Brrrr ing Your Curious Self: Free Online Library Learning for February

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**Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference Feb 26 (7:45-4:00 pm) http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/ This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries – the smaller the better! Each of our speakers is from a library serving fewer than 10,000 people, or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

**Other Duties as Assigned: A NoveList Day of Learning (NoveList/EBSCO) Feb 10 (8-4 pm) 2020 was different. Your jobs are different. Your lives are different. We’d like to give you the chance to explore some of those “other duties” you’ve taken on as libraries have closed, opened with restrictions in place, moved services online, and figured out how to keep serving your community while not knowing what tomorrow held. NoveList librarians and guests will discuss strategies for collection development, readers’ advisory, and online programming. In between sessions, catch 15-minute microtrainings of how to apply some of the concepts speakers discussed to the products you have. This special event is open only to subscribers of NoveList products. Wyoming has state-wide access to NoveList through GoWYLD.net https://tinyurl.com/y5c3hxgf

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

Workshopping Your Podcast Ideas (Podcasting 101, Part 2) (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLp30dWcYlk  . Workshop your podcast ideas with Cameron Greene, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and Skye Cranney, Historic Idaho State Penitentiary in this second installment of our two-part podcasting series. This is an audience-driven session meant to help museums and libraries get jump-started with their podcasts. Cameron and Skye will also answer any questions that you may have about podcasting.

View slides at https://library.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Podcast-Workshop.pdf

How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute). https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/covidmisinformation . In this webinar, we hope to provide valuable insights on how to counsel patrons when they ask you COVID-19 related questions. Now more than ever, information literacy is a critical resource to have in your intellectual toolbox. With the closures of many school systems and the imminent closure of many libraries, the role of librarians in a community will be more important than ever. When libraries close, questions don’t stop. This means your reference lines will be critical assets to your community. The tools you gain from this webinar will prepare you to guide your community through a minefield of misinformation during a time when facts are of the most importance.

3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk). https://www.ted.com/talks/melinda_epler_3_ways_to_be_a_better_ally_in_the_workplace . We’re taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that’s not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it’s up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. “There’s no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion,” she says. “Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time.”

Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)https://bit.ly/3pq6MiY . John Deeben, archives specialist, discusses how pension records from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War can be used for genealogical research.  This video shows examples of both a Revolutionary War pension and a Civil War pension.

How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research). https://bit.ly/3pnQhnB . It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

ADVOCACY

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

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 4: Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

BOARDS

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 24: How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

CAREERS

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 16: Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: How to Combat COVID-19 Related Misinformation (EveryLibrary Institute)

Feb 2: Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 2: RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 10: Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 24: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: How To Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not The Boss (Pattern Research)

Feb 3: The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 3: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 18: How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Feb 18: Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

EQUITY, DIVERSITY, & INCLUSION

At Your Leisure: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace (TED talk)

Feb 23: Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Feb 23: Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

FUNDRAISING

Feb 3: How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 4: Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

Feb 4: More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

Feb 9: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

Feb 10: Making the Ask (Firespring)

Feb 10: New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Feb 10: Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 11: The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Feb 17: Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Feb 18: Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

Feb 22: Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Feb 25: Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

LEGAL

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

MANAGEMENT

Feb 9: Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Feb 16: Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)

Feb 17: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Feb 18: COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

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

Feb 2: First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Feb 5: Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb 23: Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Genealogy Introduction—Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records (U.S. National Archives)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 24: Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

REFERENCE

Feb 3: What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Feb 9: Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Feb 9: askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 24: NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 2: Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

Feb 2: School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 3: Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

Feb 5: Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

Feb 6: Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Feb 9: Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Feb 9: Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 9: STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Feb 10: Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 10: Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

Feb 10: Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Feb 11: AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 15: Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Feb 16: Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Feb 16: Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Feb 17: Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 17: The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

Feb 17: Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Feb 17: Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 17: What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

Feb 17: Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Feb 18: Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

