It’s May – GROW!

This is list is derived from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MT time).

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

 

Consider these recorded Webinars to view at your convenience: 

Transgender Inclusion in Libraries (iSchool @San Jose State Univiersity) https://ischool.sjsu.edu/webcasts/transgender-inclusion-libraries : This webcast will share a basic understanding of the rich variety of gender identities and experiences, best practices for working with transgender patrons and communities, and tips on where to begin thinking about the impact of library policies on queer and transgender people. Participants will be introduced to trans-inclusive language and basic concepts of gender and sexuality, improved services for transgender patrons, and the opportunity to move beyond basic respect and inclusion to affirmation and representation.

 

Green Screen Tech (North Dakota State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG5Hd-pdoR4 : This presentation at Renewal and Development 2019 is on Green Screen Tech. The wonderful presenter walked participants through the different options for using a green screen and how to properly use it. Then she let them work with green screens in the presentation.

 

From Virtual Reality to Blockchain: Current and Emerging Technology Trends (New Jersey Library Cooperative)  https://bit.ly/2GSjrHP : This webinar will provide an overview of several trends that are currently important or expected to have a significant impact in the near future, such as 3D printing, 3D modeling, virtual reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and edge computing. During the webinar, attendees will be encouraged to brainstorm the opportunities and challenges new technology trends may bring to libraries and beyond, and to share their ideas.

 

 

ADVOCACY

May 9: Telling Your Story Through Blogs, Photos and Videos (IdealWare)

May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

May 14: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2: Challenge.gov (DigitalGov)

May 16: Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)

May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

May 23:  Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 2: Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)

May 8: Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)

May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

May 16: Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)

May 23: “Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019 (Smart Cause Digital)

May 23: What key faculty findings reveal for libraries (Library Connect)

May 29: Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services (Public Library Association)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure:Trustee Trouble 7 (Wyoming State Library)

May 8: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 1: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 2: Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)

May 7: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (Washington State Library)

May 8: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Can Run Code Clubs for Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 8: The Power of Language: Nourishing Development of the Whole Child (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)

May 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

May 15: Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)

May 23: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 29: New Media and Preschool Services – Practical Applications (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)

May 9: An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 14: Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)

May 17: The Importance of Being Inclusive: Diversity in Collection Development for Academic Libraries (American Libraries Live)

May 21: VICTOREAD: 75th Anniversary of D-Day (Booklist)

May 22: NCompass Live: Picture Book City: Reorganizing Our Storybooks by Subject (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 23: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

May 2: Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)

May 7: How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

May 8: Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)

May 9: Telling Your Story Through Blogs, Photos and Videos (IdealWare)

May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

May 14: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

May 14: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

May 21: The Essentials: Fundraising on Facebook + Instagram Donation Sticker (Grantspace)

May 23: “Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019 (Smart Cause Digital)

May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

May 1: NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)

May 29: Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Transgender Inclusion in Libraries (iSchool @San Jose State Univiersity)

May 3: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

May 7: The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty (Colorado State Library)

May 7: Effectively Combining Virtual and In-Person Learning (Insync Training)

May 8: From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change (Georgia Library Association)

May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

May 9: Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved (Bloomerang)

May 9: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning with Computational Thinking (Education Week)

May 9: Get the Lib Tech Lowdown: Conference Reports from 2019 TCEA, SXSWEdu, and SXSW Interactive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 15: Practicing Self-Care for Librarians (how to avoid burnout) (Utah State Library)

May 16: What Employees Need to Learn to Work with Data in the 21st Century (Training Industry)

May 20: Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

FUNDRAISING

May 1: Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising (Donor Search)

May 2: It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

May 2: The Assertive Ask (Bloomerang)

May 7: How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

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

May 8: Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World (Network for Good)

May 8: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

May 9: The 2019 State of Grantseeking Benchmarks and Trends (TechSoup)

May 14: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

May 15: From Preparedness to Recovery: Fundraising for Natural Disasters (Grantspace)

May 21:The Essentials: Fundraising on Facebook + Instagram Donation Sticker (Grantspace)

May 23:  Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

May 23: Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

 

LEGAL

May 14: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2: Challenge.gov (DigitalGov)

May 22: Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons (Infopeople)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

May 8: From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change (Georgia Library Association)

May 9: An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 15: Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)

 

MANAGEMENT

May 9: Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved (Bloomerang)

