June is HOT With Training Opportunities

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

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

*Serving With A Purpose Virtual Fundraising Mini-Conference (United for Libraries) Wednesday, June 9 (1:30-3 pm) https://tinyurl.com/mcppaxyp It is our hope that by participating in our June 9 FREE virtual event, you will get the inspiration needed to continue in your fundraising efforts.

*Connections Summit: Directors Edition (SirsiDynix) Tuesday, June 15 (9-1 pm) https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/  A free, online conference for all current and aspiring library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix.

*Reinventing Libraries for a Post-COVID World (Library 2.021) Thursday, June 17 (1-4 pm) In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have been faced with all manner of challenges as they have worked to bring their service, resources, and events into the virtual realm. Unsurprisingly, librarians have not only met this challenge but thrived in bringing new dynamic digital content, engaging virtual programming and instructional events, and exciting online such as virtual book clubs, gaming tournaments, and even makerspace activities to their patrons.Please join us as we discuss the ways librarians have adapted and evolved their service offerings for a post COVID world. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2021-reinventing-libraries-for-a-post-covid-world-registration-145342614673

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

Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science (Public Library Association) http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2021/05/online-training-libraries-as-community-hubs-for-citizen-science/ The two-part training and supplemental resources are designed to help facilitators, including librarians, library staff, educators, and other community conduits, learn about and introduce citizen and community science to their audiences.

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=942&reset=1 In this webinar we will delve into nooks and crannies of the internet to discover the variety of fun and awe-inspiring creations that are out there.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research) https://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/ You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute)  https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/fund_your_school_library With the right approach to data and to talking about your values as a school librarian and an educator, learn how to make a stronger case for new or renewed funding.

ADVOCACY

June 25: Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 16: Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)

June 30: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

BOARDS

June 10: All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)

June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

June 16: Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

June 2: Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)

June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

June 21: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)

June 22: Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

June 10: Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

June 23: Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

COMMUNICATION

June 3: Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)

June 3: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

June 21: Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 23: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)

June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)

June 1: Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)

June 1: Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)

June 9: Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 10: Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

June 15: How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

Jun 16: TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)

June 24: Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

June 3: Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)

June 4: Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)

June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

June 10: Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

June 15: Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)

June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

June 26: Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

FUNDRAISING

June 2: Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)

June 3: Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

June 7: How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

June 8: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

June 10: Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)

June 15: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

June 15: How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)

June 16: Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)

June 16: Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)

June 17: Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

June 17: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

June 24: Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

June 1: Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

LIBRARY SPACES

June 8: Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)

June 23: Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

June 9: Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 3: Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)

June 9: The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 9: Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science (Public Library Association)

June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 16: There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 16: Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)

REFERENCE

June 2: On Juneteenth (US National Archives)

June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

June 10: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

June 15: Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 17: New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)

June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute)

June 1: Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

June 2: Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)

June 2: 1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)

June 7: New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

June 7: The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

June 8: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 8: Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 8: Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

June 9: Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 16: Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

June 17: What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

June 19: Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

June 22: Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 22: Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

June 22: Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

June 24: Congress.gov Webinar

June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

TECHNOLOGY

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

June 7: Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 14: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 24: Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 1: Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)

June 9: Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)

June 10: Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)

June 10: The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)

June 16: How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 22: Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

June 23: Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

June 28: Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

June 29: Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)

June 29: Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

June 2: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

June 17: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

June 30: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, June 1 (11-12 pm)

Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)

For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities. Technology played a key role in these adaptations. Come learn the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)

Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

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

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

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)

Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)

Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2:30 pm)

Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be–lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

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

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 pm)

Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)

This presentation is about the practice of Instructional Design (ISD) in the real world today and how it is being modified and used to produce training solutions to help meet business needs (problems or opportunities) for organizations as well as the needs of individuals attending the training program.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (11-12 pm)

Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)

Join Alyssa Wright for a session on how to find connections and ideas in your existing database that can unlock big money and big partnerships.  Become a super sleuth with new questions, ideas, and leads after attending this engaging webinar.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)

Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)

Online, offline or hybrid; research or practice-focused, large cohorts or small classes, full or part-time, special concentrations, cost and requirements, help with job searches for graduates—there are a lot of factors to consider when selecting an MLIS program. Hear from representatives from a variety of library schools about what makes their particular programs stand out and take the opportunity to get your questions answered one on one.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (2-3 pm)

1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)

Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the kick-off of the Future Ready Librarians® first annual summer book club. This five-week book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/5yb7uy2u

Wednesday, June 2 (3-4 pm)

Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Julie Stern and edtech expert and educator Maria Arfanakis will discuss how schools can shift their focus from teaching to the standards to teaching for learning transfer. The presenters will share more about what learning transfer is and how educators can use it to design equitable learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. Educators will learn how the right instructional moves, such as discussion-focused collaborative games, create a perfect conduit to harness students’ prior learning and experiences, move students toward expertise, and improve students’ social-emotional learning.

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

Wednesday, June 2 (5-6 pm)

On Juneteenth (US National Archives)

In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

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

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile. Join us in this free webinar to learn more about identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion about using wealth data.

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

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)

This panel discussion will provide background on white cultural norms in librarianship, illustrated by examples from the lived experience of the panelists. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the way that these norms marginalize, silence, and harm BIPOC library staff members.

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

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, with the 2020 Census data release underway, Tableau’s data community will continue to have updated population figures to explore! Together with the annual, American Community Survey, the resulting repository of census data is expansive and covers over 11.7 million geographic areas, with associated geospatial files. Discover ways to create informative geospatial maps, along with methods of tapping into the bevy of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics via census.gov and our API.

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

Thursday, June 3 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

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

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

Thursday, June 3 (1-2 pm)

Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)

Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

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

Friday, June 4 (12-1 pm)

Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)

Library worker Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind interviews some of the most prominent queer voices in comics about their works and the importance of representation in the medium, including Steve Orlando (COMMANDERS IN CRISIS, KILL A MAN), Sina Grace (GETTING IT TOGETHER), Jen Hickman (LONELY RECEIVER), Hazel Newlevant (EMBODIED: AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMICS POETRY ANTHOLOGY), and Lela Gwen (NIGHTMARE IN SAVANNAH).

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

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful series, Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels and participating in a panel discussion about YA, publishing for the first time, and how they’re excited to work with librarians to meet readers.

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

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place? In this webinar, we’ll provide guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have the beginnings of a strategy that can be documented and shared with your fundraising team.

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

Monday, June 7 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary federal program that provides discounts to households on monthly internet bills and one-time device purchases during the pandemic. Eligible households can receive a $50 per month discount on their internet service with participating providers as well as a one-time $100 credit toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Libraries and other community organizations are crucial in spreading the word about this opportunity and assisting eligible individuals with applying. Join us to learn all about this program and the free resources available to help you promote it to your community.

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

Monday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (11-11:45 am)

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Join us for a conversation about recent research on academic growth for students in special education before the pandemic and implications for policies and practices designed to spur COVID recovery.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)

Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects.

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

Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 pm)

Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners—and their parents and guardians, too.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

Wednesday, June 9 (9-10 am)

Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (11-12 pm)

Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2021/05/researching-old-companies-webinar-june-9/

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)

This workshop will discuss the importance of fatherhood involvement and provide opportunities on how to get fathers involved in your programs.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)

Once the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight. According to Forbes.com, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years. And it’s not going away. Our training offerings need to evolve to support a more global workforce that works in remote teams. Programs need to be designed to be culturally aware, engaging, and relevant to the workforce. Find out more at this webinar.

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

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)

Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

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

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

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)

Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

Are you looking for ideas to “grow” a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You’ll gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity.

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

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)

Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications.

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

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)

Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/upcoming-us-law-webinars-june-2021/

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)

Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)

Shopping for databases can be difficult–where to look, what do I need, what do I want, what questions should I be asking? Let’s talk through the four phases of a solid evaluation and selection project and a sample plan to get you started.

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

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)

All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)

All aboard! Take a trip with Your Part-Time Controller as we discuss basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices. Along our journey, we’ll also visit some signs that indicate trouble and might stop you in your tracks.

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

Thursday, June 10 (11-11:30 pm)

Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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

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

The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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

Thursday, June 10 (12-1 pm)

Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

Is your organization searching for new ways to leverage the passion, energy, and new perspectives of Gen Z, Millennials, and other up-and-coming young professionals? A junior board, young professionals group, or young friends circle could help you harness that energy to further your mission. As young professionals who have served both as members and staff managers of these groups, Sarah and Corinne will lead you through the research on Next Gen supporters, challenges to anticipate, and steps your organization can take to start a new young friends board from scratch OR to maximize the potential of your existing group.

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

Thursday, June 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

From a very young age, children begin expressing their own unique views and ideas. Children are born with many strengths and abilities that continue to unfold and mature throughout their lives. When we respect and value a child’s individual interests in play, we are giving them the fundamental right to realize their unique potential. Children have the amazing capacity to construct their own learning. Learn how we can harness this undeniable power and wonder of play in Play Provocations.  What is a play provocation and how can we support and expand the hidden potential of children’s play?

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

Monday, June 14 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a temporary federal program the provides full reimbursement to public libraries and schools for broadband connectivity in off-campus locations, such as library patron or student homes. Public libraries and schools can apply for and receive funding for mobile hotspots and connected devices (such as laptops and tablets) to checkout to patrons and students. Join us to learn all about this program and how your public library can participate.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (11-11:45 am)

Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise.  Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.  Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (11-12 pm)

How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)

Is your organization interested in attracting grant funding to help start, maintain, and expand your programs? Great! You can use this summer’s “downtime” to get your organization ready for grant success. So what can you expect to find in the grant world and how can you prepare for it?

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

Tuesday, June 15 (12-12:50 pm)

How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn how to practice empathy at work, including how training and awareness can lead to better communication, increase equity and foster understanding.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will pull together and present these resources. The goal of this session will be to showcase existing resources that can be used across a range of age groups and knowledge levels.

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

Tuesday, June 15 (1-2 pm)

Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)

This webinar explores going (and staying) fine-free as a social justice issue­­­­ and as a revenue issue. Presenters will discuss considerations such as the barriers to access for those facing financial insecurity, the cost to collect fines often exceeds the revenue they bring in, and that many libraries report that patrons return more items after going fine-free.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)

How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)

Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)

Learn creative ways to cover sensitive subject matters. Tell stories that resonate with donors without putting clients at risk. Also, get tips on gathering the stories and gaining permission.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)

TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)

In 2021, arts & cultural organizations face rapid, transformative shifts on all fronts. In response, the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch focuses on issues arts & cultural organizations must attend to right now, to minimize harm to their communities and ensure their own survival. This webinar will discuss how arts & cultural organizations can achieve this using essential technologies.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)

Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

In this webinar we will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (11-1 pm)

Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)

Outcasts and outlaws. Secrets and skeletons. Dancers, dangers, and divorce. Found families and fear. Follow along as our authors take on the big issues… in their loungewear.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)

Join us to discuss the basics of building a collection of circulating D&D sourcebooks, digital tools for facilitating online gameplay, and how to run the game yourself or encourage your patrons to run games in your space.

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

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)

Learn how libraries collaborate with economic development agencies, community groups, and individuals to foster workforce development and promote informed business planning and decision-making.

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

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

Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)

Getting attention—this is the challenge of this new era in fundraising that requires innovation, creativity, and imagination. In this idea-packed and entertaining webinar, you’ll discover how you can bring a new way of thinking about fundraising through technology, the (behavioral) science of giving, and bold messaging. Through this evolved way of understanding fundraising, nonprofits can ensure the loyalty of their donors and find professional inspiration to do their work. 

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

Wednesday, June 16 (1-2 pm)

Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)

Learn how a school librarian transformed the work she believed in and turned it into a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in another country. You’ll be inspired by and learn from the accomplishments of Susy Siel!

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

Thursday, June 17 (11-12 pm)

Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

At this free webinar, we’ll present a case study that will demonstrate how creative minds and pie-in-the-sky ideas helped reimagine a long-standing gala into a virtual fundraising event that maintains, if not exceeds, expectations and fundraising targets. Looking beyond the ballroom, this session will give attendees an inside look at how to successfully pivot during a pandemic and create hybrid and virtual galas.

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

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)

New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)

In this entry in the series, Foreign Law Specialist Laney Zhang will discuss the legal status and authority of various documents under China’s Law on Legislation, including laws passed by the National People’s Congress or its Standing Committee, State Council administrative regulations, departmental rules, local regulations and rules, and judicial interpretations, and how to find them online. In particular, the webinar will discuss the evolving official online publication of Chinese laws, regulations, and court decisions. Specific new laws, such as the Civil Code and Amendment XI to the Criminal Law, both passed in 2020, will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/join-us-for-a-foreign-and-comparative-law-webinar-new-laws-of-china-and-how-to-find-them-online/

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

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

Thursday, June 17 (1-2 pm)

What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

This engaging and interactive one-hour webinar will explore an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. As an educator, you don’t need another research article to validate what your gut and your experience have already told you is true: a student’s life outside school matters. What’s next? How do you prepare for the upcoming year? Join us to gain practical skills and strategies for creating a trauma-informed classroom.

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

Thursday, June 17 (2-3 pm)

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

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

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

Saturday, June 19 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to be an environmental engineer! Girls with disabilities (ages 11-18) will learn about the environmental hazards of oil spills. We will also use household items to create an oil spill in a body of water and experiment with different methods for cleaning it up.

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

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

Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

We may have all become experts at attending virtual events this past year, but what about hosting them? Join us to learn engaging virtual facilitation skills to help level up your next virtual event.

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

Monday, June 21 (2-3 pm)

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)

Attendees will have an opportunity to hop around into different breakout rooms and learn more about the different priority areas of ALSC and how to get involved, both through appointed committee work and standalone volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcOqrrj0uEt2uWlEQkJQcXTlDRTtKCF-d

Tuesday, June 22 (12-12:45 pm)

Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)

In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from women who have built careers studying everything from deep space to ocean exploration and beyond. You will also hear how they have served as leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations and what tools, resources and training they needed to get to this phase of their careers.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed for pure summer fun with some on-the-side learning. The U.S. Government publishes a number of coloring books and games across a variety of agencies including NASA, CDC, and NOAA. Topics cover space, health, safety, disaster planning, gardening, and nutrition. Games and coloring books from state and local sources will also be highlighted. For your users who speak other languages, there are coloring books and games also. Join us for this webinar just to have some summer fun and take a break from pandemic worry.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)

In an increasingly virtual world, how can virtual learning designers ensure their programs and content are truly accessible for everyone? Discover the practical steps to creating learning experiences for all while adopting an inclusive mindset and approach to learning design – especially areas we might be neglecting as we move more and more content online in response to the ongoing pandemic.

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources in the K-12 setting. Participants will practice making observations, reflecting to draw inferences, and developing questions. They will also learn about free teacher resources available from the Library’s Teacher’s Page. These resources and strategies are designed to facilitate student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Come learn how they can be applied in your educational setting!

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

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

GoldieBlox is educating and empowering girls by creating engaging content, fun toys and interesting resources. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the IF/THEN Collection and Curiosity Camp resources, produced by GoldieBlox, and how to use them to support gender equity in STEM programs. Hear from the founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling, and the stars of Curiosity Camp, about why having role models and resources for girls in STEM is important.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (9-10 am)

Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dr. Jody Green from the Lancaster County Extension Office will discuss bed bug biology and behavior. Lincoln City Library Staff, Jen Jackson and LeeAnn Sergeant, will discuss how LCL approaches the possibility of bed bugs in the library.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (11-11:45 am)

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 23 (11-12:30 pm)

Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar will take a close look at hazardous materials present in museum collections and how to properly manage their safe storage and handling. It will cover not only the identification of hazards, but also the straightforward steps that can be taken to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of exposure to dangerous substances.

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

Wednesday, June 23 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)

Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his signature laureate project, Poetry 180—which brings poetry to schools for each of the 180 days of the school year.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team

Working from home has become the “new normal” for many organizations, and it has been a challenging adjustment for all departments. Sargent Solutions Inc has been successfully working remotely since 2016, long before the COVID-19 pandemic made its impact. This webinar will be packed with tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)

In this free 60 minute webinar, we’ll provide an overview and demonstration of tools such as Hootsuite, Facebook Publishing, Tweetdeck, and Airtable.

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

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)

Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)

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

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

Thursday, June 24 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar

This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/upcoming-us-law-webinars-june-2021/

Friday, June 25 (8:30-9:30 am)

Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)

Join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, as he casts light on your story, shares how it can work for you, and answers questions about how to use storytelling in your marketing.

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

Saturday, June 26 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance is not required.

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

Monday, June 28 (1-2 pm)

Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)

Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part two of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #2, Imagination, will be addressed in part two of the series. Connect with Gerald Voltz of NASA Glenn Research Center and Louis Jimenez of Toledo Public Schools as they discuss their robotics capstone partnership and the impact the culmination of their career technical education program has had on a decade of students.

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

Tuesday, June 29 (10-11 am)

Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)

If you would like to create compelling, engaging virtual learning experiences, join Cynthia Clay and participate actively as we explore how your mindset makes a difference when presenting online.

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

Tuesday, June 29 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

In this webinar, participants will learn and apply foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources that are particularly rich and complex in detail. When working with such images, how can we help students notice and examine details that may otherwise go unnoticed? And how can we help them relate these details to one another, in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the whole? We’ll practice these strategies together and reflect on how they can be applied in your educational setting.

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

Wednesday, June 30 (8-9 am)

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)

Athens (Georgia) Regional Library is one of the first public libraries to refocus a social work program toward a trauma-informed framework. This session presents replicable steps in providing library services, designing and implementing policies, and supplying holistic training for staff utilizing a trauma-informed lens. As libraries are asked to do more with less, this session highlights easily attained methods of becoming trauma-informed and establishing a system which reflects the assets of the community and organizational values.

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

Wednesday, June 30 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

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May You Learn Well & Prosper…free webinars for librarians from across the land

This list is taken from the WY State Library Training calendar – subscribe or view here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MT time).

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

*SLJ Day of Dialog 2021 (School Library Journal) Tuesday, May 20 (7-4 pm) Come hear about the latest and most exciting forthcoming titles for children, tweens, and teens, from picture books and nonfiction to graphic novels and YA, and engage in Q&A sessions with authors and illustrators. There will also be opportunities to visit the virtual exhibit hall to network with leading publishers, enjoy additional author chats, and download digital galleys and other free resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

*Indigenous Voices: Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom & Library (San Diego County Office of Education) May 25-26 Hear from Indigenous authors and educators. Register at: https://sdcoe.k12oms.org/event_register.php?id=201019&fbclid=IwAR2rqBcRKQckXP37LGZb8p40-3z13lGHoWrOgim8RLgOAciEWRedEEWWNL0

*Heart Mountain Presentation with Sam Mihara (Wyoming Department of Education) Wednesday, May 5 (1:30 pm) Heart Mountain internee Sam Mihara to address Wyoming 7-12 students.Sam Mihara, who was imprisoned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in northwest Wyoming as a 9-year-old boy during World War II, will share his recollections of the experience during a Zoom talk at 1:30 p.m. on May 5, 2021. Teachers will need to register their classes here by 5 p.m. on May 4, 2021. The session will also be live streamed on YouTube. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/36epxzmw

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

Rethinking How We Measure the Impact of Libraries (Bibliotheca) https://www.bibliotheca.com/rethinking-how-we-measure-the-impact-of-libraries/ . A nuanced discussion that reimagines how we measure and communicate the impact of libraries today and in the future.

Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) https://bit.ly/3t488ku . Mellon Foundation President Dr. Elizabeth Alexander led a wide-ranging conversation with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla D. Hayden, UCLA Professor/Project Director, Million Dollar Hoods Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernández, and Liberatory Memory Worker and PhD candidate of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University Jarrett Martin Drake. Panelists discussed how libraries and archives are both empowering underrepresented communities and advocating for increased representation of marginalized stories and experiences in our country’s historical record.

Avoid Risk: When blocking on social media & the First Amendment intersect (ArchiveSocial) https://bit.ly/3vjpxHA . The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation shifting the need for social media from nice-to-have to must-have. And while there are undeniable benefits to social media, you also face unique challenges with First Amendment violations, managing trolls, blocking users, and moderating interactions. Learn how to establish a strong social media governance model that can help optimize risk management and mitigate inherent risks that come with having an online presence in 2021.

Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart Or Busy People Make (Pattern Research) https://bit.ly/3aOobN7 . Intelligent busy people sometimes cut corners when it comes to workplace relationships. Are you a degreed professional, devoted scholar and researcher, or just a superior smart cookie? You might have been rewarded for brilliant ideas, big grants, and amazing productivity, but not so much for getting along well with others. Now that no one wants to be part of your team, what will you do?

Small Business Administration Resources for Public Libraries (Montana State Library) https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/526282793 . Learn about the resources available to public libraries from the Small Business Administration.

ADVOCACY

May 25: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

May 27: Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Rethinking How We Measure the Impact of Libraries (Bibliotheca)

May 13: First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now! (Bloomerang)

May 18: Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

May 18: Celebrating the Woman Suffrage Centennial: What Happened and What Have We Learned? (National Archives)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

May 11: Don’t Forget to Remember: Tools to Support Memory (PACER Center)

BOARDS

May 20: Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

May 5: Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You? (Candid Learning)

May 6: You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What? (Bloomerang)

May 13: Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 18: Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors (Public Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 6: Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 19: Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 22: Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 3: Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

May 4: Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 11: MarcEdit for Beginners (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

May 19: Collections Emergency Kits (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 19: Preservation 101: Basic Planning for Future Access to Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 20: Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 26: Importance of Tangible Formats (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 27: 2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart Or Busy People Make (Pattern Research)

May 12: Managing Difficult Conversations at Work (EdSurge)

May 12: The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 20: From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

May 20: The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop (Charity Village)

May 25: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

May 27: One More Time – Stop Lecturing in Webinars; Change 7 Deadly Habits (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

May 12: Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (National Archives)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 12: Introduction to HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 4: Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight (Firespring)

May 5: Education Now: The Power of Resilience (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

May 7: Working towards Wellbeing: Setting Your Compass Heading Toward Community Wellbeing (Southern Tier Library System)

May 11: Sustainable development goals: Insights and inspiration (OCLC)

May 11: Mobile Device Lending: What Works and What Doesn’t (Utah State Library)

May 14: Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

May 17: Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning (FastForward Libraries)

May 18: Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

May 18: Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout (WebJunction)

May 20: From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

May 21: Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

May 25: AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

May 26: Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)

May 26: Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

May 28: Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation (Southern Tier Library System)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: Storytelling for Justice: How Libraries and Archives Hold History to Account (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)

May 1: Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

May 4: AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

May 12: OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

May 18: Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 20: How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)
May 20: Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

FUNDRAISING

May 3: donorCentrics® 2020 Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving (Blackbaud)

May 5: Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat (Nonprofit Hub)

May 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

May 12: Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality (Nonprofit Hub)

May 20: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

May 20: Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

May 25: How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge (CharityHowTo)

May 26: Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Avoid Risk: When blocking on social media & the First Amendment intersect (ArchiveSocial)

May 13: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

May 18: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

May 19: Closer to Free: Aspirations v. Legal Limitations in Public Libraries (Colorado State Library)

MANAGEMENT

May 4: Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch (WebJunction)

May 18: 10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)

May 19: Going Solo in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 20: How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)

PROGRAMMING

May 5: Adult Book Clubs During the Pandemic: Reports from the Field (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 11: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 12: OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

May 18: Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 22: Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Small Business Administration Resources for Public Libraries (Montana State Library)

May 6: Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians (Library Connect)

May 6: 10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

May 6: Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

May 11: Census Data for Librarians (U.S. Census Bureau)

May 12: Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products (U.S.Census Bureau)

May 13: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

May 18: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

May 25: Down the Rabbit Hole: The Congressional Budget Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 27: “The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” (North Carolina Library Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 1: Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

May 3: Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

May 4: Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

May 4: AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

May 4: Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

May 6: Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

May 10: Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

May 10: Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

May 11: Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

May 11: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

May 18: AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year (American Association of School Librarians)

May 18: Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

May 19: Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

May 24: Number 1 Reason to Teach Robotics: Application (edWeb.net)

May 27: 2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

May 27: BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

TECHNOLOGY

May 5: Four Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges (TechSoup)

May 12: Consulting Secrets Revealed: Why Tech Adoption Fails (TechImpact)

May 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

May 18: Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

May 25: AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

May 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 6: Next-level Gamification Strategies for Remote Learning (Training Industry)

May 6: Best Practices for Writing Voice-over Scripts for eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

May 10: Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

May 11: Critical Hit: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Gamify Training and Evaluation (ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table)

May 17: Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

May 18: Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

May 19: Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 19: Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

May 5: Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)

May 17: Providing Remote and Virtual Volunteer Programs to Our Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 19: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Saturday, May 1 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Coding Websites (PACER Center)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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

Monday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

donorCentrics® 2020 Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving (Blackbaud)

Each year, Blackbaud compiles fundraising data from a broad sample of schools to evaluate overall trends in higher education fundraising. Don’t miss the opportunity to examine these trends and assess the aggregated performance of public and private institutions across the country.

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

Monday, May 3 (2-3 pm)

Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

SHAKE UP YOUR SHELVES! Join award-winning teacher and author Donalyn Miller, educator Autumn Allen, and Newbery Award Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly for an hour-long FREE webinar and get practical tips and approaches for diversifying your book collection!

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

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

Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

Join award-winning author Christina Soontornvat and publisher Philip Lee for a lively conversation on the present and future of diverse children’s literature. They’ll discuss the need for diversity within diverse books, what the #OwnVoices movement means for authors and readers and where they turn for courage and hope during difficult times. Participants will walk away inspired and equipped to make positive changes in their communities through the power of literature.

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

Tuesday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch (WebJunction)

New supervisors need timely training as they step into their new role. Not only do they need to learn how to manage people effectively, they need to learn specific procedures particular to their library. Trainers know that it takes a lot of time, up to a year, to develop this kind of training. What if there were some existing training that one could build upon without starting from scratch? There is!

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

Tuesday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight (Firespring)

There is not a single giant leap forward in the history of everything that didn’t require months or years of planning, rigorous testing, teamwork – and any number of failures along the way. During this session the presenters will examine the shifts in attitude, behavior and strategy that go into leading substantive, lasting change.

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

Tuesday, May 4 (5-6 pm)

AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

Want to ensure your collection supports equitable access for all? A lot has changed in the past five years! Join the AASL Professional Learning Committee as they view a 2015 AASL webinar! During the watch party, attendees will learn strategies to explain the rationale and vital role of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum to move your school library practice forward. Presenter Luke-Elizabeth Gartley will be online to share new insights and updated resources, as well as answer questions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/9yr5xens

Tuesday, May 4 (5-6:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase engagement in the classroom, look no further. Teachers can use podcasting—creating audio recordings delivered via the internet—in all content areas to deliver instructional information or as an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls while encouraging students to improve their digital and communication skills. Understand how you can plan, produce, and publish podcasts to support your classroom goals for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, May 5 (9-10 am)

Adult Book Clubs During the Pandemic: Reports from the Field (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join host Lisa Kelly, Nebraska Library Commission, as she chats with Kay Schmid, Hruska Public Library – David City; Chuck Reichwein, Hebron Secrest Library; and Dana Still, Hastings Public Library. They will share their experiences with their book groups this past year and memorable titles that have made a difference.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (9-10 am)

Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat (Nonprofit Hub)

Join this interactive webinar about measuring, tracking, and improving your organization’s fundraising efforts. You don’t have to be a math genius or a computer whiz to apply this best-practice content This webinar will not only cover the most influential fundraising metrics, more importantly, Jonathan will give you the actionable tools you’ll need to compile the data, calculate the metrics, and understand the results.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to create an online recruitment strategy and design volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps you can take to make sure that the right volunteers find your opportunities. And, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of how to make the most of VolunteerMatch’s Basic (Free!) Account.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You? (Candid Learning)

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4pc5pkz2

Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Four Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges (TechSoup)

Discover four innovative apps helping nonprofits successfully respond to COVID-19 with tools for post-pandemic strategy planning, volunteer management, scheduling vaccinations, and facilitating your return to the office.

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

Wednesday, May 5 (1-2 pm)

Education Now: The Power of Resilience (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness are sure to linger. Join us as we dig into the power of resilience — not as a magic cure-all, but instead as a way to build the tools we need to contend with difficulty, fear, or loss, and to take care of ourselves, and others, so that we can weather the storm.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians (Library Connect)

In this Library Connect webinar, Christopher Belter will discuss what responsible research assessment might look like in practice for a large biomedical funding agency. ICSR staff members Andrew Plume and Holly Falk-Krzesinski will then discuss the recommendations of both DORA and the Leiden Manifesto and their implications for Elsevier as well as for librarians and their users.

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

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Next-level Gamification Strategies for Remote Learning (Training Industry)

Living and learning at a distance feels more and more like the new norm. But even as we’re physically separated, connected, multiplayer games can bring learners together — no matter where they’re logging on from. Play and socialization have always been critical in the way we learn and learning technologies can help you leverage gamification and collaborative virtual play for more effective workplace learning.

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

Thursday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Best Practices for Writing Voice-over Scripts for eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she takes you through the best practices for writing voice-over scripts. She will show you different examples of how to convert on-screen text to narration and the details you need to add to the script before passing it on to the voice-over artist, for minimizing the number of edits and re-recordings.

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

Thursday, May 6 (10-11 am)

10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Event engagement is crucial to the success of a virtual gathering. Keeping attendees engaged in a virtual event is complex. During this webinar, we will show you the best ways to keep participants engaged from donors, sponsors, learners, and more. It is time to level up your virtual gatherings to make a larger impact. It is time to remember why you asked folks to join you in the first place and make sure you are creating intention with your virtual events.

