A Midsummer of Mindfulness

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***Wednesday, July 1 (9:30-2:30 pm): [Virtual Conference] Keep Your Good Going:The Changing Landscape and Your Nonprofit (Network for Good) Want to know what the future holds for your nonprofit? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing – join our upcoming day-long Virtual Conference to learn how to stay ahead in these changing times. https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

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

Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association). Libraries strive to serve their communities with important services and programs, and they also contributed to our nation’s history of creating racial inequity by enforcing racialized laws. Although racial discrimination is illegal, many long-held library practices perpetuate racialized outcomes and maintain libraries as white spaces—often unintentionally. http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/racialequity

Designing Libraries for Safety in the Age of COVID-19 (Library Journal Webcasts). As libraries cautiously reopen the doors of their physical buildings to the public, minimizing risk from the COVID-19 pandemic to patrons and staff is top priority. Expert architects share design tips for how to use the building itself, and its furnishings, to reduce transmission, encourage social distancing, and get the library ready for its next phase while preserving flexibility for the long term. https://bit.ly/3eKCvWW

The Human Skills We Need in An Unpredictable World (TED Talk). The more we rely on technology to make us efficient, the fewer skills we have to confront the unexpected, says writer and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. She shares why we need less tech and more messy human skills — imagination, humility, bravery — to solve problems in business, government and life in an unpredictable age. “We are brave enough to invent things we’ve never seen before,” she says. “We can make any future we choose.” https://bit.ly/31oRXnT

 

ADVOCACY

July 1: Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 1: Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

July 7: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

July 7: How to Use Customer Data to Actually Help Customers (Harvard Business Review)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ACCESSIBILITY

July 14: Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility (TechSoup)

July 22: Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

 

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: The Human Skills We Need In An Unpredictable World (TED Talk)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 1: Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

July 2: Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

July 8: Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 9: 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

July 14: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

July 14: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

July 22: A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

July 1: Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

July 8: Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

July 9: How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

July 10: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

July 15: What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 24: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

July 28: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

July 29: Social Media: How many accounts do I really need? (Indiana State Library)

July 29: Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 14: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 1: Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 1: COVID-19: Preparing and Implementing Tools to Reopen Post Stay-At-Home-Order – Part 2 (SirsiDynix)

July 1 The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

July 1: Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

July 9: How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

July 27: Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

FUNDRAISING

July 1: Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

July 8: The Way Forward: Diversifying Revenue and Giving Opportunities (Blackbaud)

July 8: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 15: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

July 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Nonprofit Hub)

July 23: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (Charity How To)

July 28: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

July 28: Keys to a Successful Virtual Event — Building Community and Beating the Fundraising Goal: How We Did It (Bloomerang)

July 28: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

July 29: Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

July 22: Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: Designing Libraries for Safety in the Age of COVID-19 (Library Journal Webcasts)

 

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)

July 1: The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

July 7: Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

July 10: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 1: Counting Black Communities: Census 2020 & Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 8: Justice, Power, & Voter Engagement in Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 8: 2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count (Public Library Association)

July 9: Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 15: What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

July 15: Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

PROGRAMMING

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

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

July 22: Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

July 24: Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 28: Whose Turn Is It, Anyway? Online Board Gaming and Libraries (WebJunction)

July 29: Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

July 31: Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 9: 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

July 14: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

July 22: A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

July 9: Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 14: The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 16: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… What were they thinking?! Exploring America’s voting preferences and attitudes using the American National Election Study (North Carolina Library Association)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 21: Library Research for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Including Climate Change) (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 23: Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 27: Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 28: Is It an Allergy, Cold, or COVID? Finding Answers With Federal Health Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 1: Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

July 2: Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

July 7: Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

July 8: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America (edWeb.net)

July 8: Keeping Cybersecurity at the Forefront of Remote Learning (Future Ready Schools)

July 11: Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

July 14: Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

July 15: Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

July 16: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 22: Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

July 22: School Librarians Can Save Democracy (edWeb.net)

July 29: Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

 

TECHNOLOGY

July 20: Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 22: Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

July 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 7: Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

July 15: Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

July 22: Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 22: Not Another Recorded Webinar! How to use Recorded Sessions and Video to Enhance Learning  (InSync Training)

July 29: Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

 

VOLUNTEERS

July 8: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

July 15: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

Nebraska Libraries in the Time of COVID: Planning for Reopening (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Public libraries are major hubs of activity in our communities, so staff must take extra precautions when they start offering more in-person services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to hear what ‘reopening’ looks like in some Nebraska libraries. Library staff will share their planning processes, strategies, experiences so far, and lessons learned as they ensure that their libraries are safe for both their staff and patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Money mindset and fundraising….how you think and feel about money is directly related to your ability to raise it. Learn how to change your thinking to create better outcomes and raise money more easily, and teach others to do so as well.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: Preparing and Implementing Tools to Reopen Post Stay-At-Home-Order – Part 2 (SirsiDynix)

 

This webinar focuses on ensuring library staff have all the resources they need in order to safely serve their patrons and move their libraries into new phases of operation. Join SWAN Consortia Director Aaron Skog as he outlines how to create a reopening plan that works for your library — and then how to execute as efficiently and seamlessly as possible.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-07/

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Counting Black Communities: Census 2020 & Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

 

2020 is proving to be a pressing year in terms of civic engagement and equality. The decennial census will shape the country’s resource distribution and governance for the next 10 years. Now more than ever, libraries are needed to disrupt the longstanding trend of Black communities being under counted. In this session, participants will learn about key library resources, ways of promoting a complete count, as well as the latest Census 2020 operations in the wake of COVID-19. Pt 1 of 3.

 

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yd9ohfsm

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Do’s and Don’ts of Communicating with Your Community During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

Candid’s Eva Nico will host Meg VanDeusen of Feedback Labs and Yessica Cancel of the PACE Center for Girls for a discussion on the do’s and don’ts of addressing feedback from your communities during an unfolding crisis. You will receive examples, best practices, and resources to embrace new feedback practices or adapt existing ones for the changing conditions brought-on by COVID-19.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

The Road Ahead: Library Service in a Post-COVID World (Library Journal)

 

This webcast will discuss the way forward, including challenges and opportunities, advice for administrators and managers leading staff through significant changes in daily operations, practical discussion of patron communication and service strategies in light of the new normal in which we find ourselves, and encouragement to embrace this unique cultural moment as an opportunity to make a surprising and substantial positive impact in our communities. With Wyoming’s own Kate Mutch!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

Turning Inquiry into Action: How to Engage Young Learners with KidCitizen (Library of Congress)

 

This presentation highlights KidCitizen episodes that engage young children in analyzing resources from the Library of Congress and connecting what they learn to their daily lives. KidCitizen is a freely available digital interactive designed to foster young children’s inquiry with primary sources. The digital episodes facilitate a developmentally appropriate process of careful looking, historical thinking, and evidence-informed analysis that are at the center of disciplinary literacy. By slowing down the act of looking, children discover new information and construct viewpoints as primary sources are mined.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (1-1:45 pm)

Libraries in the Time of COVID… a discussion (The Library Corporation)

 

COVID-19 threw life into a tailspin for most Americans, and libraries were not spared.  With very few guidelines, and fear prevalent, librarians were left on their own to not only deal with the responsibilities of limiting services to their communities, but also handle the inevitable stresses of reopening. Join TLC’s Director of Marketing Strategy, Jamison Reynolds, as he moderates a discussion with Gina Emory of East Bonner County Free Library (ID), Ty Henderson of Champaign County Library (OH), Lynn Hoffman of Somerset County Library (NJ), and Margaret Miles of New Hanover County Public Library (NC). The group will discuss the ways their libraries have succeeded in the time of COVID-19 and how libraries can continue to support their communities during these unusual times.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1439150077892669967

 

 

Thursday, July 2 (10-11 am)

Talking to Elementary and Middle School Students About COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, you will learn how to effectively employ a variety of educational strategies to best confer sophistication and appropriate content. So please join Michael for this blended approach in science content and effective pedagogy, as you learn how best to communicate age-appropriate COVID-19 understanding to our K-8 students. Plus, he’ll offer an update on the most recent progress in the development of both vaccines and therapies.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 7 (7-8 am)

Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)

 

This webinar brings together a panel of experts on open science and career assessment to focus on the current reward system and the potential for its reform. This promises to be a lively exchange of ideas between representatives of Eurodoc, Young Academy of Europe, Marie Curie Alumni Association, and Elsevier. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of possible changes to how we consider academic value, retain mobility internationally and beyond academia, and create incentives for open science activities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 7 (9-10 am)

How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

 

Your nonprofit website is a powerful tool, and it will provide you with useful feedback if you simply understand how to decipher the web analytics that can help you make smart marketing decisions.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 7 (12-12:50 pm)

Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

 

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial equality, government leaders are under tremendous pressure to balance the realities of what’s happening in the world with mission objectives. Join us online to learn best practices and insights on how to lead your colleagues, reports and managers with empathy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (10-11 am)

How to Use Customer Data to Actually Help Customers (Harvard Business Review)

 

To date, companies have often used customer data to help the company for purposes such as targeting, segmentation, or pricing. But imagine if companies actually used their customer data to help customers and provide them with even greater value. John Hagel III has imagined this, and on July 8, will lead a live, interactive webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Justice, Power, & Voter Engagement in Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

 

In the aftermath of a global pandemic and widespread protests to racist killings, the 2020 U.S. presidential election poses tremendous significance for Black communities. The upcoming election presents an opportunity to change the course of our nation’s history. In this session, participants will learn actionable ways of promoting voter registration and engagement in libraries. Pt 2 of 3.

 

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9wth522

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count (Public Library Association)

 

A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Participants in this webinar will learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/2020census

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, the lead authors of the newly released book, Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms, will participate in a roundtable discussion on how to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Keeping Cybersecurity at the Forefront of Remote Learning (Future Ready Schools)

 

With remote learning being a critical component to the majority of return-to-school plans in the fall, it’s imperative that school districts have detailed plans and provide the proper training to support educators to start the coming school year. Regardless of the details of each district’s plan, remote learning must be conducted in a manner that respects students’ personal information and complies with the many privacy and data security laws and regulations that impact how education technology should be utilized in the teaching and learning process, both while at school and while at home.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

The Way Forward: Diversifying Revenue and Giving Opportunities (Blackbaud)

 

Many of your revenue sources have either changed or disappeared. Yet your fundraising goal, and the money your organization counts on, has stayed the same. To rise above, you need to evaluate your fundraising mix and look at innovative new ways forward.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

The presenters, all early childhood anti-bias educators and advocates, will help you examine the importance of having a critical analysis of racism and learn how to provide vital leadership that supports black and indigenous Families and children of color. Together, we will reflect on recent events related to injustice and the rally cry for change, and early childhood educators’ role in creating social change. The webinar will focus on strategies that will help you facilitate children’s awareness of human similarities, differences, and worth based on their observations of what is happening around them.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

 

Remote work is exciting, fun, and different from office work. Getting into communication rhythms and making sure your team is performing well is not always easy. In this webinar, Adam Walker from the digital agency Sideways8 shares what he learned from running a company for 10years that never had an office. He’ll talk about how to think about remote work, the levels of communication to consider, and how to create a communications rhythm that will work for your team.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees; implement guidance from Federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. We will discuss Census preparation for a surge in media and messaging to partners during late July and August.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (2-3 pm)

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)

 

Celebrate the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence at an exciting virtual gala hosted by Booklist and RUSA. Our keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of five poetry collections, including “Monument: Poems New and Selected”, and the forthcoming “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir”.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

 

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

 

 

Saturday, July 11 (9-11 am)

Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

 

In this Livestream Tech for Teens, participants will create their own custom video games using Scratch online software. Learn the basic concepts of coding and share your games with friends and family! No coding experience is required.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (10-11 am)

Transforming Teen Services: Using Computational Thinking and Connected Learning in Programs for Teens (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, we will briefly review the two concepts and discuss how you can use them together to create great programs and interactions for the teens in your library. Participants are encouraged to watch the archived recordings of our Computational Thinking and Connected Learning webinars ahead of time.

 

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

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

 

Graphic novels have the power to convey powerful stories, history, and adventure through a unique combination of words and illustrations. While we love to celebrate this spectacular genre all year round, we’re kicking off Graphic Novels Month 2020 with a smash!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility (TechSoup)

 

In this presentation, Knowbility’s Jessica Looney and Jillian Fortin will cover what accessibility is and why it should be a priority for nonprofits; the business case for accessibility; how to get buy-in from stakeholders of your organization; and a few quick website techniques to make your site more accessible today.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join Dr. Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, as he discusses how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (2-3 pm)

Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection)

 

Join high school librarian Alicia Abdul and public librarian and author Jack Phoenix as they discuss how librarians can maximize their graphic novel collection as a transformative tool to renovate traditional practices, promote readership, and ignite collaboration.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s next?: Community Conversations in a Time of Profound Trauma (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)

 

In this final webinar in a 3-part series on civic engagement, two guest library leaders will discuss how libraries can serve as brave spaces for internal and community dialog. Many are calling for unity in the wake of a global pandemic and protests in response to ongoing racist murders across the U.S. Participants will learn ways of fostering authentic discussion and reflection in order to promote community empowerment and anti-racism.

Pt 3 of 3.

 

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ybt68dch

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Although campaigns serve their purpose and give donors an exciting event to rally around, the time in between initiatives can make all the difference. We guarantee you’ll walk away confident in the steps you need to earn the trust and vigorous support of your online community.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

Learning to Teach All Over Again: Teachers’ Reflections on Using Primary Source Analysis to Engage English Learners (Library of Congress)

 

This session will discuss outcomes regarding changes in teachers’ attitudes about ELs’ abilities to succeed as well as their experience with facilitating rich democratic discussions with ELs using primary source analysis.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (2-3 pm)

Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar will provide an overview of the contents of the Community Tool Box web site and our approach, with relevant examples from communities in the USA and elsewhere. We will discuss examples of how we worked with librarians in the past, and opportunities to collaborate in the future to address the variety of community health crises facing us today.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, July 16 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… What were they thinking?! Exploring America’s voting preferences and attitudes using the American National Election Study (North Carolina Library Association)

 

In the midst of another heated presidential election cycle, we all see regular news headlines referencing who’s leading the horserace in the latest polls. Few of us, though, tend to dig any deeper to understand why our fellow Americans ultimately choose to vote (or not) the way they do. In this webinar, I’ll introduce the basics of political opinion polling, highlight some major sources, and discuss some of the pitfalls to watch out for when assessing poll results. Then, I’ll lead you through an exploration of what we can learn about Americans’ voting preferences and political attitudes using data from the American National Election Study (ANES).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Thursday, July 16 (1-2 pm)

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Body image, experimentation, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues important to teens as they experience many changes physically and mentally. Trusting adults and authority figures may not be easy for many teens. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. Seeking that help can be difficult. Those who work with teens will be provided with an introduction to teen health resources. Both the blended and face-to-face classes will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3g7HocU

 

 

Monday, July 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

While browsing the internet you may have seen suggestions offering “other products you might like” or “people you may know.” These suggestions are made by recommendation systems, which use data to suggest relevant items to users. If you’ve wondered about how these recommendations work please join us for this informative session with BSU data scientist Michael Ekstrand to learn what recommendation systems are, where recommendations come from, how these recommendations relate to advertising, and how you can take (some) control over the recommendations you see.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

 

Already breezed through your TBRs? Why don’t you try some YA?! We have the scoop on some show stopping titles coming to a bookshelf near you!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 21 (12-1:30 pm)

Library Research for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Including Climate Change) (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This session will provide an overview of print and digital resources available from geosciences governments (local, state, Federal, and international), societies, consultants, companies, and other information sources related to the atmosphere, ecosystems, lands, oceans on Earth, and their connections to climate change.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This presentation will provide attendees with information about why accessibility of instructional materials is important, best practices for creating accessible documents, and freely available tools for accessibility testing. It will include information about choosing an appropriate file format as well as considerations for making common file formats more accessible (MS Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, etc.). While the presenter works in an academic library at a public university, this presentation is suitable for librarians, library staff, and LIS students who work in a variety of library contexts. Anyone who teaches, is interested in teaching, or wants to learn more about creating accessible presentations, documents, and other media will find something useful from this presentation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising. Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 

Collection development specialists from across the country will shout about and share their favorite forthcoming books in this lively presentation. Attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from Robin Bradford, Collection Development Librarian for the Pierce County Library System, in Pierce County, WA ; Allison Escoto, Head Librarian at The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY; Sharon Fason, Adult Services Librarian for the Chicago Public Library (CPL) , and Sarah Martinez, Library Manager of the Nathan Hale Library in Tulsa, OK.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Not Another Recorded Webinar! How to use Recorded Sessions and Video to Enhance Learning  (InSync Training)

 

Recorded webinar content is a relatively inexpensive way to provide on-demand training content. However, it should be designed purposefully with the on-demand audience in mind. When should we record live virtual classroom sessions, how can we design quality, engaging recordings for on-demand audiences, and how do we use pre-recorded content to enhance live virtual sessions? Get out of the RECORD EVERYTHING rut by using this content strategically.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Transition Planned In-Person Adult Programs to a Virtual Environment (Public Library Association)

 

In this webinar, community outreach specialists will cover best practices for programs, setting up accounts for maximum security and effectiveness (no Zoom-bombing!), program selection, and shifting staff to a virtual environment.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

Custom Curriculum Creation and Copyright: The Basics (edWeb.net)

 

Most curriculum leaders aren’t familiar with the copyright protections of the materials they compile or the circumstances in which their use is allowed. That can lead to inadvertent violations, which not only jeopardize the curricula built upon them, but in some cases can also have legal ramifications. The good news is this risk can be easily averted with a cursory understanding of U.S. copyright law and the implications of using and sharing copyrighted information in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (3-4 pm)

School Librarians Can Save Democracy (edWeb.net)

 

Regardless of ones’ political views, there seems to be consensus on one political reality: America is dangerously polarized. Is democracy in jeopardy? If so, what role does social media play in our divisive public conversations? Are our emotional responses to informational content distorting our perceptions of reality? Are we getting smarter? Dumber? Or do these questions radically oversimplify more complex problems? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala will present a case for the critical need for school librarians in every school, and the importance of equity in access to quality inquiry instructional experiences for all learners – not just for the future of education but for the future of democracy.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 23 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (Charity How To)

 

Once upon a time, 80% of your revenues came from 20% of your donors. Today, that ratio is more like 90% of your revenues come from 10% of your donors. And, as Giving USA highlights, we know that in any given year, over 70% of contributed income comes from individual donors. Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Participants will learn simple, inexpensive ways to start and promote a podcast using Government information as the basis for content. Build relationships with your community, and engage professionals in their research areas.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict”—to walk into it and effectively handle it—rather than avoid it.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 24 (1-2 pm)

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Monday, July 27 (12-2 pm)

Planning for Reopening: FDLP Libraries Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Join staff members from GPO, along with the Depository Library Council, for a brief presentation on GPO resources, activities, and services provided to Federal depository libraries related to the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by an Open Forum where the Nation’s Federal depository librarians and staff will discuss reopening challenges and triumphs, services during a pandemic, staff health and safety, and more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (Charity How To)

 

Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Keys to a Successful Virtual Event — Building Community and Beating the Fundraising Goal: How We Did It (Bloomerang)

 

Lisa Schra, Advancement Director at Living Stones Academy, and Paul Hart, a long-time brand and communication volunteer at LSA, will share about their recent “Stones of Hope” gala-type fundraising event. Through this event, Living Stones saw an increase of 50+% in revenue and attendance. They will share their suggestions for helping you make a similarly successful event.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Is It an Allergy, Cold, or COVID? Finding Answers With Federal Health Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

The Federal Government produces and hosts large quantities of health information for users at all levels. Whether you need easy recipes for kids or COVID-19 studies, there is something for everyone. Learn which agencies have the information you need, including some sources that might surprise you.

