Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

3/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

2/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities…

March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities – FREE AND ONLINE!

 

This list is generously assembled and shared by our colleagues at the Wyoming State Library.  View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MT time).

 

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

 

**Free Online Conferences**

 

Mar 3-4. 2020 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference. https://sites.google.com/view/secollaborativeconference

 

Mar 4 (9-1:45 pm) Grow Your Good (Network for Good). https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Mar 10 (1-4 pm). Wholehearted Libraries – Library 2.0. https://www.library20.com/

 

 

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

 

Connections Summit: Director’s Edition, Academic Libraries Day. (SirsiDynix) https://www.sirsidynix.com/ondemand-webinars/?series=connections-summit : Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix.

 

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : In this free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar, learn easy to adapt techniques to frame the work you do and the program you run for budget success.

 

Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived : In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

 

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager (TED Talks) https://www.ted.com/talks/chieh_huang_confessions_of_a_recovering_micromanager : “If we know that micromanagement isn’t really effective, why do we do it?” asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness — and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.

 

2020 CENSUS

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

ADVOCACY

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Mar 19: Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

CAREERS

Mar 11: The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 25: Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 26: SIRS Issues Researcher (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 3: 5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 12: A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Mar 17: Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 5: Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

Mar 10: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Mar 10: Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

Mar 11: Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

Mar 12: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 10: They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 19: Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

Mar 19: Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Mar 5: Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 11: World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

Mar 12: How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 17: The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

Mar 5: Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Mar 10: When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

Mar 12: Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 12: Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 10: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 11: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 17: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 18: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (10-11 am)

Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

 

In this webinar, Aileen Luppert will present a program that teaches health literacy and supports the health and wellness of teens who are experiencing homelessness in Spokane County. Emily Hamstra will present free online resources for teens to use to find reliable information about their health and wellness.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (11-12 pm)

Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

 

Keeping on top of library data privacy is hard work in itself. When you add vendors into the mix, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This interactive webinar will help libraries protect patron privacy when working with vendors.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

 

You’re probably familiar with the expression DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. But how can you create your own DEI initiative within your nonprofit organization — and why should you? In this webinar, we will discuss the current inequalities in the nonprofit sector, the importance of diversity to effective nonprofit work, TechSoup’s diversity initiatives, and how you can embark on one of your own.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

 

In this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith, representatives from Albert Whitman & Company, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Running Press Kids, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will introduce an array of exciting forthcoming releases for the younger set (approximately ages three through 10).

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (8-9 am)

Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

 

Every library collects statistics throughout the year, but are you doing more with them than just clicking submit on your annual report? In this webinar, we will discuss how to effectively present your annual statistics to your boards, Friends groups, patrons, and other key stakeholders. What should you put on an annual report? How should it look? What’s the best way to format your data? We’ll try to tackle it all!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (9-10 am)

The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

An overview of The Healing Library and our free downloadable resources which have been downloaded almost 3,000 times since our launch in 2017! We create nontraditional lending kits for families who have experienced trauma and provide free pdf’s for libraries to create their own kits or, in response to requests from smaller libraries, we now offer kits for purchase. All kits include the following: A Discussion Guide, Activities Guide, Acts of Kindness Guide, Community Helpers Guide, Curated Book Suggestions with Discussion Guides, and How to Use This Kit Guides – for both families and lending organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

 

Most of our patrons will begin receiving their invitations to complete the 2020 Census in the mail starting March 12. Please join us on March 4th for a special episode of American Libraries Live where we’ll equip you with the resources and effective library practices you need to support a complete count. ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Office, along with our expert panel, will lead a 60-minute discussion followed by a 30-minute Q and A.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

In honor of National Women’s History month, Karen Peterson, Founder & CEO of the National Girls Collaborative Project will highlight the challenges and opportunities of encouraging more girls across the country to pursue STEM activities and careers, and the importance of CS education in this process. She will be joined by voices from the field who will share information about their programs: Toni Robinson, President of Digital Girls, Inc. and Cathy Law, Director of the STEM Academy @ OSU.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/389ZgiM

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

 

Amanda Pearce will break down the narrative portion of grant proposals and teach you how to create a stellar template that you can use time and time again.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar focuses on how to discover information sources and products related to the topics of precipitation, water temperature, water use (water quantity), water-supply systems, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

 

Join this webinar to explore the ways the library functions as a “protective factor” and how to build community resilience through more compassionate and inclusive policies and practices.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

 

With the decline in reading scores among U.S. students, the librarian’s role toward enhancing literacy has never been more critical. Practitioners and literacy experts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels explore using graphic novels, street lit, and more to get students fired up about reading, bolstering skills along the way.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2I0Prcr

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

During this webinar, you will learn smart ways to engage the community in the face of crisis, and how to get organized across a district. Join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary as he discusses ways to prevent potential problems and to proactively position yourself if they come. If there is a threat to your position or budget – or to other school libraries or librarians across your district – know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

 

Friday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

 

Join Macmillan’s Adult Library Marketing team as they share their Absolutely Fabulous favorites from Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (10-11 am)

Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship includes privacy, behaving ethically online, and being safe and responsible in digital environments. As facilitators of digital knowledge consumption and creation, librarians have a unique role to play in fostering digital citizenship among their users. The presenter will share ideas for how librarians can encourage and promote digital citizenship, and provide recommendations for resources and community partners.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

 

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

 

When was the last time you struggled to understand a vendor’s privacy policy—if you even had time to read it. In the digital world, patron privacy becomes increasingly complex for libraries monitor and safeguard. In this webinar, we’ll guide you through a sampling of vendor privacy policies, examine typical policy language, and discuss important questions that libraries need to be asking and addressing with vendors in order to protect patron privacy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

 

This webinar will discuss the use of AI in public libraries and provide advice on how your library can ensure it is not only prepared for the changes AI will bring, but that it is positioned to shape and then lead the world that AI is helping to create. Featuring presentations from the New Orleans Public Library, King County Library System and collectionHQ, the webinar will share specific examples of how AI is being used to inform the selection of pre-published titles based on predictive algorithms, and how voice-assisted technology can be used to connect patrons to library resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

 

Governments rely on nonprofit organizations to provide services to individuals at all stages of their lives. Yet, governments are not always good partners when it comes to reimbursing nonprofits for the costs of providing those services. That could change for the better – and soon. The federal government recently proposed revisions to the primary law governing government grantmaking – the OMB Uniform Guidance – that could result in greater reimbursements for indirect costs, reduce administrative burdens, and increase transparency.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

 

This session will highlight how collaboration works within Tracy Ferguson and Shannon McClintock Miller’s elementary school and the many ways they use it to enhance learning, creativity, student voice, develop empathy and kindness, and have a lot of fun along the way. These experienced educators will share the many different types of collaboration they use and ways you can bring these ideas back to their communities and professional networks.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

 

Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick, takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records at the National Archives at St. Louis and deciphering what they can reveal! Ms. Lebonick will broadcast in remotely via video from her workplace in St. Louis.

 

Attend this presentation virtually by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTokbLnm2VY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Career portfolios document evidence that you’ve learned and mastered skills in your workplace, in continuing education, and in formal classrooms.  Learn how to create portfolios to earn college credit, record workplace success for evaluations, and present your independent learning and accomplishments to a future employer.