Feb 18: Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Feb 20: Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 23: How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 24: Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

Feb 24: Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Feb 24: Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

Feb 24:2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Feb 25: National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 25: Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 25: William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 23: Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

Feb 24: Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 3: Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 5: Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Feb 11: Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Feb 17: Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 23: Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

Feb 25: Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 2: Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 17: Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Feb 2 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: DCYF’s New Adolescent Housing Desk, Adolescent Programs, and coordination with Libraries (Washington State Library)

Join WSL and Greg Williamson of WA State Department of Children Youth and Families  (DCYF)  for a discussion of Youth and Teens in your libraries who are experiencing homelessness.  DCYF has a new Adolescent Housing desk and Greg would like to hear from libraries and librarians about how to best partner with you to facilitate meeting this growing demand in our communities.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12 pm)

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The COVID-19 pandemic presents multifaceted challenges for the US health care system. One such challenge is in delivering vital health information to the public—a task made harder by the scourge of health misinformation across the information ecosystem. For this event, we will discuss recommendations for public health advocates and communication professionals drafting communication campaigns to maximize the chance that timely health advisories reach the public.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (11-12:30 pm)

RIPL Data Bootcamp: Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Three of a library’s stakeholder groups are particularly important for the library’s success and sustainability: the library’s board or governing body, funders (usually the local government or in higher education, the provost) and the library’s employees. Although each of these stakeholders groups has a different ‘lens’ through which they view, hear, and (hopefully) use data, they all share one common goal: making informed decisions, strategies, and solutions to accomplish what THEY need to do.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Showcasing Social-Emotional Learning (Booklist)

As the pandemic continues and children everywhere experience seismic shifts in their routines, schooling, and socialization on a daily basis, social-emotional learning—and mental wellness—remain of paramount importance. Of course, finding ways to teach children about interpersonal skills, self-awareness, decision making, and more is much easier said than done. But in this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Fabled Films Press, Lorimer Children & Teens, Owlkids, and Scholastic offer a starting point, presenting forthcoming fiction and nonfiction titles for young readers that put SEL and wellness front and center.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

School, Snacks, Safety, and Sanity: Part 2 of Government Resources for the Smallest Child to the Teen and in Between (Federal Depository Library Program)

We will dig deeper into the state of America’s children with statistics and resources for where to find the data. We’ll have resources for parents and caregivers to supplement education, provide better nutrition, and focus on the physical and emotional needs of our children and grandchildren. There will also be fun activities like games and crafts. Join us for this informative webinar for yourself and for your library users.

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

Tuesday, Feb 2 (12-1 pm)

Volunteer Management Progress Report – The COVID Edition (VolunteerMatch)

Curious about how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted our sector and how volunteer-driven organizations and volunteer managers are coping? Join us for a free guest webinar with VolunteerPro founder and report author Tobi Johnson, MA CVA. Tobi will share her top takeaways, key technology trends, and how to get your free copy of the report. You’ll walk away equipped with current state-of-the-industry data that can help you plan for a better 2021.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (9-10 am)

How to Find Donors and Get Them to Stick (Nonprofit Hub)

Finding donors can be challenging for nonprofits. A strong donor base helps organizations become sustainable which is why retaining your donor base is key. Join us as we discuss the best ways to find and attract new donors as well as keeping your current donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Jennifer L. Holm (Follett)

On February 3, 2021 at 11:00am CT we are excited to bring you New York Times best-selling and Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer L. Holm who will discuss her out-of-this-world new novel about a kid raised on Mars that learns that he can’t be held back by the fears of the grown-ups around him.

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (10-11 am)

The Best of Stress: Reframe Your Stress into Energy (Training Magazine Network)

Research shows that stress is not something that happens to us, rather it is our response to circumstances and events. In this highly entertaining and interactive session you will learn simple ways to discover that stress can be your friend, explore what you can learn from the stress you experience, This session is all about YOU as a whole person—at work, home and play!

