A Cool Bunch of Online Learning Opportunities – September 2021

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ONLINE CONFERENCES

Thursday, Sep 2 (11-2 pm)

Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum (Law Library of Congress)

Whether you are a professional who uses Congress.gov each day in the course of your work or an engaged citizen who uses Congress.gov to stay up to date on the latest federal legislative information, we invite you to join us for the Congress.gov Virtual Public Forum.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3kkJw4z

Friday, Sep 17 (7-2 pm)

Difference is You Conference (Indiana State Library)

Sessions include: Developing Welcoming Spaces for LGBTQ+; Developing Tech Intuition:  Help Low-Skilled Users Navigate Websites and Apps; Reader’s Advisory:  The Art of Finding the Right Book; Speak Up:  Responding to Uncomfortable Situations; Teen Tips; How to Talk with Your Boss; and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Thursday, Sep 23 (7:30-2:30 pm)

Library Journal Day of Dialog (Library Journal)

For more than two decades, Library Journal’s Day of Dialog has been the most anticipated librarian-only gathering of the year. Now it’s gone digital and is free to attend! The next all-day event is scheduled for September 23 and will feature a close-up look at the biggest forthcoming books for winter/spring 2022.

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

Sep 28-30

Lights, Camera, Take Action! (TechSoup)

Can you tell your nonprofit’s story in one minute? TechSoup’s Lights, Camera, Take Action! digital storytelling campaign will help you build your skills! Over three days of online workshops we will guide you through strategy development, feature the best tools to use, and give you the opportunity to practice your own story creation skills.

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

Coming up in October for a substantial fee, but take advantage of the MT State Library membership in AMIGOS for your discount:

Cataloging and Classification Basics – 6 two-hour sessions October 19 -28 noon-2pm each day

A bootcamp to get started on cataloging or for a detailed refresher.  Early bird savings if you register by September 27th.  Early bird member fee: $420.  12 credits total in the Collection Management and Technical Services category.

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

CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability)

This recorded webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much more.

https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe

Practical tips around privacy (EveryLibrary Institute)

Privacy is a core value for libraries and should be an integral part of library operations. This talk covers privacy aspects that libraries should be considering and provides practical guidance to integrate privacy into everything you do as a librarian.

https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand

Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

From Science Cinema to the Smithsonian and beyond, various Government agencies produce non-print materials, contribute to social media, and maintain channels on YouTube. This webinar highlights how and where to find non-print audio and video materials and offer suggestions on promoting these resources to your users. The webinar also covers non-print materials in other languages, state and local materials, and emphasize outstanding examples. Join us for a look at the non-print world of Government documents.

https://www.fdlp.gov/fdlp-academy/fdlp-academy-training-repository

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others. These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted.

https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact (WebJunction)

Want to know if your programming or services are effective? This three-part series walks you through the why and how of evaluating your library’s programs and resources using various assessment tools and data collection methods. This series has something to offer whether you’ve never used data before or you have some experience in this area.

https://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/6-webinars-to-jumpstart-your-professional-development.html

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact (WebJunction)

Sep 15: Power of Community in Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)

Sep 21: How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

Sep 22: Tech Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability)

BOARDS

Sep 8: Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors (Nonprofit Hub)

Sep 28: How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)

CAREERS

Sep 15: NCompass Live: Library School Now – Library Workers Talk about Their Library Science Coursework  (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 15: Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 16: National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

Sep 20: Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)

Sep 22: Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep 28: Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sep 1: Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 8: NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 14: Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)

Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

Sep 22: Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)

Sep 28: Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

COMMUNICATION

Sep 2: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Sep 9: DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 22: Content Creation for Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Sep 28: Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business? (Blackbaud)

Sep 30: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (Infopeople)

Sep 30: Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sep 1: Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Sep 9: How to Create a Customer Focused Culture (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Sep 9: DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

Sep 15: Autism in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

Sep 22: Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)

Sep 28: Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

FUNDRAISING

Sep 8: Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

Sep 14: Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Sep 14: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)

Sep 16: Building a Grant Strategy for 2021-2022 (TechSoup)

Sep 17: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Sep 17: Planned Giving Within Reach (Candid Learning)

Sep 21: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Sep 22: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)

Sep 22: Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign That Inspires and Converts (Candid Learning)

Sep 30: Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field (Bloomerang)

Sep 30: How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Sep 30: Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

LEGAL

Practical tips around privacy (EveryLibrary Institute)

Sep 9: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 21: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

MANAGEMENT

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

Sep 15: Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)

Sep 18: Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Sep 1: Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)

Sep 8: Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

Sep 22: CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Sep 8: Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

Sep 20: Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)

Sep 22: Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)

Sep 28: Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

Sep 29: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Sep 29: Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How? (Indiana State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 3: APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)

Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 1: From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Your Library (Library Journal)

Sep 8: Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 8: How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Sep 9: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 9: Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

Sep 9: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Sep 21: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 21: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

Sep 22: How to: TikTok

Sep 23: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Manufacturing – The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sep 23: Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

Sep 28: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 30: ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)

Sep 1: Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

Sep 2: Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 2: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)

Sep 8: NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 8: Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sep 8: Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 9: School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)

Sep 9: Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

Sep 14: Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)

Sep 15: Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 16: National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 16: Students at the Center: Fostering Secondary Newcomer Student Agency (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Sep 18: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

Sep 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Judd Winick (Follett)

Sep 21: Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

Sep 21: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 22: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

Sep 22: Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)

Sep 23: Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

Sep 28: Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

Sep 28: Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

Sep 28: Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)

Sep 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY

Sep 8: How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

Sep 14: Extend Your Campus with a Unified Digital Experience (Blackbaud)

Sep 22: How to: TikTok

Sep 29: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Sep 2: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)

Sep 14: Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

VOLUNTEERS

Sep 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Sep 22: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)

From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Your Library (Library Journal)

Join Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Meredith Schwartz for an open access (OA) panel with SCELC Executive Director Teri Galloway, Houston Baptist University Library Director Dean Riley, and others as they cover all things OA! Scholarly journals and other publications are increasingly being published as open access, growing exponentially. Our panel of OA proponents will review the results of the recent Library Journal survey and sharing methods and strategies to help your community use and benefit from OA materials.

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

Wednesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)

Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

Join three OverDrive staff librarians in a roundtable discussion as they share best practices, including favorite titles, recent content trends, and how our Back to School sale can help you maximize budget while still meeting demand. Whether you are a new OverDrive partner looking for shopping tips & tricks or an established library wanting to dive deeper into our sale, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

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

Wednesday, Sep 1 (12-1)

Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)

Widespread economic instability and high rates of eviction over the past year have again increased the numbers of children and families in homeless situations, while also highlighting ongoing social and economic inequities. Within this context, libraries can serve as a key support and community resource for children and parents whose housing is unstable. This webinar will provide practical tips for connecting with local schools and community organizations to understand the nature of family homelessness in your community and to reach families where they are.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Thursday, Sep 2 (12-1 pm)

Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

Join publishing insiders from Honest History, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Yen Press for this showcase of must-read middle grade titles for the fall season. From fantastic and creepy monster tales, to coming of age stories with diverse young characters finding their place in the world, these title presentations will have something to offer nearly every middle grade reader.

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

Thursday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Thursday, Sep 2 (2-3 pm)

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)

This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways in which conspiracy theories exploit our emotions as well as fill our emotional needs. As part of the presentation, we will outline essential learning objectives and concepts and provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into the curriculum, including our free, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology® virtual classroom.

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

Friday, Sep 3 (1-2 pm)

APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Join us and meet Asian Pacific American authors debuting their new books and in conversation with an APALA member! Each webinar will focus on a specific genre. This month, Naomi Hirahara, author of CLARK AND DIVISION, and Sujata Massey, author of THE BOMBAY PRINCE, will be in conversation with APALA member Mimosa Shah.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.apalaweb.org/publications/archived-webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams, and individual donors play an important role. If you or your organization is new to individual giving, this webinar is for you. We’ll provide you with an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk you through the key components of an individual giving program.

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

Wednesday, Sep 8 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Graphic novels and manga are everywhere: TV series, movies, and now coming to a library near you! Starting a collection or updating your holdings can be a challenge in this medium. Which superhero do I follow? Should I start purchasing this manga or wait until it’s complete? Graphic novels and manga are a great addition to any library, but it can feel intimidating to purchase items for this collection without having a knowledge base to work with. This presentation will cover what exactly makes up a comic or manga, the different types and genres, how to get started with your collection, and the logistics of getting into this particular art form.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp

Wednesday, Sep 8 (9-10 am)

Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

Written and digital materials are a fundamental component of engaging the community in health education programming. Unfortunately, many adults lack the skills they need to understand and use these materials, many of which do not incorporate common health literacy and plain language best practices. The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has a suite of written and digital materials to engage patients and community members to better care for themselves and improve health literacy skills. These resources were designed to empower individuals to communicate more effectively with providers and to engage in better self-care. This presentation will highlight our suite of community engagement resources and provide an overview of our development process including field testing and plain language best practices. 

No pre-registration. Attend via Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3kfw4yZ

Wednesday, Sep 8 (11-12 pm)

Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide an introduction to the basic Federal Government tools for statistics on schools and education. We will focus on the Department of Education. Gov Docs 101 is a series of introductory subject webinars on frequently-requested Government information topics.

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

Wednesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

There’s a lot more to the internet than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—and if you aren’t there, you’re missing out! When it comes to guaranteeing hyperlocal reach, neighborhood-focused social platform Nextdoor can’t be beat. Hear from Joseph Porcelli, Global Public Agency Lead with Nextdoor, and the City of Battlecreek, Michigan’s Community Manager Jessica L. Vanderkolk.

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

Wednesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Visual storytelling provides one of the earliest building blocks for helping young minds make sense of their emotions and surroundings. Join this webcast for a preview into the colorful and candid world of picture books, spanning timeless educational concepts to stories of loss and hope.

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

Wednesday, Sep 8 (1-2 pm)

Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors (Nonprofit Hub)

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?” Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/08/upcoming-us-law-webinars-september-2021/

Thursday, Sep 9 (10-11 am)

DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Learn techniques for creating an inclusive presentation, including helping everyone in the audience to feel comfortable, knowing your audience and their various situations, visual techniques that represent a variety of people, and becoming an advocate and sharing your opinions You’ll come away with specific techniques you can use immediately to create more inclusive presentations.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (11-11:30 am)

Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (11-11:30 am)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)

School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)

In this one-hour, on-demand webinar, Maggie Reagan, senior editor at Booklist, will moderate a conversation with educators at the forefront of changes that COVID-19 brought. You’ll learn how librarians and teachers can rely on each other and on the tools they already have at hand. Education experts Doreen Bergman and Sara Escobedo will delve into four of seven best practices, including driving librarianship by relationship, creating a strategic plan, utilizing existing structures, and prioritizing social and emotional learning.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. 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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Thursday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)

How to Create a Customer Focused Culture (Training Magazine Network)

Organizations must create a workplace that is positive, motivating, and consistent.  You can have the best, most efficient, and customer-friendly processes in the world, but they will fall apart if your team lacks motivation, is not engaged, or doesn’t work well together – the one thing that customers are certain to remember is their interaction with your employees.

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

Thursday, Sep 9 (2-3 pm)

Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, join Kathy Schrock, an education technology innovator and a favorite presenter at conferences throughout the United States, as she shares a powerful perspective on inventiveness in the classroom.

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

Tuesday, Sep 14 (10-11 am)

Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Video and other visual productions can get your nonprofit on the map quickly, raising interest, engagement, and donations. In this webinar, we will explore using video as a means to amplify and expand branding or rebranding efforts, fundraising efforts, and social media efforts. We will discuss how, when used properly, video can help you grow your audience and double your engagement with that audience.

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

Tuesday, Sep 14 (11-11:45 am)

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)

Participating in this free nonprofit webinar, “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers”, will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy.

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

Tuesday, Sep 14 (11-12:30 pm)

Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

People who protect and care for collections are often concerned about the negative impacts of their work on the environment and climate. Fortunately there are resources and practices that augment what you likely already do to limit waste and save money. And there is social science research to guide us in understanding how to adapt behaviors while remaining positive. We’ll explore a variety of approaches that you can take as an individual to ‘green’ your work, AND we’ll consider steps to take to encourage your institution and your peers to join you in making these shifts.

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

Tuesday, Sep 14 (12-1 pm)

Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

Join this webinar to hear literature and disability studies scholar Crystal Yin Lie offer an introduction to graphic narratives as academic resources, focusing on their utility for framing urgent discussions around topics such as bearing witness to trauma, social injustice, and identity politics. Dr. Lie will draw from her areas of specialization (disability studies/health humanities/contemporary literature and life writing) to demonstrate how the comic medium uniquely—and critically—reframes narratives of disability, illness, and health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Tuesday, Sep 14 (12-1 pm)

Extend Your Campus with a Unified Digital Experience (Blackbaud)

Today’s students are accustomed to having information and communication tools at their fingertips—and they expect nothing less from their higher education experience. Technology has become an even more integral part of the student experience over the past several months and, no matter what the coming months bring, the expectation that institutions be prepared to deliver an effective anytime, anywhere experience won’t fade.

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

Tuesday, Sep 14 (12-1 pm)

Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)

No two readers are alike, and your library’s collection should reflect the vast readership looking to see themselves in books. Join us Tuesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar discussing titles that celebrate identities of all kinds.

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

Wednesday, Sep 15 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Library School Now – Library Workers Talk about Their Library Science Coursework  (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nebraska Library Commission employees who are currently taking college-level coursework in Library Science talk about their decision to take classes, share details about their program experience, and discuss what it’s like to be in Library School right now. What are they glad they did to prepare? What might they do differently? What are they looking forward to, as they progress ahead? Catch them as the fall semester takes off! This discussion will be useful for people thinking about enrolling in a Library Science program, switching programs, going back to finish programs, or anyone who knows people who might find themselves in those positions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp

Wednesday, Sep 15 (11-12 pm)

Power of Community in Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)

Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written — yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet its full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible.

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

Wednesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

Autism in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

This presentation will focus on some of the ways in which autistic users’ communication and study needs are different from those of allistic users, and what you might need to know in your interactions with them as library users or as employees. We’ll talk about hypersensitivities and how they shape behavior and about different perceptions regarding ambiguities, as well as some things you might want to know about social interaction with autistic users.

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

Wednesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)

Soft skills often speak to personality or character or the way a person works – things that are not necessarily definable or even measurable. In reviewing job postings, the soft skills librarians should have cover the ability to be a team player, collaborate, adapt to change. Librarians need to have interpersonal and communication skills, be organized and courteous.  But, what does it mean to be collegial, creative, or detail-oriented? Most importantly, are they skills that can be taught?  The answer is unequivocally yes, but the key is being aware of them first so you can learn how to master them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Sep 15 (2-3 pm)

Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Stereotypes about who does STEM continue to be pervasive in current society. For girls, particularly girls of color, the cultural stereotypes of STEM disciplines as male dominated and white prevent them from seeing their current or possible future selves within these communities (Kang et al., 2019).  Join NGCP as we dig into this topic and hear from various perspectives on their experiences engaging in challenging conversations. Speakers will also share strategies and resources for addressing and discussing STEM stereotypes and bias with youth.

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

Thursday, Sep 16 (9-10 am)

National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)

James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, has been called the “Father of the Constitution” for his role in drafting the United States Constitution in the summer of 1787. Mr. Madison, as portrayed by actor John Douglas Hall, will reflect on his role in the creation of the Constitution and the controversy surrounding the seminal document.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Thursday, Sep 16 (11-12 pm)

Building a Grant Strategy for 2021-2022 (TechSoup)

Thinking critically and creatively about securing grant support for your organization takes time. It also requires understanding the steps involved when developing a strategic approach to securing the funds needed to do your good work. This training will help you compartmentalize your thinking so you are comfortable that you’ve developed a strong approach to raise the funds needed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2WkR93d

Thursday, Sep 16 (1-2 pm)

Students at the Center: Fostering Secondary Newcomer Student Agency (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

This FREE one-hour webinar is based on a shared belief that achieving equity for multilingual learners must be nonnegotiable. As we are planning for the new academic year, we must also commit to the notion that we cannot go back to “normal.” Instead, let us plan ahead and approach our work with MLs through an equity lens. The presenter will unpack four key strategies to achieve this goal and participants will apply them to their own context during this interactive and highly engaging webinar.

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

Friday, Sep 17 (10-11 am)

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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

Friday, Sep 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Planned Giving Within Reach (Candid Learning)

When the topic of planned giving (arranging now for a future contribution, usually upon a donor’s death) comes up, many nonprofit leaders and development professionals start to squirm. It can be overwhelming to know where to start, the technicalities of giving vehicles can be confusing, and the idea of talking to people about something that involves their death can be uncomfortable. Accordingly, many community-based nonprofits shy away from planned giving. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way, and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity planned giving offers. Planned giving can be done simply and joyfully. Join Thread Strategies Principals Taryn Deaton and Tracy Shaw for this webinar to learn how to get started and how to incorporate planned giving into your annual development plan.

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

Friday, Sep 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar by early childhood education expert Jacky Howell to explore the most current thinking about social-emotional development and how to ensure the staff you supervise are applying best practice in their classrooms. Jacky will share her insights about how you can plan, set expectations, provide day-to-day coaching, and hold staff accountable for SEL.

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

Saturday, Sep 18 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

In this Tech for Teens webinar, we’ll use code to create a virtual reality solar system. You’ll then be able to use your own smartphone or tablet (or VR headset if you have one) to move around in 3D virtual space. We’ll also see how virtual reality headsets work with this code and discover how coding can be used in all areas of science.

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

Monday, Sep 20 (1-2 pm)

Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)

Connected Learning encourages curiosity, exploration of interests, relationship-building, and teen participation in creating learning opportunities. Explore how to use teens’ interests to create programs and services that engage and empower teens. (Part 1 of 2-part series)

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

Tuesday, Sep 21 (10-10:30 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Judd Winick (Follett)

On Tuesday, September 21, at 11:00am CT, students will get to hear from Judd Winick, the creator of Hilo, an action-packed, best-selling middle grade graphic novel series that has laugh-out-loud humor and a whole lot of heart. We will learn more about the latest edition to the series: Gina-The Girl Who Broke the World. The Hilo series is filled with epic battles, friendship, and magic and is a favorite of both kids and critics. This is sure to be a fun-filled event your students won’t want to miss.

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

Tuesday, Sep 21 (11-11:45 am)

How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

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

Tuesday, Sep 21 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/08/upcoming-us-law-webinars-september-2021/

Tuesday, Sep 21 (1-2 pm)

Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

Connecting with kids’ interests and showing how math is woven into every aspect of the world around us is at the heart of the Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes math-inspiring kids’ literature for Grades PreK-12. Join Title I school librarians as they share programming ideas for using titles from the Mathical Book List in their schools; meet Steve Light, author/illustrator of Have You Seen My Dragon? Moderated by educators Celina Gonzalez and Kirsten Bohl, the session will include time for questions and discussion. Join us to explore math in children’s literature, and pick up tips on how to encourage kids to love math in the world around them.

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

Tuesday, Sep 21 (1-2 pm)

Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the first of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part one will feature motion picture, cartographic, and photographic records.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Tuesday, Sep 21 (1-2 pm)

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (8-9 am)

Content Creation for Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Are you in charge of creating content for your library’s social media accounts? Do you feel like you are stuck with what new and exciting things you can post that will engage your followers? Are you not even sure where to start or look to create graphics that excite? Wondering if hash tagging is all it’s cracked up to be? Join Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services of the Manchester Public Library, and lead of their social media as she discusses these topics. Catch Bartlett on her own personal social media as The Board Game Librarian.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Wednesday, Sep 22 (11-12 pm)

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

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (11-12 pm)

Tech Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)

We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget. In this session, we will discuss: alignment of your IT budget to the organization’s strategy, assessment of your current technologies, prioritizing expenditures, and leveraging resources, as well as a walk through a sample budget worksheet that explores key buckets of tech spending.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (11-12:30 pm)

Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (12-1 pm)

Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)

Library service to those with ID is at once a pressing problem in great need of attention and a great challenge to the library profession which, in a time of heightened awareness of diversity, has implications for our entire professional identity. After briefly establishing the current plight of those with ID and the history of library services towards them, the presentation will provide a detailed case study of the first reading club for those with ID at an academic library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Sep 22 (12-1 pm)

How to: TikTok

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying its popularity: TikTok beat out Facebook and WhatsApp to claim the spot of #1 most popular social app download in the world for 2020. Here’s a closer look at the rapidly growing platform and how governments can leverage it to reach residents.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Wednesday, Sep 22 (12-1 pm)

Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)

Join award-winning authors NoNieqa Ramos, Traci Sorell, and Kao Kalia Yang for a discussion with Carol Hinz, associate publisher of Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press, as they discuss how picture books have the power to affirm identities, build understanding with people unlike ourselves, challenge our misconceptions, and broaden our awareness of the world.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Wednesday, Sep 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign That Inspires and Converts (Candid Learning)

Make the most of the year-end giving season, and learn how to optimize your #GivingTuesday campaign. Join us for a live webinar and Q&A with Classy, to find out how to design a #GivingTuesday campaign that commands the attention of your supporters and drives online conversions.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves (Early Childhood Investigations)

When children exhibit behaviors that are not compliant, early educators often label them “challenging.” But are they really? Teachers and administrators often jump to conclusions about the child or their family and community. However, behavior is complex so there is seldom one reason children don’t or cannot comply with our expectations. Research shows order to gain a meaningful understanding of children’s behavior there must be a meaningful understanding of adult bias and the context in which these behaviors occurs. This webinar will help you look beyond the child to the implicit bias, contextual elements, interactions, and classroom variables that might contribute to labeling behavior as challenging.

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

Wednesday, Sep 22 (1-2 pm)

CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community (WebJunction)

Guiding patrons through a complicated financial landscape can be challenging and confusing, and can be unfair when the playing field is not level. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is focused on using all of their tools, including enforcement, rule-writing, and research to address systemic racism and economic inequality in the consumer financial system. One of the ways to address wealth inequality in the U.S. is through empowering people who are developing their financial knowledge.

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

Thursday, Sep 23 (12-1 pm)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Manufacturing – The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will dive into business data on the manufacturing industry and explore the relationship of manufacturing with other sectors of the economy. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools and the opportunity for Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Thursday, Sep 23 (1-1:30 am)

Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

In this 30-minute session, we’ll use ProQuest Historical Newspapers to research 3 females aviators (or aviatrixes as they were once called) – Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, and Evelyn Sharp. You’ll learn some search tips and tricks as well as some content highlights and differences across the newspapers.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yhnyj8s6

Monday, Sep 27 (1-2 pm)

Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

As we start thinking about connected learning it’s important to spend some time thinking about educational equity. Some of you may have a good sense of the population you work with and what their needs are as they relate to equity and outcomes. (Part 2 of 2-part series)

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

Tuesday, Sep 28 (10-11 am)

Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

In a panel discussion, Dr. Rob Bittner (LGBTQ Youth Literature Specialist), Megan Schliesman (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Junko Yokota (Center for Teaching through Children’s Books at National Louis University) and moderator Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) discuss the myriad issues at play with the Newbery and its (sometimes not too bright) legacy: the lasting impact of the medal on the dissemination of a text and its continued place in cultural conversation and on a publisher’s backlist; the role of the medal as a contemporary signifier in children’s literature; and the impact of the medal on the day-to-day issues for those serving children and families in libraries, including collection development and audits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/webinararchive

Tuesday, Sep 28 (11-12 pm)

Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business? (Blackbaud)

There is no question the growth of podcast listeners has grown dramatically this past year, and the future of the medium is bright. Does the production of a podcast make sense for your company or brand? What is the ROI of your resources, and what does that initial investment look like? In this special webinar leading up to bbcon 2021, Scott Williams, host of “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast,” will answer those questions and provide some lessons learned after producing more than 100 episodes intended to create more awareness of the museum and heritage park where he serves as president and CEO.

