June is busting out with good opportunities to learn online!

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

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

Overview

ADVOCACY

June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)

June 27: Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)

June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

June 13: Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (IMLS and COSLA)

June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association) 

BOARDS

June 22: Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang) 

CAREERS

June 7: Movin’ on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

June 15: Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)

June 15: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

June 22: Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)

June 28: Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

June 21: The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop) 

FUNDRAISING

June 6: Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)

June 7: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

June 8: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 16: So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)

June 21: 3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)

June 21: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

LEGAL

June 21: Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)

MANAGEMENT

June 6: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

June 7: Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management(GovLoop)

June 14: How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)

June 14: A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)

June 19: Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 26: Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)

 OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 6: Back to reality: Librarians helping patrons navigate the world during reentry (Washington State Library)

June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

June 6: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June8: Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)

June 13: Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 28: Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

June 29: Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (OCLC)

 PROGRAMMING

June 6: Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

June 7: Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 8: Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)

June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

June 21: Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 6: 50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

June 13: 50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

June 15: Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

 

 REFERENCE

June 8: Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)

June 8: Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 8: How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)

June 9: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 14: Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)

June 15: Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 15: Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

June 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)

June 30: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 SCHOOL LIBRARIES

June 6: Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

June 8: Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)

June 13: Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

June 13: Future Ready Librarians:Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 14: Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

 TECHNOLOGY

June 7: 5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)

June 20: Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)

June 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

June 21: Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

June 27: Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)

 TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 6: Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

June 7: Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)

June 7: Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

June 8: Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

June 8 : Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

June 14: Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)

June 15: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

June 21: Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)

June 28: Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)

 VOLUNTEERS

June 7: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

June 13: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Libraries and Compassion Fatigue (Massachusetts Library System)

“You work in a library? That must be so peaceful!” If you’ve had this response when telling someone where you work, and haven’t known exactly how to respond because, well let’s face it, working in a library isn’t always peaceful, then this webinar is for you. We’ll discuss the effects our work has on us, and what to do about it. Elissa Hardy, the Community Resource Specialist at Denver  Public Library, is one of only a handful of on-site library social workers. She is an expert on the effects of trauma and stress on individuals, and has trained librarians around the country to help them better support their communities and themselves. This webinar will be recorded.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/485081821746677249

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Let the Wild Rumpus Start! Child-lead play in public library programming (University of Wisconsin SLIS)

Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to spend your summer programming hours than hiring magicians and jugglers?  Do you struggle with ways to incorporate truly authentic play (the kind YOU engaged in as a kid, not the kind directed by adults) into your library offerings?  Not sure how much guidance to provide in open-exploration sessions for toddlers? Are you looking for more ways to encourage literacy skills and parent education?  This webinar will introduce you to a radical new library program idea being pioneered in Madison, Wisconsin, based on a groundbreaking new educational philosophy called Anji Play. Learn how Carissa has adapted this approach, originally developed for schools, into a library-friendly format that both kids and parents love.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: The Key to Inspiring & Engaging Your Mid-Level Donors (Network for Good)

We pay lip service to mid-level donors. We know they exist, but we have virtually ignored them for 10+ years. The truth is that they are a unique donor pool within our programs. They have different needs and different giving behaviors, and they aren’t inspired by or engaged in our work. It’s time to change that! In this free webinar, you’ll discover how a dedicated mid-level fundraising program will help you ultimately raise more.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

50 Years of YA: Part 1 (Booklist)

Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including a two-part webinar extravaganza. Part 1, will feature authors Chris Crutcher (HarperCollins Children’s Books), Deborah Heiligman (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group), and David Levithan (Random House Children’s Books). Tune in to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Sharing eBooks Means Caring (Library Journal)

Hear from a panel of experts who are sharing their eBook collections with local schools about how resource sharing increases utilization of the library’s digital collections, engages students as public library patrons and broadens the library’s impact in its community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 6 (12:30-1:30 pm)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits who have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 6 (1-2 pm)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace (Training Magazine Network)

In this highly interactive and practical session, we will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions and build positive relationships with key stakeholders. We will discuss specific strategies that can promote more productive relationships and close with Leadership Action Planning to apply after the webinar.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-11:45 am)

5 Ways to Make Linked Data Work for Your Library (SirsiDynix)

Not just for SirsiDynix customers, this webinar offers practical Linked Data examples you can begin working on today, regardless of your ILS. Join Jeff Penka for this free 45-minute presentation and following Q&A session to learn actionable Linked Data ideas your library can use to connect.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Participating in “So You Want to Write a Grant?” will help you understand how to get started with the grant writing process. In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (11-12 pm)

Using DigitalLearn in Your Library (Public Library Association)

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet. Please join us for a one-hour overview of PLA’s digital literacy tool for libraries, including specific information on how your library can start the process of creating its own DigitalLearn site.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Movin’ on Up: Advancing into Academic Library Middle Management (Georgia Library Association)

This webinar presents the findings of a qualitative study consisting of interviews with academic librarians who have served on hiring committees for middle-management positions, and with public services librarians who have recently made the transition from the front lines to their first supervisory position; and an analysis of the preferred and required qualifications in job ads for middle-management public services positions in academic libraries from the last five years. The presenters use these results to provide guidance on the steps frontline academic librarians can take in order to successfully translate their abilities, knowledge, and skills into their first supervisory position.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Discovering the Secrets to Good Project Management (GovLoop)

Raise your hand if you’ve ever worked on a poorly managed project. Everyone? Most likely. And the reason for this is because project management is hard. As a team leader you’re expected to not only deliver on the goals and mission of the project, but also to align and motivate your team correctly and provide them with the tools and resources to do their jobs. Join GovLoop, Young Government Leaders and the Next Generation of Government Training Series as we uncover government project management best practices.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 7 (12-1:30)

Using Movement for Optimal Development and Early Learning: How Smart Steps Can Make Big Strides (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this second webinar, the authors show how easy it is to leverage movement as a learning tool, providing proven solutions for the classroom, the playground, and at home for children, birth to 7 years. Topics include: “Read the Moves” insights, “Can Do” assessment and individualization tools, and Kinetic Scale lesson planning. In addition, guidelines for creating a movement-friendly environment, managing safety, and teaching techniques to build confidence and self-esteem will be demonstrated through a wide variety of activities you can employ in your classroom tomorrow morning.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 7 (1-2 pm)

Information & Media Literacy: Skills Needed in Today’s World (Library Journal)

True or False? Information and media literacy skills have never been more important than in today’s digital world. Join LearningExpress, an EBSCO company, as they present a webinar on the skills necessary to obtain reliable information for effective research and for navigating daily digital life.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (9-10 am)

Researcher profiles and metrics that matter (BrightTALK)

Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help? Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 8 (10-11 am)

Mind Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really (Training Magazine Network)

Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. You may recall the quick fire selection of Awesome PowerPoint tricks covered in the December webinar. This session builds on that with techniques to create mind blowing presentations.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 8 (10-11 am)

Bridges to Citizenship (Utah State Library)

This free webinar conducted by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) to teach librarians how to expand and enhance their services for immigrants.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Masters of the GovDoc Universe: Public Libraries as Local eGovernment Service Providers? (Federal Depository Library Program)

In the United States, public libraries facilitate the use of eGovernment services by providing reference support and Internet access to patrons. Public libraries are also trusted, value-driven organizations committed to the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of civic ideals. Although public libraries are suited to build and maintain online collections of local government records, the libraries’ role in local eGovernment often remains limited. This presentation summarizes library and eGovernment research and looks at the vital role that public libraries can play in building and maintaining digital collections of city and county records.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Speaking with Sizzle, Substance, & Style (Insync)

Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation, understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (12-1 pm)

How to Access TechSoup Donations and Resources (TechSoup)

Find out about how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 8 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 8 (1-2 pm)

Six Strong Benefits to Supporting Your Local Author Community in Your Library (Library Journal)

While they may start in the library, the benefits of programs that serve local writers stretch far beyond the stacks. Join the SELF-e team and a panel of leading librarians who are innovatively answering the American Library Association’s call for programs that support the literary arts. Discover evidence-based benefits of offering writing programs in the library and hear firsthand how librarians are making their libraries the center of the indie book movement and models of community engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 8 (2-2:30)

Managing and Sharing School-issued Devices: Strategies and Tips for Teachers & Coordinators (Simple K12)

Join Matt Bergman as he offers advice and tips for managing, sharing, and distributing school-issued mobile devices. In addition to providing some device management and deployment strategies, Matt will discuss common pitfalls and how to avoid them. He will also cover items to consider such as charging, sharing, storing, and tracking devices.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  technology

 

Friday, June 9 (11-12:30 pm)

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

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

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 13 (10-11 am)

Engaged Planning for Rural Libraries (Utah State Library)

Which communities are served by your library? What are the aspirations of those communities? How can your library help them get there? These answers can be found via your planning process. Cindy Fesemyer will walk you through the steps you might take as you begin planning for your rural library and the community it serves. Starting with a brief peek at data collection options, the webinar will focus on what it means for your library to “turn outward” and secure its place at the heart of your community.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (12-12:30 pm)

Making and Coding: A More Inclusive Approach to Computing Education (Simple K12)

Are you looking for engaging, interactive ways to help teach students of all levels to code? Join Todd Beard as he explores and explains Microsoft MakeCode – a new approach to computing education that combines the magic of making with the power of code, in a way that engages every student in computational thinking. Discover how to bring computer science to life with fun projects and immediate results.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)

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

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)

50 Years of YA: Part 2 (Booklist)

Our year-long celebration reaches its zenith with several events, including this two-part webinar extravaganza featuring speakers from Little, Brown and Company, Penguin Young Readers, and Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Scholastic, as well as author Traci Chee (Penguin Young Readers) and others yet to be announced, to hear what they have to say about the past, present, and future of YA lit.

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, June 13 (1-2 pm)

Measures that Matter Part Two: Detailing the Data-based Story of Public Libraries (IMLS and COSLA)

This webinar is the second in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies’ Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 13 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians: Empowering Students as Creators (Alliance for Excellent Education)

This webinar will examine how librarians can empower students as creators. Library leaders will share how they encourage and facilitate students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration, and authentic, real-world problem solving.

For more information and to register, visit: http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/jun-15-17/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 14 (10-11 am)

How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day (American Management Association)

Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code? Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication. In this webcast, Kristi will uncover how anyone can become an inspirational leader, dispelling common myths that get in the way of motivation and engagement.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (11-12 pm)

A Generational Assessment of Trust: How It Can Make or Break Your Organization (Training Industry)

Trust is the foundation of great leadership. The level of trust that we have in our leaders ultimately determines our confidence in their ability to effectively deliver results. Distrust, on the other hand, can breed disengagement, lack of loyalty, diminished returns on investment and reduced productivity. Host Jonathan Darville, master trainer, will review results from a recent study on the generational assessment of trust.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome for States: Website & Tool Improvements (Public Library Association)

On May1, 2017, Project Outcome released upgraded tools and features to the Project Outcome website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features for state library staff and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management tool, state-level survey template creation, and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

Creating an Asynchronous Course for Embedded Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will go over the evolution and process of creating an asynchronous course for subject librarians to take prior to being embedded in online courses. Specific topics that will be covered are the balance between personalization and scale in online learning, the decision to make this course an open educational resource for other librarians to use and take, and the assessment and evaluation of the course.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 14 (2-3 pm)

Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Community: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Meaningful Connections with Your Students (edWeb)

Young people often tune out when educators and parents talk to them about how to use social media responsibly. Join us to learn how to transform difficult conversations with students into meaningful connections.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-06/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (11-12 pm)

Difficult Clients: Dealing with Responsive Behaviours (Charity Village)

This webinar will be of particular interest to healthcare program staff. However, the information presented will also be generally applicable to all nonprofit professionals and leaders who interact with the general public as part of their work.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/elearning/webinars.aspx

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Developing and Supporting your LGBTQ Collection (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Gale for this free webinar on the importance of LGBTQ titles in your library’s collection. We will review how LGBTQ books can serve an underrepresented population and how to protect these titles from censorship, along with information about self-censorship and tools to empower librarians in their purchasing decisions. We will speak to the essentialness of offering invisible resources to the LGBTQ community and discuss curating a core collection of LGBTQ materials

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

suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Supporting the Research Needs of Rural and Suburban Entrepreneurs (Federal Depository Library Program)

Entrepreneurs around the United States need research support to assist with business planning, seeking funding, and market research. Librarians, in consultation with Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) around the United States, are uniquely positioned to meet the needs of such entrepreneurs. This webinar will discuss partnership arrangements with SBDCs, research on the information needs of entrepreneurs, and will provide real world examples of entrepreneurial needs and discuss the process to answer such questions.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome Panel: User Experiences & Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this webinar represent libraries that were part of Project Outcome’s initial launch in June 2015. Hear their experiences using the surveys and tools and how they have made Project Outcome fit their library’s needs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

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

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are ten times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.