May 15: Practicing Self-Care for Librarians (how to avoid burnout) (Utah State Library)

May 16: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (Indiana State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 2: Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)

May 6: Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)

May 7: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy (Public Library Association)

May 8: Eye Health Across A Lifespan (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 20: Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

PROGRAMMING

May 1: Work Hard, Play Harder: An Insider’s Guide to Not So Passive Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)

May 6: Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)

May 7: Life Hacks with OneNote: Organize, Collaborate and Share (Technology and Innovation in Education)

May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

May 8: Eye Health Across A Lifespan (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)

May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 22: Library After Dark: After-Hours Programming for Adults (Programming Librarian)

May 22: Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons (Infopeople)

May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)

May 7: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (Washington State Library)

May 14: Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)

May 21: VICTOREAD: 75th Anniversary of D-Day (Booklist)

May 23: YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

May 30: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

REFERENCE

May 1: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… An Introduction to Researching Canadian Federal Documents (North Carolina Library Association)

May 7: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy (Public Library Association)

May 8: Stay Mentally Alert: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 15: Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)

May 21: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 22: Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 29: Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 30: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 1: Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 1: NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)

May 2: The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

May 7: Many Faces of Collaboration (School Library Connection)

May 7: Collaborate with Content Areas for Deeper Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

May 9: How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning With Computational Thinking (Education Week)

May 9: Get the Lib Tech Lowdown: Conference Reports from 2019 TCEA, SXSWEdu, and SXSW Interactive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 9: Be Bold at #ISTE19: Get the Most Out of Your ISTE Experience (Follett)

May 10: Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)

May 14: Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

May 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

May 14: Computational Thinking in Your Library: Systematic Problem Solving in School & Real Life (American Association of School Librarians)

May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

May 15: Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)

May 15: Social Emotional Learning: Tools for the Classroom & Library (School Library Journal)

May 15: Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)

May 22: Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content (WebJunction)

May 23: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 28: Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom (Teachers First)

 

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: From Virtual Reality to Blockchain: Current and Emerging Technology Trends (New Jersey Library Cooperative)

At Your Leisure: Green Screen Tech (North Dakota State Library)

May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)

May 7: Life Hacks with OneNote: Organize, Collaborate and Share (Technology and Innovation in Education)

May 8: NCompass Live: Small Libraries Can Run Code Clubs for Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 14: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

May 15: Wyoming Inventors Database (Wyoming State Library)

May 29: NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 31: Defending against malicious bot attacks: Where, when, and how (O’Reilly)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 1: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… An Introduction to Researching Canadian Federal Documents (North Carolina Library Association)

May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

May 8: Stay Mentally Alert: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 14: Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

May 15: Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)

May 21: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 22: Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content (WebJunction)

May 29: Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services (Public Library Association)

 

VOLUNTEERS

May 9: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

May 16: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

May 16: More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (Indiana State Library)

May 23: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, May 1 (10-11 am)

Work Hard, Play Harder: An Insider’s Guide to Not So Passive Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Passive programs can be a librarian’s dream or nightmare- less work during the program, but limited interaction with customers. A successful program can also prove difficult to track participation. Join a panel of experienced youth services librarians as they tackle the definition of a passive program, how to track participation and share fun examples of ways to engage staff, customers, and children.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… An Introduction to Researching Canadian Federal Documents (North Carolina Library Association)

 

From the use of the metric system to the spelling of catalogue with a “u”, Canada can seem like a foreign country sometimes… That’s because it is! This session will explore the unique structures and institutions of the federal Canadian government as well as the publishing practices and key tools necessary for researching the documentary output of the parliament and government of your neighbour to the North.

 

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

 

 

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

Kind, Empathetic Classrooms that Build Bridges & Create Community in a Diverse World (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Kindness and empathy are two of the most important social skills we can teach children that can build meaningful connections in a diverse world. We want to help develop compassionate people who can bridge divides. This webinar will explore ways we can create experiences, use children’s social emotional competence and self-regulations skills, and share information that support children to be kind and empathetic towards each other and in the world.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (1-2 pm)

Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising (Donor Search)

 

The hazy days of summer are on the horizon and there is no time like the present to get yourself situated for a successful above goal year-end. In this webinar, I “take you by the hand” and lead you through a framework that I developed that will help you to plan your fundraising today before the summer even gets into full gear.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/400870240931065357

