Bundle Up for Some GREAT Learning!

December 2019 FREE webinars for librarians:

This list is collected by the WY 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

 

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

Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library) https://youtu.be/BWi0uhQZWFc : Our Marketing Specialist get a lot of questions on the best practices for different social media. In this Library 101 we will go over some of the do’s and don’ts of Facebook in order to help your library.

The Future in Your Face (Texas State Library and Archives)

https://onlinetraining.tsl.texas.gov/course/view.php?id=407  : Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries. If you missed this live webinar but still want to view it, here’s your opportunity!

Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection) https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/Display/?learningModuleId=2231114&tab=3 : What are the most effective ways to integrate coding projects into curricular areas? Find out in this webinar! Kelsey and Calypso share ideas for projects, products, and mindsets that will get your students building their future-ready coding skills, while having a great time in the process.

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)

Dec 17: #eBooksForAll Campaign Update (Public Library Association)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec 3: Getting Ready for an Audit: Everything You Need to Know (TechSoup)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

BOARDS

Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

CAREERS

Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

Dec 10: ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 11: Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)

Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

At Your Leisure: Library 101: Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (North Dakota State Library)

Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

Dec 9: Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Dec 10: Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)

Dec 11: Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)

Dec 17: 3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Dec 5: Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming (Wyoming State Library)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Dec 3: How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

Dec 5: What Makes a Modern Digital Government? (GovLoop)

Dec 5: Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Dec 3: Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Dec 4: Giving Tuesday is Over, Now What? (Network for Good)

Dec 4: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Dec 5: Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)

Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

Dec 12: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Dec 19: Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)

Dec 19: A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

 

LEGAL

Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

MANAGEMENT

Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

Dec 5: Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

Dec 13: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Dec 18: The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 18:  Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec 4: Libraries and the LGBT+ Experience (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 4: Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec 18: Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 16: Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)

Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Dec 5: Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

Dec 5: Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

Dec 11: Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec 12: Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

Dec 13: Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec 18: Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec 3: YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

Dec 5: Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (Follett)

Dec 16: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Dec 31: Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Dec 5: Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 5: Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 10: More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 11: Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec 11: Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dec 12: Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Solving Problems With Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

Dec 3: Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices (edWeb)

Dec 4: Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

Dec 11: Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Dec 12: Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Dec 12: The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: The Future in Your Face (Texas State Library and Archives)

Dec 10: Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

Dec 24: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec 5: LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

Dec 10: Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

Dec 17: Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Dec 3: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Dec 11: How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

Dec 12: Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (11-12 pm)

Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

 

Participating in “Start Your 2020 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2019 and how to set goals for 2020 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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

YA-Y! The Latest Reads for Teens (Booklist)

 

There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else. Join representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Disney Book Group, Inkyard Press, Tor Teen, and Blink, and jump-start YA collection development, winter and spring purchases, and, of course, that ever-expanding TBR pile.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

Getting Ready for an Audit: Everything You Need to Know (TechSoup)

 

We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in auditing nonprofits and president of QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits, present this one-of-a-kind and highly requested webinar! Gregg’s firm audits over 30 nonprofits a year!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (12-1 pm)

How to Set Achievable Goals (GovLoop)

 

You know that feeling when you finally hit a target that you set for yourself? It’s amazing, right? However, that sense of accomplishment is only possible if you set achievable goals in the first place. Join NextGen and GovLoop online to learn how you can set and prioritize your goals for 2020. You’ll also hear from experts about how to stay focused on working toward your goals.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 3 (3-4 pm)

Fulfilling Students’ Potential Through Engaging Literacy Practices (edWeb)

 

This edWebinar will shed light on how to immerse K-12 learners in engaging literacy experiences to fulfill their potential as readers and writers in the 21st Century. Literacy directly impacts the success of a student throughout their educational career. A direct correlation can be seen between failing an English class and not completing high school. This is why it’s imperative that students get the support they need to improve reading skills and begin to close the achievement gap.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (9-10 am)

Libraries and the LGBT+ Experience (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Learn how your library can be more welcoming through the experiences of the Olean Public and Cuba Circulating Libraries. These organizations are creating a more welcoming environment for the LGBTQIA community with programs, resources, and staff training.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (10-11 am)

Libraries and Homeless Patrons (Ryan Dowd)

 

Join us for this introductory training on how to effectively (and compassionately) ​manage problematic behavior ​from troubled patrons. Presented by Ryan Dowd, author of the American Library Association book, The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness.

 

To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5315733354766/WN_mZ5BDj8lRpG7sNUN8pVLpg

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (10:30-11:30 am)

Behavior Management in Storytime (State Library of North Carolina)

 

Managing and redirecting behavior during storytime can be challenging. There can be confusion over when and how to step in and redirect, when to seek assistance, and how to avoid these challenges in the first place.  In this interactive webinar program, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to: Structure storytime for behavioral success; Set and communicate age appropriate behavior expectations for children and their caregiver(s); Diffuse challenging situations; and Employ techniques to regain focus without losing the fun.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6120698

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (11-12 pm)

Giving Tuesday is Over, Now What? (Network for Good)

 

Did you have an epic Giving Tuesday? Blushing over all those new donors that joined your list? Hey, you invested a lot of hard work to get them in the door. Now how will you make them stay? Join us to learn how to maintain and upgrade your new donors and finish end of year fundraising strong.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! 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://bit.ly/2KWaBKO

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)

Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The overall goal of this course is to help participants find science resources, lesson plans, and programs through a unique and fun subject. Public and school librarians can support science educators and students by fostering science literacy and health literacy programs. Organizations that assist libraries with integrating science into their programs will be discussed. These efforts are creating value to the science education community. Such support can open the door to professional partnerships with educators.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (10-11 am)

LinkedIn at the Library (Utah State Library)

 

LinkedIn is not just for job seekers. It has had rapid growth in recent years and offers more options than before. In addition to research and staying on top of trends this webinar will help librarians help their patrons find job opportunities.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-12:45 pm)

Defense Department Statistical Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Gain enhanced knowledge about Defense Department statistical resources including the Defense Manpower Data Center, the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller), DOD’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation and Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

Fostering Creative Community Connections (Public Library Association)

 

In this webinar, participants will hear how pilot libraries are leveraging the dispensers to strengthen and develop new local programming and connections with library and/or community partner programs and services, as well as creating new interest in literacy and literature through innovative access to a growing collection of more than 100,000 short stories.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1 pm)

What Makes a Modern Digital Government? (GovLoop)

 

Join us online Thursday, Dec. 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT to learn how agencies can accelerate their modernization efforts from legacy and manual processes to modern and digital ones.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Insurance – How to Manage Your Organization’s Risk (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This webinar will cover how and why insurance will help you to manage risks to your institution and the types of insurance and risk strategies appropriate for museums and other cultural institutions with collections. We will look at all the points you should consider when contemplating insurance including coverage for your buildings, collections, your volunteers, your visitors, and third parties (vendors, contractors, event renters, etc.). And, you will learn how to talk to your insurance broker so that you get appropriate insurance for your institution.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (12:30-1:30 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. 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/

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Doing the Work Externally and Internally: Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (WebJunction)

 

This webinar highlights the work of Richland Library staff as they work, both externally and internally, to improve dialogue and understanding on topics of race, equity, diversity and inclusion.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (1-2 pm)

Writing Boxes: Library programming that will inspire writing and support literacy and family engagement (Infopeople)

 

Library staff that serve children understand one of their core missions is to support reading. But what about writing? In this how-to webinar, presenter Lisa Von Drasek will describe Writing Boxes, an “instant’’ program template that requires very little prep, is easily replicable, inexpensive, works across age groupings, and supports increased literacy and community engagement.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 5 (3-4 pm)

Celebrate the Best Books of 2019! (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 2020 and more.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Dec 9 (11-12 pm)

Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

The more we know about the preferences of the people we are trying to influence, the better our success, inside and outside of classrooms.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1848341022022925581

 

 

Thursday, Dec 10 (10-11 am)

Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)

 

Not sure how to balance being professional and being fun on social media? Looking to grow your platforms interactivity and audience? Jordan Hanzon, Marketing & PR Assistant for the J. Willard Marriott Library, has some tips, tricks, and advice on how to go about that.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (11-12 pm)

Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

 

What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12-1 pm)

ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Dawn Behrend, along with panelists, Peter Hepburn, Raymond Pun, Mary Snyder, and ACRL President Karen Munro will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (1-2 pm)

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This course is an introduction to free health information and educational resources for K-12 professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted organizations. Participants will learn about consumer health sites with an emphasis on MedlinePlus covering general health resources, drug information, multi-cultural and multi-language resources, career/professional resources, and youth heath issues.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 10 (12- 1 pm)

Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

 

Join Sharon Bowman and explore “Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention” – an unforgettable webinar that will transform your training and presentation skills. A popular speaker and an expert on brain-based instruction, Sharon knows the secrets to making any content memorable – even when the topic is dry, technical, or very complex. Not only will you leave with tools you can put to immediate use, you’ll also receive dozens of free, web-based resources you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your next presentation, class, or training event.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (9-10 am)

Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

In this session we will describe our Librarian In Training program. LIT is a 14 week program that invites kids between the ages of 9-12 to discover how libraries work, culminating in a celebration of the children’s dedication and service. LIT participants spend two weeks in every department of the library from circulation to maintenance, first meeting staff and discovering how each department operates, then completing a related project or assisting with specific tasks. LIT takes children beyond traditional job shadowing and allows them to contribute in a meaningful way to our library’s work.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1  pm)

Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

Deeper learning approaches help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills alongside academic skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and citizenship. This webinar features experts from the field and researchers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (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 help you not be a dull person by providing information on government resources on leisure time, vacation planning and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid the dementia often associated with aging.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Join this webinar to participate in an overview of the current inequities that exist in early childhood programs and learn strategies to balance the scales of justice before young children enter Kindergarten. This session will help you learn about implicit racial bias and its role in inequitable disciplinary practices, learning experiences, and how teachers form relationships with young children.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (2-3 pm)

Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Learn more about keeping healthy while traveling at home and abroad.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-staying-healthy-abroad/16807

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (12-1 pm)

Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)

 

In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons are podcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, quality self-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarian podcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engage podcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and our connections to patrons.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 11 (1-2 pm)

How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

 

This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (11-12 pm)

Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

 

No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (12:30-1 pm)

Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

 

This webinar will have a North Dakota focus but may be useful to others as well. Libraries represent ‘trusted organizations’ in the community with the resources and the opportunity to education members of the public on the importance of the decennial census in the local community.  Librarians also have the opportunity to explain the ease of the census, just 10 questions per person, and the rules for privacy and confidentiality for personal information the Census Bureau is required to maintain.  Often located in census tracts with higher proportions of traditionally under counted populations, most libraries have computers and WiFi accessible to the public. These assets are important in completing the 2020 Census as it will be the first in which responses can be provided online. Librarians, working with local complete count committees, can help ensure their local community is accurately counted and obtains its fair share of financial resources for the next decade.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=397933

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

This webinar, based on the book Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

 

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

 

Thursday, Dec 12 (1-2 pm)

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

 

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 13 (9-10:30 am)

Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

The Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, brings technology and library programming to people where they are- in laundromats! In this presentation, you will learn about the mission of the Wash & Learn Initiative; what makes literacy programs in laundromats unique; and how librarians are engaging laundromat patrons during programming. Participants will walk away with a newfound understanding of learning spaces in ordinary places.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Dec 13 (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/upcoming-events/

 

 

Monday, Dec 16 (12-1 pm)

Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)

 

Libraries will play vital roles in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. This webinar will highlight key opportunities for libraries to collaborate with community partners and provide informational programs in the upcoming Census. Strategies for libraries to reach groups at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census will be emphasized. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, community organizations, ALA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office.

 

To register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cRxGcOZeQsqKhp2A0cLG_g

 

 

Monday, Dec 16 (1-2 pm)

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

 

Join us 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.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/400963259

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (12-1 pm)

#eBooksForAll Campaign Update (Public Library Association)

 

Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association (PLA) for an update on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts. Bring your questions and your front-line experience to inform national planning and communications.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (12-1 pm)

3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

 

In this talk, we will discuss: How starting a podcast is a surprising way to create deep content; How to use podcasting to connect with dedicated supporters and meet new audiences; and How you can get your podcast started and what resources you will need.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 17 (1-2 pm)

Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will highlight approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis, and promote healthier communities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (9-10 am)

Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, many friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting from the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (10:30-11:30 am)

The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

 

In this interactive and thought provoking program, we will discuss ten behavioral questions to add to your interview process to help you determine their reactions to situations, explain their successes and failures, their ability to adapt to change and most importantly their ability to fit and not hurt or destroy your culture.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6120727

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (12-1 pm)

Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join Tess Wilson (Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM/MAR) for an introduction to online privacy in the digital age. We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. Learn how to keep your data safe, consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior, and navigate best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Dec 18 (2-3 pm)

Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Utility shutoffs can have deadly impacts on individuals who rely on grid energy to power their life-sustaining medical devices. Understanding the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals is critical to anyone who lives or works in the path of natural disasters, and anyone who provides health information to medically vulnerable populations inside and outside of disaster zones.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 19 (11-12 pm)

A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

 

With 2020 on the horizon, many nonprofits are wondering: how can I acquire new donors to start off the year successfully? Building a network of donors that are inspired by your nonprofit’s story can be challenging, but Network for Good is here to offer you tips and tricks to maximize new donor acquisition!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Dec 19 (12-1 pm)

Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)

 

Nonprofit organizations are often faced with the challenge of fundraising to achieve their mission and keep the doors open. Many consider looking for foundation and government grants as a source of revenue. But what can grants do for your organization? And how do you even get started?

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 24 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Dec 31 (9-10 am)

Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Imagine Your Story. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they explore the worlds of fairy tales, myths, legends, and even their families’ own stories of their history.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Census 2020 in Montana Libraries

Montana libraries are stepping up to help their communities to get a complete count next Spring.  Find all the information you need to be prepared:

Sign up to be your library’s Census Champion here!

November 13th Noon-1 pm Webinar, more info and registration here in ASPeN

December 10th 9-10 am Webinar, more info and registration here in ASPeN

Additional resources and information – click here.

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Giving Thanks for Learning – Anytime, Any where.

This monthly list is compiled by the MT 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

 

**SIRSIDynix Connections Summit November 12-15. This is a free, online conference for all libraries and their staff, even those who are not customers of SirsiDynix. Sessions cover topics such as trends affecting libraries, library marketing, personnel management, fundraising, and much more! Take a look at the agenda for more details on what you can expect. Prepare to learn, be inspired, and even entertained! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/connections-summit/

 

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

 

CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability) https://www.ctdinstitute.org/cafe : This webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much more.

 

The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk) https://www.ted.com/talks/chera_kowalski_the_critical_role_librarians_play_in_the_opioid_crisis :  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.

 

Copyright and Standardized Rights Statements for Digital Collections (North Dakota State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rX7t4mZq1c : Copyright can be a difficult task to undertake when it comes to digital collections, especially with uncertainty about legal language and object originations. This webinar will discuss how to make informed copyright decisions with tools available, and how to utilize standardized rights statements for clearer copyright and reuse descriptions.

