August – Back to Learning Month!

I encourage you to View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in  MT time).  I get all my information from this calendar, adding suggested CE for Montana librarians seeking certification.

Do you have a training program or topic that you would like to share?  Let me know!  I’m happy to guide you through the webinar process so that you can share what you know with your peers.

 

ADVOCACY

Aug 15: Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling (blackbaud)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 9: Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

Aug 10: Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware)

Aug 17: Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)

Aug 24: Disaster Recovery (Idealware)

CAREERS

Aug 1: Jumping Ship from Public to Academic: What to Expect During this Journey (Indiana State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 9: Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 17: PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 24: Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 8: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

Aug 22: Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 8: Language: Your Most Important and Least Valued Asset (Digital Gov)

Aug 8: Realities of Virtual Collaboration (Insync)

Aug 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Aug 15: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 15: Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL)

Aug 16: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 22: Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)

Aug 22: Once upon a Time, Storytelling was Learning (Insync)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Aug 29: Periodicals and More for Your Public Library Patrons (Utah State Library) 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Investigations)

Aug 4: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Freedom (Freedom to Read Foundation)

Aug 8: Engagement is the New Acquisition: Pathways for Action (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 10: Managing Change at Your Nonprofit Organization (blackbaud)

Aug 15: Intelligent Outcomes: Learning From Both Success and Failure (Sirsi/Dynix)

Aug 16: Creating a Culture of Learning in the Modern Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 23: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

Aug 24: IFLA’s Global Vision: An Interactive Discussion (Association for Rural and Small Libraries and WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 2: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)

Aug 8: Online Storytelling: Big Impact. Small Budget. (GuideStar)

Aug 9: Just Ask: Partnerships that provide funding and opportunity (Indiana State Library)

Aug 9: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Aug 10: How to Think Like a Donor in 1 Hour (Bloomerang)

Aug 15: Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling (blackbaud)

Aug 17: How to Get Tech Donations: A Special TechSoup Tour (TechSoup)

LEGAL

Aug 4: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Freedom (Freedom to Read Foundation)

Aug 23: 5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them (Wild Apricot)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 4: Revamping Your Space—Creating a Modern Media Center (American Libraries)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 10: Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware)

Aug 10: Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (Insync)

Aug 17: Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)

Aug 17: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (WebJunction)

Aug 24: Workplace Bullying: words can hurt more than you think (Colorado State Library)

Aug 24: Disaster Recovery (Idealware)

Aug 30: Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 8: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

Aug 8: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Aug 10: Building a Community of Readers–Driving Student Engagement Through Collective Impact (Education Week)

Aug 16: Libraries as Community Catalysts Virtual Conference (Colorado State Library)

Aug 17: Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net)

Aug 22: Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 24: Welcoming Everyone Online: Creating Accessible Online Resources For People with Disabilities (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 17: PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 23: How to Break Up Boredom! Interactive Events for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 8: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

Aug 22: Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 8: Your Community by the Numbers: Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Foreign Born… (Utah State Library)

Aug 9: Let’s Talk: Librarians & Agricultural Law (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 10: Data User’s Guide to U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug 15: Veterans by the Numbers – Searching the Census (Utah State Library)

Aug 15: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 16: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject (North Carolina Library Association)

Aug 16: Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 17: National Archives History Hub (U.S. National Archives)

Aug 22: Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 24: American Indian Health Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 5: Using Google Maps for Virtual Journeys (SimpleK12)

Aug 16: Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect (edWeb.net)

Aug 17: Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net)

Aug 23: Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace (edWeb.net)

Aug 24: Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net)

Aug 29: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 (AASL)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 9: DorobekInsider Live- The Realities of IoT (GovLoop)

Aug 15: Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL)

Aug 22: Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)

Aug 23: Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design (Indiana State Library)

Aug 29: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 (AASL)

Aug 30: Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to GIMP (Indiana State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 9: Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 17: Brain-Based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom (Training Industry)

Aug 22: Excel Made Easy for the Very Beginner (TechSoup)

Aug 22: Using Video to Extend Classroom Training (Training Industry)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 8: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 15: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Friday, Aug 4 (11-12 pm)

Revamping Your Space—Creating a Modern Media Center (American Libraries)

Libraries are transformative spaces where users become collaborators and creators. Make the most of your space by creating an environment that matches the needs of your users and highlights the tech-savvy, flexible, and collaborative nature of your library.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Aug 4: Emerging Issues in Intellectual Freedom (Freedom to Read Foundation)

Saturday, Aug 5 (10-10:30 am)

Using Google Maps for Virtual Journeys (SimpleK12)

Have you ever wanted to take your students on a journey without leaving the classroom? Perhaps you need a visual to help your students see the landscape of the places they are reading about in English or social studies. Or maybe you want your science class to take a tour that shows natural elements such as volcanos or deep sea vents. Let Google Maps take you there! In this webinar, Kim Munoz will show how to use the “my maps” feature to create an interactive tour that can include text, video, and images. In addition, she will share some examples of how this can be used in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: technolgy

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (8:30-9:30)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

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

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (8:30-9:30 am)

Engagement is the New Acquisition: Pathways for Action (Nonprofit Hub)

In this session, you’ll learn why acquisition has evolved into engagement and how that shift can benefit your organization and brand. You will also walk away with new ideas for increasing opens, clicks, shares and actions leading to more supporters, advocates and volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (10-11 am)

Language: Your Most Important and Least Valued Asset (Digital Gov)

The experiences we make for our users are made of language choices. We also depend on language to collaborate with the people we work with. Yet language is most often only tended to when you talk about things like content and copy. Controlling your vocabulary is one of the murkiest messes you can take on, but it also might be one of the most impactful ways you could impact your organization’s ability to reach its goals. In this online event, we ask information architect Abby Covert to share some strategies and tactics that could help us to pay closer attention to language choices we make.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalgov.gov/events/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (10-11 am)

Your Community by the Numbers: Race, Ethnicity, Ancestry, and Foreign Born… (Utah State Library)

Learn about how to access Census and American Community Survey data about race, ethnicity, foreign-born and ancestry groups using a variety of online tools available at census.gov. During this training you will learn about what how the Census Bureau collects and publishes data on these topics, as well how to access and download tables, and creates maps.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

Fall YA Announcements, 2017: Get the inside scoop on this fall’s forthcoming YA titles in this free, hour-long webinar, featuring representatives from Disney, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Youth, Macmillan Adult, and Sourcebooks.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)

Online Storytelling: Big Impact. Small Budget. (GuideStar)

Standing out from the crowd with visual storytelling is critical when trying to connect with donors. Join Facebook, GuideStar, and Best Friends Animal Society to learn how.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Realities of Virtual Collaboration (Insync)

This session will review some of the current virtual collaboration tools available and suggest ways of using each most efficiently. We’ll also talk about how and when you can incorporate a more personal touch to your communications across the virtual landscape.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 8 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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

Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 9 (8-9 am)

Just Ask: Partnerships that provide funding and opportunity (Indiana State Library)

Join Susan Miller and Megan Barnes as they discuss ways that they’ve utilized partnerships to drive fundraising and greater awareness of the library in their community.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

DorobekInsider Live- The Realities of IoT (GovLoop)

Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts on Wednesday, August 9 at 2pm ET as they discuss the top IoT innovations and challenges that governments are facing.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 9 (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/(month)/8/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Talk: Librarians & Agricultural Law (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Agricultural Law Information Partnership is a collaboration between the National Agricultural Library (NAL), National Agricultural Law Center (NALC), and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School. Participants will:Learn about basic sources for agricultural law research; identify innovative legal tools supporting the new food movement; Review information on National Gleaning, Healthy Food Policy, and Farmland Access Legal Projects.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday. Aug 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Teaching Young Gifted Children: The Whats, Whys, and How-Tos for Supporting Their Needs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Whether you work in a preschool program, childcare center, kindergarten, or primary-grade classroom, you have gifted children in your group right along with children who have a broad range of abilities. Why is it important to recognize and support the needs of young gifted children? What are the best ways to identify these children?If you’ve ever observed characteristics in young children that are beyond their same age peers, and wondered how best to nurture their unique abilities, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

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

suggested CE: library services t the public

 

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

Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar is about emergency planning when you have living animals in your collections, however, the concept of contingency planning for emergencies should be of interest to all.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/are-you-ready-animals-depend-on-it/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)

How to Think Like a Donor in 1 Hour (Bloomerang)

Successful communication isn’t about what you want to say or how you say it. It’s about what your donor wants. Donor’s don’t give to you because you’re great. Donors give because they’re great and you help them realize how great they are. See through your donor’s eyes in this thought provoking workshop loaded with tips for better donor communication, cultivation and discovery.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=s63h5iy0nprl&campaign=t4krlall5pc

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (11-12:30 pm)

Acceptable Use and IT Security (Idealware)

Part I of Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit. If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This course will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Data User’s Guide to U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how Economic data is organized by sectors, when and what types of Economic data products are released, and how to access Economic data through the many Census data tools. See Economic data in action through various media promotions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (Insync)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course 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/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Building a Community of Readers–Driving Student Engagement Through Collective Impact (Education Week)

Building communities of readers is everyone’s responsibility–and ensuring that our collective efforts deliver intended results for students, schools, and communities is equally important. Learn how our personalized approach to literacy, based upon cutting-edge technology and results-oriented research, ensures that every learner is engaged and supported in ways that foster and measure their growth.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug 10 (1-2 pm)

Managing Change at Your Nonprofit Organization (blackbaud)

The nonprofit landscape is changing drastically. There is more competition for funds; government budget cuts are looming; and technology is evolving faster and faster. All of this is causing nonprofit organizations to implement new practices, new ways of thinking, and new technology. While this may sound daunting, it can be a seamless and organic process that sets you up for success. Join Blackbaud’s certified leader in change management, Kevin Stehr, as he walks through the best practices and core principles related to managing change within your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webseminars.aspx

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (10-11 am)

Veterans by the Numbers – Searching the Census (Utah State Library)

Learn how to access to the most up-to-date demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business statistics about our Veterans from the American Community Survey and the Survey of Business Owners using a variety of data tools available online.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)

Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling (blackbaud)

You have a great recruitment and coaching plan for peer-to-peer fundraisers. But are you doing everything you can to help them tell your story? How can you empower them to communicate your impact and improve donation asks? In this webinar, we’ll share lots of real-life examples and discuss techniques that successful organizations use to create mission ambassadors and super-fundraisers. This webinar digs deep into the methods of messaging in order to provide content your fundraisers will actually use.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webseminars.aspx

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)

Intelligent Outcomes: Learning From Both Success and Failure (Sirsi/Dynix)

Is the risk of failure deterring your drive to try new ideas at your library? Whether your efforts thrive or nosedive, there is much to be gained in the effort. Join Library Director Dustin Fife to learn how you can make your library a safe place to fail forward. In this webinar, Dustin will talk about the formulas for giving new ideas a go, and gaining from the results, regardless of the outcome.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

Too often libraries 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 library’s success. In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and your library’s mission. 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 library’s story of volunteer engagement.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (12:30-2 pm)

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 15 (5-6 pm)

Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network (AASL)

Learn why Twitter is a must for being a connected librarian, building a Personal Learning Network, keeping current with the world, and school library advocacy. Also learn how to get up and running on Twitter easily and start taking the best advantage of it immediately. The webinar will include advice on effective account settings, what to tweet, how to read through tweets, how to select good accounts to follow, how to engage in conversations, and more.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (9-3 pm)

Libraries as Community Catalysts Virtual Conference (Colorado State Library)