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

Thursday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What? (Bloomerang)

Ephraim Gopin will moderate a panel of nonprofit pros – Mimosa Kabir, Sarah Willey, and Lisa Chmiola – to look at the issue of being laid off and ask: what next? What should I be doing to find the next big thing for me? How do I deal with going through the interview process all over again? How can I make sure I find the right fit for me, with a salary that meets my needs?

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

Thursday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of hearing transcripts and the bound Congressional Record.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5

Thursday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

Now, with the summer months ahead of us it’s important to keep our youngest learners engaged in reading and make these summer months really count. During this edWebinar, Dr. Anne Cunningham will lead the audience on how to plan for summer reading growth no matter where learning takes place—in school or online.

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

Friday, May 7 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Setting Your Compass Heading Toward Community Wellbeing (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Monday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

This April, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Odd Dot are introducing OUTDOOR SCHOOL, an immersive, eight title series from some of the most-recognized names in the outdoor community, encouraging kids to put away the screens and head outside. From rural to urban communities and from outdoor enthusiasts to cautious new adventurers, there is something for everyone!

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

Monday, May 10 (1-2 pm)

Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

We will share how Culturally Relevant Teaching is not about changing what you are teaching as an educator, but changing how you are teaching it—the delivery, the scaffolding, and the relationship building.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (8-9 am)

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Gamify Training and Evaluation (ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table)

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (9-10 am)

Sustainable development goals: Insights and inspiration (OCLC)

Learn how libraries around the globe are using the SDGs to make an impact in their communities and how libraries compare regionally in their use and awareness of SDGs. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director, Library Trends and User Research, and OCLC Global Council will share the results from the 2020 OCLC Global Council survey on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and gather your additional insights on how SDGs have impacted your library and thinking.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (9:30-10:30 am)

Don’t Forget to Remember: Tools to Support Memory (PACER Center)

Parents, guardians, teachers, and other adults can be helpful in providing reminders, but remembering is an executive (thinking) function that is greatly beneficial as an individual transitions to independent adulthood. Some individuals can find memory tasks challenging. This presentation will provide a variety of apps, programs, devices, and strategies to help remember things such as instructions, tasks, appointments, and more.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (10-11 am)

Mobile Device Lending: What Works and What Doesn’t (Utah State Library)

Join Carrie and Meg from Grand County Public Library (Moab) as we share our experiences with Mobile Device Lending both as a pandemic response and as regular library service. GCPL has been circulating mobile devices since 2014 with a substantial increase in offerings early 2020 in direct response to COVID-19. In our pursuit of creative ways to address access and connection issues in our community, we’ve stopped expecting people to visit the library and instead strive to offer library services at times and locations convenient to them. This webinar will discuss how GCPL collaborates with partners, connects with people in creative ways, learns from mistakes and has fun doing it!

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

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. And what better time than now to peruse upcoming picture-book releases? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith in this free, hour-long webinar.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Census Data for Librarians (U.S. Census Bureau)

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for Librarians” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach users more about the demographics and economics characteristics of the patrons you serve. Featuring data from decennial censuses and various census surveys, this training will take a deeper dive into demographic, social and economic tabulations and how you can access them using the Census Bureau’s enterprise-level data-access tool.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/2021/data-summit-series.html

Tuesday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

MarcEdit for Beginners (Federal Depository Library Program)

For those catalogers who want to use MarcEdit but don’t know where to start, this webinar will cover topics such as setting preferences, breaking and making a file, and basic editing. By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a basic understanding of MarcEdit and be able to use it to batch edit a file of MaRC bibliographic records.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (1-2 pm)

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

This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA’s Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its free resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, print products, and a Program Cookbook for facilitators. Presenters will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, the NASA’s Universe of Learning team will respond to questions and comments to support participants in implementing the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials in programming and events.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (11-12 pm)

Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (National Archives)

This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (11-12 pm)

Managing Difficult Conversations at Work (EdSurge)

Workplace conflict and tension are inevitable; when working closely with others, we often face tricky conversations on a range of topics, be it mental health, performance, burnout, promotion or bad management. In this event you will learn how to approach tricky conversations with confidence. Participants will have actionable strategies for leveraging strengths and addressing challenging areas.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Consulting Secrets Revealed: Why Tech Adoption Fails (TechImpact)

Join our webinar for a discussion of some common pitfalls of tech implementation and rollout and get tips on how to avoid them.  Spoiler alert: they mostly don’t have to do with technology.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products (U.S.Census Bureau)

This webinar will dive into innovative statistical products developed to provide timely economic data. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools.

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

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

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

Join Kristen Peterson, host of the popular podcast The Play Based Podcast on Learning Wild to explore the possibilities that podcasts present for consultants, speakers and advocates.

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

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

Introduction to HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Wondering how to get started using HeritageQuest Online for family research? This 30-minute webinar will provide tips for kicking off your genealogy research. We’ll review the content included in HeritageQuest Online, as well as tips on searching. This session is appropriate for beginners – both librarians looking to help patrons and patrons using this family research tool directly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3eBIgr2

Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access. Utilizing Nina Simon’s OF/BY/FOR ALL framework of authentic and effective community-centric partnerships, learn how to build trusting relationships with people with disabilities and the community organizations that serve them to create more inclusive and welcoming programs and services at your library.

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

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

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

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.

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

Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality (Nonprofit Hub)

It’s time to leave the past behind and focus on new ways to cultivate support to drive your mission forward. Nonprofit expert, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, will guide attendees through practical insights and inspiring new ways to build support using three major vehicles in 2021: Virtual Events, Online Giving, and Board Support.

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

Thursday, May 13 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5

Thursday, May 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens (Early Childhood Investigations)

Early childhood education is currently prominent in the news and the forefront of recovery from Covid-19. Suddenly there are new opportunities for early childhood educators to advance in the field with many new funding sources both local and federal. Now is the time to leverage these new opportunities to ensure high quality and excellence in early education programs through progressive leadership.

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

Thursday, May 13 (2-3 pm)

First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now! (Bloomerang)

Dr. Renee Rubin Ross will provide concrete steps organizational leaders can take to plan strategically, building investment, ownership and fundraising.

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

Friday, May 14 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Monday, May 17 (11-12 pm)

Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning (FastForward Libraries)

Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn how to formalize talent development and ensure leadership continuity by developing a succession plan. Don’t get caught off guard when a key staff member leaves! A succession plan will help your library effectively transfer institutional knowledge, increase job satisfaction, and retain emerging leaders imperative for the library’s future success. By developing this tool, your library will have the right leaders in place and can effectively respond to staffing changes without skipping a beat.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y-OvKikRPe1afSAQ4lqzg

Monday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

As school districts plan to welcome students back into buildings for the upcoming school year, this is the perfect time to take a hard look at both our practices and our systems to build a more caring, connected, and equitable learning environment for all of our students. Join this webinar to hear from school and district leaders who are employing new tools and practices to care for the holistic social-emotional well-being of their students this coming school year.

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

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

Providing Remote and Virtual Volunteer Programs to Our Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us this session as we discuss: Developing remote and virtual volunteer programs that are beneficial to both library staff and patrons; Safely engaging more members of your community through volunteer programming; Free tools and resources available for remote and virtual library volunteer programs

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

Tuesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/04/upcoming-us-law-webinars-may-2021/

Tuesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)

10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)

The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

In this webinar, a panel of academic library leaders will discuss their thoughts and plans towards creating equitable staffing models in the current and post-COVID landscape.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

Books are the reader’s gateway to viewpoints and experiences that differ from their own, but they can be mirrors, too. And who we see—the voices we hear—when we turn the page matters. Join us for a free, one hour webinar, where we will hear about titles that will inspire self-reflection and foster an awareness of new perspectives.

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

Tuesday, May  18 (12-1 pm)

Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

Learn about the threat of deep fake technology on social media, and how to prepare your agency if you are targeted.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

In this webinar, Crystal and Sheryl will share about the importance of accessibility and will provide resources and ideas for how to make your programming more accessible as well as how to increase awareness about the importance of accessibility. They will also share what they, and others working to promote accessibility, have learned during the pandemic and how it may influence the future of accessible learning.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 pm)

Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout (WebJunction)

Ever-increasing and evolving demands for library services, heavy workloads, and multiple requests from the public can create an environment for staff burnout. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to them can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the library profession. Join us to explore the physical, behavioral and emotional barriers that lead to burnout, as well as methods to mitigate workplace stressors. We’ll look at specific stress-relieving techniques to introduce into your daily activities, and explore ways to bring self-care strategies to all staff in your organization.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors (Public Library Association)

In this panel discussion, experienced directors will share their stories about why they chose this career path, its challenges, and their thoughts on the future of the profession. If you are interested in becoming a director, are already a director looking for some tips, or simply want to learn more about the role, this is the panel discussion for you.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6 pm)

Celebrating the Woman Suffrage Centennial: What Happened and What Have We Learned? (National Archives)

The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and commemorations were planned around the country. But 2020 was also the year of the pandemic and bitterly partisan politics. Our panel will discuss how the centennial adapted, where efforts succeeded, where they fell short, and reflect on how successful they were in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality.

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

Tuesday, May 18 (5-6:30 pm)

Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

Personalizing instruction doesn’t have to be complicated.  Using an instructional playlist is a simple way to honor student voice and choice while structuring the work your students do independently. This session will help you create playlists that integrate multiple types of activities while using incremental checkpoints.  Of all the tools that you can put in your blended learning toolkit, the playlist is one that you don’t want to miss.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, May 19 (9-10 am)

Going Solo in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

How do you run a library when you are the only paid staff? From books to volunteers, budget to programming, learn what it takes to prosper as a solo librarian. Librarian Sherri will discuss her strategies to keep sane in a busy workplace. She’ll speak about purchasing books, passive and active readers’ advisory, utilizing volunteers, simple programing ideas, patrons, and some budgeting. We will save time for questions, suggestions, and brainstorming.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (11-12:30 pm)

Collections Emergency Kits (Connecting to Collections Care)

Having a well-stocked and thought-out emergency kit on hand can help mitigate the chronic nuisance of a ceiling drip or buy valuable time when planning a more coordinated response for a larger emergency. In honor of MayDay and the essence of being prepared, we will be discussing all things related to collections emergency kits. This talk will examine types of materials to include in your kit, how to manage inventory, where to store your kits, and how to educate your team on the value of this important resource.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Closer to Free: Aspirations v. Legal Limitations in Public Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to read, programming, and safe places. Libraries are, as so often is the case, at the hinge point. During this webinar, we’ll learn foundational principals of free speech and then discuss whether and how libraries can find a balance between ethical aspirations and legal limitations when it comes to serving the public.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Preservation 101: Basic Planning for Future Access to Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn about the inherent risks to paper and digital content, basic environmental awareness, disaster preparedness, and the development of policies and planning for preservation.

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

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

Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar, presented by author and nature-based learning expert Rachel Larimore, will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique considerations for designing a nature-based classroom. We’ll discuss the spaces inside, outside, and beyond the fence.

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

Wednesday, May 19 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

NCTE and the Library of Congress invite you to join us for a conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his work. NCTE member Melissa Alter Smith and Rios will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the works of living poets.

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

Thursday, May 20 (10-11 am)

From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that we can do virtually anything—virtually. Virtual communication is ubiquitous, cost-effective, and convenient, and it’s here to stay. Zoom in particular has gained enormous traction, although many of us admit we’re also Teams-tortured, ex-Webexed, over-Skyped, and, frankly, Burned Out. Join Dr. Constance Staley for an amazing array of awesome antidotes that may help you minimize toxic burnout and maximize your own—and your organization’s—effectiveness.

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

Thursday, May 20 (11-11:45 am)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

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

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

Thursday, May 20 (11-12 pm)

The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop (Charity Village)

During this interactive course, brought to you by Keelan and Imagine Canada, you’ll learn about the four different communication styles, including the strengths and blind spots of each one, as well as diving into your preferred style and how you can adjust your delivery to remove unnecessary friction and misunderstanding. This will unlock the door for better, more effective relationships with your colleagues, your board of directors, and even your family and friends.

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

Thursday, May 20 (11:55-1 pm)

How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)

This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2PxQRT5

Thursday, May 20 (12-1 pm)

Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

Do you feel like your ideas aren’t coming across, despite your expertise? Maryanne Dersch will show you how to pitch your ideas in a way that gets a yes, every time.

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

Thursday, May 20 (1-2:30 pm)

Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will give us an update on the current tools she is using for Spanish language collection development — from the traditional tools (catalogs and websites) to the not-so-traditional ones like book tubers and social media.

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

Friday, May 21 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Saturday, May 22 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to explore the ocean! We will take virtual field trips to ocean locations, make an ocean zones bottle, and explore the difference between fresh and salt water.

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

Monday, May 24 (1-2 pm)

Number 1 Reason to Teach Robotics: Application (edWeb.net)

Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part one of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #1, Application, will be addressed in part one of the series. Researchers from the Great Lakes Biomimicry center will discuss their research, how it will impact the future of robotics, and what this means for today’s students.  In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from researchers on the cutting edge, see how technology is being applied, make connections for your classroom, and meet Penny, the Taiwanese beauty snake! This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.

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

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

How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this webinar where fundraising expert Michelle Stein will show you step-by-step how to use coaching to solve your fundraising challenges.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Congressional Budget Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover the Congressional budget process, how it is supposed to work, and how it actually functions in practice. Participants will learn how Congress is supposed to fund the Government and how it often deviates from established procedures. They will also learn where to find legislative information related to the budget, appropriations, and authorizations.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

Will you be replaced by a robot? Maybe, but it is far more likely that in the near future you’ll be working alongside one. That is why every learning professional needs to learn more about how artificial intelligence can automate processes, customize content, and transform the learning experience.

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

Tuesday, May 25 (3-4 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

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

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

Wednesday, May 26 (8-9 am)

Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Concerned about climate change? Help your library “go green” by leveraging the super power of libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! You’ll learn solutions for everything from sustainable programming practices, environmental partnerships, as well as easy eco-friendly swaps, based on the experience of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.

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

Wednesday, May 26 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

Wednesday, May 26 (11-12 pm)

Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

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

Wednesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)

When you have a process problem to resolve, it’s important to be able to distinguish between symptoms and the problem. What’s more, to have any real hope for problem resolution, you need to be able to identify the root cause of the problem. In this interactive session, you will explore six simple tools to help you dive deeper and gather critical clues: Pareto charts, fishbone charts, is/is not analysis, scatter diagrams, problem concentration diagrams, and the five whys.

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

Wednesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Importance of Tangible Formats (Federal Depository Library Program)

With most new Federal materials offered in an electronic format, should you keep anything in a physical format? Extra space on the shelves is compelling, but before you weed there are some factors to consider. In this webinar, we will look at some of the reasons to hold on to tangible formats.

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

Thursday, May 27 (9-10 am)

Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Many nonprofits leaders are unsure about the legality of advocacy and lobbying efforts in which their organization can engage. Whether they are working independently or within a partnership such as a coalition, nonprofits should strive to influence public policies that affect the organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Attendees will learn how you and your organization can strengthen your advocacy efforts.

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

Thursday, May 27 (11-2:30 pm)

“The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” (North Carolina Library Association)

With more U.S. states — and all of Canada — legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis use, and the global cannabis market expected to reach 90.4 billion USD by 2026 (360iResearch), librarians and other information professionals have to use innovative methods and strategies for supporting cannabis-based businesses and entrepreneurs with their research needs. On May 27 from 1-4:30 pm Eastern, the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference will bring together public and academic librarians and information professionals from across North America to examine best practices for supporting the informational needs of cannabis entrepreneurs.

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

Thursday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

Learn from experts within the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) as they share the Best of the Best Booklist and help you build community with library collections that promote true equity and diversity.

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

Thursday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

One More Time – Stop Lecturing in Webinars; Change 7 Deadly Habits (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, Ray will share examples and templates that will help you to strategize for your webinars — veering away from lecturing to encouraging reflections.

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

Thursday, May 27 (5-6 pm)

2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

Help us Celebrate the recipients of the 2021 Michael L. Printz Award! Come listen to the award-winning authors speak about their writing, followed by a Q&A. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/brna287y

Friday, May 28 (9-10 am)

Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

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April is MT Library Association’s Conference: plan to attend!

There are plenty of webinars this month, but the best training opportunities for Montana librarians will be at the Montana Library Association’s virtual conference – don’t miss it!

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

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

* Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 1 (10-1 pm) The Future Ready Technology Leaders™ summit is a free, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experience for leaders who are interested in learning, growing, and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/event/supporting-learning-in-a-new-age-for-technology-leaders/

*Penguin Random House Book & Author Festival (Library Journal) Tuesday, April 6 (8am-3 pm). For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

*Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium – April 8-9 (Network of the National Library of Medicine) For more information and to register, visit: https://news.nnlm.gov/mcr/responding-to-the-covid-19-infodemic-an-nnlm-virtual-symposium-april-8-9/

*Teaching Technology in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission) Thursday, Apr 15 (12-4 pm) Tuesday, Apr 27 (12-4 pm) In this workshop, you will learn new ways to figure out which technology and digital skills people need to learn, and how to design a learning experience that really works. The process of Teaching Technology in the Library has been broken down into six steps to help you get started. There are plenty of resources available to inspire ideas or share directly with patrons in this curated collection of Digital Skills Clusters. Those Clusters will complement several of the activities we will do during the workshop. By the end of the workshop, you will have developed a plan for a new library service offering you can start implementing immediately. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

*Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) Thursday, April 15 (10-1 pm) The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/frsworkshop/

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

Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO) https://connect.ebsco.com/s/all-videos?language=en_US   . Just type Explora into the search and hit enter to learn how Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association) http://www.ala.org/advocacy/copyright/copytalk . CopyTalk is a series of webinars on specific copyright topics that include orphan works, mass digitization, international copyright developments, pending and recent copyright court cases, the copyright implications of new technologies, and more.

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived . Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering. How does program success in a virtual world differ from in person programs and events? What data should we collect? How do we get feedback? These questions and more will be explored in this webinar.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research) https://patternresearch.com/programs/how-to-improve-your-workplace-when-you-are-not-the-boss/ . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/lunch-at-the-library.html . For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program. Even if you’ve been offering summer lunches for years, you’ll come away inspired and ready to plan.

APRIL WEBINARS by topic (descriptions listed by date follows):

ADVOCACY

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Apr 6: Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 20: How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 8: Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

BOARDS

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Apr 30:  Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)  

Apr 8: How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Apr 13: Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 13: Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 20: What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 29: How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

COMMUNICATION

Apr 6: Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

Apr 14: How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How to Improve Your Workplace When You are Not the Boss (Pattern Research)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 21: Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

Apr 21: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 22: Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Apr 28: Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 6: Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Apr 7: What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 15: Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 29: Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

FUNDRAISING

Apr 1: The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

Apr 6: How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

Apr 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Apr 7: 5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Apr 8: State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

Apr 14: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Apr 19: When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Apr 22: Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

Apr 28: Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Apr 7: An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 15: Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Apr 7: Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 9: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 13: Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 13: Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

Apr 14: Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

Apr 27: Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (InfoPeople)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 7: Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

Apr 13: Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 20: Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Apr 21: Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 20: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

REFERENCE

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 13: From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Apr 14: Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 21: New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

Apr 29: Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Explora for School and Public Libraries (EBSCO)

*Apr 1:  Supporting Learning in a New Age for Technology Leaders (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

*Apr 15: Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Apr 1: Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 1: Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 6: Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Apr 6: Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 6: Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

Apr 6: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Apr 7: Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

Apr 7: Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Apr 8: Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

Apr 13: Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Apr 13: Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Apr 13: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

Apr 14: Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

Apr 14: Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 15: Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 19: Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Apr 21: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Apr 21: Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 28: Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

Apr 29: Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 1: Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Apr 3: Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

Apr 24: Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Apr 29: Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Best Practices for Fair Use in OER (American Library Association)

Apr 7: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

Apr 14: Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Apr 15: What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

Apr 21: Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Apr 22: Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Apr 27: Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 7: Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

Apr 8: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 15: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 29: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Spring Clean Your Finances (EdSurge)

When it comes to saving and investing, the best time to start or freshen up your strategy is always now. Join us to discuss tactical and practical approaches to growing, budgeting, and understanding your finances.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Technology Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

For many nonprofits, this is a busy time of budgeting for the coming Fiscal Year. We want to help you with the arduous task of technology planning and budgeting for your nonprofit. We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development (Bloomerang)

You have set a goal towards fundraising, but you struggle to engage your board with the mission of your organization. Often, there is frustration and overwhelm coming from a team that does not know how to solve the organization’s issues. This problem is affecting how your nonprofit delivers its mission. If you are ready to turn your board around and increase their comfort level with fundraising, then this webinar is for you!

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

FDLP COVID Support Services (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join GPO staff for this webinar, and learn about these various services, including alterations to FDLP shipments and claims, educational offerings, guidance for materials handling and unplanned access restrictions, library signage and face masks, the COVID-19 Toolkit, COVID-related FDLP LibGuides, and an upcoming repository for COVID best practices and lessons learned. This webinar will serve as a precursor to the COVID-19 Recovery & Beyond Open Forum taking place during the spring 2021 Depository Library Council Virtual Meeting on April 21.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)

Ensuring Techquity for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

As we continue remote instruction and think about returning to brick-and-mortar next year, we must consider how we can support digital comfort for all learners regardless of their identity, language, ability, or access. In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will introduce participants to various tech tools and educational resources to ensure techquity in their virtual, remote, or hybrid classrooms.

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

Thursday, Apr 1 (6-7 pm)

Citizen Science Month Educator Webinar Series #1: Citizen Science- Labs! (SciStarter)

Looking for engaging lab activities? Try citizen science! In this educator webinar, we’ll share citizen science projects that can serve as lab activities across diverse learning environments!

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-educator-webinar-series-1-ci

Saturday, Apr 3 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

An introduction to the fundamentals of coding. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for teens with all levels of coding experience.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (9-10 am)

Elevating Women in Science (Springer Nature)

Join a researcher, librarian and a head of publishing to hear what librarians can do to encourage diversity and inclusion in learning and researching, and what mentor programs and initiatives they can introduce to elevate the next generation of female scientists.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

Libraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community! This free webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision-making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39ckMqD

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Homeschooling Help (Booklist)

Join Booklist on April 6, 2021, at 1 PM CT for a free, one-hour webinar that will help your patrons find books that will help boost students’ educational development. We’ll hear from DK, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing about titles that will be perfect recommendations for homeschooling patrons. Plus, we’ll also hear from author Deborah Rinio about her recent book, STEAM Activities in 30 Minutes for Elementary Learners (AASL Standards-Based Learning Series). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Data that Counts: An Introduction to Census Data for Public Libraries (Public Library Association)

This webinar will introduce you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources will also be covered. You will hear from librarians who have offered data literacy programs at their libraries to reach multiple audiences, including small businesses and entrepreneurs, local historians, students, and nonprofits and government agencies.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (12-1 pm)

Creating Energized Web Content: Telling Customers Your Story (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

This fast-moving webinar will provide ready-to-use strategies to create customer-engaging content for your website by using your passion for business to drive your content creation. A website is a necessity for business today, but it can’t just be a static billboard. Unfortunately creating and freshening web content is time-consuming, challenging, and a task we can easily put off. In this webinar, you will learn quick tips to keep your content fresh, make your website attractive to search engines, and gain customer engagement.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior (edWeb.net)

“We were never born to read” is the opening of Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s much-lauded book, Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. In this edWebinar, Dr. Wolf will address how the human brain has evolved over time to make sense of words on a page, weaving a tapestry of research from neuroscience, linguistics, and cognitive psychology. She will delve into dyslexia, what it is, whether we can predict it before a child fails to learn to read, what the role of empathy is, and how we can use our knowledge of the reading brain and dyslexia to teach all readers. Dr. Wolf will also discuss her research on how a digital culture is changing who we are as readers.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

How to Defeat Fundraising’s Silent Enemy: Donor Attrition (Firespring)

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

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (1-2 pm)

Wild World of Copyright (Nebraska Library Commission)

Copyright can seem intimidating, but understanding the basics of Fair Use can help you navigate the ins and outs of using copyrighted materials. This interactive presentation will go over what questions to ask when using the four fair use factors to evaluate use of materials. We will then practice with library scenarios and a few taken from news headlines.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Child Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Course for Educators (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will assist school personnel in recognizing signs of child sex trafficking among the students they work with and provide the necessary tools to report suspicions of child sex trafficking. Educators will also learn how to provide students with online safety skills and assist parents with their concerns regarding online behavior of students and potentially unsafe situations. With increased online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is critical in helping school personnel protect their students.

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

Tuesday, Apr 6 (2-3 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kate Messner (Follett)

Hear beloved educator/author Kate Messner discuss tips on how to bring the fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels from the History Smashers series books into the classroom.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (8-9 am)

Affordable After Hours Pick-up Service (Indiana State Library)

Working patrons sometimes struggle with getting to the library before we close. By implementing an after hours pick up service you can now offer the freedom to pick up materials on the patron’s schedule instead of the library schedule. Learn how using a set of lockers and specialty locks can allow you to provide convenient pick-up times at your library for less than $1,000. Materials, processes, and our lessons learned will be shared.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (9-10 am)

An Intro to Financials for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This webinar will go over the basic and more advanced financial statement review for nonprofits. We will understand the purpose of each report as well as understand the highlights that a critical eye from a financially savvy donor or board member will see. After this webinar, you will be able to understand how to look at reports and realize when things just look “off”.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Locating Historical and Contemporary U.S. Treasury Content on the Open Web (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce select historical and contemporary sources of U.S. Treasury content available on the open web; publicly-available textual and data sources covered will include press releases, annual reports, rates of exchange, fiscal statements, and sanctions-related repositories.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Books: Salt Lake City Library Creates a Community Garden (SirsiDynix)

“The Plot” in Salt Lake City, Utah is a community garden that serves as an extension of the city library, allowing patrons to learn sustainable ways of gardening, grow their own plants, and cultivate an appreciation for community resources. Join Garden Coordinator Rikki Longino as they share how “The Plot” has uplifted the community by offering avenues for creativity and innovation. Get ready to explore: The story behind creating “The Plot”; Ways it has impacted patrons and community members; and ideas for implementing your own community garden.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2021-04/

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic (Education Week)

A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek Research Center finds low-income students and Black students were more likely than their wealthy or white peers to say that their school no longer offered mental health services after the pandemic. Moreover, while an overwhelming majority of educators at both remote and in-person school reported bullying has declined since the pandemic, less than half of remote students and roughly 1 in 4 in-person and hybrid-learning students say there is less bullying and harassment since the pandemic began. Join Education Week and the EdWeek Research Center as we dig into the data and discuss the implications for students, teachers, and school leaders.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Landscape and Economics (Programming Librarian)

How can you tell what is trustworthy and not on the internet? In this webinar, Michael Spikes of Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy will discuss how to navigate the current media landscape.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (12-1:30 pm)

What Do Tattoos, Piercings, Hairstyles Have to Do with DAP in Early Childhood Care and Education? (Early Childhood Investigations)

What do we know about typical child development? What do we know about the individual children in our care and classrooms right now? What do we know about their families and their cultures? Early childhood practitioners who are familiar with the three core considerations of developmentally appropriate practice, as outlined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will recognize these questions as those that should guide our decision making for our interactions and programs. But what role should these questions play in our decision-making regarding staff dress codes? Join this free webinar by Heather Bernt-Santy to explore the boundaries of culturally inclusive dress code policies with the lens of DAP.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-1:45 pm)

5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar where we will show you the top 5 reasons why direct mail is important in helping you reach your fundraising goals.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Making the Most of Your Volunteer Program (Infopeople)

In this one-hour webinar, we will touch on the importance of investing in volunteers in the first place. Next, we’ll look at putting together a strategy which includes planning, setting expectations, communicating, building relationships, and training. Finally, we’ll cover how to evaluate staff time so that you will be able to maximize volunteer efficiency at your library.

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

Wednesday, Apr 7 (2-3 pm)

Amplifying Engagement with Gamification (Mackin)

Are you interested in ways to ‘level up’ your student engagement? In this webinar we will explore some of the research and reasons why you might introduce gamification and play to your learning environment. We will also discuss strategies for weaving gamification into your current instruction in practical ways that work for you using the new MackinMaker Gamified Kits.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (10-11 am)

Proactive Interventions and Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (AbleNet)

Children with autism spectrum disorders frequently experience significant behavioral problems due to their anxiety and stress levels and transition-related difficulties. The pandemic and its impact on how the student received instruction – in-person or virtually or a hybrid model – could have further aggravated the situation. This session will present proactive intervention techniques and carefully crafted and personalized support tools and tips to create a supportive learning environment for students with ASD.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-11:45 am)

How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

State of the Sector, Part 2: Checking in on 2021 (Charity Village)

As we move forward into year two of the pandemic, we’re reconvening our panel from December’s State of the Sector webinar to take a pulse check on how the sector is holding up and managing through. In this session, Imagine Canada’s President & CEO, Bruce MacDonald, will facilitate a panel discussion featuring Mary Barroll of CharityVillage, Paul Nazareth of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), Paula Speevak of Volunteer Canada, and Sandra Sualim from AFP Toronto and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation. Panelists will discuss how the implications of 2020 have carried over into 2021 as well as new trends that have developed this year, while looking ahead to what a post-pandemic recovery might mean.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skills-based volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (1-2 pm)

Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine (Bloomerang)

This workshop will be led by the CEO of Big Duck, Sarah Durham on how nonprofit communicators and marketers reach and engage their organization’s target audiences. This session will focus on identifying who your audiences are, how to prioritize them, and other elements key to developing a smart communications strategy. We will also talk about how to manage in a crisis or unpredictable time (such as this) versus building a longer-term engagement practice.