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

Tuesday, Sep 28 (1-1:45 pm)

How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

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

Tuesday, Sep 28 (1-2 pm)

Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

ALL students benefit from coding opportunities, but the design of current applications limits meaningful participation of students with complex needs. Using a UDL approach, lessons, materials, and a software application were designed ensuring ALL students can actively participate in coding experiences. We’ll demonstrate how Debug’d offers important daily living skills for students who have complex learning needs while supporting teachers who are new to coding. Join us to explore our new Debug’d Inclusive coding curriculum and Weavly – a freely available, fully accessible coding interface currently under development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Tuesday, Sep 28 (1-2 pm)

Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the second of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part two will feature textual records.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Wednesday, Sep 29 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp

Wednesday, Sep 29 (10-11 am)

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

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

Wednesday, Sep 29 (11-12:15)

Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How? (Indiana State Library)

Programming for parents and babies in the library is relatively new. Parents with newborns are in a class by themselves; when librarians understand the issues facing new parents, they can create optimal learning environments that are just as nurturing for parents as for their infants. Learn how to present research-based programs for this audience by identifying popular elements to include, exploring recommended activities, creating welcoming communities, and using developmental tips that are easy-to-understand without being condescending.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Thursday, Sep 30 (11-12 pm)

Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field (Bloomerang)

Grants are an integral piece of many nonprofit budgets. Yet finding, acquiring, and maintaining grants can often feel challenging and mysterious, especially when you have more limited grant writing experience. This session will help demystify all five phases of the grants lifecycle: identifying well-aligned prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing compelling submissions, maintaining grants through stewarding and reporting, and submitting renewals.

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

Thursday, Sep 30 (12-1 pm)

ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

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

Thursday, Sep 30 (1-2 pm)

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (Infopeople)

On the web people don’t read, they scan, skim and select. In fact, usability studies show that less is more — people don’t find information that is right in front of them when it’s buried in long paragraphs. When it comes to email, communicating effectively is especially important, and the same guidelines for writing web content apply. With email, you also need to consider subject lines, who else to copy, and what outcome you are hoping for with each email you send. In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen.

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

Thursday, Sep 30 (1-2 pm)

How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

The benefits of monthly recurring gift programs are numerous. Automated monthly giving is great for donors and for the organization. But as staff members, the thought of launching a brand-new program can be very daunting. In this webinar, fundraising expert Jessica Cloud, will show you how to build a practical, step-by-step process for building a recurring gift program from scratch. You will learn how to create a thriving group of loyal and steadfast donors who provide your organization with much-needed, regular, unrestricted revenue.

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

Thursday, Sep 30 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

This is your chance to learn the most modern best practices and to participate in the conversation about hosting successful virtual events.

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

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AUGUST is for Library Learning

*SLJTeen Live! (School Library Journal) Thursday, Aug 5 (7-3 pm) So much of adolescence is preparing for the future—college, careers, adulthood, the next grade—and that’s even tougher when no one knows what the future will look like. Through it all, books reflect and illuminate our lives, telling boundary-pushing stories that take publishing to the next level. The conference’s author panels and library programming sessions will help you support and engage teens in this new moment and beyond. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan) https://youtu.be/PqWK2sr6yms

Putting the Me in Mental Health (Infopeople) Join Nora Franco, Consumer Health Librarian from the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR), to hear about resources such as MedlinePlus, SAMSHA, and NAMI, among others, to use along your mental health journey.

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 5: Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 10: Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 18: Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

BOARDS

Aug 12: Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)

Aug 17: Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Aug 26: How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 2: How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)

Aug 4: Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)

Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

Aug 26: That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

Aug 31: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

LinkedIn Learning tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)

Learning Express Library tutorial in Niche Academy (Niche Academy)

Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Putting the Me in Mental Health (Infopeople)

Aug 3: Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)

Aug 4: Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)

Aug 4: Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 5: Ask the Expert:  VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

Aug 19: Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Aug 5: Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)

Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

Aug 10: Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)

Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Aug 12: How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 16: The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 4: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Aug 5: Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Aug 10: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Aug 11: Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 12: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Aug 17: The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

Aug 18: How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

Aug 24: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Aug 25: How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

LEGAL

Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 4: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 10: Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

Aug 12: Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 17: Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)

Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

Aug 26: Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 6: APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug 4: Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Aug 5: Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Aug 10: The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 11: Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Aug 12: Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

Aug 18: Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug 26: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Creating a Tween Collection: a Practical Guide for Librarians (Library of Michigan)

Aug 2: Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)

Aug 3: Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Aug 3: Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 4: Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Aug 4: Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Aug 4: C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)

Aug 4: True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Aug 5: Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Aug 9: A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Aug 10: TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

Aug 12: Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Aug 13: Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

Aug 17: OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

Aug 19: Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Aug 21: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 25: Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

Aug 26: Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 31: Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 19: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

Aug 25: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 5: Ask the Expert:  VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

Aug 5: Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)

Aug 18: ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)

Aug 25: What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

Aug 26: Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 4: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 12: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Aug 2 (10-11 am)

How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)

Yes, you really can place ads on Google at no cost; you just have to learn how. This webinar will include links and instructions to get you started. It’s vital for your library to be visible on Google, where nearly everyone starts their searches. Meet the public where they are, and increase their awareness and usage of any of your library’s resources.

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

Monday, Aug 2 (2-3 pm)

Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)

Join inspiring educators and district leaders as we hear about lessons learned from the past year, the key challenges they’re facing for the new year, and how they continue to innovate as they ready themselves to welcome their students back to school this fall.

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

Tuesday, Aug 3 (11-12:30 pm)

Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated several trends in academic libraries, including the shift from print to digital collections and the rethinking of subscriptions and licensing agreements with journal publishers. Partnerships with peer institutions and enhanced resource sharing programs have helped college and university libraries manage these challenges. In this webinar, librarians will discuss ideas and innovations that emerged during the pandemic, and how resource sharing can continue to help libraries adapt as the field continues to evolve.

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

Tuesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Our graphic novel celebration continues with part two in our Read Graphic webinar series! Join us Tuesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. CT for this free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Fantagraphics Books; JY, an imprint of Yen Press; Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers; Penguin Random House; and Viz Media. The webinar will begin with young reader titles and conclude with adult titles.

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

Tuesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will highlight how and where to find non-print audio and video materials and offer suggestions on promoting these resources to your users. The webinar will also cover non-print materials in other languages, state and local materials, and emphasize outstanding examples. Join us for a look at the non-print world of Government documents.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Help your library “go green” by leveraging the secret super power of small, rural and under-resourced libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! Forget LEED building certifications, we’ll show you how your library can adopt systems that align your shoestring budget with tips on everything from sustainable programming practices, operational approaches, environmental partnerships, as well as easy (and cost-saving!) eco-friendly swaps based on the experience of one library’s mission to be a community leader in reducing its environmental impact.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Wednesday, Aug 4 (9:30-10:15 am)

Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Join this very special live webinar event featuring authors Adib Khorram, A.S. King, Randy Ribay, and Laurie Halse Anderson, and moderated by educator Julia E. Torres, as they discuss how books can support race, culture, identity, and mental health.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (11-12 pm)

Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)

Now is the time to work to improve your sender reputation. In this session, we will present ways for you to enhance your sender reputation to help ensure that the emails you send are arriving in the inbox instead of the junk folder.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3v6mertc

Wednesday, Aug 4 (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.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In order to better serve our library users, librarians need to think more creatively when assisting a user with a research topic. In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

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://tinyurl.com/8evpbr8s

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)

Discover your power in the organization, and where you do and do not have control. Learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and how you can get better results. Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change, how you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms “transparency” and “feedback” when applied to change. Apply this new knowledge to help change interpersonal dynamics within your organization.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Want to learn more about the collections of the Library of Congress from the experts who work there? Join us for the second installment of our online open house! Rotate through short sessions (15 minutes each) on specific online resources, tools, and collections of interest. Plan to share some of your ideas for classroom use across the curriculum.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)

Each day, children and adults rely upon strong social-emotional skills as we navigate various life experiences. Learn strategies to support the resilience and social-emotional well-being of children and adults in this reflective webinar presented by Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner.

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

Wednesday, Aug 4 (2-3 pm)

C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)

Come join our C&C educators from PA, MO, and AR as we welcome you back to the 2021-2022 school year. We’ll share our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use and you’ll see firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4n5fr739

Wednesday, Aug 4 (3-4 pm)

True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Is your library truly diverse? Reading and literacy experiences that open “sliding glass doors” to new perspectives and possibilities are essential. Our experts will share ways to take an unflinching look at your library to ensure diversity and equity.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (9-10 am)
Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Rethinking the strategic planning process from a cumbersome and overwhelming task to an opportunity to connect with our community opens the possibilities to engage with those outside our immediate circles. This program will provide participants with insights and ideas to incorporate thoughtful community engagement into strategic planning processes that both diminish the risk of planning within our own bubbles and also inspire new ideas.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (11-12 pm)

Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to give non-lawyers an overview of the United States Federal Court system.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Ask the Expert:  VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

The workplace and workforce are changing at a more rapid pace today than ever before. We’ve had to adapt; and adapt quickly, especially in the shift from in-person to virtual meetings and virtual training. Good news – virtual facilitation best practices do exist, and they apply to all platforms.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Here is light at the end of this exceptionally long pandemic tunnel! As students move back to in-person learning, we must understand their regulatory and literacy learning skills may have diminished during the time of virtual instruction. In this FREE webinar, Saddleback is partnering with Engaging Learners to bring you an episode of Coffee with Katie and Richard. Join us as Katherine McKnight, PhD and Richard Cash, EdD share how to set up an emotionally secure classroom where literacy skills are the foundation of success.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Donor demographics and giving behaviors continuously evolve, along with your nonprofit’s need to adapt. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how current data on donor demographics impacts major-gift donations with specific emphasis on simple, safe and secure methods of attracting and engaging with cryptocurrency donors.

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

Thursday, Aug 5 (3-4:30 pm)

Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)

This webinar will introduce participants to tools from the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) method of sharing picture books with children, which educator and children’s literature expert Megan Dowd Lambert developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

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

Friday, Aug 6 (3-4 pm)

APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho, authors of MISTER JIU’S IN CHINATOWN will be in conversation with APALA member Regina Gong.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.apalaweb.org/publications/archived-webinars/

Monday, Aug 9 (5-6 pm)

A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Dr. Becky will discuss: Key elements in close friendships, What it means to be a “good friend”; Making friends as an adult; How to recognize when a friendship isn’t working; Making friends online; Coping skills for kids and adults when friendships end.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2a4nazpm

Tuesday, Aug 10 (10-11 am)

Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

In this one-hour online training session participants will be introduced to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer for public and academic libraries. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results. We recommend that participants register for Project Outcome and review basic materials in the toolkit prior to the training. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters and chat with other attendees.

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

Tuesday, Aug 10 (11-12 pm)

Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

A library is looked upon as a place for equity, no matter the background of the person – but what about the library as a workplace ? Do library workplaces also have tenacious challenges that impact all of us—bias, prejudice and bullying? Our panelists will explore and discuss strategies to overcome them within the library system. They will discuss how to recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice while transforming organizations in the process, along with the role that a diverse collection plays in educating patrons, overcoming barriers and creating awareness. 

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

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)

Tailored to administrators and managers, this webinar provides an overview of the recently released “Cataloguing Code of Ethics” and highlights particular areas of the Code in which library leadership can meaningfully support the Code in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) initiatives. A panel of members from the Cataloguing Ethics Steering Committee will explain the engagement process in developing the Code, the work being done to raise awareness of the Code, and the importance of including the work of cataloguing in an institution’s commitments to EDIA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/core/ce/webinars

Tuesday, Aug 10 (12-1 pm)

The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to demonstrate the new interface of the Federal Depository Library Directory.

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

Tuesday, Aug 10 (1-2 pm)

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

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

Tuesday, Aug 10 (4-5:30 pm)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s Smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://teachersfirst.com/edtechsummerpd/ok2ask-sessions

Wednesday, Aug 11 (10-11 am)

Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In this session, we will look at the history of peer review and the intersection between preprint-publishing and academic inclusion. We will discuss some ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We will close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.

To join webinar, visit: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/89756879632

Wednesday, Aug 11 (1-2 pm)

Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)

One of the greatest uncertainties in fundraising is understanding what drives a donor to give. This Hubinar will help you understand how donors make decisions, the communication process as it relates to your prospects, and how to recognize barriers to effective communication.

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

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)

How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

In this interactive online author reading and Q&A, Lalami will discuss how literary forms that articulate lived, personal experiences (such as essay and memoir) can inform successful diversity and inclusion efforts across the curriculum – and inspire social change in the world beyond.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 12 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/

Thursday, Aug 12 (10-11 am)

Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Take your storytimes to the next level with some tips and insights from Tami Austin. Tami has been doing storytimes in public libraries since 2013 and is continually searching for inspiration and ideas that make storytime enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Come get some new ways of thinking about storytime and take away some ideas for your own storytime that you can implement right away.

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

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-11:45 am)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop.

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

Thursday, Aug 12 (11-12 pm)

Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)

How are your board members moving your nonprofit forward? Board members should bring skills, time, and money and show up to do the work. If board members cannot bring money, then your board members’ influence can be key to helping your organization be successful. Are you setting your board members up for success? Let’s talk about it in this month’s ED Chat.

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

Thursday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Thursday, Aug 12 (1-2 pm)
Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Recent studies have shown that organizations with more diverse employees and leadership see an overall improvement in growth, revenue, and innovation yet they struggle to find and retain culturally diverse talent. In this workshop, we will discuss hiring and retention through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will also highlight the importance of moving beyond recruitment and into retaining diverse talent.

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

Friday, Aug 13 (12-1 pm)

Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

In part two of our #ReadGraphic panel series, we’ll be talking with Priya Huq, author and illustrator of PIECE BY PIECE from ABRAMS Children’s Books; Kayla Miller, author and illustrator of CLASH from Etch, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; Bowen McCurdy, co-creator of SPECTER INSPECTORS from BOOM! Studios; and BonHyung Jeong, author and illustrator of KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER from JY, an imprint of Yen Press.

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

Monday, Aug 16 (10-11 am)

The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Intersectionality provides a lens to identify where power or oppression interlocks and intersects with individuals in society. Originally designed to explain the oppression of African American women, it has become a framework for understanding how multiple social identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, and disability intersect at the individual level resulting in the experience of privilege and/or oppression at the social-structural level.

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

Tuesday, Aug 17 (11-12 pm)

Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

As nonprofit leaders and team members continue to develop and implement new and creative ways to be responsive and relevant 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? This webinar highlights the critical actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of ongoing uncertainty when the ability to adapt is more important than ever before.

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

Tuesday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)

How can organizations serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants leverage technology to help people find the resources they need? See demos of four apps addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants during this Public Good App House event. Explore solutions for translation, supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and connecting your clients with vital information and resources.

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

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-1:30 pm)

The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

Join us to learn the basic fundamentals needed to start a Monthly Giving program, so you can benefit from the tremendous opportunities it can offer your organization.

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

Tuesday, Aug 17 (1-2 pm)

OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

OurStoryBridge is a project which helps libraries capture and share the rich social and cultural history of their communities. The project has released a free toolkit of resources for library staff and volunteers to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories, a format that appeals to young and old today. The toolkit includes everything a library needs to know to start a story project, such as step by step instructions, “how-to” videos, sample documents, and a guide to help teachers engage their students in community stories. Join the creator of OurStoryBridge and staff at two libraries who have implemented the program to hear their experiences with this inspiring and impactful project and learn how your library can participate.

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

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Wednesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)

How can an academic library foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged? Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to do just that.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-1:45 pm)

How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

In this session you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, Identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.

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

Wednesday, Aug 18 (1-2 pm)

Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

This presentation features remote class activities highlighting the use of music with technology. The activities are tailored to students with special needs including the types of devices to consider.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Thursday, Aug 19 (11-12 pm)

Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

In this webinar, we will discuss how you and your organization can meet the post-COVID challenge by using your pandemic learnings to evaluate change and develop strategies to find a new path forward.

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

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)

Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Common Sense Education has created a new Social-Emotional Learning Resource Center full of free resources for promoting SEL in the digital lives of students. Join us in this edWebinar as we explore.

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

Thursday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Saturday, Aug 21 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android).

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

Tuesday, Aug 24 (10-11 am)

Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

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

Wednesday, Aug 25 (8-9 am)

What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

This presentation addresses customer service training by growing and nurturing empathy and empowering staff to navigate the gray areas in our policies. Using storytelling and group interaction, we will look at special and challenging situations such as code of conduct violations and difficult patrons. Discover how understanding our own implicit biases and not assuming the worst of our patrons can help you offer consistent customer service to everyone we serve.

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

Wednesday, Aug 25 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: 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://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/

Wednesday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Join Blackbaud and Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Data Management\Philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Houston to hear practical tips on how to leverage your nonprofit’s data to build trust with internal stakeholders and optimize your fundraising efforts.

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

Wednesday, Aug 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this energizing webinar, nature learning and universal design experts, Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen will share research, classroom stories and practical suggestions to support engineering play with natural and human-made materials for building.

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

Thursday, Aug 26 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the design thinking process to take that first step in finding more purpose in your work, and continue building momentum towards the meaningful career that you want in the Post-COVID era.

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

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students. Make sure it receives the attention it deserves! Join us in this webinar to hear from school librarians, Christy James (Charleston County School District, SC) and Kristin Whitworth (Dover High School, NH), who will share their stories about how they got the word out about their digital resources. As this session is built to be a conversation, please bring your questions and thoughts about promoting your Gale resources within your school.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/s6hp99w3

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

In the US, WhatsApp is mainly used by Spanish-speaking communities and other diasporas, so If you’re working with these communities or are planning to expand your reach, you need to start innovating in your communication methods. As the world is turning towards digital strategies, let’s embrace new communication methods that will increase the reach of your existing emails and newsletters.

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

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic.  Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood.  In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons.

To join the webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of thousands of early American bills and resolutions to the site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/

Thursday, Aug 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is time that we ensure that children are comprehensively assessed through a lens that affirms their assets. For example, what does it mean for a child and their family to have linguistic capital? We will discuss this and more in this paradigm-shifting webinar by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Founding Director of Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill.

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

Tuesday, Aug 31 (2-3 pm)

Explore the World with Virtual Field Trips (edWeb)

Focused on an array of diverse topics, virtual field trips connect learning to the real world through relevant and timely digital content that supports learning wherever it takes place. Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, offers a portfolio of new and on-demand virtual field trips to engage students.

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

Tuesday, Aug 31 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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

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Tech training for non-techie librarians

The Colorado State Library has created a series of 8 tech-training tutorials that are short and sweet to improve a librarian’s ability to navigate through the maze of technology in their work world and to assist patrons who come to the library with common technology questions or needs. Take all 8 tutorials and complete the technology proficiency check list self-assessment and you may claim 1 CE credit in the category of technology toward the MT State Library certification program, find the resources you need to learn:

Colorado State Library Online Tech Training for Staff

Technology Proficiency Check List self assessment

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Library Learning is COOL!

This list is collected and curated by 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

*Picture Book Palooza (School Library Journal) Thursday, July 15 (8-3 pm)All-day, free virtual celebration of authors and artists dedicated to the visual dance and extraordinary craft of picture books! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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

AASL Standards Overview (Wyoming State Library) Join Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library and Jennisen Lucas, 2021-22 AASL President and Park County School District #6 School Librarian, for a discussion about the AASL Standards for school libraries. Download the slides (PDF).

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction) In this webinar, presented in collaboration with TechSoup for Libraries, learn how Halifax Public Libraries uses asset mapping to identify immigrant community needs and develop responsive programs and services. https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/laying-out-the-welcome-mat.html

Library 101: FaceBook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)  https://youtu.be/BWi0uhQZWFc

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)

July 8: Bridging the Gap: Tools for Healthy Executive Director Transitions (Charity Village)

July 15: Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Planning and Outreach (TechSoup)

July 21: Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

July 7: Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)

July 20: Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 13: Quick Bites – Getting Back to Nature (Colorado State Library)

July 14: Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

July 14: Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)

July 20: Quick Bites – A-B-Cs AND 1-2-3s!: Numeracy & Early Literacy (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 7: Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)

July 8: Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)

July 14: Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)

COMMUNICATION

July 8: On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 7: Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries (Niche Academy)

July 8: On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)

July 22: Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)

July 29: 35 Next-Level Remote Work Practices (InSync Training)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

July 7: Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)

July 8: On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)

July 20: Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)

July 22: Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)

July 22: Uncomfortable Conversations With Librarians — DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

FUNDRAISING

July 7: Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Nonprofit Hub)

July 8: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

July 8: The Power Of Untold Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

July 8: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

July 14: Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust (Nonprofit Hub)

July 14: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

July 15: The Future of Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

July 15: How To Know If Your Fundraising Staff Is Leaving Money On The Table (Bloomerang)

July 20: Making the Ask (Firespring)

July 21: TeamRaiser® Community Call (Blackbaud)

July 27: Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

July 27: Social Media Q&A Session (Firespring)

July 28: 5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

July 28: Podcasts for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

July 29: How To Love Your Donors In The Philanthropic Psychology Way (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

July 22: Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)

MANAGEMENT

July 13: Federal Funding Part 2 – Success Stories, Tips & Tools for Finding the Money (Library Journal)

July 15: Build Your Own Leadership Simulations (Training Magazine Network)

July 19: Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 29: Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens (Charity Village)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 14: The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

PROGRAMMING

July 22: Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 7: Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)

July 8: Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)

REFERENCE

July 8: An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 13: An Introduction to Benefits.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 15: The Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov (Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series) (Law Library of Congress)

July 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

July 20: Accessing Census Data (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 22: How is the Federal Government Funding Relief Efforts for COVID-19? (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 22: Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time (U.S. Census Bureau)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

AASL Standards Overview (Wyoming State Library)

July 7: Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)

July 8: An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 8: Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)

July 13: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

July 13: Cyberbullying and Tweens: Research and Strategies to Help Keep Tweens Safe (edWeb.net)

July 13: Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)

July 14: Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

July 14: Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)

July 14: Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)

July 20: Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)

July 20: Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)

July 22: The Science of Reading: From a Vision to Outcomes (edWeb.net)

July 26: How to Avoid Teacher Burnout in the 2021-22 School Year (edWeb.net)

July 27: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

TECHNOLOGY

Library 101: FaceBook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)

July 13: Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)

July 14: Finding Partners & Preparing Staff: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 3)(Nebraska Library Commission)

July 21: Pt. I: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

July 28: Marketing & Follow-Up: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 4) (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 28: Podcasts for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 7: Learning as Unusual for Business as Unusual (Training Industry)

July 8: Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

July 8: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

July 8: An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 8: Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

July 8: Show, Don’t Tell: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

July 13: Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

July 20: Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)

July 21: Shifting to Virtual: Updating Your Blended Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

July 27: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

July 15: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

July 22: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

July 29: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, July 7 (9-10 am)

Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Nonprofit Hub)

Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission. Join us in this webinar and discover: What is the overhead myth and why does it matter? The impact of underinvestment. How to address concerns with donors. What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle. How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

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

Wednesday, July 7 (11-12 pm)

Learning as Unusual for Business as Unusual (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by TECHADEMY. Mr. Keshava Raju, (CEO, TECHADEMY) will do a deep dive into how L&D professionals can inculcate a culture of perpetual learning in an engaging ecosystem that exposes learners to both the personal and professional benefits of the program whilst maintaining a steady ROL.

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

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries (Niche Academy)

Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service. Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what it is and how it can make your library better by keeping users at the center of every decision.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, July 7 at 1 PM CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring debut authors Karla Arenas Valenti (LOTERÍA); Tina Cane (ALMA PRESSES PLAY); Lee Durfey-Lavoie; and Veronica Agarwal (JUST ROLL WITH IT). Panelists will give a short presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Booklist’s senior editor Julia Smith. Plus, get a sneak peek at the latest titles coming this fall from Random House Children’s Books! Register now!

