachersFirst. Looking for new tech tools to use? Go to the cutting Edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how this collection is categorized so you can explore the Edge on your own. Find inspiration and timesaving tools in this fast-paced session while learning classroom applications for these tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Wednesday, June 6 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Are You Afraid of the Big, Bad Inventory? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Come learn a few tips and tricks on completing a successful inventory. Learn how Keene Memorial Library just completed their first inventory in at least 20 years and hear about the pros, cons, and what we learned from our mistakes. Learn why it is important to do an inventory on a regular basis. Maybe that big, bad inventory won’t keep you up at nights after you hear our secrets.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Senior Fitness Programs in the Library (Let’s Move in Libraries)

America is aging. Is your library ready to support the physical activity needs of older adults? Join Crystal D. Holland, the Branch Manager of the Rural Hall Library in Forsyth County North Carolina, and Stephanie Dailey, the director of the National Institute on Aging’s Go4Life campaign, for a fun, interactive discussion on how to develop senior fitness programs in your library. Holland will share the story of her library’s Sittercise classes, chair-based exercises offered weekly at her library for the past decade. Go4Life has tons of resources available to public libraries, including free DVDs that can be used to start senior fitness programs at your libraries. Join us!

For more information and to register, visit: http://letsmovelibraries.org/events/

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Developing High-Performing Employees Into Effective Front-Line Managers (Training Industry)

This webinar will: Describe the people-oriented challenges that currently exist for a majority of front-line supervisors, foremen and lead personnel;  Connect skill development needs to critical business objectives; and Outline steps that organizations can take to more effectively integrate the employees transitioning into management roles and to support the people who are currently serving in these positions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Wednesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Making This Program Work for You and Your Employer (Federal Depository Library Program)

Are you or someone you know struggling with managing student loan debt? Learn about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program offered by the U.S. Department of Education, a free tool to help people working in public service professions to pay off student debt faster. Get the most accurate, up-to-date PSLF program information available to enable efficient enrollments and empower your Human Resources department to offer this free benefit to all staff at qualifying public service organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

F3: Fine-Free Future (RIPL)

Libraries continue to strive toward more equitable access even as many of our communities face growing income inequality—and the question of library fines has become particularly relevant. This webinar brings together three experienced library directors who have recently eliminated some or all overdue fines at their libraries to discuss the strategies they used in their communities, the arguments for and against the elimination of fines, their plans to measure impact and success, and how they communicate the issue of overdue fines as critical to any library’s mission of equal access and social equity. As part of this discussion, they will share examples of how they used data to inform their fine-elimination process.

For more information (limited to first 100 participants), visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/webinars/

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Build A Nonprofit Website That Drives Results! (iMission Institute)

In this FREE webinar you will learn: A proven, simple planning process for a strategic redesign; 3 design tricks to get  more website visitors to become donors, volunteers, and advocates; How to assure that the redesign doesn’t drag on; The #1 rule for budgeting your website; and How to avoid the web development hazards that you will regret.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.imissioninstitute.org/nonprofit_websites/

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Experimenting with Controlled Vocabulary: Using the Cataloging Lab to Shape LCSH (Georgia Library Association)

This webinar will provide a crash course in the process of submitting LCSH proposals as well as introduce the Cataloging Lab, a wiki where anyone can collaborate to suggest headings additions or revisions. Anyone who is interested in making our shared vocabulary more responsive to users’ needs is welcome!

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing(Grantspace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1:00 pm)

Small, But Mighty: Seven Ways Small Nonprofits Can Boost Their Performance (GuideStar)

Now more than ever, performance matters for small nonprofits. In this Small, But Mighty webinar, you’ll learn how small nonprofits can deploy seven principles of high performance to create more meaningful, measurable change.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Creating the Future: How a historic Library System used design to establish a new way forward for all libraries (Library Journal)

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s 21st Century Libraries Initiative created an opportunity to not only bring spaces into the present, but also create public library furniture and interiors that provide a new framework for the future of all libraries. Learn more about the “Living Room” concept and how it creates a warm, inviting space that has helped bring the community back to the Free Library of Philadelphia.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

Wednesday, June 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this session to learn strategies for enhancing family engagement practices for your program as well as your staff’s confidence in building culturally responsive partnerships with families of the infants and toddlers with disabilities included in your program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, June 7 (8-10:30 am)

Become a STEAM Mastermind in Just 1 Day! (simpleK12)

Join us and learn the difference between STEM, STEAM, and Makerspaces. Explore tools and supplies to inspire inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Also learn about the Hour of Code, a resource that can be used year around.

For more information and to register, visit:  http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

Putting Your Values to Work (Charity Village)

A key to living and working with purpose is articulating your core values. Our values represent who we are and what is unique about us. Once we articulate these values we can harness them to create more energy and success. Living by our values creates energy as we make choices that align with a greater purpose. It can also help motivate us to embrace new challenges and opportunities. This session will allow participants to explore their own core values through guided exercises. You will learn techniques to help you put your values to work for you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Thursday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

Is digital currency worth the attention of nonprofit leaders? (IdealWare)

We will cover what nonprofit leaders need to know in order to evaluate whether digital currency is worth their attention, and what the risks and benefits are. We will also discuss what you need in place in terms of technologies, policies, and procedures in order to accept digital currency. Finally, we will talk about what responsibilities nonprofits have to educate their constituents about the advantages and risks of digital currency.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, we’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Picture Book Parade: New Titles from Small Presses (Booklist)

Spring is finally here, and what better time to refresh your picture-book shelves? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor, Julia Smith, in this free, hour-long webinar, featuring new picture books from the publishers Clavis, Kane Press, Minedition, Phaidon, and Zonderkidz. Don’t let these small-press titles for little readers pass you by!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Thursday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Moving Towards Health Equity with GIS (GovLoop)

Many factors play into health equity: access to healthy foods, quality healthcare, jobs, community support, and social determinants of health among others. The opioid and homelessness epidemics are two issues that many communities face and often affect the same populations, further exacerbating the issues. Given the number of stakeholders and emotions involved, being able to visualize and make data-driven decisions is essential, which is where geographic information systems (GIS) comes in. Knowing where to place treatment options to be more effective can make the difference between a series of disparate tactics and leading with a solid strategy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

Developing Ethical Leaders from the Ground Up (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, participants will learn key actions L&D can take to promote ethical leadership in their organization. Specifically, attendees will: Engage in a highly interactive discussion on the important role character and ethics play throughout a leader’s development; Explore an innovative framework for how character is best developed at every level of leadership; and Reveal three critical keys for creating ethical behavior.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

Building Support for your Library Budget: A Recipe for Success (EveryLibrary)

In this conversation with Peter Bromberg (Executive Director, Salt Lake City Public Library), you will learn the 5 ingredients to his recipe for passing a historic 23.3{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} budget increase for the Salt Lake City Public Library. The ingredients include: Diagnosing the funding needs; Learning the political landscape and building relationships; Determining what is politically possible; Developing and delivering an effective message; Activating your network of support. Peter will share how successfully applied what he learned from EveryLibrary campaign strategies, and discuss how any Library can scale and use these methods to build local support for their budget or ballot initiatives.

For more information and to register, visit: http://everylibrary.org/tpl-webinar-building-support/

Thursday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

The Fake News Controversy: What Does it Mean for Libraries? (Library Journal)

In today’s world users often encounter suspect, inflammatory, or entirely incorrect information online. This presentation will examine the role that libraries can play in teaching users how to identify information and information sources that they can trust. It will include an audience-driven discussion about the ongoing fake news controversy in the U.S. and ideas for making libraries more effective information literacy educators within their unique communities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

Thursday, June 7 (1-4 pm)

Library 2.018: Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession (Library 2.0)

Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries. https://ischoolblogs.sjsu.edu/blockchains  . We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate in this event.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/

Friday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Open Access 2020: Looking at the Future (American Libraries Live)

OA2020 is a global initiative to transform scholarly publishing from the current subscription (paywall) system to new open access publishing models. Over 100 libraries and institutions from around the world have joined OA2020, including a growing number from the United States.The speakers will explain how OA2020 is striving to divest from subscriptions and invest in alternative publishing models, how strategies are being specifically tailored to support the needs of US Institutions, and how your library can join the effort.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Saturday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

National Treasures: Preserving and Providing Access to Cultural Heritage (San Jose State University)

In this panel discussion, join researchers of the International Directory of National Archives (IDNA) as they share insights from their research of national archives around the world and the national treasures the archives govern, preserve, and share.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

Monday, June 11 (11-12 pm)

Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces (American Libraries Live)

In this free webinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits, will talk about how school libraries are bringing STEM into their curriculum and the leading role that librarians and media specialists are taking to make this a reality.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Tuesday, June 12 (9-10 am)

Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians (OCLC Research)

Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia. Beyond Wikimedia projects, Wikidata also provides support to many other sites and services, including the Google Knowledge Graph. It is also relevant to many developing and emerging projects in the library descriptive landscape. In our linked data future, Wikidata may play an important role as a place to find and store metadata and identifiers. This webinar will be of interest to metadata libraries, digital library developers, those interested in linked data and identifiers, and those tracking emerging trends in librarianship.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.html

Tuesday, June 12 (11-12 pm)

Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (Charity HowTo)

If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream.The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, June 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)

Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library (WebJunction)

Transformation happens when a library reimagines and reconfigures its physical space so that community engagement shifts from passive to active. The fifteen libraries that participated in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are dynamic proof of that. They learned and applied principles of active learning, placemaking and design thinking to create “smart spaces” where the community learns and creates together and strengthens social bonds. In this webinar, we’ll describe an innovative process that any size of library can follow to uncover community needs and translate those needs into flexible lively learning space. Hear about the real experiences of two project participants who transformed drab, underused spaces into hubs of activity and energy. It can happen at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)

Demonstrating Library Impact with Data (Infopeople)

In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn how to develop and implement an outcomes-based evaluation framework that is easy to manage and makes sense for your library. You’ll get the tools to design a logic model that will guide your data collection and set targets to show your success and inform learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Tuesday, June 12 (2-3 pm)

Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education at the News Literacy Project, provides an overview of the field of news literacy, including the most current trends and research, and offers concrete tools and strategies for addressing these skills in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-06/

Tuesday, June 12 (3:30-4:30 pm)

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part VI (Wyoming State Library)

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on a final tour of the new AASL standards. This month will be all about the Shared Foundation “Engage.” Join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5925555524182278401

Wednesday, June 13 (9-10 am)

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} increase in mortality. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar will help you to make sure your Emergency Plan is a living document by focusing on learning opportunities both before and after emergencies: training and after-action reviews. We will provide ideas for training all staff who work with heritage collections and we’ll discuss how to debrief after actual emergencies to learn from them in the most effective way.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Wednesday, June 13 (12-12:30 pm)

Learning and Growing Together: WebJunction, the Learning Place for Libraries (WebJunction)

Since 2003, WebJunction has helped thousands of library staff members build job skills to deliver transformational services to their communities. Our resources are always free, all are welcome, and we’re always open. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn about WebJunction, who we are, what we do, and how you can leverage our resources; explore the variety of self-paced, web-based training resources available for free; and hear about our projects and programs that connect public library service to community needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)

Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy (School Library Journal)

Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Last year, School Library Journal called the Starling “a potential game changer.” Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are not only lending the Starlings to their communities, but are also hosting early literacy programs around this advanced technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)

Building a Pipeline of Major Donors: 5 Key Metrics for Success (Bloomerang)

Are you tired of the year-to-year fundraising treadmill of grant writing, mailings, and special events? Are your board members burned out on writing letters, filling tables, and asking their friends for money? Join us to learn Benevon’s metrics-based, high-touch process for building a pipeline of mission-focused major donors who will, in turn, introduce others. This session is for all sizes and types of nonprofits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, June 14 (12- 1 pm)

Making Project-Based Learning More Than a Project (Education Week)

What are the first steps in creating space for Project-Based Learning in your schools? Join our special guest Mike Miele from the Highlander Institute as we share the eight components of strong PBL. Whether you’re a school leader or a classroom teacher, this webinar will help you get started.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar demonstrates access to full-text searchable documents listed in Steven L. Johnson’s  Bibliography Guide to American Indian Document’s in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, Clearwater Press, 1977.  There are currently 6,000 titles freely accessible on the internet.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Communicate Effectively, Even When It’s Hard (GovLoop)

Learning how to communicate effectively – especially at work – is one of the most important assets you have in your career arsenal. Join NextGen Nation online for an engaging presentation from communication experts on effective tools you can use to improve communication and leadership with emotional intelligence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, June 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Usability Testing with Steve Krug (DigitalGov)

Join us for a 90 minute demonstration and talk with Steve Krug, where he will share how you can get started making usability fixes, no matter what your full time job is.Steve will start his presentation with a demo of a live usability test to show that anyone can do usability testing. Then he will share how you can find the most important problems with your website or product, and make fixes with just a small number of participants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Thursday, June 14 (1-2 pm)

“I could really use a good laugh!” How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library  (Infopeople)

This webinar will give you the skillsets necessary to teach both your library users and library staff a fun & effective way of managing the stresses of their day. Laughter-as-therapy in the library environment can be offered to library users of all ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, June 14 (3-4 pm)

STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss (edWeb)

STEM-rich activities are an engaging way to combine summer fun with quality learning experiences. In this edWebinar, discover family-friendly activities that you can share with your students’ families, your neighbors, and your own kids!

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-06/

Friday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Job Hunting Like a Boss (Colorado State Library)

Whether you are looking to make that next big jump professionally, or you want to better serve your job hunting patrons, we have valuable tips and tricks for navigating the turbulent waters of job hunting. We will provide insight from both sides of the table: a seasoned veteran with more than 15 years of experience hiring in libraries, and a recent MLIS graduate who has submitted too many job applications to count! Come prepared to share your thoughts, experiences and questions, so that after this presentation, you will be better equipped to land your next big opportunity, and you will have a new/improved toolbox that you can use to help your patrons land theirs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Monday, June 18 (2-3 pm)

Deep Dive into Device Lending (Utah State Library)

More and more libraries are lending devices such as wifi hotspots, Chromebooks, and tablets. This webinar will take a deeper look at the nitty gritty details of device lending, such as device security, policies, budgeting, and vendors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (Charity HowTo)

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)

We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re in the Public Record: Federal Government Documents on the LGBT Movement (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar highlights primary sources on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement from all branches of the Federal Government.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, June 20 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Rising to the Challenge: Using the Aspen Institute Report and Action Guide for Strategic Planning (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries report Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries and its companion Action Guide can be powerful tools for libraries as we seek to leverage our position as a trusted community resource to forge new partnerships for achieving community goals. Learn how one small public library used the Aspen Report in its strategic planning process to develop a dynamic new road map for community success.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, June 20 (9-11 am)

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Wednesday, June 20 (10-1:50 pm)

Nonprofit Marketing That Works (Network for Good)

At this free virtual conference, you’ll gain insight and expertise from some of the top minds in the nonprofit community through four back-to-back live streamed webinars. Register now to learn the latest best practices that can make the most effective use of your time and money! This is the community that shares your passion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, June 20 (12-1:30 pm)

5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow (Early Childhood Investigations)

Through humor, concrete examples, and practical suggestions, participants in this webinar will learn about five common causes of challenging behaviors. They will learn how to recognize these factors, understand the impact they can have, and how to remedy them so peace and happiness can prevail in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, June 20 (3-4 pm)

Do You See What I See? Cortical Visual Impairment Characteristics & Interventions (Accessible Technology Coalition)

Learn the characteristics of CVI, including what’s really happening when a student’s vision seems to change frequently. Then learn strategies and supports to accommodate these students’ visual access needs, and potentially improve their ability to visually identify and connect with the people and activities in their environments.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

Thursday, June 21 ( 11-12 pm)

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Top Things You Need to Know (Firespring)

Designed for nonprofits, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals with nonprofit clients, this one-hour webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Thursday, June 21 (12:30-1 pm)

Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)

Federal agencies produce a wide range of kid-friendly information. Learn about the material available for use in your classroom or program, especially in the sciences and history. Note that unlike state documents, almost all of the federal resources are web-based.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2snlFGD

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)

Chatbots – Discover This Secret Weapon to Scale Training Capability (InSync Training)

In this session, you’ll learn how you can design a chatbot to be both a performance support tool (providing on-demand job aids) as well as a virtual facilitator and coach (ensuring knowledge transference and learning accountability).