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (1-2 pm)

Whose Turn Is It, Anyway? Online Board Gaming and Libraries (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will explore how to make the transition to online board gaming, moderate meetups, and facilitate discussions among participants. The session will be applicable to those looking to move online and anyone interested in starting their first gaming group.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (8-9 am)

Social Media: How many accounts do I really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr … how many social media accounts does one library need, anyway?  And how can you make the most of them with limited time and money?  We’ll give you basic social media best practices for libraries, then delve into the specifics of Facebook so you can learn how to make the right posts at the right time to reach further than ever.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NH0Ocg

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (11-12 pm)

Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

 

For more information and to register, vsit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/sponsors-free-webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words (Library of Congress)

 

This webinar will provide insight into the life of Rosa Parks as well as highlight resources that can be used with students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club (Part 2: Finding Your Voice) (Programming Librarian)

 

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office for a free one-hour webinar to learn about free ALA book club resources that can help us navigate these difficult conversations and critically examine race and privilege. This webinar is open to everyone, including representatives of libraries, bookstores, informal reading groups, or any other venue interested in holding thoughtful conversations about race and identity.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 31 (1-2 pm)

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This two-part webinar series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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*FREE mini-conference: (Library 2.020: Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries on Wednesday June 17 (1-4 pm). This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries–as well as the many unique challenges that they face. Features a diverse array of keynote panelists and curated presenters. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2XF2VSu

 

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

Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary): Librarians bring communities together, and never has that been more important than in this time of physical distancing. Create social togetherness from your virtual school library by connecting with public library partners, offering engaging and enriching programs, and celebrating the local. Your virtual presence can still be the heart of the school even when the building is closed. https://tinyurl.com/y7f2ucyt  Slides

 

Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary): School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. How will physical spaces and collections need to be modified to deal with ongoing viral threats? What are reasonable preparations to make in the face of the need to return to a quarantine situation in the future? And where should we see ourselves in this emerging situation? Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future. https://tinyurl.com/yd6vupqt   Slides

 

5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk). Organizational change expert Jim Hemerling thinks adapting your business in today’s constantly-evolving world can be invigorating instead of exhausting. He outlines five imperatives, centered around putting people first, for turning company reorganization into an empowering, energizing task for all. https://bit.ly/2X8ukgB .

 

 

ADVOCACY

Jun 2: Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)

Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jun 8: Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)

Jun 17: Tips for Nonprofit Sustainability (Nonprofit Hub)

Jun 18: Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Jun 22: Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)

Jun 24: No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)

Jun 24: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

BOARDS

Jun 24: Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Jun 3: Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)

Jun 10: Identity and Impostor Syndrome in Library Makerspaces (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jun 24: No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)

Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)

Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jun 2: E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)

Jun 2: Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)

Jun 4: Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)

Jun 5: COVID-19 and Collections Care (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jun 5: Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)

Jun 9: Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)

Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)

Jun 16: Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)

Jun 19: Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jun 2: Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)

Jun 4: The marketing value proposition: Why buy-in makes all the difference (OCLC)

Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Jun 17: Who are These People & Why are They in My Library? Using Empathy & UX to Understand Your Library Patrons (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jun 18: 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Finding Family in WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)

Jun 2: Shaking Out Digital Project Resources for Community Libraries & Heritage Centers (Washington State Library)

Jun 9: Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (edWeb.net)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: 5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk)

Jun 3: Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)

Jun 3: Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jun 3: COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here? (North Carolina Library Association)

Jun 3: Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)

Jun 8: Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)

Jun 8: How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)

Jun 9: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)

Jun 11: Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jun 16: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 2 (State Library of North Carolina)

Jun 18: Best Practices for Helping You Adapt to the New Normal (GovLoop)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jun 2: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

Jun 3: Turning Your Supporters Into Fundraisers: Helping Stakeholders Make The Ask (Network for Good)

Jun 8: How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)

Jun 10: Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)

Jun 17: @fundraiserchad’s Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

Jun 17: Community Foundations as a COVID-19 Resource: How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds (GrantSpace)

Jun 18: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

Jun 24: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Jun 30: How to Ask for $ in Tough Times: 12 Tactics in 24 Minutes (Lyrasis)

 

LEGAL

Jun 11: Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (WebJunction)

 

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: 5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change (TED Talk)

Jun 4: The Making and Molding of High Potential Talent (Training Industry)

Jun 4: Leadership Character Is Key in a COVID-19 World (Training Magazine Network)

Jun 5: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Jun 10: Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Colorado State Library)

Jun 10: Fostering a Growth Mindset in Difficult Times (Nonprofit Hub)

Jun 11: Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jun 11: What Resilient Companies Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)

Jun 15: Neurodiversity in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jun 17: Who are These People & Why are They in My Library? Using Empathy & UX to Understand Your Library Patrons (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jun 18: Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Jun 18: 5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)

Jun 22: Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)

Jun 24: Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary)

Jun 2: Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)

Jun 17: Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)

Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)

Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jun 2: Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)

Jun 4: Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)

Jun 5: Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)

Jun 9: Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)

Jun 16: Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)

Jun 19: Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Jun 2: Attentional Fitness 101: Sneaking Mindfulness into Real Life (State Library of North Carolina)

Jun 2: The Presidential Records Act in the Age of Twitter (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jun 2: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jun 4: How PubMed Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jun 9: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)

Jun 10: Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

Jun 11: Resources Across the Generations: Government Resources to Cover Everyone From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jun 11: How PubMed Works: Selection (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jun 16: More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 2 (State Library of North Carolina)

Jun 17: Mindful Emotion Regulation Strategies for Early Educators and the Children With Whom They Work (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jun 24: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Open Together: School Librarians as Community Activators (EveryLibrary)

At Your Leisure: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

Jun 2: Escape from the Ordinary: Creating Curriculum-Connected Breakouts (School Library Connection)

Jun 3: Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jun 3: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)

Jun 4: Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)

Jun 9: Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (edWeb.net)

Jun 10: Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

Jun 17: Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)

Jun 24: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jun 2: Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)

Jun 3: Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)

Jun 6: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)

Jun 13: Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)

Jun 24: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jun 2: E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)

Jun 3: Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)

Jun 4: Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)

Jun 16: History’s Ears Are Ringing: Examining Archival Evidence of Past Pandemics (Library Journal/Wiley Digital Archives)

Jun 17: Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)

Jun 24: The Big 4: Things to Consider When Choosing an Assessment Tool (Training Magazine Network)

Jun 24: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jun 2: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Jun 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (9-10 am)

E-Resource Troubleshooting: A Staff Training Strategy (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Troubleshooting subscription e-resource access is a complex task that lives at the intersection of specialized serial subscription knowledge and the convergence of technologies. This presentation discusses the most effective ways to train staff to handle e-resource access issues.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)

Shaking Out Digital Project Resources for Community Libraries & Heritage Centers (Washington State Library)

 

This session will provide tools, information, and resources to get started on and sustain digital projects. This presentation is meant to be interactive and flexible according to the needs of participants.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)

Attentional Fitness 101: Sneaking Mindfulness into Real Life (State Library of North Carolina)

 

Participants will discover how developing your attentional fitness—with or without meditation—develops capacities for relating more effectively to the challenges of daily living.

 

For more information and to register, visit:  https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6762137

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

 

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)

Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)

 

Videos and podcasts are a powerful—and an increasingly affordable—way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos and publishing podcasts, without spending big bucks? We’ll walk through the tools and best practices you’ll need to effectively create, shoot, edit, and publish videos and podcasts on a shoestring budget.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

Summertime D.I.Y.: Crafts & Gardening Titles and Tips (Booklist)

 

Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re lifelong gardeners, expert makers, or simply looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts and gardening books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

The Presidential Records Act in the Age of Twitter (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

President Barack Obama created and used @POTUS when communicating on Twitter. President Donald Trump relies more heavily on his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump. This presentation will look at how the Presidential Records Act of 1978 has fared under a Presidential administration headed by a frequent Tweeter. The presenter will also review some possible archival efforts seeking to capture Presidential utterances in social media.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Profiles, HHS’s Office of Minority Health, and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus and HealthReach.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)

 

The mission of every public library centers around providing access to information and services to everyone who visits its branches; but increasingly patrons are interacting with libraries through apps, social media, and websites. Is your library’s digital front door as easy to enter as your physical one? Are there virtual obstacles that make your library less inviting to visitors with limited abilities? This event was rescheduled from March 18.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (1-2 pm)

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

 

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (2-3 pm)

Escape from the Ordinary: Creating Curriculum-Connected Breakouts (School Library Connection)

 

There’s no doubt that breakout activities engage students and help students learn key skills, such as problem solving, close reading, and abstract reasoning. But it’s often difficult to find breakout activities that connect to specific content from your school’s curriculum. And that’s where the fun begins! Simple strategies can ease the process of creating custom breakouts that not only boost student skills and keep them actively engaged, but also move your curricular objectives forward.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (9-10 am)

Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This session will describe how Scott County Library and Shakopee Public Schools collaborated to automate virtual student library card creation in Shakopee, MN. Participants will learn how to: Plan, partner, and collaborate with project stakeholders, including the Library, school district administrators, and technology departments; Deploy technical process for automating student library card creation in a SirsiDynix Symphony system. Code discussed is open source and freely available on GitHub; Educate the school community about how to use this new resource.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (9-10:30 am)

COVID-19, Where Do We Go From Here? (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Join us as our panelists enlighten us on how they’re making an effort to support their staff with the changes in workflow, helping the patrons utilize their digital resources, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way they communicate with their communities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (11-12 pm)

Turning Your Supporters Into Fundraisers: Helping Stakeholders Make The Ask (Network for Good)

 

Are your board members hesitant to ask their networks for money? Do you struggle to enlist your current donors as fundraisers? Now, more than ever, organizations need to engage their closest supporters acting as effective fundraisers on their behalf. Join Alyssa Wright for tips and tactics to help all your stakeholders make the ask now, during COVID-19 and in the years after.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (12-12:45 pm)

Identity and Remote Work- How Do You Stay Secure? (GovLoop)

 

Join us online to learn how identity and access management (IAM) solutions can help organizations build a security framework as they work remotely and when they return to the office.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (12-1 pm)

Reflecting on Using Primary Sources to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners (Library of Congress)

 

Identify points in the typical U.S. History curriculum (such as Antebellum Reforms, early 20th century Immigration, and Post WWII social movements) to infuse elements of this history. Access a wealth of primary sources, free curriculum, and communities of support. Gain practical strategies and tools to make history truly accessible for ALL learners–especially students with disabilities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (1-2 pm)

Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)

 

How to ensure that your resume and interview reflect the supervisory point of view.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3590222530390009616

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (10-11 am)

Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)

 

Today, making distance learning work for everyone is one of your most important challenges. Our goal now is to give students a sense of normalcy, to keep them active, engaged, and moving forward so that when we do get back to school it is a smooth transition back into the classroom. AbleNet is excited to present a session that will share EZ TECH ideas for use now and when back to the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (11-12 pm)

The Making and Molding of High Potential Talent (Training Industry)

 

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Your host, Dr. Kristal Walker, principal consultant at 3C’s Training Group will share best practices for identifying high performers who have the potential to transform into innovative organizational leaders.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)

The marketing value proposition: Why buy-in makes all the difference (OCLC)

 

Marketing communications is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. And internal buy-in for its role in your organization and why it matters are critical. Hear from three library marketing leaders about their experiences building marketing buy-in and how their approaches have evolved in light of the new and challenging COVID-19 landscape.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)

Fall 2020 Book Buzz with Your Favorite Publishers (School Library Journal)

 

Summer will be over before we know it! Join this powerhouse panel of publishing insiders for a lively conversation highlighting inspiring titles that are sure to become favorites and have your readers FALLING in love.

 

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

 

 

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

How PubMed Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Learn about what PubMed is and what’s included in it. We’ll explore how to find the original research that is the basis for a news article and we’ll spend time searching for articles by a specific author and searching on a specific subject. We’ll do exercises to narrow results to a more specific set of results. And lastly, we’ll explore the Advanced Search Builder and search history.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

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

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

 

Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (1-2 pm)

Leadership Character Is Key in a COVID-19 World (Training Magazine Network)

 

In this webinar, we will cover the specific actions that high-performing organizations are taking to develop both the heart and skills of leaders and strengthen their organization’s future.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 5 (11-12:30 pm)

COVID-19 and Collections Care (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This 90-minute webinar will include background information on the coronavirus and CDC guidelines while introducing participants to recommendations for mitigating risks related to handling and care of collections materials.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)

Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)

 

Listen up! We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds for some amazing audiobooks? Timed to coincide with the start of Audiobook Month, this webinar will spotlight exciting new and forthcoming audiobooks from Books on Tape, ECW Press, and Naxos AudioBooks, plus industry data and insights from nonprofit arts organization L.A. Theatre Works.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

 

High-performing teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. In this engaging, 1-hour webinar you’ll discover the 6 characteristics that are found in high-performance teams. These characteristics allow for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Jun 6 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)

 

Create a story and make it come to life through coding! In this virtual workshop, middle school girls of all abilities will create their own story and use Scratch to code scenes and animate characters. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their story with others. No coding experience is necessary. This event will be presented via Zoom. An email will be sent to registrants a few days before to access the event.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jun 8 (7-9 am)

Global Library Exchange: COVID-19 and Libraries (East Carolina University)

 

On June 8, 2020, the East Carolina University MLS program will host a free virtual webinar with speakers from three countries discussing their libraries’ experiences in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

To register, visit: https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2m1f6QqzcCtI0rH

 

 

Monday, Jun 8 (11-12 pm)

How Higher Education Institutions Are Navigating the New Normal (Blackbaud)

 

Over the last several months, as the world has undergone massive change due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the higher education community has recalibrated its strategies. As students moved off campus, educators shifted to virtual learning, and development teams leapt into action to address current needs, the landscape of higher education fundraising now looks different than it did just a few months ago.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (10-11 am)

More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 1 (State Library of North Carolina)

 

While the scientific evidence of its potential benefits grows, there’s a counter-intuitive art to establishing a consistent mindfulness practice. Live mindfulness practice sessions with an experienced coach help participants set realistic expectations, customize their approach to fit their needs, and better understand how to interpret their practice experiences. These will be two separate practice sessions to work on your mindfulness techniques and take some time to relax and re-center. You are welcome to attend both sessions to practice what you’ve learned.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6762220

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (12-1 pm)

Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020 (Booklist)

 

This August 26, 2020, will mark the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Join us in commemorating this historic moment with a Women in Focus webinar on June 9 with an assortment of books perfect for YA crossover readers!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (1-2 pm)

Bringing Students Back to the Page: Using Digital Resources to Accelerate Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Prior to school closures, many American students were not reading enough to get to proficient literacy levels. In our current reality, this number is even greater. For some students, access to high-quality texts may have decreased more over the past months. As instruction has turned remote, educators can lean on digital resources to serve as a means for ensuring that all students get the exposure to the texts they need. This presentation will describe how digital resources can serve as a bridge to accelerate learning and bring students “back to the page.”

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (9-10 am)

Identity and Impostor Syndrome in Library Makerspaces (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This session will share the findings of one librarian’s examination of her impostor syndrome and consider factors that can contribute to self-doubt in library makerspaces. She will share the results of conversations and interviews with her peers, as well as strategies for managing impostor syndrome. Participants are encouraged to take time to reflect on a time when they felt out of place or unsure of themselves, and share their own approaches for conquering impostor syndrome.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)

Sorry….You Just Don’t Fit into our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Colorado State Library)

 

Are unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join us to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process.

 

For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

 

In this webinar, we’ll share tips for finding resources in the Library’s vast collections by navigating http://www.loc.gov and effectively using the Library’s search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find what you need!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

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

Advocating for Collections During Challenging Times (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

In this webinar, co-sponsored by the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), our presenter will discuss how to utilize advocacy strategies to secure resources and funding for collections stewardship, preservation initiatives, and conservation treatment. She will focus on practical tips, relevant to collecting institutions of every size and budget, for approaching internal advocacy to ensure that preservation is incorporated into all levels and considerations of institutional operation.

