Monthly Archives: January 2018

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A Short Course from Your Montana State Library:  Surveys & Questionnaires (meets 3 times, plan to attend all three, please: Feb 12,19,26 2-3 pm.  The course will be recorded for viewing later if you are only interested in a single session).  Click for more info

Friday, Feb 23 (7:45-4 pm) Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission/Association of Rural and Small Libraries) For more information and to register, visit: http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/

ADVOCACY

Feb 7: Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 8: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 12: Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

Feb 19: Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)

Feb 26: Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 7: Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 14: Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 1: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Feb 12: Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)

Feb 15: Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)

Feb 15: Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)

Feb 20: What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)

Feb 21: NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

COMMUNICATION

Feb 7: Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)

Feb 8: Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)

Feb 13: Instagram for Nonprofits: What’s New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)

Feb 15: Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Feb 21: Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb 1: Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 28: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)

Feb 1: Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)

Feb 5: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 7: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Feb 7: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb 8: Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)

Feb 8: How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)

Feb 12: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 13: Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)

Feb 14: 10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 14: Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)

Feb 14: The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)

Feb 14: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Feb 15: Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)

Feb 15: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 19: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 21: The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)

Feb 21: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Feb 26: Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

Feb 28: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

LEGAL

Feb 1: CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)

Feb 6: Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)

Feb 6: Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 15: VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

MANAGEMENT

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 9: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 14: Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)

Feb 15: Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Lunch at the Library: Nourishing Bodies and Minds (WebJunction)

Feb 21: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Feb 22: Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

Feb 27: Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Feb 1: A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Feb 20: Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)

Feb 21: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople)

 

REFERENCE

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 15: What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 21: Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 22: Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 22: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 1: Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)

Feb 5: The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)

Feb 12: Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)

Feb 20: A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 22: Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Feb 22: Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 1: Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 7: Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

Feb 8: Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)

Feb 14: Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)

Feb 15: Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

Feb 22: Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 6: Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

Feb 7: Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 14: Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

Feb 20: 7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)

Feb 21: From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 28: NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It  (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 6: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 20: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 22: Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (9-10 am)

Going Digital (Lyrasis)

 

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

A Conversation with the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

 

Join us for a live webcast featuring the finalists for the 2018 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award. Register now to learn a bit about these fantastic titles; hear from the authors and editors about their research, writing and decision-making processes; and glean some insights into how publishers select engaging and enduring nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event, which will take place shortly before the award announcement at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/webcasts/#_

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

How to Get Donors to a Yes – Revenue Boosting New Year’s Resolutions for Fundraisers (Bloomerang)

 

Ready to raise more money in 2018?  If you want to work smarter, not harder, join our special guest, Rachel Muir, CFRE. She’s eliminating the mystery, myths, and guesswork out of your fundraising.  What do the best fundraisers do differently? Who are the top performers and what’s the secret to their success? Learn their strategies, tips and tools that you can put into effect immediately!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (11-12 pm)

Tech Trends 2018 (IdealWare)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

Beyond the SEA: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

As libraries and library organizations engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, inclusion, and equity taking shape? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? This session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. The presenter will share findings from a content analysis project of academic library diversity plans, provide a brief overview of critical race scholarship in the field, and challenge attendees to think critically about current library rhetoric around diversity.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit (ALA District Dispatch)

 

Many librarians are finding themselves in the position of being the local copyright expert. Some of these librarians are professionals who applied for a formal copyright librarian posting. However, other librarians are tasked with taking on copyright, to fill a growing yet unclear need in their organization, while retaining their other job responsibilities.The purpose of this webinar is to help other incoming copyright librarians know what to expect, and to prepare them with a basic knowledge base of user needs to ease into them into their new role. This CopyTalk will provide specific guidance, and include “hands-on” best practices.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/copytalk-copyright-librarian-starter-kit/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (12-1:30)

Building a Grant-Writing Framework for Success (TechSoup)

 

Learn how to apply a successful grantwriting framework to plan your grant applications so they tell a strong story.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

 

 

Thursday, Feb 1 (6-7 pm)

Improving School Librarian Evaluation (Association for Educational Communications and Technology/School Media and Technology Division)

 

In the State of Georgia, a consortium of school librarianship leaders collaborated to develop the School Librarian Evaluation Instrument (SLEI), based on guidelines from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). The SLEI clarifies the school librarian role for school librarians and administrators.The SLEI was piloted with six schools in Cobb County Schools (Georgia) during the ’16-’17 school year, and fully implemented in all schools during ’17-’18. Through partnerships with Dr. Phyllis Snipes, the SLEI Consortium, the Cobb County Schools HR department, and the Cobb Media Leaders Team, the SLEI implementation has helped library media specialists and evaluators better understand the impact of library media programs on student success. The panelists will share their perspectives on the need for the instrument, its implementation in Georgia school districts, and the future plans for the SLEI.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2noqFIF

 

 

Monday, Feb 5 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

 

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

 

Monday, Feb 5 (2-3 pm)

The Incredible Times: A News & Media Literacy Game from Common Sense Education (edWeb/Common Sense Education)

 

Join the team at Common Sense Education to get a sneak peek at an exciting new online game launching soon! In this edWebinar, Eisha Buch, Senior Manager of Education Programs for Common Sense Education, will unveil The Incredible Times, a free game for exploring the topic of misinformation in an engaging way by introducing and sparking critical conversations around news literacy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (8-9 am)

Library Ethics 101 (Indiana State Library)

 

New to the profession? Or want a refresher on library responsibilities regarding censorship and intellectual property? In this webinar, we will look at different ways that librarians consider ALA best practices when making collection decisions. We will also look at resources for determining fair use and intellectual property considerations in your school or library program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