 

For more information and to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1136530389893044748

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

 

This 1-hour webinar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in 7 of the most common grant components, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://fundingforgood.org/get-training/upcoming-events/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

 

Are you looking for free online resources to teach U.S. Citizenship? Take a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course (www.usalearns.org), which uses engaging multimedia to teach the English skills and information needed to pass ALL parts of the citizenship test: N-400 interview practice, civics, reading, writing, and speaking. You will also learn to create your own free online course based on USA Learns’ content.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

 

Going fine free is not an easy decision for any library, but Brenda Cameron, a Library Systems Coordinator for FVRL, is passionate about the impacts it has had on their library and their community. She has seen why eliminating fines has brought more people into the library especially since “fines most affect those least able to pay them.” She believes in the positive impact going fine free can have for all libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-03/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

 

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! Come and listen to two libraries, Allynne Ellis from the Billings Public Library, and Jamie Greco from the Glacier County Library, give their perspectives on and experiences with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

 

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

After viewing the webinar, participants should be able to: Identify ways to promote your Federal depository library within your community; Identify creative ways to engage your community with Government information resources; Identify additional Federal and state resources (ex. multimedia, photo gallery) to enhance your displays.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

 

Andy Robinson will show you the “after questions” that you can use to strengthen donor relationships, serve your donors better, and set the stage to raise even more money in the future.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

 

 

More than half of state and local government leaders responding to a recent national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) say they are taking active steps toward deploying IoT technologies. But how can community leaders be sure they’re approaching IoT investments the right way? This important and timely webcast will explain the fundamental elements of a successful and sustainable IoT strategy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govtech.com/events/?tab=webinars

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (3-4 pm)

Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

 

Compelling primary sources often have a bit of mystery and wonder about them. That makes them a perfect tool for middle and high school students developing their own research questions. In this webinar, librarian, author, and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress Tom Bober shares strategies and tips to effectively utilize primary sources at the question-forming stage of research. See how students asking their own research questions based on their interactions with items from history can increase engagement and purpose as well as positively impact this critical point in the research process.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

So you have to make a website – oh, no! Learn about the wide variety of free and for-fee website builders out there in this webinar. These are products you can quickly and easily get started using for small and larger website projects. Learn more about SquareSpace, Webflow, Weebly, Wix, and Ploud to find out what will work best for your library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-12:45 pm)

Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

 

For better or worse, change is inevitable, especially in the public sector. With all of the new policies, mandates, leadership and organizational structures, being able to handle the frequent and varied changes in government requires a little bit more than just a “go with the flow” attitude. What you need is a change management framework.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

What do series nonfiction publishers have in store for readers this spring? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar featuring representatives from Amicus Publishing, Bellwether Media, Black Rabbit Books, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing—and find out! Titles presented will range from grades K through 12.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (10-11 am)

Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/knowing-what-you-dont-know-medical-micro-aggressions/13180

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

 

In this session, three contributing authors from “Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools” (ALA Editions, 2020) will share ideas and tips for hosting financial literacy initiatives at your library.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (10-11 am)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12:30-1 pm)

Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

 

On April 22, 2020, people all over the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day Network invites you to join us in this webinar to get ideas and inspiration for how your library can celebrate with us. Through the year of 2020 we are coordinating cleanups, teach-ins, citizen science projects, art exhibitions and more! Youth and adults in over 190 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day and this anniversary year is an exciting opportunity for you to join a global movement working towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Notice: The time of the webinar is in Central Time.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (1-2 pm)

Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, we will be sharing and brainstorming interactive exercises and discussions to use with parents of young children to promote a healthy balance of media and technology at home. Rocío López, the manager of community partnerships for the Common Sense Latino Program, shares best practices in leading workshops with lower-income and monolingual Spanish-speaking families and provides tools and resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 24 (1-2 pm)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (8-9 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

Westminster Public Library has taken a hyper-local focus and created innovative strategies to satisfy the needs of all patrons in our service area. Explore how to create a data-driven community profile and how to use profiles to advocate for inclusive collections, programs, reference and readers’ advisory services, and outreach that represent the needs of a diverse community. Take away the tools and resources to create your own profiles.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to: Locate and navigate the consumer health resources in MedlinePlus on Coronavirus and influenza; Locate and navigate NLM’s disaster health resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019; Describe the types of data freely-available through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources for the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 so that they can guide researchers to the most relevant information.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

 

Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that. Join us to discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom.

 

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

 

 

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

Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Glazing, flat glass or acrylic fit in a frame or display case to protect works of art and historic artifacts, is available in a wide variety of options from very basic to containing multiple protective qualities. This webinar will review these various alternatives and their properties in order to make informed decisions when choosing the most appropriate glazing for each particular application.

 

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

 

 

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

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in secondary traumatic stress (STS), the symptoms of which can mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (3-4 pm)

The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

Emerging technologies are changing how we read. Digital reading can encompass more than just screen reading. The edtech industry provides us with a plethora of learning tools to promote literacy and transform reading experiences. In this edWebinar, the presenters will challenge participants to see beyond substituting print with PDF text and open doors to engaging interactive reading adventures for learners of all abilities and ages.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (2-3 pm)

A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

 

Entrepreneurial thinking means innovating, creative problem-solving, and seeking out new opportunities. These skills are critical to success now and in the careers of the future. This edWebinar will introduce activities and resources to help students hone their innovative thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and other entrepreneurial traits essential for success. Attendees will receive access to free online lessons focused on developing middle and high school students’ entrepreneurial mindsets.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (1-2 pm)

Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will present a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (3-4 pm)

STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

Early childhood professionals know that getting children excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis. Steve Spangler shares his creative ideas and strategies to teach hands-on science through the medium of children’s literature. Participants will learn how to use elements of the storyline to enable students to think more like scientists. You’ll be ready to create a collection of STEM experiences your children will never forget.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love to Learn: February Free Webinars

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

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

 

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

A Creative and Poetic Approach to Creative Commons Copyright License Education (American Library Association) http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copytalk : CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more. Browse the archive below. Should you have any questions, please contact Carrie Russell, associate director of Public Policy and Advocacy.

 

Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived : In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

 

Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program) https://www.fdlp.gov/providing-access-to-digital-documents : This webinar presents basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available are explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access are provided.

 

Connections Summit 2019 (SirsiDynix)  http://go.sirsidynix.com/2019-11-Connections-Summit-Access-OD.html : Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all librarians worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 15 minutes or less.

 

ADVOCACY

Feb 17: Champions:  We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library)

Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

Feb 11: Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)

Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Feb 26: What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member? (propel nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Feb 11: Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)

Feb 12: Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 12: ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 5: What’s mine is yours: Collaborating to protect print collections (OCLC)

Feb 7: Applying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images (Lyrasis)

Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

Feb 11: Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)

Feb 12: BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

Feb 20: Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

Feb 13: Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)

Feb 25: Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

Feb 27: Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 11: How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)

Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Feb 11: Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

At Your Leisure: Connections Summit 2019 (SirsiDynix)

Feb 6: OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

Feb 13: The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

Feb 20: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

Feb 27: Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb 4: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Feb 4: Grant Writing: What the Pros Know (DonorSearch)

Feb 5: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 6: Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

Feb 6: High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

Feb 12: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)

Feb 13: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 18: 7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020 (TechSoup)

Feb 20: Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)

Feb 25:How to Create an Effective Event Budget (CharityHowTo)

Feb 27: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: A Creative and Poetic Approach to Creative Commons Copyright License Education (American Library Association)

Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 29: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

 

MANAGEMENT

Feb 4: Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies (Colorado State Library)

Feb 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 11: Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 13: Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

Feb 19: Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations (Grantspace)

Feb 20: Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Feb 27: Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers (Charity Village)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 5: Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community (WebJunction)

Feb 6: Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 11: Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)

Feb 11: Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

Feb 14: Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 17: Library Community Partnerships (Indiana State Library)

Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

Feb 26: Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Travel (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 4: STEM in After School (U.S. Dept of Education)

Feb 6: Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Feb 13: Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)

Feb 20: Missing Persons in Montana: what librarians need to know (Montana State Library)

Feb 24: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 26: Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 4: New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

Feb 5: Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 13: Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)

Feb 18: Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

Feb 19: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

Feb 27: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Feb 4: Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Veterans (Infopeople)

Feb 5: The United States Government Manual: Loose-Leaf to Digital (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 1 – An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)

Feb 6: What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 10: Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 10: Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Feb 12: Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)

Feb 12: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

Feb 13: Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)

Feb 13: The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

Feb 13: Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)

Feb 17: The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 18: Say Yes to Census 2020 (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Feb 19: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 20: Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 12: Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

Feb 13: Gale General OneFile (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 13: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Feb 20: Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

Feb 20: Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 25: GoWYLD.net from the backside: From Stats to Widgets (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 26: A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation (edWeb.net)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 5: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Feb 5: Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

Feb 18: Free Panel Discussion: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020 (IdealWare)

Feb 26: Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Feb 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 12: Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 19: Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Experienced Virtual Trainers (insynctraining)

Feb 19: Super Easy Script Development for Webinars and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 27: Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 4: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 19: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Saturday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Copyright Basics (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 1 of a 2-part series. Reinforce your understanding of copyright: What copyright protects and why; Important limitations and exceptions to copyright; How to teach copyright to students.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (8-9 am)

STEM in After School (U.S. Dept of Education)

 

How STEM is there in afterschool programs? What does it look like? Does it help? Learn about the latest research regarding STEM in out-of-school settings.

