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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!

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Free Continuing Education Opportunities for October 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/.


**Steam Training: Spark Curiosity, Explore Learning, and Fuel Imagination (Simple K12)**

Saturday, Oct. 13, 8-1:30 pm MT. https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/. Join us for a series of programs that discuss how to increase STEAM-oriented practices into your classroom or library.

**Mini-Conference**  Wed. Oct. 17, 1-4 pm MT. Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World (Library 2.0). https://bit.ly/2PL4qZR . Join us for a series of conversations on how libraries have developed, responded, and championed programs and services to address social crises and learn about outcomes. What’s the new normal for libraries in this world of social and economic disparity? Has it altered or enhanced our core mission?

**National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair 2018** Wed. Oct. 24, 8 am-2 pm MT. https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair . Every year, the National Archives hosts a virtual Genealogy Fair via live webcast on YouTube. The sessions offer family history research tools on Federal records for all skill levels.


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

School Library Resources @ the Wyoming State Library.  https://youtu.be/Cl_no1oF5k0.  Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at the Wyoming State Library, as she shares some of the many ways the WSL supports school libraries in Wyoming.

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction). https://bit.ly/2xE94SQ . 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.

Web Content Introduction to GPO FDSYS (Federal Depository Library Program).  https://bit.ly/2NH4i0N . Join us for this informative recorded webinar that gives a good introduction to GPO FDSYS.

Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association). https://vimeo.com/247993558 . Whether you are the interviewer or interviewee, this webinar provides insight and discussion on taking your interview to the next level.


ADVOCACY

Oct 3: Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 2: The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)

Oct 11: #TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)

Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 23: Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Oct 2: An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction)

Oct 30: The Boardroom 2018: Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards (State Library of Iowa)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association)

Oct 18: In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct 9: New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Oct 10: Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 11: Equity of Access (YALSA)

Oct 11: Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 24: Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 30: Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct 4: Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

Oct 4: Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 9: Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

Oct 10: Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)

Oct 11: YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

Oct 11: Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)

Oct 18: Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

Oct 23: Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)

Oct 23: Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 31: 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Oct 9: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Web Content Introduction to GPO FDSYS (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 18: The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 25: Database of the Month: Social Issues (Wyoming State Library)

Oct 30: Rural America: Federal and Non-Profit Resources on Economic Development, Health, and Housing (Federal Depository Library Program)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Interview Tips and Tricks from Both Sides of the Desk (Tennessee Library Association)

Oct 3: RTSS/TNT Present “Streaming Video 101 for Academic Libraries: Life after Purchasing (Or We Have Streaming Media, Now What?)” (North Carolina Library Association)

Oct 9: Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)

Oct 10: Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Oct 10: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

Oct 11: Equity of Access (YALSA)

Oct 11: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Oct 25: Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

Oct 2: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)

Oct 2: Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)

Oct 3: 5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)

Oct 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Oct 9: How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)

Oct 9: Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)

Oct 10: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

Oct 15: How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)

Oct 18: Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)

Oct 18: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

Oct 24: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

Oct 24: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

LEGAL

Oct 11: A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct 30: Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Oct 9: Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 10: Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 11: Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)

Oct 16: Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 10: NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 10: Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)

PROGRAMMING

Oct 4: Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 9: New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Oct 15: Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 17: DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)

Oct 17: Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Oct 17: Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

Oct 23: Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 25: Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

READER’S ADVISORY

Oct 4: Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

Oct 9: Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

Oct 9: Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Oct 11: YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

Oct 18: Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

Oct 30: Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Oct 11: Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)

Oct 16: Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 16: 12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)

Oct 17: Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 18: The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: School Library Resources @ the Wyoming State Library.

Oct 2: Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Oct 9: Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Oct 9: 3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

Oct 10: Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 10: Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 11: Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 15: Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 15: Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)

Oct 17: Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

Oct 24: Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

Oct 24: NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 24: Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 25: Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 2: Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Oct 11: Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)

Oct 24: Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

Oct 25: Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

Oct 30: AI Bot ‘Professor/Librarian’ Delivers Lecture to Combat Fake News (San Jose State University iSchool)

Oct 30: Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 9: Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)

Oct 11: A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

Oct 17: Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Oct 31: NCompass Live: Teaching Digital Literacy in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 9: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)


PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Oct 2 (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/calendar/

Tuesday, Oct 2 (10-11 am)

An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)

This webinar will provide an overview of available assistive technology with an emphasis on working with individuals who are visually impaired. Topics include service strategies, equipment, and resources.