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (1-2 pm)

NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)

 

Join us to learn how you can use this great tool in your venues and engage the public in exploring the universe. NASA’s Universe of Learning provides resources and experiences that enable youth, families, and lifelong learners to explore fundamental questions in science, experience how science is done, and discover the universe for themselves. Using its direct connection to the science and the experts behind the science, NASA’s Universe of Learning creates and delivers timely and authentic resources and experiences for youth, families, and lifelong learners. The goal is to strengthen science learning and literacy, and to enable inquisitive learners to discover the universe for themselves in innovative, interactive ways that meet today’s 21st century needs.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (8:30-9:30 am)

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

 

One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. Join Angie Kubicek, chief marketing officer at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community primed and ready to support you.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (11-12 pm)

Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, Deborah Bernal, Pat Jarvis and Amy Prevedel will show you examples of family literacy programs that have been big hits with families in their literacy programs at the South San Francisco and Fresno County libraries. In adult education, there’s no such thing as stealing – it’s called sharing! And you are welcome to turn around and use the publicity, materials and activities they present in your own program, modifying them to best suit the families you serve.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

The Assertive Ask (Bloomerang)

 

You have a potential donor wants to learn more about your organization. How do you prepare for the meeting? You may be wondering what to say and how to say it. Don’t panic! If you have ever reached this point and struggled with your confidence to make the ASK, this webinar will prepare you for the next BIG meeting.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)

 

Houston Public Library will address how the library’s first-year participation in the Youth Program Quality Intervention Program has shown distinct improvements in the program using assessments. The Weikart Center will provide an overview of the quality practices measured by the Youth PQA and how the assessment supports making meaningful program changes through participation in a continuous quality improvement process known as the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI).

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (1-2 pm)

The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

In this webinar, Chase Mielke, author of the new book The Burnout Cure: Learning to Love Teaching Again, will highlight research-based, teacher-tested methods that helped him fight through burnout and learn to love teaching again. You will explore practical strategies for increasing your own well-being (or that of educators you work with), reducing burnout, and improving learning in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (2-3 pm)

Mars in May (STAR Net)

 

With summer right around the corner, this webinar will showcase several hands-on STEM activities about Earth’s red neighbor. Join the STAR Net team to discuss programming ideas, NASA resources, and, of course, fun, hands-on STEM activities that will surely be a crowd-pleaser at your library. We’ll also check in on the progress of NASA’s InSight mission, which was launched in May 2018.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 6 (8-9 am)

Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)

 

Seniors are highly motivated to learn to use devices, but have few opportunities to attend classes that address their needs to use.   Most are unaware of how these devices can connect them to the free library services of Hoopla, Freegal, Libby (Overdrive) and their local online catalogs. This presentation will include an outline of what can be taught in five 90-minute classes.  Highlighted will be the 20 apps every senior needs to know and practical advice on such topics as:  Offering classes outside of the library, fee-based classes and limiting class sizes.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s & Young Adult Literature to Have Tough Conversations about Diversity (Washington State Library)

 

This workshop will teach teachers, librarians, school boards, administrators and youth leaders strategies for using Children’s & Young Adult Literature with readers of any age to engage with questions of identity and difference and will help participants increase their cultural competence for working with young people in educational or recreational settings.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

With 96% of all Americans owning mobile devices, and 81% of U.S. adults owning smartphones, it’s imperative that nonprofits adapt to meet donors where they are and how they communicate. This webinar will delve into how nonprofits can harness the power of mobile messaging in order to better engage their audience and raise more money for their cause.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2J57znd

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

The 2 Generation Approach to Eliminating Poverty (Colorado State Library)

 

What is the 2Gen approach? You’re probably already doing it! The 2Gen approach is a method that helps families escape the cycle of poverty by intentionally serving children and their parents or adult caregivers together. Join us to brainstorm about how to support all members of the family and learn new ways to fight poverty in your community through library programs and services.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

All Things YA (Booklist)

 

Whether you’re looking to add more books to your summer reading list or your tbr pile is getting a little thin, Booklist has you covered for all things YA this season! Hear from Page Street Kids and Sourcebooks as they chat about an array of YA titles, including spring and summer highlights and forthcoming books! Panelists will be joined by a young adult librarian to discuss readers’ advisory tips and book talking tricks.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Effectively Combining Virtual and In-Person Learning (Insync Training)