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Wednesday, June 27 (10-11 am)

Bootstrap Fundraising – Launching a Development Program (nonprofit hub)

“If you build it, they will come” is completely appropriate for the fundraising world. Starting or re-launching a fundraising program can be daunting and discouraging.  If you focus on infrastructure and process first, you’ll find that fundraising will become far easier. Join this webinar to learn the key steps you should take to be successful in building out your development efforts and pitfalls  you could face along the way.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)

Tips for Moving up the Gov Career Ladder (GovLoop)

The good place – it’s the idealized place in your career. It’s where you want to end up. The pinnacle. The corner office. But how do you get there? Those questions can be especially difficult to answer for government employees because the government career structure can seem limiting. Join us as we share insights and best practices to actually get to the next phase of your career.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)

Getting Ready to Get Ready for Giving Season (GuideStar)

To help you offset last minute planning, we’ve invited the fundraising experts at Classy to join us on a webinar to share how you can start preparing for year-end giving TODAY. You’ll learn how to plan your fundraising campaign in advance, which marketing best practices to use to drive the most traffic back to your campaign, how to appeal to different types of donors, and why Giving Tuesday is a day you can’t ignore.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Litigation?! Strategies to Lower Your ECE Organization’s Risk of Being Involved in Lawsuits (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar, presented by Attorney Ron McGuckin, will focus on the most current legal trends and administrative issues which impact the day to day operations of the child care  program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Thursday, June 28 (11-12 pm)

How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity HowTo)

In this webinar, we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for May 2018

Thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for curating a HUGE list of FREE online learning opportunities for library staff!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.

Happy learning!


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

National Geographic Virtual Library (Wyoming State Library) https://youtu.be/2f7RNaQjxMk Join Chris Van Burgh and discover a perfect resource for the researcher, traveler, and armchair traveler.  Here you will find National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler and books, maps, images and video.

In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part IV: Curate (Wyoming State Library)

https://youtu.be/Iyrl8hmCiRM

Library Innovation by Design (Aspen Institute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZu0sBGSB9s&t=611s

Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) https://news.nnlm.gov/mcr/webinar-developing-escape-rooms-at-libraries/

ADVOCACY

May 23: NCompass Live: Big-Time Library Support in Small Towns (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 24: Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)

May 29: Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

May 16: Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology and Disability)

BOARDS

May 24: Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction & ARSL)

CAREERS

May 7: Institutional Politics: Be more influential in terms of your career, your library, and the organization your library serves (Siera)

May 17: The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 1: Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)

May 2: Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 8: Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

May 10: Learning Environments (YALSA)

May 22: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)

May 23: Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 24: LITTLE WOMEN for a New Generation (PBS Learning Media)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 8: Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets (Library Journal)

May 10: Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)

May 15: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

May 15: Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections (Infopeople)

May 17: Caring for Your Historic Globe Collection (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 21: Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library (Indiana State Library)

May 22: New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)

May 24: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

May 30: Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)

COMMUNICATION

May 23: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

May 29: How to Grow Your Organization by Getting Lots and Lots of Traffic to Your Website (Wild Apricot)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: National Geographic Virtual Library (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Library Innovation by Design (Aspen Institute)

May 9: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

May 10: Improving research data management interactions (Library Connect)

May 10: Accelerate your business with DevOps and the cloud (O’Reilly)

May 17: The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)

May 23: Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)

May 25: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

May 29: Managing Change With Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)

May 30: Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)

May 31: The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work (Charity Village)

FUNDRAISING

May 1: Why Nonprofits Should Be Using Online Surveying (and Best Practices) (Tech Soup)

May2: Direct Mail and Email Design Strategies That Drive Higher ROI (Network for Good)

May 2: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

May 3: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Bloomerang)

May 3: How to Think About Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

May 3: 5 Ways To Prepare For This Nonprofit Deadline (TaxBandits)

May 8: Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven (Blackbaud)

May 8: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

May 9: The New Language of Fundraising – The Magic Words That Translate into More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

May 10: Best Of Digital Fundraising Examples: 45 Slides In 45 minutes (Bloomerang)

May 10: Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

May 10: The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests (TechSoup)

May 15: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

May 15: Coffee with AJ: How to Create an Irresistible Sponsorship Deck (Charity How To)

May 16: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

May 22: Simple Development Fundraising Systems (Firespring)

May 30:Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

May 30: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 10: Learning Environments (YALSA)

May 15: Academic Library Space Planning (University of Wisconsin)

MANAGEMENT

May 10: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Practical Solutions for Managers and Executives (Wild Apricot)

May 10: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (Indiana State Library)

May 16: Avoiding a Management Disaster (American Management Association)

May 17: What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces (North Carolina Library Association)

My 21: Managing Public Computing and Print Usage in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 23: Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)

May 24: Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness (Infopeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 1: First Tuesdays – Thousands Eligible with Millions Unclaimed (Washington State Library)

May 2: Test proctoring in a public library! (North Carolina Library Association)

May 16: Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Indiana State Library)

May 23: LTC: Conversation Café (Programming Librarian)

May 24: Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)

May 29: Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 1: Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)

May 2: Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 17: Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)

May 22: Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 23: Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 30: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

May 4: Season of Nonviolence (Booklist)

May 8: Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

May 10: Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)

May 15: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

May 22: New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)

May 24: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

REFERENCE

May 2: Best practices for citation guidance in virtual reference (OCLC)

May 2: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: Pt. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 3: SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 9: NCompass Live: Computers in Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 10: 2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 15: Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources That Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 16: Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 16: How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S.Census)

May 24: 2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part IV: Curate (Wyoming State Library)

May 8: Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

May 15: Wonderful Ideas To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity and Computational Thinking (edWeb)

May 17: In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V (Wyoming State Library)

May 17: Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)

May 22: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)

May 23: Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)

May 23: Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

TECHNOLOGY

May 7: Digital Inclusion 101 (Utah State Library)

May 8: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 8 (Infopeople)

May 9: Digital Inclusion Resources (Utah State Library)

May 17: Ask the experts: OCLC Wise and your library (OCLC)

May 22: Streaming Video: So Many Options, How Do I Choose? (North Carolina Library Association)

May 30: STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready (Education Week)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 1: Tutorial Creation 101 (University of Wisconsin)

May 2: Mobile Learning: When Learning Games go Small (Training Magazine Network)

May 2: Outcomes from the OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (OCLC Research)

May 3: Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention (Center on Technology and Disability)

May 3: CopyTalk: Creative Commons Certificate (ALA District Dispatch)

May 15: Serious Game Secrets – Who, What, Where, Why, Who Cares? (InSync)

May 18: Creating Space for Online Learning (Infopeople)

May 22: 5 Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong On YouTube (Training Magazine Network)

May 22: From Immersion to Presence: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Disrupt Learning (InSync)

May 22: Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 23: Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)

May 23: Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

May 24: 2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)

VOLUNTEERS

May 8: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

May 8: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

May 9: Put Volunteer Groups to Work (Volunteer Match)

May 10: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

May 11: Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers (Utah State Library)

May 15: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

May 22: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, May 1 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays – Thousands Eligible with Millions Unclaimed (Washington State Library)

Every month millions of dollars in VA pensions, disability awards and health care services remain unclaimed by eligible Washington State Veterans and widows. WAServe, a member of AmericaServes.org, was established to change that state of affairs by providing technology enhanced coordination and case management services delivered by uniquely qualified staff. WAServe works with an expanding coalition of community providers representing over seventy organizations delivering health care, housing, employment, social and community-based services. Libraries, as a trusted resource in communities all across the state, are in a unique position to strengthen this coalition. Learn how your library can serve this population, found in all communities in Washington State.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, May 1 (10:30-11:30 am)

Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)

Join Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, for a LIVE webcast from the Park School in Mill Valley, CA, as she kicks off the tour for her new middle grade series, Endling! Watch as Katherine talks about the inspiration behind her books, her journey to becoming a writer, and the ways young readers across the country have impacted her as an author.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

Tuesday, May 1 (11-12 pm)

Tutorial Creation 101 (University of Wisconsin)

This webinar will serve as a guide for participants who are just beginning to develop tutorials standards, prioritize topics, consider copyright issues and research platforms. Learn how the staff at Jacobs Library build, brand and assess their tutorials.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

Tuesday, May 1 (12-1 pm)

Why Nonprofits Should Be Using Online Surveying (and Best Practices) (Tech Soup)

Data can offer valuable insights and inform important decisions, but how do you know what type of data to collect and the best way to collect it? Learn how to thoughtfully collect survey data and gain insights from your constituents, stakeholders and employees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Wednesday, May 2 (9-10 am)

Best practices for citation guidance in virtual reference (OCLC)

This webinar continues a listserv discussion about citation and referencing issues in a global virtual reference cooperative. In virtual reference interactions, students often ask questions about citing (referencing) their sources, and it’s important for us to determine which citation style is needed. Teachers often require use of a specific style. And regional preferences often determine which style to use. For example, In the U.S. the most common citation styles are APA, MLA and Chicago Style, while in the UK, a popular style is Harvard Referencing.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

 

Wednesday, May 2 (10-11 am)

Mobile Learning: When Learning Games go Small (Training Magazine Network)

Mobile gaming is exploding in popularity, faster than any other learning technology. In this session, we will explore various mobile learning games and discuss the decisions that influenced their game design, learning design, user interface design, and user experience design. We’ll also share a case study of how a mobile learning game was used as part of a larger curriculum to drive business results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Wednesday, May 2 (10-11 am)

Outcomes from the OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (OCLC Research)

In this webinar, four members of the working group will focus on the recommendations for descriptive metadata that uniquely meet the needs of web content.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, May 2 (11-12 pm)

Direct Mail and Email Design Strategies That Drive Higher ROI (Network for Good)

How your fundraising appeal looks can be just as important as its content. This webinar will review tips and best practices for designing your direct mail and email appeal letters so your solicitations result in higher donations and response rates.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, May 2 (12-12:45 pm)

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: Pt. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will describe information resources produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). This agency is responsible for leading U.S. intelligence community integration to deliver the most insightful intelligence information for national security policymakers. Individuals attending this webinar will learn more about the multifaceted and publicly-accessible information resources produced by ODNI.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

Test proctoring in a public library! (North Carolina Library Association)

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce guidelines for test proctoring in a public library in order to meet the needs of students and institutions of higher learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

Wednesday, May 2 (12-1:30 pm)

Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Through interactive experiences discover how an appreciation of the world around us can guide interactions  with teachers, children and families. Participants will leave with a set of leadership tools to help cultivate a Heart-Centered work environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Thursday, May 3 (10:30-11:30 am)

Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention (Center on Technology and Disability)

This webinar will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions. The presenters will also discuss methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe

 

Thursday, May 3 (10:30-11:30 am)

How to Think About Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for a major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to assess your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

 

Thursday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Thursday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: Creative Commons Certificate (ALA District Dispatch)

The newly developed Creative Commons (CC) Certificate program was created for librarians, educators, and government in response to the continued growth in the use of CC licenses globally and the corresponding need to help people acquire Commons knowledge and skills. This session will review the CC Certificates program including content, feedback from the beta, building a train-the-trainer program for CC country chapters (and other partners) who want to offer the CC Certificates and certify others, and remixing the CC Certificates into University courses to train the next generation of librarians and educators.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/

 

Thursday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Friday, May 3 (1-2 pm)

5 Ways To Prepare For This Nonprofit Deadline (TaxBandits)

May 15th serves as the biggest tax filing deadline for nonprofit organizations. Preparing to file your organization’s 990 Form is an important factor in the existence and effectiveness of your organization. In this webinar, we will share with you the top 5 ways to prepare for this nonprofit deadline.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6717651396795948801

 

Friday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Season of Nonviolence (Booklist)

To coincide with the conclusion of the 64-day Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, we present a webinar focusing on books that examine the past, present, and future of nonviolent civil rights movements inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Monday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Institutional Politics: Be more influential in terms of your career, your library, and the organization your library serves (Siera)

Learn how to build rapport, adapt communication strategies to the preferences of the recipient, assess political risks, build your personal “think tank”, and identify and address common career mistakes. Hear what successful colleagues have to say about what worked for them.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/calendar/

 

Monday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Digital Inclusion 101 (Utah State Library)

Join us for an introduction to Digital Inclusion. Learn about what Digital Inclusion is and why it matters to libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

Tuesday, May 8 (11-12 pm)

Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets (Library Journal)

What digital content will bring the most value to your library? Join EBSCO and Library Journal as we highlight tips for expanding your library’s collection while ensuring your remaining budget dollars go toward the most valuable resources available for your faculty and students. Using evidence-based decision-making, we will provide insight on industry trends and best practices for choosing the right e-books and magazine archives for your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

 

Tuesday, May 8 (11-12 pm)

Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven (Blackbaud)

Your website is the center of your digital ecosystem. It’s where people come to learn about your mission, engage with your brand, and hopefully, give their support. What does your website say about your organization? Are you telling a cohesive, compelling story across your digital ecosystem? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the state of nonprofit websites today and reveal why strong design and storytelling are key to connecting with your audiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/12157-WebDesign-WebinarSeries.html

 

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

Want to hear about the latest in YA? Join us for a free, hour-long webinar, during which representatives from Bloomsbury, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, Sky Pony, and Albert Whitman will give you the scoop on their upcoming titles.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

Hear Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, take you on a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour provides tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Tuesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for  volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Tuesday, May 8 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 8 (Infopeople)

Topics for this part 8 webinar include:The blockchain (how it works, real uses beyond cryptocurrency, how it might affect libraries); Realities (the state of virtual reality, the rise of augmented reality, mixed reality); AI-powered chatbots, the subscription economy and voice-powered interactions (real-world applications that are not Alexa).

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Tuesday, May 8 (5-6 pm)

Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

School librarians guide learners as they develop the habits of lifelong learning. Join Kate Lechtenberg and Jeanie Phillips, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they consider opportunities for deep learning through the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. We’ll explore the possibilities for engaging learners of all ages in authentic, meaningful work that sparks curiosity and builds real world skills.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Wednesday, May 9 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Computers in Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Amanda Sweet, Technology Innovation Librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission, will share highlights from the recent Computers in Libraries 2018 conference, held April 17-19 in Arlington, VA.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Digital Inclusion Resources (Utah State Library)

Join us for a webinar about resources for affordable broadband, device, and technology education resources for libraries and patrons. A special guest will share their library’s experience with lending devices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

Wednesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Put Volunteer Groups to Work (Volunteer Match)

We’ll discuss ideas for working with corporate groups, youth groups, and other groups. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of volunteer groups, the importance of creating opportunities  with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts will be discussed.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Wednesday, May 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The New Language of Fundraising – The Magic Words That Translate into More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

If you want to strengthen your culture of philanthropy, you need a new approach. Regardless of the changes your nonprofit is facing, you need a strong board  that’s fully committed to development. Let’s focus on how to get them more comfortable and transform your passive volunteers into passionate partners who raise awareness and funds for your organization!

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

 

Wednesday, May 9 (1-2 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations. Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Thursday, May 10 (8-9 am)

Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (Indiana State Library)

A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

 

Thursday, May 10 (9-10 am)

Improving research data management interactions (Library Connect)

Join our presenters as they share their experiences and best practices for implementing research data management (RDM) solutions on campus and discuss examples of workflows that have enhanced reproducibility.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

 

Thursday, May 10 (9-10 am)

2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival showcases multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC library technology consultants Cindy Fisher and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees as well as the major themes that emerged and their relevance for libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Accelerate your business with DevOps and the cloud (O’Reilly)

The cloud (in all its forms) allows your organization to deliver more value to customers faster. In order to execute a successful cloud strategy, organizations have adopted a DevOps approach, focusing on automation and monitoring. Full visibility of your IT infrastructure and workloads—whether in the data center or cloud—is key to successfully managing a DevOps environment. Join this webcast to find out how.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

 

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Best Of Digital Fundraising Examples: 45 Slides In 45 minutes (Bloomerang)

Rachel Clemens will explore great content, unique thinking and delightful design through emails, websites, online advertising, donation pages, videos—and anything else that increases online donations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to donor engagement. Every successful fundraising campaign is built on a strategic understanding of the fundraising cycle. Knowing where each donor is in the cycle–and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle–will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

 

Thursday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Practical Solutions for Managers and Executives (Wild Apricot)

As a leader of your organization, do you lie awake at night worrying about how to keep your talented managers happy and engaged? Are you concerned they are stressed out and on the verge of leaving? It doesn’t have to be that hard.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

 

Thursday, May 10 ( 12-1 pm)

Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)

Penguin is throwing it back! Join Penguin Young Readers for a time-traveling webinar focused on historical fiction and nonfiction that will be on shelves in Spring & Summer 2018. Ranging from nonfiction about Ancient Rome and the Vietnam War, to fiction covering Medieval Scotland through the 1990s, this free, hour-long discussion will give you recommendations and book-talking points for historical fiction fans of all ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

Thursday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

Learning Environments (YALSA)

Join this webinar to learn to cultivate high-quality, developmentally appropriate, flexible learning environments that support teens individually and in group experiences as they engage in formal and informal learning activities.