 

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Serendipity, Tactility, and Community Library Research as a Practice of Wonder (Choice)

Nov 7: Advocacy 101: When Advocacy Becomes Second Nature (WebJunction & Association of Rural and Small Libraries)

Nov 20: VoteLibraries 2020 – Thinking About Elections and Libraries Without Being Partisan (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov 7: New Overtime Labor Standards Taking Effect: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

Nov 21: Data at Your Fingertips: Gov Broadens Data Analytics Use (GovLoop)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: CTD Answers Your Questions About AT! (Center on Technology and Disability)

 

BOARDS

Nov 20: Eliminating Fines: A win-win for your library and community (Infopeople)

 

CAREERS

Nov 12: Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Library Positions (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Outreach for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Nov 7: Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part I: Introduction to Child Care & Bringing Literacy to Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 12: Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part II: Programs for Nannies and Informal Providers Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 21: Check It Out! New Titles for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Nov 13: 4 Easy Steps That Will Transform Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov 19: Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part III: Developing and Supporting Child Care Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)

Nov 19: Classroom Coding with Google Tools (OK2Ask)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov 5: Reading Graphic: Graphic Novels for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Nov 6: LibraryCon Live! (Library Journal & School Library Journal)

Nov 12: Winter D.I.Y.: New Craft & Gardening Titles (Booklist)

Nov 21: Check It Out! New Titles for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Nov 13: Best Children’s Books of 2019 (Utah State Library)

Nov 21: Circulating Tools and Other Unique Items (North Dakota State Library)

Nov 14: Using FDLP eXchange for Collection Development (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 14: Collaborative Approaches to Library Resource Sharing: Leveraging Consortial & Regional Partnerships for ILL Success (Library Journal)

Nov 20: Rethinking the Cost of Digital Collection Building: It May Not Be as Expensive as You Think! (edWeb.net)

Nov 19: Let’s Be Brief: A Very Short Introduction to Very Short Introductions (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

Nov 21: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Nov 13: Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 14: Create Compelling Infographics in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 14: Engaging with a Global Workforce and the Impact of Language (InSync Training)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Nov 5: WSL Digital Newspapers (Washington State Library)

Nov 8: The Latest K-12 Digital Content Trends & Strategies That Make a Difference (School Library Journal)

Nov 20: Rethinking the Cost of Digital Collection Building: It May Not Be as Expensive as You Think! (edWeb.net)

Nov 18: Thinking Outside the PubMed Box (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Nov 8: PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Nov 5: Digital Literacy (Idealware)

Nov 14: Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

Nov 21: Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

Nov 21: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Nov 26: Low-Tech and No-Tech STEM (OK2Ask)

Nov 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

NOv 18: Workforce Modernization Workshop Part 1: Attract and Retain the Best Talent to Better Serve Our Citizens (Digital.gov)

 

FUNDRAISING

Nov 5: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

Nov 7: 10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media (Bloomerang)

Nov 12: Is Impact Investing a Good Strategy for Your Organization? (TechSoup)

Nov 13: A Funder’s Perspective on Collaboration and Strategic Alliances (GrantSpace)

Nov 14: Incorporating Face to Face Asks in Your Year-End Campaign (Blackbaud)

Nov 14: An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (CharityHowTo)

Nov 21: 8 Expert Tips To Raise $10K+ On Facebook (Bloomerang)

Nov 14: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Nov 13: How Designing Your Library with Natural Elements Can Make a BIG Impact! (Library Journal)

 

MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis (TED Talk)

Nov 13: Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 20: Eliminating Fines: A win-win for your library and community (Infopeople)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov 4: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Outreach for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Nov 6: Feeding America: Gardens, Seed Exchanges, Summer Meals, and More! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 21: From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Nov 6: Facilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming (Infopeople)

Nov 12: How to Introduce Fun and Playful Stem Robotics in Your Afterschool Program (National Afterschool Association)

Nov 13: Taking a Walk with the Library: StoryWalk®, Walking Book Clubs and More (Programming Librarian)

Nov 14: Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Nov 20: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: What’s New Since 1492? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Nov 5: Reading Graphic: Graphic Novels for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Nov 12: Winter D.I.Y.: New Craft & Gardening Titles (Booklist)

Nov 13: Best Children’s Books of 2019 (Utah State Library)

Nov 19: Let’s Be Brief: A Very Short Introduction to Very Short Introductions (Library Journal)

 

REFERENCE

Nov 5: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 6: Conducting the Reference Interview: How to Ask Better Questions to Make Customers Happy (Colorado State Library)

Nov 12: Using FDLP eXchange in a State with Multiple Regionals (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov 14: Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Nov 15: Consumer Health Information Justice: Identifying and addressing information-related factors that contribute to health disparities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 18: Thinking Outside the PubMed Box (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 19: Holiday Stress Busters (InSync Training)

Nov 20: The New PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov 4: Digital Curriculum Development: The Missing Time-Saving Link (edWeb.net)

Nov 5: Using Technology as an Instructional Resource to Investigate Phenomena (edWeb.net)

Nov 6: How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Nov 7: Pronunciator (Wyoming State Library)

Nov 7: Solving Problems with Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

Nov 8: The Latest K-12 Digital Content Trends & Strategies That Make a Difference (School Library Journal)

Nov 26: Low-Tech and No-Tech STEM (OK2Ask)

Nov 13: Teaching Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know (edWeb.net)

Nov 19: Classroom Coding with Google Tools (OK2Ask)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Nov 5: Digital Literacy (Idealware)

Nov 5: Using Technology as an Instructional Resource to Investigate Phenomena (edWeb.net)

Nov 6: GovInsights: Where is State and Local Tech Headed With Data? (GovLoop)

Nov 7: Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

Nov 27: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov 12: How to Introduce Fun and Playful Stem Robotics in Your Afterschool Program (National Afterschool Association)

Nov 14: Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

Nov 19: Classroom Coding with Google Tools (OK2Ask)

Nov 21: Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov 14: Create Compelling Infographics in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

Nov 20: The New PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov 21: Data at Your Fingertips: Gov Broadens Data Analytics Use (GovLoop)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Nov 12: How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (CharityHowTo)

Nov 18: How To Manage Volunteers With No Time (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, Nov 1 (8-9 am)

Political Savvy – Why It’s Important and How to Master It (Digital.gov)

 

Political Savvy can be defined as the ability to exhibit confidence and professional diplomacy, while effectively relating to people at all levels internally and externally. This seminar will focus on what it is, how to master it, and why mastering this skill is so important, along with a discussion about engagement and communications-related issues that are common across organizations.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 4 (11-12 pm)

 

Monday, Nov 4 (12-1 pm)

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

 

Part 4 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. We’ll discuss outreach best practices, different types of outreach currently being piloted in Denver, as well as challenges and successes.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 4 (3-4 pm)

Digital Curriculum Development: The Missing Time-Saving Link (edWeb.net)

 

Learn how states, districts and schools are digitizing standards and competencies, directly tied to your curriculum development, while simplifying the process of standards management. We’ll explore the benefits of digitizing standards and competencies through the lens of teacher and curriculum lead. You’ll walk away knowing how you can simplify your digital landscape and save time, day after day, year after year, while tying everything to your competencies and standards.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (9-10 am)

5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (10-11 am)

WSL Digital Newspapers (Washington State Library)

 

Joins us as Shawn Schollmeyer, Washington Digital Newspaper Coordinator for the Washington State Library (WSL), shows off the new Washington Digital Newspapers website and discusses the state newspaper program and participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program grant from National Endowment for the Humanities. Shawn will also spend a little bit of time showing off Digital Collections programs that can be viewed on the State Library website.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (11-12 pm)

Digital Literacy (Idealware)

 

Karen Graham, Director of Education & Outreach for Tech Impact, will lead a panel discussion about why a proactive approach to embracing technology is critical for your organization’s success, how technology is changing how we work, the advantages it provides, what kinds of digital skills nonprofit leaders need and how can they acquire them.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (12-1 pm)

Reading Graphic: Graphic Novels for Fall and Beyond (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 Dark Horse Comics, Dead Reckoning, Diamond Book Distributors, Fantagraphics Books, and Image Comics will showcase forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, YA, and adult graphic novel releases.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (12-1 pm)

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This session will provide a basic introduction to the concept of evidence-based public health. Attendees will be introduced to the three domains of influence and Brownson et al.’s seven-step evidence-based public health process.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 5 (4-5 pm)

Using Technology as an Instructional Resource to Investigate Phenomena (edWeb.net)

 

Using phenomena, students can formulate scientific ideas using observations. Digital media is a great platform in which to deliver phenomena to students. In this edWebinar, we will use a time lapse video of photosynthesis as seen from space to drive a hands-on lesson using a carbon dioxide sensor to facilitate an understanding of the relationship between carbon dioxide, respiration, and photosynthesis in plants.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (9-10 am)

Feeding America: Gardens, Seed Exchanges, Summer Meals, and More! (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Three-quarters of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are in rural areas. This session will cover how public libraries feed America: 1) Distributing food at the library, 2) Teaching and supporting gardening, 3) Teaching how to prepare healthy food, and 4) Offering the library’s support to food programs (e.g. Farmers Markets). We will then go over how you can use the resources of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including its Cooperative Extension, Summer Food Service, 4-H, and Master Gardener programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (9-2 pm)

LibraryCon Live! (Library Journal & School Library Journal)

 

A Virtual Festival for Librarians, Book Nerds, and Fans of Graphic Novels, SF, and Fantasy. LibraryCon Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! Register now! We look forward to seeing you on November 6th. Can’t make the live date? No problem! All the sessions will be archived, and the virtual environment will be accessible for three months.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/Library_Con/registration/16208?regPageId=16208

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

Conducting the Reference Interview: How to Ask Better Questions to Make Customers Happy (Colorado State Library)

 

How do we connect customers with exactly what they need when the way they ask for something is open to many interpretations? Enter… the reference interview! The purpose of a reference interview is to find out what a customer wants so library staff can match the information need with the library’s resources. Join us as we break down the process into simple steps and discuss solutions to common problems. Participants will leave with a 6-step tool kit to asking better questions so customers leave happy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (12-1 pm)

GovInsights: Where is State and Local Tech Headed With Data? (GovLoop)

 

Join us online for an online panel discussion on how state and local government agencies are embracing data analytics to make more informed decisions.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (1-2 pm)

Facilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming (Infopeople)

 

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase public discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. In this webinar Christine Goertz and Amy Holcomb, two members of the Civic Lab team, will discuss the background of the Civic Lab, strategies in developing civic literacy opportunities across multiple departments, and the four types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 6 (3-4 pm)

How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, participants will define and understand the digital stressors that kids are facing in digital spaces, such as social media and gaming platforms. They will discover ways to best integrate SEL practices and content to mitigate those stressors. Lastly, we will review examples of how educators identify and address stressors in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (9-10 am)

Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part I: Introduction to Child Care & Bringing Literacy to Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

More than half of children under 5 years attend child care and high quality programs can have lasting positive effects, including improved cognitive and social abilities. Learn about several different library programs that develop and support high-quality child care, such as Growing Providers, BPL’s initiative to support community members in opening their own home-based child care centers, BPL’ss “Nanny and Me,” a certificate-bearing child/caregiver program in early literacy practices, NYPL’s targeted nanny family literacy workshops for caregivers to network and support each other while learning new skills, and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Literacy in Early Learning Spaces” program for family and licensed child care centers.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (11-12 pm)

10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media (Bloomerang)

 

In terms of thanking donors in consistently creative ways, you may be suffering from the nonprofit reality of stretched resources and a limited budget. Engaging donors takes time, thought, and purpose, and you may not know where to begin. Never fear! Using social media and some free online tools, you can create your very own #DonorGratitude campaign, on a shoestring budget!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (11-12:30 pm)

Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

 

Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training—just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office. Are you one of these “accidental techies”? This course is designed to give you a boost—in knowledge, resources, and confidence—to help you embrace your role and thrive as an intentional techie. Over three weeks, we’ll show you how to get through the big and small IT issues that most nonprofits face. (Nov 7, 14, 21). This week: Hardware Infrastructure Basics.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

Advocacy 101: When Advocacy Becomes Second Nature (WebJunction & Association of Rural and Small Libraries)

 

If advocacy is a scary word to you, this webinar may change your feelings about it. Advocating for increased support for your library is an action that promotes the library’s success and contributes to your own enhanced ability to do your job well, with improved resources. Join us for this webinar to help your library begin to build advocacy into your everyday routines. Learn about inexpensive ideas and activities, how to tap into the Friends of the Library and other groups, and how to figure out what matters to “them” (i.e. funding partners, community, grantors). Before you know it, you will be advocating like a natural.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)

New Overtime Labor Standards Taking Effect: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

 

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network  is joining with the National Council of Nonprofits to present a national webinar to help all in the charitable community understand what the Overtime Final Rule means to nonprofit operations and missions, and what nonprofits should be doing now to prepare. We will be joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and experts from groups representing workers and employers who will present their unique perspectives and answer questions from nonprofits. We will also address the interplay of federal and state law and help attendees determine with labor standards they should be applying in their workplaces.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/

 

 

Thursday, Nov 7 (3-4 pm)

Solving Problems with Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

 

In this sequel to their popular first webinar, “Coding in the School Library,” the expert librarians dive deeper into practical projects that you can try with your students, no matter your own personal experience with computer programming. They’ll walk through the steps of a few of their favorite coding lessons, explain how to get reluctant partners on board to increase student programming skills, and share the teaching tactics that have had the most success with their students. Their tips come just in time to help prepare your school for Computer Science Education Week this December 9–15. Join us!

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 8 (9-10 am)

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

 

Attend this webinar to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings. This class will be demonstrated in the new PubMed interface.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)

The Latest K-12 Digital Content Trends & Strategies That Make a Difference (School Library Journal)

 

There’s little doubt that digital content and tools are making their way into the classroom from coast to coast. From curriculum and lesson plans to literacy programs, ebooks and audiobooks are being adopted in our schools at an unprecedented rate. The real opportunity to unlock the opportunity that digital content provides comes from understanding what is working now and how to make the learning experience even better as needs evolve. Attendees will gain perspective of educators’ use of and attitudes toward ebooks and audiobooks, as well as a look at future plans. We’ll review common challenges along with proven solutions.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (9-10 am)

Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part II: Programs for Nannies and Informal Providers Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

At this session, we will focus on informal providers and nannies, an audience who are often already actively using the library. We discuss some of the needs informal child care providers and nannies as well as learn about some easy-to-implement programs to support these caregivers from Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (CharityHowTo)

 

During this free 45 minute live nonprofit webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (11-12 pm)

How to Introduce Fun and Playful Stem Robotics in Your Afterschool Program (National Afterschool Association)

 

The early grades are a wonderful time to spark young people’s interest in coding, robotics and engineering, but it requires age-appropriate tools and hands-on concrete activities. What better place to introduce easy, engaging and fun robotics than in your afterschool setting? With robotics, children integrate creative STEM/STEAM learning while collaborating and creating with arts and crafts, gaming, hands-on science projects, storytelling and more! Webinar is for members but membership is free.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Is Impact Investing a Good Strategy for Your Organization? (TechSoup)

 

In this 60-minute webinar, Will Jacobsen, senior director of strategic investments and investor relations at Kiva Capital, and Ken Tsunoda, vice president of development at TechSoup, will talk about these topics: What impact investing means for nonprofits; The pros and cons of impact investing; How nonprofits can participate in impact investing; How Kiva and TechSoup are using impact investing, and other use cases; Finding the right strategic partnerships in a highly regulated field; Resources and takeaways to help you get started.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Library Positions (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

Topics covered in this session include selecting educational and work opportunities, building professional relationships, communicating your experience and strengths, and beginning to build a scholarly record. The session emphasizes practical steps that you can take throughout your career as an MLS candidate.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Winter D.I.Y.: New Craft & Gardening Titles (Booklist)

 

Creativity comes in many forms: art projects, handy fixes, or gardening! Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or are totally new to the crafting and gardening world, we have an amazing webinar designed for all skill levels!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 12 (12-1 pm)

Using FDLP eXchange in a State with Multiple Regionals (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will discuss issues specific to using FDLP eXchange in regions with more than one regional library. Participants will learn ways to make the transition to using FDLP eXchange easier through planning, communication, and preparation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

Best Children’s Books of 2019 (Utah State Library)

 

With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. This overview of must-have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (10-11 am)

Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right? Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Part of the webinar series, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt.”