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (11-12 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 3 (12-1 pm)

What’s New in CBB Version 3.3 (United States Census Bureau)

Census Business Builder provides easy access to key Census Bureau and other data that can help drive business decisions. This webinar will provide an update on release 3.3 (just released in mid-January), including the latest data and a new bi-variate mapping feature that allows users to view 2 data variables on the map at the same time. We’ll also set aside time for Q&A and give a preview of what’s coming in the other 2021 releases.

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

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

Virtual Learning Experiences that Engage Adult Learners (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join instructional design, adult learning, and presentation experts, Tim Waxenfelter and Brian Washburn, from Endurance Learning, for a dynamic webinar that will inspire you to try instructional practices and visual techniques you may have never considered before. Tim and Brian will explore principles of instructional design for adults and provide tips that will make your virtual presentations successful enough to produce sustainable change and lead to measurable results.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (10-10:30 am)

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your organization for a successful year (Charity Village)

In this free webinar, we will focus on looking into fundraising trends of 2021 that may influence your strategy and prepare your charity for a successful year.

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

Thursday, Feb 4 (1-2 pm)

More Clicks and More Gifts: The Award-Winning Virtual Fundraising Campaign Method You Haven’t Heard of Yet (Bloomerang)

This session will teach a practical step-by-step method on how to tell your nonprofit’s story in a virtual world in a way that your audience can’t help but consume. Madison will share top storytelling techniques, how to apply them, and cover a case study of how the techniques got one non-profit major gift gains.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (7-8 am)

Shaping the Future for Learners Around the World | The Opportunities, Innovations, and Challenges of Higher Education Now (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Join two of Harvard’s most innovative higher education leaders to explore the decision-making, curricular changes, pedagogical opportunities, and digital reinventions prompted by the pandemic and the shift to remote learning over the past year. How will the mass experiment on Zoom alter the landscape of higher education in the future, for learners around the world? What are the opportunities for increased engagement, participation, and collaboration? What are the advantages and challenges, and what are the lessons learned, both at Harvard and at institutions around the world?

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

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Adult and YA Titles Coming This Spring (Booklist)

New year, new AMAZING graphic novels! We’re kicking off 2021 with your #ReadGraphic must-haves in this free, hour-long webinar with Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics, and IDW Press. Don’t miss this wonderful showcase featuring adult and YA titles perfect for your patrons or your personal tbr list.

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

Friday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries (WebJunction)

Join these rural library directors for a tour of the most popular tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project research. Learn from library directors who leverage all available resources to create feelings of delight, power, cultural identity, and belonging for community residents with outstanding results. Participants will leave understanding key actions libraries can take to improve social wellbeing outcomes in their own communities, both immediately, and over the long haul.

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

Saturday, Feb 6 (9-10:30 am)

Tech for Teens Club : LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (PACER Center)

Join us for another Livestream Tech for Teens! Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android). Then create your own stories and bring your characters to life! Requirements: 1 mobile device with camera (iOS or Android), Stop Motion Studio app installed, your choice of movable figures or objects such as LEGO brand toys.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10 am)

Classics Revisited Webinar Series: 1984 by George Orwell (Biblioteca)

Originally published in 1949, George Orwell’s 20th century classic, 1984, seems more relevant than ever. Originating as a dystopian lens on Stalinist Russia, it has since become a popular source material for today’s unbelievable realities, including how political manufactured make-believe can become a reality. We start our 2021 series taking a deeper dive with Professor Sugrue into this classic novel with a short lecture and live Q&A following.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (9-10:15 am)

Academic library work meets sustainable development (OCLC)

Join academic library leaders from around the globe for an interactive session on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how libraries and academic institutions use these goals to develop actionable strategies, align with institutional, regional and national priorities, and help address equity and social issues on their campuses. All libraries types are encouraged to attend.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (10-11 am)

The Accidental Cataloger  (TRAILS)