The Colorado State Library  has partnered with the state libraries in Georgia, Iowa, and Maryland to offer the first-ever multi-state library virtual conference on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm MDT on the topic of Community Building. We will explore how libraries are working in their communities to bring about positive change around a shared vision or goal.We have an amazing lineup of sessions for the day, featuring great presenters!The conference is be free, open to all Colorado library staff, and you can join any time during the day.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (10-11 am)

Creating a Culture of Learning in the Modern Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

Are you creating a learning culture for your employees? We’re working in environments today where change is no longer an event but a constantly occurring process. In order for businesses to maintain a competitive advantage, it’s vital for their employees to be continually improving and learning. You may have some good ideas about what it takes to implement a culture of learning, but how’s your strategy? Do you have the tools and resources necessary to build a solid foundation for your learning culture? What’s your communication plan? How will you measure success and failure? In this webinar, CEO of BizLibrary, Dean Pichee will talk about what an engaged learning culture looks like, what types of strategies to implement to turn your ideas into a reality, how to make sure your training really sticks and how to manage the change that will inevitably occur as you implement a culture of learning.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject (North Carolina Library Association)

Join Daniel Cornwall for a short exploration of the State Agency Databases Project of ALA GODORT. Daniel will show the types of resources through the project and the new auto-updating subject compilations the LibGuides platform has enabled. He will conclude with how to contribute new databases to the project and how to share content from the project on your own LibGuides and web pages.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person?In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, 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/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (2-3 pm)

Calling BS in the Age of Big Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Our digital worlds are inundated with misinformation, data manipulations and outright lies. In this talk, we will look at common pitfalls specifically around information visualization. We will examine different ways that information can be misrepresented with figures and graphs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 16 (3-4 pm)

Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will share strategies for using this time to build instructional partnerships that will last throughout the year and beyond. Digital backpacks, integration with Google, Mackin Groups, Learning Management Systems, Library Management Systems, and curation will be addressed. All librarians are invited to attend this live, interactive session.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (11-12:30 pm)

Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)

Part 2 of Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit. If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This course will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (11-12 pm)

Brain-Based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom (Training Industry)

Without some kind of reinforcement, people forget 90% of what they’ve learned in the classroom within one week! In this engaging webinar we’ll explore six brain-based principles that result in maximum learning retention, transfer, and application. Brain researchers know that the challenge of moving information from short-term to long-term memory requires us to encode, store, and retrieve it repeatedly.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

How to Get Tech Donations: A Special TechSoup Tour (TechSoup)

Find out about how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization. During this tour and Q&A session, we will highlight the ways you can make the most of the donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and services available to eligible organizations.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

National Archives History Hub (U.S. National Archives)

Alex Champion introduces History Hub, a crowdsourcing platform for American history. Learn about this support community managed by the National Archives for researchers, citizen historians, archival professionals, and open government advocates.

To view this live event, visit: https://youtu.be/iuMchRtasrs?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (12-1:30 pm)

PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Msic holds an exceptionally fascinating place in our development as human beings. Music is a part of EVERY culture no matter how remote. Children unlock their music potential best with playful and structured guidance of an early childhood music specialist, but because most early learning programs don’t have music specialists, child learning centers can easily borrow techniques from Master Music Educators. We know the research: The first months of life through the early school age years are a period of exceptionally malleable neural growth.  It is important to include music development during these stages.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (1-2 pm)

More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (WebJunction)

Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library’s success. But many in library organizations don’t know how to effectively instigate employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it’s important to know what motivation is and isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. In this session, we’ll explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role, you will be inspired to find your own motivation and be able to catalyze others!

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 17 (2-3 pm)

Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will be presented by two high school students with a strong interest in pursuing careers in the STEM fields, dedicated to getting more girls to participate in STEM.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-08/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (9-10 am)

Memory Cafes and Libraries: The Perfect Fit (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

A memory cafe is a safe and fun social opportunity for those living with memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers. Memory cafes have been offered in the Netherlands since 1997, but only in the US since 2013. Learn how your library can start a memory cafe and collaborate with key players in the community for the perfect fit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (11-12 pm)

Using Video to Extend Classroom Training (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, where Kathy Irish, Director of Operations at ej4 will share how video can extend the reach of your classroom and achieve your learning goals when you combine them with traditional methods.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (11-12 pm)

Good Reads for Reluctant Readers (Booklist)

Finding the right book for a daunted or disinterested reader can be tough. These books will open the door for even the most reluctant. This webinar features representatives from Black Rabbit Books, Lorimer, Chooseco (Choose Your Own Adventure), and Running Press Kids, who will discuss their upcoming titles, perfect for your reluctant readers in grades 3 – 12.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Once upon a Time, Storytelling was Learning (Insync)

When we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they’re virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Excel Made Easy for the Very Beginner (TechSoup)

Don’t know a formula from a filter? We’ve got you covered! Learn the very basic functionality of Excel. This webinar is for new users to Excel or those needing a refresher on basic Excel functionality.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Government Information Resources for Teaching English as a Second Language and Learning English as an Immigrant (Federal Depository Library Program)

Do you have speakers of other languages in your library? Do they want or need to learn English? Then this is the webinar for you. We will present and discuss free resources from U.S. Government agencies like Voice of America, the State Department, and the Department of Education, as well as some state agencies and non-profit organizations.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Aug 22 (5-6 pm)

Twitter 201: Now I’m a Tweep – What’s Next? (AASL)

This webinar is a Part 2 for those who attended “Twitter 101: Why You Need to Tweet to Build a Personal Learning Network” on August 15 or for everyone who has a Twitter account but wants to take it to the next step. It will include tips on participating in Twitter chats, ways to optimize and get the most out of tweets with visuals, using Twitter as a back channel during conferences, using Twitter lists, third-party tools to enhance Twitter, and ways to use Twitter with students and for library advocacy.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 23 (8-9 am)

Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Elements of Design (Indiana State Library)

Do you want to spruce up your library’s graphic design? Learning and understanding the elements of design can help any artistic novice create attractive signage and advertisements. This hour-long session will cover the foundations of graphic design, including color, contrast, texture, and fonts and how they coexist in an image.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 23 (9-10 am)

How to Break Up Boredom! Interactive Events for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission)

Have you ever wondered how to break up boredom for your patrons, whether they are adults, teens, tweens or families…cheap? This small town Kentucky library brings out the human-size board games, life-sized Hungry Hippos and Battleship plus more!

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

suggested CE: library services to the pubic

 

Wednesday, Aug 23 (10-11 am)

How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

In this session, you’ll hear how Electronic Arts (EA) created an authentic brand voice, how they are turning the tables on those difficult customer conversations, and how they are re-energizing their team and reshaping their culture in the process. You’ll leave this session knowing how to supercharge your employee experience, boost engagement, and give your people the permission, tools, and support to be themselves while representing your brand.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 23 (12-1 pm)

5 Common Legal Traps for Nonprofits and How to Avoid Them (Wild Apricot)

Have you ever worried your organization could have some hidden legal risks? Often it’s what we don’t know that can come back to haunt us. This is why we’ve invited Erin McClarty, nonprofit attorney and strategist, to present a free webinar on the most common legal issues she sees nonprofits face, and what to do about them.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2w6xTUh

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 23 (2-3 pm)

Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace (edWeb.net

In this edWebinar, Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School in Tampa, FL, will describe step-by-step how to introduce challenge-based learning into your school library makerspace.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-08/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Disaster Recovery (Idealware)

Part 3 of Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit. We’ll walk you through the potential disasters and guide you through developing a plan that will help you get your organization back up and running as quickly and as safely as possible.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)

Workplace Bullying: words can hurt more than you think (Colorado State Library)

Remember being bullied in grade school? The tears, fears, and anxiety of facing bullies may have shaped who you have become today. Do you ever wonder what happened to those bullies? It’s sad to say but many have grown up and are now creating havoc in our libraries! This engaging session will show you how to remain calm and stay strong when coping with the bullies you work with or serve in your community.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (12-1 pm)

Welcoming Everyone Online: Creating Accessible Online Resources for People with Disabilities (TechSoup)

Join Knowbility to learn how accessibility will expand your pool of potential donors, volunteers, and staff. Knowbility experts share no-cost practical tips on how you can immediately improve your website’s accessibility.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (12-1:30 pm)

American Indian Health Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

According to the 2010 US Census, approximately 5.2 million people stated that they were American Indian or Alaskan Native. A recent study shows that American Indian use of the Internet to find health information is lower in comparison with the adult U.S. population. This  program will introduce a variety of governmental and non-governmental Internet resources that have health information for American Indian populations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (1-2:30 pm)

IFLA’s Global Vision: An Interactive Discussion (Association for Rural and Small Libraries and WebJunction)

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries, in collaboration with WebJunction, invites rural and small libraries to join this highly interactive webinar discussion to voice your opinions and contribute to shaping a unique and comprehensive IFLA Global Vision. By joining us for this webinar, you can participate in this global discussion to identify future challenges and opportunities facing the library field and help to prioritize actions that a united and connected library field can take.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug 24 (2-3 pm)

Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills (edWeb.net)

Join us to find out how to implement a comprehensive digital literacy curriculum in either a computer lab or a classroom setting. You’ll also hear best practices on how you can integrate digital literacy into core area instruction. Jeff and Nettie will field your questions after their presentation. Elementary and middle school classroom teachers, technology teachers, library media specialists, principals, vice principals, and technology coordinators are invited to this live, interactive event.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-08/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug 29 (10-11 am)

Periodicals and More for Your Public Library Patrons (Utah State Library)

Join us for a refresher on your EBSCO resources! We’ll focus on content geared to public library patrons. Learn how to access popular magazines like Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated and more! Discover how journal alerts can keep your patrons connected to those periodicals from the convenience of their computer or mobile device.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug 29 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017 (AASL)

Did you miss ALA Annual? Didn’t make it to the big reveal of AASL Best Websites or the Exploring Best Websites Session? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a dive into this year’s American Association of School Librarians’ Best Websites for Teaching and Learning recipients. Delve into websites that fall into categories like digital storytelling, social media and communication, media sharing, and much more. A fast-paced, highly informative session about new and exciting online tools and resources.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 30 (8-9 am)

Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to GIMP (Indiana State Library)

Don’t have the funds to purchase a license for Adobe Creative Cloud? Don’t despair. There is a free alternative to  Photoshop. This hour-long session will introduce the essential functions of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP).