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

Thursday, Apr 8 (3-4 pm)

Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism (edWeb.net)

This presentation comes at a particularly challenging time in contemporary American life. With content for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, along with resources for principals, school librarians and curriculum leaders, this edWebinar will use media and specially developed lesson plans from WNET’s Mission US interactive game Prisoner in My Homeland, the PBS Asian Americans series, Unladylike2020, and other PBS and WNET-produced materials to help teachers answer students’ questions and contextualize current events through a broader understanding of Asian American history.

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

Friday, Apr 9 (10-12 pm)

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

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help library staff assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for helping older adults find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website older adult-friendly; plan library programs on health topics; and explore some recommended health websites for older adults.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (10-11 am)

Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens frequently in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This course brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (11-12 pm)

Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

The pandemic has emphasized the need for our organizations to work with partners to reach patrons. Furthermore, 2020 has highlighted the ability to develop partnerships beyond our traditional communities and introduce patrons to resources across the globe. During the last year, in my role as the Education Coordinator of a children’s museum, I have used traditional library skills to increase museum partnerships over 200% and network with libraries and cultural institutions well beyond my state. These relationships have moved beyond professional networking and have allowed me to fill in gaps left by virtual programming. This webinar will offer a helpful guide to other institutions with similar needs.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Now, even as schools transition back to in-person instruction, social media remains a vital channel for getting the word out – especially when it comes to your school library! But navigating all the different platforms and finding the right voice for each can be challenging – which is why we’re here to help! In this webinar, Caroline Carr, a Library Media Specialist and bona fide Twitter expert will join Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist and social media graphics whiz from OverDrive to lead a crash course on how to become your best social media self. Attendees will walk away ready and excited to take to the web and put what they’ve learned into practice in their own districts – you won’t want to miss it!

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Booklist is celebrating all things middle grade with a special author panel on Tuesday, April 13 at 1 PM CT! Join us as we chat with Sharon Draper, author of OUT OF MY HEART (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Barbara Dee, author of VIOLETS ARE BLUE (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Kelly Jones, author of HAPPILY FOR NOW (Random House Children’s Books); and Kwame Mbalia, editor of BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD (Random House Children’s Books). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

Bad supervisors can make or break your job satisfaction. Whether a micromanager, an authoritarian, or simply missing in action, bad bosses can ruin not only your day but your career, too. How do you actually manage a bad boss? Join GovLoop and NextGen for an interactive discussion to learn best practices and insights on how to manage up effectively and when to leave a bad work environment.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (12-1 pm)

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

With recent events highlighting specific issues and challenges around racism in the U.S., libraries have started asking questions about how to transform themselves into anti-racist institutions. In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (1-2 pm)

Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

The mental health impacts of the pandemic are taking a toll on our communities, often compounding the physical and emotional effects of trauma experienced by many, including library patrons and staff. With increased understanding of mental health and trauma-informed care, library staff can be better prepared to provide unbiased service to those struggling to find help, information, and support. Join this webinar to learn how libraries can be better prepared to respond using the principles of trauma-informed care, and how Mental Health First Aid can equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to communicate with compassion, even in difficult situations. Learn ways to apply a trauma-informed approach to library services, internal and external policies and practices, and how to build connections with other community providers.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (2-3 pm)

Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

A newly published report, Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries(link is external), highlights a few of the many examples of high-quality interactive learning happening in libraries across the State. The report shares insights from a survey conducted with library staff, as well as interviews with library leaders across the state; these findings from the field are connected to academic research on social-emotional and cognitive development. This webinar will discuss key components of interactive learning, the research-backed value of play, the role of social-emotional development, and priorities related to the training of library staff.

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

Tuesday, Apr 13 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (9-10 am)

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://nnlm.gov/class/telehealth-rural-public-libraries/31087

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

During this session, you will learn: How customer feedback can help drive your existing training and development initiatives; How to convert a customer service survey into a coaching strategy; How to use engagement studies and assessments to create a Culture of Coaching within your organization; How to convert an employee assessment into a coaching strategy; How you can enable your employees to coauthor their training and empower your managers to become partners and DRIVERS in the Training & Development process! and much more…

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (10-11 am)

Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Join speaker Alyssa Wright during this webinar as we discuss how to identify disconnected or poorly matched board members, craft a plan of action and help create a mutual exit strategy that doesn’t impact the overall culture of your organization.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the realm of technical reports – the results of scientific, engineering, and business research done by Government agency in-house experts and consultants. A report can include analysis, recommendations, and a detailed executive summary of a timely issue, emerging topic, or critical problem.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (11-12 pm)

Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

This presentation will offer thoughtful discussion about the healing power of stories, and the messages they teach our youth for coping. It will provide examples of titles, for both children and young adults, that afford a variety of mental health benefits, supporting issues of trauma, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, etc. Librarians have long championed literacy and the power of reading for our youth. Following this presentation, participants will have tangible ideas and language to use as they continue their advocacy for young readers.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Learn how the library works as a media creator and how library workers can discover their voice through media creation.

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

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

How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

Have you ever wondered whether people will be able to understand and use your letters, notices, fact sheets, or other documents? Usability testing isn’t only for websites. Come work with Dr. Ginny Redish and learn three techniques for quick and easy ways to test documents’ usability: paraphrase, plus/minus, and task-based.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar is for early childhood educators who are looking to use popular pieces of children’s literature to help young learners strengthen their critical-thinking skills and increase their sense of wonder, discovery and exploration. Story Time STEM gives you the teaching tools, ideas and strategies you’ll need to explore creative ways to teach STEM through the medium of children’s literature.

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

Wednesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

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

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (9-10 am)

Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Hemsley Fraser. Your hosts, Ian Klein, vice president, solution architect, and Ben Clarke, head of Hemsley Fraser U.S. will provide insights on: The top soft skills and leadership traits needed for business success; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; Creating virtual upskilling and reskilling programs that align with company goals and engage learners; And  why adopting an Agile approach to organizational learning is key.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

This webinar will review best practices for hybrid learning on challenges such as concurrent teaching, scheduling, relationship building, equitable learning environments, and use of technology, with a special look at how to make the shift from mostly hybrid to fully in-person instruction, and from fully remote to hybrid, as smooth as possible.

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

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

Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.

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

Thursday, Apr 15 (1-2 pm)

Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Are you working to build an inclusive literacy classroom for all students? In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will discuss potential challenges that might exist as teachers try to diversify their classroom literature. We will review strategies for incorporating diverse texts and examine a planning tool that can help teachers to create inclusive reading experiences for students.

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

Monday, Apr 19 (10-11 am)

When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Making ‘the ask’ can be a tricky dance. You might be thinking…” am I going to offend someone by asking?” “Do they even care about our cause?” We answer those questions and MORE in this webinar, including: 5 questions to ask potential major donors; Our formula to an irresistible invitation to drive more donations; 4 common mistakes to avoid when asking for donations; How to not feel like you are begging for money — instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.

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

Monday, Apr  19 (12-1 pm)

Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Looking for a way to engage students in environmental education that works equally well in a virtual or in-person format? NEEF will teach educators about citizen science through a webinar co-hosted with SciStarter, an online citizen science hub. The webinar will walk viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science project.

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

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

Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (11-12:30 pm)

What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar is a chance to look at what’s standing in the way of your organization having better environmental monitoring, and a better collection environment! We’re discussing a free software tool offered by Conserv that’s designed to help you turn your environmental data into actionable information for your organization. The software Conserv Cloud is designed to be accessible for collections of all sizes – it works with your existing data loggers, it’s cloud-based, and it doesn’t require any fancy computer set-up. The Conserv mantra is progress instead of perfection, and this webinar is a chance to learn how to move your organization forward on an important pillar of preventive conservation.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Are you tasked with increasing program attendance and reaching a wider audience? Digital platforms can help. In this session you will learn how to use digital platforms to host programs, promote your events and analyze your results.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

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

Tuesday, Apr 20 (2:30-3:30 pm)

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

You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover with Max Brallier, bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth books, which is also now available on Netflix.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade share the story behind their groundbreaking, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling picture book We Are Water Protectors. Hear from Carole about how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired this picture book and about how illustrating this book helped Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade see art as activism.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (11:30-12:30 pm)

New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will provide an update on the latest changes to the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, a platform that presents key Census Bureau and other data related to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will also cover what was new in version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and what is coming in the 3.4 release in May.

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

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

Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

As we work to shape new worlds that are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, shared leadership models offer ways in which leaders can cooperatively enact change. Join the Co-CEOs of Fractured Atlas, Tim Cynova and Lauren Ruffin, for a webinar delving into the wins, lessons learned, and the future of shared leadership models in the nonprofit sector.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join the next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn how Library Journal 2021 Librarians of the Year launched and lead an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-launching-and-leading-librarian-reserve-corps-developing-agile-librarian

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.

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

Wednesday, Apr 21 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join us as we continue our celebration of Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature and Poetry of America.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/rk3cu8

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Nonprofit organizations continue to face a growing list of risks that have the potential to create significant disruption to operations, harm to brand and reputation, and financial losses. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive and comprehensive approach to managing risk can help reduce potential losses.

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

Thursday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

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

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

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

Thursday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

In this interactive webinar you will find out how important recurring giving has become and how best to bring them in. With minimal time and effort but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve.

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

Saturday, Apr 24 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop for two hands-on experiments to explore how your senses work together to help you taste and enjoy food. Needed supplies: 1 apple, cotton ball, vanilla extract, one small pack of jelly beans (with at least 3 different flavors), 3 small bowls or cups, one kitchen towel.

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

Tuesday, Apr 27 (11-12 pm)

Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

Moving library and student technology services online quickly and effectively in Spring 2020 presented an opportunity to reimagine traditional service models. A small team developed the Digital Backpack Workshop Series around the concept of free, timely, and open access to high quality online content. The workshop format allows anyone to join; both within and outside the college so all can benefit. Flexible and adaptable, this series has evolved along with our students’ needs. With attendees from across the United States, the workshops demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can reshape conventional approaches to library services.

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

Tuesday, Apr 27 (1-2 pm)

Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces community collaborations for active learning.

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

Wednesday, Apr 28 (8-9 am)

Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

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

Wednesday, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)

Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization.  Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program.  Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/monthly-giving-free-webinar/

Wednesday, Apr 28 (12-1 pm)

Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

At a time when education, including school and library use, are dramatically impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL reimagined its school partnership program to adapt to their community’s needs. Learn how they transformed their existing school services into virtual services, including their liaison program, storytelling visits, field trips, parent presentations, and school library card drives. Discover how the library engaged staff in their changing roles by providing templates, training, and a discussion forum to support them. Through a thoughtful approach and great reflexes, the outcome of the library’s virtual school services has increased accessibility and participation rather than diminished it.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

In working with hundreds of libraries and thousands of library staff, patrons and community members over the years we have developed an understanding of their concerns and biggest opportunities in terms of engagement and communication. That has translated into a series of tips and solutions to help solve these dilemmas. Join us to hear how these address some of the biggest library challenges and see the creative ways that libraries are addressing them. We will also dive into best practices including a glimpse into how other industries address these situations and how that may translate into the library environment.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning not only in terms of content and academic skills, but also in authentic student engagement. How can schools re-engage learners and bring joy back into learning? Join Curriculum Associates’ Elizabeth Bassford, Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, and Jamie Richard for a collaborative conversation exploring high-impact strategies to re-energize your students and your classroom community.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1 pm)

Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

Join this virtual panel discussion to get tips from librarians who’ve recently been through the process of exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

Recently, anti-Asian nativist racism has increased, leading to more hostility, violence, and hate crimes against Asian ethnics who resemble Chinese Americans. Among the broader anti-Racism advocacy movements, broad bases of POC are coming together to bring awareness and advocate in support of Asian ethnics. Join this webinar to learn about the diversity of the Asian-American experience, the specifics of the racism that Asian ethnics experience, and how you can support anti-Racism efforts in early learning.

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

Thursday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Join Cataloging Specialist Arden Alexander and Processing Technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.

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

Friday, Apr 30 (9-10 am)

Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

Join us for our Ideation Session on April 30th. This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions!

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

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Let’s Learn Lots! Free Webinars for Librarian Learners

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

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

**Future Ready Librarians Summit (Future Ready Librarians) Saturday Mar 6 (9-1 pm) and Saturday Mar 13 (9-1 pm) Recognizing the profound shifts in learning and teaching occurring in real time, this interactive online event will help librarians ground their practice in the research-based Future Ready Librarians® Framework and define new ways in which they can lead, teach, and support learning in their schools. For more information and to register, visit:https://futureready.org/future-ready-librarian-summit/#register

**Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness (BLOSSOM) (National Library of Medicine) March 24-26 This three-day virtual symposium will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff’s health and wellness. This event is open to all library staff regardless of employment status and to library science students.  For more information and to register, visit: https://blossom.heysummit.com/#

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

SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/dpla_resources . Digital Public Library of America and its partners from Brooklyn Public Library and Alameda County Library will provide an overview of SimplyE, the only e-reading platform built by libraries for libraries, and the DPLA free ebook offering and marketplace.

How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/covidmisinformation . In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

 

Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program) https://www.fdlp.gov/gov-docs-101-legislative-history-research . Have you ever had a request for background on a Federal law? Legislative histories involve digging into many primary sources, and most of these resources are available through freely-available Government websites. We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more. We will look at doing research for both historic laws as well as newly passed legislation.

 

Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople) https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?id=937&reset=1 . If 2020 has shown us anything it’s that, now more than ever, library staff need to find creative and flexible ways to bring resources and programming to families where they are in their communities. Additionally, we must continue finding new ways to serve families who have been left out of traditional library programming in order to build equity, develop inclusive practice, and encourage diverse voices.

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Mar 9: Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)

Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization  (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Mar 4: Evaluating Program Success in a World Gone Virtual (Programming Librarian)

Mar 10: Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)

Mar 16: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Evaluation + Culture = Change (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Mar 10: DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)

Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

BOARDS

Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

Mar 31: Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Mar 9: Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Mar 16: Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning (Infopeople)

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Mar 16: Better Faster: Using MarcEdit to Process and Enhance CRDP Records (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

Mar 17: Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

COMMUNICATION

Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 18: Being Heard During COVID-19 (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Mar 19: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Mar 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Mar 31: Fireside Chat: Virtual Meetings, Virtual Chats, Virtual Everything – How to Actually Collaborate (GovLoop)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: SimplyE and Digital Resource Solutions During the Second Wave (EveryLibrary Institute)

Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: ChiltonLibrary Webinar (Gale)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Mar 11: 7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)

Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Mar 18: Lessons from the COVID pivot: Community engagement now and in the future (OCLC)

Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 25: The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 30: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Mar 2: Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice (Washington State Library)

Mar 9: An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 24: Inclusive Data and Community Engagement: New Roles for Libraries to Shape Knowledge Creation and Use (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Mar 16: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

Mar 25: Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING

Mar 2: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Mar 3: Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (Blackbaud)

Mar 3: Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

Mar 3: The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 4: GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and 2021 fundraising goals. (Charity Village)

Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Mar 4: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 11: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Mar 17: Boost your visibility & funding by listening to the people you serve (Candid Learning)

Mar 30: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

Mar 2: Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

MANAGEMENT

Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

Mar 11: Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)

Mar 17: Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Mar 18: A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade (Indiana State Library)

Mar 24: Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)

Mar 2: Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 3: Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 9: Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Mar 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)

Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 24: Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 24: Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

PROGRAMMING

Mar 11: Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 16: Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 24: Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: How To Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)

At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 1: Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 2: OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 9: Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Mar 11: U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 16: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 18: Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 2: Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 2: Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar 2: AASL Watch Party: Research Ready (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat (Follett)

Mar 3: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (Meet the AASL Candidates) (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar 4: Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Mar 6: Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Mar 9: Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Mar 9: From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 9: Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Mar 10: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Mar 11: Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Mar 16: What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

Mar 17: Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

Mar 17: What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Mar 18: Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 18: How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning (edWeb)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Mar 23: Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

Mar 25: When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 2: What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most? (TechSoup)

Mar 4: Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 18: Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Mar 20: Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Mar 30: Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

Mar 31: Pretty Sweet Tech – How I Turned My Dad’s House Into a Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa Devices (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 2: Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

Mar 4: CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Mar 9: Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 10: Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

Mar 16: PowerPoint Presenting in a Remote World (Training Magazine Network)

Mar 16: Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Mar 17: Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 3: Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 18: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Mar 1 (11-12 pm)

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Vaccine hesitancy has been a longstanding issue, even before the coronavirus pandemic. The growth of vaccine hesitancy in recent years is most commonly attributed to the anti-vaccine movement. Social media is often at the heart of this conversation as a tool used to spread vaccine opposed information and to connect vaccine-hesitant people with each other. This webinar aims to give an overview of understanding vaccine hesitancy, both around childhood vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine, and how social media has facilitated this movement.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (9-10 am)

OCLC and Linked Data: The transition to contextual metadata (OCLC)

Join OCLC experts Shane Huddleston, John Chapman and Nathan Putnam as they share insights into OCLC’s recent linked data work, including the impacts of contextual (linked) metadata on the library community.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (10-11 am)

Re-Envisioning LIS: Activating Social Justice (Washington State Library)

Social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are significant topics within the profession, but are they actually integrated into the fabric of library and information science? Among the areas that require particular understanding and dedication are our critical and pedagogical practices. “Decolonizing” or re-envisioning our profession requires looking outside of our discipline and Western norms to engage with diverse scholarship and perspectives to build a foundation for what a more equitable profession looks like.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (10-11 am)

Exploring the U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Resources (U.S. Census Bureau)

The U.S. Census Bureau’s COVID-19 site is now available to assist in understanding the impacts of the pandemic and help guide decision making. Join us for this webinar to explore available resources with live demonstrations and to learn about the data behind these valuable new products.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (11-12 pm)

Tips and Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development (Training Industry)

In this interactive webinar, you will learn: How to choose the best mix of digital and live-virtual components for your audience; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; And how to approach designing a digital learning experience from scratch vs. modifying an existing in-person program.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

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

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (11-12 pm)

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The nature of library partnerships continue to evolve based on the introduction of new technologies and programs that focus on leveraging the expertise of academic and health system libraries to support telehealth applications. These partnerships benefit from strong support in traditional areas such as research and scholarship while taking advantage of the community relationships that extend out for health promotion and education. This program focuses on the ability of libraries to take concrete steps to support the development and provision of telehealth services in ways that meet the needs of new populations while furthering the research surrounding healthcare access and equity.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)

What Hardware Does Your Nonprofit Need Most? (TechSoup)

This session will break down what a basic, yet efficient hardware IT setup looks like so your nonprofit organization can run its best while maintaining a low overhead. We’ll discuss laptops, desktops, mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, and more to give you a solid foundation on how to select the best hardware for your nonprofit. Bring your questions!

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1 pm)

Picture Perfect: Spring Picture Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

It’s never too early to get kids reading, and with these fabulous picture books, you won’t have any trouble getting started! Join us Tuesday, March 2 at 1 PM CT when we’ll learn about upcoming titles from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, DK, Pajama Press, and Owlkids. Plus, we’ll hear from author Leah Henderson about her new book, A DAY FOR REMEMBERIN’, coming this spring from Abrams Books. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to see beautiful illustrations, hear about terrific new authors, and inspire your young readers!

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (12-1:30 pm)

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization  (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

This live webinar and recorded follow-up lesson will equip you with both a philosophical framework and the necessary details to ensure that your organization is making the most of its metrics. What are metrics? Quantitative measures used to track organizational performance. Along with an overview of the uses and purposes of metrics, you will learn the sources from which metrics are commonly generated—that is, where to begin! We will cover metrics selection criteria, metrics hierarchies, attributes of good metrics, and final questions to ask to ensure that the metrics selected will benefit the organization as intended. Learn the importance of identifying lead measures and a terrific resource to supplement your learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Mar 2 (3-4 pm)

Liars: Falsehoods and Free Speech in an Age of Deception (National Archives)

Lying has been with us from time immemorial. Yet today people all over the world circulate damaging lies, and these falsehoods are amplified as never before through powerful social media platforms. In his new book, Liars, legal scholar Cass Sunstein probes the fundamental question of how we can deter lies while protecting freedom of speech.

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

Tuesday, Mar 2 (5-6 pm)

AASL Watch Party: Research Ready (American Association of School Librarians)

Grab your colleagues and join other school librarians across the country for a fun night of learning with a throwback presentation from the 2017 AASL National Conference. Rewarding your students with virtual badges is more relevant than ever. Find out Dr. Brenda Boyer’s secrets for implementing these microcredentials as well the other tools she uses to keep students research ready! Boyer will be available during the watch party livestream to answer questions from the audience. The presentation, which is usually available to AASL members only, will be offered for free for this event! The AASL Professional Learning Committee will provide a playlist of their favorite digital tool webinars so attendees can continue the watch party on their own.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NC7jAP

Wednesday, Mar 3 (11-12 pm)

Recurring Email Campaigns: Don’t Set It And Forget It (Blackbaud)

Transactional emails have some of the highest campaign engagement of all because constituents are expecting them. Are you harnessing their power? Or did you set them up during implementation, without giving them anymore thought? Join this session to learn the top 10 tips for optimizing your recurring emails and make them work for your organization.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Patrons with Social Media (Niche Academy)

Join Tiffany Breyne, Communications Coordinator at Skokie Public Library (IL), to learn practical tips on how to crowd-source content from staff and followers, tools to make social posts easier to plan ahead, which platforms are less (or more) time consuming, and how to promote advisory and librarian expertise online.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Where do I go from here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Individual Giving (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/ssuq3es0

Wednesday, Mar 3 (1-1:45 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat (Follett)

On March 3, 2021 at 2:00pm CT New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and Caldecott Medal–winning author/illustrator, Dan Santat are taking over to discuss their new book, A New Day, a rambunctious and big-hearted story of kindness that will be a great addition to your social and emotional lesson planning.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (1-2 pm)

The Mystical Secret for Turning Free Content into Valuable Donors (Nonprofit Hub)

In this fast-paced and down-to-earth session, you’ll discover the 4-step model to acquire online donors and learn practical ideas and tactics to make it work for your organization.

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

Wednesday, Mar 3 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (Meet the AASL Candidates) (American Association of School Librarians )

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Advocating for K-12 Resources During Covid-19 (Association for Library Service to Children)

Children’s librarians are experts in supporting K-12 learning and work side-by-side with schools to support youth and families. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, however, school partners are now challenged by a lack of staffing, resources, time and attention. What can your library do to support educators more effectively, locally and state-wide? Dakota County Library’s Youth Services Manager Renee Grassi will share strategies and ideas you can utilize to help advocate for K-12 learning resources to school librarians, teachers and other education professionals to more equitably serve youth and families in your communities.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

GoFundMe Charity is shutting down. Learn how to reduce the impact on your organization and 2021 fundraising goals. (Charity Village)

Does your organization currently use GoFundMe Charity? If yes, you may have heard about their recent announcement. On February 10th, GoFundMe Charity announced that they will stop online fundraising and unite with GoFundMe.com to bring personal and charity fundraising together. The last day to accept donations via this platform is September 30, 2021. In this webinar, we are planning to discuss the mitigation and adjustment strategies to help your organization navigate through the changes.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Free and Low Cost Tools, Software, and Services (TechImpact)

Nonprofits faced an overnight transition in 2020 that will continue into 2021.  Suddenly we’re tasked to identify, research, and decide how we’re going to stay productive, stay connected, and collaborate remotely to achieve our goals.  There are a lot of great free and low-cost tools, software and services available to help nonprofits and in this webinar, Claire Billington and Colin Murphy will present and share with you the ones they’ve discovered and think are the most useful in this new era of work. 

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Evaluating Program Success in a World Gone Virtual (Programming Librarian)

How does program success in a virtual world differ from in-person programs and events? This webinar dives into how we can collect data and feedback in a virtual environment.

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

Thursday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources (American Library Association)

Please join us on March 4 at 2:00 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific for CopyTalk to hear about the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources, the latest in the series of best practices in fair use from American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact, the Washington College of Law, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Join the free webinar: https://bit.ly/3uzBZmM

Thursday, Mar 4 (1-2 pm)

Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors.

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

Saturday, Mar 6 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens: 3D Printing Online (Pacer)

Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens. In this workshop we’ll go over the basics of creating printable 3D models using Tinkercad online software. See how to bring your ideas to life through modeling with simple shapes. Then learn about public resources available for printing your models with a 3D printer.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (7-3 pm)

Middle Grade Magic (School Library Journal)

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from modern coming-of-age tales to eye-popping graphic novels to immersive fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and enter to win prizes and giveaways.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

Introduces participants to information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/

Tuesday, Mar 9 (9-10:15 am)

Public library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Join global public library leaders to discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This interactive session will cover how public libraries use these goals to develop actionable strategies to support community change. All library types are encouraged to attend.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (10-11 am)

Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Join presenter Bridget Manley for Keys to Mastering Virtual Meetings, a webinar that will help you have more efficient and engaging meetings. This webinar will provide foundational mindsets and practices for successful online event production and facilitation. You will explore a four step model that covers strategy, expectations, engagement, and presence.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (11-12 pm)

Lunch & Learn: Sensory Supports for Children (Pacer)

Sensory processing refers to how our brains organize and respond to the information that comes in through our senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound. This workshop will take a brief look at sensory processing and will explore assistive technology to support children’s sensory needs, such as noise-cancelling headphones, weighted lap pads, and vibrating neck pillows.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

Ballot Success: A Case Study with Riverside Public Library (NoveList)

Is your library considering an upcoming ballot measure? Or do you have one in a forthcoming election? Either way, get guidance about the process, from initial planning to post-election follow-up. In March 2020, Riverside Public Library (IL) had a ballot measure that passed with 76% support from the community it serves. Join Diane Silva, Assistant Director of RPL, as she shares their story and tips for success. Learn from Executive Director of EveryLibrary John Chrastka’s practical steps and tools for your library to use in your own upcoming ballots. NoveList Senior Engagement Consultant Angela Hursh will moderate.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (12-1 pm)

An Insider’s Guide to Preparing for Promotion: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Join the ACRL Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for this interactive discussion on the promotion process in academic libraries. Our distinguished panelists will discuss all aspects of the promotion process including the value that promotion and tenure bring to librarianship, how to prepare your documentation, and where to find support from within your institutions or professional organizations.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (1-2 pm)

From Research to Practice: An Up-to-Date Look at Gender Equity in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

For nearly 20 years, the National Girls Collaborative Project has worked to advance the agenda in gender equity by encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. In this research-to-practice webinar, we will learn about up-to-date research regarding gender equity in STEM and how it impacts girls and women learning and working in STEM. We will also engage in conversation around strategies and resources for continued progress in supporting girls and women in STEM.

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

Tuesday, Mar 9 (3-4 pm)

Remote Learning Robotics: Increasing STEM Engagement for Diverse Learners (EdSurge)

Join NextWaveSTEM as we explore the different learning styles that can be addressed through effective robotics instruction. Whether students are learning remotely, in a hybrid scenario, or transitioning back into in-person learning, robotics can serve as a solution to reach students with various strata of experience, skill level, and resources access.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (11-12:30 pm)

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM): Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (Connecting to Collections Care/REALM Project)

Amid COVID-19, many archives, libraries and museums are reopening and expanding access to services in their communities. The challenges of reopening during a pandemic have led to many questions about policies for staff, the handling of materials as well as the management of building operations. From allowing the virus to die naturally, to using disinfectants, to applying UV light or heat treatment—there are many options to consider. This webinar features members of the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project team who will share information about the project, including freely available resources to support local decision-making.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

Emotional Intelligence and Engaging your Audience in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

One of the major hesitations about moving professional training to the virtual classroom is the apparent lack of ability to truly connect facilitators and learners. In this session you will learn how to effectively impact others without true body language and eye contact by using “emotional intelligence” to communicate in verbal and non-verbal ways, how to nurture engagement, and more.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Civics (Programming Librarian)

What is civic information and what role does the library play in providing access to it? Join us for a free webinar on the important role libraries play in the civic life of their patrons and how that role is shaped.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

DIY AT for the New Normal (AbleNet)

Come learn about creative and innovative solutions for using assistive technology in the home DIY environment as well as resources for providing virtual AT services. During this presentation we will show how DIY AT can benefit you in times of distance learning, emergencies, and especially in your daily practice and therapeutic environments.