 

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

 

 

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

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Difficult Times (Nonprofit Hub)

 

In this session, we’ll review Dr. Carol Dweck’s research on mindset, translate how a growth mindset can help build a more effective team, and provide real-world examples of how mindset can help you not only survive, but thrive in spite of our current environment.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)

Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

As the COVID-19 Pandemic develops and libraries create immediate, short-term, and long-term responses, Kendrick has been tracking these responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences. Kendrick will summarize the markers and impacts of low-morale experiences, share the latest results of her survey, and answer attendees’ questions about the survey and/or low morale experiences. Countermeasures to workplace abuse and neglect will also be discussed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/library-responses-covid19-ongoing-low-morale-experiences/25374

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)

What Resilient Companies Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)

 

Even before COVID-19, Wall Street analysts were speculating about when the next recession would begin. Warning signs included ballooning corporate debt and slowing GDP growth in China.And then came COVID-19. Now, economists are wondering how bad this recession will be and how long it will last. Mihir Mysore will share lessons about resilient companies from previous downturns and describe what he expects the most resilient companies to do in this downturn—which includes using digital tools and advanced analytics along with strengthening their balance sheets.

 

For more information and to register,visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (12-1 pm)

Resources Across the Generations: Government Resources to Cover Everyone From the Greatest Generation to Gen Z (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

In this interactive discussion, Come on a virtual adventure across the generations from the Greatest Generation to Millennials to Gen Alpha, the youngest among us, and see what the Government has to offer.

 

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

 

 

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

How PubMed Works: Selection (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

During this class we’ll look at the roles and responsibilities of NLM in collecting and providing access to biomedical literature, including the NLM process for evaluating publishers. This class will describe the difference between PubMed, MEDLINE and PubMed Central (PMC) and explore the selection criteria and process for MEDLINE and PMC. Attend this class to learn what is meant by “publish or perish” in academia and how this affects and is affected by publishing. We’ll describe three different models of publishing and we’ll look at the impact that funder and institutional policies have on access to research results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (1-2 pm)

Libraries Prepare to Answer Civil Legal Questions in Times of Crisis (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, two law librarians highlight the most common civil legal issues they are seeing, provide guidance on key ways for public libraries to respond to civil legal needs, and discuss best practices for online reference services. Let’s work together to re-empower our struggling communities and demonstrate just how essential libraries are in times of crisis.

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Jun 13 (9-10 am)

Tech for Teens Club : 3D Printing Online (PACER)

 

In this Livestream Tech for Teens, we’ll be learning how to create a 3D model using Tinkercad online software. Then we’ll learn about what public resources are available for printing your own 3D models.

 

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

 

 

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

Neurodiversity in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Join Lori Uria from Neurodiversity Matters Idaho to learn about neurodiversity, how libraries can increase their understanding of the needs of neurodiverse patrons, develop workplaces friendly to neurodiverse employees, and ensure libraries are welcoming spaces to everyone in their community.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (10-11 am)

More than Calm: Exercising Your Attention with Mindfulness -Session 2 (State Library of North Carolina)

 

While the scientific evidence of its potential benefits grows, there’s a counter-intuitive art to establishing a consistent mindfulness practice. Live mindfulness practice sessions with an experienced coach help participants set realistic expectations, customize their approach to fit their needs, and better understand how to interpret their practice experiences.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6762233

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (11-12 pm)

History’s Ears Are Ringing: Examining Archival Evidence of Past Pandemics (Library Journal/Wiley Digital Archives)

 

In this interactive discussion, Steere-Williams will offer a cross-disciplinary perspective on some of the major global pandemics that took place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Using primary source evidence from historical archives, he will illustrate the troubling parallels between past crises and the current health crisis today; including the pitting of public health against economic, science against governmental policy, and the “us” against “them” attitude of xenophobia and nationalism that pervades global disease outbreaks.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (12-1 pm)

Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)

 

With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. And what better time than now to peruse upcoming picture-book releases from small presses?

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

This comprehensive introduction to virtual storytimes will include book selection and copyright, technology and social media tools, strategies for accessibility and inclusion, early literacy activities, and ideas for promotion. Learn lessons on how to create a dynamic and engaging online presence and building a rapport with your virtual audience.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (9-10 am)

Who are These People & Why are They in My Library? Using Empathy & UX to Understand Your Library Patrons (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

In this session we will discuss ways to know your users better through some powerful UX techniques like: creating user personas, diagramming user journey maps, conducting focus groups and surveys, field studies, and card sorting. This session, conducted by a librarian at a university and a UX professional from the private sector, will include demonstrations showcasing both qualitative and quantitative UX methods. Attendees will leave with ready models to put to work in their library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (10-11 am)

@fundraiserchad’s Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a fun, fast-paced session where he will highlight the free (or inexpensive) tools that he uses to make fundraising easier and more efficient. Over 15 tools will be discussed and demonstrated ranging from apps to websites to gadgets to books and more. It’s your chance to take a look under the hood and see how Chad works on a daily basis.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/favorite-free-fundraising-tools-free-webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (10-11 am)

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

How to provide library service to seniors, the most vulnerable population affected during COVID-19, has been the question raised by outreach librarians across the United States. While we might not be able to visit our seniors or facilities in-person for the foreseeable future, libraries can reach this population while we shelter in place. During this webinar, please find tips and tricks that David J. Kelsey of the St. Charles (IL) Public Library District (SCPLD) and Glenna Godinsky of the Gail Borden (IL) Public Library District recommend in serving the senior demographic during COVID-19.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (12-1 pm)

Community Foundations as a COVID-19 Resource: How to Leverage Donor-Advised Funds (GrantSpace)

 

Community foundations play a key role in the development of local communities. Join the San Francisco Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and Candid to learn how their donor-advised funds (DAFs) are creating a positive impact in their communities. The presenters will also share some strategies that nonprofits can employ to access this funding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and after the pandemic is over.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (12-1 pm)

Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)

 

This session will focus on how the pairing of primary sources and picture books can enhance the awareness of a historic event or individual, the research process taken by authors of historically based picture books, as well as the author’s or illustrator’s portrayal of history.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Mindful Emotion Regulation Strategies for Early Educators and the Children With Whom They Work (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This energizing and evidence-based webinar is designed specifically to provide the tools and tips parents, teachers and children can use in order to self-soothe and regulate their emotions – especially when confronted with stressors, threats or challenges. Troy will help you learn exercises focused on self-soothing and emotion regulation techniques that address confusion, anger, anxiety, depression and help children regulate their behavior.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (1-2 pm)

Tips for Nonprofit Sustainability (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Join us for a short webinar on what are the promoters of organizational and program sustainability and how to quickly assess your own nonprofit. Leave with a practical team activity that you can immediately use to better plan for your organization’s future. At the end of this session, you will be able to identify the factors associated with greater organizational and program sustainability and lead a simple but informative sustainability planning exercise in your own organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 18 (12-1 pm)

Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. (Ascribed to Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower, et al) How can we prepare for the unexpected?

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7378218208502114316

 

 

Thursday, Jun 18 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Helping You Adapt to the New Normal (GovLoop)

 

The way public and private sector operate has fundamentally shifted in response to recent events. Even as some government agencies are making steps toward reopening, leaders know it may be months before all employees are back in the office, if they ever fully return. Agencies are looking forward to learning from success stories from companies like HP on how they successfully mobilized over 45,000 employees and created a secure and connected employee experience.​ ​

 

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

 

 

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

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

 

Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 18 (1:30-2 pm)

5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)

 

Creating a work environment where individuals are connecting and honoring differences is critical to the success of any workplace team. This workshop provides valuable research and insight about how all employees need to understand that what they do on behalf of the organization matters. We will discuss the ways individuals best receive the message of appreciation differs from person to person. The overarching goal of the Appreciation at Work workshop is to assist individuals in the workplace (both employees and volunteers) in understanding how to communicate appreciation and encouragement effectively to their colleagues and to provide the resources and support to apply this knowledge proactively in their current work environment.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Friday, Jun 19 (12-1 pm)

Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

 

Booklist’s Middle Grade celebration culminates with this middle-grade panel, featuring authors in conversation with Booklist Senior Editor Julia Smith. Attendees will have the pleasure of hearing from Renee Watson (Ways to Make Sunshine, published by Bloomsbury), Jake Burt (Cleo Porter & the Body Electric, published by Macmillan), Tony DiTerlizzi (Kenny & the Book of Beasts, published by Simon & Schuster), and Kelly J. Baptist (Isaiah Dunn in My Hero, published by Random House). The authors will discuss their upcoming titles and offer insight into the process of writing for a middle-grade audience.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jun 22 (11-12 pm)

Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)

 

Should you think about strategic planning in the middle of a crisis? What does a strategic planning process look like in turbulent times? While looking ahead three or more years may be out of the question, strategy is necessary to help your library bring order to the unknown and provide the road map your library needs to feel secure in your decisions and communicate with stakeholders.  If your library is struggling to move forward, stuck in “what if” ping-pong, this webinar is for you. Learn how to leverage your strategic planning knowledge and experience in new ways to help your library successfully navigate the coming months and years.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U8xybilQTMW8DlYd3-kMGQ

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 23 (1-2 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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (8-9 am)

No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)

 

Have you secretly been planning your retirement? Is there a date circled on a calendar somewhere that only you can see? Are you counting the days/weeks/months/years to retirement? Find out what happened when a mid-level manager decided to openly involve her library district with her retirement planning. Succession planning can be an opportunity for the entire organization. And when the big day finally arrives, everyone will be ready.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (10-11 am)

The Big 4: Things to Consider When Choosing an Assessment Tool (Training Magazine Network)

 

Just like any good work person knows the tools of their trade, its vitally important as trainers and coaches we understand which behavioral assessment tool best fits the required need. Join this webinar to find out more.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (11-12 pm)

Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

 

Clear expectations are the foundation for healthy board meetings. Rather than focusing on eliminating problem people or wishing conflict away, a better solution is to use a set of practices for how the board will collectively create a healthy space for productive governance to take place. In this webinar we will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance: recruiting and on-ramping, board structures, accountability (including board norms) and board development planning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

 

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

 

How can we help students identify and analyze details that may otherwise go unnoticed? And how can they relate these details together to arrive at a larger understanding? Participants will also reflect on how they might use these strategies with their students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

How can libraries survive? They might create and implement a new strategic plan that engages the world with fresh assumptions.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7450329679921058064

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 30 (12-1 pm)

How to Ask for $ in Tough Times: 12 Tactics in 24 Minutes (Lyrasis)

 

In the face of prolonged disruption and uncertainty, how can nonprofits ask donors for support in ways that are highly compelling yet incredibly sensitive? This webinar offers an espresso shot collection of ideas and practices to help nonprofit leaders ask for – and secure – the contributions upon which their organizations depend. Following the presentation, there’s plenty of additional time for decaffeinated Q&A.

 

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

 

 

 

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ASPeN Basics Course

ABOUT ASPeN:

Your Montana State Library utilizes a customized online database to conduct ebusiness with libraries and librarians across the state:  ASPeN (Access to Services, Programs, and eNetworks). ASPeN combines a calendar with online forms for reporting information to the State Library and registering to attend events. ASPeN also serves as the official directory of library operating hours and staff contacts.

ASPeN provides transparency in library operations and informative data, in keeping with Montana’s sunshine laws and providing valuable insights to stakeholders about the important work of Montana’s libraries.

Every Montana librarian and board member (not just library administrators) is encouraged to use ASPeN to update their information, report their continuing education activities, apply for services, and Montana State Library Certification. We know that learning to navigate ASPeN may not be easy for you, but we are committed to supporting you in learning how to use ASPeN with confidence.

ASPeN BASICS COURSE:

That’s why we have designed the ASPeN Basics course: one class per month, to start-up,rev-up, and polish-off your ASPeN skills – six classes in the course. Each class starts with a demo focused on specific tasks in ASPeN. The demo is recorded. The rest of the class time is set aside for attendees to get guided practice with the instructor as a guide. Each class comes with printable handouts and all the handouts are also posted to the ASPeN knowledge base (click on ASPeN help to access the knowledge base).

Take only the classes you need, choose whether to attend live for hands-on guidance or to view the shorter demo-only recorded segments. Get to know different MSL staff and, if needed, follow-up with your favorite person to get more training or review. Gather a couple pals to watch the demos and practice together.  Use the handouts as a tip sheet the next time you need to complete a task in ASPeN.  All the handouts together make a handy ASPeN users manual.

So…  find the classes in the ASPeN events calendar; login and register for the one(s) you need. Watch for the demonstration portion of the classes to be posted to the MSL Vimeo channel, and find the handouts in the ASPeN help section > knowledge base.

When: Fourth Wednesday May-October 3-4 pm

May 27 3 pm Lesson 1 – ePass and registering; orientation to ASPeN; things you can search for and find in ASPeN (Chuck)

June 24 3 pm Lesson 2 ​– Update your own information – upload photos; difference between person and position and why we have that feature (Suzanne & Pam)

July 22 3 pm Lesson 3​ – Update your organization’s information – the role of a master editor which is usually the library director (Amelea)

August 26 3 pm Lesson 4 – Update library personnel information; creating and editing positions; removing a position and/or marking it vacant (Pam & Suzanne)

September 23 3 pm Lesson 5 – Set up a certification track participation; registering to attend meetings and training events; your ToDo list (Tracy)

October 28 3 pm Lesson 6 – Earning and adding credits: system and independent; tracking your progress and submitting your certification application (Jo)

The direct link to join any of these webinar events: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/779100899?pwd=aGg3SDYvcVpueTg2R0xTMUNLRVRIQT09

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May You Learn Well and Often – May Webinars 2020

MAY 2020 Webinars  – assembled by the Wyoming State Library (Thanks, Wyoming!)

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

*FREE Virtual Conference. #LIBREV(olution) is a free day-long web conference for library workers, around the theme of COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE & COMMUNAL RESILIENCE, Monday, May 4 (7:30-2 pm). To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/librevolution-free-library-web-conference-tickets-102303616872

**May 19-20: Connections Summit: Directors Edition (SirsiDynix)

Connections Summit: Directors Edition—is a free, online conference for all library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Sessions cover topics such as opening your library in a post-quarantine environment, fine free libraries, personnel management, library marketing, and much more! Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 20 minutes or less. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/

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

Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary). School librarians working from home can still serve as instructional leaders and pedagogical consultants within their faculty. We can bring our resources and technical expertise to bear on the problems that teachers, students, and parents are all facing. But be careful not to overwhelm! In these chaotic times, less is more and our ability to curate quality over quantity is a mark of our true value as school librarians. Part 1 of 3. https://bit.ly/3esqUMg

Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk). How to manage copyright when everything is suddenly “only digital” for libraries, schools, colleges, and universities that are closed due to the global pandemic. The webinar will include information on Section 108 (the library exception), how to evaluate fair use for digital teaching, how to maintain library services when all content must be delivered digitally for reading and teaching, and more—presented by Brandy Karl and Kyle K. Courtney. https://bit.ly/2ShWpiG and slides.

Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library). Alberto Pellicer, Program Coordinator for the Denver Public Library (DPL), provided an excellent webinar on DPL’s Phone-a-Story program on Thursday, April 23! It was quite popular and the high attendance maxed out the virtual room so unfortunately many were not able to attend. Not to worry: here are the archived webinar, slides, and handouts that you can view at your convenience. https://bit.ly/2xfFeaf 

Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection). Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! https://bit.ly/35repgd

 

ADVOCACY

May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

May 13: How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)

May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 5: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

May 6: Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

May 13: The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)

May 13: Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

May 26: Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

 

BOARDS

May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

May 19: Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

May 6: Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 6: Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

May 6: Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 6: Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

May 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

May 6: Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 7: Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

FUNDRAISING

May 1: How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

May 5: Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

May 7: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

May 7: Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

May 8: COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

May 12: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

May 14: Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

May 20: Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

MANAGEMENT

May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

May 13: The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

May 18: HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

REFERENCE

May 5: Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 5: How PubMed Works: Introduction

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 27: Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary)

May 4: Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

May 6: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 6: Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

May 12: Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

May 13: Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

TECHNOLOGY

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

May 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 5: Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

May 5: Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 13: Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

VOLUNTEERS

May 5: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

May 12: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, May 1 (11-12 pm)

How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you plan, launch, and execute a Nonprofit Employee Relief campaign so you can thrive – not just survive – in the current climate.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 1 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

 

In this program, attendees will hear from Michael Buckley (Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox), Theanne Griffith (Magnificent Makers series), Kate Messner (History Smashers series), and Kenneth Oppel (Bloom). Each author will discuss their latest releases, all of which introduce exciting new series, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri. Whether you’re seeking action-packed comedy, haunting thrillers, fascinating historical nonfiction, or a modern-day Magic School Bus, we’ve got you covered.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

 

This edLeader Panel focuses on increasing the awareness regarding the risks that schools and districts face as they accelerate remote learning environments.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (10-11 am)

Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

 

Good visualization improves understanding, recollection and adoption. Poor or no visual communication impedes learning. Make your job easier. Use clear, compelling designs to achieve your learning objectives. No design skill needed. Learn to turn any content into professional graphics using PowerPoint, free and low-cost tools, and a few tricks the pros use. Watch Mike build eLearning graphics real time. See how easy it is—when you know how. All participants get free graphics, icons, step-by-step instructions, and other helpful tools and resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

Join presenters Lisa Dale and Mark Fink, who will share some of what they have learned about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

 

The shift toward remote work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has required businesses to provide virtual workforce training and upskilling offerings to keep up with the current digital economy. As a model, Conduent Learning Services has leveraged its existing digital fluency, stemming from years of remote work experience, to rapidly — and seamlessly — deliver, adapt and transition existing learning modalities, tools and solutions to upskill employees and minimize the pandemic’s business impact.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on the CDC’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. 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/

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

 

Is your university looking to understand their published engineering output so they can adequately support the research? Are your institution’s engineering students conducting literature reviews? Is your company conducting research in an engineering field? Meet the creators of Inspec Analytics, a tool that supports engineering research. Please join us on May 5, 2020 for “3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape” presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) and EBSCO. Following the webinar, all attendees will receive a free snapshot of their institution in one area of engineering. Three instititions will be showcased as case studies for the webinar.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

 

Moshe Hecht, Chief Innovation Officer at Charidy, has helped organizations across the world raise over $1 billion through some 5,000 crowdfunding campaigns! And all of it digitally, virtually, using the power of people and technology. Join Moshe in discovering the secret to online giving, remote connectivity, and virtual fundraising all from the comfort of your couch.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1:30 pm)

How PubMed Works: Introduction

 

Learn about what PubMed is and what’s included in it. We’ll explore how to find the original research that is the basis for a news article and we’ll spend time searching for articles by a specific author and searching on a specific subject. We’ll do exercises to narrow results to a more specific set of results. And lastly, we’ll explore the Advanced Search Builder and search history.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (2-3 pm)

The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

 

Celebrate the publication of The One and Only Bob with a talk, reading, and Q&A with Katherine Applegate!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (10-10:30)

Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

 

School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. How will physical spaces and collections need to be modified to deal with ongoing viral threats? What are reasonable preparations to make in the face of the need to return to a quarantine situation in the future? And where should we see ourselves in this emerging situation? Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future. Part 3 of 3.