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

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)

Your #GivingTuesday strategy is coming together and you’re set up for the most successful giving day yet, but are you leveraging every channel available to reach your supporters? Join Sabrina Paul-Noel, Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications at the Archdiocese of Miami, to see how she’s managing social media this #GivingTuesday. Get her take on the unique messages, audiences, and tracking abilities across each social channel and take your campaign viral!

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/GivingTuesdayWebinars.html

Tuesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)

Learn what went into making this year’s winner, Madison County Libraries, NC, stand out from its peers, and garner top honors from the annual award program. Learn how to replicate Madison’s innovative offerings, along with those of finalist libraries from Cazenovia, NY, and Patagonia, AZ.

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

Tuesday, Oct 2 (3:30-4 pm)

Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Join in on this webinar that will highlight HP Reveal, a free app that can be used across platforms. Using a target image, students can then create videos of their work that will come to life when scanned with a phone or tablet.

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

Wednesday, Oct 3 (11-12 pm)

5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)

The right technology plays a major role in keeping nonprofits organized and on top of fundraising activities for year-end. Join this webinar and you’ll learn how you can leverage a Donor Management System to accomplish five key tasks that will supercharge your year-end campaign.

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

Wednesday, Oct 3 (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, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

RTSS/TNT Present “Streaming Video 101 for Academic Libraries: Life after Purchasing (Or We Have Streaming Media, Now What?)” (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will share how two libraries approached marketing and assessing streaming media in their libraries after both libraries decided to invest in this resource format. Specific techniques and the results of those techniques will be discussed and the question of how to balance use and expenditures across all forms of collections (leased, DDA and EBA) will be discussed. This is part III in the streaming video webinar series co-sponsored by the Resources and Technical Services Section (RTSS) and Technology and Trends (TNT).

For more information and to register by October 1, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)

Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)

Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local,  state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start.

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

Thursday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)

Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)

In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Amicus Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, and Penguin Young Readers will spotlight forthcoming STEAM-centric titles for grades K-12. In addition, Becca Ruidl, STEAM Team Early Learning Manager at Chicago Public Library, will discuss the ins and outs of CPL’s traveling STEAM Team as well as essential programming ideas—and Kara Dean, Youth Service Librarian at Walpole Public Library, will showcase recent standouts in children’s nonfiction.

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

Thursday, Oct 4 (1-2 pm)

Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Many libraries are expanding their services in nontraditional directions, from Libraries of Things and Makerspaces to greater engagement with local school districts. Nacogdoches Public Library has undertaken several new measures to address the need for STEM education in the library and in area schools. This year they began circulating STEM Kits for educators and STEM backpacks for individual families. Each kit includes equipment, materials, instructions, and TEKS-aligned projects that can be implemented with little to no advance training. Learn ways that your library, schools, homeschoolers, and parents can benefit from this program.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (9-10 am)

Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (11-12 pm)

How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)

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! During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd – who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding – will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)

A new crop of series nonfiction is here! If you need help navigating the vast sea of SNF titles, tune into this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Bearport, Creative Company, ReferencePoint, and Scholastic Library Publishing will be on hand to guide you through their best new series and titles. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)

Join us online on Tuesday, October 9 from 2-3pm ET/11am-Noon PT as our experts share tools and strategies for creating a compelling business case to modernize your agency.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? 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, Oct 9 (12-1 pm)

Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)

Learning with peers through real job experiences is the optimal way to learn. But, when your teams are geographically dispersed, it can be difficult to facilitate. This session will showcase a case study of a client that utilized social learning to address this challenge head-on.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)

Join us to learn about the refreshed Supercharged Storytimes curriculum, soon to be made available in a self-paced course, and about the online facilitator training, for those interested in learning how to guide storytime provider peers through the course together.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)

#GivingTuesday has become a great way to attract new donors or get special gifts from donors who already support you. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, Vice President at Big Duck, Bhavik Lathia, Digital Director at Color of Change, and Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collaboration at 92Y (creator of #GivingTuesday), will provide an overview as well as some practical examples, tips, and tactics you can use to leverage this international day of giving.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)

Three YA authors discuss timely topics they’re passionate about, including gun violence and female empowerment.