 

No need to register for the live streamed event. To attend, visit: https://edstream.ed.gov/webcast/Play/6c39edf156d44cc98c358ce9688732571d

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (9-10 am)

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

 

Mobile marketing is a key component of any comprehensive marketing strategy. And optimizing your website for all devices and screens is crucial for staying relevant with today’s audiences, especially millennials and Gen Xers, but even the more tech-savvy baby boomers. And if you don’t keep up you’ll lag behind, losing online visitors, donors and, ultimately, donations. Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (11-12 pm)

Library Patron Data and Privacy: Cycles and Strategies (Colorado State Library)

 

In this interactive webinar, participants will explore the realm of library data privacy through the patron data lifecycle, from deciding what to collect and storing data to deciding who has access to data and deleting data in both physical and electronic formats. We will cover common library practices that put patron privacy at risk at each stage as well as strategies to mitigate risk to patron privacy. Participants will gain a better overall view of how patron data flows through the library and come back to their libraries with practical strategies in protecting the privacy of their patrons’ data.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (12-1 pm)

New Books, New Worlds: Diverse Titles for Youth & Young Adult (Booklist)

 

Join us February 4 as we talk with Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Lorimer Children & Teen, and Archipelago Books to hear about the latest titles for young readers showcasing diverse authors, characters, and topics! Plus, we’ll talk with author June Hur about her upcoming YA debut, The Silence of Bones!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Veterans (Infopeople)

 

Over 400,000 military service members have sustained brain injuries since the year 2000. Some veterans still suffer from TBI symptoms. During this webinar participants will learn about traumatic brain injury and the resources that the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has for providers, service members, their dependents, veterans, and caregivers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

Grant Writing: What the Pros Know (DonorSearch)

 

This seminar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in each grant component, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This is a fast-paced online event that will help you with the building block of a strong grant proposal.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8561787496103934477

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (9-10 am)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (9-10 am)

Best New Teen Reads of 2019 (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Brief book talks and reviews of new titles recommended to school and public librarians, covering both middle and high school levels, that were published within the last year.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (11-11:45 am)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

 

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show you how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

The United States Government Manual: Loose-Leaf to Digital (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

For over eight decades, the U.S. Government Manual been the “official handbook” of the Federal Government. A regularly updated special edition of the Federal Register, it includes leadership tables and describes agency activities and programs of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of Government, as well as activities and programs of quasi-official agencies and international organizations in which the United States participates as a member. With every issue now online, we look back at the publication and bring it up to the present, offering a look at how it’s done.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

What’s mine is yours: Collaborating to protect print collections (OCLC)

 

A 60-minute webinar with librarians from the Maine Shared Collections Cooperative about how the libraries in the state are joining together and taking steps to ensure that copies of both scholarly and popular content are protected for future use.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

 

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (1-2 pm)

Free Tools for Working with Social Media (Infopeople)

 

Do you spend a good part of your job working with social media? If so, then you already know how time-intensive content creation and management of social platforms can be. Fortunately, the web is filled with free tools vying for your attention. In this webinar you will learn about some online gems that you can use to improve your workflow, create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Presenter Laura Solomon will cover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that you have.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 5 (1-2 pm)

Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, hosted in collaboration with ARSL, learn how to make “librarian” a verb, actively connecting with your whole community.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (8-9 am)

Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 1 – An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law (Indiana State Library)

 

Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence.  Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana.  We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar.  Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

Basic Storytime Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Not all storytime presenters have the opportunity get professional instruction in developing and implementing storytimes. This webinar will focus on developing a basic preschool storytime (ages 3-5) from deciding on a theme or no theme, choosing books, choosing extension activities, and developing early literacy messaging for caregivers. Get the basics so you can feel confident in creating storytimes!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov’s Budgeting Process with Grants Management (GovLoop)

 

One of the most untapped revenue sources available to state and local governments is grant funding. However, managing hundreds of grants and collecting the proper data is not easy, which is why governments need a grant management strategy. Join us online Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT, to learn how state and local governments can follow the Detroit grant funding model to expand their sources of revenue and bolster city resources.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Library Journal)

 

As the use of OER increases across institutions, libraries have the potential to play a valuable role and strategically support teaching and learning in a new way. In fact, the skills and expertise that librarians possess make libraries a natural ally in OER initiatives. This moderated panel of experienced librarians and OER specialists will explore the key topics associated with OER and the library, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Imagine grocery shopping at a Dollar Store. That’s the reality for the rural poor who live in food deserts with limited transportation. This lack of access to fresh food leads to an increase in obesity, diabetes, and other health concerns. Find out how the Southern Adirondack Library System addressed that issue in their community.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (12-1:30 pm)

High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need (Grantspace)

 

Want to improve results for the people or causes you serve? Two experienced nonprofit leaders, Terri Sorensen and Juan De Angulo, will share how the Performance Imperative and the Performance Practice, which are complimentary resources from the Leap Ambassadors Community, can help you advance your organization’s mission. You’ll leave the webinar with pragmatic suggestions and tips for getting the most benefit from the resources covered in the training.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

The U.S. Census Bureau will be undertaking the massive operation of carrying out the Decennial 2020 Census. The Decennial census helps to determine how many House seats are apportioned to each state in Congress, how congressional districts are drawn and how federal funds are distributed to states. In the 2020, Decennial Census the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper. Learn how libraries can prepare to support their communities in being accurately counted in the 2020 Census. This session will provide an overview of 2020 Census, timeline, available resources, and opportunities to assist in outreach in your community.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 7 (11-12 pm)

Applying Machine Learning on Digital Library Images (Lyrasis)

 

Metadata is the bedrock of Digital Library systems, as it helps in users discovering the unique content in various collections housed in digital libraries. But creating metadata is a time-intensive process. At J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, we experimented with machine learning algorithms to generate descriptive metadata for digital images, thanks to funding from Lyrasis. In this webinar, we will share the results of our work, and also lessons learned from working with digital library data and machine learning algorithms.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Adoption, Foster Care, and Children’s Well-Being: Resources from the Children’s Bureau (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide a guided tour of the resources available on the Children’s Bureau’s website, which include adoption, foster care, guardianship, and child well-being.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Census 2020 & Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Census 2020 is the 1st census to be taken online – and it is just around the corner! Learn what your library can expect when patrons arrive to complete the Census, how your staff can answer their questions (whether they complete the survey while at the library or offsite), and why a complete count is so important to all of Idaho’s libraries. MAY HAVE INFORMATION RELEVANT TO ALL LIBRARIES.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (8:30-9:30 am)

Avoiding the Activity Trap: Achieving Goals and Results (Pattern Research Inc.)

 

Did you ever work hard on a project & still feel like you were running in place? Are we doing what we need to get where we want to be? Join us for this webinar that will help you achieve your project goals and get results.

