It’s May – GROW!

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

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

 

Consider these recorded Webinars to view at your convenience: 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

ADVOCACY

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

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

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

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

May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

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

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

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

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

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

May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

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

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

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

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

 

BOARDS

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

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

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

COMMUNICATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

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

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

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

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

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

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

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

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

May 9: Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FUNDRAISING

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

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

May 2: The Assertive Ask (Bloomerang)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LEGAL

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

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

 

LIBRARY SPACES

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

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

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

 

MANAGEMENT

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

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

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

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

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

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

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

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

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

May 22: Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

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

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

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

 

PROGRAMMING

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

May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)

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

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

May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 7: All Things YA (Booklist)

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

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

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

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

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

 

REFERENCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TECHNOLOGY

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

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

May 2: Mars in May (STAR Net)

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

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

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

May 15: Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

May 15: Wyoming Inventors Database (Wyoming State Library)

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

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

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

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

May 7: Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

VOLUNTEERS

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

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

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

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

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, May 1 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (1-2 pm)

Jumpstarting Your Calendar Year-End Fundraising (Donor Search)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 1 (1-2 pm)

NASA’s Universe of Learning (Girls STEAM Ahead)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (11-12 pm)

Family Literacy 101: From Flyers to Food (Infopeople)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

The Assertive Ask (Bloomerang)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (12-1 pm)

Improving the Quality of Youth Programs (Public Library Association)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 2 (2-3 pm)

Mars in May (STAR Net)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, May 6 (8-9 am)

Teaching iPad and iPhone to Seniors (Indiana State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

All Things YA (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (3-4 pm)

Many Faces of Collaboration (School Library Connection)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (4-5 pm)

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)

 

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

 

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

Meeting number (access code): 909 441 731

Meeting password: WYVeterans1!

 

 

Tuesday, May 7 (5-6 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (9-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 8 (12-1 pm)

Government Insights: Crafting a Customer Experience Strategy (GovLoop)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

Assessing Intercultural Competence (Charity Village)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

The 2019 State of Grantseeking Benchmarks and Trends (TechSoup)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 9 (6-7 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Live Streaming Event with Veronica Roth (School Library Journal)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (11-12 pm)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (CharityHowTo)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

Mystery Month 10–Times Two! (Booklist)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 14 (5-6 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Government Innovators Virtual Summit (GovLoop)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (12-1 pm)

Making a Mini Makerspace (Indiana State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

Hot Topics and Red Flags in Naturalization (Infopeople)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 15 (3-4 pm)

Design Models That Guide Innovative Thinking (edWeb)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Measuring What Matters with Google Analytics (TechSoup)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 16 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 17 (10-11 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Info2Go! Doing Democracy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, May 21 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (10-11 am)

Libraries and Businesses (Utah State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 22 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (9-10 am)

What key faculty findings reveal for libraries (Library Connect)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 23 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (9-10 am)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 29 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 30 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, May 30 (1-2 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Friday, May 31 (11-12 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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April Webinars for Librarians: Take Time to Learn – every month

 ADVOCACY

Apr 3: To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)

Apr 9: How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use (edWeb)

Apr 9: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

Apr 18: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations Strategy (Bloomerang)

Apr 23: 5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)

Apr 24: Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 25: Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr 4: Learning Analytics: How to Show Your Work is Making an Impact (InSync Training)

 

BOARDS

Apr 9: How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month (GuideStar)

 

CAREERS

Apr 12: 4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 30: New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr 3: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 3: Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 3: The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Apr 4: Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)

Apr 4: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)

Apr 9: Middle-Grade Mania: Part One (Booklist)

Apr 9: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 10: Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr 10: Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 11: Improving Literacy for Striving Readers: Classroom Strategies (Follett)

Apr 16: Impact Discussion: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Hard to Reach Girls with STEM Education (National Girl’s Collaborative Project)

Apr 17: Inquiry, Exploration, Problem-solving: Nurturing STEM Thinking in All Young Learners (AbleNet)

Apr 17: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 4: Overview of the School Readiness Toolkit (Infopeople)

Apr 17: Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 24: Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr 2: Macmillan Spring Fling: Best New Adult Books (and some YA, too!) (Booklist)

Apr 10: NCompass Live: What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 18: Collection Development in the School Library (School Library Connection)

Apr 23: YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)

Apr 23: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

Apr 3: To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)

Apr 4: “What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with plainlanguage.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 9: Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web (Infopeople)

Apr 9: How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use (edWeb)

Apr 10: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)

Apr 10: Principles of Speaking Plainly (Digital Gov)

Apr 18: 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations Strategy (Bloomerang)

Apr 23: 5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Apr 9: Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 9: Current Trends in Public Library Digital Services: Results of the 2019 Library Journal Benchmark Survey (Library Journal)

Apr 17: How to Effectively Use Your Digital Library (School Library Journal)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr 2: What Is Net Neutrality And Why Is It Important To Libraries? (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 2: Microsoft Meetings (Technology and Innovation in Education)

Apr 4: “What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with plainlanguage.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 5: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr 8: Librarians Without Borders Guatemala (ALA International Relations Round Table)

Apr 9: Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 9: Learning by Doing: How to Train the Modern Learner (Training Industry)

Apr 9: Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity (Grantspace)

Apr 9: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 10: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)

Apr 10: Principles of Speaking Plainly (Digital Gov)

Apr 12: 4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential (Nonprofit Hub)

Apr 18: The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction)

Apr 24: Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)

Apr 25: The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)

Apr 30: New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

FUNDRAISING

Apr 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Apr 4: How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity How To)

Apr 9: Swiping Right: Courting Your New Donors (Blackbaud)

Apr 9: How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month (GuideStar)

Apr 16: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (Charity How To)

Apr 16: How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Apr 25: Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)

 

LEGAL

Apr 3: NCompass Live: Nonprofit Basics for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr 11: Government Innovation: Making the Mission Possible (GovLoop)

Apr 24: Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

MANAGEMENT

Apr 3: Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

Apr 4: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Apr 24: Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr 2: Creating Civil Engagement and Conversation with YOUR Community (Washington State Library)

Apr 10: Partner with School Educators “Like a Boss” (Booklist)

Apr 16: AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities (Indiana State Library)

Apr 17: Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community (Colorado State Library)

Apr 18: The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction)

Apr 23: Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 23: Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)

Apr 25: The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Apr 2: Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 3: Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)

Apr 3: Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 4: Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)

Apr 16: AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities (Indiana State Library)

Apr 23: Preserving Your Family History (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Apr 25: Caring for Family Keepsakes (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Apr 25: Get in the Game: Esports and Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Apr 30: Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues (Library of Congress)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr 2: Macmillan Spring Fling: Best New Adult Books (and some YA, too!) (Booklist)

Apr 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Apr 23: Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

Apr 25: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

REFERENCE

Apr 25: Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Apr 3: The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 4: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)

Apr 9: Middle-Grade Mania: Part One (Booklist)

Apr 9: Improving Educational Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Apr 10: NCompass Live: What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr 10: Partner with School Educators “Like a Boss” (Booklist)

Apr 10: Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 11: Improving Literacy for Striving Readers: Classroom Strategies (Follett)

Apr 16: Impact Discussion: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Hard to Reach Girls with STEM Education (National Girl’s Collaborative Project)

Apr 17: Inquiry, Exploration, Problem-solving: Nurturing STEM Thinking in All Young Learners (AbleNet)

Apr 17: How to Effectively Use Your Digital Library (School Library Journal)

Apr 17: Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 18: Collection Development in the School Library (School Library Connection)

Apr 18: #classroombookaday: Three Teachers’ Journey to Foster a Love of Reading (Follett)

Apr 23: Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)

Apr 24: Building a Schoolwide Culture of Reading (edWeb)

Apr 24: Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr 25: Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls (edWeb)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Apr 2: Microsoft Meetings (Technology and Innovation in Education)

Apr 4: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

Apr 9: Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web (Infopeople)

Apr 9: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

Apr 11: Government Innovation: Making the Mission Possible (GovLoop)

Apr 15: How to Put AI to Work (Harvard Business Review)

Apr 17: There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr 16: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr 23: Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

Apr 25: Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr 30: Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues (Library of Congress)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Apr 9: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 11: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Apr 30: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Nonprofit Basics for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Here is your chance to ask questions of an attorney who is knowledgeable of libraries and the state statutes that govern libraries. Trev Peterson, from Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott, LLP, will be joining us to cover a variety of topics, such as: collecting sales tax, statutes related to fundraising, interlocal agreements, tax levies, 501(c)3 status, and more.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (11-12 pm)

To Be Everywhere Or Not to Be Everywhere: A Practical Approach To Multichannel Marketing (Network for Good)

 

Facebook? Video? Podcasts? Email? Blogs? Do people still blog? Or Tweet? There are a million ways to market your cause. How do you know where to start – or finish? If you are feeling the pressure to “be everywhere” you are not alone. Multichannel marketing is the idea of presenting your message on multiple platforms and in multiple formats. And there are more choices than ever. In this session, Beth Brodovsky, President of Iris Creative, will show you how to create a cohesive, creative campaign and make good choices about where and how to share it.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)

 

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Music Activities to Support Engagement and Understanding (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Music activities are more than fun! They’re a natural, developmentally appropriate way to build auditory processing skills, auditory memory, and other skills critical to early language and literacy. When children are actively engaged in helping to tell a story with music, their literary experience is more meaningful and empowering. Learn how to use the power of music to increase children’s involvement and focus.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (1-2 pm)

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. The Library already offered Toddlertime for children 18 months through 3 years old, but decided to add Music and Movement for children ages 6-24 months and their caregivers. Learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 3 (5-6 pm)

The Power of Manga, Comics, & Graphic Novels through the Lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Using the lens of the AASL Standards Frameworks for Learners, we will examine the role of manga, comics, and graphic novels to promote literacy and learning. Participants will not only learn about the power of these genres but they will also be exposed to the language of the AASL Shared Foundations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)

How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity How To)

 

In “How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications” we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (11-12 pm)

Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (12-1 pm)

“What Are You Trying to Say?” Improving Writing and Communications with plainlanguage.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Plain language is “communication your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it.” This website shows how Federal agencies are complying with the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-274), but the site also provides important guidance to anyone who writes reports, memos, brochures, emails, etc. This webinar will give a tour of the website and will show examples of plain language from different agencies.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)

Celebrating Diversity & Multiculturalism through Crafts (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, we will define diversity and multiculturalism, cultural appropriateness, and highlight crafts and activities that will help teach children to respect and celebrate the differences in all people. By merging diversity and equity into our library programming we can build cultural relevance into any craft program.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (1-2 pm)

Learning Analytics: How to Show Your Work is Making an Impact (InSync Training)

 

Learning analytics begins by determining what questions we want to answer. Questions we should be asking include: Are we making good use of our time in training? Did people learn new behaviors? How is the training making a difference? Why is the training making a difference? Once you know what questions you are trying to answer, then you can design the right tools, or find existing sources, to collect the metrics to tell the story.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 4 (5-6 pm)

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AABP) in the Classroom (Library of Congress)

 

Join AAPB, LOC and WGBH education staff to learn about the collection and share resources on how to use with students. Former Teacher in Residence, Tom Bober, will share teaching ideas. Leave with knowledge of a digital and openly available online archival collection of historic public broadcasting programs that document important historical and culturally significant topics, events and people of the 20th and 21st centuries. Space is limited.

 

To register, visit: https://wgbh.zoom.us/meeting/register/d5afddded61ad2c5dc2040ba88984b7b

 

 

Friday, Apr 5 (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: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

 

Monday, Apr 8 (11-12 pm)

Librarians Without Borders Guatemala (ALA International Relations Round Table)

 

join us for a free webinar in which USA-based librarians will share their experience participating in the Librarians Without Borders Guatemala program. Joi Jackson, Karen Garcia, and Allinston Saulsberry will discuss their experience preparing for the program, working in Guatemala, and the impact that the experience has had on their librarianship.

 

To attend, join the webinar via the Adobe Connect link: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/rmq8vdop58ey/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Leveraging e-Content for Libraries and Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

Libraries have long recognized the potential of e-content to be so much more than just an alternative to print. Multiple people can use one file and it doesn’t have to live in just one place on a shelf. Links are just a faster cross-reference mechanism. No one can see what you’re reading and you don’t have to get out of your jammies to get it. And, while copyright’s end and fair use’s beginning is still hotly debated, the developing options for delivering, finding, and accessing e-content are both promising and growing. Join iSchool alumni Andi Coffin and Sara Gold from WiLS for a discussion on the ways we are seeing e-content mature, including through community engagement initiatives provided by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and the challenges and successes trending in the world of e-content publishing.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Learning by Doing: How to Train the Modern Learner (Training Industry)

 

How do you train the modern learner who has a short attention span and is overloaded with information? Delivering engaging training that also drives knowledge retention is challenging but possible. Here’s a hint: The old, passive teaching methods don’t cut it anymore. Join us for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by CloudShare and Learndot. Your hosts, Dr. Zvi Guterman, founder and CEO of CloudShare, and Jesse Miller, general manager of Learndot by ServiceRocket, will share a five-step process that uses “learning by doing” to train the modern learner.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Swiping Right: Courting Your New Donors (Blackbaud)

 

During this webinar, Tammy Radencic, senior consultant at Blackbaud, will show you how to court constituents for the long haul by forming a pipeline of support for newly acquired donors and creating a welcome series to further engage them. Join us to learn how to convert your newest donors into lifelong supporters.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (11-12 pm)

Current Trends in Public Library Digital Services: Results of the 2019 Library Journal Benchmark Survey (Library Journal)

 

Recorded Books and Library Journal have conducted a benchmark survey on digital content provided by public libraries of all sizes in North America. This survey revealed what hundreds of your peers are saying is important in offering digital content—from the perspective of both the librarians and the patrons.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

Middle-Grade Mania: Part One (Booklist)

 

Mad about middle grade? Join us as we kick off our first-ever month-long celebration of all things MG, Middle-Grade Mania! This is the first in a two-part webinar extravaganza.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Get Your Board Members to Raise Money in Only 15 Minutes Per Month (GuideStar)

 

Do you ever wish your board members helped with fundraising? Join Amy Eisenstein as she shares simple strategies to engage your board members in only fifteen minutes per month. Whether you need board members to help raising major gifts, or with a capital campaign, this session will help you engage your board members every step of the way.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity (Grantspace)

 

In this presentation called, “Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity,” Alan Jenkins of The Opportunity Agenda will share best practices and new approaches proven to advance equity across issues and communities. He will also share the results of new public opinion and media research, highlight relevant case studies, and offer practical tips designed for donors and nonprofits.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (1-2 pm)

Improving Educational Experiences for Diverse Learners: Valuing Culture While Combating Stress, Inequality, Bias, and Discrimination (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

In this webinar, panelists will explore how educators and school leaders can use a more comprehensive understanding of student learning environments to improve educational outcomes for diverse populations. Specifically, panelists will discuss why culture and identity matter in adolescent education; how stress affects learning and development; how technology influences student learning and relationship building; and​ how school leaders and educators help combat the effects of inequality, bias, and discrimination​.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (1-2 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Serving Refugee and Immigrant Families (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Librarians and early childhood educators are always looking ahead and responding to the current needs of their communities, including the provision of meaningful programming and services to our refugee and immigrant families. Join Jessica Dym Bartlett, Ph.D and Maria A. Ramos-Olazagasti, Ph.D to learn more about the challenges young children and their families face when leaving their home countries, including the trauma associated with family separations and strategies to support them.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (1-2 pm)

Free Tools for Working with Graphics and the Web (Infopeople)

 

The web is filled with tools vying for your attention, but some of the best lie waiting under the radar. Learn about these online gems, which you can use to improve your workflow, create new content, or share with your friends and colleagues. Discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have. This session will be full of tools and services that make you go “AHA!”