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/working-across-difference-making-better-connections/13129

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (11-12 pm)

How Designing Your Library with Natural Elements Can Make a BIG Impact! (Library Journal)

 

Join Joe Agati Jr., Ind. IIDA, director of design, CIO, Agati, Inc., and Bill Browning, founding partner, Terrapin, for an engaging conversation how incorporating natural elements into your Library Spaces can improve patron satisfaction and Library outcomes.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (11:30-1:00 pm)

A Funder’s Perspective on Collaboration and Strategic Alliances (GrantSpace)

 

This live, online training will introduce the national movement of funders interested in supporting strategic alliances, and share insights from the lessons learned from the dozens of strategic alliances recently formed in Los Angeles. Join us to find out how a strategic alliance could help you strengthen your local impact.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (12-1 pm)

Taking a Walk with the Library: StoryWalk®, Walking Book Clubs and More (Programming Librarian)

 

Join us for a webinar with Charlotte Mecklenburg (N.C.) Library, Gail Borden Public Library District (Elgin, Ill.), and Let’s Move in Libraries! to learn how libraries of all sizes can incorporate walking into programs for all ages. This session will focus on how these libraries developed their StoryWalk® and Walking Book Club programs, including lessons learned, with a brief overview of other walking programs ideas, like local history walks.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (12-1:30 pm)

4 Easy Steps That Will Transform Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Working with children who exhibit challenging behavior is no easy task! While there are hundreds of popular strategies and methods that promise to help reduce challenging behaviors, very few are as simple as the  four common-sense steps our presenter, Rachel Wagner, will present in this powerful webinar.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 13 (3-4 pm)

Teaching Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know (edWeb.net)

 

In 2014, there were 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally. By 2021, it’s estimated that number will grow to 3.5 million. Exposing K-12 students to cybersecurity through a well-designed curriculum and set of activities will help alleviate the shortage by increasing the interest and skills of the new generation. Unfortunately, current secondary school curricula across the country leave students and educators with minimal or no exposure to cybersecurity topics. Many K-12 school districts are looking for ways to create cybersecurity training programs. This edWebinar will focus on best practices for teaching and learning cybersecurity skills.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (10-11 am)

Create Compelling Infographics in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

 

This session looks at the techniques involved in drafting infographics with visual hierarchies to convey meaning, followed by ways that you can quickly and easily construct your proposal graphics using nothing but PowerPoint. You’ll examine the different uses for infographics and how they can be used to support a variety of training tools, or be standalone for quick microlearning or reference guides. There will be plenty of examples from the immediately practical to the more long-term inspirational, so that you can get going now and improve over time. You’ll find tips on design, layout, and visualization approaches, as well as some nifty productivity tips that will turn you into a PowerPoint Legend.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (10-11 am)

Incorporating Face to Face Asks in Your Year-End Campaign (Blackbaud)

 

Author and consultant Gail Perry will share her 4-step plan for getting in front of the right donors to make a successful ask. You’ll discover Gail’s secrets for getting your donor to say “yes, of course I want to help.” You’ll learn strategies straight from the most successful major gift and capital campaign experts.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (10-11 am)

Engaging with a Global Workforce and the Impact of Language (InSync Training)

 

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela. Does having one global corporate language really work? How can language help to improve employee engagement? With many multinational organisations citing low levels of employee engagement, this webinar will look at the role of language in engaging a global workforce.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (11-12 pm)

An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (CharityHowTo)

 

During this free nonprofit webinar, you’ll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (11-12 pm)

Using FDLP eXchange for Collection Development (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will show you ways to use FDLP eXchange in collection development. Weeding, acquiring, and offering items to other libraries will be covered.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (11-12:30 pm)

Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

 

Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training—just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office. Are you one of these “accidental techies”? This course is designed to give you a boost—in knowledge, resources, and confidence—to help you embrace your role and thrive as an intentional techie. Over three weeks, we’ll show you how to get through the big and small IT issues that most nonprofits face. (Nov 7, 14, 21). This week: Managing Software and Security.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (12-1 pm)

Collaborative Approaches to Library Resource Sharing: Leveraging Consortial & Regional Partnerships for ILL Success (Library Journal)

 

This panel discussion involving library professionals with extensive experience in resource sharing will focus on how interlibrary loan services are currently being used to support consortial and regional partnerships.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

 

Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 14 (1-2 pm)

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

 

This ‘Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources’ webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Nov 15 (11-12 pm)

Consumer Health Information Justice: Identifying and addressing information-related factors that contribute to health disparities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar, we’ll discuss many of the different types of information-related factors that can diminish an individual’s capability to live a long and healthy life, such as an inability to recognize and articulate one’s information needs; unawareness of and/or insufficient access to sources of relevant, comprehensible, and credible health information; limited health literacy (including inadequate digital health literacy skills); an inability to act on information; etc. To conclude the webinar, we will focus on some of the many ways in which information professionals are helping to shape these information-related factors so as to optimize every individual’s capability to not only live a long and healthy life, but also to flourish.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 18 (8-10 am)

Workforce Modernization Workshop Part 1: Attract and Retain the Best Talent to Better Serve Our Citizens (Digital.gov)

 

Let’s imagine a future where the federal government is the employer of choice for the next generation of leaders. We’ll tackle some questions, such as: How do we cultivate an environment of lifelong learning in the government where all stakeholders win?, and How might we foster learning cultures to meet evolving talent roles within the federal government? This workshop will be interactive and include collaborative human-centered brainstorming activities to help drive solutions that grow lifelong learning in the government.

 

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

 

 

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

How To Manage Volunteers With No Time (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Attendees of this webinar will learn techniques on managing a volunteer program with limited time. This includes delegating volunteer management tasks to colleagues and other volunteers, taking advantage of resources to develop your library’s volunteer program, advocating for your volunteers, and setting them up for success at your library.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Nov 18 (1-2 pm)

Thinking Outside the PubMed Box (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This class will introduce you to a range of trustworthy and freely available online health information resources developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Awareness of these resources will help you “think outside the PubMed box” when assisting patrons or developing programming, allowing you to better tailor your resource usage and recommendations to particular contexts.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 19 (9-10 am)

Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part III: Developing and Supporting Child Care Programs (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

In our final sessions, we will discuss several programs and services that exist in many communities that support and develop child, many of which are ready and willing to partner with libraries. Cynthia Pearson will discuss her IMLS funded project “Growing Providers,” a library-based program to help individuals navigate the process to becoming a licensed home-based child care program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 19 (12-1 pm)

Let’s Be Brief: A Very Short Introduction to Very Short Introductions (Library Journal)

 

Join us for a lively and interesting conversation about one of OUP’s most popular series. Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, the Very Short Introduction series offers easily digestible books that provide a bridge between reference content and higher academic work.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Holiday Stress Busters (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. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 19 (6-7:30 pm)

Classroom Coding with Google Tools (OK2Ask)

 

Coding is a gateway for many other academic skills, and the skills learned from coding can be applied in many ways. Join us to learn to use free Google tools to engage students in computational thinking and creative pursuits. Join us to explore a few cool tools that will help as you embark on this journey with your class.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/31YQq4k

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 20 (9-10 am)

VoteLibraries 2020 – Thinking About Elections and Libraries Without Being Partisan (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Libraries have a natural non-partisan role to encourage and support civic engagements like voter registration and issue-awareness. For example, EveryLibrary is a sponsoring organization and steering committee member for National Voter Registration Day and is the library coordinating partner for National Disability Voter Registration Week each year. Next year, they plan to relaunch #VoteLibraries2020 to help put non-partisan library issues on the local, state, and federal landscape. In this conversation, EveryLibrary Executive Director John Chrastka will talk about these voter-facing public education campaigns and other activites that they have planned.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 20 (12-1 pm)

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: What’s New Since 1492? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join us in observing Native American Heritage Month with a presentation by Eugene Fracek, member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and a cultural ambassador who teaches people of all ages about American Indian Tribes. In this one-hour webinar, Mr. Fracek will present an overview and perspective of the history, cultural values and behaviors, and legal issues impacting American Indian Tribes and members of those Tribes.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 20 (1-2 pm)

The New PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar you will preview the new, modern PubMed with its updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, and the new “Cite” button. You’ll also learn about the reasons for the change and how this new improved Pub Med will make mobile searching easier.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/new-pubmed/17937

 

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 20 (1-2 pm)

Eliminating Fines: A win-win for your library and community (Infopeople)

 

Presenters Beth Crist and Meg DePriest will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will discuss how to gather your libraries’ data and patron stories to create advocacy tools. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library. It’s a win-win for your library and community!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 20 (3-4 pm)

Rethinking the Cost of Digital Collection Building: It May Not Be as Expensive as You Think! (edWeb.net)

 

Our inquiry series continues as we explore strategies to build digital collections at a reduced price. Out of necessity, School Librarian Mary Schwander and a community of Pennsylvania school librarians developed a highly effective consortium model to build digital collections at a fraction of the cost. The model is adaptable and other states are currently coordinating personnel and resources to replicate it. Please join Michelle Luhtala as she interviews Mary about how this consortium is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (11-12:30 pm)

Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (IdealWare)

 

Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training—just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office. Are you one of these “accidental techies”? This course is designed to give you a boost—in knowledge, resources, and confidence—to help you embrace your role and thrive as an intentional techie. Over three weeks, we’ll show you how to get through the big and small IT issues that most nonprofits face. (Nov 7, 14, 21). This week: The Human Side of Technology.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (12-1 pm)

8 Expert Tips To Raise $10K+ On Facebook (Bloomerang)

 

Since November of 2016 Facebook’s online fundraiser functionality has exploded in popularity raising hundreds of millions of dollars for nonprofits and individuals. It has become one of the most successful peer-to-peer fundraising platforms on Earth. But in order to maximize your success on Facebook there are eight tips to ensure that your fundraiser is a success and not a flop. Join us for this webinar to learn how the Masters do it.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (12-1 pm)

Data at Your Fingertips: Gov Broadens Data Analytics Use (GovLoop)

 

Join us online to learn how self-service analytics platforms provide employees access to greater information and the power of insights.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (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, identifying access challenges of living in rural communities and equipping 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/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

 

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

Circulating Tools and Other Unique Items (North Dakota State Library)

 

Libraries have been circulating “non-traditional” items since at least the 1800s so it’s no surprise that North Dakota libraries are embracing unique collections. In 2017, the Minot Public Library (MPL) was approached by volunteers with the AmeriCorps VISTA Program about providing a tool library and since MPL had experience circulating unique items such as tablets, robots, video games and more, the Library staff jumped on board. The MPL tool library was not just about being trendy though. The goal of the VISTA program is to promote resiliency and the purpose of the tool library is to help people become more resilient which was especially important in Minot following the 2011 flood. The MPL Tool Library officially opened in March of 2018 and has drawn a lot of attention and provided for some great learning experiences. In this webinar, MPL Director, Janet Anderson, will describe the work that went into opening a tool library and share some of the important lessons the staff have learned.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=394228

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (1-2 pm)

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

 

Join us 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.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/357603335

 

 

Thursday, Nov 21 (1:30-2:30 pm)

The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research, Inc.)

 

The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

 

For more information and to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7239010136530317581

 

 

Tuesday, Nov 26 (6-7:30 pm)

Low-Tech and No-Tech STEM (OK2Ask)

 

In this session we will share a few no-tech and low-tech STEM activities, for those educators with limited tech options or simply looking for a no-tech or low-tech STEM lesson. Management is key in any classroom, but when working in cooperative groups, it is imperative. During the session, we will reflect on the activity suggestions and discuss possible management concerns.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/31YQq4k

 

 

Wednesday, Nov 27 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library) https://youtu.be/Sb_RqLISyKI :

Networking… Does that word make you cringe or feel overwhelmed and exhausted? People who are introverted can have a really hard time when it comes to networking at conferences and other events that require them to be around and talk with other people. This webinar will include strategies on how to make the most out of networking, while also ensuring you don’t get burned out in the process.

Serendipity, Tactility, and Community Library Research as a Practice of Wonder (Choice) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j7DMXEXHBo : Getting students into academic libraries can be a challenge. Asking them to engage deeply with the materials they might find there once they arrive can be equally challenging. Drawing on her background in – and passion for – archival research, libraries, and teaching, Sonja Boon considers some similarities between archival research and library research, and suggests possible entry points for cultivating practices of wonder. She focused in particular on three aspects of archival research that have been central to her own teaching and research practice: serendipity, tactility, and community.

Climate Conversations: Building a Unit with PBS LearningMedia (PBS) https://bit.ly/2lMz3EQ : Using classroom resources, PBS Digital Innovators will guide educators through the process of building a comprehensive unit using PBS LearningMedia. Our experienced educators will discuss how to bring age-appropriate climate science to any classroom, sharing tips and insights from their own classrooms.

Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection) https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/webinars?tab=3 : In this webinar, you’ll learn how critical listening skills can help your students succeed, how to use audiobooks to meet the literacy needs of all learners, and tips to fund your audiobook collection and get it circulating. Take a listen today!