 

For more information and to register,, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3868544105371906828

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (10-11 am)

Millennials are Your Future Leaders: How to Start Developing Them Now (Training Magazine Network)

 

Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and although the age range of generations can vary, it would be safe to say that within the next 10 to 15 years they will make up most of your company’s leadership teams, if they don’t already. Join Katie Miller from BizLibrary, who (as a millennial herself) will explain how to create a development plan that speaks to these tech-savvy, idealistic, future leaders of the workforce.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

Navigating the Complex University Press Ebook Ecosystem: Lessons from a Five-year Pilot Collaborative Project (DeGruyter)

 

This webinar provides an in-depth discussion of the complex—and often conflicting—imperatives that drive library acquisitions models and university press ebook publishing. It brings together librarians, university press representatives, and academic publishing professionals to discuss the findings of a five-year pilot project De Gruyter ran with Princeton, Harvard, and Columbia University Presses along with LYRASIS and ten academic libraries. The pilot project provides a sustainable business model for the easy acquisition of eBooks that are free of DRM with multi-user access and perpetual rights.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-12:45 pm)

Data Analytics for All (GovLoop)

 

Gone are the days when employees could pitch a new idea, ask for a promotion or even brainstorm a new process without metrics. Metrics make the case but figuring out how to use data can be tricky for employees who aren’t data scientist by trade. Join GovLoop and NextGen online Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2-2:45 p.m. ET/11-11:45 a.m. PT to learn how to use metrics to make your point, communicate more effectively and make your arguments stronger.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

How Your Library Can Advance Digital Humanities Across Campus (Library Journal)

 

Digital humanities is transforming the study of history, literature, social sciences, and more by applying geographic information system (GIS) mapping, data visualizations, text mining, and other innovative tools. And, according to a recent Library Journal survey (conducted in partnership with Gale), academic libraries play a powerful role in advancing digital humanities at their institutions. But how, and what is the value to researchers? Led by experts, this session will unveil key new insights and spark ideas to enrich humanities research on your campus with innovative digital content and tools.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Language Barriers: Helping Non-English Speaking Library Customers (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to provide library staff with the tools and skills needed to be able to help library customers who do not speak English. From no-tech to high-tech, it will provide library staff with multiple resource options for when a “language barrier” situation arises at the reference desk, customer service desk, or on the phone.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)

Ask the Experts: How You Can Make Dewey Better (OCLC)

 

The Dewey editors are working to make the Dewey Decimal Classification more transparent and more responsive to your needs. We rely on suggestions for improvements from the community, which can include expanding subject areas, clarifying instructions, relocating topics, and more. In this session, we’ll talk about why your expertise in libraries is incredibly valuable and how you can make Dewey better for library users around the world!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 11 (1-2 pm)

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, learn about the ways public libraries can address the justice gap, connecting people with information as they navigate the complexities of the legal system.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (9-10 am)

Purpose, Passion, and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection, and Lead with Meaning (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Genevieve Piturro was a successful television marketing executive in New York City for twenty years when a little girl’s question changed the course of her life forever. She began delivering pajamas and books to children in shelters after a little girl asked her what pajamas were. In 2001, she founded Pajama Program, a non-profit which has been recognized nationwide for both its success and Genevieve’s story. Genevieve has been interviewed on OPRAH, TODAY, GMA, The Early Show, CNN, Fox & Friends, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal and she rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

ACRL 2021 Coordinating Committee: ACRL 2021 Proposal Tips Webcast (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

During this live webcast, ACRL committee members who are also seasoned proposal submitters and/or reviewers will provide tips on the overall process and show examples of successful proposals. Discover ways to strengthen your proposal submission, maximize your chances of acceptance, and ask any questions you may have.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

BIBFRAME Progress at the Library of Congress (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

 

This webinar will discuss the development and the use of the Library of Congress BIBFRAME to MARC Comparison Tool, and the higher-level issues associated with conversion of data from BIBFRAME to MARC. The webinar will also discuss the changes and the additions that are being made to the Library of Congress Linked Data Service, ID.LOC.GOV.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Research is Not a Basic Skill: Using the Contextual Nature of Research to Transform Information Literacy Instruction (Georgia Library Association)

 

Students’ confidence in their research skills often does not match their proficiency with those skills. Often, what students fail to grasp is the importance of context to the research process. In this presentation, learn about a new model of information literacy instruction that teaches the contextual nature of research by treating research as a subject of study rather than a set of basic skills.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Grantspace)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Calculating Margins of Error the ACS Way (U.S. Census)

 

Learn how the American Community Survey (ACS) calculates margin of error (MOE) for estimates published on data.census.gov. See how to calculate MOEs when combining ACS estimates within a table or across geographies using the ACS Variance Replicate Estimates (VRE) tables. In addition, learn how to calculate your own estimates and MOEs using the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (1-2 pm)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources: Informing and benefitting your community (Infopeople)

 

The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. Join presenter Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, USCIS, to learn important information for lawful permanent residents and their families. Topics will include settling in the U.S. and petitioning for family members.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 12 (5-6 pm)

Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 2 of a 2-part series. Help students successfully navigate copyright in their own roles as creators: Fair use for students; How to find creative work that is free to use–Creative Commons and public domain; Resources for teaching these concepts to students.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (8-9 am)

Researching the Law:  Finding Cases and Judicial Documents – Part 2 – An Introduction to Judicial Dockets, Oral Argument, and Court Records and Briefs (Indiana State Library)

 

Part 2 of this webinar will introduce participants to federal and state judicial dockets.  Participants will learn what a docket is and about the different types of documents that are generated throughout the life of a court case.  We will also discuss how to find court briefs and oral arguments using both commercial and free resources.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (9-10 am)

The library’s role in high-value profiles of researchers and institutions (Library Connect)

 

Authority often leads to opportunity. Employers, funders and collaborators need to be aware of and trust in the foundation for that authority before the opportunity actualizes. Librarians play an important role in establishing that evidence for both their researchers and institutions. Learn more in this one-hour webinar, where four librarian presenters will discuss how they: Advise researchers on curating their academic and author profiles; Preserve and provide access to research and scholarship; Present faculty workshops on research impact and other initiatives.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-11:45 am)

Fostering Equity in STEM Programming (Indiana State Library)

 

Poonam Gill of Girls Who Code will offer suggestions for inspiring and equipping youth in your community with the skills they need to succeed in college and career. This webinar will teach you a) how to foster an inclusive environment within your STEM programs, b) how to increase female role model representation in your curriculum, c) how to create holistic STEM programming that builds important life skills for youth in your community, d) how to access free and customizable Girls Who Code curriculum and resources (like easy mini-grants of $300 per semester) through the no-cost Girls Who Code Clubs program for 3-12th graders of all genders, and e) learn about real stories from Girls Who Code Clubs to help you build your own programming.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Empathy: The Secret Sauce in Effective Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Charity Village)

 

Empathy is our first point of meaningful connection to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts. We think back to instances when our clients have faced barriers and biases, or times when people close to us have been excluded, or our own experiences of feeling that we didn’t belong, and these narratives became the fuel for driving the work forward. But what if we’re only scratching the surface? What if we reconsider empathy as an important skill for effective DEI design, development, and implementation? This webinar explores these questions and shows us how different ways of thinking about empathy can help sweeten the sauce, and bring about more impactful DEI.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Creating References Using Seventh Edition APA Style (APA Style)

 

Join members of the APA Style team as they provide an in-depth look at the simplified reference system by describing the rationale behind it, how to format references using it, and the ways in which references are easier to create because of it. The webinar will answer one of the most frequently asked Style questions: how to cite a work found online. The APA Style experts will use real-life examples to walk through the process of creating references for a variety of common webpages and websites, including ones with missing or hard-to-locate information, found via a database, and needing electronic source information (DOIs, URLs, and retrieval dates).

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Galleys to Grab at PLA (Library Journal)

 

Going to the Public Library Association conference in Nashville? Eager for tips on what galleys you should be scouting out on the show floor? Look no further than our Galleys To Grab webcast, featuring forthcoming great-to-read books from Hachette, HarperCollins, & Simon & Schuster. Register now for the Galleys To Grab at PLA webcast so you can be in the know!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Developing Gender-Affirming Library Spaces, Systems, Services and Staff (Lyrasis)

 

How can we make libraries more inclusive for people who are trans or nonbinary? In this session we will share practical recommendations from VCU Libraries’ 2018 gender-inclusive library workgroup report, and our subsequent work to implement the recommendations in the report. The presenters will help attendees brainstorm small to large changes to library spaces, services, systems, and staff training that can create a more affirming environment at their organizations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

The Future Is Fine Free: How Libraries Are Increasing Equity, Engagement and Access for Their Communities (Infopeople)

 

Join us on Thursday, February 13th @Noon Pacific for a webinar with Pines and Plains Libraries (CO) Director Tim Miller, Perry County Library (TN) Director Gail Spragins, Chicago Public Library (IL) Commissioner Andrea Telli, and Santa Monica Public Library (CA) Director Patty Wong as they engage in a big-picture conversation about becoming and being fine-free libraries. During this conversation, they will identify their libraries’ “why” for being fine-free, discuss how they strategically addressed their communities’ needs and local government priorities by eliminating fines, and describe the impacts of going fine-free on their communities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 13 (3-4 pm)

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

 

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students, but perhaps you’ve found that the digital portion of your resources doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used!