In this session, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant with the Texas State Library, and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator for the Texas State library, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library. Creative Commons 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, Feb 6 (10-11 am)

Making Sense of the Numbers—Health Numeracy and You (and Me) (Washington State Library)

 

In this session we’ll learn more about health numeracy and how it plays a role in our health, discuss the ways that library staff and others already work with users around numbers and health, and some best practices to make our assistance even more effective.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

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

 

For too many children and teens, summer is a time of hunger and learning loss. Libraries offer the perfect environment to combat childhood hunger and obesity while preventing summer learning loss by offering free, healthy lunch to kids through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools and practical tips for starting or expanding a USDA summer meals site and incorporating lunches into your summer reading program.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (10-11 am)

Writing Your First Lines of Code (Training Magazine Network)

 

In this fast-paced, but approachable session, Mark Lassoff of Punk Learning will teach you to write your first lines of code– But you’re not going to simply sit back and watch.  You’re going to write the code as Mark does creating your first lines of executable code and whetting your appetite for more.  You’ll earn the title programmer as you complete the exercises in this session.  More, importantly, Mark will demythologize programming so you can start learning on your own.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (11-12 pm)

Advocacy in the Public and Private Institutions (SirsiDynix)

 

Join us for this Library Professional Series webinar on advocacy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

 

Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you; it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

 

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, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Big Body Play: Why Something So Scary is So Good For Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Roughhousing, rough and tumble play, play fighting, horseplay…we have different names for it but all early childhood teachers have seen it: that bone-jarring, boisterous, often frightening playstyle young children seem to love, and crave. Join this webinar to learn the top reasons why young children need to play this way and how it supports every aspect of healthy development.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (1-2 pm)

Facilitating Multi-Dimensional Listening: Helping Groups Identify Common Ground while Acknowledging Differences (InfoPeople/California State Library)

 

Many of us are familiar with the practice of “active listening.”  This webinar will help facilitators and discussion leaders further develop their skills to listen beneath the surface of what’s being said. Join us to hone your listening and facilitation skills and bring questions from your own experiences.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 7 (3-4 pm)

Wearables as Supports for Executive Functioning and Independence (Center on Technology and Disability)

 

In this session, you will learn about a number wearables and smartwatches in order to help you select the device(s) that best meets your access needs while staying on budget. Following an overview of the built-in accessibility features of these devices, you will then learn about a number of apps that can assist in improving executive functioning capabilities and promoting independence for a variety of learners. These include apps for managing time and information, staying on task, and successfully completing daily living goals.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ctdinstitute.org/events/event-details/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (10-11 am)

Developing Thinking Managers (Training Magazine Network)

 

Middle managers get pressure to manage up, down and across the organization, but how can you deliver the skills they need without adding to their troubles? Herrmann-Nehdi demonstrates easy-to-apply tools and strategies for helping your middle managers manage their own thinking more effectively and adapt, even in high-pressure situations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising Strategy Series: Changing Behaviors and Mindsets to Grow your Nonprofit (Network for Good)

 

From engaging your board in fundraising to adopting a new piece of technology, through implementing a strategy – all these efforts require a change in both behaviors and mindsets. If your nonprofit is ready to take it up a notch, then join the conversation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12 pm)

How to Find and Get Grants (Bloomerang)

 

An introductory webinar for those new to grant writing. The focus is on writing grants to support programs, capital projects and operations at nonprofit organizations and businesses. Workshop participants will learn about the basic elements common to foundation, corporate, and government grants.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (11-12:30)

Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injury (Maine CITE)

 

This webinar will focus on exploration of available Assistive Technology (AT) devices designed to improve safety and independence for those living with brain injury.  The presenter will explore common challenges following brain injury, as well as available low-tech and high-tech options for clients of all abilities and needs across a variety of settings and environments.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 8 (12-1 pm)

Public Speaking Tips and Tricks (GovLoop)

 

Public speaking. Those two words can strike fear into the hearts of anyone nervous about taking the stage. But with a few helpful tips and tricks, new and veteran speakers can relax a little and nail their next presentation.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 9 (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: http://bit.ly/2rRBJ6i

 

 

Monday, Feb 12 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

 

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

 

Monday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Disability on the Shelf – Looking for Representation in Library Collections (Massachusetts Library System)

 

When asked, we all can think of a book, movie, or TV show that features a disabled character, but we don’t often think about the representation itself. With diversity and representation increasingly a part of our Collection Development practices, it is important we don’t continue to overlook this aspect. In this webinar, we invite participants to learn about disability, to gain an awareness of representation, and learn vocabulary and resources to evaluate materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://calendar.masslibsystem.org/event/3893912

 

 

Monday, Feb 12 (2-3 pm)

Best Practices to Empower Learners to Be Lifelong Readers (edWeb)

 

Educators play a vital role in curating lifelong literacy among their learners, but how exactly can they best help their students cultivate a love for reading? The work begins and ends in crafting an environment that inspires readers. Building a reading community that supports engagement with text in the form of reading, writing, listening, connecting and speaking is a pathway educators can take to create such an environment.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 12 (2-3 pm)

Surveys & Questionnaires: a brief course for librarians (Montana State Library)

 

How do you know when a survey is the best way to collect the data you want? In this first of three sessions, we’ll a look at different types of surveys, what types of data you can collect with a survey, and some simple alternative ways to collect valid useful data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Monthly Giving Magnet: Free Fundraising Masterclass (The Good Partnership)

 