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

Tuesday, Oct 9 (5-6:30 pm)

3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)

Explore and compare 3 free online writing tools that support, scaffold and engage learners in literacy instruction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)

Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)

Featuring “Tusker Power!”, a virtual field trip to visit ‘Archie’ and company in the Elephant Room at the University of Nebraska State Museum, this workshop is designed to show you how easily you can bring virtual tours to your library.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (10-11 am)

Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)

Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants’ level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)

Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)

Join us for this free webinar on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET where we’ll discuss the results of a recent nationwide survey on entertainment and other digital services in libraries, including which specific entertainment service topped the list as most likely to be added in the coming year.  Our special guest, Don Klees from Acorn TV, will delve into the content of this popular service offering world-class mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond (including a peek into what’s new and coming soon).

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)

As a public library, you’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage community members of all ages. Join us on Oct. 10 to hear from a panel of experts, as we explore the important role your library plays in fostering a strong and engaged community.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

This webinar presents an overview of concepts and approaches libraries are using to reduce racial barriers in their work. Case examples from “Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field” will shed light on ways that focusing on racial barriers is yielding improved service for all patrons and staff.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)

There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated codes by designing beautiful classroom environments filled with nature and natural objects. Learn how to break the traditional aesthetic code by bringing the outside in and creating nature-based experiences for young children.

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

Wednesday, Oct 10 (5-6 pm)

Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL’s new resource guide, Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries, examines how to build and safeguard LGBTQ+-inclusive collections, instruction, and spaces. Developed and framed through the lens of the Shared Foundations from the new AASL National School Library Standards (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Engage, and Explore), the guide includes why this is such crucial equity work, as well as easily accessible activities, reflective questions, real-world scenarios, and extensive resources.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (9-10 am)

Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)

In this webinar librarians will illustrate how they are helping to develop research ecosystems and services, and apply tools and training for open science. Discover lessons learned from an Open Educational Resources (OER) pilot project and the development of an open access journals program at a university, and much more.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (10-11 am)

Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)

Emotional intelligence, empathy, good communication and interpersonal skills are just a few of the vital components of a productive and healthy organizational culture. They are also essential for cultivating a culture of compassion, which can help foster a stronger, more effective work environment.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Equity of Access (YALSA)

This free webinar addresses equity and access as one of YALSA’s teen services competencies for library staff.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)

There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)

Join us for a conversation with Grameen America, funders, and microenterprise leaders as we discuss technology and growth in the microfinance sector. We’ll discuss: Partnering for scale; Technology platforms that enable product delivery, digitization of operations, and a seamless customer experience; Lessons learned on a journey to expansion.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (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/

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will include a discussion about the ways feathers are artistically and culturally manipulated, the influence of coloration and display lighting on feather preservation, as well as providing a review of display, cleaning and pest eradication methods recommended for feathers. And, we will also discuss the documentation necessary for the shipping of feathers.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)

#TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)

Need help with your analytics? Join in as our expert panelists offer advice on harnessing the power of data to provide valuable content and programming to your community.

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

Thursday, Oct 11 (1-2 pm)

A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)

This class will talk about the findings of the first phase of research in developing an online education and professional development space for professionals in libraries, archives and museums so as to empower them to manage copyright issues more comprehensively within their institutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx

Monday, Oct 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Learn how you can incorporate BreakoutEDU in your library to create a collaborative, exciting, and problem-based learning experience for users.

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

Monday, Oct 15 (2-3 pm)

Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)

This live, interactive edWebinar will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-10/

Tuesday, Oct 16 (9-10 am)

How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of the standard “Gold, Silver and Bronze” packages and have a sneaking suspicion that your potential sponsors are too? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this webinar!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Oct 16 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This session will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

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

Tuesday October 16 (12 -1 pm)

Radical Cataloging: How Libraries Can Implement Alternative Subject Headings Locally to Promote Inclusiveness and Diversity (Colorado State Library)

Catalogers Sol López and Laura Wright from CU Boulder Libraries will discuss the implementation of the Non-Library of Congress Subject Heading “undocumented immigrants” (and six variants) to over 5,000 bibliographic records in their online catalog.  This project is one of the libraries’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion through description of the libraries’ collections.