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and small communities by introducing several trusted NLM consumer health information resources and showing ARSL Members how they can take advantage of NNLM funding opportunities, training, resources, and partnerships.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 17 (7-8 am)

Champions:  We are in This Together – Advocating for Libraries on the Local, State and National Level (Indiana State Library)

 

Join Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.,ALA President-Elect, to explore advocacy for libraries. This is part of “Hot Topics for a Cold Winter’s Day” online conference.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 17 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Library Community Partnerships (Indiana State Library)

 

As public libraries continue to strive towards deeper connections with their community, effective and mutually beneficial partnerships are essential.  Unfortunately, all too often, instead of being “made in heaven,” many partnerships feel more like “shotgun marriages.”  This session will examine the ingredients necessary for healthy, mutually beneficial, and sustainable library-community partnerships, and provide a number of suggestions as to where to start. This is part of “Hot Topics for a Cold Winter’s Day” online conference.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 17 (12-1:30 pm)

The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Despite the increasing use of technology, there is a digital divide for many individuals that greatly impact their ability to find and access trusted quality health information. Wisconsin Health Literacy developed a digital health literacy program, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, to focus on improving the digital divide. Learn about digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

Say Yes to Census 2020 (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

The U.S. Census Bureau is estimating 90% of people will complete their Census forms online and libraries of all kinds need to be prepared. Get the lowdown on all the ways you can say YES to Census 2020. Census 2020 counts will potentially create changes to political representation and Federal funding and inform your local data. Good numbers are important and libraries can–and should–help! Whether you’re in a school, public or academic library, there’s information here for you on this timely topic.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

Free Panel Discussion: Tech Trends to Watch in 2020 (IdealWare)

 

It is now possible to buy a cup of coffee using Bitcoin, but does digital currency have any effect on your nonprofit? Self-driving cars are on the streets and artificial intelligence is in our homes, but should nonprofits bother getting up to speed on these emerging technologies when some are not yet in the cloud? In this discussion on the tech trends your organization should know about in 2020, our panelists will tackle these topics and answer audience questions while focusing on what’s worth our attention and what practical steps we can take to prepare for the future.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Feminist Reads, a Penguin Reading List for Readers Grades K-12 (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist editor Maggie Reagan and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion on new and old books for young readers featuring strong, inspiring women. This webinar will also feature a conversation between Maggie Reagan and black feminist writer and editor Evette Dionne, centering on her nonfiction work Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle for the Ballot Box.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020 (TechSoup)

 

In this webinar, our partners at Tapp Network, a purpose-driven digital agency, will walk you through client case studies and key insights on how to improve your web presence so your marketing efforts don’t go to waste. Following this webinar, you’ll know how to evaluate your website and take seven actionable steps to ensure that your organization is putting its best foot forward in all things digital for 2020.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Facilitation Skills for Experienced Virtual Trainers (insynctraining)

 

After almost two decades of virtual classroom implementation, it seems like virtual facilitators are still struggling to ensure that learning is actually taking place. However, it takes more than clever exercises or mastery of collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards, to succeed. It takes a nuanced understanding of the learning environment and the learners participating in that environment to bring your virtual delivery to the next level.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older? If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (12-1:30 pm)

Including People with Disabilities in Nonprofits and Foundations (Grantspace)

 

Now is the chance for you and your team to get the tools, skills, and knowledge needed to advance disability inclusion in your work. This session will give you and your teams step-by-step guidance, as well as provide resources and contacts, so you’re better positioned to actively incorporate disability inclusion in different aspects of your work.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

Super Easy Script Development for Webinars and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

 

Have you felt at times that your webinars and virtual trainings are big guess work? You are hoping learners would not multi-task or snooze off or just remain so quiet. Does it ever come to the point that you feel like you’re the only one in the webinar? This is a scary and eerie feeling. But it happens to many trainers and presenters. The pros have mastered script design so that when they have a topic, they simply insert the content into their process and they are confident it will work and engage learners. Find out how at this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2020 (Infopeople)

 

Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve. Hear about books published in late 2019 and Spring 2020, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include board books, picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Hear about books that will be popular with a wide audience of children, including recent award-winners.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 19 (2-3 pm)

The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. This webinar will be in introduction to the world of DNA and interpreting test results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2U8RzGr

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: How to Own Your Expertise and Present with Confidence (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Have you turned down the opportunity to speak at a conference or meeting? Do you struggle with feeling confident about your professional expertise? Do you have a hard time feeling like people should listen to you at work? In this session, TSLAC consultants Cindy Fisher and Kyla Hunt will discuss strategies to feel confident when sharing what you know. You will leave this session with a newfound willingness to present at conferences and meetings and, most importantly, a belief that your experience is worth something!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Teen Mental Health: In their own words (Colorado State Library)

 

Teen suicide is on the rise nationally, and Colorado’s statistics are higher than many other states. In this interactive session we will highlight this issue by sharing interview clips from teens who have experienced mental health issues, Colorado specific research, and we will brainstorm how libraries can be part of a larger community conversations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Identifying and Preserving Motion Picture Film (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Need a little help figuring out what kind of film you have in your collection and what kind of shape it’s in? This webinar will help! Our speaker will go over some of the more common types of film elements and types of deterioration that may affect film holdings. After we discuss how to triage your collection she will provide you with guidelines for digitization, choosing file formats, an outline for what to ask from potential vendors, and what types of digital storage may be appropriate.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Federal Research and Resources on Rural Education in the U.S. (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will cover findings from some of the IES data collections and studies of rural education in the U.S. and will also point to resources where librarians and other stakeholders can find more information on rural education.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Money Makes the World Go Round- Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds (U.S. Census)

 

Discover how the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) can assist companies of all sizes to access vital funds they need to successfully build their export sales.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Missing Persons in Montana: what librarians need to know (Montana State Library)

 

Misty LaPlant, Missing Person Specialist for the Division of Criminal Investigation of the Department of Justice will provide an update on work statewide to address missing persons, especially missing indigenous persons.  Libarians will learn how to spot and report suspicious activity, how to help prevent human trafficking and about programs available to inform the public about this important topic.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

 

Join Jay Wilkinson, Firespring Founder & CEO, to discover how Firespring relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 20 (1-1:45 pm)

Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (CharityHowTo)

 

The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this class, participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 25 (11-11:45 am)

How to Create an Effective Event Budget (CharityHowTo)

 

It is time to breathe a big sigh of relief, because this FREE webinar will help you ace your event budget! In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you step-by-step how to create an effective event budget.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)

Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy (insynctraining)

 

This session introduces fresh ideas sourced from the field of consumer marketing and shows you how to apply them to your training strategy. Using the lens of learner as consumer, we reveal the secrets behind some of the simplest and most engaging marketing strategies to motivate people to engage in training programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (8-9 am)

Finding and Serving Hidden Patrons (Indiana State Library)

 

How do you serve people in your community who are unable get in to your library?  How do you find those people? What kind of programs or services could be offered to them? These questions plague libraries everywhere. Learn how we identified our target patron groups, partnered with community agencies to identify patrons, young and not so young, who would benefit from outreach programming, and how we used materials and staff on hand to add outreach to our service repertoire.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member? (propel nonprofits)

 

You’re at the table – now what? Learn to participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and knowledge about your role as a board member. We’ll cover board responsibilities and how you can be a strong resource for a nonprofit organization.