In this webinar hosted by Cindy Wagman of The Good Partnership and Ashleigh Saith, co-founder, Charity Savant, you’ll learn tips and tools to successfully use stories in your small nonprofit.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thegoodpartnership.com/masterclass

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Instagram for Nonprofits: What’s New, Tried, and True (501 Strategy)

 

Over the last two years nonprofits have seen phenomenal growth on Instagram with an average 101% follower increase. At the end of last year Instagram announced that users can now follow hashtags, giving nonprofits extra power to gain new supporters. Whether your organization has been using Instagram or you’re just starting, this webinar is for you. Filled with best practices, strategies, tools to help and tons of examples, you can expect to leave this webinar ready to reach new supporters and better cultivate the ones you already have with this powerful social channel.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://501strategy.webinarninja.com/webinars/15509/register

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (9-10 am)

Let Me Read It: Screen Readers for Patrons Who are Blind or Low Vision (Georgia Public Library Service)

 

People with low vision or blindness can use screen readers to use library and internet resources. This webinar covers the basics of screen readers, including how to get FREE screen readers for your public computers. We will also cover a few easy ways to make emails and documents friendlier to read with a screen reader.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DO3liF

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (10:30-11:30 am)

10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers (Nonprofit Hub)

 

10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers will provide you with detailed insight and examples to try in your own organization. We will look at successful ways to: Enhance relationships via shared channels and networks; Be creative in reporting and expressing gratitude to grantors; Keep grantors abreast of program and be their primary source for information; and Maintain seamless communication with grantors.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Donor Retention Series: How to Rock your Donor Love and Loyalty with Secrets from your Favorite Consumer Brands (Network for Good)

 

Discover what your favorite consumer brands can teach us about donor experience. Be inspired, delighted and thoroughly entertained with examples from the for-profit world and walk away with insights, tips and tools to look at the donor experience from a fresh perspective and boost your donor love, loyalty and retention.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Maximizing Everyday Leadership Moments (Training Industry)

 

Leadership moments happen every day, and the definition of a leader has expanded well beyond the boardroom. How do we address this new paradigm and help all leaders succeed every time they face a leadership moment?

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by AchieveForum. AchieveForum solutions director Kim Arellano will share insights, invite audience perspectives and introduce models designed for today’s leader.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

The Happy Healthy Fundraiser: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with Beth Kanter (Firespring)

 

The passion that nonprofit professionals feel for their work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps them keep going in the face of difficult challenges, especially in the early stages of their careers. On the other hand, they can be so driven they don’t stop to refuel or smell the proverbial roses or even notice they are experiencing symptoms of burnout. This interactive workshop is based on her new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

Satisfy your love for data this Valentine’s Day by digging into the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files. These files allow you create custom tables using a sample of actual responses to the American Community Survey. In this webinar, we will discuss foundational aspects of working with the ACS PUMS files, including the organization of the files, the confidentiality of the files, accessing the data, geographic availability, and the PUMS documentation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

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

Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do About It (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Do you want to see positive change in early childhood education? Are you a director or administrator of a child care or early learning program or organization? Do you feel jaded in your role and need some inspiration? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this session is for you. Why? Because leadership is what it is going to take to see positive change in early childhood education, in your program or organization, or in your own career as an early childhood professional or administrator.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (9-10)

Managing Microaggressions in the Workplace (Indiana State Library)

 

What is Microaggression?  Do you know when it’s happening to you?   This webinar includes both coping with microaggressions and strategies for creating an inclusive workplace that prevents them from happening in the first place.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (11-12 pm)

Donor-Delighting, Money-Raising Newsletters (Bloomerang)

 

Newsletter guru Steven Screen will teach what he’s learned from 25 years of creating money-raising newsletters! You’ll learn the tested, proven model for creating a printed newsletter that delights your donors, increases donor retention, and raises money! You’ll learn the best format to use, what types of stories to include, the most important elements on each page, and what to do on the all-important back page that causes your donors to give gifts (and love doing it)!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries, Social Media, and Politics: Do You Know What to Post? (EveryLibrary and Kixal)

 

During this free webinar, Dustin Fife and Mary Naylor Stephens will discuss recent research they did for The Political Librarian about the ambiguity surrounding libraries and social media when it comes to politics. Most library professionals feel like they have little direction regarding politics and social media and unnecessarily censor themselves on topics that they should be discussing. This free webinar will discuss the survey research that Mary and Dustin did and give practical advice for removing some of the ambiguity. Dustin and Mary will also consider the repercussions from library professionals not engaging appropriately in political topics because of artificial hurdles.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2npJsmD

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Workplace Technologies and Vision Loss (Partnership on Employment and Assistive Technology)

 

Aira (link is external) Director of Public Policy & Strategic Alliances Paul Schroeder will discuss how emerging technologies are shaping the landscape of employment for people with vision loss, and other disabilities. This session will examine the development and implications of new technologies that provide: access to remote, real-time, human and AI assistance in the workplace; smartphone apps such as Seeing AI and BeMyEyes; vision enhancement through electronic optical eyewear; support for indoor wayfinding assistance; as well as acceptance and privacy.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

What’s With that Pop Clock?—and Other Insights of the Population Estimates Program (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

The Census Bureau Population Estimates program is the official source of population estimates for your city or town, county and state during the other nine years that the Census Bureau is not conducting a census. During this one-hour webinar, learn about this program, when the datasets are released and how you can use them to gain insight into your own community dynamics.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

Building Diverse Collections for K-12 Students: A Conversation with Jewel Davis (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Are you a youth advocate interested in finding children’s and young adult literature featuring characters of color and native youth? Join Jewel Davis as she explores the history of the diverse books movement, strategies for finding and evaluating diverse books, and popular and upcoming titles to include in your collection.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1 pm)