 

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Serendipity, Tactility, and Community Library Research as a Practice of Wonder (Choice)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 1: What data does your community need the most? (Washington State Library)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Oct 23: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

 

BOARDS

Oct 2: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Oct 16: Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)

 

CAREERS

At Your Leisure: Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library)

Oct 16: Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

Oct 1: Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

Oct 10: What Fred Rogers would Say- “The Difference We Make” -How Simple, Everyday Interactions in ECE are Critical (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 21: Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 23: Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)

Oct 24: Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

Oct 1: Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Oct 1: Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

Oct 3: Practical Book Repair (Connecting to Collections Care)

Oct 4: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Advertising Government Documents: Simple and Easy Ways to Raise Awareness of Collections (North Carolina Library Association)

Oct 8: Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection (Maine State Library)

Oct 8: Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)

Oct 16: Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)

Oct 16: Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)

Oct 21: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Oct 29: The Books are Afoot (Booklist)

Oct 30: We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library (Georgia Library Association)

 

COMMUNICATION

Oct 9: The Networking Game: Engaging with Colleagues at Your Consortia, Professional Associations, and Conferences (Pennsylvania Integrated Library System)

Oct 16: Being a Better Ally to All (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 22: Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)

Oct 23: Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)

Oct 23: Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Oct 15: Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 17: Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Networking: A Survival Guide for Introverts (North Dakota State Library)

Oct 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Oct 24: Playing Well with Others – At Work (Colorado State Library)

Oct 25: Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)

Oct 30: Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

FUNDRAISING

Oct 1: 4 Ways to Rock Your Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)

Oct 2: Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Oct 8: Tell Your Foundation’s Impact Story (Blackbaud)

Oct 8: Giving Tuesday 2019 for Libraries (EveryLibrary)

Oct 9: Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Bloomerang)

Oct 10: Writing Year-End Appeals: How to Make Legacy Giving a Star (Network for Good)

Oct 16: Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)

Oct 16: Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking (GrantSpace)

Oct 22: How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

Oct 22: Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)

Oct 30: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

MANAGEMENT

Oct 23: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 24: Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers (Utah State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Serendipity, Tactility, and Community Library Research as a Practice of Wonder (Choice)

Oct 1: Business Liaison Librarians: Creating and Connecting Communities (Indiana State Library)

Oct 3: How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 16: PNR Rendezvous: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 30: Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Travel (Wyoming State Library)

Oct 3: How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 8: How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (Public Library Association)

Oct 8: Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)

Oct 9: Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

Oct 15: Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids (Library Journal)

Oct 16: Study Design: Developing a Citizen Science Project that Delivers Results (DigitalGov)

Oct 16: A Recipe for Reading: Culinary Literacy at Your Library (Programming Librarian)

Oct 17: 5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Next Summer (Library Journal)

Oct 22: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 23:  National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct 1: Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Oct 8: Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)

Oct 16: Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)

Oct 21: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Oct 29: The Books are Afoot (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Oct 1: Telling the American Story with the U.S. Census: Teaching with Real Data (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Oct 2: If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 3: Scholarship Versus Secrecy and Fake News—Primary Sources in an Age of Misinformation (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

Oct 17: Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)

Oct 23:  National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Climate Conversations: Building a Unit with PBS LearningMedia (PBS)

At Your Leisure: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

Oct 3: Mental Health and Self-Esteem through Digital Portfolios (edWeb)

Oct 8: Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)

Oct 8: Engage & Inspire: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Teachers First)

Oct 9: Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

Oct 10: The Discomfort Zone: Creating Space for Teaching Complex Topics (Education Week/Newsela)

Oct 10: How the Library Can Help Students Navigate Mental Health (School Library Connection)

Oct 11: Stories Connect Us: A conversation with bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Mackin)

Oct 15: Facts Are Facts…Aren’t They? (Teachers First)

Oct 16: Activate Student Success With Database Access (Education Week/Gale)

Oct 16: Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)

Oct 21: Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Oct 23: Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)

Oct 24: Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 8: Software Migration  Bootcamp—Preparing for Your Implementation (Blackbaud)

Oct 23: Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)

Oct 24: The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 30: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 1: Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync Training)

Oct 2: Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople)

Oct 10: Open science roundup: tools for collaborative research and early discovery (Library Connect)

Oct 17: Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)

Oct 25: Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 8: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 23: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (9-10 am)

Business Liaison Librarians: Creating and Connecting Communities (Indiana State Library)

 

In the public library setting, business liaison librarians focus much of their time upon building relationships within the community on behalf of the library. Learn about the public library services and large-scale events offered by the business librarian, in addition to strategies on how to engage effectively within various community groups in order to encourage and enhance their use of library resources.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (10-11 am)

What data does your community need the most? (Washington State Library)

 

As government publishes more of its data online, libraries can provide expert guidance about what information to prioritize. But what data does the community need most, and what are the challenges to getting that data published? Hear what public libraries in Washington State are doing to get community-centered data online, and learn about the latest research on local data needs.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (11-12 pm)

4 Ways to Rock Your Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)

 

Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, to learn 4 ways to focus and prioritize your year-end outreach to maximize your efforts and build a strong donor engagement strategy for 2020.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)

Telling the American Story with the U.S. Census: Teaching with Real Data (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

Census data tells the American story. By exploring how the United States has changed—and is changing—students and researchers are not only able to examine large demographic and geographic shifts, but also intimate personal histories and changing neighborhoods. Professor Rebecca C. Hyde shows how students can tell these stories and more using Social Explorer, a data visualization and mapping tool currently enhancing over 350 research libraries in the U.S. With the census in the news daily, this is a timely webinar for all data and social science librarians, and for anyone interested in examining the patterns that emerge from massive, longitudinal data sets.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)

Brilliant Book Club Picks (Booklist)

 

In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Penguin Random House Library Marketing and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips from Stephanie Saba—coauthor of Book Club Reboot (ALA Editions) and the community program supervisor at San Mateo County Libraries—to reenergize your reading group and inspire your patrons.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12-1 pm)

Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

 

Little eyes love big pictures! Join this webcast as publishing insiders discuss an assorted collection of titles to help your young readers explore life lessons, educational concepts and giggle-worthy humor.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 1 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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/virtually-there-series/

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 2 (12-1 pm)

If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This talk will provide a deeper understanding of the impacts of shared biomedical research data by answering the question “what happens with datasets once they are shared?” This talk also considers patterns of data reuse over time and the topics of the most highly reused datasets to determine whether it is possible to predict which datasets will go on to be highly reused over time.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 2 (1-2 pm)

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

 

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a 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, Oct 2 (1-2 pm)

Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the Adult Programming Palooza will share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They will describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

Scholarship Versus Secrecy and Fake News—Primary Sources in an Age of Misinformation (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

 

Area 51, nuclear capabilities, shredded documents, WMDs, Trump’s meetings with Putin. You’ve heard about these events in the media…but what’s the real story behind them? Join Tom Blanton, Director of the NSA, to hear fascinating stories about declassified U.S. government documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the independent non-governmental National Security Archive (NSA) at George Washington University.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

Practical Book Repair (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This webinar will cover basic book structure, damage assessment, cost effective decision-making regarding repairs, appropriates supplies and techniques for basic repair of bound volumes, periodicals and pamphlets.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

How to Develop Healthy Living Programs through Shared Use Partnerships (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This webinar gives you the information you need to bring shared use partnerships to your library. We’ll go over how to reach out to potential partners, how to develop memorandums of understanding, how to work through perceptions of legal liability, and how to institutionalize shared use agreements. The focus will be on shared use agreements to increase healthy living practices, particularly around Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL).

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 3 (4-5 pm)

Mental Health and Self-Esteem through Digital Portfolios (edWeb)

 

This edWebinar will examine how the use of digital portfolios can help students who have mental health issues. This edWebinar will be of particular benefit to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-10/

 

 

Friday, Oct 4 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Advertising Government Documents: Simple and Easy Ways to Raise Awareness of Collections (North Carolina Library Association)

 

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free. This webinar will highlight many of the fun, easy and inexpensive ideas that any library can use to promote government resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (9-10 am)

Giving Tuesday 2019 for Libraries (EveryLibrary)

 

Giving Tuesday is an important way for library Friends groups and Foundations to connect with local donors – both new and renewing – for annual giving. In this webinar, the EveryLibrary Institute team will share best practices for successful Giving Tuesday fundraising including how to structure your donor appeals, plan successful crowdfunding or donor-challenges using FundLibraries.org, and how to partner with the EveryLibrary Institute to reach beyond your local community to a national audience of potential donors. FundLibraries.org is the only crowdfunding platform specifically for libraries. Learn about how to put it to work creating and sharing a compelling message to donors about your library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/giving_tuesday_2019_for_libraries

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (10-11 am)

Software Migration Bootcamp—Preparing for Your Implementation (Blackbaud)

 

It takes preparation and a plan to make migration magic happen. Join software migration expert Maureen Wallbeoff as she reviews a typical software migration project and shares her tips for making it go smoothly. Whether you’re moving into a replacement system or you’re adding something brand new, you’ll get a clear picture of what to expect during your big move.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (11-12 pm)

Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection (Maine State Library)

 

Do you feel it is important to have a diverse children’s collection, but don’t always know where to start?

Join the Diverse BookFinder as we walk you through how to use our new Collection Analysis Tool (CAT), specifically designed to help you diversify your picture book collection! This free, online resource allows you to upload a single file and get a snapshot of who is represented — and how — in your collection. The CAT is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and will go live on October 1st. Participants will learn how to use the CAT and how to use the resulting report in combination with the Diverse BookFinder Search Tool to drive collection-based decisions. Finally, we will discuss the role of librarians in carefully reviewing books to build authentic and inclusive library collections that counter bias and promote cultural pluralism.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://maine.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5199

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

 

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)

Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)

 

Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Bloomsbury Publishing, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge, Disney Book Group, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)

Tell Your Foundation’s Impact Story (Blackbaud)

 

Foundations face an array of fresh challenges as they attempt to show their impact and build support for their work. The public and the media are questioning the value of endowed philanthropy – and distrust of established institutions is growing. As a result, foundations of all types are being challenged to show their impact in order to maintain their relevance and build the support necessary to drive sustained change. This session will outline the real challenges foundations are facing in the court of public opinion, offer practical strategies for facing these challenges, and provide real-life examples of how foundations can show their impact and sway opinion.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (12-1 pm)

How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (Public Library Association)

 

Using real-world examples, this webinar will demonstrate how King County Library System staff have used PolicyMap to better understand their communities, develop services that are responsive to local and regional needs, and allocate library resources in alignment with organizational values.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (1-2 pm)

Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)

 

October 14 to 18 is #digcitweek.Digital Citizenship Week is a great chance to get digital citizenship off the ground at your school. Increase awareness and get students, faculty, and families inspired to learn about media balance, cyberbullying, privacy, and much, much more!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 8 (5-6:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Teachers First)

 

Are you wondering about Augmented Reality (AR)? You may have already used it and not even been aware. This session will explain both place-based and marker-based AR as it is used in our daily lives. We will then look at what this could mean in our classrooms through interacting with markers and using mobile devices. Come learn about tools and apps that can create engaging experiences for your students.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 9 (10-11 am)

The Networking Game: Engaging with Colleagues at Your Consortia, Professional Associations, and Conferences (Pennsylvania Integrated Library System)

 

Perhaps the most valuable benefits of participating in a consortium, joining a professional organization, or visiting a conference are the networking opportunities. The Networking Game can prepare you for that next meeting. Or the random encounter with the nice stranger on the buffet line who makes funding decisions for a major foundation. Learn about the Five Rules of Networking–information and idea exchange for mutual benefit– and how to apply them in ways that are effective and respectful of other people, regardless of your personality type or the situation.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6357355742617557515

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 9 (11-12 pm)

Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Bloomerang)

 

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue at your next fundraising event.  The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation.  It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 9 (1-2 pm)

Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

 

Hands-on, experiential learning has never been more relevant. A core conduit to STEM education and skill development, maker activities can also foster collaboration, persistence, and critical thinking. Learn best practices from our stellar panel, including how to design relevant programming to engage everyone in your community. This is part 2 of 3 of the Tech Trends series.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 10 (9-10 am)

Open science roundup: tools for collaborative research and early discovery (Library Connect)

 

In this webinar, Elsevier product managers will present tools that enable more inclusive, collaborative and transparent research.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 10 (11-12 pm)

Writing Year-End Appeals: How to Make Legacy Giving a Star (Network for Good)

 

Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer goes through how you can incorporate legacy messaging to grow your legacy giving program and ways to ask for certain planned gifts you should ask for before December 31st.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

The Discomfort Zone: Creating Space for Teaching Complex Topics (Education Week/Newsela)

 

Hear from district leader Danielle Mastrogiovanni (New Brunswick, N.J.) and ELA teacher Patrick Harris (Detroit, Mich.), along with Jamie Richard of Newsela on how the right instructional content helps create the spaces they (and their students) seek to tackle complex topics in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 10 (12-1:30 pm)

What Fred Rogers would Say- “The Difference We Make” -How Simple, Everyday Interactions in ECE are Critical (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This webinar is a reflection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. Presenters Dana Winters, Ph.D., from the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, and Junlei Li, Ph.D., from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss: What does making a difference look like in simple, everyday teacher-child interactions? What enhances or limits our ability to recognize the impact we make? How do we help each other to appreciate and grow the kind of practices that make a positive impact on children and families?

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 10 (3-4 pm)

How the Library Can Help Students Navigate Mental Health (School Library Connection)

 

The library is often a safe haven for students who are in the midst of traversing complex academic, social, and emotional worlds. Librarians have the unique opportunity to support students who face mental health challenges—and can make a huge difference in their students’ lives as a result. Join our three experts—Deborah Takahashi, Kia Jane Richmond, and Anita Cellucci—in this webinar as they discuss tools and strategies to help you help your students, from bibliotherapy to building resource partnerships to integrated Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Stories Connect Us: A conversation with bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Mackin)

 

Mackin and Candlewick Press invite educators and librarians to join two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo in a candid online conversation to celebrate the publication of Beverly, Right Here, the concluding story in her sequence of novels about the three rancheros, and to discuss writing, reading and connecting through books. The live webinar will allow for teacher/student participation as well as for Q&A with the author. Kate’s insights and her trademark friendly rapport with her audience will make this a memorable part of the academic year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gvSq6iQKRN2fMiruMV_yOQ

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15 (11-12 pm)

Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids (Library Journal)

 

This program will outline the need for play in adult lives, types of play, and the benefits of prioritizing play for every age. It will examine and celebrate ways that Library programming is bringing play to the forefront in our patrons’ lives, and explore ways that libraries might expand this initiative.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15 (12-1 pm)

Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Learn about strategies to make digital resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 15 (5-6:30 pm)

Facts Are Facts…Aren’t They? (Teachers First)

 

Can your students tell facts from fiction? Learn strategies to help your students determine if information is reliable in this session.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (9-10 am)

Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

You finally got your dream job at the library, but now what? People always say, “I never learned that in Library School”, but what about those of us who never went to school? More than 3 out of every 4 library staff nationwide don’t hold a library degree, so if you’re one of them, this session is for you! Come take pride in your accidental librarianship, and walk away with greater understanding of library principles, practices, and tools of the trade.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (10-11 am)

Being a Better Ally to All (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/being-better-ally-all/13125

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)

 

Would you like to deepen your board’s involvement in fundraising? This webinar will explore a 3-step process for building board engagement in fundraising. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on what is and isn’t working in engaging your board with fundraising, Then, you’ll choose from a variety of possible next steps that will take your board fundraising to a higher level.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

Study Design: Developing a Citizen Science Project that Delivers Results (DigitalGov)

 

This 60-minute session will explore the fundamental building blocks for building a strong citizen science program.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

Activate Student Success With Database Access (Education Week/Gale)

 

Register for this webinar to hear Project Tomorrow and panelists discuss key findings and examples for implementing databases into the classroom. You’ll learn how educational databases have been used to develop future-ready skills, enhance projects, and improve the quality of student learning. Plus, you’ll receive access to download our research paper and best practice guide. Wyoming educators have free access to Gale databases.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

A Recipe for Reading: Culinary Literacy at Your Library (Programming Librarian)

 

Few things bring people together like a good meal. Join us to hear how two libraries established culinary literacy programming for their communities and get tips for setting up a similar program in your community.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (12-1 pm)

Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)

 

Algonquin Young Readers has a FIERCE fall 2019 line-up of middle grade and young adult titles. Join authors Tracey Baptiste, Sarah Jean Horwtiz, Karen Rivers, Maria Padian, and Cynthia Copeland as they discuss each of their brand-new titles and protagonists. Each title represents characteristics beyond just being tough and will encourage young readers to celebrate their own fierceness, whether they have Fierce Courage like Corinne or a Fierce Voice like Cindy.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar, we are bringing together indigenous leaders from the philanthropic sector that will share how they have redefined grantmaking practices to better serve Indigenous communities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that leave many unable to make appropriate health insurance choices. For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of health insurance coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., will present a talk entitled “Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help.”

