Back to Online School; everybody’s doing it now

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**Connections Summit: Academic Edition (SirsiDynix) Wednesday, Sep 9 (11-3 pm): free, online conference open to all staff at academic libraries. Hear from Open Access (OA) experts and fellow academic librarians in sessions about the OA movement and how it can benefit your library. https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/

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

Unmasking Misinformation (TEDx Talks): To make sense of the information streaming to and at us through media and social-media, we need to be able to detect and identify misinformation, misleading information, and disinformation. This talk shares key tools and practices we can learn that can help us navigate what can seem like a minefield of misinformation, so we can better sift valuable information from what could be harmful.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TynQMyr8yzo

Part 1: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary Institute): Learn how school librarians working from home can still serve as instructional leaders and pedagogical consultants within their faculty.  https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand

Maker-Spacing Your Distance Learning (Mackin): We have heard that maker education, hands-on learning, and STEM teaches our students collaboration, a growth mindset, creativity, problem solving, and many other crucial skills that they need to be successful in the twenty-first century. How might we set up conditions for maker education at home in practical ways for teachers, students, and the adults who are supporting and learning alongside them? This webinar will explore ways to turn your home into a makerspace. https://www.mackin.com/hq/maker-spacing-your-distance-learning/

Genealogy Introduction—Census Records at the National Archives (National Archives): Archivist Constance Potter discusses U.S. Federal Census records from 1790 to 1930 and how they can be used for genealogical research.  Census records are available in digital or microfilm form. https://bit.ly/3hyMD6u

ADVOCACY

Sep 1: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Sep 2: Turning Non-Profits into Visual Storytellers (NonProfit Hub)

Sep 30: How to Rebound Digital Marketing After Covid-19 (NonProfit Hub)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Sep 1: Preparing for the Unthinkable, Planning for the Inevitable: Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 2: The ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project Update (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 3: Organizational Planning In Times Of Uncertainty (Bloomerang)

Sep 9: Simple Strategic Planning Training (State Library of North Carolina)

Sep 10: Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

Sep 15: Workforce Development Strategies for Recovery and Resilience (Infopeople)

Sep 16: Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security & Safety in Early Childhood Facilities (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep 17: Developing a Digital Inclusion Response to COVID-19 (Utah State Library)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Sep 9: Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (AbleNet)

Sep 10: Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)

Sep 17: Accessibility Tips: How to create accessible learning content (TRAILS)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Maker-Spacing Your Distance Learning (Mackin)

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

Sep 9: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sep 10: Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sep 8: Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)

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

Sep 9: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sep 9: Basics of Collection Photography (Connecting to Collections Care)

Sep 10: Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

Sep 17: For the Love of Facts: Even More Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

Sep 21: Graphic Novels in Every Classroom (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Sep 29: Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Indiana State Library)

COMMUNICATION

Sep 2: Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey – Listen (EduCause)

Sep 2: Turning Non-Profits into Visual Storytellers (NonProfit Hub)

Sep 11: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Sep 15: Designing and Leading Virtual Meetings That Keep People Engaged (Personify)

Sep 15: How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace (Colorado State Library)

Sep 15: Podcast Power: Launch Your Podcast in One Day (InSync Training)

Sep 17: “Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 21: Positive Influence: Earning Trust and Respect (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Sep 24: Engage Families and Staff about COVID-19 Protocols Using Using Media Literacy (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep 30: How to Rebound Digital Marketing After Covid-19 (NonProfit Hub)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sep 8: Race, Power, and Curation: Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection Launch Event (Digital Public Library of America)

Sep 9: Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (AbleNet)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Unmasking Misinformation (TEDx Talks)

Sep 9: Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

Sep 9: Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 9: An Outrage: Hosting a Virtual Scholar-Led Screening and Discussion (Programming Librarian)

Sep 15: 4 Strategies for Overcoming the Challenges of Mandatory Remote Learning and Working From Home (Educause)

Sep 15: Designing and Leading Virtual Meetings That Keep People Engaged (Personify)

Sep 15: Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Sep 1: How to Get More Donations: A 101 Guide to Charitable Giving (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Sep 1: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Sep 1: Mapping Your Capital Campaign During the COVID-19 Crisis (Bloomerang)

Sep 1: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Sep 3: 5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)

Sep 9: Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Firespring)

Sep 15: How to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)

Sep 23: Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)

Sep 29: Reluctant Fundraiser? Not A Fundraiser? Not A Problem! (Bloomerang)

Sep 30: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)

LEGAL

Sep 10: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 15: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 22: Copyright and Creative Commons resources for patrons, students, and library workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Sep 8: Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Tools to Get Started (IdealWare)

Sep 9: Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

Sep 9: Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Firespring)

Sep 9: Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Leadership (NonProfit Hub)

Sep 15: How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace (Colorado State Library)

Sep 16: Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security & Safety in Early Childhood Facilities (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sep 17: “Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 21: The Organizational Map: What’s Different About Leadership (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Sep 21: Positive Influence: Earning Trust and Respect (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Sep 21: Library Leadership Ethics (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Sep 22: Exceptional Customer Service (State Library of North Carolina)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Sep 1: Return to the Future: Your 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)

Sep 2: The ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project Update (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 2: Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey – Listen (EduCause)

Sep 8: Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)

Sep 10: Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

Sep 15: With Change comes Innovation: Discussion on Author Talks, Planning, and Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Sep 15: Podcast Power: Launch Your Podcast in One Day (InSync Training)

Sep 15: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 14: Putting Open Data to Work for America’s Communities (DigitalGov)

Sep 15: Workforce Development Strategies for Recovery and Resilience (Infopeople)

Sep 15: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STAR Net)

Sep 29: Virtual Programs for Public Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Census Records at the National Archives (National Archives)

Sep 1: Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STAR Net)

Sep 8: Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)

Sep 9: An Outrage: Hosting a Virtual Scholar-Led Screening and Discussion (Programming Librarian)

Sep 15: With Change comes Innovation: Discussion on Author Talks, Planning, and Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Sep 15: Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STAR Net)

Sep 17: Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 21: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 21: Neurodiversity and STEM Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 29: Virtual Programs for Public Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Sep 8: Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)

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

Sep 9: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sep 10: Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

Sep 17: For the Love of Facts: Even More Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Sep 9: Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 10: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 10: Pharmaceutical Research Sources Available for COVID-19 (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 15: Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

Sep 15: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Food, Energy, Water, Health, & informaciόn en espaňol Web Guides Featuring U.S. Government Web Sites—Plus Why and How to Create Your Own Topical Guides (North Carolina Library Association)

Sep 15: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 14: Putting Open Data to Work for America’s Communities (DigitalGov)

Sep 16: Lifting Voices: Perspectives on Literature by People of Color (Mackin)

Sep 18: Prepare for Presidential Elections with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Cengage)

Sep 21: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 22: Secrets of the Super Searchers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sep 22: Copyright and Creative Commons resources for patrons, students, and library workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Sep 22: Towards a Mindful Practice in Library Work (Infopeople)

Sep 23: How the Economy is Impacted by COVID-19 (Special Library Association)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Part 1: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary Institute)

Sep 2: Gender Equity in Online STEM Learning (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 3: Optimizing the Distance Learning Experience and Virtual Classroom (Educause)

Sep 3: How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms During COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

Sep 8: Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)

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

Sep 9: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sep 10: Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)

Sep 10: Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

Sep 16: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Sep 17: For the Love of Facts: Even More Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

Sep 18: Prepare for Presidential Elections with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Cengage)

Sep 21: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sep 21: Graphic Novels in Every Classroom (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Sep 21: Neurodiversity and STEM Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 22: Copyright and Creative Commons resources for patrons, students, and library workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Sep 22: Behind the Book Author Takeover with DJ Corchin (Follett)

Sep 22: 3 Cool Tools That Support Growth in the K-8 Classroom (OK2Ask)

Sep 30: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TECHNOLOGY

Sep 2: The ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project Update (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sep 8: Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Tools to Get Started (IdealWare)

Sep 15: Designing and Leading Virtual Meetings That Keep People Engaged (Personify)

Sep 17: Developing a Digital Inclusion Response to COVID-19 (Utah State Library)

Sep 30: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Census Records at the National Archives (National Archives)

Sep 2: Gender Equity in Online STEM Learning (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 3: Optimizing the Distance Learning Experience and Virtual Classroom (Educause)

Sep 9: Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (AbleNet)

Sep 10: Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)

Sep 10: Creating Virtual Classroom Experiences using Microlearning (InSync Training)

Sep 15: 4 Strategies for Overcoming the Challenges of Mandatory Remote Learning and Working From Home (Educause)

Sep 15: Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning (WebJunction)

Sep 16: Virtual Classroom Instructional Design – Create Engaging & Impactful Learning Programs (InSync Training)

Sep 17: Accessibility Tips: How to create accessible learning content (TRAILS)

Sep 21: Neurodiversity and STEM Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Sep 22: How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions (North Carolina Library Association)

Sep 29: Once Upon A Training: The Impact Of Stories On Learning And Engagement (Utah State Library)

Sep 29: Create Stunning Presentations Using Google Slides (Training Magazine Network)

Sep 30: NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

VOLUNTEERS

Sep 8: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Sep 15: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Sep 23: Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)  

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Sep 1 (10-10:45 am)

How to Get More Donations: A 101 Guide to Charitable Giving (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Donors are so used to writing checks when they feel called to give. In fact, nearly 90% of all charitable giving is out of their incomes. But there are so many different ways your donors can use their assets to give back to meaningful causes … including your nonprofit.

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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift. For others it is a great act of courage. 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. 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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)

Mapping Your Capital Campaign During the COVID-19 Crisis (Bloomerang)

This presentation explores how your nonprofit can move forward with its capital campaign in the current environment. We discuss how to assess your fundraising potential, plan for new challenges, and expand your definition of campaign success. Board outlook, timelines, revisions to materials, and creative communications all are considered. Before COVID-19, you had a brilliant roadmap to guide you to your fundraising destinations. This pandemic presented a major roadblock, but it’s time to get behind the wheel again!

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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)

Preparing for the Unthinkable, Planning for the Inevitable: Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

While storms may cause damage from wind and flood, building systems and even the public can be threats to collections. Participants in this webinar will learn about the most frequent threats to library collections, assess collection risks, and develop the basic elements of a disaster prevention and recovery plan.

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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

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

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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)

Return to the Future: Your 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)

Have we had time to think about the future lately? No. But have you noticed that libraries thrive in unexpected situations? These last few months have been beyond belief. A worldwide pandemic was not on our schedule for the 2020 Census. From what I’ve seen, though, libraries have pitched in to provide services beyond what has been expected. This webinar will guide us toward the finish line of promoting the 2020 Census for our patrons.

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

Tuesday, Sep 1 (1-2 pm)

Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STAR Net)

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.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 2 (9-10 am)

The ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project Update (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join us for an update on the Toward Gigabit Libraries project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to help public and tribal librarians learn about their current broadband infrastructure and internal information technology (IT) environment. The project has been awarded a new grant from the IMLS to fund an expansion of the Towards Gigabit Libraries toolkit to increase tech capacities in rural, tribal & urban libraries. Through the use of the project’s “Broadband Toolkit” and customizable “Broadband Improvement Plan”, librarians have become better equipped to improve their broadband services and become stronger advocates for their libraries’ broadband infrastructure needs.

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

Wednesday, Sep 2 (11:30-12 pm)

Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey – Listen (EduCause)

In response to the dialogue across EDUCAUSE community groups and within our personal lives, a small group of community leaders have developed the Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey (ARiA) series. The ARiA series was created to inspire a more understanding and inclusive community in higher education by engaging professionals of all levels and across disciplines. Combatting racism on a personal, professional, and communal scale requires time and intentional effort; it really is a journey of discovery and understanding.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

Wednesday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)

Gender Equity in Online STEM Learning (National Girls Collaborative Project)

When engaging girls in STEM there are many strategies and practices that support gender equity and access, but how do those strategies work in online or hybrid learning environments? This webinar will explore what works for girls from preschool and early elementary to middle school and high school, potential adaptations, and new ideas to consider when teaching girls STEM online.

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

Wednesday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)

Turning Non-Profits into Visual Storytellers (NonProfit Hub)

Not getting enough clicks on your call to action? Join visual storytelling consultant Tara Todras-Whitehill, as she explains how to tap into an authentic narrative, effectively use visuals, and emotionally connect to audiences.

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

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-11:45 pm)

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

With so many events canceled or moved to virtual and digital, direct mail has received a much deeper appreciation. Especially with increased email and social media use, direct mail results can’t be beat! At the end of the 45 minute Nonprofit webinar you will know why it’s important to keep or even add more direct mail into your fundraising plans.

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

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-12 pm)

Organizational Planning In Times Of Uncertainty (Bloomerang)

Clear organizational plans strengthen fundraising, focus, commitment and energy among staff, board and donors. Yet in uncertain times, planning is challenging. This webinar will explore considerations for organizational planning and models that have helped nonprofits to build plans that support their work through recent shifts.

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

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-12 pm)

Optimizing the Distance Learning Experience and Virtual Classroom (Educause)

Distance learning and the use of online resources in K-12 and higher education are becoming commonplace and standard in today’s world. Online applications such as Moodle manage and deliver the educational experience. Learn about IT best practices to ensure that these digital education tools are available and can offer a quality application experience (AX) for the students and educators.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

Thursday, Sep 3 (12-1 pm)

How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms During COVID-19 (edWeb.net)

As educators begin to welcome children back to school, COVID-19 has presented several challenges. One in particular is how to design, set up and implement classrooms that meet physical distancing standards while still encouraging classroom community. Limitations such as space and budget may also add to the conundrum. In this edWebinar, Sandra Duncan, Ed.D., and architect Lauren Magee will provide practical and helpful strategies for educators seeking ways to safely distance children in the COVID classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Tuesday, Sep 8 (11-12:30 pm)

Race, Power, and Curation: Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection Launch Event (Digital Public Library of America)

The event will feature a keynote by Dorothy Berry, the Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University, on the importance of curating Black Collections and centering Black Stories intentionally during this transitory period of American history, as well as other speakers.

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

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)

Who needs dating when you have books? Allow us to make the introductions to some dreamy titles that are sure to make you swoon from Sourcebooks, HarperCollins Publishers, and Macmillan Library! Plus, we’ll hear from collection development librarian Beth Atwater and author and librarian Amy Alessio, rounding this out to be the best date ever!

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

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Tools to Get Started (IdealWare)

As IT has become an increasingly important dimension of nonprofits’ core operations, the dangers that IT security holes pose to non-profits has also risen dramatically, and continues to do so each day.  In this webinar, the Lead of Tech Impact’s Security Team will outline the most common classes of IT-based threats that the non-profit community faces, and discuss strategies and tools for reducing the risk that any given organization might face from these threats.

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

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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

Tuesday, Sep 8 (12-1 pm)

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

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

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

Tuesday, Sep 8 (1-2 pm)

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.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (11-12 pm)

Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

Our nation is now engaged in protests and conversations about critical issues. These are conversations that nonprofit executives and board leaders need to be a part of. These conversations are long overdue, and we cannot give in to our discomfort and allow this opportunity to fade away. This is a movement not a moment, we know that you have questions, ideas, and concerns. What is the nonprofit’s board’s leadership role and what can you do?

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-12:45 pm)

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)

Simple Strategic Planning Training (State Library of North Carolina)

Training participants will be introduced to: The importance of strategic planning; Simple strategies for leading a strategic planning process; and Techniques for effectively implementing a strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/7035921

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)

Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

From action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Join our panel of insiders who will share new and upcoming titles – and some beloved series and sequels – to dazzle your shelves.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1 pm)

An Outrage: Hosting a Virtual Scholar-Led Screening and Discussion (Programming Librarian)

The nationwide uprising for racial justice could spur fundamental shifts in how Americans remember and reckon with the past. Join us to learn how your library can play a constructive role by hosting a virtual film screening and discussion program.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Basics of Collection Photography (Connecting to Collections Care)

Accurate photography is essential for preservation, access, and care of collections. This webinar is an introduction to basic practices for collection photography. This webinar aims to give participants the tools needed to: Set up or improve a photography space; Select equipment, tools, and software; Capture images; Select archival file formats; Record metadata; Recognize and address common issues when photographic collections.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)

Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (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, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)

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

When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.” Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

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

Wednesday, Sep 9 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Leadership (NonProfit Hub)

Now more than ever, the people in your organization are likely to experience traumatic events that may affect their performance at work. This interactive session applies the lessons of trauma-informed teaching to leadership & management. To help people feel at ease while doing their best, managers must understand what trauma is, learn about its neurological effects, and identify how people struggling with trauma “show up.” Attend this webinar to learn how to successfully lead, teach, and work with trauma-impacted colleagues in a post-COVID environment.

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

Thursday, Sep 10 (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://blogs.loc.gov/law/2020/08/september-2020-us-law-webinars/

Thursday, Sep 10 (11-12 pm)

Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organizations. The webinar will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while also providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses.

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

Thursday, Sep 10 (11-12 pm)

Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will explore ways to integrate assistive technology (AT) into virtual instruction that can benefit struggling readers in their general education classes as well as their special education services. The session will discuss the difference between instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) and focus on several devices and apps that both general educators and specialists can incorporate into their virtual instruction to enhance their students’ learning.

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

Thursday, Sep 10 (12-1 pm)

Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Disney Publishing Worldwide for this special preview, featuring titles from fall, winter, and spring lists. Also in this program, attendees will hear from Rick Riordan Presents authors—J. C. Cervantes (THE SHADOW CROSSER), Kwame Mbalia (TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD), Tehlor Kay Mejia (PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS), and Sarwat Chadda (CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD)—as well as Disney authors—J. J. Gilbert (THE MOUSE WATCH), Alyssa Moon (DELPHINE AND THE SILVER NEEDLE), Emma Theriault (THE QUEEN’S COUNCIL: REBEL ROSE), and Estelle Laure (CITY OF VILLAINS). Each panel of authors will discuss their writing experience, upcoming books, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Stephanie Lurie, editor of Rick Riordan Presents, and Julia Smith, Books for Youth senior editor at Booklist.