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (2-3 pm)

How to Lead Conversations About Healthy, Responsible Media Use (edWeb)

 

Join Dr. Monica Burns, Edtech Consultant and Founder of ClassTechTips.com, and Heather Inyart, Executive Director at Media Power Youth, who will share insight into how media impacts our societal and cultural norms and the effect this can have on young people’s behaviors and health in areas such as violence, substance misuse, and nutrition. She will also provide evidence-based ways to empower students to make both healthier and smarter decisions about media.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 9 (2-3 pm)

Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

 

You work hard and wear a lot of hats-with no time to buy the matching shoes. Changing the world can be stressful work. We’d like to help lighten your workload and preserve your sanity. Go beyond the basics and take a deep dive into digital trends with Molly Coke as she talks about how to leverage technology to help support your mission and make your life easier.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

The #GoOpen movement has impacted many conversations relating to digital resources for schools and public libraries. What is this OER phenomenon? How can a teacher/student/patron access these items and how can they be added to coursework or a collection ? This webinar will focus on the premise of OER (Open Educational Resources) and provide an opportunity to discuss with other participants how an OER can benefit and enhance a course or collection. Users will be provided with a “starting” point of OER references that can be used for education.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (10-11 am)

The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)

 

Public speaking strikes fear into the hearts of many – maybe it’s happened to you. You’ve been asked to speak in public about your organization and you have no clue where to begin. This webinar will improve your comfort level with public speaking and will help you find the confidence you didn’t even know you had J. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

Partner with School Educators “Like a Boss” (Booklist)

 

Register for this webinar to hear how Future Ready Librarians successfully partnered with educators—and Gale—“like a boss” to positively impact each student by supporting curriculum, improving inquiry, and enhancing equity.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

Principles of Speaking Plainly (Digital Gov)

 

An effective speaking style isn’t always the same as an effective writing style for the same material. In addition, we sometimes give presentations by simply reading aloud academic-style text or—just as painful for the audience—reading aloud blocks of text right off the slides. This seminar adapts principles of plain language to the context of speaking, covering not only wording, but also structure and integration with visual aids.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (12-1 pm)

Making Lemonade: Teaching Young Children to Think Optimistically (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Optimistic thinking requires focusing on the positive without denying the realistic existence of the negative. It helps people channel their energy to focus on what they can control in their lives. The best thing about optimism is that it can be taught and learned. A child who thinks optimistically is positioned to reap the myriad benefits associated with an optimistic approach to life—beginning with doing better in school at all levels.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 10 (5-6 pm)

Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers (American Association of School Librarians)

 

This webinar will give you tools to address concerns, dispel myths, and show the benefits that comics and graphic novels bring to classrooms and libraries. Learn how creators, publishers, and librarians have dealt with these issues. Panelists include Betsy Gomez from the Banned Books Coalition and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Chloe Ramos Peterson from Image Comics. Emily Ratica, a high school Teacher Librarian in San Bernardino, CA and member of AASL’s Induction Program will moderate.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 11 (12-1 pm)

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older? If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

 

To register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Thursday, Apr 11 (12- 1 pm)

Government Innovation: Making the Mission Possible (GovLoop)

 

Join us to hear how agencies are creating the space for innovation using open source and commercial-off-the-shelf-technologies (COTS) web platforms to drive mission-focused innovation.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 11 (6-7 pm)

Improving Literacy for Striving Readers: Classroom Strategies (Follett)

 

As teachers, what can we do to turn reading into a positive activity for students, and one in which all students can succeed? Join educator Nicole Stroup as she shares strategies and best practices designed to reach these striving readers. We’ll explore tactics and creative ideas, including assessment, intervention and promotion of student choice; best ways to help striving readers make connections, and she’ll recommend books your students will love.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Apr 12 (9-10 am)

4 Confidence Boosts to Reach Your Full Potential (Nonprofit Hub)

 

In this webinar, you will learn to take control back for how you feel and how you perform. You will discover your inner confidence and how you can activate self-confident feelings from within yourself. With this sense of certainty, you will be motivated to take action towards doing your best work, advancing your career, and positively impacting those around you. The bonus effect is that you will find more joy in your day-to-day work.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Apr 15 (10-11 am)

How to Put AI to Work (Harvard Business Review)

 

On April 15th Tom Davenport will lead an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar that draws from his most recent book, The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work. Davenport will discuss: Major AI technologies available today; How companies are using AI for practical business benefits; How to use AI to make your company more efficient; and more.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (11-11:45 pm)

How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (Charity How To)

 

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow strategy that helped organizations engage event guests and turn them into donors? In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (11-12 pm)

How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nptechforgood.com/category/fundraising/

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (11-12 pm)

Impact Discussion: The Challenges and Strategies of Reaching Hard to Reach Girls with STEM Education (National Girl’s Collaborative Project)

 

This interactive discussion is hosted by the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) and is facilitated by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). The goal of this conversation is to help inform the work being done by AISES and others in their efforts to reach girls that are hard to reach with STEM learning opportunities. This hour has been designed to crowd-source and share broadly the lessons learned from girl-serving STEM programs reaching girls with additional barriers to STEM education.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (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.

 

To register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (12-1:30 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a 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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

AnyAbility: Serving Adults with Disabilities (Indiana State Library)

 

Learn about one library’s experience creating programs that have grown into engaging experiences where adults with disabilities connect with their community, interact with peers, and utilize library resources.  As a result of the AnyAbility program, library staff are more comfortable using people-first language, have rewarding interactions with customers with disabilities, and have positively changed the dynamic of the library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (10-11 am)

Inquiry, Exploration, Problem-solving: Nurturing STEM Thinking in All Young Learners (AbleNet)

 

Get onboard on an adventure trip to capitalize on young children’s natural inclinations curiosity, ask questions and exploration – to prepare them to be 21st century STEM thinkers. This session will build educator knowledge and skills on how to create learning environments and experiences that will support investigation, problem-solving and critical thinking in all young children (from preschool to grade one) to promote their higher order thinking and concept development.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (11-12 pm)

How to Effectively Use Your Digital Library (School Library Journal)

 

Are you considering building a digital library for your school? If you don’t have anyone on your staff that’s comfortable with technology, it can seem intimidating. But it’s not as hard as you may think. In this webinar, we’ll show you how Cucamonga School District in California was able to quickly and easily upgrade their digital library with the help of OverDrive –  and the fantastic educational benefits their students gained as a result of the new program.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (11-12 pm)

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (12-1 pm)

Collaborating with Local Health Organizations to Address Health Disparities in your Community (Colorado State Library)

 

We now accept that our race and socioeconomic status affects our health. Recognizing these indirect factors is the first step in addressing and promoting health to the patrons we serve. In this presentation participants will learn about the factors that affect health, as well as local health resources that libraries can access to provide free or low-cost health programming. Lastly, we will discuss online health resources, other than Google, that are available to help connect patrons to reliable health information that will help them achieve their full health potential.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (1-1:30 pm)

School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 4: Overview of the School Readiness Toolkit (Infopeople)

 

Join us for a 20 to 30 minute overview of the different components of the toolkit and how to make the most of the resources provided. This time will be followed by an open Q & A – we invite you to voice all of your questions! The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for librarians to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 17 (5-6 pm)

Comics Librarianship: Essential Tools for the School Librarian (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Comics are increasingly taught in schools, and included in academic libraries, and school librarianship presents its own unique challenges and requirements. In this discussion teachers, creators, book distributors, and library experts will offer details on where to find quality reviews, collection development assistance, programming tools and ideas, and more!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 18 (12-1 pm)

5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Media Relations Strategy (Bloomerang)

 

Join Antionette Kerr, Co-Author of the book Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits, to learn 3 simple ways to boost coverage. Kerr will focus on making your G.R.E.A.T. [Goal-Oriented, Responsive, Empowered, Attractive and Targeted] media relations strategy.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 18 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction)

 

Addressing the challenges faced by rural areas may seem daunting to a library with few staff and limited resources, but any tiny library can find more ways to support the needs of their community by thinking strategically and creating new connections with their stakeholders, patrons, and other library staff. Learn how small library director and 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Allie Stevens, applied the concept of growth mindsets to set her priorities, use resources and volunteers smartly, and avoid burnout as a solo librarian. Follow her lead to turn your library into a powerhouse for your community.

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday, Apr 18 (3-4 pm)

Collection Development in the School Library (School Library Connection)

 

A dynamic and relevant collection draws students and teachers into the library and keeps them coming back. But how do you ensure that your library’s collection has the right mix of resources and authors for your unique school community? Join Melissa Thom for this webinar, where she’ll share practical strategies to help you identify and fill gaps in your collection, from print, to eBooks, to audiobooks, keeping diversity at the forefront of decision-making. Plus, she’ll discuss best practices to share the collection with students, staff, and the larger community so that you can be sure your carefully curated resources are used to their fullest potential!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 18 (6-7 pm)

#classroombookaday: Three Teachers’ Journey to Foster a Love of Reading (Follett)

 

The practice known as #classroombookaday allows teachers to do what they love (read and share books) and gives them rich, authentic literature to use as mentor texts or for independent reading. Join us to learn more about #classroombookaday and how each of these experienced educators is using this experience to grow readers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (11-12 pm)

Creating a Community of Readers: Academic Librarians Promoting Reading on Campus (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

How can academic librarians help the campus community build awareness of our leisure reading collections and connect to other readers on campus? Two academic librarians will share our successful programming strategies on a difficulty spectrum from easy to ambitious. Our past programs include silent reading parties, pop-up libraries, online book talks from campus community members, a Nerd Nite focused on books and reading, partnerships with public libraries and campus organizations, a community-wide reading program, and more! Attendees from all types of libraries will be able to adapt our approaches for their own contexts.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

YA/Teen Book Buzz Spring 2019 (School Library Journal)

 

Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s 2019 Teen Book Buzz webcast! Join us in conversation with publishing insiders to learn about their most buzz-worthy titles coming out this spring. You’ll hear about some can’t miss new reads, from a dystopian novel where girls are bannished to the woods for their 16th year to an historical verse retelling of the last day of Joan of Arc’s life. Tackling everything from romance to gender indentity to fantasy, these selections are loaded with teen appeal. Don’t miss out!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

5 Things Every Nonprofit Needs to Consider About Its Website (TechSoup)

 

Is your nonprofit’s website maximizing its impact and your effectiveness? Most nonprofits struggle with this because, even though websites are familiar, they are difficult to create, manage, and make effective. This webinar will walk you through five things that every nonprofit should consider about its website and will give practical advice on how to make yours better.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

Preserving Your Family History (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

 

Everyone has a story and every family has stories that have been lost or forgotten. What does it mean to preserve your family history? Family history can include documents, photos, oral history, and family heirlooms. How do you start researching your own family history? How do you preserve family history for future generations through storytelling? Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy, will provide tips on researching, preserving, and sharing all aspects of your family’s history.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

 

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear from representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Ingram Content Group (Counterpoint Press, House of Anansi Press, and TouchWood Editions), Macmillan Publishers, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton & Company, who share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries and for your LibraryReads nominations.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 23 (12-1 pm)

Helping Children Succeed Through Family Engagement (Education Week)

 

Research shows that when parents are engaged in their children’s learning, students succeed. Educators often need support in helping families integrate into local school communities, where they can learn about the education practices and policies that impact their children. The challenge is figuring out the best methods for building these relationships.  In this free webinar, learn about the five high-leverage areas identified in the report: attendance, data sharing, academic and social development, digital media, and transition points.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 24 (9-10:30 am)

Where’s My Cape? Managing a Youth Services Department (Indiana State Library)

 

You were a hard-working youth librarian.  Now, you’re a youth services manager moving at the speed of light.  Experienced or just starting out, everyone needs a support network.  Join us for this Q&A-based webinar, where three current youth services managers (and one children’s consultant/ex-manager) share their tips & tricks about time management, coping with staffing dynamics, and handling change.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 24 (1-2 pm)

Where the Wild Things Learn and Play (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

Are you trying to build a world of imagination without inciting a wild rumpus? Does your play environment foster skills for early literacy or for the monkey bars? Four Youth Services departments will lead a discussion of play space design and management. Bring your hits, your misses, and your burning questions to this informative exchange of ideas. A list of recommended vendors and play items will be provided.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 24 (3-4 pm)

Building a Schoolwide Culture of Reading (edWeb)

 

Join Michelle Luhtala and Melissa Thom in this edWebinar as they share innovative ideas that will get learners of all ages engaged in reading!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Apr 24 (5-6 pm)

Don’t #%?$ My Graphic Novels: Conquering Challenges and Protecting the Right to Read (American Association of School Librarians)

 

In 2018, 38% of reported book challenges took place in schools. Among the challenged works were those in illustrated format, including Persepolis, Drama, This One Summer, Captain Underpants, Bad Kitty, and Bone. As we celebrate School Library Month, join us in advocating for and defending books that incorporate art with Bad Kitty author and illustrator Nick Bruel and librarians Mariela Siegert, Martha Hickson, and Suzanna Panter.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

To attend, visit: https://zoom.us/j/875262291

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Caring for Family Keepsakes (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

 

This presentation highlights basic archival care for common family treasures such as photo albums, loose photographs, Bibles, clocks, jewelry, and more. Dozens of photos illustrate proper storage practices, and damage resulting from poor storage and common hazards such as silverfish, mold, and acid migration. Discover what to save when you inherit a houseful of “treasures,” how and where to store your keepsakes, and how to set up a home archive so you can easily access items for research and sharing.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Donor Stewardship that Tells a Story (Bloomerang)

 

There are lots of ways to steward donors and even more ways that you could tell stories. In this webinar, Vanessa Chase Lockshin will talk about the best ways to combine these strategies so that donors feel thanked, connected to their giving values, and understand their impact.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (12-1 pm)

Using Benefits.gov as a Tool for Citizens in Need (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar is an informational overview on how the resources and benefits available on Benefits.gov can help citizens in need and how community advocates can leverage the website. As a librarian and community advocate, you dedicate your time to serving those in need of information. Benefits.gov can be your key tool to help others. Participants will learn how to navigate the site to search a public database of more than 1,200 Government benefits.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (1-2 pm)

The Library as Social Connector: Forging Community Connection (WebJunction)

 

Libraries have the position and the power to rebuild social bonds, offering that sense of community and shared place that humans crave. Active learning programs that bring people together for participatory, shared experiences are a boost to community strength, but they could go even further to amplify social connection and build social infrastructure. Join us as we explore library programs through the lens of social possibilities and devise strategies to be more intentional about forging stronger community bonds.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (1-2:30 pm)

Get in the Game: Esports and Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more games-related programming in libraries.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Apr 25 (2-3 pm)

Educators and Social Media: Avoiding the Pitfalls (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, will share strategies for helping teachers use social media in a way that benefits their students, their school, and themselves. This presentation will be of interest to elementary through high school educators. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the edWebinar.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 30 (11-12 pm)

New Librarianship: Professional Evolution within a Team Environment (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

 

How do libraries stay relevant? This is a frequently asked question. We are confronted with this question in our day-to-day, throughout library school, and again as we navigate the professional space of librarianship. This webinar will share how a team of community college librarians re-imagined “what a librarian works like.” It will discuss an affirming process of re-envisioning ourselves as professionals, re-visiting methods of collaboration, and re-thinking outreach to better support our users in the evolving world of libraries and information services.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 30 (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.

 

To register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

 

 

Tuesday, Apr 30 (2-3 pm)

Creatively Exploring the 12-Bar Blues (Library of Congress)

 

The 12-bar blues is a distinctively American musical form, which many diverse musicians have used to express their experiences and connect with others. Blues music provides a rich field for young musicians to create, perform, and respond. It also provides a lens to explore historical periods, and can empower students to express their own historical perspectives in an engaging, multimodal way. In this webinar, participants will experience several blues pieces from the Library of Congress. Participants will discuss how students can use these primary sources to develop musical and historical understandings, and how these understandings empower students’ own creative works.

 

To register, visit: https://locgov.webex.com/locgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ebb67ec244f884ed44ea12924542404df

 

 

 

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March is the Learningest Month!