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

Wednesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

Evaluation: The Key to Maximizing the Success of Library Programs (Infopeople)

Staff from six California public libraries recently participated in the first cohort of Embedding Evaluation in Libraries, a national, IMLS-funded project, and developed and implemented an evaluation of a library program over a nine-month period. In this webinar, the Embedding Evaluation project directors and participants from three of the cohort libraries will share best practices and examples to help you.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (11-12 pm)

Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution (Charity Village)

With different personalities, work styles, and values, we’re bound to get in disagreements in our workplace. Conflict is inevitable, but ineffective responses to it are preventable. In this session, we’ll look at some of the ways conflict can escalate and what you can do to de-escalate it and make it a productive experience to foster better participation, engagement, and a stronger organizational culture.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-12:45 pm)

U.S. Naval Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will: Convey the historical, contemporary, and emerging missions of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; Examine this institution’s publicly available curricular and research resources; Examine historical resources available from the Academy’s Library and Museum documenting individual midshipmen and historically prominent graduates of this institution.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Virtual Programming Development (Association for Library Service to Children)

Not all of your library program ideas and best practices transfer over perfectly to the virtual world. However, more do than you think! This webinar will focus on best practices for virtual programming, modifying your in-person programs to go virtual, and innovations to make virtual programming more personal and interactive. Get the basics so you can feel more confident in formulating ideas and presenting virtual programs.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

7 Steps to a Strong Nonprofit Back Office (Bloomerang)

Behind every successful nonprofit you’ll find a strong back office. In this webinar, Sean Hale will share 7 of the top lessons from his 20+ years of helping nonprofits work smarter (not harder). This includes how to save thousands of dollars per year, how to engage board and management in finances, and leveraging technology.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

Supporting Content-Area Writing For Secondary English Learners: Scaffolds For Success (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Writing is an integral part of all instruction, no matter what subject you teach. If you are a secondary content-area teacher serving English learners, join Jody Nolf for this FREE webinar to learn how to integrate writing into your lessons. We will discuss writing scaffolds and quick assessment techniques to make grading less tedious and also share a user-friendly template to make planning easier.

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

Thursday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

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

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

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (10-11 am)

PowerPoint Presenting in a Remote World (Training Magazine Network)

Presenting online to remote audiences requires different approaches and tools than those for delivering the same slides in person. This session will help you maximize your effectiveness when creating and delivering engaging presentations online to remote audiences.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (10-11 am)

Tools of Engagement for Virtual Meetings (Wyoming Small Business Development Center)

Presenter Bridget Manley will walk you through how to use common virtual tools to make your meetings more engaging and productive. You will explore tools like whiteboards, chat features, and breakout rooms to make your meetings better and more thoughtful. Engage your staff, get better ideas from your team, and achieve the virtual meeting goals you set in the last webinar in this series.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-12:50 pm)

Unconscious Bias in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Join NextGen and GovLoop for a free 50-minute online training to learn what unconscious bias is, the many ways in which it is experienced, and how it can hinder the effectiveness of teams and organizations.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-1 pm)

Better Faster: Using MarcEdit to Process and Enhance CRDP Records (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to use tools within MarcEdit to batch process and enhance MARC records. Viewers will learn how to validate and check fields for errors, remove records from sets, use the Task Manager to consolidate tasks, and add URIs to access points.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (12-1 pm)

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

Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health. This class will increase participants’ skills for providing mental health information for care providers and the public.

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

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

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Evaluation + Culture = Change (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

Many public libraries struggle to grow a culture of evaluation across their organizations. No matter whether you are already aboard the data train yourself, or you and your library still have a way to go, a key hurdle to spreading evaluation and assessment best practices is that it represents change. This session will provide a brain-based framework for understanding resistance to change, particularly when it comes to evaluation. We will also look at change management fundamentals, and give you some basic strategies you can use to foster culture change at your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Mar 16 (1-2 pm)

Reinventing & Re-envisioning Storytime in A Pandemic World (Utah State Library)

Even when this pandemic ends, experts predict that virtual programming will still be in demand by busy parents and homebound kids. This calls for reinventing and re-envisioning storytime to meet patron needs in this new virtual world! In this highly interactive virtual workshop, we will explore: best practices for delivering effective virtual programming; copyright considerations; some useful apps and online tools, and; multiple options for delivering virtual craft programs.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (1-2 pm)

What Kids Are Reading (and Not Reading) in 2021 (edWeb)

How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed students’ reading habits—including how much they read and how well they comprehend it? Are students reading more nonfiction? What are the most popular books at each grade level? These are just a few of the questions answered in the 2021 edition of What Kids Are Reading, the world’s largest annual survey of K–12 students’ reading habits.

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

Tuesday, Mar 16 (2-3 pm)

Embracing Risk-Friendly Learning (Infopeople)

This workshop will focus on risk‐friendly learning: what it means, the research behind it, how to support it in your library, and why it is important for children and youth experiences.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (9-10 am)

Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join librarian, book reviewer blogger, bookstagrammer, and “free book lady”, Laura Jones to hear a multitude of tips and tricks for obtaining materials to fill up your library shelves without draining your library’s collection budget. Librarian Laura will provide resources to obtain free materials in all types of formats, including audio, ebook, and traditional print format. Also included will be various places to sign up for library specific book giveaways and contests. If your library materials budget could use a bit of a boost, then you’ll want to tune in to this session to find out about all the free ways to increase your library materials collection.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (10-11 am)

Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Microaggressions are a variety of words or behaviors that, deliberately or inadvertently, exclude, confuse, hurt, or harm people with marginalized identities. People often do not recognize, understand, or intend the hurt and harm these words create. Participants will increase awareness of these subtle acts that can exclude or devalue the presence and contributions of nonprofit members. Gain strategies to confront microaggressions in positive, supportive ways to change behaviors, create inclusion, and become an ally in the situation.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Boost your visibility & funding by listening to the people you serve (Candid Learning)

Funders are increasingly aware of how nonprofits gather & apply feedback from the people they seek to serve. Whether you are just figuring out how to ask for feedback or already deeply listening – join this special event with Candid, Feedback Labs, and the Fund for Shared Insight. You’ll learn simple ways to grow your feedback skills and to show funders you value feedback via your GuideStar profile.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

What’s Format Got to Do with It? The Role Information Formats Play in Evaluating Search Results (WebJunction)

Join us to talk about how the concepts and findings can be used by staff in all types of libraries. Whether it’s helping users better understand their information needs, find relevant content, or evaluate online information, understanding their behavior and the environment in which they’re searching will help you better meet their information needs.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

Lifting Voices: Black Joy and the Craft of Literature (Mackin)

Join New York Times bestseller and award-winner Andrea Davis Pinkney, Leslie C. Youngblood, and Kia Heise for a stellar conversation on literature for middle grade readers. They’ll discuss creating space for Black joy, their approaches to writing historical and modern-day fiction, and how literature featuring marginalized characters exists beyond identity. Participants will leave this session with a renewed appreciation for how fiction enriches the lives of young readers.

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

Wednesday, Mar 17 (1-2:30 pm)

Launch: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources ( Washington College of Law)

We are pleased to announce the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. This document is intended to support authors, teachers, professors, librarians, and all open educators in evaluating when and how they can incorporate third party copyright materials into Open Educational Resources to meet their pedagogical goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3kk5HYs

Thursday, Mar 18 (9-10 am)

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

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Building Youth Financial Capability (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for a webinar to introduce you to CFPB tools and resources to build youth financial capability. CFPB will share the latest information on Money as You Grow and introduce you to the Money Monsters. Learn how CFPB materials are centered around a set of three building blocks for building financial knowledge, skills, and developing habits and norms that will facilitate financial well-being in adulthood. You will hear from Plano (TX) Public Library of innovative programming the library created to begin and support family conversations around money matters.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

A Whole Lotta Sugar in My Library Lemonade (Indiana State Library)

Do you ever feel like you give your team the same feedback over and over again with no change or results?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all these “great ideas” other people have and you don’t have time to implement them?  Who has time or that additional project?  Who has money for that?  Can I just file that thought and move on with my day?  Sometimes by looking at projects in a new way, our attitude can change.  We’ll look at 10 obstacles that turned into opportunities at my small library.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (1-2 pm)

Lessons from the COVID pivot: Community engagement now and in the future (OCLC)

When put to the test with COVID-19 restrictions, public libraries pivoted quickly to evolve tactics and outreach. Join three passionate public library leaders as they share lessons learned and updated visions for how to elevate engagement to meet changing community needs—now and in the future.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (2-3 pm)

Being Heard During COVID-19 (Cherry Lake Publishing)

In this free webinar for librarians we will explore sharpening the language around your programs and services so they appeal to the needs and desires of your stakeholders.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (3-4 pm)

How Librarians Can Foster Collaborative Learning (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Shannon Miller, a district library media specialist, will discuss how collaborative learning fosters cross-curricular education and builds a strong school community.

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

Thursday, Mar 18 (4-5 pm)

Women Conquering The World Of Tech (EdSurge)

Technology today impacts every part of our lives, from the smartphones we are attached to, to the way that business is run. A once male-dominated industry, technology today is seeing a shift with many women at the forefront, serving as innovators, inventors, and creators of some of today’s most promising technologies. Come learn from industry experts as they help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers. Take away practical advice that will empower you to explore new careers and help make yourself applicable in the world of technology.

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

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

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

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

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

Saturday, Mar 20 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Koding with Kodu (Pacer)

Come learn how to code with Kodu, a visual programming language created by Microsoft. Middle school girls with disabilities will use their coding skills to create their own game! Kodu is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Tuesday, Mar 23 (9:30-10:30 am)

Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Material (Pacer)

Reading material comes from many different sources and in varying formats, such as websites, emails, PDF documents, magazines, library books, textbooks, and novels. Reading these materials can be challenging for many who have a learning disability or a visual impairment. This presentation will introduce you to matching supportive tools based on what you are reading. Tools presented will include features such as text-to-speech and changing the visual appearance.

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Inclusive Data and Community Engagement: New Roles for Libraries to Shape Knowledge Creation and Use (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

In this webinar, participants will take an in-depth look at the need for inclusive data and the role libraries could play in supporting it. Participants will learn tools for assessing marginalized voices in data, share insights from their experiences working with their communities, and begin creating plans to engage their communities to address social problems through getting better and more inclusive data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ripleffect.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Wednesday, Mar 24 (12-1 pm)

Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In this presentation, Lisa Rasmussen will describe a series of ethical issues arising in citizen science, how they are situated with respect to contemporary research infrastructure, what the field of citizen science is doing to address ethical challenges, and future steps for ensuring that citizen science research is conducted ethically.

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Foster an Inclusive Culture for Your LGBTQ+ Staff and Partners (Candid Learning)

June may be Pride Month, but supporting your Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning Plus (LGBTQ+) employees and partners should be a year-round effort. This webinar will provide a 101 overview of LGBTQ+ identities and the discrimination and exclusion experienced by the LGBTQ+ community. Participants will walk away with resources and action steps for creating a more inclusive work environment and an increased ability to serve the LGBTQ+ community.

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (1-2 pm)

Strengthening Communities: Food Access at Your Library (WebJunction)

Libraries across the country are increasingly working to address food insecurity in their local communities. Presenters from the South Carolina State Library, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health SNAP-Ed program, and Richland Library will provide examples of library food access initiatives including seed libraries, community gardens and farmers markets. Guidance will be provided on how to start food access initiatives with limited local partnership options, few staff and limited resources in rural, urban and suburban settings. The session will also explore how two statewide organizations support local libraries in this work through technical assistance and funding.  

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

Wednesday, Mar 24 (1-3 pm)

Summer Food Service Program: How to Become a Sponsor or Site (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Summer Food Service Program provides millions of nutritious meals and snacks to children during the summer when school is not in session. Summer snack sites play an important role in helping children learn, grow, and stay healthy. Have you considered offering this type of program at your library? Join us as Mary Ann Liby, Coordinator for Idaho State Department of Education’s Child Nutrition Programs, talks about what the Idaho’s Summer Food Service Program is and describes how public libraries can participate in the program in their own communities. 

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (8-9 am)

The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy (Nonprofit Hub)

This session will focus on creating a culture of empathy in order to improve your daily work, find more efficiency within your programs, and maximize your impact. You’ll understand the definition of empathy, common misconceptions, and why empathy is vital to your organization’s culture.

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (10-11 am)

Advancing Your Agency Through Diversity and Equity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

It is important to understand that diversity spans beyond just physical representation or identity groups. In this webinar, we will discuss how to create authentic engagement with staff and how to identify when we are merely seeking surface-level diversity. When agencies focus on creating diverse and equitable work environments, agency advancement is bound to happen.

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

Thursday, Mar 25 (2-3 pm)

When Was This Photograph Taken? (Library of Congress)

What clues can you use to determine when a picture was made or a photo was taken? In this session, Reference Specialist Kristi Finefield walks attendees through the process of determining the date range of an aerial photograph of Washington, D.C.

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

Wednesday, Mar 30 (1-2 pm)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

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

Tuesday, Mar 30 (11-12 pm)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

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

For more information and the register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NQKLw6

Tuesday, Mar 30 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

In the last year, we have seen extensive changes in virtual live delivery and a trend toward longer virtual programs. In this session you will learn what causes “Zoom fatigue” (no matter what your virtual learning platform), techniques to minimize classroom burnout, and how to foster an environment of engagement.

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

Tuesday, Mar 30 (5-6:30 pm)

Resource Roundup: Free Tools from the Edge (Ok2Ask)

Looking for new tech tools? Go to the cutting edge with TeachersFirst! Discover tools you and your students can use to create images, timelines, whiteboards, mind maps, and more. Learn how the TeachersFirst Edge collection is organized so you can find a tool that fits your needs. Get inspired and explore classroom applications for timesaving tools in this fast-paced session. This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask

Wednesday, Mar 31 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How I Turned My Dad’s House Into a Smart Home Using Amazon Alexa Devices (Nebraska Library Commission)

My dad recently lost his leg and has some mobility issues until he can get up and around on a prosthetic. When I went to visit for a while, I set up some Smart Home devices to make life a little easier. Nearly every community has a significant population with mobility issues, so this session will provide more ways for the library to help.

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

Wednesday, Mar 31 (11-12 pm)

Board Engagement (Propel Nonprofits)

Attendees will leave with an increased understanding of what engagement approaches and tools are appropriate for their board.

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

Wednesday, Mar 31 (12-12:45 pm)

Fireside Chat: Virtual Meetings, Virtual Chats, Virtual Everything – How to Actually Collaborate (GovLoop)

Join us online for a free 45-minute chat to hear from government and industry leaders on how to have good virtual meetings, manage virtual teams and collaborate in new ways.

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

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Brrrr ing Your Curious Self: Free Online Library Learning for February

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

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

**Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference Feb 26 (7:45-4:00 pm) http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/ This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries – the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

**Other Duties as Assigned: A NoveList Day of Learning (NoveList/EBSCO) Feb 10 (8-4 pm) 2020 was different. Your jobs are different. Your lives are different. We’d like to give you the chance to explore some of those “other duties” you’ve taken on as libraries have closed, opened with restrictions in place, moved services online, and figured out how to keep serving your community while not knowing what tomorrow held. NoveList librarians and guests will discuss strategies for collection development, readers’ advisory, and online programming. In between sessions, catch 15-minute microtrainings of how to apply some of the concepts speakers discussed to the products you have. This special event is open only to subscribers of NoveList products. Wyoming has state-wide access to NoveList through GoWYLD.net https://tinyurl.com/y5c3hxgf

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

Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLp30dWcYlk  . Workshop your podcast ideas with Cameron Greene, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and Skye Cranney, Historic Idaho State Penitentiary in this second installment of our two-part podcasting series. This is an audience-driven session meant to help museums and libraries get jump-started with their podcasts. Cameron and Skye will also answer any questions that you may have about podcasting.

View slides at https://library.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Podcast-Workshop.pdf

How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute). https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/covidmisinformation . In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk). https://www.ted.com/talks/melinda_epler_3_ways_to_be_a_better_ally_in_the_workplace . We’re taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that’s not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it’s up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. “There’s no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion,” she says. “Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time.”

Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)https://bit.ly/3pq6MiY . John Deeben, archives specialist, discusses how pension records from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War can be used for genealogical research.  This video shows examples of both a Revolutionary War pension and a Civil War pension.

How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research). https://bit.ly/3pnQhnB . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 4: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

BOARDS

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 24: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 16: Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)

Feb 2: Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 24: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research)

Feb 3: The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 3: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 18: Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk)

Feb 23: Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 23: Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 3: How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 4: Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

Feb 4: More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

Feb 9: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

Feb 10: Making the Ask (Firespring)

Feb 10: New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Feb 10: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 11: The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 18: Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

Feb 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Feb 25: Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 9: Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Feb 16: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 2: First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 23: Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 24: Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

REFERENCE

Feb 3: What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 9: askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 24: NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 16: Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 17: What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 18: Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 24: Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 3: Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 5: Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Feb 11: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Feb 17: Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 2: Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 17: Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Feb 2 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Join WSL and Greg Williamson of WA State Department of Children Youth and Families  (DCYF)  for a discussion of Youth and Teens in your libraries who are experiencing homelessness.  DCYF has a new Adolescent Housing desk and Greg would like to hear from libraries and librarians about how to best partner with you to facilitate meeting this growing demand in our communities.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12 pm)

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The COVID-19 pandemic presents multifaceted challenges for the US health care system. One such challenge is in delivering vital health information to the public—a task made harder by the scourge of health misinformation across the information ecosystem. For this event, we will discuss recommendations for public health advocates and communication professionals drafting communication campaigns to maximize the chance that timely health advisories reach the public.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12:30 pm)

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Three of a library’s stakeholder groups are particularly important for the library’s success and sustainability: the library’s board or governing body, funders (usually the local government or in higher education, the provost) and the library’s employees. Although each of these stakeholders groups has a different ‘lens’ through which they view, hear, and (hopefully) use data, they all share one common goal: making informed decisions, strategies, and solutions to accomplish what THEY need to do.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

As the pandemic continues and children everywhere experience seismic shifts in their routines, schooling, and socialization on a daily basis, social-emotional learning—and mental wellness—remain of paramount importance. Of course, finding ways to teach children about interpersonal skills, self-awareness, decision making, and more is much easier said than done. But in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Fabled Films Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, Owlkids, and Scholastic offer a starting point, presenting forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers that put SEL and wellness front and center.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

We will dig deeper into the state of America’s children with statistics and resources for where to find the data. We’ll have resources for parents and caregivers to supplement education, provide better nutrition, and focus on the physical and emotional needs of our children and grandchildren. There will also be fun activities like games and crafts. Join us for this informative webinar for yourself and for your library users.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Curious about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our sector and how volunteer-driven organizations and volunteer managers are coping? Join us for a free guest webinar with VolunteerPro founder and report author Tobi Johnson, MA CVA. Tobi will share her top takeaways, key technology trends, and how to get your free copy of the report. You’ll walk away equipped with current state-of-the-industry data that can help you plan for a better 2021.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (9-10 am)

How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Finding donors can be challenging for nonprofits. A strong donor base helps organizations become sustainable which is why retaining your donor base is key. Join us as we discuss the best ways to find and attract new donors as well as keeping your current donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

On February 3, 2021 at 11:00am CT we are excited to bring you New York Times best-selling and Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer L. Holm who will discuss her out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars that learns that he can’t be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Research shows that stress is not something that happens to us, rather it is our response to circumstances and events. In this highly entertaining and interactive session you will learn simple ways to discover that stress can be your friend, explore what you can learn from the stress you experience, This session is all about YOU as a whole person—at work, home and play!

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (11-12 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (12-1 pm)

What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Census Business Builder provides easy access to key Census Bureau and other data that can help drive business decisions. This webinar will provide an update on release 3.3 (just released in mid-January), including the latest data and a new bi-variate mapping feature that allows users to view 2 data variables on the map at the same time. We’ll also set aside time for Q&A and give a preview of what’s coming in the other 2021 releases.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (12-1:30 pm)

Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join instructional design, adult learning, and presentation experts, Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn, from Endurance Learning, for a dynamic webinar that will inspire you to try instructional practices and visual techniques you may have never considered before. Tim and Brian will explore principles of instructional design for adults and provide tips that will make your virtual presentations successful enough to produce sustainable change and lead to measurable results.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (10-10:30 am)

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

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

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

In this free webinar, we will focus on looking into fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your charity for a successful year.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

This session will teach a practical step-by-step method on how to tell your nonprofit’s story in a virtual world in a way that your audience can’t help but consume. Madison will share top storytelling techniques, how to apply them, and cover a case study of how the techniques got one non-profit major gift gains.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (7-8 am)

Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Join two of Harvard’s most innovative higher education leaders to explore the decision-making, curricular changes, pedagogical opportunities, and digital reinventions prompted by the pandemic and the shift to remote learning over the past year. How will the mass experiment on Zoom alter the landscape of higher education in the future, for learners around the world? What are the opportunities for increased engagement, participation, and collaboration? What are the advantages and challenges, and what are the lessons learned, both at Harvard and at institutions around the world?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

New year, new AMAZING graphic novels! We’re kicking off 2021 with your #ReadGraphic must-haves in this free, hour-long webinar with Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and IDW Press. Don’t miss this wonderful showcase featuring adult and YA titles perfect for your patrons or your personal tbr list.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Join these rural library directors for a tour of the most popular tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project research. Learn from library directors who leverage all available resources to create feelings of delight, power, cultural identity, and belonging for community residents with outstanding results. Participants will leave understanding key actions libraries can take to improve social wellbeing outcomes in their own communities, both immediately, and over the long haul.

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

Saturday, Feb 6 (9-10:30 am)

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

Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens! Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10 am)

Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Originally published in 1949, George Orwell’s 20th century classic, 1984, seems more relevant than ever. Originating as a dystopian lens on Stalinist Russia, it has since become a popular source material for today’s unbelievable realities, including how political manufactured make-believe can become a reality. We start our 2021 series taking a deeper dive with Professor Sugrue into this classic novel with a short lecture and live Q&A following.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10:15 am)

Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Join academic library leaders from around the globe for an interactive session on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries and academic institutions use these goals to develop actionable strategies, align with institutional, regional and national priorities, and help address equity and social issues on their campuses. All libraries types are encouraged to attend.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (10-11 am)

The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

If you feel like you’ve been tossed into the deep end of cataloging without a life-preserver, this webinar is for you! We’ll look at the fundamentals of cataloging, including the basics of creating a minimal level record, and what to look for when using a pre-existing record. We’ll also talk about differences in cataloging records for different material formats, and provide some resources to help you continue your cataloging journey.  * Attendees may also feel free to bring specific cataloging questions.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (11-11:45 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Mindful moments can be added to any storytime, in the same way that we include songs and movements. Preparing children to thrive includes fostering their executive function, self regulation, and emotional literacy. Teaching mindfulness to children does all this and more! In this session we will learn simple breathing, yoga, and focus techniques that you can easily incorporate into your storytime for a quick and effective mindful moment.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Federal depository libraries can use the askGPO website to view and edit their Federal Depository Library Directory information, submit depository claims and other forms, or to ask any question for GPO staff to answer. This webinar will cover how and when to use the site and where to find information and training about askGPO.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:50 pm)

Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Psychological safety covers three basic human needs: fulfillment, belonging, and security. That’s what makes it so powerful when it’s present and so dangerous when it’s not. Join NextGen and GovLoop for a free 50-minute online training to hear how agencies can provide proper crisis leadership to create environments that are safe, healthy and allow employees to thrive.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Are you wondering what you’ll be reading this spring? Join this webcast to hear about the latest big-buzzing books that you won’t want to miss! Publishing insiders will present their favorite forthcoming can’t-put-down titles, from mysteries and feel-good escapism to literary fiction and hot-button nonfiction.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (1-2 pm)

STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

How can STEM programming promote a healthier lifestyle? How does spending time in the great outdoors make you feel? Join a panel of speakers from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Gateway to the Great Outdoors as they share ways to connect physical and mental health to STEM learning.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (9-10 am)

Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will describe opportunities available to those interested in pursuing credentials that support employment in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Discussion will include information regarding educational opportunities at the Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Master’s degree levels.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (10:30-11:30 am)

Making the Ask (Firespring)

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars. In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-12:30 pm)

New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Boost your nonprofit’s online presence this year! Join Candid’s webinar to learn how to simply and easily prepare for a year of success by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency. You have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about your organization. Update your nonprofit profile to earn a 2021 Seal and give funders and donors the information they need to support your cause. 

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Fake news can be difficult to combat because of how quickly it spreads throughout the online sphere. How can library workers help patrons decipher between what is real and what is fake? In this webinar, Nicole Cooke of the University of South Carolina School of Information Science will discuss how libraries and information organizations are in prime positions to assist their students and patrons with disputing misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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

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

Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects and materials from different perspectives. Provided free with the support of NASA, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators, and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

So, what is vocational awe? Well, in short, it’s the idea that your work is good and sacred, and therefore is more important than any one person. Mission above all. When your work is holding up democracy and democratic values, it’s a lot harder to advocate for “simple” things such as equitable pay, reasonable work-life balance. Find out how to handle it at this webinar.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Learn about Simon & Schuster’s beginning reader program, Ready-to-Read, and all the ways it makes reading fun and accessible for children at every level of their reading journey. Join Ready-to-Read authors Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, and Laura Gehl, along with publishers Valerie Garfield and Siobhan Ciminera for a webcast about what makes this program stand out for readers, teachers, and librarians!

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (10-10:45 am)

The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Learn a simple, 4-step plan for fundraising that you can use over and over again, for every campaign and event. Scale your impact by finally having all the funding you need.

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (11-12 pm)

Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Get excited for nonfiction with Deborah Hopkinson, Dan SaSuWeh, and Dana L. Church, who weave stories so intriguing, students will forget that nonfiction is “boring” and beg for more. Plus join us for a special preview of new and upcoming Scholastic nonfiction titles for all ages.

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (11:30-12 pm)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

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

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Monday, Feb 15 (5-6 pm)

Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Nonfiction Award virtually.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y46s7x5z

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

How often do you see teens caring for younger siblings in your library? Youth caregivers are an often overlooked part of a community’s early childhood landscape. Join Kate to learn more about youth caregivers and how library staff can more effectively support them and the younger siblings in their care.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Graphic novels have been proven to help reluctant readers engage with more books, inspire creativity and imagination, and boost confidence in struggling readers (it’s no wonder we have #ReadGraphic fever)! Join us for our second graphic novel showcase to get the scoop on upcoming graphic novel titles for young readers from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Tundra Books, and Yen Press! Plus, we’ll hear from author/illustrator Cale Atkinson about a hilarious new book series!

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Join award-winning Media Specialist Carrie Friday as she walks you through different ways you can advocate for school libraries in your own school, your community, at the district level and to anyone else who will listen. In this webinar, Carrie will show you ideas you can immediately implement so that you can change the perception of the library and your position, and start gaining some ground to be a library light for all to see.

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (1-1:45 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (9-10 am)

Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

For years now employers have identified ‘soft skills’ as one of the largest deficiencies of newly hired employees. These ‘soft skills’ generally encompass communication, critical thinking, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. All of these can be nurtured and strengthened by playing board games. Libraries of all types strive to engage with their communities. By playing board games both of these two issues can be addressed. Join George Bergstrom, the Southwest Regional Coordinator in the Professional Development Office of the Indiana State Library, to discuss how libraries can help their communities foster these skills.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (11-11:45 am)

Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise.  Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.  Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

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

The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

This virtual event will highlight the Supreme Court Justice’s unique and lasting influence on copyright, from her notable opinions impacting copyright law and policy to the inspiration she’s given creators of copyright-protected works, including movies, books, operas, and more.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Simon & Schuster editors and authors from the Denene Millner Books and Salaam Reads imprint share the moment when they were able to connect with a character that reflected their own personal narrative. Seeing themselves reflected in a book had a powerful impact on their sense of self and shaped the editors and writers they would later become. Moderated by Kendra Levin, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/category/webinar/lifting-voices/

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

In this webinar we will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what’s happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

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

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

Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple information, to help teachers really see children of all ages, and the roles they can play to enhance the teaching and learning process.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

COVID-19 disruptions have had a modest impact on students’ reading performance and a more significant impact on math performance. But is there more to the story? And what critical steps should school and district leaders take to get their students back on track? Get the answers in this research-based edWebinar for K–12 educators and education leaders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Join author/illustrators Jerry Craft and Robin Ha as they discuss the value of graphic novels for readers, common misconceptions about graphic novels, and the importance of diversity in this growing genre.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Please join us for this session on February 17th, 2021 when Erica Waasdorp, President, A Direct Solution and Author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant, will show you 10+ ways to find new monthly donors for your organization, increase monthly donor retention and upgrade them to higher levels.  If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of sustainable revenue coming in. Funds you can count on, no matter what happens.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

What do cave drawings, assembly instructions, and recipes have in common? They are all job aids. Good job aids help people to be more successful in their work. How? By reinforcing learning, providing just-in-time reference material, and other types of guidance. Join Dawn Mahoney and Matt Pierce as they discuss why job aids work as well as a few tips for crafting better job aids. They will also discuss the various types of performance support tools you might consider when planning your content development.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (2-3 pm)

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3cfblJ9

Thursday, Feb 18 (8-9 am)

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Do you feel disconnected from your clients & team when communicating online? Is it taking longer to build a connection and establish trust with the people you interact with? You aren’t alone. Learn how a few simple changes in your online communication habits will promote incredible results from your team, students and clients.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

As our reliance on technology increases, so do our levels of stress and burnout. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While technology can disrupt our work and life, when used intentionally, it can also help us be healthier, more mindful, and more productive. No matter your position at your organization or whether you work remotely, this fun session will unpack what digital wellness is and highlight the latest apps that can help you be more mindful and create and sustain greater well-being in your life and work in a remote first world.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

During this webinar, we will discuss trends in giving, what has changed, and what remains the same so we can weather the storm and continue providing important, mission-driven services.

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

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

Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

The second in a two-part webinar series, this session will expand on design principles applied by case study libraries, who have been working with the design teams. The case study participants will share how they took learned design techniques to brainstorm future services for their communities. The goal is to demonstrate concepts and relevant applications to help envision how you might improve your library’s capacity to bring joy, vibrancy, learning experiences, and innovative opportunities to the community! 