Join us to learn more about the project and to discuss the implications or impacts of this and other types of radical cataloging.

Tuesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

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 Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the CDC and the NIA (National Institute on Aging). 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, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)

Nonprofits and charities rely on the goodwill of their donors and constituents to support them and their missions, so it’s crucial that they have access to tools that will protect their data and infrastructure. In this webinar, Michael Enos, Senior Director of Community and Platforms at TechSoup, will teach you practical tools that your organization can use to ensure online security.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (10-11:30 am)

DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)

These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education!

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Wednesday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)

Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)

Representatives from Gwinnett County (GA) and Cobb County (GA) Public Libraries will discuss and demonstrate techniques for using the flipped classroom model of educational programming. This method embraces a “learn together” approach that builds upon existing content vs. a traditional instructor-student dynamic.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)

Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The public health work force can have barriers to accessing tools to find the best evidence in public health research and practice. They can get help to break through those barriers from the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO.) We will provide an overview of their services and profile some of the organizations that benefit from those service along with future plans.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (2-3 pm)

In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. In this webinar, a current Associate Fellow will discuss the organization of the program, her experiences as an Associate Fellow, and some of the projects she and other fellows worked on.

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

Wednesday, Oct 17 (3-4 pm)

Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)

In this free, 60-minute webinar, the creator of Tales of the Crypt: Living History Night will discuss their program and share tips for school library professionals interested in planning a similar event.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)

Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)

This session will focus on how to communicate with your donors with confidence, and will address these questions and more. It is appropriate for anyone who is new to capital campaign planning and management.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (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, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)

So many books so little time? Never fear! In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips on prepping patrons for book group gatherings and elevating book discussions.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover the modern utility patent document and its architecture. Participants will learn about USPTO historical publications and open source patent search tools.

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

Thursday, Oct 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)

Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)

Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (9-10 am)

Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house.

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

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1 pm)

Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)

We’ll share a flexible collection management strategy that can be adapted for any type or size of library to make sure that your collection remains dynamic, and relevant. Attendees will leave with practical ideas on how to approach collection maintenance using different techniques, templates, and collaboration methods.

For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-10/

Tuesday, Oct 23 (12-1:30 pm)

Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)

In this session we will discuss real-life examples of political memorabilia and solutions for their preservation. Suggested materials and supplies will be offered, focusing on a cost-effective and simple collections care approach.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)

With the proliferation of fake (or, at least, dubious) news, students need to know the strategies necessary to be a good consumer of information. This involves fine-tuning their critical thinking skills and using prior knowledge when determining the validity of research information. This presentation will give school librarians ideas and information they can incorporate in their information literacy curriculum.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (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 in this introductory course.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)

Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment. With real-life examples, practical tips, and a touch of humor, participants will gain an understanding of the ways public library story time techniques can enrich their practice.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (1-2 pm)

How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

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

Wednesday, Oct 24 (3-4 pm)

Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)

A growing number of districts are turning to Chromebooks as their 1:1 device of choice. They are affordable, and easy to manage on a large scale. In this edWebinar Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School, NC, will focus on Chrome features that transform teaching and learning.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (11:15-12 pm)

Database of the Month: Social Issues (Wyoming State Library)

Let’s take a look at places to go in GoWYLD.net for information on the myriad social issues that are prevalent in our world. We will look at Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Global Issues In Context, CQ Researcher and SIRS Knowledge Source.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8823408583322956291

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)

To realize the full potential of a data governance strategy, government needs to identify its most important data, where it’s stored, how it’s protected, and who has access to it. Join us as our panel of experts explore how they went about getting the answers to these difficult questions and used the information to build a comprehensive data governance strategy.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)

When switching to the cloud, many nonprofits wonder how cloud apps and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box, and Amazon Web Services, will affect their organization’s security. In this 60-minute webinar hosted by Deena Thomchick, senior director of cloud security at Symantec, we will cover the many security benefits of switching to the cloud.