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

suggested CE:  technology

Thursday, June 15 (1-2 pm)

The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, Ray will share with you his secrets and insights: “Why and how I enjoy webinars”, “How to relate to participants”, “How to keep the content highly simple yet very useful”, “How to keep the experience warm, friendly and unforgettable”, “How to inspire learners”, “How to impact your audience, one person at a time”.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Friday, June 16 (12-1:30 pm)

So, You Want to Run a Kickstarter Campaign? Lessons/tips for crowdfunding your project (Connecting to Collections Care)

Crowdfunding, once a novel approach to financing a project, has now become mainstream with multiple hosting platforms to choose from. In this webinar, conservator J. Claire Dean will draw on her extensive experience of running campaigns to highlight the challenges and rewards of using this approach to funding projects. The most popular platforms will be discussed, as will the key factors to organizing, promoting and completing a campaign. The content of the webinar will be aimed at people looking to raise less than $30,000, although the challenges of larger campaigns will be touched on.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Monday, June 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join Idaho Commission for Libraries to learn about getting employees engaged and involved so that you have the full support of your team. No registration is required.

Log in at: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)

Join Jane Bozarth for a quick example-filled tour of using Pinterest and another very-new product, Snapguide, to support your practice and your professional growth.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, June 20 (1-2 pm)

Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)

Join presenter Dr. Laura Wiedman, clinical psychologist within the PTSD Clinical Team at the Northern California VA Health Care System, as she provides an overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and available resources for veterans with PTSD.This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, June 20 (1-2 pm)

Going Digital (Lyrasis)

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

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 21 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)

Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies three important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets which will ensure you raise major gifts this year! In this webinar, Amy explains the three secrets, provides answers, and shares her sought after metrics worksheet to guarantee the best outcomes for your major gift efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/#1486668729935-f98fb08f-f8c9

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts? In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop)

Just like their federal counterparts, state and local governments are feeling the fiscal pinch. They have less resources on hand, and yet they are being asked to do so much more – tasks likes building digital services, protecting critical data, and improving infrastructure. Join GovLoop as Emily Jarvis and a panel of experts uncover the biggest challenges facing state and local governments.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt Through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)

This webinar will take a stroll through some issues in copyright that show there is a serious need to rethink how we conceptualize copyright, authors’ rights, and fair use. There are no easy solutions, but it’s important to understand the questions. Issues will include: remixing, reusing, fair use, piracy, non-legal rule-making (from digital content platforms), encryption and copying, and the economic and cultural effects of near-costless copying.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 21 (12-1:30 pm)

Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)

We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn what executive function is, why it’s important to learning and life success, and how it can be developed through shared story time experiences.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June, 21 (1-1:30 pm)

Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)

Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of online collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these tools and resources in your community. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district’s technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 21 (3-4 pm)

Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)

This webinar will align learning goals with the tools used to reach them. Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, we will focus on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them. This webinar is a follow-up on Emerging Tech’s webinar, “Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing.”

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Thursday, June 22 (11-12 pm)

Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions (Bloomerang)

Maybe it’s time to stop trying to change your board or hope that all board members will jump in to help with fundraising. Let’s talk about how to move past the board and deeply engage individuals in the broader community who can in turn engage others and perhaps become your next board members!

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, June 22 (12-1 pm)

Look at me when I’m talking to you! (Colorado State Library)

Look at me when I’m talking to you: getting ahead by improving your listening skills. In our high-tech and often stressful world, communication is becoming more important than ever. If this is true, then why are so many of us such poor listeners? Becoming a better listener will allow you to become more productive, avoid conflict, improve accuracy, and build better friendships and careers. During this session you will discover how good your listening skills are and what you can do to improve them.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Monday, June 26 (11-12 pm)

Help New Managers Succeed with Good Leadership Habits (Training Industry)

Research shows that most organizations wait for years before they train their managers. That’s much too late, and it allows bad leadership habits to creep into an otherwise promising managerial career. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar. Your host, Scott Blanchard, principal and executive vice president of The Ken Blanchard Companies, will tell you how to help new managers develop good leadership habits.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 27 (11-12 pm)

Low-Cost Tools for Data Visualization (IdealWare)

Sometimes it’s hard to see what makes a program successful—even when it’s right there in the data. During this free webinar we’ll review a handful of tools and techniques that can help you show your impact and convince donors, supporters, and your teammates that your work is worth investing in.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)

Engagement Through Immersive Technology (Insync)

This session will focus around the idea of current technology and technology reimagined as an engagement tool to promote forward-thinking and embrace the idea of failure as a learning tool. We will explore how mixed reality technology, as well as something as simple as a disposable soda lid can change how you communicate with others and as a team.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

Wednesday, June 28 (11-12 pm)

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (Colorado State Library)

The No Kid Hungry campaign has created Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals, a training program designed to support all caregivers- including informal family, friend & neighbor care- by teaching techniques for serving healthy meals and creating positive food environments for children.  No Kid Hungry is interested  in expanding this program, particularly in Southern Colorado communities.  This webinar will provide a basic overview of the program itself, as well as discuss opportunities for partnership with local organizations such as libraries, schools, child care centers, etc.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-06/

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Wednesday, June 28 (12-1 pm)

Outside the Lines: Shifting Perceptions of Libraries (TechSoup)

Join this free webinar to learn about Outside the Lines, a weeklong international celebration of the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, academic or public, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way. Discover how you can use social media to help support your efforts with examples from participants. Gain a deeper understanding of grassroots library marketing and inspiration for your next social media campaign.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ka851nht8kv5&eom

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, June 28 (12-1 pm)

Collaborating on Course Design: Part II (North Carolina Library Association)

Does starting an embedded librarian program seem impossible? The Central Piedmont Community College Library has started on a path to integrate information literacy competencies and outcomes at the curriculum-level. CPCC is doing this through sustainable instructional design by partnering with faculty (and others) to develop and implement course-level content that supports course, program, college, and national outcomes. Librarians coordinate with appropriate faculty and collaborate in three main areas: Content, Assignments & Rubrics, and Support. This Webinar is a follow-up to the previous CUS Virtual Conference Webinar panel discussion and will provide attendees with specific tips and examples of how to collaborate with faculty to create content.

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

suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, June 29 (1-2 pm)

Effective Online Outreach: Tools and Tactics for Connecting Communities and Collections (OCLC)

With a combination of free and low-cost web tools, savvy marketing, and innovations borrowed from archives and museums, Kenn Bicknell embarked on an aggressive digitization and outreach program to push information out to his constituents in creative, engaging ways. Find inspiration and practical ideas that can breathe new life into your collections and keep libraries front and center in users’ lives.

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

suggested CE:  library administration

 

Friday, June 30 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

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

suggested CE:  technology

 

 

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Find A Way…in May

This month’s line-up of Free online learning is full of training on grand writing and fundraising and sustaining valued community services.  Sit back with a cup of tea or coffee and learn from the pro’s and then go find your way.

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

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

ADVOCACY

May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)

May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 11: Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)

May 18: Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)

May 23: Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

CAREERS

May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 23: Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)

May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMEN

May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

May 17: NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

May 3: 3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)

May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

May 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

May 9: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

May 10: Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)

May 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

May 11: Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)

May 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

May 25: Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

LIBRARY SPACES

May 11: Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

MANAGEMENT

May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

May 5: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

May 9: Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)

May 10: Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)

May 17: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 4: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 11: Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)

May 16: Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)

May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

May 3: NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 10: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

REFERENCE

May 3: Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)

May 4: Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

May 10: USGS Library – Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

May 3: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)

May 10: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)

May 23: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)

May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 16: Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)

May 17: Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)

May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

May 25: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)

May 23: Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

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

May 9: How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)

May 15: Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 18: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

May 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, May 3 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Extension’s Learning Child team is a group of early childhood Extension educators who provide services, training, and online professional development to young children and their families. Linda Reddish, Extension Educator, will present a brief overview on Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, a research-based program developed from the best evidence on how to support couples in parenting children through and after divorce or parental separation. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible opportunities together and provide resources to libraries which families can utilize during the transition process (highlighting books on divorce accessible for families to check out) and share insights from participants who often use the library to access the online course.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 3 (10-11 am)

Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)

How confident do you feel about your writing? It’s an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing to get better fundraising results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)

Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 3 (2-3 pm)

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)

Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will help users in the search and navigation of the Census website, and in locating data on workers and the industries in which they work. We include visual examples of the types of data offered, and show you actual tools to locate and access the data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)

This online training focuses on a step-by-step process to craft the perfect committee, develop a process to energize your team, and discover ways to create a sustainable program. Ms. Adams’s unique approach will help you develop a team that will generate stellar results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=gg3e76guf1ql&campaign=kem78eexqsi

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 4 (1-2:30 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (10-11 am)

Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)

This webinar will instruct on the ‘whys’ of difficult behavior. You will learn real-life tips and tools to de-escalate conflict, develop empathy for those exhibiting difficult behavior, and to take care of yourself in stressful situations.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Crowdfunding has quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox. It allows nonprofits to leverage their networks to raise more money, faster, from a larger audience and is changing the face of nonprofit fundraising as donors welcome a more engaged approached to giving. Learn how your organization can use crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

On Monday August 21, for the first time in almost 100 years a solar eclipse will sweep across the landscape of the US from Oregon to South Carolina. On that day, effects of the eclipse, from total coverage of the sun to partial coverage, touch every state and our communities are going to be interested in what is happening up in the sky. State Library Agencies (SLAs) can play a central role in engaging their public libraries around this significant astronomical occurrence helping to prepare and enliven interest in this impactful event. Whether a library chooses to be involved on the day of the event and/or offers eclipse-programming leading up to the event, librarians as respected leaders in the community can offer guidance and resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NLH959Z

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)

Many well-intentioned volunteer appreciation tactics actually end up demotivating people. This is one of the reasons why many organizations struggle with volunteer engagement. In this free webinar, Barry will show you: The 6 keys to increasing volunteer engagement; The 2 big mistakes most volunteer leaders make that cause volunteers to disengage; How to build lasting relationships with your volunteers.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

Join Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including their extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=wfuw5swwoqr&campaign=aqz06nl68up9

Suggested CE: library administration

 

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

Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)

As our organizations slide into the summer months and things slow down, we often consider using this time for projects we didn’t have time for the rest of the year. But too often, this leads to a hectic fall where we’re not only focused on the busy months ahead but clamoring to catch up on all those things we didn’t quite finish. This webinar will help you discover creative tools and playful planning techniques that will help you feel productive and refreshed this summer, as well as get you ready for the busy months ahead.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/#1480366461903-ab1ea582-608f

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)

Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don’t do one? These and other questions will be answered in this webinar by capital campaign expert, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. Linda has run campaigns ranging in size from $200,000 to more than $30 million. She’s done campaigns where there was no study done and the campaigns were successful, and she’ll tell you why!

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

USGS Library – Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn how to find and use print, geopdfs (TerraGo), ArcGIS (ESRI), and Google Earth files that are available from USGS on the topics of topography, water resources, oil and gas, uranium, earthquake, volcano, and mineral resources in the United States, as well as the USGS worldwide assessments.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 10 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

The world of young adult literature is a dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000+ new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and the best new titles for your collections.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, May 10 (2-3 pm)

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)

Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)

Is your nonprofit struggling to get donations from your board of directors? Join us for this highly practical, tactical workshop and learn concrete tips and tools to help your organization motivate your board and get more dollars in the door.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

The success of libraries in the future will be determined by their ability to create stories and engage their communities in new and exciting ways. One way to accomplish this is by putting technology, people and spaces together so patrons can become creators and innovators. Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he covers tips for success when designing interactive library spaces and experiences on a limited budget.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. On May 1st, Project Outcome will release upgraded tools and features to its website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management and data entry tool and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (1-2 pm)

Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)

There is much more to supporting immigrants and refugees than hanging out a “welcome” sign at your library. Successful programs and services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the range of populations who may come through your doors. Hear from Movers & Shakers who work with communities to empower vulnerable and often underserved populations with a sense of belonging and self-reliance. Learn innovative approaches to identifying and celebrating immigrant leaders; how to foster networking between native-born and newcomer populations and between immigrant groups of varying national origins; how to highlight immigrant-positive narratives; and more. You’ll be sure to find practical ideas among the multi-pronged strategies that these librarians have used to ensure that new immigrants really do feel welcomed by the library and the community.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Monday, May 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join the staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries for this informative discussion about volunteers in the library. No registration is required.