If you feel like you’ve been tossed into the deep end of cataloging without a life-preserver, this webinar is for you! We’ll look at the fundamentals of cataloging, including the basics of creating a minimal level record, and what to look for when using a pre-existing record. We’ll also talk about differences in cataloging records for different material formats, and provide some resources to help you continue your cataloging journey.  * Attendees may also feel free to bring specific cataloging questions.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (11-11:45 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

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

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Mindful Moments in Storytime with Melody Garcia (Colorado State Library)

Mindful moments can be added to any storytime, in the same way that we include songs and movements. Preparing children to thrive includes fostering their executive function, self regulation, and emotional literacy. Teaching mindfulness to children does all this and more! In this session we will learn simple breathing, yoga, and focus techniques that you can easily incorporate into your storytime for a quick and effective mindful moment.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

askGPO for Federal Depository Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Federal depository libraries can use the askGPO website to view and edit their Federal Depository Library Directory information, submit depository claims and other forms, or to ask any question for GPO staff to answer. This webinar will cover how and when to use the site and where to find information and training about askGPO.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-12:50 pm)

Psychological Safety in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Psychological safety covers three basic human needs: fulfillment, belonging, and security. That’s what makes it so powerful when it’s present and so dangerous when it’s not. Join NextGen and GovLoop for a free 50-minute online training to hear how agencies can provide proper crisis leadership to create environments that are safe, healthy and allow employees to thrive.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (12-1 pm)

Big-Buzzing Prepub Titles for Spring (Library Journal)

Are you wondering what you’ll be reading this spring? Join this webcast to hear about the latest big-buzzing books that you won’t want to miss! Publishing insiders will present their favorite forthcoming can’t-put-down titles, from mysteries and feel-good escapism to literary fiction and hot-button nonfiction.

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

Tuesday, Feb 9 (1-2 pm)

STEM, Health, and Mental Health (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

How can STEM programming promote a healthier lifestyle? How does spending time in the great outdoors make you feel? Join a panel of speakers from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Gateway to the Great Outdoors as they share ways to connect physical and mental health to STEM learning.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (9-10 am)

Education Programs Leading to Credentials in Librarianship (Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will describe opportunities available to those interested in pursuing credentials that support employment in school, public, academic, and special libraries. Discussion will include information regarding educational opportunities at the Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Master’s degree levels.

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

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

Making the Ask (Firespring)

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars. In this session, we’ll cover why it’s difficult to ask, common mistakes and assumptions made during the process and how to turn this around with 6 simple action steps.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-12:30 pm)

New year, new Seals! Boost your fundraising by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency (Candid Learning)

Boost your nonprofit’s online presence this year! Join Candid’s webinar to learn how to simply and easily prepare for a year of success by earning a 2021 Seal of Transparency. You have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about your organization. Update your nonprofit profile to earn a 2021 Seal and give funders and donors the information they need to support your cause. 

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Misinformation and Disinformation (Programming Librarian)

Fake news can be difficult to combat because of how quickly it spreads throughout the online sphere. How can library workers help patrons decipher between what is real and what is fake? In this webinar, Nicole Cooke of the University of South Carolina School of Information Science will discuss how libraries and information organizations are in prime positions to assist their students and patrons with disputing misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Resources: ViewSpace Question & Answer Session (STARNet)

This Q&A session gives libraries a chance to learn about and find creative ways to utilize ViewSpace in their spaces, on their websites, and combine with programming. ViewSpace is a web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. ViewSpace gives you the opportunity to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe through videos that can be played on demand or as a looping exhibit and through digital interactives that allow you to explore objects and materials from different perspectives. Provided free with the support of NASA, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators, and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Vocational Awe and Librarianship: Loving Yourself is Not a Crime (Infopeople)

So, what is vocational awe? Well, in short, it’s the idea that your work is good and sacred, and therefore is more important than any one person. Mission above all. When your work is holding up democracy and democratic values, it’s a lot harder to advocate for “simple” things such as equitable pay, reasonable work-life balance. Find out how to handle it at this webinar.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Planned Giving: 5-Minute Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Tony Martignetti is the evangelist for Planned Giving. He’ll cover Planned Giving basics and share his (mostly) low-cost, low-lift promotion and marketing tips. He’ll review fundamentals, then reveal expanded marketing ideas to solicit valuable planned gifts to your potential donors.