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

Online SEMINARS:

**Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design (Library 2.0) Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-4 pm) This is a conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.library20.com/

**Middle Grade Magic Virtual Summit (School Library Journal)** Wednesday, Mar 27 (8-2 pm)

Join this day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important – areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 – and beyond! Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from laugh-out-loud tales to eye-popping graphic novels to enveloping fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and receive prizes and giveaways. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection) https://bit.ly/2EfvGeS : Jump into this webinar to uncover strategies to advocate for your library from the hallway to the town hall, including how to build coalitions to influence policy, craft more powerful narratives about your library, and help administrators see the magic of your library.

Build an A-Team (Harvard Business Review) https://hbr.org/webinar/2018/12/https-hbrwebinars-wins-net-hbr1214181mweb : What’s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It’s having a plan for developing all employees—no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over 20 years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges in order to stay motivated.

The Webinar list – by topic (descriptions and registration info  found by date below)

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)

Mar 6: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

Mar 13: Data Visualizations for Decision-Making (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Supercharge Your Storytime Assessment: Using Data to Tell Your Story (WebJunction)

Mar 6: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

Mar 13: Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment Without Needing a Security Consultant (Infopeople)

Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

BOARDS

Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

CAREERS

Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical

Services)

Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

Mar 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

Mar 19: Spiff Up Your Next Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

Mar 25: The Art of Communication (Utah State Library)

Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

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DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical

Services)

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 21: Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove (North Dakota State Library)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

Mar 5: How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World (Insync Training)

Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 14: Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free (Indiana State Library)

Mar 22: 5 Ways to Promote Digital Equity in Your Library (Booklist)

Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 4: Simplify Fundraising Now: Set Up a Segmented Spring Appeal (Network for Good)

Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Mar 8: Next Level Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 13: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

Mar 19: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Mar 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Mar 28: 3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant! (Bloomerang)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

Mar 12: Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders (Training Industry)

Mar 13: Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent (GuideStar)

Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 5: Seed Libraries:  Supporting our Communities & Building Partnerships Through Gardening (Indiana State Library)

Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

Mar 12: Our Ever-Changing Nation: How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources can benefit your community (Infopeople)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

Mar 20: Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 6: Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 14: Cloud Computing: First Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud Project (TechSoup)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 12: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 26: Volunteerism in the Digital Age (TechSoup)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, Mar 1 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Simplify Fundraising Now: Set Up a Segmented Spring Appeal (Network for Good)

 

Tune into this special webinar to hear from a leading Personal Fundraising Coach on the best practices every nonprofit should follow when planning and executing a spring appeal. As a special bonus, all attendees will get a workbook for setting up their own donor segmentation.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (7:30-8:30 am)

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

 

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 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: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (9-10 am)

Seed Libraries:  Supporting our Communities & Building Partnerships Through Gardening (Indiana State Library)

 

Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will describe the IndyPL Seed Library at two different branch locations.  They will discuss how & why those seed libraries were started, including the growing areas of food deserts and need for fresh food.  They will also highlight the unique partnerships and benefits to their communities and patrons.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (10-11 am)

Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

 

Women in the United States have more freedom than ever before to pursue career goals. So why do they remain underrepresented at the top of the workforce, even in libraries, where there are so many women? Dive into the social science of gender perception and learn what the research reveals.  Among the questions addressed: What is “imposter syndrome?” What characteristics do most Americans believe make a leader, and why is having those qualities not enough? How do we move toward a more equitable (and successful) future? This presentation is about women, and open to people of all genders.  Presented by Alexa Andres, Whatcom County Library System.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (10-11 am)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

 

In this interactive and informative program, Andrew Sanderbeck will revisit some of the important principles from the book and share techniques for applying them. Whether you are new to Dr. Covey’s work or are a seasoned user of his habits, join us for a program that will help you to learn more about the habits that have led millions of people to life changing results.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World (Insync Training)

 

Join emotional intelligence expert Monique DeMonaco as she explores how to live a sane life in an insane world.
This session will showcase a variety of techniques to help you let go of what’s stopping you and allow you to gain rapid tangible results through proven tools, techniques, and strategies.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Supercharge Your Storytime Assessment: Using Data to Tell Your Story (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, you’ll hear from practitioners who have overcome their hesitancy around storytime assessment and have discovered the power of data to tell their library story. Get answers to how the Project Outcome early learning assessment tools can make data collection and reporting easy. With feedback from your storytime families, you can improve your services and gather stories that give life to the impact you and your library are having.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Join us as we hear from Jane Dance of the Round Rock Public Library and Aleya Stone of the Tyler Public Library. Jane will discuss her Adulting 101 for Teens series, and Alelya will explore her recent Adulting 101 venture meant to establish a partnership with youth and adult services. Along the way we will discuss the life skills that new adults need, ways to network in order to find speakers, and best practices in presenting the content.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

 

Childhood trauma is real; it is prevalent; and it affects students, their learning, and the adults in their lives quite significantly. In this engaging and practical webinar, learn from Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, coauthors of Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners, about the importance of trauma-invested practices in the school setting.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (5-6 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

 

Want to include budget-friendly makerspace activities in your class? Then this session is for you

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (9-10 am)

Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

While much worthy attention has been paid to improving “last mile” connectivity for rural and tribal libraries, it’s the last 100 meters (the network inside the building) that is often overlooked and in need of improvement. The IMLS-funded Toward Gigabit Libraries project aims to address that problem through a self-service toolkit suitable for even the most novice of library workers. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the toolkit is designed to take lay people through technical concepts and tasks to create a Broadband Improvement Plan for each library. The plan is designed to help the library where it’s needed most – including improvements to hardware, software and configuration, suggestions for training and education, resources to advocate for better connectivity, and more.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

 

Who doesn’t love new and engaging nonfiction? From a delightful tale of a budding ballerina to STEM projects for Minecraft lovers — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your curious students and young patrons. Join publishing insiders for an array of nonficiton to deck out your shelves this spring!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

 

Join us at the New Members Round Table for a short (less than an hour) webinar about careers in public librarianship. Your hosts, Sara Dallas and Karen Pundsack will cover: Types of jobs in in different public library settings – rural, urban, suburban – large and smaller staffs; Avoiding some interview, cover letter mistakes; Preparation for the interview, among other areas. There will be time for questions at the end. Please join us to learn about exciting careers in public librarianship!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Nu7b1E

 

 

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

What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This dynamic webinar may change your thinking about how you and your staff interact with parents and handle prospective families. Leatha Ritchie, Child Care business expert will cover the importance of customer service skills in early childhood programs, and provide examples about how to best use “customer service thinking” to impact retention and parent satisfaction.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (3:30-4:30 pm)

Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

 

This is the first in a 4 part course – please sign up for the complete course and plan to attend each week at the scheduled time.  Seating in this course is limited. If you prefer to view the recordings, contact jflick@mt.gov for a link.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/563734302208433154

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (5-6 pm)

Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

 

This session will demonstrate to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella will share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” – boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

 

Andy Robinson will help you understand the value of succession planning to nonprofits (and the risks of poor or non-existent transition plans).

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 7 (1-2 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

 

The way children learn and develop affects everything we do in the library. From collection development to program planning, it is vital that we understand how our children learn and grow in order to provide the best possible programs and services for them.  Attendees will learn about the different stages and phases of early childhood development from an expert and then explore ways to put that knowledge into practice.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)

Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

 

Is there anything more enticing than picture books to foster a child’s love of reading? In this free one-hour webinar, you’ll discover new titles from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lee & Low, and North South that get children excited about reading. You’ll learn about trends we are seeing in we are seeing picture books today. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Friday, Mar 8 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Next Level Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Wondering how to take your nonprofit to the next level? What does that look like? Using innovative fundraising research, we will look at the current state of fundraising, what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. We will cover different programs and how they are innovating in earned income, partnerships and marketing, and we’ll even go over how to start your own unique partnerships and earned income streams.

 

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

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (10-11 am)

Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

 

Reader’s Advisor Becky Spratford has been leading book clubs for over 20 years and has seen it all. In this program she will share her secret librarian tips and tricks for success. All book groups go through their ups and downs, but re-energizing your group is not as hard as it may seem. Becky will walk you through how to confidently identify and utilize the best resources for leading a book discussion, pick books that will engender the best conversations, lead a more interactive discussion even with the most jaded of groups. Let her show you how to take control, shake things up, and rediscover why you started the group in the first place.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders (Training Industry)

 

Developing effective coaches in your organization is critical to its success. When armed with effective coaching skills and the inclination to coach workers regularly, managers and supervisors can dramatically improve business results and the performance and lives of their workers. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by BizLibrary. Your host, Libby Mullen, will share the key elements of training you can implement to develop leaders who can create measurable differences in performance through coaching.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

 

Your clock won’t be the only thing springing ahead this March; accompanying the shift in seasons is a bevy of beautiful new books for youth. In this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Julia Smith, representatives from Albert Whitman & Company, Fabled Films Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and Penguin Random House Canada will introduce an array of exciting forthcoming releases for all ages, from early readers through young adults. Don’t miss this glimpse at the latest and greatest in kid lit!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (1-2 pm)

Our Ever-Changing Nation: How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources can benefit your community (Infopeople)

 

Join presenter Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, USCIS, to learn important information for new lawful permanent residents. Topics will include settling in the U.S., petitioning for family members, maintaining lawful permanent residency, requirements for citizenship and how to avoid immigration scams. The goal is to reach new lawful permanent residents as soon as they receive their green cards so they have the full 3-5 years to prepare and ensure they qualify to become U.S. citizens versus waiting until after they are eligible to apply.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (9-10 am)

Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

What makes technology good or bad? Who is really qualified to make that determination? Anyone who tracks emerging technology will start to think about how this technology will affect the future of our communities and the world. What will make a piece of technology influential and powerful in the world?

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

 

While public speaking can be intimidating, it is a skill just like any other that can be practiced and perfected. Learning about best practices can reduce anxiety and make one a more engaging and effective speaker, with the presence to authentically connect with any audience.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent (GuideStar)

 

Millennials are currently the largest generation in the workforce, with generation Z earning their degrees and entering the job market hot on their heels. With for-profit companies and organizations of all sizes clamoring for a record low number of available workers, small and medium size nonprofits need to know how they can compete. Armed with insights into key areas of opportunity, mission-driven organizations can not only stand shoulder-to-shoulder with larger and for-profit organizations but also even excel in attracting the next generation of discerning workers!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services)

 

Part 2 of “Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition” is dedicated to the practical applications of digital preservation methodologies to audiovisual materials, as well as considerations for born-digital audio and video in a digital preservation context. Practical examples and real-life scenarios will be discussed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

Data Visualizations for Decision-Making (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

 

As libraries become increasingly data-driven the need for useable data also expands. The process of determining what data is needed to answer a question and translating that into actionable information is complicated and has many potential pitfalls. Learn how Sno-Isle Libraries and Mid-Continent Public Library are navigating this process to create and share visualizations to inform decisions. Attendees will learn best practices for the process of turning raw data into visualizations and how to tailor them for their intended audience.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment Without Needing a Security Consultant (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will help library professionals – who know their facilities better than any security consultant could ever – to perform a thorough assessment, write a draft report for feedback, and then create a finished report that can be used as a reasonable template for security improvements, policy changes, and training suggestions.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

 

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. This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Cloud Computing: First Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud Project (TechSoup)

 

In this webinar, we will review basic cloud computing concepts. We will also share how cloud computing can assist organizations with day-to-day operations while also replacing capital expenses with variable costs. The webinar will conclude with a demo of how to launch a WordPress site on the cloud.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

 

Reducing homelessness is top of mind for governments and not-for-profit organizations. This pressing social issue requires the support and attention of multiple disciplines ranging from health, human service, law enforcement, and public works just to name a few. But in order to make progress addressing homelessness, gov needs accurate data collection, strong collaboration tools, advanced analytics for improved planning and response as well as applications to help keep the public informed.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (1-2 pm)

Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free (Indiana State Library)

 

Is your desk a disaster?  Your office a dumping ground?  You know you need to get organized, but don’t have time, or even know how to get started.  If you are tired working from piles, it’s time to free yourself!  Lynn Hobbs, Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library, will share tips to inspire you to tackle your mess and get it organized, once and for all.

 

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

 

 

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

Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Four Idaho Library Directors will share their experiences and insight on strategic methods of gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact within their communities. The methodology will be based on attendance at the Research Institute for Public Libraries’ bootcamp-style event.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 19 (10-11 am)

Spiff Up Your Next Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

 

Whether you are reporting progress, leading a meeting, or training people, your ability to present is measured in large part by how well you communicate. How you say it is just important as what you say! Becky will share simple, creative methods refine your own content into an engaging presentation. You’ll discover techniques to command attention, motivate people to action and build productive working relationships.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 19 (11-12 pm)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

 

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (9-10 am)

Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach; In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (2-3 pm)

Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/climate-change-and-community-health-rural-alaska/9213

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (3-4 pm)

Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

 

Purchasing digital educational content is tricky business. The big trade publishers can change licensing agreements in ways that impact schools because K-12 is not their priority market. Textbook publishing, which seemed simple and profitable in the print format is far more complex for eTexts. The term “eBook” calls to mind an alphabet soup of delivery formats (EPUB, MOBI, AZW, IBA, PDF, and more). Purchasing as we have traditionally known it is replaced by a wide array of “leasing” models where a dropped contract can result in collection depletion. Managing a digital collection requires attention to detail. The screen reading vs. print reading debate rages on.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 21 (8-9 am)

Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

 

Could your library’s signage do with a makeover?  This session will look critically at many types of library signs and review positive and negative aspects of library signage.  We will also address how to conduct a signage audit and the importance of library branding.  Attendees will learn practical approaches and inexpensive and free ways to improve the library’s image and to develop library brand recognition.  Also addressed will be issues of customer service and how not to use signage to solve library problems.