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

When examining pictures of the past, sometimes asking the question of “Why?” leads one down an unexpected path. In this session, Sara Duke, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, will invite participants on an exploration of an image from the Library’s collections, with that question in mind.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

This free webinar for librarians will discuss how to get resources into the hands of those who need them. Specifically we will explore: Taking initiative and communicating with Teachers; Instructional menus; Building out sample curriculum bundles; Group activity to practice what you’ve learned.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3k9dwtq

Saturday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

In this virtual Tech for Girls workshop, participants will use Scratch to code their own ping pong game. Girls will learn how to code sounds, movement and point scoring to their game. No coding experience required. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Monday, Feb 22 (11-12 pm)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

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

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12 pm)

Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

Does your library partner with the university’s research office? Does the Senior Research Officer (SRO) know what services the library offers to support the research enterprise? Expand your understanding of current roles and priorities of the SRO. Hear insights and join the discussion on how libraries can better align research support services in collaboration with their SRO’s evolving strategic directions.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12:30 pm)

Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Public libraries serve increasingly diverse stakeholders, each with unique interests, needs, and strengths. Using the tools from community engagement and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), you can help create a welcoming space where community members see their culture, values, and lived experiences reflected in the library programing and collections; and an environment where they are excited to contribute to transparent and collaborative program evaluations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

The heavy adoption of virtual training isn’t going away because it is the only approach that allows everyone (wherever they are) to participate in their organizational training, and we should all plan to make it more effective so that organizational training goals can be met without forcing someone to sit at a screen viewing and listening for 8 hours.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-2 pm)

Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

OK, so now you are an expert in using ZOOM, Adobe Connect, and other software and tools. You are even adept in designing polls, using chat, implementing breakouts and creating PowerPoint slides.  Although these are excellent skills, oftentimes, many presenters, trainers, subject matter experts and leaders overlook that all their virtual sessions and webinars are meant to persuade learners and their audience. Does your audience trust you? Do they feel confident to follow your ideas? Do learners feel your ideas are practical? Does your audience feel you are socially approachable? Your skills and knowledge in these areas can make or break your presentations or webinars.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-3:30 pm)

Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

Racial Equity is the key in identifying all the ways in which we can build strong learning partnerships and  ensure equitable outcomes for students. Dr. Brandon-Felder is committed to transforming institutional practices one system at a time. Part 2: Naming and Framing Oppression

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (2-3 pm)

How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Please join Bridget Crossman, Stacey Rattner, Kristin Fraga Sierra, and Melissa Thom in a roundtable conversation discussing the importance of and ideas for keeping reading social at all levels during hybrid learning. From classroom activities to community events, participants will leave with a laundry list of ideas that are bound to be a hit for readers.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Green screen videos can take you anywhere in the world without leaving the library. In this session you will learn how to use free and low-cost tools to shoot and edit green screen videos in your library. I can’t detail everything in an hour, but you will get a very nice overview of how everything works. I will also shoot and edit a short clip live and in real time!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12 pm)

How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador of the organization.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Do you miss providing in-person storytimes? Do you want to be able to provide memorable in-person programming? Now you can! Learn how to offer Drive-In Storytimes using radio transmitters while patrons relax in the comfort of their car!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Many of us use the internet every day but are unfamiliar to the ways the internet works, including why certain content ends up in our search engine results. There is a largely invisible system at work that tailors and personalizes your online content. In this webinar, Natasha Casey of Blackburn College will discuss cookies, algorithms, and a variety of other parts of the internet that track your online presence. How can we talk about these things with library patrons?

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (1-2 pm)

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3t1ZlAI

Wednesday, Feb 24 (3-4 pm)

Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

As educators, we are expected to teach facts as truth. This is immeasurably harder when students rely on confirmation bias rather than sound research practices to find fact-based truth. In this edWebinar, Jacquelyn Whiting and Michelle Luhtala, coauthors of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (2018), will share new lessons that teach 6-12 grade learners to become fact-based truth finders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (5-6 pm)

2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Join us for this special opportunity to learn more about the titles that were nominated for the 2021 Nonfiction Award via a booktalk with the Nonfiction Committee.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2q3vw7v

Thursday, Feb 25 (11-12 pm)

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

In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

We’ll see you at the Graphic Novel Webinar, featuring authors Trung Le Nguyen and Jennifer L. Holm, illustrator Savanna Ganucheau, and RH Graphic Publishing Director Gina Gagliano. Librarian Kat Kan will be moderating.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y39amhsb

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)

Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

Have you considered changing your fundraising career in this current climate of uncertainty and unrest? It is time to own your narrative. Join this webinar to learn how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (5-6 pm)

William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Morris Award virtually.

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

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

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

Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library) https://bit.ly/3puRzNi . What’s a podcast and why should I have one? Learn about how to start your own podcast for your museum or library and find a whole new audience outside your walls for your programs and collections. Cameron Green, technical producer of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s “Saddle Lore,” will discuss the basic technology needs for starting and web hosting your podcast. Skye Cranney, cohost of the Idaho State Historical Society’s “Behind Gray Walls,” will discuss how to build consistent content. Learn about budget, technology, production, and more in this informative session, the first of a two-part series. View slides at https://bit.ly/3pzHDCk

Thinking about Race, Voting Rights, and the Past: People, Moments, and Documents (Federal Depository Library Program) https://bit.ly/3mVpI7q . “Research is like archaeology” – Prof. Fuentes-Rohwer has done research in many libraries and archives (the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, the Dirksen Congressional Center, and academic libraries) for the book that he is completing on race and voting in the United States. Central to the story of the book are the Voting Rights Act and the Freedom Movement. Prof. Fuentes Rohwer will talk about his research, sharing stories about historical figures in the Freedom Movement and his research uncovering Government documents that are central to his work. Ms. Morgan will provide information on historical and archival resources used for researching U.S. Congressional documents, judicial case records, and archival collections.

Building a Fundable Strategic Plan (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/fundable_strategic_plan . EveryLibrary’s executive director John Chrastka will share actionable insights from nearly 100 library funding campaigns about inclusive planning, and uncover what data drives successful strategic plans to build political and social support for funding libraries.

Personal Planning for Professional Development (Montana State Library)  https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/481441796 . Training is important in any job but especially in libraries because libraries are always moving on the cutting edge of transformations. Libraries react endlessly to technology changes, social needs, community interests, political climates and (as we have recently discovered) local, national and global crises. As the Montana State Library launches the new Strategic Track to support veteran library staff, this session will help library directors and those who are looking to advance their careers in librarianship to understand the direct relationship between the training you choose, the work you do, and the success of your library’s programs and services. The new Strategic Track for MT State Library Certification supports a model for planning training that is customized to the needs of the learner and the library where they work.

ADVOCACY

Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 6: Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

BOARDS

Jan 13: Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Jan 12: How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 5: Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

Jan 13: Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Jan 20: Navigating Government Information  (TRAILS)

Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

COMMUNICATION

Jan 5: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Jan 13: Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 13: Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 28: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 7: Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Jan 12: Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 13: The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)

Jan 16: Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

Jan 23: Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

Jan 27: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

FUNDRAISING

Jan 7: It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)

Jan 7: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 12: How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)

Jan 13: How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

Jan 13: Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)

Jan 19: Are We There Yet? The Journey To a Major Gift (Blackbaud)

Jan 19: Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond (TechSoup)

Jan 20: Multi-Channel Donor Communications: What You Can Learn from 119 Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Jan 20: Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Candid Learning)

Jan 20: Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success (Infopeople)

Jan 21: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Jan 27: How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)

Jan 28: Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

Jan 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

LIBRARY SPACES

Jan 13: Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Jan 12: Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)

Jan 20: Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar? (Idealware)

Jan 21: Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 25: How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)

Jan 25: Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

Jan 28: Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 12: Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

Jan 13: Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Jan 26: I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)

PROGRAMMING

Jan 12: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 26: Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 28: Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 7: New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Jan 10: Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 11: Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)

Jan 12: Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 12: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 14: Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Jan 20: Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

Jan 21: What does it mean to be a school librarian during COVID-19? (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 27: Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 28: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net)

Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 14: Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

Jan 21: Designing Meaningful Graphics For Your eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 26: Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

Jan 26: 3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Jan 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 6: Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Jan 12: Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 14: From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 21: Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

Jan 28: Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 12: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 13: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 20: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-10:30 am)

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

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

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

Tuesday, Jan 5 (10-11 am)

Financial Aid and Career Education (Washington State Library)

Soon high school students will be applying for colleges and wondering how to navigate the world of financial aid and career education. Join representatives from the Washington Student Achievement Council as they present a host of resources supporting the Washington College Grant and the financial aid application process. Librarians are often asked to help students get started and this webinar will present a way to support your community of students with resources, a toolkit, best practices, and websites. Help your young adult patrons reach for their education goals!

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2020: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)

Got Loom? Making Use of Features in Loom to Support Students with Communication Disorders (AbleNet)

Just when you thought you knew everything about Loom. Great news! Loom developers are working on some amazing, innovative, accessibility tools that will enhance communication with your students. In this interactive webinar, we will introduce participants to Loom and review not only the basics, but also the crazy cool new features that you can use to work with your students. We will provide time for you to practice and even make your own loom video that includes closed captioning, transcription, and much more!

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

Wednesday, Jan 6 (1-2 pm)

Evaluating Virtual Programs and Events (Infopeople)

Libraries have quickly pivoted in the last several months to moving their programs and events to a virtual environment. The early months were about figuring out “the how” and getting new routines in place. Now it is time to find meaningful ways to evaluate and assess the success of what we are offering.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)

It’s Not Either/Or: Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach (Bloomerang)

Increasing your focus on diversity and inclusion and raising money aren’t mutually exclusive. In this webinar, we’ll help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. In addition to providing practical advice and anti-racist actions you can take in your fundraising, we’ll also consider the roles that culture and systems play in our fundraising.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This session will start with a brief chair yoga session, then follow with a very brief history of yoga and yoga programs at libraries and how it is currently being researched as an intervention in the biomedical and psychological fields. We will discuss how yoga is being practiced and made more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion will include the origins of the term “self-care” and its radical feminist context. We will center the discussion around self-care for librarians based on findings from a survey conducted in fall 2020.

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

Thursday, Jan 7 (1-2 pm)

New Year, New Boundaries: Self-Advocacy for Becoming Your Best (Saddleback Publishing)

Teaching and leading in the age of COVID-19 has challenged us in ways we never could have anticipated. As we enter 2021, join Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa for this FREE empowering and timely webinar. She will discuss the power of partnering with school leaders to set boundaries and realistic goals for teacher and student success for a strong finish to the school year.

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

Sunday, Jan 10 (2-3 pm)

Read and Reflect on “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell (American Association of School Librarians)

Do you want to read “This Book is Anti-Racist” by Tiffany Jewell with your class or staff? Are you looking for more books and ideas to keep the robust conversation going? Join Neha during this ISS Webchat and receive resources to use in your book club around anti-racist texts and discussion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/search/0/query?tag=Upcoming

Monday, Jan 11 (1-2 pm)

Leveling the Playing Field: Support for Struggling Readers in a Blended Learning Environment (edWeb.net)

Join Diana Petschauer, Managing Director and AT Consultant, Assistive Technology for Education, and Texthelp’s Kathleen Colburn, Senior Product Manager, as they explore strategies and tools to empower struggling readers in a blended learning environment.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (10-11 am)

Leadership Skills for New(er) Supervisors (Utah State Library)

Effectively leading others requires the development of new skills as you take on new leadership roles. This program provides new supervisors and managers the skills they need to be successful in leading others and accomplishing the goals of their workgroup or department.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Spring Book Club Picks (Booklist)

The best way to ring in the New Year? With new books, of course! And in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company will introduce you to plenty of them as they spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. Whether you’re meeting in person or virtually, prepare to reenergize your reading group, inspire patrons, and spark meaningful discussion.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Executive Function: Building Core Capabilities for Life (Colorado State Library)

What is executive function and why is it important? Come learn how to help children build executive function skills and why these skills are crucial to success for children and adults. We will go through all areas of executive function, determine what might work for different ages and practice a little ourselves.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Gov Docs 101 Legislative History Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

We will explore how to find legislative intent, public hearings presenting various viewpoints, congressional debate, Presidential signing statements, and more.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Establishing and sustaining collaborative partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments presents opportunities to bring together existing networks and partnerships and further support the communities they serve. This webinar will discuss the benefits of strong partnerships between Public Libraries and Public Health departments. Opportunities and strategies for partnerships will also be discussed.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are (Programming Librarian)

People who need media literacy skills may not be eager to sign up for a program or class on the subject; in fact, they may not know their skills are lacking at all. In this webinar, Kristen Calvert of the Dallas Public Library and Amber Conger of Kershaw County Library in South Carolina will cover how library workers can meet the needs of their adult patrons and how to incorporate media literacy practices in existing programs and at the reference desk.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12-12:50 pm)

How to Set and Achieve Career Growth Remotely (GovLoop)

New year, new administration, new career goals? In 2021, COVID-19 is still impacting how government employees work. Many govies are working remotely or will be permanently remote going forward. This environment can feel very isolating as you chart your career growth. Join us online for a free 50-minute training to learn how to set and achieve career growth in a remote world.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website (Firespring)

Let us lighten your workload and ease your mind with this webinar that’ll help you put your nonprofit website to work for you and make it multitask as well as you do. Go beyond the basics with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

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

Tuesday, Jan 12 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Scholarly Communication in academic libraries provides leadership and guidance in matters pertaining to the management, policy making and procedures as they relate to various scholarly pursuits of a campus. These responsibilities encompass issues related to creating and maintaining the Institutional Repository, copyright, open access policy and publishing, open educational resources, data management and funding, among others. Scholarly Communication is a dynamic environment that requires changing approaches, making modifications and accommodating a landscape that is evolving rapidly. I will be sharing my insight on working with entities on and off campus to meet Stony Brook University and Hospital’s scholarly needs.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

Tiny Spaces Bring Big Opportunity (Nebraska Library Commission)

Modern libraries can be created anywhere, in any space — even a small, unused 453 square foot room in a public housing complex. Learn how Fort Worth (Texas) Public Library created the perfect storm of political support, private funding, and fulfilling an equity need in one tiny space.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (9-10 am)

How to brand your non-profit in 2021 to increase fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

The secret to a thriving organization in 2021 is not the latest shiny tool or social media tactic but an aligned branding and marketing strategy. Join Kerstin on this free webinar to find out more.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (10-11 am)

Controlling Your Nerves When Presenting: No Vomiting Allowed! (Training Magazine Network)

This session is for anyone who wants to face down nervousness and find their authentic selves before their virtual audiences. Most of this hour will apply to in-person presentations, as well.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (11-12 pm)

Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Throughout the pandemic, libraries across the US have been creating innovative ways to continue providing important services and to remain connected to their communities. But reaching older adults provides additional challenges these days. So, let’s talk about it! Join us for a facilitated conversation, where we all brainstorm and learn from each other.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

The Uplifting Story of Calvin Spann, a Tuskegee Airman (Mackin)

History is shaped by people who work for change. Throughout history, those who have faced discrimination have made significant accomplishments while fighting to secure their rights. Some of these achievements have become well known, while others have not.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/34PC0rt

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

Embracing AI to Scale Your Fundraising (Candid Learning)

In this webinar, Allison Fine and Beth Kanter will outline the processes and products needed to expand philanthropic giving with AI, drawing on  research from the AI4Giving Report (made possible  by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation). You’ll leave this webinar ready to have a conversation with your leadership about the benefits of AI to the nonprofit sector and whether your organization is ready to adopt AI.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (12-1:30 pm)

Fearless Conversations With Toddlers: How to Open a Can of Worms With Little Ones (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join early educator Nick Terrones and author Ann Pelo for an interview-style session about Nick’s new book, A Can of Worms. Moderated by Mike Browne, this deep discussion will explore the core of the book. In it, Nick shares stories about toddler-initiated conversations about race and identity. While the stories are sometimes amusing and often jarring, at their core, they are probing and important which opens a can of worms that make most adults uncomfortable. Ann, as the Co-Originator of the Reimaging Our Work Series of Books, and Nick the author of the newest book in the series, will share the importance of sitting with discomfort and model a willingness to talk about challenging topics with the youngest children.

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

Wednesday, Jan 13 (1-2 pm)

Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff (OCLC)

This webinar explores communication tools and strategies for boards and library staff to be better prepared for unknown changes.

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (10-11 am)

Implementation: Adoption vs. Abandonment (AbleNet)

You have met your client, analyzed their strengths and weaknesses, maybe you did a nice SETT process…you found a tool. Now what? How do you promote use and success of the tool you worked hard to find? This session will review some of the evidence bases which identify factors which predict adoption or abandonment of tools. Come learn what can be done from assessment to receiving equipment to help increase success.

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Be Your Best Self in 2021: Reads To Help You Find Peace, Comfort, and Inspiration (Booklist)

Join the Library Love Fest Team as we talk about forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles sure to soothe your body and soul, liven up your kitchen, recharge your batteries, and increase productivity wherever you are!

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

Thursday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

From the Rocks to the Stocks – Library Research with a Geosciences Librarian and a Finance Librarian (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn how a geosciences librarian and a finance librarian collaborate in helping students discover geological and financial data for natural resources (oil, natural gas, renewable energy, and mineral resources/commodities).

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

Saturday, Jan 16 (9-10:30)

Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites (PACER)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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

Tuesday, Jan 19 (11-12 pm)

Are We There Yet? The Journey To a Major Gift (Blackbaud)

The clock is ticking! Gift officers and gift officer managers are challenged to use metrics (science) to drive results related to relationship building (art). How many contacts does it take to secure a visit now? How might you improve? This session will provide data-driven insights to improve the time to a donors first major gift and help your organization achieve fundraising goals with efficiency!

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

Tuesday, Jan 19 (1-2 pm)

Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond (TechSoup)

How do you turn one-time donors into long-term supporters? To garner long-term support, your nonprofit follow-through is equally as valuable and important as the donation appeals that got you through 2020. Implementing a strong, multichannel strategy may sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be, and it’s worth the effort for long-term retention.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (9-10 am)

Multi-Channel Donor Communications: What You Can Learn from 119 Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Multi-channel communication is proven to increase donor value and revenue, but the challenge is knowing what channels to use, how to use them, and when to communicate. In this session, you’ll see how 119 nonprofits are using the phone, text, email, and mail to communicate to their new online and offline donors as well as some tips and ideas to optimize your communications as well.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (11-12 pm)

Are You Getting the Most for Your Technology Dollar? (Idealware)

Join the conversation as we share our research and results from our sector-wide survey—as well as the expertise and hard-earned lessons from nonprofits like yours—in an online forum designed to help you identify which decisions are most likely to pay off and which will lead to disappointment. We’ll walk through some of the most interesting findings from The State of Technology Decision-Making and ROI Among Nonprofits.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Government Information  (TRAILS)

If you feel like you’ve been tossed into the deep end of cataloging without a life-preserver, this webinar is for you! We’ll look at the fundamentals of cataloging, including the basics of creating a minimal level record, and what to look for when using a pre-existing record. We’ll also talk about differences in cataloging records for different material formats, and provide some resources to help you continue your cataloging journey.  * Attendees may also feel free to bring specific cataloging questions.

For more information and to register, visit:   https://forms.gle/CofmvdYgofdZwRjS8    

Wednesday, Jan 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Top Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2021 (Candid Learning)

While the future remains uncertain, Classy is uncovering its predictions for 2021 (and very likely, beyond.) During this webinar, you’ll walk away with insight into key fundraising themes that have arisen and how you can capitalize on them in 2021.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Wednesday, Jan 20 (1-2 pm)

Winning Library Grants: Shortcuts and Strategies for Success (Infopeople)

Whether you are new to grant work or want a few new tips, you’ll discover the confidence and knowledge you need to win library grants with Stephanie Gerding, library grants expert and author of ALA’s Winning Grants. Discover the most important thing to keep in mind when doing library grant work, the fastest ways to determine community needs, how to quickly locate current grant opportunities (including COVID relief funds), what funders are most looking for in a successful grant proposal, and the top ten tips for success. Shortcuts, practical advice, and a valuable resource list will be shared. You CAN win grants for your library!

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

Wednesday, Jan 20 (3-4 pm)

Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium! (edWeb.net)

Please join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, as she interviews Jennifer Keohane, Executive Director of the Connecticut Library Consortium, about how this program is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (9-10 am)

Designing Meaningful Graphics For Your eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the visual design principles you can utilize to create meaningful graphics. You will learn how to make a slide composition, choose images, icons, colors, type fonts, and other user interface components. She will also share best practices and resources to get inspired while creating your eLearning courses!

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Unite Equity, SEL, and Literacy Instruction (edWeb.net)

Culturally relevant books are a powerful resource for building these skills. Diverse reading can assist students in better understanding their emotions, identities, and experiences while helping educators explore meaningful topics in their classrooms—be they on-site or virtual. Join this edWebinar to learn some equity-driven best practices for integrating social and emotional learning into your teaching using the power of relevant reading!

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

Manage your  Virtual Classroom Stress (InSync Training)

The stressors of virtual learning aren’t going away – as a matter of fact, they are going to come up more often as virtual classroom adoption is cemented in our culture.Don’t worry! We’ve got you! In this session we will quell your inner angst and calm your nerves by providing techniques and scripts to give you the confidence you need to master the virtual classroom experience for you and for your learners.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Understanding how trauma impacts the lives of people we serve can help library staff better serve everyone, even our most vulnerable patrons. Being trauma-informed and using a trauma-informed approach can assist libraries in being proactive in creating safe spaces for everyone in our community. Join this webinar to learn more about providing trauma-informed service in your library.

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

Thursday, Jan 21 (2-3 pm)

What does it mean to be a school librarian during COVID-19? (Cherry Lake Publishing)

Addressing school needs vs. program needs during the pandemic. What are stakeholders (e.g., parents, students, teachers, admins) worried about? How can librarians help? What needs are librarians seeing that others are not? Suggested resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yczkn2qj

Saturday, Jan 23 (9-10:30)

Tech for Teens Club : Building Websites (PACER)

This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance isn’t required.

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

Monday, Jan 25 (10-11 am)

How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)

On January 25, 2021, in a live Harvard Business Review webinar, Suzanne Peterson, professor of leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management, will share findings from her research on different leadership styles and will provide practical insights on how to develop a dynamic and effective leadership style—that draws from both power and attractiveness—for maximum impact.

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

Monday, Jan 25 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Restorative justice is an approach to rule-breaking that emphasizes the need to repair harm and mend relationships. The Meridian Library District began incorporating restorative circles when working with young patrons having behavior problems in the library and almost immediately saw improvement. This webinar will introduce restorative justice, describe the positive impact these practices have had, and provide an example outline of library procedures for dealing with patron behavior issues using restorative practices.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)

Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)

In this webinar, we will focus on security trends and emerging threats to nonprofits, and what practical steps you can take to protect your organization from cybercrime in 2021. No question is too basic or too tough for our panel of experts.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (12-1 pm)

Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Since July 8, 1870, the U.S. Copyright Office has helped copyright owners protect their works and preserve a public record of the country’s creativity. Learn about how copyright promotes creativity, the Copyright Office’s connection with creators and users of copyright-protected works, and how you can become more involved in promoting this vital Federal service.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (1-2 pm)

I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)

This webinar will cover aspects of veteran culture, how to tap into some amazing tools to help them connect with the wider veteran community, and how to add to our outreach efforts so that our long-term mission in public libraries always includes serving those who have served.

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

Tuesday, Jan 26 (5-6:30 pm)

3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)

Maximize station rotation in your classroom with these three tech tools. One of the more popular blended learning models is station rotation. Having groups of students change tasks on a schedule allows you to meet student needs by differentiating instruction. Join us to explore, compare and contrast three tools that can be used to maximize your “computer station” time when using the rotation model. Learn about the features of each tool and understand how to add them to your instructional toolkit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

Wednesday, Jan 27 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

Wednesday, Jan 27 (10-10:45)

Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. People often do not know where to start in making posts accessible or how to access content using specific devices. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content. Whether you’re an alt text/assistive technology novice, or could write and read image descriptions in your sleep – this is for you!

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

Wednesday, Jan 27 (11-12 pm)

How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)

Join master trainer, Chad Barger, for a fast-paced session filled with tips (hacks) for busy professionals to get more done, by working smarter, not harder.  This presentation focuses not on what we do, but how we do it.  Tips are provided to help professionals better manage email, meetings, their energy level, distractions, self care, to do lists and work life balance (but we prefer the term work life harmony).  Attendees leave the session with practical tips that they can immediately implement to make their days more productive and therefore amp up their results.

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

Wednesday, Jan 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w’s that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children’s inquiry.This webinar will guide you to apply educational and design knowledge when curating loose parts to maximize children’s learning. Participants will learn the value of loose parts, discover how to curate the loose parts utilizing different lenses to explore the affordances the loose parts offer children, and how to set provocations that promote inquiry. 

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

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)

Transitioning from one nonprofit leader to another is an opportunity for investing in your overall organizational strategy and growth. Leadership transition is a time-bound, four-phase transition from one leader to another. Join us to learn about preparing for an upcoming leadership change, setting yourself up for a successful search process, and onboarding your new leader for short-term and long-term success.

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

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

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

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

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)

Join us for this webinar to learn about the latest effort to modernize the statutory authority of the FDLP and the changes GPO has proposed to our oversight committees.

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

Wednesday, Jan 28 (1-2 pm)

Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)

Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise. Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

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

Wednesday, Jan 28 (2-3 pm)

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways conspiracy theories exploit emotions as well as how they fill emotional needs. As part of this session, we will also provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into your curriculum, including our new, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology virtual classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y7rbra42

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)

As technology advances, interactive 3D experiences are becoming more common, often transcending what we are able to convey with text, images and video alone. Panelists will discuss how to bring this technology to core subjects and explore strategies for leveraging real-time technology like Epic Games’ Unreal Engine as a tool for teaching and learning.

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

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Webside Chats – what to expect at these regular webinars

If you have not attended a Webside Chat with the Montana State Librarian, Jennie Stapp, you may be missing out on a unique, very Montanan opportunity to learn and participate in the Montana library community.

Jennie Stapp began offering these regular live updates online several years ago. They are usually scheduled on the 2nd Friday of the month, but depending upon schedules and to keep the content of these sessions timely, they may be scheduled at a different time. They are ALWAYS recorded and posted on the same day as the event. Chats usually occur on the Friday after the meeting of the Montana State Library Commission and include an update on the activities of the MSL Commission.

But, the Webside Chat is so much more than just a recount of the work of the MSL Commission. As a State Librarian, Jennie Stapp strives to support world-class library services available to all Montanans through resource sharing and collaboration, statewide. These online webinars often include specific details on how the Montana State Library is identifying areas of need across the Treasure State, and how the MSL is evaluating and delivering services that address those needs.

Jennie Stapp often invites MSL staff, other Montana state agency staff, and representatives from the Montana Library Association and librarians in our state to present at the Chat.

So, in a nutshell, the Webside Chats are newsy and informative, but they are also an invitation to everyone who cares about library services in Montana to have a voice as well.

On behalf of Jennie, I would like to invite you to put the Webside Chats on your calendar and plan to attend them frequently, suggest topics for Jennie to take up at a future Chat and share what you know about your library’s activities and your community’s needs.

Check on the ASPeN eCalendar for information about the next Chat: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

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Webinars for a wintry day, anyone?

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

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

***Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-2 pm) Creating Future Ready Schools Workshop (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive deeply into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/frsworkshop/

***Wednesday, Dec 9 (8-1:30 pm) Future Ready Team Workshop: Creating a Culture of Leadership and Innovation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education) During this team-based workshop, your district of three or more leaders will join teams from across the country to collaborate to build networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practices, share ideas and experiences around creating a culture of leadership. For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/virtual/

***Tuesday, Dec 1 (11-2 pm) 2020 FDL Conference Poster Presentations: Day One (Federal Depository Library Program) This webinar features a discussion of posters presented at the 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference. This is the first of two sessions. All posters can be viewed prior to the webinar in the virtual poster gallery. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

***Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-1:30 pm) 2020 FDL Conference Poster Presentations: Day Two (Federal Depository Library Program) This webinar features a discussion of posters presented at the 2020 Federal Depository Library Conference. This is the first of two sessions. All posters can be viewed prior to the webinar in the virtual poster gallery. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

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

CopyTalk Webinar Archive (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.

2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms (U.S. National Archives). https://bit.ly/2V3UkrC This session will cover the basic ideas of properly storing and handling family heirlooms. Katie Smith will discuss books, paper, photographs, and a little bit about textiles and other family heirlooms. In particular, she will discuss appropriate storage containers, where to put them in your home, how to handle them properly, and important tips about digitizing what you have.

Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet). http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/ Webinar participants will learn about the importance of culturally responsive programming. You will also meet the STEAM Equity project librarian advisors, who will provide programming ideas and outreach strategies you can use to build relationships with Latinx communities in your area starting right now.

Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet). http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/ Are you interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities? STAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEAM, and learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging all patrons in science learning.