 

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://bit.ly/3esg4G2

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

 

Preserve This Podcast is a Mellon grant-funded project that ended in January 2020. The collaborators are continuing to reach out to librarians and archives about how they can help independent podcasters preserve their podcasts, or what institutions need to know before preserving podcasts themselves. This persuasive webinar will make a case for paying attention to the podcast community and how to assist them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

 

Librarians deal with data every day. Patron data, cataloging data, events, etc; all of this data is important and helps your library know where and how improvements can be made. Reading and representing that data can be a challenge for anyone who isn’t familiar with data visualization. Tune into this webinar with Jo Klein, GIS and Data Visualization Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as they dive into an online workshop that will critically engage the idea of “cold, hard data”. Come explore how to take data deeper to make strong and ethically responsible visualizations.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-05-06-Data-Visualization.html

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

 

This free webinar will help participants understand how social media listening tools like social dashboards can be used to gather insights on a local community’s reaction to isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants will also learn to use these insights to adjust services and plan programs that address active community needs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

 

How can we build the capacity for all students to engage in inquiry and primary source learning through questions? This free, one-hour interactive webinar introduces educators to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions. Participants will learn through doing. This is an introductory session, primarily designed for educators and learners who are new to the QFT.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

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

Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Managing the fire risk to collections and museums requires a multi-pronged strategy incorporating prevention programs, fire containment measures, as well as detection and suppression systems. When implemented together, the frequency of unintentional fires can be drastically reduced, and the impact of fires successfully managed. A brief review of the Smithsonian’s fire experience, lessons learned, and strategies employed to manage fire risk will be presented.

 

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

 

 

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

Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join Dr. Sherman as he shares examples from his clinical practice and extensive experience working in therapeutic preschool settings and the child-welfare system. Techniques derived from cutting edge research on brain development will be discussed to enhance educators building supportive relationships with young children and how such meaningful relationships with well-regulated, reflective adults can contribute to healthy brain development.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

 

Are you a librarian, archivist, curator, or staff member tasked with making your institution’s collections available online? So, you’ve put in the work–implemented a digital collections management system, digitized unique collections, and added metadata to the items–and now your collections are available to the world. Great work! But now what? Beyond marketing, outreach, and publishing your collections online, how can you drive more people toward your valuable content? In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to promote the discoverability of your collections with a broad audience, by making those resources available through regional and national-level aggregations such as Calisphere (from the California Digital Library) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

 

Join us for an interactive “annotated storytime” that teaches basic American Sign Language vocabulary for feelings and demonstrates how to use the signs in storytime activities. Children of participants are welcome to join for the first 40 minutes. The final 20 minutes will consist of lecture and Q&A. Presenter Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the Little Hands Signing series from Familius Press, as well as Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) as well as many other resources books for librarians and educators.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (2-3 pm)

Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Distance learning can be challenging and isolating for students, who may feel disconnected from friends and teachers. Educators can get a sense of students’ mental health and well-being in the classroom, but losing that face-to-face contact makes it harder to gauge how students are doing during this stressful time. While schools may have protocols in place to support struggling students on campus, educators may be unsure of how they can help remotely. Join this edWebinar for a discussion about this “new normal” of distance learning. We’ll dive into the trends of how and what students are doing as seen through Gaggle’s data, as well as how educators can keep students safe and connected while they learn at home.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (9-10 am)

Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

 

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s chief business development officer, Kelly Medwick, followed by an interactive Q&A.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

 

Searches are often initiated with a focus on keywords, Boolean operators, and limiters. Another approach shifts that initial focus to metadata and levels of description. Whether you’re searching your online catalog or another database this presentation will reveal a mindset used by metadata librarians to help you get the most out of your search. Natasha Hollenback of the Montana Historical Society presents this session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (11-12 pm)

How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on public library budgets and spending. How can library Foundations and Friends of the Library groups best support their libraries during this time? Hear from library directors, a library Foundation director, and a Friends Board President on how their organization’s priorities are shifting, and what initiatives they are planning to meet their library’s changing needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/united/free-united-libraries-webinars

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

 

As communities move online, it’s important to be strategic about how you’re communicating digitally. Join us as we explore ways to drive engagement and reach new constituents online.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

What’s the most powerful literacy tool on your shelf? Libraries across the country are discovering that large print can effectively support striving readers, ESL/ELL students, and children with special learning needs. Large print isn’t just a bigger font size. Compared to standard print format, large print books are proven to help with decoding, fluency, tracking, and comprehension. Hear from librarians who have found success after embracing large print and partnering with teachers to bring large print books into the classroom. They’ve seen wider usage, noticeable reading improvements, and happier readers! And because we believe that every library can successfully build and promote their own large print collection, we’re giving all attendees a 5-step action plan and helpful marketing materials.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

 

If you need to quickly create a virtual fundraising opportunity, join this one hour webinar where Quierra Trammel of Tribe Table will guide you in how to apply the principles of creating successful in-person fundraising events to creating virtual events using Zoom. This webinar is all about how you can create profitable events that give your community the feeling of togetherness, even while keeping a physical distance.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

Join Innovator in Residence Ben Lee is hosting a remote data jam at the Library of Congress to dig into the visual content contained in historical newspapers. Join us to explore this information and formulate research questions of your own!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VN565XQ

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar moderated by nonprofit trainer, speaker, and author Beth Kanter; Tipping Point Community President Sam Cobbs; Open Impact Co-Founder Alexa Cortes Culwel; and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward will share their insights about how boards can build their governance muscles, engage in continuous improvement, and promote high organizational performance. They will discuss how the Performance Imperative, a complimentary framework for social-sector excellence offered by the Leap Ambassadors Community, can be applied to strengthen boards.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Taryn Yates from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will explain Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the protective factors that can mitigate their effects and prevent them from occurring in the first place. As Idahoans continue to face the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic, your library may have a role to play in addressing trauma in your community and helping families build protective factors. You may want to view Taryn’s video on child brain development before joining this webinar, and join us next week, on May 12, at 1:00 p.m. for more information on building positive experiences for families.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

“Can I take my baby to the library?” Even though many libraries are working to encourage families with infants by planning infant-friendly programs and spaces, families with babies still sometimes don’t realize that the library can be a destination for them. Join members of ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee as we share ideas and tips for developing a baby-friendly library experience. Topics will include marketing strategies, family-friendly policies and areas and helping non-youth staff understand babies.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (2-3 pm)

Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

Educators and students have many purposes for reading.  Whether it is for interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, inquiry, or research, tools are available in digital environments to support learners. Experience intentional use of these digital tools in MackinVIA to promote the many purposes students are reading in their distance learning environments.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

 

 

Friday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

 

With extensive experience working with top foundation professionals, Margy-Ruth and Perry Davis will help you understand how to tap into the world of foundations during this crucial time. They will run through various strategies including leveraging board connections and researching new foundation support to help you plan your outreach.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

During the webinar, attendees will learn how to navigate Benefits.gov and its many resources. Representatives from Benefits.gov will provide a tutorial of the Benefit Finder questionnaire, the newsroom, help center, and continuously developing COVID-19 resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (11-11:45 am)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

 

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

 

From Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai to the former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, young people around the world are taking a stand and speaking up to make our world a better—and safer—place for generations to come. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Blue Dot Kids Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, Greystone Kids, and Owlkids Books join former school library media specialist Sonja Cole to invite kids everywhere to do the same.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

 

With a pandemic upon us, it’s hard to predict exactly how the world will look over the coming months. How and when schools and libraries open back up will vary greatly from state to state. But one thing is certain: there will be questions and concerns about how to keep students, staff, and patrons safe. While there are no absolutes, we invite you to join pediatrician and librarian Dr. Dipesh Navsaria as he talks about what we know about COVID-19, how to think about and evaluate steps you can take to keep people safe, and what safety measures could become the new norm. Send in your questions when you register and bring them to the live session.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation surveys the major congressional publications, what their functions are, and where they can be found. Emphasis will be placed on govinfo.gov. Additional sources will include the U.S. Code on the House Law Revision Counsel site, HathiTrust, and commercial sources where relevant.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Your library building might be closed, but many of you are finding alternative ways to serve your communities. Building off of last week’s webinar on ACE’s and Protective Factors, learn how your library can help build positive experiences for children and families in your communities to help mitigate the effects of trauma. Roger Sherman from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will describe different ways that libraries can create positive experiences and will answer your questions about finding resources in your community.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (2-3 pm)

Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

 

Learn about the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers Framework, developed by Harvard’s Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP), and the many ways it can be used in school libraries to help students develop successful—equitable, effective, and self-protective—civic agency in this digital age. Chaebong Nam of DKP will discuss the rationale behind the Framework, and Laura Gardner, a practicing middle school librarian, will share specific examples of the 10 Questions in practice with students.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (10-11 am)

I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (11-12 pm)

Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation discusses the deficiencies of science subject terms in common sources used for library cataloging and how the NFSL has addressed these issues. Current forestry taxonomy resources will be addressed, and the NFSL’s ongoing contribution to taxonomy and subject authority work in terms of forestry issues will be described.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)

 

Through the lens of a six-week project, this webinar will offer tactics and materials for short-term project management. Over the course of six weeks in early 2019, the Georgetown library developed best practices, an assessment rubric, and an internal communications plan to update their approach to online chat service. This webinar will highlight their approach, including the project plan, calendar, and project response/next steps. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas and templates to run their own six-week projects.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

 

This presentation will discuss some of the most recent findings about the literacy skills of U.S. adults, including digital literacy and the implications for communicating with the public. We will review research that suggests what may be particularly problematic for readers and what might be helpful.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Would you like a voice in promoting great books that might be overlooked? Would you like to improve your book reviews and build your credibility and influence? Are writing book reviews part of your classroom assignments? Are you a teacher, librarian, author, or bookseller, wanting to prepare for live book talks, podcast interviews, or online presentations? Topics include philosophies of reviewing books, the ethics of promoting books for payment, evaluating fiction and nonfiction genres, and the debate about how much you need to know to review a book.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to help libraries develop targeted outcomes to use when designing online programs to maximize the learning opportunities and measure the resulting value of them from attendees

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

This informational session will bring together tech leaders to discuss different methods being used to flip classrooms and how to use digital multimedia to meet the needs of online learning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will cover the latest updates to help our communities navigate questions around the intersection of immigration and current events. We will discuss immigrant access to services in light of COVID-19 and the new public charge rule, other impacts and options for immigrants given COVID-19 shelter-in-place policies, and Census updates and outreach strategies.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)

 

Human behavior is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. People are staying inside, working remotely, and as a result, the in-person events and fundraisers that nonprofits count on have to change. Join this webinar and you’ll be on your way to creating a crisis-proof social media strategy to guide your organization in years to come.

 

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

 

 

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

How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

For years, agencies just dabbled in the cloud, moving smaller pilot programs or easily adaptable systems. But as the way agencies work has changed, the need to put large, enterprisewide systems in a cloud or multiple clouds has become imperative. But how do agencies know which cloud is the right one for their enterprisewide systems?

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

 

In this entertaining, interactive, example-filled workshop, we’ll explore our minds’ most surprising tendencies, biases, and shortcuts. Then we’ll dive into how to employ the brain’s habits to boost our donor base and fundraising numbers.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (1-2 pm)

Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

Students need nimble critical thinking skills to decipher the ever-evolving landscape of fabricated and biased news reporting across platforms and apps. Media and news literacy experts weigh in with the latest teaching tools and strategies.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist staff and HarperCollins in a special 90-minute virtual book celebration and preview for librarians. The Library Love Fest team will suggest current books perfect for virtual books groups and present a cavalcade of new and forthcoming titles for the summer and beyond. Tune in for special author appearances. Get whitelisted for e-books and audiobooks on e-galley websites. Win virtual visits by favorite authors, and much more. Book love thrives.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Did you know that LOC.gov, the Library of Congress’ web portal, provides access to millions of items through their digital collections? Join us for this informative presentation to discover the resources available online to support patrons of all ages, learn how to navigate the website, and get tips on using these resources in your library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

 

We’ll talk through the tools and best practices for designing a reputable online survey, recruiting participants, and analyzing the data.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

 

As nonprofit leaders and team members are racing to keep operations open and to be responsive to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? Join us for this webinar covering ten actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

From sign language to dancing and everything in between, libraries are finding ways to engage babies with words, music, and sensory activities that not only entertain them, but provide much-needed mental stimulation. In this webinar, members of the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee with talk about what makes a program appropriate for babies and share some tried and true ideas that are doable at any library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a free webinar focused on actionable solutions to common fundraising problems. Chad will reveal the most common barriers to effective fundraising at the small community-based organizations that he serves and provide tips for overcoming them. Participants will also be given free access to document samples and templates which will help to fast track the implementation of these solutions. Ample time will be reserved for questions so that attendees can also pick Chad’s brain for solutions to their “not so common” fundraising challenges.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/fundraising-tune-up-free-webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (9-10 am)

Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The Reading for Justice Database aims to provide librarians and patrons with better access to YA and children’s literature book subjects centered around social justice. This database began as a project in Dr. David McKoskey’s Database Management course at St. Catherine University. The project then continued to develop through an independent study where the goal was to build a website and user interface for the database. The website includes a search page, report page, and an administrative page for editing. The presentation will cover the initial stages of the database’s development, the challenges of gathering data, preventing a “default” from skewing our data, and the overall process of connecting the database to our user interface. We hope we have created something that librarians and patrons would find useful for identifying books centered around themes of social justice.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (10-11 am)

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA’s Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. We will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (12-1 pm)

Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

Join Nonprofit New York and Candid to learn how in a short amount of time they have shifted their in-person events to an online format during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In this webinar, the panelists will share how they determined the purpose of events, evaluated different scenarios, selected an online platform, leveraged their talents, and delivered successful events. The panelists will have an honest conversation on how they managed these programmatic changes and what lessons they learned throughout the process.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

Join us for this one-hour webinar devoted to an exploration of a range of topics related to programming in your libraries for the adults with developmental disabilities in your community. Presenters Carrie Banks (Brooklyn Public Library) and Barbara Klipper (Autism Welcome Here grant) will cover the barriers and benefits of programming, best practices, and what is meant by a “culture of inclusion.” They’ll also leave you with some sample program ideas you can bring to your library and give you a preview of what else will be covered in the book on this subject they are currently writing for the publishing division of ALA. And, of course, there will be time for your questions and concerns to be voiced and addressed.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to be partnering with University of Chicago on the CryptoClub project to reach youth around the nation with this high quality mathematics and cryptography curriculum. The CryptoClub Project develops materials that harness the allure of secret messages to teach cryptography and mathematics. In addition, teachers and informal educators receive training and resources to introduce students to an exciting and important application of mathematics in a playful and engaging way. On this webinar, we will hear from the team at the University of Chicago as well as trainers and educators who have participated in the project. Join us to learn more about CryptoClub.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Learn 14 principles that can improve your accuracy when you’re peering into your crystal ball.  What are some unexpected factors that can upset the most educated guesses–and remember, when we are talking about the future, it’s all guesswork.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. You can use PubChem to search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. And, you can use PubChem to find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more. In this session, Rana Morris, PhD, NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs, will provide an overview of PubChem’s key features.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, May 28 (1-2 pm)

Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

This FREE 60-minute webinar presented by Lauren Hays will provide resources for librarians to utilize while working remotely and highlight important tools that no librarian should be without.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://conta.cc/2WlI723

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Wednesday, Apr 8 (7 am-3 pm)

Middle Grade Magic 2020 (School Library Journal). A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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

Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference. Sessions focused on the 2018 National School Library Standards, giving school librarians and other educator attendees an opportunity to dig deep into the guiding document of the profession. (American Association of School Librarians) For more information, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/conferences/31/view

All Library 2.0 Webinars With Dr. Steve Albrecht are FREE until April 30 by registering at https://bit.ly/3aphgYA

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library).  The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/397053372

Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection). Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/?learningModuleId=2234301&tab=3

 

 LIST BY TOPIC – see program descriptions and registration info by date below

ADVOCACY

Apr 1: Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)

Apr 1: Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 2: ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 9: Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr 1: Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)

Apr 1: Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 3: Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

BOARDS

Apr 2: 10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)

Apr 22: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)

Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

Apr 8: Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 1: Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 9: No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)

Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr 1: COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 7: Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr 8: COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

Apr 21: How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)

Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

FUNDRAISING

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 1: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Apr 1: Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-819 Pandemic (United for Libraries)

Apr 3: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)

Apr 8: Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar (GrantSpace)

Apr 8: Making the Ask (Firespring)

Apr 16: Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)

Apr 21: How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Apr 21: Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)

Apr 22: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Apr 23: What’s Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)

Apr 29: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

MANAGEMENT

Apr 1: Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 1: The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 7: Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 9: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)

Apr 9: Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)

Apr 14: How to Cut Your Marketing Budget–Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)

Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

Apr 15: PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

Apr 23: Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr 8: Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 9: Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)

Apr 15: Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)

Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

 

PROGRAMMING

Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

Apr 8: How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

Apr 22: Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)

Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

Apr 23: Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Apr 29: PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

REFERENCE

Apr 1: How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 3: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)

Apr 7: Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)

Apr 7: What’s Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)

Apr 8: Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 8: The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Apr 9: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)

Apr 15: Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 28: Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference

At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)

Apr 2: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 2: It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)

Apr 7: How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)

Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Apr 7: Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)

Apr 7: Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)

Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

Apr 30: Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

 

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 1: Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

Apr 2: Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Open Educational Resources — Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Apr 9: Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)

Apr 9: Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)

Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

Apr 16: Get Your Digital Learning Act Together – Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)

Apr 22: Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)

Apr 22: How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)

Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)

Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project is moving from data collection to resource development – and we need your help! In this session find out what we’ve learned through talking with hundreds of rural community members around the country, how it could influence rural library service, and how YOU can help by beta testing resources developed from this research.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)

Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)

 

This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, April 1 (9:30-10:30 am)

Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)

 

Join this webinar to learn about organizing and advocacy during social distancing.