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

Thursday, Sep 10 (12-1 pm)

Creating Virtual Classroom Experiences using Microlearning (InSync Training)

Would your learners benefit from virtual training served up in small pieces? Are you ready to move out of long slideshow presentations and engage your learners with content they can and WANT to use after the event is over? Microlearning can be the perfect solution under these conditions. Move from a ‘slides and guides’ approach to virtual classroom design to a practical, immediately valuable approach. When you incorporate the tools you want employees to use on the job into your virtual classroom design, everyone wins.

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

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

Pharmaceutical Research Sources Available for COVID-19 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will provide an overview of pharmaceutical research from Government sources and other freely available sources for the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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

Friday, Sep 11 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (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 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://blogs.loc.gov/law/2020/08/september-2020-us-law-webinars/

Tuesday, Sep 15 (9-10:30 am)

With Change comes Innovation: Discussion on Author Talks, Planning, and Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Are you interested in inviting an author to your library? Have you considered inviting a local author? Should you allow volunteers or YA to help facilitate talks? Please join us as our panelists provide advice on how to plan, deliver, and achieve successful author discussions.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Food, Energy, Water, Health, & informaciόn en espaňol Web Guides Featuring U.S. Government Web Sites—Plus Why and How to Create Your Own Topical Guides (North Carolina Library Association)

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free. The initial focus will be on the presenter’s Spanish-language, food, energy, water, and health guides, which highlight government resources; the most recent one was completed in May 2020.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (11-12 pm)

How to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)

In this live webinar, we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy.  We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (11-12 pm)

4 Strategies for Overcoming the Challenges of Mandatory Remote Learning and Working From Home (Educause)

The traditional ways that we teach, learn and work in higher education have been changed, so how do you determine the best course of action? Hear from an informative panel for a discussion of lessons learned during the past semester, the best practices their institutions deployed to address those challenges, and how you can leverage those tactics to help your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

Tuesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

Designing and Leading Virtual Meetings That Keep People Engaged (Personify)

Are you struggling to find ways to keep people focused, engaged and actively participating in your virtual meetings? If so, this webinar led by virtual workplace expert Nancy Settle-Murphy, president of Guided Insights, is for you. Using real-life examples, Nancy will provide tips and techniques for anticipating and addressing some of the most challenging virtual meeting dynamics, such as making the best use of available technology, enabling and encouraging frequent interaction, balancing participation and keeping people focused and on track.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

How Rude! The Price of Incivility in the Workplace (Colorado State Library)

We all want to come to work and be treated with kindness and respect. However, studies have found that 98% of us have experienced slights, insensitivities and rude behavior in our workplace. The effects of incivility can lead to a loss in staff creativity, deterioration in team spirit and may result in patrons turning away from the library. Come learn tactics staff can use to minimize the effects of rudeness on performance and well-being and strategies managers can use to keep their own behavior in check and to foster civility in others.

To join, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Tuesday, Sep 15 (12-1 pm)

Podcast Power: Launch Your Podcast in One Day (InSync Training)

As the podcasting industry continues to gain popularity, leaders and business owners have begun to leverage podcasting to build their brand and gain their listeners’ trust. Through podcasts, you can become an influencer; someone known as an expert in your field. Join this session to learn how to start and develop a podcast in one day.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (1-2 pm)

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 14: Putting Open Data to Work for America’s Communities (DigitalGov)

Veterans embarking on new careers. Volunteers stewarding cleaner communities. Local leaders anticipating natural disasters. Ours is a world awash in challenges and opportunities. But all too often, solutions to our biggest challenges are just out of reach because the most critical actors in the ecosystem are swimming past one another in an ocean of data yet to be explored. Over the past four years, The Opportunity Project (TOP) has enabled teams to solve challenges like these—and many more—by pairing cross-sectoral collaborators with open data to solve real-world problems for communities nationwide.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (1-2 pm)

Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning (WebJunction)

While classroom training has an important place in library staff education, learning is extended and reinforced when staff have the opportunity to work through difficult topics outside of the classroom. In order to support staff learning about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Multnomah County Library has developed a “Racially Just” toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn and practice on their own, with colleagues, or in their staff groups. The toolkit workbooks include information and activities related to bias, microaggressions, allyship and cross-cultural communication, as well as a workbook focused on learning about Native American and Alaska Native people and communities. Learn how Multnomah Library developed the workbooks and what indicators signaled that their organization was ready to support staff with self-paced learning about EDI.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (1-2 pm)

Workforce Development Strategies for Recovery and Resilience (Infopeople)

This webinar examines practical strategies that libraries across the country are using to support job seekers in the community. We will look at resources within libraries as well as partnerships to help support workforce resiliency. We will also examine tools for you to create a systematic plan for your library.

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

Tuesday, Sep 15 (2:30-3:30)

Culturally Responsive STEAM Programming: Engaging Latinx Communities in Rural Areas (STAR Net)

In this webinar, attendees gain new ideas and understanding of how to offer culturally responsive programming to Latinx communities and build relationships safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 16 (12-1 pm)

Lifting Voices: Perspectives on Literature by People of Color (Mackin)

Join us as we welcome publisher and editor Arthur Levine along with authors Kristen Mai Giang, Donna Barba Higuera, and Mike Jung to discuss their insight on the world of literature. Learn more about our guest authors and editor as they share stories of their lives and experiences. Discover the founding of Levine Querido and its fervent mission to give voice to a uniquely talented, exceptionally diverse group of authors and artists. Participants will leave this session feeling inspired by our guest authors and editor as well as Levine Querido’s goal to inspire a true love of reading in young people while offering them a sense of their (and others’) rightful place in the world.

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

Wednesday, Sep 16 (12-1 pm)

Virtual Classroom Instructional Design – Create Engaging & Impactful Learning Programs (InSync Training)

When it comes to virtual learning, an instructional designer’s toolkit and skillset require specific and adaptable expertise. Discover core competencies and next steps in this thoughtful one-hour program.

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

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

Prepare, Prevent, Protect: Security & Safety in Early Childhood Facilities (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this eye-opening webinar, you will learn the process of better preparing your early childhood education organization to deal with a variety of emergencies. The webinar, presented by security expert Jason Russell will cover how to assess your facility for vulnerabilities, develop best practice emergency procedures, and properly train staff to respond to critical incidents.

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

Wednesday, Sep 16 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership and your colleagues to talk about how you’re updating your practice based on lessons learned from the spring.

To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/townhall

Thursday, Sep 17 (10-11 am)

Accessibility Tips: How to create accessible learning content (TRAILS)

Accessibility can be intimidating, but no fear! You don’t have to be an expert to get started. Come learn and share your knowledge on accessibility best practices for libraries, see how easy it can be, and learn how digital accessibility affects the ways users interact with libraries. This workshop will be in a sandbox format to provide people with a chance to converse, share tips, advice, and information on how to get started creating accessible materials quickly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3gEfl4L

Thursday, Sep 17 (11-12 pm)

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join Jodi-Ann Burey as she explores the structural racism underpinning experiences with racial microaggressions so we can better support individuals and institutions to effectively lead an increasingly diverse, geographically dispersed and culturally complex workforce and transform our work cultures so that everyone can truly belong.

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

Thursday, Sep 17 (12-1 pm)

For the Love of Facts: Even More Fall Nonfiction (School Library Journal)

Join our second Fall Nonfiction webcast (because one is never enough!) to learn about even more titles and series for your curious-minded young readers. From classic educational books with rich and engaging graphics and illustrations to SEL and in-depth historical topics, these forthcoming reads will leave your students and patrons begging for more.

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

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

Developing a Digital Inclusion Response to COVID-19 (Utah State Library)

As COVID-19 has exacerbated the digital divide for vulnerable communities, the need to jointly address access to internet, devices, digital literacy training, and other barriers to digital participation has become critical.Utah Communities Connect, the state’s first digital inclusion alliance since 2018, is partnering with Utah State Library Division to host a workshop on Digital Inclusion Vision & Planning.This facilitated workshop is designed for leadership in state and local government, schools, nonprofit and community organizations, companies, libraries, and other organizations that provide or have the capability to provide internet, device, or digital literacy training solutions.

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

Thursday, Sep 17 (1-2 pm)

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Now that we are doing most programs virtually, we have taken our culinary literacy online. Some of the key things to think about are what you will make, copyright, the challenge level of the dish, what types of ingredients to use, including being aware of what fruits and vegetables are in season, what kitchen materials you need, and whether you want to do your videos “live” on a platform like zoom or Facebook live, or post a pre-recorded video. I would like to discuss how to create a virtual program using what I have done here at Horry County Memorial Library, as well as with the State Library of South Carolina.

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

Friday, Sep 18 (11-12 pm)

Prepare for Presidential Elections with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Cengage)

Provide patrons reputable, non-partisan information with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints. In this webinar, we’ll discover resources to fact check arguments, understand all sides of social issues, and develop informed stances on political candidates.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/34I7bWI

Monday, Sep 21 (10-11 am)

The Organizational Map: What’s Different About Leadership (Pattern Research, Inc.)

The first in this series, The Organizational Map: How is leadership different from management, supervision, and professional and technical work? Covers the questions of Why do years of successful workplace experience not automatically translate into leadership expertise? And why is leadership something that can be learned and practiced regardless of your role in your library?

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5027165483310975760

Monday, Sep 21 (11-12 pm)

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

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://bit.ly/3gzaZvL

Monday, Sep 21 (12-1 pm)

Positive Influence: Earning Trust and Respect (Pattern Research, Inc.)

The second in the series, Positive Influence: Why is positive influence the most valuable tool that any leader can wield? Positive influence is more important than power and authority. It’s about how you treat people every day, all the time, regardless of their behavior or your status and position in your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3331860390282710795

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

Graphic Novels in Every Classroom (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join Alicia Abdul, Kate Covintree, and Amanda Melilli for a one-hour webinar dedicated to integrating graphic novels in our libraries and classrooms. The trio’s key objectives will be to 1) provide an overview of the variety of graphic novels that exist 2) with an inclusion of key vocabulary, then 3) share research on why they should be included in the classroom with 4) examples from our own school libraries.

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

Monday, Sep 21 (1-2 pm)

Neurodiversity and STEM Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Neurodiversity refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions. As a term, it can include a multitude of neuro-variations such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and mental health. Therefore, we work with and teach neurodiverse individuals everyday. Join us as we learn more about neurodiversity and best practices for engaging neurodiverse learners in STEM programming.

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

Monday, Sep 21 (2-3 pm)

Library Leadership Ethics (Pattern Research, Inc.)

The third in the series, Library Leadership Ethics: Four principles that set standards for making decisions and taking action can earn trust and respect inside and outside the library. Based on concepts that go back to the Rule of Law, the Magna Carta, English common law, and, of course, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, we’ll review some of the basics, including the importance of due process, different and conflicting ethical codes, the “shall and shall not’s ethical behavior, everyday ethics, and the four principles: transparency, privacy, fairness, and access to information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6088969359819136268

Tuesday, Sep 22 (9-10 am)

How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions (North Carolina Library Association)

Information literacy sessions in the sciences that focus on basic search techniques can be helpful to students, but often leave the librarian instructor wishing for more–more critical thinking, more substance, more information literacy at a deeper level. Take heart! In this workshop, participants will experience a variety of activities from a student’s vantage point, then discuss goals, implementation, and adaptation from the librarian’s perspective. Participants will leave with several substantive, framework-based, adaptable activities to use with their students.

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

Tuesday, Sep 22 (12-1 pm)

Exceptional Customer Service (State Library of North Carolina)

Training participants will be introduced to: The characteristics of exceptional customer service; Techniques for excelling at customer interactions; and Strategies for handling difficult customers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/7035941

Tuesday, Sep 22 (12-1 pm)

Secrets of the Super Searchers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Turbocharge your Federal Government information reference skills! Join Super Searcher Chris Brown, long-time depository coordinator at the University of Denver, Main Library, as he shows you his search strategies to answer the toughest Federal Government information reference questions. Chris literally wrote the book on Federal Government information reference with his new book, “Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services.”

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

Tuesday, Sep 22 (1-2 pm)

Copyright and Creative Commons resources for patrons, students, and library workers (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

More than ever, libraries need resources for free, including copyrighted images and other online content. In this webinar, we will be exploring resources to help you find information on copyright issues involving remote learning and other services, as well as online repositories of content you can use with patrons and students. We will also be taking a deep dive into Creative Commons, which allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.

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

Tuesday, Sep 22 (1-2 pm)

Towards a Mindful Practice in Library Work (Infopeople)

In this webinar, you will learn about mindfulness from a practitioner (Mimosa Shah) and a scholar (Beck Tench) who have spent the last five years collaborating on how to practice mindfulness in libraries with integrity and resilience. We will move beyond the common understandings and examples of mindfulness, looking from both a critical and optimistic points-of-view. We will discuss what mindfulness is, why we might practice it, and how to do so, with a special focus on library-specific issues.

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

Tuesday, Sep 22 (2-2:45 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with DJ Corchin (Follett)

Each month, we’re inviting popular authors to candidly share insights into their works and how their books may be incorporated into distance learning and classroom plans. DJ Corchin is the author and illustrator of many award-winning children’s books including A Thousand No’s which he will be talking to us about on September 22nd. A Thousand NO’s is about opening yourself up to possibilities and the social-emotional aspect of working with others. Whether it’s for younger kids during imaginative play, or older students learning to navigate the likes of real-world scenarios, the lessons that can be pulled from the book allow for great discussions and activities in the classrooms.

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

Tuesday, Sep 22 (5-6:30 pm)

3 Cool Tools That Support Growth in the K-8 Classroom (OK2Ask)

Want to use an engaging and challenging learning platform to bridge content knowledge gaps for your students? Come to this session and learn about three tech tools that will help you reach every student at their level. ReadTheory and Prodigy will help find and fix missing skills in English and Math, while Freckle Education can be used in all four core content areas. Learn how to leverage these free, adaptive online tools to improve student outcomes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2FYaYEP

Wednesday, Sep 23 (11-12 pm)

How the Economy is Impacted by COVID-19 (Special Library Association)

Statista is a global business data platform that puts figures into context which invites our experts to take the stage. Take this opportunity to gain insight into the impact of Covid-19 on the economy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sla.org/learn-2/webinars/

Wednesday, Sep 23 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)  

Learn how to make the most of your VolunteerMatch account by creating your volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps to making your opportunities stand out on VolunteerMatch.

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

Wednesday, Sep 23 (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://learning.candid.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

Thursday, Sep 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Engage Families and Staff about COVID-19 Protocols Using Using Media Literacy (Early Childhood Investigations)

As we adjust to the new realities of providing child care in the midst of a pandemic, we may have families that question our choices and strategies based on things they’ve heard or seen on television or social media. And we, ourselves, might be confused about conflicting messages. This session, presented by early childhood media literacy expert, Faith Rogow, will offer strategies for using media literacy skills to address concerns and improve understanding.

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

Wednesday, Sep 29 (8-9 am)

Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Indiana State Library)

Tips and tricks for obtaining materials to fill up your library shelves without draining your library’s collection budget.

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

Tuesday, Sep 29 (10-11 am)

Once Upon A Training: The Impact Of Stories On Learning And Engagement (Utah State Library)

This webinar will highlight the benefits of using stories to increase engagement during staff training sessions. It will include practical examples from courses Patrick has developed as well as tips for developing training courses at your library.

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

Tuesday, Sep 29 (10-11 am)

Create Stunning Presentations Using Google Slides (Training Magazine Network)

Google Slides is a terrific tool to create stunning presentations, especially if you understand some of the advanced features and capabilities it offers. In this session you’ll see how to create amazing visuals, develop effective graphs and charts, engage your audience with compelling animations, and impress them with beautiful, professional design. All using only Google Slides. You’ll see a host of visual storytelling techniques, all demonstrated live, that you can use immediately to create effective presentations.

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

Tuesday, Sep 29 (11-12 pm)

Reluctant Fundraiser? Not A Fundraiser? Not A Problem! (Bloomerang)

Sure – there’s tons of resources out there about fundraising, but most of them are designed for people who choose to be fundraising. What about all of the reluctant fundraisers? The EDs, board members, etc. who have to fundraise without a full-time fundraiser. This webinar is for those who need to fundraise, but would really rather do anything but.

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

Tuesday, Sep 29 (12-1 pm)

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Do you work in a public library? Are you looking for ideas for virtual programming and outreach? This webinar is for you! We will cover how to decide what virtual programming your community might be interested in, technical requirements for virtual programming, and include a wide variety of program suggestions.

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

Wednesday, Sep 30 (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, Sep 30 (9-10 am)

How to Rebound Digital Marketing After Covid-19 (NonProfit Hub)

Many businesses have been negatively impacted by the global pandemic, covid-19. But how can these businesses fight back? In this session, we will go over consumer behavior, trends in e-commerce, and how branding can affect search visibility. Utilizing keywords in your ad’s content messaging, in SEO and SEM, can increase the chance for consumers to find your business and eventually, convert.

