May You Learn Well and Often – May Webinars 2020

MAY 2020 Webinars  – assembled by the Wyoming State Library (Thanks, Wyoming!)

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

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

*FREE Virtual Conference. #LIBREV(olution) is a free day-long web conference for library workers, around the theme of COLLECTIVE RESISTANCE & COMMUNAL RESILIENCE, Monday, May 4 (7:30-2 pm). To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/librevolution-free-library-web-conference-tickets-102303616872

**May 19-20: Connections Summit: Directors Edition (SirsiDynix)

Connections Summit: Directors Edition—is a free, online conference for all library directors, worldwide—even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Sessions cover topics such as opening your library in a post-quarantine environment, fine free libraries, personnel management, library marketing, and much more! Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! Sessions are fast-paced and concise with most being 20 minutes or less. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/

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

Open at Home: School Librarians as Instructional Leaders (EveryLibrary). School librarians working from home can still serve as instructional leaders and pedagogical consultants within their faculty. We can bring our resources and technical expertise to bear on the problems that teachers, students, and parents are all facing. But be careful not to overwhelm! In these chaotic times, less is more and our ability to curate quality over quantity is a mark of our true value as school librarians. Part 1 of 3. https://bit.ly/3esqUMg

Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk). How to manage copyright when everything is suddenly “only digital” for libraries, schools, colleges, and universities that are closed due to the global pandemic. The webinar will include information on Section 108 (the library exception), how to evaluate fair use for digital teaching, how to maintain library services when all content must be delivered digitally for reading and teaching, and more—presented by Brandy Karl and Kyle K. Courtney. https://bit.ly/2ShWpiG and slides.

Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library). Alberto Pellicer, Program Coordinator for the Denver Public Library (DPL), provided an excellent webinar on DPL’s Phone-a-Story program on Thursday, April 23! It was quite popular and the high attendance maxed out the virtual room so unfortunately many were not able to attend. Not to worry: here are the archived webinar, slides, and handouts that you can view at your convenience. https://bit.ly/2xfFeaf 

Making the Most of Your Digital Collection (School Library Connection). Research has shown that eBooks and audiobooks circulate more when librarians follow a clear plan to promote them in the school community. Join this webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! https://bit.ly/35repgd

 

ADVOCACY

May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

May 13: How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)

May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 5: Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

May 6: Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

May 13: The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)

May 13: Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

May 26: Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

 

BOARDS

May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

May 19: Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

May 6: Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 6: Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

May 6: Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

May 6: Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

May 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

May 6: Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

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

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

May 7: Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

May 19: Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

FUNDRAISING

May 1: How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

May 5: Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

May 7: Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)

May 7: Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

May 8: COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

May 12: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

May 14: Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

May 20: Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Fair Use and Controlled Digital Lending in the Age of COVID-19 (ALA Copytalk)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

May 20: Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

MANAGEMENT

May 7: Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

May 7: How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

May 12: COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 7: Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 13: Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

May 13: The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

May 13: I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Phone-a Story – Simple fun one call away! (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 6: Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

May 7: Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

May 7: Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 19: Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

May 20: Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

May 21: Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 4: New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

May 7: Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

May 12: Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

May 18: HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

May 20: Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

REFERENCE

May 5: Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 5: How PubMed Works: Introduction

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 11: Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 12: Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 27: Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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

May 4: Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

May 5: The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

May 6: Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 6: Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

May 7: Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

May 12: Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

May 13: Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

TECHNOLOGY

May 14: How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

May 21: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

May 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 28: Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 5: Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

May 5: Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

May 5: 3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

May 6: Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

May 7: Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

May 13: Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 14: Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

VOLUNTEERS

May 5: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

May 12: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, May 1 (11-12 pm)

How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees: A Step By Step Guide (CharityHowTo)

 

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you plan, launch, and execute a Nonprofit Employee Relief campaign so you can thrive – not just survive – in the current climate.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 1 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

New Middle-Grade Series (Booklist)

 

In this program, attendees will hear from Michael Buckley (Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox), Theanne Griffith (Magnificent Makers series), Kate Messner (History Smashers series), and Kenneth Oppel (Bloom). Each author will discuss their latest releases, all of which introduce exciting new series, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Books for Youth associate editor Ronny Khuri. Whether you’re seeking action-packed comedy, haunting thrillers, fascinating historical nonfiction, or a modern-day Magic School Bus, we’ve got you covered.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Ethical Challenges in Remote Learning: Student Data Privacy, Digital Equity, Leadership (edWeb.net)

 