ADVOCACY

Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

Dec 17: Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

BOARDS

Dec 16: Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

CAREERS

Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Dec 10: How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Dec 15: Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Chilton Library (Gale)

Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)

Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 10: From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)

At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Dec 3: Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

FUNDRAISING

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

Dec 3: Why Nonprofits Must Optimize the Year-End Fundraising Experience (TechSoup)

Dec 3: Legacy Giving at Ages and Stages: How to Get the Right Balance for Your Donors (Bloomerang)

Dec 8: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Dec 8: Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)

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

Dec 9: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

Dec 10: Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)

Dec 10: How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)

Dec 11: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Dec 15: Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Dec 15: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Dec 16: How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Dec 17: How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: CopyTalk Webinar Archive (American Library Association)

LIBRARY SPACES

Dec 10: Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)

MANAGEMENT

Dec 3: Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Dec 8: Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Dec 8: The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 8: Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)

Dec 10: Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STARnet)

Dec 1: First Tuesdays: Engaging and Transforming Communities Through Social Learning (Washington State Library)

Dec 8: Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 15: Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair: Taking Care of your Family Heirlooms (U.S. National Archives)

At Your Leisure: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STARnet)

Dec 2: NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 15: Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Dec 22: Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Dec 1: What is NAPCS? An Overview of the Recently-Released NAPCS Data From the Economic Census (U.S. Census)

Dec 2: Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov (U.S. Census)

Dec 9: Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 9: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 10: From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 15: The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)

Dec 17: Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec 1: Winter and Spring YA Announcements (Booklist)

Dec 2: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 3: Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

Dec 7: Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 10: When Equity Is Optional:ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation  (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Dec 10: Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Dec 10: Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 15: Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY

Dec 5: Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

Dec 8: Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Dec 9: Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

Dec 15: Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

Dec 30: Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec 2: Learning Trends 2021: Facing the Future in a Business as Unusual World (Training Industry)

Dec 9: Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

Dec 10: How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

Dec 10: Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 16: Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

VOLUNTEERS

Dec 1: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

Dec 2: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (Volunteer Match)

Dec 2: How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 3: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Dec 1 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Engaging and Transforming Communities Through Social Learning (Washington State Library)

Libraries can use social learning tools to curate the knowledge and wisdom of people in their communities, inspiring creative problem-solving and new collaborations. Our guests co-facilitate social learning events in Whatcom County public libraries through Western Washington University’s Community Engagement Fellows program (www.cefellows.org). They will share the theory and practices of their shared work, and offer opportunities for other libraries to become involved in this exciting partnership between public libraries and higher education.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5pujv64

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

Winter and Spring YA Announcements (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 us for not only a must-see book buzz (brought to you by Bloomsbury Publishing and Tor Teen), but a special panel starring Brigid Kemmerer, author of A VOW SO BOLD AND DEADLY, and Charlie Jane Anders, author of VICTORIES GREATER THAN DEATH. Sarah Hunter, Booklist editor, Books for Youth, will moderate.

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

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

What is NAPCS? An Overview of the Recently-Released NAPCS Data From the Economic Census (U.S. Census)

This webinar will provide an overview of the recently-released North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) data from the 2017 Economic Census. These data replace the Product Lines data historically released as part of the Economic Census. The webinar will include a demo of how to access the data on data.census.gov, following a typical use case.

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

Tuesday, Dec 1 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Wednesday, Dec 2 (9-10 am)

Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.

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

Wednesday, Dec 2 (11-12 pm)

Learning Trends 2021: Facing the Future in a Business as Unusual World (Training Industry)

Join us for GP Strategies’ annual learning trends webinar. Your host, Matt Donovan, chief learning and innovation officer at GP Strategies, will go beyond learning trends and explore the ways L&D organizations can thrive in a business as unusual world.

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

Wednesday, Dec 2 (12-1 pm)

Mastering Complex Geographies on data.census.gov (U.S. Census)

Are you looking for a deeper dive into the Census Bureau’s complex geographies? This webinar is what you’ve been waiting for! In this training, we will show you how to select geographic components like urban and rural, find which geographies are compatible with a dataset, and how to use the mapping feature on data.census.gov. You will also learn tips and tricks that will help with the selection of complex geographies like census tracts and block groups, vintage-based geographies, and geographies that fall within other geographies.

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

Wednesday, Dec 2 (12-1 pm)

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

Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? 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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Wednesday, Dec 2 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming.

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

Wednesday, Dec 2 (1-2 pm)

How to Attract Volunteers and Donations with a Strong Visual Brand (Nonprofit Hub)

Nonprofits need donors and volunteers to thrive. But, a worthy mission isn’t enough to win them over. People support specific nonprofits for many important reasons, including the strength of a nonprofit’s visual brand. A strong visual brand can inspire confidence and dramatically boost donations. This interactive session will discuss the power of visual branding for nonprofits, when it’s time to refresh a visual brand, how to build loyalty and engagement through the visual brand design process, and simple ways to personalize stock template websites and emails.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (10-10:30 am)

Confronting Institutional Bias in the Noprofit World (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Everyone has biases even though people often are not aware of their biases. That is called an unconscious or implicit bias. Whether intentional or not , implicit biases influence decisions and the culture in the workplace. Having a bias doesn’t make someone a bad person as not every bias is negative or hurtful. It’s not recognizing and shifting negative institutional biases that leads to issues in the workplace.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

How To Write Top Performing Fundraising Emails (Network for Good)

During this webinar Vanessa will show you examples of exceptionally well performing fundraising emails and will share email writing quick wins you can implement during your year-end campaign.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Practical Tips for Accessible Content and Multilingual Websites (Digital.Gov)

In this talk, we’ll go over the central principles of digital accessibility and how these principles remove access barriers and improve user experience for everyone. We’ll cover key ways you can create content that is usable and understandable. Lastly, we’ll touch on the accessibility considerations needed when creating and working with multilingual platforms and content.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Government Resources for Children, K-9 (Indiana State Library)

From Ben’s Guide to Kids in the House, the federal government produces a wealth of resources for teachers, students, and parents. Learn about the various websites, lesson plans, and educational guides that are available from the U.S. government. This session will highlight and provide searching tips to discover free digital resources for educators to utilize. This webinar is hosted in partnership with Indiana’s Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations (INDIGO) to provide continuing education of government information.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Why Nonprofits Must Optimize the Year-End Fundraising Experience (TechSoup)

In 2019, the CauseMic crew set out to research, monitor, and benchmark donor engagement, the donation experience, and cultivation tactics across 152 nonprofit organizations. The result? A comprehensive overview of nonprofit engagement from all sizes and sectors. Explore their key findings and take away easy wins that your nonprofit can use to upgrade your year-end strategy right away, even if your campaign is already underway.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

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

Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

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

Thursday, Dec 3 (1-2 pm)

Legacy Giving at Ages and Stages: How to Get the Right Balance for Your Donors (Bloomerang)

Join Lori Kranczer, legacy giving expert and philanthropic advisor, to go over the ways to address a donor’s interest in legacy giving and how to have a conversation that brings out what the donor values to match to the best legacy giving options for them.

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

Saturday, Dec 5 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Coding a Story (PACER)

In this virtual workshop, middle school girls of all abilities will create their own story and use Scratch, an online coding program, to code scenes and animate characters. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Monday, Dec 7 (12-1  pm)

Tools and Ideas for Independent Reading for All Students… Anywhere, Anytime (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Shannon McClintock Miller will share tools and ideas for accommodating the needs of all learners in unique and creative ways. She will explore ways to use apps in concert to support learners who are in remote or hybrid learning models. Practical tips and commonly accessible platforms like Google will be incorporated.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (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.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (9-10:15 am)

Start on your sustainability goals today (OCLC)

Join Chris Cyr, OCLC Associate Research Scientist, and elected OCLC Global Council library leaders for an introduction to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries, IFLA, and OCLC members are using these goals to develop strategies and services to help support economic and social issues in their communities.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)

The Give and Take of Coordinating Concurrent Large and Complex FDLP Projects (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will illustrate how a carefully coordinated workflow can maximize human resources and minimize project time. The presentation will demonstrate how developing and implementing such a process enabled a university selective depository to successfully complete a massive downsizing of a collection, a widespread offering of materials, a weighty relocation of the downsized collection, and a labor intensive receiving of regional materials.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (11-12 pm)

Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise money fast to finish your year strong (Charity Village)

Need more revenue before the end of the year? There is still time to use crowdfunding and make it happen! With crowdfunding you can have your fundraising campaign up and running in less than a day. Join us to learn more how to create a stunning Year-End fundraiser and raise money fast.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow: Online Career & Veteran Support Services for Your Patrons during the COVID-19 Crisis (LibraryWorks)

Join us for a free informative webinar presentation that will cover all aspects of Brainfuse’s online career services, JobNow and VetNow. These powerful resources are backed by an industry leading team of experts who provide patrons with live, one-to-one interview coaching, job search guidance, resume assistance, and through VetNow, help in navigating the various benefits available to veterans of the U.S. Military. Most importantly, we will emphasize how our JobNow and VetNow career services are particularly valuable as our economy rebounds from the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5289077951024718607

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services, Part 2: Staff & Program Scheduling (Association for Library Service to Children)

Scheduling staff can be challenging. Add in programming, and that can be a recipe for stress. Learn to juggle staffing, programming, and community engagements successfully while keeping your personal schedule in balance.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: Read with me! Inviting Children into the Reading Experience (Colorado State Library)

When you read WITH children, rather than to them, you invite children to participate in the experience of reading and create opportunities for language and cognitive growth. asking questions, making connections, and exploring the pictures are a few ways to invite children to read with you. Modeling this to caregivers at storytime can open up a new world of literacy and language opportunities.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (12-1 pm)

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with SciGirls! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Join SciGirls and NGCP as we celebrate Computer Science Education Week! In this webinar, you’ll learn about the SciGirls Strategies for engaging girls in STEM and how to apply them to your computer science activities. Various examples of strategies in action will be shared from the practitioner perspective. Activities and media resources that can be used in your programs will also be included.

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

Tuesday, Dec 8 (1-2 pm)

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

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (9-10 am)

Esports and Evidence-Based Connected Learning (Nebraska Library Commission)

Esports is the competitive wing of electronic gaming which is experiencing explosive growth around the world. This session is designed to provide the resources libraries need to meet young people where they are with an interest-driven learning environment. The learning ecosystem encompasses a variety of roles beyond the players, such as videographers, graphic designers, and writers. Two rural librarians and the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) will position you to create a successful program.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (10-11 am)

Accessible and Inclusive: eLearning for Everyone in 2021 (Training Magazine Network)

No instructional designer ever sets out to purposely create barriers to learning. But we all see the world through our own lens, and that means we may be innocently excluding important groups of learners. In this session, we’ll take a step back and shine a light on hidden assumptions and biases that could make your learning less inclusive–and therefore, less effective.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

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

Adventures in Risky Play: What is Your Yes? (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join author-designer Rusty Keeler as he celebrates the beauty and benefits of risky play and the importance of adults supporting children’s play. Loaded with amazing images and inspiration Rusty challenges you to think about your own professional practice with children and encourages you to take bold new steps to support play a little more each day. You will learn tips and tools to breathe through risky play moments and reflect on your attitudes and comfort levels around risky play.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (1-2 pm)

Free Online Tools That Are Unique, Fun and Inspiring (Infopeople)

Let’s be honest: we could all use some unique and creative ways to help make the internet fun again. In this webinar we will delve into nooks and crannies of the internet to discover the variety of fun and awe-inspiring creations that are out there. We will be looking at: Tools related to music and sounds; Tools for creating art of varying sorts; Games that take little time and are not mainstream; More than 30 free online tools that are off the beaten path.

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

Wednesday, Dec 9 (2-3 pm)

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (9-10 am)

When Equity Is Optional:ESSA’s Fifth Anniversary and Early Lessons from Implementation  (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gave states much more flexibility in designing their school accountability systems. Unfortunately, new analyses from the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) show that flexibility and equity often conflict. Under ESSA, the state in which students live matters a great deal. Join us for a conversation on ESSA’s fifth birthday to reflect on early lessons of ESSA implementation and the implications for students of color and students from low-income families.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)

From a Big Deal to Platinum Open Access: How the Population Association of American and Duke University Press Converted Demography (Lyrasis)

In 2021, the Population Association of America will move its flagship journal, Demography, from a large collection sold by a commercial publisher to a platinum open-access model published by a university press. University presses provide high-quality publishing services ethically and mindfully, with a mission that aligns with university libraries. But creating a viable alternative to a commercial publisher presents challenges. In this roundtable discussion, players within the scholarly communications ecosystem—a publisher, a librarian, and an association leader—will discuss Demography’s financial model and how the community is working together to cover the journal’s publishing costs and offset previous revenue streams. At a time when openly available global access to population research is of critical importance, how can the scholarly community ensure that Demography’s future is sustainable? And how can university presses build on lessons learned from converting Demography to provide cost-effective publishing alternatives?

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)

Introduction to Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians (Massachusetts Libraries: Board of Library Commissioners)

Lan Ying Ip (Sasaki), Lauren Stara (MBLC), and Andrea Bunker (MBLC) will discuss and answer questions about our new library space planning resource. Library Space: A Planning Resource for Librarians creates a formal set of best practices for designing library space that may be applied to libraries across the nation. The guide empowers librarians, administrators, space planners, and architects with tools for the planning and design of public library buildings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mblc.libcal.com/event/7298786

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-11:45 am)

How To Successfully Navigate the Nonprofit Fundraising Job Market During a Recession (CharityHowTo)

As of August 2020, according to estimates from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, the nonprofit sector has shed about 1.6 million jobs in the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic.  Many of these jobs were fundraising positions.You may be presently furloughed, laid off, uncertain, or even wondering what’s next. While the job market may be competitive in the fundraising field right now, don’t let that limit your possibilities. This workshop will help you successfully navigate the nonprofit job market during a recession.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (11-3 pm)

Rural Library Summit: Accelerating 3rd-Grade Reading Outcomes in Rural Places (Berea College)

Research has shown that children who read on or above grade level in third grade triple their chances of attending college. The Summit will explore how libraries can grow their impact on third grade reading leveraging community support and resources. Participants will learn about and connect with a range of opportunities with regional and national organizations, including the newly launched Rural Library Fellowship.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.berea.edu/pfe/librarysummit/ 

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

From Woodstock to Your High School Band, from Sesame Street to the Lincoln Theater: Government Resources for Music and the Performing Arts (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come along for this webinar on Government resources for music and the performing arts. You’ll find new information ranging from the Library of Congress to National Public Radio; from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Smithsonian.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

How to Champion Teaching and Learning in the Digital Humanities (Library Journal)

Completing a research project in the digital humanities can feel like embarking on a triathlon. With a depth and breadth of content available to students, honing in on research questions, building a corpus, and analyzing content with advanced computational tools that can generate meaningful results can be a true test of endurance. In this webcast, you’ll hear three expert panelists discuss how to optimize teaching and learning in the digital humanities.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery (TechSoup)

In this session, we will learn tactical and pragmatic tools for understanding the digital, physical, or interpersonal relationships that directly affect your clients, services, and team. What processes and tools are working well, and where can we identify opportunities? We will learn how to create a service blueprint to capture a holistic look at your nonprofit in order to set you up for success in 2021.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:15 pm)

Youth Book Buzz for Spring 2021 (Booklist)

Dig in with Alex and Wendy, two of Ingram’s MLS-degreed Cultivators, for a fruitful discussion on unbeleafable Children’s and Teen books your patrons will be buzzing about this spring!

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Expand Your Fundraising and Donor Engagement With Digital Marketing and Cloud Computing (Candid Learning)

Join Candid, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and AmazonSmile to learn more about how AWS’s cloud computing services and the AmazonSmile program can help support your nonprofit’s fundraising and donor engagement goals. AmazonSmile will share how to best leverage their program to generate cash and product donations. SalsaLabs will share marketing best practices and how the new Engage with Salesforce Integration tool, powered by AWS, helps increase marketing automation and personalization in donor outreach.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

How to Prepare a Grants Strategy during Uncertain Times (Bloomerang)

Rachel Werner will review what tried and true methods still have value, what might need to be changed, and what is still left unknown. You can start off 2021 with a better sense of how to be successful during times of uncertainty.

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

Thursday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

Solving Academic and Behavior Problems in a Remote Environment (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz will walk you through a problem-solving process that helps you apply your past successes to resolve new and unfamiliar challenges.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

Friday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)

NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (Lyrasis)

Join us for an overview of National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grants (PAGs), including eligible activities, the application process, the review process, information on previously-funded projects, tips on writing your application, and more. We will review the latest application guideliness for proposals due on January 14, 2021.

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

Tuesday, Dec 15 (11-11:45 am)

Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Participating in “Start Your 2021 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2020 and how to set goals for 2021 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-free-webinars

Tuesday, Dec 15 (11:30-1 pm)

Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons.

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

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Computational thinking (CT) is now a recognized 21st century literacy that even young children need exposure to. This webinar is for libraries interested in CT programming for families. It presents seminal work conducted by public media, libraries, researchers, and CT experts to determine what CT skills 4- and 5-year-olds are capable of, develop resources to support those skills, and pilot family engagement in libraries. Presenters are from the M.R. Davis Southaven Public Library in MS, the Homer Public Library in AK, and GBH Boston, a leading producer of educational STEM media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5agfdaj

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

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

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12-1 pm)

Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Academy Award-winning film producer and director and SuperDville founder, Peggy Stern, will explore how accessible content and hands-on activities are key to ensuring more successful social and emotional learning (SEL) for students with learning differences. SuperDville is a free video-based SEL curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/?action=tribe_photo&tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=photo

Tuesday, Dec 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

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

Tuesday, Dec 15 (1-2 pm)

Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

This free tool allows users to visualize, connect, share, and collaborate and present their data and tell their story. Therefore, teams can make accurate, data-driven decisions. Using the drag-and-drop report editor, users can create customized and interactive reports with ease. Create beautiful, easy-to-read data visualizations that tell a story and inspire action. All of this and more is possible in Google Data Studio.

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

Tuesday, Dec 15 (2-3 pm)

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yyvgwxv9

Wednesday, Dec 16 (10-11 am)

Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

Join us for the upcoming webinar, where Amber West, Instructional Designer for D2L, will share best practices for setting up your own micro-credentialing strategy, discuss how to motivate your audience, and finally, the differences between micro-credentialing, gamification, and badging – as well as the benefits of each.

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

Wednesday, Dec 16 (12-1 pm)

Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization has legal responsibility for the organization’s work. The board is responsible for short and long-term planning, and they must ensure that systems are in place for administering and effectively using resources and guarding against misuse. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must be able to rely on financial information that is accurate, timely, in context, and appropriate.

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

Wednesday, Dec 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Attendees will also complete several exercises which will review and map the donor touch points at their organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/donor-retention-free-webinar/

Thursday, Dec 17 (11-11:45 am)

How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

In the last year, Instagram has rolled out several features and tools to make charitable giving and fundraising much easier on the platform. With the advent of the Donate button for profiles and the Instagram Story Donation Sticker, getting your supporters to raise money for you and to drive donations is easier than ever.

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

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

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

Thursday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

How do you spark, ignite, or rekindle that Great Storyteller in you? In this session, Ray will share techniques and exercises that boost your abilities to tell stories and persuade others. You will be refreshed and inspired once you reconnect with that great storyteller in you.

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

Tuesday, Dec 22 (12-1 pm)

Quick Bites: STEM with Toddlers: Yes You Can! (Colorado State Library)

Toddlers are natural scientists. Dropping blocks down the stairs? Physics experiment with gravity! Banging pots and pans? An exploration of sound waves! Come learn how to use play-based programming to foster scientific thinking in our youngest library users and how to encourage families and FFNs to embrace the mess of STEAM-powered play.

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

Wednesday, Dec 30 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – Video Production: Tools, Tips and Tricks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Video tutorials, online story hour, and marketing videos are all the rage right now. They have been for a while. This session will tell you everything you need to know to plan, shoot, edit, and put your videos out into the world.

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

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November 2020  Webinars for Librarians

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 CONFERENCES

LibraryCon Live! 2020 (Nov 5). Library Journal and School Library Journal. Join Library Journal and School Library Journal for our fourth annual LibraryCon Live! We’re excited to offer a day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, featuring the creators behind mind-bending speculative fiction, innovative comics, and fan-favorite graphic novels. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?event=librarycon-2020

Virtual DLF Forum (Nov 9-10). The DLF Forum welcomes digital library, archives, and museum practitioners from member institutions and beyond—for whom it serves as a meeting place, marketplace, and congress. Registration deadline is Nov 1. To register, visit: https://www.conftool.pro/dlf2020/

Digital Preservation Conference (Nov 12). Digital Preservation (DigiPres) is the annual conference for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). To register, visit: https://ndsa.org//conference/

5 for 5: Conversations on Five Years of Digitizing Hidden Collections (Nov 13). CLIR. join us online for a day of curated programming. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/2020-conversations/

Design Institute 2020 (Library Journal) (Nov 18). Join Library Journal for Library Design Online, a reimagination of our long-running, in-person Design Institute program. Whether you’re looking to revamp your space as we continue to deal with COVID-19, or plan for future building/design projects, you’ll find ideas, information, and inspiration—no matter your budget! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Leading Big in Small Spaces: Free Online Conference for Small Libraries (Thursday, Nov 19). For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/leadingbig

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

Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library). Learn about how to start your own podcast for your museum or library and find a whole new audience outside your walls for your programs and collections. Cameron Green, technical producer of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum’s “Saddle Lore,” will discuss the basic technology needs for starting and web hosting your podcast. Skye Cranney, cohost of the Idaho State Historical Society’s “Behind Gray Walls,” will discuss how to build consistent content. Learn about budget, technology, production, and more in this informative session, the first of a two-part series. https://tinyurl.com/y3ee8st8

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople). Would you like to offer programming for adults with developmental disabilities rather than just a place to visit? Join us for this one-hour webinar devoted to an exploration of a range of topics related to programming in your libraries for the adults with developmental disabilities in your community. https://bit.ly/3kAv9YZ

Why I Have Coffee with People Who Send Me Hate Mail (TED Talk). Özlem Cekic’s email inbox has been full of hate mail since 2007, when she won a seat in the Danish Parliament — becoming the first female Muslim to do so. At first she just deleted the emails, dismissing them as the work of fanatics, until one day a friend made an unexpected suggestion: to reach out to the hate mail writers and invite them to meet for coffee. Hundreds of “dialogue coffee” meetings later, Cekic shares how face-to-face conversation can be one of the most powerful forces to disarm hate — and challenges us all to engage with people we disagree with. 15 minutes. https://bit.ly/2Tzif1q

Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople). This webinar will examine how public libraries across the country are helping students, their parents, and teachers succeed in the new world of distance learning. We will look at popular educational websites and reading resources as well as examples of videos designed to help Spanish-language speakers access the library’s resources. We will also discuss how one library continues to provide class visits during stay-at-home and will learn about “pandemic pods.” We will even share how some libraries are helping families deal with food insecurity due to school closures. https://bit.ly/3e99Xa0

A Roadmap to Research with CQ Researcher (SAGE). Learn to use CQ Researcher. https://bit.ly/31Tp2I1

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

At Your Leisure: Why I Have Coffee with People Who Send Me Hate Mail (TED Talk)

Nov 4: How did the pandemic change digital inclusion work – on the ground and in policy? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Nov 12: Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations (Candid Learning)

Nov 17:Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov 4: Tech Planning and Budgeting (IdealWare)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Nov 18: ADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library Spaces (InfoPeople)

BOARDS

Nov 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

CAREERS

Nov 10: Work and Our Well-Being (Utah State Library)

Nov 12: The Road to Becoming an Engineering Librarian (North Carolina Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)

Nov 10: Winter Young Reader Announcements (Booklist)

Nov 12: Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 2 – Making Connections: How Does Background Knowledge Contribute to Comprehension? (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 15: Programs Aplenty: Virtual Edition! (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 17: Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services Part 1: Managing Your Own Schedule (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 18: Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails and Tales (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 19: Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 3 – Curious Readers: Celebrating the Joy of Reading (Association for Library Service to Children)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov 3: Reading Graphic (Booklist)

Nov 5: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Mariama J. Lockington (Follett)

Nov 10:Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Stuart Gibbs (Follett)

Nov 10: Winter Young Reader Announcements (Booklist)

Nov 13: HarperCollins Winter 2021 Book Preview (Booklist)

Nov 17: How to Inventory Your Collection: Using SuDoc as a Starting Point (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 10: Building Your 2021 Communications Plan (Mighty Citizen)

Nov 16: Level Up: Increased Community Engagement Through Moves Management (Fast Forward Libraries)

Nov 17:Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Nov 18: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Nov 18: I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach (Nonprofit Hub)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Nov 10: Creating an Open Educational Resource: Grenzenlos Deutsch, German Language Online Curriculum (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 17: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

Nov 19: Rural Health Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 25: History at Your Fingertips: Using Hoosier State Chronicles and Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: A Roadmap to Research with CQ Researcher (SAGE)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Nov 5: Unconscious Bias is Impacting Your Organizational Performance, Whether you Know it or Not (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 6: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov 7: Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)

Nov 10: Work and Our Well-Being (Utah State Library)

Nov 10: The Accidental Facilities Manager (WebJunction)

Nov 11: TechSoup’s TechTips Digest (TechSoup)

Nov 12: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and In-Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 12: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 16: Self-Care During a Pandemic, Part 2 (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Nov 17: Libraries and sustainability: A global perspective (OCLC)

Nov 18: Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails and Tales (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 18: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

Nov 18: Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Nov 19: Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

Nov 21: Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)

Nov 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

Nov 3: Sorry… You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Washington State Library)

Nov 4: How did the pandemic change digital inclusion work – on the ground and in policy? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Nov 5: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Mariama J. Lockington (Follett)

Nov 5: Unconscious Bias is Impacting Your Organizational Performance, Whether you Know it or Not (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 5: Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)

Nov 6: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov 10: Workplace Gaslighting in the Nonprofit Sector (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Nov 11: Lifting Voices: From Cover to Cover: Crafting Identity in Graphic Novels (Mackin)

Nov 12: Beyond Diversity and Inclusion (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 16: Self-Care During a Pandemic, Part 2 (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Nov 16: What Inclusion Means for My Child (Pacer Center)

Nov 18: Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

Nov 18: ADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library Spaces (InfoPeople)

Nov 18: Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Public Library Association)

FUNDRAISING

Nov 3: The 2020 Online Fundraising Year-End Playbook w/ NextAfter (Firespring)

Nov 4: Prepare Your Nonprofit for Giving Tuesday Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Nov 12: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov 18: I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov 18: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Nov 23: Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

Nov 12: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

Nov 17: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress

LIBRARY SPACES

Nov 10: The Accidental Facilities Manager (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Why I Have Coffee with People Who Send Me Hate Mail (TED Talk)

Nov 3: Sorry… You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Washington State Library)

Nov 3: Improvisation: The Successful Leader’s Secret Weapon for Managing Teams in a Virtual Environment (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 7: Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)

Nov 10: The Accidental Facilities Manager (WebJunction)

Nov 17: Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services Part 1: Managing Your Own Schedule (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 19: Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov 10: Out Doing Outreach (Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services)

Nov 10: Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 12: Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations (Candid Learning)

Nov 12: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and In-Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 16: Level Up: Increased Community Engagement Through Moves Management (Fast Forward Libraries)

Nov 17: Libraries and sustainability: A global perspective (OCLC)

PROGRAMMING

Nov 4: Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Nov 10: Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 11: Lifting Voices: From Cover to Cover: Crafting Identity in Graphic Novels (Mackin)

Nov 17: NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 18: Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 19: Rural Health Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 20: DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Nov 3: Reading Graphic (Booklist)

Nov 10:Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Stuart Gibbs (Follett)

Nov 10: Winter Young Reader Announcements (Booklist)

Nov 13: HarperCollins Winter 2021 Book Preview (Booklist)

Nov 17: NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

REFERENCE

Nov 12: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

Nov 16: Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 24: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)

Nov 3: Reading Graphic (Booklist)

Nov 10: Winter Young Reader Announcements (Booklist)

Nov 11: Create Better Blended Learning Faster Using Campaign Design (InSync Training)

Nov 11: Teaching Digital Citizenship Through SEL Skill Building (edWeb.net)

Nov 11: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Tony DiTerlizzi (Follett)

Nov 12: Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 2 – Making Connections: How Does Background Knowledge Contribute to Comprehension? (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 12: Trauma and Young Children: What Every Early Educator Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov 13: HarperCollins Winter 2021 Book Preview (Booklist)

Nov 15: Programs Aplenty: Virtual Edition! (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 16: Your State School Librarian Association Matters: A Conversation about Cultivating, Engaging, and Retaining Members (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 18:  AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 19: Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 3 – Curious Readers: Celebrating the Joy of Reading (Association for Library Service to Children)

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 4: The Latest in Learning Technologies: An Analyst Talk on a Changing Landscape (Training Industry)

Nov 11: TechSoup’s TechTips Digest (TechSoup)

Nov 11: Search Engine Optimization: Improve Your Organization’s SEO Outcomes (IdealWare)

Nov 11: Create Better Blended Learning Faster Using Campaign Design (InSync Training)

Nov 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov 2: Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning (Pacer Center)

Nov 10: Creating an Open Educational Resource: Grenzenlos Deutsch, German Language Online Curriculum (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 11: Teaching Digital Citizenship Through SEL Skill Building (edWeb.net)

Nov 12: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

Nov 16: Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 17: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

Nov 18: Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Public Library Association)

VOLUNTEERS

Nov 4: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Nov 10: Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Nov 2 (5:30-7 pm)

Educating Your Child with Mental Health Needs: Special Education and Distance Learning (Pacer Center)

This workshop focuses on the challenges students with mental health needs may experience with distance learning, including hybrid models, and offers strategies for using the IEP to provide support and instruction.

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

Tuesday, Nov 3 (10-11 am)

Sorry… You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions (Washington State Library)

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

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

Tuesday, Nov 3 (12-1 pm)

Reading Graphic (Booklist)

In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Fantagraphics Books will showcase a mix of forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, YA, and adult graphic novel releases. Attendees will also hear from expert Moni Barrette, member-at-large of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association, about developing your library’s graphic novel collections and resources.