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

Wednesday, July 7 (1-2 pm)

Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)

In this workshop, we’ll see many different ways to control your computer and mobile devices, from voice control to switches, adaptive mice, and even keyboards, too. We’ll demonstrate several simple things to make accessing your computer easier, as well as some more complex setups.

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

Thursday, July 8 (8:30-9:30 am)

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

Join Kelly Medwick, chief client solutions 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Thursday, July 8 (9-10 am)

The Power Of Untold Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

There’s always more to the story. The often untold stories have the power to call your audience to act, transform hearts and ultimately support your work. It’s not always perfect, but it’s perfectly meant to be told. In this webinar, we’ll learn why it matters. Hear firsthand how moments unfold, stories are told, and endings surprise.

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

Thursday, July 8 (11-11:30 am)

Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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

Thursday, July 8 (11:30-12 pm)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)

Bridging the Gap: Tools for Healthy Executive Director Transitions (Charity Village)

This one-hour webinar is focused on sharing practical tools, personal insights, and recommendations to support effective Executive Director and Founder transitions.

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

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)

An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov, with a demonstration on how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches.

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

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)

Booklist’s third-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, will begin July 1 . . . and this graphic novel-packed webinar (the first in a two-part series) is here to kick things off.

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

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

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

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

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

Thursday, July 8 (1-2 pm)

On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)

Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.

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

Thursday, July 8 (2-3 pm)

Show, Don’t Tell: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

In this webinar, you’ll discover how you can use realistic scenarios to promote knowledge transfer and critical thinking in your next virtual employee training or customer-facing education program. You’ll also learn how to build a scenario that engages, entertains, and challenges learners to apply new information in relevant ways.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/

Tuesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)

An Introduction to Benefits.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

Since 2002, Benefits.gov has been the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, helping millions of citizens-in-need on their path to Government benefits. Using Benefits.gov, citizens can explore over 1,000 state and Federal assistance programs, check their eligibility with the Benefit Finder, and access hundreds of informational articles in the News Center. Based on citizen feedback, Benefits.gov launched an interactive chatbot this spring to help answer frequently asked questions and direct citizens to the right resources.

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

Tuesday, July 13 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Getting Back to Nature (Colorado State Library)

Join Melody Garcia as we explore the benefits of nature play, how to engage children in nature play, and inspire families and caregivers to get back to nature, even if your library doesn’t have an ideal outdoor space.

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

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Federal Funding Part 2 – Success Stories, Tips & Tools for Finding the Money (Library Journal)

Hear from librarians who are successfully navigating the logistics of securing funding the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.

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

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress web site (www.loc.gov) contains millions of digitized primary sources free to use with your students and a variety of free teacher resources. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists will share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library’s extensive digitized collections, by navigating the website and using the search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find resources for your students!

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

Tuesday, July 13 (1-2 pm)

Cyberbullying and Tweens: Research and Strategies to Help Keep Tweens Safe (edWeb.net)

Tweens are getting their first phones, first social media accounts—and first experiences in cyberbullying. What, when and why does this occur? In this edWebinar, join Dr. Justin Patchin, the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, the founder of Digital Respons-Ability to learn about insights, research and strategies on how to handle cyberbullying with tweens.

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

Tuesday, July 13 (3-4 pm)

Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)

Using a drone as a toy is one thing. Using a drone as a tool is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around us. Where do we start? How can we translate the technology available in drones into a robust opportunity to solve problems where students are? By merging themes in computer science with real-world applications we can set students on the right track. FInd out how in this educational webinar brought to you by NextWave STEM.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)

Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In the session, the presenter will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/healthbyteswithregion3

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)

Finding Partners & Preparing Staff: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 3)(Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

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

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)

This webinar will provide key information about the links between vision and learning and how the pandemic and distance learning may have impacted children’s eye health. Our expert eye health panelists will share information regarding digital eyestrain and other conditions brought on by the increased use of digital devices for online learning and what parents and teachers can do to help.

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

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, Deborah Hamilton will focus on how to handle legal questions from patrons.  We will look at how to do a legal reference interview and what types of information you can provide; how to connect with legal service organizations in the community so you can make good referrals; and discuss possible ideas for legal programs that you can offer to your patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)

Join New York Times-bestselling and award-winning creators AG Ford, Cátia Chien, and Cathy Camper for a lively conversation reflecting on the beginnings of their careers and their different paths to creating children’s books. They’ll discuss the changing landscape of children’s literature, its lasting influence, and its power to positively impact and uplift all young readers. Viewers will leave feeling inspired after listening to these remarkable and varied journeys to publication.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1:30 pm)

The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

Take part in this thought-provoking webinar to hear insights about how podcasting helped the speakers provide support for the field of learning and development while also creating more opportunities for consulting, speaking, and other income-generating opportunities.

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

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust (Nonprofit Hub)

This Hubinar will introduce the eight steps of Cause Selling, the relationship-driven fundraising cycle that guides fundraisers through every interaction with donors from prospecting to stewardship. We will then dive into the art of asking questions and listening effectively to learn the needs of your donors and develop trust.

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

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform into your organization as well as how to engage attendees. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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

Thursday, July 15 (9-10 am)

The Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov (Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series) (Law Library of Congress)

The Constitution Annotated, which provides a summary of U.S. Constitutional provisions and the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions that interpret them, is available at https://constitution.congress.gov/. This presentation will provide an overview of the features and navigation of the Constitution Annotated available via Congress.gov.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/06/join-us-for-our-upcoming-us-law-webinars-in-july-2021/

Thursday, July 15 (10-11 am)

Build Your Own Leadership Simulations (Training Magazine Network)

In this session, you will be working in virtual teams to learn more about leadership by applying different leadership facilitation techniques to your own practice.

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

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)

The Future of Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

In this session, we’ll unpack what modern charities are doing with their events to move forward, and discover how you can do the same. We’ll share new ideas based on over 200 virtual, hybrid and in-person events to increase fundraising potential and donor engagement, and discuss what it takes to be an organization that is leading the way with online fundraising.

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

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)

Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Planning and Outreach (TechSoup)

In this ED Chat, nonprofits will learn how to develop an effective marketing or outreach strategy. Giving your audience good information is great, but what is the strategic goal to increase followers and income and contribute more to your community? We will take a deeper dive into how to do more community outreach and engage your staff and board members in the process.

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

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

How To Know If Your Fundraising Staff Is Leaving Money On The Table (Bloomerang)

Nonprofit CEOs – Maybe your entire advancement team has grown and evolved so much over the years. They’re experts at securing government, foundation contracts, or corporate sponsorships, but cash flow remains tight, restricted, and you still don’t have enough money. You’re starting to wonder if they’re leaving money on the table. But you’ve never launched or grown an individual giving program that steadily secures larger, unrestricted gifts. Where would you start? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this training!

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

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

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

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

Monday, July 19 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures.

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

Tuesday, July 20 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/06/join-us-for-our-upcoming-us-law-webinars-in-july-2021/

Tuesday, July 20 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – A-B-Cs AND 1-2-3s!: Numeracy & Early Literacy (Colorado State Library)

Come learn with Kate Brunner about the importance of including your 1-2-3s along with the A-B-Cs in early literacy library services and jumpstart your own play-based early math programming.

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

Tuesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)

Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model strategies to help your students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll practice a number of related strategies and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

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

Tuesday, July 20 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)

This presentation will introduce a sampling of built-in features on Apple and Android mobile devices that assist with reading and vision accessibility.

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

Tuesday, July 20 (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://firespring.com/webinars/

Tuesday, July 20 (9-10 am)

Accessing Census Data (Nebraska Library Commission)

Introduction to U.S. Census Bureau Data Products and Tools, American Community Survey Concepts and Profiles, and new data access platform data.census.gov. The purpose of this informational data session is to acquaint organizations to Census data tools and data.census.gov. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to access Quick Facts, American Community Survey (ACS) Narrative Profile, and Data Social/Economic Profiles, which provides quick and easy access to select statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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

Wednesday, July 21 (9-10 am)

Pt. I: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Ransomware, data breaches, and cybersecurity are words at Sightline Security, which we hear in the news daily. But, what does this mean for your organization? And why/how should you prioritize it amongst the dozens of other operational activities? We will provide answers to some of the most critical questions nonprofits of all sizes and missions are asking. We will give you useful next steps to help you balance cyber investments at your organization.

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

Wednesday, July 21 (10-10:30 am)

TeamRaiser® Community Call (Blackbaud)

Join thought leaders and top event fundraising organizations as we share data-driven insights on digital and event fundraising, discuss best-practices, share decision-making frameworks and highlight new ideas to adapt in today’s environment.

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

Wednesday, July 21 (10-11 am)

Shifting to Virtual: Updating Your Blended Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

Join our LEO Learning consultants, Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design, and Patrick Billingsley, Principal Consultant, as we take a fresh look at the design and delivery of world-class blended learning. We’ll show you what’s working, what leading organizations are doing now, and what you need to do to get started.

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

Wednesday, July 21 (11-12 pm)

Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans.

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

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

Thursday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)

Bias is a natural part of the human condition and comes into play in many of our decisions and interactions. We have all experienced bias either personally or directed at others. Responding to bias takes courage. Developing a framework can help us make informed decisions on how to proceed or not. Courage is hard and goes against many of our survival instincts. It can feel risky. But it is how we can positively affect ourselves, our teams, our patrons, our communities, and our libraries. We’ll also explore how to take a stand in a way that is objective, factual, and affirming.

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

Thursday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

How is the Federal Government Funding Relief Efforts for COVID-19? (Federal Depository Library Program)

Explore how supplemental funding for COVID-19 makes its way from Congress into the economy. Data Lab breaks down the steps taken by Federal agencies to use the $4.5 trillion of COVID-19 relief funding and track the status of funds so you can see how much has been spent.

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

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Uncomfortable Conversations With Librarians — DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

Modeled after the hit web series and best selling books “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” https://uncomfortableconvos.com/, we will be sitting down with this diverse panel to talk about a wide range of “uncomfortable” topics related to librarianship.  What is exciting is that we will be soliciting all questions from the audience in advance, so submit your questions and thoughts to Emma Kent kente@gram.edu   We look forward to a thought provoking dialogue.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8219245655992293899

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time (U.S. Census Bureau)

Exploring Census Data webinar series on How Americans Spend Leisure Time. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will dive into business data relatable to everyday life. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

The Science of Reading: From a Vision to Outcomes (edWeb.net)

For decades, researchers have been observing instructional practices, gathering data, and analyzing student outcomes to provide insight on best practices and methods for reaching students at all levels. Yet, student academic achievement is below our collective expectations. What can we learn from science to ensure all our students perform at grade level? In this edWebinar, Dr. Gabi Bell Jiménez discusses the Science of Reading. How can we use the Science of Reading to ensure students thrive, and to inspire us and amplify student outcomes?

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

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)

In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.

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

Monday, July 26 (1-2 pm)

How to Avoid Teacher Burnout in the 2021-22 School Year (edWeb.net)

This presentation will enlighten administrators and their teachers to discover simple, actionable changes they can make immediately to avoid burnout altogether and grow through it if it begins to show up in their teaching life in the upcoming school year.

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

Tuesday, July 27 (11-12 pm)

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)

Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Information literacy involves multiple skills, including: identifying where information comes from, evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. Join Library of Congress education specialists as we apply information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library’s collections. We’ll practice these skills together and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

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

Tuesday, July 27 (3-4 pm)

Social Media Q&A Session (Firespring)

This interactive session gives you the opportunity to get expert answers to your questions from Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney. Plus, learn what other nonprofits are doing to grow their social media presence.

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

Wednesday, July 28 (9-10 am)

Marketing & Follow-Up: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 4) (Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

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

Wednesday, July 28 (11-11:45 am)

5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

This free nonprofit webinar will make your nonprofit fundraising tasks just a bit easier and more effective. They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations — and raise more money.

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

Wednesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

Podcasts for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Join Tech Impact for a free 60-minute webinar that will teach you the important elements of creating a podcast.

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

Thursday, July 29 (11-12 pm)

Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens (Charity Village)

This free webinar will provide a paradigm shift in how you lead your team by using your innate resiliency traits to bring out both individual and collective strengths within those you supervise, as well as helping you to recognize behaviour and a style of communicating that supports a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

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

Thursday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

How To Love Your Donors In The Philanthropic Psychology Way (Bloomerang)

In this session we introduce you to the new science of philanthropic psychology – how to grow love for humanity – and show you how you can help fulfil your donors’ psychological needs and make a real difference to their lives.

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

Thursday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

35 Next-Level Remote Work Practices (InSync Training)

Remote work is here to stay. Technology will continue to play a key role in enabling the blended work experience, but even the best tools can only do so much. We must adapt our everyday habits to effectively balance productivity, wellness and community in the new world of work. During this session, JD will discuss: Introducing wellness and community into your WFH habits; 35 proven practices for improving the WFH experience; Sustaining remote work effectiveness long-term

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

Thursday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

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

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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

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June is HOT With Training Opportunities

This list is compiled by 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

*Serving With A Purpose Virtual Fundraising Mini-Conference (United for Libraries) Wednesday, June 9 (1:30-3 pm) https://tinyurl.com/mcppaxyp It is our hope that by participating in our June 9 FREE virtual event, you will get the inspiration needed to continue in your fundraising efforts.

*Connections Summit: Directors Edition (SirsiDynix) Tuesday, June 15 (9-1 pm) https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/  A free, online conference for all current and aspiring library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix.

*Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World (Library 2.021) Thursday, June 17 (1-4 pm) In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their service, resources, and events into the virtual realm. Unsurprisingly, librarians have not only met this challenge but thrived in bringing new dynamic digital content, engaging virtual programming and instructional events, and exciting online such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons.Please join us as we discuss the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post COVID world. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2021-reinventing-libraries-for-a-post-covid-world-registration-145342614673

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

Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science (Public Library Association) http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2021/05/online-training-libraries-as-community-hubs-for-citizen-science/ The two-part training and supplemental resources are designed to help facilitators, including librarians, library staff, educators, and other community conduits, learn about and introduce citizen and community science to their audiences.

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=942&reset=1 In this webinar we will delve into nooks and crannies of the internet to discover the variety of fun and awe-inspiring creations that are out there.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research) https://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/ You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute)  https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/fund_your_school_library With the right approach to data and to talking about your values as a school librarian and an educator, learn how to make a stronger case for new or renewed funding.

ADVOCACY

June 25: Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 16: Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)

June 30: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

BOARDS

June 10: All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)

June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

June 16: Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

June 2: Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)

June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

June 21: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)

June 22: Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

June 10: Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

June 23: Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION

June 3: Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)

June 3: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

June 21: Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 23: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)

June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)

June 1: Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)

June 1: Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)

June 9: Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

Jun 16: TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)

June 24: Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

June 3: Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)

June 4: Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)

June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

June 10: Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

June 15: Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)

June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

FUNDRAISING

June 2: Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)

June 3: Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

June 7: How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

June 8: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

June 10: Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)

June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

June 15: How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)

June 16: Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)

June 16: Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)

June 17: Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

June 17: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

June 24: Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

LIBRARY SPACES

June 8: Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)

June 23: Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

June 9: Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 3: Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)

June 9: The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 9: Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science (Public Library Association)

June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 16: Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)

REFERENCE

June 2: On Juneteenth (US National Archives)

June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

June 10: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

June 15: Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 17: New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)

June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute)

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 2: Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)

June 2: 1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

June 17: What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 22: Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

June 22: Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

TECHNOLOGY

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

June 7: Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 1: Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)

June 9: Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)

June 10: Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)

June 10: The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)

June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

June 29: Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)

June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

June 2: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

June 17: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

June 30: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, June 1 (11-12 pm)

Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)

For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities. Technology played a key role in these adaptations. Come learn the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)

Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

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

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

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)

Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)

Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2:30 pm)

Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be–lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, 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.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 pm)

Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)

This presentation is about the practice of Instructional Design (ISD) in the real world today and how it is being modified and used to produce training solutions to help meet business needs (problems or opportunities) for organizations as well as the needs of individuals attending the training program.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (11-12 pm)

Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)

Join Alyssa Wright for a session on how to find connections and ideas in your existing database that can unlock big money and big partnerships.  Become a super sleuth with new questions, ideas, and leads after attending this engaging webinar.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)

Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)

Online, offline or hybrid; research or practice-focused, large cohorts or small classes, full or part-time, special concentrations, cost and requirements, help with job searches for graduates—there are a lot of factors to consider when selecting an MLIS program. Hear from representatives from a variety of library schools about what makes their particular programs stand out and take the opportunity to get your questions answered one on one.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (2-3 pm)

1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)

Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the kick-off of the Future Ready Librarians® first annual summer book club. This five-week book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/5yb7uy2u

Wednesday, June 2 (3-4 pm)

Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Julie Stern and edtech expert and educator Maria Arfanakis will discuss how schools can shift their focus from teaching to the standards to teaching for learning transfer. The presenters will share more about what learning transfer is and how educators can use it to design equitable learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. Educators will learn how the right instructional moves, such as discussion-focused collaborative games, create a perfect conduit to harness students’ prior learning and experiences, move students toward expertise, and improve students’ social-emotional learning.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (5-6 pm)

On Juneteenth (US National Archives)

In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile. Join us in this free webinar to learn more about identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion about using wealth data.

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

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)

This panel discussion will provide background on white cultural norms in librarianship, illustrated by examples from the lived experience of the panelists. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the way that these norms marginalize, silence, and harm BIPOC library staff members.

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

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, with the 2020 Census data release underway, Tableau’s data community will continue to have updated population figures to explore! Together with the annual, American Community Survey, the resulting repository of census data is expansive and covers over 11.7 million geographic areas, with associated geospatial files. Discover ways to create informative geospatial maps, along with methods of tapping into the bevy of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics via census.gov and our API.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Thursday, June 3 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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

Thursday, June 3 (1-2 pm)

Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)

Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

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

Friday, June 4 (12-1 pm)

Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)

Library worker Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind interviews some of the most prominent queer voices in comics about their works and the importance of representation in the medium, including Steve Orlando (COMMANDERS IN CRISIS, KILL A MAN), Sina Grace (GETTING IT TOGETHER), Jen Hickman (LONELY RECEIVER), Hazel Newlevant (EMBODIED: AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMICS POETRY ANTHOLOGY), and Lela Gwen (NIGHTMARE IN SAVANNAH).

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

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful series, Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels and participating in a panel discussion about YA, publishing for the first time, and how they’re excited to work with librarians to meet readers.

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

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place? In this webinar, we’ll provide guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have the beginnings of a strategy that can be documented and shared with your fundraising team.

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

Monday, June 7 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary federal program that provides discounts to households on monthly internet bills and one-time device purchases during the pandemic. Eligible households can receive a $50 per month discount on their internet service with participating providers as well as a one-time $100 credit toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Libraries and other community organizations are crucial in spreading the word about this opportunity and assisting eligible individuals with applying. Join us to learn all about this program and the free resources available to help you promote it to your community.

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

Monday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (11-11:45 am)

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Join us for a conversation about recent research on academic growth for students in special education before the pandemic and implications for policies and practices designed to spur COVID recovery.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)

Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 pm)

Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners—and their parents and guardians, too.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

Wednesday, June 9 (9-10 am)

Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (11-12 pm)

Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2021/05/researching-old-companies-webinar-june-9/

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)

This workshop will discuss the importance of fatherhood involvement and provide opportunities on how to get fathers involved in your programs.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)

Once the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight. According to Forbes.com, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years. And it’s not going away. Our training offerings need to evolve to support a more global workforce that works in remote teams. Programs need to be designed to be culturally aware, engaging, and relevant to the workforce. Find out more at this webinar.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others.  These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted. 

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

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)

Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

Are you looking for ideas to “grow” a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You’ll gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity.

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

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)

Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)

Tracing Federal Regulations (Law 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://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/upcoming-us-law-webinars-june-2021/

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)

Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)

Shopping for databases can be difficult–where to look, what do I need, what do I want, what questions should I be asking? Let’s talk through the four phases of a solid evaluation and selection project and a sample plan to get you started.

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

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)

All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)

All aboard! Take a trip with Your Part-Time Controller as we discuss basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices. Along our journey, we’ll also visit some signs that indicate trouble and might stop you in your tracks.

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

Thursday, June 10 (11-11:30 pm)

Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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

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

The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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

Thursday, June 10 (12-1 pm)

Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

Is your organization searching for new ways to leverage the passion, energy, and new perspectives of Gen Z, Millennials, and other up-and-coming young professionals? A junior board, young professionals group, or young friends circle could help you harness that energy to further your mission. As young professionals who have served both as members and staff managers of these groups, Sarah and Corinne will lead you through the research on Next Gen supporters, challenges to anticipate, and steps your organization can take to start a new young friends board from scratch OR to maximize the potential of your existing group.

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

Thursday, June 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

From a very young age, children begin expressing their own unique views and ideas. Children are born with many strengths and abilities that continue to unfold and mature throughout their lives. When we respect and value a child’s individual interests in play, we are giving them the fundamental right to realize their unique potential. Children have the amazing capacity to construct their own learning. Learn how we can harness this undeniable power and wonder of play in Play Provocations.  What is a play provocation and how can we support and expand the hidden potential of children’s play?

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

Monday, June 14 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a temporary federal program the provides full reimbursement to public libraries and schools for broadband connectivity in off-campus locations, such as library patron or student homes. Public libraries and schools can apply for and receive funding for mobile hotspots and connected devices (such as laptops and tablets) to checkout to patrons and students. Join us to learn all about this program and how your public library can participate.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (11-11:45 am)

Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise.  Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.  Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (11-12 pm)

How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)

Is your organization interested in attracting grant funding to help start, maintain, and expand your programs? Great! You can use this summer’s “downtime” to get your organization ready for grant success. So what can you expect to find in the grant world and how can you prepare for it?

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

Tuesday, June 15 (12-12:50 pm)

How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn how to practice empathy at work, including how training and awareness can lead to better communication, increase equity and foster understanding.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will pull together and present these resources. The goal of this session will be to showcase existing resources that can be used across a range of age groups and knowledge levels.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (1-2 pm)

Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)

This webinar explores going (and staying) fine-free as a social justice issue­­­­ and as a revenue issue. Presenters will discuss considerations such as the barriers to access for those facing financial insecurity, the cost to collect fines often exceeds the revenue they bring in, and that many libraries report that patrons return more items after going fine-free.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)

How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)

Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)

Learn creative ways to cover sensitive subject matters. Tell stories that resonate with donors without putting clients at risk. Also, get tips on gathering the stories and gaining permission.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)

TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)

In 2021, arts & cultural organizations face rapid, transformative shifts on all fronts. In response, the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch focuses on issues arts & cultural organizations must attend to right now, to minimize harm to their communities and ensure their own survival. This webinar will discuss how arts & cultural organizations can achieve this using essential technologies.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)

Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

In this webinar we will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-1 pm)

Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)

Outcasts and outlaws. Secrets and skeletons. Dancers, dangers, and divorce. Found families and fear. Follow along as our authors take on the big issues… in their loungewear.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

Join us to discuss the basics of building a collection of circulating D&D sourcebooks, digital tools for facilitating online gameplay, and how to run the game yourself or encourage your patrons to run games in your space.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)

Learn how libraries collaborate with economic development agencies, community groups, and individuals to foster workforce development and promote informed business planning and decision-making.

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

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

Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)

Getting attention—this is the challenge of this new era in fundraising that requires innovation, creativity, and imagination. In this idea-packed and entertaining webinar, you’ll discover how you can bring a new way of thinking about fundraising through technology, the (behavioral) science of giving, and bold messaging. Through this evolved way of understanding fundraising, nonprofits can ensure the loyalty of their donors and find professional inspiration to do their work. 

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

Wednesday, June 16 (1-2 pm)

Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

Learn how a school librarian transformed the work she believed in and turned it into a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in another country. You’ll be inspired by and learn from the accomplishments of Susy Siel!