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2ni3seF

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 16 (3-4 pm)

Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)

 

How can we build collections that celebrate not only diverse characters but also a diverse range of experiences for those characters to inhabit? And, how can we encourage readers to empathize with characters who may seem unfamiliar? In this edWebinar, join Michelle Luhtala for a lively discussion in honor of Teen Read Week 2019.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)

Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)

 

In this webinar we will discuss how to overcome challenges within Diversity & Inclusion training, share some real examples of effective online programs and explore strategies for how to position D&I training within your organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17 (1-2 pm)

Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)

 

This webinar will explore the free resources available in multiple languages and formats provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that can be used by your patrons to protect their identity and to recognize and avoid scams. You’ll also hear how Johnson County Library is partnering with local agencies to provide programs and resources to empower consumers in their community.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 17 (1-2 pm)

5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Next Summer (Library Journal)

 

This webcast will share 5 best practices for employing a winter reading challenge to increase circulation and grow a culture of reading. This webcast will be designed for schools looking to grow their culture of reading and toward public libraries looking to engage patrons year-round.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Oct 18 (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/upcoming-events/

 

 

Monday, Oct 21 (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.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2mNg0e0

 

 

Monday, Oct 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Interested in starting a coding club at your library but don’t know where to start? The Girls Who Code platform is the perfect fit public and school libraries that want to host coding programs without a lot of training. Learn more about the curriculum and how it could have a positive impact on your community during this Info2Go session.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)

How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

 

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, Oct 22 (11-12 pm)

Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)

 

Are you effectively incorporating email campaigns into your fundraising mix? What about social media, or peer-to-peer campaigns? We’ll walk through how to successfully use online communication tools to enhance your fundraising efforts in inexpensive and time-effective ways.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 22 (1-2 pm)

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This one hour webinar will focus on health program ideas, guides, and resources for libraries and community/faith based organizations.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23 (8 am-2 pm)

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

 

Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! The National Archives will host a free, live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research for all skill levels on Federal records.

 

Join without registering! For details, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair web page at:  www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

 

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23 (1-2 pm)

Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

 

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23 (1-2 pm)

Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)

 

Attend this webinar and get the latest techniques to grab and hold your audience’s attention. Get real-world examples and new ideas that make your job easier.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 23 (3-4 pm)

Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)

 

Join this edWebinar for a learning experience with LEGO® Education to explore how to expose young students to computer science topics through incorporating creativity, inquiry, and collaboration in early childhood instruction to build important foundations for student learning.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)

The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Join TSLAC’s library technology consultant Henry Stokes of ‘Henry’s High-tech Highlights’ as he takes you through the latest tech trends in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) with a focus on libraries.  He’ll start with placing this emerging tech in context with other technologies throughout time, plot out for you the current AR/VR landscape, and describe various use cases he’s collected. He’ll also outline the important roles libraries can play in the coming Wizarding World, including free to low cost ways to get started.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 24 (10-11 am)

Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers (Utah State Library)

 

In this session, the presenter will give examples of the application of motivational theories in staff training, meetings, onboarding, and in the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees. Attendees will walk away with new ideas for how to motivate their staff and with the start of a motivational plan.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)

Playing Well with Others – At Work (Colorado State Library)

 

We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Find out more about the research on play, identify your play style as well as others, and imagine ways to add more play into your work. Perhaps counter-intuitively, your habits of embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience in you and your library. And knowing others’ play styles will help build better teams, collaborative work, and enjoyable work culture.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This webinar will explore ways to jump right into nature-based play, wherever you might want to begin by enhancing early childhood teacher’s ability to introduce children to nature-based play both indoors and out.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)

 

This presentation explores games developed by libraries to support information literacy and internal training. One benefit of creating games is being able to tailor experiences to the culture and needs of libraries and their communities. Some games covered in this session include the University of Tennessee Libraries’ interactive Breakout Game for first-year studies courses, Acquisitions Adventure (which is used for internal training of acquisitions staff), and the Pendergrass Clue board game (which supports one of our branch libraries). This session showcases games created by other libraries as well.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 29 (12-1 pm)

The Books are Afoot (Booklist)

 

October has been the instigator for many things— howling winds accompanied by mysterious figures; hounds running amok in Baskerville; and now, Booklist’s mystery webinar! Join us 10/29 when we hear from Books on Tape/Listening Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Severn House, and Oceanview Publishers about the latest mysteries creeping on the shelves this fall!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30 (12-1 pm)

We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library (Georgia Library Association)

 

Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from minority groups observe and report that there are few books for children that are culturally relevant and reflective of their lives. St. Louis County Library initiated a partnership with a local organization that aimed at addressing both of these deficits. Learn how the collaboration between a non-profit and the public library evolved and the results of this collaboration.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30 (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.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Oct 30 (1-2 pm)

Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

 

As communities across the country experience the impact of the opioid epidemic, public library staff are finding themselves on the front line of this public health crisis. How should libraries engage? Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community is an IMLS-funded project led by OCLC and PLA to expand libraries’ capacity to support their communities. The project studied a diverse set of communities where the library is an active partner in addressing the epidemic and facilitated discussions with library leaders and a range of government, public health, and community organizations. Presenters will share insights gained from the case studies and emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and share resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis. This is the first in a series of webinars on this topic, highlighting the project findings.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back To School – free online learning for busy librarians

This monthly blog post is derived by 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

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

Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : In this introductory webinar, we are going to explore what it takes to build a movement for libraries in your local community. The advocacy theory, strategies, and tactics that we introduce come from some of the largest movements for causes and political campaigns. These advocacy tools include data, messaging, supporter cultivation, fundraising, using volunteers, and a wide range of tactics like Facebook, outreach, email and direct mail, paid and earned media, and much more.

I Can Read That! AT Supports for Struggling Readers (Center on Technology and Disability) https://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2018-05-21/i-can-read-supports-struggling-readers : In this session with Diana Ree-Reeder, participants learned how to use the built-in accessibility supports in their mobile devices to support struggling readers, a free screen reader, as well as how to adjust settings in three library apps: Google Play Books, Kindle App, and Libby/Overdrive so that readers can confidently say, “I can read that!” (Get the PowerPoint in the download box)

Developing and Nurturing a School-Wide Culture of Reading (School Library Connection) https://schoollibraryconnection.com/Home/webinars?tab=3 : In this webinar, Melissa Thom shares effective strategies to facilitate, develop, and nurture an impactful culture of reading for both students and staff at your school.

 

Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction and ARSL) https://bit.ly/2ND5Qb0 : Maybe you’d like to help address the needs of patrons experiencing homelessness, but aren’t sure how—especially with stretched financial and human resources. This webinar offers practical insights on services and resources you can provide for people without stable housing. You’ll also learn how to create a welcoming environment, and how to engage your community in conversations and myth-debunking about homelessness.

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary)

Sept 3: Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Sept 3: Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)

Sept 9: Raise Your Data Analytics Aptitude (American Libraries Live)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: I Can Read That! AT Supports for Struggling Readers (Center on Technology and Disability)

 

BOARDS

Sept 11: Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base (Grantspace)

 

CAREERS

Sept 10: Congratulations You’re a New Academic Librarian! Tools, Tips and Insights for Success (Washington State Library)

Sept 19: Help! I Am a New Depository Coordinator (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Developing and Nurturing a School-Wide Culture of Reading (School Library Connection)

Sept 3: Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)

Sept 10: Quick Bites: Brilliant Baby Brains: Early Learning & 0-5 Brain Development (Colarado State Library)

Sept 12: Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit (WebJunction)

Sept 17: 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)

Sept 18: It’s Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming (Programming Librarian)

Sept 25: Coaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Sept 5: Archival Processing – Principles and Practical Strategies (Connecting to Collections Care)

Sept 5: YA/Teen Book Buzz Fall 2019 (School Library Journal)

Sept 10: Romantic Reads (Booklist)

Sept 10: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sept 11: Just the Facts: New Nonfiction for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sept 17: What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (Booklist)

Sept 24: Crash Course in Horror (NoveList)

Sept 24: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

COMMUNICATION

Sept 6: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Sept 19: Conference Prep, Part II: Poster Presentations and Design (North Carolina Library Association)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Sept 18: Discover Economic History with FRASER (Federal Depository Library Program)

Sept 24: Power Up Reports with Google (RIPL)

Sept 24: Digital Storytelling 101 (OK2Ask)

Sept 26: Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff (Public Library Association)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Sept 5: data.census.gov: Navigating a New Site for Census Bureau Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: Homelessness in Small and Rural Communities: Libraries Can Help! (WebJunction and ARSL)

Sept 3: Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)

Sept 4: Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation (Training Industry)

Sept 5: Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)

Sept 12: The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success (Effectiveness Institute)

Sept 26: Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff (Public Library Association)

 

FUNDRAISING

Sept 4: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Sept 5: 10 Ways to Have Your Most Successful Fundraising Year-End Ever (Network for Good)

Sept 5: Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Sept 10: Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)

Sept 10: Using Social Media Effectively at Year-End (Network for Good)

Sept 11: Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base (Grantspace)

Sept 12: Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000 (Bloomerang)

Sept 13: Library Marketing Basics: Promoting on a Shoestring Budget (Booklist)

Sept 17: 8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give (TechSoup)

Sept 24: Authenticity in a Hyper-Curated Age (Firespring)

Sept 26: Photography for Nonprofits: When Pictures Speak A Thousand DOLLARS (Bloomerang)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Sept 18: Designing for Human Behavior: a Free LLAMA Webinar (Library Leadership & Management Association)

 

MANAGEMENT

Sept 18: How to Develop Leaders (that people actually want to work for) (Training Magazine Network)

Sept 19: Hiring 101: Best Practices for Finding the Library Workers You Need (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Sept 3: Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)

Sept 12: Innovative and Inclusive Public Library Programs (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Sept 12: Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Infopeople)

Sept 17: Community Engagement as a Mindset (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Sept 3: Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)

Sept 12: Innovative and Inclusive Public Library Programs (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Sept 12: Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit (WebJunction)

Sept 12: Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Infopeople)

Sept 18: It’s Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming (Programming Librarian)

Sept 24: Cooking Classes without a Kitchen (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sept 25: Pretty Sweet Tech – Can Librarians Teach Robotics? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Sept 5: YA/Teen Book Buzz Fall 2019 (School Library Journal)

Sept 10: Romantic Reads (Booklist)

Sept 10: Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

Sept 17: What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (Booklist)

Sept 24: Crash Course in Horror (NoveList)

 

REFERENCE

Sept 4: Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sept 5: Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)

Sept 10: “Seeing” your Search: Visualization Techniques for Exploring PubMed Search Results (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sept 12: Genealogy: More than Ancestry.com (Utah State Library)

Sept 17: A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sept 18: Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sept 19: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Industry Research Using the Economic Census (North Carolina Library Association)

Sept 19: North Dakota Women’s Suffrage Centennial and your library (North Dakota State Library)

Sept 25: DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Acquisition Reports (DigitalGov)

Sept 25: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems – Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)

At Your Leisure: Developing and Nurturing a School-Wide Culture of Reading (School Library Connection)

Sept 10: Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Sept 11: Just the Facts: New Nonfiction for Fall (School Library Journal)

Sept 11: Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and Classrooms as Partners in Facilitating Pro-Social Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sept 12: Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

Sept 16: Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects (edWeb)

Sept 18: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Your Instructional Programs (edWeb)

Sept 19: How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Sept 23: The Power and Purpose of Text Levels (Education Week)

Sept 24: Turning Your School Library Into an ‘Ideal’ School Library: A Practical Guide for IB Librarians (Follett)

Sept 24: Digital Storytelling 101 (OK2Ask)

Sept 25: 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom (edWeb)

Sept 26: Back to School. In Context Middle School and High School (Wyoming State Library)

 

TECHNOLOGY

At Your Leisure: Integration Nation: Combining Technology and Library Media (Wyoming State Library)

Sept 18: The Director’s Digital Dilemma: Using Documentation Technology in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Sept 24: Power Up Reports with Google (RIPL)

Sept 25: 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom (edWeb)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Sept 18: Are you podcasting? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Sept 18: 3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode (Georgia Library Association)

Sept 19: LGBTQ History—Supporting Diversity in Research and Teaching, and Why It Matters (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Sept 26: How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers For Your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Sept 10: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Sept 12: 7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

Sept 12: Technology for Recruiting Volunteers (IdealWare)

Sept 17: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Sept 24: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Sept 26: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Sept 3 (10-11 am)

Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)

 

Learn how to create stronger relationships with your customers and create a win-win for everyone!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 3 (11-12 pm)

Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)

 

Join our webinar to learn more about data storytelling, tagging text, and quantifying the value of innovation.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 3 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)

 

So many great ideas and only so much time– how do you choose? Join Gail Yerbic from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for some “Quick Bites” tools to align your library’s goals and resources for maximum impact while keeping your schedule manageable. GRT Quick Bites are 20-minute micro-learning opportunities designed for busy children’s librarians across Colorado who are interested in accessing a bit of fresh early learning information and inspiration. No registration is needed for these Quick Bites. This session will be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the URL listed below.

 

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2019-09/

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 4 (11-12 pm)

Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation (Training Industry)

 

For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft. Kristin Shackelford, solution principal of organization transformation and digital business and leadership at Skillsoft, will lead a practical discussion that reviews the core principles of design thinking. Make a difference to your organization; walk away with insights on: Why design thinking is important to learning leaders; Who should participate in design thinking; How to create a culture of design thinking; Practical ways to start driving creativity and innovation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 4 (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. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 4 (12-1 pm)

Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this one-hour Webinar, librarians reflect on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (11-12 pm)

10 Ways to Have Your Most Successful Fundraising Year-End Ever (Network for Good)

 

Does your organization have a plan for year-end fundraising? Or will you be spending the last few weeks of the year, in panic mode, frantically considering different tactics you could use to raise more money.  Join us as Pamela Grow presents Your Best Year-End Fundraising EVER. You’ll come away from this webinar with a concrete action plan for year-end fundraising – and the tools to make it happen!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)

data.census.gov: Navigating a New Site for Census Bureau Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

Discover how to use data.census.gov, the new site to access Census Bureau data. In this webinar, you will learn how to access tables, maps, and profiles using multiple search methods. We will also share tips and tricks and demonstrate how to download data, customize your table view, and share your results.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

 

Join Molly Coke, Firespring’s vice president of support services, for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)

Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)

 

New insights and consistent patterns are emerging from jurisdictions that are trailblazing towards smart communities. The key to success has come from placing location at the forefront of their efforts and an acknowledgement that geographic information systems (GIS) is a foundational technology to improve the design of our communities, increase operational efficiency, lead through data-driven performance, and achieve civic inclusion.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1 pm)

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

 

From contemporary debuts about conversion therapy and #OwnVoices to dark, death-defying adventures and dystopian worlds, these books will surely be devoured by your YA and reluctant readers!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Archival Processing – Principles and Practical Strategies (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This webinar will discuss the basic principles of archival arrangement and description, including imposing basic physical and intellectual control over new acquisitions, minimal processing standards, descriptive standards and practices, and practical strategies for managing a processing program with limited staff and resources. Our goal will be to help you identify practical solutions for overcoming barriers to processing in your home institution.