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

Tuesday, Nov 3 (12-1 pm)

The 2020 Online Fundraising Year-End Playbook w/ NextAfter (Firespring)

Most fundraisers have already locked in their year-end direct mail appeals to hit print deadlines and mail delivery dates. But the beauty of online fundraising is that there is always time to optimize. In this data-driven webinar on online year-end fundraising, you’re going to discover specific and tangible ways to create, improve, and optimize your online year-end fundraising efforts in order to reach more of your donors and inspire greater generosity.

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

Tuesday, Nov 3 (1-2 pm)

Improvisation: The Successful Leader’s Secret Weapon for Managing Teams in a Virtual Environment (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, we use improv as a way to consider adaptability and flexibility during uncertainty and bring energy and positivity to the conversation. These ideas are supported by years of research in human behavior, neuroscience. Using the virtual connection tools we have to build relationships, support and motivate your team, leaders can deepen their use of technology and how to show up with presence to build credibility and trust with their teams, clients, and colleagues.

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (9-10 am)

The Latest in Learning Technologies: An Analyst Talk on a Changing Landscape (Training Industry)

Smart organizations are enabling their employees to learn everywhere — not just in the classroom —  and they’re using technology to do it. RedThread Research recently completed an update to their in-depth learning tech landscape research, providing leaders with answers on what technology is available, how it can be leveraged and what the biggest trends in learning technology are right now.

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (12-1 pm)

Tech Planning and Budgeting (IdealWare)

We want to help you with the arduous task of technology planning and budgeting for your nonprofit. We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget.

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (12-1 pm)

Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

This ‘Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources’ webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (1-2 pm)

Prepare Your Nonprofit for Giving Tuesday Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

Giving Tuesday is the biggest giving day of the year around the world. Participating gives nonprofits the opportunity to attract new donors and raise more money. Make use of every day you have before Giving Tuesday, a day focused entirely on donations and non-profit giving. If your organization hasn’t participated in the past, it’s not too late to start, but the earlier you begin, the better.

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

Wednesday, Nov 4 (2-3 pm)

How did the pandemic change digital inclusion work – on the ground and in policy? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Lean from national leaders with a long history of digital inclusion experience how the pandemic changed their work and their approach.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/

Thursday, Nov 5 (9-10:05 am)

Creating Social Spaces to Improve Networking, Collaboration, and Library Growth for Librarians of Color (North Carolina Library Association)

Please join us as Leander Croker and Claudia Alemán, two librarians of color, discuss the importance of creating online social spaces for librarians of color to learn about the foundations of active librarianship, collaborate on projects, and network with librarians of similar interests.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (12-1 pm)

150 Million New Technology-Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them (Public Library Association)

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to: Articulate how multiple converging factors have changed the labor market and the type of skills needed to succeed in the workforce; Identify ten jobs that are in-demand today and well positioned to continue to grow in the future; and Access free and low-cost virtual learning pathways, online courses, and certifications to prepare job seekers for in-demand careers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3kPp8HO

Thursday, Nov 5 (12-1 pm)

ALA’s Sara Jaffarian Award Presents: Junior Ambassadors (Programming Librarian)

In this webinar, media specialist/school librarian Anne Amrhein will guide participants through the creation of the Junior Ambassador program based on the UN’s goals and youth book club, the global learning goals the program achieved, and the future of the program.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (12-1 pm)

150 Million New Technology-Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them (Public Library Association)

This webinar will present the problem we are faced with solving along with steps to solve it. Using labor market data and skills insight from dozens of countries, presenters will identify ten jobs that are well positioned to continue to grow in the future. Attendees will hear about time-limited resources to integrate into the library’s programming and communications, such as free learning paths and LinkedIn Learning classes, GitHub Learning Lab tools, and low-cost Microsoft Certifications. Participants will also learn how public libraries are ramping up workforce development and skilling initiatives to meet these new challenges well into the future.

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

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

Puppets: Pals for Children, Social-Emotional Learning Partners for Teachers (Early Childhood Investigations)

Whether you are teaching in person or online, this information-packed webinar will provide strategies for using puppets to create engaging experiences for young children. Early childhood education author and classroom interactions expert, Jacky Howell will inspire you to use puppets as “pals” who help children with problem solving, empathy, community-building, and all aspects of development. Join this webinar to learn how to make puppets partners in your classroom community, whether it is virtual or in-person.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

5 Ways to Keep Pre-K Social Today (edWeb.net)

Through purposeful play, active engagement, and high-quality, developmentally appropriate materials, we’ll explore how to build foundation skills in delightful ways, but also carefully, deliberately, and one step at a time. Through teacher-guided learning, child-friendly language, engaging music, and unique, hands-on learning opportunities, children will build skills developmentally and learn routines, securing a strong foundation for their academic futures.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

Outreach Outside the Box (InfoPeople)

In this session, a panel of youth services presenters will share their approach to serving families in poverty, immigrant communities, and rural communities as examples of how library services and programs can be designed with the changing needs of today’s children and families in mind.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

Unconscious Bias is Impacting Your Organizational Performance, Whether you Know it or Not (Training Magazine Network)

Join Pamela Fuller, FranklinCovey’s Thought Leader on Inclusion and Bias and author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-Performing Teams to discover how to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and volunteers their best efforts.

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

Thursday, Nov 5 (2-3 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Mariama J. Lockington (Follett)

Mariama Lockington will explore her highly reviewed debut novel, For Black Girls Like Me – an #ownvoices novel about a Black girl adopted into a white family, and her search for her voice and sense of belonging.

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

Friday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

Saturday, Nov 7 (9-12 pm)

Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)

The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a series of FREE, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experiences for librarians who are interested in learning, growing and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. Both summits (Nov 7/Nov 21) this fall will focus on Collaborative Leadership with an emphasis on leading beyond the library during uncertainty.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (9-10 am)

Creating an Open Educational Resource: Grenzenlos Deutsch, German Language Online Curriculum (Nebraska Library Commission)

Britt Abel, Co-Project Director of grenzenlos-deutsch.com and Macalester College faculty, and Louann Terveer, Project Consultant and Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Librarian at the DeWitt Wallace Library, lead this session about the creation of an open educational resource (OER). Learn about the faculty perspective on why and how to dive into an open curriculum project, including an approach from a diversity and inclusion perspective. The planning and collaborative processes will also be covered: obtaining grant funding, workflow, technical aspects, artwork, and creating audio/visual content.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (10-10:45 am)

Workplace Gaslighting in the Nonprofit Sector (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This webinar brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (10-11 am)

Out Doing Outreach (Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services)

The webinar will cover pre-COVID-19 library outreach practices then discuss how outreach is evolving and changing to continue offering library services in today’s world. What works, what new changes might here to stay, the challenges and how the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services can help.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/out-doing-outreach

Tuesday, Nov 10 (10-11 am)

Work and Our Well-Being (Utah State Library)

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting almost every aspect of our lives. Many library employees are under a great deal of stress and are experiencing a high level of uncertainty. An emphasis on workplace well-being is more important than ever.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Stuart Gibbs (Follett)

Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover when Stuart Gibbs will talk all things Spy School covering the inspiration for the series and then telling students more about the behind the scenes research that took place for the latest installment, Spy School Revolution.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (11-12 pm)

Building Your 2021 Communications Plan (Mighty Citizen)

Ithis step-by-step session, you’ll discover everything that needs to go into your 2021 communications plan. You’ln l learn how to: Set goals that bring value; Define activities and tactics for your goals; Identify key audiences; and Manage your plan throughout the year (no matter what it brings!). We’ll also give you a free template to use for your 2021 communications planning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5yh7u66

Tuesday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)

Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

In this webinar we will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what’s happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)

Winter Young Reader Announcements (Booklist)

Join us Tuesday, November 10 at 1 p.m. central for a free, one-hour webinar featuring representatives from Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridge, and Penguin Random House Canada to hear about upcoming winter titles perfect for preschool through early elementary school readers.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (1-2 pm)

The Accidental Facilities Manager (WebJunction)

This webinar offers a primer on building systems and issues, along with tools for preventive maintenance, energy assessments, optimizing ventilation and filtration, and more. Presenters share what they learned the hard way, in large and small libraries, so that you can be more prepared and self-assured.

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

Tuesday, Nov 10 (1-2 pm)

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (10-11 am)

TechSoup’s TechTips Digest (TechSoup)

Online conferences can be boring — too few ideas are shared in too much time. But not this one! The TechSoup Mini-Conference features lightning-fast talks that distill a normal one hour’s worth of material into 20 minutes, so you’re only getting the good bits. Topics include tactics for creating more content, tips for crowdfunding campaigns, productivity tools for nonprofits, and more.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (11-12 pm)

Search Engine Optimization: Improve Your Organization’s SEO Outcomes (IdealWare)

Does your organization show up on the first page of results in search engines? Understanding how search engines work and leveraging that knowledge to improve SEO outcomes is crucial for your organization’s success.  During this 60-minute course, you will gain the skills you need to build an SEO strategy and understand how and why the decisions you make impact your SEO ranking.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (12-1 pm)

Lifting Voices: From Cover to Cover: Crafting Identity in Graphic Novels (Mackin)

This diverse panel of talented authors and artists will delve into the creation of stories in both fantastic and contemporary worlds that include multifaceted characters and realistic portrayals of identity and friendship. We’ll look at the different education and career paths of each Graphix creator, and how their various directions and cultural backgrounds have influenced their craft and led them to where they are today.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (12-1 pm)

Create Better Blended Learning Faster Using Campaign Design (InSync Training)

“Blended learning” doesn’t sound as exciting as current trends like curation, microlearning, augmented reality, or gamification. But a strong blended learning design approach is necessary to make sense of the many instructional strategies, techniques, and technologies in our learning ecosystems. Organizations also need to maximize their investment in learning and support learners at every moment of learning need.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (1-2 pm)

Teaching Digital Citizenship Through SEL Skill Building (edWeb.net)

If we want our students to be safe and savvy digital citizens, we have to do more than just give them information. Social-emotional learning (SEL) can help develop the skills students need to be empowered digital citizens. It also addresses the person behind the screen and the “whys” of digital behavior. This edWebinar, informed by thousands of direct hours teaching K-12 students digital citizenship, narrows down the most important SEL skills for digital citizenship. It also shares practical ideas and real-life examples to effectively teach those skills to multiple age groups. Participants will leave with activities and ideas they can use immediately in their classroom and learn more about a different approach to digital citizenship education.

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

Wednesday, Nov 11 (2-3 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Tony DiTerlizzi (Follett)

Tony shares the inspirational story of how his fifth-grade teacher changed his life and discusses the impact public schools played on his developing talent as a young, imaginative artist.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (9-10 am)

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y37vepg8

Thursday, Nov 12 (9-10 am)

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

 Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, to review the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. The tips focus both on how to write content that spurs action, plus tips on how to actually get prospects to open the appeal. This session includes the most current research on what is working and what isn’t from the field’s top experts.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (9-10 am)

The Road to Becoming an Engineering Librarian (North Carolina Library Association)

What do you get when you mix degrees in electrical engineering, culinary arts, and library and information science? Denice Lewis will share her journey to become an engineering librarian while working in corporate America as well as academia. From interning at NASA to currently working as a Research and Instruction Librarian for Engineering and Science, Denice details how her inquisitive nature for science melded with the avid bibliophile.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 2 – Making Connections: How Does Background Knowledge Contribute to Comprehension? (Association for Library Service to Children)

In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9.  An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about how our personal experiences and prior knowledge help us to understand what we are reading.  We will discuss the many ways readers connect with texts.  This can include relating the text to themselves, comparing similar texts or making connections between the text and the wider world around them.  We’ll share ideas for programs, book recommendations and reader’s advisory that will help connect with children and caregivers on the subject of literacy.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming COVID-19 through Sustainable Collaborations (Candid Learning)

In recent years, the interest in sustained collaborations has been increasing slowly among nonprofits and grantmakers alike. With the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the economic downturn, organizations considering mergers has increased from 1 percent to 23 percent, according to a recent survey by La Piana Consulting.  Candid invites you to join a conversation with leaders from SeaChange Captial Partners, La Piana Consulting, and Child Crisis Arizona as we explore the various forms that collaboration can take.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5gdcypx

Thursday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and In-Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover where to find local, state, and Federal resources for and about children. There will be serious information on health and nutrition and help with school. There will also be fun stuff like cool snacks and silly games. Join us for this tour of resources and a few minutes of fun.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (12-1:30 pm)

Trauma and Young Children: What Every Early Educator Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

Early Childhood Educators in every setting are becoming more aware of the presence of trauma and its wide-reaching effect on children. Well, trauma is in the lives of young children…but so are you. Join Sarah Erdman, one of the authors of “Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower,” to learn the basics of what trauma is and how it can affect children’s ability to learn and thrive. Most importantly, learn trauma sensitive strategies that you can use to support children and families.

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

Thursday, Nov 12 (1-2 pm)

Beyond Diversity and Inclusion (Training Magazine Network)

This webcast will provide insight to the critical concepts of equity, belonging, and allyship, how they impact workplace culture and interactions, and the steps necessary to start building an action plan for a diversity, inclusion and belonging initiative in your organization.

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

Friday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

HarperCollins Winter 2021 Book Preview (Booklist)

Join this free webinar where the HarperCollins Children’s Books School & Library team will give you a sneak peek at new books by Kevin Henkes, Brian Pinkney, Neal Shusterman, Angie Thomas and many more talented authors and artists! We will also be introducing Heartdrum, our new imprint that uplifts and centers Native voices from across North America, with a LIVE session with imprint co-founders, Cynthia Leitich Smith and Rosemary Brosnan.

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

Sunday,  Nov 15 (4-5 pm)

Programs Aplenty: Virtual Edition! (American Association of School Librarians)

Eager to stay connected with your students and need new ideas for virtual or passive programming? This ISS Webchat will provide activity ideas and relevant resources to do just that! Programs were developed for a high school library audience, but most can easily be adapted for younger students. The session will conclude with a Q&A and time for attendees to share any virtual programming hits of their own.

For more information and to register, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/search/0/query?tag=Upcoming

Monday, Nov 16 (10-11 am)

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In the midst of a global pandemic, every person has to balance the “need for speed” with the risks of moving too fast. Healthcare providers seek reliable information about treatments while making immediate life-or-death decisions. Researchers investigate biological mechanisms and interventions to combat COVID-19 and share their findings as quickly and responsibly as possible. And each of us wades through the flood of headlines and rumors for answers that will keep us safe. Looking at the case of hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, we will explore the risks and rewards of different forms of information, from published articles to tweets.

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

Monday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)

Level Up: Increased Community Engagement Through Moves Management (Fast Forward Libraries)

Ready for new strategies to reach underserved communities? Want to convert non-users into your biggest fans? Community engagement is more than outreach, communication, and social media – it’s a framework to coordinate your library’s efforts to reach more people and increase usage.  Join this free webinar to learn how to move people up the engagement chain by using innovative tactics borrowed from philanthropy, political campaigns, and big data. You’ll learn how to cultivate new audiences and deepen relationships to maximize your library’s impact.  Recommended audience: Public library leaders and library staff interested in community engagement

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

Monday, Nov 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Self-Care During a Pandemic, Part 2 (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Karina Hagelin (they/them), an artist, community organizer, and librarian from New York with expertise in creating trauma-informed libraries, will be leading this Info2Go! session. They will draw upon their professional expertise within librarianship and their personal experiences as a disabled and chronically ill queer femme survivor to discuss concrete and accessible self-care strategies and skills, describe the importance, role, and application of community care, and identify ways in which trauma-informed librarianship can teach us how to sustainably support ourselves and each other.

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

Monday, Nov 16 (5-6 pm)

Your State School Librarian Association Matters: A Conversation about Cultivating, Engaging, and Retaining Members (American Association of School Librarians)

How can state professional associations continue to be relevant and necessary to current and potential members? By focusing on engagement through new approaches to member benefits, associations can revitalize and reinvigorate their organization and the membership they serve. In this session, participants will hear and respond to the process one state organization used to acknowledge the voice of its membership by gathering data that supported strategic planning and meaningful organizational change.

For more information and to register, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/search/0/query?tag=Upcoming

Monday, Nov 16 (5:30-7:30 pm)

What Inclusion Means for My Child (Pacer Center)

Parents of children with disabilities ages 3 to 5 will receive an introduction to Least Restrictive Environment and the principles of inclusion. They will then listen to a panel of parents discuss their experiences with preschool inclusion. Registration will close at 9 a.m. on November 16. Webinar access information will be emailed prior to the event.

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

Tuesday, Nov 17 (9-10 am)

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

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

For more information and to register, visit:https://tinyurl.com/y37vepg8

Tuesday, Nov 17 (9-10 am)

Libraries and sustainability: A global perspective (OCLC)

Join IFLA President-Elect and OCLC Board Member Barbara Lison and elected OCLC Global Council library leaders from four continents to learn how they are thinking about and using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to establish library strategies and make a difference in their communities. This session includes an active discussion and opportunities for all attendees to participate.

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

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join author Dr. Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, as he discusses his book: Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pleasedtomeetme

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)

Smart Scheduling and Planning in Youth Services Part 1: Managing Your Own Schedule (Association for Library Service to Children)

This is Part One of a two-part Smart Planning in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. Being a manager involves tackling many projects at once, while new challenges arise on a regular basis. This can lead to overscheduling and burnout. Learn to prioritize and set limits (and look out for you) while meeting the expectations of staff, administration, and the community.

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

Tuesday, Nov 17 (12-1 pm)

How to Inventory Your Collection: Using SuDoc as a Starting Point (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will discuss efficient methods for inventorying partially-cataloged Government documents collections. It will cover the purpose, methodology, resources, implementation, limitations, and outcomes of a stacks inventory at an academic library. Come learn about how to apply inventory outcomes to outreach, shifting projects, and collection development.

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

Tuesday, Nov 17 (1-2 pm)

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

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

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (9-10 am)

Summer Reading Program 2021: Tails and Tales (Nebraska Library Commission)

Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Tails and Tales. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they read all about animals, the topic for the 2021 Summer Reading Program.

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (9-10 am)

I Need a Grant Now! Implementing a Grant Readiness Approach (Nonprofit Hub)

Many nonprofit leaders seek out grant funds primarily as a way to dig themselves out of a financial hole rather than to utilize them as a regular funding source. In this webinar, you will learn how to properly implement grants into your funding strategy and the steps necessary to take to position your nonprofit as ‘grant ready’.

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5gdcypx

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Serving Older Adults During COVID: A facilitated conversation (Colorado State Library)

This is not your normal webinar! We want to hear what you have done and are doing to serve older adults no matter where your organization is in the re-opening process. Join us for this conversation, and share your ideas, challenges, and successes!

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1 pm)

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World (Public Library Association)

During this webinar David Kelsey of the St. Charles (IL) Public Library District and Glenna Godinsky of the Gail Borden Public Library District (Elgin, IL) will recommend tips and tricks for serving the senior demographic during COVID-19.

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (12-1:30 pm)

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this event, the CanAir.io team will help us learn about how to contribute to air quality monitoring through citizen science and provide a tutorial about how to make an air quality sensor.

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

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

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

The rise in popularity of social media channels over the past decade has fundamentally changed how we connect with one another, how we discover news, and how we consume and share information that matters. How has this monumental shift in communications affected our role as fundraisers and nonprofit leaders? How can we leverage the power and potential of social media to not only “connect”, but also to actively raise funds for our causes and to cultivate relationships with our donors? In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit.

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)

ADA Compliance Wins for Digital Library Spaces (InfoPeople)

In this webinar you will learn about web accessibility fundamentals for ADA compliance from a working specialist in the field. You will discover how to tie digital accessibility and ADA compliance in with other principles of design (UDL) to create the best and most seamless programming experience possible. Making your documents, presentations, and PDFs accessible online will set you up for further success, and it’s easier than you think.

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

Wednesday, Nov 18 (5-6 pm)

 AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

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

Thursday, Nov 19 (12-1 pm)

Rural Health Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated.

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

Thursday, Nov 19 (1-2:30 pm)

Who Are We Designing for and Why? Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

The sessions will show how design principles can lead to organizational collaboration, creativity, and adaptability. Participants will learn how to apply these principles to solve problems, foster 21st century skills, and generate customer loyalty to make your library essential to your community’s resiliency and recovery. The presenters will work with real-world, current case studies to demonstrate concepts and relevant applications to improve your library’s capacity to bring joy, vibrancy, learning experiences, and innovative opportunities to your communities! 

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

Thursday, Nov 19 (2-3 pm)

Building Literacy in Every Library: How to Develop Fun Programs that Support Reading for School Age Children Pt 3 – Curious Readers: Celebrating the Joy of Reading (Association for Library Service to Children)

In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9.  An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about how our personal experiences and prior knowledge help us to understand what we are reading.  We will discuss the many ways readers connect with texts.  This can include relating the text to themselves, comparing similar texts or making connections between the text and the wider world around them.  We’ll share ideas for programs, book recommendations and reader’s advisory that will help connect with children and caregivers on the subject of literacy.

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

Friday, Nov 20 (12-1 pm)

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance.

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

Saturday, Nov 21 (9-12 pm)

Future Ready Librarians Summits: Leading from the Library Through Uncertain Times (Future Ready Librarians)

The Future Ready Librarians® summit is a series of FREE, virtual, interactive, high-quality professional learning experiences for librarians who are interested in learning, growing and expanding their professional practice through collaboration and networking with like-minded colleagues from across the country. Both summits (Nov 7/Nov 21) this fall will focus on Collaborative Leadership with an emphasis on leading beyond the library during uncertainty.

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

Monday, Nov 23 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.

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

Tuesday, Nov 24 (12-1 pm)

Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

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

Wednesday, Nov 25 (8-9 am)

History at Your Fingertips: Using Hoosier State Chronicles and Indiana Memory (Indiana State Library)

Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s statewide historical digital newspaper program, and Indiana Memory, a digital library containing materials from institutions across the state, are free resources from the Indiana State Library. This session will cover how researchers can use both collections, including search techniques, item descriptions, and application with other source repositories.

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

Wednesday, Nov 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

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

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

**Library Journal Virtual Summit 2020 (Library Journal) Oct 6 (10:30-4:40 pm)In this free, day-long, virtual event, LJ will convene leaders at every level to share their learnings from the first phase of the crisis, how they’re preparing for the multiple possibilities of the medium term—and beyond—and positioning themselves to come out of the recovery strong. https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

**FREE Mini Conference: Sustainability in Libraries, Oct. 14 (1-4 pm). Library 2.020 https://www.library20.com/sustainability  .

**School Library Journal Day of Dialog (School Library Journal) Oct 15 (9 am-6 pm) Join us for the most anticipated librarian gathering of the year—now fully virtual and free to attend! Our daylong program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained.  https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

**SLJ Summit 2020 (School Library Journal) Oct 24 (9:30am-5 pm) In this free, day-long event, you’ll gain skills, ideas, and support in leading the change you want to see in your library, school, and community. https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

**Connections Summit (SirsiDynix) Oct 27-29. Connections Summit is a live online event. You can come and go during the conference depending on your schedule and interests. All sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the conference is over. https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/#register

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

Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (Every Library Institute). School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future. https://bit.ly/3jhQWUO

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction). This webinar offers practical insights on services and resources you can provide for people without stable housing. You’ll also learn how to create a welcoming environment, and how to engage your community in conversations and myth-debunking about homelessness. https://bit.ly/3n2BY7q

2019 Virtual Genealogy Fair Session 2: Preserving Personal Collections (U.S. National Archives). Personal collections are valued for their importance to understanding family history. Do you know how to best preserve your treasured papers and heirlooms so they can be passed on? This session will provide tips and information on the care and storage of paper, books, photographs, as well as film, audio, and video. Providing the best environment and storage will allow family heirlooms to be available for generations, while understanding proper handling and copying can expand their availability and enjoyment with distant kin. https://bit.ly/3jgE2Gj

Leading with Gratitude – Part 1 (SirsiDynix). Join SirsiDynix Chief Marketing Officer Eric Keith as he explores how to use gratitude as a method of engaging the hearts and minds of your employees and inspiring excellent work. Based on the book Leading with Gratitude by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, this webinar will offer effective communication skills that you can begin implementing today. http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-09-16-Leading-with-Gratitude-Part-1.html

ADVOCACY

Oct 22: One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities (WebJunction)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 22: Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource (Lyrasis)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Oct 7: Promoting Access, Engagement and Learning Success for Students with Severe Disabilities (AbleNet)

Oct 8: Equity by Design: How UDL Provides Equal Opportunities to Learn (WGBH Education)

Oct 19: A Library for Everyone: Building a Model for Library Digital Accessibility (Idaho Library Commission)

 Oct 21: TRAILS Webinar: Embedding OER Into Your LMS with Accessibility & UDL Best Practices (Montana State Library)

CAREERS

Oct 6: Career Bridge: Help your customers connect with this FREE online career and education tool (Washington State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct 14: New tool to help students figure out how to pay for college (Alaska State Library and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Oct 17: Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games (Pace Center)

Oct 21: Teaching Social Justice: Navigating the Deep Waters of Equity in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 27: Level It Up: Evaluating Beginning Readers (Colorado State Library)

Oct 29: Virtual Learning and Loose Parts to Create Meaning for Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)

Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)

Oct 6: From Art & Artists to COVID-19: Making Themed Collections Work for You (OCLC)

Oct 14: 21st Century Indexing (OCLC)

Oct 14: Subject Headings Behind the Scenes (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 20: Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)

Oct 21: Care of Outdoor Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

Oct 22: “Everything’s in 300”: Moving from Dewey Decimal to BDC at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Maskwacis Cultural College)

Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 7: Coaching to Successful Conflict (Training Magazine Network)

Oct 14: Empathy in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Oct 15: PPT Charts & Excel: Data Visualizations That Stand Out from The Crowd (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Oct 13: Community: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

Oct 14: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 14: What works? New research about the effectiveness of digital adoption and skills intervention strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Oct 15: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Oct 19: A Library for Everyone: Building a Model for Library Digital Accessibility (Idaho Library Commission)

Oct 20: Impact: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

Oct 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections  (Law Library of Congress)

Oct 22: The Erased Labor of Digital Libraries (Lyrasis)

Oct 29: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: NoveList: Staying in the know about new and popular books (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

Oct 6: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)

Oct 6: Policy: “Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

Oct 14: 21st Century Indexing (OCLC)

Oct 21: Migrating to an Open-Source ILS in an Academic Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 22: The Erased Labor of Digital Libraries (Lyrasis)

Oct. 27: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction (Novelist)

Oct 28: Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Oct 28: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

Oct 1 : How Some Nonprofits have Thrived during COVID-19…the art of “Pivoting” (Bloomerang)

Oct 1: Gaining Media Attention For Your Nonprofit: Telling your “Golden Pear” Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Oct 1: What’s New in Donor Management Systems? (IdealWare)

OCt 7: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Oct 8: Visual Storytelling Hacks for Nonprofit Fundraising (Whole Whale)

Oct 8: How to be the Leader Your Nonprofit Needs Now (Bloomerang)

Oct 14: Stop Feeling Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Take control of your calendar, your email and your “to-do” list! (Successful Nonprofits)

Oct 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)

Oct 14: What’s Your Legacy? Implementing a Planned Giving Program (NonProfit Hub)

Oct 15: Beyond Giving on Tuesday: Steward Donors Through the New Year (Blackbaud)

Oct 20: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Oct 21: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

Oct 28: Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Oct 29: How to Revive Your Donor Relationships: 12 Tactics in 36 Minutes (Lyrasis)

Oct 21: How to Raise $100,000 or More through a Pivot Campaign (NonProfit Hub)

Oct 22: How to run crowdfunding campaigns for your nonprofit that will generate serious revenue (Charity Village)

Oct 27: 5 Powerful Strategies for Your 2021 Annual Fundraising Plan (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct 8: Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)

Oct 22: One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Leading with Gratitude – Part 1 (SirsiDynix)

Oct 6: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)

Oct 8: Managing Workplace Anxiety (North Carolina Library Association)

Oct 8: Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)

Oct 20: Marrying Accuracy and Empathy to Improve Customer Experience (Training Magazine Network)

Oct 21: Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)

Oct 22: Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource (Lyrasis)

Oct 27: Managing Library Teams in Complex Times (American Association of School Librarians)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 7: Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)

Oct 28: Civic Literacy & Citizenship: cultivating space for communities to co-create knowledge and make change (Indiana State Library)

Oct 7: Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 21: What new digital inclusion models (partners and funding) are coming together due to the pandemic? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: 2019 Virtual Genealogy Fair Session 2: Preserving Personal Collections (U.S. National Archives)

Oct 6: Elevating Youth Voice in STEM Programming (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Oct 7: Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)

Oct 7: Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 13: Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Oct 17: Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games (Pace Center)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)

Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)

Oct 7: How to be More Inclusive in Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)

Oct 20: Mysteries (Booklist)

Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)

Oct 27: Crash Course in Relationship Fiction (Novelist)

REFERENCE

Oct 1: How PubMed® Works: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 7: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 7: Managing Student Loan Anxiety and Coping Financially During COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

Oct 13: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Census Microdata: What, Why and Where (North Carolina Library Association)

Oct 13: Legal Instruction and Resources at the Law Library of Congress: Recent Developments (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 14: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 15: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Oct 20: Orientation to Law Library Collections  (Law Library of Congress)

Oct 21: Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 21: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 29: Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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

Oct 1: Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)

Oct 2: Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)

Oct 7: Teaching with Hispanic-Latinx Primary Sources (U.S. National Archives)

Oct 13: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 13: Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Oct 14: Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Oct 14: Teaching Disinformation in 2020: CIA Tips for Students and Educators (edWeb.net)

Oct 21: Virtual Libraries for Remote Learning (edWeb.net)

Oct 22: Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)

Oct 22: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 27: Level It Up: Evaluating Beginning Readers (Colorado State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 2: Zoom Breakout Rooms PART 3 Test Drive 3: Selected Strategies, Features, Activities (TLT Group)

Oct 7: Local government digital equity strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Oct 28: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 14: Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Oct 28: Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 13: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 7: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Oct 1 (9-10 am)

How Some Nonprofits have Thrived during COVID-19…the art of “Pivoting” (Bloomerang)

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly impacted every person and every business on the planet. Many national and international nonprofits have been hit hard. Many will be downsized or simply not survive. Drawing on examples from around the globe, this fast and furious session will open your mind to what is possible in times of crisis.