 

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

 

 

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

Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove (North Dakota State Library)

 

In the last couple of years you have been hearing a lot about Digital Horizons and what it has to offer your library. This webinar will go over the treasure trove of information that is housed in the archive, how it can help with genealogical research, and how you can contribute to it.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Thursday, Mar 21 (1-2 pm)

DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

Are DRM-free titles used more than DRM-enabled e-books in libraries? How can libraries determine which e-books to acquire as DRM-free? Get answers to these questions and more by joining Library Journal and EBSCO for an in-depth discussion about DRM-free e-book data and trends.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Mar 22 (12-1 pm)

5 Ways to Promote Digital Equity in Your Library (Booklist)
Libraries have committed to addressing the digital divide as part of our mission, but addressing this issue today requires more than providing PC access or email classes. How can libraries ensure that access to services like coding workshops and 3D printers are available to the whole community? These are 5 ways you work to make sure that your community is getting the tools, resources, and training that they need. Join Booklist and author Lauren Comito who will be discussing her book “Tech for All: Moving beyond the Digital Divide”.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Monday, Mar 25 (10-11:30 am)

The Art of Communication (Utah State Library)

 

In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll take a close look at how you communicate – and why it matters. We’ll also discuss our listening skills – or lack thereof! We’ll find out whether you are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, and how to identify those communication styles in others. We’ll talk about just what that means in your everyday interactions. Want to know how to best get your message across to a specific person? This session will help you figure that out! And if you’ve ever been guilty of “not listening” (who, me??), we’ll also look closely at how you can become a more effective listener – and improve your life! We’ll come up with a list of at least 20 tips you can use to make sure you are really listening to those around you.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

Volunteerism in the Digital Age (TechSoup)

 

We live in the 21st century, and volunteerism is shifting and changing to meet the times. More and more volunteers are looking for ways to use technology to support the missions they hold dear. With the rise of digital volunteers, nonprofits need to have systems and practices that encourage, validate, and support this new trend. We will review ideas and strategies that other nonprofits have used to capitalize on the digital volunteer. We will have plenty of time for live Q&A, so prepare your largest concerns for discussion.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

 

Big issues like homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty are at the height of our current conversations, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might even start to feel burnt out or afraid to face your customers. This session is going to address ways that you can build your own personal capacity to deal with challenging situations at work, give you the tools to understand how trauma and mental illness might be impacting your patrons, and actionable ways you can avoid compassion fatigue.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

 

As educators, we all end up talking with students in ways that don’t actually align with our best intentions and positive goals for them. In this webinar with Mike Anderson, author of What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior, you’ll learn about several common language habits and patterns that many educators find themselves in and have a chance to explore better alternatives. You’ll also learn about a process for changing language habits so that your language better aligns with your best intentions and positive goals for students.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (1-2 pm)

Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

It’s a big task to define the library’s future over the next three or five years, and strategic planning is becoming less and less effective in a rapidly changing world. The Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) has created a new approach that is flexible, staff-driven, and human-centered. SCLPL’s Strategic Roadmap is not a 100-page plan in a binder-on-a-shelf; it’s an experiential learning tool that invites all staff to participate in the co-creation of meaningful outcomes and experiences for the community. The Roadmap focuses less on planning and more on building capacity of staff to adopt a human-centered service design mindset and skillset. SLCPL staff are adopting a new perspective, continually experimenting with and adapting spaces, collections, services, programs, and their own roles, to responsively address community needs and aspirations in an ever-changing landscape. Join us for this webinar to learn how to cultivate new skills to help bring the Roadmap to life for your library’s strategic planning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 27 (12-1 pm)

Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

Join this webinar with the Executive Director of Research at ThinkCERCA Chris Balow, who will explain how district leaders can use a literacy initiative to cultivate student engagement. By emphasizing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills across the curriculum, educators can provide students abundant opportunities to collaborate with peers, develop deeper connections to learning, and see the real-world applications of their classroom instruction.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 27 (1-2 pm)

Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Reddit, also known as “the front page of the internet,” is an incredibly popular web forum–with thousands of sub-forums (“subreddits”) for any topic you can think of–and many of your local community members of all ages are on there reading news, browsing, and engaging with content. While anyone can post anonymously on Reddit, another community-oriented website, NextDoor, allows verified neighbors in defined geographic regions to discuss real-time happenings specific to their neighborhoods. Libraries have a unique opportunity to connect with their users on these platforms, and two library tech enthusiasts will explain why you should, and how to get started!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 28 (11-12 pm)

3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant! (Bloomerang)

 

Margit Brazda Poirier will show you how your nonprofit can stand out from the competition so they are eager to fund you!

 

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

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Brrr…ing on the Learning!

This monthly list is compiled by the Wyoming State Library – 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

 

**Tuesday, Feb 12 (8am-1pm) North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! https://sites.google.com/view/navrconference/ : This free, fully online event is open to all – regardless of library type or experience with virtual reference. The theme is “Fully Present Online.” The event will kick off with keynote speaker Miguel Figueroa, from the ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries.  We’ll offer two program tracks throughout the day: in-depth 45 minute sessions, or blocks of 15 minute Lightning Talks organized around a theme. Themes include: Incorporating Emerging Technologies in VR; Communication Strategies & Best Practices; Supporting Yourself & Others in a Virtual World; and Virtual Reference Services in Academic Libraries. Attendees can choose to move as they like from one track to another. Only have time in your busy day for one session? That’s ok! Take a look at the program schedule and join us when you can. All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing by attendees.

 

**Friday, Feb 22 (7:45am-4pm) Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/registration/ : This FREE one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries. GoToWebinar login instructions will be e-mailed to registered attendees the day before the conference.

 

On demand anytime:

Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association) http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand : This on-demand webinar explorers components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library.

 

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Feb 5: Starting Small with Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Feb 6: Web Accessibility in a Nutshell (Accessible Technology Coalition)

Feb 14: Web Accessibility Update: Ruling Reversals, Insights, and Tips (edWeb)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 4 (Wyoming State Library)

 

CAREERS (& Personal Development?)

Feb 20: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 27: NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)

Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)

Feb 6: Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)

Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)

Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb 5: Diversity in Comics (Utah State Library)

Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)

Feb 12: Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)

Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)

Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

 

COMMUNICATION

Feb 6: It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)

Feb 11: Strengths-Based Communication – The Key to Building Positive Professional Relationships! (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb 13: Google Ad Grants 101 (The Digital Nonprofit)

Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)

Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Uncover Hidden Figures Within Biography in Context (Gale/Wyoming State Library)

Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference

Feb 1: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb 5: Beyond Diversity How BIAS Could be Making or Breaking your Business (InSync Training)

Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 13: How to Make Your Goals Stick in 2019 (GovLoop)

Feb 20: Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb 1: Getting Off the Grants Hamster Wheel: Creating Revenue Streams (Erin McClarty)

Feb 1: Secrets to Make More Money for the Auction Fundraiser (Auctria)

Feb 6: How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations (Bloomerang)

Feb 6: I Wish I’d Thought of That: Showcasing the Best of Fundraising Examples (Network for Good)

Feb 6: Grant Trends and Common Mistakes: Make Your 2019 Applications Shine! (TechSoup)

Feb 6: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Feb 12: So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

Feb 12: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

Feb 13: How to Segment Your Donor Base to Reveal Legacy Giving Opportunities (Network for Good)

Feb 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Feb 14: How to Create Winning Sponsorship Strategies (CharityHowTo)

Feb 14: Shall We Engage? Tips and Considerations for a Happy Fiscal Sponsorship Relationship (Bloomerang)

Feb 19: How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Feb 21: Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital)

Feb 26: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

Feb 28: Grants and Proposal Writing (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

LEGAL

Feb 7: Federal Data Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 27:  When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb 6: Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma (Infopeople)

Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)

Feb 20: NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 20: Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)

Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 26: Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell)

 

PROGRAMMING

Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)

Feb 6: R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 11: Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Feb 12: Let’s Get Moving in Iowa Libraries! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (State Library of Iowa)

Feb 13: Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)

Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 26: Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb 5: Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)

Feb 12: RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling (Utah State Library)

Feb 14: Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)

Feb 19: Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)

Feb 27: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

 

REFERENCE

Feb 7: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)

Feb 14: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ: Part 6: Justice Department, Federal Courts and Congressional Committee Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)

Feb 14: The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)

Feb 20: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 21: Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb 21: The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 21: Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect)

Feb 28: Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb 5: Fake News (Washington State Library)

Feb 5: Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL (Education Week/Defined STEM)

Feb 6: NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 6: Give Them Something To Write About: Teaching Across The Curriculum With NYT-Inspired Daily Prompts (New York Times)

Feb 12: Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)

Feb 12: Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 12: A Perfect Match: Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Feb 13: Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)

Feb 13: Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)

Feb 13: Gamify Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 14: Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)

Feb 14: Learning About Robotics: Examples and Discussions for K–8 and Beyond (edWeb)

Feb 19: Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett)

Feb 21: How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco)

Feb 27: Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb)

Feb 28: Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians)

Feb 28: How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Feb 5: Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Feb 13: NCompass Live: What in the World Is Emerging Technology? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb 13: Online Security is More Than Just Passwords (Georgia Library Association)

Feb 19: Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb 7: Introduction to Library Carpentry (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 21: Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb 26: Feb 26: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

Feb 27:  When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Feb 5: Library Volunteers: Tapping into Community Engagement (State Library of Iowa)

Feb 5: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 13: 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

Feb 21: Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Feb 26: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Getting Off the Grants Hamster Wheel: Creating Revenue Streams (Erin McClarty)

 

This month we’ll talk about the process for brainstorming and implementing new revenue streams. Open to both socially conscious businesses and charities, this webinar is for you if: You want to find ways for creating sustainability without depending entirely on donations and grants; You created a “marquee” product or service with impact and want to create new streams; You’re interested in starting a charity or socially conscious business, but how you’ll make money worries you.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Feb 1 (10-11 am)

Secrets to Make More Money for the Auction Fundraiser (Auctria)

 

Auctria’s FREE webinar to help take your auction to new heights and raise more for your cause. As the Marketing Coordinator at Auctria, Laurie has lots of secrets to share to make your auction successful.

 

For information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Wq17vi

 

 

Friday, Feb 1 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (10-11 am)

Diversity in Comics (Utah State Library)

 

“Diversity in Comics” Amanda Jacobs Foust (Douglas County Libraries), a longtime graphic novel selector and the co-host and producer of the In the Library with a Comic Book podcast presents a unique opportunity for librarians working in any environment to learn about next-level graphic novel collection development, with a special emphasis on building a diverse collections.  Amanda will share her collection development best practices, favorite resources, and philosophical approach to building and curating a diverse graphic novel collection. Everyone who works with graphic novels in their library or wants to learn more about these wildly popular materials will have something to gain from this webinar.  In this interactive and informative webinar, we will cover:  Current state of diversity in publishing Why we need diverse comics Publishing trends and change in comics.

 

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (10-11 am)

Fake News (Washington State Library)

 

Are you seeing a growing need in your community for better information literacy, especially when it comes to discerning online news? Join Di Zhang, Adult Services Librarian at The Seattle Public Library, to learn about resources and best practices for engaging students and community members around media literacy, and how to develop curriculum resources to teach about fake news.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Library Volunteers: Tapping into Community Engagement (State Library of Iowa)

 

Volunteerism is changing. Libraries now have the opportunity to engage highly skilled volunteers who can bring unique their expertise to bear on the library’s mission. This webinar will showcase the potential for your community whether your library is large or small. Actual success stories of innovative library volunteer engagement will be shared.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? 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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Diverse Titles for Youth and Young Adults (Booklist)

 

Does your collection reflect the varied faces, beliefs, and experiences of your community? Check out Booklist’s free, hour-long webinar spotlighting diverse books for children and teens.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Early STEM Exposure Through Career-Focused PBL (Education Week/Defined STEM)

 

In this webinar, leaders from one school district will explain how they shifted to a career-focused project-based learning model to expose their students to STEM content and careers as early as kindergarten.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Starting Small with Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

 

Libraries may feel too overwhelmed with limited staff and resources to take on something new like measuring outcomes, which is why starting small and scaling up is the best method for success. Starting small helps libraries increase their staff’s comfort with and expertise in outcomes measurement; capitalize on trial-and-error learnings; and build a structure for peer support of data collection and use. Participants in this webinar will hear from a veteran Project Outcome user on their experience starting small by evaluating the library’s Small Business series and scaling up to library-wide programming.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (12-1 pm)

Beyond Diversity How BIAS Could be Making or Breaking your Business (InSync Training)

 

BIAS – we all have it whether we are aware of it or not.  But are you aware of the Biases people may have about you and what it may costing you in your business.  In this 1 hour program, we help you gain insight into how biases are formed, and use proven tools to gain awareness and overcome these biases to drive sales, leadership effectiveness and help others opt-in.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 5 (3:30-4 pm)

Zoom Features (Technology & Innovation in Education)

 

Join TIE Learning Specialist, Julie Erickson, as she shares details about utilizing the tools of Zoom. Looking at ways of doing a screen cast that could be beneficial for students, staff, and streamlining communication.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community, and communicating the change to your patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: You Make Me Want To Break Out (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Escape rooms are popping up all over the country as groups go in and test their logic and problem solving in order to escape a locked, themed room. Breakouts take the idea of escape rooms and bring them into the classroom. Students and teachers of all ages can participate and all students are engaged in the lesson. After running and writing many breakouts for the past 2 years, Meredith Fickes, School Librarian at Mickle Middle School in Lincoln, will be sharing tips, tricks, and knowledge for both running and writing breakouts.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (10-11 am)

It’s Not Your Imagination… Identity Conversations Really Are Different Today (Association of Library Service to Children)

Language and understanding of identity are quickly changing. We are now understanding that because we are people we are biased. At the same time, what is normal for kids today is not the same as it was for most adults. This webinar will help you gain strategies for having meaningful conversations even when challenged by the topic.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-11:30 am)

Web Accessibility in a Nutshell (Accessible Technology Coalition)

 

Use of the Internet is increasingly enmeshed and vital in education, business, and daily life. However, various barriers prevent equal access and limit equal opportunity to the Web for people with disabilities. This episode of ADA Live! will highlight the basics of web accessibility including: why it is important, the ADA and other laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and common barriers to web access. Discover some tips and best practices to help you get started in providing more accessible and usable web applications and digital materials to a diverse audience.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://atcoalition.org/training/free-webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

How Savvy Marketing Translates to More Donations (Bloomerang)

 

Without great marketing, it is difficult for donors — and prospects — to feel connected to your work. Many nonprofit communicators “inherited” marketing. Often on top of the job you expected and are actually trained to do. With everything you have to juggle, priority is often placed on the “sales” and the next deadline. Marketing, however, is a critical part of fundraising. And it’s what sets up the donor for your ask. Without marketing, every call is a cold call. In this session, Beth Brodovsky will show you what savvy nonprofit marketers do to build engagement and turn it into action.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (11-12 pm)

I Wish I’d Thought of That: Showcasing the Best of Fundraising Examples (Network for Good)

 

Ready for eye candy campaigns that make you wish YOU’D thought of that? Buckle up, buttercup. We’re firing up the very best fundraising examples from budgets small and large, digital and print, social and SO MUCH  MORE! Be inspired and delighted with eye-candy examples and concrete tactics you can implement in your next fundraising campaign.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (12-1 pm)

Grant Trends and Common Mistakes: Make Your 2019 Applications Shine! (TechSoup)

 

It is not radical to say that grantseeking is a competitive process. As pools of eligible funds continue to shrink and those in need continue to grow, it is difficult for nonprofit organizations to keep their heads above water. This free webinar is here to help. We will review trends in what funders are looking for in grant applications so that you can create the strongest applications possible. In addition, we will identify common mistakes and suggest solutions and resources to help you avoid these pitfalls. We will have plenty of time for live questions and answers, so be prepared to bring your biggest concerns for discussion.

 

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

 

 

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

Autonomy Support: A New Approach to Managing Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Increasingly, it is known that executive function skills are important in school readiness and school success, in graduation rates and workforce success. Studies have even found that young children with executive function skills are more likely to be healthier and wealthier in their 30s, regardless of their IQ or socio-economic status. That has led researchers to wonder: what do parents and teachers do to promote their children’s executive function skills. One of the important answers is Autonomy Support! Join this compelling webinar by renowned experts, Ellen Galinsky and Erin Ramsey, to find out more.

 

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

 

 

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

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits (Firespring)

 

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: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (1-2 pm)

Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma (Infopeople)

 

With numerous budget cuts to social services programs, public libraries are encountering more individuals experiencing homelessness, and poverty. For many, a library may be the only place of refuge from the weather, or noise from a downtown cityscape. The increasing volume of need arising in many communities may leave library workers feeling ill-equipped or overwhelmed. During this webinar social worker Elissa Hardy will explore some solutions.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 6 (2-3 pm)

Give Them Something To Write About: Teaching Across The Curriculum With NYT-Inspired Daily Prompts (New York Times)

 

Every school day The New York Times Learning Network (NYTLN) publishes fresh writing prompts inspired by current New York Times articles, photography, art and even graphs. Join NYTLN editors, along with guest students and their teachers, to explore how to use our thousands of free writing prompts for everyday low-stakes writing practice across the curriculum.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Federal Data Strategies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This talk will provide insight into public domain and open data policies and how they are made. The status of open data policies in the Federal Government is changing with new laws and rulemaking. Viewers will come away with a better understanding of U.S. Federal policies and laws regarding data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (1-2 pm)

School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 2: Re-imagining School Readiness: Key Findings from Research (Infopeople)

 

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is a suite of research-backed resources created for librarians to help families prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and in life. The toolkit was developed by the Center for Childhood Creativity at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (link is external) in collaboration with the California State Library (link is external). This 4-part series of webinars will introduce librarians to the research, practical implications, and resources offered in the toolkit, which is available in its entirety for free online.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 7 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Library Carpentry (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

 

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

 

 

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

Info2Go! STEM Maker Activities for Teens (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Attendees will hear about low threshold Maker activities to engage teens in hands-on STEM activities in the libraries and gain access to materials and resources, including easy to follow, program guides.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Feb 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Strengths-Based Communication – The Key to Building Positive Professional Relationships! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Teachers in early childhood programs are often overwhelmed by negativity, drama, and high-stress relationships. A key to creating a more positive work environment is to support teachers in developing strengths-based communication skills. This webinar will provide participants with impactful frameworks, protocols, empowering questions, and reflective exercises to help them build the skills they need to communicate effectively with their colleagues, administrators, and parents.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (9-10 am)

Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

In this one hour webinar, Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will talk with Teen Services Librarian Kate Mowery about all things graphic novels, comics and manga. Time will be spent on programming ideas, collection development tips, and exploring online resources focusing on comics and graphic novels.