This edLeader Panel focuses on increasing the awareness regarding the risks that schools and districts face as they accelerate remote learning environments.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (10-11 am)

Create Stunning Graphics for eLearning (Training Magazine Network)

 

Good visualization improves understanding, recollection and adoption. Poor or no visual communication impedes learning. Make your job easier. Use clear, compelling designs to achieve your learning objectives. No design skill needed. Learn to turn any content into professional graphics using PowerPoint, free and low-cost tools, and a few tricks the pros use. Watch Mike build eLearning graphics real time. See how easy it is—when you know how. All participants get free graphics, icons, step-by-step instructions, and other helpful tools and resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Data for Decision Making (Infopeople)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (11-12 pm)

Rapid Training and Upskilling for the Remote Workforce: L&D Strategies in Times of Crisis (Training Industry)

 

The shift toward remote work in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has required businesses to provide virtual workforce training and upskilling offerings to keep up with the current digital economy. As a model, Conduent Learning Services has leveraged its existing digital fluency, stemming from years of remote work experience, to rapidly — and seamlessly — deliver, adapt and transition existing learning modalities, tools and solutions to upskill employees and minimize the pandemic’s business impact.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Overview of COVID-19 and CDC’s Response to the Pandemic with a Highlight of Federal COVID-19 Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will provide information on the CDC’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape (Library Journal)

 

Is your university looking to understand their published engineering output so they can adequately support the research? Are your institution’s engineering students conducting literature reviews? Is your company conducting research in an engineering field? Meet the creators of Inspec Analytics, a tool that supports engineering research. Please join us on May 5, 2020 for “3 Ways to Look at the Global Engineering Research Landscape” presented by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (The IET) and EBSCO. Following the webinar, all attendees will receive a free snapshot of their institution in one area of engineering. Three instititions will be showcased as case studies for the webinar.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Crowdfunding in Our Climate: A Digital Fundraising Plan of Action (TechSoup)

 

Moshe Hecht, Chief Innovation Officer at Charidy, has helped organizations across the world raise over $1 billion through some 5,000 crowdfunding campaigns! And all of it digitally, virtually, using the power of people and technology. Join Moshe in discovering the secret to online giving, remote connectivity, and virtual fundraising all from the comfort of your couch.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (12-1:30 pm)

How PubMed Works: Introduction

 

Learn about what PubMed is and what’s included in it. We’ll explore how to find the original research that is the basis for a news article and we’ll spend time searching for articles by a specific author and searching on a specific subject. We’ll do exercises to narrow results to a more specific set of results. And lastly, we’ll explore the Advanced Search Builder and search history.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 5 (2-3 pm)

The One and Only Bob Book Launch (School Library Journal)

 

Celebrate the publication of The One and Only Bob with a talk, reading, and Q&A with Katherine Applegate!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (10-10:30)

Open for the Future: School Librarians as Planners and Preppers (EveryLibrary)

 

School librarians can begin planning now for a changed role within the new normal of schools. How will physical spaces and collections need to be modified to deal with ongoing viral threats? What are reasonable preparations to make in the face of the need to return to a quarantine situation in the future? And where should we see ourselves in this emerging situation? Let’s look at reasonable scenarios and plan together for the success of school librarians in any future. Part 3 of 3.

 

For more information and to RSVP, visit: https://bit.ly/3esg4G2

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Preserve This Podcast (iSchool UW Madison)

 

Preserve This Podcast is a Mellon grant-funded project that ended in January 2020. The collaborators are continuing to reach out to librarians and archives about how they can help independent podcasters preserve their podcasts, or what institutions need to know before preserving podcasts themselves. This persuasive webinar will make a case for paying attention to the podcast community and how to assist them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (11-12 pm)

Ethics & Empathy in Data Visualization (SirsiDynix)

 

Librarians deal with data every day. Patron data, cataloging data, events, etc; all of this data is important and helps your library know where and how improvements can be made. Reading and representing that data can be a challenge for anyone who isn’t familiar with data visualization. Tune into this webinar with Jo Klein, GIS and Data Visualization Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as they dive into an online workshop that will critically engage the idea of “cold, hard data”. Come explore how to take data deeper to make strong and ethically responsible visualizations.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-05-06-Data-Visualization.html

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Using Social Media Listening to Adapt Your Library for COVID-19 (Public Library Association)

 

This free webinar will help participants understand how social media listening tools like social dashboards can be used to gather insights on a local community’s reaction to isolation and self-quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants will also learn to use these insights to adjust services and plan programs that address active community needs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to the Question Formulation Technique for Primary Source Learning (Library of Congress)