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug 30 (10-11 am)

Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this complimentary online session, discover how the 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

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ADVOCACY

July 20: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)

July 26: Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 12: Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

July 13: How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes! (Training Magazine Network)

July 18: Make your Data Over the Counter (O’Reilly)

July 19: Breezing Along with the RML: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey in the Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 19: Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment (Georgia Library Association)

July 20: Project Outcome Two-Year Updates & Discussion (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

July 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

CAREERS

July 12: Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work (American Management Association)

July 19: Finding Your Focus: Tips for Early Career Success (Nebraska Library Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 11: Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library)

July 18: Check Out an Experience! (Colorado State Library)

July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

July 28: Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION

July 18: Make your Data Over the Counter (O’Reilly)

July 20: Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC)

July 20: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)

July 26: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

July 26: Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)

July 26: 8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

July 20: Get Ready for the Eclipse! (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

July 18: Changing Models of Customer Service (Utah State Library)

July 25: A Digital Revolution in Government Customer Experience (GovLoop)

July 25: Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)

July 26: How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

July 26: Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)

July 26: Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)

July 27: It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)

FUNDRAISING

July 11: Virtual Conference: The Power of Storytelling (Network for Good)

July 12: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

July 12: 5 Steps to Creating an Influencer-Driven Campaign (Nonprofit Hub)

July 13: How to Navigate the Charitable Giving Landscape (TechSoup)

LIBRARY SPACES

July 11: Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)

July 12: From Collections to Commons: How we turned stacks to student spaces at UNL (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

July 12: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion (Wild Apricot)

July 13: How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes! (Training Magazine Network)

July 19: E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb)

July 25: Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)

July 26: Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 11: Building Business Connections in Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 11: A Collective Impact on Literacy: The Power of Partnership (edWeb)

July 19: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 19: Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment (Georgia Library Association)

July 26: Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

July 11: Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)

July 13: 2017 Solar Eclipse: The Montana Space Grant Consortium (Montana State Library)

July 25: Government Information on The Great American Eclipse (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 28: Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 18: Enticing Book Club Picks (Booklist)

July 25: Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

REFERENCE

July 10: American Community Survey Technical Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics (U.S. Census)

July 18: Government Information Research Basics (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 19: Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WebJunction)

July 19: A Rendez-vous with Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 20: Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC)

July 25: Government Information on The Great American Eclipse (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 18: 4 Ways to Energize Vitual Learners-Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync)

July 18: Draw on the Power of Creativity (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

July 19: E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb)

July 26: 8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 11: Measuring America: An Overview on Hispanic Origin Statistics (U.S. Census)

July 12: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

July 18: Government Information Research Basics (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 19: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 19: Gamifying Library Instruction: Using Technology to Make Learning Engaging (North Carolina Library Association)

July 19: Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WebJunction)

July 19: A Rendez-vous with Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 26: Flipping with Finesse: What Really Works (North Carolina Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS

July 11: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

jULY 12: Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

July 18: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

July 19: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

American Community Survey Technical Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics (U.S. Census)

This webinar will show you how to access data for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, as well as for hundreds of detailed race, Hispanic origin, tribal and ancestry populations. You’ll learn to do this in American FactFinder, at multiple levels of geography, including census tracts. The data tables will allow for an in-depth look at populations beyond those covered in the annual 1-year and 5-year American Community Survey products.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 11 (10-11 am)

Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library)

Join Agatha Burstein and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system who will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Measuring America: An Overview on Hispanic Origin Statistics (U.S. Census)

In this webinar, participants will learn to search and navigate the Census website to locate Hispanic origin data. We will cover how the Census Bureau defines Hispanic origin, how we collect this data, review visual examples, and learn how to access the data using our data tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)

Spaces like the Eureka Loft extend far beyond the basics of workforce training and offer courses in marketing, digital media production, business development, interviewing techniques and one-on-one mentoring. Learn about Scottsdale Public Library’s Eureka Loft from Nife Adeyemi, Digital Media Specialist and librarian Allan McWilliams. They’ll share success stories and some valuable lessons learned as they grew Eureka’s program offerings. The digital media lab in Eureka Loft, geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners, offers free space for those who need to shoot videos, record podcasts or create marketing materials for their business or brands. The Eureka Loft is a collaborative environment in Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Building Business Connections in Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will walk you through all of the steps that are integral to taking your connections to the next level through embedded networking and structured library services.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

A Collective Impact on Literacy: The Power of Partnership (edWeb)

Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning.Attendees will learn:What a community approach to literacy looks like; How this approach to literacy can become the catalyst for coordination of services; How to set learning goals for a community approach to literacy; How to create objectives for articulating a community-wide action plan. Anyone interested in learning how to engage a community of learners is invited to join this live, interactive session, including all K-12 educators, librarians, and administrators.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-07/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 11 (9-12 pm)

Virtual Conference: The Power of Storytelling (Network for Good)

Join us for our virtual conference and hear from three experts who will teach you:How to define nonprofit storytelling; How to craft your nonprofit’s best “elevator pitch”; How to leverage these stories in online and traditional channels; How to raise more money with your nonprofit’s stories.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (9-10 am)

From Collections to Commons: How we turned stacks to student spaces at UNL (Nebraska Library Commission)

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries found itself on a fast track to create a 21,000 square foot learning commons in the spring of 2014. Preparations included moving 400,000 volumes off the floor, working with architects, construction managers and furniture vendors to plan the space and select a vendor to provide a coffee shop/bakery. The Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons opened as scheduled in January of 2016. Our presentation will cover the planning and construction phases as well as management of the space since the opening.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (9:30-10:30 am)

5 Steps to Creating an Influencer-Driven Campaign (Nonprofit Hub)

Influencers hold power. When people share ideas on social media and people respond, that’s influence. When influence is organized, that’s an influencer-driven campaign. Learn why leveraging the social power of your network is a game changer and the 5 steps to incorporating social influencers into your next campaign.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (10-11 am)

Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work (American Management Association)

In an economy marked by the volatility and uncertainty of corporate layoffs, downsizings, and outsourcing, traditional full-time employment is declining. Increasingly in its place are short-term assignments, contract and consulting work, and freelance assignments – a new way of working called “The Gig Economy.”In this eye-opening program, Diane Mulcahy narrows the lens even further and focuses on how women, more than ever before, can leverage this new way of work in order to more favorably (and more easily!) juggle the multiple roles and hats they have always worn.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

A well conducted risk assessment will help you strengthen your role descriptions as well as identify training topics for your volunteer team. The ability to demonstrate what you have done to mitigate risks is a vital step in this process. In this webinar we’ll review the Ten Steps of Screening, created by Volunteer Canada. We will also review a practical tool to help walk you through the process of conducting a volunteer risk audit so that it can be easily replicated within your agency.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion (Wild Apricot)

Does your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn’t seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don’t worry – lots of organizations face the same challenges. Join Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of the recently released whitepaper Include Is a Verb, for a webinar July 12 to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (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. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/7/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 12 (12:30-2 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. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 13 (10-11 am)

How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes! (Training Magazine Network)

Lets face it, managers AND employees alike hate your current once a year annual process. Einstein says that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results.  Learn why you need to kill your current process, and replace it with a be BOLD new alternative  – one that you can get started in 7 minutes!

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Navigate the Charitable Giving Landscape (TechSoup)

Which types of causes are people donating more or less to, when are people more likely to give, what factors impact their giving and how are people donating?  Most often, nonprofits that need this data the most face a critical information gap that prevents them from being better at doing good.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 13 (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. As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 13 (2-3 pm)

2017 Solar Eclipse: The Montana Space Grant Consortium (Montana State Library)

Montana will be in the path to view a great portion of the solar eclipse on August 21st and Montana is ready with plans to observe the spectacle and to learn more about our world and about the space out plants spins through. The Montana Space Grant Consortium is part of a coordinated effort across the United States to launch 57 high altitude balloons during the eclipse and to stream images from the edge of space live at streameclipse.live. Learn more about the program, Montana’s specific activities within the program, and plan to host screenings from your library on eclipse day.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2sedOJn

CE category: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 18 (10-11 am)

Changing Models of Customer Service (Utah State Library)

Customer service in libraries is transforming, from fixed hours with a physical location to 24 hour virtual services, from waiting in line at a service desk to having the library employee find the lost customer in the stacks, from being a repository for books to a distribution center for information in all types of format, and from being a place where entertainment and education is about reading to a site that hosts events and offers hands-on learning. Learn about trends that are impacting even the smallest libraries in more traditional communities.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 18 (11-12 pm)

Make your Data Over the Counter (O’Reilly)

When a user looks at data that you provide them, does it deliver information clearly and meaningfully? Join this webcast with guest speaker, Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D. who developed the research behind over-the-counter data. Thanks to her research, we now know that unless your reports and dashboards adhere to a set of guidelines, your users may not trust or understand the data they are presented with.

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

Tuesday, July 18 (10-11 am)

suggested CE: library administration

 

Changing Models of Customer Service (Utah State Library)

Customer service in libraries is transforming, from fixed hours with a physical location to 24 hour virtual services, from waiting in line at a service desk to having the library employee find the lost customer in the stacks, from being a repository for books to a distribution center for information in all types of format, and from being a place where entertainment and education is about reading to a site that hosts events and offers hands-on learning. Learn about trends that are impacting even the smallest libraries in more traditional communities.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Government Information Research Basics (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to provide an introductory overview on the scope of Government information, locating Government information, and identify resources for understanding Government information.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Enticing Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Be prepared with exciting book club recommendations. Join us for a lively presentation of appealing and diverse selections by representatives from William Morrow, Workman Adult, Norton and Penguin Random House. This free, one-hour webinar will be hosted by Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books, Booklist.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Draw on the Power of Creativity (Education Week)

Creativity is a valued 21st century skill. It’s a catalyst for problem-solving and cultivating a growth mindset. How can instructional innovators use creativity to transform school culture and improve learning? This session will examine recent case studies and evaluations of arts-integration programs to showcase practical ways to infuse creativity into instruction. From approaching math as a visible language to using art in nonfiction text reflection, participants will learn new approaches, with an emphasis on professional learning as the launching pad for change.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Check Out an Experience! (Colorado State Library)

We all know that libraries are about more than books, indeed, we offer our communities a wealth of experiences when they walk through our doors. But how can we provide experiences that extend beyond the library walls? Join us as staff from the Longmont Public Library, the Wilkinson Public Library, and the Colorado State Library share information about the unusual items their libraries circulate. Bring your own thoughts and ideas to share as we brainstorm the why’s and how’s of circulating experiences.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

4 Ways to Energize Virtual Learners-Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync)

Engage your learners immediately and set the expectation that they are critical to the virtual classroom experience. Participate in icebreakers, discuss design and delivery techniques for creating engaging icebreakers and discover how to build instant long-lasting rapport with your audience.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 19 (9-10 am)

Finding Your Focus: Tips for Early Career Success (Nebraska Library Commission)

Based on a decade of experience in both public and academic libraries, NLA President-Elect Andrew Cano will offer advice to LIS students and early career librarians on achieving early career success. This advice will be concentrated on developing an individual focus and creating a projected plan for a career in the library field.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 19 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML: Mapping Your Customer’s Journey in the Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

A customer journey map provides a way to chart patrons’ experiences in using both physical and virtual library spaces. It helps tell the story of a person’s experience with your library from the first contact through the process of using services and resources. Journey mapping can be a great tool for any size library to recognize the needs and emotions of users, locate their “pain points” in interacting with your services, and identify potential solutions. In this webinar you will be given an overview of the topic, a brief guide to creating your own customer journey map, and additional resources to help you get started.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 19 (11-12 pm)

E-rate Update: July 2017 (edWeb)

Each month, John Harrington, the CEO of Funds for Learning, provides a timely update on the latest news, analysis, and professional guidance to help best position your school or library to fully leverage E-rate discounts. The E-rate funding process, requirements, and regulations are very complex and ever changing.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-07/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 19 (11-12 pm)

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/professional-development?page=1

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Gamifying Library Instruction: Using Technology to Make Learning Engaging (North Carolina Library Association)

This presentation will introduce you to some of these free gamification tools and show you their practical applications for academic libraries, including interactive orientations, tutorials, quizzes, presentations, and training. This information will be particularly useful to reference, instruction, and access services professionals. Participants will leave with a toolkit for gamifying their own library instruction and the inspiration to develop new ways to approach learning.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Effective and Valuable Outreach: Aligning Activities to Goal-Driven Assessment (Georgia Library Association)