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

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (10-11 am)

RA Rethink: Merchandising and Upselling (Utah State Library)

 

If someone told you there’s a practical and easy way to increase circulation, patron visits, program attendance and the job satisfaction of your staff, would you do it? Of course you would. Librarian Becky Spratford has developed a method you can use to accomplish all of this and it plays off of the skills, talents, and interests you already possess. She’ll explain how to deepen staff involvement in readers’ advisory in a way that gets everyone from staff to patrons excited. You are spending a lot of effort and money on cultivating good collections, but are you giving those collections a fair chance to shine?

 

To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (11-12 pm)

So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

 

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/free

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Get Moving in Iowa Libraries! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (State Library of Iowa)

 

Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Iowa libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with seven proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library. The webinar will conclude by discussing how you can do these things (and more!) through community partnerships. The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon libraries to become “Community Catalysts” and “transform how they collaborate with their communities.” Learn how you can form and sustain community partnerships to do new things in your community to get your community moving.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (12-1 pm)

Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy (Booklist)

 

Typically, large print is used for seniors and readers with visual impairments, but it can also advance reading skills and confidence in young readers of all abilities. Join us to learn more about the many benefits of large print for young readers. Hear how both public and school libraries are effectively implementing large print into their collections.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (2:15-3 pm)

Biography Resources in GOWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Chris Van Burgh for a review of the biography resources in GoWYLD.net, including Biography In Context, Britannica, LION, and others.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1869826572151072515

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (3-4 pm)

A Perfect Match: Future Ready Instructional Coaches and Future Ready Librarians (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

In this webinar, panelists will discuss the powerful impact that results from a partnership between instructional coaches and librarians when focus is placed not on tool or device, but instead on the learning community. They will share the examples of this partnership from the field highlighting stories, swapping tips and inspiring all of us to go back and do the same within our schools and districts.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 12 (3-4 pm)

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

 

Events like galas, walks and auctions are critical to the fundraising (and friend-raising) strategies for most nonprofits. Want your next one to be a hit? Give it digital legs. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: What in the World Is Emerging Technology? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

We all know that technology trends are moving at light speed. The truth is that many of these trends are here one day and gone the next. Most of this technology also isn’t particularly relevant to the library world. This presentation will dive into how to identify emerging technology that might make an impact on libraries, now or in the future.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

Google Ad Grants 101 (The Digital Nonprofit)

 

Have you heard of Google’s Ad Grant program, where they give $10,000 a month in free advertising to nonprofits? Join us for a crash course on how Google Ad Grants can benefit your nonprofit by bringing thousands of new visitors to your website every month.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thedigitalnonprofit.com/free-webinar

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (11-12 pm)

How to Segment Your Donor Base to Reveal Legacy Giving Opportunities (Network for Good)

 

Your best legacy gift prospects already exist in your database.  This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Online Security is More Than Just Passwords (Georgia Library Association)

 

This session will touch on basic cybersecurity tips for passwords and emails. After this session, attendees will appreciate the need for authentication online and be more aware of email and password issues and how best to handle them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

How to Make Your Goals Stick in 2019 (GovLoop)

 

How many of us have sat down on New Year’s Eve and penned a list of resolutions only to fail at following through by mid-January? Probably everyone, but there are strategies and best practices to help you achieve your full career potential year-round.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

 

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

Libraries around the world are hosting repair events, inviting people to bring damaged household items and clothing to be repaired instead of throwing them away. Repair events can help your library reach diverse communities, teach and maintain valuable repair skills, and engage with skilled volunteers and invested community partners. Help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with fix-it fairs, repair cafes and U-fix-it clinics. Join us for this webinar to learn everything you need to know about hosting a repair event, from finding partners to recruiting fixers, and from getting management approval to effectively getting the word out.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (1-2 pm)

7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

 

The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (3-4 pm)

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)

 

Like it or not, advocacy is not an optional activity for school librarians. Fortunately, the work involved doesn’t need to be especially difficult or time-consuming, so it’s time to roll up our sleeves! Come learn from three expert school library advocates who will share practical tips and ready-to-go resources to start getting key stakeholders in your corner today, from the hallway to the town hall. Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank will discuss how to build relationships and networks to influence decision-makers at the local and state level. Dr. Deborah Rinio will talk about the importance of language and how you can craft your advocacy message to increase its impact. Finally, Stony Evans, high school teacher librarian, will share strategies for transforming the teachers in your school into powerful voices speaking on your behalf.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (4-5 pm)

Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Megan Dingman and Maggie Unterseher, Library Media Specialists in Campbell County, Wyoming, To explore technology and library media integration opportunities. This webinar will be recorded.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3532309044090163458

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 13 (5-6 pm)

Gamify Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

 

You have seen gamification in a variety of settings: completing a punch card to earn a free sandwich or receiving a badge for taking a certain number of steps. The idea is to encourage brand loyalty, so how does gamification impact your school library? Games, in any form, increase motivation through engagement. This webinar demonstrates how to gamify aspects of your school library. We will explore the design process, teaching strategies, and digital tools for taking library services and instruction to the next level.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

How to Create Winning Sponsorship Strategies (CharityHowTo)

 

The reason most organizations fail in the hunt for sponsorship dollars is the lack of a rock-solid game plan for identifying, attracting and signing sponsors. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow roadmap to help you create winning sponsorship strategies? Join this webinar to find out how!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

Shall We Engage? Tips and Considerations for a Happy Fiscal Sponsorship Relationship (Bloomerang)

 

This session provides an overview of fiscal sponsorship as a tool for both existing nonprofits and groups not currently recognized as public charities. Special attention will be paid to issues that arise under this arrangement related to governance, financial oversight, and fundraising. We will address practical questions and best practices should a nonprofit or group chose to pursue this arrangement. Finally, we will review key legal and contractual provisions in a fiscal sponsorship arrangement along with a sample fiscal sponsorship agreement.

 

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

 

 

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

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resources IQ: Part 6: Justice Department, Federal Courts and Congressional Committee Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Gain enhanced awareness and understanding of the intelligence-related information resources produced by Justice Department entities such as the FBI, National Security Division, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and the House and Senate Select Intelligence Committees.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (12-1 pm)

Sleeper Hits for Spring (Library Journal)

 

This webcast will present lots more fun-to-read titles from both debut authors and veterans that you should put on your reading list now. Register for the next edition of our sleeper hits webcasts to find out what you’ll be reading this spring.

 

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

 

 

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

Fighting fake news: using NewsGuard as a free research aid and news literacy tool (North Dakota State Library)

 

The proliferation of fake news has clouded the digital landscape and made news literacy an essential skill for students and adults alike. NewsGuard, a company founded by a team of veteran journalists, has created a free tool to help people better navigate search results and social media feeds. In this webinar, NewsGuard will demonstrate how libraries have been using NewsGuard’s browser extension to help their patrons surf the internet and conduct research with more knowledge of the credibility and transparency of websites producing their news.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (1-2 pm)

Web Accessibility Update: Ruling Reversals, Insights, and Tips (edWeb)

 

At the end of 2018, the U.S. Department of Education reversed a ruling, leading to the reopening of hundreds of web accessibility complaints submitted to the Office of Civil Rights. Don’t panic! This edWebinar will help you better understand the regulations and proactively work towards meeting web accessibility standards.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (11-12 pm)

The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)

 

Join us on Thursday, February 14, as we present findings from our new report, The Landscape of Project Management Tools for Nonprofits. We’ll look at the wide range of software on the marketplace to get a better sense of what these systems are capable of, what they cost, and how effective they are for nonprofits.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 14 (3-4 pm)

Learning About Robotics: Examples and Discussions for K–8 and Beyond (edWeb)

 

This edWebinar will offer a short historical review of the field, links to free resources for teachers to draw on when introducing the subject of robotics, and provide real world stories and examples from the industry today that can be shared in the classroom to make the subject more relatable and authentic.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (11-12 pm)

How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements (TechSoup)

 

Mission-driven organizations often need support in identifying and fending off basic online threats. For organizations with decentralized operations or a wide volunteer base, proper connectivity is crucial. However, many organizations want to establish an online presence quickly, and they ignore basic security steps, such as using a formal identity system or multifactor authentication.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (12-1 pm)

Everything’s Coming up YA (Booklist)

 

The first hint of the spring season has arrived, and we’re here to help you keep your YA collections fresh.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 19 (1-2 pm)

Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources (Follett)

 

Teaching with historical fiction is the perfect way to bring those events to life for students. Primary sources can often seem dated or unconnected to the modern life of our students, but through the lens of a narrative, we see the context that allows us to make those connections between the past and the present.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Historically, archives have told the stories of the dominant society. Increasingly, archives are exploring and filling some of the silences left by the exclusion of many voices. Oral history is a way of actively collecting stories which may not exist in written form. Both the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives and Special Collections’ Coming to the Plains: Latin@ Stories in Central Nebraska project engage members of diverse communities in telling their own stories. Find out more about these projects during this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (10:30-12 pm)

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use (Colorado State Library)

 

Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (12-1 pm)

Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question-and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists:.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Gb8kJR

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 20 (2-3 pm)

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Have you been pondering your 2019 professional development? Are you wondering how other librarians in the region decide when selecting development opportunities? This month we are featuring three MCR network members who will share their experiences from recent conferences and trainings.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-10 am)

Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising (Smart Cause Digital)

 

Join them for an information-packed webinar specifically created for nonprofit communicators and fundraisers!

 

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/2G91zZi

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (9-11:15 am)

Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (Library Connect)

 

In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee and Director Analytics, Elsevier, will take you step-by-step through the new reports and familiarize you with their use cases.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

 

Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a School Makerspace (Demco)

 

This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas Provenzano will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (12-1 pm)

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians?

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

Using Social Media as a Tool to Advocate Diversity and Inclusion (Infopeople)

 

Social media is a great way to start dialogue and conversations about a variety of topics and to meet customers where they are. This webinar will demonstrate how to use humor, pop culture, children’s materials, and more, to advocate for diverse communities, and to speak up when necessary.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 21 (1-2 pm)

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

 

We all know that diversity and inclusion are vital topics for our libraries and our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to approach this topic with young children and their families. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference. Dr. Martin will help participants increase their cultural competence for work with young people.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

 

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that’s nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization’s success. 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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (1-2 pm)

Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library (WebJunction)

 

Join us to learn how to help your teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures. As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they are young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults, and libraries can play a role in building these important financial literacy skills.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Feb 26 (2-3 pm)

Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences (Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell)

 

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together they explore the essential literacy experiences that are critical for nurturing lifelong readers and writers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (8am-2:30 pm)

NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career (GovLoop)

 

How will you move to the next phase in your career? In order to help you achieve your professional development goals, you’re invited to participate in this webinar to hear from government and career experts about how to become a better, more well-rounded and productive employee.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (12-1:30 pm)

When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge (Connecting to Collections)

 

This webinar provides a practical introduction to U.S. copyright law, the public domain, and fair use, as well as touching upon parallel intellectual property rights to consider, such as privacy and publicity rights. Additionally, attendees will be presented with methodologies to navigate the myriad licensing options and ever-changing uses affecting collections, including determining rights status, identifying rights holders, and applying rights statements, Open Access, and Creative Commons licenses to collection objects.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2019 (Infopeople)

 

Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Feb 27 (3-4 pm)

Social-Emotional Learning in the Library (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will explore the many ways in which school librarians can support their learning communities through co-teaching, making, reading, and more.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (8:30-9:30 am)

How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

Leadership and school culture lay the foundation of successful schools. For digital learning to thrive, school and district leaders need to create conditions that empower teachers to take risks and try new things. Veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, will discuss how school leaders can create cultures of innovation in their schools.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (10-11 am)

Health Statistics on the Web (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 28 ( 12-1 pm)

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

 

Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Feb 28 (5-6 pm)

Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators (American Association of School Librarians)

 

This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Starting the New Year With Heaps of New Learning Opportunities

Compiled by our friends at the Wyoming State Library –

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

 

**Innovative Libraries Online Conference: “Libraries at the Center of Community Life” Jan 17 (8 am-6:30 pm). For more information and to register, visit: https://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/c-d/continuing-ed/iloc 

Some recorded trainings to view anytime: 

Library 101: Fake News (North Dakota State Library)  https://youtu.be/Gs0JjUOoTS4 : Library 101 tackles the topic of Fake News. Learn about what it is, why it’s so relevant, and how to prevent its spread.

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction & ARSL) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/homelessness-in-small-and-rural.html : Check out this  webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL on how small or rural libraries can provide services to community members experiencing homelessness, especially with limited access to resources, like a social worker

Cheap And Easy: An Introduction To Passive Programming (iSchool @ UW-Madison) https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/ : 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.

 

 

ADVOCACY

Jan 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)

Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Jan 8: APPy Hour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, Get Reminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)

Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

 

BOARDS

Jan 9: Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

 

CAREERS

Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)

Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)

Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)

Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)

Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)

Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 29: Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection (Utah State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 9: Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Jan 10: How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)

Jan 11: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

Jan 22: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Jan 29: 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)

Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Jan 8: Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)

Jan 23: Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)

Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)

Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)

Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)

Jan 23: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan 9: How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)

Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Jan 10: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 16: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Jan 31: How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

 

MANAGEMENT

Jan 15: Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople)

Jan 17: Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

Jan 24: I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 15: Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan 8: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)

Jan 10: Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)

Jan 23: Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)

Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Jan 8: Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)

Jan 9: NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Jan 9: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 8: GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Jan 12: STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)

Jan 16: Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

Jan 17: Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)

Jan 29: Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb)

Jan 30: Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)

Jan 31: Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 10: Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)

Jan 15: TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup)

Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)

Jan 23: The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)

Jan 23: Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)

Jan 23: Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)

Jan 24: National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 8: Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 17: Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)

Jan 18: Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)

Jan 22: Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 8: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 10: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 31: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Jan 8 (10-11 am)

Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)

Join librarians across Washington and marketing representatives from NewsBank for a discussion about how to maximize the use of your electronic resources and get the most out of your library’s investment. The webinar will cover: How other Washington libraries are promoting their collections to their communities; How patrons are utilizing resources, like NewsBank’s Access World News; Best practices for marketing your online resources; Resources available to help your marketing efforts from vendors like NewsBank.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 8 (10-11 am)

Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)

Getting your presentation design off to the right start is essential. PowerPoint templates and masters are the underlying force that ties all your slides together, but so often they are ignored and forgotten. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure that all your presentations look the part from the beginning. But templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. In this masterclass we look at how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch, teaching you how to set the template masters, the color scheme, layout options, fonts, and animation effects. Moving through the session, we’ll show you exactly how to work in PowerPoint to achieve a consistent, professional presentation template, so that you can become a true PowerPoint Jedi with unmatched skill and speed.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 8 (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.

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

 

Tuesday, January 8 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)

Join Carnegie Selection Committee members Annie Bostrom and Susan Maguire along with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Tuesday, Jan 8 (1-2 pm)

APPy Hour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, Get Reminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)

Need help sticking to those New Year’s resolutions? This ‘APPy Hour’ will showcase mobile apps to support establishing new habits. Apps will include daily habit trackers, motivational reminders, wellness support, and fitness tracking. These apps are great tools for people with disabilities seeking to build independent living skills. Mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices will be demonstrated.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 8 (1-2 pm)

Health Literacy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)

Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami, Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful) health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 8 (3:30-4 pm)

GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)

ArcGIS Online has expanded resources for K-12–including additional GeoInquiries for more content areas. In addition, there is a statewide map contest for students with prizes! Learn about the requirements and deadlines.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 9 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)

Learn new resources to find widely-appealing graphic novel selections for all age groups, toddler through teen. Join Russ Harper, Youth Services Specialist at Omaha Public Library, as he makes core collection recommendations, discusses top sellers, and how to find the hot new thing. Includes programming tips for both American comics and manga fans!