 

How can we build the capacity for all students to engage in inquiry and primary source learning through questions? This free, one-hour interactive webinar introduces educators to the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a strategy through which individuals develop their ability to ask, work with, and use their own questions. Participants will learn through doing. This is an introductory session, primarily designed for educators and learners who are new to the QFT.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Fire Protection Strategies for Collections & Museums (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

Managing the fire risk to collections and museums requires a multi-pronged strategy incorporating prevention programs, fire containment measures, as well as detection and suppression systems. When implemented together, the frequency of unintentional fires can be drastically reduced, and the impact of fires successfully managed. A brief review of the Smithsonian’s fire experience, lessons learned, and strategies employed to manage fire risk will be presented.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Attuned Interactions and Healthy Relationships Support Early Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join Dr. Sherman as he shares examples from his clinical practice and extensive experience working in therapeutic preschool settings and the child-welfare system. Techniques derived from cutting edge research on brain development will be discussed to enhance educators building supportive relationships with young children and how such meaningful relationships with well-regulated, reflective adults can contribute to healthy brain development.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Better Sharing Through Metadata: Good Practices for Better Discovery (Infopeople)

 

Are you a librarian, archivist, curator, or staff member tasked with making your institution’s collections available online? So, you’ve put in the work–implemented a digital collections management system, digitized unique collections, and added metadata to the items–and now your collections are available to the world. Great work! But now what? Beyond marketing, outreach, and publishing your collections online, how can you drive more people toward your valuable content? In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to promote the discoverability of your collections with a broad audience, by making those resources available through regional and national-level aggregations such as Calisphere (from the California Digital Library) and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (1-2 pm)

Little Hands Signing Professional Development Storytime: Feelings Signs (Montana State Library)

 

Join us for an interactive “annotated storytime” that teaches basic American Sign Language vocabulary for feelings and demonstrates how to use the signs in storytime activities. Children of participants are welcome to join for the first 40 minutes. The final 20 minutes will consist of lecture and Q&A. Presenter Kathy MacMillan is a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, and storyteller. She is the author of the Little Hands Signing series from Familius Press, as well as Little Hands and Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together (Huron Street Press) as well as many other resources books for librarians and educators.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 6 (2-3 pm)

Happy and Healthy at Home: Student Mental Health and Distance Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Distance learning can be challenging and isolating for students, who may feel disconnected from friends and teachers. Educators can get a sense of students’ mental health and well-being in the classroom, but losing that face-to-face contact makes it harder to gauge how students are doing during this stressful time. While schools may have protocols in place to support struggling students on campus, educators may be unsure of how they can help remotely. Join this edWebinar for a discussion about this “new normal” of distance learning. We’ll dive into the trends of how and what students are doing as seen through Gaggle’s data, as well as how educators can keep students safe and connected while they learn at home.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Searching Out of the Box (Montana State Library)

 

Searches are often initiated with a focus on keywords, Boolean operators, and limiters. Another approach shifts that initial focus to metadata and levels of description. Whether you’re searching your online catalog or another database this presentation will reveal a mindset used by metadata librarians to help you get the most out of your search. Natasha Hollenback of the Montana Historical Society presents this session.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (10-11 am)

Picture books + STEAM activities = excellent library programming! (Utah State Library)

 

In this webinar, Amanda Moss Struckmeyer will cover the planning essentials for a picture book/STEAM program, and look in detail at specific programs you could run at your library, including a picture book and related STEAM activity/activities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (11-12 pm)

How Foundations and Friends Can Support Their Libraries During COVID-19 (United for Libraries)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on public library budgets and spending. How can library Foundations and Friends of the Library groups best support their libraries during this time? Hear from library directors, a library Foundation director, and a Friends Board President on how their organization’s priorities are shifting, and what initiatives they are planning to meet their library’s changing needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/united/free-united-libraries-webinars

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

How to Share Your Message (And Drive Your Mission) on LinkedIn (LinkedIn for Nonprofits)

 

As communities move online, it’s important to be strategic about how you’re communicating digitally. Join us as we explore ways to drive engagement and reach new constituents online.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Level Up: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit (Library Journal)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Create Connection and Raise Money Using Zoom for Virtual Fundraising Events (TechSoup)

 

If you need to quickly create a virtual fundraising opportunity, join this one hour webinar where Quierra Trammel of Tribe Table will guide you in how to apply the principles of creating successful in-person fundraising events to creating virtual events using Zoom. This webinar is all about how you can create profitable events that give your community the feeling of togetherness, even while keeping a physical distance.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

