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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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

 

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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