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)

If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. Follow these 10 steps to identify, qualify, cultivate, ask and steward your way to fundraising success. There’s no more cost-effective way to ensure your long-term sustainability. This webinar will review where to begin, which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)

The leadership of an organization sets the vision for the future and the direction for the rest of the team. Program leaders must know how to develop, manage, and collaborate with their board of directors to ensure the leadership is in sync with the needs of the organization as a whole. We’ll look at what it means to have a governing board and determine where your organization’s board is in the board life cycle. We’ll highlight the roles and responsibilities of your board and how to set clear expectations through bylaws, recruitment, a handbook, job descriptions, etc. We’ll guide participants through a self-assessment to determine areas where the board could improve. After this webinar, participants will be able to assess 3 priority areas for their Board of Directors and how to set tangible goals for the future.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12-1 pm)

Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February 25, 2019.This pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential grant applicants.
School libraries are eligible for this grant!

For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/accelerating-promising-practices-small-libraries

 

Wednesday, Jan 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability.

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

 

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

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)

Our panel of experts will each share their take on emerging technologies and examples of how nonprofits of all sizes are using them. We’ll help you decide which trends deserve your attention and which ones can be safely ignored. Join us to learn all you need to know to kick off 2019.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (11-12 pm)

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)

The Internet is bloated. Your users have limited attention spans. And websites everywhere are written with cliché, ambiguity, and scattershot messages. But words matter! The wrong words — or worse, the forgettable words — can cost your organization countless opportunities. The right words can spark emotion, spur action, and start a lifelong relationship. Which are you going to pick?

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

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)

This one hour webinar will detail how to bring Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs to your community, including the support and resources available to make it successful. Participants will learn about the new DSG club guide “Inventing Green” that gets kids thinking about engineering and environmental sustainability. The guide challenges DSG Clubs to think about how to solve environmental problems with engineering, as well as how to create new inventions using a sustainability mindset.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (1-2 pm)

Out of this World Programming (State Library of Iowa)

In early 2017, Estherville Public Library (IA) and Ericson Public Library (IA) were two out of 75 libraries in the nation to be awarded the NASA@ My Library program grant. Through this opportunity both libraries have spent a year developing and offering exciting space programming for children, teen, and adults. Journey with Paula Spoo, Children’s Librarian at Estherville and Zachary Stier, Children’s Librarian in Boone as they highlight their programs from creation to implementation to inspire you to offer these or other space programs in your community. This webinar is a wonderful opportunity to help launch your library’s 2019 Summer Reading program.

To attend, go to: https://zoom.us/j/231867085

 

Thursday, Jan 10 (3-4 pm)

Your Money, Your Goals: Resources for financial empowerment (Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection)

This webinar will introduce you to the Your Money, Your Goals booklets and how to use them. Share best practices from librarians who are already using the booklets with consumers. Help you brainstorm with your colleagues about how you can start using these booklets in your library. The speakers on this webinar are Scott Bennet, ICF Consulting and Stacey Goddard, Spokane County Library District.

No advanced registration required, just go to: http://icfconsulting.adobeconnect.com/bureau/

 

Friday, Jan 11 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

 

Saturday, Jan 12 (8-10:30 am)

STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)

Session 1: Engage Students and Enhance Learning with Innovative STEAM Activities from Google.

Session 2: Connect, Create, and Collaborate with STEAM Websites, Web Tools, and Apps.
Session 3: Integrate Coding Across All Subjects: It’s Easier than You Think.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/

 

Tuesday, Jan 15 (9-10 am)

Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Meet librarians working for the Windham School District (WSD), which operates in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Learn about their unique role within the prison and characteristics of the patrons they serve. Leave with ideas for partnerships between public libraries and prison libraries, and public library services that can support WSD patrons upon their release.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup)

Join us for our free webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product discount and donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization. During this tour and Q&A session, we will highlight the ways you can make the most of the donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and services available to eligible organizations. We will reserve time to ensure your questions about TechSoup and our donation programs and services get answered!

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with all five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2019 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

Tuesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm)

Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople)

In this webinar, presenter Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will share examples of implicit bias within the library workplace and discuss best practices for addressing and minimizing implicit bias in recruitment, hiring and retention. Attendees will have access to a reference list of articles and videos on implicit bias including ones the presenter has authored and instructions for taking a free implicit bias test.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm)

Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

A compelling primary source can bring a bit of mystery or intrigue into an elementary classroom. Even in kindergarten, using an analysis process to look at primary sources can lead to student engagement, critical thinking, and empowered learning. Tom Bober, elementary school librarian and author, shares insights on the benefits of primary source analysis to student thinking and learning along with steps and strategies to unleash them in the classroom or library.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)

Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders  i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate. Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 17 (12-1 pm)

Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)

Participants will gain an awareness of best practices in making the shift from summer reading to summer learning and examine outcomes based evaluation as a way to measure program success and communicate their programs’ impact.

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

 

 

Thursday, Jan 17 (2-3 pm)

Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, join Christine Elgersma, Senior Editor of Parent Education at Common Sense Media, to learn best practices and messaging to give to both students and parents to help them navigate using that new holiday device.

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

 

Friday, Jan 18 (11-12 pm)

Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)

Join us for a free webinar to learn about free tax services and resources to share with your patrons to help them file their annual returns. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn more about the free IRS-sponsored tax prep services that are available in person and online. You will also gain access to tools and resources available from Tax Time Allies to make it easy to provide information to patrons and the larger community. The webinar will also offer a brief demonstration on the IRS Free File program (www.irs.gov/freefile).

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 22 (10-11:30 am)

Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)

This 90-minute webinar session with Steve provides realistic and practical tools to help all library employees with patron-contact jobs to better deal with entitled, difficult or even angry people, over the counter or over the phone. Steve uses his background in HR, security, and law enforcement to teach this program in a fast, entertaining, and even humorous way. Steve is the author of the ALA 2015 book Library Security and Service! Service! Service!, which is all about how to deliver excellent service to a variety of customers, in many contact settings.

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

 

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

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (10-11 am)

Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)

Dr. Patti Fletcher, speaker, advocate, leadership futurist, and author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, shares how a disrupter’s mindset enables women to not just break the glass ceiling, but shatter it against all odds. You will take away an action plan with specific lessons learned that can be put into practice right away.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)

If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (1-2 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)

Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable.

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

 

Wednesday, Jan 23 (3-4 pm)

Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)

The library makerspace is emerging as a powerful vehicle for increasing library visibility and value to the student community. In this session, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will feature how reorganization and materials selection helped one learning community fully embrace “making” across disciplines and grade levels.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 24 (12-1 pm)

National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 24 (1-2 pm)

I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

You’ve landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 29 (10-11 am)

Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection (Utah State Library)

Graphic Novels can be one of the most popular and highest circulating formats in your library collection, but often, staff are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the format. In this webinar, graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will share the secrets of purchasing, organizing and preserving graphic novels and comics in the library for all ages.

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

 

Tuesday, Jan 29 (12-1 pm)

3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships (Wild Apricot)

Are you finding it a challenge to grow your membership? For many organizations, the culprit is not telling the right stories to motivate your target audience. If you want to learn how some of the most successful membership organizations use strategic storytelling to attract and engage members, please join our free webinar on January 29 with storytelling expert Vanessa Chase Lockshin.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

 

Tuesday, Jan 29 (1-2 pm)

Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations (edWeb) 

In this edWebinar, Sean Coffron, Ph.D. will present strategies and tools for introducing the topic of digital footprints to students and for preparing them to be thoughtful keepers of their online presences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-01/

 

Wednesday, Jan 30 (5-6 pm)

Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth (American Association of School Librarians)

This session will introduce participants to best practices for implementing multicultural literature into curriculums. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all students.

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

 

Thursday, Jan 31 (11-12 pm)

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

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-live-webinars

 

Thursday, Jan 31 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. 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

 

Thursday, Jan 31 (2-3:30 pm)

Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home (PACER Center)

This workshop will introduce you to new tools that support reading and writing. Demonstrations will include devices from the STC lending library, mobile apps, Chrome extensions, and Microsoft learning tools.

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

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

 

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

 

 

ADVOCACY

Dec 19: 30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec 4: Public Media And Libraries In Community Crises (Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities)

Dec 12: Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff (Public Library Association)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Dec 3: Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages (Pacer Center)

Dec 12: Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies (AbleNet)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 2 (Wyoming State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec 4: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)

Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)

Dec 6: Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)

Dec 12: Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts (U.S. National Archives)

Dec 12: Packing and Crating Basics (Connecting to Collections)

Dec 17: YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

COMMUNICATION

Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)

Dec 5: Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)

Dec 12: Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 12: How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Dec 5: From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Dec 11: Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)

Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)

Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)

Dec 5: From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)

Dec 5: DorobekInsider Live: 2018 Gov Innovations that Inspire, Engage, and Connect (GovLoop)

Dec 12: Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 13: Continuous Learning (YALSA)

Dec 13: We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)

Dec 19: NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

FUNDRAISING

Dec 4: Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)

Dec 4: How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push (Techsoup)

Dec 4: How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)

Dec 5: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Dec 5: 5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019 (GuideStar)

Dec 6: Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right! (Charity How To)

Dec 6: Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving! (Charity Village)

Dec 6: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

Dec 12: Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 12: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

Dec 18: How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

Dec 19: 3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)

Dec 21: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)

Dec 11: Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You (Techsoup)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Dec 6: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management (Association for Library Services to Children)

 

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: A librarian’s case against overdue book fines (TED Talk)

Dec 6: Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)

Dec 7: De-Crapify Your Workflow!: Learn the Critical Keys (Training Magazine Network)

Dec 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Dec 11: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action (Association for Library Services to Children)

Dec 11: To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)

Dec 12: How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)

Dec 12: Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 12: The Voice of Leadership – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

Dec 14: The Hidden Biases of Good People (Colorado State Library)

Dec 19: 30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec 4: Why Open Data Belongs at Libraries (Washington State Library)

Dec 5: Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)

Dec 6: Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements (Bloomerang)

Dec 11: Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec 12: How to Foster Collaboration in Government (GovLoop)

Dec 13: SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Dec 3: Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space (Colorado State Library)

Dec 4: Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)

Dec 6: Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

Dec 12: NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 12: How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 18: Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Dec 5: NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)

Dec 6: Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)

Dec 17: YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

REFERENCE

Dec 4: Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 4: Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)

Dec 4: Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 6: Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 11: From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 11: Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople)

Dec 12: Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 13: Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec 3: Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code (edWeb)

Dec 5: Ways to Combat Bias in Schools: A New Resource (Education Week)

Dec 5: The Power of Independent Reading: Dynamic Strategies Using High-Quality Authentic Texts to Foster a Love of Reading! (School Library Journal)

Dec 5: School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset (Infopeople)

Dec 6: Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

Dec 6: Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News (edWeb)

Dec 6: Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries (School Library Journal)

Dec 8: STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Dec 11: Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library)

Dec 12: Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction (edWeb)

 

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: The way we’ll work: Blockchain (Laramie County Library)

Dec 5: API security: What you absolutely need to know now (O’Reilly)

Dec 6: Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)

Dec 11: Jolly Holiday Webinar Party (Training Magazine Network)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec 3: Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)

Dec 4: How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids (Insync Training)

Dec 5: How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

Dec 11: Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (Insync Training)

Dec 13: Continuous Learning (YALSA)

Dec 13: We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)

Dec 18: Advanced Visualization Process to Create Dynamic & Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Dec 4: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Dec 5: Fundraising with Volunteers (Firespring)

Dec 6: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Dec 11: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Dec 13: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Monday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)

 

Intergenerational differences present both opportunities and pitfalls, and we see more evidence of missteps almost every day. In order to understand the context of millennials’ defining moments, you must also understand each prior generation’s defining moments – and the differences between the two decades of millennials. Join us for this webinar that will discuss the defining moments that created the “Grand Canyon gap” between the two millennial decades (1981-1990 and 1990-2000).

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 3 (1-2 pm)

Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space (Colorado State Library)

 

With “Space” as the 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme, we’ll discuss ideas for space-themed programs and collections, CSLP resources, and more for all ages, with examples and time for open discussion and crowdsourcing. Bring your ideas and questions, and come prepared to participate!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-12/

 

 

Monday, Dec 3 (3-4 pm)

Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, we will review some of the current obstacles and opportunities for introducing the value of a computer science education for all. The Hour of Code is the perfect excuse to bring coding into your K-12 classroom as computer science principles are foundational in preparing kids for tomorrow’s workforce.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

 

Monday, Dec 3 (3-4:30 pm)

Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages (Pacer Center)

 

This workshop will explore ways that smart phones, smart watches, and other wearable can support executive function skills for people of all ages. Participants will learn ways to increase time awareness and focus, how to use reminders, explore tools to organize and prioritize, and discuss task initiation and completion. The tools and strategies demonstrated will benefit people with disabilities such as ADHD, executive function disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and blind or low vision.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Why Open Data Belongs at Libraries (Washington State Library)

 

What do libraries have to do with open government data found on data.wa.gov or local gateways like those for Seattle or Spokane? Plenty. In this webinar, participants will learn how libraries are connecting patrons to this emerging resource and helping local government become better open data publishers. They’ll also learn how libraries can use open data to improve their own operations. The webinar will include examples, tips and dozens of resources to support your library’s open data activity.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)

 

Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.elevatedeffect.com/event/

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (11-12 pm)

Public Media And Libraries In Community Crises (Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities)

 

Participants of this webinar will consider the role that public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress.