In this session, learn how to write SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-Bound) outreach goals that are tied to your institutional mission and how to apply various assessment techniques that will evaluate if your goals are being met. Assessment techniques will address various factors, including amount of time and/or funding required, amount of staffing involved, and type of data produced (qualitative or quantitative). Attendees will also learn about the limitations of each assessment method.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities (WebJunction)

Wikipedia is more than its collection of user-contributed articles; it is a dynamic community with powerful tools that ensure reliability. For public libraries, Wikipedia can be a useful tool to connect patrons with quality information and help them build information literacy skills. In this webinar, learn how you can use Wikipedia to expand access to your collections and creatively engage your communities.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 19 (2-3 pm)

A Rendez-vous with Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Three librarians will share their experiences developing and providing unique data services in academic medical settings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development?page=1

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 20 (9:30-10 am)

Essential tips for answering patron questions (OCLC)

It’s often the simple details that lead to the best results. Make sure the basics are covered for answering reference questions during your everyday patron interactions.Join the QuestionPoint community to discuss best practices for providing superior assistance. We’ll hone in on a handful of general tips to help improve every exchange.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 20 (11:15-12 pm)

Get Ready for the Eclipse! (Wyoming State Library)

Use resources in GoWYLD.net to learn more about the eclipse and find activities, images and video.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7273104874475484161

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 20 (12-1)

Project Outcome Two-Year Updates & Discussion (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. This webinar will overview the last two years of Project Outcome’s development and provide updates on the latest participation numbers, outcome data metrics, library stories, and Task Force work. PLA will also cover planning throughout the rest of the grant period and management of Project Outcome in the future. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share their experiences.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 20 (1-2 pm)

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: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Government Information on The Great American Eclipse (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will survey the Government information available about the eclipse, including websites, maps, graphic materials, and publications.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

A Digital Revolution in Government Customer Experience (GovLoop)

Every day, citizens’ expectations of their government’s digital services are growing, and it’s up to agencies to meet the demand. In order for this digital revolution to succeed, agencies need the right people, processes and technology in place to make customer experience innovations a reality. Join us as we explore the future of government customer experience.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)

Take a tour of the hottest forthcoming SF, Fantasy, & Horror titles in this galaxy! In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from Talos and Night Shade Books (imprints of Skyhorse Publishing) and Tor Teen present their upcoming fall and winter 2017 titles, perfect for ages 14 – Adult. Guest speaker Dan Kraus will discuss trends in horror. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)

Most of us work in some form of a virtual team these days. Does the old adage of “forming, storming, norming, and performing” still apply in the virtual team, or are new norms emerging? What are the benefits and pitfalls of being a virtual team member and a virtual team leader? What skills does a leader need to be successful? We will discuss how to build and maintain high performing virtual teams.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 26 (10-11 am)

How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience (American Management Association)

In this session, you’ll hear how Electronic Arts (EA) created an authentic brand voice, how they are turning the tables on those difficult customer conversations, and how they are re-energizing their team and reshaping their culture in the process. You’ll leave this session knowing how to supercharge your employee experience, boost engagement, and give your people the permission, tools, and support to be themselves while representing your brand.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 26 (10-11 am)

8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)

In this fast-paced, interactive webinar, you’ll explore how to put the point back into PowerPoint. From high-tech to low-tech ideas, experience different ways to make this tool work for you. Give your slide deck the makeover it deserves so you can present with polish like a pro!

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 26 (11-12 pm)

Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)

Operating a library in small and rural community comes with its own set of challenges. Join representatives from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries to learn the latest in trends and big ideas. Ask librarians familiar with the unique challenges of small and rural locations. What’s your biggest challenge?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 26 (11-12 pm)

Flipping with Finesse: What Really Works (North Carolina Library Association)

Join an online session with two community college teaching faculty and their campus librarian where they discuss the nuts and bolts of flipping and what really works in the classroom. This session will give instruction librarians a chance to talk with teaching faculty who utilize various flipping tools and active learning techniques to successfully engage students.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 26 (12-1 pm)

Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)

Are you interested in learning how to incorporate immigration services into the library? PLA and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services have invited the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to share valuable information about their free online tools—immi and Citizenshipworks—which can be used to expand the capacity of your citizenship corner and provide people with self-guided immigration legal assistance. IAN will also discuss the ways libraries are currently using immi and Citizenshipworks in its branches. In addition, two public librarians engaged in working with the immigrant population in their communities will give examples of citizenship workshops and other programs at their libraries aimed towards immigrant patrons.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 26 (1-2 pm)

Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)

Circulation, visits, program attendance, patron satisfaction…these are some of the many measures commonly collected by public librarians. But how well do we understand what measures tell the most meaningful stories of today’s libraries? During the first two webinars in this series, we discussed the current state of the public library data landscape – what data collection efforts exist at the national level and how they impact what we know about libraries and their patrons. In this third webinar, we will look toward the future, considering what data public librarians should collect to demonstrate their impact. To do this, we will hear from speakers both within and outside of the library field who will provide multiple perspectives on meaningful measures.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 27 (11-12:30 pm)

It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. In this webinar, join Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s vice president of nonprofit industry development, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community primed and ready to support you.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, July 28 (12-1:30 pm)

Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)

How many smaller institutions have scrapbooks and old books that have been entrusted to their care and that are just shoved in the back of a dark closet because they are problem objects? Books and scrapbooks are similar objects in many ways, but each requires different types of care. In this webinar we will explore these differences and techniques to extend the lives of these deceptively simple objects. We will look at the types of albums and books, handling these objects, housings, shelving, and more. Armed with a sound foundation, you will be able to create a preservation plan for two very common categories of materials.

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

suggested CE: collections management and technical services

 

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June is busting out with good opportunities to learn online!

This is list is from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in  MT time).

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

Overview

ADVOCACY

June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)

June 27: Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)

June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

June 13: Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (IMLS and COSLA)

June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association) 

BOARDS

June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang) 

CAREERS

June 7: Movin’ on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

June 15: Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)

June 15: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

June 22: Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)

June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

June 21: The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop) 

FUNDRAISING

June 6: Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)

June 7: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

June 8: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 16: So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)

June 21: 3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)

June 21: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

June 21: Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)

MANAGEMENT

June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

June 7: Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management(GovLoop)

June 14: How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)

June 14: A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)

June 19: Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 26: Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)

 OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 6: Back to reality: Librarians helping patrons navigate the world during reentry (Washington State Library)

June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June8: Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)

June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

June 29: Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (OCLC)

 PROGRAMMING

June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 8: Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)

June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

 

 REFERENCE

June 8: Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)

June 8: Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 8: How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)

June 9: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 14: Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)

June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

June 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)

June 30: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

June 8: Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)

June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

June 13: Future Ready Librarians:Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

 TECHNOLOGY

June 7: 5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)

June 20: Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)

June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

June 27: Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)

 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

June 7: Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)

June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

June 14: Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)

June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

June 21: Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)

June 28: Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)

 VOLUNTEERS

June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

June 13: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

“You work in a library? That must be so peaceful!” If you’ve had this response when telling someone where you work, and haven’t known exactly how to respond because, well let’s face it, working in a library isn’t always peaceful, then this webinar is for you. We’ll discuss the effects our work has on us, and what to do about it. Elissa Hardy, the Community Resource Specialist at Denver  Public Library, is one of only a handful of on-site library social workers. She is an expert on the effects of trauma and stress on individuals, and has trained librarians around the country to help them better support their communities and themselves. This webinar will be recorded.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/485081821746677249

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to spend your summer programming hours than hiring magicians and jugglers?  Do you struggle with ways to incorporate truly authentic play (the kind YOU engaged in as a kid, not the kind directed by adults) into your library offerings?  Not sure how much guidance to provide in open-exploration sessions for toddlers? Are you looking for more ways to encourage literacy skills and parent education?  This webinar will introduce you to a radical new library program idea being pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, based on a groundbreaking new educational philosophy called Anji Play. Learn how Carissa has adapted this approach, originally developed for schools, into a library-friendly format that both kids and parents love.

For more information and to register, visit: https://slis.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)

We pay lip service to mid-level donors. We know they exist, but we have virtually ignored them for 10+ years. The truth is that they are a unique donor pool within our programs. They have different needs and different giving behaviors, and they aren’t inspired by or engaged in our work. It’s time to change that! In this free webinar, you’ll discover how a dedicated mid-level fundraising program will help you ultimately raise more.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including a two-part webinar extravaganza. Part 1, will feature authors Chris Crutcher (HarperCollins Children’s Books), Deborah Heiligman (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), and David Levithan (Random House Children’s Books). Tune in to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with local schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits who 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: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (1-2 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

In this highly interactive and practical session, we will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions and build positive relationships with key stakeholders. We will discuss specific strategies that can promote more productive relationships and close with Leadership Action Planning to apply after the webinar.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-11:45 am)

5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)

Not just for SirsiDynix customers, this webinar offers practical Linked Data examples you can begin working on today, regardless of your ILS. Join Jeff Penka for this free 45-minute presentation and following Q&A session to learn actionable Linked Data ideas your library can use to connect.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Participating in “So You Want to Write a Grant?” will help you understand how to get started with the grant writing process. 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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet. Please join us for a one-hour overview of PLA’s digital literacy tool for libraries, including specific information on how your library can start the process of creating its own DigitalLearn site.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Movin’ on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)

This webinar presents the findings of a qualitative study consisting of interviews with academic librarians who have served on hiring committees for middle-management positions, and with public services librarians who have recently made the transition from the front lines to their first supervisory position; and an analysis of the preferred and required qualifications in job ads for middle-management public services positions in academic libraries from the last five years. The presenters use these results to provide guidance on the steps frontline academic librarians can take in order to successfully translate their abilities, knowledge, and skills into their first supervisory position.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management (GovLoop)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever worked on a poorly managed project. Everyone? Most likely. And the reason for this is because project management is hard. As a team leader you’re expected to not only deliver on the goals and mission of the project, but also to align and motivate your team correctly and provide them with the tools and resources to do their jobs. Join GovLoop, Young Government Leaders and the Next Generation of Government Training Series as we uncover government project management best practices.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1:30)

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this second webinar, the authors show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years. Topics include: “Read the Moves” insights, “Can Do” assessment and individualization tools, and Kinetic Scale lesson planning. In addition, guidelines for creating a movement-friendly environment, managing safety, and teaching techniques to build confidence and self-esteem will be demonstrated through a wide variety of activities you can employ in your classroom tomorrow morning.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

True or False? Information and media literacy skills have never been more important than in today’s digital world. Join LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, as they present a webinar on the skills necessary to obtain reliable information for effective research and for navigating daily digital life.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (9-10 am)

Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)

Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help? Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 8 (10-11 am)

Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. You may recall the quick fire selection of Awesome PowerPoint tricks covered in the December webinar. This session builds on that with techniques to create mind blowing presentations.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 8 (10-11 am)

Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)

This free webinar conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) to teach librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)

In the United States, public libraries facilitate the use of eGovernment services by providing reference support and Internet access to patrons. Public libraries are also trusted, value-driven organizations committed to the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of civic ideals. Although public libraries are suited to build and maintain online collections of local government records, the libraries’ role in local eGovernment often remains limited. This presentation summarizes library and eGovernment research and looks at the vital role that public libraries can play in building and maintaining digital collections of city and county records.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation, understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)

Find out about how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

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

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. 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: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 8 (1-2 pm)

Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)

While they may start in the library, the benefits of programs that serve local writers stretch far beyond the stacks. Join the SELF-e team and a panel of leading librarians who are innovatively answering the American Library Association’s call for programs that support the literary arts. Discover evidence-based benefits of offering writing programs in the library and hear firsthand how librarians are making their libraries the center of the indie book movement and models of community engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (2-2:30)

Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)

Join Matt Bergman as he offers advice and tips for managing, sharing, and distributing school-issued mobile devices. In addition to providing some device management and deployment strategies, Matt will discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid them. He will also cover items to consider such as charging, sharing, storing, and tracking devices.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  technology

 

Friday, June 9 (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/nto/schedule

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 13 (10-11 am)

Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

Which communities are served by your library? What are the aspirations of those communities? How can your library help them get there? These answers can be found via your planning process. Cindy Fesemyer will walk you through the steps you might take as you begin planning for your rural library and the community it serves. Starting with a brief peek at data collection options, the webinar will focus on what it means for your library to “turn outward” and secure its place at the heart of your community.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (12-12:30 pm)

Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

Are you looking for engaging, interactive ways to help teach students of all levels to code? Join Todd Beard as he explores and explains Microsoft MakeCode – a new approach to computing education that combines the magic of making with the power of code, in a way that engages every student in computational thinking. Discover how to bring computer science to life with fun projects and immediate results.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 13 (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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)

50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including this two-part webinar extravaganza featuring speakers from Little, Brown and Company, Penguin Young Readers, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Scholastic, as well as author Traci Chee (Penguin Young Readers) and others yet to be announced, to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, June 13 (1-2 pm)

Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (IMLS and COSLA)

This webinar is the second in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies’ Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)

This webinar will examine how librarians can empower students as creators. Library leaders will share how they encourage and facilitate students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic, real-world problem solving.