 

For more information and to register, visit:  https://go.everyaction.com/2020-mar-web-series.html

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (10-11 am)

Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)

 

Find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)

 

The world has changed. Profoundly. Yet at many associations, member advocacy is based on an old, outdated model. Associations that don’t change with the times will be left behind. If your association struggles to effectively engage your members in your grassroots advocacy efforts, this webinar is for you!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39vQpbS

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)

 

On this week’s episode, join Brenda Stenger, Director of the American Hospital Association Resource Library, as she shares the experience of her and her team as demands on their library has increased and how they have adapted. Then, hear from Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries at Archive.org, as he talks about how to add great electronic content for free.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12:30 pm)

Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2010182536317725965

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)

 

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Attend this webinar to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details. We’ll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)

 

The four principles of library ethics are privacy, transparency, access, and fair treatment. As applied to the service desk, it translates into ensuring that the library respect the privacy of the library users’ visits and transactions, that rules and policies are written in plain language and available to everyone and applied to everyone, that everyone in your greater community or institution, regardless of their situations, can have the information they need and want, and that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, regardless of their status. No special favors for friends or family, no deferring to status, no gossiping about library customers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)

Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic (United for Libraries)

 

Learn tips and advice from directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Hear about “stay home and read” fundraisers from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Find out how to participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, and how to shift your strategies due to COIVD-19.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/33RBHLg

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (10-11 am)

AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

 

April 2, AASL will host a second town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

 

Visit http://ala.org/aasl/townhall for more information.

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (11-12 pm)

Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

 

Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Infopro Learning, to gain practical tips for measuring learning ROI. Your hosts, Arun Prakash, chief learning strategist at Infopro Learning, and Nolan Hout, vice president at InfoPro Learning, will provide a step-by-step guide, along with insight into how other successful training organizations measure ROI.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

 

With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 2 of 4.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)

 

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)

 

Join us as best-selling author and Principle Advisor of the Blackbaud Institute, Steve MacLaughlin discusses the balance between the non-profit and foundation worlds using data to establish common ground and drive mission oriented impact. In this webinar he explains the 10 principles of good data and how your foundation can start implementing them now.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1:30 pm)

ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this information-packed webinar, education search marketing guru Jenny Munn, will help you learn how to make your program’s website appear higher than other programs in search results so prospective families can find your site. This is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Jenny’s co-presenter, Early childhood subject matter and technology expert Fran Simon, M.Ed,will provide insights about how to offer website content that is relevant to current families, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other important events.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (1-2 pm)

It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)

 

For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps. Part of the Tech Trends Spring 2020 series.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)

 

In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)

 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (10-11 am)

Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)

 

Wational Network of Libraries of Medicine Community Engagement Coordinator, as she talks about ehen it comes to health information, there is a lot of noise out there but there is also help. Join Michele Spatz, Nvidence-based health resources (and how to tell); shares a few key evidence-based health websites/resources (including evidenced-based coronavirus information) and touches on disaster planning information for libraries.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-12:45 pm)

What’s Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)

 

Geographic information systems (GIS) is helping communities make more data-driven decisions, allocate much-needed resources, and keep the public informed during the coronavirus outbreak. Join us online to learn the steps to applying GIS for public health preparedness. The content will cover the repeatable patterns state and local governments are using to prioritize at-risk populations, ensure testing sites are accurately placed, food drop-off locations are publicized, and more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

Join Martin House, Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College and incoming chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section, and Cinthya Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library at University of Colorado Denver and Director-at-Large on ACRL’s Board of Directors, for tips, strategies, and discussion on effective ways to manage a suddenly remote library workforce.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

 

Libraries have a long history of supporting children’s print literacy development. Now, as we move further into the 21st century, the concept of literacy and the learning demands on young children seem to be expanding. Technology, emotional intelligence, communication, executive function, citizenship, cultural competence, and more are becoming significant parts of a young child’s early education. Join us in exploring literacy through a wider lens as we begin thinking deeply about what this means for children & families, as well as, formal & informal caregivers in our library communities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Open Educational Resources — Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

An Education Information Librarian, a Government Documents Librarian, and an Instructional Designer will show participants how to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) lesson using Government documents. Learn about open pedagogy approaches that can be applied to a variety of disciplines as presenters demonstrate building a lesson about an aspect of World War II. These approaches can be used to encourage teachers at any level to integrate OER and primary source materials into classes.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-1:30 pm)

How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)

 

These are unprecedented times. Educators, students and families are grappling to do their best to keep children engaged and progressing academically. The sudden shift to teaching remotely has teachers searching for curriculum-aligned resources and their footing. Where to turn in a time like this? Your school librarian! They have expertise in research, digital learning, curation and can recommend the best resources. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to get tools for you and for your families. Learn new ways to leverage the expertise of your school librarian. Part 1 of 2.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar to get to know amazing picture books, learn engaging questioning strategies for students, and consider talking points for professionals—all aimed at building students’ social-emotional strength. Access a handout with classroom-ready resources to support social-emotional learning.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

 

What do Civics and primary sources have to do with one another? Everything! This interactive session demonstrates how the use of primary sources can offer students specific examples of civic principles highlighting how a civic ideal has been tested, interpreted, and applied throughout American history. Attendees will apply strategies to analyze primary sources using a civics lens, discuss how to adapt and modify those strategies to use in their own classrooms, and learn practical tips to find materials and resources to teach civic ideals.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1:30-2 pm)

Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)

 

During this time of uncertainty, everyone needs support to do the best job possible and help students continue to learn. While librarians are often called upon to support others in their school or district, they too need support. Join author, librarian/teacher, and education consultant Shannon McClintock Miller as she explores ways the librarian can ensure they’re being as useful as possible but also getting the support they need. Don’t miss this essential webinar to get encouragement and tips on how to take care of yourself and your own family too! Part 2 of 2.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars and click on How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (5-7 pm)

Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)

 

Integrating visual and written content can increase the impact of the writing that your students do. As students learn to use imagery to illustrate critical points in an argument or visualize the action in a storyline, they become better communicators. Join this session and help your students develop the ability to communicate clearly and creatively. Model and nurture creative expression while providing a new way for your students to reflect on what they have learned.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (9-10 am)

How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This session will focus on easy techniques you can use to add movement to programs for all ages. From a mini dance party between stories to instance recess for adults, regular ten minute activity breaks have been identified by researchers and policy makers as effective ways to advance public health. Here you’ll learn exercise, routines, playlists, and games that you can use to quickly and effectively incorporate activity breaks into programs at your library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (10-11 an)

Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

 

Play games to hook young learners onto learning and create a joyful learning environment. Games, role-play, drama and movement activities are not only highly engaging and fun for children but they help to build their brains, strengthen attention, self-regulation and social skills of young learners. They also help to reduce their stress levels. This webinar session will discuss how to use a variety of games and role-play activities in early childhood and elementary settings and how to link them with instructional content (language, math and science vocabulary and concepts).

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)

 

Join Eric Keith from SirsiDynix as he reviews resources for libraries about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know that information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and we are working to curate the most up-to-date content in an effort to help keep you informed.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will discuss the frauds and scams that play on fears surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The presenter will explain the scammers’ lures, warning signs of scams in general, and how to avoid them. We’ll also touch on other prevalent scams, frauds related to charitable giving in times of crisis, and how to donate wisely.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

 

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar (GrantSpace)

 

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

Join mathematicians Dr. Alissa Crans and Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence as they explore facets of girls and math, their own stories, their insights into the math behind the way the world works — and share enticing details about the upcoming 2021 National Math Festival in Washington, DC. Learn how your students can apply for a chance to travel to the nation’s capital to represent NGCP at the National Math Festival and bring math fun to all ages in April 2021. We will also hear from Kirsten Bohl of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); she coordinates the many moving parts of the National Math Festival.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)

 

The Nonprofit Communications Engine is a framework designed to help nonprofit leaders build, refine, and optimize their organization’s ability to communicate effectively. Based on Sarah Durham’s new book, “The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A leader’s guide to managing mission-driven marketing and communications”, this session is for nonprofit leaders who need to set clearer goals, build a stronger team, and manage communications in their organization so it truly advances the mission. You’ll learn a scalable theory that you can apply to your organization immediately.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

During this webinar, we’ll explore how all caregivers (parents, teachers, therapists) can embed mindfulness into their daily routines and activities to meet the needs of children, including those who are on IEPs and/or who may struggle with self-regulation skills (e.g., attention, interaction, recall). We’ll discuss how to differentiate and promote integration between a child’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. We’ll explore the zone of optimal learning and how to extend it for all children.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (1-2 pm)

Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)

 

Join this webinar to explore how public and school libraries can initiate collaborative relationships and the types of programming that can benefit from these partnerships. Learn how to market or publicize your services to teachers and school librarians, and identify the best times of year to communicate with local schools.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Making the Ask (Firespring)

 

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)

 

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)

 

How can you feel more competent and confident, and less stressful, while participating in online courses? Find what experienced online students do to keep on track and get the work done, while balancing physical and emotional well-being.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)

 

Join us for this webinar as Joseph Miesner discusses:How Mental Health First Aid provides better understanding of mental illnesses and encourages empathy for those who are suffering; How to help staff create a “tool kit” of techniques to better assist patrons who are experiencing mental health issues; Ways to bring additional services to your library through partnerships.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of the New York Library Association, and Megan Cusick, ALA PPA, Assistant Director for State Advocacy, share practical tips for advocates of all experience levels. Based on their extensive knowledge in the field, Johannesen and Cusick regale viewers with real-life examples of advocacy at its best.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Do you want fun, informative resources for your library? Do you have zero budget to buy materials? If you said yes, this webinar is for you! Join us to explore several agencies to discover posters, games, coloring pages, books, bookmarks, and more – all FREE. We’ll start with the basics: ordering from Pueblo, Colorado; and then finish with the complicated but do-able: ordering from smaller agencies.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)

 

In times of uncertainty, self-care needs to be a top priority. Library managers need to be thinking of the well-being of their staff, and staff need to be thinking of the well-being of their patrons. How do we manage stress and working with an anxious public during these difficult times? In this webinar, participants will hear from members of the PLA Social Worker Task Force on ways to approach self-care, prioritize well-being, and manage stress and anxiety. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 3 of 4.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)

 

Community colleges equip students with essential research skills for today’s world, and language and literature programs are a critical component of the community college curriculum. The MLA Committee on Community Colleges, supporting teaching and scholarship in 2-year-college modern language departments, presents a variety of resources that community colleges can use. One such tool is the free online course to teach students how to conduct research using the MLA International Bibliography. For tips from the course creators and a faculty member who has integrated the course into the community college curriculum, please join this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

 

Are you facing the possibility of having to cancel or postpone your next forum or fundraising event? We’ve got you covered. Joe DiGiovanni and Kyle Barkins, co-founders of the marketing and technology agency, Tapp Network, will walk you through the process of migrating your in-person event online. From communications strategies to choosing the right technology, Joe and Kyle will present on how to use what you’ve already created, and what needs to be done to make a successful virtual event.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar, we will explore best practices and specific tools for both getting crystal clear in how you are shaping a role so that it is explicit and sets candidates up for success as well as how you are taking an anti-bias approach to your interviewing and candidate evaluation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

A key part of life in a pandemic, social distancing, creates its own challenges to our mental and emotional well-being. Join us for this special Info2Go! session to discuss practical strategies for coping while social distancing, how self-care can improve our overall well-being, and identify ways to prevent burnout during this unusual time.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (1-2 pm)

eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

 

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA will collaborate with teachers that have extensive experience teaching online to share tips for best practices for online learning. Teachers are being asked to transform the way they teach and to meet diverse learning needs, and they need support. Join this edWebinar to hear from experienced teachers, ask questions, and share your examples as we all work to support students in this time of need.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

 

Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Algonquin Young Readers, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Random House Children’s Books, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Cut Your Marketing Budget–Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)

 

Marketing is critical to growth, but good marketing doesn’t have to be expensive. In this webinar we will talk about how to get the most out of your marketing while saving your budget. We will cover options for websites, social media, email, and how intense focus may be the best tool you have.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

“Let’s Do It” you proclaim. As a youth professional you have established the importance of play.  But how do you get there and create a space supported by the library and your community? Join members from ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs & Services committee as we explore library play and learning spaces for the youngest of patrons. Whether you’re working with a small budget or looking to redesign your space you can create a play and learning space.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (9-10 am)

Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Take your Readers Advisory and library marketing to the next level with social media Book Talks. Learn tips and tricks to efficiently and economically craft, record, publish, and curate videos which promote your library’s collection and programming. Take home a solid plan to provide new, exciting space for your patrons to explore your collection, encounter you library’s strategic narrative, and share the library’s marketing message with others.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-12:45 pm)

COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

 

Join us online for an expert-led discussion about the best management approaches and key tech innovations that can give agencies the flexibility they need to weather the storm and stay prepared for years to come.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)

 

Featuring Dr. Noah Lenstra, director of Let’s Move in Libraries, this webinar focuses on forming and sustaining partnerships in public libraries to increase the walkability of communities. Attendees of this webinar will:  Learn new and different ideas for partnerships to create walkable communities Give examples of creative strategies to promote safe, walkable spaces Discuss new ways to engage the community around walkability.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3dBfbeb

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

At its core, plain language is about making documents accessible to readers. In this month’s meeting we will discuss how plain language intersects with 508 compliance requirements to make federal electronic documents and technology accessible to people with disabilities. We invite 508 program managers and plain language experts to join us for an informative discussion.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (1-2 pm)

Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)

 

How much do you know about Generation Z? Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (2-3 pm)

EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar as Dr. Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps and founder of Class Tech Tips, takes a look at some of the big shifts and movements in the EdTech space.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Whether you work by yourself or with a small staff, the nitty-gritty of successfully delivering your services can be challenging. Join two successful solos as they discuss the importance of building partnerships throughout their organization, staying visible and valuable, all at the best possible price.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (9-10 am)

Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

 

In this webinar, a recent PhD graduate will discuss the student perspective on learning about the research workflow, highlighting areas of success and how the library played an important role in the journey. Followed by two librarians who will explore their role in enabling the effective collaboration of research teams and ensuring researchers have the skills to manage their research data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1 pm)

Get Your Digital Learning Act Together – Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)

 

Many know the benefits of digital training, but few leverage it correctly. Understand the industry through our webinar, which will explain how including a blended approach of both eLearning and live virtual learning can increase your organization’s user engagement, loyalty, and productivity.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

 

Public libraries are ever evolving to meet the needs of their communities. When doors are closed, how are libraries evolving to meet patrons where they are? What about planning for what comes next? Participants of this webinar will hear examples from library staff who have responded to this time of crisis with innovative solutions to services and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 4 of 4.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)

 

Effective, personalized donation asks are the most successful way to raise money, but it can be challenging to make those asks when your donor data lives in multiple locations. Integrating your online and offline data is a crucial step to improving your fundraising, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. We’re partnering with EveryAction to show you how easy it can be to boost your donations by taking a few simple steps to break down the data silos in your organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12:30-1 pm)

WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

 

At some point in our careers, we have all experienced burn-out, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or even a loss of connection between our work and the organizations we represent. Do you know why? The solution is simple, but it’s not always the easiest one to acknowledge, especially when the everyday often gets in the way. With inspiration from the WHY (Golden Circle) principle developed by Simon Sinek, reconnect with your inner WHY-brarian and the spark he/she can ignite for you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (8-9 am)

Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

 

LGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month!  Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

This webinar will walk you through the basics of crowdfunding for nonprofits. We will show how your nonprofit can leverage the trend of online fundraising to increase donations and awareness for your cause. In addition to covering crowdfunding best practices.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/221268323911749900

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)

 

Join us to learn about donor management software best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)

 

Government employees are often asked to lead and work in times of great uncertainty. Whether through pandemics, natural disasters, administrative changes or budget disputes, federal, state and local government employees are tasked with mission-critical work during volatile and unstable times. Join NextGen and GovLoop online to learn best practices for succeeding in times of uncertainty.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

 

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear from representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, and W.W. Norton & Company who will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your LibraryReads nominations. Plus, we’ll also chat with LibraryReads executive director, Rebecca Vnuk to hear about the latest happenings in the library world!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

 

Playful learning is serious business in early childhood! It is a natural, everyday occurrence for children, and experts have proven its value with child development and success. Discover the different types of play groups out there, their purpose and potential impact, and why this may be a great niche for your library (in the spirit of equal access to all). Explore what it would take and identify measurable benefits. Whether or not you decide this is right for your library, we will point you to resources for further inquiry.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

 

One is not enough! YA author and editor Saundra Mitchell presents a collection of broad and inclusive LGBTQIA+ titles for teen and tween readers. She will present titles that can be easily incorporated into every day displays, with an emphasis on shelving equity. Books representing many identities and orientations are presented with an eye to presenting a fuller picture of the queer experience– and most importantly, toward the inclusion of multiple voices on each topic. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

 

With action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, these titles are sure to captivate graphic novel lovers of all ages. Join publishing insiders from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, Humanoids, Image Comics and Yen Press, and hear all about new and upcoming releases.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (1-2 pm)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

 

Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education and a New York Times bestselling author, will join us to share content from the newly released 30th Anniversary Edition of the book, which includes his personal insights, which are at the back of every chapter. He will illustrate the ongoing relevance of the 7 Habits, especially in today’s uncertain world, and how the principles in the book can be used in our modern age for a new generation of leaders.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (10-11:30  am)

Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)

 

In this event, we’ll introduce you to the scope of online citizen science and marathon as groups different projects across medicine, biology, physics, literature and history. No prior experience is required – all you need is a computer and a sense of curiosity.  Interested in using citizen science in your own research? Experts will stay online after the marathon to answer questions from researchers or educators on how to set up your own projects or utilize these resources in a classroom setting. Together, we can help make new discoveries possible!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/go-on-safari-with-citizen-science

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

 

The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador for the organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

 

Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)

 

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Intrepid, to hear how Ernst and Young developed a three-week blended learning program featuring webcasts, fast feedback, peer-reviewed social features and lively videos to expand its reach — without compromising quality in the process.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

 

As cities around the globe become more culturally diverse, arts & cultural organizations must expand their programming to reflect the multicultural nature of their surrounding communities in order to stay relevant. Learn how the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Art are incorporating multilingual programming to simultaneously create a more welcoming, culturally diverse environment and attract more visitors.