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

Wednesday, Feb 10 (1-2 pm)

Get Ready to Read with Simon & Schuster! (School Library Journal)

Learn about Simon & Schuster’s beginning reader program, Ready-to-Read, and all the ways it makes reading fun and accessible for children at every level of their reading journey. Join Ready-to-Read authors Jane Yolen, Heidi Stemple, and Laura Gehl, along with publishers Valerie Garfield and Siobhan Ciminera for a webcast about what makes this program stand out for readers, teachers, and librarians!

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (10-10:45 am)

The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Learn a simple, 4-step plan for fundraising that you can use over and over again, for every campaign and event. Scale your impact by finally having all the funding you need.

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (11-12 pm)

Fall in Love with New in Nonfiction from Scholastic (School Library Journal)

Get excited for nonfiction with Deborah Hopkinson, Dan SaSuWeh, and Dana L. Church, who weave stories so intriguing, students will forget that nonfiction is “boring” and beg for more. Plus join us for a special preview of new and upcoming Scholastic nonfiction titles for all ages.

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (11:30-12 pm)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content

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

Thursday, Feb 11 (5-6 pm)

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

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

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

Monday, Feb 15 (5-6 pm)

Excellence in Nonfiction Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Nonfiction Award virtually.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y46s7x5z

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites – Sibling Care and Teens as FFNs (Colorado State Library)

How often do you see teens caring for younger siblings in your library? Youth caregivers are an often overlooked part of a community’s early childhood landscape. Join Kate to learn more about youth caregivers and how library staff can more effectively support them and the younger siblings in their care.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2021-02/

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Novel Showcase: Titles for Young Readers Coming this Spring (Booklist)

Graphic novels have been proven to help reluctant readers engage with more books, inspire creativity and imagination, and boost confidence in struggling readers (it’s no wonder we have #ReadGraphic fever)! Join us for our second graphic novel showcase to get the scoop on upcoming graphic novel titles for young readers from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Tundra Books, and Yen Press! Plus, we’ll hear from author/illustrator Cale Atkinson about a hilarious new book series!

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (12-1 pm)

Getting a Seat at the Table: Ways to Become Irreplaceable at Your School (Follett)

Join award-winning Media Specialist Carrie Friday as she walks you through different ways you can advocate for school libraries in your own school, your community, at the district level and to anyone else who will listen. In this webinar, Carrie will show you ideas you can immediately implement so that you can change the perception of the library and your position, and start gaining some ground to be a library light for all to see.

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

Tuesday, Feb 16 (1-1:45 pm)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (9-10 am)

Engagement with Soft Skills: Using Board Games at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

For years now employers have identified ‘soft skills’ as one of the largest deficiencies of newly hired employees. These ‘soft skills’ generally encompass communication, critical thinking, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork. All of these can be nurtured and strengthened by playing board games. Libraries of all types strive to engage with their communities. By playing board games both of these two issues can be addressed. Join George Bergstrom, the Southwest Regional Coordinator in the Professional Development Office of the Indiana State Library, to discuss how libraries can help their communities foster these skills.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (11-11:45 am)

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

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (11-12:30 pm)

The Enduring Copyright Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States Copyright Office)

This virtual event will highlight the Supreme Court Justice’s unique and lasting influence on copyright, from her notable opinions impacting copyright law and policy to the inspiration she’s given creators of copyright-protected works, including movies, books, operas, and more.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Lifting Voices: Books Like Us: The Power of Seeing Yourself Reflected in a Book (Mackin)