Log in at: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

 

Tuesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)

Join us for this interactive session to explore valuable community partnership opportunities, promotional possibilities, and methods for providing outreach to families, unlicensed childcare providers, and beyond.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)

Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)

When space is at a premium but you want to be on the cutting edge… boxes, bags and totes can be used to create a whole new world of unique collections that serve our populations. Are we there yet kits, Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, and much more have connected our programs to our collections and turned on new library patrons to what we offer!

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, May 17 (9:30-10 am)

Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)

Do you want to reach more people through your virtual reference service? A new marketing approach could help. Get essential best practices for creating smart marketing campaigns that create awareness and engagement. Learn the specific steps one library took to plan, launch and amplify a successful campaign. We know you’re busy, so our best practices webinars are now shorter with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (10-11 am)

Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

In the 21st century, academic librarians need to think of creative ways to promote library services and resources to their students, particularly first year students and faculty who teach them. From community engagement projects to special exhibits, this presentation will cover 10 activities that you can take back to your first year programs and apply them in your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: http://corp.credoreference.com/about-credo/events.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 17 (10-11 am)

FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)

Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this complimentary online session, discover how the 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 17 (11-12 pm)

Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)

In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.

To register, visit: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e1n9qhr8yd5/event/registration.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 18 (9-10 am)

Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

Librarians will discuss how they educate a range of library users on literature search and related information literacy concepts, and on how they established a systematic review service: the process, librarian contributions and what users think of the service. The webinar will also explore the how-to’s of responsible scholarly sharing and the benefits of a vibrant scholarly network.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will be rat-a-tat-tatting along by the time this webinar rolls into town like an outlaw gang with the law on its trail. Join freewheeling independent publishers Bloomsbury, Hard Case Crime, Seventh Street Books, and SOHO to view a lineup of America’s most wanted mysteries with a preview of their hottest new and forthcoming titles. Moderated by Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)

The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Libraries can use the collected outcome data to evaluate programming, inform internal and external decision-making, support strategic planning, and more. This webinar is designed to introduce consultants to the Project Outcome framework to better inform their public library work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)

Participants will learn where to look for Government media appropriate for children, including podcasts, oral histories, and STEM materials that can be incorporated into websites and the classroom.

 

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

Suggested CE: technology

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? 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/training-topics

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

The initiative will first take stock of the current landscape and then re-envision how data could be collected, stored, used and disseminated more productively in the future. In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, we’ll discuss the view that emerged from looking at a number of major library surveys and data collection tools, and consider opportunities to pursue a national action plan to move the field toward ever-more meaningful measures.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-1.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)

With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 24 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Ad filters – people are now using ad filters for reasons other than just blocking advertising, such as a way to keep their devices safe from malware attacks. Should you consider using ad filters on your public computers as part of your computer security protocols? Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss the implications of using this technology in your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 24 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 24 (3-4 pm)

Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

As we release our K-12ers for the summer, are we adequately psyching Generation App up for…wait for it…READING? Oh sure, there’s a list. You know the list, right? The summer reading list? Is this really the most effective way to promote independent reading for Generation Next? Is it the most effective way to improve reading skills? Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this session, facilitators will highlight strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading. This webinar will benefit librarians.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, May 25 (11-12 pm)

Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

“I created a crowdfunding campaign, but why isn’t anyone giving to it?” This may be the most frequently asked question among crowdfunders today. The reality is, crowdfunding is more than just launching a page and waiting for the internet to shower you with money. You have to have a plan. This workshop is a can’t-miss for anyone trying to crack this code.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 25 12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)

As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?”

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 31 (12-1 pm)

Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

Public libraries are hubs for innovation and community engagement. Library workers must listen closely to community needs to design programs and services responsive to continuous changes in technology and fluctuations in funding. This free webinar will showcase two examples of collaborative design events used in public libraries to generate ideas, build community, and solve problems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/caoduyc8qgx8&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

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Boost Your Leadership Cred

Whether you are currently in a leadership position at your library, or you may be considering moving up into a position of leadership, the Montana State Library’s Summer Library Leadership Institute provides you with an extended program of study, supported by your peers and the MSL consulting staff and trainers where you will  get real world experience pushing your limits, building partnerships, and addressing important and difficult problems in your community.  The key outcomes from this training program are:

  • Recognize your own leadership style
  • Develop listening and communication skills
  • Be confident to take risks and create an environment that is resilient in failure
  • Use productive strategies to manage change by completing a complex and challenging project
  • Pursue your own leadership development

So, if you are ready to take on a new challenge, make valuable connections to your library peers in Montana, and jump-start your career…apply to attend the Montana State Library Summer Library Leadership Institute.  Log into the MT State Library Directory and submit your application by April 17th http://msl.mt.gov/Library_Development/Library_Directory/Access/Login/default.asp

 

 

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April Showers Bring…opportunities to stay in and learn online!

Webinars From Across the Land – April 2017

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

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

ADVOCACY

Apr. 4: Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Apr. 25: Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Apr. 26: Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

Apr. 26: Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr. 4: Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Prep and Recovery for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

Apr. 13: Is Your Agency Blind to Cyber Risks? (GovLoop)

Apr. 14: Crisis in the Library: Are You Prepared? (Colorado Virtual Library)

Apr. 18: Learning from Your Patrons: An Introduction to User Research (Colorado State Library)

Apr. 19: 2020 Vision: What Leaders Need to Know to Navigate the Next Few Years and Beyond (American Management Association)

Apr. 19: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

Apr. 19: Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 26: Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 27: Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

Apr. 6: Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members (GrantSpace)

Apr. 20: Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

Apr. 20: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr. 5: Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 5: Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

Apr. 20: 60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Apr. 25: More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Apr. 27: Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr. 4: Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

Apr. 12: Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 12: Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 12: Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

Apr. 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

COMMUNICATION

Apr. 5: One Brand…Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications (4Good)

Apr. 5: Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 12: Brand architecture: Rethinking how you connect the dots of your programs (GuideStar)

Apr. 12: Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Apr. 25: Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Apr. 26: Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr. 4: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr. 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Apr. 25: Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Apr. 25: 7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 25: Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Apr. 26: All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Apr. 26: The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

FUNDRAISING

Apr. 6: Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

Apr. 6: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Apr. 11: Fundraising 101: The Campaign Feasibility Assessment – Can You Do it on Your Own? (Charity How To)

Apr. 11: Nonprofit 911: The Anatomy of a Major Gift Ask (Network for Good)

Apr. 13: Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology and Design (GrantSpace)

Apr. 20: Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

Apr. 26: Top Seven Fundraising Tips, as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr. 27: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

LEGAL

Apr. 12: Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr. 19: Re-evaluating Existing Library Spaces and Furnishings on a Budget (Demco)

Apr. 26: How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

MANAGEMENT

Apr. 4: Influencing for Change in a Divided World (Training Industry)

Apr. 5: Making Space: Administrative Weeding (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 5: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 10: Revolutionizing Customer Service (Harvard Business Review)

Apr. 11: Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (Insync)

Apr. 12: Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace (American Management Association)

Apr. 12: Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders (4Good)

Apr. 25: 7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 26: The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr. 4: Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Apr. 4:Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library (Library Journal)

Apr. 6: 3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 12: Build an Engagement Plan for Successful Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Apr. 13: The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Apr. 18: Civility Goes Viral: A New Approach for a New Era (WebJunction)

Apr. 20: Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Apr. 25: More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

PROGRAMMING

Apr. 4: Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Apr. 6: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 26: How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 27: The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr. 4: Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

Apr. 11: Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

Apr. 12: Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

Apr. 5: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 12: PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 19: PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 20: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data Part 6: Import and Export Codes (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 20: Quick Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Apr. 5: Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

Apr. 6: Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science Begins in Elementary School (edWeb)

Apr. 6: Bringing Coding to the Makerspace (School Library Journal)

Apr. 15: Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Apr. 20: 60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Apr. 20: How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School (Booklist)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr. 12: Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 12: Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 15: Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Apr. 18: 10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Apr. 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Apr. 20: Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 20: Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

Apr. 20: Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Apr. 26: All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Apr. 27: The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr. 5: Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 20: Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Apr. 20: Developing a Strategy for Inclusion and Diversity (American Alliance of Museums)

Apr. 20: Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr. 4: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 6: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 18: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 20: Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Apr. 25: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

 

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Tuesday, Apr. 4 (10-11 am)

Raising Your Library’s Community Profile (Washington State Library)

Raising visibility means raising relevancy. As part of ALA’s Libraries Transform initiative, Spokane County Library District spent the past two years doing just this by turning outward to their communities. We will discuss how this community engagement has changed day-to-day job functions, strategies for making the time to be present in your community and our best practices to implementing an engaged community focus gained from wins and fails as we embrace the idea that a library that supports its community has a community that supports its library.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (11-12 pm)

Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Are you short on programming funds?  Does your staff struggle to find time to program?  Would you like to showcase collections and services or promote community initiatives?  If so, then it’s time to add passive programming to your repertoire!  Discover what passive programming is and how to do it well.  Return to work with ideas that will allow you to design activities suitable for all ages, from kids to seniors, and even intergenerational audiences.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (11-12 pm)

Influencing for Change in a Divided World (Training Industry)

“Divisive” is becoming a key word of our times. Many say the divisiveness in our culture is painful. Everyone’s tired of it, but few seem hopeful that it will change soon. Political strife can affect your workplace with increased dogmatism and reduced flexibility. You can respond proactively by building emotional intelligence skills that support innovation and collaboration. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by MHS Assessments. Marcia Hughes and James Terrell of Collaborative Growth will help you gain an understanding of emotional intelligence and strategic tools for workplace management.

For more information and to register, visit:  http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Prep and Recovery for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

During this free webinar with IT and disaster preparedness expert Lars Eric Holm, learn basic things you can do TODAY to help your nonprofit or library be better prepared ahead of a disaster and bounce back quicker after one strikes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/g6sg1e7ok5vi&eom

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Spring Picture Books! (Booklist)

Is there anything more formative than picture books for a child’s love of reading? In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll discover new titles from Albert Whitman, Charlesbridge, and Archipelago Books that get children excited about reading. You’ll also learn about trends we are seeing in Picture Books today. Moderated by Booklist Contributing Editor, Books for Youth, Ilene Cooper.

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

suggested CE: collections management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 4 (1-2 pm)

Five Self-Publishing Faux Pas to Avoid in the Library (Library Journal)

Get ready to explore five crucial self-publishing mistakes for libraries to avoid, and gain firsthand advice from seasoned experts on how to optimize your library’s engagement with local writers. Moderated by Library Journal’s Meredith Schwartz, this webinar offers dynamic perspectives on the importance of maximizing public library self-publishing programs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (9-10 am)

Making Space: Administrative Weeding (Nebraska Library Commission)

Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss weeding for library directors. What should the library director keep out of all the bills, meeting minutes, donor records, summer reading manuals and everything else that accumulates over their tenure?