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

Thursday, Oct 25 (5-6 pm)

Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)

The Literacy Heroes online community website was designed for individuals who wish to learn about the various types and methods of global literacy. This community website offers featured articles of the hard-working individuals who are spreading literacy to the impoverished communities of the world. From the Indonesian Don Quixote of literacy who brings books to children by horse to the Afghan bicycle library literacy hero educating the poor children of Bamiyan province, Literacy Heroes’ community members share these inspiring stories through the use of the community’s online forum.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (12-1 pm)

Rural America: Federal and Non-Profit Resources on Economic Development, Health, and Housing (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce three online resources dedicated to analyzing and providing data for rural areas: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency; The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub); and The Housing Assistance Council.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)

Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)

In this webinar, presenter Angela Maxwell will share examples of multiple book tasting events targeted at a teen audience. Attendees will have access to templates, as well as free online tools to implement their own book tasting event.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)

Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Using digital media for self-expression, communication and creativity is a 21st century literacy.  Much like makerspaces, Digital Media Labs provide patrons with hands-on opportunities to build skills that can be transferred to school and the workplace, but can also bring out aspiring or seasoned hobbyists. In this webinar, two different librarians, Casey Dees of Tom Green County Library (San  Angelo, TX) and Kelly Brouillard of Lewisville Public Library (Lewisville, TX), will discuss their library’s digital media lab.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (5-6:30 pm)

The Boardroom 2018: Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards (State Library of Iowa)

This webinar proposes ideas for improving board productivity and community responsiveness.  Among the seven habits: foster respectful relationships, advocate for advancements, and create a culture of lifelong learning.  This wrap-up session Includes highlights from this year’s Boardroom series, helping to underscore the Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards.

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

Tuesday, Oct 30 (7-8 pm)

AI Bot ‘Professor/Librarian’ Delivers Lecture to Combat Fake News (San Jose State University iSchool)

Plutchik is the first artificial intelligence (AI) agent to deliver a fully automated lecture like a professor. This includes: delivering a talk in voice, changing slides, initiating videos, using appropriate gestures and facial expressions, and using 3D educational objects during a talk. Following the lecture, there will be time for the audience to interact with the bot asking any questions they like. Technology questions about the bot will be answered by Archivist Llewellyn.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

Wednesday, Oct 31 (8:30-9:30 am)

5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends shaping a new reality for nonprofits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

Wednesday, Oct 31 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Teaching Digital Literacy in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

We all know that librarians are the information superheroes of the world. It’s only natural that we would hold the key to digital literacy! When the topic is raised, people think of everything from learning e-readers, to practicing web safety, or building a website. This is all part of learning how to find, use, create and share digital content. The fun part is that digital literacy is always going to mean different things to different people. The trick is to find free resources library patrons will want to use. This webinar will help you prepare to teach digital literacy in your library.

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

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

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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.

 

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Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, March 2, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Seeds Galore

Lamar Public Library’s Seed Library is open! Get unlimited free seed packets with your library card.

Pine River Library and Pine River Garden Club are offering a Seed Exchange and Seed Starting Workshop, March 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bring your extra seeds to trade, and enjoy a morning full of garden stories, advice, and of course seeds.

Poudre River Public Library District’s 11th Annual Seed Swap and Giveaway is March 10 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Old Town Library. Bring a soil bag and some seeds to share, and bring home free seeds and seed-starting soil. Plus while you’re there, take a gardening class or chat with a Master Gardener.

Libraries in the News

The Lafayette News announced that the Flatirons Library Consortium now has Lynda.com, an online learning platform that provides technology skills training.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel featured a story on Mesa County Libraries’ 970West Studio Lounge, a professional quality recording studio that releases videos of local musicians and bands. Thanks to Shana Wade for sharing this story!

970 West Studio Lounge
Grand Junction band Freeway records at 970West Studio Lounge. Photo courtesy Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Learn the History of the 40th parallel, known as Baseline Road, and its significance in the history of Western expansion. James Warren Andrews will present this session at Lafayette Public Library, March 3 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Developing a Mindful Posture can help reduce fatigue and boost energy. Learn better posture techniques at Gypsum Public Library, March 14 at 1:00 pm.

Broomfield Library invites kids in grades 4-8 to a special 2-hour Petra Music Workshop, March 31 from 9:00 to 11:00 am. Rock band Mother Falcon will lead kids in an exploration of famous film and tv scores, then help the group compose their own musical score.