VA Appeals – The Legacy And The New Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will focus on Public Law 115-55, the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017. The new law overhauls VA’s current (legacy) appeals process, and provides Veterans, their families, and their survivors with increased choice in handling disagreements with VA’s decisions. Additionally, participants will receive information on the legacy process.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 15 (12-1:30 pm)

Managing Resources for Collections Storage Projects: Strategic Planning to Completion (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Collection storage project success is determined by alignment with larger strategic goals. Those planned as collections growth, access and preservation projects succeed while those approached as a building project fail. The resources required for each are completely different and impact the project definition in early planning, the internal consensus required and the financial resources needed (for the project and future operations). This session will present an overview of what project criteria and information should be known at each phase (strategic planning to completion) to properly inform the early budgets (which will be remembered by the board).

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

 

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

 

Monday, Feb 19 (2-3 pm)

Good questions, Poor questions (Montana State Library)

 

A hands-on session with practice creating and editing valid and reliable survey questions. Learn how to evaluate the efficacy of your questions and how to structure questions to get at the data you really want and need. Understand how to achieve validity and reliability in research. Identify some common errors in formulating questions. Recognize when it is best to collect qualitative or quantitative data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (10-11 am)

What’s All the Buzz About Genrefication? (Montana State Library)

 

This webinar is an introduction to the concept of arranging books by genre in the library rather than by Dewey of Library of Congress catalog number. This webinar features a panel of librarians who have genre-based stacks in their library and they are eager to share the possibilities and pitfalls of their experiences with you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Spring into Picture Books: New Books, 2018 (Booklist)

 

This free, one-hour webinar is the perfect way to shake the winter blues and get up-to-speed on essential new books for young readers. Hear from representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Abrams, Tundra, and IPG, as well as guest author, Susan Verde, (Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul, 2018) about forthcoming picture books perfect for engaging readers in grades K – 3.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Baby-Friendly Libraries (Colorado State Library)

 

Of course babies are welcome in your library, but what if you could transform your library into a truly baby-friendly library? Join us for this interactive webinar to explore ideas on transforming your space, collections, policies, programs, outreach efforts, and customer service philosophy to best fit the needs of your youngest patrons and their families, and make them feel welcome. Along with examples we’ll provide, there will be many opportunities for you to share your experiences, ideas, and questions on babies in libraries with each other.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

7 Consumer Realities That Impact Learning and Development (InSync Training)

 

If we search for answers to our questions immediately in our personal lives, why are we forced to seek for professional work answers by signing up for a two-day training a month from now? If we have a work-related problem we need to solve now, why do we have to sit through an hour-long webinar or self-paced course to try find something that will address our unique issue? In this session, we’ll discuss these questions and more, including what we can do differently to provide learning experiences that our learners want and that actually change behavior.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 20 (5-6 pm)

A Practical Approach to Growing a Diverse School Library Collection and Program (American Association of School Librarians)

 

This webinar will empower participants to add diverse titles to their collection through awards, lists, websites and social media. Additionally, participants will explore programming ideas and instructional activities for engaging diverse students and parents and ways of incorporating instructional technology.Various web based applications such as Biblionasium, Bookopolis and Goodreads, to name a few, will be presented.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Why Diverse Literature Matters for Youth Services (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This episode’s discussion will focus on the need for robust representation of cultures, religions, and lifestyles in our book collections. A key part of this topic includes a conversation regarding the effects of exposing young readers to diverse literature and why this is important.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

From Information Literate to Information Fluent: The Role of Libraries in Preparing 21st Century Citizens (Georgia Library Association)

 

Librarians are increasingly important in helping students, pre-K through 20 and beyond, to move beyond the skills of Information Literacy and become Information Fluent in order to successfully navigate the Knowledge Economy. In this session, Dr. Alan Bearman will discuss how, with the help of a Lyrasis Catalyst Grant, the Washburn University librarians are collaborating with other regional librarians to develop a culture of Information Fluency in their service region.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Science Cinema: A Little-known Resource for Students and Teachers (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar presents Science Cinema, which offers scientific videos featuring leading-edge research from the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

The Top 10 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing in 2018 (GuideStar)
2018 has officially begun. We know it is important for you to implement streamlined processes and explore new opportunities to leave no stone unturned! This webinar will tell you the things you could and should be doing to make this year your most successful year ever. GuideStar and CrowdRise are here to help!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction)

 

Libraries in rural and small communities are often a source of information and daytime shelter for individuals facing homelessness or housing insecurity. In an already busy library with limited resources, staff may be challenged to respond to the needs of these patrons and to cope with compassion fatigue. This webinar will provide practical insights on providing services to people who don’t have stable housing. Learn how to create an environment that feels welcoming, informative and supportive, including ideas for reducing policy barriers. Learn how to host conversations that explore public perceptions, help to debunk myths around homelessness, and strengthen community ties.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2018 (Infopeople)

 

Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2017 and Spring 2018 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2018 summer reading themes of music and travel.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 21 (3-4 pm)

Flip Badge This! Teaching Students to Love Databases (edWeb)

 

Get ready to badge your way out of those boring database lessons! Schools are packed with reluctant database users who would much rather get to work than listen to one more database lesson. Well, here is a way to spice up and personalize database instruction. In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Dr. Brenda Boyer, Teacher Librarian at Kutztown Senior High School in Kutztown, PA, will share the flipped instructional program that Dr. Boyer introduced to her virtual library students.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (9-10 am)