 

When done well, blending virtual and in-person delivery has the potential to enhance accessibility and depth of understanding. Done poorly, it can undermine effective learning. In this Virtually There session, Rebecca will look to three recent case studies from her practice – examples drawn from urban policy making, rural community engagement and a post-secondary professional learning context–to explore this concept.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage: Health Literacy (Public Library Association)

 

This free webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop community partnerships to broaden the scope of a healthy community.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

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

 

If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (3-4 pm)

Many Faces of Collaboration (School Library Connection)

 

Are you eager to collaborate with more teachers in your school but need some ideas on how to start? Have you touted the benefits of collaboration and found your colleagues are still reluctant to partner with you? Then join us for this hour packed with ready-to-implement ideas and encouragement! Paige Jaeger and Bridget Crossman will discuss tried-and-true strategies, from covert operations to global initiatives, to connect with teachers and others in your community to increase student learning.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (3:30-4 pm)

Life Hacks with OneNote: Organize, Collaborate and Share (Technology and Innovation in Education)

 

Microsoft OneNote provides a unique space that allows you to keep track of your notes and content, share that content with learners and collaborate with colleagues. This session will give you a quick introduction to ways you can utilize OneNote to hack your digital spaces.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (4-5 pm)

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

 

The Veterans History Project, led by the Library of Congress, collects and preserves the recollections of America’s veterans from World War I to present. By recording interviews with veterans and curating their memoirs, photographs, letters and other historical documents, the Veterans History Project captures their important contributions and commemorates their valor. It is a meaningful way to share a veteran’s story. Kerry Ward, will be hosting this virtual training workshop and will explain the guidelines for preparing and compiling the oral histories. To learn more about the project before the training go to https://www.loc.gov/vets/about.html . It is open to everyone.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2vwHEN6

Meeting number (access code): 909 441 731

Meeting password: WYVeterans1!

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (5-6 pm)

Collaborate with Content Areas for Deeper Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

 

This webinar will focus on creating collaborations between the school library and content teachers in an effort to create lessons and units that foster critical thinking. Layering standards from content areas with national standards from AASL, ISTE and Future Ready librarianship creates in depth and substantial lessons for critical thinking and growth. Utilizing resources such as the AASL app and the AASL Crosswalk sets, this webinar will identify ways that school librarians can work with subject area teachers on lessons that prepare students for 21st century learning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-10 am)

Eye Health Across A Lifespan (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Eye health is important as it is often undetected by parents and doctors as young children do not know the difference between clear and blurry vision and in most cases, children do not experience pain nor can they differentiate good or bad vision as they were born with the vision they have. Participants of this session will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. We will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Small Libraries Can Run Code Clubs for Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Running a code club at your library can be really intimidating – especially if you don’t know how to code! Prenda has helped hundreds of small libraries start and run thriving code clubs where kids are learning how to make websites, video games, apps, and animations using the resources you probably already have! And as a special treat, we’ll hear from Jeannie Mejstrik who is has been running an incredible club since 2017 at O’Neill (NE) Public Library, where their population is under 5,000.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-1 pm)

Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World (Network for Good)

 

Our upcoming event, Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World, will focus on the changing charitable giving environment, how it’s being impacted by technology, and what nonprofits can do to harness these changes. Join us as we bring together nonprofit influencers and leaders looking to scale their organizations through technology, automation, and best practices.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

 

If you are a nonprofit, you have a board. And that board, believe it or not, SHOULD be a fundraising machine. If your board-supported fundraising machine looks more like your college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

From Silo to Hub: Seizing Opportunities to Drive Change (Georgia Library Association)

 

In 2016, the De Paul Library at the University of Saint Mary won the Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant, building on a librarian-driven change movement for the overall library space and vision. Focusing on building connections to the overall learning environment on campus, librarians partnered with faculty to develop active learning resources, training opportunities, and a circulating technology collection. This year, the university reorganized several student support functions under the umbrella of the Keleher Learning Commons, building on the library’s goals toward holistic support for student success. This session will share lessons learned while undergoing major transitions in the vision of the library on campus and navigating physical and organizational changes, as well as early impacts and outcomes.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Stay Mentally Alert: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 26.2% of American adults suffer mental illness. This webinar will offer information on where to find resources on mental health including the National Institute of Mental Health, PubMed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information on how to help patrons who may have mental health issues will also be presented. Resources in other languages about mental health will be included.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)

 

Citizens are government’s most important responsibility, and when it comes to serving them, agencies need a comprehensive, constituent-focused strategy. But what specific elements should you take into account when creating a customer experience (CX) strategy at your agency? Government CX experts will discuss best practices and the newest innovations in the field, so get ready to take notes and ask questions.