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

Thursday, June 17 (11-12 pm)

Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

At this free webinar, we’ll present a case study that will demonstrate how creative minds and pie-in-the-sky ideas helped reimagine a long-standing gala into a virtual fundraising event that maintains, if not exceeds, expectations and fundraising targets. Looking beyond the ballroom, this session will give attendees an inside look at how to successfully pivot during a pandemic and create hybrid and virtual galas.

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

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)

New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)

In this entry in the series, Foreign Law Specialist Laney Zhang will discuss the legal status and authority of various documents under China’s Law on Legislation, including laws passed by the National People’s Congress or its Standing Committee, State Council administrative regulations, departmental rules, local regulations and rules, and judicial interpretations, and how to find them online. In particular, the webinar will discuss the evolving official online publication of Chinese laws, regulations, and court decisions. Specific new laws, such as the Civil Code and Amendment XI to the Criminal Law, both passed in 2020, will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/join-us-for-a-foreign-and-comparative-law-webinar-new-laws-of-china-and-how-to-find-them-online/

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

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

Thursday, June 17 (1-2 pm)

What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

This engaging and interactive one-hour webinar will explore an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. As an educator, you don’t need another research article to validate what your gut and your experience have already told you is true: a student’s life outside school matters. What’s next? How do you prepare for the upcoming year? Join us to gain practical skills and strategies for creating a trauma-informed classroom.

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

Thursday, June 17 (2-3 pm)

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 director of nonprofit solutions, Kiersten Hill, followed by an interactive Q&A.

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

Saturday, June 19 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to be an environmental engineer! Girls with disabilities (ages 11-18) will learn about the environmental hazards of oil spills. We will also use household items to create an oil spill in a body of water and experiment with different methods for cleaning it up.

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

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

Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

We may have all become experts at attending virtual events this past year, but what about hosting them? Join us to learn engaging virtual facilitation skills to help level up your next virtual event.

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

Monday, June 21 (2-3 pm)

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)

Attendees will have an opportunity to hop around into different breakout rooms and learn more about the different priority areas of ALSC and how to get involved, both through appointed committee work and standalone volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOqrrj0uEt2uWlEQkJQcXTlDRTtKCF-d

Tuesday, June 22 (12-12:45 pm)

Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)

In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from women who have built careers studying everything from deep space to ocean exploration and beyond. You will also hear how they have served as leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations and what tools, resources and training they needed to get to this phase of their careers.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed for pure summer fun with some on-the-side learning. The U.S. Government publishes a number of coloring books and games across a variety of agencies including NASA, CDC, and NOAA. Topics cover space, health, safety, disaster planning, gardening, and nutrition. Games and coloring books from state and local sources will also be highlighted. For your users who speak other languages, there are coloring books and games also. Join us for this webinar just to have some summer fun and take a break from pandemic worry.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

In an increasingly virtual world, how can virtual learning designers ensure their programs and content are truly accessible for everyone? Discover the practical steps to creating learning experiences for all while adopting an inclusive mindset and approach to learning design – especially areas we might be neglecting as we move more and more content online in response to the ongoing pandemic.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources in the K-12 setting. Participants will practice making observations, reflecting to draw inferences, and developing questions. They will also learn about free teacher resources available from the Library’s Teacher’s Page. These resources and strategies are designed to facilitate student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Come learn how they can be applied in your educational setting!

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

GoldieBlox is educating and empowering girls by creating engaging content, fun toys and interesting resources. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the IF/THEN Collection and Curiosity Camp resources, produced by GoldieBlox, and how to use them to support gender equity in STEM programs. Hear from the founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling, and the stars of Curiosity Camp, about why having role models and resources for girls in STEM is important.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (9-10 am)

Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dr. Jody Green from the Lancaster County Extension Office will discuss bed bug biology and behavior. Lincoln City Library Staff, Jen Jackson and LeeAnn Sergeant, will discuss how LCL approaches the possibility of bed bugs in the library.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (11-11:45 am)

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 23 (11-12:30 pm)

Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar will take a close look at hazardous materials present in museum collections and how to properly manage their safe storage and handling. It will cover not only the identification of hazards, but also the straightforward steps that can be taken to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of exposure to dangerous substances.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his signature laureate project, Poetry 180—which brings poetry to schools for each of the 180 days of the school year.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team

Working from home has become the “new normal” for many organizations, and it has been a challenging adjustment for all departments. Sargent Solutions Inc has been successfully working remotely since 2016, long before the COVID-19 pandemic made its impact. This webinar will be packed with tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

In this free 60 minute webinar, we’ll provide an overview and demonstration of tools such as Hootsuite, Facebook Publishing, Tweetdeck, and Airtable.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

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

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

Thursday, June 24 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar

This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/upcoming-us-law-webinars-june-2021/

Friday, June 25 (8:30-9:30 am)

Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)

Join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, as he casts light on your story, shares how it can work for you, and answers questions about how to use storytelling in your marketing.

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

Saturday, June 26 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance is not required.

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

Monday, June 28 (1-2 pm)

Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part two of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #2, Imagination, will be addressed in part two of the series. Connect with Gerald Voltz of NASA Glenn Research Center and Louis Jimenez of Toledo Public Schools as they discuss their robotics capstone partnership and the impact the culmination of their career technical education program has had on a decade of students.

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

Tuesday, June 29 (10-11 am)

Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)

If you would like to create compelling, engaging virtual learning experiences, join Cynthia Clay and participate actively as we explore how your mindset makes a difference when presenting online.

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

Tuesday, June 29 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

In this webinar, participants will learn and apply foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources that are particularly rich and complex in detail. When working with such images, how can we help students notice and examine details that may otherwise go unnoticed? And how can we help them relate these details to one another, in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the whole? We’ll practice these strategies together and reflect on how they can be applied in your educational setting.

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

Wednesday, June 30 (8-9 am)

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)

Athens (Georgia) Regional Library is one of the first public libraries to refocus a social work program toward a trauma-informed framework. This session presents replicable steps in providing library services, designing and implementing policies, and supplying holistic training for staff utilizing a trauma-informed lens. As libraries are asked to do more with less, this session highlights easily attained methods of becoming trauma-informed and establishing a system which reflects the assets of the community and organizational values.

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

Wednesday, June 30 (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/

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May You Learn Well & Prosper…free webinars for librarians from across the land

This list is taken from the WY State Library Training calendar – subscribe or view here: 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

*SLJ Day of Dialog 2021 (School Library Journal) Tuesday, May 20 (7-4 pm) Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA, and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

*Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom & Library (San Diego County Office of Education) May 25-26 Hear from Indigenous authors and educators. Register at: https://sdcoe.k12oms.org/event_register.php?id=201019&fbclid=IwAR2rqBcRKQckXP37LGZb8p40-3z13lGHoWrOgim8RLgOAciEWRedEEWWNL0

*Heart Mountain Presentation with Sam Mihara (Wyoming Department of Education) Wednesday, May 5 (1:30 pm) Heart Mountain internee Sam Mihara to address Wyoming 7-12 students.Sam Mihara, who was imprisoned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northwest Wyoming as a 9-year-old boy during World War II, will share his recollections of the experience during a Zoom talk at 1:30 p.m. on May 5, 2021. Teachers will need to register their classes here by 5 p.m. on May 4, 2021. The session will also be live streamed on YouTube. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/36epxzmw

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

Rethinking How We Measure the Impact of Libraries (Bibliotheca) https://www.bibliotheca.com/rethinking-how-we-measure-the-impact-of-libraries/ . A nuanced discussion that reimagines how we measure and communicate the impact of libraries today and in the future.

Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) https://bit.ly/3t488ku . Mellon Foundation President Dr. Elizabeth Alexander led a wide-ranging conversation with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla D. Hayden, UCLA Professor/Project Director, Million Dollar Hoods Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández, and Liberatory Memory Worker and PhD candidate of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University Jarrett Martin Drake. Panelists discussed how libraries and archives are both empowering underrepresented communities and advocating for increased representation of marginalized stories and experiences in our country’s historical record.

Avoid Risk: When blocking on social media & the First Amendment intersect (ArchiveSocial) https://bit.ly/3vjpxHA . The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation shifting the need for social media from nice-to-have to must-have. And while there are undeniable benefits to social media, you also face unique challenges with First Amendment violations, managing trolls, blocking users, and moderating interactions. Learn how to establish a strong social media governance model that can help optimize risk management and mitigate inherent risks that come with having an online presence in 2021.

Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart Or Busy People Make (Pattern Research) https://bit.ly/3aOobN7 . Intelligent busy people sometimes cut corners when it comes to workplace relationships. Are you a degreed professional, devoted scholar and researcher, or just a superior smart cookie? You might have been rewarded for brilliant ideas, big grants, and amazing productivity, but not so much for getting along well with others. Now that no one wants to be part of your team, what will you do?

Small Business Administration Resources for Public Libraries (Montana State Library) https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/526282793 . Learn about the resources available to public libraries from the Small Business Administration.

ADVOCACY

May 25: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

May 27: Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Rethinking How We Measure the Impact of Libraries (Bibliotheca)

May 13: First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now! (Bloomerang)

May 18: Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

May 18: Celebrating the Woman Suffrage Centennial: What Happened and What Have We Learned? (National Archives)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

May 11: Don’t Forget to Remember: Tools to Support Memory (PACER Center)

BOARDS

May 20: Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

May 5: Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You? (Candid Learning)

May 6: You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What? (Bloomerang)

May 13: Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 18: Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors (Public Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 6: Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 19: Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 22: Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 3: Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

May 4: Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 11: MarcEdit for Beginners (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

May 19: Collections Emergency Kits (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 19: Preservation 101: Basic Planning for Future Access to Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 20: Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 26: Importance of Tangible Formats (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 27: 2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart Or Busy People Make (Pattern Research)

May 12: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work (EdSurge)

May 12: The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 20: From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

May 20: The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop (Charity Village)

May 25: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

May 27: One More Time – Stop Lecturing in Webinars; Change 7 Deadly Habits (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

May 12: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (National Archives)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 12: Introduction to HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 4: Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight (Firespring)

May 5: Education Now: The Power of Resilience (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

May 7: Working towards Wellbeing: Setting Your Compass Heading Toward Community Wellbeing (Southern Tier Library System)

May 11: Sustainable development goals: Insights and inspiration (OCLC)

May 11: Mobile Device Lending: What Works and What Doesn’t (Utah State Library)

May 14: Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

May 17: Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning (FastForward Libraries)

May 18: Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

May 18: Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout (WebJunction)

May 20: From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

May 21: Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

May 25: AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

May 26: Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)

May 26: Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

May 28: Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation (Southern Tier Library System)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

May 1: Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

May 4: AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

May 12: OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

May 18: Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 20: How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)
May 20: Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

FUNDRAISING

May 3: donorCentrics® 2020 Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving (Blackbaud)

May 5: Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat (Nonprofit Hub)

May 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

May 12: Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality (Nonprofit Hub)

May 20: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

May 20: Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

May 25: How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge (CharityHowTo)

May 26: Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Avoid Risk: When blocking on social media & the First Amendment intersect (ArchiveSocial)

May 13: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

May 18: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

May 19: Closer to Free: Aspirations v. Legal Limitations in Public Libraries (Colorado State Library)

MANAGEMENT

May 4: Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch (WebJunction)

May 18: 10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)

May 19: Going Solo in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 20: How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)

PROGRAMMING

May 5: Adult Book Clubs During the Pandemic: Reports from the Field (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 11: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 12: OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

May 18: Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 22: Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Small Business Administration Resources for Public Libraries (Montana State Library)

May 6: Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians (Library Connect)

May 6: 10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

May 6: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

May 11: Census Data for Librarians (U.S. Census Bureau)

May 12: Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products (U.S.Census Bureau)

May 13: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

May 18: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

May 25: Down the Rabbit Hole: The Congressional Budget Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 27: “The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” (North Carolina Library Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 1: Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

May 3: Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

May 4: Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

May 4: AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

May 4: Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

May 6: Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 10: Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 11: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

May 18: AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year (American Association of School Librarians)

May 18: Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

May 19: Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

May 24: Number 1 Reason to Teach Robotics: Application (edWeb.net)

May 27: 2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

TECHNOLOGY

May 5: Four Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges (TechSoup)

May 12: Consulting Secrets Revealed: Why Tech Adoption Fails (TechImpact)

May 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

May 18: Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

May 25: AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

May 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 6: Next-level Gamification Strategies for Remote Learning (Training Industry)

May 6: Best Practices for Writing Voice-over Scripts for eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

May 10: Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

May 11: Critical Hit: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Gamify Training and Evaluation (ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

May 19: Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 19: Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

May 5: Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)

May 17: Providing Remote and Virtual Volunteer Programs to Our Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 19: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Saturday, May 1 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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

Monday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

donorCentrics® 2020 Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving (Blackbaud)

Each year, Blackbaud compiles fundraising data from a broad sample of schools to evaluate overall trends in higher education fundraising. Don’t miss the opportunity to examine these trends and assess the aggregated performance of public and private institutions across the country.

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

Monday, May 3 (2-3 pm)

Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

SHAKE UP YOUR SHELVES! Join award-winning teacher and author Donalyn Miller, educator Autumn Allen, and Newbery Award Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly for an hour-long FREE webinar and get practical tips and approaches for diversifying your book collection!

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

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

Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

Join award-winning author Christina Soontornvat and publisher Philip Lee for a lively conversation on the present and future of diverse children’s literature. They’ll discuss the need for diversity within diverse books, what the #OwnVoices movement means for authors and readers and where they turn for courage and hope during difficult times. Participants will walk away inspired and equipped to make positive changes in their communities through the power of literature.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Tuesday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch (WebJunction)

New supervisors need timely training as they step into their new role. Not only do they need to learn how to manage people effectively, they need to learn specific procedures particular to their library. Trainers know that it takes a lot of time, up to a year, to develop this kind of training. What if there were some existing training that one could build upon without starting from scratch? There is!

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

Tuesday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight (Firespring)

There is not a single giant leap forward in the history of everything that didn’t require months or years of planning, rigorous testing, teamwork – and any number of failures along the way. During this session the presenters will examine the shifts in attitude, behavior and strategy that go into leading substantive, lasting change.

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

Tuesday, May 4 (5-6 pm)

AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

Want to ensure your collection supports equitable access for all? A lot has changed in the past five years! Join the AASL Professional Learning Committee as they view a 2015 AASL webinar! During the watch party, attendees will learn strategies to explain the rationale and vital role of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum to move your school library practice forward. Presenter Luke-Elizabeth Gartley will be online to share new insights and updated resources, as well as answer questions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/9yr5xens

Tuesday, May 4 (5-6:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase engagement in the classroom, look no further. Teachers can use podcasting—creating audio recordings delivered via the internet—in all content areas to deliver instructional information or as an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls while encouraging students to improve their digital and communication skills. Understand how you can plan, produce, and publish podcasts to support your classroom goals for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, May 5 (9-10 am)

Adult Book Clubs During the Pandemic: Reports from the Field (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join host Lisa Kelly, Nebraska Library Commission, as she chats with Kay Schmid, Hruska Public Library – David City; Chuck Reichwein, Hebron Secrest Library; and Dana Still, Hastings Public Library. They will share their experiences with their book groups this past year and memorable titles that have made a difference.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (9-10 am)

Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat (Nonprofit Hub)

Join this interactive webinar about measuring, tracking, and improving your organization’s fundraising efforts. You don’t have to be a math genius or a computer whiz to apply this best-practice content This webinar will not only cover the most influential fundraising metrics, more importantly, Jonathan will give you the actionable tools you’ll need to compile the data, calculate the metrics, and understand the results.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to create an online recruitment strategy and design volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps you can take to make sure that the right volunteers find your opportunities. And, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of how to make the most of VolunteerMatch’s Basic (Free!) Account.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You? (Candid Learning)

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4pc5pkz2

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Four Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges (TechSoup)

Discover four innovative apps helping nonprofits successfully respond to COVID-19 with tools for post-pandemic strategy planning, volunteer management, scheduling vaccinations, and facilitating your return to the office.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (1-2 pm)

Education Now: The Power of Resilience (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness are sure to linger. Join us as we dig into the power of resilience — not as a magic cure-all, but instead as a way to build the tools we need to contend with difficulty, fear, or loss, and to take care of ourselves, and others, so that we can weather the storm.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians (Library Connect)

In this Library Connect webinar, Christopher Belter will discuss what responsible research assessment might look like in practice for a large biomedical funding agency. ICSR staff members Andrew Plume and Holly Falk-Krzesinski will then discuss the recommendations of both DORA and the Leiden Manifesto and their implications for Elsevier as well as for librarians and their users.

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

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Next-level Gamification Strategies for Remote Learning (Training Industry)

Living and learning at a distance feels more and more like the new norm. But even as we’re physically separated, connected, multiplayer games can bring learners together — no matter where they’re logging on from. Play and socialization have always been critical in the way we learn and learning technologies can help you leverage gamification and collaborative virtual play for more effective workplace learning.

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

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Best Practices for Writing Voice-over Scripts for eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she takes you through the best practices for writing voice-over scripts. She will show you different examples of how to convert on-screen text to narration and the details you need to add to the script before passing it on to the voice-over artist, for minimizing the number of edits and re-recordings.

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

Thursday, May 6 (10-11 am)

10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Event engagement is crucial to the success of a virtual gathering. Keeping attendees engaged in a virtual event is complex. During this webinar, we will show you the best ways to keep participants engaged from donors, sponsors, learners, and more. It is time to level up your virtual gatherings to make a larger impact. It is time to remember why you asked folks to join you in the first place and make sure you are creating intention with your virtual events.

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

Thursday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What? (Bloomerang)

Ephraim Gopin will moderate a panel of nonprofit pros – Mimosa Kabir, Sarah Willey, and Lisa Chmiola – to look at the issue of being laid off and ask: what next? What should I be doing to find the next big thing for me? How do I deal with going through the interview process all over again? How can I make sure I find the right fit for me, with a salary that meets my needs?

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

Thursday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of hearing transcripts and the bound Congressional Record.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5

Thursday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

Now, with the summer months ahead of us it’s important to keep our youngest learners engaged in reading and make these summer months really count. During this edWebinar, Dr. Anne Cunningham will lead the audience on how to plan for summer reading growth no matter where learning takes place—in school or online.

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

Friday, May 7 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Setting Your Compass Heading Toward Community Wellbeing (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Monday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

This April, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Odd Dot are introducing OUTDOOR SCHOOL, an immersive, eight title series from some of the most-recognized names in the outdoor community, encouraging kids to put away the screens and head outside. From rural to urban communities and from outdoor enthusiasts to cautious new adventurers, there is something for everyone!

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

Monday, May 10 (1-2 pm)

Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

We will share how Culturally Relevant Teaching is not about changing what you are teaching as an educator, but changing how you are teaching it—the delivery, the scaffolding, and the relationship building.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (8-9 am)

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Gamify Training and Evaluation (ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table)

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (9-10 am)

Sustainable development goals: Insights and inspiration (OCLC)

Learn how libraries around the globe are using the SDGs to make an impact in their communities and how libraries compare regionally in their use and awareness of SDGs. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director, Library Trends and User Research, and OCLC Global Council will share the results from the 2020 OCLC Global Council survey on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and gather your additional insights on how SDGs have impacted your library and thinking.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (9:30-10:30 am)

Don’t Forget to Remember: Tools to Support Memory (PACER Center)

Parents, guardians, teachers, and other adults can be helpful in providing reminders, but remembering is an executive (thinking) function that is greatly beneficial as an individual transitions to independent adulthood. Some individuals can find memory tasks challenging. This presentation will provide a variety of apps, programs, devices, and strategies to help remember things such as instructions, tasks, appointments, and more.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (10-11 am)

Mobile Device Lending: What Works and What Doesn’t (Utah State Library)

Join Carrie and Meg from Grand County Public Library (Moab) as we share our experiences with Mobile Device Lending both as a pandemic response and as regular library service. GCPL has been circulating mobile devices since 2014 with a substantial increase in offerings early 2020 in direct response to COVID-19. In our pursuit of creative ways to address access and connection issues in our community, we’ve stopped expecting people to visit the library and instead strive to offer library services at times and locations convenient to them. This webinar will discuss how GCPL collaborates with partners, connects with people in creative ways, learns from mistakes and has fun doing it!

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

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. And what better time than now to peruse upcoming picture-book releases? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith in this free, hour-long webinar.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Census Data for Librarians (U.S. Census Bureau)

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for Librarians” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach users more about the demographics and economics characteristics of the patrons you serve. Featuring data from decennial censuses and various census surveys, this training will take a deeper dive into demographic, social and economic tabulations and how you can access them using the Census Bureau’s enterprise-level data-access tool.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/2021/data-summit-series.html

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

MarcEdit for Beginners (Federal Depository Library Program)

For those catalogers who want to use MarcEdit but don’t know where to start, this webinar will cover topics such as setting preferences, breaking and making a file, and basic editing. By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a basic understanding of MarcEdit and be able to use it to batch edit a file of MaRC bibliographic records.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (1-2 pm)

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 free resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, print products, and a Program Cookbook for facilitators. Presenters will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, the NASA’s Universe of Learning team will respond to questions and comments to support participants in implementing the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials in programming and events.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (11-12 pm)

Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (National Archives)

This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

Wednesday, May 12 (11-12 pm)

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work (EdSurge)

Workplace conflict and tension are inevitable; when working closely with others, we often face tricky conversations on a range of topics, be it mental health, performance, burnout, promotion or bad management. In this event you will learn how to approach tricky conversations with confidence. Participants will have actionable strategies for leveraging strengths and addressing challenging areas.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Consulting Secrets Revealed: Why Tech Adoption Fails (TechImpact)

Join our webinar for a discussion of some common pitfalls of tech implementation and rollout and get tips on how to avoid them.  Spoiler alert: they mostly don’t have to do with technology.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products (U.S.Census Bureau)

This webinar will dive into innovative statistical products developed to provide timely economic data. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

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

The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Kristen Peterson, host of the popular podcast The Play Based Podcast on Learning Wild to explore the possibilities that podcasts present for consultants, speakers and advocates.

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

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

Introduction to HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Wondering how to get started using HeritageQuest Online for family research? This 30-minute webinar will provide tips for kicking off your genealogy research. We’ll review the content included in HeritageQuest Online, as well as tips on searching. This session is appropriate for beginners – both librarians looking to help patrons and patrons using this family research tool directly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3eBIgr2

Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access. Utilizing Nina Simon’s OF/BY/FOR ALL framework of authentic and effective community-centric partnerships, learn how to build trusting relationships with people with disabilities and the community organizations that serve them to create more inclusive and welcoming programs and services at your library.

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

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

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

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality (Nonprofit Hub)

It’s time to leave the past behind and focus on new ways to cultivate support to drive your mission forward. Nonprofit expert, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, will guide attendees through practical insights and inspiring new ways to build support using three major vehicles in 2021: Virtual Events, Online Giving, and Board Support.

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

Thursday, May 13 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5

Thursday, May 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens (Early Childhood Investigations)

Early childhood education is currently prominent in the news and the forefront of recovery from Covid-19. Suddenly there are new opportunities for early childhood educators to advance in the field with many new funding sources both local and federal. Now is the time to leverage these new opportunities to ensure high quality and excellence in early education programs through progressive leadership.

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

Thursday, May 13 (2-3 pm)

First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now! (Bloomerang)

Dr. Renee Rubin Ross will provide concrete steps organizational leaders can take to plan strategically, building investment, ownership and fundraising.

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

Friday, May 14 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Monday, May 17 (11-12 pm)

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning (FastForward Libraries)

Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn how to formalize talent development and ensure leadership continuity by developing a succession plan. Don’t get caught off guard when a key staff member leaves! A succession plan will help your library effectively transfer institutional knowledge, increase job satisfaction, and retain emerging leaders imperative for the library’s future success. By developing this tool, your library will have the right leaders in place and can effectively respond to staffing changes without skipping a beat.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y-OvKikRPe1afSAQ4lqzg

Monday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

As school districts plan to welcome students back into buildings for the upcoming school year, this is the perfect time to take a hard look at both our practices and our systems to build a more caring, connected, and equitable learning environment for all of our students. Join this webinar to hear from school and district leaders who are employing new tools and practices to care for the holistic social-emotional well-being of their students this coming school year.