For more information and to register, visit: http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/jun-15-17/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 14 (10-11 am)

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)

Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code? Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication. In this webcast, Kristi will uncover how anyone can become an inspirational leader, dispelling common myths that get in the way of motivation and engagement.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (11-12 pm)

A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)

Trust is the foundation of great leadership. The level of trust that we have in our leaders ultimately determines our confidence in their ability to effectively deliver results. Distrust, on the other hand, can breed disengagement, lack of loyalty, diminished returns on investment and reduced productivity. Host Jonathan Darville, master trainer, will review results from a recent study on the generational assessment of trust.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)

On May1, 2017, Project Outcome released upgraded tools and features to the Project Outcome website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features for state library staff and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management tool, state-level survey template creation, and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will go over the evolution and process of creating an asynchronous course for subject librarians to take prior to being embedded in online courses. Specific topics that will be covered are the balance between personalization and scale in online learning, the decision to make this course an open educational resource for other librarians to use and take, and the assessment and evaluation of the course.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 14 (2-3 pm)

Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Join us to learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-06/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (11-12 pm)

Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)

This webinar will be of particular interest to healthcare program staff. However, the information presented will also be generally applicable to all nonprofit professionals and leaders who interact with the general public as part of their work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/elearning/webinars.aspx

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Gale for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. We will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community and discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

Entrepreneurs around the United States need research support to assist with business planning, seeking funding, and market research. Librarians, in consultation with Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) around the United States, are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of such entrepreneurs. This webinar will discuss partnership arrangements with SBDCs, research on the information needs of entrepreneurs, and will provide real world examples of entrepreneurial needs and discuss the process to answer such questions.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this webinar represent libraries that were part of Project Outcome’s initial launch in June 2015. Hear their experiences using the surveys and tools and how they have made Project Outcome fit their library’s needs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are ten times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.

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

suggested CE:  technology

Thursday, June 15 (1-2 pm)

The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, Ray will share with you his secrets and insights: “Why and how I enjoy webinars”, “How to relate to participants”, “How to keep the content highly simple yet very useful”, “How to keep the experience warm, friendly and unforgettable”, “How to inspire learners”, “How to impact your audience, one person at a time”.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Friday, June 16 (12-1:30 pm)

So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)

Crowdfunding, once a novel approach to financing a project, has now become mainstream with multiple hosting platforms to choose from. In this webinar, conservator J. Claire Dean will draw on her extensive experience of running campaigns to highlight the challenges and rewards of using this approach to funding projects. The most popular platforms will be discussed, as will the key factors to organizing, promoting and completing a campaign. The content of the webinar will be aimed at people looking to raise less than $30,000, although the challenges of larger campaigns will be touched on.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Monday, June 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join Idaho Commission for Libraries to learn about getting employees engaged and involved so that you have the full support of your team. No registration is required.

Log in at: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)

Join Jane Bozarth for a quick example-filled tour of using Pinterest and another very-new product, Snapguide, to support your practice and your professional growth.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 20 (1-2 pm)

Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)

Join presenter Dr. Laura Wiedman, clinical psychologist within the PTSD Clinical Team at the Northern California VA Health Care System, as she provides an overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and available resources for veterans with PTSD.This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, June 20 (1-2 pm)

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: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 21 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies three important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets which will ensure you raise major gifts this year! In this webinar, Amy explains the three secrets, provides answers, and shares her sought after metrics worksheet to guarantee the best outcomes for your major gift efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/#1486668729935-f98fb08f-f8c9

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts? In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop)

Just like their federal counterparts, state and local governments are feeling the fiscal pinch. They have less resources on hand, and yet they are being asked to do so much more – tasks likes building digital services, protecting critical data, and improving infrastructure. Join GovLoop as Emily Jarvis and a panel of experts uncover the biggest challenges facing state and local governments.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will take a stroll through some issues in copyright that show there is a serious need to rethink how we conceptualize copyright, authors’ rights, and fair use. There are no easy solutions, but it’s important to understand the questions. Issues will include: remixing, reusing, fair use, piracy, non-legal rule-making (from digital content platforms), encryption and copying, and the economic and cultural effects of near-costless copying.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn what executive function is, why it’s important to learning and life success, and how it can be developed through shared story time experiences.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June, 21 (1-1:30 pm)

Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)

Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of online collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these tools and resources in your community. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district’s technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (3-4 pm)

Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

This webinar will align learning goals with the tools used to reach them. Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, we will focus on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them. This webinar is a follow-up on Emerging Tech’s webinar, “Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing.”

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 22 (11-12 pm)

Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)

Maybe it’s time to stop trying to change your board or hope that all board members will jump in to help with fundraising. Let’s talk about how to move past the board and deeply engage individuals in the broader community who can in turn engage others and perhaps become your next board members!

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)

Look at me when I’m talking to you: getting ahead by improving your listening skills. In our high-tech and often stressful world, communication is becoming more important than ever. If this is true, then why are so many of us such poor listeners? Becoming a better listener will allow you to become more productive, avoid conflict, improve accuracy, and build better friendships and careers. During this session you will discover how good your listening skills are and what you can do to improve them.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Monday, June 26 (11-12 pm)

Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)

Research shows that most organizations wait for years before they train their managers. That’s much too late, and it allows bad leadership habits to creep into an otherwise promising managerial career. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar. Your host, Scott Blanchard, principal and executive vice president of The Ken Blanchard Companies, will tell you how to help new managers develop good leadership habits.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 27 (11-12 pm)

Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)

Sometimes it’s hard to see what makes a program successful—even when it’s right there in the data. During this free webinar we’ll review a handful of tools and techniques that can help you show your impact and convince donors, supporters, and your teammates that your work is worth investing in.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)

Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)

This session will focus around the idea of current technology and technology reimagined as an engagement tool to promote forward-thinking and embrace the idea of failure as a learning tool. We will explore how mixed reality technology, as well as something as simple as a disposable soda lid can change how you communicate with others and as a team.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 28 (11-12 pm)

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

The No Kid Hungry campaign has created Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals, a training program designed to support all caregivers- including informal family, friend & neighbor care- by teaching techniques for serving healthy meals and creating positive food environments for children.  No Kid Hungry is interested  in expanding this program, particularly in Southern Colorado communities.  This webinar will provide a basic overview of the program itself, as well as discuss opportunities for partnership with local organizations such as libraries, schools, child care centers, etc.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-06/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 28 (12-1 pm)

Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

Join this free webinar to learn about Outside the Lines, a weeklong international celebration of the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, academic or public, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way. Discover how you can use social media to help support your efforts with examples from participants. Gain a deeper understanding of grassroots library marketing and inspiration for your next social media campaign.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ka851nht8kv5&eom

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 28 (12-1 pm)

Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)

Does starting an embedded librarian program seem impossible? The Central Piedmont Community College Library has started on a path to integrate information literacy competencies and outcomes at the curriculum-level. CPCC is doing this through sustainable instructional design by partnering with faculty (and others) to develop and implement course-level content that supports course, program, college, and national outcomes. Librarians coordinate with appropriate faculty and collaborate in three main areas: Content, Assignments & Rubrics, and Support. This Webinar is a follow-up to the previous CUS Virtual Conference Webinar panel discussion and will provide attendees with specific tips and examples of how to collaborate with faculty to create content.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 29 (1-2 pm)

Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (OCLC)

With a combination of free and low-cost web tools, savvy marketing, and innovations borrowed from archives and museums, Kenn Bicknell embarked on an aggressive digitization and outreach program to push information out to his constituents in creative, engaging ways. Find inspiration and practical ideas that can breathe new life into your collections and keep libraries front and center in users’ lives.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Friday, June 30 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

 

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Find A Way…in May

This month’s line-up of Free online learning is full of training on grand writing and fundraising and sustaining valued community services.  Sit back with a cup of tea or coffee and learn from the pro’s and then go find your way.

This list is derived from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar – View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in  MT time).

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

ADVOCACY

May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)

May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 11: Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)

May 18: Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)

May 23: Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

CAREERS

May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 23: Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)

May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMEN

May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

May 17: NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

May 3: 3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)

May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

May 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

May 9: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

May 10: Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)

May 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

May 11: Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)

May 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

May 25: Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

LIBRARY SPACES

May 11: Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

MANAGEMENT

May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

May 5: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

May 9: Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)

May 10: Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)

May 17: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 4: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 11: Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)

May 16: Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)

May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

May 3: NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

REFERENCE

May 3: Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)

May 4: Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

May 10: USGS Library – Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

May 3: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)

May 10: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)

May 23: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)

May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 16: Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)

May 17: Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)

May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

May 25: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)

May 23: Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

May 9: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

May 9: How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)

May 15: Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 18: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

May 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, May 3 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Extension’s Learning Child team is a group of early childhood Extension educators who provide services, training, and online professional development to young children and their families. Linda Reddish, Extension Educator, will present a brief overview on Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, a research-based program developed from the best evidence on how to support couples in parenting children through and after divorce or parental separation. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible opportunities together and provide resources to libraries which families can utilize during the transition process (highlighting books on divorce accessible for families to check out) and share insights from participants who often use the library to access the online course.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 3 (10-11 am)

Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)

How confident do you feel about your writing? It’s an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing to get better fundraising results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)

Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (2-3 pm)

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)

Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will help users in the search and navigation of the Census website, and in locating data on workers and the industries in which they work. We include visual examples of the types of data offered, and show you actual tools to locate and access the data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

This online training focuses on a step-by-step process to craft the perfect committee, develop a process to energize your team, and discover ways to create a sustainable program. Ms. Adams’s unique approach will help you develop a team that will generate stellar results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=gg3e76guf1ql&campaign=kem78eexqsi

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 4 (1-2:30 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, 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: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (10-11 am)

Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)

This webinar will instruct on the ‘whys’ of difficult behavior. You will learn real-life tips and tools to de-escalate conflict, develop empathy for those exhibiting difficult behavior, and to take care of yourself in stressful situations.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Crowdfunding has quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox. It allows nonprofits to leverage their networks to raise more money, faster, from a larger audience and is changing the face of nonprofit fundraising as donors welcome a more engaged approached to giving. Learn how your organization can use crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