A recording of this webinar and a pdf of the slides will be shared with those registered after the session in a follow-up email.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/trainings/whats-my-role-as-a-nonprofit-board-member-3/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide mainly government information regarding national and international travel, including accessible travel by airplane, bus, and train. The webinar will also cover accessibility information for places such as national parks and museums.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

Join us on February 26th to find out which types of programs and which attributes of these programs are the most successful in increasing STEM interest and the most common reasons students do not participate in these programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 26 (1-2 pm)

A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar to learn more about contributing factors that need to be considered when implementing digital citizenship in your school or district. Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide provides a path for a phased framework to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your digital citizenship program. From how to get buy-in, assessing your motivation and needs, instructional plans, educating families, to how to become a Common Sense Recognized School or District, we will discuss different models for digital citizenship implementation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (9-10 am)

Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 23. We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (10-11 am)

Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher, Jenn Carson, as she teaches you how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Participants will learn an easy self-care routine that will help to reduce stress at work and leave you feeling recharged instead of drained. Participants will leave with digital downloads to help them remember what they learned and share with their colleagues.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (11-12 pm)

Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers (Charity Village)

 

It’s important to find the right person for the role in a manner that is fair, consistent and free from bias. But recruiting doesn’t have to be difficult! Using a combination of best practices and lived experience, this webinar will walk you through the key steps to a successful selection of your next hire.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (12-1 pm)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

 

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

 

To register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process: Experiences from the U.S. Census Bureau (DigitalGov)

 

We will review the intricacies of multilingual survey design, give an overview of the literature on survey translation, and we will discuss how to include the end users of our products in the development through pretesting. This talk will also include tips for monolingual speakers of English who manage the translation and pre testing process.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 27 (3-4 pm)

Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills (edWeb.net)

 

Distinguishing truth from disinformation is only a small part of a larger problem. Students frequently rely on shallow reference materials as core sources for research, treat 2-minute news clips as in-depth journalism, and fail to distinguish between reportage and opinion articles. Lecturing students about these shortcomings rarely helps, but providing meaningful feedback on research checkpoints (e.g., research questions, works cited lists, and thesis statements) can be instructionally effective. Join Michelle Luhtala as she shares replicable lessons and instructional materials to help learners improve their inquiry skills.

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Feb 29 (10-11 am)

Using Others’ Work in Our Own Creations (Copyright & Creativity)

 

Part 2 of a 2-part series. Help students successfully navigate copyright in their own roles as creators: Fair use for students; How to find creative work that is free to use–Creative Commons and public domain; Resources for teaching these concepts to students.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 – a Year for LEARNING!

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

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

 

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

Dyslexia (WY Lit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTtn3Oik0o : Join the non-profit WY Lit as they provide general information about dyslexia.

Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : The goal of this webinar is to introduce the tools needed to develop in order to identify, cultivate, and empower your local activists to take action for libraries. We’ll show you what you need to do in your community in order to start to use those tools to build the real political power that you need in order to engage and influence community leaders.

Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived  : In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the library staff training palooza share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space. 

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY2020 (Institute of Museum and Library Services) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMGrkeBrYSc : This is a general presentation designed to help you decide which museum funding opportunity is most likely to be the best fit for your project idea and your institution. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in or viewing a program-specific webinar.

 

ADVOCACY

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

CAREERS

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 8: Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jan 7: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 14: The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan 2: Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

Jan 2: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

Jan 7: Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

Jan 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Jan 9: How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

Jan 23: 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

Jan 28: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 29: Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

Jan 30: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

 

 MANAGEMENT

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 10: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

Jan 14: Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

Jan 22: Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

Jan 23: Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

Jan 29: Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Jan 7: First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 14: Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 23: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 15: Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 9: Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 15: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 21: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 22: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 28: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Thursday, Jan 2 (11-12 pm)

Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

 

Heidi Webb, CFRE has spent the past 22 years as a front-line fundraiser. She says, “the number one reason that fundraisers are not raising as much as they could is that they are spending too much time at their desk and behind their computer. They need to let their seats get cold.” Heidi Webb has secured dozens of 6-figure gifts and, according to her, these gifts have never been through email or social media posts. Learn the tricks of the trade and how you can manage your relationships with tools like Network for Good so that you, too, can increase fundraising outcomes in 2020!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 2 (12:30-1:00 pm)

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

 

A new year brings new opportunity for you and your organization. In this quick 30-minute webinar we’ll cover some tips that you can use to improve your website so that it’s ready for all 2020 will bring.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

 

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will ensure the fair distribution of political representation and of federal and state resources. These resources enable Washington to deliver services to children, veterans, senior citizens and families. Learn how you can help ensure that Everyone Counts in 2020. Presented by Licett Figueroa Garbe, U.S. Census Bureau.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingcalendar.aspx?audience=state

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

 

The Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Through III, students from diverse backgrounds are introduced to careers in librarianship, library mentors practice leadership skills, and host libraries grow new audiences through outreach and programming. Any public library in the U.S. is welcome to apply. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort will be accepted from January 6–February 3, 2020. Is your library interested in applying to be a part of the 2020 cohort? During the webinar, you’ll hear from past III mentors who will share their insights and experiences from participating in this program. PLA staff will go over the application process, deadlines, and program requirements. PLA staff and past mentors will be available to answer any questions your library has about applying to or participating in the program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

 

The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. First position, second position, and third position translate into first person (I, me, mine, we, ours), second person (you and yours), and third person (he, she, it, they, theirs). These three positions represent how we see the world and our relationships with other people. And, as with most models of human behavior, there is an upside and a down side. Ideally, we can move among the three positions, which translate into personal responsibility and initiative, empathy and compassion, and objectivity and rationality. However, sometimes we get stuck in one position, which keeps us from being as productive and influential as we want to be. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (2-3:15 pm)

Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

 

This webinar will review where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

 

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

 

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

 

 

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

Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this interview-style session, Master early childhood professionals, authors and play experts, Deb Curtis and Nadia Jaboneta will share stories of children’s play and identify the repeated actions and patterns (schemas), and think together about how this play is a reflection of children’s learning and development. Join us to enhance your own joy and appreciation of children’s lively minds.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (2-3 pm)

The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

 

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? Join Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, to explore the Community Centered Library as it applies to human resources decisions, building projects, strategic planning, and the larger issue of advocacy. No registration needed!

 

To connect to the webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2020-01/

 

 

Thursday, Jan 9 (10-11 am)

Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

 

This webinar presents a model for building meaningful experiences to engage the learner in place of the standard “tell than test” approach to storyboarding and scripting of eLearning. Among the important factors that establish purpose in an eLearning interaction, CONTEXT is the most fundamental and yet is often the most overlooked. We will explore several strategies to structure contextual learning and illustrate the power of these techniques with real-life examples that rely on strong context to enable richly-rewarding interactive experiences.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

 

What is the secret to raising more money? If you want proven tactics that keep donors coming back again and again, this webinar is for you.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join the NNLM NER staff to hear about the funding opportunities and logistics of applying for an award during 2020-2021. There will be a brief presentation and then an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Call for proposals have been posted – https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding Award Applications are due: March 20th, 2020.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

A reverse strategic planning meeting is about creating a group snapshot of what members of a team, department, committee, or staff (25 people or less) are doing. Everyone creates a prioritized list, which is posted and commented upon in writing. Then, each person makes a brief presentation, responding to comments and questions. Helps people understand how everyone’s work fits together. This snapshot can reveal where a group, committee, department or small workplace is regarding current project goals, job descriptions, contracts, strategic plans, and much more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. This webinar features conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame).

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Learn about the programs and services of the USDA Farm Service Agency. The FSA serves farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners, and is dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

 

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.  Yet nearly everyone struggles to make the  important changes in their lives. Discover ways to successfully make important changes in your life in this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (1-2 pm)

Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

 

Do you know an amazing library director who stumbled into trouble unexpectedly? Are you one? Every library director seeks to be responsible and successful, but sometimes things go wrong. Understanding concepts for responsible leadership and strategies for fostering key relationships will boost your effectiveness and impact as a director, whether you are new to the position or have been around the block a few times. You will identify key relationships that need to be managed well⁠—your governing authority, your staff, your community, your profession, and last but not least, yourself. Embracing these relationships and working out a checklist of behaviors and communications for each audience will lead to more balance in your work. You’ll leave this webinar inspired by big ideas and motivated by practical steps that will refine your practice as a successful library leader. Presented by Jamie LaRue and Sharon Morris.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (11-12 pm)

Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop for an intimate online discussion with government and industry leaders about the 2020 tech landscape and how agencies can think outside the box to realize their goals.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

Kick off the new year with a plan to hit the ground running to promote your library and all that it offers. From advocacy to newsletters, social media to collection building, you’ll leave this webinar with actionable steps to keep your library and its value to the community top of mind all year long.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2rGAlV3

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm)

A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

 

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring four 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

 

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to YOU to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event’s profits and impact. In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

 

This webinar with the Census Bureau and International Trade Administration will provide valuable information on the Metals and Critical Minerals Industry, including related industry groups within energy storage/battery, technology and manufacturing bases with supply-chains impacted by critical minerals. Census will discuss its resources, Schedule B Search Engine and the Global Market Finder.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

It is no secret among seasoned early childhood teachers that children who thrive are those who are able to articulate their needs, have the ability to regulate their emotions, and can focus their attention on a task. Now, findings from new research studies are not only backing up that intuition, but they are providing teachers and child care staff with the new approaches and techniques to employ in their classrooms. This webinar will review those highlights.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

 

Join Thomas C. Murray (Director of Innovation, Future Ready SchoolsⓇ)and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm)

Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

 

What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.” Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

 

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar gives an overview of DSIMS (Depository Selection Information Management System), the tool used by depository libraries to manage what publications they receive through the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn how to log in, view your individual selection profile, and the various options for adding or removing item numbers from the profile.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

 

Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (3-4 pm)

Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

 

Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (10-11 am)

That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (12-1 pm)

Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state.