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (10-11 am)

Digital Learning Day 2018: How Innovative Districts Blend Teaching and Technology to Improve Student Outcomes (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

 

The webinar and the report will also highlight how Lindsay Unified School District in California uses blended learning to support its performance-based system of progression, in which students move through instructional content at their own pace, advancing only once they have mastered all the standards from the previous content level.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (11-12 pm)

Intro to Accessibility: What Employers Need to Know to Create a Technology-Accessible Workplace (EARN)

 

Join the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) and the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) for a webinar on creating a technology-accessible workplace. Employers can learn about accessible workplace technology and how to ensure their organization’s technology infrastructure is accessible for everyone, including employees with disabilities. Experts will share information on integrating accessibility standards and best practices into the workplace, as well as tips for creating accessible documents, websites and other resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DPEM1e

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (12-1 pm)

Need Volunteers? Four Tech Trends You Need to Know (Wild Apricot)

 

If you’re struggling to attract and mobilize volunteers, you’re not alone. Many organizations are experiencing the effects of four tech trends that are changing public expectations and behavior. That’s why we’ve invited volunteerism expert and international thought leader, Tobi Johnson, to share how successful organizations can attract and sustain volunteer involvement in today’s rapidly-evolving digital world.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2ElLJrq

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 8: U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Participants will learn how to use the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Transborder Freight Data website as well as features on the “Trade” web page of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (1-2 pm)

Civic Literacy and a Civic Lab (Indiana State Library)

 

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase civic discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. Hear from Christine Goertz and Amy Koester as they discuss the lessons learned from a year and a half of civic literacy programming. Participants will leave the webinar with ideas for implementing civic literacy initiatives in their own libraries.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 22 (5-6 pm)

Connecting Competencies: Learner, School Librarian and School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Participants will be introduced to the language of competencies as part of the structure of the National School Library Standards (NSLS). The intentional shift from outcomes to competencies in the standards is designed to better align the AASL framework with other education standards and provide increased opportunities for learners, school librarians, and school libraries to thrive in a more personalized learning environment.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Motivate Monday with Fundraising Expert Pamela Grow (Motivate Monday)

 

How are nonprofit professionals jump starting their week with purpose? Join us for Motivate Monday where: Every Monday we share your wins; Feature a special guest with a quick tip to get your week started right; And close with a Q&A session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://motivatemonday.pages.ontraport.net/

 

 

Monday, Feb 26 (2-3 pm)

Measuring Up (Montana State Library)

 

A brief review of the three ways to identify central tendency. An introduction to recruiting techniques so that you get the participant data you want. A discussion about ethical behaviors for how you interact with your participants so that your thirst for data is not overly intrusive nor harmful to your subjects. We’ll conclude with a conversation about the value to the field and to promoting trust in your institution by sharing your findings and analysis.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 27 (11-12 pm)

For Director’s Ears Only: 10 Secret Tips To Support Youth Services (iSchool @UW-Madison)

 

Great youth services happen in libraries where staff and community recognize the importance of supporting youth and their literacy, learning and discovery needs. Youth library staffers often have strong thoughts about what would help them be more effective advocates for youth and youth library services but may not be able to articulate them or need support to make them happen. Join a seasoned youth librarian and consultant to explore ten different ways you can support your youth services and create an even more powerful place in your community’s heart!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 27 (2-3 pm)

Programming for ‘Tweens (Utah State Library)

 

Join us for a webinar on programming for ‘tweens (ages 8-12). Whether you’ve been offering ‘tween programs for years or you’re just getting started, you’ll come away with ideas on program themes, structures, and organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Eleven Ways Your Current Tutorials Are as Forgettable as Barb and What to Do About It  (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut when you create another LibGuide, screencast or other library instruction? Does it feel repetitive and not-at-all-creative? Are you still getting questions about how to use a database, despite creating detailed screencasts on each one? Are you unsure if what you are creating on the web is accessible to all of your learners? In this workshop, we will address some core skills around universal, instructional and graphic design that you can implement to make your online library instruction more effective.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-sized and/or Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)

 

Using NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework and a variety of dialogue resources, participants will learn about the steps for designing successful dialogues that best fit their circumstances and resources. They will also gain an understanding of approaches to dialogue that can help them achieve their goals.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 28 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? 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: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

ADVOCACY

Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

CAREERS

Jan 4: Your Government Career Resolutions (GovLoop)

Jan 26: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)

Jan 30: Is Consulting Your Next Calling? (GrantSpace)

Jan 31: Miss Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 3: Strengthening Inclusive Early Childhood Programs with Music Therapy Strategies: The Director’s Role in Tuning up Music to Turn on Inclusion (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 31: Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 31: Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Jan 18: Database of the Month: Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit and WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 10: Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia (WebJunction)

Jan 23: 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Jan 31: Miss Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Jan 10: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Jan 12: Community Engagement and Fundraising (American Libraries Live)

Jan 17: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Jan 24: 7 Steps For Getting Started in Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

 

LEGAL

Jan 16: Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians (Washington State Library)

Jan 18: How to Better Serve Your LEP Audience by Meeting the Federal Requirements (DigitalGov)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Jan 17: Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces (Programming Librarian)

Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

MANAGEMENT

Jan 11: Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills (Utah State Library)

Jan 30: From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

Jan 18: The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do (InfoPeople)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 18: When a Patron Needs More Than a Book: Transformation has no due date (Colorado State Library)

Jan 30: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)

Jan 31: The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan 9: Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes (Washington State Library)

Jan 10: Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Early Literacy/School Age (Indiana State Library)

Jan 10: Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Teen/Adult (Indiana State Library)