To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/continuingeducation/learning_environments

 

Thursday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how  to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Thursday, May 10 (12-1:30 pm)

The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests (TechSoup)

The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal.Uncover the most effective methods for documenting the need, as well as ways to use that information to engage the reader, by joining GrantStation’s CEO, Cynthia Adams for this 90-minute webinar!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Friday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers (Utah State Library)

Join us for a webinar about the challenges and opportunities of using volunteers in digital inclusion programs, and developing digitally inclusive policies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

Tuesday, May 15 (11-12 pm)

Academic Library Space Planning (University of Wisconsin)

To effectively respond to the changing needs of our learning communities, we need to continuously renew and refresh our spaces in alignment with our continuing mission and our long-term vision for the future. Learn how a five-phase approach to library space planning—vision, plan, design, implement, occupy—can help your library continue to play a vital role in the life of your academic community and contribute to the success of your university.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)

Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

Middle-grade books are made to capture readers imaginations. Join representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Young Readers, and Macmillan Children’s for a sneak peak of this seasons hottest fiction and non-fiction books. Be prepared to be delighted!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)

Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources That Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce you to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – the agency responsible for administering the Federal law governing workplace retirement and health plans provided by private sector employers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)

Serious Game Secrets – Who, What, Where, Why, Who Cares? (InSync)

Many people in the e-learning realm are attempting to use gamification and serious games to spark employee engagement and drive learning retention. This session will talk about planning, developing, implementing, and supporting serious games for companies that have never gone down the route of serious games and gamified learning experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, May 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, we will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Tuesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

Coffee with AJ: How to Create an Irresistible Sponsorship Deck (Charity How To)

Unfortunately, most organizations fall short of their monetary goals because they don’t have a sponsorship brochure, commonly known as a “sponsorship deck that seals the deal with potential sponsors. That’s all about to change, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning guru A.J. Steinberg is going to share her secret formula for creating sponsorship decks that prospects will find irresistible.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

 

Tuesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections (Infopeople)

Visual merchandising is not just a tool for retail establishments. When done well, it can create a dynamic environment that encourages the customer to stay longer, check out more materials, and return for more. This webinar aims to supply librarians with the knowledge, tools, and plans necessary to merchandise their own libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Tuesday, May 15 (3-4 pm)

Wonderful Ideas To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity and Computational Thinking (edWeb)

Want to hear about some classroom-inspired activities to incite collaboration and creativity? And what if these ideas met computational thinking objectives too? Learn about ways to naturally integrate coding and robotics into your everyday teaching practices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Wednesday, May 16 (10-11 am)

Avoiding a Management Disaster (American Management Association)

Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the book How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn: Why new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager; The five things successful managers do; How to create an engaging, inspiring and collaborative work environment.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Wednesday, May 16 (10-11 am)

Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology and Disability)

In this introductory CTD event, we’ll cover what assistive technology is, the legal consideration process for choosing assistive technology and some of the different types of tools that are available for students of all ages.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe

 

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn about the different race categories used throughout the history of the Census, as well as some of the reasons behind these changes. Participants will consider what the Census might look like in the future, regarding gender and sexuality. Participants will have a better understanding of how Census questions can impact society.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Indiana State Library)

Learn how to connect with some of your most marginalized patrons. Patrons experiencing homelessness may be some of the most overlooked library users. Misconceptions and fear on the part of both patrons and staff may interfere in connecting with these patrons. Monroe County has faced a number of issues concerning homelessness and the opioid epidemic. Discover how Monroe County Public Library connected with this population using the Harwood Method.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Wednesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S.Census)

Discover the richness of American Community Survey (ACS) data when you learn how to map it. In this webinar, we will cover background information about the ACS, as well as how to join ACS data with a layer of geography by downloading a geodatabase file, opening the file in ArcMap, and joining the ACS data table to a feature class.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops.html

 

Thursday, May 17 (9-10 am)

What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will define microaggressions and their impact and provide strategies for creating an inclusive work environment that helps to prevent microaggressions from occurring in the first place. The session will also include guidance on how to respond when someone has been microaggressive towards you.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

Thursday, May 17 (11-12 pm)

The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

 

Thursday, May 17 (12-12:30 pm)

Ask the experts: OCLC Wise and your library (OCLC)

We know you probably have lots of questions. What is OCLC Wise? How is it different? And why does my library need it? Get answers at our upcoming live Q&A webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

 

Thursday, May 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Caring for Your Historic Globe Collection (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar will present a brief history of globe production followed by basic information about how to identify compromises in condition of historic globes. Even globes that are in good original condition, or that have been well repaired, remain fragile assemblies. We will make recommendations regarding storage, handling, display, and general care.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

Thursday, May 17 (1-2 pm)

Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)

Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

Thursday, May 17 (3:30-4:30 pm)

In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V (Wyoming State Library)

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Explore” on Thursday, May 17 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3763362609625827585

 

Friday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Creating Space for Online Learning (Infopeople)

Join us for this interactive one-hour webinar presented by ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and Infopeople that explores online workplace learning, the role it plays in fulfilling your library’s mission, and ways to easily and effectively incorporate it into your daily routine in ways that serve you, your library, and the library users who benefit from what you provide.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Monday, May 21 (8-9 am)

Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library (Indiana State Library)

Telescopes, digital converters, board games, coding toys, and more! Cary Memorial Library (MA) debuted its Library of Things collection in March 2017. Over a year later, we are grateful for how our collection has flourished in spite of a few hiccups along the way! This webinar discusses the why and how of starting a circulating collection of unusual items, including Cary Library’s best practices for streamlining the circulation process and easing staff concerns regarding learning about all of the Things in your collection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Monday, May 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Managing Public Computing and Print Usage in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Learn about a tool in use in some libraries to more easily manage usage of public computing workstations and printer usage by the public.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

 

Tuesday, May 22 (10-11 am)

5 Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong On YouTube (Training Magazine Network)

In this webcast we’ll examine 5 serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of 6 alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Tuesday, May 22 (11-12 pm)

Simple Development Fundraising Systems (Firespring)

Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Fundraising Systems where you’ll discover a roadmap to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)

Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will still be going strong as we offer our second mystery-themed webinar of 2018, this one focusing on publishers, and one audio producer, that are coming on strong in this reader-favorite genre.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

From Immersion to Presence: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Disrupt Learning (InSync)

Learn how industry leaders are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning. AR makes the real world the canvas of any number of learning activities, from scavenger hunts to performance support. Meanwhile, VR is used as a “flight simulator” for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive or inconvenient to practice in real life. It is also hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)

Streaming Video: So Many Options, How Do I Choose? (North Carolina Library Association)

There are many options for streaming video and movies available to libraries and more coming all the time. Join the Resources & Technical Services Section and the Technology & Trends Round Table as we look at some of the options and learn more about them from librarians who are familiar with the resources.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

Tuesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday,May 22 (1-2:30 pm)

Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Tuesday, May 22 (2-3 pm)

Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)

As summer fast approaches, learn tips for keeping kids engaged when school is closed, including: Tools for engaging students academically and creatively; Tips for helping students stay digitally safe; Ways to promote healthy media balance through fun outdoor activities and screen time limits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Wednesday, May 23 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Big-Time Library Support in Small Towns (Nebraska Library Commission)

With examples from my newly released novel, To the Stars Through Difficulties, this session will highlight efforts in small towns to support libraries, a century ago and today. The novel was inspired by the 59 Carnegie libraries in Kansas, has won generous reviews from Booklist, Library Review Journal, and United for Libraries, as well gold medal IPPY and Readers’ Favorites awards.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, May 23 (9:30-10:30 am)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/page-1203957

 

Wednesday, May 23 (11-12 pm)

Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Dale Carnegie. Your hosts, Jeff Schwartzman, executive coach and trainer, and Mark Marone, director of research and thought leadership at Dale Carnegie, will help you discover ways to create a culture that engages employees and uncover the attitudes and behaviors that can set your organization apart.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

In this webinar, the presenter will share ways to integrate images to enhance student engagement and learning. From using politically charged images to fake images, these active learning techniques can engage with students and support their critical thinking skills and research processes through visual literacy. The presenter will also describe how to gamify library instruction through the act of drawing and concept-mapping.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

LTC: Conversation Café (Programming Librarian)

Conversation Cafés are great for helping community members learn more about themselves, their community or an issue, and the process is easily adaptable and requires minimal resources. This webinar will emphasize how to organize and facilitate these cafés, shifting from small talk to big talk in conversations that matter.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, May 23 (12-1:30 pm)

Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)

One of the most demanding parts of your job is to keep the program full in order to earn the revenue to continue offering high-quality services.  How can you make families select your program over the other centers in the area? Join early childhood program marketing rock star, Kris Murray, to learn how to find creative ways to make your program stand out and offer solutions families will crave.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, May 23 (3-4 pm)

Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share strategies to fold visual and data literacy into classroom and professional learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

Thursday, May 24 (12-1 pm)

Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)

Everyone seems to be arguing. One glance at Facebook demonstrates how comments quickly turn toxic. So how can libraries make a difference? Can we create a space where people will both talk and listen? Listen to our story and bring your own thoughts to share in the chat about how libraries can cultivate positive conversations within their community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Thursday, May 24 (12-1 pm)

2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)

Come learn about the different types of government data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops.html

 

Thursday, May 24 (12:30-1 pm)

YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

School’s (almost) out for summer and it’s time to add a few more titles to that summer reading list with these new and upcoming books. With this webinar we’ll help a young woman navigate the complicated politics of a fairy kingdom, make up with our handsome best friend while struggling to survive in the wilderness, get punished for our prankster ways through a summer job at a food truck with an uptight classmate, and decide if we can trust a mysterious stranger while hunting down murderous mermaids. All that and much, much more!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2r7uHqz

 

Thursday, May 24 (1-2 pm)

Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness (Infopeople)

This webinar will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness by presenting basic science about the practice and its benefits, connecting the experience of mindfulness to library work, and by guiding participants through several beginning practices in real time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Thursday, May 24 (1-2 pm)

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction & ARSL)

Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn’t this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Thursday, May 24 (5-6 pm)

LITTLE WOMEN for a New Generation (PBS Learning Media)

A recommended Common Core ELA title for grades 6-8, LITTLE WOMEN still raises fundamental questions: What makes work worth doing? How can true love be recognized and nurtured? Can a young woman defy society’s conventions and succeed on her own terms? Using the Great Books Foundation’s Shared Inquiry method, learn how to engage students in close reading and lively discussion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2r1yCp1

 

Friday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

In this interactive and engaging webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

Tuesday, May 29 (10-11am)

Managing Change With Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)

Join Marjorie Derven in this interactive webcast to explore how emotional intelligence (EQ) can help us lead others so they can best manage the inevitable stressors to take charge of change for organizational progress.  Leveraging EQ is essential to manage our own biases and enhance the use of self as an instrument of change.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Tuesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)

How to Grow Your Organization by Getting Lots and Lots of Traffic to Your Website (Wild Apricot)

Every single day people are joining organizations because they stumble across them while searching for something online. If you want to tap into this powerful growth channel, I strongly encourage you to join our webinar on May 29 with our resident nonprofit tech expert, Terry Ibele. In this webinar, Terry will show you how to attract new members, volunteers, and donors by getting your website pages to the top of Google’s search results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

 

Tuesday, May 29 (1-2 pm)

Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)

Community partnerships have the power to meet your library’s strategic goals, expand your reach and amplify what’s great in your community. You already pursue partnerships, but you can take them to the next level, or beyond! Help your community achieve its aspirations by creating partnerships built on solid relationships, mutual respect and SMART goals. Learn from the successes, failures and lessons of real-world examples. You will forge stronger community-led libraries where goals and values are aligned, and collaboration leads to innovation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, May 30 (9-10 am)

Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)

Libraries involved in SHARES, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and the Ivy Plus Libraries will share freely available tools and implemented programs to facilitate the sharing of rare, and often deeply needed, items.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, May 30 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

 

Wednesday, May 30 (12-1 pm)

STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready (Education Week)

This webinar will look at the intersection of STEAM and project-based learning. We’ll explore how the standards of multiple disciplines connect to strengthen cross-curricular learning. We’ll investigate the processes of inquiry and problem-solving. You’ll learn about successes in fostering “the four C’s” and opening the door for student voice and agency. Our educator panel will showcase their classroom-tested approaches to creativity, design thinking, and the four integrated steps of IDEA: identify, define, explore, and assess. The creative economy is the future. Prepare your students to thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, May 30 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, May 30 (1-2 pm)

Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NLM’s MedlinePlus will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, May 31 (11-12 pm)

The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work (Charity Village)

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no? If these questions resonate, then our free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for April 2018

Thanks to the Wyoming State Library for creating this invaluable list of FREE learning opportunities!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.


AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Finding The Bard in GoWYLD–Literature Online (Wyoming State Library). https://youtu.be/iRrWUB_YN4E Using Literature Online (LION) to research Shakespeare.  In addition to biographical information, literary criticism/journal articles and a bibliography list, you will be able to listen to a dramatization of all 38 plays.

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part III (Wyoming State Library)

https://youtu.be/MqVAXxjqfjo Join Jennisen Lucas as she discusses “Collaborate,” the third Shared Foundation of the new AASL Standards for school libraries. Facilitated by Paige Bredenkamp.

Public Library Innovations: A Story of Community Engagement (Aspen Institute and International City/County Management Association).  https://bit.ly/2gQRoO1 There are opportunities for library and local government leaders to collaborate more closely on community priorities and to engage in active information sharing and communication about community issues. For local government and library leaders interested in designing more effective strategies for aligning library services with community priorities, the Aspen Institute provides an Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library.  this webinar will present practical strategies for implementing the Action Guide as a tool for strategic planning to transform your public library and community.

Surveys and Questionnaires: A Brief Course for Librarians Session 1 (Montana State Library).  https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/255918224 This was a very popular webinar that filled up quickly. Luckily, they recorded it so you can watch it at your leisure.  How do you know when a survey is the best way to collect the data you want? In this first of three sessions, we’ll a look at different types of surveys, what types of data you can collect with a survey, and some simple alternative ways to collect valid useful data.

The Power of Vulnerability (TED Talk). https://bit.ly/2J3RUlx Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.


ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Public Library Innovations: A Story of Community Engagement (Aspen Institute and International City/County Management Association)

Apr 17: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)

Apr 18: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)

Apr 19: How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Surveys and Questionnaires: A Brief Course for Librarians Session 1 (Montana State Library)

Apr 11: How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys (Public Library Association)

Apr 16: Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)

Apr 16: Disaster Preparedness: Theft, Vandalism, & Arson (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 18: Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 19: Assessment Made Simple (North Dakota State Library)

Apr 24: User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)

Apr 25: Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 2: Libraries Enhancing Rural Access for Neighbors (LEARN) Project (University of Wyoming ECHO in Assistive Technology)

BOARDS

Apr 17: How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)

CAREERS

Apr 12: A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to lead when you don’t think you have anyone to lead (Colorado State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr 3: NERF Squadron: Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library)

Apr 11: NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 11: Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)

Apr 11: Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 12: Interactions with Teens (YALSA)

Apr 16: Protecting Children in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)

Apr 26: Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 3: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 5: Mysterious, Magical, and Mischievous: A Sneak Peek of Newly Selected Middle Grade Books (Junior Library Guild)

Apr 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)

Apr 18: NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 24: Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 18: 12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)

Apr 18: DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)

Apr 18: Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 19: How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)

Apr 24: The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Apr 4: Introduction to Digital Preservation Basics (Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services)

Apr 18: DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Finding The Bard in GoWYLD–Literature Online (Wyoming State Library)

Apr 25: NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: The Power of Vulnerability (TED Talk)

Apr 2: Jumpstart Your Week (Motivate Monday)

Apr 11: An Organizer’s Tale: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries (EveryLibrary)

Apr 13: LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)

Apr 16: Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)

Apr 17: Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How (Indiana State Library)

Apr 18: A Little Change Goes a Long Way; Organizational Learning as a Resource for Change Management (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 19: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 24: The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)

Apr 25: Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 4: Obtain & Utilize Donor Data Effectively to Increase Giving (Network for Good)

Apr 4: Trust, Technology, and Storytelling: How Social Changes Impact Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Apr 4: An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (Charity How To)

Apr 5: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Apr 10: Habits of a Highly Successful Fundraiser (The Good Partnership)

Apr 10: How to Think about Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 11: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Charity How To)

Apr 11: 5 easy wins to increase online donations in 5 minutes (The Digital Nonprofit)

Apr 11: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Apr 17: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)

Apr 17: How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)

Apr 19: Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds (GrantSpace)

Apr 19: 3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without (GuideStar)

Apr 25: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Apr 25: The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)

LEGAL

Apr 5: CopyTalk: Are librarians confident assessing fair use? (District Dispatch)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 4: NCompass Live: Building a Future: The Big Move (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 11: NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 5: The New CEO Activism: What Leaders Must Know (Harvard Business Review)

Apr 5: Selecting Accounting and Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

Apr 6: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr 10: Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (InSync Training)