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)

 

Learn to set objectives and structure your class or presentation in a way that not only reaches your goals but also engages your audience and ensures they’ll really get what you’re saying and remember it after they’ve left the room. Whether you’re teaching parents about early literacy, giving a presentation to a community group or teaching seniors how to use their iPads, this method of planning will prepare you to deliver top-notch classes and presentations to audiences big and little.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (1-2 pm)

New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience, including books that invite audience participation, books based on songs, informational books, books that reflect our diverse communities, and websites useful to storytime planning

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (3-4 pm)

The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

 

Podcasting, spoken-word audio, and even YouTube use is at an all-time high. How does audio ingestion impact how we process information? How are schools adapting to this trend? Are we teaching students how to use audio content for inquiry? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala will share resources and tools to help participants integrate audio content into their instructional programs.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

 

As a first-time manager, it’s important to have the foundational tools to excel in your new role. During this program, you will discover why it’s important to understand common sources and uses of funds in your department. You’ll also uncover how to use the budget process to support strategic goals and why an understanding of the budget process can help you respond to changes in your department.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar we will explore how Gale Analytics can help you use your library data to better inform decision making, make progress toward library goals, and gather data necessary for stakeholders. Even if you do not have Gale Analytics available at your library, you can take advantage of the concepts used in this webinar when analyzing data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)

 

For more than a decade now, Jenn Carson, Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, NB Canada, has been encouraging library patrons and staff to get up, and move. She does this by offering different movement practices inside of the library. This is what she calls “physical literacy.” These movement-based programs include yoga, meditation, story time walks, circulating fitness equipment to patrons, and more. Join Carson as she discusses her decade-long journey implementing movement-based programs in libraries.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

What’s Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop highlighting recent findings in fundraising research to shed insight on how nonprofit fundraising is changing. The latest data on donor trends, academic research, articles from fundraising thought leaders and stories from the front lines will provide a snapshot of where fundraising is today and where it is headed. In addition, specific tactics and strategies will be provided to assist nonprofit organizations in adapting to these changes and better position the organization for fundraising success.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSKP2avcSOG1u1Flpmpmug

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)

Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on how to plan for succession. Participants will learn what information to include, tips, and strategies for your successor.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 28 (2-3 pm)

Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

 

In this fast-paced, interactive edWebinar, innovative educator, Carl Hooker, will provide insights and strategies to help overcome our fears and empower ourselves and our students going forward into this remote learning world.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (1-2 pm)

Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

 

This webinar will provide information on how libraries can collaborate with social work interns and programs, to provide critical services to community members and training and support for library staff.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Darlene Cavalier, author of “The Field Guide to Citizen Science…” and Principal Investigator (PI) of multiple programs catalyzing citizen science in libraries and around the globe, will guide you as you discover what citizen science is, who is and isn’t engaged, how libraries can be community hubs for citizen science, and where the field may go in the future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

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

 

Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 30 (12-1 pm)

Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

A busy work calendar, a year-long project that absorbs everyone’s time and attention, or a series of workplace crises can cause us to neglect and damage healthy communication, even in the best-run organizations. Trust can be frayed because there hasn’t been enough time to patch mistakes, resolve disagreements, clarify misunderstandings, and mend broken promises. This kind of work meeting focuses on productivity, good will, and the better future. Apologies are not enough. What actions need to be taken to get people back on track?

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7011051692923194124

 

 

Thursday, Apr 30 (1-2 pm)

Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

 

In this webinar, you will learn about the effect of emotions and stress on all aspects of learning and about keys to unlock the stress blockade. You will understand how the “video game model” applies to teaching for motivation and perseverance through achievable challenge and helping students recognize incremental progress, and you will leave with strategies to reduce the stressors that prevent the brain from working from its highest thinking and control centers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

3/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

2/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities…

March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities – FREE AND ONLINE!

 

This list is generously assembled and shared by our colleagues at the Wyoming State Library.  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

 

**Free Online Conferences**

 

Mar 3-4. 2020 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference. https://sites.google.com/view/secollaborativeconference

 

Mar 4 (9-1:45 pm) Grow Your Good (Network for Good). https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Mar 10 (1-4 pm). Wholehearted Libraries – Library 2.0. https://www.library20.com/

 

 

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

 

Connections Summit: Director’s Edition, Academic Libraries Day. (SirsiDynix) https://www.sirsidynix.com/ondemand-webinars/?series=connections-summit : Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix.

 

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : In this free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar, learn easy to adapt techniques to frame the work you do and the program you run for budget success.

 

Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived : In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

 

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager (TED Talks) https://www.ted.com/talks/chieh_huang_confessions_of_a_recovering_micromanager : “If we know that micromanagement isn’t really effective, why do we do it?” asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness — and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.

 

2020 CENSUS

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

ADVOCACY

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Mar 19: Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

CAREERS

Mar 11: The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 25: Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 26: SIRS Issues Researcher (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 3: 5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 12: A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Mar 17: Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 5: Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

Mar 10: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Mar 10: Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

Mar 11: Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

Mar 12: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 10: They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 19: Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

Mar 19: Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Mar 5: Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 11: World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

Mar 12: How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 17: The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

Mar 5: Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Mar 10: When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

Mar 12: Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 12: Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 10: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 11: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 17: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 18: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (10-11 am)

Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

 

In this webinar, Aileen Luppert will present a program that teaches health literacy and supports the health and wellness of teens who are experiencing homelessness in Spokane County. Emily Hamstra will present free online resources for teens to use to find reliable information about their health and wellness.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (11-12 pm)

Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

 

Keeping on top of library data privacy is hard work in itself. When you add vendors into the mix, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This interactive webinar will help libraries protect patron privacy when working with vendors.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

 

You’re probably familiar with the expression DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. But how can you create your own DEI initiative within your nonprofit organization — and why should you? In this webinar, we will discuss the current inequalities in the nonprofit sector, the importance of diversity to effective nonprofit work, TechSoup’s diversity initiatives, and how you can embark on one of your own.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

 

In this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith, representatives from Albert Whitman & Company, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Running Press Kids, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will introduce an array of exciting forthcoming releases for the younger set (approximately ages three through 10).

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (8-9 am)

Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

 

Every library collects statistics throughout the year, but are you doing more with them than just clicking submit on your annual report? In this webinar, we will discuss how to effectively present your annual statistics to your boards, Friends groups, patrons, and other key stakeholders. What should you put on an annual report? How should it look? What’s the best way to format your data? We’ll try to tackle it all!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (9-10 am)

The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

An overview of The Healing Library and our free downloadable resources which have been downloaded almost 3,000 times since our launch in 2017! We create nontraditional lending kits for families who have experienced trauma and provide free pdf’s for libraries to create their own kits or, in response to requests from smaller libraries, we now offer kits for purchase. All kits include the following: A Discussion Guide, Activities Guide, Acts of Kindness Guide, Community Helpers Guide, Curated Book Suggestions with Discussion Guides, and How to Use This Kit Guides – for both families and lending organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

 

Most of our patrons will begin receiving their invitations to complete the 2020 Census in the mail starting March 12. Please join us on March 4th for a special episode of American Libraries Live where we’ll equip you with the resources and effective library practices you need to support a complete count. ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Office, along with our expert panel, will lead a 60-minute discussion followed by a 30-minute Q and A.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

In honor of National Women’s History month, Karen Peterson, Founder & CEO of the National Girls Collaborative Project will highlight the challenges and opportunities of encouraging more girls across the country to pursue STEM activities and careers, and the importance of CS education in this process. She will be joined by voices from the field who will share information about their programs: Toni Robinson, President of Digital Girls, Inc. and Cathy Law, Director of the STEM Academy @ OSU.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/389ZgiM

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

 

Amanda Pearce will break down the narrative portion of grant proposals and teach you how to create a stellar template that you can use time and time again.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar focuses on how to discover information sources and products related to the topics of precipitation, water temperature, water use (water quantity), water-supply systems, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

 

Join this webinar to explore the ways the library functions as a “protective factor” and how to build community resilience through more compassionate and inclusive policies and practices.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

 

With the decline in reading scores among U.S. students, the librarian’s role toward enhancing literacy has never been more critical. Practitioners and literacy experts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels explore using graphic novels, street lit, and more to get students fired up about reading, bolstering skills along the way.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2I0Prcr

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

During this webinar, you will learn smart ways to engage the community in the face of crisis, and how to get organized across a district. Join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary as he discusses ways to prevent potential problems and to proactively position yourself if they come. If there is a threat to your position or budget – or to other school libraries or librarians across your district – know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

 

Join Macmillan’s Adult Library Marketing team as they share their Absolutely Fabulous favorites from Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (10-11 am)

Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship includes privacy, behaving ethically online, and being safe and responsible in digital environments. As facilitators of digital knowledge consumption and creation, librarians have a unique role to play in fostering digital citizenship among their users. The presenter will share ideas for how librarians can encourage and promote digital citizenship, and provide recommendations for resources and community partners.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

 

When was the last time you struggled to understand a vendor’s privacy policy—if you even had time to read it. In the digital world, patron privacy becomes increasingly complex for libraries monitor and safeguard. In this webinar, we’ll guide you through a sampling of vendor privacy policies, examine typical policy language, and discuss important questions that libraries need to be asking and addressing with vendors in order to protect patron privacy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

 

This webinar will discuss the use of AI in public libraries and provide advice on how your library can ensure it is not only prepared for the changes AI will bring, but that it is positioned to shape and then lead the world that AI is helping to create. Featuring presentations from the New Orleans Public Library, King County Library System and collectionHQ, the webinar will share specific examples of how AI is being used to inform the selection of pre-published titles based on predictive algorithms, and how voice-assisted technology can be used to connect patrons to library resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

 

Governments rely on nonprofit organizations to provide services to individuals at all stages of their lives. Yet, governments are not always good partners when it comes to reimbursing nonprofits for the costs of providing those services. That could change for the better – and soon. The federal government recently proposed revisions to the primary law governing government grantmaking – the OMB Uniform Guidance – that could result in greater reimbursements for indirect costs, reduce administrative burdens, and increase transparency.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

 

This session will highlight how collaboration works within Tracy Ferguson and Shannon McClintock Miller’s elementary school and the many ways they use it to enhance learning, creativity, student voice, develop empathy and kindness, and have a lot of fun along the way. These experienced educators will share the many different types of collaboration they use and ways you can bring these ideas back to their communities and professional networks.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

 

Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick, takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records at the National Archives at St. Louis and deciphering what they can reveal! Ms. Lebonick will broadcast in remotely via video from her workplace in St. Louis.

 

Attend this presentation virtually by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTokbLnm2VY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Career portfolios document evidence that you’ve learned and mastered skills in your workplace, in continuing education, and in formal classrooms.  Learn how to create portfolios to earn college credit, record workplace success for evaluations, and present your independent learning and accomplishments to a future employer.

 

For more information and to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1136530389893044748

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

 

Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

 

This 1-hour webinar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in 7 of the most common grant components, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://fundingforgood.org/get-training/upcoming-events/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

 

Are you looking for free online resources to teach U.S. Citizenship? Take a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course (www.usalearns.org), which uses engaging multimedia to teach the English skills and information needed to pass ALL parts of the citizenship test: N-400 interview practice, civics, reading, writing, and speaking. You will also learn to create your own free online course based on USA Learns’ content.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

 

Going fine free is not an easy decision for any library, but Brenda Cameron, a Library Systems Coordinator for FVRL, is passionate about the impacts it has had on their library and their community. She has seen why eliminating fines has brought more people into the library especially since “fines most affect those least able to pay them.” She believes in the positive impact going fine free can have for all libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-03/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

 

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! Come and listen to two libraries, Allynne Ellis from the Billings Public Library, and Jamie Greco from the Glacier County Library, give their perspectives on and experiences with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

 

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

After viewing the webinar, participants should be able to: Identify ways to promote your Federal depository library within your community; Identify creative ways to engage your community with Government information resources; Identify additional Federal and state resources (ex. multimedia, photo gallery) to enhance your displays.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

 

Andy Robinson will show you the “after questions” that you can use to strengthen donor relationships, serve your donors better, and set the stage to raise even more money in the future.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

 

 

More than half of state and local government leaders responding to a recent national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) say they are taking active steps toward deploying IoT technologies. But how can community leaders be sure they’re approaching IoT investments the right way? This important and timely webcast will explain the fundamental elements of a successful and sustainable IoT strategy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govtech.com/events/?tab=webinars

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (3-4 pm)

Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

 

Compelling primary sources often have a bit of mystery and wonder about them. That makes them a perfect tool for middle and high school students developing their own research questions. In this webinar, librarian, author, and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress Tom Bober shares strategies and tips to effectively utilize primary sources at the question-forming stage of research. See how students asking their own research questions based on their interactions with items from history can increase engagement and purpose as well as positively impact this critical point in the research process.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

So you have to make a website – oh, no! Learn about the wide variety of free and for-fee website builders out there in this webinar. These are products you can quickly and easily get started using for small and larger website projects. Learn more about SquareSpace, Webflow, Weebly, Wix, and Ploud to find out what will work best for your library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-12:45 pm)

Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

 

For better or worse, change is inevitable, especially in the public sector. With all of the new policies, mandates, leadership and organizational structures, being able to handle the frequent and varied changes in government requires a little bit more than just a “go with the flow” attitude. What you need is a change management framework.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

What do series nonfiction publishers have in store for readers this spring? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar featuring representatives from Amicus Publishing, Bellwether Media, Black Rabbit Books, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing—and find out! Titles presented will range from grades K through 12.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (10-11 am)

Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/knowing-what-you-dont-know-medical-micro-aggressions/13180

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

 

In this session, three contributing authors from “Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools” (ALA Editions, 2020) will share ideas and tips for hosting financial literacy initiatives at your library.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (10-11 am)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12:30-1 pm)

Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

 

On April 22, 2020, people all over the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day Network invites you to join us in this webinar to get ideas and inspiration for how your library can celebrate with us. Through the year of 2020 we are coordinating cleanups, teach-ins, citizen science projects, art exhibitions and more! Youth and adults in over 190 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day and this anniversary year is an exciting opportunity for you to join a global movement working towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Notice: The time of the webinar is in Central Time.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (1-2 pm)

Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, we will be sharing and brainstorming interactive exercises and discussions to use with parents of young children to promote a healthy balance of media and technology at home. Rocío López, the manager of community partnerships for the Common Sense Latino Program, shares best practices in leading workshops with lower-income and monolingual Spanish-speaking families and provides tools and resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 24 (1-2 pm)

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

 

In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (8-9 am)

Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr … how many social media accounts does one library need, anyway?  And how can you make the most of them with limited time and money?  We’ll give you basic social media best practices for libraries, then delve into the specifics of Facebook so you can learn how to make the right posts at the right time to reach further than ever.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

Westminster Public Library has taken a hyper-local focus and created innovative strategies to satisfy the needs of all patrons in our service area. Explore how to create a data-driven community profile and how to use profiles to advocate for inclusive collections, programs, reference and readers’ advisory services, and outreach that represent the needs of a diverse community. Take away the tools and resources to create your own profiles.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to: Locate and navigate the consumer health resources in MedlinePlus on Coronavirus and influenza; Locate and navigate NLM’s disaster health resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019; Describe the types of data freely-available through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources for the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 so that they can guide researchers to the most relevant information.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

 

Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that. Join us to discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Glazing, flat glass or acrylic fit in a frame or display case to protect works of art and historic artifacts, is available in a wide variety of options from very basic to containing multiple protective qualities. This webinar will review these various alternatives and their properties in order to make informed decisions when choosing the most appropriate glazing for each particular application.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in secondary traumatic stress (STS), the symptoms of which can mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (3-4 pm)

The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

Emerging technologies are changing how we read. Digital reading can encompass more than just screen reading. The edtech industry provides us with a plethora of learning tools to promote literacy and transform reading experiences. In this edWebinar, the presenters will challenge participants to see beyond substituting print with PDF text and open doors to engaging interactive reading adventures for learners of all abilities and ages.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

Join presenters Lisa Dale and Mark Fink, who will share some of what they have learned about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally.