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

Wednesday, Sep 30 (11-12 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Sep 30 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Kathryn’s presentation will look at the work PMC has done this year with the COVID initiative, the PMC preprint pilot and ongoing efforts to support funder open access, open data policies and recommendations. Join us to learn about ways you can use PMC to support open access research!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-resource-picks-pubmed-central/26219

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***Aug 5 -Free Virtual Conference: SLJ Teen Live! For more information on the program schedule and speakers, visit: https://www.slj.com/?event=slj-teen-live-2020

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

Assessing Virtual Programs With Nick Tanzi (EveryLibrary): Many libraries have turned to virtual programming as we practice social distancing. While it is vital that we engage patrons in virtual environments, how can we measure the impact and success of these programs? https://bit.ly/30bBpi5

Why Graphic Novels? Five Practices to Transform Your Library (School Library Connection): Learn how librarians can maximize their graphic novel collections as a transformative tool to renovate traditional practices, promote readership, and ignite collaboration. https://bit.ly/33jtt0n

Is it an allergy, cold or COVID? Finding answers with Federal health resources (Federal Depository Library Program): The Federal Government produces and hosts large quantities of health information for users at all levels. Whether you need easy recipes for kids or COVID-19 studies, there is something for everyone. Learn which agencies have the information you need, including some sources that might surprise you. https://www.fdlp.gov/fdlp-academy/fdlp-academy-training-repository

Back-to-School: 9 Key Concepts to Rethink for Fall 2020 (Demco): The 2020-21 school year is going to require educators to rethink, innovate, and have a growth mindset. For blended and hybrid learning environments to thrive, you’ll need to create healthy and humane spaces in a variety of ways. Educational designer Dr. Bob Dillon leads you through nine key concepts to examine in parallel to health and safety requirements, including leveraging your librarians and specialists. https://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

ADVOCACY

Aug 4: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)

Aug 5: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

At Your Leisure: Assessing Virtual Programs With Nick Tanzi (EveryLibrary)

Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)

Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)

Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)

Aug 19: Drive-Thru User Testing (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)

Aug 18: Fun Activities using Technology to Develop and Conduct a Safety Fair (AbleNet)

BOARDS

Aug 25: Attracting and Retaining Diverse Board Members (Bloomerang)

CAREERS

Aug 10: The Many Hats of the Library Director (Indiana State Library)

Aug 13: Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 18: MLIS Programs: The Future Is in Your Hands (Library Journal)

Aug 25: Personal Branding… How Are You Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand (Training Magazine Network)

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)

Aug 4: Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson (Colorado State Library)

Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Aug 11: Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Aug 18: Participation in Structured and Unstructured Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Aug 19: The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 25: Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 27: Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

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

Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)

Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)

Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)

Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)

Aug 17: Growing CollectionBuilder: Developing an Agile Approach to Digital Collections (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Aug 19: Starting and Growing A Library of Things (Indiana State Library)

Aug 25: Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature (Indiana State Library)

Aug 25: COVID-19 and Collections Care: Part Two (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

Aug 4: Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 5: Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

Aug 11: Telling Stories Through Blogs, Video, and Photos (IdealWare)

Aug 18: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 18: Quick Bites: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic (Colorado State Library)

Aug 21: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) Wyoming State Library)

Aug 25: Personal Branding… How Are You Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand (Training Magazine Network)

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Aug 4: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview (WebJunction)

Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)

Aug 4: PowerPoint: Faster, Faster, Faster! (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 5: REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM): An Overview of the COVID-19 Research Project (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 5: COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation (SirsiDynix)

Aug 12: I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 13: Librarian best practices ensure uninterrupted access to research and education (Library Connect)

Aug 18: U.S. Military COVID-19 Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 26: Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative (San Jose State University)

Aug 27: Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Aug 5: The Magic of Appreciation: Build A Strong Relationship with Your Virtual Event P2P Fundraisers (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 5: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Aug 6: Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)

Aug 12: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

Aug 12: How to Acquire New Donors and Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020 (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 13: Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)

Aug 19: Virtual Donor Engagement During the Pandemic and Beyond (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 25: Newsletters & Annual Reports: Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era (Productive Fundraising)

Aug 26: Is Social Enterprise Right for You? (Propel Nonprofits)

Aug 26: Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19 (Candid Learning)

Aug 27: Fundraising During Challenging Times: Perspective from the Blackbaud Target Analytics Consulting Team (Blackbaud)

LEGAL

Aug 19: Intro to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD (IdealWare)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 14: Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)

MANAGEMENT

Aug 5: Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Aug 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 12: Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

Aug 13: Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Aug 13: Managing Employees in Uncertain Times (Charity Village)

Aug 13: How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design (TechSoup)

Aug 13: Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values (Candid Learning)

Aug 18: Coaching Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 19: Intro to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD (IdealWare)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 5: Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

Aug 11: The Public Library’s Role in Elections: Voter Education in a Post-Truth Era (InfoPeople)

Aug 12: Stay and Play: A new way to engage family, friends, and neighbors who care for young children (InfoPeople)

Aug 18: Community engagement: Award-winning programs and perspectives (OCLC)

Aug 25: Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 26: Libraries Build Pathways to Wellbeing (Research in Public Libraries)

PROGRAMMING

Aug 5: Video Tutorials: A Beginner’s Guide (TRAILS)

Aug 5: COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation (SirsiDynix)

Aug 6: Building Resilience, A Pre-Application Webinar for Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change (Programming Librarian)

Aug 7: Facilitating STEM Programming in Libraries (Montana State Library)

Aug 11: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 11: Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Aug 12: Finding and Using High-Quality Digital STEM Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Aug 14: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 18: Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 18: Participation in Structured and Unstructured Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Aug 18: Fun Activities using Technology to Develop and Conduct a Safety Fair (AbleNet)

Aug 21: Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) Wyoming State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 4: A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)

Aug 4: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)

Aug 7: Booklist’s Women (and Girls) in Focus Panel (Booklist)

Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Is it an allergy, cold or COVID? Finding answers with Federal health resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Aug 7: Booklist’s Women (and Girls) in Focus Panel (Booklist)

Aug 12: I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 12: Where We Come From: Tips and Tricks to Access Data on Ancestry and Foreign-born Populations (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug 12: Library Information Systems (Niche Academy)

Aug 13: How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design (TechSoup)

Aug 18: U.S. Military COVID-19 Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)

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

At Your Leisure: Back-to-School: 9 Key Concepts to Rethink for Fall 2020 (Demco)

Aug 4: REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview (WebJunction)

Aug 4: Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson (Colorado State Library)

Aug 4: How to Create and Share Primary Source Sets (National Archives)

Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Aug 5: The Power of Your School Librarian in a COVID-19 World: Harnessing Technology, Literacy, and Community (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Aug 5: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Aug 5: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Aug 6: How to Pair and Share DocsTeach Activity Sets (National Archives)

Aug 10: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kwame Alexander (Follett)

Aug 11: How to Lead a DocsTeach Activity Remotely (National Archives)

Aug 11: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Aug 12: Finding and Using High-Quality Digital STEM Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Aug 13: Part 1: Four Ways to Create Effective E-Learning in Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Aug 13: How to Analyze Primary Sources Online with DocsTeach (National Archives)

Aug 13: The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Aug 17: Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)

Aug 20: Part 2: Grading and Assessment for E-Learning and the Modern Classroom, Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Aug 24: Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year (edWeb.net)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

Aug 11: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 11: Succeed at Work: Tools that Support Executive Function and Focus on the Job (PACER Center)

Aug 12: Library Information Systems (Niche Academy)

Aug 14: Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

Aug 25: Staying Secure in the Remote World (GovLoop)

Aug 26: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 27: Creating an Excel Dashboard (IdealWare)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 4: PowerPoint: Faster, Faster, Faster! (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 5: Video Tutorials: A Beginner’s Guide (TRAILS)

Aug 5: Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Aug 6: Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Aug 11: Teaching from Home: Government Resources Can Take You from Stressed Out Parent to Best Teacher of the Year Status (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 11: Six Brain-Science Principles that Trump Traditional Training and Presenting (Insync Training)

Aug 12: Online homework help and virtual learning services for your patrons during the COVID-19 crisis (Library Works)

Aug 13: Librarian best practices ensure uninterrupted access to research and education (Library Connect)

Aug 18: Coaching Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 22: How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions (North Carolina Library Association)

Aug 24: Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year (edWeb.net)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 4: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 5: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 11: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 25: Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Aug 4 (9:30-10:15)

Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Have you ever wondered how your content is accessed by people who are blind or visually impaired? 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. 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.

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

Tuesday, Aug 4 (10-11 am)

PowerPoint: Faster, Faster, Faster! (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, a PowerPoint crackhead shares his mania with all of you. It’s an addiction, we admit the need to do everything more quickly, with fewer moving parts, and less manual repetition. Let PowerPoint do the heavy lifting for you! Microsoft spent billions of dollars streamlining the Office interface to be fast and efficient, but not too many use any of the really cool features. In this hour, that will change when we cover:

Five ways to fast track the PowerPoint activity that consumes 40% or more of most people’s time in PowerPoint;

The four types of shortcuts that enable you to fast track everything; Shortcut combos that work really well together.

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

Tuesday, Aug 4 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Speaking ECCE: Early Learning Domains with Kate Brunner and Joyce Johnson (Colorado State Library)

Join us for a down & dirty introduction to developmentally appropriate practice and Colorado’s domains of early learning. We’ll talk about how to connect your early learning services to evidence-based early childhood practices and check out where to go to learn more about how to translate your library services into Early Childhood Care & Education language for families, FFNs, and other community stakeholders.

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

Tuesday, Aug 4 (12-12:30 pm)

How to Create and Share Primary Source Sets (National Archives)

This new mini-webinar series is specifically geared to support educators who will be teaching virtually. Each 30-minute session will highlight a different way to use DocsTeach with students who are learning from home.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.docsteach.org/resources/professional-development

Tuesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

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

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: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Tuesday, Aug 4 (12-1 pm)

A Novel Form: Graphic Novels, Part II (Booklist)

Booklist’s second-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, is still going strong . . . and this graphic novel-packed webinar (the second in a two-part series) is here to prove it. Join us and representatives from DC Comics, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers, and Random House Children’s Books for this free, one-hour program featuring upcoming graphic novels for adult, teen, and young readers—and get ready to #ReadGraphic all year long!

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

Tuesday, Aug 4 (1-2:30 pm)

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview (WebJunction)

Through the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. Join us to learn more about the testing process, how to present results to your stakeholders, project resources to inform your local decisions, and what you can expect from the project in the months to come.

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

Tuesday, Aug 4 (2-3 pm)

Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Utah State Library)

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

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (10-11 am)

Video Tutorials: A Beginner’s Guide (TRAILS)

In these times of online and remote learning, it is more important than ever for information literacy instruction to be available through multiple media formats. This workshop will introduce free tools to create video tutorials for your students along with tips and tricks for making the videos on a time crunch! There will be a short 10 – 15 minute presentation and then time to practice, ask questions, and get a video recorded!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3feR1W9

Wednesday, Aug 5 (10-11 am)

The Magic of Appreciation: Build A Strong Relationship with Your Virtual Event P2P Fundraisers (Nonprofit Hub)

You have the power to transform a transactional relationship into a solid, long-term partnership! Maureen will share practical examples of ways to engage your P2P fundraisers, draw them more deeply into your organization, and help them raise more money. Whether you’re a virtual P2P event pro or if this is your first rodeo, you’ll come away with fresh ideas and inspiration.

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (11-12 pm)

REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM): An Overview of the COVID-19 Research Project (Federal Depository Library Program)

OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle have partnered to produce science-based information on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The webinar will describe the project activities, point to information resources, and discuss findings from the first phase of laboratory testing.

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation (SirsiDynix)

Join Brigham Young University psychology and neuroscience professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad as she shares her insight into how social distancing practices are affecting our minds, why relationships are important, and helpful habits we can implement to cope.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2X5sBYX

Wednesday, Aug 5 (11-12 pm)

Data Visualization Tools (IdealWare)

Data can be hard to decipher when it’s listed in a table or as a string of numbers. In this webinar, we’ll show you the kinds of tools available to help you not only make your data attractive and interesting, but that will help you analyze your data for trends and surprises.

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Wednesday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Information literacy involves multiple skills, including examining information sources in a variety of media; evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. In this interactive webinar, participants will apply these information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library of Congress and reflect on how these strategies may be used with their students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y372hv5f

Wednesday, Aug 5 (12-1 pm)

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join Medical Librarians to hear about how they use Graphic Medicine in their work with colleagues, students, and staff. Panel participants will also discuss the past, current and future role of Medical Librarians in the Graphic Medicine Community and take questions from attendees.

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Your School Librarian in a COVID-19 World: Harnessing Technology, Literacy, and Community (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

As you prepare for a school year like no other and seek resources to effectively utilize technology, develop literacy, and build community relationships, look no further than your school librarian. Join Washington, D.C., public school librarians K.C. Boyd, Sherri Jones, and Christopher Stewart for this FREE webinar where they will highlight the extraordinary knowledge and tools librarians bring to our new schooling reality. From rolling out digital learning plans to distributing books and supplies, this webinar will open your eyes to the power of these often overlooked professionals during these unpredictable times.

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

Wednesday, Aug 5 (3-4 pm)

The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Do you want to keep your eye on equity, but not sure how to do it in a distance learning situation? Join Zaretta Hammond to explore common challenges, get tips on creating the right conditions, and strenthen your ability to support every student.

For more information and to register, visit: https://crebydesign.com/webinar-4-steps/

Wednesday, Aug 5 (5-6 pm)

AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

AASL Town Halls return as educators prepare to return to school – in whatever format the learning environment may take. Join AASL leadership 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

Thursday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)

Positive Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors of Students with Severe Disabilities – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Problem behaviors interfere with student learning, educational advancement, interactions with peers and adults and school success. This webinar session, augmented with multiple scenarios of students experiencing challenging behaviors, will demonstrate: 1) proactive strategies for adapting the environment so triggering events are removed; 2) teaching new skills to the student that will replace problem behaviors; and 3) maximizing clear rewards for appropriate behavior.

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

Thursday, Aug 6 (12-12:30 pm)

How to Pair and Share DocsTeach Activity Sets (National Archives)

Discover how to use DocsTeach.org to help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past with primary sources and engaging online activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.docsteach.org/resources/professional-development

Thursday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

Pathways to Innovation: From Informal to Intentional (Bloomerang)

Carol Hamilton will share a design thinking process to help you create solutions that are grounded in the experience of your stakeholders and informed by their feedback through a co-creation process.

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

Thursday, Aug 6 (1-2 pm)

Opportunity Out of Adversity: Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries (WebJunction and ARSL)

This presentation will explore how one rural library has improved internet access in partnership with an internet service provider, hosted telehealth appointments in collaboration with healthcare providers and transportation agencies, worked with schools to ensure opportunities for youth through esports, and improved digital literacy skills for patrons and local businesses.

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

Thursday, Aug 6 (3-4 pm)

Building Resilience, A Pre-Application Webinar for Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change (Programming Librarian)

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate crisis. Applications from public and academic libraries are invited through September 10, 2020. Resilient Communities will provide screening access for five documentaries, $1,000 grants for diverse local programs, and professional development and networking opportunities to 25 libraries for 2020-2021 activities and events. A Resilient Communities Programming Guide, to be published this fall, will also be provided to support successful and creative implementation and evaluation.

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

Friday, Aug 7 (10:30-12 pm)

Facilitating STEM Programming in Libraries (Montana State Library)

Come learn how to facilitate engaging, fun, and educational STEM programming! You don’t have to be a subject matter expert to show how cool STEM can be – join Anne Holland and Stephanie Vierow-Fields from the Space Science Institute and learn how to engage learners through thoughtful questions, encouraging discussion, and leveraging the knowledge your patrons bring to the program. This is a hands-on online session – participants will receive Kit 2: Be a Nasa Detective from the NASA @ My Library program before the webinar, and will “unbox” and explore the activities in the kit during the session.

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

Friday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Booklist’s Women (and Girls) in Focus Panel (Booklist)

Booklist will be honoring the historic moment of the hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by celebrating the voices of all women, and girls, everywhere. In this free, one hour event, Books for Youth senior editor Maggie Reagan will talk with Camryn Garret, author of FULL DISCLOSURE; Julie Berry, author of WISHES AND WELLINGTONS; Amy McCulloch, author of UNLEASHED; and Kate Messner, author of the History Smashers series about writing strong female protagonists, what and who inspired their writing, and their efforts to empower the voices of all female readers!

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

Friday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

Friday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)

The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Do you want to keep your eye on equity, but not sure how to do it in a distance learning situation? Join Zaretta Hammond to explore common challenges, get tips on creating the right conditions, and strenthen your ability to support every student.

For more information and to register, visit: https://crebydesign.com/webinar-4-steps/

Monday, Aug 10 (8-9 am)

The Many Hats of the Library Director (Indiana State Library)

Most librarians choose their careers based on the fact that they like to do core library work such as cataloging, collection development, or reference. But you might be surprised how far-removed the work of a Library Director is from core library work. Climbing the ranks to Director finds you crunching numbers, managing facilities, and navigating local politics. Is that really what you signed up for? In this webinar, Lynn Hobbs will talk about the range of duties that could fall under a Library Director’s job description, and will help you determine if it’s the right fit for you.

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

Monday, Aug 10 (10-10:45 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Kwame Alexander (Follett)

Join award winning author Kwame Alexander as he discusses the importance of music and writing in school curriculums and talks about the creative process behind his newest picture book Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume and the corresponding musical at the Kennedy Center.

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (10-11 am)

Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

Think of all the amazing stories that weave together the fabric of our Wyoming museums! It might seem daunting to share these stories and resources digitally. Join Megan Smith and Carrie Dickerson from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, as they share how they share some of their digital resources, including live virtual field trips, videos, and online teaching modules. They will share their experiences in developing these products and participants will even go on a mini virtual field trip.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/911333919648300300

Tuesday, Aug 11 (11-12 pm)

Teaching from Home: Government Resources Can Take You from Stressed Out Parent to Best Teacher of the Year Status (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will offer some facts about teaching at home in the age of COVID-19 and cover Federal Government resources along with some state and local resources that provide help for pre-school through 12th grade. Some resources in languages other than English will be covered.

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (11-12 pm)

Telling Stories Through Blogs, Video, and Photos (IdealWare)

How do you convey the great work your organization is doing with blogs, photos and videos? These tools are powerful ways to share the difference you’re making in the world. We’ll cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what’s working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Windows and Mirrors: Making Diversity a Part of Every Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

All children need diverse books to offer them windows into the experiences of others, and mirrors that reflect their own experiences. Together we will explore how to integrate picture books and music that honor our differences into every storytime theme as well as how to evaluate diverse materials that respect different cultures, lifestyles, and “own voices” literature.

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

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

How to Lead a DocsTeach Activity Remotely (National Archives)

Discover how to use DocsTeach.org to help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past with primary sources and engaging online activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.docsteach.org/resources/professional-development

Tuesday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)

Six Brain-Science Principles that Trump Traditional Training and Presenting (Insync Training)

In this exciting hands-on webinar, you’ll explore the most current “cognitive neuroscience” – twenty-first century brain science about how humans really learn. Discover six brain-science principles that will change the ways you instruct others and that will put to rest outdated assumptions about learning. Experience a variety of instructional strategies that illustrate these brain-based concepts and that you can immediately put to use in your own training programs and presentations, whether face-to-face or online.

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (1-2 pm)

Succeed at Work: Tools that Support Executive Function and Focus on the Job (PACER Center)

This workshop will showcase technology to support executive function at work. Topics will include managing time, staying organized, completing tasks, and maintaining focus. Demonstrations will include timers, task managers, and smart pens.