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (10-11 am)

Effective Time Management Techniques to Teach Your Employees (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar we’ll provide effective time management techniques for yourself and your employees. The truth about multi-tasking; Key techniques you can use and teach your employees to improve time management; How microlearning can aid in effectively managing time in the workplace.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will also learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do and we’ll explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics. We will look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/blog/2017/03/29/upcoming-classes-for-april/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 pm)

One Brand…Many Audiences: An Integrated Approach to Communications (4Good)

All too often, nonprofit communications are planned and executed in a silo. The membership team has one approach, the fundraising team another, and various program directors market their services independently as well. The result? A muddled brand presence and lots of wasted resources. Brand strategy consultant Michele Levy shares a variety of case studies to demonstrate her pragmatic approach to integrating your messaging and marketing efforts for greater impact and efficiency.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Explicit and Implicit Biases in Early Childhood Education: Becoming Aware of Microaggressions (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this presentation we will explore how biases and microaggressions delivered intentionally or unintentionally can cause a rift in teacher-family partnership and staff relationships. Using real life examples, we will examine different types of microaggressions, their potential messages and impacts on the recipients. We will also offer suggestions for addressing microaggressions in schools, and practical strategies for more effective and respectful communication.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 5 (2-3 pm)

Step Outdoors with Digital Storytelling: Integrating Storytelling & Science (edWeb)

In this webinar, Dr. Rebecca J. Morris will share apps and lesson ideas for integrating digital storytelling into curriculum, with a focus on science topics. Assessment of student learning and practical strategies for facilitating digital storytelling will also be discussed. Librarians and educators are invited to join this live, interactive session to learn how to integrate science with storytelling.

For more information and to register, visit:http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-04/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)

Donors’ reasons for giving are complex, so development professionals must understand how to engage with donors effectively at each step in the cycle. What motivates donors? What keeps current donors committed to your mission? What methods can you use to motivate new donors to give and remain a part of your nonprofit’s family? There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to donor engagement. Every successful fundraising campaign is built on a strategic understanding of the fundraising cycle. Knowing where each donor is in the cycle–and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle–will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission. Join Heather to learn the basics of donor engagement at each step in the fundraising cycle.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (11-12 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Join us to learn how to incorporate crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1 pm)

3 Easy Ways to Retain More Members Using Software (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, you’ll learn how to: Get your members to renew on their own, so you don’t have to chase them; Automate your new member onboarding process and save hours each week; Quickly identify who is about to leave, and what you can do to keep them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/retain-more-members?_ga=1.7299378.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (12-1:30 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: World Café (Programming Librarian)

Join us to learn how public libraries serving large or urban communities may utilize the World Café method to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (1-2 pm)

Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science Begins in Elementary School (edWeb)

Today’s educators can empower and prepare their students for the future, especially girls, by equipping them with computational thinking and coding skills starting as early as kindergarten. Join us for an exciting webinar with Sarah Judd, Senior Curriculum Developer for Girls Who Code, a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Technology teachers, library media specialists, principals, and vice principals are invited to attend this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-04/

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 6 (2-3 pm)

Bringing Coding to the Makerspace (School Library Journal)

In this timely webinar, you’ll learn about best practices for introducing coding to your library makerspace and how you can support coding initiatives in your school or district. You’ll also learn how tools like littleBits can give students the foundations in engineering and coding that will be useful no matter what changes lie around the corner.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 6 (4-5:30 pm)

Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members (GrantSpace)

New board members from the business world often speak a different language and operate from a different culture from the nonprofit board they join, which can result in a bumpy experience. This interactive session will look at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate such board members. The main goal is a seamless start leading to a productive and mutually satisfying experience, along with business and nonprofit professionals learning from each other and experimenting with best practices from both realms.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Apr. 10 (10-11 am)

Revolutionizing Customer Service (Harvard Business Review)

Every organization wants to raise its level of customer service. The question is how to do it. Customer service experts Jochen Wirtz and Ron Kaufman—who are researchers, consultants, and authors—recommend revolutionizing customer service by jettisoning several conventional practices and engaging in deep cultural changes.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising 101: The Campaign Feasibility Assessment – Can You Do it on Your Own? (Charity How To)

First and foremost, the campaign feasibility assessment remains a powerful tool in nonprofit fundraising. The process helps you assess the potential success of the campaign before you invest time and resources–human and financial–into the effort. Join Heather to learn the basics of the campaign feasibility assessment and how you can assess whether you can complete it on your own or need to hire a development consultant.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: The Anatomy of a Major Gift Ask (Network for Good)

Want a foolproof blueprint for asking for major gifts? Join us for this webinar and learn how to prepare, practice, and perfect your pitch. We’ll talk about common mistakes that come from inadequate preparation, and give you the inspiration and information you need to make your donors an offer they can’t refuse.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (12-1 pm)

Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

There’s nothing like middle-grade reading to light up a student’s imagination and pave the way for a life of reading. In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll hear about upcoming middle-grade titles, perfect for grades 3—8, from Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Bloomsbury, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney Book Group, and Albert Whitman & Company. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor, Maggie Reagan.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (Insync)

Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors. Audience: All staff.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 11 (1-2 pm)

Sleeper Hits for Summer 2017 (Library Journal)

You may already know the biggest titles for coming months, the books that are best sellers before their official publication date. But what about sleeper hits, those great discoveries that librarians will want to have, though they might not know it yet? This webcast introduces you to such titles and offers recommendations from leading publishers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (9-10 am)

Building a Digital Image Collection With Flickr: A low (or no) cost way to share your digital assets (Nebraska Library Commission)

Libraries have many options of services to store and share digital assets, including many from library automation vendors. Instead of looking at library vendors, one option is to use a photo sharing resource such as Flickr (from yahoo.com). From a very active Flickr user, this presentation will showcase how you can use this free resource to promote, organize and share your digital assets. Of particular note is using Flickr groups and tagging to make items from your collection accessible and findable by community residents as well as people all over the world.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (10-11 am)

Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace (American Management Association)

In this webcast, we’ll explore some of these challenges and opportunities and illuminate how cultures that embrace diversity and inclusiveness can yield fiscal benefits having a direct impact on the bottom line.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Explore MeSH vocabulary and PubMed features that facilitate finding evidence from research. This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. The class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/blog/2017/03/29/upcoming-classes-for-april/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (11-12 pm)

Fuel Yourself to Fulfill your Mission: Self-Care Tips for Social Impact Leaders (4Good)

With so much at stake for your clients, for your organization, for your cause— it can be easy to overlook your needs! Yet, the constant state of stress and overwhelm is sapping your energy. If you’re not practicing self-care, it not only affects your health but jeopardizes your ability to fulfill your core mission. You have a mission that needs to be nurtured; so you need to nurture yourself.In this session, Stress & Resiliency Coach Colette Ellis will guide you to uncover new ways to quiet your mind, rejuvenate, and find respite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

This Legal Issues Webinar Series is concerned with the legal and ethical aspects of managing collections. This, the first webinar of the series, will provide an introduction to the series and an overview of US and international laws and regulations that affect the acquisition, import, export, ownership, possession, and exhibition of objects and specimens, including wildlife laws and regulations that may affect artifacts or art objects. The second webinar (April 19) in the series will be concerned with ethical issues in collections management. The third webinar (May 17) will address the disposal of deaccessioned objects.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Planning for and Managing Storage for Digital Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Are you creating digitized or harvested digital content collections? How do you evaluate the digital storage you have? This webinar will look at various digital preservation infrastructure requirements, assess risks for digital storage media, and discuss cost-effective ways to plan and develop secure storage for digital assets.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Brand architecture: Rethinking how you connect the dots of your programs (GuideStar)

Join us for an interactive webinar in collaboration with Sarah Durham, CEO of Big Duck, where we’ll define brand architecture and share insight for organizing your brand and expressing it in a clear, holistic way that your audiences understand–programs and all.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Build an Engagement Plan for Successful Outreach (North Carolina Library Association)

Outreach is critical for engaging with those who need our library services, especially when they are under-prepared or a member of a student population with unique needs. Making these connections doesn’t magically happen but requires thoughtful consideration and planning! This webinar will guide you through the process of creating an engagement plan that strategically improves and invigorates your current outreach and campus collaborations. We will discuss several stages of creating an engagement plan, from the initial stage of identifying student populations with whom to connect through the final stage of impact assessment. Engagement plans are living documents that build on initial research and investigation, work through action steps necessary to achieve your outreach goals, and assess impact with new and existing data.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and the home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and a mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals proven methods for creating engaging websites.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 12 (1-2 pm)

Informational Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

In recent years, the number of simple informational books being published has increased. Storytimes offer a great opportunity to show parents and caregivers that these are great books to read aloud to children, and not just for homework.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (9-10 am)

The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar, the third in the series, will provide practical information and resources for librarians on providing better service to immigrants and refugees in your community.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (11:30-1 pm)

Inside Innovation Funding: Exploring Philanthropy at the Intersection of Problem-Solving, Technology and Design (GrantSpace)

Increasingly funders are experimenting with innovation funding, but how are they defining innovation, and what can we learn from approaches that are working? Building on Foundation Center’s recent GrantCraft and Glasspockets blog series, funders will explain how they are applying and adapting strategies from the tech sector to strengthen and scale social sector endeavors. Topics covered will include competition grantmaking, accelerator programs, capacity building, and efforts to create a diverse and inclusive social innovation sector.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 13 (12-1 pm)

Is Your Agency Blind to Cyber Risks? (GovLoop)

Join us as government experts discuss the need for comprehensive, actionable data that will transition agencies from reactive to proactive cybersecurity postures.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Apr. 14 (1-2 pm)

Crisis in the Library: Are You Prepared? (Colorado Virtual Library)

This webinar is for the library workforce with ten simple steps to take to be aware of potential hazards and serve as a guide to actions needed to be ready for any disaster affecting the library! Participants will be shown the tools to assess risk, identify core services and resources at the library and what can be included in a one page disaster plan.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-04/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Saturday, Apr. 15 (8-1:30 pm)

Google Training: Learn How to Use Collaborative Google Tools Step-by-Step (SimpleK12)

If you want to learn how to use more Google apps in your classroom then this event is perfect for you! We’ll provide you with real-world ways to use Google Tools with your students.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-12:30 pm)

15 Free STEM-tastic Tools for Educators (SimpleK12)

Would you like to make science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics engaging and meaningful for all students? Join Todd Beard as he explores 15 free STEM-related resources that will increase critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, and computational thinking. Using a cross-curricular approach, he will examine opportunities that benefit educators and students from kindergarten through adulthood. Come discover how combining state-of-the art technologies and programs with proven practices can create opportunities for achievement with real-world experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-1 pm)

Learning from Your Patrons: An Introduction to User Research (Colorado State Library)

Join us as we discuss how to conduct some basic research with your patrons to help make your website or other services easier to use.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (1-1:30 pm)

10 Free Ways to STEM the Gap (SimpleK12)

Would you like to learn about ways other teachers and industry leaders are making connections using STEM education across the curriculum? Join Microsoft Fellow Todd Beard as he discusses how we can work together to “STEM the Gap” with hands-on tools and activities. Todd will cover why it is so important to immerse our students in the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He will explain how to integrate STEM tools in the classroom so that students can create and collaborate with others. In addition, Todd will share some great, free STEM tools and resources available to students, teachers, and parents, and show how the Microsoft Education Community can help. Come discover all of this and more!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 18 (1-2 pm)

Civility Goes Viral: A New Approach for a New Era (WebJunction)

Civility is the healing power we need to counteract the divisive, fragmented forces that seem to be undermining our social fabric. Since 2006, Howard County Library System (MD) has been leading the way toward community connectedness with their Choose Civility initiative. They, along with three library systems across the country, invite you to join the movement to nurture civility in your own community. Learn how kindness creates communities, how to challenge stereotypes effectively, and cultivate random acts of civility. Find opportunities to implement Choose Civility to enhance internal and external customer service, develop partnerships and community support, and create a more connected community of people who will #choose2Bkind. Let’s see civility go viral in 2017.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (10-11 am)

2020 Vision: What Leaders Need to Know to Navigate the Next Few Years and Beyond (American Management Association)

As a forecasting tool, demographics are unparalleled for seeing what’s ahead in world culture, economics, politics, commerce and government. During this insightful webcast, demographer Kenneth W. Gronbach will lead you into his fascinating world of counting people. He’ll explain to you why demographics precipitate economics, and not the other way around.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identifying available filters in your My NCBI account, and how to create a custom filter.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pml_myncbi/7048

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Re-evaluating Existing Library Spaces and Furnishings on a Budget (Demco)

During this webinar, you’ll learn how to take an objective look at your library to reimagine your spaces. Interior designer Stephanie Shook will demonstrate methods for evaluating your existing building and furniture conditions, gathering objective input and creating a new experience and fresh environment for your customers, all in a budget-friendly way.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Using GIS: A Better Way to Assess Public Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

Using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools provides librarians with strong data to corroborate on-the-ground observations. GIS can be an integral decision support tool that library managers can utilize when planning strategically for the future. With GIS data, library personnel can fully understand the characteristics of the populations they serve and, in turn, develop facilities, collections, programs, and delivery points that align closely with the needs of the constituents.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (10-11 am)

Going Digital (Lyrasis)

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

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20, (11-12 pm)

Involving your Board Members in Fundraising From Day 1 (Bloomerang)

In this webinar, Kathy Wright will show us an easy process to take your board from disengaged with fundraising to contributing at their highest level of involvement.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=f7b6lhnn8ap2&campaign=p164q2pi4lth

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Three website changes that will start attracting new members right away; How to get anyone on your board to easily make updates by themselves (even if they don’t have any tech experience); The top website features our most successful clients use to drive membership growth.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/membership-growth-webinar?_ga=1.254159752.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategy for Inclusion and Diversity (American Alliance of Museums)

Join colleagues from the EdCom Steering Committee in this dynamic online conversation highlighting efforts by colleagues from the Minnesota Historical Society and National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create and implement strategies for inclusion, including those for increasing intercultural competence of staff, effective relationship building through community engagement, and efforts to diversify staff.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/online-programs

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data Part 6: Import and Export Codes (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn how to navigate the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (imports) and Schedule B (exports) by using the Headings/Subheadings, Article Descriptions, and Rates of Duty as defined by your respective ‘General Rules of Interpretation’ and any applicable import trade agreements, versus the ‘HTS Search’ and ‘Schedule B Search Engine.’