 

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

 

 

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

The Power of Language: Nourishing Development of the Whole Child (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This insightful webinar, presented by Dr. David Dickinson, Cowan Chair of Education and Associate Dean for Research at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College, will describe the amazing role of language in supporting children’s emotional, social, intellectual and literacy development. Research findings from multiple fields will be discussed and illustrated with brief video clips that make those findings tangible.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

 

This webinar will be of interest to all nonprofit professionals, but may be especially useful to CEOs, Executive Directors, and HR managers who are focusing on initiatives around diversity, inclusion, or cultural competence.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

Telling Your Story Through Blogs, Photos and Videos (IdealWare)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Organizational Evolution: Managing Change When There Are Humans Involved (Bloomerang)

 

It’s often very easy to recognize when an organization needs to change, but it’s a lot harder to make it happen! Legacy staff and volunteers, “we’ve always done it this way” perspectives, and plain old inertia can put many frustrating road blocks in your way. There are ways, however, for the persistent and patient to guide the change process and help an organization evolve. Using real world examples, we’ll discuss the stages of organizational growth, personality archetypes you may encounter, and strategies to build momentum toward change.

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

The 2019 State of Grantseeking Benchmarks and Trends (TechSoup)

 

This webinar will reflect just-published information on grants, grantseeking, and trends. It will assist you in planning for 2019 – 2020 and in managing the expectations of your stakeholders — board members, donors, and the community at large. It will serve as a valuable tool for organizations to review their grantseeking efforts, report on performance, and plan for the future.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning With Computational Thinking (Education Week)

 

In this webinar, Jeff Meyer, Director of Education for Learning.com, will: Demystify computational thinking and the mindset it encourages; Illustrate the connections between computational thinking and social and emotional learning; Share ideas to foster the connection between developing social and emotional learners and computational thinking; Provide resources to start teaching computational thinking in ways that support social and emotional learning.

 

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

 

 

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

An Introduction to Herbaria and Herbarium Practices (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This webinar will provide an overview on herbarium collections. This includes covering the broad range of taxonomic organisms that may be housed in a traditional herbarium and what some of the storage options are for their many forms. Some basic schemes of organization and what a taxonomic revision means for collections will be discussed. We will briefly touch upon assessing material for incoming accessions and basic permitting guidelines. A list of some of the critical resources for understanding and maintaining these collections will be provided and gone over, and digitization will be touched on briefly.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (1-2:30 pm)

Get the Lib Tech Lowdown: Conference Reports from 2019 TCEA, SXSWEdu, and SXSW Interactive (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Every February and March, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention and the South by Southwest (SXSW) Education and Interactive festivals showcase multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in education, innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC staffers Liz Philippi and Henry Stokes as they report on all the amazing sessions and things they learned as well as the major themes that emerged and its relevance for schools and libraries.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (6-7 pm)

Be Bold at #ISTE19: Get the Most Out of Your ISTE Experience (Follett)

 

Plan your conference time with the help of two educators and seasoned ISTE veterans, Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 10 (11:45-12:45 pm)

Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)

 

Join Veronica Roth LIVE as she returns to her middle school alma mater to talk with current students about her path to becoming a published author, the process of active brainstorming, and how to tap into the creativity within us all.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (9-10 am)

Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

 

Technology has made it exceedingly easy to access and use consumer data. This has led marketers, fundraisers and digital leaders to learn and cultivate their audiences like never before. But with this wealth of information at our fingertips, what’s next? We explore the intricacies of how to manage data in order to keep trust with consumers, followers and donors as well as efficiently utilize the information at hand.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (11-12 pm)

Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

From politics to natural disasters, fake news is rampant and on patrons’ minds. Librarians can capitalize on this phenomenon and use their expertise to make a difference by engaging their patrons around issues of fake news and news literacy. At this webinar attendees will learn about ways they can lead educational outreach on this topic at their library, including pairing up with community partners, empowering patrons with strategies to spot fake news, and facilitating reflection on news consumption habits. I will share examples of ways my colleagues and I have worked to address the issue of fake news at my own institution and discuss tips for finding fake news story examples to use in programming.