 

To attend, use this link: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (1-2 pm)

Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (3-4 pm)

Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (9-10 am)

Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (10-11 am)

Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

 

While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction.

 

For more information and to view on YouTube, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

 

In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1:30 pm)

3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

 

To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jan 27 (9:30-10:30 am)

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), based at the National of Institutes (NIH), is the largest biomedical library in the world. It offers a variety of databases and resources for consumers and health professionals alike, including the Disaster Information Management Research Center. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

 

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles?Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organziation’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (8-9 am)

Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

Teen patrons in every community live lives that are more and more hectic with little spare time and sometimes shrinking awareness of libraries and what they have to offer. It is sometimes the case that to engage them the best thing to do is to go where they are. In the community of Hagerstown, IN, a significant part of that has been accomplished by going into the high school and with the development of a program called the Quick Play Game Club. The program began over three years ago, originally as an International Gaming Day event that was highly successful, working in partnership with the school. This webinar will cover how the game club began, the process of working with the school staff and finding a place in that very set daily schedule and how it has evolved into a twice monthly outreach program, the games used and the tips and rules that have made it fun for everyone.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (9-10 am)

Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Participants will leave with a clear definition of Community Engagement, along with the framework for how to build a Community Engagement plan. One size doesn’t fit all. Your library is uniquely special and to honor this fact, this interactive hour will include brainstorming about what’s right for your library and community. This discussion will be supported by concrete examples and case studies from libraries who have implemented successful community engagement plans.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

 

The fight for marriage equality demonstrated the power of collaboration, collective impact, and LGBTQ+ philanthropy. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ giving has changed, or not, since marriage equality and how communities of all sizes are being impacted by LGBTQ+ philanthropy.  We will share perspectives from LGBTQ+ community centers and LGBTQ+ donors.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Bookshelf provides free access to the full text of books and documents in the biomedical and life sciences as well as health care, medical humanities and social sciences at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Through integration with other NCBI databases, such as PubMed, Gene, Genetic Testing Registry, and PubChem, Bookshelf also provides reference information for biological, chemical and other biomedical data and facilitates its discovery. This webinar will provide an overview of Bookshelf, including why it is a trusted resource of reference and health information, how it is related but different from PubMed Central and PubMed, and how to best find and navigate the content it archives.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (9-10 am)

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

 

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2020 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This hands-on training will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning, and manipulating “messy” data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

Join the authors as they share practical literacy techniques for navigating strong all year long by laying a solid foundation with literacy components, finding creative ways to fend off the mid-year blahs, empowering ideas for ending the school year on a high note, and proven strategies for motivating students in literacy all summer long!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar Louie Diaz will share his own story of substance use disorder and incarceration as well as the work he is doing in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts to address the addiction crisis. He will discuss what it was like to be followed by a film crew for 5 years as this documentary was being made. He will also share why this film is important as we begin to treat substance use disorder as a public health issue instead of a law enforcement issue. The NLM Resources related to substance use disorder that are highlighted during the webinar are MedlinePlus, Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal, and the Graphic Medicine Book Club. Also, an extensive substance use disorder resource list that includes materials from NLM and partner organizations will also be made available with the recording link and webinar slides.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Bundle Up for Some GREAT Learning!

December 2019 FREE webinars for librarians:

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

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

 

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

Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library) https://youtu.be/BWi0uhQZWFc : Our Marketing Specialist get a lot of questions on the best practices for different social media. In this Library 101 we will go over some of the do’s and don’ts of Facebook in order to help your library.

The Future in Your Face (Texas State Library and Archives)

https://onlinetraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/view.php?id=407  : Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries. If you missed this live webinar but still want to view it, here’s your opportunity!

Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection) https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/?learningModuleId=2231114&tab=3 : What are the most effective ways to integrate coding projects into curricular areas? Find out in this webinar! Kelsey and Calypso share ideas for projects, products, and mindsets that will get your students building their future-ready coding skills, while having a great time in the process.

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)

Dec 17: #eBooksForAll Campaign Update (Public Library Association)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec 3: Getting Ready for an Audit: Everything You Need to Know (TechSoup)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

BOARDS

Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

CAREERS

Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

Dec 10: ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 11: Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)

Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)

Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

Dec 9: Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Dec 10: Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)

Dec 11: Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)

Dec 17: 3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Dec 5: Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

Dec 5: What Makes a Modern Digital Government? (GovLoop)

Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Dec 3: Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Dec 4: Giving Tuesday is Over, Now What? (Network for Good)

Dec 4: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Dec 5: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Dec 19: Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)

Dec 19: A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

 

LEGAL

Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

MANAGEMENT

Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

Dec 13: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec 4: Libraries and the LGBT+ Experience (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 16: Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)

Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec 18: Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)

Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Dec 5: Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 10: More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 11: Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 11: Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 12: Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

Dec 3: Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices (edWeb)

Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 11: Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Dec 12: Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 12: The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: The Future in Your Face (Texas State Library and Archives)

Dec 10: Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

Dec 24: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

Dec 10: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Dec 3: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

Dec 12: Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

 

Participating in “Start Your 2020 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2019 and how to set goals for 2020 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

 

There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else. Join representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Disney Book Group, Inkyard Press, Tor Teen, and Blink, and jump-start YA collection development, winter and spring purchases, and, of course, that ever-expanding TBR pile.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Volunteer engagement is changing. This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Getting Ready for an Audit: Everything You Need to Know (TechSoup)

 

We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in auditing nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, present this one-of-a-kind and highly requested webinar! Gregg’s firm audits over 30 nonprofits a year!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

 

You know that feeling when you finally hit a target that you set for yourself? It’s amazing, right? However, that sense of accomplishment is only possible if you set achievable goals in the first place. Join NextGen and GovLoop online to learn how you can set and prioritize your goals for 2020. You’ll also hear from experts about how to stay focused on working toward your goals.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (3-4 pm)

Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices (edWeb)

 

This edWebinar will shed light on how to immerse K-12 learners in engaging literacy experiences to fulfill their potential as readers and writers in the 21st Century. Literacy directly impacts the success of a student throughout their educational career. A direct correlation can be seen between failing an English class and not completing high school. This is why it’s imperative that students get the support they need to improve reading skills and begin to close the achievement gap.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (9-10 am)

Libraries and the LGBT+ Experience (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Learn how your library can be more welcoming through the experiences of the Olean Public and Cuba Circulating Libraries. These organizations are creating a more welcoming environment for the LGBTQIA community with programs, resources, and staff training.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

 

Join us for this introductory training on how to effectively (and compassionately) ​manage problematic behavior ​from troubled patrons. Presented by Ryan Dowd, author of the American Library Association book, The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness.