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (2-3 pm)

A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

 

Entrepreneurial thinking means innovating, creative problem-solving, and seeking out new opportunities. These skills are critical to success now and in the careers of the future. This edWebinar will introduce activities and resources to help students hone their innovative thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and other entrepreneurial traits essential for success. Attendees will receive access to free online lessons focused on developing middle and high school students’ entrepreneurial mindsets.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (1-2 pm)

Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will present a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (3-4 pm)

STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

Early childhood professionals know that getting children excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis. Steve Spangler shares his creative ideas and strategies to teach hands-on science through the medium of children’s literature. Participants will learn how to use elements of the storyline to enable students to think more like scientists. You’ll be ready to create a collection of STEM experiences your children will never forget.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love to Learn: February Free Webinars

This list comes from the Wyoming State Library>  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

 

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

A Creative and Poetic Approach to Creative Commons Copyright License Education (American Library Association) http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copytalk : CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more. Browse the archive below. Should you have any questions, please contact Carrie Russell, associate director of Public Policy and Advocacy.

 

Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived : In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

 

Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program) https://www.fdlp.gov/providing-access-to-digital-documents : This webinar presents basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available are explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access are provided.

 

Connections Summit 2019 (SirsiDynix)  http://go.sirsidynix.com/2019-11-Connections-Summit-Access-OD.html : Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all librarians worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 15 minutes or less.

 

ADVOCACY

Feb 17: Champions:  We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library)

Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

Feb 11: Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)

Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Feb 26: What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member? (propel nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Feb 11: Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)

Feb 12: Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 12: ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 5: What’s mine is yours: Collaborating to protect print collections (OCLC)

Feb 7: Applying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images (Lyrasis)

Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

Feb 11: Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)

Feb 12: BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

Feb 20: Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

Feb 13: Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)

Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 11: How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)

Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

At Your Leisure: Connections Summit 2019 (SirsiDynix)

Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

Feb 27: Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb 4: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Feb 4: Grant Writing: What the Pros Know (DonorSearch)

Feb 5: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

Feb 12: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)

Feb 13: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 18: 7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020 (TechSoup)

Feb 20: Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)

Feb 25:How to Create an Effective Event Budget (CharityHowTo)

Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: A Creative and Poetic Approach to Creative Commons Copyright License Education (American Library Association)

Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

 

MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies (Colorado State Library)

Feb 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 11: Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

Feb 19: Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations (Grantspace)

Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Feb 27: Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers (Charity Village)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 5: Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community (WebJunction)

Feb 6: Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 11: Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)

Feb 11: Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

Feb 14: Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 17: Library Community Partnerships (Indiana State Library)

Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Travel (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 4: STEM in After School (U.S. Dept of Education)

Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Feb 13: Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)

Feb 20: Missing Persons in Montana: what librarians need to know (Montana State Library)

Feb 24: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 26: Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 13: Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)

Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

Feb 27: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Feb 4: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Veterans (Infopeople)

Feb 5: The United States Government Manual: Loose-Leaf to Digital (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 1 – An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)

Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 10: Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Feb 12: Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)

Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

Feb 13: Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)

Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

Feb 13: Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)

Feb 17: The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 18: Say Yes to Census 2020 (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Feb 19: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 13: Gale General OneFile (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 25: GoWYLD.net from the backside: From Stats to Widgets (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 26: A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation (edWeb.net)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

Feb 18: Free Panel Discussion: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020 (IdealWare)

Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 12: Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 19: Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Experienced Virtual Trainers (insynctraining)

Feb 19: Super Easy Script Development for Webinars and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 4: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 19: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Saturday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 1 of a 2-part series. Reinforce your understanding of copyright: What copyright protects and why; Important limitations and exceptions to copyright; How to teach copyright to students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (8-9 am)

STEM in After School (U.S. Dept of Education)

 

How STEM is there in afterschool programs? What does it look like? Does it help? Learn about the latest research regarding STEM in out-of-school settings.

 

No need to register for the live streamed event. To attend, visit: https://edstream.ed.gov/webcast/Play/6c39edf156d44cc98c358ce9688732571d

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (9-10 am)

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

 

Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations. Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (11-12 pm)

Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies (Colorado State Library)

 

In this interactive webinar, participants will explore the realm of library data privacy through the patron data lifecycle, from deciding what to collect and storing data to deciding who has access to data and deleting data in both physical and electronic formats. We will cover common library practices that put patron privacy at risk at each stage as well as strategies to mitigate risk to patron privacy. Participants will gain a better overall view of how patron data flows through the library and come back to their libraries with practical strategies in protecting the privacy of their patrons’ data.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (12-1 pm)

New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

 

Join us February 4 as we talk with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Lorimer Children & Teen, and Archipelago Books to hear about the latest titles for young readers showcasing diverse authors, characters, and topics! Plus, we’ll talk with author June Hur about her upcoming YA debut, The Silence of Bones!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! 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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Veterans (Infopeople)

 

Over 400,000 military service members have sustained brain injuries since the year 2000. Some veterans still suffer from TBI symptoms. During this webinar participants will learn about traumatic brain injury and the resources that the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has for providers, service members, their dependents, veterans, and caregivers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

Grant Writing: What the Pros Know (DonorSearch)

 

This seminar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in each grant component, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This is a fast-paced online event that will help you with the building block of a strong grant proposal.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8561787496103934477

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (9-10 am)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (9-10 am)

Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Brief book talks and reviews of new titles recommended to school and public librarians, covering both middle and high school levels, that were published within the last year.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (11-11:45 am)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

 

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show you how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

The United States Government Manual: Loose-Leaf to Digital (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

For over eight decades, the U.S. Government Manual been the “official handbook” of the Federal Government. A regularly updated special edition of the Federal Register, it includes leadership tables and describes agency activities and programs of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of Government, as well as activities and programs of quasi-official agencies and international organizations in which the United States participates as a member. With every issue now online, we look back at the publication and bring it up to the present, offering a look at how it’s done.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

What’s mine is yours: Collaborating to protect print collections (OCLC)

 

A 60-minute webinar with librarians from the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative about how the libraries in the state are joining together and taking steps to ensure that copies of both scholarly and popular content are protected for future use.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

 

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (1-2 pm)

Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

 

Do you spend a good part of your job working with social media? If so, then you already know how time-intensive content creation and management of social platforms can be. Fortunately, the web is filled with free tools vying for your attention. In this webinar you will learn about some online gems that you can use to improve your workflow, create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Presenter Laura Solomon will cover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that you have.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (1-2 pm)

Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, hosted in collaboration with ARSL, learn how to make “librarian” a verb, actively connecting with your whole community.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (8-9 am)

Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 1 – An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)

 

Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence.  Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana.  We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar.  Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Not all storytime presenters have the opportunity get professional instruction in developing and implementing storytimes. This webinar will focus on developing a basic preschool storytime (ages 3-5) from deciding on a theme or no theme, choosing books, choosing extension activities, and developing early literacy messaging for caregivers. Get the basics so you can feel confident in creating storytimes!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

 

One of the most untapped revenue sources available to state and local governments is grant funding. However, managing hundreds of grants and collecting the proper data is not easy, which is why governments need a grant management strategy. Join us online Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT, to learn how state and local governments can follow the Detroit grant funding model to expand their sources of revenue and bolster city resources.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

 

As the use of OER increases across institutions, libraries have the potential to play a valuable role and strategically support teaching and learning in a new way. In fact, the skills and expertise that librarians possess make libraries a natural ally in OER initiatives. This moderated panel of experienced librarians and OER specialists will explore the key topics associated with OER and the library, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Imagine grocery shopping at a Dollar Store. That’s the reality for the rural poor who live in food deserts with limited transportation. This lack of access to fresh food leads to an increase in obesity, diabetes, and other health concerns. Find out how the Southern Adirondack Library System addressed that issue in their community.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

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

High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

 

Want to improve results for the people or causes you serve? Two experienced nonprofit leaders, Terri Sorensen and Juan De Angulo, will share how the Performance Imperative and the Performance Practice, which are complimentary resources from the Leap Ambassadors Community, can help you advance your organization’s mission. You’ll leave the webinar with pragmatic suggestions and tips for getting the most benefit from the resources covered in the training.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

The U.S. Census Bureau will be undertaking the massive operation of carrying out the Decennial 2020 Census. The Decennial census helps to determine how many House seats are apportioned to each state in Congress, how congressional districts are drawn and how federal funds are distributed to states. In the 2020, Decennial Census the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper. Learn how libraries can prepare to support their communities in being accurately counted in the 2020 Census. This session will provide an overview of 2020 Census, timeline, available resources, and opportunities to assist in outreach in your community.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 7 (11-12 pm)

Applying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images (Lyrasis)

 

Metadata is the bedrock of Digital Library systems, as it helps in users discovering the unique content in various collections housed in digital libraries. But creating metadata is a time-intensive process. At J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, we experimented with machine learning algorithms to generate descriptive metadata for digital images, thanks to funding from Lyrasis. In this webinar, we will share the results of our work, and also lessons learned from working with digital library data and machine learning algorithms.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide a guided tour of the resources available on the Children’s Bureau’s website, which include adoption, foster care, guardianship, and child well-being.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Census 2020 is the 1st census to be taken online – and it is just around the corner! Learn what your library can expect when patrons arrive to complete the Census, how your staff can answer their questions (whether they complete the survey while at the library or offsite), and why a complete count is so important to all of Idaho’s libraries. MAY HAVE INFORMATION RELEVANT TO ALL LIBRARIES.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (8:30-9:30 am)

Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)

 

Did you ever work hard on a project & still feel like you were running in place? Are we doing what we need to get where we want to be? Join us for this webinar that will help you achieve your project goals and get results.

 

For more information and to register,, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3868544105371906828

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (10-11 am)

Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)

 

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and although the age range of generations can vary, it would be safe to say that within the next 10 to 15 years they will make up most of your company’s leadership teams, if they don’t already. Join Katie Miller from BizLibrary, who (as a millennial herself) will explain how to create a development plan that speaks to these tech-savvy, idealistic, future leaders of the workforce.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

 

This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the complex—and often conflicting—imperatives that drive library acquisitions models and university press ebook publishing. It brings together librarians, university press representatives, and academic publishing professionals to discuss the findings of a five-year pilot project De Gruyter ran with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia University Presses along with LYRASIS and ten academic libraries. The pilot project provides a sustainable business model for the easy acquisition of eBooks that are free of DRM with multi-user access and perpetual rights.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-12:45 pm)

Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)

 

Gone are the days when employees could pitch a new idea, ask for a promotion or even brainstorm a new process without metrics. Metrics make the case but figuring out how to use data can be tricky for employees who aren’t data scientist by trade. Join GovLoop and NextGen online Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2-2:45 p.m. ET/11-11:45 a.m. PT to learn how to use metrics to make your point, communicate more effectively and make your arguments stronger.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)

 

Digital humanities is transforming the study of history, literature, social sciences, and more by applying geographic information system (GIS) mapping, data visualizations, text mining, and other innovative tools. And, according to a recent Library Journal survey (conducted in partnership with Gale), academic libraries play a powerful role in advancing digital humanities at their institutions. But how, and what is the value to researchers? Led by experts, this session will unveil key new insights and spark ideas to enrich humanities research on your campus with innovative digital content and tools.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to provide library staff with the tools and skills needed to be able to help library customers who do not speak English. From no-tech to high-tech, it will provide library staff with multiple resource options for when a “language barrier” situation arises at the reference desk, customer service desk, or on the phone.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)

Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)

 

The Dewey editors are working to make the Dewey Decimal Classification more transparent and more responsive to your needs. We rely on suggestions for improvements from the community, which can include expanding subject areas, clarifying instructions, relocating topics, and more. In this session, we’ll talk about why your expertise in libraries is incredibly valuable and how you can make Dewey better for library users around the world!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, learn about the ways public libraries can address the justice gap, connecting people with information as they navigate the complexities of the legal system.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (9-10 am)

Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters after a little girl asked her what pajamas were. In 2001, she founded Pajama Program, a non-profit which has been recognized nationwide for both its success and Genevieve’s story. Genevieve has been interviewed on OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal and she rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

During this live webcast, ACRL committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on the overall process and show examples of successful proposals. Discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission, maximize your chances of acceptance, and ask any questions you may have.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

 

This webinar will discuss the development and the use of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME to MARC Comparison Tool, and the higher-level issues associated with conversion of data from BIBFRAME to MARC. The webinar will also discuss the changes and the additions that are being made to the Library of Congress Linked Data Service, ID.LOC.GOV.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

 

Students’ confidence in their research skills often does not match their proficiency with those skills. Often, what students fail to grasp is the importance of context to the research process. In this presentation, learn about a new model of information literacy instruction that teaches the contextual nature of research by treating research as a subject of study rather than a set of basic skills.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)

 

Learn how the American Community Survey (ACS) calculates margin of error (MOE) for estimates published on data.census.gov. See how to calculate MOEs when combining ACS estimates within a table or across geographies using the ACS Variance Replicate Estimates (VRE) tables. In addition, learn how to calculate your own estimates and MOEs using the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (1-2 pm)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

 

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. Join presenter Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, USCIS, to learn important information for lawful permanent residents and their families. Topics will include settling in the U.S. and petitioning for family members.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (5-6 pm)

Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 2 of a 2-part series. Help students successfully navigate copyright in their own roles as creators: Fair use for students; How to find creative work that is free to use–Creative Commons and public domain; Resources for teaching these concepts to students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (8-9 am)

Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)

 

Part 2 of this webinar will introduce participants to federal and state judicial dockets.  Participants will learn what a docket is and about the different types of documents that are generated throughout the life of a court case.  We will also discuss how to find court briefs and oral arguments using both commercial and free resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (9-10 am)

The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

 

Authority often leads to opportunity. Employers, funders and collaborators need to be aware of and trust in the foundation for that authority before the opportunity actualizes. Librarians play an important role in establishing that evidence for both their researchers and institutions. Learn more in this one-hour webinar, where four librarian presenters will discuss how they: Advise researchers on curating their academic and author profiles; Preserve and provide access to research and scholarship; Present faculty workshops on research impact and other initiatives.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-11:45 am)

Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)

 

Poonam Gill of Girls Who Code will offer suggestions for inspiring and equipping youth in your community with the skills they need to succeed in college and career. This webinar will teach you a) how to foster an inclusive environment within your STEM programs, b) how to increase female role model representation in your curriculum, c) how to create holistic STEM programming that builds important life skills for youth in your community, d) how to access free and customizable Girls Who Code curriculum and resources (like easy mini-grants of $300 per semester) through the no-cost Girls Who Code Clubs program for 3-12th graders of all genders, and e) learn about real stories from Girls Who Code Clubs to help you build your own programming.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)

 

Empathy is our first point of meaningful connection to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We think back to instances when our clients have faced barriers and biases, or times when people close to us have been excluded, or our own experiences of feeling that we didn’t belong, and these narratives became the fuel for driving the work forward. But what if we’re only scratching the surface? What if we reconsider empathy as an important skill for effective DEI design, development, and implementation? This webinar explores these questions and shows us how different ways of thinking about empathy can help sweeten the sauce, and bring about more impactful DEI.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)

 

Join members of the APA Style team as they provide an in-depth look at the simplified reference system by describing the rationale behind it, how to format references using it, and the ways in which references are easier to create because of it. The webinar will answer one of the most frequently asked Style questions: how to cite a work found online. The APA Style experts will use real-life examples to walk through the process of creating references for a variety of common webpages and websites, including ones with missing or hard-to-locate information, found via a database, and needing electronic source information (DOIs, URLs, and retrieval dates).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)

 

Going to the Public Library Association conference in Nashville? Eager for tips on what galleys you should be scouting out on the show floor? Look no further than our Galleys To Grab webcast, featuring forthcoming great-to-read books from Hachette, HarperCollins, & Simon & Schuster. Register now for the Galleys To Grab at PLA webcast so you can be in the know!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

 

How can we make libraries more inclusive for people who are trans or nonbinary? In this session we will share practical recommendations from VCU Libraries’ 2018 gender-inclusive library workgroup report, and our subsequent work to implement the recommendations in the report. The presenters will help attendees brainstorm small to large changes to library spaces, services, systems, and staff training that can create a more affirming environment at their organizations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

 

Join us on Thursday, February 13th @Noon Pacific for a webinar with Pines and Plains Libraries (CO) Director Tim Miller, Perry County Library (TN) Director Gail Spragins, Chicago Public Library (IL) Commissioner Andrea Telli, and Santa Monica Public Library (CA) Director Patty Wong as they engage in a big-picture conversation about becoming and being fine-free libraries. During this conversation, they will identify their libraries’ “why” for being fine-free, discuss how they strategically addressed their communities’ needs and local government priorities by eliminating fines, and describe the impacts of going fine-free on their communities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (3-4 pm)

Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

 

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students, but perhaps you’ve found that the digital portion of your resources doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used!

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and small communities by introducing several trusted NLM consumer health information resources and showing ARSL Members how they can take advantage of NNLM funding opportunities, training, resources, and partnerships.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Monday, Feb 17 (7-8 am)

Champions:  We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library)

 

Join Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.,ALA President-Elect, to explore advocacy for libraries. This is part of “Hot Topics for a Cold Winter’s Day” online conference.