 

To register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (11-12 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

 

If you build it, they will come – right? Not so in the fast-moving, noisy, and cluttered online landscape! Once you have designed an online fundraising campaign, how will you get people to pay attention? Simply sending out one or two emails is not enough! In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Literacy-Based Programs for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

Part 2 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Using the skills as a framework, we’ll look at strategies for developing programming intentionally created to support developing readers. Program examples will be shared, along with the challenges and successes of each.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)

 

Booklist’s tenth annual Mystery Month will be in full swing when we hear about the hottest new and forthcoming titles from sponsors Crooked Lane, HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and Severn House. Join moderator Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications, and fill out your to-read and to-buy lists with plenty of mysteries and thrillers, from cozy to hard-boiled.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 2: Challenge.gov (DigitalGov)

 

In this webinar, you’ll learn more about how agencies are using prize competitions to achieve mission-related goals. This overview will include a description of prize types, prize activities across federal government, and the legal authorities for running these competitions.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (5-6 pm)

Computational Thinking in Your Library: Systematic Problem Solving in School & Real Life (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Computational thinking is a systematic problem solving process applicable to multiple arenas, including various curricular areas and real life. In this session, learn about the basics of computational thinking, how it applies to school library programs and curriculum, and how it benefits our future ready learners in academia and real life.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (7:30-2:30 pm)

Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

 

Governments at all levels are being tasked to think outside the box to meet today’s ever-growing list of challenges. From new legislation like the 21st Century IDEA Act to NIST Cybersecurity Framework updates, to the new Cloud Smart policy, agencies are being asked to transform. Join us for our free Government Innovators Virtual Summit to hear from government and industry experts about how to transform your agency with creative solutions and innovative ideas.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (10-11 am)

Practicing Self-Care for Librarians (how to avoid burnout) (Utah State Library)

 

Libraries are stressful. With patron demands, limited time, programs, tech and more, it can be overwhelming. This webinar will discuss burnout and compassion fatigue and their fatigue. Digital burnout and stress will also be covered. Most importantly, participants of this webinar will leave with practical solutions for individuals and organizations on managing stress and preventing burnout.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (11:30-1 pm)

From Preparedness to Recovery: Fundraising for Natural Disasters (Grantspace)

 

Disaster fundraising is important for all communities. Remember, not all disasters make it to the news.  Join us to understand disaster philanthropy and get the tools for effective fundraising. “Low attention” disasters threaten towns and cities nationwide year-round. Be ready to respond to the aftermath of a specific event or as a way to support preparedness. From grasstops to grassroots, we’ll discuss strategies for creating data-informed cases for support to foundations and corporations, best practices in disaster philanthropy, as well as working with community foundations and long-term recovery groups in small and rural towns.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)

Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)

 

Under the staircase, an old study room, an accessible storage closet … anywhere can become a mini makerspace!  The North Riverside Public Library, a small library outside Chicago, was able to cobble together funding using our budget and grants to create mini makerspaces in small nooks around our library.  We will talk about our process, research on materials and space design, and how we solicited valuable feedback from patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)

 

Join us for a webinar in which we will discuss current hot topics and red flags in the naturalization process. We will discuss marijuana use, proposed changes to the “public charge” rules and fee waivers. Importantly, we will discuss what information you can provide without giving legal advice.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

Social Emotional Learning: Tools for the Classroom & Library (School Library Journal)

 

Tech-centered strategies to foster SEL competencies among students and educators.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (3-4 pm)

Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)

 

Design thinking means different things in different disciplines, but empathy is a key element. Join Bill Derry and Michelle Luhtala for this edWebinar as they explore design models that guide innovative thinking. They will examine points of intersection and divergence with national learning standards and share case studies and examples of their effective integration in K-12 learning environments.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (11-12 pm)

What Employees Need to Learn to Work With Data in the 21st Century (Training Industry)

 

The data revolution is well underway. Regardless of industry, working with data will soon be an essential part of all jobs, in the form of basic data analytics, data science, machine learning or artificial intelligence. What do all these terms mean, and how can employees leverage them to impact their work, whether it’s in finance, health care, technology, the public sector or another industry? We will give you a primer for understanding how data can impact your employees’ work, what they need to know and how to educate them on it.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)