Summit County Library’s South Branch wants to help you Learn to Knit in 4 Weeks. Starting March 5 at 5:30 pm, novice knitters will learn the skills necessary to start their new hobby. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided.

CSU’s Morgan Library is hosting An Evening with Kate Moore, author of The Radium Girls, March 7 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Hilton Fort Collins. This free, public event is part of an author series sponsored by the Friends of Morgan Library and the Poudre River Friends of the Library.

Play the tabletop version of a popular Olympic sport: Clear Creek Library District will host its first ever Tabletop Curling Tournament for kids and teens, March 26 at John Tomay Public Library and March 29 at Idaho Springs Public Library.

DPL’s Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library is celebrating Pi Day with…pie! The event will also include a short lecture about the origins of pie and 𝝅. Join them March 14 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Learning Opportunities

Colorado library supervisors are invited to Successful Supervision Workshops with Pat Wagner.

  • Registration is open for the workshop on April 3 & 4 at Arapahoe Libraries.
  • Registration is coming soon for the events on May 16 & 17 in Pueblo and June 19 & 20 in Rifle.

CSL in Session webinar: Partnerships with Correctional Libraries. Mar 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT. Free; no registration required.

Free Continuing Education Opportunities for March 2018, compiled by Wyoming State Library.

Colorado State Library Publications Blog

Colorado Talking Book Library

The Colorado Talking Book Library has created an audio description file for ALA’s #FundLibraries campaign infographic. Read ALA’s announcement, which includes an interview with CTBL Director Debbi MacLeod.


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

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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

Categories
Resource Sharing

Friday Grab Bag, January 19, 2018

The Friday Grab Bag is a weekly series that highlights fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries, and includes news from the Colorado State Library.

Let’s open the Friday Grab Bag!

Sharing Experiences

The Colorado Mesa University Library, in conjunction with the school’s International Program, hosts a series of Cultural Cafés each semester where students, faculty, and staff share their experiences travelling, living, studying, and working abroad. Join the next Cultural Café on February 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, when CMU’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Cynthia Pemberton, will share her experience as a recent Fullbright Scholar in Jordan. View this event and more on CMU library’s events page.

Have you ever wanted to quit your job and travel the world? Join travelers Brian and Heather Blankenmeister as their share their tips for making that dream a reality, January 27 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at Summit County Library South Branch.

Join the Gilpin County Public Library for Mountain Light in the Darkness, an evening of prose and poetry from local authors whose works appear in the Peak-to-Peak literary anthology Under the Devil’s Thumb. The event is January 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Weekend Fun

Security Public Library is treating the women of their community to an evening of rest and relaxation. The 3rd Annual Ladies Night Out is January 25 at French Elementary and will feature chair massages, yoga, tai chi, essential oils, smoothies, card making, and refreshments, plus a free goody bag for the first 100 ladies in the door.

Sing your way into the weekend with Karaoke at Lamar Public Library, January 19 at 4:00 pm.

“Winter Evenings” [Courtesy: Routt County Courier, Jan 12, 1911. Accessed via coloradohistoricnewspapers.org]

Pick ‘n’ Mix

Boulder Public Library’s next U-Fix-It Hands-On Repair Clinic is January 21 from 1:00-4:00 pm at BLDG 61 Makerspace. Bring something you’d like to fix and get help from U-Fix-It Clinic coaches, or work on your own with the available tools and supplies. Register online.

Louisville Public Library is seeking entries for their Spring 2018 Youth Art Show, which runs March 2 – March 31. Artists age 4-18 must submit their works by February 24. Door prizes will be drawn during the opening reception on March 1 from 5:30 to 7:30.

Learn about the history of the lodges, camps, and resorts of Rocky Mountain National Park. Bud Werner Memorial Library and Tread of Pioneers Museum present Lost Lodges of Rocky with storyteller Dave Lively, January 24 at 6:30 pm.

Anythink York Street is seeking homeschool families that would like to help plan future homeschool events, activities, and meetups. Join them for Homeschoolers Unite! on February 16 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Libraries in the News

Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters featured a story about the Mesa County Oral History Project, a collaboration of the Museum of Western Colorado and the Mesa County Library. Listen to the interview with Librarian Noel Kalenian.