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

Thursday, Oct 1 (10-10:45 am)

Gaining Media Attention For Your Nonprofit: Telling your “Golden Pear” Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop will focus on gaining media attention for your nonprofit organization. Many nonprofits do critically important, life-saving work but yet struggle to gain a following of donors and media attention. AmFund’s COO Deborah Marshall and Director of Strategic Initiatives Kalley Dunn will take you through some successful strategies to share your message and convey your “Golden Pear” stories, which in turn result in more donations.

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

Thursday, Oct 1 (10-11 am)

Never Grow Up: Dutch Children’s Books in Translation (School Library Journal)

Join award-winning authors Annet Schaap, Edward van de Vendel and Jef Aerts, along with translator Laura Watkinson, for a lively conversation about the joys of working with translators, Dutch cultural differences and similarities, artistic risk-taking, and what they hope young US readers will discover in their newest works. Settle in for a dynamic discussion on culture, poetry, language and imagination, moderated by Carmen Boston, Children’s Librarian, DC Public Library.

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

Thursday, Oct 1 (11-12 pm)

What’s New in Donor Management Systems? (IdealWare)

We’ll guide you as you think through the major decision points that go into selecting a new system including what to track, how the system manages data, ease of use, and cost. We will be introducing our publication, A Consumer’s Guide to Low-Cost Fundraising Software, launching Tuesday, September 29. We’ll have a panel available to explore the latest trends and best practices in selecting a software. You’ll learn they types of questions to ask in order to determine your nonprofit’s needs.

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

Zoom Breakout Rooms PART 3 Test Drive 3: Selected Strategies, Features, Activities (TLT Group)

Designated Test Driver Bonnie Mullinix will introduce & demonstrate strategies and features that support active, effective participation in Zoom Breakout Rooms;  e.g., options for assigning participants to groups;  and for using Google Docs to guide breakout group tasks, and to facilitate the collection, sharing, & reporting of group responses.

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

Friday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

Strong Women and Girls (Booklist)

Booklist’s yearlong Women in Focus celebration, honoring the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, continues! In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from ECW Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, Macmillan Publishers, and Shadow Mountain Publishing will spotlight titles for all ages (adults, teens, and young readers) that put the voices of women and girls everywhere front and center. For the latest in extraordinary female protagonists, friendships, triumphs, and more, join us on Friday, October 2!

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

Tuesday, Oct 6 (8-9 am)

From Art & Artists to COVID-19: Making Themed Collections Work for You (OCLC)

Susan Sutton, Kathy Mulder, and Maire Gurevitz from the Indiana Historical Society will discuss their use of CONTENTdm themed collections to organize and present digital materials by subject matter and project. Additionally, they will share how their use of themes has helped them create fewer digital collections while expanding their ability to manage new formats and collecting initiatives, including one for COVID-19. Presentations will be followed by audience questions and answers.

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

Tuesday, Oct 6 (10-11 am)

Career Bridge: Help your customers connect with this FREE online career and education tool (Washington State Library)

In 2020, Google partnered with the Workforce Board to tie its Pathways program directly to Career Bridge. Online visitors using Google search now get job training search results directly from the site. This free, online tool is also used in middle and high schools, colleges and career centers, throughout Washington. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to help your customers access Career Bridge, take a career quiz to assess their interests and abilities, connect with over 6,500 WA postsecondary programs, including apprenticeships, and discover labor market information on how much jobs pay, whether students land jobs after completing their education and training, which industries they’re likely to find work in, and how much they can expect to earn.

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

Tuesday, Oct 6 (11-12 pm)

Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace (Training Industry)

Let’s face it: Work can be stressful. In fact, the Attitudes in the American Workplace VII report found that 80% of workers feel stress on the job, and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. Although the conversation around mental health is becoming less stigmatized, it’s still a difficult topic to discuss in the workplace. In addition to the red tape and legal concerns, leaders may not feel comfortable advising others because they, themselves, are also grappling with mental health concerns.

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

Tuesday, Oct 6 (11-1 pm)

Policy: “Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that the need for digital access to books and other materials is more important than ever, but our models for production, distribution, and access are not functioning to meet the needs of this moment for many. For the biggest publishers, book sales are up, and everyone agrees digital is the path forward, but what that means for independent/academic publishers, authors, and libraries is up to us. In this session, librarians, authors, and publishers come together to discuss what’s broken, what’s working, and the policies and practices we need to build a healthy information ecosystem for the 21st Century.

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

Tuesday, Oct 6 (3-4 pm)

Elevating Youth Voice in STEM Programming (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Youth-centric programming is a hallmark of strong informal education practices. One way to ensure your program is youth-centric is to elevate youth voice and empower youth to take charge of their own STEM experiences. Join us to learn about the research behind youth-focused programming and to hear from two exemplary STEM programs that uplift and empower their youth.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (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.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (10-11 am)

Coaching to Successful Conflict (Training Magazine Network)

During this webinar, we will teach specific coaching strategies to not only change the relationship people have with conflict but ultimately view it as a successful part of the organization.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (10-11 am)

Promoting Access, Engagement and Learning Success for Students with Severe Disabilities (AbleNet)

Universal Design for Learning is a powerful approach to personalized learning for all students. But how do we know what tools are the most useful? In this interactive session, we will showcase top digital tools for the inclusive classroom, then engage in practical dialogue around easy implementation options.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Federal Campaign Finance Law (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will discuss the history of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and its role administering and enforcing Federal campaign finance laws.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)

Managing Student Loan Anxiety and Coping Financially During COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

This free webinar will empower all federal student loan borrowers with an overview of online tools and resources for managing personal student loans during the uncertain times of COVID-19. Attendees will learn about options made available under the CARES Act and strategies for lowering monthly federal student loan payments after COVID-19 stimulus assistance ends. Electronic tools for helping patrons enroll to lower payments and helping public service workers maintain eligibility for student loan forgiveness programs will be discussed. The webinar will conclude with personal stress-management and coping techniques to use when feeling triggered by debt.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (12-1 pm)

Getting (Through) This Together: A Community-Based Archival Collaboration (Programming Librarian)

Document your Story: COVID-19 Pandemic Project Archive brought together three community organizations to collect and preserve material created during COVID-19 from many different perspectives. This project has collected material from a variety of community members, such as local artists, diarists, the local business community, Muncie citizens, and Ball State University students, faculty and staff. While this project started as a way to encourage people in Muncie and Delaware County, Ind., to tell their stories during this time, it has developed into a mechanism for continued collaboration within our community. In this session, we will discuss the collaboration process, the steps taken to collect material and future plans to create a digital community archive.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (1-2 pm)

How to be More Inclusive in Your Readers’ Advisory Work (Infopeople)

In this webinar, Laurel Johnson and Allyson Coan will give you strategies and practical applications to incorporate principles of inclusion into your advisory services. We’ll talk about inclusion and why it’s important in readers’ advisory, diversity audits and how to use them for advisory work, strategies for bringing authors from marginalized communities into focus, and how to call-in your coworkers. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of how to actively prioritize inclusion in advisory work, instead of falling back on established practices of leaving behind underrepresented authors and narratives.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (1-2 pm)

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The Oceanside Library has created a program to combat social isolation/loneliness. The program, Connections, crosses all demographics and includes passive as well as active programming.The presentation will address:• Identification of existing programs which have an anti-loneliness component in them; • Creation of programs which have anti-loneliness as a key function; • Adjusting programs to have an anti-loneliness component; • Dealing with COVID-related issues.

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

Wednesday, Oct 7 (2-3 pm)

Local government digital equity strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Hear from local government officials from across the United States about how they implemented digital equity strategies

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/

Wednesday, Oct 7 (5-6 pm)

Teaching with Hispanic-Latinx Primary Sources (U.S. National Archives)

As part of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, this webinar for educators will demonstrate how to find and utilize National Archives primary sources in the classroom. Two case studies will highlight civic engagement: Labor Rights are Human Rights: Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farm Workers; Immigration in the Post-1965 Era: the Federal Government and Activism.

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

Thursday, Oct 8 (11-12 pm)

Managing Workplace Anxiety (North Carolina Library Association)

The workplace is one of the leading locations where people experience stress and anxiety. Every employee will encounter it sometime during their career. Everyone should be aware of the signs of anxiety and the tools needed to cope and deal with it. Our Managing Workplace Anxiety webinar will provide you with the important skills and resources to recognize and manage workplace anxiety. By identifying these symptoms and coping skills you will be better suited for addressing and dealing with the challenges that the workplace can bring.

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

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

Visual Storytelling Hacks for Nonprofit Fundraising (Whole Whale)

Telling impactful stories to prospective donors is already difficult enough, and now the benefit of face-to-face communication has all but disappeared. What’s more, online donor campaigns must compete with an ever expanding marketplace of ideas. Join Tara Todras-Whitehill, an award-winning visual storyteller and communications consultant, as she teaches the critical skills needed to authentically and powerfully connect to audiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wholewhale.com/wwu-live/

Thursday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)

How to be the Leader Your Nonprofit Needs Now (Bloomerang)

During this webinar you’ll learn about the 4 phases of disaster recovery, which one we’re in now, and how you—as a CEO, vice president, or director—can continue leading your people to meet their needs now and in the future. You’ll also walk away with a better understanding of why you and your team need more resiliency and focus than ever to emerge from the disaster as strong as ever.

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

Thursday, Oct 8 (1-2 pm)

Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 (WebJunction)

Join this 60-minute webinar from the REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project to hear how some organizations are implementing policies and procedures around the use of these various treatments and considerations that could inform your own local decisions. You’ll also hear an update on REALM testing efforts and the development of project resources.

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

Thursday, Oct 8 (5-6 pm)

Equity by Design: How UDL Provides Equal Opportunities to Learn (WGBH Education)

As educators, we are expected to implement an educational framework built on the belief that “all means all,” but we are faced with very political and public rhetoric that sends a different message. In this session, join Mirko Chardin and Katie Novak as they share how UDL can be leveraged as a foundation for equity when we are willing to name and eliminate barriers that have created inequitable, exclusionary, and oppressive systems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y6awc2zo

Tuesday, Oct 13 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Census Microdata: What, Why and Where (North Carolina Library Association)

Heard of microdata but not sure what they are or when they might be useful?  This session will provide an overview to answer these questions and introduce a couple of freely available tools for getting them:  the Census Bureau’s new mdat tool within data.census.gov, and IPUMS USA, a tool from the Minnesota Population Center.  While the data may be of most interest to advanced researchers, librarians may want a general sense of what microdata are and what the tools can do.

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

Tuesday, Oct 13 (11-12 pm)

Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Join the National Girls Collaborative Project for a panel discussion with Picture a Scientist’s filmmakers, Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney, both award-winning documentarians, and one of the featured scientists from the film, Dr. Raychelle Burks. Throughout the discussion, we will learn more about the origins of the film, the important struggles and strides of women in STEM, and connections between film making and STEM.

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

Tuesday, Oct 13 (11-1 pm)

Community: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

A community of practice has emerged around Controlled Digital Lending, and its utility for libraries and educators has been amply demonstrated during library and school closures due to COVID-19. There are now hundreds of libraries that are participating in Controlled Digital Lending programs and using the library practice to reach their patrons while service is disrupted. In this session you’ll learn from librarians, educators, and technologists who are developing next generation library tools that incorporate and build upon Controlled Digital Lending.

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

Tuesday, Oct 13 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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

Tuesday, Oct 13 (12-1 pm)

Legal Instruction and Resources at the Law Library of Congress: Recent Developments (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce attendees to new and developing resources at the Law Library of Congress: the Legal Research Institute, Legal Gazettes, and Legal Reports.

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (9-10 am)

21st Century Indexing (OCLC)

Why are libraries and other cultural heritage bodies choosing FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) for subject indexing? Join us on 2020 October 14 for a free 60-minute event, where Alan Danskin, Collection Metadata Standards Manager, British Library, will share how easy it is for technical department managers and practitioners alike to leverage this multi-faceted vocabulary of approximately 1.8 million headings. He will discuss tools available to help you begin using it and describe how FAST simplifies assignment of subject headings.

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (11-12 pm)

Stop Feeling Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Take control of your calendar, your email and your “to-do” list! (Successful Nonprofits)

The biggest challenge nonprofit leaders face today is managing the endless flood of meetings, email, information and tasks. In my coaching work, I teach nonprofit executives how to regain control of their time and attention in order to focus on what matters most–board development, fundraising, leadership, and yes, your mission. Ultimately, organizing your time and your attention is essential to your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://successfulnonprofits.com/go/maketime/

Wednesday, Oct 14 (11-12 pm)

New tool to help students figure out how to pay for college (Alaska State Library and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Through research, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has learned students rely on counselors and advisers to navigate big decisions about college. On July 15, the CFPB launched a new web tool, called Your financial path to graduation, to help students to make informed decisions about where to go to school and how to pay for it. Your financial path to graduation allows students to track their plans as they evolve. On this webinar, a representative from the CFPB will demonstrate the functions of this new tool. We hope you will recommend this tool to students in your communities who are looking for ways to figure out how they will be able to finance college.

To register, visit: https://library-alaska.libwizard.com/f/Registration

Wednesday, Oct 14 (12-12:50 pm)

Empathy in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn the elements that make up empathetic leadership, including active listening, constructive feedback, inclusive team-building, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5gdcypx

Wednesday, Oct 14 (12-1 pm)

Subject Headings Behind the Scenes (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will dispel mysteries about how GPO selects and applies Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT). Topics include headings and terms commonly used for Government information dissemination products; how to interpret headings; quality control measures at GPO; and tips for searching the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GGP).

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (1-2 pm)

Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

HGSE’s Education Now webinars will look at the challenges of the moment, offering actionable insights that you can use today. We aim to give our audience — educators, families, and school and district leaders from around the country and the world — strategies and ideas that will prompt hope, add fuel to the push for equity, and create the circumstances for transformation across education.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now

Wednesday, Oct 14 (12-1 pm)

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar gives special attention to health and medical information articles, fringe theories, and controversial topics covered in the news. You can gain an insiders’ perspective on the editorial process of Wikipedia to confidently evaluate the quality of health and medical information articles and content on the popular free online encyclopedia.

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (1-2 pm)

What’s Your Legacy? Implementing a Planned Giving Program (NonProfit Hub)

Want to launch a planned giving program for your organization but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you’re trying to determine if the time is right for this venture? In this webinar, you’ll learn the foundations needed to begin and grow a successful planned giving program for your organization. We’ll cover prospecting for donors, documenting gifts, handling objections from donors, and building communication and stewardship plans.

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

Wednesday, Oct 14 (2-3 pm)

What works? New research about the effectiveness of digital adoption and skills intervention strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Hear from policy makers and researchers about successful approaches to assisting with digital literacy skills and technology adoption.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/

Wednesday, Oct 14 (3-4 pm)

Teaching Disinformation in 2020: CIA Tips for Students and Educators (edWeb.net)

Join subject matter expert Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project and former CIA officer and author Cindy Otis for a conversation about the difference between misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to tell if a bot or a troll is behind the online content you see and what to do about it. Plus, dive into the information landscape surrounding the 2020 elections and political campaigns.

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

Thursday, Oct 15 (9-10 am)

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

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the informal rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3uwlg8q

Thursday, Oct 15 (11-12 pm)

Beyond Giving on Tuesday: Steward Donors Through the New Year (Blackbaud)

Join Tanya Fitzgerald (stewardship super fan) and Stephanie Thomas (peer-to-peer fundraising enthusiast) to see how you can turn those peer-to-peer supporters into retained advocates. In this session, we will address the challenges of cultivating relationships with first-time donors (who gave specifically to an individual), retaining fundraisers year-over-year, and all your pressing questions with a live Q&A at the end.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/GivingTuesdayWebinars.html

Thursday, Oct 15 (1-2 pm)

PPT Charts & Excel: Data Visualizations That Stand Out from The Crowd (Training Magazine Network)

This session will show you the secret ins and outs of Microsoft Office to create unique and highly visual charts such as Proportional Shapes, Panel Charts, Bullet Graphs, Unit Charts and more in PowerPoint and Excel.

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

Saturday, Oct 17 (11-1 pm)

Tech for Teens Club : Intro to Coding & Video Games (Pace Center)

An introduction to the fundamentals of coding. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for teens with all levels of coding experience.

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

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

A Library for Everyone: Building a Model for Library Digital Accessibility (Idaho Library Commission)

Want to know more about the ways libraries can support digital accessibility? Learn from the expertise of Boise State University librarians Rebeca Peacock and Amy Vecchione using their digital accessibility research to show how you can apply the lessons learned in your library. In this presentation, you’ll learn what digital accessibility is and how meeting digital accessibility needs supports everyone! In addition, they will share easy to implement techniques and tools to improve the library experience for everyone.

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

Tuesday, Oct 20 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Law Library Collections  (Law Library of Congress)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3uwlg8q

Tuesday, Oct 20 (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, Oct 20 (11-1 pm)

Impact: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

Learn from libraries that have implemented controlled digital lending and hear from users about the impact the library practice has made for them.

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

Tuesday, Oct 20 (12-1 pm)

Must-Read Mysteries (Booklist)

Calling all armchair detectives! Whether you prefer your mysteries and crime fic cozy, hardboiled, paranormal, or procedural, you’ll want to join us for this webinar where representatives from Oceanview Publishing, Severn House, and Soho Press will clue you into the season’s hottest mysteries, thrillers, crime fiction, and more. Attendees will also hear from Kathy Sexton and Dontaná McPherson-Joseph, librarians at Oak Park Public Library, about ordering for the latest trends in these heart-stopping stories.

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

Tuesday, Oct 20 (1-2 pm)

Marrying Accuracy and Empathy to Improve Customer Experience (Training Magazine Network)

Accuracy is critical to your business and empathy is the ultimate soft skill, but marrying the two skills together for learners, especially virtually, can be a challenge. By connecting these skills together in the context of the role, you can establish neural pathways that support positive customer interaction.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (9-10 am)

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

With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. 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://firespring.com/webinars/

Wednesday, Oct 21 (9-10 am)

Migrating to an Open-Source ILS in an Academic Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this session, we will discuss the preparation of data for migration, the design of the OPAC and the patron experience, the implementation of supported Koha, the process of working with staff and faculty on a major migration, and, of course, communication. By describing the ways in which this process differs across public and private institutions, this session will help librarians to understand the process of migration, the many ways in which migrations can go right, and some ideas of what to do when something inevitably goes wrong.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (9-10 am)

How to Raise $100,000 or More through a Pivot Campaign (NonProfit Hub)

In this special event with veteran capital campaign expert Andrea Kihlstedt, you’ll find out how to raise money through a Pivot Campaign, applying principles of capital campaign fundraising to your organization. Andrea will share five powerful campaign lessons you can put to work this fall to raise more money. You’ll learn how the pivot campaign plan worked for organizations that have used the campaign model.  You’ll leave with practical road map to conducting a pivot-campaign for your organization. Don’t miss this lively session with one of our field’s pros.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (11-12:30 pm)

Care of Outdoor Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)

Many institutions deal with common outdoor collection types like sculptures and fountains. But what about objects like architectural elements, farm implements, and transportation related items? In this webinar we will bring together conservators from different regions and climates, specifically the Northeast, West Coast, and the South, to discuss how institutions manage all of these types of outdoor collection objects ranging from the common to the more unusual.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (12-1 pm)

Where Does Governance Stop and Management Begin? (Propel Nonprofits)

A nonprofit’s board and the staff need to be collaborative partners to achieve the mission of the organization. However, there are times when roles and responsibilities become blurred. Join us as we clarify where governance stops and management begins.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (12-1 pm)

TRAILS Webinar: Embedding OER Into Your LMS with Accessibility & UDL Best Practices (Montana State Library)

Trying to think of ways to save your students money while still providing quality content? This session will get you started with embedding OER (Open Educational Resources) into your LMS in an accessible, user-friendly way. Join us to see multiple examples of incorporating OER as well as UDL (Universal Design for Learning) best practices into your instruction.

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

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

Teaching Social Justice: Navigating the Deep Waters of Equity in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this compelling webinar, early childhood teacher, equity expert, and author, Nadia Jaboneta will share the story from her most recent book, You can’t Celebrate That! The session will explore the depths of Nadia’s riveting social justice journey as she partnered with families to explore cultural identity, religious celebrations and expressions of racism in response to a biased comment by one child to another in her diverse preschool class.

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

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

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Register for this event for an introduction to citizen science, to learn more about libraries as hubs for citizen science, and to learn how to participate in citizen science projects that study the environment through a presentation and online Q&A.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (2-3 pm)

What new digital inclusion models (partners and funding) are coming together due to the pandemic? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Learn from libraries and non-profits about their successful strategies for connecting the disconnected during the pandemic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/

Wednesday, Oct 21 (2-3 pm)

Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The Metrics Toolkit is an open access resource aimed at helping researchers, evaluators, and librarians understand and responsibly use research metrics, including bibliometrics and altmetrics. The Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and how it should (and should not) be applied. Join this PNR Rendezvous to hear how it can be used by librarians to facilitate research impact outreach and education efforts, helping authors and institutional evaluators gain knowledge about specific metrics and choose appropriate metrics based on the type of impact being considered and the nature of one’s work.

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

Wednesday, Oct 21 (3-4 pm)

Virtual Libraries for Remote Learning (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, a high school librarian, will discuss strategies and feature learning tools that have facilitated remote learning in their learning community. In this “boots-on-the-ground” dive into practice, successes and challenges will be shared alike. Lively discussion is the goal for this presentation where participants will be encouraged to share their best practices.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (9-10 am)

The Erased Labor of Digital Libraries (Lyrasis)

At university-run digital library shops, there is a growing demand for more cheaply paid labor than ever before. The immense, and perceived, backlog of items waiting for digitization and metadata is now colliding with born-digital materials and scholarly communications scope drift. This daily work is being disproportionately disbursed to part-time MLIS paraprofessionals, graduate students, interns and even volunteers. The tradeoff offered to these powerless groups is ‘professional experience’. While this gives students and paraprofessionals an edge on the job market, our conversation will discuss the financial, emotional, and perceived ‘cost’ of this tradeoff. This session will include live, but anonymized, data collection and active conversation with attendees. Results of the data collection will be published during the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)

How to run crowdfunding campaigns for your nonprofit that will generate serious revenue (Charity Village)

In the wake of COVID-19, cancelled in-person events have left many nonprofit managers struggling to replace lost revenue and create new streams for donations. As our current climate goes more and more virtual, crowdfunding has been on the rise as a great way to safely engage donors into giving and to continue raising funds – no matter what happens with the ongoing pandemic.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)

“Everything’s in 300”: Moving from Dewey Decimal to BDC at the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (Maskwacis Cultural College)

The Dewey decimal classification has long been the standard of organizing library collections around the world, but a First Nations tribal council in B.C.’s Central Interior says it will ditch the system because of its colonial legacy. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is transitioning to the Brian Deer Classification System, which was developed by the late Kahnawake Mohawk librarian Alec Brian Deer in the 1970s. Its taxonomy is based on the geographical locations of Indigenous communities. The session will include project planning and scoping, appraising the collection, classification development, tools and resources, and developing manuals and teaching guides for cataloguing work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y59xqh69

Thursday, Oct 22 (12-1 pm)

Literacy Development: How to Avoid COVID Slide & Digital Divide Pitfalls (Booklist)

Looking for a simple and proven way to build confidence, stamina, and literacy outcomes for struggling readers? How about a format that address the equity challenges at the forefront of our minds or the current COVID-slide reality? In this lively program, Booklist and Thorndike Press from Gale, a Cengage company, will be joined by two youth librarians and large print advocates. Melissa Jacobs, (Director of Library Services for the NYC Department of Education & NYC School Library System) and Brenna Shanks (Selection Librarian, King County Library System) will share their philosophies and best practices for incorporating large print into a youth collection in a conversation moderated by Booklist associate editor Heather Booth.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Customizing the New Pocket Response Resource (Lyrasis)

The new ArtsReady 2.0/dPlan Pocket Response Resource, (“PRR”), is a free document designed specifically for arts and cultural organizations. The PRR puts critical emergency information in the pocket (or device) of staff, crew and volunteers, ensuring they have immediate access to information they’ll need in the first minutes and hours of any type of emergency. The PRR and Instructions, available for free download, prompts organizations to collect critical contact information on one side, and critical action steps such as evacuation, crisis communications, situational assessment, and prioritizing assets to be protected or salvaged on the other. While the Pocket Response Resource is designed to be “do it yourself,” this webinar will provide you with guidance and recommendations to maximize the utility of your PRR.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (1-2 pm)

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities (WebJunction)

This webinar will highlight the multiple benefits of walking and walkable communities, and provide the information and inspiration you need to join the hundreds of public libraries around the country that are contributing to the development of healthy and resilient communities. Learn how to advocate for safe walking routes to your libraries, how to partner with parks and recreation, local transportation departments, and others committed to building safe, accessible, equitable places to walk and move.

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

Thursday, Oct 22 (6-7 pm)

AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

Leading Learning: AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join Jennisen Lucas, District Librarian, Park County School District 6, and Sylvia K. Norton, Executive Director, American Association of School Librarians, and your colleagues to talk about how you’re updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

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

Tuesday, Oct 27 (11-12 pm)

5 Powerful Strategies for Your 2021 Annual Fundraising Plan (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

This webinar will show you five crucial strategies on which to focus your 2021 annual fundraising plan in order to increase giving, expand your database and build long-term loyalty no matter what the future holds.

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

Tuesday, Oct 27 (12-1 pm)

Level It Up: Evaluating Beginning Readers (Colorado State Library)

Have you ever wondered how the heck Beginning Readers are leveled? Have you ever found a Beginning Reader in your collection that just didn’t seem to match the level to which it was assigned? The Denver Public Library has been working for the last 18 months to develop a plan to address these issues, and we want to share our work with you! At this informative, fun, hands-on workshop, you’ll become familiar with the criteria and rubric that we developed to level Beginning Readers, and you’ll walk away with copies of these tools for use in evaluating your own collections.

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

Tuesday, Oct 27 (12-1 pm)

Crash Course in Relationship Fiction (Novelist)

Do you have a go-to strategy for helping readers with relationship fiction? Whether your readers are fans of upbeat stories of bouncing back or sardonic looks at family dysfunction — let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best relationship fiction has to offer your readers — from unlikely friendships to witty comedies of manners.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y28w63lx

Tuesday, Oct 27 (5-6 pm)

Managing Library Teams in Complex Times (American Association of School Librarians)

During this ISS Webchat, we will discuss ways to craft a robust library plan for our new hyflex learning environment. We will explore practical ways to set goals and priorities, and manage library teams to best provide essential services during this time. You will come away from this session with ideas and projects for your library workers, as well as ways to advocate for library staff needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/search/0/query?tag=Upcoming

Wednesday, Oct 28 (8-9 am)

Civic Literacy & Citizenship: cultivating space for communities to co-create knowledge and make change (Indiana State Library)

This presentation will describe a collaboration between Purdue Libraries and the Office of Civic Engagement and Leadership Development at Purdue. ILS 495 Citizen’s Academy is a unique one-credit course where members of the community and Purdue students learn to develop their own personal leadership styles while becoming more involved at the local level. This session will cover concepts of civic literacy, citizenship and elements of power. It will cover success stories from the class, as well as examples of activities and conversations. This presentation will describe how the project came about and how similar partnerships can flourish.

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

Wednesday, Oct 28 (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, Oct 28 (11-12 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Oct 28 (2-3 pm)

Coalitions – Who’s at the table, who is convening, and how are strategic decisions made? (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

This panel of experts will provide examples about how you can start conversations and build partnerships about digital equity in your community.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/

Thursday, Oct 29 (12-1 pm)

How to Revive Your Donor Relationships: 12 Tactics in 36 Minutes (Lyrasis)

In the harsh reality of disruption and uncertainty, this webinar shares practical ways to connect with, inspire confidence, and re-energize your organization’s donors and supporters. Your success depends on more than emotive emails and personal phone calls. This session delivers essential instruction for re-animating the core purposefulness essential to sustaining donor engagement.

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

Thursday, Oct 29 (12-1 pm)

Congress.gov (Law Library of Congress)

Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of the website. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted as well.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3uwlg8q

Thursday, Oct 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Virtual Learning and Loose Parts to Create Meaning for Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this webinar, we will discuss some creative ways to design, develop and deliver useful and engaging virtual education for young children based on integrating loose parts (ordinary objects from home) to promote active play. We will also talk about ideas to limit screen time, and instead create a virtual balanced schedule that promotes equity.

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

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