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

Monday, May 17 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Providing Remote and Virtual Volunteer Programs to Our Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us this session as we discuss: Developing remote and virtual volunteer programs that are beneficial to both library staff and patrons; Safely engaging more members of your community through volunteer programming; Free tools and resources available for remote and virtual library volunteer programs

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

Tuesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/04/upcoming-us-law-webinars-may-2021/

Tuesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)

10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)

The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

In this webinar, a panel of academic library leaders will discuss their thoughts and plans towards creating equitable staffing models in the current and post-COVID landscape.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

Books are the reader’s gateway to viewpoints and experiences that differ from their own, but they can be mirrors, too. And who we see—the voices we hear—when we turn the page matters. Join us for a free, one hour webinar, where we will hear about titles that will inspire self-reflection and foster an awareness of new perspectives.

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

Tuesday, May  18 (12-1 pm)

Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

Learn about the threat of deep fake technology on social media, and how to prepare your agency if you are targeted.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

In this webinar, Crystal and Sheryl will share about the importance of accessibility and will provide resources and ideas for how to make your programming more accessible as well as how to increase awareness about the importance of accessibility. They will also share what they, and others working to promote accessibility, have learned during the pandemic and how it may influence the future of accessible learning.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 pm)

Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout (WebJunction)

Ever-increasing and evolving demands for library services, heavy workloads, and multiple requests from the public can create an environment for staff burnout. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to them can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the library profession. Join us to explore the physical, behavioral and emotional barriers that lead to burnout, as well as methods to mitigate workplace stressors. We’ll look at specific stress-relieving techniques to introduce into your daily activities, and explore ways to bring self-care strategies to all staff in your organization.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors (Public Library Association)

In this panel discussion, experienced directors will share their stories about why they chose this career path, its challenges, and their thoughts on the future of the profession. If you are interested in becoming a director, are already a director looking for some tips, or simply want to learn more about the role, this is the panel discussion for you.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6 pm)

Celebrating the Woman Suffrage Centennial: What Happened and What Have We Learned? (National Archives)

The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and commemorations were planned around the country. But 2020 was also the year of the pandemic and bitterly partisan politics. Our panel will discuss how the centennial adapted, where efforts succeeded, where they fell short, and reflect on how successful they were in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6:30 pm)

Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

Personalizing instruction doesn’t have to be complicated.  Using an instructional playlist is a simple way to honor student voice and choice while structuring the work your students do independently. This session will help you create playlists that integrate multiple types of activities while using incremental checkpoints.  Of all the tools that you can put in your blended learning toolkit, the playlist is one that you don’t want to miss.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, May 19 (9-10 am)

Going Solo in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

How do you run a library when you are the only paid staff? From books to volunteers, budget to programming, learn what it takes to prosper as a solo librarian. Librarian Sherri will discuss her strategies to keep sane in a busy workplace. She’ll speak about purchasing books, passive and active readers’ advisory, utilizing volunteers, simple programing ideas, patrons, and some budgeting. We will save time for questions, suggestions, and brainstorming.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (11-12:30 pm)

Collections Emergency Kits (Connecting to Collections Care)

Having a well-stocked and thought-out emergency kit on hand can help mitigate the chronic nuisance of a ceiling drip or buy valuable time when planning a more coordinated response for a larger emergency. In honor of MayDay and the essence of being prepared, we will be discussing all things related to collections emergency kits. This talk will examine types of materials to include in your kit, how to manage inventory, where to store your kits, and how to educate your team on the value of this important resource.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Closer to Free: Aspirations v. Legal Limitations in Public Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to read, programming, and safe places. Libraries are, as so often is the case, at the hinge point. During this webinar, we’ll learn foundational principals of free speech and then discuss whether and how libraries can find a balance between ethical aspirations and legal limitations when it comes to serving the public.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Preservation 101: Basic Planning for Future Access to Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn about the inherent risks to paper and digital content, basic environmental awareness, disaster preparedness, and the development of policies and planning for preservation.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1:30 pm)

Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar, presented by author and nature-based learning expert Rachel Larimore, will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique considerations for designing a nature-based classroom. We’ll discuss the spaces inside, outside, and beyond the fence.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

NCTE and the Library of Congress invite you to join us for a conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his work. NCTE member Melissa Alter Smith and Rios will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the works of living poets.

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

Thursday, May 20 (10-11 am)

From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that we can do virtually anything—virtually. Virtual communication is ubiquitous, cost-effective, and convenient, and it’s here to stay. Zoom in particular has gained enormous traction, although many of us admit we’re also Teams-tortured, ex-Webexed, over-Skyped, and, frankly, Burned Out. Join Dr. Constance Staley for an amazing array of awesome antidotes that may help you minimize toxic burnout and maximize your own—and your organization’s—effectiveness.

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

Thursday, May 20 (11-11:45 am)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop.

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

Thursday, May 20 (11-12 pm)

The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop (Charity Village)

During this interactive course, brought to you by Keelan and Imagine Canada, you’ll learn about the four different communication styles, including the strengths and blind spots of each one, as well as diving into your preferred style and how you can adjust your delivery to remove unnecessary friction and misunderstanding. This will unlock the door for better, more effective relationships with your colleagues, your board of directors, and even your family and friends.

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

Thursday, May 20 (11:55-1 pm)

How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)

This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2PxQRT5

Thursday, May 20 (12-1 pm)

Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

Do you feel like your ideas aren’t coming across, despite your expertise? Maryanne Dersch will show you how to pitch your ideas in a way that gets a yes, every time.

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

Thursday, May 20 (1-2:30 pm)

Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will give us an update on the current tools she is using for Spanish language collection development — from the traditional tools (catalogs and websites) to the not-so-traditional ones like book tubers and social media.

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

Friday, May 21 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Saturday, May 22 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to explore the ocean! We will take virtual field trips to ocean locations, make an ocean zones bottle, and explore the difference between fresh and salt water.

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

Monday, May 24 (1-2 pm)

Number 1 Reason to Teach Robotics: Application (edWeb.net)

Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part one of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #1, Application, will be addressed in part one of the series. Researchers from the Great Lakes Biomimicry center will discuss their research, how it will impact the future of robotics, and what this means for today’s students.  In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from researchers on the cutting edge, see how technology is being applied, make connections for your classroom, and meet Penny, the Taiwanese beauty snake! This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (11-11:45 am)

How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this webinar where fundraising expert Michelle Stein will show you step-by-step how to use coaching to solve your fundraising challenges.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Congressional Budget Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover the Congressional budget process, how it is supposed to work, and how it actually functions in practice. Participants will learn how Congress is supposed to fund the Government and how it often deviates from established procedures. They will also learn where to find legislative information related to the budget, appropriations, and authorizations.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

Will you be replaced by a robot? Maybe, but it is far more likely that in the near future you’ll be working alongside one. That is why every learning professional needs to learn more about how artificial intelligence can automate processes, customize content, and transform the learning experience.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (3-4 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Wednesday, May 26 (8-9 am)

Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Concerned about climate change? Help your library “go green” by leveraging the super power of libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! You’ll learn solutions for everything from sustainable programming practices, environmental partnerships, as well as easy eco-friendly swaps, based on the experience of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.

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

Wednesday, May 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, May 26 (11-12 pm)

Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

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

Wednesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)

When you have a process problem to resolve, it’s important to be able to distinguish between symptoms and the problem. What’s more, to have any real hope for problem resolution, you need to be able to identify the root cause of the problem. In this interactive session, you will explore six simple tools to help you dive deeper and gather critical clues: Pareto charts, fishbone charts, is/is not analysis, scatter diagrams, problem concentration diagrams, and the five whys.

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

Wednesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Importance of Tangible Formats (Federal Depository Library Program)

With most new Federal materials offered in an electronic format, should you keep anything in a physical format? Extra space on the shelves is compelling, but before you weed there are some factors to consider. In this webinar, we will look at some of the reasons to hold on to tangible formats.

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

Thursday, May 27 (9-10 am)

Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Many nonprofits leaders are unsure about the legality of advocacy and lobbying efforts in which their organization can engage. Whether they are working independently or within a partnership such as a coalition, nonprofits should strive to influence public policies that affect the organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Attendees will learn how you and your organization can strengthen your advocacy efforts.

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

Thursday, May 27 (11-2:30 pm)

“The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” (North Carolina Library Association)

With more U.S. states — and all of Canada — legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis use, and the global cannabis market expected to reach 90.4 billion USD by 2026 (360iResearch), librarians and other information professionals have to use innovative methods and strategies for supporting cannabis-based businesses and entrepreneurs with their research needs. On May 27 from 1-4:30 pm Eastern, the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference will bring together public and academic librarians and information professionals from across North America to examine best practices for supporting the informational needs of cannabis entrepreneurs.

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

Thursday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

Learn from experts within the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) as they share the Best of the Best Booklist and help you build community with library collections that promote true equity and diversity.

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

Thursday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

One More Time – Stop Lecturing in Webinars; Change 7 Deadly Habits (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, Ray will share examples and templates that will help you to strategize for your webinars — veering away from lecturing to encouraging reflections.

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

Thursday, May 27 (5-6 pm)

2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

Help us Celebrate the recipients of the 2021 Michael L. Printz Award! Come listen to the award-winning authors speak about their writing, followed by a Q&A. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/brna287y

Friday, May 28 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

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April is MT Library Association’s Conference: plan to attend!

There are plenty of webinars this month, but the best training opportunities for Montana librarians will be at the Montana Library Association’s virtual conference – don’t miss it!

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

* Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 1 (10-1 pm) The Future Ready Technology Leaders™ summit is a free, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for leaders who are interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/event/supporting-learning-in-a-new-age-for-technology-leaders/

*Penguin Random House Book & Author Festival (Library Journal) Tuesday, April 6 (8am-3 pm). For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

*Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium – April 8-9 (Network of the National Library of Medicine) For more information and to register, visit: https://news.nnlm.gov/mcr/responding-to-the-covid-19-infodemic-an-nnlm-virtual-symposium-april-8-9/

*Teaching Technology in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission) Thursday, Apr 15 (12-4 pm) Tuesday, Apr 27 (12-4 pm) In this workshop, you will learn new ways to figure out which technology and digital skills people need to learn, and how to design a learning experience that really works. The process of Teaching Technology in the Library has been broken down into six steps to help you get started. There are plenty of resources available to inspire ideas or share directly with patrons in this curated collection of Digital Skills Clusters. Those Clusters will complement several of the activities we will do during the workshop. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed a plan for a new library service offering you can start implementing immediately. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

*Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 15 (10-1 pm) The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/frsworkshop/

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

Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO) https://connect.ebsco.com/s/all-videos?language=en_US   . Just type Explora into the search and hit enter to learn how Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (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.

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived . Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering. How does program success in a virtual world differ from in person programs and events? What data should we collect? How do we get feedback? These questions and more will be explored in this webinar.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research) https://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/ . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/lunch-at-the-library.html . For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program. Even if you’ve been offering summer lunches for years, you’ll come away inspired and ready to plan.

APRIL WEBINARS by topic (descriptions listed by date follows):

ADVOCACY

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Apr 6: Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 8: Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Apr 30:  Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)  

Apr 8: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Apr 13: Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 13: Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 20: What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 29: How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 6: Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 21: Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

Apr 21: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 22: Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Apr 28: Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 6: Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 29: Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 6: How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

Apr 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Apr 7: 5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Apr 8: State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Apr 19: When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 22: Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

Apr 28: Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 7: An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 9: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 13: Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 14: Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 7: Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 20: Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

REFERENCE

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 21: New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

*Apr 1:  Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

*Apr 15: Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 6: Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 6: Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 7: Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 13: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

Apr 29: Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 22: Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Apr 27: Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 7: Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

Apr 8: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 15: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 29: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

When it comes to saving and investing, the best time to start or freshen up your strategy is always now. Join us to discuss tactical and practical approaches to growing, budgeting, and understanding your finances.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

For many nonprofits, this is a busy time of budgeting for the coming Fiscal Year. We want to help you with the arduous task of technology planning and budgeting for your nonprofit. We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

You have set a goal towards fundraising, but you struggle to engage your board with the mission of your organization. Often, there is frustration and overwhelm coming from a team that does not know how to solve the organization’s issues. This problem is affecting how your nonprofit delivers its mission. If you are ready to turn your board around and increase their comfort level with fundraising, then this webinar is for you!

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join GPO staff for this webinar, and learn about these various services, including alterations to FDLP shipments and claims, educational offerings, guidance for materials handling and unplanned access restrictions, library signage and face masks, the COVID-19 Toolkit, COVID-related FDLP LibGuides, and an upcoming repository for COVID best practices and lessons learned. This webinar will serve as a precursor to the COVID-19 Recovery & Beyond Open Forum taking place during the spring 2021 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting on April 21.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)

Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

As we continue remote instruction and think about returning to brick-and-mortar next year, we must consider how we can support digital comfort for all learners regardless of their identity, language, ability, or access. In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will introduce participants to various tech tools and educational resources to ensure techquity in their virtual, remote, or hybrid classrooms.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (6-7 pm)

Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Looking for engaging lab activities? Try citizen science! In this educator webinar, we’ll share citizen science projects that can serve as lab activities across diverse learning environments!

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-educator-webinar-series-1-ci

Saturday, Apr 3 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

An introduction to the fundamentals of coding. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for teens with all levels of coding experience.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (9-10 am)

Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Join a researcher, librarian and a head of publishing to hear what librarians can do to encourage diversity and inclusion in learning and researching, and what mentor programs and initiatives they can introduce to elevate the next generation of female scientists.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Libraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community! This free webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision-making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39ckMqD

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Join Booklist on April 6, 2021, at 1 PM CT for a free, one-hour webinar that will help your patrons find books that will help boost students’ educational development. We’ll hear from DK, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing about titles that will be perfect recommendations for homeschooling patrons. Plus, we’ll also hear from author Deborah Rinio about her recent book, STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (AASL Standards-Based Learning Series). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

This webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

This fast-moving webinar will provide ready-to-use strategies to create customer-engaging content for your website by using your passion for business to drive your content creation. A website is a necessity for business today, but it can’t just be a static billboard. Unfortunately creating and freshening web content is time-consuming, challenging, and a task we can easily put off. In this webinar, you will learn quick tips to keep your content fresh, make your website attractive to search engines, and gain customer engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

“We were never born to read” is the opening of Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s much-lauded book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this edWebinar, Dr. Wolf will address how the human brain has evolved over time to make sense of words on a page, weaving a tapestry of research from neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive psychology. She will delve into dyslexia, what it is, whether we can predict it before a child fails to learn to read, what the role of empathy is, and how we can use our knowledge of the reading brain and dyslexia to teach all readers. Dr. Wolf will also discuss her research on how a digital culture is changing who we are as readers.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

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

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Copyright can seem intimidating, but understanding the basics of Fair Use can help you navigate the ins and outs of using copyrighted materials. This interactive presentation will go over what questions to ask when using the four fair use factors to evaluate use of materials. We will then practice with library scenarios and a few taken from news headlines.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will assist school personnel in recognizing signs of child sex trafficking among the students they work with and provide the necessary tools to report suspicions of child sex trafficking. Educators will also learn how to provide students with online safety skills and assist parents with their concerns regarding online behavior of students and potentially unsafe situations. With increased online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is critical in helping school personnel protect their students.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Hear beloved educator/author Kate Messner discuss tips on how to bring the fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels from the History Smashers series books into the classroom.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (8-9 am)

Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Working patrons sometimes struggle with getting to the library before we close. By implementing an after hours pick up service you can now offer the freedom to pick up materials on the patron’s schedule instead of the library schedule. Learn how using a set of lockers and specialty locks can allow you to provide convenient pick-up times at your library for less than $1,000. Materials, processes, and our lessons learned will be shared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Wednesday, Apr 7 (9-10 am)

An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This webinar will go over the basic and more advanced financial statement review for nonprofits. We will understand the purpose of each report as well as understand the highlights that a critical eye from a financially savvy donor or board member will see. After this webinar, you will be able to understand how to look at reports and realize when things just look “off”.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce select historical and contemporary sources of U.S. Treasury content available on the open web; publicly-available textual and data sources covered will include press releases, annual reports, rates of exchange, fiscal statements, and sanctions-related repositories.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

“The Plot” in Salt Lake City, Utah is a community garden that serves as an extension of the city library, allowing patrons to learn sustainable ways of gardening, grow their own plants, and cultivate an appreciation for community resources. Join Garden Coordinator Rikki Longino as they share how “The Plot” has uplifted the community by offering avenues for creativity and innovation. Get ready to explore: The story behind creating “The Plot”; Ways it has impacted patrons and community members; and ideas for implementing your own community garden.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2021-04/

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek Research Center finds low-income students and Black students were more likely than their wealthy or white peers to say that their school no longer offered mental health services after the pandemic. Moreover, while an overwhelming majority of educators at both remote and in-person school reported bullying has declined since the pandemic, less than half of remote students and roughly 1 in 4 in-person and hybrid-learning students say there is less bullying and harassment since the pandemic began. Join Education Week and the EdWeek Research Center as we dig into the data and discuss the implications for students, teachers, and school leaders.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

How can you tell what is trustworthy and not on the internet? In this webinar, Michael Spikes of Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy will discuss how to navigate the current media landscape.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1:30 pm)

What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

What do we know about typical child development? What do we know about the individual children in our care and classrooms right now? What do we know about their families and their cultures? Early childhood practitioners who are familiar with the three core considerations of developmentally appropriate practice, as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will recognize these questions as those that should guide our decision making for our interactions and programs. But what role should these questions play in our decision-making regarding staff dress codes? Join this free webinar by Heather Bernt-Santy to explore the boundaries of culturally inclusive dress code policies with the lens of DAP.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-1:45 pm)

5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar where we will show you the top 5 reasons why direct mail is important in helping you reach your fundraising goals.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

In this one-hour webinar, we will touch on the importance of investing in volunteers in the first place. Next, we’ll look at putting together a strategy which includes planning, setting expectations, communicating, building relationships, and training. Finally, we’ll cover how to evaluate staff time so that you will be able to maximize volunteer efficiency at your library.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (2-3 pm)

Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Are you interested in ways to ‘level up’ your student engagement? In this webinar we will explore some of the research and reasons why you might introduce gamification and play to your learning environment. We will also discuss strategies for weaving gamification into your current instruction in practical ways that work for you using the new MackinMaker Gamified Kits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Thursday, Apr 8 (10-11 am)

Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Children with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant behavioral problems due to their anxiety and stress levels and transition-related difficulties. The pandemic and its impact on how the student received instruction – in-person or virtually or a hybrid model – could have further aggravated the situation. This session will present proactive intervention techniques and carefully crafted and personalized support tools and tips to create a supportive learning environment for students with ASD.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-11:45 am)

How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

As we move forward into year two of the pandemic, we’re reconvening our panel from December’s State of the Sector webinar to take a pulse check on how the sector is holding up and managing through. In this session, Imagine Canada’s President & CEO, Bruce MacDonald, will facilitate a panel discussion featuring Mary Barroll of CharityVillage, Paul Nazareth of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Paula Speevak of Volunteer Canada, and Sandra Sualim from AFP Toronto and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation. Panelists will discuss how the implications of 2020 have carried over into 2021 as well as new trends that have developed this year, while looking ahead to what a post-pandemic recovery might mean.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skills-based volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (1-2 pm)

Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

This workshop will be led by the CEO of Big Duck, Sarah Durham on how nonprofit communicators and marketers reach and engage their organization’s target audiences. This session will focus on identifying who your audiences are, how to prioritize them, and other elements key to developing a smart communications strategy. We will also talk about how to manage in a crisis or unpredictable time (such as this) versus building a longer-term engagement practice.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (3-4 pm)

Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

This presentation comes at a particularly challenging time in contemporary American life. With content for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, along with resources for principals, school librarians and curriculum leaders, this edWebinar will use media and specially developed lesson plans from WNET’s Mission US interactive game Prisoner in My Homeland, the PBS Asian Americans series, Unladylike2020, and other PBS and WNET-produced materials to help teachers answer students’ questions and contextualize current events through a broader understanding of Asian American history.

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

Friday, Apr 9 (10-12 pm)

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

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for helping older adults find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website older adult-friendly; plan library programs on health topics; and explore some recommended health websites for older adults.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (10-11 am)

Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens frequently in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This course brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (11-12 pm)

Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

The pandemic has emphasized the need for our organizations to work with partners to reach patrons. Furthermore, 2020 has highlighted the ability to develop partnerships beyond our traditional communities and introduce patrons to resources across the globe. During the last year, in my role as the Education Coordinator of a children’s museum, I have used traditional library skills to increase museum partnerships over 200% and network with libraries and cultural institutions well beyond my state. These relationships have moved beyond professional networking and have allowed me to fill in gaps left by virtual programming. This webinar will offer a helpful guide to other institutions with similar needs.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Now, even as schools transition back to in-person instruction, social media remains a vital channel for getting the word out – especially when it comes to your school library! But navigating all the different platforms and finding the right voice for each can be challenging – which is why we’re here to help! In this webinar, Caroline Carr, a Library Media Specialist and bona fide Twitter expert will join Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist and social media graphics whiz from OverDrive to lead a crash course on how to become your best social media self. Attendees will walk away ready and excited to take to the web and put what they’ve learned into practice in their own districts – you won’t want to miss it!

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Booklist is celebrating all things middle grade with a special author panel on Tuesday, April 13 at 1 PM CT! Join us as we chat with Sharon Draper, author of OUT OF MY HEART (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Barbara Dee, author of VIOLETS ARE BLUE (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Kelly Jones, author of HAPPILY FOR NOW (Random House Children’s Books); and Kwame Mbalia, editor of BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD (Random House Children’s Books). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

Bad supervisors can make or break your job satisfaction. Whether a micromanager, an authoritarian, or simply missing in action, bad bosses can ruin not only your day but your career, too. How do you actually manage a bad boss? Join GovLoop and NextGen for an interactive discussion to learn best practices and insights on how to manage up effectively and when to leave a bad work environment.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

With recent events highlighting specific issues and challenges around racism in the U.S., libraries have started asking questions about how to transform themselves into anti-racist institutions. In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (1-2 pm)

Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

The mental health impacts of the pandemic are taking a toll on our communities, often compounding the physical and emotional effects of trauma experienced by many, including library patrons and staff. With increased understanding of mental health and trauma-informed care, library staff can be better prepared to provide unbiased service to those struggling to find help, information, and support. Join this webinar to learn how libraries can be better prepared to respond using the principles of trauma-informed care, and how Mental Health First Aid can equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to communicate with compassion, even in difficult situations. Learn ways to apply a trauma-informed approach to library services, internal and external policies and practices, and how to build connections with other community providers.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (2-3 pm)

Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

A newly published report, Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries(link is external), highlights a few of the many examples of high-quality interactive learning happening in libraries across the State. The report shares insights from a survey conducted with library staff, as well as interviews with library leaders across the state; these findings from the field are connected to academic research on social-emotional and cognitive development. This webinar will discuss key components of interactive learning, the research-backed value of play, the role of social-emotional development, and priorities related to the training of library staff.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (9-10 am)

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://nnlm.gov/class/telehealth-rural-public-libraries/31087

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

During this session, you will learn: How customer feedback can help drive your existing training and development initiatives; How to convert a customer service survey into a coaching strategy; How to use engagement studies and assessments to create a Culture of Coaching within your organization; How to convert an employee assessment into a coaching strategy; How you can enable your employees to coauthor their training and empower your managers to become partners and DRIVERS in the Training & Development process! and much more…

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Join speaker Alyssa Wright during this webinar as we discuss how to identify disconnected or poorly matched board members, craft a plan of action and help create a mutual exit strategy that doesn’t impact the overall culture of your organization.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the realm of technical reports – the results of scientific, engineering, and business research done by Government agency in-house experts and consultants. A report can include analysis, recommendations, and a detailed executive summary of a timely issue, emerging topic, or critical problem.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

This presentation will offer thoughtful discussion about the healing power of stories, and the messages they teach our youth for coping. It will provide examples of titles, for both children and young adults, that afford a variety of mental health benefits, supporting issues of trauma, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, etc. Librarians have long championed literacy and the power of reading for our youth. Following this presentation, participants will have tangible ideas and language to use as they continue their advocacy for young readers.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Learn how the library works as a media creator and how library workers can discover their voice through media creation.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (12-1:30 pm)

How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

Have you ever wondered whether people will be able to understand and use your letters, notices, fact sheets, or other documents? Usability testing isn’t only for websites. Come work with Dr. Ginny Redish and learn three techniques for quick and easy ways to test documents’ usability: paraphrase, plus/minus, and task-based.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar is for early childhood educators who are looking to use popular pieces of children’s literature to help young learners strengthen their critical-thinking skills and increase their sense of wonder, discovery and exploration. Story Time STEM gives you the teaching tools, ideas and strategies you’ll need to explore creative ways to teach STEM through the medium of children’s literature.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

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

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (9-10 am)

Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Hemsley Fraser. Your hosts, Ian Klein, vice president, solution architect, and Ben Clarke, head of Hemsley Fraser U.S. will provide insights on: The top soft skills and leadership traits needed for business success; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; Creating virtual upskilling and reskilling programs that align with company goals and engage learners; And  why adopting an Agile approach to organizational learning is key.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

This webinar will review best practices for hybrid learning on challenges such as concurrent teaching, scheduling, relationship building, equitable learning environments, and use of technology, with a special look at how to make the shift from mostly hybrid to fully in-person instruction, and from fully remote to hybrid, as smooth as possible.