Jan 12: Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (Programming Librarian)

Jan 17: Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces (Programming Librarian)

Jan 17: Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Preschool: Programs and Practices that Work (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 18: The New Adult in the Library: What They Want, and What Libraries Can Offer (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan 22: Making Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jan 26: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Jan 3: Best New Children’s Books of 2017 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 9: Morris Award Finalists, 2018 (Booklist)

Jan 11: Presenting the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Shortlist: With Jennifer Egan, David Grann, and Nancy Miller (Booklist)

Jan 23: Mirror, Mirror, Who Do You See in Your Books? Reaching Diverse Readers (Booklist)

Jan 31: Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

REFERENCE

Jan 10: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: American FactFinder: An Introduction (U.S. Census)

Jan 17: USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 19: The Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education Continues (The TLT Group)

Jan 23: Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 24: Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)

Jan 24: FDLP LibGuides for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 9: Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 11: Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Jan 11: Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms (edWeb)

Jan 25: In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part I (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 30: Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

Jan 31: Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 4: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Jan 24: 30- Minute Tips and Timesavers (Blackbaud)

Jan 31: The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 16: How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers with Linda Bruno, Part I (Utah State Library)

Jan 16: Blended Learning: What Works (InSync Training)

Jan 24: Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)

Jan 30: Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 9: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 11: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 24: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 25: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, Jan 3 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2017 (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission’s Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Service, will give brief book talks on new titles that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles for pre-school through elementary school will be included.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 3 (12-1:30 pm)

Strengthening Inclusive Early Childhood Programs with Music Therapy Strategies: The Director’s Role in Tuning up Music to Turn on Inclusion (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

All children make music and music therapy practices can make early childhood classrooms inclusive. By using therapeutic techniques, educators can support children of all abilities and their families to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts. Focusing on developmental goals, intentional music interventions help children with disabilities become successful in inclusive early childhood programs.Join Dr. Petra Kern to learn how you can turn on the music and make your inclusive program sing!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 4 (8:30-9:30 am)

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

 

Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

 

Thursday, Jan 4 (12-1 pm)

Your Government Career Resolutions (GovLoop)

 

On January 1st, millions of people around the globe will pledge to change an aspect of their life. Whether it’s eating more salads, going to the gym more often, or even investing in more quality time with family, New Year’s is the time to make big changes. Those changes are often centered around people’s careers too. But how do you actually implement your career resolutions?Join us as we talk to government experts about how employees can invest in professional development and make major strides forward in their career.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 9 (10-11 am)

Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes (Washington State Library)

 

Storytime is the perfect place to model an open and welcoming environment for your whole community. No one should feel left out or erased from a larger narrative by never being able to see their themselves or their race reflected in storytime. How can we as librarians practice talking about race and model inclusion for our community? How can we work in training our storytime colleagues to not be afraid of delving deeper in creating an affirming and inclusive storytime environment? How do you gain institutional support that social justice advocacy should be included in storytimes? At this webinar, we will have a conversation in hopes it will lead to practice in tangible ways to model storytime inclusion.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 9 (11-12 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

 

Learn how your organization can use crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from creation through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences. Come ready to ask about the campaigns you have in mind so we can answer all your questions.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

 

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

Morris Award Finalists, 2018 (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with four of YALSA’s 2018 Morris Award finalists: Nic Stone (Dear Martin), S. F. Henson (Devils Within), S. K. Ali (Saints and Misfits), and Akemi Dawn Bowman (Starfish). This is a free, hour-long webinar moderated by Books for Youth Editor, Dan Kraus. YALSA’s Morris award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 9 (5-6 pm)

Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Librarians are leaders. Join Jeanie Phillips and Ellen McNair, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they unpack critical aspects of instructional leadership. We’ll talk about aligning your superpowers as a librarian with the new standards and the needs of your school community. We will collaborate to discover opportunities, strategies, and leverage points, so you can flex your instructional muscles to impact your entire school community.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 10 (8-9 am)

Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Early Literacy/School Age (Indiana State Library)

 

Get started planning your 2018 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 “Libraries Rock!” themed webinar.  You will be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for children from birth through Grade 6 based on the CSLP 2018 theme, “Libraries Rock!”

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 10 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit:  http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Teen/Adult (Indiana State Library)

 

Get started planning your 2018 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 “Libraries Rock!” themed webinar.  You will be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for teens and adults based on the CSLP 2018 theme, “Libraries Rock!”

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm)

Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia (WebJunction)

 

Librarians have the power to make Wikipedia better and more reliable. Once you understand how this collaborative, community-driven encyclopedia works, you’ll see the value of contributing your expertise and knowledge. Wikipedia Library’s annual #1lib1ref (“One Librarian, One Reference”) campaign provides a simple and fun way to get started. This global initiative invites all library staff to improve the verifiability of information on Wikipedia by adding at least one reference during the campaign, which runs from January 15 through February 3, 2018.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 11 (10-11 am)

Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills (Utah State Library)

 

Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and effectively and feel in control of your time? Will you ever see the top of your desk again? This workshop will provide practical strategies for gaining control of your time and setting priorities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

 

Thursday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings (Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

This webinar will present findings from Rating the Ratings, followed by a conversation on the merits and downfalls of summative ratings between ratings-proponent Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and ratings-skeptic Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Shortlist: With Jennifer Egan, David Grann, and Nancy Miller (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist editors and Carnegie Selection Committee members Donna Seaman and Annie Bostrom for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. In addition to discussions of each book and appropriate read-alikes, the program will feature Jennifer Egan and Nancy Miller, editor of Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine, in conversation with Donna Seaman and David Grann in conversation with Annie Bostrom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 11 (3-4)

Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms (edWeb)

Looking for some hands-on collaborative activities that meet computer science and digital fluency learning outcomes? Want ways to appeal to various learning styles and skill levels? In this edWebinar, you will learn about ways to create coding “rotation stations” in your K-5 classroom! From classroom environment to instructional design, you’ll hear about the ways to implement this flexible classroom practice, whether on a daily or weekly basis.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jan 12 (11-12 pm)

Community Engagement and Fundraising (American Libraries Live)

 

Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses.Please join us for a panel discussion where we’ll bring in a variety of perspectives from communities of different types and different sizes and answer your questions about how you can form partnerships that help you achieve your goals.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jan 12 (12-1 pm)

Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (Programming Librarian)

 

In this free, 60-minute webinar, staff from the ALA Public Programs Office and Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will discuss the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC) pilot program and application process. Webinar topics will include: A review of the grant requirements and benefits; Instructions for the online application process;Information about how this grant opportunity can connect with your library’s literacy, outreach, and equity, diversity and inclusion goals.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 16 (10-11 am)

Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians (Washington State Library)

 

Presented by Rob Mead, State Law Librarian for Washington, this is an introduction to public advocacy and lobbying for librarians within the context of Washington law. As professionals, how can we make sure our voices are heard on issues of freedom, equity, truth, and justice? What is ethically required of us? Where are the legal (and political) danger zones?

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingCalendar.aspx?month=1&year=2018&audience=state

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 16 (10-11 am)

How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers with Linda Bruno, Part I (Utah State Library)

 

In this first segment, we discuss resume assistance and in the second segment, we discuss helping with interviewing skills.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

American FactFinder: An Introduction (U.S. Census)

 

Recommended for new users of American FactFinder (AFF) or occasional users who need a refresher, this introduction to AFF will teach you how to conduct basic searches using Community, Guided or Advanced Search capabilities. In Advanced Search, you will get an introduction to how to use Search Overlays, save, download and print your tables, and basic mapping usage.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2DnLxGl

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Blended Learning: What Works (InSync Training)

 

If you are involved with blended learning design in any way – or want to be – you need tools, resources, and a blueprint to move forward.To ensure the success of modern blends, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation to manage the change from more traditional models.This session, a preview to Jennifer Hofmann’s new publication, What Works in Talent Development: Blended Learning (ATD, February 2018), will help you to set the stage for more effective programs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces (Programming Librarian)

 

Is your library’s event space feeling a little cramped? Do you worry that your library doesn’t have enough space to do the programs you want to do? Join us for this free one-hour webinar for ideas and inspiration for hosting exceptional programs at your library, even with the most limited space.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 17 (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!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 17 (12-1:30 pm)

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Preschool: Programs and Practices that Work (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This webinar will provide an overview of effective preschool social-emotional learning (SEL) programs and practices that have emerged in high-quality, rigorous research studies.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 17 (12-1:30 pm)

USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

The USGS Library provides reference services and instructional sessions to library users on finding print, digital, and online library materials. This webinar will focus on how to find and use the USGS Library’s materials related to geological time (rock age) and terrain (rock type), USGS field and laboratory methods for determining time and terrain, as well as education tools available from the USGS and other geoscience stakeholders.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 18 (11:15-12 pm)

Database of the Month: Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit and WY Newspapers (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Thomas Ivie and Chris Van Burgh for a look at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp exhibit, part of Wyoming Newspapers. We will look at searching in Wyoming Newspapers, as well as a few other resources available in GoWYLD.net.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5375477551382642946

 

 

Thursday, Jan 18 (12-1 pm)

How to Better Serve Your LEP Audience by Meeting the Federal Requirements (DigitalGov)

 

In this online training, presenters from the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide an overview of national origin discrimination and offer practical tips for overcoming language barriers and language access program planning. This session is designed to provide federal, state, and local government agencies with a primer on their legal obligations to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, if applicable, Executive Order 13166. This training is geared towards federal, state, and local government official who interact or plan to interact with LEP individuals, and for recipients of federal funds, nonprofit organizations and other language access stakeholders.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 18 (12:30-1 pm

When a Patron Needs More Than a Book: Transformation has no due date (Colorado State Library)

 

Join us as we explore services that make all the difference. Together we will share stories of extraordinary library moments and identify common ways library staff help people grow and learn in transformative ways. Walk away with an understanding of how libraries change lives and gain ideas for what you can do to provide more meaningful library services. Together we will discover how to shift libraries from places of transaction into spaces for interaction, and transformation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 18 (1-2 pm)

The New Adult in the Library: What They Want, and What Libraries Can Offer (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

What do new adults, or adults aged 18-29, want from libraries? What should libraries offer this age group? In this webinar, we will explore the characteristics of new adults and the services new adults would like to see in a public library. You will leave the webinar with the ability to appropriately offer programming for new adults, including financial literacy instruction, career services programs, and speed dating nights.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 18 (1-2 pm)

The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do (InfoPeople)

 

This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Dr. Steve Albrecht will focus on how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent).