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

How to Make Blended Learning Work in Your School (Booklist)

The blended learning approach is growing in popularity for K-12, but what are the best practices to ensure you achieve its full benefits? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insight from Instructional Technology Coach Anne Aita, who’ll share how she’s helped the Beaufort County Public School District (SC) successfully integrate eBooks and audiobooks into the classroom.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Quick Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools online at census.gov that can quickly provide data. During this training we will learn about Quick Facts, Census Explorer, Census Flows Mapper My Congressional District, Easy Stats and more.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t926613bd207ccd2ddfe7664ea45d949c

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Social Media for Trainers (Insync)

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job. We’ll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Creating Community – Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps (The TLT Group)

Join us to learn of some Apps that will help create community.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (1-2 pm)

60 Tools in 60 Minutes (School Library Journal)

Get ready for a rapid fire tool share in this next webcast in the SLJ/ISTE series. We’ll explore the best applications and gear for your school or library, including must-have multimedia content, cool coding platforms, and top choices for your maker space.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 20 (1-2 pm)

Veterans and Mental Health – Suicide Prevention (Infopeople)

Regardless of the numbers or rates, one Veteran suicide is one too many.In this webinar, participants will: Review recent suicide related data; Understand Veteran’s increased risk for suicide; Learn how to identify, address and mitigate risk for suicide; Know where to contact the Veteran’s Crisis Line; Understand trauma and resiliency. This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of suicide prevention for Veterans.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (10-11 am)

7 Coaching Strategies To Develop A Positive Workplace Culture and Training Success (Training Magazine Network)

This event featuring coaching thought leader Tim Hagen will cover very specific strategies associated with the art of building a positive workplace culture. Participants in this session will emerge understanding seven specific strategies how training leaders and their managers can utilize these principles to foster greater trust, talent development, and employee retention.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (11-12 pm)

More than Storytime: Outreach to Childcare Centers and Preschools (The iSchool at UW-Madison)

Outreach to childcare centers and preschools can be more than just a storytime. This webinar will help you begin to think about ways you can bring elements of the library experience, such as browsing and checking out books, getting a library card, or participating in a reading program to childcare centers and preschools in your area. Offering more than a storytime allows you to connect with children and families who may not already be library users, strengthen relationships among childcare providers in your community and the library, and spread early literacy advocacy beyond your walls.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (12-1 pm)

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (12-1 pm)

Grabbing Learner Attention (Insync)

Traditional communication and training methods for engaging and motivating employees are no longer working. Without initial attention, nothing we do really matters. This session will share simple and creative ideas that will grab learner attention and make it more fun. Techniques include both low and high tech examples, focusing on visual design and video.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 25 (1-2 pm)

Build Your Political Literacy Skills for Advocacy (WebJunction)

Advocacy efforts to sustain funding for your library are crucial in the best of times. Challenging times call for new ways to engage and activate advocates for your library. Level up your political savviness by taking lessons from successful campaigns. Whether or not you have a library ballot measure on the horizon, learn how to put these proven techniques to work for your library funding requests. Explore innovative options to energize, focus and build your skills and confidence. You’ll come away with actionable tips and tools to market your library to garner a wide base of support from your community constituents.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (9-10 am)

Collecting Library User Feedback: Free! high tech and low tech options that will meet your needs (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this presentation, we will discuss our experience conducting high tech and low tech (but all free!) surveys with an emphasis on the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide which option is best for your needs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (10:30-11:30 am)

Top Seven Fundraising Tips, as Featured in Nonprofit Fundraising 101 (Nonprofit Hub)

Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and author of the newly-released, best-selling handbook Nonprofit Fundraising 101, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his book that can and will help you get dollars in the door.Heyman will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, and online campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

Lights, Camera, Advocacy to Action: Digital Storytelling for Libraries (TechSoup)

This free webinar will identify how to use digital storytelling for advocacy, as well as good practices for video production and digital storytelling. Presenters will share a list of technology tools that will help you develop top-notch stories.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/wi0wdf3sb65x&eom

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

The webinar is presented by three top tech experts, who are constantly scouring the web for new and useful nonprofit tools. They’ve done all the searching for you, so all you have to do is show up and learn which tools will be right for your organization. In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Over 30 tools that can save you and your organization hours each week; Tips for staying on top of new and emerging online tools; The number one pitfall when using and evaluating online tools.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/the-top-nonprofit-tools-used-by-the-pros?_ga=1.245901828.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

How Natural Outdoor Classrooms Can Help Address Behavioral Challenges and Support Children’s Well-Being (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this inspiring webinar. Nature education expert, Tina Reeble, will share insights, tips, and practices that will help transform your early childhood program from conflict to harmony with outdoor play and nature exploration. The webinar will explore ways educators can use time in natural outdoor classrooms to effectively reduce children’s behavioral challenges, minimize conflict and,support peaceful interactions and add more joyful interactions to outdoor time. Join us to turn your attention to the outdoors just in time to transition to a new season.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 26 (2-3 pm)

All For Tech & Tech For All pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Digital Inclusion is a hot topic in libraries these days, but what does it really mean? Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators. Digital inequity often lives where it is least expected, so library staff members from all types of libraries are encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-for-tech-tech-for-all-pt-1-tickets-32965228887?ref=ebapi

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (11-12 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)

This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. In this free webinar, you will learn: How to define a major gift for your organization; What 5 elements to have in place before starting a major gifts program; What your fundraising goal tells you about prospects; How to find major gift prospects to support your mission; How to build donor relationships that lead to big gifts; What you must do when planning a successful Ask visit; The best ways to thank your donors so they keep on giving.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (12-1 pm)

Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program (Public Library Association)

Summer reading programs are on the horizon! How will you measure the success of your summer reading and learning programs? Project Outcome provides a set of tools to help you measure the outcomes of your summer programs, which can be used to make program improvements, justify funding requests, and strengthen community partnerships. This free webinar will cover good practices for administering Project Outcome surveys for summer reading programs. Learn what other libraries have done to successfully gather outcome data about summer learning and why standardized summer program outcomes are so important from the state library’s perspective. This webinar will feature Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 27 (1-2 pm)

The Art of Coding (Infopeople)

Join us for this one-hour webinar that will cover how to facilitate a coding club or workshop in the context of art making. Presenter Sylvia Aguiñaga will explore fundamental coding concepts and how to apply them specifically to visual design.

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

suggested CE: technology

ALL

suggested CE: library administration

Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

The Top Nonprofit Tools Used by the Pros (Wild Apricot)

 

The webinar is presented by three top tech experts, who are constantly scouring the web for new and useful nonprofit tools. They’ve done all the searching for you, so all you have to do is show up and learn which tools will be right for your organization. In this free webinar, you’ll learn: Over 30 tools that can save you and your organization hours each week; Tips for staying on top of new and emerging online tools; The number one pitfall when using and evaluating online tools.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trial.wildapricot.com/the-top-nonprofit-tools-used-by-the-pros?_ga=1.245901828.1448305689100

suggested CE: technology

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On site training – coming up!

The Montana State Library revised its model for delivering quality face-to-face seminar-style training from a single annual 2 day conference to several smaller events sprinkled around the Treasure State.  This new model for training, called MSL Workshops, is intended to reach out to new audiences and to put quality training closer to many of our far-flung small rural libraries.  The Montana Library Association sponsors several larger format training events held in the bigger towns in Montana, so your state library is trying to differentiate our training from MLA, so that Montana’s librarians can have a wide variety of training opportunities.   (BTW – I’m presenting a session on disaster preparedness on March 31st at MLA in Billings – please come – I have cool prizes and some very useful handouts, and a sample first aid kit that every library should have. Several librarians are bringing their disaster response plans to share – it will be inspiring.  And, what an important topic!)

MSL Workshops provide seminar-style 1/2day or all day training sessions. There is no charge to attend.  And while there is some similar content offered at different locations, each MSL Workshop is a unique program, so you may attend more than one, if you like.  Every MSL Workshop features an evening session targeted to public library boards and we aim for training that board members will find practical and valuable.

I hope we will see you at an MSL Workshop later this Spring:

Havre – April 26th-27th or

Red Lodge & Joliet, May 8th.

Register to attend by logging on to the MT State Library Directory.

And…coming this summer: the 2017-18 Summer Library Leadership Institute.  The institute is a 9 month program of study aimed at emerging leaders in the Montana library community.  The institute starts with 4 days at the Rising Wolf Ranch in East Glacier Park July 26th-29th.  Participants will explore what it means to be a leader, discover their own leadership style, and form a cohort with their peers that will support them as they tackle a leadership project in their community.  The institute continues with monthly training webinars and meetings that tackle the hard stuff – how to manage change, how to overcome hurdles, how to nurture productive partnerships.   Applications are due April 10th – apply through the Montana State Library Directory.

SAVE THE DATE!   Trustee and director training September 8th at Bozeman Public Library.

Happy learning!  – Jo

 

 

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March – learn like a lion, practice like a lamb…

Probably not a great use of the weather metaphor for March in my title, but this month’s list of webinars are ready for you to devour anyway.  It’s the season for publishers to get out and promote new titles, so there is a lot of good stuff in that genre, along with a couple of great leadership training events, and lots more.

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). These guys to our south compile this great list for us…and you will get information quicker if you visit their site frequently.