Newspaper Navigator Data Jam Registration (Library of Congress)

 

Join Innovator in Residence Ben Lee is hosting a remote data jam at the Library of Congress to dig into the visual content contained in historical newspapers. Join us to explore this information and formulate research questions of your own!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VN565XQ

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Boards and CEOs: The Secrets to Effective Governance (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar moderated by nonprofit trainer, speaker, and author Beth Kanter; Tipping Point Community President Sam Cobbs; Open Impact Co-Founder Alexa Cortes Culwel; and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward will share their insights about how boards can build their governance muscles, engage in continuous improvement, and promote high organizational performance. They will discuss how the Performance Imperative, a complimentary framework for social-sector excellence offered by the Leap Ambassadors Community, can be applied to strengthen boards.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: ACE’s and Protective Factors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Taryn Yates from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will explain Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and the protective factors that can mitigate their effects and prevent them from occurring in the first place. As Idahoans continue to face the fallout of the Coronavirus pandemic, your library may have a role to play in addressing trauma in your community and helping families build protective factors. You may want to view Taryn’s video on child brain development before joining this webinar, and join us next week, on May 12, at 1:00 p.m. for more information on building positive experiences for families.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Libraries Welcoming Babies (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

“Can I take my baby to the library?” Even though many libraries are working to encourage families with infants by planning infant-friendly programs and spaces, families with babies still sometimes don’t realize that the library can be a destination for them. Join members of ALSC’s Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee as we share ideas and tips for developing a baby-friendly library experience. Topics will include marketing strategies, family-friendly policies and areas and helping non-youth staff understand babies.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 7 (2-3 pm)

Reading With Purpose in a Digital Environment (Mackin)

 

Educators and students have many purposes for reading.  Whether it is for interactive read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, independent reading, inquiry, or research, tools are available in digital environments to support learners. Experience intentional use of these digital tools in MackinVIA to promote the many purposes students are reading in their distance learning environments.

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19 Funding Strategies: Tapping Foundation Support (Bloomerang)

 

With extensive experience working with top foundation professionals, Margy-Ruth and Perry Davis will help you understand how to tap into the world of foundations during this crucial time. They will run through various strategies including leveraging board connections and researching new foundation support to help you plan your outreach.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Navigating Benefits.gov: A Resource for Community Advocates (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

During the webinar, attendees will learn how to navigate Benefits.gov and its many resources. Representatives from Benefits.gov will provide a tutorial of the Benefit Finder questionnaire, the newsroom, help center, and continuously developing COVID-19 resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (11-11:45 am)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

 

In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Our World: Global Citizenship in Kid Lit (Booklist)

 

From Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai to the former students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, young people around the world are taking a stand and speaking up to make our world a better—and safer—place for generations to come. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Blue Dot Kids Press, Charlesbridge Publishing, Greystone Kids, and Owlkids Books join former school library media specialist Sonja Cole to invite kids everywhere to do the same.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library (Demco)

 

With a pandemic upon us, it’s hard to predict exactly how the world will look over the coming months. How and when schools and libraries open back up will vary greatly from state to state. But one thing is certain: there will be questions and concerns about how to keep students, staff, and patrons safe. While there are no absolutes, we invite you to join pediatrician and librarian Dr. Dipesh Navsaria as he talks about what we know about COVID-19, how to think about and evaluate steps you can take to keep people safe, and what safety measures could become the new norm. Send in your questions when you register and bring them to the live session.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Legislative Branch Resources 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation surveys the major congressional publications, what their functions are, and where they can be found. Emphasis will be placed on govinfo.gov. Additional sources will include the U.S. Code on the House Law Revision Counsel site, HathiTrust, and commercial sources where relevant.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Trauma-Informed Libraries: Building Positive Experiences (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Your library building might be closed, but many of you are finding alternative ways to serve your communities. Building off of last week’s webinar on ACE’s and Protective Factors, learn how your library can help build positive experiences for children and families in your communities to help mitigate the effects of trauma. Roger Sherman from Idaho Children’s Trust Fund will describe different ways that libraries can create positive experiences and will answer your questions about finding resources in your community.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 12 (2-3 pm)

Fostering Student Agency: The 10 Questions Framework in Your Library (School Library Connection)

 