 

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

 

 

Friday, Jan 19 (12-1 pm)

The Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education Continues (The TLT Group)

 

A conversation with Steve Bell about academic libraries and higher education.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events

 

 

Monday, Jan 22 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Making Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning. But what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your program offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills and including maker activities with literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have always targeted.Presenter: Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District

 

To register, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12:30-1:30 pm)

5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

 

Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends that are shaping a new reality for nonprofits.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Mirror, Mirror, Who Do You See in Your Books? Reaching Diverse Readers (Booklist)

Join AASL and Scholastic Books for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll hear about forthcoming diverse titles. You’ll also hear from authors Icy Smith, Ellen Oh, Irene Latham, and Carole Boston Weatherford about how they put themselves into their work to engage all readers. Go beyond Diversity 101 – learn how to take action and become a partner in the conversation about meeting the needs of all readers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will present an exciting variety of state and local resources which can be found by searching Federal Government websites. Resources range from health and nutrition to science and education, as well as legislative and judicial information. Websites which can provide a surprising wealth of state and local resources include usa.gov, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), science.gov, ERIC, and PubMed. Participants will learn strategies for searching for state and local resources using Federal Government databases and websites.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 24 (10:30-11:30 am)

7 Steps For Getting Started in Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

 

There is huge potential for impact when you connect your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! In this webinar, Kathie Kramer Ryan will outline 7 steps you can take to start (or improve!) a successful major gifts program. You’ll learn what 5 elements to have in place before starting a major gifts program, how to find major gift prospects to support your mission, the best ways to thank your donors so they keep on giving, and much more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 24 (11-11:30 am)

30- Minute Tips and Timesavers (Blackbaud)

 

Join our webinar series, 30-Minute Tips and Timesavers, with Chris Geady, Blackbaud solutions expert. Each month he’ll cover a different topic to help you use your software more effectively and reduce the time you’re spending on outdated processes.  Each webinar in the series is 30 minutes or less and is free to join! If you can’t make it to one of the webinars, on-demand versions will be available for you to watch when it’s most convenient for you.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 24 (11-12 pm)

FDLP LibGuides for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will introduce users to the new FDLP LibGuides tool. Attendees will learn how to find and use GPO created guides, request topics for future LibGuides, and how to create and submit to the FDLP Community guides.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 24 (12-1 pm)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 24 (3-4 pm)

Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)

 

Do students confuse a single Google search with research? How do students research? Is there a “right” way? What are their research strengths? What are our instructional challenges? How can we best teach the inquiry process? Is there a “best” way? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala and guest Tasha Bergergson-Michelson will answer these essential questions.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 25 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 25 (3:30-4:30 pm)

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part I (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Affiliate as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3707750409150437891

 

 

Friday, Jan 26 (10-11 am)

How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers (American Management Association)

 

Who wouldn’t want to be bold and badass and fearless in their career – in their lives? Wendy Sachs, the author of the critically acclaimed new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers, will give you the tips, hacks and strategies for how to grow confidence, engineer serendipity, embrace failure, brand yourself, network effectively and be more visible. Wendy thinks that in a disruptive job market where industries are evolving and jobs are less secure than ever, we all need to think of ourselves as entrepreneurs – even if we aren’t running our own businesses.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 30 (10-11 am)

How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers Part II (Utah State Library)

 

In this second segment, we discuss helping with interviewing skills.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 30 (12-1:30 pm)

Is Consulting Your Next Calling? (GrantSpace)

 

If you are thinking about consulting part-time, full-time or sometime in the future, join two veterans in this field as they share stories of this dynamic career choice. With candor and a wide range of experience, they will guide participants through the crucial questions to ask as aspiring or novice consultants.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

From Facilities to Trauma: Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

Recent catastrophes have highlighted the important role public libraries play in enhancing their community’s resiliency and post-disaster recovery efforts. Many community leaders now view libraries as ad hoc disaster recovery centers and recognize librarians as Information First Responders. This presentation will help you and your library embrace this new role as Information First Responders, who quickly enable people to get back to work, back to their lives, and ensure recovery of the community’s economic life. Learn what you need to prepare before disaster strikes, guided by New Jersey State Library’s Disaster Preparedness & Community Resiliency Toolkit, which has been emergency-tested by libraries. Your library can be at the forefront in providing that safe haven in times of crisis and helping your community return to normal life.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 30 (2-3 pm)

Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom (edWeb)

 

Media literacy is an important skill both in and outside of the classroom for students of all ages. How do students decipher between what is real and what has been fabricated online? Join myON’s Susannah Moran for a robust edWebinar where we will discuss the impact teachers can have on this important topic. We’ll share best practices, classroom tips and examples from schools across the country who are successfully implementing media literacy into their daily routines.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-01/

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 31 (9-10 am)

The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Transformative innovation is often driven by small scale projects and experiments. The Innovation in Libraries Awesome Foundation Chapter was created to support the prototyping of library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking. Since its founding, the chapter has supported projects from around the world that reflect the potential of citizen and library driven collaborations to address community issues and innovations. This session will discuss how the chapter was formed, the projects that have been funded, and the future direction of the Innovation in Libraries Chapter.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 31 (9-10 am)

Miss Manners: You Might be Sabotaging Your Career (Indiana State Library)

 

This is a tongue-in-cheek webinar about workplace etiquette.   The concepts covered are common sense, but some may benefit from humorous reminders and scenarios about how the little things matter in the workplace.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 31 (12-1:30 pm)

Whole Leadership: Balancing Priorities of Administration and Pedagogy (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Do you ever feel like you have too many “plates spinning” at the same time? Do you feel like you neglect the most important things to take care of the most urgent needs? Join us for this provocative and useful discussion about leading early childhood programs that are sustainable, vibrant learning organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 31 (2-3 pm)

Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Readers need books by and about all people to teach us about who we are and who we might become. The Notable Books for a Global Society strives to brings books by and about all people to students readers. Librarians are instrumental in making that happen. We invite you to explore the newly awarded 2018 NBGS collection in this webinar.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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