Apr 12: A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to lead when you don’t think you have anyone to lead (Colorado State Library)

Apr 17: How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)

Apr 17: Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr 3: Marketing-as-a-Service: An Introduction to USAGov’s Partnership Toolkit (DigitalGov)

Apr 4: School & Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students (Indiana State Library)

Apr 4: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)

Apr 11: Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope (Utah State Library and ULS RASART Roundtable)

Apr 12: Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at Your Library (Infopeople)

Apr 18: NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Apr 3: NERF Squadron: Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library)

Apr 11: Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)

Apr 24: Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Apr 26: Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)

Apr 27: Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

READER’S ADVISORY

Apr 3: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 5: Mysterious, Magical, and Mischievous: A Sneak Peek of Newly Selected Middle Grade Books (Junior Library Guild)

Apr 10: STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)

Apr 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)

Apr 24: Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)

Apr 26: Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Apr 4: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 5: PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 11: What is the Federal Register? (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 12: PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 18: Resources from the National Agriculture Library (North Carolina Library Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part III (Wyoming State Library)

Apr 4: School & Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students (Indiana State Library)

Apr 4: Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate Technology into Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

Apr 4: Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 5: Promoting Meaningful Making in Your School (Demco)

Apr 10: STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)

Apr 10: Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 11: College and Career Ready! Motivate and Empower Struggling Readers in High School (edWeb)

Apr 12: Interactions with Teens (YALSA)

Apr 12: Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)

Apr 24: Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 24: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)

Apr 25: SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 5: Industry and Campus Webinar: Why Security and Privacy Shouldn’t Be Enemies (EduCause)

Apr 11: Spotlight on Emerging Tech in Gov (GovLoop)

Apr 13: LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)

Apr 17: Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)

Apr 17: Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)

Apr 25: SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 10: Adapting the FDLP Certificate Program for Training Student Workers & Library Assistants (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 19: Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students (ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee)

Apr 25: Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 3: In a Volunteer Recruitment Rut? Steps to Up Your Tech Game (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 19: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Apr 2 (11-12 pm)

Jumpstart Your Week (Motivate Monday)

How are nonprofit professionals jumpstarting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: We share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

Monday, Apr 2 (3:15-4 pm)

Libraries Enhancing Rural Access for Neighbors (LEARN) Project (University of Wyoming ECHO in Assistive Technology)

In this session, the Wyoming Assistive Technology Resources (WATR) and Wyoming State Library (WSL) will highlight their collaboration to increase assistive technology (AT) awareness through AT Toolkits at a Wyoming library near you. Learn about the AT that is inside and how to get your hands on these amazing tools.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.uwyo.edu/wind/echo/assistive-technology/index.html

Tuesday, Apr 3 (10-11 am)

NERF Squadron: Chaos with a Purpose (Washington State Library)

We started off with a simple idea; Bring your NERF gun (or use ours), and a friend (or make some here), and let’s battle! What began as a serendipitous brainstorm has grown into one of our most successful teen programs. Middle and High School students are invited to the library after-hours and enjoy a monthly event that encourages exercise, friendly competition, and teamwork. Join us as we discuss best practices, what scenarios you can play, and how you can adapt and scale the program for your library. Presented by Nick Madsen, Community Library Network.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Tuesday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

In a Volunteer Recruitment Rut? Steps to Up Your Tech Game (VolunteerMatch)

Join VolunteerMatch and the Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) for this upcoming webinar where we’ll share insights into recruiting great volunteers online and tips for crafting an irresistible volunteer opportunity.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Do you participate in LibraryReads, the monthly nationwide public library staff picks list for adult fiction and nonfiction? Are you thinking about it? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar where we’ll show you how to participate. Representatives from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and W. W. Norton will present forthcoming books perfect for public libraries and LibraryReads nominations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

Marketing-as-a-Service: An Introduction to USAGov’s Partnership Toolkit (DigitalGov)

USAGov recognizes that all of us as agencies have a common mission: to serve the public. We work with different agency partners to educate and inform them on various government programs and services. Through these partnerships, we not only engage and guide different audiences, but work to steadily demystify what it means to “market in the Government.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Wednesday, Apr 4 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Building a Future: The Big Move (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Timbrook Library, the busiest branch in the Campbell County Public Library System, located in Central Virginia, spent decades waiting for new construction. They operated out of a bookmobile (which eventually broke down and went up on blocks), a room in a school, and a storefront for many years before moving into a standalone building with amenities such as meetings spaces, tutor rooms, and a lunch room. The move was not without its own challenges. As we celebrate our second anniversary in the building, we’ll discuss the bumps and bruises (physical and on some egos) which occurred during the month-long move, how we handled this massive change, and how our team came through stronger than ever.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)

Introduction to Digital Preservation Basics (Treasure State Academic Information & Library Services)

Please join us for a simple introduction to digital archiving and digital preservation! This webinar is jointly hosted by the TRAILS Digital Preservation Committee and the TRAILS Professional Development Committee. UM Digital Archivist, Professor Erin Baucom, will present digital preservation at a basic level that is suitable for both content creators of and archivists/librarians who will receive digital objects.

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/nl0XWV2Iomlbh3Kj2

Wednesday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)

It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)

Join Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s vice president of nonprofit industry development, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community primed and ready to support you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)

Obtain & Utilize Donor Data Effectively to Increase Giving (Network for Good)

Database-phobes do not fear. In this webinar we’ll dig into the fundamentals of collecting donor information and how to use that information to better cultivate and steward your donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)

School & Public Library Partnerships: STEAM to Students (Indiana State Library)

Join Deb Gaff, youth services librarian at the Bartholomew County Public Library—and former teacher—as she discusses the STEAM programs she does for students both in school and at BCPL.  These programs include Coder Dojo, working with robots, a Nick & Tesla book club, and more. She’ll explain how BCPL got started with these initiatives, share strategies for establishing a relationship with schools, and offer tips for libraries who may have less resources than BCPL.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Wednesday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)

Trust, Technology, and Storytelling: How Social Changes Impact Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Trust in media, brands, and traditional gatekeepers is declining. Formerly influential voices no longer move opinions, and there’s less certainty in the world. At the same time, individuals are becoming consumers AND creators of media as result of mobile apps and social networking platforms. Your fundraising must pivot and adjust to these trends: What will it take to remain effective, grow support, and drive engagement? In this webinar, Fundraising and Communications Expert Michael Hoffman—founder of social good marketing agency See3, the DoGooder Video Awards, and tech startup Gather Voices—will provide answers. Join him to learn how storytelling and powerful tech can drive next-level acquisition and retention.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2J6UeZk

Wednesday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn how to use the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Transborder Freight Data website as well as features on the “Trade” web page of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)

An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (Charity How To)

Online fundraising is the fasting growing segment of giving. Donors of all ages are using their smartphones, tablets, and computers to connect with causes and to give money to fundraising campaigns. During this free nonprofit webinar, you’ll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization. This webinar will detail the basics of an online fundraising campaign;  how social media & online tools can be used to raise more money; ways you can fit online giving into your long-term strategy; and Julia’s 10 steps to online fundraising success!

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yLAHLz

Wednesday, Apr 4 (2-3 pm)

Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate Technology into Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

In this webinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Head of Education Strategy at littleBits, discusses best practices on bringing hands-on coding and STEAM into your school’s library makerspace and STEM labs. She’ll review pilot and case studies examining STEM implementation in elementary and middle school libraries and makerspaces, and she’ll provide important take-aways applicable for different programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/

Wednesday, Apr 4 (5-6 pm)

Making & Assessing Learner Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)

This highly informative session will investigate the application of the framework in library lessons. She’ll discuss designing and enhancing learner experiences using the Shared Foundations and learner Competencies in the National School Library Standards. Participants will also be introduced to student assessment opportunities provided through the AASL Standards.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Thursday, Apr 5 (10-11 am)

The New CEO Activism: What Leaders Must Know (Harvard Business Review)

In this interactive HBR webinar, Toffel and Chatterji will share lessons from executives who are part of the new “CEO activism.” They’ll explore these leaders’ strategies for avoiding zero-sum debates, coming out ahead with a strong stand, and reframing and redirecting controversial issues.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

Thursday, Apr 5 (11-12 pm)

Industry and Campus Webinar: Why Security and Privacy Shouldn’t Be Enemies (EduCause)

The higher education sector faces a unique set of challenges that begin with the basic characteristics and behaviors of its users: students, faculty, and staff are constantly on the move, plugging into university resources from many locations and different devices without restrictions on their online traffic. This behavior makes the sensitive information they hold a “juicy” target for cyberattackers. While this scenario may warrant setting up harsh restrictions, a university is a dynamic place, fostering a free exchange of ideas, and we all want it to remain so. This session will explore how advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) are making it possible to solve this huge challenge.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

Thursday, Apr 5 (11-12 pm)

Selecting Accounting and Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

In this webinar, we will present findings from our brand new Idealware research report, Selecting Financial Management Software For Your Nonprofit, then host a panel discussion to help you understand the landscape of financial management software and how to find the right fit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

Thursday, Apr 5 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The webinar will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/nto/schedule

Thursday, Apr 5 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: Are librarians confident assessing fair use? (District Dispatch)

Presented by Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. Sara will discuss her study to measure both academic librarian confidence and comprehension of fair use. The results, though limited in scope, provide encouraging evidence that appropriate training, even on a time-limited level, can help library professionals improve their knowledge of fair use.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/

Thursday, Apr 5 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Thursday, Apr 5 (1-1:30 pm)

Mysterious, Magical, and Mischievous: A Sneak Peek of Newly Selected Middle Grade Books (Junior Library Guild)

Listen in as JLG editors Susan Marston, Liz Gavril, and Maria Wang discuss some of the must-read books their team hand-picked for middle school this spring. From high-interest novels and engaging nonfiction to thrilling fantasies and mysteries, they will share new titles that will help you provide the right books for your readers. Appropriate for grades 5 – 8 school and public librarians and educators.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2GE1GN3

Thursday, Apr 5 (2-3 pm)

Promoting Meaningful Making in Your School (Demco)

In this webinar, maker expert Nicholas Provenzano will share with you the many different ways to create an inclusive, meaningful and accessible makerspace that will allow students to explore and learn in the ways that matter most to them. Not all makerspaces are created equal, and this webinar will help you tailor your space to the needs of your students and your teachers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Friday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect.This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Tuesday, Apr 10 (11-12 pm)

Habits of a Highly Successful Fundraiser (The Good Partnership)

Join this webinar to learn about  tips and tools and to how to successfully use stories in your small nonprofit. There will also be Q&A time.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://www.thegoodpartnership.com/masterclass

Tuesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have proved to be invaluable foundations in the curriculum, but there are many areas where the arts naturally intersect. This free, hour-long webinar, sponsored by Workman, DK, Lerner, Holiday House, and Black Rabbit, will offer up a wide range of titles for students, be they more STEM or STEAM inclined.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

Adapting the FDLP Certificate Program for Training Student Workers & Library Assistants (Federal Depository Library Program)

In this webinar, participants will learn more about training library assistants and student workers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Tuesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (InSync Training)

We never want for information in everyday life. Have a problem? Just Google it away! Unfortunately, everything changes when we go to work. The knowledge we need remains hidden in hierarchical silos and training materials. Employees are left to fend for themselves – often with negative results. Let’s dig into the knowledge sharing behaviors that have become so commonplace in our daily lives and share specific tactics to activate these behaviors in the workplace.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Apr 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Think about Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to asses your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Tuesday, Apr 10 (5-6 pm)

Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)

Why are connections with educators so essential to school librarians? Participants will delve into the National School Library Standards and available resources to make authentic and purposeful connections with educators. Participants will create an action plan to help them plan, record, and amplify the results of their connections.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Wednesday, Apr 11 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Timbrook Library, the busiest branch in the Campbell County Public Library System, located in Central Virginia, spent decades waiting for new construction. They operated out of a bookmobile (which eventually broke down and went up on blocks), a room in a school, and a storefront for many years before moving into a standalone building with amenities such as meetings spaces, tutor rooms, and a lunch room. The move was not without its own challenges. As we celebrate our second anniversary in the building, we’ll discuss the bumps and bruises (physical and on some egos) which occurred during the month-long move, how we handled this massive change, and how our team came through stronger than ever.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Apr 11 (11-12 pm)

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Charity How To)

Why isn’t a well written proposal enough to get the grant award?! Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” will strengthen your relationship building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy. In this live, interactive webinar we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award. We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys (Public Library Association)

Outcome measurement is a way for libraries to assess their impact on the people they serve and helps libraries answer the question, “What good did we do?” Libraries may need to measure outcomes for a variety of reasons—from measuring and improving impact, to better managing services and resources, to demonstrating a need for funding or other support. This webinar will help libraries develop their own outcome measures based on program goals and implement those measures through effective survey design. This webinar is the second in a series featuring Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines, designed to help guide and provide additional support for outcome-focused data collection.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

5 easy wins to increase online donations in 5 minutes (The Digital Nonprofit)

Getting more people to donate online can sometimes seem more like voodoo than science: Your ED says to add more links. Blogs say to run intricate A/B tests for button colors. You just want the thing to friggin’ work on mobile! What strategies actually work? And better yet, which ones will yield the biggest return for your effort? In this webinar, we’ll answer those questions by reviewing 5 easy wins all nonprofits should do to increase donations online. These are 5-minute tweaks we’ll show you how to do yourself—no more waiting for the webmaster to make 1 change.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thedigitalnonprofit.com/free-webinar/

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

An Organizer’s Tale: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries (EveryLibrary)

In this free webinar, Emily Drabinski will discuss lessons learned through fighting for a fair union contract. More than anything, making political change requires mobilizing people. Drawing on the experiences she described in the Political Librarian piece “An Organizer’s Tale: LIU Brooklyn’s Lockout and Union Contract Negotiation,” Drabinski will share concrete strategies for building power, developing and maintaining lists, assessing allies, and holding organizing conversations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2GUbDDV

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)

Connected Learning is an innovative approach to youth learning that is based on the principle that learning happens best when it is interest-driven, peer supported, and academically oriented. Learn how the connected learning model has been implemented at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 27 branches and how you can implement similar programming in your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this powerful webinar, two of the most influential child care advocates in the US and Canada share their insights about the state of child care in their respective countries. Lynette Fraga from Child Care Aware of America, and Morna Ballantyne from Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada will discuss current challenges and opportunities for child care systems in their countries now, and share insights about the path forward toward increasing quality and affordability of, and access to child care in the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

What is the Federal Register? (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. This webinar will cover the historical background and purpose of the Federal Register, as well as how to use it in daily life. It is appropriate for anyone who ever gets questions about: food labelling requirements, cosmetic ingredients, Fair Labor standards, oil drilling regulations, the Physician Fee Schedule, pesticide tolerances, net neutrality, presidential proclamations and executive orders in the news, and so much more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

Spotlight on Emerging Tech in Gov (GovLoop)

From automation to cybersecurity to the cloud, the way the government works is fundamentally different than it was even 10 years ago. And now the pace of that technological revolution is advancing at an even faster rate. So how can agencies keep up? And what emerging technologies are making the biggest impact?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Wednesday, Apr 11 (1-2 pm)

College and Career Ready! Motivate and Empower Struggling Readers in High School (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, high school co-teachers Elizabeth Hauser and Katherine Young will demonstrate how to channel motivation to increase literacy skills in struggling adolescent students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Thursday, Apr 12 (10-11:30 am)

Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope (Utah State Library and ULS RASART Roundtable)

Join Ethan Sellers (Volunteers of America) to learn about the role of the library in aiding the homeless population. Find out about demographics, factors and causes, and agencies that can offer assistance. Learn best practices for interacting with the homeless and the library’s role as a tool in reducing poverty.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Thursday, Apr 12 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identifying available filters in your My NCBI account, and how to create a custom filter.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/nto/schedule

Thursday, Apr 12 (12-1 pm)

Interactions with Teens (YALSA)

Join this YALSA webinar facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff that focuses on interactions with teens.

To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

Thursday, Apr 12 (12-1 pm)

A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to lead when you don’t think you have anyone to lead (Colorado State Library)

It’s not always easy to lead an entire organization by yourself. Solo librarians are in the unique position where we are expected to be leaders but we very rarely, if ever, have a staff to lead. This presentation is geared toward the solo librarian or librarians who oversee a very small staff. Through storytelling and anecdotes, I hope to encourage and inspire librarians to take charge of their unique leadership roles within their organizations and discover opportunities to collaborate, learn, and influence others outside of their organization.

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org

Thursday, Apr 12 (1-2 pm)

Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at Your Library (Infopeople)

By 2030, projections indicate that 25{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} of the US population will be 65 or older. This means that libraries will be serving a steadily increasing number of older patrons and their care partners.his webinar will help you understand and adapt to these users’ changing needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Thursday, Apr 12 (2-3 pm)

Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)

Three authors of novels for middle-grade/middle school students discuss the value of including fiction in teaching various curriculum areas – and not just designating novels as “extra-credit!” The authors will reveal the depth of their research for historical fiction (Rebecca Behrens, “The Last Grand Adventure”); for science/nature study (Jo Hackl, “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe”); and about political and social change (Sara Holbrook, “Enemy”).