9news reported that Arapahoe Libraries is joining a growing movement of libraries that are reducing or eliminating fines. They are ditching late fees for books returned within 30 days of the due date. Read the full story on 9news.com and the announcement from Arapahoe Libraries.

9news also reported that Pines & Plains Libraries (part of Elbert County Library District) are suing Elbert County commissioners over a policy that gives the commissioners more control over appointments to library boards and committees. Read the full story.

What’s New at the Colorado State Library

Online Learning

Growing Readers Together webinar: Incorporating Play and Movement into Storytime. Jan 23, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am MDT. Join the Adobe Connect room. Free; no registration required.

Growing Readers Together webinar: Partnerships between Public Libraries and Family Resource Centers. Jan 30, 2018, 1:00-2:00 pm MDT. Join the Adobe Connect room. Free; no registration required.

RIPL webinar: Getting Things Done: Managing Your Time…When You Have No Time, with Shelley Walchak of Pine River Library. Jan 31, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am. Free; no registration required; limited to 100 participants.

CSL in Session webinar: Baby-Friendly Libraries. Feb 20, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm MDT. Free; no registration required.

The Library, or, La Biblioteca

Pamela Mejia of Growing Readers Together welcomes all new patrons to the library! In her latest post, she describes some of the differences she’s noticed between libraries in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic, her birth country. Post available in English and Spanish.

2018 Teen Video Challenge

Encourage teens at your library to enter the 2018 Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Learning Program. This year’s theme is music. Contest deadline is Feb 28; winners will be announced in April 2018.

Colorado State Publications Library Blog


This post is part of the Spotlight on Sharing initiative, which aims to increase the visibility of resource sharing in Colorado libraries. Do you have a story from your library to share? Email Amy Hitchner, ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org. Also, be sure to follow Colorado State Library on Twitter and Facebook.

Categories
Continuing Education CSL News Resource Sharing

CSL Share & Learn: Greeley

In 2017-18, consultants from the State Library are traveling to several regions of the state for CSL Share & Learn, an event that combines professional development with time to share with colleagues. This free event is perfect for anyone working in libraries and cultural heritage organizations. The next CSL Share & Learn will be at Farr Regional Library in Greeley on December 8, 2017. We hope you’ll join us!

What can you expect at CSL Share & Learn?

We designed CSL Share & Learn to be an interactive, fun day that combines hands-on learning with time to “talk shop” in small and large groups. It also includes the opportunity to discuss library issues with State Librarian Gene Hainer.

Date & Time

December 8, 2017
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The event begins before the library opens to the public. A Farr staff member will be on hand to let you in.

Location & Parking

Farr Regional Library
1939 61st Ave, Greeley, CO

Ample parking is available at the library.

Cost

CSL Share & Learn is FREE!

Registration

Registration is closed.

Food & Drink

Light snacks will be available, but you are responsible for your own meals and beverages, including coffee.

You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; there are also lunch options within walking distance and several more a short drive away on Centerplace Drive.

Schedule

  • 9:00-9:30, Game: How Well Do You Know CSL?
  • 9:30-11:00, Session 1: It’s not too late! Create a basic marketing plan for your summer learning program that you can implement right away. (Beth Crist and Amy Hitchner).
  • 11:00-11:15, Break
  • 11:15-11:45, Conversations with the State Librarian. Bring your questions about state or national topics, and share what’s going on in your area with Gene Hainer.
  • 11:45-1:15, Lunch on your own
  • 1:15-2:45, Session 2: Make your data work for you. Learn how to package and present data that represents your achievements and programs in ways that appeal to and resonate with your community. (Katie Fox and Miranda Doran-Myers)
  • 2:45-3:00, Break
  • 3:00-4:00, Small and Large Group Sharing Time; Wrap-up

Event Resources

Questions?

Please contact Amy Hitchner, Collaborative Programming Coordinator, at ahitchner@coloradovirtuallibrary.org.


Future Locations

We are planning to bring CSL Share & Learn to other regions in Colorado. Keep an eye out for announcements about upcoming dates and locations.