 

Google Analytics is a free web analytics program for your site that takes less than 30 minutes to install. In roughly the same time it takes to watch an episode of your favorite sitcom, you can be learning the what, where, how, and when of the activities on your site.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (Indiana State Library)

 

Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library’s success. But many in library organizations don’t know how to effectively encourage employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it’s important to know what motivation is and isn’t, what works and what doesn’t. In this session, we’ll explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role, you will discover your own motivation and inspire motivation in others.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 17 (10-11 am)

The Importance of Being Inclusive: Diversity in Collection Development for Academic Libraries (American Libraries Live)

 

Join us for a free webinar to learn about the topic of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in collection development, and hear how libraries can work to ensure that their collections reflect not only the students and researchers within the library but also the world outside the library’s doors.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Public libraries have always been an essential part of a functioning democracy. McCall Library recently expanded its role in the local community through a program called “Doing Democracy.” This series of discussions, about controversial and complex topics, promotes citizen dialogue about issues that face our community, enlivens our democracy, creates a culture of civil discourse, and allows for multiple perspectives, creative conflict, and the discovery of common ground. Learn how the McCall Library and volunteers are training a group of people in facilitating public discussion by creating an atmosphere where people may feel uncomfortable, but always feel safe.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (12-1 pm)

VICTOREAD: 75th Anniversary of D-Day (Booklist)

 

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal victory for the Allies in World War II. Please join Booklist as we commemorate this historic event with a free, hour-long webinar to introduce readers to the latest WWII literature from Osprey and Fantagraphics. Our publisher representatives will be joined by Dr. Rob Havers, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Havers will discuss the museum and library’s educational mission and special D-Day resources available for teachers and librarians.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (12-1 pm)

The Essentials: Fundraising on Facebook + Instagram Donation Sticker (Grantspace)

 

Instagram announced a donation sticker in stories, making it easier for you to engage your followers. For the first time, the platform provides the ability for nonprofits and their supporters to raise money using a donation sticker in Instagram Stories. Eligible nonprofits will be able to create an Instagram Story, add a donation sticker, and start raising money.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Picture Book City: Reorganizing Our Storybooks by Subject (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

What do you do to make picture books more browsable? Sort them by subject! Learn how we did it and tips we picked up along the way.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (10-11 am)

Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

 

Libraries and businesses-this webinar will cover these main focal areas: Business outreach; Business reference; What libraries can provide to businesses; How businesses can benefit libraries- sponsorships, events etc.; and What libraries can learn from businesses- sales, processes etc.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar focuses on the Go4Life program along with other programs of NIA . Resources on healthy aging from the National Library of Medicine’s, trusted health information web site, MedlinePlus will also be highlighted. The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

Library After Dark: After-Hours Programming for Adults (Programming Librarian)

 

Join us for a webinar with Altoona (Iowa) Public Library to learn how smaller libraries can provide after-hours programming from start to finish for adults, while utilizing limited funds, staffing and space. This session will also share how to prepare for the “what-ifs,” including permission/liability forms.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)

Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will help you boost your own skills and give you confidence to help patrons evaluate their sources, too. The session will also include a brief overview of NLP’s work with public libraries and strategies for adapting its resources for non-school settings.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)

Harassment Prevention: Responding to Sexual, Racial, and Bullying Incidents Involving Staff or Patrons (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, longtime HR consultant and library security trainer Dr. Steve Albrecht will discuss how to recognize different types of harassment, including: sexual, racial, gender identity, abusive conduct, bullying, and stalking-type behaviors involving patrons directed at library employees or other staff members toward each other. A key to understanding these behaviors it to recognize them both as violations of organizational and public policy.Steve will also discuss how to help set better boundaries with harassing patrons and how managers and supervisors can have the difficult but necessary conversations with those patrons to stop these behaviors.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (9-10 am)

“Is This Normal?” Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019 (Smart Cause Digital)

 

What’s normal for a nonprofit website, and how does your organization website’s compare to others like it? Join Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo as she answers questions such as: What’s an average bounce rate for a nonprofit website? How much traffic should we be getting from Google? Is our social media audience more or less engaged than normal? Bring your questions to this interactive training session!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://smartcausedigital.com/nonprofit-website-benchmarks-2019