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Friday, Apr 13 (10:30-12 pm)

LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)

Why do some community-supported open source programs seem more successful than others? Why do some live on grants while some achieve financial sustainability? What can open source program staff learn from one another? In 2017, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided grant funding to enable LYRASIS to assess how open-source software (OSS) programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations attain long-term sustainability. Join the webinar to find out the results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Monday, Apr 16 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits (American Library Association)

This webinar will include a discussion about why healthy privacy practices are more critical for libraries than ever before and offers a step-by-step guide for starting a privacy audit at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://chooseprivacyweek.org/cpw-webinar-on-library-privacy-audits/

Monday, Apr 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Disaster Preparedness: Theft, Vandalism, & Arson (Federal Depository Library Program)

The FDLP Academy is pleased to present a new webinar series on disaster preparedness and recovery. This four-part series, taking place February – April, will focus on various types of disasters being faced by our library colleagues; tips for planning ahead; and strategies for clean-up, recovery, and moving forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Monday, Apr 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Protecting Children in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join staff of the Department of Health and Welfare as they share information important to library staff working in public places and their role in providing safe spaces for children.

For more information and to register, visit:https://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Tuesday, Apr 17 (8-9 am)

Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How (Indiana State Library)

In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the trend toward the suspension of fines in public libraries including what “fine free” means, the philosophies behind the shift, and the practical considerations that go into becoming a “fine free” library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, Apr 17 (11-12 pm)

How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)

Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google.com. During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money’s worth.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)

Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)

In an effort to save time and money, nonprofits are moving to cloud-based technologies. Many of these technologies are integrated to optimize efficiency, create easy and secure workflows, and most importantly reduce the amount of resources spent on IT. Join Box, DocuSign, and Okta for this 60-minute webinar that will explain: What is the cloud and why cloud integrations matter; Impact Cloud and how cloud-based companies are creating nonprofits solutions; Why Box, Okta and Docusign together can help nonprofits; and How nonprofits are using these technologies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)

Get an overview of what’s new for Spring 2018 from series nonfiction publishers, Jump!, Bellwether, and Creative Company. Titles presented will range from grades K-12. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth associate editor, Julia Smith.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)

How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)

By not optimizing their efficiency and effectiveness, meetings can waste precious time and resources. Meetings are meant to keep people in the loop, involved in the conversation and define next steps for people attending them. But how?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Tuesday, Apr 17 (1-2 pm)

Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)

A webinar presenting the results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from the summary report; provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, Apr 17 (2-3 pm)

Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)

Putting students at the center of the learning experience has a transformative effect on a classroom. Powerful learning happens when teachers can bring forward student voices and when they position students as the drivers of class culture and community. And technology can help you do that! This edWebinar will show you how.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Wednesday, Apr 18 (9-10 am)

The Importance of Empathy in the Customer Service Experience (Georgia Public Library Service)

When patrons are rude or overly demanding, it can become difficult to remain calm and professional. This webinar will introduce the importance of empathy in the customer service experience to help staff avoid unpleasant interactions with library patrons. Presented by Dorcas Davis, Director of Continuing Education & Training.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2GX5EOC

Wednesday, Apr 18 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)

Unusual or unexpected collections are becoming more common in the library, from musical instruments and puppets to Makerspace kits libraries have them all but how can we leverage them to reach out to your community? Find out what we and libraries around the nation are doing to use their collections to expand their outreach and impact in their community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Apr 18 (10-11 am)

Resources from the National Agriculture Library (North Carolina Library Association)

This session will cover some of the key collections and services available to your users from the National Agricultural Library (https://nal.usda.gov), one of the world’s largest agricultural research libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Apr 18 (10-11 am)

A Little Change Goes a Long Way; Organizational Learning as a Resource for Change Management (Training Magazine Network)

Sooner or later, we all have to change. The march of progress is inevitable and nowhere more so than in today’s light-speed business environments. Nonetheless, organizations are often change resistant and figuring out methods to incite and inspire change can be an enormous challenge for business leaders. Many of those leaders are now turning to their training departments with expectations that managing change can come from learning leaders. How do we address those needs? And how do we deal with the inevitable resistance? Join Adobe’s Dr. Allen Partridge, Head of Digital Learning Evangelism for this engaging exploration of practical strategies to encourage innovation, one little step at a time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Wednesday, Apr 18 (11-12 pm)

12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)

In this free 60-minute webinar, you will learn the details of promotional campaigns that have worked in two libraries, as well as promotional best practices from a recent nationwide survey of librarians. Our speakers will walk you through 12 keys to digital content promotion success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

Wednesday, Apr 18 (1-2 pm)

DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)

Custom campaign URLs can help you collect information to determine which marketing campaigns are more effective. Efficient implementation of custom campaign URLs depends on your tagging strategy and it is important to set up a scalable methodology. In this training, we’ll talk about campaign tagging strategies and show you how to create a campaign URL builder.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Wednesday, Apr 18 (2-3 pm)

Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar, you will learn the basics about social media analytics, and how to use the data to evaluate social media campaigns and programs. You will also learn the basic principles of evaluation, such as creating realistic outcomes and objectives for your social media activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)

Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students (ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee)

Online programs and departments are increasing at many universities and colleges, and online and distance instructors and students usually feel isolated from campus programs and services. In this changing, academic environment, librarians have to shift their services to be more focused on reaching out to online programs. In this session, an Online Learning Librarian and a Non-Traditional Student Librarian from two public universities will cover tips and tricks for liaison and instruction librarians working with online students and instructors.

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rs673fyuRGWvbMCTZoZtBQ

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)

How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)

Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and creative ways. Facebook Live is the #1 type of content now, getting much more reach than even pictures and videos. But live broadcasting can be very scary! This training will show you how to use Facebook Live to engage supporters and raise more money. You’ll learn: How to prepare for your first broadcast; How to pick the best topic for your audience; How to get your best supporters to attend your first broadcast; How to engage your audience during your broadcast; and How to recycle and repurpose your broadcast.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Thursday, Apr 19 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without (GuideStar)

Raising major gifts can be a difficult task for nonprofits both large and small. There are, however, a few secrets for making major gift fundraising just a bit easier. On this webinar, Amy Eisenstein will be offering her time saving tips and tricks that you can apply immediately to ramp up your major gifts program!

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Thursday, Apr 19 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Apr 19 (12-1 pm)

Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds (GrantSpace)

Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission.  To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities as you research and apply for grants. By asking yourself a few key questions before you start, you’ll make the grant research and proposal writing processes more efficient and successful. In addition to discovering what these questions are, you’ll also learn the seven basic elements of most proposals and how to integrate them into a successful proposal.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Thursday, Apr 19 (1:30-2 pm)

Assessment Made Simple (North Dakota State Library)

All our libraries offer programs running the gamut from story time and author talks through health care enrollment and financial planning. We generally do a solid job of recording basic statistics, like the number of programs held and their attendance. However, it’s much more challenging to measure, understand, and share the actual impact our programs and services have on our community. Usually the most we get is anecdotal evidence. In times of tightening budgets when the ongoing relevance of libraries is being questioned, outcome-based assessment can create datasets demonstrating libraries’ substantial community impact at the local, state, and national levels. In this short webinar you’ll get an overview of how to use free tools and readymade surveys from Project Outcome to tackle this tough problem in a simple straightforward fashion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2GXaw6t

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)

Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family—if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a historian’s eye, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family’s heirloom recipes.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/webinar/

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)

Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)

Explore new titles for grades PreS – 8: from board books to picture books, to middle-grade novels. Join representatives from Albert Whitman, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sourcebooks for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll leave with new titles to inspire young readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Tuesday, Apr 24 (3:30 -4:30 PM)

Promising Practices: Leading From Where You Are: Leadership CAN be Learned. (Colorado State Library)

Leadership is an necessary skill in all types of work in today’s world. Yet, many people think that they aren’t leaders for a variety of reasons. You may be surprised to learn that leadership is something that ALL of us can learn and in which ALL of us can become skilled. We urge you to join co-presenters Sharon Morris and Becky Russell on Tuesday, April 24th from 3:30 – 4:30 MST for our upcoming webinar “Leading From Where You Are: Leadership CAN be Learned.” In this very interactive webinar (part of our “Promising Practice in Session” series), you will identify behaviors of effective leaders so that you can try them in your work. You’ll also identify your leadership strengths and walk away with strategies to grow yourself and others in leadership behaviors.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Tuesday, Apr 24 (12-1 pm)

The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)

If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Tuesday, Apr 24 (1-2 pm)

User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)

Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Tuesday, Apr 24 (3:30-4:30 pm)

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4812248324012449537

Tuesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)

Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our future-ready libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Wednesday, Apr 25 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission)

NebraskaAuthors.org launches on April 22, 2018! This broadly inclusive database holds the biographical information and bibliographies of more than 4,300 Nebraska authors, past and present. The website is the creation of a collaborative effort between Lincoln City Libraries, the UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Learn the features of this database to enhance your knowledge of Nebraska Writers and to understand how this valuable resource can support the reference services at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Apr 25 (11-12 pm)

The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)

This session explores the root causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Wednesday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Wednesday, Apr 25 (3-4 pm)

SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)

This session will explore the two primary approaches to technology integration: SAMR and TPACK. The SAMR model considers four levels of integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. The TPACK model addresses the interaction of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge and how they relate to teaching in a technology-enhanced learning environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Thursday, Apr 26 (9-10 am)

Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)

Youth need more than traditional literacies to succeed in life – they also need emotional intelligence.  Learn how you can build Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into any teen program and help your teens develop their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills.  You’ll leave this session with great resources and concrete ideas for incorporating SEL at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Thursday, Apr 26 (12-1 pm)

Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)

Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month starts with a bang on May 1—prepare your alibi by attending this killer preview of forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from sponsors HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and SOHO.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Friday, Apr 27 (12-1 pm)

Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

Participants will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

Categories
Continuing Education CSL News

Successful Supervision Workshop: Pueblo

The registration process for the 2-day Successful Supervision Workshop with Pat Wagner in Pueblo is now open.

What can participants expect at the Successful Supervision Workshop?

Using case studies and their own real-life performance management issues, participants will review proven supervision models and apply practical concepts in hands-on work sessions.

Upon completion of the workshop attendees will have the skills needed to:

  • Improve productivity and workplace relationships.
  • Grow the skills and commitment of supervisors and employees.
  • Use positive reinforcement and workplace contracts to effectively manage employees.
  • Better address the lifecycle of an employee, from recruitment and orientation to departure.
  • Better manage workplace conflict, discipline, and termination.

When: May 16 & 17, 2018

Where: Pueblo City-County Library District – Rawlings Branch | 100 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004 | Map

Cost: There is no charge for this workshop. Lunch is included.

Registration 

If you are interested in registering for this workshop, contact Christine Kreger directly at kreger_c@cde.state.co.usDue to high demand, we will limit registration for each workshop to one staff member per organization on a first come first serve basis. (If for some reason we do not fill all of the slots, we will consider wait list registrants, but will limit to just one staff member per building or location.)

 What else should you know?

  • Participants MUST be available to attend both days of the workshop.
  • Participants MUST be currently working as a supervisor in a Colorado library (Includes public, school, academic and special)
  • Learn more.

Future Locations and Dates: 

June 19 & 20, 2018 | Garfield County Library – Rifle Branch | Registration will open May 2, 2018

Categories
Continuing Education CSL News Resource Sharing

CSL Share & Learn: Glenwood Springs

Please Note – CSL Share & Learn in Glenwood Springs has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

For questions, please contact Amy Hitchner, Collaborative Programming Coordinator, at ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org.

We hope to see you at a future professional learning event from the Colorado State Library.

 

Categories
Continuing Education CSL News

Colorado State Library Presentations at 2018 CLiC Spring Workshops

Colorado State Library staff will be giving several presentations at the 2018 Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Spring Workshops, which will be held in Grand Junction on March 15 & 16, Fort Morgan on March 29, and Pueblo on April 19 & 20. We hope to see you at one of these events!

See the CLiC website for schedules, session details, and registration.

Grand Junction

March 15, 2018

State of the State Library
Gene Hainer

Finding Joy & Meaning in your Work
Kieran Hixon and Sharon Morris

Digital Citizenship for All Ages
Christine Schein

Talking to Elected Officials: How to make your voice heard
Gene Hainer

Data Visualization – Level 1 – Basic Excel
Katie Fox & Miranda Doran-Myers

Data Visualization – Level 2 – Infographics
Katie Fox & Miranda Doran-Myers

The Unimagined Future of Education: K-12 Horizon Report
Christine Schein

Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day?
Jean Marie Heilig

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use
Beth Crist

10 Tips for Effective Board Meetings
Jacqueline Murphy and Paul Paladino

Learning IS the Work: Take charge of your workplace learning
Christine Kreger and Sharon Morris

March 16, 2018

Vital Elements for Engaging Volunteers
Terri Marcotte

The Service Continuum: Discovering service that transforms
Sandy Messick (CLiC), Sharon Morris, & Sara Wright (CLiC)

Getting Unstuck: The secret life of procrastinators
Jean Marie Heilig and Christine Kreger

Cultivating Hope: Empowering patrons to achieve their goals
Christine Kreger

Design on a Nickel (or two)
Dave Hodgins and Linda Hofschire

Create the change you want to see
Christine Schein

Unearthing Seed Money: Locating Grants to Fund Your Project
Jean Marie Heilig

Fort Morgan

March 29, 2018

State of the State Library
Gene Hainer

Cultivating Hope: empowering patrons to achieve their goals
Christine Kreger

Design on a Nickel (or two)
Dave Hodgins and Linda Hofschire

Vital Elements for Engaging Volunteers
Terri Marcotte

Finding Joy & Meaning in your Work
Kieran Hixon and Sharon Morris

Data Visualization – Level 1 – Basic Excel
Katie Fox and Miranda Doran-Myers

The Service Continuum: Discovering service that transforms
Sandy Messick (CLiC), Sharon Morris, & Sara Wright (CLiC)

Unearthing Seed Money: Locating Grants to Fund Your Project
Jean Marie Heilig

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use
Beth Crist

Pueblo

April 19, 2018

State of the State Library
Gene Hainer

Vital Elements for Engaging Volunteers
Terri Marcotte

Finding Joy & Meaning in your Work
Kieran Hixon and Sharon Morris

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use
Beth Crist

Correctional Libraries: Mini Sessions
Diane Walden

Data Visualization – Level 1 – Basic Excel
Katie Fox and Miranda Doran-Myers

Colorado Correctional Libraries Global Vision Discussion
Erin Boyington, Renee Barnes & Beth Crist

Getting Unstuck: The secret life of procrastinators
Jean Marie Heilig and Christine Kreger

10 Tips for Effective Board Meetings
Jacqueline Murphy and Paul Paladino

DOC Libraries: Chromebooks & Information Literacy Skills
Renee Barnes

Learning IS the Work: Take charge of your workplace learning
Christine Kreger and Sharon Morris

The Unimagined Future of Education: K-12 Horizon Report
Christine Schein

Data Visualization – Level 2 – Infographics
Katie Fox & Miranda Doran-Myers

Cultivating Hope: empowering patrons to achieve their goals
Christine Kreger

Subscription Management for DOC Libraries
Teresa Allen

April 20, 2018

The Service Continuum: Discovering service that transforms
Sandy Messick (CLiC), Sharon Morris, & Sara Wright (CLiC)

Create the change you want to see
Christine Schein

Design on a Nickel (or two)
Dave Hodgins and Linda Hofschire

CCL Intranet: Find the answers you need
Erin Boyington

Unearthing Seed Money: Locating Grants to Fund Your Project
Jean Marie Heilig

Talking to Elected Officials: How to make your voice heard
Gene Hainer

DOC Libraries: Design for User Experience
Rene Barnes

Share your Heritage Thru the Plains to Peaks Collective
Leigh Jeremias

Digital Citizenship for All Ages
Christine Schein

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for March 2018

March is here and chock-full of free, online learning opportunities. Many thanks again to the Wyoming State Library for compiling these amazing online events.