 

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

 

 

Friday, Sept 6 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? 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/upcoming-events/

 

 

Monday, Sept 9 (10-11 am)

Raise Your Data Analytics Aptitude (American Libraries Live)

 

How important is data in helping public libraries meet their goals and objectives? Many directors and staff say it’s essential. But it can still be challenging to find the most effective tools and methods, and encourage staff to use available data and gather insights. So where should you start? Register for this webinar hosted by American Libraries to learn how you can use data to propel your library’s mission forward.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (10-11 am)

Congratulations You’re a New Academic Librarian! Tools, Tips and Insights for Success (Washington State Library)

 

Zach Wellhouse from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington will be presenting a session for new academic librarians and those just entering the profession. He will be offering some insights, tips, tools, and advice for success as well as links to websites for PD opportunites.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (11-12 pm)

Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)

 

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy.  We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (11-12 pm)

Using Social Media Effectively at Year-End (Network for Good)

 

The last couple months of the year are a busy time for everyone–especially nonprofits. We’ll talk about a strategy for year-end digital communication along with some tips and tricks for standing out from the crowd.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-12:20 pm)

Quick Bites: Brilliant Baby Brains: Early Learning & 0-5 Brain Development (Colarado State Library)

 

Babies are born with over 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses. From this abundance of raw material, an incredible sculpting process takes place in a young child’s brain over their first years of life. Join Kate Brunner from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for a “Quick Bites” look at the incredible impact that a robust array of early learning experiences and caregiving relationships can have on 0-5 brain development.

 

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2019-09/

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)

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

 

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, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)

Romantic Reads (Booklist)

 

Dry wit, swoon-worthy banter, and heartwarming happily-ever-afters? That’s right, it’s time for our annual romance webinar! Prepare to feast your heart eyes on must-have upcoming romance novels from Sourcebooks Casanova, HarperCollins Publishers, and Harlequin. Plus, learn about ways in which librarians can take advantage of resources offered by the Romance Writers of America from Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager for RWA.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)

Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

 

From gritty crime and murder stories to heart-warming tales of magic, fantasy and friendship, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Be sure to tune in to learn about unforgettable new graphic novels for middle grade, teens and beyond!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (12-1 pm)

“Seeing” your Search: Visualization Techniques for Exploring PubMed Search Results (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar we’ll use visualization methods to explore the aggregate qualities of PubMed results. Techniques such as Venn diagrams and line charts can yield important insights into a search by giving us an overview of our results at a glance. We’ll also see how using these techniques in an interactive way can help guide the process of refining a search strategy.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 10 (1-2 pm)

Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

Leveraging the latest research in the field as well as years of classroom experience, this webinar offers practical strategies, replicable examples, and thoughtful reflection exercises for educators to use as they work to help students embrace the mystery, complexity, and power of challenge.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 11 (11:30-1 pm)

Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base (Grantspace)

 

This training concentrates on practical methods for identifying and approaching diverse major donor and board prospects who share a passion for your organization and mission. This process focuses on building powerful relationships with diverse people of expertise, wealth, and influence. This is the counter to tokenism.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 11 (12-1 pm)

Just the Facts: New Nonfiction for Fall (School Library Journal)

 

Back to school means it’s time to revamp your nonfiction collection! Join publishing insiders to find out which must-have titles are hitting the shelves this fall. From classic series that educate and entertain to STEM companions — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your young and middle grade readers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and Classrooms as Partners in Facilitating Pro-Social Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This session, presented by author and social and emotional learning expert Michelle Salcedo, provides teachers with strategies to respond to challenging behaviors with techniques that teach children, thus making these behaviors less likely to reoccur.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (9-10 am)

Innovative and Inclusive Public Library Programs (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

In central Texas, Westbank Community Libraries embrace their community, which includes neurodiverse individuals, busy families, and patrons of all ages. The libraries have identified unmet needs within their community and have developed programming that promotes learning, sharing, and discovery. Such programs have flexible hours and encourage intergenerational experiences and sensory exploration. Come join the webinar and hear staff members from the libraries present all about their innovative and inclusive programs.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (11-12 pm)

7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

 

Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors.  They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers. 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. Join us and learn where to strategically invest effort throughout the volunteer lifecycle and make the most of community involvement.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (11-12 pm)

Genealogy: More than Ancestry.com (Utah State Library)

 

While Ancestry.com may be one of the most popular digital resources for genealogical research it isn’t the only one. There are many resources available to the family history researcher for free, you just have to know where to look.

 

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

 

 

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

Technology for Recruiting Volunteers (IdealWare)

 

In this webinar, based on Idealware’s impartial research, you will learn about services that help you recruit volunteers from a pool of people who have already confirmed their interest, opportunities to get professional guidance to support your volunteer search and ways to help you design productive volunteer engagements.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (12-1 pm)

Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000 (Bloomerang)

 

Rob Wu will equip you with new fundraising ideas, tips, and proven strategies to help you increase giving on your next fundraising initiative!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (12-1 pm)

The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The Behavior Styles model developed by Effectiveness Institute uses the metaphor of an iceberg to identify critical differences between behavior and personality. The entire iceberg represents our personality and the part above the waterline represents our behavior—which is a choice. What stops most people from making successful long-term change to their behavior is their mindset. To learn more about mindset and how it can be an accelerator of individual and team performance, George Myers, President of Effectiveness Institute, has invited a former institute partner and now go-to expert on mindset training, Hugh Blane, to join him in an interactive and high-impact webinar, “The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success.”

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (1-2 pm)

Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit (WebJunction)

 

Join us to learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (1-2 pm)

Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, presenter Adilene Rogers will discuss how to create a Spanish-English bilingual storytime that is culturally inclusive and will strengthen the relationship with your Spanish speaking community. She’ll also cover the importance of early literacy practices on a bilingual child’s development. While this webinar focuses mainly on Spanish-English storytimes, the principles and theories can be used for any language.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 12 (3-4 pm)

Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

 

This webinar will focus on defining why critical listening is essential, the benefits of audiobooks, and an introduction to audiobook programs that support libraries and classrooms. Tune in for tips to promote the circulation of an audiobook collection, as well as suggestions for funding audio. The webinar will conclude with an “I’m listening…now ask me anything about audiobooks: Q and A.”

 

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

 

 

Friday, Sept 13 (12-1 pm)

Library Marketing Basics: Promoting on a Shoestring Budget (Booklist)

 

In this free, one-hour webinar, Mark will talk “true” marketing and how to apply it to your library. You’ll hear about tools to plan and implement marketing campaigns, examples of marketing plans, social media marketing guidelines, brand audits, and how to get buy-in from your colleagues and your stakeholders.

 

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

 

 

Monday, Sept 16 (2-3 pm)

Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, you’ll learn creative strategies to help you connect robotics to relatable real-world scenarios so that your students carry the learning with them beyond the project and classroom.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-09/

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (9-10 am)

A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals you will preview the new, modern PubMed with updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, the new “Cite” button, and more. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that we can answer your questions. Please sign up for only ONE session.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)

Community Engagement as a Mindset (WebJunction)

 

Community needs shift fast. To stay relevant and have the most impact on people’s lives, public libraries have to pivot just as fast. Join us for an energizing conversation with three passionate public library leaders who are redefining community engagement as a mindset—with customers at the center, inspiring every aspect of the library.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (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. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)

8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give (TechSoup)

 

Are you stumped when it comes to inspiring a new generation of givers? Join Moshe Hecht, CIO of the fundraising organization Charidy, who will share the insights and campaign experience that have led to hundreds of viral crowdfunding campaigns. During this 60-minute webinar, we will focus on 8 action-oriented ways to successfully inspire a new generation of givers to your nonprofit. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (12-1 pm)

What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (Booklist)

 

What’s cooking at Booklist this fall? Plenty! From the Keto Diet to Black Forest Cake, cookbooks are more popular than ever and are an essential reference addition to any library. In this free, one hour webinar we’ll chew the fat with representatives from Workman Publishing, Penguin Random House, Books on Tape, and Sterling Publishing to learn about the latest food trends and dig into some new recipes!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 17 (1-2 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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (9-10)

Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Join us to learn about the award’s illustrious history and practical and effective ways to use Coretta Scott King Award-winning books at your library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (10-11 am)

How to Develop Leaders (that people actually want to work for) (Training Magazine Network)

 

People need their leaders to spark collaboration, inspire innovation and serve as a role model for authenticity and transparency. Top-performing leaders value diversity, practice empathy and create cultures where individuals feel valued, safe and know their contributions matter. Helping leaders develop these qualities requires a tool that helps fundamentally shift their mindset from self-focused goals and objectives to relationships, building trust and managing change with flexibility and optimism.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (10-11 am)

Are you podcasting? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This moderated webinar is an example of how two students found a unique outlet to cope with the high-intensity onslaught of medical education. The webinar’s goal is to inspire health sciences librarians to embrace podcast platforms as another means of teaching aspects of library orientation and instruction.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (11-12 pm)

It’s Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming (Programming Librarian)

 

Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn ways you can incorporate media literacy skills development into your library’s children’s programming.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1 pm)

3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode (Georgia Library Association)

 

As distance learning populations at many academic institutions continue to grow, instruction librarians struggle to provide equitable learning opportunities to them. Over the years, Empire State College has developed and honed a suite of information literacy services, resources, collaborations, and assessment tools that target students at various places and times in their academic career, using a variety of modes of delivery. This discussion will highlight these services and programs, including a self-assessment during orientation; live, hands-on, online workshops; self-paced micro-courses, and the everyday work of collaborating with faculty and instructional designers to embed support materials into courses.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1 pm)

Discover Economic History with FRASER (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

FRASER is a digital library of documents and data related to banking, finance, and economic history. In this webinar, we will explore FRASER’s scope, partnerships, collections, historical data, and more!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12-1:30 pm)

The Director’s Digital Dilemma: Using Documentation Technology in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario’s Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical documentation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (12:30-2 pm)

Designing for Human Behavior: a Free LLAMA Webinar (Library Leadership & Management Association)

 

This free webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. You will learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight. Furniture that works well in library spaces has proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 18 (3-4 pm)

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Your Instructional Programs (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Director of Professional Learning at Mackin Educational Resources, along with Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will highlight instructional strategies that enrich students’ lives by empowering them to connect with their feelings and empathize with others while learning core content through inquiry.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (9-10 am)

Hiring 101: Best Practices for Finding the Library Workers You Need (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Topics in this webinar will include creating or updating a job description, identifying the credentials needed for a specific position, and determining interview questions and strategies. We will end at the onboarding process, setting the stage for successful library employment.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Industry Research Using the Economic Census (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Starting in September 2019, the most current Economic Census will start being released. With this Census, there are regular changes in geographic definitions and industry classifications, but the big news is the introduction of the North American Product Classification Systems (NAPCS) and new distribution method. The 2017 Economic Census will be one of the first Census titles released only on the new data.census.gov website, since no new programs have been added to American FactFinder since July 1, 2019. Our time together will be spent going over the basics of what the Economic Census has to offer as well these upcoming changes.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-12:30 pm)

Conference Prep, Part II: Poster Presentations and Design (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Congratulations on getting a poster accepted for a conference! Designing a poster that pops can often be the difference between folks stopping to talk to you or not. Join Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & CrAFT Studio Coordinator at UNC Asheville for a breakdown of the basics of poster designing and discover how to make the best poster ever!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-1 pm)

LGBTQ History—Supporting Diversity in Research and Teaching, and Why It Matters (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

During this session, Professor Nancy C. Unger will discuss her experiences teaching and researching LGBTQ history. She will provide historical context for today’s issues and explore current research trends, online databases, and the wider cultural significance of LGBTQ and diversity studies.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (12-1 pm)

Help! I Am a New Depository Coordinator (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar is geared towards new Federal Depository Library Program Depository Coordinators. The presentation will cover the first steps every new coordinator should take.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (1-2 pm)

How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

Dr. Mary Sieu, the superintendent of ABC Unified, will describe how research-based changes in the district’s policies and practices have impacted schools and student learning. She will also share ideas for how the science of adolescent learning can be used to support systems-level change in every school and district, no matter its size, location, or composition.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

North Dakota Women’s Suffrage Centennial and your library (North Dakota State Library)

 

In September, 2019, South Dakota Historical Society Press will release Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains, a collection of essays about how women won suffrage rights in several Northern Great Plains states including North Dakota.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2zti25X

 

 

Monday, Sept 23 (2-3 pm)

The Power and Purpose of Text Levels (Education Week)

 

Text levels are far more than a “number,” “score,” or “label.” Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, for an important conversation on the power and purpose of TEXT LEVELS. Together we will untangle common misconceptions and right the reality on leveling, classroom libraries, and what Fountas and Pinnell say to districts mandating levels in ways they were not intended.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (11-12 pm)

Power Up Reports with Google (RIPL)

 

Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)

Crash Course in Horror (NoveList)

 

Does the thought of helping horror readers terrify you? Whether your readers are fans of ghost stories or horror classics, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best horror has to offer your readers — from found footage to final girls. Join us as they cover: Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collections; How horror developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know; Subgenres and trends; NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more. We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

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

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)

 

5 Ways to Build Buzz with Young Members on Instagram (Wild Apricot)

 

In this free webinar, research author Amanda Myers will share the hacks, tips and tricks of making your organization Insta-worthy and show you how to attract more young members by creating posts that get noticed.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

Part 3 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. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.

 

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2019-09/

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (12-1 pm)

Turning Your School Library Into an ‘Ideal’ School Library: A Practical Guide for IB Librarians (Follett)

 

In this webinar, your hosts, Klaudia Janek, Dianne McKenzie and Stuart Crouch will guide you through the IB Ideal Libraries document, giving tips and ideas to put into practice in your own library setting. The hosts will examine the main implications of the document, its recommendations, and help listeners translate the contents into action points.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (1-2 pm)

Cooking Classes without a Kitchen (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Librarians know that food programs are always a great program to bring in patrons. However not every library is fortunate enough to have a kitchen programming space. We’ll go over some ideas for how libraries without a kitchen can work around this and still provide great food programs for their patrons.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled?page=1

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Authenticity in a Hyper-Curated Age (Firespring)

 

Join Angie Kubicek, Firespring’s chief marketing officer, as she discusses the necessity for authenticity in a hyper-curated age. In addition, Angie will show you what happens as a consequence of brand inauthenticity.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Sept 24 (5-6:30 pm)

Digital Storytelling 101 (OK2Ask)

 

Digital Storytelling can begin very simply and become more extensive if you choose. Easy steps will bring success when you start your first digital storytelling project. Use digital storytelling as a formative, or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session teachers will: Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; Understand how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and Learn about tools that can be used to implement digital storytelling. Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 5B; 6D; 7A.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/1cy7Fjc

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 25 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech – Can Librarians Teach Robotics? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Robots have been relatively popular in library makerspaces and after school programs. But do we really know what a robot is and why we need robots in the world? Can librarians tackle robotics? If we’re going to teach robotics, this information can be helpful.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 25 (11-12 pm)

DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Acquisition Reports (DigitalGov)

 

The acquisition reporting section contains some of the most valuable data in Google Analytics, but if you don’t track your acquisition traffic properly, you might not be using it to its full potential. Join this webinar to learn more about the Digital Analytics Program, also known as DAP.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 25 (12-1 pm)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems – Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you: Understand practical ways to use our hidden gems data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; and learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Coaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Sept 25 (3-4 pm)

50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom (edWeb)

 

This edWebinar will highlight 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.