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

Tuesday, Aug 11 (1-2 pm)

The Public Library’s Role in Elections: Voter Education in a Post-Truth Era (InfoPeople)

As the 2020 election quickly approaches it promises to be the most watched election in our lifetime and is only complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic. This presentation will equip library staff to gather user-friendly information from reliable and nonpartisan sources in order to offer an invaluable, evolving online voting guide tailor-made for their communities.

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

Wednesday, Aug 12 (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, Aug 12 (9-10 am)

How to Acquire New Donors and Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020 (Nonprofit Hub)

Join Robin L. Cabral, as she takes you through a multichannel approach to donor communications through using lead magnets and customer sales maps to acquire new donors, align digital strategies to form a cohesive donor journey, and build meaningful donor relationships through timely touchpoints.

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

Wednesday, Aug 12 (10-11 am)

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Doing Social Justice work is a simple concept, but it isn’t easy. While moving forward, we must also trace from where we have come from and what we have learned. This activity is primarily a silent self-reflection journey through one’s past to better inform our futures. Don’t forget to bring paper and pencil for this session!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/i-am-safe-zone-messages-i-learned/13189

Wednesday, Aug 12 (11-12:30 pm)

Finding and Using High-Quality Digital STEM Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Educators all over the world are adapting content and programming to meet the current realities of distance or hybrid learning, but how can we determine which digital STEM resources are high quality and where can we go to find tried and true online STEM learning? Join us to learn tips and tools for evaluating the quality of online learning resources, see a showcase of some tried and true resources, and learn how to make those resources relevant and meaningful for your learners.

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

Wednesday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

In part 2 of a special two-part webinar, Dr. Robin Hindsman Stacia will outline how board members can embrace the leadership imperative for engaging in DEI focused work and governance.

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

Wednesday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Where We Come From: Tips and Tricks to Access Data on Ancestry and Foreign-born Populations (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover the best way to access demographic, socioeconomic and housing data about foreign-born populations using data.census.gov. In this webinar, we will also explore topics such as nativity, ancestry, language, and more. The U.S. Census Bureau uses the term foreign-born to refer to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, temporary migrants, humanitarian migrants, and unauthorized migrants.

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

Wednesday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Library Information Systems (Niche Academy)

Join library consultants and instructors Joe Matthews and Carson Block as they talk about their new book Library Information Systems. The book offers a comprehensive look at the technologies that power modern libraries – including how they got here and where things are headed next. Please join Joe and Carson for a fun and thought-provoking chat. After all, you can’t know where you’re going without knowing where you’ve been – and where you are now.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/30b9XRm

Wednesday, Aug 12 (12-1 pm)

Online homework help and virtual learning services for your patrons during the COVID-19 crisis (Library Works)

Join us for an informative free webinar presentation that will cover all aspects of Brainfuse’s HelpNow Virtual Learning System: An award winning online tutoring and study suite which is backed by an industry-leading academic team, and over 4,000 Brainfuse-certified tutors nationwide. Highlighting our easy-to-use online classroom, we will demonstrate how HelpNow offers patrons of all ages state-aligned one-to-one tutoring, intensive writing assistance, targeted skills building, test preparation, and a full line of collaborative learning and self-study tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2643829993441838094

Wednesday, Aug  12 (1-2:15pm)

Stay and Play: A new way to engage family, friends, and neighbors who care for young children (InfoPeople)

Nationwide about 40% of children under 5, and closer to 80% of those under 2 are cared for by informal providers, often referred to as family, friend and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Join us to learn more about a unique library service model, Stay & Play, specifically designed to support these informal childcare providers with information, resources and community connections.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (8-9 am)

Librarian best practices ensure uninterrupted access to research and education (Library Connect)

The global pandemic has forced educational institutions to close campuses and shift learning and research services to remote options. This shift took many people by surprise, but not to librarians who were already prepared to provide remote access and online resources to their users without disruption. In this webinar, librarians share their best practices on enabling uninterrupted access to research and education.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (10-10:45 am)

Leadership Today: Key Skills and Career/Job Tips (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Now more than ever we need strong leaders. We need leaders with agility, tenacity, and an open heart and mind. We’ll walk through approaches vital for successful leadership today. Gain insights for not only leading a team but also community impact. These life experiences allow us to learn and grow. We’ll share a framework for reflecting on and building upon your leadership and career trajectory.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (11-12 pm)

Managing Employees in Uncertain Times (Charity Village)

The impact of COVID-19 has heightened the need for effective leadership and management due to its widespread impact on mental health and the economic necessity to have engaged employees to support business continuity and success. This webinar will discuss the impact of COVID-19 and how the spill over line between work and home has become thinner than ever.  While society reopens and the economy restarts, it remains unclear what the future holds and how the pandemic may continue to unfold, and this means you must be able to manage your employees well during these uncertain times.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (11-12 pm)

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)

In this live, interactive webinar we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (12-12:30 pm)

How to Analyze Primary Sources Online with DocsTeach (National Archives)

Discover how to use DocsTeach.org to help your students make sense of the stories, events, and ideas of the past with primary sources and engaging online activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.docsteach.org/resources/professional-development

Thursday, Aug 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Rethink Products and Services Through Equity Design (TechSoup)

If you have products, programs, and services that could better meet the needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, but aren’t sure how to take the first step, this webinar is for you. We will introduce “equity design — designing with the intention of eliminating oppression, exclusion, and top-down approaches — and guide you through how to begin applying it within your team.

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

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

Designing Equity-Centered Organizational Values (Candid Learning)

This webinar is for organizations considering what it might look, feel, and sound like to intentionally create or reimagine a values statement through an Equity lens—that is, a lens that invokes history and confronts notions of power and action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y4t736p6

Thursday, Aug 13 (1-2 pm)

Part 1: Four Ways to Create Effective E-Learning in Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Join Saddleback and Dr. Katie McKnight for this FREE webinar, where you can expect to find out how eLearning is different from classroom learning – and you’ll explore the many important ways in which it is the same. You’ll discover how to avoid getting distracted by all the “bells and whistles” that are available and, instead, select high-leverage tools that will help your students stay on-track. We’ll conclude by looking at grading and assessment options.

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

Thursday, Aug 13 (1-2 pm)

The 4 Steps to Creating Intellectually-Safe Classrooms Anywhere to Level Up Rigor for Diverse Learners (Culturally Responsive Education by Design)

Do you want to keep your eye on equity, but not sure how to do it in a distance learning situation? Join Zaretta Hammond to explore common challenges, get tips on creating the right conditions, and strenthen your ability to support every student.

For more information and to register, visit: https://crebydesign.com/webinar-4-steps/

Friday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

Bringing Your Museum or Library to Virtual Audiences (Part 2) (Wyoming State Library)

After part 1, you might be wondering—but how do we put all this together. During this webinar Megan Smith and Carrie Dickerson from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody will dive into the details—the nuts and bolts of how to get started developing, offering, marketing, and even scheduling virtual experiences.

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6754311332975536908

Friday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)

Using Student Feedback to Assess Accessible Library Spaces and Services (TRAILS)

In 2018 UM-Missoula was awarded a small grant to gather and assess student feedback regarding an accessible technology room in the library. Survey and student focus group data provided guidance for a number of physical and technology-related changes that were subsequently applied to the accessible technology room. In 2019 UM-Missoula was awarded another small grant to collect additional student feedback to help evaluate the success of those upgrades and to help determine what additional changes might be needed to make this space an optimally active and accessible research space for students. This presentation will briefly discuss overall aims, methods, and outcomes. Shared themes that emerged from the students’ feedback and broader thoughts about accessible library spaces and services will also be discussed. Q&A and a lively discussion are welcomed!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2X6bGFZ

Monday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Panel, Part II (Booklist)

Graphic novels take readers to exciting worlds filled with unique characters, heart stopping action, and moving transformations. Meet the creators behind these amazing books at part two of our Graphic Novels Author Panel in honor of Graphic Novels in Libraries Month! We’ll hear from John Gallagher, author of the Max Meow graphic novel middle grade series; Mika Song, author of DONUT FEED THE SQUIRRELS; Ryan North, author of the SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE graphic novel; and Danica Novgorodoff, author of the graphic novel adaption of Jason Reynold’s book, LONG WAY DOWN.

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

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

Growing CollectionBuilder: Developing an Agile Approach to Digital Collections (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Frustrated by the limitations and high overhead of traditional digital repository platforms, librarians at the University of Idaho Library have been developing an agile, lightweight approach to creating digital scholarship websites driven by metadata and powered by static web technologies. Their current IMLS-sponsored CollectionBuilder project embodies this methodology in a digital collection generator optimized for non-professional developers and simple hosting solutions. This presentation will give an overview of the CollectionBuilder project and demonstrate how the University of Idaho Library uses the CONTENTdm version of the tool to build their digital collections.

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

Tuesday, August 18 (10-11)

Intro to Podcasting (Podcasting 101, Part 1) (Wyoming State Library)

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.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2943609639779350800

Tuesday, Aug 18 (10-11 am)

Coaching Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)

Many experts estimate 90 % of top performers have a high EQ (Travis Bradberry) and according to workplace strategies for mental health stated 91 % of managers & leaders stated they needed to improve their emotional intelligence. During this webinar we will focus on five main areas of emotional intelligence and teach how to coach to those areas to drive effective leadership and workplace engagement. The five areas include: Self-awareness; Self-regulation; Social skills; Motivation; Empathy.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (11-12 pm)

Participation in Structured and Unstructured Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities (National Girls Collaborative Project)

What types of STEM activities are today’s youth participating in outside of school? The informal science community can easily document enrollment in structured activities, yet less is known about participation in non-structured activities like hobbies, reading science fiction, and online experiences, including games and social media. The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) surveyed over 15,000 college students in introductory college English classes nationally – a mixture of students in STEM and non-STEM majors – about their participation in a variety of precollege structured STEM activities (both in person and online) including group organizations, like Scouts, lectures or talks, and internships, and non-structured activities, like tinkering, stargazing, and watching online STEM videos. Join us on August 18th to find out which activities are particularly attractive to young women and underrepresented minorities.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Connecting with Regional Colleagues for Support with Gail Yerbic (Colorado State Library)

Holding space to connect with others during busy work schedules can be a challenge. And, the challenge is well worth it. Building trust and engaging with peers boosts creativity and confidence. Let’s exchange ideas on how to plant seeds and develop meaningful connections for networking and staying in touch.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (12-12:45 pm)

U.S. Military COVID-19 Information Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will discuss publicly available U.S. military information resources on COVID-19. These will include Department of Defense (DOD) documents on force health protection, Congressional committee hearings on topics such as the security of the defense industrial base, and analyses from the military.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (12-1 pm)

MLIS Programs: The Future Is in Your Hands (Library Journal)

Is there ever a bad time to earn your MLIS? The pandemic may have upended many facets of life, but it can’t stop educational ambition, especially in a time when we need highly-skilled librarians and keepers of digital information. Join this webcast to hear from key institutions as they discuss their MLIS programs, including online learning and campus-based initiatives.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (1-2 pm)

Fun Activities using Technology to Develop and Conduct a Safety Fair (AbleNet)

This presentation will feature a specially designed safety fair to help students with special needs learn about safety and to share this information with classmates and the community. The students used technology and assistive devices to develop their topics and to present at the fair.

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

Tuesday, Aug 18 (1-2 pm)

Community engagement: Award-winning programs and perspectives (OCLC)

Join Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO, as we recognize our three award winners for their remarkable programs: Orlando Children’s Business Fair- Orange County Library System. Orlando, Florida, USA; Project BRIDGE (Building Relationships In Diverse Generational Experiences)- Jackson District Library. Jackson, Michigan, USA; Welcome Baby- Edmonton Public Library. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hear from each of the libraries as they share details of their community engagement activities and participate in a lively discussion about their goals, challenges, and successes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events/2020/community-engagement-award.html

Wednesday, Aug 19 (8-9 am)

Starting and Growing A Library of Things (Indiana State Library)

A Library of Things expands the role of libraries in the sharing economy. Learn how to curate a circulating collection of objects to help patrons save money while being green.

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

Wednesday, Aug 19 (9-10 am)

Drive-Thru User Testing (Nebraska Library Commission)

User testing doesn’t have to be expensive or tedious. Join us to find out more about drive-thru user testing: cheap, quick, and easy ways to find out what your users expect from your services. Find out when to use different types of user testing to figure out the specific answers to your questions — and which methods may seem easy when they aren’t.

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

Wednesday, Aug 19 (11-12 pm)

Intro to Tech Policies: Acceptable Use, Security, and BYOD (IdealWare)

Are you providing guidance to help staff members avoid scams, malicious software, and the inappropriate handling of data? Do staffers use their personal phones or computers to do work? If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This session will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit. Take home an in-depth policy workbook and sample policies.

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

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

The Magic Triangle of Reading Aloud: The Book, the Child, and the Adult (Early Childhood Investigations)

Children’s picture books are full of joy and learning (phonological awareness, development of pre-reading skills, problem solving, and decoding, just to name a few). Join children’s book curation expert, Isabel Baker, M.A.T., M.L.S. as she shares the magic that happens when you combine a great book, an adult, and a child. In this webinar, you will explore the triangle supports early learning, love, and literature from  a master children’s librarian and book lover.

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

Wednesday, Aug 19 (1-2 pm)

Virtual Donor Engagement During the Pandemic and Beyond (Nonprofit Hub)

Rather than focus on executing one successful event, Caliopy will share best practices on how to position your virtual experiences within your entire engagement strategy so that you can continue to create deep connections with donors throughout the pandemic and beyond.

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

Thursday, Aug 20 (1-2 pm)

Part 2: Grading and Assessment for E-Learning and the Modern Classroom, Grades 4-12 (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

The A, B, C, D, F grading system is as obsolete as a typewriter. The inherent issue isn’t that grading exists; it’s about how we’re grading. Deep down we know there are better ways to evaluate student learning than assigning a percentage, a number, or a letter grade. Informed educators are aware of the substantial evidence indicating that the new paradigm, Skills/Standards Based Grading (SBG), contributes greatly to meaningful learning. In this FREE webinar, you will learn how to develop standards/skills- based grading, even if you are required to use traditional letters and numbers as grades. You will also receive great resources to get started on your journey toward grading and assessment strategies that grow student achievement.

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

Friday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)

Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) Wyoming State Library)

Bring your questions and 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. Podcasting 101 is supported in part by CARES Act funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4323491235080109328

Saturday, Aug 22 (9-10 am)

How Much Time Do You Have? Quick and Flexible Activities to Add Some Metacognition to your One-shot Science Information Literacy Sessions (North Carolina Library Association)

Information literacy sessions in the sciences that focus on basic search techniques can be helpful to students, but often leave the librarian instructor wishing for more–more critical thinking, more substance, more information literacy at a deeper level. Take heart! In this workshop, participants will experience a variety of activities from a student’s vantage point, then discuss goals, implementation, and adaptation from the librarian’s perspective. Participants will leave with several substantive, framework-based, adaptable activities to use with their students.

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

Monday, Aug 24 (1-2 pm)

Teaching News and Media Literacy in an Election Year (edWeb.net)

Navigating the news and media landscape can be challenging – especially in an election year. From wall-to-wall campaign coverage to attack ads and stump speeches, there’s a lot to process – especially for students.Join this edWebinar to learn about: Where to find quality resources to teach news and media literacy in your classroom; Tips on facilitating discussions and lessons about the news and current events; Easy, grab-and-go activities aimed at students’ news and media literacy in an election year.

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (8-9:30 am)

Tackling Racism in Classic Children’s Literature (Indiana State Library)

We all know that there are outdated and racist classics on our shelves. These books reflect a homogenous past, yet they still thrive in an ostensibly multicultural present. How do we hold fast to intellectual freedom while solidifying our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness? Nashville Public Library spent a year asking that question and the resulting work can be replicated by other libraries seeking to apply an anti-racist lens to their collections. Join us as Klem-Marí Cajigas and Lindsey Patrick-Wright offer insight and suggestions for us to re-evaluate our own collections.

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (11-12 pm)

Attracting and Retaining Diverse Board Members (Bloomerang)

Author, journalist, professional speaker, social impact strategist, and lobbyist, Terri Broussard Williams will share how to attract diverse superstars and take a look at what to do to keep them engaged and at your board table.

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (11-12 pm)

Newsletters & Annual Reports: Multichannel Impact Reporting for the Modern Era (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on reporting impact to our donors. We’ll examine how print/mailed communications work in tandem with email to ensure our donors are informed and engaged. And we’ll look at systems to simplify the development of these vital fundraising tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/newsletters-annual-reports-free-webinar/

Tuesday, Aug 25 (11-12:30 pm)

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join us for a webinar that will shed some light on teen mental health and substance use disorders. Learn how you can prepare for this surge in mental health challenges with examples of practices and programs that can be replicated in your community, and that provide the needed connection with teens who are hard to reach.

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize Volunteer Engagement with Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization’s story of volunteer engagement.

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Personal Branding… How Are You Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand (Training Magazine Network)

Who you are and why the rest of the world should want to do business with you is one of the most important keys to your success–it’s all about your personal brand! But like anything else, care must be taken to ensure that it is properly developed, maintained, and refreshed as needed.  You rely on your personal brand in every interaction with every prospective or current customer every day—we’ll discuss how to define and evaluate your personal brand, how to optimize it in everyday activities and play to your strengths, and, perhaps most importantly, how to go about making changes if it’s not what you want. Everything you do every day contributes to your personal brand—take control and make it what you want it to be!

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

Tuesday, Aug 25 (12-1 pm)

Staying Secure in the Remote World (GovLoop)

Millions of public servants became remote employees overnight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, even as we work from home, employees need to stay secure as hackers look for vulnerabilities in the new working environment. Join us online to learn why a zero trust approach to securing your agency’s enterprise endpoints has never been more difficult – or more important.

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

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

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

This 90-minute webinar will include background information on the coronavirus, the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and research coming out of the cultural heritage field, while introducing participants to recommendations for mitigating risks related to handling and care of collections materials.This session is an update to a webinar recorded in June 2020, COVID-19 and Collections Care.

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

Wednesday, Aug 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, Aug 26 (11-12 pm)

Is Social Enterprise Right for You? (Propel Nonprofits)

Starting a social enterprise can be a great way for your organization to achieve the double bottom line: mission impact and a new unrestricted revenue stream. Join us as we define social enterprise and look at the four areas you should research as you evaluate this revenue option for your organization.