Simon & Schuster editors and authors from the Denene Millner Books and Salaam Reads imprint share the moment when they were able to connect with a character that reflected their own personal narrative. Seeing themselves reflected in a book had a powerful impact on their sense of self and shaped the editors and writers they would later become. Moderated by Kendra Levin, Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/category/webinar/lifting-voices/

Wednesday, Feb 17 (12-1 pm)

Designing Virtual Opportunities, Managing Remote Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

In this webinar we will discuss best practices for creating those opportunities and developing meaningful relationships with remote volunteers, including building and empowering remote teams, managing projects by letting go but not checking out, and creating a two-way communication plan to share the work of remote volunteers with the organization and share what’s happening at the organization with remote volunteers.

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

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

Children’s Lively Minds: Life Changing Professional Development for Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Nadia Jaboneta and Deb Curtis as they share stories and approaches that transform teachers’ views of children’s competence and the profound importance of brain development and schema explorations during play. You will hear engaging ideas to work with teachers, using a variety of reflective tools and profound yet simple information, to help teachers really see children of all ages, and the roles they can play to enhance the teaching and learning process.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

What Most People Don’t Realize About the COVID-19 Slide (edWeb.net)

COVID-19 disruptions have had a modest impact on students’ reading performance and a more significant impact on math performance. But is there more to the story? And what critical steps should school and district leaders take to get their students back on track? Get the answers in this research-based edWebinar for K–12 educators and education leaders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Book Author Takeover with Jerry Craft and Robin Ha (Follett)

Join author/illustrators Jerry Craft and Robin Ha as they discuss the value of graphic novels for readers, common misconceptions about graphic novels, and the importance of diversity in this growing genre.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Monthly donors are changing the world. How to find and keep more of them! (Nonprofit Hub)

Please join us for this session on February 17th, 2021 when Erica Waasdorp, President, A Direct Solution and Author of Monthly Giving. The Sleeping Giant, will show you 10+ ways to find new monthly donors for your organization, increase monthly donor retention and upgrade them to higher levels.  If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s the importance of sustainable revenue coming in. Funds you can count on, no matter what happens.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (1-2 pm)

Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do? (Training Magazine Network)

What do cave drawings, assembly instructions, and recipes have in common? They are all job aids. Good job aids help people to be more successful in their work. How? By reinforcing learning, providing just-in-time reference material, and other types of guidance. Join Dawn Mahoney and Matt Pierce as they discuss why job aids work as well as a few tips for crafting better job aids. They will also discuss the various types of performance support tools you might consider when planning your content development.

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

Wednesday, Feb 17 (2-3 pm)

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3cfblJ9

Thursday, Feb 18 (8-9 am)

COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: What to consider? (Indiana State Library)

Are you wondering what to consider in forming your library’s policy on COVID-19 vaccinations? This webinar addresses the legality of mandatory vaccine policies during a pandemic and examines the pros and cons of such policies to help you determine which type of COVID-19 vaccine policy to propose to your board.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (11-12 pm)

How to Build Trust and Connection Online (Charity Village)

Do you feel disconnected from your clients & team when communicating online? Is it taking longer to build a connection and establish trust with the people you interact with? You aren’t alone. Learn how a few simple changes in your online communication habits will promote incredible results from your team, students and clients.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Digital Wellness in a Remote First World – Yes, There’s an App for That! (Bloomerang)

As our reliance on technology increases, so do our levels of stress and burnout. But it doesn’t have to be this way. While technology can disrupt our work and life, when used intentionally, it can also help us be healthier, more mindful, and more productive. No matter your position at your organization or whether you work remotely, this fun session will unpack what digital wellness is and highlight the latest apps that can help you be more mindful and create and sustain greater well-being in your life and work in a remote first world.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (12-1 pm)

Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same? (TechSoup)