 

For more information and to register, visit:https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-09/

 

 

Thursday, Sept 26 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Photography for Nonprofits: When Pictures Speak A Thousand DOLLARS (Bloomerang)

 

Laura Huth-Rhoades will show you the difference great photos make in nonprofit communications and teach you easy, quick, and no-cost techniques for upping your nonprofit’s photo game.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 26 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

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, Sept 26 (12-1 pm)

Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff (Public Library Association)

 

In this webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Sept 26 (1-2 pm)

How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers For Your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

In this session, you’ll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: I’ll be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work! You can watch me design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint’s features in their glory. You can simply follow along, or find a better way to do it on your own terms.

 

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

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Make August Your Month to Learn

This list is compiled by the Wyoming State Library – View and subscribe directly 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

 Looking for extra credits in the Collection Management & Technical Services Category – here’s a bunch for you: 

*SLJTeen Live! Virtual Summit (School Library Journal) Thursday, Aug 8 (7-3 pm) This free, daylong event will feature high-profile and up-and-coming YA authors talking about their latest titles for teens. You’ll also have the chance to get advice from innovative librarians tackling timely issues relevant to your teens and services. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

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

Trustee Trouble 10: Self Assessment (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imuf6GYKUaM : Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.

Toward Tech Savvy Trustees (WebJunction & ARSL) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/toward-tech-savvy-trustees.html : Library staff are expected to embrace technology advancements and keep their skills sharp and their libraries relevant. But what about library boards—how tech savvy are your trustees? The more that trustees are dialed into a personal use of technology, the better advocates they will be for the library’s technology needs. Learn some fun and practical ways to inspire greater tech savviness in your trustees. You don’t need a board of IT specialists, just a board that has a sharper set of digital tools.

To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9QM9loY9g4&feature=youtu.be : A discussion about the evolving policies at libraries on assessing fines for overdue items.  While every library and the community it serves is unique, many libraries are instituting policies that end fines in order to promote good will, increase library usage among certain groups they want to serve, while sustaining revenues and managing staff time or other costs.

The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/power-of-small.html : All libraries provide vital services to their communities, but libraries that serve small, rural populations have the potential to go beyond providing information and access—they can inject the vitality that will help their communities thrive. 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.

 

ADVOCACY

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

Aug 29: SocialGov Talks: Leveraging Pop Culture With Paul Lester of the DOE (DigitalGov)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

Aug 21: Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)

Aug 27: Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (OCLC)

 

CAREERS

Aug 28: Finding Your Way as a New Supervisor (Indiana State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug 6: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Aug 7: Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 15: How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 20: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (AbleNet)

Aug 21: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug 13: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)

Aug 14: Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 22: Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

Aug 22: Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)

Aug 27: Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)

Aug 29: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

Aug 1: Communicate Smarter and Better (Utah State Library)

Aug 21: Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Aug 15: Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

At Your Leisure: To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)

Aug 6: Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)

Aug 28: NCompass Live: Eliminating Late Fines is a Win-Win for Your Library and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 29: Danger in the Comfort Zone: How to change when change isn’t coming naturally (Colorado State Library)

 

FUNDRAISING

Aug 1: How To Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)

Aug 1: Year-End Fundraising and How You Can Cut through the Clutter Online (Bloomerang)

Aug 6: Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Aug 7: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Aug 8: The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug 14: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)

Aug 14: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Aug 20: 3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)

Aug 27: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

Aug 27: How to Drive Donor Engagement with Social Media Storytelling (Network for Good)

Aug 27: Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time (techsoup)

Aug 28: Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

Aug 6: Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 6: Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (techsoup)

Aug 8: Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction)

Aug 14: Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)

Aug 15: Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Aug 21: Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug 7: NCompass Live: Life in Fort Schuyler: The Challenges Faced at the SUNY Maritime College Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 21: NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

 MANAGEMENT

Aug 2: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug 8: Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction)

Aug 14: How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)

Aug 21: Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug 6: Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)

Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

 

PROGRAMMING

Aug 12: Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Aug 21: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

Aug 21: Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)

Aug 21: XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug 22: Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

Aug 22: Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)

Aug 27: Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)

Aug 29: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

REFERENCE

Aug 6: The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

Aug 6: PubMed for Librarians: Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug 14: Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)

Aug 15: To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 21: Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug 28: Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug 6: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Aug 7: Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug 7: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (Teachers First)

Aug 8: SLJTeen Live! Virtual Summit (School Library Journal)

Aug 12: Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Aug 13: Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)

Aug 15: Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Aug 20: Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (AbleNet)

Aug 28: How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools (Education Week)

Aug 28: Support Positive Literacy Outcomes with Large Print (edWeb)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Aug 6: Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (techsoup)

Aug 14: NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug 15: IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)

Aug 21: XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)

Aug 22: Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)

Aug 27: Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (OCLC)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug 1: Interact & Engage! Activities For Spectacular Live Online Training (Training Magazine Network)

Aug 14: How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)

Aug 15: Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Aug 21: Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Aug 6: Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

Aug 13: Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)

Aug 15: Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Thursday, Aug 1 (10-11 am)

Communicate Smarter and Better (Utah State Library)

Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what the industry is and even more critical when your role involves dealing with customers. Have you ever heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it”? Whether eliminating misunderstandings or encouraging a peaceful work environment, efficient communication with those around you will allow you to get work done quickly, professionally AND with better results. Although everyone communicates differently, this session will give some pointers on how to improve your skills and increase your chances for success!

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 1 (10-11 am)

Interact & Engage! Activities For Spectacular Live Online Training (Training Magazine Network)

During this session, you will learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid having everyone ask for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event. You’ll analyze the activities demonstrated and brainstorm where the techniques could be applied to your virtual training programs. Activities are the key to your success. Through them you’ll learn to manage the technology, get attendees to actively engage, and help presenters have a great time too!

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

 

 

 

Friday, Aug 2 (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. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events-2/

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (9-10 am)

Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)

Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)

Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services, instruction, and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)

Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

Through case studies, we’ll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk.) and examine best practices.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)

The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

The 2020 Census is coming! Join us for an overview of the Census and discover how it will be different from prior censuses. Learn how to identify and reach undercounted populations in your community, and get tips for how libraries can leverage or establish programs and partnerships to help support a complete and accurate count.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 am)

Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. Part 1 will provide step-by step guidance on how to apply the seven contemplative discipline steps, including how to understand student behavior through data collection, and use the Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence (ABC) method.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)

Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (techsou

With privacy scandals and data breaches grabbing headlines daily, even the smallest organizations must take responsibility for lawful custodianship and protection of personal information. In this 60-minute webinar with Michael Standard, senior corporate counsel at Symantec, we will cover the key elements of privacy and security programs.

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

 

 

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

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

The class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 7 (11-12 pm)

NCompass Live: Life in Fort Schuyler: The Challenges Faced at the SUNY Maritime College Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

SUNY Maritime Colleges Luce Library is located in a preserved 19th century fort. While working in a fort is certainly cool, it does present myriad challenges for librarians trying to move the Library into the 21st century. This presentation will highlight some of the major and minor challenges of working within a building designed for war, not learning.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 7 (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://tinyurl.com/y3vbwulp

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this dynamic webinar to learn more about the pedagogical underpinnings that support changing the way we teach young boys. You will learn to identify elements of your program that may be frustrating to young boys, and learning approaches that take advantage of the strengths boys bring to the classroom.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 7 (4-5:30 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (Teachers First)

Makerspace activities are a great way to promote a growth mindset in your students. Using the right challenges and everyday items, teachers can create a pop-up makerspace in a box for their classroom. We will discuss management ideas and ways to tie activities to curricular objectives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y6sv6ehj

 

 

Thursday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)

The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)

As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship. The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you!

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 8 (1-2 pm)

Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction)

Part two in a two-part series, this webinar explores library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.

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

 

 

Monday, Aug 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

From Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger to Idaho history units and NOVA, Idaho Public Television and PBS have tons of high-quality resources available for educators. Let Kari and Cindy show you some of the amazing free resources that you can use in your library. Information can be adapted to other states.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 13 (11-12 pm)

Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)

Unlock the power of storytelling to support your students to thrive and express themselves, while learning fundamental 21st century skills. Join children’s media and storytelling expert, Kim Wilson, for this edWebinar on how to engage and empower students through media and their own narratives.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 13 (1-2 pm)

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)

Join us for a talk with Lauren Algee, senior innovation specialist with the Library of Congress Labs, to learn how virtual volunteers are helping transcribe, review, and tag digitized historical texts from the Library’s collection as part of its By the People public crowdsourcing initiative.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show 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/free

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (11-12 pm)

How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)

The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning? Or let learners control it all? The best place to start is by understanding how employees learn so you can better enable their skill development. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)

Learn about the wide variety of challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many libraries lack policies and experience in protecting the right to access information and services beyond books, often in the form of content created by their staff. You may be surprised at what other types of censoring happens in libraries that don’t include books.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)

Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (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://tinyurl.com/y3vbwulp

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)

Join the webinar to learn about WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia, and how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Learn about the upcoming online course Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (9-10:30 am)

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar is an introduction to US copyright law for library staff. Participants will learn the basics, including what copyright means, what can be copyrighted, and how long a copyright lasts. The presenters will also provide a very brief introduction to fair use and share their favorite copyright resources online.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

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.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)

IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)

Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 2pm ET/11am PT to learn how to securely deliver applications from on-premise, in the cloud, or both – all while providing scalability and offering enhanced user experience.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (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.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)

To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover processing, storage, and access related to EISs for Northwestern University’s print and digital collections.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 20 (10-11 am)

Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (Ablenet)

Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. This 2-part webinar series will present asystematic and coordinated framework of seven contemplative discipline steps to address challenging behaviors, drawing from sound research-based best-practices. Participants will learn proactive ways to enable the student to practice appropriate and constructive behaviors and achieve longer-term positive outcomes.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 20 (11-12 pm)

3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)

Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer reveals her top methods to promote the best legacy message that aligns with your donors and avoids you feeling awkward or salesy and how to maintain your long term relationships with your donors.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)

Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (10-11 am)

Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (11-12 pm)

NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)

Whether you are undertaking a small renovation project, or building a brand-new library, conducting primary and secondary research is critical. Arming oneself with real-life examples of what to do AND what not to do can save you time and money.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Office of the Federal Register began publishing the Public Papers of the Presidents in 1957 as an official text of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses, and remarks. In this presentation, John Hyrum Martinez and Joseph Vetter will explain how the Public Papers of the Presidents are published and how they relate to the Compilation of Presidential Documents. They will also provide a demonstration of how to find presidential documents on govinfo.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (12-1 pm)

Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)

In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

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

 

 

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

Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)

With the recent incident at Notre Dame fresh in our minds, join Donia Conn to learn about the nature of fire, what you can do at your institution to prevent fire, and how to mitigate the impact of a fire. She will cover the chemistry and mechanics of fire, how it spreads, and how a fire department works when they are on site to fight a fire. With this knowledge, participants will gain insight into how their building layout, storage areas, and landscaping affect fire vulnerability.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (1-2 pm)

XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)

XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality.In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding expanding use of XR in libraries.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 21 (2-3 pm)

Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled?page=1

 

 

 

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

We’re reaching new heights this fall with amazing new series nonfiction titles from Reference Point Press, DK, Amicus Publishing, Black Rabbit Books and The Creative Company. Join us August 22 at 1PM Central for this can’t-miss webinar that will turn your tbr pile into a mountain of irresistible recs!

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)

Join us on Thursday, August 22nd at 2pm ET/11am PT for an interactive discussion to learn what cloud and automation implementations look like in 2019 and beyond.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 22 (12-1 pm)

Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)

YA novelist Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, novelist Tim O’Brien’s nonfiction lessons on fatherhood, adult fiction from the late comics genius Stan Lee, and Hilary Mantel’s wrap-up of her Man Booker–crowned Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Lori Rader-Day’s next thriller, André Aciman’s sequel to Call Me by Your Name, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s big #metoo fiction debut, and a collection (with some rediscovered pieces) by Zora Neale Hurston. Want to hear more? Our fall 2019/winter 2020 sleeper hits is full of surprises, so register now.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, 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://tinyurl.com/y3vbwulp

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 27 (11-12 pm)

How to Drive Donor Engagement with Social Media Storytelling (Network for Good)

For nonprofits to effectively raise money and build community on social media requires thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort and a boatload of creativity. In this workshop, social media and digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will walk you through the secrets to successful donor relations with social media.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 27 (12-1 pm)

Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)

Going back to school can be tough. Luckily, we have a team of experts to help soften the blow with some amazing back to school titles that will get readers excited for the new year! Join us August 27 at 1PM Central to hear from representatives at Books on Tape, Scholastic Library and Penguin Random House Canada about new books that will keep students reading outside of the classroom!

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 27 (12-1 pm)

Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time (techsoup)

This webinar will use case studies to show how data, careful segmentation, and automation combine to deliver the right message, to the right supporter, at the right time. We’ll see how this results in greater revenue for the organization.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Aug 27 (1-2 pm)

Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (OCLC)

This webinar will help libraries create a framework for their technology planning and introduce the tools and decisions that need to be incorporated into a working plan. Join us to learn how to successfully develop and implement a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (9-10 am)

Finding Your Way as a New Supervisor (Indiana State Library)

Congratulations, you’re a new supervisor! But, now what?  You have so much to learn. The facility, policies, not to mention the staff…  It seems so overwhelming.  How can you possibly get your head around all of it?  This session will provide a good roadmap for managing the learning curve of what you need to know in your new position. You will also be given plenty of encouraging tips to help you along your journey.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (11-12 pm)

NCompass Live: Eliminating Late Fines is a Win-Win for Your Library and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this session, Beth and Meg will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (12-1 pm)

How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools (Education Week)

To implement ed-tech initiatives, like personalized learning or 1-to-1 device initiatives, across a school or a district, education leaders need to communicate a clear vision, reach across silos and foster a culture of innovation. Our guests will lay out steps to help create transformative ed-tech initiatives at scale.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (12:30-1:30 pm)

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/

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (1-2 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. So join us for a fun and informative webinar, and of course, it will include some sources of hobby and vacation information for your users who speak other languages.