Learn about the 10 Questions for Young Changemakers Framework, developed by Harvard’s Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP), and the many ways it can be used in school libraries to help students develop successful—equitable, effective, and self-protective—civic agency in this digital age. Chaebong Nam of DKP will discuss the rationale behind the Framework, and Laura Gardner, a practicing middle school librarian, will share specific examples of the 10 Questions in practice with students.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (10-11 am)

I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (11-12 pm)

Issues in Forestry and Science Librarianship: Taxonomy and Authority Control: Experiences of a Federal Science Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This presentation discusses the deficiencies of science subject terms in common sources used for library cataloging and how the NFSL has addressed these issues. Current forestry taxonomy resources will be addressed, and the NFSL’s ongoing contribution to taxonomy and subject authority work in terms of forestry issues will be described.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Six-Week [Assessment] Project: How to Get from Ideas to Results in a Hurry (Georgia Library Association)

 

Through the lens of a six-week project, this webinar will offer tactics and materials for short-term project management. Over the course of six weeks in early 2019, the Georgetown library developed best practices, an assessment rubric, and an internal communications plan to update their approach to online chat service. This webinar will highlight their approach, including the project plan, calendar, and project response/next steps. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas and templates to run their own six-week projects.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

The Average American Reader Needs You to Write (Even More) Clearly (Digital.gov)

 

This presentation will discuss some of the most recent findings about the literacy skills of U.S. adults, including digital literacy and the implications for communicating with the public. We will review research that suggests what may be particularly problematic for readers and what might be helpful.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Review A Book (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Would you like a voice in promoting great books that might be overlooked? Would you like to improve your book reviews and build your credibility and influence? Are writing book reviews part of your classroom assignments? Are you a teacher, librarian, author, or bookseller, wanting to prepare for live book talks, podcast interviews, or online presentations? Topics include philosophies of reviewing books, the ethics of promoting books for payment, evaluating fiction and nonfiction genres, and the debate about how much you need to know to review a book.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Maximizing and Measuring Virtual Programs (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to help libraries develop targeted outcomes to use when designing online programs to maximize the learning opportunities and measure the resulting value of them from attendees

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Flipped Classrooms (and Other Online Learning Tools!) in a Flipped World (School Library Journal)

 

This informational session will bring together tech leaders to discuss different methods being used to flip classrooms and how to use digital multimedia to meet the needs of online learning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

Answers & Updates to Pressing Questions & Concerns about Public Charge, COVID-19 & Census Outreach for our Immigrant Communities (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will cover the latest updates to help our communities navigate questions around the intersection of immigration and current events. We will discuss immigrant access to services in light of COVID-19 and the new public charge rule, other impacts and options for immigrants given COVID-19 shelter-in-place policies, and Census updates and outreach strategies.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 13 (1-2 pm)

How to Crisis-Proof Your Nonprofit Social Media Strategy (Network for Good)

 

Human behavior is shifting towards online and digital as we social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. People are staying inside, working remotely, and as a result, the in-person events and fundraisers that nonprofits count on have to change. Join this webinar and you’ll be on your way to creating a crisis-proof social media strategy to guide your organization in years to come.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (12-12:45 pm)

How to Find the Right Cloud(s) For Your Needs (GovLoop)

 

For years, agencies just dabbled in the cloud, moving smaller pilot programs or easily adaptable systems. But as the way agencies work has changed, the need to put large, enterprisewide systems in a cloud or multiple clouds has become imperative. But how do agencies know which cloud is the right one for their enterprisewide systems?

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Hack the Mind: Using Psychology to Boost Your Fundraising (Bloomerang)

 

In this entertaining, interactive, example-filled workshop, we’ll explore our minds’ most surprising tendencies, biases, and shortcuts. Then we’ll dive into how to employ the brain’s habits to boost our donor base and fundraising numbers.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 14 (1-2 pm)

Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News (Part 3 of Tech Trends of Spring 2020) (School Library Journal)

 

Students need nimble critical thinking skills to decipher the ever-evolving landscape of fabricated and biased news reporting across platforms and apps. Media and news literacy experts weigh in with the latest teaching tools and strategies.