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

Wednesday, Aug 26 (11-12 pm)

Libraries Build Pathways to Wellbeing (Research in Public Libraries)

Through mixed methods research, the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project found that a) public libraries are a component of social wellbeing outcomes in rural communities, and b) there are ways libraries provide service that influence outcomes. In this webinar you’ll hear about the design and outcomes of our research, the Evidence-Based No Rules Tools under development, and how qualitative data coding made it all possible.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/blog/webinar/libraries-build-pathways-to-wellbeing/

Wednesday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative (San Jose State University)

The K’acha Willaykuna Knowledge Equity Working Group actively explores stewardship of indigenous knowledge works through decolonial information practices. Through discussions, flash-lectures, hands-on workshops and community projects, the group actively works to support the preservation of Indigenous knowledge in response to marked knowledge equity gaps of non-Western languages, cultures and histories. This session will reflect on the role of cultural humility in the development of the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative as an example of closing the gap between EDI values and practice.

For more information and to join session, visit: https://ischool.sjsu.edu/upcoming-webcasts

Wednesday, Aug 26 (12-1 pm)

Reimagining Individual Giving During and Beyond COVID-19 (Candid Learning)

Join Candid’s panel discussion with fundraising leaders from the MLK Community Health Foundation, the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, VentureLab, and the Soul of Philanthropy on how they tap into and are reimagining individual giving in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The presenters will also touch upon stewarding in a virtual climate and will share their experiences about what has worked for them and what can be done better.

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

Thursday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising During Challenging Times: Perspective from the Blackbaud Target Analytics Consulting Team (Blackbaud)

Join members of the Blackbaud Target Analytics consulting team for a discussion on the role of data during times of crisis and economic stagnation. Leveraging decades of combined experience in nonprofit advancement, research, analytics and benchmarking, the team will address insights we can glean from past events as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic is unique. In addition to overcoming the challenges of today, the team will share their thoughts on how nonprofit professionals can grow from trying times and best position themselves to meet the challenges of the future head-on.

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

Thursday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)

Creating an Excel Dashboard (IdealWare)

Need to create a low-cost dashboard using existing tools? Excel is a surprisingly powerful tool that can be used to assemble and display your data. We’ll show you how to use Excel’s built-in features and functions to create a dashboard that brings your data to life.

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

Thursday, Aug 27 (12-1 pm)

Receptive to Race: Normalizing the Discussion of Race with Children in Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Research shows that children notice race at a very young age, and often draw erroneous conclusions if no one speaks to them about it. With a focus on story time, programming, collection development and user services, we will discuss and model ways librarians can talk about race and racism in age appropriate ways with children.

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

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A Midsummer of Mindfulness

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 

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

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

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

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

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

 

ADVOCACY

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

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

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

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

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

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY/ACCESSIBILITY

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

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

 

BOARDS

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

 

CAREERS

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

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

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

 

COMMUNICATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 24: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

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

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

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

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FUNDRAISING

July 1: Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

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

July 8: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LEGAL

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

 

LIBRARY SPACES

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

 

MANAGEMENT

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

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

July 7: Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

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

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

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

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

July 21: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

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

 

REFERENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TECHNOLOGY

July 20: Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

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

July 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOLUNTEERS

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

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

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (9-10 am)

Money Mindset and Fundraising (Nonprofit Hub)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 1 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 2 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 7 (7-8 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 7 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 9 (2-3 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Saturday, July 11 (9-11 am)

Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

A Novel Form: Graphic Novels Part 1 (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Your Online Community with Web Accessibility (TechSoup)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 14 (2-3 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

Pt 3 of 3.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 15 (2-3 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 16 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 16 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Recommendation Systems  (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Creating Accessible Materials for Library Instruction (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (9-10 am)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Nonprofit Hub)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

A Virtual Shout-N-Share Showdown (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 22 (3-4 pm)

School Librarians Can Save Democracy (edWeb.net)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 23 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Podcasting Using Government Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 24 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, July 27 (12-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 28 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (8-9 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 29 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 31 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ADVOCACY

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

Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

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

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

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

Jun 17: Tips for Nonprofit Sustainability (Nonprofit Hub)

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

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

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

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

 

BOARDS

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

 

CAREERS

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

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

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

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

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

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

Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMUNICATION

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

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

Jun 4: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

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

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

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

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

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

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

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FUNDRAISING

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 24: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

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

 

LEGAL

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

 

MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

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

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING

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

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

Jun 16: Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

REFERENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TECHNOLOGY

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

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

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

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

Jun 24: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOLUNTEERS

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

Jun 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (11-12 pm)

Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget (IdealWare)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (12-1 pm)

Equal Access for Every Ability (Public Library Association)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 2 (2-3 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (9-10 am)

Automating Virtual Student Library Cards (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 3 (1-2 pm)

Curious About Supervision: The Resume (Colorado State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (10-11 am)

Ideas for Distance Learning and Back to School (AbleNet)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 4 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)

Amazing Audiobooks for Summer and Beyond (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 5 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Jun 6 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Code a Story (PACER)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jun 8 (7-9 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jun 8 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 9 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 10 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Difficult Times (Nonprofit Hub)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (10-11 am)

What Resilient Companies Do Differently (Harvard Business Review)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 11 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Saturday, Jun 13 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Neurodiversity in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 16 (12-1 pm)

Picture Book Parade: Books from Small Presses (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Getting Started with Virtual Storytimes (WebJunction)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (12-1 pm)

Pairing Primary Sources and Picture Books (Library of Congress)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 17 (1-2 pm)

Tips for Nonprofit Sustainability (Nonprofit Hub)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 18 (12-1 pm)

Preparing for Project Failure (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jun 18 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

5 Languages of Workplace Appreciation (North Dakota State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jun 19 (12-1 pm)

Booklist’s Middle Grade Panel (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Jun 22 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 23 (1-2 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (8-9 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (11-12 pm)

Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 24 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jun 30 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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ASPeN Basics Course

ABOUT ASPeN:

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

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

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

ASPeN BASICS COURSE:

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

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

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

When: Fourth Wednesday May-October 3-4 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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May You Learn Well and Often – May Webinars 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

ADVOCACY

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

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

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

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

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 5: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

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

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

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

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

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

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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

 

BOARDS

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

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

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 6: Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

May 6: Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 6: Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

May 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

May 6: Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 7: Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

FUNDRAISING

May 1: How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

May 5: Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

May 7: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

May 7: Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

May 8: COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

May 12: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

May 14: Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

May 20: Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

MANAGEMENT

May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

May 13: The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

May 18: HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

REFERENCE

May 5: Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 5: How PubMed Works: Introduction

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 27: Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary)

May 4: Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

May 6: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 6: Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

May 12: Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

May 13: Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

TECHNOLOGY

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

May 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 5: Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

May 5: Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 13: Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

VOLUNTEERS

May 5: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

May 12: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, May 1 (11-12 pm)

How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you plan, launch, and execute a Nonprofit Employee Relief campaign so you can thrive – not just survive – in the current climate.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

 

Friday, May 1 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict”—to walk into it and effectively handle it—rather than avoid it.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

 

Monday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

 

In this program, attendees will hear from Michael Buckley (Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox), Theanne Griffith (Magnificent Makers series), Kate Messner (History Smashers series), and Kenneth Oppel (Bloom). Each author will discuss their latest releases, all of which introduce exciting new series, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri. Whether you’re seeking action-packed comedy, haunting thrillers, fascinating historical nonfiction, or a modern-day Magic School Bus, we’ve got you covered.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

 

This edLeader Panel focuses on increasing the awareness regarding the risks that schools and districts face as they accelerate remote learning environments.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (10-11 am)

Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

 

Good visualization improves understanding, recollection and adoption. Poor or no visual communication impedes learning. Make your job easier. Use clear, compelling designs to achieve your learning objectives. No design skill needed. Learn to turn any content into professional graphics using PowerPoint, free and low-cost tools, and a few tricks the pros use. Watch Mike build eLearning graphics real time. See how easy it is—when you know how. All participants get free graphics, icons, step-by-step instructions, and other helpful tools and resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

Join presenters Lisa Dale and Mark Fink, who will share some of what they have learned about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

 

The shift toward remote work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has required businesses to provide virtual workforce training and upskilling offerings to keep up with the current digital economy. As a model, Conduent Learning Services has leveraged its existing digital fluency, stemming from years of remote work experience, to rapidly — and seamlessly — deliver, adapt and transition existing learning modalities, tools and solutions to upskill employees and minimize the pandemic’s business impact.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on the CDC’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

 

Is your university looking to understand their published engineering output so they can adequately support the research? Are your institution’s engineering students conducting literature reviews? Is your company conducting research in an engineering field? Meet the creators of Inspec Analytics, a tool that supports engineering research. Please join us on May 5, 2020 for “3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape” presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) and EBSCO. Following the webinar, all attendees will receive a free snapshot of their institution in one area of engineering. Three instititions will be showcased as case studies for the webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

 

Moshe Hecht, Chief Innovation Officer at Charidy, has helped organizations across the world raise over $1 billion through some 5,000 crowdfunding campaigns! And all of it digitally, virtually, using the power of people and technology. Join Moshe in discovering the secret to online giving, remote connectivity, and virtual fundraising all from the comfort of your couch.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1:30 pm)

How PubMed Works: Introduction

 

Learn about what PubMed is and what’s included in it. We’ll explore how to find the original research that is the basis for a news article and we’ll spend time searching for articles by a specific author and searching on a specific subject. We’ll do exercises to narrow results to a more specific set of results. And lastly, we’ll explore the Advanced Search Builder and search history.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (2-3 pm)

The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

 

Celebrate the publication of The One and Only Bob with a talk, reading, and Q&A with Katherine Applegate!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (10-10:30)

Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

 

School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. How will physical spaces and collections need to be modified to deal with ongoing viral threats? What are reasonable preparations to make in the face of the need to return to a quarantine situation in the future? And where should we see ourselves in this emerging situation? Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future. Part 3 of 3.

 

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://bit.ly/3esg4G2

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

 

Preserve This Podcast is a Mellon grant-funded project that ended in January 2020. The collaborators are continuing to reach out to librarians and archives about how they can help independent podcasters preserve their podcasts, or what institutions need to know before preserving podcasts themselves. This persuasive webinar will make a case for paying attention to the podcast community and how to assist them.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

 

Librarians deal with data every day. Patron data, cataloging data, events, etc; all of this data is important and helps your library know where and how improvements can be made. Reading and representing that data can be a challenge for anyone who isn’t familiar with data visualization. Tune into this webinar with Jo Klein, GIS and Data Visualization Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as they dive into an online workshop that will critically engage the idea of “cold, hard data”. Come explore how to take data deeper to make strong and ethically responsible visualizations.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-05-06-Data-Visualization.html

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

 

This free webinar will help participants understand how social media listening tools like social dashboards can be used to gather insights on a local community’s reaction to isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants will also learn to use these insights to adjust services and plan programs that address active community needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

 

How can we build the capacity for all students to engage in inquiry and primary source learning through questions? This free, one-hour interactive webinar introduces educators to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions. Participants will learn through doing. This is an introductory session, primarily designed for educators and learners who are new to the QFT.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Managing the fire risk to collections and museums requires a multi-pronged strategy incorporating prevention programs, fire containment measures, as well as detection and suppression systems. When implemented together, the frequency of unintentional fires can be drastically reduced, and the impact of fires successfully managed. A brief review of the Smithsonian’s fire experience, lessons learned, and strategies employed to manage fire risk will be presented.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join Dr. Sherman as he shares examples from his clinical practice and extensive experience working in therapeutic preschool settings and the child-welfare system. Techniques derived from cutting edge research on brain development will be discussed to enhance educators building supportive relationships with young children and how such meaningful relationships with well-regulated, reflective adults can contribute to healthy brain development.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

 

Are you a librarian, archivist, curator, or staff member tasked with making your institution’s collections available online? So, you’ve put in the work–implemented a digital collections management system, digitized unique collections, and added metadata to the items–and now your collections are available to the world. Great work! But now what? Beyond marketing, outreach, and publishing your collections online, how can you drive more people toward your valuable content? In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to promote the discoverability of your collections with a broad audience, by making those resources available through regional and national-level aggregations such as Calisphere (from the California Digital Library) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

 

Join us for an interactive “annotated storytime” that teaches basic American Sign Language vocabulary for feelings and demonstrates how to use the signs in storytime activities. Children of participants are welcome to join for the first 40 minutes. The final 20 minutes will consist of lecture and Q&A. Presenter Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the Little Hands Signing series from Familius Press, as well as Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) as well as many other resources books for librarians and educators.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (2-3 pm)

Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Distance learning can be challenging and isolating for students, who may feel disconnected from friends and teachers. Educators can get a sense of students’ mental health and well-being in the classroom, but losing that face-to-face contact makes it harder to gauge how students are doing during this stressful time. While schools may have protocols in place to support struggling students on campus, educators may be unsure of how they can help remotely. Join this edWebinar for a discussion about this “new normal” of distance learning. We’ll dive into the trends of how and what students are doing as seen through Gaggle’s data, as well as how educators can keep students safe and connected while they learn at home.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (9-10 am)

Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

 

Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s chief business development officer, Kelly Medwick, followed by an interactive Q&A.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

 

Searches are often initiated with a focus on keywords, Boolean operators, and limiters. Another approach shifts that initial focus to metadata and levels of description. Whether you’re searching your online catalog or another database this presentation will reveal a mindset used by metadata librarians to help you get the most out of your search. Natasha Hollenback of the Montana Historical Society presents this session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (11-12 pm)

How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on public library budgets and spending. How can library Foundations and Friends of the Library groups best support their libraries during this time? Hear from library directors, a library Foundation director, and a Friends Board President on how their organization’s priorities are shifting, and what initiatives they are planning to meet their library’s changing needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/united/free-united-libraries-webinars

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

 

As communities move online, it’s important to be strategic about how you’re communicating digitally. Join us as we explore ways to drive engagement and reach new constituents online.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://linkedinfornonprofitwebinarser.splashthat.com/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

What’s the most powerful literacy tool on your shelf? Libraries across the country are discovering that large print can effectively support striving readers, ESL/ELL students, and children with special learning needs. Large print isn’t just a bigger font size. Compared to standard print format, large print books are proven to help with decoding, fluency, tracking, and comprehension. Hear from librarians who have found success after embracing large print and partnering with teachers to bring large print books into the classroom. They’ve seen wider usage, noticeable reading improvements, and happier readers! And because we believe that every library can successfully build and promote their own large print collection, we’re giving all attendees a 5-step action plan and helpful marketing materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

 

If you need to quickly create a virtual fundraising opportunity, join this one hour webinar where Quierra Trammel of Tribe Table will guide you in how to apply the principles of creating successful in-person fundraising events to creating virtual events using Zoom. This webinar is all about how you can create profitable events that give your community the feeling of togetherness, even while keeping a physical distance.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

Join Innovator in Residence Ben Lee is hosting a remote data jam at the Library of Congress to dig into the visual content contained in historical newspapers. Join us to explore this information and formulate research questions of your own!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VN565XQ

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar moderated by nonprofit trainer, speaker, and author Beth Kanter; Tipping Point Community President Sam Cobbs; Open Impact Co-Founder Alexa Cortes Culwel; and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward will share their insights about how boards can build their governance muscles, engage in continuous improvement, and promote high organizational performance. They will discuss how the Performance Imperative, a complimentary framework for social-sector excellence offered by the Leap Ambassadors Community, can be applied to strengthen boards.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/sort/time_asc_num/price/free/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Taryn Yates from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will explain Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the protective factors that can mitigate their effects and prevent them from occurring in the first place. As Idahoans continue to face the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic, your library may have a role to play in addressing trauma in your community and helping families build protective factors. You may want to view Taryn’s video on child brain development before joining this webinar, and join us next week, on May 12, at 1:00 p.m. for more information on building positive experiences for families.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

“Can I take my baby to the library?” Even though many libraries are working to encourage families with infants by planning infant-friendly programs and spaces, families with babies still sometimes don’t realize that the library can be a destination for them. Join members of ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee as we share ideas and tips for developing a baby-friendly library experience. Topics will include marketing strategies, family-friendly policies and areas and helping non-youth staff understand babies.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (2-3 pm)

Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

Educators and students have many purposes for reading.  Whether it is for interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, inquiry, or research, tools are available in digital environments to support learners. Experience intentional use of these digital tools in MackinVIA to promote the many purposes students are reading in their distance learning environments.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/

 

 

Friday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

 

With extensive experience working with top foundation professionals, Margy-Ruth and Perry Davis will help you understand how to tap into the world of foundations during this crucial time. They will run through various strategies including leveraging board connections and researching new foundation support to help you plan your outreach.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Monday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

During the webinar, attendees will learn how to navigate Benefits.gov and its many resources. Representatives from Benefits.gov will provide a tutorial of the Benefit Finder questionnaire, the newsroom, help center, and continuously developing COVID-19 resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (11-11:45 am)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

 

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

 

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

 

From Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai to the former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, young people around the world are taking a stand and speaking up to make our world a better—and safer—place for generations to come. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Blue Dot Kids Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, Greystone Kids, and Owlkids Books join former school library media specialist Sonja Cole to invite kids everywhere to do the same.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

 

With a pandemic upon us, it’s hard to predict exactly how the world will look over the coming months. How and when schools and libraries open back up will vary greatly from state to state. But one thing is certain: there will be questions and concerns about how to keep students, staff, and patrons safe. While there are no absolutes, we invite you to join pediatrician and librarian Dr. Dipesh Navsaria as he talks about what we know about COVID-19, how to think about and evaluate steps you can take to keep people safe, and what safety measures could become the new norm. Send in your questions when you register and bring them to the live session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation surveys the major congressional publications, what their functions are, and where they can be found. Emphasis will be placed on govinfo.gov. Additional sources will include the U.S. Code on the House Law Revision Counsel site, HathiTrust, and commercial sources where relevant.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Your library building might be closed, but many of you are finding alternative ways to serve your communities. Building off of last week’s webinar on ACE’s and Protective Factors, learn how your library can help build positive experiences for children and families in your communities to help mitigate the effects of trauma. Roger Sherman from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will describe different ways that libraries can create positive experiences and will answer your questions about finding resources in your community.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (2-3 pm)

Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

 

Learn about the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers Framework, developed by Harvard’s Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP), and the many ways it can be used in school libraries to help students develop successful—equitable, effective, and self-protective—civic agency in this digital age. Chaebong Nam of DKP will discuss the rationale behind the Framework, and Laura Gardner, a practicing middle school librarian, will share specific examples of the 10 Questions in practice with students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (10-11 am)

I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (11-12 pm)

Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation discusses the deficiencies of science subject terms in common sources used for library cataloging and how the NFSL has addressed these issues. Current forestry taxonomy resources will be addressed, and the NFSL’s ongoing contribution to taxonomy and subject authority work in terms of forestry issues will be described.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)

 

Through the lens of a six-week project, this webinar will offer tactics and materials for short-term project management. Over the course of six weeks in early 2019, the Georgetown library developed best practices, an assessment rubric, and an internal communications plan to update their approach to online chat service. This webinar will highlight their approach, including the project plan, calendar, and project response/next steps. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas and templates to run their own six-week projects.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

 

This presentation will discuss some of the most recent findings about the literacy skills of U.S. adults, including digital literacy and the implications for communicating with the public. We will review research that suggests what may be particularly problematic for readers and what might be helpful.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Would you like a voice in promoting great books that might be overlooked? Would you like to improve your book reviews and build your credibility and influence? Are writing book reviews part of your classroom assignments? Are you a teacher, librarian, author, or bookseller, wanting to prepare for live book talks, podcast interviews, or online presentations? Topics include philosophies of reviewing books, the ethics of promoting books for payment, evaluating fiction and nonfiction genres, and the debate about how much you need to know to review a book.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to help libraries develop targeted outcomes to use when designing online programs to maximize the learning opportunities and measure the resulting value of them from attendees

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

This informational session will bring together tech leaders to discuss different methods being used to flip classrooms and how to use digital multimedia to meet the needs of online learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will cover the latest updates to help our communities navigate questions around the intersection of immigration and current events. We will discuss immigrant access to services in light of COVID-19 and the new public charge rule, other impacts and options for immigrants given COVID-19 shelter-in-place policies, and Census updates and outreach strategies.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)

 

Human behavior is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. People are staying inside, working remotely, and as a result, the in-person events and fundraisers that nonprofits count on have to change. Join this webinar and you’ll be on your way to creating a crisis-proof social media strategy to guide your organization in years to come.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

For years, agencies just dabbled in the cloud, moving smaller pilot programs or easily adaptable systems. But as the way agencies work has changed, the need to put large, enterprisewide systems in a cloud or multiple clouds has become imperative. But how do agencies know which cloud is the right one for their enterprisewide systems?