On Monday August 21, for the first time in almost 100 years a solar eclipse will sweep across the landscape of the US from Oregon to South Carolina. On that day, effects of the eclipse, from total coverage of the sun to partial coverage, touch every state and our communities are going to be interested in what is happening up in the sky. State Library Agencies (SLAs) can play a central role in engaging their public libraries around this significant astronomical occurrence helping to prepare and enliven interest in this impactful event. Whether a library chooses to be involved on the day of the event and/or offers eclipse-programming leading up to the event, librarians as respected leaders in the community can offer guidance and resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NLH959Z

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)

Many well-intentioned volunteer appreciation tactics actually end up demotivating people. This is one of the reasons why many organizations struggle with volunteer engagement. In this free webinar, Barry will show you: The 6 keys to increasing volunteer engagement; The 2 big mistakes most volunteer leaders make that cause volunteers to disengage; How to build lasting relationships with your volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2pzKMqH

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

Join Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including their extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=wfuw5swwoqr&campaign=aqz06nl68up9

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (10:30-11:30 am)

Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)

As our organizations slide into the summer months and things slow down, we often consider using this time for projects we didn’t have time for the rest of the year. But too often, this leads to a hectic fall where we’re not only focused on the busy months ahead but clamoring to catch up on all those things we didn’t quite finish. This webinar will help you discover creative tools and playful planning techniques that will help you feel productive and refreshed this summer, as well as get you ready for the busy months ahead.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/#1480366461903-ab1ea582-608f

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)

Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don’t do one? These and other questions will be answered in this webinar by capital campaign expert, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. Linda has run campaigns ranging in size from $200,000 to more than $30 million. She’s done campaigns where there was no study done and the campaigns were successful, and she’ll tell you why!

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (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. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

USGS Library – Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn how to find and use print, geopdfs (TerraGo), ArcGIS (ESRI), and Google Earth files that are available from USGS on the topics of topography, water resources, oil and gas, uranium, earthquake, volcano, and mineral resources in the United States, as well as the USGS worldwide assessments.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 10 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

The world of young adult literature is a dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000+ new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and the best new titles for your collections.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, May 10 (2-3 pm)

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)

Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)

Is your nonprofit struggling to get donations from your board of directors? Join us for this highly practical, tactical workshop and learn concrete tips and tools to help your organization motivate your board and get more dollars in the door.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

The success of libraries in the future will be determined by their ability to create stories and engage their communities in new and exciting ways. One way to accomplish this is by putting technology, people and spaces together so patrons can become creators and innovators. Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he covers tips for success when designing interactive library spaces and experiences on a limited budget.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. On May 1st, Project Outcome will release upgraded tools and features to its website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management and data entry tool and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (1-2 pm)

Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)

There is much more to supporting immigrants and refugees than hanging out a “welcome” sign at your library. Successful programs and services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the range of populations who may come through your doors. Hear from Movers & Shakers who work with communities to empower vulnerable and often underserved populations with a sense of belonging and self-reliance. Learn innovative approaches to identifying and celebrating immigrant leaders; how to foster networking between native-born and newcomer populations and between immigrant groups of varying national origins; how to highlight immigrant-positive narratives; and more. You’ll be sure to find practical ideas among the multi-pronged strategies that these librarians have used to ensure that new immigrants really do feel welcomed by the library and the community.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

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

Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join the staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries for this informative discussion about volunteers in the library. No registration is required.

Log in at: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

 

Tuesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)

Join us for this interactive session to explore valuable community partnership opportunities, promotional possibilities, and methods for providing outreach to families, unlicensed childcare providers, and beyond.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)

Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)

When space is at a premium but you want to be on the cutting edge… boxes, bags and totes can be used to create a whole new world of unique collections that serve our populations. Are we there yet kits, Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, and much more have connected our programs to our collections and turned on new library patrons to what we offer!

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, May 17 (9:30-10 am)

Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)

Do you want to reach more people through your virtual reference service? A new marketing approach could help. Get essential best practices for creating smart marketing campaigns that create awareness and engagement. Learn the specific steps one library took to plan, launch and amplify a successful campaign. We know you’re busy, so our best practices webinars are now shorter with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (10-11 am)

Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

In the 21st century, academic librarians need to think of creative ways to promote library services and resources to their students, particularly first year students and faculty who teach them. From community engagement projects to special exhibits, this presentation will cover 10 activities that you can take back to your first year programs and apply them in your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: http://corp.credoreference.com/about-credo/events.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 17 (10-11 am)

FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this complimentary online session, discover how the 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (11-12 pm)

Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)

In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.

To register, visit: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e1n9qhr8yd5/event/registration.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 17 (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/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 18 (9-10 am)

Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

Librarians will discuss how they educate a range of library users on literature search and related information literacy concepts, and on how they established a systematic review service: the process, librarian contributions and what users think of the service. The webinar will also explore the how-to’s of responsible scholarly sharing and the benefits of a vibrant scholarly network.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will be rat-a-tat-tatting along by the time this webinar rolls into town like an outlaw gang with the law on its trail. Join freewheeling independent publishers Bloomsbury, Hard Case Crime, Seventh Street Books, and SOHO to view a lineup of America’s most wanted mysteries with a preview of their hottest new and forthcoming titles. Moderated by Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, May 18 (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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Libraries can use the collected outcome data to evaluate programming, inform internal and external decision-making, support strategic planning, and more. This webinar is designed to introduce consultants to the Project Outcome framework to better inform their public library work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)

Participants will learn where to look for Government media appropriate for children, including podcasts, oral histories, and STEM materials that can be incorporated into websites and the classroom.

 

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

Suggested CE: technology

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

The initiative will first take stock of the current landscape and then re-envision how data could be collected, stored, used and disseminated more productively in the future. In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, we’ll discuss the view that emerged from looking at a number of major library surveys and data collection tools, and consider opportunities to pursue a national action plan to move the field toward ever-more meaningful measures.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-1.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)

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

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 24 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Ad filters – people are now using ad filters for reasons other than just blocking advertising, such as a way to keep their devices safe from malware attacks. Should you consider using ad filters on your public computers as part of your computer security protocols? Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss the implications of using this technology in your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 24 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 24 (3-4 pm)

Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

As we release our K-12ers for the summer, are we adequately psyching Generation App up for…wait for it…READING? Oh sure, there’s a list. You know the list, right? The summer reading list? Is this really the most effective way to promote independent reading for Generation Next? Is it the most effective way to improve reading skills? Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this session, facilitators will highlight strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading. This webinar will benefit librarians.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, May 25 (11-12 pm)

Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

“I created a crowdfunding campaign, but why isn’t anyone giving to it?” This may be the most frequently asked question among crowdfunders today. The reality is, crowdfunding is more than just launching a page and waiting for the internet to shower you with money. You have to have a plan. This workshop is a can’t-miss for anyone trying to crack this code.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 25 12-1 pm)

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

As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?”

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 31 (12-1 pm)

Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

Public libraries are hubs for innovation and community engagement. Library workers must listen closely to community needs to design programs and services responsive to continuous changes in technology and fluctuations in funding. This free webinar will showcase two examples of collaborative design events used in public libraries to generate ideas, build community, and solve problems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/caoduyc8qgx8&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

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Boost Your Leadership Cred

Whether you are currently in a leadership position at your library, or you may be considering moving up into a position of leadership, the Montana State Library’s Summer Library Leadership Institute provides you with an extended program of study, supported by your peers and the MSL consulting staff and trainers where you will  get real world experience pushing your limits, building partnerships, and addressing important and difficult problems in your community.  The key outcomes from this training program are:

  • Recognize your own leadership style
  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Be confident to take risks and create an environment that is resilient in failure
  • Use productive strategies to manage change by completing a complex and challenging project
  • Pursue your own leadership development

So, if you are ready to take on a new challenge, make valuable connections to your library peers in Montana, and jump-start your career…apply to attend the Montana State Library Summer Library Leadership Institute.  Log into the MT State Library Directory and submit your application by April 17th http://msl.mt.gov/Library_Development/Library_Directory/Access/Login/default.asp

 

 

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April Showers Bring…opportunities to stay in and learn online!

Webinars From Across the Land – April 2017

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in  MT time).

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

ADVOCACY

Apr. 4: Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Apr. 25: Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Apr. 26: Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

Apr. 26: Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr. 4: Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Prep and Recovery for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

Apr. 13: Is Your Agency Blind to Cyber Risks? (GovLoop)

Apr. 14: Crisis in the Library: Are You Prepared? (Colorado Virtual Library)

Apr. 18: Learning from Your Patrons: An Introduction to User Research (Colorado State Library)

Apr. 19: 2020 Vision: What Leaders Need to Know to Navigate the Next Few Years and Beyond (American Management Association)

Apr. 19: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

Apr. 19: Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 26: Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 27: Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

Apr. 6: Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members (GrantSpace)

Apr. 20: Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

Apr. 20: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr. 5: Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 5: Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

Apr. 20: 60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Apr. 25: More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Apr. 27: Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr. 4: Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

Apr. 12: Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 12: Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 12: Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

Apr. 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

Apr. 5: One Brand…Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications (4Good)

Apr. 5: Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 12: Brand architecture: Rethinking how you connect the dots of your programs (GuideStar)

Apr. 12: Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Apr. 25: Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Apr. 26: Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr. 4: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr. 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Apr. 25: Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Apr. 25: 7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 25: Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Apr. 26: All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Apr. 26: The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

FUNDRAISING

Apr. 6: Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

Apr. 6: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Apr. 11: Fundraising 101: The Campaign Feasibility Assessment – Can You Do it on Your Own? (Charity How To)

Apr. 11: Nonprofit 911: The Anatomy of a Major Gift Ask (Network for Good)

Apr. 13: Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology and Design (GrantSpace)

Apr. 20: Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

Apr. 26: Top Seven Fundraising Tips, as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr. 27: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

LEGAL

Apr. 12: Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr. 19: Re-evaluating Existing Library Spaces and Furnishings on a Budget (Demco)

Apr. 26: How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

MANAGEMENT

Apr. 4: Influencing for Change in a Divided World (Training Industry)

Apr. 5: Making Space: Administrative Weeding (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 5: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 10: Revolutionizing Customer Service (Harvard Business Review)

Apr. 11: Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (Insync)

Apr. 12: Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace (American Management Association)

Apr. 12: Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders (4Good)

Apr. 25: 7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 26: The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr. 4: Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Apr. 4:Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library (Library Journal)

Apr. 6: 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 12: Build an Engagement Plan for Successful Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Apr. 13: The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Apr. 18: Civility Goes Viral: A New Approach for a New Era (WebJunction)

Apr. 20: Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Apr. 25: More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

PROGRAMMING

Apr. 4: Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Apr. 6: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 26: How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 27: The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr. 4: Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

Apr. 12: Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Apr. 5: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 12: PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 19: PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 20: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data Part 6: Import and Export Codes (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 20: Quick Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Apr. 5: Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

Apr. 6: Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science Begins in Elementary School (edWeb)

Apr. 6: Bringing Coding to the Makerspace (School Library Journal)

Apr. 15: Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Apr. 20: 60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Apr. 20: How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School (Booklist)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr. 12: Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 12: Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 15: Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Apr. 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Apr. 20: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 20: Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

Apr. 20: Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Apr. 26: All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Apr. 27: The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr. 5: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Apr. 20: Developing a Strategy for Inclusion and Diversity (American Alliance of Museums)

Apr. 20: Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr. 4: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 6: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 18: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 20: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 25: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (10-11 am)

Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Raising visibility means raising relevancy. As part of ALA’s Libraries Transform initiative, Spokane County Library District spent the past two years doing just this by turning outward to their communities. We will discuss how this community engagement has changed day-to-day job functions, strategies for making the time to be present in your community and our best practices to implementing an engaged community focus gained from wins and fails as we embrace the idea that a library that supports its community has a community that supports its library.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (11-12 pm)

Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Are you short on programming funds?  Does your staff struggle to find time to program?  Would you like to showcase collections and services or promote community initiatives?  If so, then it’s time to add passive programming to your repertoire!  Discover what passive programming is and how to do it well.  Return to work with ideas that will allow you to design activities suitable for all ages, from kids to seniors, and even intergenerational audiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://slis.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (11-12 pm)

Influencing for Change in a Divided World (Training Industry)

“Divisive” is becoming a key word of our times. Many say the divisiveness in our culture is painful. Everyone’s tired of it, but few seem hopeful that it will change soon. Political strife can affect your workplace with increased dogmatism and reduced flexibility. You can respond proactively by building emotional intelligence skills that support innovation and collaboration. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by MHS Assessments. Marcia Hughes and James Terrell of Collaborative Growth will help you gain an understanding of emotional intelligence and strategic tools for workplace management.