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   – and consider letting me host a webinar that you present!  Just contact me with your training idea and we can set up a time that is convenient.  jflick@mt.gov 

ADVOCACY

Mar. 7: Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Mar. 8: Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar. 9: Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Mar. 22: Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar. 21: The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

Mar. 23: Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 29: Expertise, Competencies and Careers (Library 2.0)

BOARDS

Mar. 8: Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Mar. 22: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

CAREERS

Mar. 8: Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 15: Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Mar. 28: Bozarthzone! TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar. 8: STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 22: Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar. 23: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar. 7: Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Mar. 9: Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Mar. 10: Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Mar. 14: Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 16: Oversize, overwhelmed? Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection (Connecting to Collections)

Mar. 28: Library Reads (Booklist)

Mar. 29: Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

Mar. 7: Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Mar. 8: Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar. 9: Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Mar. 14: How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Mar. 29: Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar. 7: Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Mar. 8: Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 8: Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Mar. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Mar. 9: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 9: Libraries Transforming Communities: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation (1 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Mar. 14: Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning-How Do We Become the “Google” of Learning? (InSync Training)

Mar. 15: Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

Mar. 16: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 16: Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (Tech Soup)

Mar. 21: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

FUNDRAISING

Mar. 14: How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

Mar. 15: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Mar. 29: From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue (4Good)

LEGAL

Mar. 21: The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT

Mar. 8: Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 8: 3 Keys to Successful Program Management (American Management Association)

Mar. 14: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar. 16: Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (Tech Soup)

Mar. 22: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

Mar. 22: Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar. 8: Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

Mar. 15: Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

Mar. 16: Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 21: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

Mar. 23: Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 29: The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives)

PROGRAMMING

Mar. 7: Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Mar. 8: STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 9: Women Who Rock: Past and Present (Junior Library Guild)

Mar. 15: Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Mar. 16: Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 16: Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact (Public Library Association)

Mar. 22: Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar. 7: Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

Mar. 7: Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Mar. 9: Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Mar. 14: Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 23: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

Mar. 28: Library Reads (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Mar. 21: Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 23: Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research (National Archives)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar. 7: Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Mar. 8: Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

Mar. 10: Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Mar. 22: Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Mar. 15: Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library (SirsiDynix)

Mar. 22: Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar. 7: Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

Mar. 7: Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Mar. 8: Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 21: Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 22: Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

VOLUNTEERS

Mar. 7: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 9: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 16: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (10-11 am)

Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

This webinar should give participants an understanding of what these tutorials are, how they work, and when they might be appropriate; considerations for selecting tools for the project; and first steps to building their own tutorials. To learn about education modeled after Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s, attend the First Tuesdays webinar on March 7. Otherwise, end your adventure here.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

This free, 60-minute webinar will  introduce you to the foundational elements of design brand guidelines. Join Gopika Prabhu from Elefint, a design studio that works with social impact organizations, to learn about the importance and value of branding your organization and identify core elements of your brand guidelines to help your nonprofit or library create a strong brand. Gopika also developed and designed TechSoup’s free Design for Nondesigners 101 course.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qqqfmwpetkcu&campaign=iuogj797gyd2

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of must haves and what’s new for Spring 2017 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Editor Julia Smith.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (1-2 pm)

Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Our offline lives are no longer separate from our online identities. Many people are unaware of how their information is being used, what they have control over, or how to have safe online interactions. San José Public Library’s Virtual Privacy Lab has developed a seven-module customized learning experience for library patrons, in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. This privacy literacy resource is available for everyone, so learn how you can utilize the online Virtual Privacy Lab with the populations you serve at your library.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (3:30-4:30 pm)

Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Tyler Cline, the digital archivist at the UW American Heritage Center, will discuss the background of digital records and implementable practices for preserving them in this one hour webinar, sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Registration is not necessary, simply click on the link this link a few minutes before the start of the webinar:  http://bit.ly/2lS1eQL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (9-10 am)

Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

JoAnn McManus and Mary Jo Ryan, both with the Nebraska Library Commission, will address the planning involved in preparing for a new intern and share tips to providing your intern–and your library–with a great experience. Topics covered that will be helpful for everyone include: determine if the library should provide a stipend or actually hire the intern as an employee, advertise the position/opportunity, intern selection considerations, review of resources to assist you, goal-setting for the internship, organize before day one of the internship, introduce your intern to the projects to be completed, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10-11 am)

3 Keys to Successful Program Management (American Management Association)

The skills needed for program management can differ significantly from those needed for project management.  Program management is about maximizing the benefits realized with constrained resources in a changing environment; project management is focused on the efficient creation of a defined deliverable. In this webcast, you will discover the tools to initiate a program successfully in a manner that will enable benefits establishment, realization management, and analysis prior to and during execution. We will show you how to set realistic objectives and performance measures.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10-11 am)

Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

This interactive webinar will offer you a 5-step structure that will help you design and lead engaging sessions from short presentations to workshops and training sessions. As you gain insights, techniques, and strategies for effective training, you’ll quickly be able to recognize what you’re doing well and what needs to be improved in order to consistently create the most effective learning experiences for your participants.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10:30-11:30 am)

Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This session will help you discover how to maximize your nonprofit’s social media accounts through thankfulness, instead of promotion. We will examine real-life examples of effective social media usage from organizations large and small, as well as the latest research into what works and what doesn’t.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many different views and priorities? This session will introduce key principles and tools for building dialogue and alignment across diverse groups.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 pm)

You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

he library field relies heavily on technology, but few front-line staff receive training in basic I.T. concepts that can build confidence when managing public access computer and working with patrons. The Texas State Library faced this challenge in more than 400 small public libraries in rural areas. They responded with You Can Do I.T., a friendly, approachable hardware, software, and networking skills training program. Join us for this free webinar to learn how you can demystify technology to empower others around you, no matter your technical ability or where you work. We will share our approaches to I.T. training to engage different learning styles, free and adaptable resources, and lessons learned from hands-on experience in the field.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/hzcu47bev4wz&eom

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 pm)

Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

In this presentation, you’ll learn how Columbus Metropolitan Library partnered with nonprofit Learning Circle Education Services to measure the impact of library services. Through data sharing, the library was given insight into whether programs such as Summer Reading Club, Homework Help and Reading Buddies were helping students read on grade level and increasing their performance in school. Listen as the project team shares what has been learned so far about students using these library services and discusses the importance of connecting the work of out-of-school time providers with K–12 student data to measure the impact on student achievement.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (2-3 pm)

STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

The presenters will provide an overview of 52+ STEM/STEAM programs they have tried at their library, as well as an in-depth summary of 3 programs for ages 3-12. These materials, including outlines, supply lists, links to scientific explanations, photos, and more can also be found on the blog created by the presenters: http://www.steminlibraries.com. If this session fills up, the video will be posted within approximately 48 hours of the webinar at: http://tinyurl.com/zyoryxx

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6032717212178896897

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation (1 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Join the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) for an overview of the range of models in dialogue and deliberation available to public libraries that serve large or urban communities.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (1-1:30 pm)

Women Who Rock: Past and Present (Junior Library Guild)

Astronomer. Pinkerton detective. Automobile driver. Computer programmer. Women continue to rock our world through their talents, leadership, and wisdom. Join Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, for a 30 minute presentation on amazing women in our past and those who lead us today. From hot new biographies to strong female characters, writers, and illustrators, quick booktalks will lengthen your shopping cart list. Find out about programming and services, resources, and practical strategies you can use to extend National Women’s History Month into a year-long celebration.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

The facilitators will discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (2-3 pm)

Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Social media is a great tool for connecting with library users and for marketing the many amazing resources and programs available from/at your library and within your community. Although social media accounts are easy to establish, they do require time and dedicated attention to maintain. This crash course on social media will equip you with simple tips for optimizing your social media presence and engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a manner that is both time and cost effective.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Friday, Mar, 10 (10:30-12 pm)

Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Librarians have long been champions of open access to materials, and many are now taking their open-access expertise into the realm of open educational resources (OER). These new leadership roles in OER allow librarians to collaborate with instructional faculty, instructional designers, and administrators in new and interesting ways, while furthering college affordability, equal access to materials, and student success.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (7-8 am)

Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning-How Do We Become the “Google” of Learning? (InSync Training)

The term ‘blended learning’ isn’t descriptive enough anymore. Especially when we consider that learning takes place perpetually – even when the training department isn’t looking! To become more of a partner with our business, we need to make sure learning opportunities and content are where and when our learners need them. If they are not, our learners will turn to search engines to find the information they need and hope for the best.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information and to register, visit:  http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (12-1 pm)

Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Get the scoop on the latest youth and adult graphic novels and comics in this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from DC, Macmillan, and IPG share upcoming titles from their catalogs, perfect for refreshing this high-circulating section. Moderated by Graphic Novels Editor, Sarah Hunter.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (4-5 pm)

How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. The urgency of a campaign occurring on a certain day inspires individuals to donate, but only if your nonprofit prepares in advance and creates an online campaign that taps into the impulsivity of cause awareness and giving day donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ongood.ngo/info/resources/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (9:30-10 am)

Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

An unexpected surge of reference questions can strain physical and virtual reference services. Take control by being prepared. Join the QuestionPoint community to discuss best practices for tackling surprise class visits. You can look forward to simple advice based on approaches that work from both a public and academic perspective. We know you’re busy, so we have condensed our best practices series into shorter sessions with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (10-11 am)

Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Transitions, even those you’ve initiated and are excited about, can be stressful and stimulate mixed emotions. Major transitions are particularly difficult because the key elements that have made up much of your identity can suddenly be wiped away and shake your self-esteem. In this insightful program, we’ll explore common challenges and offer coping skills for women as they move through different stages of their work and personal lives.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (11-12 pm)

Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library (SirsiDynix)

We know you work hard to use your resources wisely. Is there more you can do to make your library the tech center of your community? Join technology librarians Nick Taylor and Tracy Treece to learn how you can upgrade your library. Authors of the recently published Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library, Nick and Tracy will share their expertise to help you super-charge your team.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/3/(year)/2017

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 15 (1-2 pm)

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

There’s something here for all of your patrons, whether they’re interested in animal life or transportation, STEM materials or mythical creatures, outdoor sports or history, or even learning how to write poetry. Aimed at a wide range of readers and tackling a variety of fascinating subjects, these series are sure to entice report writers and casual browsers alike.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (9-10 am)

Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Sarah Colombo, of Livingston Parish Library, will provide public librarians with a better understanding of the needs, concerns, challenges, potential interests, and mindsets of new adults (those transitioning from either a fully or partially supported lifestyle into being fully self-sufficient adults, typically within the age ranges of 18-30), and how to provide resources, services, and programming that address the needs of new adults.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6098669217860922369

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact (Public Library Association)

This free webinar will highlight how the SEC can help you plan for your financial literacy programs, including the free digital and print resources and tools available to librarians and patrons, so you can feel confident teaching your patrons about financial topics such as sound principles of saving and investing, how to spot and avoid investment fraud, and more! You’ll also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn about patron privacy issues in public libraries. This webinar will explore two key areas of patron privacy: public access technology and the collection of patron data. Our guests will share practical tips and advice on how to better protect patron privacy. We will also share recommended resources for continued learning on this topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/bv1ehw7nhzka&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Oversize, overwhelmed? Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection (Connecting to Collections)

What can you do with large maps, posters, architectural drawings, and other items that often are rolled up and pushed to the back of storage or placed on high shelves in hopes they might disappear or go away? How can you make these materials available to your patrons without worry? This webinar will address organizational, storage, handling and reformatting challenges for the safe access and preservation of these often fragile, oversized materials.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar provides an introduction to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme and how SuDocs numbers are assigned and organized. Participants will learn how to interpret SuDocs numbers that can help identify documents when working with them.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (1-2 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (4-5:30 pm)

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments? Tune in to this livestream broadcast for a panel featuring professionals who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations. Panelists will discuss characteristics and models of impact investments, legal issues relating to impact investing, and developments in the impact space.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/3/(year)/2017

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (9-10 am)

Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

This presentation provides an opportunity for librarians working in small and rural library contexts to learn about the innovative applications of TV White Space (TVWS) technology in their communities. Join us to find out how small and rural libraries can implement this emerging technology and use it to collaborate with other community anchor institutions to advance access, inclusion, and crisis planning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (11-12 pm)

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (12-1 pm)

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)

Emotional intelligence (EQ) serves as the building block for professional success. However, it is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. In reality, EQ can be learned, developed and improved, and as employees reach higher levels of mastery, you will see higher levels of performance across a broad spectrum of business and professional skills. Learn how to create a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to improve EQ across your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

In a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (3-4 pm)

Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

This webinar will focus on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will outline distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. The program will also focus on digital collection development and how using library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process. This webinar will benefit librarians, and is a follow-up to edWeb.net Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research (National Archives)

John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of the Death Files from the Numerical Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be available soon.

For more information and to watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_3ZfsJaP9k&list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9&index=1

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Join us as we share one library’s journey into “atypical services”…and how atypical is now often the norm. Come ready to share your thoughts and questions as we share unique ideas, brainstorm potential partnerships, and discuss how to define and measure success.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2016 and Spring 2017 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2017 summer reading theme of building and popular makers’ spaces.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 28 (12-1 pm)

Library Reads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear representatives from HarperCollins, IPG, Norton, Penguin Random House and Touchstone Press, share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries–and for your LibraryReads nominations! Moderated by Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach, Rebecca Vnuk.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 28 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (11-12 pm)

From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue (4Good)

If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability. What if you could convert that costly program into a constant stream of revenue? What if there’s an asset, hidden like a treasure in the proverbial attic of your organization, ready to be dusted off? What if new audiences are out there waiting to invest in your mission in a whole new way?