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

 

In this entertaining, interactive, example-filled workshop, we’ll explore our minds’ most surprising tendencies, biases, and shortcuts. Then we’ll dive into how to employ the brain’s habits to boost our donor base and fundraising numbers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (1-2 pm)

Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

Students need nimble critical thinking skills to decipher the ever-evolving landscape of fabricated and biased news reporting across platforms and apps. Media and news literacy experts weigh in with the latest teaching tools and strategies.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist staff and HarperCollins in a special 90-minute virtual book celebration and preview for librarians. The Library Love Fest team will suggest current books perfect for virtual books groups and present a cavalcade of new and forthcoming titles for the summer and beyond. Tune in for special author appearances. Get whitelisted for e-books and audiobooks on e-galley websites. Win virtual visits by favorite authors, and much more. Book love thrives.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Did you know that LOC.gov, the Library of Congress’ web portal, provides access to millions of items through their digital collections? Join us for this informative presentation to discover the resources available online to support patrons of all ages, learn how to navigate the website, and get tips on using these resources in your library.

 

For more information and to register visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

 

We’ll talk through the tools and best practices for designing a reputable online survey, recruiting participants, and analyzing the data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

 

As nonprofit leaders and team members are racing to keep operations open and to be responsive to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? Join us for this webinar covering ten actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

From sign language to dancing and everything in between, libraries are finding ways to engage babies with words, music, and sensory activities that not only entertain them, but provide much-needed mental stimulation. In this webinar, members of the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee with talk about what makes a program appropriate for babies and share some tried and true ideas that are doable at any library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a free webinar focused on actionable solutions to common fundraising problems. Chad will reveal the most common barriers to effective fundraising at the small community-based organizations that he serves and provide tips for overcoming them. Participants will also be given free access to document samples and templates which will help to fast track the implementation of these solutions. Ample time will be reserved for questions so that attendees can also pick Chad’s brain for solutions to their “not so common” fundraising challenges.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/fundraising-tune-up-free-webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (9-10 am)

Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The Reading for Justice Database aims to provide librarians and patrons with better access to YA and children’s literature book subjects centered around social justice. This database began as a project in Dr. David McKoskey’s Database Management course at St. Catherine University. The project then continued to develop through an independent study where the goal was to build a website and user interface for the database. The website includes a search page, report page, and an administrative page for editing. The presentation will cover the initial stages of the database’s development, the challenges of gathering data, preventing a “default” from skewing our data, and the overall process of connecting the database to our user interface. We hope we have created something that librarians and patrons would find useful for identifying books centered around themes of social justice.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (10-11 am)

Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA’s Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. We will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (12-1 pm)

Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

Join Nonprofit New York and Candid to learn how in a short amount of time they have shifted their in-person events to an online format during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In this webinar, the panelists will share how they determined the purpose of events, evaluated different scenarios, selected an online platform, leveraged their talents, and delivered successful events. The panelists will have an honest conversation on how they managed these programmatic changes and what lessons they learned throughout the process.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/sort/time_asc_num/price/free/

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

Join us for this one-hour webinar devoted to an exploration of a range of topics related to programming in your libraries for the adults with developmental disabilities in your community. Presenters Carrie Banks (Brooklyn Public Library) and Barbara Klipper (Autism Welcome Here grant) will cover the barriers and benefits of programming, best practices, and what is meant by a “culture of inclusion.” They’ll also leave you with some sample program ideas you can bring to your library and give you a preview of what else will be covered in the book on this subject they are currently writing for the publishing division of ALA. And, of course, there will be time for your questions and concerns to be voiced and addressed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to be partnering with University of Chicago on the CryptoClub project to reach youth around the nation with this high quality mathematics and cryptography curriculum. The CryptoClub Project develops materials that harness the allure of secret messages to teach cryptography and mathematics. In addition, teachers and informal educators receive training and resources to introduce students to an exciting and important application of mathematics in a playful and engaging way. On this webinar, we will hear from the team at the University of Chicago as well as trainers and educators who have participated in the project. Join us to learn more about CryptoClub.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Learn 14 principles that can improve your accuracy when you’re peering into your crystal ball.  What are some unexpected factors that can upset the most educated guesses–and remember, when we are talking about the future, it’s all guesswork.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. You can use PubChem to search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. And, you can use PubChem to find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more. In this session, Rana Morris, PhD, NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs, will provide an overview of PubChem’s key features.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Thursday, May 28 (1-2 pm)

Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

This FREE 60-minute webinar presented by Lauren Hays will provide resources for librarians to utilize while working remotely and highlight important tools that no librarian should be without.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://conta.cc/2WlI723

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Wednesday, Apr 8 (7 am-3 pm)

Middle Grade Magic 2020 (School Library Journal). A day-long program of author panels, in-depth conversations, and keynote talks will keep you informed, inspired, and entertained. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience 

Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference. Sessions focused on the 2018 National School Library Standards, giving school librarians and other educator attendees an opportunity to dig deep into the guiding document of the profession. (American Association of School Librarians) For more information, visit: https://aasl.digitellinc.com/aasl/conferences/31/view

All Library 2.0 Webinars With Dr. Steve Albrecht are FREE until April 30 by registering at https://bit.ly/3aphgYA

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library).  The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! https://vimeo.com/channels/403784/397053372

Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection). Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/?learningModuleId=2234301&tab=3

 

 LIST BY TOPIC – see program descriptions and registration info by date below

ADVOCACY

Apr 1: Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)

Apr 1: Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 2: ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 9: Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr 1: Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)

Apr 1: Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Apr 3: Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

BOARDS

Apr 2: 10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)

Apr 22: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CAREERS

Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)

Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

Apr 8: Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 1: Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 9: No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 16: WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 8: Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)

Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection)

Apr 23: Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr 1: COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 7: Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr 8: COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 9: Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

Apr 21: How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)

Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 30: Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

FUNDRAISING

Apr 1: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

Apr 1: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Apr 1: Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-819 Pandemic (United for Libraries)

Apr 3: Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)

Apr 8: Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar (GrantSpace)

Apr 8: Making the Ask (Firespring)

Apr 16: Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)

Apr 21: How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Apr 21: Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)

Apr 22: How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Apr 23: What’s Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)

Apr 29: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

Apr 15: The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 14: Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

MANAGEMENT

Apr 1: Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 1: The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 7: Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Apr 9: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)

Apr 9: Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)

Apr 14: How to Cut Your Marketing Budget–Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)

Apr 15: COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

Apr 15: PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 16: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

Apr 23: Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr 8: Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 9: Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)

Apr 15: Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)

Apr 29: Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

 

PROGRAMMING

Apr 7: Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

Apr 8: How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 8: Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 21: Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

Apr 22: Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)

Apr 22: Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

Apr 23: Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Apr 29: PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 14: Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

Apr 15: Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 21: Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

Apr 21: The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

Apr 22: New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

REFERENCE

Apr 1: How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 3: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)

Apr 7: Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)

Apr 7: What’s Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)

Apr 8: Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 8: The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Apr 9: Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)

Apr 15: Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)

Apr 16: Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

Apr 21: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

Apr 28: Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Sessions presented at the 2019 AASL National Conference

At Your Leisure: Connect Your Students to eBooks, Audiobooks & eResources in MackinVIA (Mackin)

Apr 2: AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 2: It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)

Apr 7: How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)

Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Apr 7: Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)

Apr 7: Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)

Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

Apr 30: Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

 

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 1: Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)

Apr 2: Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

Apr 9: How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

Apr 29: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 2: Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

Apr 2: Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Open Educational Resources — Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 7: Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

Apr 7: Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Apr 9: Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)

Apr 9: Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)

Apr 9: eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

Apr 15: EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

Apr 16: Get Your Digital Learning Act Together – Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)

Apr 22: Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)

Apr 22: How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)

Apr 22: The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

Apr 28: Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 8: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)

Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project is moving from data collection to resource development – and we need your help! In this session find out what we’ve learned through talking with hundreds of rural community members around the country, how it could influence rural library service, and how YOU can help by beta testing resources developed from this research.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (9-10 am)

Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)

 

This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html

 

 

Wednesday, April 1 (9:30-10:30 am)

Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)

 

Join this webinar to learn about organizing and advocacy during social distancing.

 

For more information and to register, visit:  https://go.everyaction.com/2020-mar-web-series.html

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (10-11 am)

Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)

 

Find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)

 

The world has changed. Profoundly. Yet at many associations, member advocacy is based on an old, outdated model. Associations that don’t change with the times will be left behind. If your association struggles to effectively engage your members in your grassroots advocacy efforts, this webinar is for you!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39vQpbS

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)

 

On this week’s episode, join Brenda Stenger, Director of the American Hospital Association Resource Library, as she shares the experience of her and her team as demands on their library has increased and how they have adapted. Then, hear from Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries at Archive.org, as he talks about how to add great electronic content for free.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12 pm)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (11-12:30 pm)

Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2010182536317725965

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)

 

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Attend this webinar to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details. We’ll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (12-1 pm)

The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)

 

The four principles of library ethics are privacy, transparency, access, and fair treatment. As applied to the service desk, it translates into ensuring that the library respect the privacy of the library users’ visits and transactions, that rules and policies are written in plain language and available to everyone and applied to everyone, that everyone in your greater community or institution, regardless of their situations, can have the information they need and want, and that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, regardless of their status. No special favors for friends or family, no deferring to status, no gossiping about library customers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 1 (1-2 pm)

Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic (United for Libraries)

 

Learn tips and advice from directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Hear about “stay home and read” fundraisers from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Find out how to participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, and how to shift your strategies due to COIVD-19.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/33RBHLg

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (10-11 am)

AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

 

April 2, AASL will host a second town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

 

Visit http://ala.org/aasl/townhall for more information.

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (11-12 pm)

Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

 

Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Infopro Learning, to gain practical tips for measuring learning ROI. Your hosts, Arun Prakash, chief learning strategist at Infopro Learning, and Nolan Hout, vice president at InfoPro Learning, will provide a step-by-step guide, along with insight into how other successful training organizations measure ROI.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

 

With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 2 of 4.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)

 

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1 pm)

10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)

 

Join us as best-selling author and Principle Advisor of the Blackbaud Institute, Steve MacLaughlin discusses the balance between the non-profit and foundation worlds using data to establish common ground and drive mission oriented impact. In this webinar he explains the 10 principles of good data and how your foundation can start implementing them now.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (12-1:30 pm)

ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this information-packed webinar, education search marketing guru Jenny Munn, will help you learn how to make your program’s website appear higher than other programs in search results so prospective families can find your site. This is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Jenny’s co-presenter, Early childhood subject matter and technology expert Fran Simon, M.Ed,will provide insights about how to offer website content that is relevant to current families, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other important events.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 2 (1-2 pm)

It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)

 

For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps. Part of the Tech Trends Spring 2020 series.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)

 

In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)

 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

 

Friday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (10-11 am)

Trusted Health Information Resources for Your Community (Washington State Library)

 

Wational Network of Libraries of Medicine Community Engagement Coordinator, as she talks about ehen it comes to health information, there is a lot of noise out there but there is also help. Join Michele Spatz, Nvidence-based health resources (and how to tell); shares a few key evidence-based health websites/resources (including evidenced-based coronavirus information) and touches on disaster planning information for libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-12:45 pm)

What’s Working in the COVID-19 Response Using GIS (GovLoop)

 

Geographic information systems (GIS) is helping communities make more data-driven decisions, allocate much-needed resources, and keep the public informed during the coronavirus outbreak. Join us online to learn the steps to applying GIS for public health preparedness. The content will cover the repeatable patterns state and local governments are using to prioritize at-risk populations, ensure testing sites are accurately placed, food drop-off locations are publicized, and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Managing Remote Workers (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

Join Martin House, Assistant Director for Public Services at Central Piedmont Community College and incoming chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section, and Cinthya Ippoliti, University Librarian and Director of the Auraria Library at University of Colorado Denver and Director-at-Large on ACRL’s Board of Directors, for tips, strategies, and discussion on effective ways to manage a suddenly remote library workforce.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Full-Spectrum Literacy with Kate Brunner (Colorado State Library)

 

Libraries have a long history of supporting children’s print literacy development. Now, as we move further into the 21st century, the concept of literacy and the learning demands on young children seem to be expanding. Technology, emotional intelligence, communication, executive function, citizenship, cultural competence, and more are becoming significant parts of a young child’s early education. Join us in exploring literacy through a wider lens as we begin thinking deeply about what this means for children & families, as well as, formal & informal caregivers in our library communities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (12-1 pm)

Open Educational Resources — Build a Lesson Using Free Government Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

An Education Information Librarian, a Government Documents Librarian, and an Instructional Designer will show participants how to create an Open Educational Resource (OER) lesson using Government documents. Learn about open pedagogy approaches that can be applied to a variety of disciplines as presenters demonstrate building a lesson about an aspect of World War II. These approaches can be used to encourage teachers at any level to integrate OER and primary source materials into classes.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-1:30 pm)

How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures (Follett)

 

These are unprecedented times. Educators, students and families are grappling to do their best to keep children engaged and progressing academically. The sudden shift to teaching remotely has teachers searching for curriculum-aligned resources and their footing. Where to turn in a time like this? Your school librarian! They have expertise in research, digital learning, curation and can recommend the best resources. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to get tools for you and for your families. Learn new ways to leverage the expertise of your school librarian. Part 1 of 2.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Building Students’ Social-Emotional Strength Through Literacy (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar to get to know amazing picture books, learn engaging questioning strategies for students, and consider talking points for professionals—all aimed at building students’ social-emotional strength. Access a handout with classroom-ready resources to support social-emotional learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1-2 pm)

Teaching Civic Ideals through Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

 

What do Civics and primary sources have to do with one another? Everything! This interactive session demonstrates how the use of primary sources can offer students specific examples of civic principles highlighting how a civic ideal has been tested, interpreted, and applied throughout American history. Attendees will apply strategies to analyze primary sources using a civics lens, discuss how to adapt and modify those strategies to use in their own classrooms, and learn practical tips to find materials and resources to teach civic ideals.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (1:30-2 pm)

Supporting Librarians During School Closures: Find the Help You Need for Your School and Yourself! (Follett)

 

During this time of uncertainty, everyone needs support to do the best job possible and help students continue to learn. While librarians are often called upon to support others in their school or district, they too need support. Join author, librarian/teacher, and education consultant Shannon McClintock Miller as she explores ways the librarian can ensure they’re being as useful as possible but also getting the support they need. Don’t miss this essential webinar to get encouragement and tips on how to take care of yourself and your own family too! Part 2 of 2.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars and click on How Your Librarian Can Support Teachers During School Closures

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 7 (5-7 pm)

Engage & Inspire with Visual Essays (TeachersFirst)

 

Integrating visual and written content can increase the impact of the writing that your students do. As students learn to use imagery to illustrate critical points in an argument or visualize the action in a storyline, they become better communicators. Join this session and help your students develop the ability to communicate clearly and creatively. Model and nurture creative expression while providing a new way for your students to reflect on what they have learned.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (9-10 am)

How to Add Movement to Library Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This session will focus on easy techniques you can use to add movement to programs for all ages. From a mini dance party between stories to instance recess for adults, regular ten minute activity breaks have been identified by researchers and policy makers as effective ways to advance public health. Here you’ll learn exercise, routines, playlists, and games that you can use to quickly and effectively incorporate activity breaks into programs at your library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (10-11 an)

Play Games, Role-Play, Drama and Movement Activities to Build the Brain (Ablenet)

 

Play games to hook young learners onto learning and create a joyful learning environment. Games, role-play, drama and movement activities are not only highly engaging and fun for children but they help to build their brains, strengthen attention, self-regulation and social skills of young learners. They also help to reduce their stress levels. This webinar session will discuss how to use a variety of games and role-play activities in early childhood and elementary settings and how to link them with instructional content (language, math and science vocabulary and concepts).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected (SirsiDynix)