 

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rLN3HymeQOm4sLO6maSYpg

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Wish you could get more exercise? Want to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Or just want to take a walk with your dogs? This webinar is for you. The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The U.S. Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids (Insync Training)

 

It’s no secret that billions of dollars are wasted every year on training and talent development initiatives. One of the best ways to reclaim some of those wasted dollars is to go back to basics and confirm that training programs are (a) performance-based and (b) wrapped around relevant, effective job-aids. In some cases, the relevant, effective job-aid can replace a course entirely.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar will explore components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push (Techsoup)

 

This webinar is designed to help your nonprofit take full advantage of the end-of-year fundraising rush, improve your online fundraising strategy, and surpass your goals with actionable and digestible tips and tricks.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)

 

Expertise in open licensing is becoming a crucial asset for the modern librarian. Creative Commons licenses are the most popular open licenses among open education and open access projects around the world. OER is coming to your campus and if you would like to get a head start on being able to help your faculty, please join us for this is introductory session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZsBwilxmIs7FT9Yy2

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)

 

Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 4 (1-2 pm)

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)

 

Learn about qualities of books that teens are reading, and the titles Nebraska teens are seeking at their libraries. The presenters will discuss new books that are popular with teens in their communities and describe the qualities these titles possess that make them good choices for many libraries.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising with Volunteers (Firespring)

 

Volunteers give 10x more money than those who don’t volunteer, but 1 in 3 volunteers do not volunteer the next year. You can change this. You can find and retain fundraising volunteers. Find out how in this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

API security: What you absolutely need to know now (O’Reilly)

 

In 2018, at least 85% of organizations consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. However, the explosion of APIs is creating incremental security risks that must be addressed. Laurent Gil explains why API security is quickly becoming a key cross-cutting concern for everyone from DevOps to the CISO.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (11-12 pm)

Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)

 

Libraries have the potential to inspire local dialogue on timely issues across communities, positioning library staff as trusted facilitators. Join us for this free one-hour webinar to hear how New York Public Library created a conversation series on important issues in the diverse communities they serve.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)

 

UGA Law Library’s longstanding newsletter Amicus Briefs first saw circulation in 1984. At that time it was solely in print and included no more than a couple of items about new additions to the library collection and upcoming library instruction. More than 30 years later, the newsletter has evolved significantly. This session will share the many lessons learned over the years by looking back in time at the newsletter’s rich history of content. It will also share current tools used for online and print publication, as well as assessing readership including Drupal, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics and DataStudio, Piktochart, iTunes, YouTube, Feedburner, and Digital Commons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

DorobekInsider Live: 2018 Gov Innovations that Inspire, Engage, and Connect (GovLoop)

 

Join Chris Dorobek and his panel of experts as we discuss the biggest innovative trends in government technology, communications, engagement and digital services.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

 

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019 (GuideStar)

 

Join us for a discussion about what trends nonprofits should expect to see next year!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)

 

Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must-attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward-thinking industries, and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Ways to Combat Bias in Schools: A New Resource (Education Week)

Join Matt Leighninger and Nicole Cabral of Public Agenda for a one-hour webinar where attendees will be armed with tips and strategies to facilitate safe, illuminating, and productive conversations on incidents of bias. They will pull from the newly-released discussion guide, “Addressing Incidents of Bias in Schools: A guide for preventing and reacting to discrimination affecting students,” to provide a framework for this virtual conversation that will include advice on how to use the guide in classrooms, staff meetings, and schoolwide events.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)

 

Follett’s very own librarians share their ALA predictions, trending topics and not-to-miss lists as well as sneak peeks on books they’re excited about for 2019 and more.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

The Power of Independent Reading: Dynamic Strategies Using High-Quality Authentic Texts to Foster a Love of Reading! (School Library Journal)

 

Join this webinar to learn from literacy expert Pam Allyn as she shares innovative strategies for using authentic literature to ensure all children become lifelong readers and writers. Pam will present effective structures and routines for independent learning and lead us to think about the impact of foundational authentic texts being the lever that brings all readers into a reading community.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 5 (1-2:30 pm)

School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset (Infopeople)

 

Research shows that beliefs about intelligence and ability impact one’s performance and response to failure. Join us for this 90 minute webinar to learn more about what research says, how to examine and change your own mindset, and what you can do to help support children’s growth mindset and persistence through challenge.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (7-8 am)

Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

In this webinar, participants will: Become familiar with the Bureau’s initiatives to help financial caregivers and combat elder financial exploitation; Gain an in-depth understanding of the Bureau’s Managing Someone Else’s Money guides and how libraries can use and share these guides in their communities; understand how they can build partnerships with other key intermediaries to assist older consumers and their caregivers.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (8-9 am)

Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)

 

Test yourself!  Use the provided checklists to determine your technology proficiency.  Be your own trainer and discover opportunities where you can increase your skills.  Form a plan to personalize Technology Competencies Checklists for your own library and make the move to receive buy-in from staff.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (10-11 am)

Virtual Field Trips in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Nathan Doerr from the Wyoming State Museum and Gretchen Henrich and Megan Smith from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for an exploration of their virtual field trips that can be scheduled for your classes! December 6, 2018 at 10:00 am. This webinar will be recorded.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/110642050093391105

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-11:45 am)

Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right! (Charity How To)

 

This webinar will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2018 and how to set goals for 2019 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving! (Charity Village)

 

In this webinar, Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of The Good Partnership will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop “competing” and start raising more money.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements (Bloomerang)

 

This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

 

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You’ll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (12-1 pm)

Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)

 

The December 15 issue of Booklist will be our second annual Starred Reviews issue. How can you make the best use of this remarkable resource in your library or school besides filling in collection gaps? Join Erin Downey Howerton, Children’s Manager at the Wichita Public Library, for a star-spangled list of ways the Booklist Starred Reviews issue can help with fundraising, displays, programming, book groups, community engagement, and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management (Association for Library Services to Children)

 

Hear from an expert on sensory experiences, behavior management and programming environment set up about ways to improve your room setups to create a more welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment, and how to relate to either one over-excited or upset child or a room full of them — without completely interrupting your regularly scheduled programming.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News (edWeb)

 

In this session Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins will explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

 

Thursday, Dec 6 (1-2 pm)

Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries (School Library Journal)

 

Among the most critical issues in education, digital equity has direct implications for your kids and your community. In this important hour, we’ll dive into the issues and learn strategies for enhancing access for all students and families.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 7 (9-10 am)

De-Crapify Your Workflow!: Learn the Critical Keys (Training Magazine Network)

 

In this fast-paced and informative session you will learn: To discern what costs your company is paying for busywork; How busywork can sabotage even the best training program; What are the Thieves of Productivity and how to conquer them; how to expand your span of control on simplification.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 7 (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: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

 

Saturday, Dec 8 (8-11:30 am)

STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (Simple K12)

 

More STEAM activities and tools for your classroom or school library, including coding.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (Insync Training)

 

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/

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (10-11 am)

Jolly Holiday Webinar Party (Training Magazine Network)

 

Join Lou Russell and her friends for a different kind of webinar.  We’ll be having a party, playing games, building treats, celebrating all holidays of December and spreading peace and love (yes, Lou was a teen in the 70s). If you’d like to push the envelope on your webinars or if you just like holidays, you’ll love this sleigh ride of new ways to use webinar technology.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (11:15-12pm)

Let’s Explore CultureGrams! (Wyoming State Library)

 

A perfect database for public libraries and schools.

Learn about countries around the world-the people, their lifestyle and customs, even recipes.

CultureGrams includes lesson plans and a blog with additional ideas for classroom and library use.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8058577301317491203

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action (Association for Library Services to Children)

 

This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.This webinar will provide real life examples of what leadership actually looks like in the everyday life of working in children’s librarianship. Leadership can take many different forms including taking a risk on a program to fulfill a need in the community, embracing big picture thinking that can be broken down into manageable parts, or knowing how to work together as a team to achieve goals.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You (Techsoup)

 

In 2018, state, federal, and city governments together placed hundreds of new labor laws into effect. The laws affect workers in every industry, including the nonprofit sector and libraries. They affect fringe benefits, health insurance, paid time off, overtime, and more. In this webinar, hosted by Gregg Bossen of QuickBooks Made Easy, we’ll help you understand these recent payroll changes and how they affect your nonprofit or library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople)

 

Is your library looking for ways to support immigrants and refugees in your community? Would you like to help people learn about United States citizenship? Are you interested in free, high-quality, and easy-to-use educational resources? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, as well as navigate life in the United States.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 11 (4-5 pm)

To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)

 

A current trend among libraries is to move away from charging overdue fines and other fees to library users. We’re offering the opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of going fine free and ask questions of and share concerns with your colleagues on this important issue.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1500964608894728450

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories! (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Next summer will bring plenty of opportunities to talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ideas, especially with science and outer space as the new topic for the Summer Reading Program. Learn about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for “A Universe of Stories,” in celebration of the historic 1969 landing on the moon.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction (edWeb)

 

Come and learn how SETDA’s 2018 Student Voices Award Winner, St. Albans City School in Vermont, embraces technology tools to personalize instruction. Fourth to sixth grade students will discuss their STEAM classes and their use of the makerspace to explore their personal passions and artistic abilities. In addition, students will share how the school’s collaborative stewardship projects support the community.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)

 

“Why should I give you my hard-earned money?” Answer this question well, and you’ll never be short of funds. Answer it poorly, and fundraising becomes an uphill battle. In this revealing session, one of North America’s most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies (AbleNet)

 

In this presentation, we’ll explore the ways in which the power of everyday technology can be harnessed to support employees with diverse strengths and needs. Everyday technology, or “mainstream” technology, is readily available, affordable, and can provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their employers. Participants in this presentation will leave with resources and strategies that can be easily implemented in the workplace. In addition, we will spend some time discussing specialized technologies that can be utilized to support individuals with more complex needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)

 

By the end of the webinar, you’ll have some practical tools and a solid understanding of some better ways to handle angry customer situations. Andrew will also be providing attendees with a link to a free tutorial he’s created that will make it easy to share this information with colleagues and friends. If you’re not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the fact.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2DM9AlL

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will explore Federal Government resources to help the average consumer handle the family budget better. Emphasis will be on resources available from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Other resources, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau on the economic situation of the country, will be covered as well.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Foster Collaboration in Government (GovLoop)

 

Join NextGen Nation online on as our government experts share best practices for fostering effective collaboration in government.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff (Public Library Association)

 

The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze and communicate data in order to navigate a data-rich world and make data-driven decisions related to funding, policies and other resources needed to support the communities you serve. Learn how the website created by the Emerging Leaders serves as a professional development guide that can help move library staff toward becoming more data competent.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec  12 (12-1 pm)

Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts (U.S. National Archives)

 

In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved – not lost.  The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use.

 

For more information and to tune in, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records

 

 

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

Packing and Crating Basics (Connecting to Collections)

 

This Packing and Crating Basics Webinar will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other objects for transport. The most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects will be discussed, and examples will be given, with a focus on establishing a common vocabulary as well as utilizing industry-accepted materials and methods.

 

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

 

 

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

Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move to a more participatory process in achieving organizational goals.

 

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

 

 

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

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

The Voice of Leadership – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)

 

This preview of the AMA seminar The Voice of Leadership explains how this course helps you develop the skills to inspire others. In addition, this session gives you tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Continuous Learning (YALSA)

 

YALSA monthly competency webinar. facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Webinar recordings are available for those who can’t participate in the live session.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar will feature NNLM SEA Health Information Outreach Project awardee Jessica Daly. She will present on her funded project, including: Discuss the lack of Health Literacy within my hospital system and community; Share the plan created; Share the outreach efforts associated with the grant within the community (speaking events, ect.); and more!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

The Hidden Biases of Good People (Colorado State Library)

 

Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. 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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 13 (1-2 pm)

We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)

 

It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. They will cover topics such as staff and management buy-in, low-cost training, and how to meaningfully engage staff in an effort to create a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Dec 17 (11:30-12:30 pm)

YA Reads for the New Year (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

What’s coming down the pike for your young adult readers in 2019? Learn what titles are on their way and what titles remain in top reading lists. Learn from our presenter and be prepared to share your own ideas!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (10-11 am)

Advanced Visualization Process to Create Dynamic & Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

This session looks at three ways to improve your slides visually and get away from Death by PowerPoint and click-through eLearning, so that your content can become more visual, using the right diagram to illustrate and bring your points to life. That means your audience start paying attention, and understand what you want to tell them, even when it’s pretty complicated. Which means that your training is more effective.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (11-11:45 am)

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 18 (1-2 pm)

Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (8-9 am)

30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)

 

We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great.  We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 19 (12-1 pm)

3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 21 (8:30-9:30 am )

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

 

Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.

 

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

 

 

 

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A Cornucopia of Learning Opportunities for Librarians!

This list is compiled by the Wyoming State Library – You View and subscribe to the WY 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

Some longer format training events are starting to show up for librarians – try out one:

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-4 pm) Library Con Live! A day-long celebration of fandom-beloved stories and characters, from mind-bending speculative fiction to innovative comics and graphic novels. You’ll also learn from librarians and industry insiders on how to plan and host your own Comic Con-style event. https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

Saturday, Nov 3 (10-1:30 pm) Explore “Making” and Transform Your Students Into Imaginative Creators (Simple K-12) Join presenters as they discuss ways to incorporate “making” into the learning environment. https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/

A couple of TED talks  – not long enough to count as CE – but might make a good discussion started for your next library staff development time:

How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2rCaYRM : When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.

The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk) https://bit.ly/2sLR3ij : Public libraries have always been about more than just books — and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she’s put it to use to save patrons’ lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.

AND….the LIST!!!!

ADVOCACY

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov 8: Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 1 (Wyoming State Library)

 

CAREERS

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 8: Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov 14: Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

Nov 7: Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

Nov 27: Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

 

COMMUNICATION

Nov 2: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov 6: Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 7: The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

Nov 8: Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

Nov 13: How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

Nov 16: Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

Nov 22: Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

Nov 27: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 27: It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 28: How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Nov 7: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 16: The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 6: Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 29: Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Nov 1: 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

Nov 1: Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

Nov 1: Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

Nov 6: Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

Nov 7: How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

Nov 7: Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

Nov 8: What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

Nov 13: The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov 14: 3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

Nov 14: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Nov 15: Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 29: 10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

At Your Leisure: How to design a library that makes kids want to read (TED Talk)

 

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 1: Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

Nov 5: Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

Nov 8: The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

Nov 13: Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

Nov 15: Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov 26: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Nov 8: Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov 8: Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

Nov 14: Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

Nov 28: Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READER’S ADVISORY

Nov 2: Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

Nov 6: Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Nov 1: Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

Nov 2: Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

Nov 6: Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 9: What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

Nov 13: Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

Nov 14: Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 14: A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 15: Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

Nov 29: IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov 5: Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 7: Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 7: The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov 8: Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

Nov 8: Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 14: Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

Nov 15: Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

Nov 28: Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 5: From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

Nov 8: Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

Nov 13: Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

Nov 15: Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

Nov 16: Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Nov 19: Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

Nov 20: Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)

Nov 26: Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov 6: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

Nov 6: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 6: Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

Nov 13: Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

Nov 15: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Thursday, Nov 1 (9-10 am)

10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Appeal Letter (Productive Fundraising)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, to learn 10 quick tips that you can use to super charge your upcoming year end appeal. The tips will focus on both getting your donors to open your appeal and to respond to it.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 1 (11-12 pm)

Grow Your Own Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills for Staff at Every Level (Library Journal)

 

This session will discuss mentorship, networking and ethics through the lens of library industry best practices as well as other industries’ best practices. Leadership shouldn’t be limited to a few. Our work calls for leaders at every level, with all kinds of distinctive personalities and skills. This is the heart of 21st century librarianship.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1 pm)

Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Fundraising & Engagement (TechSoup)

 

To help you get the most out of Giving Tuesday, this Webinar will discuss picking a campaign theme, focusing on your audiences, getting the timing right, inspiring millennials, making it viral, using video, harnessing social media and making your campaign multichannel.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 1 (12-1:30 pm)

Meet the Funders: Capital Funding (GrantSpace)

 

Come meet three funders who make a concerted effort to provide grants for capital expenses, and find out why they give, and how you can identify and secure potential capital funding prospects for your own fundraising efforts.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 1 (1-2 pm)

Free Online U.S. Citizenship Course (Infopeople)

 

Join presenters Andrea Willis and Katy Azevedo as they give a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course, while you learn about ways that your organization can utilize the website to help immigrants prepare for their citizenship test.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 2 (11-12 pm)

Write and Cite “Chicago Style”: Helping Students and Patrons Understand The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian (American Library Association)

 

In this special free event, ALA Publishing and the University of Chicago Press will discuss using The Chicago Manual of Style for citation building and more.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Go-To Graphic Novels (Booklist)

 

Blending sweeping illustrations and powerful narratives, graphic novels offer fast-paced entertainment and educational opportunities for readers of all ages—and continue to be a high-circulating section in libraries everywhere. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from DC Comics, Diamond Book Distributors, and Oni Press will showcase forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, and YA graphic novel releases.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Friday, Nov 2 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 5 (12-12:30 pm)

From Desktop to the Cloud: Why Organizations Are Converting (TechSoup)

 

On-prem vs. Cloud? What solution is right for your organization? In this 30-minute webinar, we will focus on current desktop and the factors leading to increased Cloud Adoption over the next several years. We will also review why nonprofits need to be thinking about their digital transformation now.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 5 (1-2 pm)

Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation (WebJunction)

 

Innovating. Meeting community needs. Managing the daily business of running a library. It can feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all. But there are powerful models like the Millvale Community Library which is acting as an agent of change in the community without sacrificing their core role as an information resource. This small but mighty library addresses their community’s food desert, uses clean energy, offers a tool-lending library, and more—while operating in a financially sustainable way. Learn how they do it, and how you can, too!