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

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

Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (1-2 pm)

Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Are you working to build an inclusive literacy classroom for all students? In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will discuss potential challenges that might exist as teachers try to diversify their classroom literature. We will review strategies for incorporating diverse texts and examine a planning tool that can help teachers to create inclusive reading experiences for students.

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

Monday, Apr 19 (10-11 am)

When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Making ‘the ask’ can be a tricky dance. You might be thinking…” am I going to offend someone by asking?” “Do they even care about our cause?” We answer those questions and MORE in this webinar, including: 5 questions to ask potential major donors; Our formula to an irresistible invitation to drive more donations; 4 common mistakes to avoid when asking for donations; How to not feel like you are begging for money — instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.

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

Monday, Apr  19 (12-1 pm)

Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Looking for a way to engage students in environmental education that works equally well in a virtual or in-person format? NEEF will teach educators about citizen science through a webinar co-hosted with SciStarter, an online citizen science hub. The webinar will walk viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science project.

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

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

Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (11-12:30 pm)

What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar is a chance to look at what’s standing in the way of your organization having better environmental monitoring, and a better collection environment! We’re discussing a free software tool offered by Conserv that’s designed to help you turn your environmental data into actionable information for your organization. The software Conserv Cloud is designed to be accessible for collections of all sizes – it works with your existing data loggers, it’s cloud-based, and it doesn’t require any fancy computer set-up. The Conserv mantra is progress instead of perfection, and this webinar is a chance to learn how to move your organization forward on an important pillar of preventive conservation.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Are you tasked with increasing program attendance and reaching a wider audience? Digital platforms can help. In this session you will learn how to use digital platforms to host programs, promote your events and analyze your results.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (2:30-3:30 pm)

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

You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover with Max Brallier, bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth books, which is also now available on Netflix.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade share the story behind their groundbreaking, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling picture book We Are Water Protectors. Hear from Carole about how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired this picture book and about how illustrating this book helped Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade see art as activism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11:30-12:30 pm)

New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will provide an update on the latest changes to the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, a platform that presents key Census Bureau and other data related to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will also cover what was new in version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and what is coming in the 3.4 release in May.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

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

Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

As we work to shape new worlds that are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, shared leadership models offer ways in which leaders can cooperatively enact change. Join the Co-CEOs of Fractured Atlas, Tim Cynova and Lauren Ruffin, for a webinar delving into the wins, lessons learned, and the future of shared leadership models in the nonprofit sector.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join the next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn how Library Journal 2021 Librarians of the Year launched and lead an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-launching-and-leading-librarian-reserve-corps-developing-agile-librarian

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join us as we continue our celebration of Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature and Poetry of America.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/rk3cu8

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Nonprofit organizations continue to face a growing list of risks that have the potential to create significant disruption to operations, harm to brand and reputation, and financial losses. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive and comprehensive approach to managing risk can help reduce potential losses.

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

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

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

Thursday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

In this interactive webinar you will find out how important recurring giving has become and how best to bring them in. With minimal time and effort but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve.

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

Saturday, Apr 24 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop for two hands-on experiments to explore how your senses work together to help you taste and enjoy food. Needed supplies: 1 apple, cotton ball, vanilla extract, one small pack of jelly beans (with at least 3 different flavors), 3 small bowls or cups, one kitchen towel.

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

Tuesday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)

Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

Moving library and student technology services online quickly and effectively in Spring 2020 presented an opportunity to reimagine traditional service models. A small team developed the Digital Backpack Workshop Series around the concept of free, timely, and open access to high quality online content. The workshop format allows anyone to join; both within and outside the college so all can benefit. Flexible and adaptable, this series has evolved along with our students’ needs. With attendees from across the United States, the workshops demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can reshape conventional approaches to library services.

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

Tuesday, Apr 27 (1-2 pm)

Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces community collaborations for active learning.

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

Wednesday, Apr 28 (8-9 am)

Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

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

Wednesday, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)

Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization.  Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program.  Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/monthly-giving-free-webinar/

Wednesday, Apr 28 (12-1 pm)

Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

At a time when education, including school and library use, are dramatically impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL reimagined its school partnership program to adapt to their community’s needs. Learn how they transformed their existing school services into virtual services, including their liaison program, storytelling visits, field trips, parent presentations, and school library card drives. Discover how the library engaged staff in their changing roles by providing templates, training, and a discussion forum to support them. Through a thoughtful approach and great reflexes, the outcome of the library’s virtual school services has increased accessibility and participation rather than diminished it.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

In working with hundreds of libraries and thousands of library staff, patrons and community members over the years we have developed an understanding of their concerns and biggest opportunities in terms of engagement and communication. That has translated into a series of tips and solutions to help solve these dilemmas. Join us to hear how these address some of the biggest library challenges and see the creative ways that libraries are addressing them. We will also dive into best practices including a glimpse into how other industries address these situations and how that may translate into the library environment.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning not only in terms of content and academic skills, but also in authentic student engagement. How can schools re-engage learners and bring joy back into learning? Join Curriculum Associates’ Elizabeth Bassford, Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, and Jamie Richard for a collaborative conversation exploring high-impact strategies to re-energize your students and your classroom community.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

Join this virtual panel discussion to get tips from librarians who’ve recently been through the process of exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

Recently, anti-Asian nativist racism has increased, leading to more hostility, violence, and hate crimes against Asian ethnics who resemble Chinese Americans. Among the broader anti-Racism advocacy movements, broad bases of POC are coming together to bring awareness and advocate in support of Asian ethnics. Join this webinar to learn about the diversity of the Asian-American experience, the specifics of the racism that Asian ethnics experience, and how you can support anti-Racism efforts in early learning.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Join Cataloging Specialist Arden Alexander and Processing Technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.

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

Friday, Apr 30 (9-10 am)

Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

Join us for our Ideation Session on April 30th. This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions!

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

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Let’s Learn Lots! Free Webinars for Librarian Learners

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

**Future Ready Librarians Summit (Future Ready Librarians) Saturday Mar 6 (9-1 pm) and Saturday Mar 13 (9-1 pm) Recognizing the profound shifts in learning and teaching occurring in real time, this interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. For more information and to register, visit:https://futureready.org/future-ready-librarian-summit/#register

**Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness (BLOSSOM) (National Library of Medicine) March 24-26 This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.  For more information and to register, visit: https://blossom.heysummit.com/#

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

SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/dpla_resources . Digital Public Library of America and its partners from Brooklyn Public Library and Alameda County Library will provide an overview of SimplyE, the only e-reading platform built by libraries for libraries, and the DPLA free ebook offering and marketplace.

How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/covidmisinformation . In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

 

Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program) https://www.fdlp.gov/gov-docs-101-legislative-history-research . Have you ever had a request for background on a Federal law? Legislative histories involve digging into many primary sources, and most of these resources are available through freely-available Government websites. We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more. We will look at doing research for both historic laws as well as newly passed legislation.

 

Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople) https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=937&reset=1 . If 2020 has shown us anything it’s that, now more than ever, library staff need to find creative and flexible ways to bring resources and programming to families where they are in their communities. Additionally, we must continue finding new ways to serve families who have been left out of traditional library programming in order to build equity, develop inclusive practice, and encourage diverse voices.

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Mar 9: Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)

Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization  (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Mar 4: Evaluating Program Success in a World Gone Virtual (Programming Librarian)

Mar 10: Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)

Mar 16: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Evaluation + Culture = Change (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Mar 10: DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)

Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

BOARDS

Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

Mar 31: Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Mar 16: Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning (Infopeople)

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Mar 16: Better Faster: Using MarcEdit to Process and Enhance CRDP Records (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

Mar 17: Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

COMMUNICATION

Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 18: Being Heard During COVID-19 (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Mar 31: Fireside Chat: Virtual Meetings, Virtual Chats, Virtual Everything – How to Actually Collaborate (GovLoop)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute)

Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: ChiltonLibrary Webinar (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Mar 11: 7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)

Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Mar 18: Lessons from the COVID pivot: Community engagement now and in the future (OCLC)

Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 25: The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 30: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Mar 2: Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice (Washington State Library)

Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 24: Inclusive Data and Community Engagement: New Roles for Libraries to Shape Knowledge Creation and Use (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

Mar 25: Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING

Mar 2: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Mar 3: Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (Blackbaud)

Mar 3: Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

Mar 3: The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 4: GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and 2021 fundraising goals. (Charity Village)

Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Mar 4: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 11: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Mar 17: Boost your visibility & funding by listening to the people you serve (Candid Learning)

Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

MANAGEMENT

Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

Mar 11: Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)

Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Mar 18: A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade (Indiana State Library)

Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)

Mar 2: Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 9: Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Mar 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)

Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Mar 11: Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 24: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)

At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Mar 11: U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 18: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 2: AASL Watch Party: Research Ready (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat (Follett)

Mar 3: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (Meet the AASL Candidates) (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Mar 11: Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 18: How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning (edWeb)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 2: What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most? (TechSoup)

Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

Mar 31: Pretty Sweet Tech – How I Turned My Dad’s House Into a Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa Devices (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Mar 9: Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 10: Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

Mar 16: PowerPoint Presenting in a Remote World (Training Magazine Network)

Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 3: Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 18: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

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Monday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Vaccine hesitancy has been a longstanding issue, even before the coronavirus pandemic. The growth of vaccine hesitancy in recent years is most commonly attributed to the anti-vaccine movement. Social media is often at the heart of this conversation as a tool used to spread vaccine opposed information and to connect vaccine-hesitant people with each other. This webinar aims to give an overview of understanding vaccine hesitancy, both around childhood vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine, and how social media has facilitated this movement.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (9-10 am)

OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Join OCLC experts Shane Huddleston, John Chapman and Nathan Putnam as they share insights into OCLC’s recent linked data work, including the impacts of contextual (linked) metadata on the library community.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (10-11 am)

Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice (Washington State Library)

Social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are significant topics within the profession, but are they actually integrated into the fabric of library and information science? Among the areas that require particular understanding and dedication are our critical and pedagogical practices. “Decolonizing” or re-envisioning our profession requires looking outside of our discipline and Western norms to engage with diverse scholarship and perspectives to build a foundation for what a more equitable profession looks like.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (10-11 am)

Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

The U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 site is now available to assist in understanding the impacts of the pandemic and help guide decision making. Join us for this webinar to explore available resources with live demonstrations and to learn about the data behind these valuable new products.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy.html

Tuesday, Mar 2 (11-12 pm)

Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

In this interactive webinar, you will learn: How to choose the best mix of digital and live-virtual components for your audience; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; And how to approach designing a digital learning experience from scratch vs. modifying an existing in-person program.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (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 2 (11-12 pm)

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The nature of library partnerships continue to evolve based on the introduction of new technologies and programs that focus on leveraging the expertise of academic and health system libraries to support telehealth applications. These partnerships benefit from strong support in traditional areas such as research and scholarship while taking advantage of the community relationships that extend out for health promotion and education. This program focuses on the ability of libraries to take concrete steps to support the development and provision of telehealth services in ways that meet the needs of new populations while furthering the research surrounding healthcare access and equity.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)

What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most? (TechSoup)

This session will break down what a basic, yet efficient hardware IT setup looks like so your nonprofit organization can run its best while maintaining a low overhead. We’ll discuss laptops, desktops, mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, and more to give you a solid foundation on how to select the best hardware for your nonprofit. Bring your questions!

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)

Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

It’s never too early to get kids reading, and with these fabulous picture books, you won’t have any trouble getting started! Join us Tuesday, March 2 at 1 PM CT when we’ll learn about upcoming titles from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, DK, Pajama Press, and Owlkids. Plus, we’ll hear from author Leah Henderson about her new book, A DAY FOR REMEMBERIN’, coming this spring from Abrams Books. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see beautiful illustrations, hear about terrific new authors, and inspire your young readers!

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1:30 pm)

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization  (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

This live webinar and recorded follow-up lesson will equip you with both a philosophical framework and the necessary details to ensure that your organization is making the most of its metrics. What are metrics? Quantitative measures used to track organizational performance. Along with an overview of the uses and purposes of metrics, you will learn the sources from which metrics are commonly generated—that is, where to begin! We will cover metrics selection criteria, metrics hierarchies, attributes of good metrics, and final questions to ask to ensure that the metrics selected will benefit the organization as intended. Learn the importance of identifying lead measures and a terrific resource to supplement your learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Mar 2 (3-4 pm)

Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today people all over the world circulate damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms. In his new book, Liars, legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while protecting freedom of speech.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Tuesday, Mar 2 (5-6 pm)

AASL Watch Party: Research Ready (American Association of School Librarians)

Grab your colleagues and join other school librarians across the country for a fun night of learning with a throwback presentation from the 2017 AASL National Conference. Rewarding your students with virtual badges is more relevant than ever. Find out Dr. Brenda Boyer’s secrets for implementing these microcredentials as well the other tools she uses to keep students research ready! Boyer will be available during the watch party livestream to answer questions from the audience. The presentation, which is usually available to AASL members only, will be offered for free for this event! The AASL Professional Learning Committee will provide a playlist of their favorite digital tool webinars so attendees can continue the watch party on their own.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NC7jAP

Wednesday, Mar 3 (11-12 pm)

Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (Blackbaud)

Transactional emails have some of the highest campaign engagement of all because constituents are expecting them. Are you harnessing their power? Or did you set them up during implementation, without giving them anymore thought? Join this session to learn the top 10 tips for optimizing your recurring emails and make them work for your organization.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Join Tiffany Breyne, Communications Coordinator at Skokie Public Library (IL), to learn practical tips on how to crowd-source content from staff and followers, tools to make social posts easier to plan ahead, which platforms are less (or more) time consuming, and how to promote advisory and librarian expertise online.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams, and individual donors play an important role. If you or your organization is new to individual giving, this webinar is for you. We’ll provide you with an overview of the fundraising landscape and walk you through the key components of an individual giving program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ssuq3es0

Wednesday, Mar 3 (1-1:45 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat (Follett)

On March 3, 2021 at 2:00pm CT New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and Caldecott Medal–winning author/illustrator, Dan Santat are taking over to discuss their new book, A New Day, a rambunctious and big-hearted story of kindness that will be a great addition to your social and emotional lesson planning.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (1-2 pm)

The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors (Nonprofit Hub)

In this fast-paced and down-to-earth session, you’ll discover the 4-step model to acquire online donors and learn practical ideas and tactics to make it work for your organization.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (Meet the AASL Candidates) (American Association of School Librarians )

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Children’s librarians are experts in supporting K-12 learning and work side-by-side with schools to support youth and families. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, however, school partners are now challenged by a lack of staffing, resources, time and attention. What can your library do to support educators more effectively, locally and state-wide? Dakota County Library’s Youth Services Manager Renee Grassi will share strategies and ideas you can utilize to help advocate for K-12 learning resources to school librarians, teachers and other education professionals to more equitably serve youth and families in your communities.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and 2021 fundraising goals. (Charity Village)

Does your organization currently use GoFundMe Charity? If yes, you may have heard about their recent announcement. On February 10th, GoFundMe Charity announced that they will stop online fundraising and unite with GoFundMe.com to bring personal and charity fundraising together. The last day to accept donations via this platform is September 30, 2021. In this webinar, we are planning to discuss the mitigation and adjustment strategies to help your organization navigate through the changes.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Nonprofits faced an overnight transition in 2020 that will continue into 2021.  Suddenly we’re tasked to identify, research, and decide how we’re going to stay productive, stay connected, and collaborate remotely to achieve our goals.  There are a lot of great free and low-cost tools, software and services available to help nonprofits and in this webinar, Claire Billington and Colin Murphy will present and share with you the ones they’ve discovered and think are the most useful in this new era of work. 

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Evaluating Program Success in a World Gone Virtual (Programming Librarian)

How does program success in a virtual world differ from in-person programs and events? This webinar dives into how we can collect data and feedback in a virtual environment.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Please join us on March 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific for CopyTalk to hear about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, the latest in the series of best practices in fair use from American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact, the Washington College of Law, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Join the free webinar: https://bit.ly/3uzBZmM

Thursday, Mar 4 (1-2 pm)

Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors.

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

Saturday, Mar 6 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens. In this workshop we’ll go over the basics of creating printable 3D models using Tinkercad online software. See how to bring your ideas to life through modeling with simple shapes. Then learn about public resources available for printing your models with a 3D printer.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (7-3 pm)

Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from modern coming-of-age tales to eye-popping graphic novels to immersive fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and enter to win prizes and giveaways.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Introduces participants to information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10:15 am)

Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Join global public library leaders to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive session will cover how public libraries use these goals to develop actionable strategies to support community change. All library types are encouraged to attend.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (10-11 am)

Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Join presenter Bridget Manley for Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings, a webinar that will help you have more efficient and engaging meetings. This webinar will provide foundational mindsets and practices for successful online event production and facilitation. You will explore a four step model that covers strategy, expectations, engagement, and presence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/

Tuesday, Mar 9 (11-12 pm)

Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Sensory processing refers to how our brains organize and respond to the information that comes in through our senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. This workshop will take a brief look at sensory processing and will explore assistive technology to support children’s sensory needs, such as noise-cancelling headphones, weighted lap pads, and vibrating neck pillows.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)

Is your library considering an upcoming ballot measure? Or do you have one in a forthcoming election? Either way, get guidance about the process, from initial planning to post-election follow-up. In March 2020, Riverside Public Library (IL) had a ballot measure that passed with 76% support from the community it serves. Join Diane Silva, Assistant Director of RPL, as she shares their story and tips for success. Learn from Executive Director of EveryLibrary John Chrastka’s practical steps and tools for your library to use in your own upcoming ballots. NoveList Senior Engagement Consultant Angela Hursh will moderate.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for this interactive discussion on the promotion process in academic libraries. Our distinguished panelists will discuss all aspects of the promotion process including the value that promotion and tenure bring to librarianship, how to prepare your documentation, and where to find support from within your institutions or professional organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

Tuesday, Mar 9 (1-2 pm)

From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

For nearly 20 years, the National Girls Collaborative Project has worked to advance the agenda in gender equity by encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. In this research-to-practice webinar, we will learn about up-to-date research regarding gender equity in STEM and how it impacts girls and women learning and working in STEM. We will also engage in conversation around strategies and resources for continued progress in supporting girls and women in STEM.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (3-4 pm)

Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Join NextWaveSTEM as we explore the different learning styles that can be addressed through effective robotics instruction. Whether students are learning remotely, in a hybrid scenario, or transitioning back into in-person learning, robotics can serve as a solution to reach students with various strata of experience, skill level, and resources access.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

Wednesday, Mar 10 (11-12:30 pm)

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Amid COVID-19, many archives, libraries and museums are reopening and expanding access to services in their communities. The challenges of reopening during a pandemic have led to many questions about policies for staff, the handling of materials as well as the management of building operations. From allowing the virus to die naturally, to using disinfectants, to applying UV light or heat treatment—there are many options to consider. This webinar features members of the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project team who will share information about the project, including freely available resources to support local decision-making.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

One of the major hesitations about moving professional training to the virtual classroom is the apparent lack of ability to truly connect facilitators and learners. In this session you will learn how to effectively impact others without true body language and eye contact by using “emotional intelligence” to communicate in verbal and non-verbal ways, how to nurture engagement, and more.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)

What is civic information and what role does the library play in providing access to it? Join us for a free webinar on the important role libraries play in the civic life of their patrons and how that role is shaped.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)

Come learn about creative and innovative solutions for using assistive technology in the home DIY environment as well as resources for providing virtual AT services. During this presentation we will show how DIY AT can benefit you in times of distance learning, emergencies, and especially in your daily practice and therapeutic environments.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)

Staff from six California public libraries recently participated in the first cohort of Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, a national, IMLS-funded project, and developed and implemented an evaluation of a library program over a nine-month period. In this webinar, the Embedding Evaluation project directors and participants from three of the cohort libraries will share best practices and examples to help you.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (11-12 pm)

Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)

With different personalities, work styles, and values, we’re bound to get in disagreements in our workplace. Conflict is inevitable, but ineffective responses to it are preventable. In this session, we’ll look at some of the ways conflict can escalate and what you can do to de-escalate it and make it a productive experience to foster better participation, engagement, and a stronger organizational culture.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-12:45 pm)

U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will: Convey the historical, contemporary, and emerging missions of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; Examine this institution’s publicly available curricular and research resources; Examine historical resources available from the Academy’s Library and Museum documenting individual midshipmen and historically prominent graduates of this institution.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Not all of your library program ideas and best practices transfer over perfectly to the virtual world. However, more do than you think! This webinar will focus on best practices for virtual programming, modifying your in-person programs to go virtual, and innovations to make virtual programming more personal and interactive. Get the basics so you can feel more confident in formulating ideas and presenting virtual programs.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)

Behind every successful nonprofit you’ll find a strong back office. In this webinar, Sean Hale will share 7 of the top lessons from his 20+ years of helping nonprofits work smarter (not harder). This includes how to save thousands of dollars per year, how to engage board and management in finances, and leveraging technology.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Writing is an integral part of all instruction, no matter what subject you teach. If you are a secondary content-area teacher serving English learners, join Jody Nolf for this FREE webinar to learn how to integrate writing into your lessons. We will discuss writing scaffolds and quick assessment techniques to make grading less tedious and also share a user-friendly template to make planning easier.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute webinar you will learn 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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (10-11 am)

PowerPoint Presenting in a Remote World (Training Magazine Network)

Presenting online to remote audiences requires different approaches and tools than those for delivering the same slides in person. This session will help you maximize your effectiveness when creating and delivering engaging presentations online to remote audiences.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (10-11 am)

Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Presenter Bridget Manley will walk you through how to use common virtual tools to make your meetings more engaging and productive. You will explore tools like whiteboards, chat features, and breakout rooms to make your meetings better and more thoughtful. Engage your staff, get better ideas from your team, and achieve the virtual meeting goals you set in the last webinar in this series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-12:50 pm)

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Join NextGen and GovLoop for a free 50-minute online training to learn what unconscious bias is, the many ways in which it is experienced, and how it can hinder the effectiveness of teams and organizations.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-1 pm)