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience:

Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (TechSoup for Libraries). Don’t know where to start when planning your social media metrics? Join us to learn the best methods to measure your library’s social media outcomes. During this event, you will learn how to establish measurable goals, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and understand how to evaluate your social media results. http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/social-media-analytics-what-to-measure-and-why

How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (Sierra) http://bit.ly/2FaPliR

2017 AASL Standards Overview (Wyoming State Library). Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library and Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming’s AASL Affiliate and school librarian, for a discussion about the newly released AASL Standards for school libraries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGAuKaLbeZ0

Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children “Do” (Center on Technology and Disability). Did you know that the most frequent users of AT are babies? That’s right. Infants and toddlers with disabilities use the widest variety of AT supports throughout each day to participate in routine activities. Dr. Sue Mistrett, from The Let’s Participate Project, shares tips for customizing ordinary items and applying DIY and Maker Movement resources to design AT supports for every young child. http://bit.ly/2oxcVfO

10 Ways to have a better conversation (TED Talk). When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. In this insightful talk, she shares 10 useful rules for having better conversations. http://bit.ly/1SR5x9D

eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Wyoming State Library). In this webinar we will look at the eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Guided Research) interface and the ProQuest Platform for eLibrary. https://youtu.be/iJbxn3wB9J8

 

ADVOCACY

Mar 15: Showcase your institution’s research (and library capabilities!) (Library Connect)

Mar 26: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Building the Data Infrastructure with GuideStar (GuideStar)

Mar 29: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (TechSoup for Libraries)

Mar 5: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

Mar 6: Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

Mar 7: Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

Mar 8: Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)

Mar 14: Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Mar 28: How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (Indiana State Library)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children “Do” (Center on Technology and Disability)

Mar 1: Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills (Center on Technology and Disability)

Mar 8: Current and Emerging Technology for Individuals with Autism (edWeb)

Mar 22: Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review (Center on Technology and Disability)

Mar 28: NCompass Live: Providing Access to the Good Life for the Disabled (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 8: Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)

Mar 14: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 21: Block Play: Building a Foundation of Early Learning in the Library (Indiana State Library)

Mar 21: Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 28: Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My! (School Library Journal)

Mar 28: Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 2: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)

Mar 6: Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

Mar 13: Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar 21: NCompass Live: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 21: LGBTQAI+ Books to Share, Conversations to Have (Association for Library Services to Children)

Mar 22: The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring (School Library Journal)

Mar 22: The Cabinet of Death: Tales of Conservation & Storage from the Mütter Abditory (Connecting to Collections Care)

Mar 28: What’s hiding in your library? How to tell which print monographs to preserve and which to remove (OCLC)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: 10 Ways to have a better conversation (TED Talk)

Mar 1: 6 Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)

Mar 7: Facilitating Constructive Contributions: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors; Helping People Share from a Better Place (Infopeople)

Mar 8: Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits (IdealWare)

Mar 8: Handling Negative Feedback Online: Strategies for your Library (Infopeople)

Mar 9: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 27: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

Mar 29: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: eLibrary Curriculum Edition (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (Sierra)

At Your Leisure: 10 Ways to have a better conversation (TED Talk)

Mar 1: The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)

Mar 7: Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: Phase Two (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Mar 7: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 7: 3 Ways the New Tax Reform Act Impacts the Nonprofit Community (Network for Good)

Mar 8: Library 2.018: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice (Library 2.0/SJSU)

Mar 14: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 15: Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits (GrantSpace)

Mar 19: Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 28: Abuse? Not Our Kids! Protecting Children from Abuse by Empowering Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 29: Teaching Privacy in Libraries: strategies and tools (Infopeole)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 1: What are Simple Development Systems and How Can They Help You? (Bloomerang)

Mar 2: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Mar 7: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Mar 8: The 5 Donor Love Languages (Bloomerang)

Mar 13: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Mar 14: Visualizing Funding for Libraries: You’ve Gathered the Data, Now What? (WebJunction)

Mar 15: Get a Grip on Grants: From Searching to Spending (Library Journal)

Mar 22: 4 Secrets to Supercharge Your Major Gift Program in 20 Minutes a Day or Less (Bloomerang)

Mar 22: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part III (Wyoming State Library)

Mar 22: Why Fundraising is the F Word to Your Board Members and How to Fix It with Rachel Muir (Firespring)

Mar 26: Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs (edWeb)

Mar 26: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Philanthropy: Building the Data Infrastructure with GuideStar (GuideStar)

Mar 27: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

Mar 1: Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students (ALA District Dispatch)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Mar 15: How to Create Safe and Active Learning Environments (Demco)

Mar 21: Makerspace Successes, Makerspace Challenges (edWeb)

Mar 28: Robotics, Maker Spaces, and Mixed Reality, Oh, My! (School Library Journal)

Mar 28: NCompass Live: Providing Access to the Good Life for the Disabled (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 1: The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams (American Management Association)

Mar 6: Develop a Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources (Firespring)

Mar 22: Making Leadership Happen, at Scale: Combining Collaborative Approaches to Leadership with Emerging Digital Learning Tools (Training Magazine Network)

Mar 28: How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (Indiana State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 6: Partnerships with Correctional Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Mar 7: NCompass Live: Pioneers in Violence Prevention: Libraries & Rape Crisis Centers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 7: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 7: The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)

Mar 14: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 6: Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)

Mar 7: Let’s Move in Libraries (Let’s Move in Libraries)

Mar 7: The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)

Mar 14: NCompass Live: Tops and Flops of Library Programs (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 14: Growing Your Library’s Role: Creating a Community Garden with Impact (Programming Librarian)

Mar 14: Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 15: Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (Indiana State Library)

Mar 20: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 21: Block Play: Building a Foundation of Early Learning in the Library (Indiana State Library)

Mar 21: Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 22: Not-Just-Books-Mobile (North Dakota State Library)

Mar 29: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Mar 2: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)

Mar 6: Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

Mar 13: Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar 21: NCompass Live: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 21: LGBTQAI+ Books to Share, Conversations to Have (Association for Library Services to Children)

Mar 22: The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring (School Library Journal)

 

REFERENCE

Mar 6: Financial Literacy: Facts vs. Fiction (Washington State Library)

Mar 6: USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 8: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 9: Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library (Booklist)

Mar 14: Access and Transparency: Records held at the National Archives (U.S. National Archives)

Mar 15: Economic Programs Webinar Series: Healthcare (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 20: Make Your Smartphone A Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 21: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 29: Census Data: Accessing Geographies within Geographies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: 2017 AASL Standards Overview (Wyoming State Library)

Mar 6: A Fresh Look at Test-Prep Tools (edWeb)

Mar 6: Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)

Mar 7: AASL Standards and Advocacy Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 20: Your State Association Supporting AASL Standards for Your Local Context (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 21: Makerspace Successes, Makerspace Challenges (edWeb)

Mar 28: Integrating Digital Literacy into Core Subject Areas (edWeb)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 1: The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)

Mar 8: Digital Forms: Improving Efficiency in the Field (GovLoop)

Mar 13: Increase Library Hours & Access with open+ (Library Journal)

Mar 22: Robots: Our New Helpers or Our New Overlords? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 26: Securing Grant Funding for Your STEAM and Coding Programs (edWeb)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 6: Training Needs and the Role of Measurement (Training Industry)

Mar 12: Mental Health Awareness and the Library Profession (American Libraries Live)

Mar 14: Reduce the Anxiety: A Roadmap to Planning a Stress-Free Library Staff Development Day (Georgia Public Library Service)

Mar 19: Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 22: How to Get Agency Support for Professional Development (GovLoop)

Mar 29: Teaching Privacy in Libraries: strategies and tools (Infopeole)

Mar 29: Census Data: Accessing Geographies within Geographies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 22: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 29: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Mar 1 (10-11 am)

The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams (American Management Association)

In most companies, up to eighty percent of employees are working in teams. And yet, most teams are nowhere near as effective as they could be. They’re often divided by tensions, if not outright dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees’ energy, enthusiasm and creativity. Learn proven tactics managers can use to build cohesive, productive teams, despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Thursday, Mar 1 (10:30-11:30 am)

Study Skills 1: Research and Note-taking Skills (Center on Technology and Disability)

This event is the first of a 3-part series focusing on assistive technology for study skills. Researching and taking notes is an important activity central to the academic lives of many teens and adults. This webinar for parents begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ. Tools include a range of technology supports for taking notes while listening to information and instruction, taking notes while reading, and organizing the information. Demonstrations will include a smart pen, audio recording apps, research tools, and mind mapping.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12pm)

The OER Landscape: An Introduction (Montana State University Library)

An overview of Open Educational Resources (OERs), the broader Open Access context that supports them, and some of the issues that are driving their adoption and creation, such as efforts to reduce costs for students and supporting student success. The many benefits as well as challenges to their use and creation will be discussed. You will see specific examples of successful OER implementations and approaches on academic campuses around the nation. We will look at a few OER repositories and links to other OER resources. Plus, there will be plenty of time available for Q&A at the end. For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/WYjZMDSwwuQIaHn72

 

Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)

What are Simple Development Systems and How Can They Help You? (Bloomerang)

Are you dizzily reeling from golf outings to 5K runs to galas to a holiday concert to…Casino Night? Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising, looking to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Systems where you’ll discover a road-map to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)

6 Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)

People love infographics—but should your nonprofit love them enough to create them? Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

Thursday, Mar 1 (12-1 pm)

Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students (ALA District Dispatch)

We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective.Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course, give examples of lesson plans, show general progress of students enrolled in the class, and share what worked and what did not.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/

 

Friday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)

Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading list for readers grades K-12! (Booklist)

The future is female and whether it’s events like #ShePersisted or the Women’s March, by all accounts the future is now. Join Booklist editor Maggie Reagan and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion of books for young readers featuring strong, inspiring women, both new and old.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Friday, Mar 2 (12-1:30 pm)

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

This free session provides an overview of the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The instructors will talk about the application process, provide tips for crafting a narrative, and answer any questions you have about applying for the grant.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

 

Monday, Mar 5 (2-3 pm)

Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

Measuring Up – A brief review of the three ways to identify central tendency. An introduction to recruiting techniques so that you get the participant data you want. A discussion about ethical behaviors for how you interact with your participants so that your thirst for data is not overly intrusive nor harmful to your subjects. We’ll conclude with a conversation about the value to the field and to promoting trust in your institution by sharing your findings and analysis.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2F9Z1d2

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (8:30-9:30 am)

Develop a Winning Nonprofit Culture with Minimal Resources (Firespring)

Is your nonprofit’s culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson, founder of Firespring, to discover how to create an award-winning nonprofit culture with minimal resources. By taking simple, actionable steps toward improving the culture within your nonprofit, your organization can grow by leaps and bounds internally and externally.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (10-11 am)

Financial Literacy: Facts vs. Fiction (Washington State Library)

The Federal Trade Commission protects consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices by filing lawsuits against scammers and distributing educational materials about how to avoid being scammed. Financial literacy is a key component in helping consumers recognize and prevent problems. FTC staff will discuss how to spot and avoid financial scams and how consumers and consumer advocates can access the FTC’s free financial literacy materials. Topics covered will include using financial planning resources, obtaining credit and credit repair services, laws regulating debt relief and debt collection, and scams preying on vulnerable consumers. Many of the free resources are also available in Spanish.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (11-12 pm)

Training Needs and the Role of Measurement (Training Industry)

This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on: Common sources to identify “triggers” of training needs in the modern learning system; How to drive organizational strategy with data; and Best practices and common issues with measuring the inputs and outputs of training.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Spring YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)

Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this free, hour-long webinar, featuring representatives from Disney Book Group, Macmillan, Greenhaven Publishing, North Star Editions, and Tor/Forge.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Partnerships with Correctional Libraries (Colorado State Library)

The incarcerated in Colorado’s youth and adult correctional facilities are some of the most appreciative library patrons anywhere. 97{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} of them will be released someday, and many struggle with basic information needs. The key to helping the incarcerated successfully reenter society is library outreach. Join us to learn about forming partnerships with correctional libraries and to discuss how you can support your future patrons today.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (12-1:30 pm)

USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will focus on how to find and use the USGS Library’s materials related to geological time (rock age) and terrain (rock type), USGS field and laboratory methods for determining time and terrain, as well as education tools available from the USGS and other geoscience stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (2-3 pm)

Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

This webinar is your opportunity to learn about and comment on the draft Action Plan for the Measures that Matter initiative. Measures that Matter was launched in early 2017 to address short and long term challenges to public library data collection and use.

To register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MtMPublicComment

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (2-3 pm)

A Fresh Look at Test-Prep Tools (edWeb)

When you hear “test prep,” you might think drill and kill and lots of repetition, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Using engaging tools that include media and gamification, test prep can be fun and engaging for students. In this edWebinar, Nancy will share a host of ideas and present some of her favorite tools, including Do Ink, FlipGrid, Chatterkids, and others.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Mar 6 (3-4 pm)

Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery Medal (Britannica Digital Library)

In honor of 2018’s Newbery Medal winner, Hello, Universe, BDL is here to give you the insider’s scoop on how a book earns that honor and how you can bring the Newbery process to life with your students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2oD6hUP

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (9-10)

NCompass Live: Pioneers in Violence Prevention: Libraries & Rape Crisis Centers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Libraries and library staff are already models in their communities, particularly of the creation of safe and stable environments open to all community members; this session invites participants to explore how they can specifically contribute to the prevention of bullying, dating and sexual violence. By sharing examples of a partnership between a local library, high school, and rape crisis program in her own community in Kentucky, the facilitator will engage participants in discussions and activities designed to give them ideas and feasible action steps for working in their own communities to empower teens and adults to reduce violence.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)

Let’s Move in Libraries (Let’s Move in Libraries)

This webinar will show how to incorporate physical activity and movement into health services in public libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.letsmovelibraries.org/webinar-archive/

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)

Measures that Matter (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

This webinar is your opportunity to learn about and comment on the draft Action Plan for the Measures that Matter initiative. Measures that Matter was launched in early 2017 to address short and long term challenges to public library data collection and use.

To register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MtMPublicComment

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (11-12 pm)

3 Ways the New Tax Reform Act Impacts the Nonprofit Community (Network for Good)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ushered changes in the US Tax Code, effective January 1, 2018. Since the signing of the TCJA there have been questions about how nonprofit organizations might be impacted by the changes.  Join us for a fireside chat with Network For Good Fundraising Coach and Founder of Fundraising Strategies, John Gilchrist, FAHP, CFRE, as he discusses the implications this new tax reform act will have on the nonprofit community and our donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

The Role of Public Libraries in Healthy Communities (Indiana State Library)

A recent Pew study found that health is the number two most searched for information online. Public libraries are on the front lines of health information needs of their communities. Public libraries are often the only access to computers and/or broadband in their communities and are a trusted institution. This session will provide attendees with ideas for getting started with health outreach and programming in their communities (including funding suggestions!). We will look at no-cost resources for evidence-based health information in multiple languages. Attendees will leave with at least one new thing that can do immediately to improve their health services in their communities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot: Phase Two (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Pilot Phase Two will focus on continuing BIBFRAME initiatives taking place at the Library of Congress. These will be put into perspective with other BIBFRAME, Linked Data, and Semantic Web initiatives taking place in the broader information community. Speakers, from the Library of Congress, will give an overview of continuing BIBFRAME work among the participants in BIBFRAME Pilot Phase 2.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (1-2 pm)

Facilitating Constructive Contributions: Dealing with Difficult Behaviors; Helping People Share from a Better Place (Infopeople)

Basic facilitation skills involve keeping a group on topic and on time.  But what happens when a participant needs special attention? This webinar will identify common types of disruptive behavior and share multiple methods for facilitators to keep the conversation constructive.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Mar 7 (5-6 pm)

AASL Standards and Advocacy Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly (American Association of School Librarians)

Presenters Megan Cusick and Judy Deichman will highlight the National School Library Standards as a platform for strategic advocacy in your learning communities. This webinar will provide concrete steps and actions to advocate for your learners and school library utilizing resources from ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy, the AASL Standards Portal, and the National School Library Standards publication.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12 pm)

The 5 Donor Love Languages (Bloomerang)

Tammy Zonker will teach you about the five donor love languages and how to speak the love language your donor prefers; radically improving your donor retention rates. Participants will learn how to create your annual donor love plan and engage executive leadership and board members in sharing the love.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12:30 pm)

Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits (IdealWare)

Infographics with attractive images and compelling data can reach a big audience. They give your data the power to rally support, inspire action, and drive impact. Over four Thursdays starting March 8, Idealware will help you see what kinds of data are best translated into infographics and find the stories hidden in the numbers. We’ll also walk you through the practical steps of creating and using your infographic and look at examples of how other organizations created successful infographics. And best of all, we’ll help you develop your own infographic that you can begin using right away.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)

Teen Growth & Development (YALSA)

Learn the typical benchmarks for growth and development and uses this knowledge to plan, provide and evaluate library resources, programs, and services that meet the multiple needs of teens.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/continuingeducation/teengrowth_development

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)

Digital Forms: Improving Efficiency in the Field (GovLoop)

More than a third of government employees are in the field, yet many frontline government workers still use paper-based processes for the intake of information. So what can be done? The answer lies in optimizing an agency’s mobile capabilities to utilize digital forms and better technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-2 pm)

Current and Emerging Technology for Individuals with Autism (edWeb)

Research indicates that due to a heightened interest in visual materials combined with strong visual processing capabilities, many individuals with autism are highly attracted to technology and benefit from its use. Please join Christian Karter, MA, Educational Technology Specialist at Monarch Center for Autism, for this edWebinar and learn about both current and emerging technologies that hold great promise for individuals on the autism spectrum.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-2 pm)

Handling Negative Feedback Online: Strategies for your Library (Infopeople)

In this webinar we’ll examine the most common kinds of negative commentary and the best methods for handling each. We’ll also learn what differentiates an online troll from other kinds of negative users and what to do if you encounter one. Get ready to be a whole lot more prepared the next time one of those undesirable comments appears!