During this webinar, we will discuss trends in giving, what has changed, and what remains the same so we can weather the storm and continue providing important, mission-driven services.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (1-2:30 pm)

Envisioning Future Library Experiences: Service Design Techniques for Responsive Libraries (WebJunction)

The second in a two-part webinar series, this session will expand on design principles applied by case study libraries, who have been working with the design teams. The case study participants will share how they took learned design techniques to brainstorm future services for their communities. The goal is to demonstrate concepts and relevant applications to help envision how you might improve your library’s capacity to bring joy, vibrancy, learning experiences, and innovative opportunities to the community! 

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Double Take: “Why Was This Picture Made?” (Library of Congress)

When examining pictures of the past, sometimes asking the question of “Why?” leads one down an unexpected path. In this session, Sara Duke, Curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art, will invite participants on an exploration of an image from the Library’s collections, with that question in mind.

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

Thursday, Feb 18 (2-3 pm)

Getting a Foot in the Door: Building Curriculum Bundles (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

This free webinar for librarians will discuss how to get resources into the hands of those who need them. Specifically we will explore: Taking initiative and communicating with Teachers; Instructional menus; Building out sample curriculum bundles; Group activity to practice what you’ve learned.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3k9dwtq

Saturday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

Tech for Girls Club : Code a Ping Pong Game (PACER Center)

In this virtual Tech for Girls workshop, participants will use Scratch to code their own ping pong game. Girls will learn how to code sounds, movement and point scoring to their game. No coding experience required. Zoom access links for this workshop will be emailed to participants the week of the virtual meeting.

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

Monday, Feb 22 (11-12 pm)

Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising.  Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12 pm)

Partnering with your institution’s Senior Research Officer: An in-depth review by Ithaka S+R (Ex Libris)

Does your library partner with the university’s research office? Does the Senior Research Officer (SRO) know what services the library offers to support the research enterprise? Expand your understanding of current roles and priorities of the SRO. Hear insights and join the discussion on how libraries can better align research support services in collaboration with their SRO’s evolving strategic directions.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (11-12:30 pm)

Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Public libraries serve increasingly diverse stakeholders, each with unique interests, needs, and strengths. Using the tools from community engagement and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE), you can help create a welcoming space where community members see their culture, values, and lived experiences reflected in the library programing and collections; and an environment where they are excited to contribute to transparent and collaborative program evaluations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/ripl-data-boot-camp/

Tuesday, Feb 23 (12-1 pm)

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue (InSync Training)

The heavy adoption of virtual training isn’t going away because it is the only approach that allows everyone (wherever they are) to participate in their organizational training, and we should all plan to make it more effective so that organizational training goals can be met without forcing someone to sit at a screen viewing and listening for 8 hours.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-2 pm)

Advance Virtual Skills You Need (Training Magazine Network)

OK, so now you are an expert in using ZOOM, Adobe Connect, and other software and tools. You are even adept in designing polls, using chat, implementing breakouts and creating PowerPoint slides.  Although these are excellent skills, oftentimes, many presenters, trainers, subject matter experts and leaders overlook that all their virtual sessions and webinars are meant to persuade learners and their audience. Does your audience trust you? Do they feel confident to follow your ideas? Do learners feel your ideas are practical? Does your audience feel you are socially approachable? Your skills and knowledge in these areas can make or break your presentations or webinars.