 

Join Eric Keith from SirsiDynix as he reviews resources for libraries about the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know that information regarding COVID-19 is rapidly changing, and we are working to curate the most up-to-date content in an effort to help keep you informed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Coronavirus Frauds and Scams: What You Need to Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will discuss the frauds and scams that play on fears surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The presenter will explain the scammers’ lures, warning signs of scams in general, and how to avoid them. We’ll also touch on other prevalent scams, frauds related to charitable giving in times of crisis, and how to donate wisely.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

 

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants – Live Webinar (GrantSpace)

 

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

The National Math Festival: Engaging Girls in Math Fun! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

Join mathematicians Dr. Alissa Crans and Dr. Emille Davie Lawrence as they explore facets of girls and math, their own stories, their insights into the math behind the way the world works — and share enticing details about the upcoming 2021 National Math Festival in Washington, DC. Learn how your students can apply for a chance to travel to the nation’s capital to represent NGCP at the National Math Festival and bring math fun to all ages in April 2021. We will also hear from Kirsten Bohl of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); she coordinates the many moving parts of the National Math Festival.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1 pm)

Building Your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine (Bloomerang)

 

The Nonprofit Communications Engine is a framework designed to help nonprofit leaders build, refine, and optimize their organization’s ability to communicate effectively. Based on Sarah Durham’s new book, “The Nonprofit Communications Engine: A leader’s guide to managing mission-driven marketing and communications”, this session is for nonprofit leaders who need to set clearer goals, build a stronger team, and manage communications in their organization so it truly advances the mission. You’ll learn a scalable theory that you can apply to your organization immediately.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Mindfulness With Children of All Abilities to Keep Connections Strong (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

During this webinar, we’ll explore how all caregivers (parents, teachers, therapists) can embed mindfulness into their daily routines and activities to meet the needs of children, including those who are on IEPs and/or who may struggle with self-regulation skills (e.g., attention, interaction, recall). We’ll discuss how to differentiate and promote integration between a child’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. We’ll explore the zone of optimal learning and how to extend it for all children.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (1-2 pm)

Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships (Web Junction)

 

Join this webinar to explore how public and school libraries can initiate collaborative relationships and the types of programming that can benefit from these partnerships. Learn how to market or publicize your services to teachers and school librarians, and identify the best times of year to communicate with local schools.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 8 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Making the Ask (Firespring)

 

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (9-10 am)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Library of Congress)

 

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2WJcVeO

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Online Classroom Success (Pattern Research)

 

How can you feel more competent and confident, and less stressful, while participating in online courses? Find what experienced online students do to keep on track and get the work done, while balancing physical and emotional well-being.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Mental Health and Public Libraries (SirsiDynix)

 

Join us for this webinar as Joseph Miesner discusses:How Mental Health First Aid provides better understanding of mental illnesses and encourages empathy for those who are suffering; How to help staff create a “tool kit” of techniques to better assist patrons who are experiencing mental health issues; Ways to bring additional services to your library through partnerships.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Dispatches from the Field: Advocacy Best Practices with Jeremy Johannesen and Megan Cusick (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director of the New York Library Association, and Megan Cusick, ALA PPA, Assistant Director for State Advocacy, share practical tips for advocates of all experience levels. Based on their extensive knowledge in the field, Johannesen and Cusick regale viewers with real-life examples of advocacy at its best.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

No Budget? No Problem! How to Stock your Library with Free Government Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Do you want fun, informative resources for your library? Do you have zero budget to buy materials? If you said yes, this webinar is for you! Join us to explore several agencies to discover posters, games, coloring pages, books, bookmarks, and more – all FREE. We’ll start with the basics: ordering from Pueblo, Colorado; and then finish with the complicated but do-able: ordering from smaller agencies.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Managing Stress and Anxiety (Public Library Association)

 

In times of uncertainty, self-care needs to be a top priority. Library managers need to be thinking of the well-being of their staff, and staff need to be thinking of the well-being of their patrons. How do we manage stress and working with an anxious public during these difficult times? In this webinar, participants will hear from members of the PLA Social Worker Task Force on ways to approach self-care, prioritize well-being, and manage stress and anxiety. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 3 of 4.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Preparing Community College Students with Research Skills for a Lifetime (Library Journal)

 

Community colleges equip students with essential research skills for today’s world, and language and literature programs are a critical component of the community college curriculum. The MLA Committee on Community Colleges, supporting teaching and scholarship in 2-year-college modern language departments, presents a variety of resources that community colleges can use. One such tool is the free online course to teach students how to conduct research using the MLA International Bibliography. For tips from the course creators and a faculty member who has integrated the course into the community college curriculum, please join this webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online (TechSoup)

 

Are you facing the possibility of having to cancel or postpone your next forum or fundraising event? We’ve got you covered. Joe DiGiovanni and Kyle Barkins, co-founders of the marketing and technology agency, Tapp Network, will walk you through the process of migrating your in-person event online. From communications strategies to choosing the right technology, Joe and Kyle will present on how to use what you’ve already created, and what needs to be done to make a successful virtual event.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Incorporating an Equity Lens into Your Hiring Practices (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar, we will explore best practices and specific tools for both getting crystal clear in how you are shaping a role so that it is explicit and sets candidates up for success as well as how you are taking an anti-bias approach to your interviewing and candidate evaluation.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Self-Care During a Pandemic (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

A key part of life in a pandemic, social distancing, creates its own challenges to our mental and emotional well-being. Join us for this special Info2Go! session to discuss practical strategies for coping while social distancing, how self-care can improve our overall well-being, and identify ways to prevent burnout during this unusual time.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 9 (1-2 pm)

eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic (edWeb.net)

 

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA will collaborate with teachers that have extensive experience teaching online to share tips for best practices for online learning. Teachers are being asked to transform the way they teach and to meet diverse learning needs, and they need support. Join this edWebinar to hear from experienced teachers, ask questions, and share your examples as we all work to support students in this time of need.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)

 

Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Algonquin Young Readers, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Random House Children’s Books, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (12-1 pm)

How to Cut Your Marketing Budget–Without Killing Your Marketing (TechSoup)

 

Marketing is critical to growth, but good marketing doesn’t have to be expensive. In this webinar we will talk about how to get the most out of your marketing while saving your budget. We will cover options for websites, social media, email, and how intense focus may be the best tool you have.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 14 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Growing the Garden – Nurturing a Play and Early Learning Space (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

“Let’s Do It” you proclaim. As a youth professional you have established the importance of play.  But how do you get there and create a space supported by the library and your community? Join members from ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs & Services committee as we explore library play and learning spaces for the youngest of patrons. Whether you’re working with a small budget or looking to redesign your space you can create a play and learning space.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (9-10 am)

Amplified Advisory with Video Book Talks (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Take your Readers Advisory and library marketing to the next level with social media Book Talks. Learn tips and tricks to efficiently and economically craft, record, publish, and curate videos which promote your library’s collection and programming. Take home a solid plan to provide new, exciting space for your patrons to explore your collection, encounter you library’s strategic narrative, and share the library’s marketing message with others.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-12:45 pm)

COVID-19: Coping with Realities of Business Operations During a Crisis (GovLoop)

 

Join us online for an expert-led discussion about the best management approaches and key tech innovations that can give agencies the flexibility they need to weather the storm and stay prepared for years to come.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

Unusual Bedfellows: Expanding and Developing New and Different Partnerships (America Walks)

 

Featuring Dr. Noah Lenstra, director of Let’s Move in Libraries, this webinar focuses on forming and sustaining partnerships in public libraries to increase the walkability of communities. Attendees of this webinar will:  Learn new and different ideas for partnerships to create walkable communities Give examples of creative strategies to promote safe, walkable spaces Discuss new ways to engage the community around walkability.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3dBfbeb

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (12-1 pm)

The Intersection Between Plain Language and 508 Compliance (Digital.gov)

 

At its core, plain language is about making documents accessible to readers. In this month’s meeting we will discuss how plain language intersects with 508 compliance requirements to make federal electronic documents and technology accessible to people with disabilities. We invite 508 program managers and plain language experts to join us for an informative discussion.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (1-2 pm)

Welcoming Generation Z to our Libraries (Infopeople)

 

How much do you know about Generation Z? Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (2-3 pm)

EdTech in the Era of Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Join this edWebinar as Dr. Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps and founder of Class Tech Tips, takes a look at some of the big shifts and movements in the EdTech space.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 15 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: Make it Work—Managing Your Solo or Small Hospital Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Whether you work by yourself or with a small staff, the nitty-gritty of successfully delivering your services can be challenging. Join two successful solos as they discuss the importance of building partnerships throughout their organization, staying visible and valuable, all at the best possible price.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (9-10 am)

Setting researchers up for success with better workflow (Library Connect)

 

In this webinar, a recent PhD graduate will discuss the student perspective on learning about the research workflow, highlighting areas of success and how the library played an important role in the journey. Followed by two librarians who will explore their role in enabling the effective collaboration of research teams and ensuring researchers have the skills to manage their research data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1 pm)

Get Your Digital Learning Act Together – Blending Virtual and eLearning for Best Results (InSync Training)

 

Many know the benefits of digital training, but few leverage it correctly. Understand the industry through our webinar, which will explain how including a blended approach of both eLearning and live virtual learning can increase your organization’s user engagement, loyalty, and productivity.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Innovative Solutions in Times of Crisis (Public Library Association)

 

Public libraries are ever evolving to meet the needs of their communities. When doors are closed, how are libraries evolving to meet patrons where they are? What about planning for what comes next? Participants of this webinar will hear examples from library staff who have responded to this time of crisis with innovative solutions to services and programs. Participants will have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 4 of 4.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Improving Your Data Management to Drive Donations (GrantSpace)

 

Effective, personalized donation asks are the most successful way to raise money, but it can be challenging to make those asks when your donor data lives in multiple locations. Integrating your online and offline data is a crucial step to improving your fundraising, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. We’re partnering with EveryAction to show you how easy it can be to boost your donations by taking a few simple steps to break down the data silos in your organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 16 (12:30-1 pm)

WHY-brarian: How to Reconnect to your BEST (North Dakota State Library)

 

At some point in our careers, we have all experienced burn-out, a lack of inspiration and motivation, or even a loss of connection between our work and the organizations we represent. Do you know why? The solution is simple, but it’s not always the easiest one to acknowledge, especially when the everyday often gets in the way. With inspiration from the WHY (Golden Circle) principle developed by Simon Sinek, reconnect with your inner WHY-brarian and the spark he/she can ignite for you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (8-9 am)

Rainbow Reads for Youth (Indiana State Library)

 

LGBTQIA+ literature is not just for Pride Month!  Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will share their top LGBTQIA+ literature picks for youth. They will introduce titles across multiple genres and age groups that can be easily incorporated into every day displays and reader’s advisory. Books from every aspect of the rainbow for parents and youth ages 12 and younger to read together or on their own will be shared. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

This webinar will walk you through the basics of crowdfunding for nonprofits. We will show how your nonprofit can leverage the trend of online fundraising to increase donations and awareness for your cause. In addition to covering crowdfunding best practices.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/221268323911749900

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (11-12 pm)

Donor Management System Best Practices (IdealWare)

 

Join us to learn about donor management software best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Lead and Work Through Uncertainty (GovLoop)

 

Government employees are often asked to lead and work in times of great uncertainty. Whether through pandemics, natural disasters, administrative changes or budget disputes, federal, state and local government employees are tasked with mission-critical work during volatile and unstable times. Join NextGen and GovLoop online to learn best practices for succeeding in times of uncertainty.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

 

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear from representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, and W.W. Norton & Company who will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your LibraryReads nominations. Plus, we’ll also chat with LibraryReads executive director, Rebecca Vnuk to hear about the latest happenings in the library world!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Are Play Groups Right for Your Library? (Colorado State Library)

 

Playful learning is serious business in early childhood! It is a natural, everyday occurrence for children, and experts have proven its value with child development and success. Discover the different types of play groups out there, their purpose and potential impact, and why this may be a great niche for your library (in the spirit of equal access to all). Explore what it would take and identify measurable benefits. Whether or not you decide this is right for your library, we will point you to resources for further inquiry.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

Rainbow Reads for Teen (Indiana State Library)

 

One is not enough! YA author and editor Saundra Mitchell presents a collection of broad and inclusive LGBTQIA+ titles for teen and tween readers. She will present titles that can be easily incorporated into every day displays, with an emphasis on shelving equity. Books representing many identities and orientations are presented with an eye to presenting a fuller picture of the queer experience– and most importantly, toward the inclusion of multiple voices on each topic. Recommended reading lists will be available for download during the webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (12-1 pm)

The Hottest Graphic Novels of Spring 2020 (Library Journal)

 

With action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, these titles are sure to captivate graphic novel lovers of all ages. Join publishing insiders from Dark Horse Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, Humanoids, Image Comics and Yen Press, and hear all about new and upcoming releases.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 21 (1-2 pm)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in 2020 (Training Magazine Network)

 

Sean Covey, President of FranklinCovey Education and a New York Times bestselling author, will join us to share content from the newly released 30th Anniversary Edition of the book, which includes his personal insights, which are at the back of every chapter. He will illustrate the ongoing relevance of the 7 Habits, especially in today’s uncertain world, and how the principles in the book can be used in our modern age for a new generation of leaders.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (10-11:30  am)

Citizen Science Online (SciStarter)

 

In this event, we’ll introduce you to the scope of online citizen science and marathon as groups different projects across medicine, biology, physics, literature and history. No prior experience is required – all you need is a computer and a sense of curiosity.  Interested in using citizen science in your own research? Experts will stay online after the marathon to answer questions from researchers or educators on how to set up your own projects or utilize these resources in a classroom setting. Together, we can help make new discoveries possible!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://scistarter.org/go-on-safari-with-citizen-science

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

 

The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador for the organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

 

Whether your nonprofit is large or small, Robin will show you how to build either your first, or your best, major gift portfolio to focus your efforts on the 10% of the donors who are giving the 90% of contributed income.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (11-12 pm)

Teaching Soft Skills in a Virtual Environment: A Case Study (Training Industry)

 

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Intrepid, to hear how Ernst and Young developed a three-week blended learning program featuring webcasts, fast feedback, peer-reviewed social features and lively videos to expand its reach — without compromising quality in the process.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Audience Reach Through Multilingual Programming (Blackboaud)

 

As cities around the globe become more culturally diverse, arts & cultural organizations must expand their programming to reflect the multicultural nature of their surrounding communities in order to stay relevant. Learn how the Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Institute of Art are incorporating multilingual programming to simultaneously create a more welcoming, culturally diverse environment and attract more visitors.

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (12-1 pm)

How to Plan Classes and Presentations (Colorado State Library)

 

Learn to set objectives and structure your class or presentation in a way that not only reaches your goals but also engages your audience and ensures they’ll really get what you’re saying and remember it after they’ve left the room. Whether you’re teaching parents about early literacy, giving a presentation to a community group or teaching seniors how to use their iPads, this method of planning will prepare you to deliver top-notch classes and presentations to audiences big and little.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (1-2 pm)

New Books for Storytime – 2020 Update (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience, including books that invite audience participation, books based on songs, informational books, books that reflect our diverse communities, and websites useful to storytime planning

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 22 (3-4 pm)

The Transformative Power of Audio Reading (edWeb.net)

 

Podcasting, spoken-word audio, and even YouTube use is at an all-time high. How does audio ingestion impact how we process information? How are schools adapting to this trend? Are we teaching students how to use audio content for inquiry? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala will share resources and tools to help participants integrate audio content into their instructional programs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Budget Fundamentals for the First-Time Manager (EduCause)

 

As a first-time manager, it’s important to have the foundational tools to excel in your new role. During this program, you will discover why it’s important to understand common sources and uses of funds in your department. You’ll also uncover how to use the budget process to support strategic goals and why an understanding of the budget process can help you respond to changes in your department.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/online-events

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Harnessing Library Data: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and eBook Usage (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar we will explore how Gale Analytics can help you use your library data to better inform decision making, make progress toward library goals, and gather data necessary for stakeholders. Even if you do not have Gale Analytics available at your library, you can take advantage of the concepts used in this webinar when analyzing data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Feel Good, Do Good: How Offering Physical Literacy Programs at your Library Can Change Your Community (SirsiDynix)

 

For more than a decade now, Jenn Carson, Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, NB Canada, has been encouraging library patrons and staff to get up, and move. She does this by offering different movement practices inside of the library. This is what she calls “physical literacy.” These movement-based programs include yoga, meditation, story time walks, circulating fitness equipment to patrons, and more. Join Carson as she discusses her decade-long journey implementing movement-based programs in libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

What’s Changing In Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop highlighting recent findings in fundraising research to shed insight on how nonprofit fundraising is changing. The latest data on donor trends, academic research, articles from fundraising thought leaders and stories from the front lines will provide a snapshot of where fundraising is today and where it is headed. In addition, specific tactics and strategies will be provided to assist nonprofit organizations in adapting to these changes and better position the organization for fundraising success.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FSKP2avcSOG1u1Flpmpmug

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 28 (11-12 pm)

Passing the FDLP Torch: Planning for Depository Succession (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on how to plan for succession. Participants will learn what information to include, tips, and strategies for your successor.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 28 (2-3 pm)

Remote Learning Toolkit: Leading and Learning in a Virtual World (edWeb.net)

 

In this fast-paced, interactive edWebinar, innovative educator, Carl Hooker, will provide insights and strategies to help overcome our fears and empower ourselves and our students going forward into this remote learning world.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (1-2 pm)

Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships (Web Junction)

 

This webinar will provide information on how libraries can collaborate with social work interns and programs, to provide critical services to community members and training and support for library staff.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: What’s All This Talk About Citizen Science? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Darlene Cavalier, author of “The Field Guide to Citizen Science…” and Principal Investigator (PI) of multiple programs catalyzing citizen science in libraries and around the globe, will guide you as you discover what citizen science is, who is and isn’t engaged, how libraries can be community hubs for citizen science, and where the field may go in the future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 29 (2-3 pm)

It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

 

Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Apr 30 (12-1 pm)

Falling Between the Cracks: Addressing Workplace Mistakes and Misunderstandings (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

A busy work calendar, a year-long project that absorbs everyone’s time and attention, or a series of workplace crises can cause us to neglect and damage healthy communication, even in the best-run organizations. Trust can be frayed because there hasn’t been enough time to patch mistakes, resolve disagreements, clarify misunderstandings, and mend broken promises. This kind of work meeting focuses on productivity, good will, and the better future. Apologies are not enough. What actions need to be taken to get people back on track?