 

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5315733354766/WN_mZ5BDj8lRpG7sNUN8pVLpg

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (10:30-11:30 am)

Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

 

Managing and redirecting behavior during storytime can be challenging. There can be confusion over when and how to step in and redirect, when to seek assistance, and how to avoid these challenges in the first place.  In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to: Structure storytime for behavioral success; Set and communicate age appropriate behavior expectations for children and their caregiver(s); Diffuse challenging situations; and Employ techniques to regain focus without losing the fun.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6120698

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (11-12 pm)

Giving Tuesday is Over, Now What? (Network for Good)

 

Did you have an epic Giving Tuesday? Blushing over all those new donors that joined your list? Hey, you invested a lot of hard work to get them in the door. Now how will you make them stay? Join us to learn how to maintain and upgrade your new donors and finish end of year fundraising strong.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)

Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The overall goal of this course is to help participants find science resources, lesson plans, and programs through a unique and fun subject. Public and school librarians can support science educators and students by fostering science literacy and health literacy programs. Organizations that assist libraries with integrating science into their programs will be discussed. These efforts are creating value to the science education community. Such support can open the door to professional partnerships with educators.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)

LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

 

LinkedIn is not just for job seekers. It has had rapid growth in recent years and offers more options than before. In addition to research and staying on top of trends this webinar will help librarians help their patrons find job opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-12:45 pm)

Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Gain enhanced knowledge about Defense Department statistical resources including the Defense Manpower Data Center, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), DOD’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation and Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

 

In this webinar, participants will hear how pilot libraries are leveraging the dispensers to strengthen and develop new local programming and connections with library and/or community partner programs and services, as well as creating new interest in literacy and literature through innovative access to a growing collection of more than 100,000 short stories.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

What Makes a Modern Digital Government? (GovLoop)

 

Join us online Thursday, Dec. 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT to learn how agencies can accelerate their modernization efforts from legacy and manual processes to modern and digital ones.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This webinar will cover how and why insurance will help you to manage risks to your institution and the types of insurance and risk strategies appropriate for museums and other cultural institutions with collections. We will look at all the points you should consider when contemplating insurance including coverage for your buildings, collections, your volunteers, your visitors, and third parties (vendors, contractors, event renters, etc.). And, you will learn how to talk to your insurance broker so that you get appropriate insurance for your institution.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

 

This webinar highlights the work of Richland Library staff as they work, both externally and internally, to improve dialogue and understanding on topics of race, equity, diversity and inclusion.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

 

Library staff that serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. But what about writing? In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (3-4 pm)

Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)

 

Follett’s very own librarians share their ALA predictions, trending topics and not-to-miss lists as well as sneak peeks on books they’re excited about for 2020 and more.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Dec 9 (11-12 pm)

Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

The more we know about the preferences of the people we are trying to influence, the better our success, inside and outside of classrooms.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1848341022022925581

 

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)

Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)

 

Not sure how to balance being professional and being fun on social media? Looking to grow your platforms interactivity and audience? Jordan Hanzon, Marketing & PR Assistant for the J. Willard Marriott Library, has some tips, tricks, and advice on how to go about that.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)

Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

 

What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Dawn Behrend, along with panelists, Peter Hepburn, Raymond Pun, Mary Snyder, and ACRL President Karen Munro will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This course is an introduction to free health information and educational resources for K-12 professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted organizations. Participants will learn about consumer health sites with an emphasis on MedlinePlus covering general health resources, drug information, multi-cultural and multi-language resources, career/professional resources, and youth heath issues.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12- 1 pm)

Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

 

Join Sharon Bowman and explore “Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention” – an unforgettable webinar that will transform your training and presentation skills. A popular speaker and an expert on brain-based instruction, Sharon knows the secrets to making any content memorable – even when the topic is dry, technical, or very complex. Not only will you leave with tools you can put to immediate use, you’ll also receive dozens of free, web-based resources you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your next presentation, class, or training event.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (9-10 am)

Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

In this session we will describe our Librarian In Training program. LIT is a 14 week program that invites kids between the ages of 9-12 to discover how libraries work, culminating in a celebration of the children’s dedication and service. LIT participants spend two weeks in every department of the library from circulation to maintenance, first meeting staff and discovering how each department operates, then completing a related project or assisting with specific tasks. LIT takes children beyond traditional job shadowing and allows them to contribute in a meaningful way to our library’s work.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1  pm)

Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

Deeper learning approaches help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills alongside academic skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and citizenship. This webinar features experts from the field and researchers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will help you not be a dull person by providing information on government resources on leisure time, vacation planning and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid the dementia often associated with aging.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join this webinar to participate in an overview of the current inequities that exist in early childhood programs and learn strategies to balance the scales of justice before young children enter Kindergarten. This session will help you learn about implicit racial bias and its role in inequitable disciplinary practices, learning experiences, and how teachers form relationships with young children.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (2-3 pm)

Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Learn more about keeping healthy while traveling at home and abroad.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-staying-healthy-abroad/16807

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)

 

In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons are podcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, quality self-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarian podcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engage podcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and our connections to patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

 

This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

 

No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (12:30-1 pm)

Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

 

This webinar will have a North Dakota focus but may be useful to others as well. Libraries represent ‘trusted organizations’ in the community with the resources and the opportunity to education members of the public on the importance of the decennial census in the local community.  Librarians also have the opportunity to explain the ease of the census, just 10 questions per person, and the rules for privacy and confidentiality for personal information the Census Bureau is required to maintain.  Often located in census tracts with higher proportions of traditionally under counted populations, most libraries have computers and WiFi accessible to the public. These assets are important in completing the 2020 Census as it will be the first in which responses can be provided online. Librarians, working with local complete count committees, can help ensure their local community is accurately counted and obtains its fair share of financial resources for the next decade.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=397933

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

This webinar, based on the book Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (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://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Friday, Dec 13 (9-10:30 am)

Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

The Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, brings technology and library programming to people where they are- in laundromats! In this presentation, you will learn about the mission of the Wash & Learn Initiative; what makes literacy programs in laundromats unique; and how librarians are engaging laundromat patrons during programming. Participants will walk away with a newfound understanding of learning spaces in ordinary places.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Dec 16 (12-1 pm)

Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)

 

Libraries will play vital roles in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. This webinar will highlight key opportunities for libraries to collaborate with community partners and provide informational programs in the upcoming Census. Strategies for libraries to reach groups at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census will be emphasized. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, community organizations, ALA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office.

 

To register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cRxGcOZeQsqKhp2A0cLG_g

 

 

Monday, Dec 16 (1-2 pm)

Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

Join us each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/400963259

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (12-1 pm)

#eBooksForAll Campaign Update (Public Library Association)

 

Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association (PLA) for an update on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts. Bring your questions and your front-line experience to inform national planning and communications.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (12-1 pm)

3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

 

In this talk, we will discuss: How starting a podcast is a surprising way to create deep content; How to use podcasting to connect with dedicated supporters and meet new audiences; and How you can get your podcast started and what resources you will need.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will highlight approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis, and promote healthier communities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (9-10 am)

Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, many friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting from the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (10:30-11:30 am)

The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

 

In this interactive and thought provoking program, we will discuss ten behavioral questions to add to your interview process to help you determine their reactions to situations, explain their successes and failures, their ability to adapt to change and most importantly their ability to fit and not hurt or destroy your culture.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6120727

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (12-1 pm)

Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join Tess Wilson (Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM/MAR) for an introduction to online privacy in the digital age. We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. Learn how to keep your data safe, consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior, and navigate best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (2-3 pm)

Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Utility shutoffs can have deadly impacts on individuals who rely on grid energy to power their life-sustaining medical devices. Understanding the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals is critical to anyone who lives or works in the path of natural disasters, and anyone who provides health information to medically vulnerable populations inside and outside of disaster zones.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 19 (11-12 pm)

A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

 

With 2020 on the horizon, many nonprofits are wondering: how can I acquire new donors to start off the year successfully? Building a network of donors that are inspired by your nonprofit’s story can be challenging, but Network for Good is here to offer you tips and tricks to maximize new donor acquisition!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 19 (12-1 pm)

Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)

 

Nonprofit organizations are often faced with the challenge of fundraising to achieve their mission and keep the doors open. Many consider looking for foundation and government grants as a source of revenue. But what can grants do for your organization? And how do you even get started?

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

New 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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 31 (9-10 am)

Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Imagine Your Story. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they explore the worlds of fairy tales, myths, legends, and even their families’ own stories of their history.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Census 2020 in Montana Libraries

Montana libraries are stepping up to help their communities to get a complete count next Spring.  Find all the information you need to be prepared:

Sign up to be your library’s Census Champion here!

November 13th Noon-1 pm Webinar, more info and registration here in ASPeN

December 10th 9-10 am Webinar, more info and registration here in ASPeN

Additional resources and information – click here.

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