For more information and to register, visit:  http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Prep and Recovery for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

During this free webinar with IT and disaster preparedness expert Lars Eric Holm, learn basic things you can do TODAY to help your nonprofit or library be better prepared ahead of a disaster and bounce back quicker after one strikes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/g6sg1e7ok5vi&eom

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Is there anything more formative than picture books for a child’s love of reading? In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll discover new titles from Albert Whitman, Charlesbridge, and Archipelago Books that get children excited about reading. You’ll also learn about trends we are seeing in Picture Books today. Moderated by Booklist Contributing Editor, Books for Youth, Ilene Cooper.

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

suggested CE: collections management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (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.As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (1-2 pm)

Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library (Library Journal)

Get ready to explore five crucial self-publishing mistakes for libraries to avoid, and gain firsthand advice from seasoned experts on how to optimize your library’s engagement with local writers. Moderated by Library Journal’s Meredith Schwartz, this webinar offers dynamic perspectives on the importance of maximizing public library self-publishing programs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (9-10 am)

Making Space: Administrative Weeding (Nebraska Library Commission)

Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss weeding for library directors. What should the library director keep out of all the bills, meeting minutes, donor records, summer reading manuals and everything else that accumulates over their tenure?

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (10-11 am)

Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar we’ll provide effective time management techniques for yourself and your employees. The truth about multi-tasking; Key techniques you can use and teach your employees to improve time management; How microlearning can aid in effectively managing time in the workplace.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/blog/2017/03/29/upcoming-classes-for-april/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 pm)

One Brand…Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications (4Good)

All too often, nonprofit communications are planned and executed in a silo. The membership team has one approach, the fundraising team another, and various program directors market their services independently as well. The result? A muddled brand presence and lots of wasted resources. Brand strategy consultant Michele Levy shares a variety of case studies to demonstrate her pragmatic approach to integrating your messaging and marketing efforts for greater impact and efficiency.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (2-3 pm)

Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

In this webinar, Dr. Rebecca J. Morris will share apps and lesson ideas for integrating digital storytelling into curriculum, with a focus on science topics. Assessment of student learning and practical strategies for facilitating digital storytelling will also be discussed. Librarians and educators are invited to join this live, interactive session to learn how to integrate science with storytelling.

For more information and to register, visit:http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-04/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

Donors’ reasons for giving are complex, so development professionals must understand how to engage with donors effectively at each step in the cycle. What motivates donors? What keeps current donors committed to your mission? What methods can you use to motivate new donors to give and remain a part of your nonprofit’s family? There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to donor engagement. Every successful fundraising campaign is built on a strategic understanding of the fundraising cycle. Knowing where each donor is in the cycle–and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle–will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission. Join Heather to learn the basics of donor engagement at each step in the fundraising cycle.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (11-12 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Join us to learn how to incorporate crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1 pm)

3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to: Get your members to renew on their own, so you don’t have to chase them; Automate your new member onboarding process and save hours each week; Quickly identify who is about to leave, and what you can do to keep them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/retain-more-members?_ga=1.7299378.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: World Café (Programming Librarian)

Join us to learn how public libraries serving large or urban communities may utilize the World Café method to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (1-2 pm)

Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science Begins in Elementary School (edWeb)

Today’s educators can empower and prepare their students for the future, especially girls, by equipping them with computational thinking and coding skills starting as early as kindergarten. Join us for an exciting webinar with Sarah Judd, Senior Curriculum Developer for Girls Who Code, a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Technology teachers, library media specialists, principals, and vice principals are invited to attend this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-04/

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 6 (2-3 pm)

Bringing Coding to the Makerspace (School Library Journal)

In this timely webinar, you’ll learn about best practices for introducing coding to your library makerspace and how you can support coding initiatives in your school or district. You’ll also learn how tools like littleBits can give students the foundations in engineering and coding that will be useful no matter what changes lie around the corner.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (4-5:30 pm)

Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members (GrantSpace)

New board members from the business world often speak a different language and operate from a different culture from the nonprofit board they join, which can result in a bumpy experience. This interactive session will look at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate such board members. The main goal is a seamless start leading to a productive and mutually satisfying experience, along with business and nonprofit professionals learning from each other and experimenting with best practices from both realms.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Apr. 10 (10-11 am)

Revolutionizing Customer Service (Harvard Business Review)

Every organization wants to raise its level of customer service. The question is how to do it. Customer service experts Jochen Wirtz and Ron Kaufman—who are researchers, consultants, and authors—recommend revolutionizing customer service by jettisoning several conventional practices and engaging in deep cultural changes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: The Campaign Feasibility Assessment – Can You Do it on Your Own? (Charity How To)

First and foremost, the campaign feasibility assessment remains a powerful tool in nonprofit fundraising. The process helps you assess the potential success of the campaign before you invest time and resources–human and financial–into the effort. Join Heather to learn the basics of the campaign feasibility assessment and how you can assess whether you can complete it on your own or need to hire a development consultant.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: The Anatomy of a Major Gift Ask (Network for Good)

Want a foolproof blueprint for asking for major gifts? Join us for this webinar and learn how to prepare, practice, and perfect your pitch. We’ll talk about common mistakes that come from inadequate preparation, and give you the inspiration and information you need to make your donors an offer they can’t refuse.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (12-1 pm)

Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

There’s nothing like middle-grade reading to light up a student’s imagination and pave the way for a life of reading. In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll hear about upcoming middle-grade titles, perfect for grades 3—8, from Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Bloomsbury, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney Book Group, and Albert Whitman & Company. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor, Maggie Reagan.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (Insync)

Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors. Audience: All staff.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (1-2 pm)

Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

You may already know the biggest titles for coming months, the books that are best sellers before their official publication date. But what about sleeper hits, those great discoveries that librarians will want to have, though they might not know it yet? This webcast introduces you to such titles and offers recommendations from leading publishers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (9-10 am)

Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Libraries have many options of services to store and share digital assets, including many from library automation vendors. Instead of looking at library vendors, one option is to use a photo sharing resource such as Flickr (from yahoo.com). From a very active Flickr user, this presentation will showcase how you can use this free resource to promote, organize and share your digital assets. Of particular note is using Flickr groups and tagging to make items from your collection accessible and findable by community residents as well as people all over the world.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (10-11 am)

Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace (American Management Association)

In this webcast, we’ll explore some of these challenges and opportunities and illuminate how cultures that embrace diversity and inclusiveness can yield fiscal benefits having a direct impact on the bottom line.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Explore MeSH vocabulary and PubMed features that facilitate finding evidence from research. This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. The class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/blog/2017/03/29/upcoming-classes-for-april/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (11-12 pm)

Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders (4Good)

With so much at stake for your clients, for your organization, for your cause— it can be easy to overlook your needs! Yet, the constant state of stress and overwhelm is sapping your energy. If you’re not practicing self-care, it not only affects your health but jeopardizes your ability to fulfill your core mission. You have a mission that needs to be nurtured; so you need to nurture yourself.In this session, Stress & Resiliency Coach Colette Ellis will guide you to uncover new ways to quiet your mind, rejuvenate, and find respite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

This Legal Issues Webinar Series is concerned with the legal and ethical aspects of managing collections. This, the first webinar of the series, will provide an introduction to the series and an overview of US and international laws and regulations that affect the acquisition, import, export, ownership, possession, and exhibition of objects and specimens, including wildlife laws and regulations that may affect artifacts or art objects. The second webinar (April 19) in the series will be concerned with ethical issues in collections management. The third webinar (May 17) will address the disposal of deaccessioned objects.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Are you creating digitized or harvested digital content collections? How do you evaluate the digital storage you have? This webinar will look at various digital preservation infrastructure requirements, assess risks for digital storage media, and discuss cost-effective ways to plan and develop secure storage for digital assets.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Brand architecture: Rethinking how you connect the dots of your programs (GuideStar)

Join us for an interactive webinar in collaboration with Sarah Durham, CEO of Big Duck, where we’ll define brand architecture and share insight for organizing your brand and expressing it in a clear, holistic way that your audiences understand–programs and all.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Build an Engagement Plan for Successful Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Outreach is critical for engaging with those who need our library services, especially when they are under-prepared or a member of a student population with unique needs. Making these connections doesn’t magically happen but requires thoughtful consideration and planning! This webinar will guide you through the process of creating an engagement plan that strategically improves and invigorates your current outreach and campus collaborations. We will discuss several stages of creating an engagement plan, from the initial stage of identifying student populations with whom to connect through the final stage of impact assessment. Engagement plans are living documents that build on initial research and investigation, work through action steps necessary to achieve your outreach goals, and assess impact with new and existing data.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2nDITac

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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 the home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals proven methods for creating engaging websites.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (1-2 pm)

Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

In recent years, the number of simple informational books being published has increased. Storytimes offer a great opportunity to show parents and caregivers that these are great books to read aloud to children, and not just for homework.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (9-10 am)

The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar, the third in the series, will provide practical information and resources for librarians on providing better service to immigrants and refugees in your community.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (11:30-1 pm)

Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology and Design (GrantSpace)

Increasingly funders are experimenting with innovation funding, but how are they defining innovation, and what can we learn from approaches that are working? Building on Foundation Center’s recent GrantCraft and Glasspockets blog series, funders will explain how they are applying and adapting strategies from the tech sector to strengthen and scale social sector endeavors. Topics covered will include competition grantmaking, accelerator programs, capacity building, and efforts to create a diverse and inclusive social innovation sector.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (12-1 pm)

Is Your Agency Blind to Cyber Risks? (GovLoop)

Join us as government experts discuss the need for comprehensive, actionable data that will transition agencies from reactive to proactive cybersecurity postures.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Apr. 14 (1-2 pm)

Crisis in the Library: Are You Prepared? (Colorado Virtual Library)

This webinar is for the library workforce with ten simple steps to take to be aware of potential hazards and serve as a guide to actions needed to be ready for any disaster affecting the library! Participants will be shown the tools to assess risk, identify core services and resources at the library and what can be included in a one page disaster plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-04/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Saturday, Apr. 15 (8-1:30 pm)

Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

If you want to learn how to use more Google apps in your classroom then this event is perfect for you! We’ll provide you with real-world ways to use Google Tools with your students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-12:30 pm)