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

HarperCollins Adult Fall Faves! (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist staff and HarperCollins in a special 90-minute virtual book celebration and preview for librarians. The Library Love Fest team will suggest current books perfect for virtual books groups and present a cavalcade of new and forthcoming titles for the summer and beyond. Tune in for special author appearances. Get whitelisted for e-books and audiobooks on e-galley websites. Win virtual visits by favorite authors, and much more. Book love thrives.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Monday, May 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Taming LOC.gov (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Did you know that LOC.gov, the Library of Congress’ web portal, provides access to millions of items through their digital collections? Join us for this informative presentation to discover the resources available online to support patrons of all ages, learn how to navigate the website, and get tips on using these resources in your library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Online Survey Tools and Techniques (IdealWare)

 

We’ll talk through the tools and best practices for designing a reputable online survey, recruiting participants, and analyzing the data.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (11-12 pm)

Ten Actions for Boards Governing in a Crisis (Propel Nonprofits)

 

As nonprofit leaders and team members are racing to keep operations open and to be responsive to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? Join us for this webinar covering ten actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 19 (1-2 pm)

Honoring Infancy: Beyond Baby Storytime (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

From sign language to dancing and everything in between, libraries are finding ways to engage babies with words, music, and sensory activities that not only entertain them, but provide much-needed mental stimulation. In this webinar, members of the Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee with talk about what makes a program appropriate for babies and share some tried and true ideas that are doable at any library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

Fundraising Tune-up (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a free webinar focused on actionable solutions to common fundraising problems. Chad will reveal the most common barriers to effective fundraising at the small community-based organizations that he serves and provide tips for overcoming them. Participants will also be given free access to document samples and templates which will help to fast track the implementation of these solutions. Ample time will be reserved for questions so that attendees can also pick Chad’s brain for solutions to their “not so common” fundraising challenges.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/fundraising-tune-up-free-webinar/

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (9-10 am)

Reading for Justice: A Database for YA & Youth Literature (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The Reading for Justice Database aims to provide librarians and patrons with better access to YA and children’s literature book subjects centered around social justice. This database began as a project in Dr. David McKoskey’s Database Management course at St. Catherine University. The project then continued to develop through an independent study where the goal was to build a website and user interface for the database. The website includes a search page, report page, and an administrative page for editing. The presentation will cover the initial stages of the database’s development, the challenges of gathering data, preventing a “default” from skewing our data, and the overall process of connecting the database to our user interface. We hope we have created something that librarians and patrons would find useful for identifying books centered around themes of social justice.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (10-11 am)

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

 

This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA’s Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, along with exhibits and poster series. We will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 20 (12-1 pm)

Shifting Your Events Online During COVID-19 (GrantSpace)

 

Join Nonprofit New York and Candid to learn how in a short amount of time they have shifted their in-person events to an online format during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In this webinar, the panelists will share how they determined the purpose of events, evaluated different scenarios, selected an online platform, leveraged their talents, and delivered successful events. The panelists will have an honest conversation on how they managed these programmatic changes and what lessons they learned throughout the process.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

Programming for Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Why and How (Infopeople)

 

Join us for this one-hour webinar devoted to an exploration of a range of topics related to programming in your libraries for the adults with developmental disabilities in your community. Presenters Carrie Banks (Brooklyn Public Library) and Barbara Klipper (Autism Welcome Here grant) will cover the barriers and benefits of programming, best practices, and what is meant by a “culture of inclusion.” They’ll also leave you with some sample program ideas you can bring to your library and give you a preview of what else will be covered in the book on this subject they are currently writing for the publishing division of ALA. And, of course, there will be time for your questions and concerns to be voiced and addressed.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (11-12 pm)

CryptoClub: Exploring Mathematics in a Playful and Engaging Way (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

The National Girls Collaborative Project is proud to be partnering with University of Chicago on the CryptoClub project to reach youth around the nation with this high quality mathematics and cryptography curriculum. The CryptoClub Project develops materials that harness the allure of secret messages to teach cryptography and mathematics. In addition, teachers and informal educators receive training and resources to introduce students to an exciting and important application of mathematics in a playful and engaging way. On this webinar, we will hear from the team at the University of Chicago as well as trainers and educators who have participated in the project. Join us to learn more about CryptoClub.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 26 (12-1 pm)

Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

Learn 14 principles that can improve your accuracy when you’re peering into your crystal ball.  What are some unexpected factors that can upset the most educated guesses–and remember, when we are talking about the future, it’s all guesswork.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 27 (1-2 pm)

Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. You can use PubChem to search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. And, you can use PubChem to find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more. In this session, Rana Morris, PhD, NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs, will provide an overview of PubChem’s key features.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 28 (1-2 pm)

Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

 

This FREE 60-minute webinar presented by Lauren Hays will provide resources for librarians to utilize while working remotely and highlight important tools that no librarian should be without.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://conta.cc/2WlI723

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