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (9-10 am)

What key faculty findings reveal for libraries (Library Connect)

 

Would you like to explore opportunities to evolve or shape new library services based on quantitative data? Join us for a presentation of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey. The presenters will share insights into faculty research, teaching and publishing practices, and ideas for how librarians could incorporate this knowledge into the design of programs and services.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study (Research Institute for Public Libraries)

 

What motivates people to vote in favor of library funding? OCLC posed this question a decade ago, which led to the 2008 report, From Awareness to Funding, which provided ground-breaking insights into voter support for libraries. Ten years later, OCLC and ALA partnered to conduct a follow-up study to understand what may have changed in voter attitudes and behaviors over the past decade. In this webinar, the OCLC research team will discuss the key results, suggest areas for action, and then will describe the methods used to create the survey, collect and analyze the survey data.

 

For more information, including connection instructions, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/blog/webinar/voter-perceptions-of-libraries-results-and-methodology-of-the-2018-from-awareness-to-funding-study/.

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12-1:30 pm)

How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about classroom experiences. This webinar will be helpful for all who want to spark joy in young children and help them grow and learn. Join us to experience a paradigm shift in this transformative and exciting webinar!

 

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12:30-1 pm)

YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

 

Once again we’re gearing up for summer here in North Dakota, the perfect time to read some sensational YA titles. This May we’ll take a look at some early-year releases, the current hot titles, and the most anticipated YA books coming out later this year. We’ll cover everything from a girl investigating her father’s disappearance by entering a contest run by a virtual reality company to a boy who gets a second chance to reconnect with his ex-best friend when she dies and then shows up not-quite-dead at his family’s funeral home, plus much more!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=373870

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

Stories That Raise Money – 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using (Donor Search)

 

One of the biggest challenges with fundraisers face with storytelling is wondering if what you are sending donors will actually resonate with them. A lot of time and resources go into developing a story, so it’s tough when all you get in return in crickets. During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you’ll learn insights on storytelling that your non-profit can put into action right away. You’ll come away with clear, actionable ideas for your organization to tell stories that resonate with and inspire donors to give.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6995400136962547724

 

 

Tuesday, May 28 (5-6:30 pm)

Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom (Teachers First)

 

As digital media increasingly replaces traditional media, students must have the skills to think critically about these new types of texts.  Media literacy – the ability to skillfully read and write in a wide range of message forms – allows students to identify themes and issues emerging from popular culture. Media literacy standards have been incorporated across content areas and grade levels in all 50 states. Join us to learn more about this information age survival skill.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Let’s Get Real About Virtual Reality (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

When Chadron State College began collaborating on virtual reality, they had hardware and software in a space that was small and out of the way, and little idea of what to do with it.We will discuss some of the primary challenges we faced, how we identified areas of our mission to which VR could contribute, and how we connected with our most helpful allies in other staff and faculty. We hope to provide some insight on how smaller libraries can integrate VR, or any newer technology.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)

Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services (Public Library Association)

 

In this webinar, participants will learn how Project Outcome’s new health survey will help public libraries measure the success of health programs and services. Participants will also discover helpful resources and training tools to enhance their health services.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (1-2 pm)

New Media and Preschool Services – Practical Applications (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Three public libraries will share their format, tools, and resources for facilitating digital storytimes, with sample plans and tech suggestions. After this webinar, you will be prepared to plan, promote, and present your own digital storytime for preschool audiences.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 30 (12-1 pm)

Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on Government resources on leisure time, vacation planning, and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid dementia. Hobbies can also be a source of extra income. Vacation time is important to maintain balance in our lives, and this webinar will offer resources from agencies such as OSHA and explore the science of leisure time with information from sources like PubMed. And to add a touch of fun, we’ll pay a virtual visit to some of our national parks which offer great vacation and leisure time activities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 30 (1-2 pm)

Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

 

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/626167110

 

 

Friday, May 31 (11-12 pm)

Defending against malicious bot attacks: Where, when, and how (O’Reilly)

 

Malicious bots were responsible for the world’s largest DDoS attacks on record, and bad actors are likely already using AI to power their bots. This webcast will help you understand the risk to your networks, websites, applications, APIs, and data and outline how you can mitigate the growing risk posed by malicious bots now and in the future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

 

 

 

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