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7011051692923194124

 

 

Thursday, Apr 30 (1-2 pm)

Unlocking Emotional Blockades: Neuroscience-Based Tools to Optimize Self-Regulation and Joyful Learning (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ASCD])

 

In this webinar, you will learn about the effect of emotions and stress on all aspects of learning and about keys to unlock the stress blockade. You will understand how the “video game model” applies to teaching for motivation and perseverance through achievable challenge and helping students recognize incremental progress, and you will leave with strategies to reduce the stressors that prevent the brain from working from its highest thinking and control centers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

3/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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Montana State Library training events – March 2020

 

3/5  9 am – 4 pm Trustee Training: Essentials of Library Leadership – Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula

Find more info and register here:  https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16312

3/10  2 pm Census 2020 -Essential Brief webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16510

3/11 11 am  Public Assistance Programs in Montana webinar   https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16353

3/11 2:30 pm Ready2Read – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16426

3/19 9 am Online Law Resources webinar

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16476

2/23 10 am – 2:30 pm Exploring the Work of a Library Board, Blaine County Library, Chinook

https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/Event_Detail.aspx?Event_ID=16503

NO Webside Chat this month.

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March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities…

March is Roaring with Learning Opportunities – FREE AND ONLINE!

 

This list is generously assembled and shared by our colleagues at the Wyoming State Library.  View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MT time).

 

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

 

**Free Online Conferences**

 

Mar 3-4. 2020 Southeast Collaborative Online Conference. https://sites.google.com/view/secollaborativeconference

 

Mar 4 (9-1:45 pm) Grow Your Good (Network for Good). https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Mar 10 (1-4 pm). Wholehearted Libraries – Library 2.0. https://www.library20.com/

 

 

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

 

Connections Summit: Director’s Edition, Academic Libraries Day. (SirsiDynix) https://www.sirsidynix.com/ondemand-webinars/?series=connections-summit : Connections Summit is a free, online conference for all library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix.

 

Help Them Fund Your School Library (EveryLibrary Institute) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : In this free ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary webinar, learn easy to adapt techniques to frame the work you do and the program you run for budget success.

 

Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived : In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

 

Confessions of a Recovering Micromanager (TED Talks) https://www.ted.com/talks/chieh_huang_confessions_of_a_recovering_micromanager : “If we know that micromanagement isn’t really effective, why do we do it?” asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness — and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.

 

2020 CENSUS

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

ADVOCACY

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

Mar 19: Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

CAREERS

Mar 11: The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 25: Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

Mar 25: By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

Mar 11: Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 26: SIRS Issues Researcher (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 3: 5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 12: A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Mar 17: Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 5: Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

Mar 10: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Mar 10: Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

Mar 11: Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

Mar 12: 12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

Mar 19: How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 3: Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

Mar 4: Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

Mar 10: They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

Mar 13: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 26: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

Mar 31: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 4: Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

Mar 4: Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Mar 5: Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 3: Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

Mar 4: The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 10: Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

Mar 12: Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

Mar 19: Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

Mar 19: Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 3: Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

Mar 6: Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

Mar 17: Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Mar 5: Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 11: World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

Mar 12: How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar 17: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 17: The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 18: Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 24: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

Mar 5: Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Mar 10: When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

Mar 12: Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 26: A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

Mar 31: STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 10: Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

Mar 12: Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

Mar 19: Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

Mar 25: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 25: Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 11: USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Mar 17: Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Mar 25: Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Mar 25: Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 10: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 11: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 17: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 18: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (10-11 am)

Supporting Teen Health Literacy: Resources and Programs (Washington State Library)

 

In this webinar, Aileen Luppert will present a program that teaches health literacy and supports the health and wellness of teens who are experiencing homelessness in Spokane County. Emily Hamstra will present free online resources for teens to use to find reliable information about their health and wellness.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (11-12 pm)

Privacy-Centered Library Vendor Management (Colorado State Library)

 

Keeping on top of library data privacy is hard work in itself. When you add vendors into the mix, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. This interactive webinar will help libraries protect patron privacy when working with vendors.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

5 Tips to Successfully Launch a Diversity Initiative at Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)

 

You’re probably familiar with the expression DEI: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. But how can you create your own DEI initiative within your nonprofit organization — and why should you? In this webinar, we will discuss the current inequalities in the nonprofit sector, the importance of diversity to effective nonprofit work, TechSoup’s diversity initiatives, and how you can embark on one of your own.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 3 (12-1 pm)

Springing Forward: Books for Young Readers (Booklist)

 

In this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith, representatives from Albert Whitman & Company, Disney Publishing Worldwide, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Running Press Kids, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing will introduce an array of exciting forthcoming releases for the younger set (approximately ages three through 10).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (8-9 am)

Presenting Data Effectively (Indiana State Library)

 

Every library collects statistics throughout the year, but are you doing more with them than just clicking submit on your annual report? In this webinar, we will discuss how to effectively present your annual statistics to your boards, Friends groups, patrons, and other key stakeholders. What should you put on an annual report? How should it look? What’s the best way to format your data? We’ll try to tackle it all!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (9-10 am)

The Healing Library: Responding to Trauma in Your Community Through Nontraditional Lending (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

An overview of The Healing Library and our free downloadable resources which have been downloaded almost 3,000 times since our launch in 2017! We create nontraditional lending kits for families who have experienced trauma and provide free pdf’s for libraries to create their own kits or, in response to requests from smaller libraries, we now offer kits for purchase. All kits include the following: A Discussion Guide, Activities Guide, Acts of Kindness Guide, Community Helpers Guide, Curated Book Suggestions with Discussion Guides, and How to Use This Kit Guides – for both families and lending organizations.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Libraries and the Census (American Libraries Live)

 

Most of our patrons will begin receiving their invitations to complete the 2020 Census in the mail starting March 12. Please join us on March 4th for a special episode of American Libraries Live where we’ll equip you with the resources and effective library practices you need to support a complete count. ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy Office, along with our expert panel, will lead a 60-minute discussion followed by a 30-minute Q and A.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 4 (12-1 pm)

Women and Girls: Gender Equity in Computer Science Education (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

In honor of National Women’s History month, Karen Peterson, Founder & CEO of the National Girls Collaborative Project will highlight the challenges and opportunities of encouraging more girls across the country to pursue STEM activities and careers, and the importance of CS education in this process. She will be joined by voices from the field who will share information about their programs: Toni Robinson, President of Digital Girls, Inc. and Cathy Law, Director of the STEM Academy @ OSU.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/389ZgiM

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

Time-Saving Templates: Where Grant Writing, Time, & Money Meet (Bloomerang)

 

Amanda Pearce will break down the narrative portion of grant proposals and teach you how to create a stellar template that you can use time and time again.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Library Research for Water Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar focuses on how to discover information sources and products related to the topics of precipitation, water temperature, water use (water quantity), water-supply systems, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Cultivating Protective Factors for Safe Libraries and Resilient Communities (WebJunction)

 

Join this webinar to explore the ways the library functions as a “protective factor” and how to build community resilience through more compassionate and inclusive policies and practices.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Serving Striving Readers (School Library Journal)

 

With the decline in reading scores among U.S. students, the librarian’s role toward enhancing literacy has never been more critical. Practitioners and literacy experts at the elementary, middle, and high school levels explore using graphic novels, street lit, and more to get students fired up about reading, bolstering skills along the way.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2I0Prcr

 

 

Thursday, Mar 5 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians® Future-Proof Your School Library Budget: What to do if the cuts happen (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

During this webinar, you will learn smart ways to engage the community in the face of crisis, and how to get organized across a district. Join John Chrastka from EveryLibrary as he discusses ways to prevent potential problems and to proactively position yourself if they come. If there is a threat to your position or budget – or to other school libraries or librarians across your district – know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

 

Friday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Macmillan Library AF: Absolutely Fabulous picks (Adult + YA) From Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020 (Booklist)

 

Join Macmillan’s Adult Library Marketing team as they share their Absolutely Fabulous favorites from Winter, Spring, and Fall 2020.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (10-11 am)

Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, attendees will learn about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship includes privacy, behaving ethically online, and being safe and responsible in digital environments. As facilitators of digital knowledge consumption and creation, librarians have a unique role to play in fostering digital citizenship among their users. The presenter will share ideas for how librarians can encourage and promote digital citizenship, and provide recommendations for resources and community partners.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

 

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

 

When was the last time you struggled to understand a vendor’s privacy policy—if you even had time to read it. In the digital world, patron privacy becomes increasingly complex for libraries monitor and safeguard. In this webinar, we’ll guide you through a sampling of vendor privacy policies, examine typical policy language, and discuss important questions that libraries need to be asking and addressing with vendors in order to protect patron privacy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (11-12 pm)

Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

 

This webinar will discuss the use of AI in public libraries and provide advice on how your library can ensure it is not only prepared for the changes AI will bring, but that it is positioned to shape and then lead the world that AI is helping to create. Featuring presentations from the New Orleans Public Library, King County Library System and collectionHQ, the webinar will share specific examples of how AI is being used to inform the selection of pre-published titles based on predictive algorithms, and how voice-assisted technology can be used to connect patrons to library resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

 

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

 

Governments rely on nonprofit organizations to provide services to individuals at all stages of their lives. Yet, governments are not always good partners when it comes to reimbursing nonprofits for the costs of providing those services. That could change for the better – and soon. The federal government recently proposed revisions to the primary law governing government grantmaking – the OMB Uniform Guidance – that could result in greater reimbursements for indirect costs, reduce administrative burdens, and increase transparency.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 10 (1-2 pm)

When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

 

This session will highlight how collaboration works within Tracy Ferguson and Shannon McClintock Miller’s elementary school and the many ways they use it to enhance learning, creativity, student voice, develop empathy and kindness, and have a lot of fun along the way. These experienced educators will share the many different types of collaboration they use and ways you can bring these ideas back to their communities and professional networks.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

 

Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick, takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records at the National Archives at St. Louis and deciphering what they can reveal! Ms. Lebonick will broadcast in remotely via video from her workplace in St. Louis.

 

Attend this presentation virtually by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTokbLnm2VY&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Career portfolios document evidence that you’ve learned and mastered skills in your workplace, in continuing education, and in formal classrooms.  Learn how to create portfolios to earn college credit, record workplace success for evaluations, and present your independent learning and accomplishments to a future employer.

 

For more information and to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1136530389893044748

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

 

Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

 

This 1-hour webinar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in 7 of the most common grant components, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://fundingforgood.org/get-training/upcoming-events/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 11 (1-2 pm)

USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

 

Are you looking for free online resources to teach U.S. Citizenship? Take a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course (www.usalearns.org), which uses engaging multimedia to teach the English skills and information needed to pass ALL parts of the citizenship test: N-400 interview practice, civics, reading, writing, and speaking. You will also learn to create your own free online course based on USA Learns’ content.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

 

Going fine free is not an easy decision for any library, but Brenda Cameron, a Library Systems Coordinator for FVRL, is passionate about the impacts it has had on their library and their community. She has seen why eliminating fines has brought more people into the library especially since “fines most affect those least able to pay them.” She believes in the positive impact going fine free can have for all libraries.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-03/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 12 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

 

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! Come and listen to two libraries, Allynne Ellis from the Billings Public Library, and Jamie Greco from the Glacier County Library, give their perspectives on and experiences with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

 

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

After viewing the webinar, participants should be able to: Identify ways to promote your Federal depository library within your community; Identify creative ways to engage your community with Government information resources; Identify additional Federal and state resources (ex. multimedia, photo gallery) to enhance your displays.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

 

Andy Robinson will show you the “after questions” that you can use to strengthen donor relationships, serve your donors better, and set the stage to raise even more money in the future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

 

 

More than half of state and local government leaders responding to a recent national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) say they are taking active steps toward deploying IoT technologies. But how can community leaders be sure they’re approaching IoT investments the right way? This important and timely webcast will explain the fundamental elements of a successful and sustainable IoT strategy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govtech.com/events/?tab=webinars

 

 

Thursday, Mar 12 (3-4 pm)

Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

 

Compelling primary sources often have a bit of mystery and wonder about them. That makes them a perfect tool for middle and high school students developing their own research questions. In this webinar, librarian, author, and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress Tom Bober shares strategies and tips to effectively utilize primary sources at the question-forming stage of research. See how students asking their own research questions based on their interactions with items from history can increase engagement and purpose as well as positively impact this critical point in the research process.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

 

 

Friday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

So you have to make a website – oh, no! Learn about the wide variety of free and for-fee website builders out there in this webinar. These are products you can quickly and easily get started using for small and larger website projects. Learn more about SquareSpace, Webflow, Weebly, Wix, and Ploud to find out what will work best for your library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (11-12 pm)

Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-12:45 pm)

Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

 

For better or worse, change is inevitable, especially in the public sector. With all of the new policies, mandates, leadership and organizational structures, being able to handle the frequent and varied changes in government requires a little bit more than just a “go with the flow” attitude. What you need is a change management framework.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

 

What do series nonfiction publishers have in store for readers this spring? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar featuring representatives from Amicus Publishing, Bellwether Media, Black Rabbit Books, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing—and find out! Titles presented will range from grades K through 12.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 17 (1-2 pm)

The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (10-11 am)

Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/knowing-what-you-dont-know-medical-micro-aggressions/13180

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 18 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools (Programming Librarian)

 

In this session, three contributing authors from “Rainy Day Ready: Financial Literacy Programs and Tools” (ALA Editions, 2020) will share ideas and tips for hosting financial literacy initiatives at your library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://programminglibrarian.org/learn

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (10-11 am)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12-1 pm)

Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (12:30-1 pm)

Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

 

On April 22, 2020, people all over the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day Network invites you to join us in this webinar to get ideas and inspiration for how your library can celebrate with us. Through the year of 2020 we are coordinating cleanups, teach-ins, citizen science projects, art exhibitions and more! Youth and adults in over 190 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day and this anniversary year is an exciting opportunity for you to join a global movement working towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Notice: The time of the webinar is in Central Time.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Thursday, Mar 19 (1-2 pm)

Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, we will be sharing and brainstorming interactive exercises and discussions to use with parents of young children to promote a healthy balance of media and technology at home. Rocío López, the manager of community partnerships for the Common Sense Latino Program, shares best practices in leading workshops with lower-income and monolingual Spanish-speaking families and provides tools and resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 24 (1-2 pm)

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (8-9 am)

Social Media: How many accounts do you really need? (Indiana State Library)

 

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr … how many social media accounts does one library need, anyway?  And how can you make the most of them with limited time and money?  We’ll give you basic social media best practices for libraries, then delve into the specifics of Facebook so you can learn how to make the right posts at the right time to reach further than ever.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

 

This webinar focuses on the importance of libraries helping reach hard-to-count communities. Statistics from ALA show that more than 24 million citizens do not have high speed internet connection at home. Libraries are a trusted source of information in their communities for all citizens. It will be important for libraries to make sure they are informed and can accurately dispel disinformation about the 2020 Census.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

By the People For the People – Creating Community Profiles (Colorado State Library)

 

Westminster Public Library has taken a hyper-local focus and created innovative strategies to satisfy the needs of all patrons in our service area. Explore how to create a data-driven community profile and how to use profiles to advocate for inclusive collections, programs, reference and readers’ advisory services, and outreach that represent the needs of a diverse community. Take away the tools and resources to create your own profiles.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Pandemic! NLM Resources for Librarians to Assist Researchers and the Public in Understanding the Coronavirus and Influenza (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Following this webinar, participants will be able to: Locate and navigate the consumer health resources in MedlinePlus on Coronavirus and influenza; Locate and navigate NLM’s disaster health resources on the Coronavirus Disease 2019; Describe the types of data freely-available through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources for the influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2 so that they can guide researchers to the most relevant information.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1 pm)

Make Virtual Learning Relevant Using Scenarios in the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

 

Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that. Join us to discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Looking at Glazing: Finding the Best Solution to Protect Your Works of Art and Historic Artifacts (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Glazing, flat glass or acrylic fit in a frame or display case to protect works of art and historic artifacts, is available in a wide variety of options from very basic to containing multiple protective qualities. This webinar will review these various alternatives and their properties in order to make informed decisions when choosing the most appropriate glazing for each particular application.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Trauma in young children is much more pervasive—and much more destructive—than we ever thought. The research on trauma has made it clear that children’s challenging behavior is not intentional, but is instead driven by fear and a protective strategy for coping with their experience. Working with children with challenging behavior and especially those who’ve experienced trauma is probably the most stressful aspect of the teaching profession which can result in secondary traumatic stress (STS), the symptoms of which can mimic those of post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 25 (3-4 pm)

The Transformative Power of Digital Reading (edWeb.net)

 

Emerging technologies are changing how we read. Digital reading can encompass more than just screen reading. The edtech industry provides us with a plethora of learning tools to promote literacy and transform reading experiences. In this edWebinar, the presenters will challenge participants to see beyond substituting print with PDF text and open doors to engaging interactive reading adventures for learners of all abilities and ages.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

Join presenters Lisa Dale and Mark Fink, who will share some of what they have learned about working with data effectively, and how you can strategically incorporate data to inform goals and decisions using what’s already available to you – no costly analytics tools required. Topics will include inventorying potential data sources, finding and using helpful data sets, and moving forward intentionally.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar 26 (2-3 pm)

A Shark Tank State of Mind: Empowering an Entrepreneurial Mindset (edWeb.net)

 

Entrepreneurial thinking means innovating, creative problem-solving, and seeking out new opportunities. These skills are critical to success now and in the careers of the future. This edWebinar will introduce activities and resources to help students hone their innovative thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and other entrepreneurial traits essential for success. Attendees will receive access to free online lessons focused on developing middle and high school students’ entrepreneurial mindsets.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (1-2 pm)

Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will present a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 31 (3-4 pm)

STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

 

Early childhood professionals know that getting children excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis. Steve Spangler shares his creative ideas and strategies to teach hands-on science through the medium of children’s literature. Participants will learn how to use elements of the storyline to enable students to think more like scientists. You’ll be ready to create a collection of STEM experiences your children will never forget.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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