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (1-3:30 pm)

Unpacking Racial Literacy: Part 2 (Montana State Library)

Racial Equity is the key in identifying all the ways in which we can build strong learning partnerships and  ensure equitable outcomes for students. Dr. Brandon-Felder is committed to transforming institutional practices one system at a time. Part 2: Naming and Framing Oppression

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

Tuesday, Feb 23 (2-3 pm)

How to Keep Reading Social during Hybrid Learning (OverDrive)

Please join Bridget Crossman, Stacey Rattner, Kristin Fraga Sierra, and Melissa Thom in a roundtable conversation discussing the importance of and ideas for keeping reading social at all levels during hybrid learning. From classroom activities to community events, participants will leave with a laundry list of ideas that are bound to be a hit for readers.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – How to Make Green Screen Videos Using Free and Low-Cost Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Green screen videos can take you anywhere in the world without leaving the library. In this session you will learn how to use free and low-cost tools to shoot and edit green screen videos in your library. I can’t detail everything in an hour, but you will get a very nice overview of how everything works. I will also shoot and edit a short clip live and in real time!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12 pm)

How to be a Great Board Chair (Propel Nonprofits)

The board chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit board of directors. This webinar prepares the board chair for governance and leadership responsibilities. We’ll cover how to design effective board meetings, attend to board development, partner with the CEO/ED, and lead as an ambassador of the organization.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (11-12:30 pm)

Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Drive-In Storytime (Colorado State Library)

Do you miss providing in-person storytimes? Do you want to be able to provide memorable in-person programming? Now you can! Learn how to offer Drive-In Storytimes using radio transmitters while patrons relax in the comfort of their car!

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (12-1 pm)

Media Literacy for Adults: Architecture of the Internet (Programming Librarian)

Many of us use the internet every day but are unfamiliar to the ways the internet works, including why certain content ends up in our search engine results. There is a largely invisible system at work that tailors and personalizes your online content. In this webinar, Natasha Casey of Blackburn College will discuss cookies, algorithms, and a variety of other parts of the internet that track your online presence. How can we talk about these things with library patrons?

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (1-2 pm)

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) History of Medicine Division has one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical material related to health and disease. These holdings, in both digital and physical formats, span ten centuries, and come from nearly every part of the globe. In this session you will learn how the History of Medicine Division approaches acquisition and conservation; discover hidden treasures in the collection and get to know how to access this vast resource. Most importantly, you will see how such collections remain relevant in a world concerned with data science, health care to diverse groups, and reacting to pandemics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3t1ZlAI

Wednesday, Feb 24 (3-4 pm)

Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students (edWeb.net)

As educators, we are expected to teach facts as truth. This is immeasurably harder when students rely on confirmation bias rather than sound research practices to find fact-based truth. In this edWebinar, Jacquelyn Whiting and Michelle Luhtala, coauthors of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (2018), will share new lessons that teach 6-12 grade learners to become fact-based truth finders.

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

Wednesday, Feb 24 (5-6 pm)

2021 YALSA Nonfiction Nominated Titles Booktalk (YALSA)

Join us for this special opportunity to learn more about the titles that were nominated for the 2021 Nonfiction Award via a booktalk with the Nonfiction Committee.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y2q3vw7v

Thursday, Feb 25 (11-12 pm)

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

In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. Nor prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Gush Over Graphic Novels (Brodart & Random House Children’s Books)

We’ll see you at the Graphic Novel Webinar, featuring authors Trung Le Nguyen and Jennifer L. Holm, illustrator Savanna Ganucheau, and RH Graphic Publishing Director Gina Gagliano. Librarian Kat Kan will be moderating.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y39amhsb

Thursday, Feb 25 (12-1 pm)

Using Government Art Sources for Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Library Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will demonstrate how to integrate freely available online art collections from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior, and the Princeton University Art Museum into library instruction and research consultations for chemistry, geosciences, and environmental studies.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (1-2 pm)

Align, Don’t Hustle: Syncing Your Fundraising Career With Your Personal Values (Bloomerang)

Have you considered changing your fundraising career in this current climate of uncertainty and unrest? It is time to own your narrative. Join this webinar to learn how to identify the ideal organization with values that align with your fundamental beliefs and lifestyle.

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

Thursday, Feb 25 (5-6 pm)

William C. Morris Celebration (YALSA)

Join us as we celebrate the winners and finalists of our Morris Award virtually.

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

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