For more information and to register, visit:  https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (12-1 pm)

Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

One philosophy of the library catalog is to only include items for which you have paid. On the other hand, there is much free web content that has great value for researchers, including Government information. However, it would not be feasible, or useful, to take on the entire Internet. This webinar examines whether it is worth the time and financial investment to catalog freely-available online resources and will seek to answer the question of measuring the value of placing these resources in the catalog.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (1-2 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives)

As part of our Inclusive Library series, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission proudly welcomes the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for this essential webinar on providing excellent customer service to library patrons with disabilities.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (1-4 pm)

Expertise, Competencies and Careers (Library 2.0)

Sponsored with ALA’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” Campaign http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transform-campaign and http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/  this web conference will allow participants to interact with experts in the field to identify expectations and develop competency sets and best practices from the field, LIS education. Presentation and discussion will include requirements and expectations from educators and from both the employee and  employer’s perspective.  Save the date and join us for an interactive experience that will help us frame the future of the library and information profession.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/expertise-competencies-and-careers

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

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February Webinars from Library Land

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

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

*FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE: Big Talk From Small Libraries 2017 will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time. This conference is organized and hosted by the Nebraska Library Commission and is co-sponsored by the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=15807

ADVOCACY

Feb. 2: This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events (Wild Apricot)

Feb. 8: Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect the Dots Between Your Nonprofit’s Brand and Programs (nonprofit hub)

Feb. 8: Using Facebook LIVE to Broadcast Impact (4Good)

Feb. 22: Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians (Georgia Public Library Service)

Feb. 23: Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success (Demco)

Feb. 28: Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries (WebJunction)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb. 8: New Statistical Standard for Public Services in Archives and Special Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb. 8: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb. 23: How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

Feb. 15: Grant Strategy for CEOs, Directors, and Board Members: What You Need to Know to Succeed (4Good)

Feb. 22: Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Magazine Network)

CAREERS

Feb. 8: Handling Change Starts with Leaders Themselves: Exploring Effective Approaches to Personal and Professional Change (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb. 15: 2017 Career Planning Clinic (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb. 8: Transform Your Children’s Library Into an Interactive STEAM Learning Environment (Demco)

Feb. 9: Developmentally Appropriate Programming for Babies & Toddlers (Infopeople)

Feb. 14: Teaching Tolerance (Booklist)

Feb. 15: Tween & Teen BUILD Collective (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb. 8: LYRASIS Free Webinar: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (LYRASIS)

Feb. 16: Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display (Connecting to Collections)

Feb. 22: Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)

COMMUNICATION

Feb. 8: Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect the Dots Between Your Nonprofit’s Brand and Programs (nonprofit hub)

Feb. 8: Using Facebook LIVE to Broadcast Impact (4Good)

Feb. 9: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in the Field (Bloomerang)

Feb. 15: Improving Communication and Relationships at Work with DiSC (Colorado State Library)

Feb. 22: Show Your Profile Some Love (GuideStar)

Feb. 22: Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians (Georgia Public Library Service)

Feb. 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES)

Feb. 10: A Step inside the D.C. Africana Archives (Lyrasis)

Feb. 14: Works in Progress Webinar: Umbra Search African American History (OCLC)

Feb. 22: Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb. 2: Creativity and Library Leadership: Moving the Next Gen Library Forward (Booklist)

Feb. 3: 7 Deadly Sins of Time Management (Velocity Firm)

Feb. 8: Get Ready for Agile Learning and Development (American Management Association)

Feb. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Feb. 8: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb. 8: Handling Change Starts with Leaders Themselves: Exploring Effective Approaches to Personal and Professional Change (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb. 9: Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview (Programming Librarian)

Feb. 14: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb. 15: Improving Communication and Relationships at Work with DiSC (Colorado State Library)

Feb. 23: Delegating: When, How, and To Whom? (Utah State Library)

Feb. 23: Bozarthzone! Tips for the Positive Deviant (InSync)

FUNDRAISING

Feb. 2: Capital Campaigns: Best Practices, Common Mistakes (Bloomerang)

Feb. 2: This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events (Wild Apricot)

Feb. 8: LYRASIS Free Webinar: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (LYRASIS)

Feb. 9: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in the Field (Bloomerang)

Feb. 14: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Feb. 15: Grant Strategy for CEOs, Directors, and Board Members: What You Need to Know to Succeed (4Good)

Feb. 21: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Feb. 28: Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries (WebJunction)

LEGAL

Feb. 28: Set Up Your Makerspace for Success (Colorado Virtual Library)

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb. 6: Passion in your Future Ready Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Feb. 7: Full STEAM Ahead (Booklist)

Feb. 8: Transform Your Children’s Library Into an Interactive STEAM Learning Environment (Demco)

MANAGEMENT

Feb. 2: Creativity and Library Leadership: Moving the Next Gen Library Forward (Booklist)

Feb. 3: 7 Deadly Sins of Time Management (Velocity Firm)

Feb. 22: Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Magazine Network)

Feb. 23: Delegating: When, How, and To Whom? (Utah State Library)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb. 7: Leaving the library for nature programming: backpacks and geocaches (Washington State Library)

Feb. 9: Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview (Programming Librarian)

Feb. 14: Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers (WebJunction)

Feb. 23: Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success (Demco)

Feb. 28: If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)

PROGRAMMING

Feb. 7: Leaving the library for nature programming: backpacks and geocaches (Washington State Library)

Feb. 8: Bleep, Blorp, Books: Robots in the Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 9: Developmentally Appropriate Programming for Babies & Toddlers (Infopeople)

Feb. 13: Adult Programming That Works (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Feb. 14: No Internet, No Problem – Leveraging Offline Technology to Prepare Inmates for Success Outside the Walls (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 14: Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers (WebJunction)

Feb. 15: Science Soup, Part Five: The Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink: The EPA – Keeping Our Environment Safe (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 16: Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display (Connecting to Collections)

Feb. 22: Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes (edWeb)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb. 14: Teaching Tolerance (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Feb. 10: A Step inside the D.C. Africana Archives (Lyrasis)

Feb. 14: Works in Progress Webinar: Umbra Search African American History (OCLC)

Feb. 15: Science Soup, Part Five: The Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink: The EPA – Keeping Our Environment Safe (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 22: Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy (American Library Association and Programming Librarian)

Feb. 28: If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb. 6: Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice (Corwin)

Feb. 14: Future Ready Librarians: What’s Not to Love? (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Feb. 22: Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes (edWeb)

Feb. 27: Collaboration in the 21st Century School Library (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb. 6: Passion in your Future Ready Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Feb. 7: Full STEAM Ahead (Booklist)

Feb. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Feb. 8: Bleep, Blorp, Books: Robots in the Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 14: No Internet, No Problem – Leveraging Offline Technology to Prepare Inmates for Success Outside the Walls (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 21: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 6 (Infopeople)

Feb. 28: Set Up Your Makerspace for Success (Colorado Virtual Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb. 6: Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice (Corwin)

Feb. 7: Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync)

Feb. 8: Get Ready for Agile Learning and Development (American Management Association)

Feb. 14: Putting the LOVE Back into Your Blended Learning Instructional Design (InSync)

Feb. 14: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb. 22: Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy (American Library Association and Programming Librarian)

Feb. 22: Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes (edWeb)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb. 7: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Feb. 9: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

Feb. 14: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Feb. 15: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Feb. 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thursday, Feb. 2 (11-12 pm)

Capital Campaigns: Best Practices, Common Mistakes (Bloomerang)

Few efforts will change the trajectory of a nonprofit like a capital campaign. Yet, even seemingly small decisions can tip the balance between success and failure. This session will review three best practices to better ensure success and three common mistakes that can sink your campaign.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2017/01/26/31-free-nonprofit-webinars-for-february-2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 2 (12-1 pm)

Creativity and Library Leadership: Moving the Next Gen Library Forward (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Rowman and Littlefield for this free, one-hour webinar which will explore the importance of creativity in the modern library and the influence leadership plays in its cultivation.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 2 (12-1 pm)

This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events (Wild Apricot)

Have you found that it’s getting harder or taking longer to fill up your events? Are you sick of waiting for checks in the mail? Exhausted from processing registration forms? In this free webinar, you’ll learn: 3 recent trends preventing people from registering for your events; One simple way to avoid event-related cash flow problems; A proven 3-step process to fill events fast and cut your workload in half.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2017/01/26/31-free-nonprofit-webinars-for-february-2017

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, Feb. 3 (11:30-12:30 pm)

7 Deadly Sins of Time Management (Velocity Firm)

Time management is not a sexy or exciting topic, but it is a fundamental skill that enables us to get things done personally and professionally. Walk away from this presentation equipped with new tools for battling those dreaded time vampires that steal precious minutes and hours out of your day.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/gu2nxbl

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Feb. 6 (4:30-5:30 pm)

Diving Deeper Into Nonfiction: Using Readers Rules of Notice (Corwin)

Based on Jeffrey Wilhelm’s book Diving Deep into Nonfiction with coauthor Michael Smith, this webinar showcases a revolutionary teaching framework that helps students read nonfiction well by using four kinds of rules of notice—topics of textual conversation, key details, varied nonfiction genres, and embedded text structures—so that students can deeply understand how texts are constructed to communicate specific meanings and effects.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/diving-deeper-into-nonfiction-using-readers-rules-of-notice

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Monday, Feb. 6 (6-7 pm)

Passion in your Future Ready Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Library Instructional Technology Teachers from Beaverton School District (Oregon) will be sharing unique projects from their Library. Beaverton School District launched their Future Ready program last year when it went 1:1 with Chromebook and iPads. We want to encourage you to find that “one thing” that makes your Library unique. It’s too easy to look around at other Libraries and feel you need to have a MakerSpace or you must “genrefy” your collection. What is your passion? That will transform your library space and community because your energy and passion will shine through.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (10-11 am)

Leaving the library for nature programming: backpacks and geocaches (Washington State Library)

Presenters Kylie Fullmer and Brooke Pederson, rural library directors from Eastern and Western Washington State, will review the lessons learned and best practices from their successful “leave-the-library,” nature-based programs. Kylie will present about her outdoor backpack kits, ready to be checked out for family adventures. Brooke will present about her local history focused “Cache in Concrete” geocache trail. Attendees will leave with ideas and templates to design their own self-directed, family-friendly, nature-based programs.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (12-1 pm)

Full STEAM Ahead (Booklist)

In this free, hour-long webinar, hear from representatives from Rosen Publishing, DK, Annick Press, and Scholastic, as well as guest expert, Kristin Fontichiaro. We’ll help you look at ways to make STEM and STEAM a more organic presence in your space, programs, and story times.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync)

Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (9-10 am)

New Statistical Standard for Public Services in Archives and Special Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)

How do researchers engage with special collections? Over the past three years, the Society American Archivists and Association for College and Research Libraries have been teaming up to create, for the first time, a statistical standard to enable to archival repositories and special collections libraries to assess the services they provide their users according to common definitions. This webinar will provide you with an opportunity learn about the standard, and to provide the task force charged with its development vital feedback on the final stages of its drafting.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (10-11 am)

Get Ready for Agile Learning and Development (American Management Association)

While global investment in learning and development continues to grow by double digits, the focus of that spending is shifting. What this means is that more learning will happen in teams, and on platforms where training can be delivered any time, any place, at the user’s convenience. Join this webcast to explore how L&D is changing to meet the needs of today’s organizations and their increasingly agile workforce.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (10:30-11:30 am)

Brand Architecture: Rethinking How You Connect the Dots Between Your Nonprofit’s Brand and Programs (nonprofit hub)

On this webinar, Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck, a communications firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, will define brand architecture and share insights for organizing your brand and expressing it in a clear, holistic way that your audiences understand. You should attend this webinar if you want to learn how to: Help different audiences recognize and understand your work; Improve the overall awareness of your brand; Make it easier for staff and board members to communicate about your mission.