15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Would you like to make science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics engaging and meaningful for all students? Join Todd Beard as he explores 15 free STEM-related resources that will increase critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and computational thinking. Using a cross-curricular approach, he will examine opportunities that benefit educators and students from kindergarten through adulthood. Come discover how combining state-of-the art technologies and programs with proven practices can create opportunities for achievement with real-world experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-1 pm)

Learning from Your Patrons: An Introduction to User Research (Colorado State Library)

Join us as we discuss how to conduct some basic research with your patrons to help make your website or other services easier to use.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (1-1:30 pm)

10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Would you like to learn about ways other teachers and industry leaders are making connections using STEM education across the curriculum? Join Microsoft Fellow Todd Beard as he discusses how we can work together to “STEM the Gap” with hands-on tools and activities. Todd will cover why it is so important to immerse our students in the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He will explain how to integrate STEM tools in the classroom so that students can create and collaborate with others. In addition, Todd will share some great, free STEM tools and resources available to students, teachers, and parents, and show how the Microsoft Education Community can help. Come discover all of this and more!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (1-2 pm)

Civility Goes Viral: A New Approach for a New Era (WebJunction)

Civility is the healing power we need to counteract the divisive, fragmented forces that seem to be undermining our social fabric. Since 2006, Howard County Library System (MD) has been leading the way toward community connectedness with their Choose Civility initiative. They, along with three library systems across the country, invite you to join the movement to nurture civility in your own community. Learn how kindness creates communities, how to challenge stereotypes effectively, and cultivate random acts of civility. Find opportunities to implement Choose Civility to enhance internal and external customer service, develop partnerships and community support, and create a more connected community of people who will #choose2Bkind. Let’s see civility go viral in 2017.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (10-11 am)

2020 Vision: What Leaders Need to Know to Navigate the Next Few Years and Beyond (American Management Association)

As a forecasting tool, demographics are unparalleled for seeing what’s ahead in world culture, economics, politics, commerce and government. During this insightful webcast, demographer Kenneth W. Gronbach will lead you into his fascinating world of counting people. He’ll explain to you why demographics precipitate economics, and not the other way around.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identifying available filters in your My NCBI account, and how to create a custom filter.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_myncbi/7048

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Re-evaluating Existing Library Spaces and Furnishings on a Budget (Demco)

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to take an objective look at your library to reimagine your spaces. Interior designer Stephanie Shook will demonstrate methods for evaluating your existing building and furniture conditions, gathering objective input and creating a new experience and fresh environment for your customers, all in a budget-friendly way.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools provides librarians with strong data to corroborate on-the-ground observations. GIS can be an integral decision support tool that library managers can utilize when planning strategically for the future. With GIS data, library personnel can fully understand the characteristics of the populations they serve and, in turn, develop facilities, collections, programs, and delivery points that align closely with the needs of the constituents.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (10-11 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: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20, (11-12 pm)

Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

In this webinar, Kathy Wright will show us an easy process to take your board from disengaged with fundraising to contributing at their highest level of involvement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=f7b6lhnn8ap2&campaign=p164q2pi4lth

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Three website changes that will start attracting new members right away; How to get anyone on your board to easily make updates by themselves (even if they don’t have any tech experience); The top website features our most successful clients use to drive membership growth.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/membership-growth-webinar?_ga=1.254159752.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategy for Inclusion and Diversity (American Alliance of Museums)

Join colleagues from the EdCom Steering Committee in this dynamic online conversation highlighting efforts by colleagues from the Minnesota Historical Society and National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create and implement strategies for inclusion, including those for increasing intercultural competence of staff, effective relationship building through community engagement, and efforts to diversify staff.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/online-programs

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data Part 6: Import and Export Codes (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn how to navigate the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (imports) and Schedule B (exports) by using the Headings/Subheadings, Article Descriptions, and Rates of Duty as defined by your respective ‘General Rules of Interpretation’ and any applicable import trade agreements, versus the ‘HTS Search’ and ‘Schedule B Search Engine.’

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School (Booklist)

The blended learning approach is growing in popularity for K-12, but what are the best practices to ensure you achieve its full benefits? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insight from Instructional Technology Coach Anne Aita, who’ll share how she’s helped the Beaufort County Public School District (SC) successfully integrate eBooks and audiobooks into the classroom.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Quick Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools online at census.gov that can quickly provide data. During this training we will learn about Quick Facts, Census Explorer, Census Flows Mapper My Congressional District, Easy Stats and more.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t926613bd207ccd2ddfe7664ea45d949c

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job. We’ll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Join us to learn of some Apps that will help create community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (1-2 pm)

60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Get ready for a rapid fire tool share in this next webcast in the SLJ/ISTE series. We’ll explore the best applications and gear for your school or library, including must-have multimedia content, cool coding platforms, and top choices for your maker space.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (1-2 pm)

Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Regardless of the numbers or rates, one Veteran suicide is one too many.In this webinar, participants will: Review recent suicide related data; Understand Veteran’s increased risk for suicide; Learn how to identify, address and mitigate risk for suicide; Know where to contact the Veteran’s Crisis Line; Understand trauma and resiliency. This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of suicide prevention for Veterans.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (10-11 am)

7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

This event featuring coaching thought leader Tim Hagen will cover very specific strategies associated with the art of building a positive workplace culture. Participants in this session will emerge understanding seven specific strategies how training leaders and their managers can utilize these principles to foster greater trust, talent development, and employee retention.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (11-12 pm)

More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Outreach to childcare centers and preschools can be more than just a storytime. This webinar will help you begin to think about ways you can bring elements of the library experience, such as browsing and checking out books, getting a library card, or participating in a reading program to childcare centers and preschools in your area. Offering more than a storytime allows you to connect with children and families who may not already be library users, strengthen relationships among childcare providers in your community and the library, and spread early literacy advocacy beyond your walls.

For more information and to register, visit: https://slis.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (12-1 pm)

Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Traditional communication and training methods for engaging and motivating employees are no longer working. Without initial attention, nothing we do really matters. This session will share simple and creative ideas that will grab learner attention and make it more fun. Techniques include both low and high tech examples, focusing on visual design and video.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (1-2 pm)

Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Advocacy efforts to sustain funding for your library are crucial in the best of times. Challenging times call for new ways to engage and activate advocates for your library. Level up your political savviness by taking lessons from successful campaigns. Whether or not you have a library ballot measure on the horizon, learn how to put these proven techniques to work for your library funding requests. Explore innovative options to energize, focus and build your skills and confidence. You’ll come away with actionable tips and tools to market your library to garner a wide base of support from your community constituents.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (9-10 am)

Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this presentation, we will discuss our experience conducting high tech and low tech (but all free!) surveys with an emphasis on the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide which option is best for your needs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (10:30-11:30 am)

Top Seven Fundraising Tips, as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Nonprofit Hub)

Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and author of the newly-released, best-selling handbook Nonprofit Fundraising 101, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his book that can and will help you get dollars in the door.Heyman will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, and online campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

This free webinar will identify how to use digital storytelling for advocacy, as well as good practices for video production and digital storytelling. Presenters will share a list of technology tools that will help you develop top-notch stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/wi0wdf3sb65x&eom

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

The webinar is presented by three top tech experts, who are constantly scouring the web for new and useful nonprofit tools. They’ve done all the searching for you, so all you have to do is show up and learn which tools will be right for your organization. In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Over 30 tools that can save you and your organization hours each week; Tips for staying on top of new and emerging online tools; The number one pitfall when using and evaluating online tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/the-top-nonprofit-tools-used-by-the-pros?_ga=1.245901828.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this inspiring webinar. Nature education expert, Tina Reeble, will share insights, tips, and practices that will help transform your early childhood program from conflict to harmony with outdoor play and nature exploration. The webinar will explore ways educators can use time in natural outdoor classrooms to effectively reduce children’s behavioral challenges, minimize conflict and,support peaceful interactions and add more joyful interactions to outdoor time. Join us to turn your attention to the outdoors just in time to transition to a new season.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (2-3 pm)

All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Digital Inclusion is a hot topic in libraries these days, but what does it really mean? Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators. Digital inequity often lives where it is least expected, so library staff members from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-for-tech-tech-for-all-pt-1-tickets-32965228887?ref=ebapi

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. In this free webinar, you will learn: How to define a major gift for your organization; What 5 elements to have in place before starting a major gifts program; What your fundraising goal tells you about prospects; How to find major gift prospects to support your mission; How to build donor relationships that lead to big gifts; What you must do when planning a successful Ask visit; The best ways to thank your donors so they keep on giving.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (12-1 pm)

Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

Summer reading programs are on the horizon! How will you measure the success of your summer reading and learning programs? Project Outcome provides a set of tools to help you measure the outcomes of your summer programs, which can be used to make program improvements, justify funding requests, and strengthen community partnerships. This free webinar will cover good practices for administering Project Outcome surveys for summer reading programs. Learn what other libraries have done to successfully gather outcome data about summer learning and why standardized summer program outcomes are so important from the state library’s perspective. This webinar will feature Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (1-2 pm)

The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

Join us for this one-hour webinar that will cover how to facilitate a coding club or workshop in the context of art making. Presenter Sylvia Aguiñaga will explore fundamental coding concepts and how to apply them specifically to visual design.

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

suggested CE: technology

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suggested CE: library administration

Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

 

The webinar is presented by three top tech experts, who are constantly scouring the web for new and useful nonprofit tools. They’ve done all the searching for you, so all you have to do is show up and learn which tools will be right for your organization. In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Over 30 tools that can save you and your organization hours each week; Tips for staying on top of new and emerging online tools; The number one pitfall when using and evaluating online tools.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/the-top-nonprofit-tools-used-by-the-pros?_ga=1.245901828.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

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On site training – coming up!

The Montana State Library revised its model for delivering quality face-to-face seminar-style training from a single annual 2 day conference to several smaller events sprinkled around the Treasure State.  This new model for training, called MSL Workshops, is intended to reach out to new audiences and to put quality training closer to many of our far-flung small rural libraries.  The Montana Library Association sponsors several larger format training events held in the bigger towns in Montana, so your state library is trying to differentiate our training from MLA, so that Montana’s librarians can have a wide variety of training opportunities.   (BTW – I’m presenting a session on disaster preparedness on March 31st at MLA in Billings – please come – I have cool prizes and some very useful handouts, and a sample first aid kit that every library should have. Several librarians are bringing their disaster response plans to share – it will be inspiring.  And, what an important topic!)

MSL Workshops provide seminar-style 1/2day or all day training sessions. There is no charge to attend.  And while there is some similar content offered at different locations, each MSL Workshop is a unique program, so you may attend more than one, if you like.  Every MSL Workshop features an evening session targeted to public library boards and we aim for training that board members will find practical and valuable.

I hope we will see you at an MSL Workshop later this Spring:

Havre – April 26th-27th or

Red Lodge & Joliet, May 8th.

Register to attend by logging on to the MT State Library Directory.

And…coming this summer: the 2017-18 Summer Library Leadership Institute.  The institute is a 9 month program of study aimed at emerging leaders in the Montana library community.  The institute starts with 4 days at the Rising Wolf Ranch in East Glacier Park July 26th-29th.  Participants will explore what it means to be a leader, discover their own leadership style, and form a cohort with their peers that will support them as they tackle a leadership project in their community.  The institute continues with monthly training webinars and meetings that tackle the hard stuff – how to manage change, how to overcome hurdles, how to nurture productive partnerships.   Applications are due April 10th – apply through the Montana State Library Directory.

SAVE THE DATE!   Trustee and director training September 8th at Bozeman Public Library.

Happy learning!  – Jo

 

 

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