 

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

 

 

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

Library Community Partnerships (Indiana State Library)

 

As public libraries continue to strive towards deeper connections with their community, effective and mutually beneficial partnerships are essential.  Unfortunately, all too often, instead of being “made in heaven,” many partnerships feel more like “shotgun marriages.”  This session will examine the ingredients necessary for healthy, mutually beneficial, and sustainable library-community partnerships, and provide a number of suggestions as to where to start. This is part of “Hot Topics for a Cold Winter’s Day” online conference.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 17 (12-1:30 pm)

The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Despite the increasing use of technology, there is a digital divide for many individuals that greatly impact their ability to find and access trusted quality health information. Wisconsin Health Literacy developed a digital health literacy program, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, to focus on improving the digital divide. Learn about digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

Say Yes to Census 2020 (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is estimating 90% of people will complete their Census forms online and libraries of all kinds need to be prepared. Get the lowdown on all the ways you can say YES to Census 2020. Census 2020 counts will potentially create changes to political representation and Federal funding and inform your local data. Good numbers are important and libraries can–and should–help! Whether you’re in a school, public or academic library, there’s information here for you on this timely topic.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

Free Panel Discussion: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020 (IdealWare)

 

It is now possible to buy a cup of coffee using Bitcoin, but does digital currency have any effect on your nonprofit? Self-driving cars are on the streets and artificial intelligence is in our homes, but should nonprofits bother getting up to speed on these emerging technologies when some are not yet in the cloud? In this discussion on the tech trends your organization should know about in 2020, our panelists will tackle these topics and answer audience questions while focusing on what’s worth our attention and what practical steps we can take to prepare for the future.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist editor Maggie Reagan and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion on new and old books for young readers featuring strong, inspiring women. This webinar will also feature a conversation between Maggie Reagan and black feminist writer and editor Evette Dionne, centering on her nonfiction work Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020 (TechSoup)

 

In this webinar, our partners at Tapp Network, a purpose-driven digital agency, will walk you through client case studies and key insights on how to improve your web presence so your marketing efforts don’t go to waste. Following this webinar, you’ll know how to evaluate your website and take seven actionable steps to ensure that your organization is putting its best foot forward in all things digital for 2020.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Experienced Virtual Trainers (insynctraining)

 

After almost two decades of virtual classroom implementation, it seems like virtual facilitators are still struggling to ensure that learning is actually taking place. However, it takes more than clever exercises or mastery of collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards, to succeed. It takes a nuanced understanding of the learning environment and the learners participating in that environment to bring your virtual delivery to the next level.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older? If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1:30 pm)

Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations (Grantspace)

 

Now is the chance for you and your team to get the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to advance disability inclusion in your work. This session will give you and your teams step-by-step guidance, as well as provide resources and contacts, so you’re better positioned to actively incorporate disability inclusion in different aspects of your work.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

Super Easy Script Development for Webinars and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

 

Have you felt at times that your webinars and virtual trainings are big guess work? You are hoping learners would not multi-task or snooze off or just remain so quiet. Does it ever come to the point that you feel like you’re the only one in the webinar? This is a scary and eerie feeling. But it happens to many trainers and presenters. The pros have mastered script design so that when they have a topic, they simply insert the content into their process and they are confident it will work and engage learners. Find out how at this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

 

Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve. Hear about books published in late 2019 and Spring 2020, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include board books, picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Hear about books that will be popular with a wide audience of children, including recent award-winners.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (2-3 pm)

The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. This webinar will be in introduction to the world of DNA and interpreting test results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2U8RzGr

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Have you turned down the opportunity to speak at a conference or meeting? Do you struggle with feeling confident about your professional expertise? Do you have a hard time feeling like people should listen to you at work? In this session, TSLAC consultants Cindy Fisher and Kyla Hunt will discuss strategies to feel confident when sharing what you know. You will leave this session with a newfound willingness to present at conferences and meetings and, most importantly, a belief that your experience is worth something!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

 

Teen suicide is on the rise nationally, and Colorado’s statistics are higher than many other states. In this interactive session we will highlight this issue by sharing interview clips from teens who have experienced mental health issues, Colorado specific research, and we will brainstorm how libraries can be part of a larger community conversations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Need a little help figuring out what kind of film you have in your collection and what kind of shape it’s in? This webinar will help! Our speaker will go over some of the more common types of film elements and types of deterioration that may affect film holdings. After we discuss how to triage your collection she will provide you with guidelines for digitization, choosing file formats, an outline for what to ask from potential vendors, and what types of digital storage may be appropriate.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will cover findings from some of the IES data collections and studies of rural education in the U.S. and will also point to resources where librarians and other stakeholders can find more information on rural education.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

 

Discover how the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) can assist companies of all sizes to access vital funds they need to successfully build their export sales.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Missing Persons in Montana: what librarians need to know (Montana State Library)

 

Misty LaPlant, Missing Person Specialist for the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Department of Justice will provide an update on work statewide to address missing persons, especially missing indigenous persons.  Libarians will learn how to spot and report suspicious activity, how to help prevent human trafficking and about programs available to inform the public about this important topic.

 

For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

 

Join Jay Wilkinson, Firespring Founder & CEO, to discover how Firespring relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (1-1:45 pm)

Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)

 

The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this class, participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 25 (11-11:45 am)

How to Create an Effective Event Budget (CharityHowTo)

 

It is time to breathe a big sigh of relief, because this FREE webinar will help you ace your event budget! In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you step-by-step how to create an effective event budget.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)

Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

 

This session introduces fresh ideas sourced from the field of consumer marketing and shows you how to apply them to your training strategy. Using the lens of learner as consumer, we reveal the secrets behind some of the simplest and most engaging marketing strategies to motivate people to engage in training programs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (8-9 am)

Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

How do you serve people in your community who are unable get in to your library?  How do you find those people? What kind of programs or services could be offered to them? These questions plague libraries everywhere. Learn how we identified our target patron groups, partnered with community agencies to identify patrons, young and not so young, who would benefit from outreach programming, and how we used materials and staff on hand to add outreach to our service repertoire.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member? (propel nonprofits)

 

You’re at the table – now what? Learn to participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and knowledge about your role as a board member. We’ll cover board responsibilities and how you can be a strong resource for a nonprofit organization.

A recording of this webinar and a pdf of the slides will be shared with those registered after the session in a follow-up email.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/trainings/whats-my-role-as-a-nonprofit-board-member-3/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide mainly government information regarding national and international travel, including accessible travel by airplane, bus, and train. The webinar will also cover accessibility information for places such as national parks and museums.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

Join us on February 26th to find out which types of programs and which attributes of these programs are the most successful in increasing STEM interest and the most common reasons students do not participate in these programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (1-2 pm)

A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar to learn more about contributing factors that need to be considered when implementing digital citizenship in your school or district. Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide provides a path for a phased framework to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your digital citizenship program. From how to get buy-in, assessing your motivation and needs, instructional plans, educating families, to how to become a Common Sense Recognized School or District, we will discuss different models for digital citizenship implementation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (9-10 am)

Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 23. We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (10-11 am)

Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher, Jenn Carson, as she teaches you how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Participants will learn an easy self-care routine that will help to reduce stress at work and leave you feeling recharged instead of drained. Participants will leave with digital downloads to help them remember what they learned and share with their colleagues.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (11-12 pm)

Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers (Charity Village)

 

It’s important to find the right person for the role in a manner that is fair, consistent and free from bias. But recruiting doesn’t have to be difficult! Using a combination of best practices and lived experience, this webinar will walk you through the key steps to a successful selection of your next hire.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (12-1 pm)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising.  Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

 

To register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

 

 

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

Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

 

We will review the intricacies of multilingual survey design, give an overview of the literature on survey translation, and we will discuss how to include the end users of our products in the development through pretesting. This talk will also include tips for monolingual speakers of English who manage the translation and pre testing process.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (3-4 pm)

Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

Distinguishing truth from disinformation is only a small part of a larger problem. Students frequently rely on shallow reference materials as core sources for research, treat 2-minute news clips as in-depth journalism, and fail to distinguish between reportage and opinion articles. Lecturing students about these shortcomings rarely helps, but providing meaningful feedback on research checkpoints (e.g., research questions, works cited lists, and thesis statements) can be instructionally effective. Join Michelle Luhtala as she shares replicable lessons and instructional materials to help learners improve their inquiry skills.

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Feb 29 (10-11 am)

Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 2 of a 2-part series. Help students successfully navigate copyright in their own roles as creators: Fair use for students; How to find creative work that is free to use–Creative Commons and public domain; Resources for teaching these concepts to students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.copyrightandcreativity.org/webinars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 – a Year for LEARNING!

This list comes from the Wyoming State Library – 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

 

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

Dyslexia (WY Lit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTtn3Oik0o : Join the non-profit WY Lit as they provide general information about dyslexia.

Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : The goal of this webinar is to introduce the tools needed to develop in order to identify, cultivate, and empower your local activists to take action for libraries. We’ll show you what you need to do in your community in order to start to use those tools to build the real political power that you need in order to engage and influence community leaders.

Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived  : In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the library staff training palooza share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space. 

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY2020 (Institute of Museum and Library Services) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMGrkeBrYSc : This is a general presentation designed to help you decide which museum funding opportunity is most likely to be the best fit for your project idea and your institution. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in or viewing a program-specific webinar.

 

ADVOCACY

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

CAREERS

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 8: Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jan 7: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 14: The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan 2: Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

Jan 2: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

Jan 7: Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

Jan 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Jan 9: How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

Jan 23: 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

Jan 28: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 29: Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

Jan 30: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

 

 MANAGEMENT

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 10: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

Jan 14: Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

Jan 22: Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

Jan 23: Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

Jan 29: Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Jan 7: First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 14: Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 23: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 15: Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 9: Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 15: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 21: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 22: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 28: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Thursday, Jan 2 (11-12 pm)

Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

 

Heidi Webb, CFRE has spent the past 22 years as a front-line fundraiser. She says, “the number one reason that fundraisers are not raising as much as they could is that they are spending too much time at their desk and behind their computer. They need to let their seats get cold.” Heidi Webb has secured dozens of 6-figure gifts and, according to her, these gifts have never been through email or social media posts. Learn the tricks of the trade and how you can manage your relationships with tools like Network for Good so that you, too, can increase fundraising outcomes in 2020!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 2 (12:30-1:00 pm)

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

 

A new year brings new opportunity for you and your organization. In this quick 30-minute webinar we’ll cover some tips that you can use to improve your website so that it’s ready for all 2020 will bring.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

 

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will ensure the fair distribution of political representation and of federal and state resources. These resources enable Washington to deliver services to children, veterans, senior citizens and families. Learn how you can help ensure that Everyone Counts in 2020. Presented by Licett Figueroa Garbe, U.S. Census Bureau.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingcalendar.aspx?audience=state

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

 

The Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Through III, students from diverse backgrounds are introduced to careers in librarianship, library mentors practice leadership skills, and host libraries grow new audiences through outreach and programming. Any public library in the U.S. is welcome to apply. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort will be accepted from January 6–February 3, 2020. Is your library interested in applying to be a part of the 2020 cohort? During the webinar, you’ll hear from past III mentors who will share their insights and experiences from participating in this program. PLA staff will go over the application process, deadlines, and program requirements. PLA staff and past mentors will be available to answer any questions your library has about applying to or participating in the program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

 

The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. First position, second position, and third position translate into first person (I, me, mine, we, ours), second person (you and yours), and third person (he, she, it, they, theirs). These three positions represent how we see the world and our relationships with other people. And, as with most models of human behavior, there is an upside and a down side. Ideally, we can move among the three positions, which translate into personal responsibility and initiative, empathy and compassion, and objectivity and rationality. However, sometimes we get stuck in one position, which keeps us from being as productive and influential as we want to be. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (2-3:15 pm)

Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

 

This webinar will review where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

 

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this interview-style session, Master early childhood professionals, authors and play experts, Deb Curtis and Nadia Jaboneta will share stories of children’s play and identify the repeated actions and patterns (schemas), and think together about how this play is a reflection of children’s learning and development. Join us to enhance your own joy and appreciation of children’s lively minds.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (2-3 pm)

The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

 

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? Join Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, to explore the Community Centered Library as it applies to human resources decisions, building projects, strategic planning, and the larger issue of advocacy. No registration needed!

 

To connect to the webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2020-01/

 

 

Thursday, Jan 9 (10-11 am)

Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

 

This webinar presents a model for building meaningful experiences to engage the learner in place of the standard “tell than test” approach to storyboarding and scripting of eLearning. Among the important factors that establish purpose in an eLearning interaction, CONTEXT is the most fundamental and yet is often the most overlooked. We will explore several strategies to structure contextual learning and illustrate the power of these techniques with real-life examples that rely on strong context to enable richly-rewarding interactive experiences.

 

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

 

 

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

How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

 

What is the secret to raising more money? If you want proven tactics that keep donors coming back again and again, this webinar is for you.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join the NNLM NER staff to hear about the funding opportunities and logistics of applying for an award during 2020-2021. There will be a brief presentation and then an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Call for proposals have been posted – https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding Award Applications are due: March 20th, 2020.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

A reverse strategic planning meeting is about creating a group snapshot of what members of a team, department, committee, or staff (25 people or less) are doing. Everyone creates a prioritized list, which is posted and commented upon in writing. Then, each person makes a brief presentation, responding to comments and questions. Helps people understand how everyone’s work fits together. This snapshot can reveal where a group, committee, department or small workplace is regarding current project goals, job descriptions, contracts, strategic plans, and much more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. This webinar features conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame).

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Learn about the programs and services of the USDA Farm Service Agency. The FSA serves farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners, and is dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

 

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.  Yet nearly everyone struggles to make the  important changes in their lives. Discover ways to successfully make important changes in your life in this webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (1-2 pm)

Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

 

Do you know an amazing library director who stumbled into trouble unexpectedly? Are you one? Every library director seeks to be responsible and successful, but sometimes things go wrong. Understanding concepts for responsible leadership and strategies for fostering key relationships will boost your effectiveness and impact as a director, whether you are new to the position or have been around the block a few times. You will identify key relationships that need to be managed well⁠—your governing authority, your staff, your community, your profession, and last but not least, yourself. Embracing these relationships and working out a checklist of behaviors and communications for each audience will lead to more balance in your work. You’ll leave this webinar inspired by big ideas and motivated by practical steps that will refine your practice as a successful library leader. Presented by Jamie LaRue and Sharon Morris.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (11-12 pm)

Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop for an intimate online discussion with government and industry leaders about the 2020 tech landscape and how agencies can think outside the box to realize their goals.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

Kick off the new year with a plan to hit the ground running to promote your library and all that it offers. From advocacy to newsletters, social media to collection building, you’ll leave this webinar with actionable steps to keep your library and its value to the community top of mind all year long.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2rGAlV3

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm)

A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

 

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring four 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

 

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to YOU to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event’s profits and impact. In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

 

This webinar with the Census Bureau and International Trade Administration will provide valuable information on the Metals and Critical Minerals Industry, including related industry groups within energy storage/battery, technology and manufacturing bases with supply-chains impacted by critical minerals. Census will discuss its resources, Schedule B Search Engine and the Global Market Finder.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy.html

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

It is no secret among seasoned early childhood teachers that children who thrive are those who are able to articulate their needs, have the ability to regulate their emotions, and can focus their attention on a task. Now, findings from new research studies are not only backing up that intuition, but they are providing teachers and child care staff with the new approaches and techniques to employ in their classrooms. This webinar will review those highlights.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

 

Join Thomas C. Murray (Director of Innovation, Future Ready SchoolsⓇ)and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm)

Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

 

What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.” Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

 

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar gives an overview of DSIMS (Depository Selection Information Management System), the tool used by depository libraries to manage what publications they receive through the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn how to log in, view your individual selection profile, and the various options for adding or removing item numbers from the profile.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (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/

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

 

Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (3-4 pm)

Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

 

Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (10-11 am)

That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (12-1 pm)

Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state.

 

To attend, use this link: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (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/

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (1-2 pm)

Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (3-4 pm)

Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (9-10 am)

Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (10-11 am)

Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

 

While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction.

 

For more information and to view on YouTube, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

 

In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together.

 

For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1:30 pm)

3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

 

To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jan 27 (9:30-10:30 am)

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), based at the National of Institutes (NIH), is the largest biomedical library in the world. It offers a variety of databases and resources for consumers and health professionals alike, including the Disaster Information Management Research Center. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (8-9 am)

Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

Teen patrons in every community live lives that are more and more hectic with little spare time and sometimes shrinking awareness of libraries and what they have to offer. It is sometimes the case that to engage them the best thing to do is to go where they are. In the community of Hagerstown, IN, a significant part of that has been accomplished by going into the high school and with the development of a program called the Quick Play Game Club. The program began over three years ago, originally as an International Gaming Day event that was highly successful, working in partnership with the school. This webinar will cover how the game club began, the process of working with the school staff and finding a place in that very set daily schedule and how it has evolved into a twice monthly outreach program, the games used and the tips and rules that have made it fun for everyone.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (9-10 am)

Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Participants will leave with a clear definition of Community Engagement, along with the framework for how to build a Community Engagement plan. One size doesn’t fit all. Your library is uniquely special and to honor this fact, this interactive hour will include brainstorming about what’s right for your library and community. This discussion will be supported by concrete examples and case studies from libraries who have implemented successful community engagement plans.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

 

The fight for marriage equality demonstrated the power of collaboration, collective impact, and LGBTQ+ philanthropy. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ giving has changed, or not, since marriage equality and how communities of all sizes are being impacted by LGBTQ+ philanthropy.  We will share perspectives from LGBTQ+ community centers and LGBTQ+ donors.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Bookshelf provides free access to the full text of books and documents in the biomedical and life sciences as well as health care, medical humanities and social sciences at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Through integration with other NCBI databases, such as PubMed, Gene, Genetic Testing Registry, and PubChem, Bookshelf also provides reference information for biological, chemical and other biomedical data and facilitates its discovery. This webinar will provide an overview of Bookshelf, including why it is a trusted resource of reference and health information, how it is related but different from PubMed Central and PubMed, and how to best find and navigate the content it archives.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (9-10 am)

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

 

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2020 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This hands-on training will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning, and manipulating “messy” data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

Join the authors as they share practical literacy techniques for navigating strong all year long by laying a solid foundation with literacy components, finding creative ways to fend off the mid-year blahs, empowering ideas for ending the school year on a high note, and proven strategies for motivating students in literacy all summer long!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar Louie Diaz will share his own story of substance use disorder and incarceration as well as the work he is doing in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts to address the addiction crisis. He will discuss what it was like to be followed by a film crew for 5 years as this documentary was being made. He will also share why this film is important as we begin to treat substance use disorder as a public health issue instead of a law enforcement issue. The NLM Resources related to substance use disorder that are highlighted during the webinar are MedlinePlus, Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal, and the Graphic Medicine Book Club. Also, an extensive substance use disorder resource list that includes materials from NLM and partner organizations will also be made available with the recording link and webinar slides.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

 

 

 

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