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 5 (2-3 pm)

Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding (edWeb)

 

Today’s elementary school students will be entering a future workforce comprised mostly of jobs that don’t currently exist. How do we prepare them for this uncertainty? In this edWebinar, join Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, to learn how you can prepare your students for their future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

Build a Better World With Kindness and Gratitude (Washington State Library)

 

Both kindness and gratitude are important ingredients to a happy life as well as essential to building strong professional and personal relationships. During this course, participants will: 1) Learn practical strategies to cultivate more positivity in yourself, your relationships, and teams by harnessing the power of kindness and gratitude, 2) Delve into what it means to practice “kind communication” and how this can improve your relationships, and 3) Contemplate what a massive study of successful teams undertaken by Google teaches us about team dynamics.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

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, 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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (10-11 am)

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

 

In this class, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information using the best free electronic resources as well as best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

The Countdown Is On: A Procrastinator’s Guide to #GivingTuesday (GuideStar)

 

The planning and execution of a successful #GivingTuesday awareness campaign can be daunting, especially if you are just getting started. But don’t worry, we’ve gathered experts from #GivingTuesday and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.  to share their experiences and help you make the most of the next few weeks to ensure your success.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (11-12 pm)

Picture This! Books for the Youngest (Booklist)

 

Picture books entertain, enlighten, and educate young children. Join representatives from Baker & Taylor, Beaming Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Random House Canada, and Simon & Schuster as they present new books that kids will love.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-12:45 pm)

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: PT. 4 – National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Attendees should gain an enhanced understanding of the publicly-accessible information resources produced by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, and National Reconnaissance Office and how these agencies carry out their policymaking activities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

Missionizing Your Year-End Fundraising Events (Bloomerang)

 

Join Terry Axelrod, founder of Benevon, who will lead you through a step-by-step process for “missionizing” each of your events and designing a sustainable system of events that furthers your engagement of individual donors and grows major gifts.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (1-2:30 pm)

Is Your Library’s Website Living Its Best Life? (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

This is an introductory overview of the importance of the library’s website — your virtual branch — that busts common myths and misconceptions about your library’s online presence. We’ll cover the 25 most common website problems and how to fix them.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 6 (3:30-4 pm)

Life Hacks with Google Forms (Technology & Innovation in Education)

 

Join Bailey Kowalski to learn about how Google Forms can change your life! Using them will save you time, give you data and more. Use forms for everything from gathering information about your learners to formative assessment. They allow for a variety of options, including self-graded quizzes with automatic feedback. Sign-up for this fast paced session to learn all the Google Forms life hacks and come up with some of your own!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (9-10 am)

Letters About Literature: Read. Be Inspired. Write Back. (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

This session will provide helpful information and resources for teachers and librarians interested in the Letters About Literature competition. It will also cover the new online submission process and be an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the entire competition process.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Presidential Research Resource (North Carolina Library Association)

 

This talk will discuss digital and archival resources for Presidential Research with librarians and archivists from the Miller Center, the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington and Seton Hall University.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

The New Workplace Demands Versatile Communication Skills (Training Industry)

 

Recruiters rank communication as one of the most desired, yet hardest to find, skills, according to surveys from LinkedIn and Bloomberg. This interactive webinar provides you with insights on: How social intelligence became the new workplace currency; Why we communicate well with some people and struggle working with others; The “platinum rule” for building stronger relationships: versatility; and Four steps for increasing your interpersonal effectiveness.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

How to Create a Year-End Marketing Plan to Engage Donors (Network for Good)

 

During this one-hour webinar presented by Heidi Webb, CFRE, you will learn the key tipping points that will help supercharge your year-end fundraising efforts.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Your Capital Campaign: Are You Ready? (DonorSearch)

 

Do you need to grow your programs or your endowment (who doesn’t)? Many nonprofit leaders facing these challenges are not prepared for the rigors of a capital campaign that can provide the funding. This one-hour webinar will help you analyze and prepare the 6 Key Ingredients for Capital Campaign success: Case for Support, Dollar Goal, Donors, Steering Committee, Systems, Timing.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/donorsearch-classes/

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Everything You Wanted to Know about the CSK Award (But Didn’t Know to Ask) (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

You know the Coretta Scott King Medal-winning books. You read them every year when the awards are announced. But how are the awards chosen? How do members of the jury go from reading picture books to young adult novels? And what is the difference between the CSK Book Jury and the CSK Committee? Get answers to these questions and many more with former CSK Jury members Kacie Armstrong and Alan Bailey.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 7 (5-6 pm)

The “Fake News” Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Living in a Post-Truth world can be tough, especially for anyone consuming news and information online. This webinar will frame the issue of “Fake News” in a manageable way, and provide you with tips, tricks, and tools you can use immediately, both in and out of the classroom. In a neutral & non-partisan manner, presenter Kelsey Bogan will explore the “Fake News” Problem; from defining the term “Fake News,” to its real world impact, and including several practical strategies for dealing with it.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength (American Management Association)

 

Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical web event will demonstrate how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “ambiverts”—those whose personality type is between an introvert and extrovert—will also learn how to expand their leadership skills.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (11-12 pm)

Public Library Administration and Innovation for the 21st Century (Booklist)

 

Public libraries have historically faced challenges as viable units in local government. This webinar will present a framework for future library services, focusing on effective public sector skills, strategic planning, leadership, organizational and service innovation, information technology, readers, and the full range of library constituents.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Library Marketing 1.0: How to successfully market your library without getting another degree (Colorado State Library)

 

Join us for an overview of marketing basics for libraries. Learn about your library brand, basic marketing components, and merchandising tips to create a thrifty, simple, and effective marketing system for your library. This webinar is perfect for accidental marketers; no previous experience is necessary!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

Identify, Discover, Decide with Imagery and GIS (GovLoop)

 

Join us to learn how easy it is to take your own or other remotely sensed data to create smart maps that will keep you and your organization informed and prepared.

 

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

 

 

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

Award winning toys, games, music and books that bridge the classroom to the playroom (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join us as the Parents’ Choice Foundation®, the perennial standard-bearer for best-in-class play-based products, will present a current selection of the President’s favorites from Parents’ Choice Award® winning children’s toys and media.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Cybertraps for Librarians (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

The world of online privacy is complex and ever-changing. However our patrons need sensible advice NOW as they move forward interacting in an online world. Rural Technologist and Librarian Jessamyn West will outline a simple program libraries can use to help patrons navigate the tricky world of online privacy, trying to help people make better, not perfect, privacy choices that work for their real lives.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

What Works on Giving Tuesday? Answers from 2017’s Website Analytics (Cause Smart Digital)

 

Prepare your strategy for this year’s Giving Tuesday with insight from last year’s Giving Tuesday nonprofit website analytics. Digital skills trainer and Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo will review which marketing efforts drove the most website traffic on Giving Tuesday, and how that traffic performed.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources (National Girls’ Collaborative Project)

 

This webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. There will be time for Q&A with NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2CAfx4m

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (1-2 pm)

Digital Citizenship for Tweens and Teens (School Library Journal)

 

Gain insight into the latest trends and tools related to digital citizenship and cyberbullying. Experts will share information on targeted initiatives for tweens and high schoolers, as well as insight into the latest research on preventing and addressing cyberbullying. Learn strategies for fostering student citizenship and a supportive school climate to positively impact student behavior in the digital realm.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 8 (2-3 pm)

Database tutorial: U.S. History In Context and Native American Heritage Month (Wyoming State Library)

 

Gale pays tribute to their important contributions, histories, and unique challenges both past and present with Native American content featured directly on the homepage of US History In Context for the entire month of November. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2644585344002814465

 

 

Friday, Nov 9 (9:30-10:30 am)

What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? (American Libraries Live)

 

What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar on Friday, November 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET where we’ll provide an overview of key results from the 2018 elections and explore their implications. ALA’s Washington Office will dig into how the outcomes could affect engagement from library advocates and how ALA’s upcoming advocacy plans will align.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-2 pm)

Connections Summit: Day One (SirsiDynix)

 

Open to all libraries and staff, our first day will feature David Lee King and will be followed by other thought leaders, industry experts, and library success stories and videos.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/Connections-Summit-2018-11.html#register

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

The Data We Don’t Collect: How It Drives Funding Decisions By People Who Don’t Use the Library (Colorado State Library)

 

We know from both the 2008 and 2018 iterations of “From Awareness to Funding” that the library user status of the voter does not matter on Election Day. Funding decisions for libraries are often made by voters with little-to-no familiarity with the library, or by elected officials who are themselves non-users. Join EveryLibrary executive director John Chrastka for an overview of the “From Awareness…” findings and participate in a discussion of how concerned library data professionals could cooperatively begin to fill in these missing data pieces.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-11/

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (11-12 pm)

Leadership Styles & Impact on Your Nonprofit (Firespring)

 

The latest nonprofit leadership research shows how specific leadership styles impact nonprofit outcomes. And it reveals the most common style of leadership in nonprofits right now.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12-1 pm)

Storytelling on Steroids With VideoScribe (InSync Training)

 

Research has shown that our brains wilt when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint or other static presentation of content. It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain. VideoScribe lets a story unfold before your learners’ eyes, improving learning retention by as much as 15%!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website (Firespring)

 

Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research that reveals:The 5 elements of an engaging website; The one thing every nonprofit should be thinking about, but isn’t; Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 13 (7-8 pm)

Cybersecurity, SL and RL (San Jose State University iSchool)

 

When considering cybersecurity, the technology that enables Second Life can be thought of as a chain of related systems, starting with your personal computer and working through various software and network layers that enable presence, communications, and amazing capabilities in a rich virtual world space.  This presentation walks through each link in that chain and considers some reasonable measures for security, safety, and privacy along the way.  Also covered are larger cybersecurity issues like cyberkinetics, digital currencies, and human-computer interaction.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (9-10 am)

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

A Good Night’s Rest: Government Resources Can Teach You About Adequate Sleep Habits (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will present information on Government resources about what sleep is and how to get enough of it. Also covered will be insomnia, benefits and detriments of sleep medications, problems and conditions related to sleep, and sleep requirements for differing ages.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

3 Instagram Tips Successful Nonprofits Use to Raise Awareness and Win Supporters (Wild Apricot)

 

If you want to attract a larger audience of members, donors, fans and followers, please join our webinar on November 14 with digital marketing expert and social media specialist Lilach Bullock. Lilach will show you how some nonprofits are using Instagram to reach the young and socially-conscious generation, ensuring their organizations continue to grow well into the future.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy/expert-webinar-series

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Big Programs, Little Budget: Forging Community Partnerships in a Small Town (Programming Librarian)

 

Drawing on her experience as director of the Meservey Public Library, Chelsea Price will share ideas for hosting “big” programs on a small budget and discuss how partnerships can be an invaluable resource for programming.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (1-2 pm)

Leadership in Youth Services, Part 1: Leading Outside Your Organization (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee. How can you obtain leadership experience in an entry or mid-level library position so that you can move forward in the leadership pipeline? Perhaps your administration can’t (or won’t) provide the support you need to advance. This webinar will explore how to add tools to your leadership toolbelt – in and outside of the library – without breaking the bank.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (2-3 pm)

Understanding Teens 101 (Wyoming State Library)

 

Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Service Librarians from the Arapahoe Library District in Colorado, for a crash-course on understanding teen behavior and strategies for applying your know-how so all staff can offer the best teen services at your library. We’ll touch on everything from adolescent neuroscience to behavioral issues. Whether you’re a teen expert or teen averse attend for some useful takeaways for your day to day work in the library.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6995658519344960258

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 14 (3-4 pm)

Collaboration Impacts Students’ Learning (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share tools that promote collaboration among educators. Participants will explore how to demonstrate that collaboration is happening, that it is effective, and that it favorably impacts student learning.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)

Getting Your Donor Management Data In Order for 2019 (Idealware)

 

You have a donor management system, but how do you get the most out of it while maintaining it for optimal efficiency? Join us to learn about donor data best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Moving Your Workload to the Cloud? What are the Right Tools for the Job? (GovLoop)

 

Join us online to learn how governments can successfully assess, plan and automate cloud transformation on time and on budget, and fast forward your data center consolidation or cloud migration.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Public Library Association)

 

As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. This free webinar will help public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully. Learn how two very different public libraries are using free resources to offer essential guidance to their communities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity (Training Magazine Network)

 

Employees are going overboard, leaving companies at a faster pace than ever before. You work so hard to recruit the right talent and yet 1/3 of employees quit their jobs in just the first six months! One major factor in this is lack of great onboarding.  Companies fail to realize the need to reinforce the “buying decision” – yes, onboarding is a key time for new associates to determine if they made the right choice or not.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (1-2 pm)

Encore Career Search Strategies: Help Your Patrons Find Their Way to Meaningful Work (Infopeople)

 

We can help older patrons compete successfully for jobs by steering them toward resources that match their needs, and by helping them find (economical) ways to develop new job search skill. This webinar will give you information and resources to help patrons bridge the gap in knowledge and skills.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 15 (2-3 pm)

Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-11/

 

 

Friday, Nov 16 (8-9 am)

Looking to the Cloud: Using Google’s G Suite at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

 

Learn how Google’s G Suite web-based software can bring simplicity, flexibility, and collaboration to your library through Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive.  We’ll also cover how to sign up for Google for Nonprofits, which brings this platform to your library for free.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 16 (9-10 am)

The University of Michigan Ebook Collection: An investment in open source, community accountable infrastructure (Lyrasis)

 

LYRASIS is hosting a webinar to provide our members an opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan Ebook Collection, a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The collection is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please join us to learn how your investment in this newly available content supports the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 16 (11-12 pm)

Marketing on a Small Budget (Indiana State Library)

 

Libraries are busy places. From programming to services, we want people to know about everything. The challenge? We often have very limited (if any) marketing budgets. See examples of what has worked and where your time is best spent. You do not want to miss this great presentation, so sign up to attend today!

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 19 (11-12 pm)

Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)

 

Explore available opportunities for continuing education, peruse useful sites for keeping up with technology, and develop a plan for taking charge of your own learning.  Topics covered will include planning for learning, time management, and state and national resources.  Ample time will be given for participants to search for relevant training and education opportunities that fit their individual needs.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 20 (8:30-9:30 am)

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

 

Learn how to make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 20 (10-11 am)

Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)

 

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 22 (11-12 pm)

Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)

 

Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can approach storytelling in a focused and strategic way. We’ll review steps that will help you to develop content that is compelling and that supports your organization’s mission and goals.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 26 (12-1 pm)

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 26 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Get ready for the next round of EOR and E-rate. What can you expect for 2019? What can you do to be prepared? Get all the details here.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 27 (10-11 am)

Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

 

PowerPoint graphs and charts are an excellent way to show information visually, allowing an audience to see the trend or result straight away. Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren’t always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, and much more besides. Data visualization takes things further, to convey complex concepts in an elegant and relatable way. In this webinar we explain how to use and create PowerPoint graphs and charts effectively. We show the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Then teach you how to create live and non-live graphs, charts, and other data visualizations that will help engage your audience and get your message across.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)

 

Plastics are everywhere – they are an inescapable part of our lives both at home and in our collections. Plastics present a deceptive promise of permanence yet we know from experience that their preservation is not an easy task. Learn how to monitor and mitigate problems that may arise from the deterioration of plastics in your collection.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 27 (1-2 pm)

It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

You know how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but how do you get followers to go beyond liking posts to sharing or even showing up for the programs or resources you’re promoting? Being strategic with your posts is an important first step. In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for social media engagement for libraries of all sizes, but with a focus on libraries without dedicated communications staff.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 28 (11-12 pm)

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use — and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 28 (12-1:30 pm)

Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build and enrich their relationships with the children, parents, and other staff members in their organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 28 (1-2 pm)

How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)

 

In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen. We’ll look at before and after examples, and attendees will get a list of resources for learning more.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 29 (11-12 pm)

10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar, we will learn  how to make your website donor-ready, improve your donation pages, choose the right donor platform, create powerful email fundraising campaigns, promote monthly giving, use social media techniques to grow your email list, and invest in digital advertising to raise money online. We will also address organizational readiness and capacity as a factor in your success.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 29 (12-1 pm)

IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Come learn more about IdentityTheft.gov, the Federal Government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 29 (1-2 pm)

Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)

 

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community.

 

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

 

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