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

 

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (11-12 pm)

Using Facebook LIVE to Broadcast Impact (4Good)

Facebook Live is taking the newsfeed by storm! This (relatively) new live broadcasting feature lets any person, brand, or nonprofit live-stream events, reveals, celebrations, and more. The Humane Society, The White House, the MET, and many smaller nonprofits are broadcasting news-as-it-happens, museum tours, and even feeding time for baby raccoons! Learn how to get started with Facebook Live with your nonprofit.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (11-12:30)

LYRASIS Free Webinar: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants (LYRASIS)

Attend a session to get advice on crafting your application for the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants. The session will give an overview of eligibility, application guidelines, and tips on submitting your best application. Bring your ideas for projects to fund for discussion in the session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (12-1 pm)

You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

The library field relies heavily on technology, but few front-line staff receive training in basic I.T. concepts that can build confidence when managing public access computer and working with patrons. The Texas State Library faced this challenge in more than 400 small public libraries in rural areas. They responded with You Can Do I.T., a friendly, approachable hardware, software, and networking skills training program. Join us for this free webinar to learn how you can demystify technology to empower others around you, no matter your technical ability or where you work. We will share our approaches to I.T. training to engage different learning styles, free and adaptable resources, and lessons learned from hands-on experience in the field.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/hzcu47bev4wz&eom

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/2/(year)/2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (12-1 pm)

Transform Your Children’s Library Into an Interactive STEAM Learning Environment (Demco)

Learn how you can harness new education strategies and transform your children’s library into an interactive STEAM learning environment.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Handling Change Starts with Leaders Themselves: Exploring Effective Approaches to Personal and Professional Change (Early Childhood Investigations)

How we take care of ourselves during times of personal or professional change directly impacts our effectiveness in helping others cope with change. This webinar will give participants a chance to take stock of where they are in the process of change, and offer practical ideas for successfully navigating current and future changes.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 8 (1-2 pm)

Bleep, Blorp, Books: Robots in the Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Join us as we discuss the benefits of providing robotics programs to youth patrons and how to get started. Katelyn Patterson of CTLS will discuss why robotics is a wonderful way to offer STEM programming and how to get started. Cecily Ponce de Leon of the Plano Public Library System will give an overview of how PPLS has been implementing robotics programs for several years.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb 9 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in the Field (Bloomerang)

Almost 90% of all charitable gifts come from individuals and the largest gifts come from asking one-on-one in person. Accessing these gifts is critical to fulfilling the mission of your organization. So how do you do it? There’s no one right way to ask for a gift. Who you are and what you bring to the table are critically important. When you ask in a way that suits you personally, you will be more comfortable and more effective. You’ll be able to cultivate and solicit individual gifts that allow your organization to fulfill its vision and have the biggest impact possible!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog/2017/01/26/31-free-nonprofit-webinars-for-february-2017

suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 9 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 9 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview (Programming Librarian)

Join this introductory webinar to learn about a free learning series that will teach library professionals to lead change in their communities. Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is a free professional development program for all types of library professionals interested in exploring community engagement through dialogue and deliberation.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 9 (1-2 pm)

Developmentally Appropriate Programming for Babies & Toddlers (Infopeople)

Join us for this one-hour webinar as presenters Brooke Newberry and Amy Koester discuss the developmental milestones as well as optimal space, format, content and staffing for library programming aimed at babies, infants and toddlers.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, Feb. 10 (10:30-12 pm)

A Step inside the D.C. Africana Archives (Lyrasis)

The D.C. Africana Archives Project is a partnership between six archives throughout Washington, D.C. to enhance access to previously unavailable research materials documenting the history of the African diaspora in D.C., the civil rights movements, the struggle for Home Rule, the rise of Black-owned businesses, the development of Howard University, slavery in the nation’s capital, jazz music in D.C., and the literary arts. This 2nd Friday session will cover the sustainability of such a project and the successes and challenges for different stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, Feb. 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Adult Programming That Works (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join the ICFL for a presentation about adult programming in your library.

To login, visit: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8-9 am)

Putting the LOVE Back into Your Blended Learning Instructional Design (InSync)

The work we do as instructional designers is constantly shifting. We need to continuously evolve and adapt, as innovations drive change in the way that content can be delivered and consumed, learning environments can be designed and developed, and new modes of learning can be assessed. Although the shift can be chaotic at times, one thing remains at the core of our work — LOVE. Yes, you read correctly, LOVE. L: Listening; O: Orienting; V: Visualizing; E: Evaluating.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8:30-9:30 am)

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Join us this Valentine’s Day to discover the fundamentals of nonprofit fundraising. Conventional wisdom dictates that we manage what we measure, and the most effective nonprofits on the planet know exactly how to measure their results. In this educational session, Jay will share best practices—including detailed formulas that every nonprofit should be using—to track the effectiveness of their fundraising efforts.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (9-10 am)

No Internet, No Problem – Leveraging Offline Technology to Prepare Inmates for Success Outside the Walls (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Computer and information literacy are essential life skills that are difficult to teach in situations without access to computers, much less without the Internet and until recently this was exactly the experience of the incarcerated students at Lee College Huntsville Center. Using grant funds, Jeannie Colson, Lee College Huntsville Center Librarian, was able to acquire Corrections Off-line Educational Platform (COEP) developed by WiderNet and provide an internet-like experience for her students to conduct independent research. In this webinar, Jeannie will discuss how she implemented the technology, the challenges she encountered (and overcame) along the way, what she envisions for the future and, most importantly, how she has integrated the technology into her teaching to provide deep research and technology skills to her students.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (11-12 pm)

Works in Progress Webinar: Umbra Search African American History (OCLC)

Join the University of Minnesota Libraries for a discussion of Umbra Search African American History (www.umbrasearch.org), an effort to facilitate access to African American history through a website and search widget; digitization of over 500,000 items; and workshops and public forums locally and around the country about access to culturally diverse collections.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (12-1 pm)

Teaching Tolerance (Booklist)

In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Second Story Press and Lee & Low publishers present titles that aim to engender empathy and understanding for others. Additionally, assistant professor of teacher education Amina Chaudhri will offer tips on how to use books to prevent bullying.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (1-2 pm)

Libraries Help Patrons Become Financially Empowered Consumers (WebJunction)

Learn how two libraries have implemented financial literacy program ideas, resources and tools, and connected with local partners, and hear how you can take your library and your community to the next level with patrons empowered to be informed consumers.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 14 (2-3 pm)

Future Ready Librarians: What’s Not to Love? (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Please join Future Ready Schools® (FRS) for a webinar that introduces viewers to the Future Ready Librarians (FRL) program and how savvy information and technology professionals can support FRS.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (8-10 am)

Tween & Teen BUILD Collective (Nebraska Library Commission)

Come learn about the La Vista Public Library’s BUILD Collective. The goal of the BUILD (“Building to Uphold Imagination and Learning Daily”) Collective is to provide tweens and teens with educational “toys”, based around the common theme of building, that will foster their sense of imagination and help them become more creative individuals. Learn how we started the Collective, see some of our toys, and learn how you could benefit from such a program at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (10-11 am)

2017 Career Planning Clinic (American Management Association)

If you’re like most people, you’ll change careers several times over the course of your life. How successful you’ll be in making those transitions can at least be partially attributed to the amount of planning and preparation you’ve done.Register for this webcast to help get you started. During the program you’ll discover tips and advice for looking at the big picture and determining how to build a bridge from your current job/career to your next job/career.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (11-12 pm)

Grant Strategy for CEOs, Directors, and Board Members: What You Need to Know to Succeed (4Good)

Most nonprofits need to attract grants to help pursue their missions or carry out specific programs. But perhaps — like many other nonprofit executives — you have been less than thrilled with the results of your organization’s grantseeking efforts. How can you boost your team’s efficiency and effectiveness? What can you do on a managerial level to empower your grantseekers to be more successful?

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (12-1 pm)

Science Soup, Part Five: The Air We Breathe and the Water We Drink: The EPA – Keeping Our Environment Safe (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn how EPA keeps our water safe to drink and our air clean to breathe. Explore resources on environmental-based topics like bed bugs, acid rain, greenhouse gases, and radon. Find out more about EPA activities underway in your state and how to calculate your personal carbon footprint. Learn about resources in Spanish and other languages.

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

 

suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Feb. 15 (12-1 pm)

Improving Communication and Relationships at Work with DiSC (Colorado State Library)

What if you had a tool to help you better understand and communicate with your work colleagues in a way that they could “hear” you? DiSC is that tool! Join us for this fun and interactive session where you’ll identify your primary behavioral style and guess at others. Then, learn how to talk with others so they’ll listen.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 15 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 16 (12-1 pm)

Practical Solutions: Quilt Care and Display (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will review the fundamentals of quilt care, including assessment, surface cleaning, stabilization, storage, and display. Along the way, we will dispel common myths, such as the necessity to handle with gloves and vacuum through a screen. Creative problem solving will be emphasized. Technical handouts from the Museum Textile Services website will be provided to walk you through each of the solutions presented.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2k0LFTN

suggested CE: collection development and technical services

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 (11-1 pm)

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)

Join us to learn how to incorporate crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences. Come ready to ask about the campaigns you have in mind so we can get all of your questions answered!

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 21 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 6 (Infopeople)

As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services. Topics for this part 6 webinar include: wearable technology, interactive content including live video stats and Snapchat Spectacles, Artificial Intelligence including Amazon Echo and other AI devices.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (9-10 am)

Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)

In 1998 Omaha Public Library created its first online digital library to showcase its extensive collection of original photographs and documents from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha’s own world’s fair. Another digitization project was undertaken in 2004. A decade later it was only too evident that the entire digital library, with its hodgepodge of different interfaces and metadata standards, needed to be dragged into the 21st century. We did it—despite minimal staff, minimal training, and minimal time! Come hear this saga of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and what we learned from it.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (10-11 am)

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Magazine Network)

New research is showing that emotional intelligence is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s a need to have in today’s workplace and serves as the building block for professional success. It’s not a building block that’s isolated to a few professions or job roles. It’s just about as universal as a success principle can be. EQ, however, is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. Join us for this webinar as we outline a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to help improve EQ across your organization.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (11-12 pm)

Show Your Profile Some Love (GuideStar)

Create a Nonprofit Profile that donors, funders, and key decision makers will love and adore.In this one-hour event, we’ll walk you through how to claim your profile and become fully transparent. You will leave with the tools to achieve Platinum, the highest seal of transparency.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (12-1 pm)

Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy (American Library Association and Programming Librarian)

A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. Many adults have the same challenge. Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Join us to learn how you can be a better ambassador for information literacy.

Note: Due to high demand, this webinar is now full. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be available after Feb. 22. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KB3F7Z3 to receive a link to the recorded session.

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (12-1 pm)

Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians (Georgia Public Library Service)

Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling suggestions and rejection from editors.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 22 (3-4 pm)

Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes (edWeb)

Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA TODAY Reporter Greg Toppo will join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism. This webinar will benefit librarians.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 23 (10-11 am)

Delegating: When, How, and To Whom? (Utah State Library)

In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor. We’ll uncover some important questions to consider when you finally make that leap to delegating on a consistent basis. We’ll also look at not just whether or not a task should be delegated, but also to whom – and how to make sure the delegation process is successful.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 23 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 23 (12-1 pm)

Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success (Demco)

Presenter Valerie Gross details the steps to rebranding your library as a key educational institution in your community, helping you gain the respect and funding you deserve. This game-changing vision of “Libraries = Education” has been hailed by Library Journal as “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.”

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 23 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Tips for the Positive Deviant (InSync)

One of our favorite positive deviants, Dr. Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy!

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 23 (12-1 pm)

How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library (Public Library Association)

This webinar will cover good practices for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing your data collection team. Learn some of the steps libraries have taken early on to launch Project Outcome and spark support for outcome measurement, whether in a single library or an entire system. This webinar will feature Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Feb. 27 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Collaboration in the 21st Century School Library (Wyoming State Library)

Opportunities to collaborate abound for school librarians. Yet obstacles to forging partnerships are just as plentiful. Join Paige Bredenkamp of Wyoming State Library for a look at collaboration opportunities and obstacles in the 21st century school library. Monday, February 27, 2:30-3:30 pm.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7095803123821662721

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28 (12-1 pm)

If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)

Explore the various types of intellectual property (IP) such as copyright, patents, trademarks, and the rights associated with them. Learn how IP affects your community in ways we don’t traditionally think about. Discover resources to help patrons identify what they need to know about protecting their creations.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28 (1-2 pm)

Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries (WebJunction)

This webinar will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 28 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Set Up Your Makerspace for Success (Colorado Virtual Library)

Incorporating new technology such as 3D printers in libraries can bring unique risks and challenges, but designing makerspaces to focus on access and education can help reduce risk to your library while increasing benefits to your community. Join us as we discuss the balance between intellectual property and intellectual freedom, and how to set up your makerspace minimize legal risks.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-02/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

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