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Thursday, Mar 8 (1-4 pm)

Library 2.018: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice (Library 2.0/SJSU)

Design thinking is a process designers use to thoughtfully identify problems and then, using a team-based approach, develop prototypes useful for implementing an elegant solution. In response to the growing interest in design thinking, this event will provide attendees with both insights into the process and examples of how librarians are integrating it into their practice. If you’ve been hearing about design thinking and want to learn more about how you can develop and lead a design challenge at your library, this is your opportunity.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/

 

Friday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

Relevant, Relatable Reference Services in Your Library (Booklist)

Presenters John Gottfried and Katherine Pennavaria, co-authors of Providing Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians, share field-tested tips for providing useful reference services, organizing staff efficiently, getting the word out effectively, and preparing for the kinds of demands reference services will likely face in the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Friday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

 

Monday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

Mental Health Awareness and the Library Profession (American Libraries Live)

In this 60-minute free webinar, you’ll learn strategies that you can implement to promote mental health awareness amongst your staff and colleagues. The expert panel will discuss how to help overcome the stigma associated with mental illness, share practical solutions that can help us improve our mental health, and share the best resources available on the topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

 

Tuesday, Mar 13 (11-12:30 pm)

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

This free session provides an overview of the National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The instructors will talk about the application process, provide tips for crafting a narrative, and answer any questions you have about applying for the grant.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

 

Tuesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Current in Comics: Upcoming Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Need to beef up your graphic novels collection? Tune into this free, hour-long webinar and get the scoop on new releases for this high-circulating section. Representatives from First Second Books, a division of Macmillan Youth publishing, DC Comics, Lion Forge, Diamond, Viz Media, and Udon will present selections from their catalogs, which will include both some adult titles as well as youth and YA titles.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

Increase Library Hours & Access with open+ (Library Journal)

Discover how open+ by bibliotheca allows libraries to attract new users with expanded open hours, increase the use of their community space and focus on delivering the most impact with staff resources and time. The open library model has been successfully implemented in over 500 libraries of all types and sizes in Europe since 2004 and is making its way to libraries in North America. Learn more about the flexibility of this approach and how open+ delivers a different level of service for today’s self-service library user.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (9-10 am)

Reduce the Anxiety: A Roadmap to Planning a Stress-Free Library Staff Development Day (Georgia Public Library Service)

This webinar will cover planning and organizing a library’s staff development day. Participants will learn some of the best approaches to developing a day of learning that’s unique to their library systems, including choosing activities, finding speakers, and securing a venue. The presenter, Dorcas Davis, Director of Continuing Education & Training at GPLS, will also share a printable checklist that can be used to help plan the perfect day from start to finish.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2sXlpld

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (9-10 am)

Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Julie Leuzinger and Jennifer Rowe will discuss results of a recent survey of librarians on the prevalence of succession and mentoring plans in academic, public, school, and special libraries and share conclusions, best practices, and takeaways for giving your organization a boost with increased mentoring and succession planning.

For more information and to log in, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Tops and Flops of Library Programs (Nebraska Library Commission)

A top ten (and bottom ten) listing of adult programs put on at the Laurens County Library, in Laurens, South Carolina. A humorous look at what has worked well for us and what failed. There will be commentary on each, such as origins of the idea, what worked well, what went wrong, intangible factors, etc. Included will be some honorable mentions of programs that went well, that I did not do.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Access and Transparency: Records held at the National Archives (U.S. National Archives)

Learn how we can we help you request and access the restricted and non-restricted Federal records held at the National Archives – many without a Freedom of Information Act request. A panel of staff experts will discuss and answer questions about their work in making records available from the Executive, Legislative, and Presidential records held at the National Archives.

For more information, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Growing Your Library’s Role: Creating a Community Garden with Impact (Programming Librarian)

Inclusive, diverse and supportive of community participation, community gardens are a great way to bring together patrons and expand the library’s role beyond its walls. Pottsboro (Texas) Area Public Library learned how powerful community gardens can be when the library used a single grant to transform an acre of vacant city land into a vibrant garden plot that residents could use, free of charge.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations Part 2 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Extending the Book Experience: Strategies That Promote Language and Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Vera Meyerholtz as she explores simple and effective tips designed to differentiate instruction, engage dual language learners in critical thinking, strengthen the use of newly learned words and promote literacy development during an interactive book experience.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, Mar 14 (1-2 pm)

Visualizing Funding for Libraries: You’ve Gathered the Data, Now What? (WebJunction)

In this webinar, learn how to generate a viable list of potential funders using the dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Thursday,Mar 15 (8-9 am)

Outdoor Learning at the Library: It’s Only Natural (Indiana State Library)

Want to create an additional avenue for early childhood learning at a currently unused outdoor space?  Join Kokomo-Howard County Public Library as we go through the process creating one, from the idea state to ground-breaking and from the ribbon-cutting to programming.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Thursday, Mar 15 (9-10 am)

Showcase your institution’s research (and library capabilities!) (Library Connect)

Join our librarian presenters to learn how they are using a variety of tactics and tools to showcase their institution’s research. Discover how they work with stakeholders from researchers to the research office to raise the visibility of scholarly outputs, and the library’s profile at the same time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

 

Thursday, Mar 15 (12-1 pm)

Economic Programs Webinar Series: Healthcare (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn about the different types of healthcare data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you. Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops/trainings.html

 

Thursday, Mar 15 (12-1 pm)

How to Create Safe and Active Learning Environments (Demco)

In this webinar, you’ll hear from seasoned Learning Environment Designer Marci Milius on the differences between traditional learning spaces and active learning environments. This includes examining modern literacies and instructional models and how they impact your space design and your collection. We’ll also cover student safety and what you need to think about when choosing furniture for your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 15 (1-2 pm)

Get a Grip on Grants: From Searching to Spending (Library Journal)

With a little insight based on real-life experiences from #TheLibraryLife, our panel of experts clarifies the grant preparation and application process, sharing some best practices that are sure to help you win the materials funding you need.

For more information and to register, visit: https://lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/#_

 

Thursday, Mar 15 (2-3:30 pm)

Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits (GrantSpace)

This session will explore the basics of cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology, all in the context of nonprofits and the social sector. We will examine the trends and opportunities in relevant areas including nonprofit fundraising, impact measurement, and organizational management. From the practical to the far out, the program will go beyond the bitcoin hype and provide you with what you need to know about leveraging cryptocurrencies and blockchain for your nonprofit work. THIS EVENT IS LIVESTREAMED.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Monday, Mar 19 (1-2:30 pm)

Active Shooters and Armed Assailants: Responses and Realistic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Cases of workplace violence involving armed perpetrators in libraries are both rare and catastrophic. Not all subjects have used guns in these attacks; edged weapons are a concern as well. Recent events have heightened the awareness of the need for library employees to follow the national DHS protocol: Run – Hide – Fight. Since all employees are in charge of their own sense of security, they need to know what to do, what not to do, and how to protect themselves and other patrons or students during these life-changing events.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Tuesday, Mar 20 (10-11 am)

Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This session will feature guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who will discuss the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Alison Wessel will describe an escape room developed at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library to promote library services to health department employees. Olivia Glotfelty will discuss an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Mercy. Both speakers will describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Tuesday, Mar 20 (12-1 pm)

Make Your Smartphone A Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of Government apps, including Science.gov, PubMed mobile, CDC MMWR Express, and FEMA among others. We will explore the USA.gov mobile apps directory and also take a look at some apps which are not produced by the Federal Government but present Federal Government information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, Mar 20 (5-6 pm)

Your State Association Supporting AASL Standards for Your Local Context (American Association of School Librarians)

How are AASL’s Affiliate state organizations supporting school librarians as they implement the National School Library Standards? This rich document requires school librarians to reflect on local conditions, practice, and student learning. While it requires a great deal of self-reflection and a growth mindset, no one has to do this alone. What are state affiliates already doing or planning to do to help their state’s school librarians make a difference for learners using the new AASL Standards? Presenters will feature several affiliates’ plans and on-going activities.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (8-9 am)

Block Play: Building a Foundation of Early Learning in the Library (Indiana State Library)

Talk! Sing! Read! Write! Play, especially with blocks! Play is an integral component of the development of young children, which is increasingly reflected in libraries through their design and programming.  During this webinar you will learn why block play is so powerful, how staff at Allen County Public Library tackled the challenge of adding more play–specifically block play–to their program offerings, and how to adapt their initiative for libraries big and small.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

NLA Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (11-12 pm)

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (12-1 pm)

LGBTQAI+ Books to Share, Conversations to Have (Association for Library Services to Children)

More LGBTQAI+ books are published each year. How should you select, display, share, and use in your library for children of all ages? Titles and suggestions will lead into online conversations. Bring your questions, ideas, and concerns and together we will attempt to resolve them.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (12-1:30 pm)

Play Therapy Techniques in Early Childhood Settings: Supporting Social-emotional Learning & Self-regulation (Early Childhood Investigations)

Research has established the negative impact of early adversity on a child’s social and emotional development. Adults who work in early childhood settings are in a unique position to help children overcome early challenges by supporting their acquisition of essential emotional skills and self-regulation capacities through consistent, predictable, nurturing, and positive interactions. In this webinar, by Play Therapist Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT, LLC, you will learn how to support children’s development through their most natural means for expression: play.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, Mar 21 (3-4 pm)

Makerspace Successes, Makerspace Challenges (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will explore school library makerspaces from floor plans, furnishings, and equipment to the role of play in a data-driven education landscape. Please join us to discover how to integrate making into your learning community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

Thursday, Mar 22 (10-11 am)

Making Leadership Happen, at Scale: Combining Collaborative Approaches to Leadership with Emerging Digital Learning Tools (Training Magazine Network)

Today’s interconnected, fast-changing and unstable world demands a new kind of leadership. Instead of putting the entire weight of leadership on individual managers and their capabilities, we need to examine how the whole system is involved in making leadership happen. Along with a system approach to making leadership happen, we need approaches to leadership development that also focus on the collective, not the individual, and that happen at scale.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Thursday, Mar 22 (10:30-11:30 am)

Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review (Center on Technology and Disability)

This CTD event is the second of a 3-part series focusing on study skills. Students are often not aware of the most effective ways to review information and deepen their learning. Strategies presented for review and learning will include a look at mnemonics, as well as tools that utilize our various senses. Learning can be enhanced with tools that engage us with information in a multisensory manner, a combination of 2 or more senses such as visual, auditory, vestibular (movement), or tactile (kinesthetic). The presentation will also cover resources for research, homework help, and supplementary learning through online courses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 22 (11-12 pm)

4 Secrets to Supercharge Your Major Gift Program in 20 Minutes a Day or Less (Bloomerang)

This session is for busy executive directors and development professionals who want to raise significantly more money by making the leap into major gift fundraising, but haven’t had the courage or know-how to get started, or are ready to seriously grow fundraising results. If you want to start or grow your major gifts program, this session is for you. Whether a major gift for your organization is $1,000 or $10,000 or more, you will learn how ask and receive more major gifts this year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Mar 22 (12-1 pm)

The Newest Graphic Novels: What’s Hot for Spring (School Library Journal)

Join moderator Alea Perez along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season. You’ll hear all about upcoming releases from Andrews McMeel Publishing, Diamond Book Distributors, Lion Forge and Oni Press.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

Thursday, Mar 22 (12-1 pm)

Why Fundraising is the F Word to Your Board Members and How to Fix It with Rachel Muir (Firespring)

Few things are more critical to your nonprofits health, success and sustainability than an effective board of directors. Recruiting, building, managing and engaging a leadership team made up solely of volunteers is one of the most ambitious, delicate and daunting responsibilities a CEO or Executive Director will have. If you are ready to transform your D list to an A list come learn tips and tools to get board members willing to engage and share their contacts, gifts and time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Categories
Continuing Education

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for February 2018

February is here! Let the learning begin! Many thanks again to the Wyoming State Library who pulls together all of these amazing online events!

For Colorado-specific continuing education events, make sure to check out the Library Learning and Creation calendar – https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/.

ADVOCACY

Feb 7: Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

 ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 8: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 12: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

Feb 19: Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)

Feb 26: Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

 CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 7: Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 14: Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

 COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 1: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Feb 12: Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)

Feb 15: Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)

Feb 15: Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)

Feb 20: What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)

Feb 21: NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

COMMUNICATION

Feb 7: Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)

Feb 8: Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)

Feb 13: Instagram for Nonprofits: What’s New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)

Feb 15: Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

 DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Feb 8: Database of the Month: Biography In Context (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 21: Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

 DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb 1: Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 28: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)

Feb 1: Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)

Feb 5: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 7: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Feb 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb 8: Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)

Feb 8: How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)

Feb 12: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 13: Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)

Feb 14: 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 14: Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)

Feb 14: The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)

Feb 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Feb 15: Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)

Feb 15: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 19: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 21: The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)

Feb 21: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Feb 26: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Feb 1: CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)

Feb 6: Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)

Feb 6: Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 15: VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 9: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 14: Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)

Feb 15: Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Feb 21: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

READER’S ADVISORY

Feb 1: A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Feb 20: Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)

Feb 21: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople)

 REFERENCE

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 15: What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 21: Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 22: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)

Feb 5: The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)

Feb 12: Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)

Feb 20: A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 22: Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Feb 22: Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 27: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part II (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 1: Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)

Feb 14: Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 20: 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)

Feb 21: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 28: NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It  (Nebraska Library Commission)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 6: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 20: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Feb 1 (9-10 am)

Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Register now to learn a bit about these fantastic titles; hear from the authors and editors about their research, writing and decision-making processes; and glean some insights into how publishers select engaging and enduring nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place shortly before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)

Ready to raise more money in 2018?  If you want to work smarter, not harder, join our special guest, Rachel Muir, CFRE. She’s eliminating the mystery, myths, and guesswork out of your fundraising.  What do the best fundraisers do differently? Who are the top performers and what’s the secret to their success? Learn their strategies, tips and tools that you can put into effect immediately!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)

It’s now possible to buy a cup of coffee using Bitcoin, but does digital currency have any effect on your nonprofit? Self-driving cars are starting to appear on the streets and artificial intelligence in our homes, but should nonprofits even bother getting up to speed on these emerging technologies when many organizations aren’t even in the cloud yet? In this look at tech trends, our panelists will tackle these topics and answer audience questions while focusing on what’s worth our attention and what practical steps we can take to prepare for the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

As libraries and library organizations engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, inclusion, and equity taking shape? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? This session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. The presenter will share findings from a content analysis project of academic library diversity plans, provide a brief overview of critical race scholarship in the field, and challenge attendees to think critically about current library rhetoric around diversity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)

Many librarians are finding themselves in the position of being the local copyright expert. Some of these librarians are professionals who applied for a formal copyright librarian posting. However, other librarians are tasked with taking on copyright, to fill a growing yet unclear need in their organization, while retaining their other job responsibilities.The purpose of this webinar is to help other incoming copyright librarians know what to expect, and to prepare them with a basic knowledge base of user needs to ease into them into their new role. This CopyTalk will provide specific guidance, and include “hands-on” best practices.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/copytalk-copyright-librarian-starter-kit/

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1:30)

Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)

Learn how to apply a successful grantwriting framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong story.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (6-7 pm)

Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)

In the State of Georgia, a consortium of school librarianship leaders collaborated to develop the School Librarian Evaluation Instrument (SLEI), based on guidelines from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The SLEI clarifies the school librarian role for school librarians and administrators.The SLEI was piloted with six schools in Cobb County Schools (Georgia) during the ’16-’17 school year, and fully implemented in all schools during ’17-’18. Through partnerships with Dr. Phyllis Snipes, the SLEI Consortium, the Cobb County Schools HR department, and the Cobb Media Leaders Team, the SLEI implementation has helped library media specialists and evaluators better understand the impact of library media programs on student success. The panelists will share their perspectives on the need for the instrument, its implementation in Georgia school districts, and the future plans for the SLEI.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2noqFIF

 

Monday, Feb 5 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

Monday, Feb 5 (2-3 pm)

The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)

Join the team at Common Sense Education to get a sneak peek at an exciting new online game launching soon! In this edWebinar, Eisha Buch, Senior Manager of Education Programs for Common Sense Education, will unveil The Incredible Times, a free game for exploring the topic of misinformation in an engaging way by introducing and sparking critical conversations around news literacy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (8-9 am)

Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)

New to the profession? Or want a refresher on library responsibilities regarding censorship and intellectual property? In this webinar, we will look at different ways that librarians consider ALA best practices when making collection decisions. We will also look at resources for determining fair use and intellectual property considerations in your school or library program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

In this session, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant with the Texas State Library, and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator for the Texas State library, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library. Creative Commons allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (10-11 am)

Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

In this session we’ll learn more about health numeracy and how it plays a role in our health, discuss the ways that library staff and others already work with users around numbers and health, and some best practices to make our assistance even more effective.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (10-11 am)

Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

In this fast-paced, but approachable session, Mark Lassoff of Punk Learning will teach you to write your first lines of code– But you’re not going to simply sit back and watch.  You’re going to write the code as Mark does creating your first lines of executable code and whetting your appetite for more.  You’ll earn the title programmer as you complete the exercises in this session.  More, importantly, Mark will demythologize programming so you can start learning on your own.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (11-12 pm)

Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)

Join us for this Library Professional Series webinar on advocacy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you; it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Roughhousing, rough and tumble play, play fighting, horseplay…we have different names for it but all early childhood teachers have seen it: that bone-jarring, boisterous, often frightening playstyle young children seem to love, and crave. Join this webinar to learn the top reasons why young children need to play this way and how it supports every aspect of healthy development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (1-2 pm)

Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)

Many of us are familiar with the practice of “active listening.”  This webinar will help facilitators and discussion leaders further develop their skills to listen beneath the surface of what’s being said. Join us to hone your listening and facilitation skills and bring questions from your own experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (3-4 pm)

Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

In this session, you will learn about a number wearables and smartwatches in order to help you select the device(s) that best meets your access needs while staying on budget. Following an overview of the built-in accessibility features of these devices, you will then learn about a number of apps that can assist in improving executive functioning capabilities and promoting independence for a variety of learners. These include apps for managing time and information, staying on task, and successfully completing daily living goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (10-11 am)

Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)

Middle managers get pressure to manage up, down and across the organization, but how can you deliver the skills they need without adding to their troubles? Herrmann-Nehdi demonstrates easy-to-apply tools and strategies for helping your middle managers manage their own thinking more effectively and adapt, even in high-pressure situations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)

From engaging your board in fundraising to adopting a new piece of technology, through implementing a strategy – all these efforts require a change in both behaviors and mindsets. If your nonprofit is ready to take it up a notch, then join the conversation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)

An introductory webinar for those new to grant writing. The focus is on writing grants to support programs, capital projects and operations at nonprofit organizations and businesses. Workshop participants will learn about the basic elements common to foundation, corporate, and government grants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12:30)

Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)

This webinar will focus on exploration of available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence for those living with brain injury.  The presenter will explore common challenges following brain injury, as well as available low-tech and high-tech options for clients of all abilities and needs across a variety of settings and environments.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mainecite.org/training/

Thursday, Feb 8 (11: 15-12 pm)

Database of the Month: Biography In Context (Wyoming State Library)

 Biography In Context is a portal to more than 640,000 biographical entries. Contemporary and historical figures.

Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at this great tool, especially timely as we go into Black History Month and Women’s History Month. Perfect resource for students doing research.

 To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/132570704399782401

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)

Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)

Public speaking. Those two words can strike fear into the hearts of anyone nervous about taking the stage. But with a few helpful tips and tricks, new and veteran speakers can relax a little and nail their next presentation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Friday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2rRBJ6i

 

Monday, Feb 12 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

Monday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)

When asked, we all can think of a book, movie, or TV show that features a disabled character, but we don’t often think about the representation itself. With diversity and representation increasingly a part of our Collection Development practices, it is important we don’t continue to overlook this aspect. In this webinar, we invite participants to learn about disability, to gain an awareness of representation, and learn vocabulary and resources to evaluate materials.

For more information and to register, visit: http://calendar.masslibsystem.org/event/3893912

 

Monday, Feb 12 (2-3 pm)

Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)

Educators play a vital role in curating lifelong literacy among their learners, but how exactly can they best help their students cultivate a love for reading? The work begins and ends in crafting an environment that inspires readers. Building a reading community that supports engagement with text in the form of reading, writing, listening, connecting and speaking is a pathway educators can take to create such an environment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Monday, Feb 12 (2-3 pm)

Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

How do you know when a survey is the best way to collect the data you want? In this first of three sessions, we’ll a look at different types of surveys, what types of data you can collect with a survey, and some simple alternative ways to collect valid useful data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

Tuesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)

In this webinar hosted by Cindy Wagman of The Good Partnership and Ashleigh Saith, co-founder, Charity Savant, you’ll learn tips and tools to successfully use stories in your small nonprofit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thegoodpartnership.com/masterclass

 

Tuesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Instagram for Nonprofits: What’s New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)

Over the last two years nonprofits have seen phenomenal growth on Instagram with an average 101{66eaadba41c14e7e553ffe7a4ee73fbae213b19704eda0514b3dd79e37e4c0c5} follower increase. At the end of last year Instagram announced that users can now follow hashtags, giving nonprofits extra power to gain new supporters. Whether your organization has been using Instagram or you’re just starting, this webinar is for you. Filled with best practices, strategies, tools to help and tons of examples, you can expect to leave this webinar ready to reach new supporters and better cultivate the ones you already have with this powerful social channel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://501strategy.webinarninja.com/webinars/15509/register

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (9-10 am)

Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)

People with low vision or blindness can use screen readers to use library and internet resources. This webinar covers the basics of screen readers, including how to get FREE screen readers for your public computers. We will also cover a few easy ways to make emails and documents friendlier to read with a screen reader.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DO3liF

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (10:30-11:30 am)

10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)

10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers will provide you with detailed insight and examples to try in your own organization. We will look at successful ways to: Enhance relationships via shared channels and networks; Be creative in reporting and expressing gratitude to grantors; Keep grantors abreast of program and be their primary source for information; and Maintain seamless communication with grantors.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)

Discover what your favorite consumer brands can teach us about donor experience. Be inspired, delighted and thoroughly entertained with examples from the for-profit world and walk away with insights, tips and tools to look at the donor experience from a fresh perspective and boost your donor love, loyalty and retention.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)

Leadership moments happen every day, and the definition of a leader has expanded well beyond the boardroom. How do we address this new paradigm and help all leaders succeed every time they face a leadership moment?

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by AchieveForum. AchieveForum solutions director Kim Arellano will share insights, invite audience perspectives and introduce models designed for today’s leader.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)

The passion that nonprofit professionals feel for their work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps them keep going in the face of difficult challenges, especially in the early stages of their careers. On the other hand, they can be so driven they don’t stop to refuel or smell the proverbial roses or even notice they are experiencing symptoms of burnout. This interactive workshop is based on her new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Satisfy your love for data this Valentine’s Day by digging into the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files. These files allow you create custom tables using a sample of actual responses to the American Community Survey. In this webinar, we will discuss foundational aspects of working with the ACS PUMS files, including the organization of the files, the confidentiality of the files, accessing the data, geographic availability, and the PUMS documentation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (12-1:30 pm)

Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)

Do you want to see positive change in early childhood education? Are you a director or administrator of a child care or early learning program or organization? Do you feel jaded in your role and need some inspiration? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this session is for you. Why? Because leadership is what it is going to take to see positive change in early childhood education, in your program or organization, or in your own career as an early childhood professional or administrator.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (9-10)

Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)

What is Microaggression?  Do you know when it’s happening to you?   This webinar includes both coping with microaggressions and strategies for creating an inclusive workplace that prevents them from happening in the first place.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (11-12 pm)

Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)

Newsletter guru Steven Screen will teach what he’s learned from 25 years of creating money-raising newsletters! You’ll learn the tested, proven model for creating a printed newsletter that delights your donors, increases donor retention, and raises money! You’ll learn the best format to use, what types of stories to include, the most important elements on each page, and what to do on the all-important back page that causes your donors to give gifts (and love doing it)!

For more information and the register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

During this free webinar, Dustin Fife and Mary Naylor Stephens will discuss recent research they did for The Political Librarian about the ambiguity surrounding libraries and social media when it comes to politics. Most library professionals feel like they have little direction regarding politics and social media and unnecessarily censor themselves on topics that they should be discussing. This free webinar will discuss the survey research that Mary and Dustin did and give practical advice for removing some of the ambiguity. Dustin and Mary will also consider the repercussions from library professionals not engaging appropriately in political topics because of artificial hurdles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2npJsmD

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

Aira (link is external) Director of Public Policy & Strategic Alliances Paul Schroeder will discuss how emerging technologies are shaping the landscape of employment for people with vision loss, and other disabilities. This session will examine the development and implications of new technologies that provide: access to remote, real-time, human and AI assistance in the workplace; smartphone apps such as Seeing AI and BeMyEyes; vision enhancement through electronic optical eyewear; support for indoor wayfinding assistance; as well as acceptance and privacy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.peatworks.org/resources/webinars

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau Population Estimates program is the official source of population estimates for your city or town, county and state during the other nine years that the Census Bureau is not conducting a census. During this one-hour webinar, learn about this program, when the datasets are released and how you can use them to gain insight into your own community dynamics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops.html

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)

Are you a youth advocate interested in finding children’s and young adult literature featuring characters of color and native youth? Join Jewel Davis as she explores the history of the diverse books movement, strategies for finding and evaluating diverse books, and popular and upcoming titles to include in your collection.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will focus on Public Law 115-55, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. The new law overhauls VA’s current (legacy) appeals process, and provides Veterans, their families, and their survivors with increased choice in handling disagreements with VA’s decisions. Additionally, participants will receive information on the legacy process.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)

Collection storage project success is determined by alignment with larger strategic goals. Those planned as collections growth, access and preservation projects succeed while those approached as a building project fail. The resources required for each are completely different and impact the project definition in early planning, the internal consensus required and the financial resources needed (for the project and future operations). This session will present an overview of what project criteria and information should be known at each phase (strategic planning to completion) to properly inform the early budgets (which will be remembered by the board).

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

Monday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

Monday, Feb 19 (2-3 pm)

Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)

A hands-on session with practice creating and editing valid and reliable survey questions. Learn how to evaluate the efficacy of your questions and how to structure questions to get at the data you really want and need. Understand how to achieve validity and reliability in research. Identify some common errors in formulating questions. Recognize when it is best to collect qualitative or quantitative data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (10-11 am)

What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)

This webinar is an introduction to the concept of arranging books by genre in the library rather than by Dewey of Library of Congress catalog number. This webinar features a panel of librarians who have genre-based stacks in their library and they are eager to share the possibilities and pitfalls of their experiences with you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)

This free, one-hour webinar is the perfect way to shake the winter blues and get up-to-speed on essential new books for young readers. Hear from representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Abrams, Tundra, and IPG, as well as guest author, Susan Verde, (Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul, 2018) about forthcoming picture books perfect for engaging readers in grades K – 3.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Of course babies are welcome in your library, but what if you could transform your library into a truly baby-friendly library? Join us for this interactive webinar to explore ideas on transforming your space, collections, policies, programs, outreach efforts, and customer service philosophy to best fit the needs of your youngest patrons and their families, and make them feel welcome. Along with examples we’ll provide, there will be many opportunities for you to share your experiences, ideas, and questions on babies in libraries with each other.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)

If we search for answers to our questions immediately in our personal lives, why are we forced to seek for professional work answers by signing up for a two-day training a month from now? If we have a work-related problem we need to solve now, why do we have to sit through an hour-long webinar or self-paced course to try find something that will address our unique issue? In this session, we’ll discuss these questions and more, including what we can do differently to provide learning experiences that our learners want and that actually change behavior.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (5-6 pm)

A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)

This webinar will empower participants to add diverse titles to their collection through awards, lists, websites and social media. Additionally, participants will explore programming ideas and instructional activities for engaging diverse students and parents and ways of incorporating instructional technology.Various web based applications such as Biblionasium, Bookopolis and Goodreads, to name a few, will be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

This episode’s discussion will focus on the need for robust representation of cultures, religions, and lifestyles in our book collections. A key part of this topic includes a conversation regarding the effects of exposing young readers to diverse literature and why this is important.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)

Librarians are increasingly important in helping students, pre-K through 20 and beyond, to move beyond the skills of Information Literacy and become Information Fluent in order to successfully navigate the Knowledge Economy. In this session, Dr. Alan Bearman will discuss how, with the help of a Lyrasis Catalyst Grant, the Washburn University librarians are collaborating with other regional librarians to develop a culture of Information Fluency in their service region.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar presents Science Cinema, which offers scientific videos featuring leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)

2018 has officially begun. We know it is important for you to implement streamlined processes and explore new opportunities to leave no stone unturned! This webinar will tell you the things you could and should be doing to make this year your most successful year ever. GuideStar and CrowdRise are here to help!

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

Libraries in rural and small communities are often a source of information and daytime shelter for individuals facing homelessness or housing insecurity. In an already busy library with limited resources, staff may be challenged to respond to the needs of these patrons and to cope with compassion fatigue. This webinar will provide practical insights on providing services to people who don’t have stable housing. Learn how to create an environment that feels welcoming, informative and supportive, including ideas for reducing policy barriers. Learn how to host conversations that explore public perceptions, help to debunk myths around homelessness, and strengthen community ties.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople)

Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2017 and Spring 2018 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2018 summer reading themes of music and travel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (3-4 pm)

Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

Get ready to badge your way out of those boring database lessons! Schools are packed with reluctant database users who would much rather get to work than listen to one more database lesson. Well, here is a way to spice up and personalize database instruction. In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Dr. Brenda Boyer, Teacher Librarian at Kutztown Senior High School in Kutztown, PA, will share the flipped instructional program that Dr. Boyer introduced to her virtual library students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (9-10 am)

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (10-11 am)

Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

The webinar and the report will also highlight how Lindsay Unified School District in California uses blended learning to support its performance-based system of progression, in which students move through instructional content at their own pace, advancing only once they have mastered all the standards from the previous content level.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (11-12 pm)

Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) for a webinar on creating a technology-accessible workplace. Employers can learn about accessible workplace technology and how to ensure their organization’s technology infrastructure is accessible for everyone, including employees with disabilities. Experts will share information on integrating accessibility standards and best practices into the workplace, as well as tips for creating accessible documents, websites and other resources.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DPEM1e

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (12-1 pm)

Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

If you’re struggling to attract and mobilize volunteers, you’re not alone. Many organizations are experiencing the effects of four tech trends that are changing public expectations and behavior. That’s why we’ve invited volunteerism expert and international thought leader, Tobi Johnson, to share how successful organizations can attract and sustain volunteer involvement in today’s rapidly-evolving digital world.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2ElLJrq

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn how to use the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Transborder Freight Data website as well as features on the “Trade” web page of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (1-2 pm)

Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase civic discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. Hear from Christine Goertz and Amy Koester as they discuss the lessons learned from a year and a half of civic literacy programming. Participants will leave the webinar with ideas for implementing civic literacy initiatives in their own libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (5-6 pm)

Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

Participants will be introduced to the language of competencies as part of the structure of the National School Library Standards (NSLS). The intentional shift from outcomes to competencies in the standards is designed to better align the AASL framework with other education standards and provide increased opportunities for learners, school librarians, and school libraries to thrive in a more personalized learning environment.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Monday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

Monday, Feb 26 (2-3 pm)

Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

A brief review of the three ways to identify central tendency. An introduction to recruiting techniques so that you get the participant data you want. A discussion about ethical behaviors for how you interact with your participants so that your thirst for data is not overly intrusive nor harmful to your subjects. We’ll conclude with a conversation about the value to the field and to promoting trust in your institution by sharing your findings and analysis.

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

Tuesday, Feb 27 (11-12 pm)

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen. Join a seasoned youth librarian and consultant to explore ten different ways you can support your youth services and create an even more powerful place in your community’s heart!

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

Tuesday, Feb 27 (2-3 pm)

Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

Join us for a webinar on programming for ‘tweens (ages 8-12). Whether you’ve been offering ‘tween programs for years or you’re just getting started, you’ll come away with ideas on program themes, structures, and organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

Tuesday, Feb 27 (3:30-4:30 pm)

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part II (Wyoming State Library)

 Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Include” on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

 To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2284158829326267137

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It  (Nebraska Library Commission)

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut when you create another LibGuide, screencast or other library instruction? Does it feel repetitive and not-at-all-creative? Are you still getting questions about how to use a database, despite creating detailed screencasts on each one? Are you unsure if what you are creating on the web is accessible to all of your learners? In this workshop, we will address some core skills around universal, instructional and graphic design that you can implement to make your online library instruction more effective.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

Using NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework and a variety of dialogue resources, participants will learn about the steps for designing successful dialogues that best fit their circumstances and resources. They will also gain an understanding of approaches to dialogue that can help them achieve their goals.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online