Better Faster: Using MarcEdit to Process and Enhance CRDP Records (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to use tools within MarcEdit to batch process and enhance MARC records. Viewers will learn how to validate and check fields for errors, remove records from sets, use the Task Manager to consolidate tasks, and add URIs to access points.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-1 pm)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. 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. This class will increase participants’ skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

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

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

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Evaluation + Culture = Change (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Many public libraries struggle to grow a culture of evaluation across their organizations. No matter whether you are already aboard the data train yourself, or you and your library still have a way to go, a key hurdle to spreading evaluation and assessment best practices is that it represents change. This session will provide a brain-based framework for understanding resistance to change, particularly when it comes to evaluation. We will also look at change management fundamentals, and give you some basic strategies you can use to foster culture change at your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Mar 16 (1-2 pm)

Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Even when this pandemic ends, experts predict that virtual programming will still be in demand by busy parents and homebound kids. This calls for reinventing and re-envisioning storytime to meet patron needs in this new virtual world! In this highly interactive virtual workshop, we will explore: best practices for delivering effective virtual programming; copyright considerations; some useful apps and online tools, and; multiple options for delivering virtual craft programs.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (1-2 pm)

What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed students’ reading habits—including how much they read and how well they comprehend it? Are students reading more nonfiction? What are the most popular books at each grade level? These are just a few of the questions answered in the 2021 edition of What Kids Are Reading, the world’s largest annual survey of K–12 students’ reading habits.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (2-3 pm)

Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning (Infopeople)

This workshop will focus on risk‐friendly learning: what it means, the research behind it, how to support it in your library, and why it is important for children and youth experiences.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (9-10 am)

Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join librarian, book reviewer blogger, bookstagrammer, and “free book lady”, Laura Jones to hear a multitude of tips and tricks for obtaining materials to fill up your library shelves without draining your library’s collection budget. Librarian Laura will provide resources to obtain free materials in all types of formats, including audio, ebook, and traditional print format. Also included will be various places to sign up for library specific book giveaways and contests. If your library materials budget could use a bit of a boost, then you’ll want to tune in to this session to find out about all the free ways to increase your library materials collection.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (10-11 am)

Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Microaggressions are a variety of words or behaviors that, deliberately or inadvertently, exclude, confuse, hurt, or harm people with marginalized identities. People often do not recognize, understand, or intend the hurt and harm these words create. Participants will increase awareness of these subtle acts that can exclude or devalue the presence and contributions of nonprofit members. Gain strategies to confront microaggressions in positive, supportive ways to change behaviors, create inclusion, and become an ally in the situation.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Boost your visibility & funding by listening to the people you serve (Candid Learning)

Funders are increasingly aware of how nonprofits gather & apply feedback from the people they seek to serve. Whether you are just figuring out how to ask for feedback or already deeply listening – join this special event with Candid, Feedback Labs, and the Fund for Shared Insight. You’ll learn simple ways to grow your feedback skills and to show funders you value feedback via your GuideStar profile.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Join us to talk about how the concepts and findings can be used by staff in all types of libraries. Whether it’s helping users better understand their information needs, find relevant content, or evaluate online information, understanding their behavior and the environment in which they’re searching will help you better meet their information needs.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

Join New York Times bestseller and award-winner Andrea Davis Pinkney, Leslie C. Youngblood, and Kia Heise for a stellar conversation on literature for middle grade readers. They’ll discuss creating space for Black joy, their approaches to writing historical and modern-day fiction, and how literature featuring marginalized characters exists beyond identity. Participants will leave this session with a renewed appreciation for how fiction enriches the lives of young readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2:30 pm)

Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources ( Washington College of Law)

We are pleased to announce the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. This document is intended to support authors, teachers, professors, librarians, and all open educators in evaluating when and how they can incorporate third party copyright materials into Open Educational Resources to meet their pedagogical goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3kk5HYs

Thursday, Mar 18 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a webinar to introduce you to CFPB tools and resources to build youth financial capability. CFPB will share the latest information on Money as You Grow and introduce you to the Money Monsters. Learn how CFPB materials are centered around a set of three building blocks for building financial knowledge, skills, and developing habits and norms that will facilitate financial well-being in adulthood. You will hear from Plano (TX) Public Library of innovative programming the library created to begin and support family conversations around money matters.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade (Indiana State Library)

Do you ever feel like you give your team the same feedback over and over again with no change or results?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all these “great ideas” other people have and you don’t have time to implement them?  Who has time or that additional project?  Who has money for that?  Can I just file that thought and move on with my day?  Sometimes by looking at projects in a new way, our attitude can change.  We’ll look at 10 obstacles that turned into opportunities at my small library.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (1-2 pm)

Lessons from the COVID pivot: Community engagement now and in the future (OCLC)

When put to the test with COVID-19 restrictions, public libraries pivoted quickly to evolve tactics and outreach. Join three passionate public library leaders as they share lessons learned and updated visions for how to elevate engagement to meet changing community needs—now and in the future.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (2-3 pm)

Being Heard During COVID-19 (Cherry Lake Publishing)

In this free webinar for librarians we will explore sharpening the language around your programs and services so they appeal to the needs and desires of your stakeholders.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (3-4 pm)

How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Shannon Miller, a district library media specialist, will discuss how collaborative learning fosters cross-curricular education and builds a strong school community.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (4-5 pm)

Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Technology today impacts every part of our lives, from the smartphones we are attached to, to the way that business is run. A once male-dominated industry, technology today is seeing a shift with many women at the forefront, serving as innovators, inventors, and creators of some of today’s most promising technologies. Come learn from industry experts as they help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers. Take away practical advice that will empower you to explore new careers and help make yourself applicable in the world of technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

Friday, Mar 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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

Saturday, Mar 20 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Come learn how to code with Kodu, a visual programming language created by Microsoft. Middle school girls with disabilities will use their coding skills to create their own game! Kodu is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Tuesday, Mar 23 (9:30-10:30 am)

Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

Reading material comes from many different sources and in varying formats, such as websites, emails, PDF documents, magazines, library books, textbooks, and novels. Reading these materials can be challenging for many who have a learning disability or a visual impairment. This presentation will introduce you to matching supportive tools based on what you are reading. Tools presented will include features such as text-to-speech and changing the visual appearance.

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Inclusive Data and Community Engagement: New Roles for Libraries to Shape Knowledge Creation and Use (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

In this webinar, participants will take an in-depth look at the need for inclusive data and the role libraries could play in supporting it. Participants will learn tools for assessing marginalized voices in data, share insights from their experiences working with their communities, and begin creating plans to engage their communities to address social problems through getting better and more inclusive data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Wednesday, Mar 24 (12-1 pm)

Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In this presentation, Lisa Rasmussen will describe a series of ethical issues arising in citizen science, how they are situated with respect to contemporary research infrastructure, what the field of citizen science is doing to address ethical challenges, and future steps for ensuring that citizen science research is conducted ethically.

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

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

Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

June may be Pride Month, but supporting your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) employees and partners should be a year-round effort. This webinar will provide a 101 overview of LGBTQ+ identities and the discrimination and exclusion experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will walk away with resources and action steps for creating a more inclusive work environment and an increased ability to serve the LGBTQ+ community.

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (1-2 pm)

Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

Libraries across the country are increasingly working to address food insecurity in their local communities. Presenters from the South Carolina State Library, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health SNAP-Ed program, and Richland Library will provide examples of library food access initiatives including seed libraries, community gardens and farmers markets. Guidance will be provided on how to start food access initiatives with limited local partnership options, few staff and limited resources in rural, urban and suburban settings. The session will also explore how two statewide organizations support local libraries in this work through technical assistance and funding.  

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (1-3 pm)

Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Summer Food Service Program provides millions of nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer when school is not in session. Summer snack sites play an important role in helping children learn, grow, and stay healthy. Have you considered offering this type of program at your library? Join us as Mary Ann Liby, Coordinator for Idaho State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Programs, talks about what the Idaho’s Summer Food Service Program is and describes how public libraries can participate in the program in their own communities. 

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (8-9 am)

The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy (Nonprofit Hub)

This session will focus on creating a culture of empathy in order to improve your daily work, find more efficiency within your programs, and maximize your impact. You’ll understand the definition of empathy, common misconceptions, and why empathy is vital to your organization’s culture.

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (10-11 am)

Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

It is important to understand that diversity spans beyond just physical representation or identity groups. In this webinar, we will discuss how to create authentic engagement with staff and how to identify when we are merely seeking surface-level diversity. When agencies focus on creating diverse and equitable work environments, agency advancement is bound to happen.

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (2-3 pm)

When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

What clues can you use to determine when a picture was made or a photo was taken? In this session, Reference Specialist Kristi Finefield walks attendees through the process of determining the date range of an aerial photograph of Washington, D.C.

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

Wednesday, Mar 30 (1-2 pm)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. 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.

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

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

Tuesday, Mar 30 (11-12 pm)

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 the register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NQKLw6

Tuesday, Mar 30 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

In the last year, we have seen extensive changes in virtual live delivery and a trend toward longer virtual programs. In this session you will learn what causes “Zoom fatigue” (no matter what your virtual learning platform), techniques to minimize classroom burnout, and how to foster an environment of engagement.

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

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

Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

Looking for new tech tools? Go to the cutting edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how the TeachersFirst Edge collection is organized so you can find a tool that fits your needs. Get inspired and explore classroom applications for timesaving tools in this fast-paced session. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, Mar 31 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How I Turned My Dad’s House Into a Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa Devices (Nebraska Library Commission)

My dad recently lost his leg and has some mobility issues until he can get up and around on a prosthetic. When I went to visit for a while, I set up some Smart Home devices to make life a little easier. Nearly every community has a significant population with mobility issues, so this session will provide more ways for the library to help.

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

Wednesday, Mar 31 (11-12 pm)

Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

Attendees will leave with an increased understanding of what engagement approaches and tools are appropriate for their board.

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

Wednesday, Mar 31 (12-12:45 pm)

Fireside Chat: Virtual Meetings, Virtual Chats, Virtual Everything – How to Actually Collaborate (GovLoop)

Join us online for a free 45-minute chat to hear from government and industry leaders on how to have good virtual meetings, manage virtual teams and collaborate in new ways.

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

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Brrrr ing Your Curious Self: Free Online Library Learning for February

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

**Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference Feb 26 (7:45-4:00 pm) http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/ This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries – the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

**Other Duties as Assigned: A NoveList Day of Learning (NoveList/EBSCO) Feb 10 (8-4 pm) 2020 was different. Your jobs are different. Your lives are different. We’d like to give you the chance to explore some of those “other duties” you’ve taken on as libraries have closed, opened with restrictions in place, moved services online, and figured out how to keep serving your community while not knowing what tomorrow held. NoveList librarians and guests will discuss strategies for collection development, readers’ advisory, and online programming. In between sessions, catch 15-minute microtrainings of how to apply some of the concepts speakers discussed to the products you have. This special event is open only to subscribers of NoveList products. Wyoming has state-wide access to NoveList through GoWYLD.net https://tinyurl.com/y5c3hxgf

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

Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLp30dWcYlk  . Workshop your podcast ideas with Cameron Greene, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and Skye Cranney, Historic Idaho State Penitentiary in this second installment of our two-part podcasting series. This is an audience-driven session meant to help museums and libraries get jump-started with their podcasts. Cameron and Skye will also answer any questions that you may have about podcasting.

View slides at https://library.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Podcast-Workshop.pdf

How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute). https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/covidmisinformation . In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk). https://www.ted.com/talks/melinda_epler_3_ways_to_be_a_better_ally_in_the_workplace . We’re taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that’s not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it’s up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. “There’s no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion,” she says. “Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time.”

Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)https://bit.ly/3pq6MiY . John Deeben, archives specialist, discusses how pension records from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War can be used for genealogical research.  This video shows examples of both a Revolutionary War pension and a Civil War pension.

How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research). https://bit.ly/3pnQhnB . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 4: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

BOARDS

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 24: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 16: Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)

Feb 2: Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 24: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research)

Feb 3: The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 3: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 18: Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk)

Feb 23: Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 23: Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 3: How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 4: Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

Feb 4: More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

Feb 9: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

Feb 10: Making the Ask (Firespring)

Feb 10: New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Feb 10: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 11: The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 18: Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

Feb 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Feb 25: Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 9: Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Feb 16: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 23: Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 24: Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

REFERENCE

Feb 3: What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 9: askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 24: NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 16: Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 17: What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 18: Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 24: Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 3: Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 5: Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Feb 11: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Feb 17: Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 2: Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 17: Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Feb 2 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Join WSL and Greg Williamson of WA State Department of Children Youth and Families  (DCYF)  for a discussion of Youth and Teens in your libraries who are experiencing homelessness.  DCYF has a new Adolescent Housing desk and Greg would like to hear from libraries and librarians about how to best partner with you to facilitate meeting this growing demand in our communities.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12 pm)

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The COVID-19 pandemic presents multifaceted challenges for the US health care system. One such challenge is in delivering vital health information to the public—a task made harder by the scourge of health misinformation across the information ecosystem. For this event, we will discuss recommendations for public health advocates and communication professionals drafting communication campaigns to maximize the chance that timely health advisories reach the public.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12:30 pm)

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Three of a library’s stakeholder groups are particularly important for the library’s success and sustainability: the library’s board or governing body, funders (usually the local government or in higher education, the provost) and the library’s employees. Although each of these stakeholders groups has a different ‘lens’ through which they view, hear, and (hopefully) use data, they all share one common goal: making informed decisions, strategies, and solutions to accomplish what THEY need to do.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

As the pandemic continues and children everywhere experience seismic shifts in their routines, schooling, and socialization on a daily basis, social-emotional learning—and mental wellness—remain of paramount importance. Of course, finding ways to teach children about interpersonal skills, self-awareness, decision making, and more is much easier said than done. But in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Fabled Films Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, Owlkids, and Scholastic offer a starting point, presenting forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers that put SEL and wellness front and center.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

We will dig deeper into the state of America’s children with statistics and resources for where to find the data. We’ll have resources for parents and caregivers to supplement education, provide better nutrition, and focus on the physical and emotional needs of our children and grandchildren. There will also be fun activities like games and crafts. Join us for this informative webinar for yourself and for your library users.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Curious about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our sector and how volunteer-driven organizations and volunteer managers are coping? Join us for a free guest webinar with VolunteerPro founder and report author Tobi Johnson, MA CVA. Tobi will share her top takeaways, key technology trends, and how to get your free copy of the report. You’ll walk away equipped with current state-of-the-industry data that can help you plan for a better 2021.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (9-10 am)

How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Finding donors can be challenging for nonprofits. A strong donor base helps organizations become sustainable which is why retaining your donor base is key. Join us as we discuss the best ways to find and attract new donors as well as keeping your current donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

On February 3, 2021 at 11:00am CT we are excited to bring you New York Times best-selling and Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer L. Holm who will discuss her out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars that learns that he can’t be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Research shows that stress is not something that happens to us, rather it is our response to circumstances and events. In this highly entertaining and interactive session you will learn simple ways to discover that stress can be your friend, explore what you can learn from the stress you experience, This session is all about YOU as a whole person—at work, home and play!

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (11-12 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Feb 3 (12-1 pm)

What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Census Business Builder provides easy access to key Census Bureau and other data that can help drive business decisions. This webinar will provide an update on release 3.3 (just released in mid-January), including the latest data and a new bi-variate mapping feature that allows users to view 2 data variables on the map at the same time. We’ll also set aside time for Q&A and give a preview of what’s coming in the other 2021 releases.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy.html

Wednesday, Feb 3 (12-1:30 pm)

Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join instructional design, adult learning, and presentation experts, Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn, from Endurance Learning, for a dynamic webinar that will inspire you to try instructional practices and visual techniques you may have never considered before. Tim and Brian will explore principles of instructional design for adults and provide tips that will make your virtual presentations successful enough to produce sustainable change and lead to measurable results.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (10-10:30 am)

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

In this free webinar, we will focus on looking into fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your charity for a successful year.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

This session will teach a practical step-by-step method on how to tell your nonprofit’s story in a virtual world in a way that your audience can’t help but consume. Madison will share top storytelling techniques, how to apply them, and cover a case study of how the techniques got one non-profit major gift gains.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (7-8 am)

Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Join two of Harvard’s most innovative higher education leaders to explore the decision-making, curricular changes, pedagogical opportunities, and digital reinventions prompted by the pandemic and the shift to remote learning over the past year. How will the mass experiment on Zoom alter the landscape of higher education in the future, for learners around the world? What are the opportunities for increased engagement, participation, and collaboration? What are the advantages and challenges, and what are the lessons learned, both at Harvard and at institutions around the world?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

New year, new AMAZING graphic novels! We’re kicking off 2021 with your #ReadGraphic must-haves in this free, hour-long webinar with Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and IDW Press. Don’t miss this wonderful showcase featuring adult and YA titles perfect for your patrons or your personal tbr list.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Join these rural library directors for a tour of the most popular tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project research. Learn from library directors who leverage all available resources to create feelings of delight, power, cultural identity, and belonging for community residents with outstanding results. Participants will leave understanding key actions libraries can take to improve social wellbeing outcomes in their own communities, both immediately, and over the long haul.

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

Saturday, Feb 6 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens! Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10 am)

Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Originally published in 1949, George Orwell’s 20th century classic, 1984, seems more relevant than ever. Originating as a dystopian lens on Stalinist Russia, it has since become a popular source material for today’s unbelievable realities, including how political manufactured make-believe can become a reality. We start our 2021 series taking a deeper dive with Professor Sugrue into this classic novel with a short lecture and live Q&A following.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10:15 am)

Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Join academic library leaders from around the globe for an interactive session on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries and academic institutions use these goals to develop actionable strategies, align with institutional, regional and national priorities, and help address equity and social issues on their campuses. All libraries types are encouraged to attend.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (10-11 am)

The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

If you feel like you’ve been tossed into the deep end of cataloging without a life-preserver, this webinar is for you! We’ll look at the fundamentals of cataloging, including the basics of creating a minimal level record, and what to look for when using a pre-existing record. We’ll also talk about differences in cataloging records for different material formats, and provide some resources to help you continue your cataloging journey.  * Attendees may also feel free to bring specific cataloging questions.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (11-11:45 pm)

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-free-webinars

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Mindful moments can be added to any storytime, in the same way that we include songs and movements. Preparing children to thrive includes fostering their executive function, self regulation, and emotional literacy. Teaching mindfulness to children does all this and more! In this session we will learn simple breathing, yoga, and focus techniques that you can easily incorporate into your storytime for a quick and effective mindful moment.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Federal depository libraries can use the askGPO website to view and edit their Federal Depository Library Directory information, submit depository claims and other forms, or to ask any question for GPO staff to answer. This webinar will cover how and when to use the site and where to find information and training about askGPO.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:50 pm)

Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Psychological safety covers three basic human needs: fulfillment, belonging, and security. That’s what makes it so powerful when it’s present and so dangerous when it’s not. Join NextGen and GovLoop for a free 50-minute online training to hear how agencies can provide proper crisis leadership to create environments that are safe, healthy and allow employees to thrive.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Are you wondering what you’ll be reading this spring? Join this webcast to hear about the latest big-buzzing books that you won’t want to miss! Publishing insiders will present their favorite forthcoming can’t-put-down titles, from mysteries and feel-good escapism to literary fiction and hot-button nonfiction.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (1-2 pm)

STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

How can STEM programming promote a healthier lifestyle? How does spending time in the great outdoors make you feel? Join a panel of speakers from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Gateway to the Great Outdoors as they share ways to connect physical and mental health to STEM learning.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (9-10 am)

Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will describe opportunities available to those interested in pursuing credentials that support employment in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Discussion will include information regarding educational opportunities at the Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Master’s degree levels.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (10:30-11:30 am)

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. In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.

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

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

New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Boost your nonprofit’s online presence this year! Join Candid’s webinar to learn how to simply and easily prepare for a year of success by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency. You have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about your organization. Update your nonprofit profile to earn a 2021 Seal and give funders and donors the information they need to support your cause. 

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Fake news can be difficult to combat because of how quickly it spreads throughout the online sphere. How can library workers help patrons decipher between what is real and what is fake? In this webinar, Nicole Cooke of the University of South Carolina School of Information Science will discuss how libraries and information organizations are in prime positions to assist their students and patrons with disputing misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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

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

Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects and materials from different perspectives. Provided free with the support of NASA, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators, and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

So, what is vocational awe? Well, in short, it’s the idea that your work is good and sacred, and therefore is more important than any one person. Mission above all. When your work is holding up democracy and democratic values, it’s a lot harder to advocate for “simple” things such as equitable pay, reasonable work-life balance. Find out how to handle it at this webinar.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Learn about Simon & Schuster’s beginning reader program, Ready-to-Read, and all the ways it makes reading fun and accessible for children at every level of their reading journey. Join Ready-to-Read authors Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, and Laura Gehl, along with publishers Valerie Garfield and Siobhan Ciminera for a webcast about what makes this program stand out for readers, teachers, and librarians!

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

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

The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Learn a simple, 4-step plan for fundraising that you can use over and over again, for every campaign and event. Scale your impact by finally having all the funding you need.

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (11-12 pm)

Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Get excited for nonfiction with Deborah Hopkinson, Dan SaSuWeh, and Dana L. Church, who weave stories so intriguing, students will forget that nonfiction is “boring” and beg for more. Plus join us for a special preview of new and upcoming Scholastic nonfiction titles for all ages.

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

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

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Monday, Feb 15 (5-6 pm)

Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Nonfiction Award virtually.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y46s7x5z

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

How often do you see teens caring for younger siblings in your library? Youth caregivers are an often overlooked part of a community’s early childhood landscape. Join Kate to learn more about youth caregivers and how library staff can more effectively support them and the younger siblings in their care.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Graphic novels have been proven to help reluctant readers engage with more books, inspire creativity and imagination, and boost confidence in struggling readers (it’s no wonder we have #ReadGraphic fever)! Join us for our second graphic novel showcase to get the scoop on upcoming graphic novel titles for young readers from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Tundra Books, and Yen Press! Plus, we’ll hear from author/illustrator Cale Atkinson about a hilarious new book series!

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Join award-winning Media Specialist Carrie Friday as she walks you through different ways you can advocate for school libraries in your own school, your community, at the district level and to anyone else who will listen. In this webinar, Carrie will show you ideas you can immediately implement so that you can change the perception of the library and your position, and start gaining some ground to be a library light for all to see.

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (1-1:45 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (9-10 am)

Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

For years now employers have identified ‘soft skills’ as one of the largest deficiencies of newly hired employees. These ‘soft skills’ generally encompass communication, critical thinking, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. All of these can be nurtured and strengthened by playing board games. Libraries of all types strive to engage with their communities. By playing board games both of these two issues can be addressed. Join George Bergstrom, the Southwest Regional Coordinator in the Professional Development Office of the Indiana State Library, to discuss how libraries can help their communities foster these skills.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (11-11:45 am)

Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise.  Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.  Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (11-12:30 pm)

The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

This virtual event will highlight the Supreme Court Justice’s unique and lasting influence on copyright, from her notable opinions impacting copyright law and policy to the inspiration she’s given creators of copyright-protected works, including movies, books, operas, and more.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Simon & Schuster editors and authors from the Denene Millner Books and Salaam Reads imprint share the moment when they were able to connect with a character that reflected their own personal narrative. Seeing themselves reflected in a book had a powerful impact on their sense of self and shaped the editors and writers they would later become. Moderated by Kendra Levin, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/category/webinar/lifting-voices/

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

In this webinar we will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what’s happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

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

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

Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple information, to help teachers really see children of all ages, and the roles they can play to enhance the teaching and learning process.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

COVID-19 disruptions have had a modest impact on students’ reading performance and a more significant impact on math performance. But is there more to the story? And what critical steps should school and district leaders take to get their students back on track? Get the answers in this research-based edWebinar for K–12 educators and education leaders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Join author/illustrators Jerry Craft and Robin Ha as they discuss the value of graphic novels for readers, common misconceptions about graphic novels, and the importance of diversity in this growing genre.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Please join us for this session on February 17th, 2021 when Erica Waasdorp, President, A Direct Solution and Author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant, will show you 10+ ways to find new monthly donors for your organization, increase monthly donor retention and upgrade them to higher levels.  If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of sustainable revenue coming in. Funds you can count on, no matter what happens.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

What do cave drawings, assembly instructions, and recipes have in common? They are all job aids. Good job aids help people to be more successful in their work. How? By reinforcing learning, providing just-in-time reference material, and other types of guidance. Join Dawn Mahoney and Matt Pierce as they discuss why job aids work as well as a few tips for crafting better job aids. They will also discuss the various types of performance support tools you might consider when planning your content development.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (2-3 pm)

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3cfblJ9

Thursday, Feb 18 (8-9 am)

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL

Thursday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Do you feel disconnected from your clients & team when communicating online? Is it taking longer to build a connection and establish trust with the people you interact with? You aren’t alone. Learn how a few simple changes in your online communication habits will promote incredible results from your team, students and clients.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

As our reliance on technology increases, so do our levels of stress and burnout. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While technology can disrupt our work and life, when used intentionally, it can also help us be healthier, more mindful, and more productive. No matter your position at your organization or whether you work remotely, this fun session will unpack what digital wellness is and highlight the latest apps that can help you be more mindful and create and sustain greater well-being in your life and work in a remote first world.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

During this webinar, we will discuss trends in giving, what has changed, and what remains the same so we can weather the storm and continue providing important, mission-driven services.

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

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

Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

The second in a two-part webinar series, this session will expand on design principles applied by case study libraries, who have been working with the design teams. The case study participants will share how they took learned design techniques to brainstorm future services for their communities. The goal is to demonstrate concepts and relevant applications to help envision how you might improve your library’s capacity to bring joy, vibrancy, learning experiences, and innovative opportunities to the community! 

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

When examining pictures of the past, sometimes asking the question of “Why?” leads one down an unexpected path. In this session, Sara Duke, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, will invite participants on an exploration of an image from the Library’s collections, with that question in mind.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

This free webinar for librarians will discuss how to get resources into the hands of those who need them. Specifically we will explore: Taking initiative and communicating with Teachers; Instructional menus; Building out sample curriculum bundles; Group activity to practice what you’ve learned.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3k9dwtq

Saturday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

In this virtual Tech for Girls workshop, participants will use Scratch to code their own ping pong game. Girls will learn how to code sounds, movement and point scoring to their game. No coding experience required. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Monday, Feb 22 (11-12 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.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12 pm)

Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

Does your library partner with the university’s research office? Does the Senior Research Officer (SRO) know what services the library offers to support the research enterprise? Expand your understanding of current roles and priorities of the SRO. Hear insights and join the discussion on how libraries can better align research support services in collaboration with their SRO’s evolving strategic directions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12:30 pm)

Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Public libraries serve increasingly diverse stakeholders, each with unique interests, needs, and strengths. Using the tools from community engagement and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), you can help create a welcoming space where community members see their culture, values, and lived experiences reflected in the library programing and collections; and an environment where they are excited to contribute to transparent and collaborative program evaluations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

The heavy adoption of virtual training isn’t going away because it is the only approach that allows everyone (wherever they are) to participate in their organizational training, and we should all plan to make it more effective so that organizational training goals can be met without forcing someone to sit at a screen viewing and listening for 8 hours.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-2 pm)

Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

OK, so now you are an expert in using ZOOM, Adobe Connect, and other software and tools. You are even adept in designing polls, using chat, implementing breakouts and creating PowerPoint slides.  Although these are excellent skills, oftentimes, many presenters, trainers, subject matter experts and leaders overlook that all their virtual sessions and webinars are meant to persuade learners and their audience. Does your audience trust you? Do they feel confident to follow your ideas? Do learners feel your ideas are practical? Does your audience feel you are socially approachable? Your skills and knowledge in these areas can make or break your presentations or webinars.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-3:30 pm)

Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

Racial Equity is the key in identifying all the ways in which we can build strong learning partnerships and  ensure equitable outcomes for students. Dr. Brandon-Felder is committed to transforming institutional practices one system at a time. Part 2: Naming and Framing Oppression

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (2-3 pm)

How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Please join Bridget Crossman, Stacey Rattner, Kristin Fraga Sierra, and Melissa Thom in a roundtable conversation discussing the importance of and ideas for keeping reading social at all levels during hybrid learning. From classroom activities to community events, participants will leave with a laundry list of ideas that are bound to be a hit for readers.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Green screen videos can take you anywhere in the world without leaving the library. In this session you will learn how to use free and low-cost tools to shoot and edit green screen videos in your library. I can’t detail everything in an hour, but you will get a very nice overview of how everything works. I will also shoot and edit a short clip live and in real time!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (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 of the organization.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Do you miss providing in-person storytimes? Do you want to be able to provide memorable in-person programming? Now you can! Learn how to offer Drive-In Storytimes using radio transmitters while patrons relax in the comfort of their car!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Many of us use the internet every day but are unfamiliar to the ways the internet works, including why certain content ends up in our search engine results. There is a largely invisible system at work that tailors and personalizes your online content. In this webinar, Natasha Casey of Blackburn College will discuss cookies, algorithms, and a variety of other parts of the internet that track your online presence. How can we talk about these things with library patrons?

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (1-2 pm)

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3t1ZlAI

Wednesday, Feb 24 (3-4 pm)

Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

As educators, we are expected to teach facts as truth. This is immeasurably harder when students rely on confirmation bias rather than sound research practices to find fact-based truth. In this edWebinar, Jacquelyn Whiting and Michelle Luhtala, coauthors of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (2018), will share new lessons that teach 6-12 grade learners to become fact-based truth finders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (5-6 pm)

2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Join us for this special opportunity to learn more about the titles that were nominated for the 2021 Nonfiction Award via a booktalk with the Nonfiction Committee.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2q3vw7v

Thursday, Feb 25 (11-12 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily 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. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

We’ll see you at the Graphic Novel Webinar, featuring authors Trung Le Nguyen and Jennifer L. Holm, illustrator Savanna Ganucheau, and RH Graphic Publishing Director Gina Gagliano. Librarian Kat Kan will be moderating.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y39amhsb

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)

Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

Have you considered changing your fundraising career in this current climate of uncertainty and unrest? It is time to own your narrative. Join this webinar to learn how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (5-6 pm)

William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Morris Award virtually.

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

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You Survived 2020 – you can do ANYTHING…learn how:

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

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

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

Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library) https://bit.ly/3puRzNi . What’s a podcast and why should I have one? Learn about how to start your own podcast for your museum or library and find a whole new audience outside your walls for your programs and collections. Cameron Green, technical producer of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s “Saddle Lore,” will discuss the basic technology needs for starting and web hosting your podcast. Skye Cranney, cohost of the Idaho State Historical Society’s “Behind Gray Walls,” will discuss how to build consistent content. Learn about budget, technology, production, and more in this informative session, the first of a two-part series. View slides at https://bit.ly/3pzHDCk

Thinking about Race, Voting Rights, and the Past: People, Moments, and Documents (Federal Depository Library Program) https://bit.ly/3mVpI7q . “Research is like archaeology” – Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer has done research in many libraries and archives (the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, the Dirksen Congressional Center, and academic libraries) for the book that he is completing on race and voting in the United States. Central to the story of the book are the Voting Rights Act and the Freedom Movement. Prof. Fuentes Rohwer will talk about his research, sharing stories about historical figures in the Freedom Movement and his research uncovering Government documents that are central to his work. Ms. Morgan will provide information on historical and archival resources used for researching U.S. Congressional documents, judicial case records, and archival collections.

Building a Fundable Strategic Plan (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/fundable_strategic_plan . EveryLibrary’s executive director John Chrastka will share actionable insights from nearly 100 library funding campaigns about inclusive planning, and uncover what data drives successful strategic plans to build political and social support for funding libraries.

Personal Planning for Professional Development (Montana State Library)  https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/481441796 . Training is important in any job but especially in libraries because libraries are always moving on the cutting edge of transformations. Libraries react endlessly to technology changes, social needs, community interests, political climates and (as we have recently discovered) local, national and global crises. As the Montana State Library launches the new Strategic Track to support veteran library staff, this session will help library directors and those who are looking to advance their careers in librarianship to understand the direct relationship between the training you choose, the work you do, and the success of your library’s programs and services. The new Strategic Track for MT State Library Certification supports a model for planning training that is customized to the needs of the learner and the library where they work.

ADVOCACY

Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 6: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

BOARDS

Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Jan 12: How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

Jan 13: Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Jan 20: Navigating Government Information  (TRAILS)

Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

COMMUNICATION

Jan 5: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Jan 13: Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 13: Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 7: Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 13: The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)

Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING

Jan 7: It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)

Jan 7: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 12: How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)

Jan 13: How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

Jan 13: Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)

Jan 19: Are We There Yet? The Journey To a Major Gift (Blackbaud)

Jan 19: Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond (TechSoup)

Jan 20: Multi-Channel Donor Communications: What You Can Learn from 119 Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Jan 20: Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Candid Learning)

Jan 20: Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success (Infopeople)

Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Jan 27: How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)

Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

Jan 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

LIBRARY SPACES

Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Jan 12: Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)

Jan 20: Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar? (Idealware)

Jan 21: Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 25: How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)

Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 12: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

Jan 13: Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Jan 26: I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING

Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 26: Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 28: Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 11: Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 12: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

Jan 21: What does it mean to be a school librarian during COVID-19? (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 28: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net)

Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

Jan 21: Designing Meaningful Graphics For Your eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 21: Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 12: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 13: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 20: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-10:30 am)

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-11 am)

Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Soon high school students will be applying for colleges and wondering how to navigate the world of financial aid and career education. Join representatives from the Washington Student Achievement Council as they present a host of resources supporting the Washington College Grant and the financial aid application process. Librarians are often asked to help students get started and this webinar will present a way to support your community of students with resources, a toolkit, best practices, and websites. Help your young adult patrons reach for their education goals!

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)

Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Just when you thought you knew everything about Loom. Great news! Loom developers are working on some amazing, innovative, accessibility tools that will enhance communication with your students. In this interactive webinar, we will introduce participants to Loom and review not only the basics, but also the crazy cool new features that you can use to work with your students. We will provide time for you to practice and even make your own loom video that includes closed captioning, transcription, and much more!

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)

Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)

It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)

Increasing your focus on diversity and inclusion and raising money aren’t mutually exclusive. In this webinar, we’ll help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. In addition to providing practical advice and anti-racist actions you can take in your fundraising, we’ll also consider the roles that culture and systems play in our fundraising.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

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

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This session will start with a brief chair yoga session, then follow with a very brief history of yoga and yoga programs at libraries and how it is currently being researched as an intervention in the biomedical and psychological fields. We will discuss how yoga is being practiced and made more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include the origins of the term “self-care” and its radical feminist context. We will center the discussion around self-care for librarians based on findings from a survey conducted in fall 2020.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (1-2 pm)

New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Teaching and leading in the age of COVID-19 has challenged us in ways we never could have anticipated. As we enter 2021, join Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa for this FREE empowering and timely webinar. She will discuss the power of partnering with school leaders to set boundaries and realistic goals for teacher and student success for a strong finish to the school year.

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

Sunday, Jan 10 (2-3 pm)

Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Do you want to read “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell with your class or staff? Are you looking for more books and ideas to keep the robust conversation going? Join Neha during this ISS Webchat and receive resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/search/0/query?tag=Upcoming

Monday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)

Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)

Join Diana Petschauer, Managing Director and AT Consultant, Assistive Technology for Education, and Texthelp’s Kathleen Colburn, Senior Product Manager, as they explore strategies and tools to empower struggling readers in a blended learning environment.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (10-11 am)

Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)

Effectively leading others requires the development of new skills as you take on new leadership roles. This program provides new supervisors and managers the skills they need to be successful in leading others and accomplishing the goals of their workgroup or department.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

The best way to ring in the New Year? With new books, of course! And in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company will introduce you to plenty of them as they spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. Whether you’re meeting in person or virtually, prepare to reenergize your reading group, inspire patrons, and spark meaningful discussion.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

What is executive function and why is it important? Come learn how to help children build executive function skills and why these skills are crucial to success for children and adults. We will go through all areas of executive function, determine what might work for different ages and practice a little ourselves.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

People who need media literacy skills may not be eager to sign up for a program or class on the subject; in fact, they may not know their skills are lacking at all. In this webinar, Kristen Calvert of the Dallas Public Library and Amber Conger of Kershaw County Library in South Carolina will cover how library workers can meet the needs of their adult patrons and how to incorporate media literacy practices in existing programs and at the reference desk.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-12:50 pm)

How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)

New year, new administration, new career goals? In 2021, COVID-19 is still impacting how government employees work. Many govies are working remotely or will be permanently remote going forward. This environment can feel very isolating as you chart your career growth. Join us online for a free 50-minute training to learn how to set and achieve career growth in a remote world.

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

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

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)

Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do. Go beyond the basics with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Scholarly Communication in academic libraries provides leadership and guidance in matters pertaining to the management, policy making and procedures as they relate to various scholarly pursuits of a campus. These responsibilities encompass issues related to creating and maintaining the Institutional Repository, copyright, open access policy and publishing, open educational resources, data management and funding, among others. Scholarly Communication is a dynamic environment that requires changing approaches, making modifications and accommodating a landscape that is evolving rapidly. I will be sharing my insight on working with entities on and off campus to meet Stony Brook University and Hospital’s scholarly needs.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

Modern libraries can be created anywhere, in any space — even a small, unused 453 square foot room in a public housing complex. Learn how Fort Worth (Texas) Public Library created the perfect storm of political support, private funding, and fulfilling an equity need in one tiny space.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

The secret to a thriving organization in 2021 is not the latest shiny tool or social media tactic but an aligned branding and marketing strategy. Join Kerstin on this free webinar to find out more.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (10-11 am)

Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)

This session is for anyone who wants to face down nervousness and find their authentic selves before their virtual audiences. Most of this hour will apply to in-person presentations, as well.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (11-12 pm)

Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Throughout the pandemic, libraries across the US have been creating innovative ways to continue providing important services and to remain connected to their communities. But reaching older adults provides additional challenges these days. So, let’s talk about it! Join us for a facilitated conversation, where we all brainstorm and learn from each other.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)

History is shaped by people who work for change. Throughout history, those who have faced discrimination have made significant accomplishments while fighting to secure their rights. Some of these achievements have become well known, while others have not.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/34PC0rt

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)

In this webinar, Allison Fine and Beth Kanter will outline the processes and products needed to expand philanthropic giving with AI, drawing on  research from the AI4Giving Report (made possible  by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). You’ll leave this webinar ready to have a conversation with your leadership about the benefits of AI to the nonprofit sector and whether your organization is ready to adopt AI.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of the Reimaging Our Work Series of Books, and Nick the author of the newest book in the series, will share the importance of sitting with discomfort and model a willingness to talk about challenging topics with the youngest children.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (1-2 pm)

Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

This webinar explores communication tools and strategies for boards and library staff to be better prepared for unknown changes.

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (10-11 am)

Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

You have met your client, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, maybe you did a nice SETT process…you found a tool. Now what? How do you promote use and success of the tool you worked hard to find? This session will review some of the evidence bases which identify factors which predict adoption or abandonment of tools. Come learn what can be done from assessment to receiving equipment to help increase success.

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Join the Library Love Fest Team as we talk about forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles sure to soothe your body and soul, liven up your kitchen, recharge your batteries, and increase productivity wherever you are!

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn how a geosciences librarian and a finance librarian collaborate in helping students discover geological and financial data for natural resources (oil, natural gas, renewable energy, and mineral resources/commodities).

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

Saturday, Jan 16 (9-10:30)

Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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

Tuesday, Jan 19 (11-12 pm)

Are We There Yet? The Journey To a Major Gift (Blackbaud)

The clock is ticking! Gift officers and gift officer managers are challenged to use metrics (science) to drive results related to relationship building (art). How many contacts does it take to secure a visit now? How might you improve? This session will provide data-driven insights to improve the time to a donors first major gift and help your organization achieve fundraising goals with efficiency!

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

Tuesday, Jan 19 (1-2 pm)

Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond (TechSoup)

How do you turn one-time donors into long-term supporters? To garner long-term support, your nonprofit follow-through is equally as valuable and important as the donation appeals that got you through 2020. Implementing a strong, multichannel strategy may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be, and it’s worth the effort for long-term retention.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (9-10 am)

Multi-Channel Donor Communications: What You Can Learn from 119 Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Multi-channel communication is proven to increase donor value and revenue, but the challenge is knowing what channels to use, how to use them, and when to communicate. In this session, you’ll see how 119 nonprofits are using the phone, text, email, and mail to communicate to their new online and offline donors as well as some tips and ideas to optimize your communications as well.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (11-12 pm)

Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar? (Idealware)

Join the conversation as we share our research and results from our sector-wide survey—as well as the expertise and hard-earned lessons from nonprofits like yours—in an online forum designed to help you identify which decisions are most likely to pay off and which will lead to disappointment. We’ll walk through some of the most interesting findings from The State of Technology Decision-Making and ROI Among Nonprofits.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

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. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Government Information  (TRAILS)

If you feel like you’ve been tossed into the deep end of cataloging without a life-preserver, this webinar is for you! We’ll look at the fundamentals of cataloging, including the basics of creating a minimal level record, and what to look for when using a pre-existing record. We’ll also talk about differences in cataloging records for different material formats, and provide some resources to help you continue your cataloging journey.  * Attendees may also feel free to bring specific cataloging questions.

For more information and to register, visit:   https://forms.gle/CofmvdYgofdZwRjS8    

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Candid Learning)

While the future remains uncertain, Classy is uncovering its predictions for 2021 (and very likely, beyond.) During this webinar, you’ll walk away with insight into key fundraising themes that have arisen and how you can capitalize on them in 2021.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Wednesday, Jan 20 (1-2 pm)

Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success (Infopeople)

Whether you are new to grant work or want a few new tips, you’ll discover the confidence and knowledge you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants. Discover the most important thing to keep in mind when doing library grant work, the fastest ways to determine community needs, how to quickly locate current grant opportunities (including COVID relief funds), what funders are most looking for in a successful grant proposal, and the top ten tips for success. Shortcuts, practical advice, and a valuable resource list will be shared. You CAN win grants for your library!

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (3-4 pm)

Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

Please join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, as she interviews Jennifer Keohane, Executive Director of the Connecticut Library Consortium, about how this program is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (9-10 am)

Designing Meaningful Graphics For Your eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the visual design principles you can utilize to create meaningful graphics. You will learn how to make a slide composition, choose images, icons, colors, type fonts, and other user interface components. She will also share best practices and resources to get inspired while creating your eLearning courses!

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction (edWeb.net)

Culturally relevant books are a powerful resource for building these skills. Diverse reading can assist students in better understanding their emotions, identities, and experiences while helping educators explore meaningful topics in their classrooms—be they on-site or virtual. Join this edWebinar to learn some equity-driven best practices for integrating social and emotional learning into your teaching using the power of relevant reading!

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

The stressors of virtual learning aren’t going away – as a matter of fact, they are going to come up more often as virtual classroom adoption is cemented in our culture.Don’t worry! We’ve got you! In this session we will quell your inner angst and calm your nerves by providing techniques and scripts to give you the confidence you need to master the virtual classroom experience for you and for your learners.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Understanding how trauma impacts the lives of people we serve can help library staff better serve everyone, even our most vulnerable patrons. Being trauma-informed and using a trauma-informed approach can assist libraries in being proactive in creating safe spaces for everyone in our community. Join this webinar to learn more about providing trauma-informed service in your library.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (2-3 pm)

What does it mean to be a school librarian during COVID-19? (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Addressing school needs vs. program needs during the pandemic. What are stakeholders (e.g., parents, students, teachers, admins) worried about? How can librarians help? What needs are librarians seeing that others are not? Suggested resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yczkn2qj

Saturday, Jan 23 (9-10:30)

Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance isn’t required.

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

Monday, Jan 25 (10-11 am)

How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)

On January 25, 2021, in a live Harvard Business Review webinar, Suzanne Peterson, professor of leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management, will share findings from her research on different leadership styles and will provide practical insights on how to develop a dynamic and effective leadership style—that draws from both power and attractiveness—for maximum impact.

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

Monday, Jan 25 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Restorative justice is an approach to rule-breaking that emphasizes the need to repair harm and mend relationships. The Meridian Library District began incorporating restorative circles when working with young patrons having behavior problems in the library and almost immediately saw improvement. This webinar will introduce restorative justice, describe the positive impact these practices have had, and provide an example outline of library procedures for dealing with patron behavior issues using restorative practices.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)

Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

In this webinar, we will focus on security trends and emerging threats to nonprofits, and what practical steps you can take to protect your organization from cybercrime in 2021. No question is too basic or too tough for our panel of experts.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (12-1 pm)

Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Since July 8, 1870, the U.S. Copyright Office has helped copyright owners protect their works and preserve a public record of the country’s creativity. Learn about how copyright promotes creativity, the Copyright Office’s connection with creators and users of copyright-protected works, and how you can become more involved in promoting this vital Federal service.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (1-2 pm)

I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)

This webinar will cover aspects of veteran culture, how to tap into some amazing tools to help them connect with the wider veteran community, and how to add to our outreach efforts so that our long-term mission in public libraries always includes serving those who have served.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (5-6:30 pm)

3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Maximize station rotation in your classroom with these three tech tools. One of the more popular blended learning models is station rotation. Having groups of students change tasks on a schedule allows you to meet student needs by differentiating instruction. Join us to explore, compare and contrast three tools that can be used to maximize your “computer station” time when using the rotation model. Learn about the features of each tool and understand how to add them to your instructional toolkit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Jan 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, Jan 27 (10-10:45)

Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. People often do not know where to start in making posts accessible or how to access content using specific devices. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content. Whether you’re an alt text/assistive technology novice, or could write and read image descriptions in your sleep – this is for you!

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

Wednesday, Jan 27 (11-12 pm)

How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)

Join master trainer, Chad Barger, for a fast-paced session filled with tips (hacks) for busy professionals to get more done, by working smarter, not harder.  This presentation focuses not on what we do, but how we do it.  Tips are provided to help professionals better manage email, meetings, their energy level, distractions, self care, to do lists and work life balance (but we prefer the term work life harmony).  Attendees leave the session with practical tips that they can immediately implement to make their days more productive and therefore amp up their results.

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

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

Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w’s that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children’s inquiry.This webinar will guide you to apply educational and design knowledge when curating loose parts to maximize children’s learning. Participants will learn the value of loose parts, discover how to curate the loose parts utilizing different lenses to explore the affordances the loose parts offer children, and how to set provocations that promote inquiry. 

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

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

Transitioning from one nonprofit leader to another is an opportunity for investing in your overall organizational strategy and growth. Leadership transition is a time-bound, four-phase transition from one leader to another. Join us to learn about preparing for an upcoming leadership change, setting yourself up for a successful search process, and onboarding your new leader for short-term and long-term success.

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

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Join Firespring’s Molly Coke 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join us for this webinar to learn about the latest effort to modernize the statutory authority of the FDLP and the changes GPO has proposed to our oversight committees.

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

Wednesday, Jan 28 (1-2 pm)

Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise. Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

Wednesday, Jan 28 (2-3 pm)

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways conspiracy theories exploit emotions as well as how they fill emotional needs. As part of this session, we will also provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into your curriculum, including our new, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology virtual classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7rbra42

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

As technology advances, interactive 3D experiences are becoming more common, often transcending what we are able to convey with text, images and video alone. Panelists will discuss how to bring this technology to core subjects and explore strategies for leveraging real-time technology like Epic Games’ Unreal Engine as a tool for teaching and learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e

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