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

 

 

Wednesday, Aug 28 (2-3 pm)

Support Positive Literacy Outcomes with Large Print (edWeb)

In this edWebinar we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study to evaluate the impact of using Thorndike Press large print books on 4th – 11th graders at 15 schools representing a diverse set of communities. Learn the benefits associated with the effective usage of large print from the perspectives of students, teachers, librarians, and administrators, including relationships with academic outcomes, as well as a regular print comparison.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 29 (11-12 pm)

SocialGov Talks: Leveraging Pop Culture With Paul Lester of the DOE (DigitalGov)

Join Paul Lester, Digital Content Specialist for the Department of Energy (DOE), to discuss how DOE leveraged the popular TV show, “Stranger Things” as a conversation starter about the agency’s mission and work using digital media (social media, blog, podcast, etc.). Mr. Lester will also discuss how he got management buy-in to use a pop culture phenomenon to promote the agency’s work.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 29 (12-1 pm)

Danger in the Comfort Zone: How to change when change isn’t coming naturally (Colorado State Library)

Rationally we know that change is imminent and to stay relevant we must adapt quickly, but emotionally we want to stay in our “comfort zone.”  In this session you will learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.  After all, for things to change, somebody has to start acting differently. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s your team.

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

 

 

Thursday, Aug 29 (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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/605977889

 

 

 

 

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July 2019 – Summertime Learning Online

 

Online Learning for FREE  for Curious Librarians – July 2019

 

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

 

***Wednesday, July 17 (8-2:30 pm) Virtual Summit: The Intersection of Technology and Management (GovLoop): Government organizations at all levels need to find creative solutions to the dual challenge of tech and management, which often means looking at new strategies and innovations. Join this online event to hear from government and industry experts about how to tackle gov’s pressing issues around tech and management.

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

 

 

Check out these recorded resources: 

 

Trustee Trouble 9: Friend/Foundation Relationship (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7zRGZ97YKw : Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.

 

Understanding Teens101 (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umHdmdwoGeg : Join Catherine Boddie and Bridget Kiely, Young Adult Librarians at Arapahoe Libraries 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.

 

Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library) https://youtu.be/IN3tRbCYlnA

Resources from Gale, Novelist, NASA, StarNet , and PBS Books to support your summer reading programming. Join Chris Van Burgh as we explore vendor (Gale, EBSCO) produced content, as well as organizations, such as NASA and PBS, who have created sites and sources for this Summer of Space.

 

Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA) https://images.nasa.gov/details-Apollo_11_moonwalk_montage_720p.html

 

 

Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE) https://bit.ly/30Na5oC : This ISTE School Librarians / EveryLibrary Institute webinar is designed to give you insights on what you can do to get started quickly on a campaign to safeguard your own position or budget, or to get organized across a district when cuts are threatened. Learn about the right way to engage parents and other stakeholders in the face of crisis, and get oriented to how SaveSchoolLibrarians.org can be put to work in support. If there is a threat to your position or budget, or to other school libraries or librarians across your district, know how to mobilize people to help you fight back.

 

Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP) https://bit.ly/2XrVobF : We all reach the limits of our knowledge or resources for tracking U.S. Congressional legislation. In this webinar, Jesse and Andrea review some of the harder questions and how they answered them, covering many of the tools, strategies, and little known sources they’ve learned about and used along the way.

 

Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison) https://adobe.ly/2x9S6v8 : Whether a library patron is pro se (self-represented) or has an attorney, the librarian can be at the front-line for information gathering about the legal system. Helping users access legal information and resources can be complicated. Where is the line between research assistance and giving legal advice? How can you determine which sources are authoritative or up to date? Get examples and practical tips for helping users with legal research.

 

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 11: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)

July 16: Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)

July 24: DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

July 17: Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens101 (Wyoming State Library)

July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

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

July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)

July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)

July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)

July 17: Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award–Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)

July 18: Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)

July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

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

July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

July 12: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

July 16: Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)

July 24: STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

At Your Leisure: Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library) https://youtu.be/IN3tRbCYlnA

At Your Leisure: Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 11: Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)

July 24: Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)

 

FUNDRAISING

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 9: Friend/Foundation Relationship

July 2: 4 Steps to Establish (and Improve) Your Legacy Giving Program (Network for Good)

July 2: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

July 8: The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)

July 9: Set Your Summer up for Success: Win Your Donor’s Hearts, Minds, and Wallets (Network for Good)

July 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning(Grant Space)

July 10: Empowering the New Generation of Connected Supporters (Blackbaud)

July 11: The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)

July 16: How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)

July 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

July 23: 4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)

July 24: Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)

July 30: Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

LEGAL

At Your Leisure: Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP)

At Your Leisure: Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison)

July 11: Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)

July 25: Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

July 9: HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

MANAGEMENT

July 16: Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)

July 16: Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 9: Leveraging Library Card Sign-up Month in Your Community (Libraries Transform/American Library Association)

July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Summer of Space (Wyoming State Library) https://youtu.be/IN3tRbCYlnA

At Your Leisure: Apollo 11 Moonwalk Montage (NASA) https://images.nasa.gov/details-Apollo_11_moonwalk_montage_720p.html

July 10: Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 11: CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)

July 11: Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults (Infopeople)

July 31: How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 2: First Tuesdays: Navigating a Universe of Stories – Readers’ Advisory this Summer (Washington State Library)

July 9: The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)

July 23: Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

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

July 30: We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

At Your Leisure: Who, What, Where, When and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (FDLP)

At Your Leisure: Legal Reference Services: Helping Access To Justice (iSchool@UW-Madison)

July 8: Measles, Immunizations, and Finding Accurate Health Information with MedlinePlus (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 9: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

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

July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 17: Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)

July 25: Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 25: Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)

July 26: From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 29: Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

At Your Leisure: Fighting Back When Cuts Are Threatened (EveryLibrary/ISTE)

At Your Leisure: Understanding Teens101 (Wyoming State Library)

July 8: Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom (edWeb.net)

July 9: Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)

July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

July 15: Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)

July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

July 25: Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)

 

TECHNOLOGY

July 3: Pretty Sweet Tech: Enhance Your Online Security with Password Management Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 11: RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 9: Performance Support: Accelerating Productivity at Point-of-Work (InSync Training)

July 10: ACRL EBSS: Current Topics Discussion on Copyright & Open Educational Resources (Association of College and Research Libraries)

July 10: Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)

July 15: Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

July 16: Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

July 16: Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)

July 17: Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 17: Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

 

VOLUNTEERS

July 11: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

July 18: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

July 30: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, July 2 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Navigating a Universe of Stories – Readers’ Advisory this Summer (Washington State Library)

 

A Universe of Stories is an expansive slogan, but you don’t have to be at a loss for what to recommend. Three librarians will offer a selection of titles that you can use while doing readers’ advisory for kids, teens, and adults this summer. Learn about Pierce County Library System’s “My Next Read” service as well.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 2 (11-12 pm)

4 Steps to Establish (and Improve) Your Legacy Giving Program (Network for Good)

 

Participants will learn legacy giving concepts and then a step by step process to build their bequest program, identify gaps and finds areas of potential growth. We will review best practices for the marketing of bequests and we will discuss systems, policies, and procedures to implement to make your program run seamlessly.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 2 (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, July 3 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech: Enhance Your Online Security with Password Management Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Password Management Tools can help you keep your passwords straight, develop strong passwords, and make it infinitely more difficult for hackers to get ahold of your sensitive information. This session will cover the following topics: What are the main threats to my online security?; How can I prevent this from happening?; Examples of good online password security; A demonstration/ overview of LastPass Password Manager. You’ll also have access to a handout with lots of handy information to keep patrons informed about their online security options.

 

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

 

 

Monday, July 8 (9-10 am)

The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)

 

As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship. The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you!

 

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

 

 

Monday, July 8 (3-4 pm)

Smart Network Design for Transformation and Innovation: Reaching in and Beyond the Classroom (edWeb.net)

 

Education networks have evolved from addressing district operational and administrative needs to serving students and teachers in and beyond the classroom, anywhere and anytime. Innovative technologies, more access to the internet, and powerful communication, creation, and collaboration tools are driving instructional transformation. Join in this edWebinar conversation as two school superintendents and a former large-district Chief Technology Officer share how district leaders can make high-stakes infrastructure investment decisions when technology, teaching and learning priorities, and funding are changing so rapidly and so constantly.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-07/

 

 

Tuesday, July 8 (12-12:45 pm)

Measles, Immunizations, and Finding Accurate Health Information with MedlinePlus (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar provides an overview of MedlinePlus with a focus on locating measles and vaccination information. Presenters will also describe the suite of free consumer health classes offered by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the process of earning the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (11-12 pm)

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This one-hour webinar will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on concepts related to cultural competence and humility and how to integrate them into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Profiles and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, HealthReach, and Specialized Information Services resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2J9tfNp

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (11-12 pm)

Set Your Summer up for Success: Win Your Donor’s Hearts, Minds, and Wallets (Network for Good)

 

You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret?

Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers. This session is loaded with irresistible tools to help you stand out, successfully get your foot in the door, establish a foundation or fundraising success, and know if your message is getting through.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

The Art of the (Graphic) Novel (Booklist)

 

July is Graphic Novels month at Booklist, and what better way to kick off this momentous celebration than with two graphic novel-themed webinars! In part one of this two-part series we’ll hear from publishers Boom, Diamond, Image Comics, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan and Scholastic to get the inside scoop on summer and fall releases. You’ll be sure to stock up your stacks with some great new titles so your patrons can #READGRAPHIC all year long!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

Performance Support: Accelerating Productivity at Point-of-Work (InSync Training)

 

Training alone cannot drive performance, only contribute to it; that’s the root of the problem. The business needs workforce productivity, meaning consistent performance at Point-of-Work, where performance represents the productivity end of a learning-performance continuum. In the current training paradigm, Point-of-Work is out of scope.  In this session, you will learn: cross-industry tactics and methods to identify and apply; which conversations need to change, and a proven tactic to succeed; a methodology to build seamless continuity across a learning-performance continuum from Point-of-Entry to Point-of-Work; Point-of-Work assessment tactics to capture performance attributes across the learning performance ecosystem; and technology implications critical to adopting a Point-of-Work solution discipline.

 

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

 

 

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

HVAC Installation, Renovation, and Collections Environments – An Introduction (Connecting to Collections Care)

 

This session will discuss strategies for collections and institutional staff working with engineering/contractor partners during HVAC design, installation, and renovation processes, with the ultimate goal being an active, integrated decision-making approach that best combines the expertise of both collections and mechanical professionals.

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (1-2 pm)

Supporting Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Students with Pride (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

In this webinar, GLSEN education manager Becca Mui and NCTE board member Vanessa Ford will overview current national research on LGBTQ students in schools, address the unique and intersectional needs of trans and GNC youth, discuss common language, and share best practices for creating supportive learning environments. Join this free webinar to learn more about how you can support all your students during Pride Month and beyond.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 9 (1-2 pm)

Leveraging Library Card Sign-up Month in Your Community (Libraries Transform/American Library Association)

 

Learn how to leverage 2019 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs, Disney Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” characters, and get tips for running a successful campaign from special guest Amber McNamara of Cedar Rapids Public Library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KGTIF9

 

 

Wednesday, July 10 (9-10 am)

Fun, Easy, and Inexpensive Teen Nights (aka After Hours) (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Are you having trouble peaking the interest of your teens and tweens? Does it seem like an impossible task to get them involved and excited about the programs? You have come to the right place! Janene Hill, from Jensen Memorial Library in Minden, NE, is going to share her expertise to teach us ideas for a variety of Teen Night Events, including examples of successful events, interaction stations with example activities, and group brainstorming.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning(Grant Space)

 

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. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/31QP8tD

 

 

Wednesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Empowering the New Generation of Connected Supporters (Blackbaud)

 

What is the latest data telling us about how the different generations connect to our nonprofits – and does it really matter anymore? In this new age of distributed power, learn how you can identify supporters using cutting edge data science and engage them by continuing to expand the limits of omnichannel communications.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

ACRL EBSS: Current Topics Discussion on Copyright & Open Educational Resources (Association of College and Research Libraries)

 

Join us to learn principles of copyright as it applies to creation and hosting of OERs in academic libraries.

As the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) continues to rise, librarians should be aware of the copyright issues that impact their creation and use. In this session, we’ll explore licensing considerations for those creating OER and tips and best practices those using OER can follow to help ensure they are abiding by license requirements.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/31RqJUx

 

 

Wednesday, July 10 (4-5:30 pm)

Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)

 

Learn about the resources provided by TeachersFirst to make technology integration easy. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology-infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom.

 

For more information and to register, visit:  https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (11-12 pm)

RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Are you trying to figure out how to incorporate RDM services at your smaller institution? Join us as we host Ryan Clement the Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College and Wendy Shook the Science Data Librarian, at Middlebury College, as they discuss research data management (RDM) services at a smaller liberal arts college.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

Unreturned Materials as Barriers to Access (Public Library Association)

 

With public libraries increasingly eliminating fines as a means of reducing barriers to library access, Milwaukee Public Library and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies dared to ask the most basic question: why don’t people return their books? Learn how the research team developed the methodology, executed the study, and what the surprising survey data revealed to help the team better understand the precipitating behavior.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

 

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (12-1 pm)

The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)

 

Have you noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to grow your membership? In this webinar you will learn: All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow; 5 proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away; How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

CSL Resource Kits: What’s In Them For You! (Colorado State Library)

 

Join us as we discuss how to take advantage of the ‘Let’s talk about it!: CSL Big Red Resource Kits’ kits in order to gain awareness of social issues facing our communities, hold community conversations, and how to work with identified under-served patrons more successfully.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

Living in a Material World: Crafting Programs for Adults (Infopeople)

 

In this webinar, presenter Kimberli Buckley will discuss how to put together an adult craft program on a budget, how to utilize crafts to promote awareness, and she will offer a wide variety and range of craft examples that will prove that crafts aren’t just for kids. Additionally, she will discuss history of crafts and the current state of the crafting world as well as the therapeutic and health benefits that crafts can provide for adults.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 11 (1-2 pm)

Hooray for Freedom! Part One: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Intellectual Freedom in the Library (WebJunction)

 

Privacy, confidentiality, and intellectual freedom are core values of librarianship that are easy to agree with, but difficult to implement. Hooray for Freedom! will help you assess your professional practice, give you the legal and ethical context to support democracy in your library, and help you identify practical ways to implement improvements.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 12 (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, July 15 (11-12 pm)

Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

 

In this edWebinar, hear about amazing tools for student creation that enable students to express their unique voices. We’ll discuss how to use time-tested tools like PowerPoint in new and exciting ways. We’ll also show you a student favorite: Sway, an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Additionally, we’ll share tips and tricks for student video creation. Plus, hear how you can leverage Flipgrid to encourage students to verbalize their learning and engage in social learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-07/

 

 

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

Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

NewsGuard will share how libraries across the U.S. are using its free browser extension as a media literacy resource. NewsGuard’s trained journalists review thousands of news and information websites using nine standard journalistic criteria which assess the credibility and transparency of online news sources. Its ratings and Nutrition Label reviews can be accessed from its browser extension, which, when installed, displays NewsGuard’s ratings next to links on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the balance between spreading information literacy while promoting access to information.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (8-9 am)

Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)

 

As part of the regular routine in public libraries, we plan/attend staff meetings.  As a way to step it up a notch, why not plan a quarterly Staff Development Day for all of your library team.  When your crew comes together in a relaxed environment, ideas and creativity can flourish!  Plan to attend this webinar to get the Who? What? Why? and How?.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (8:30-10 am)

Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)

 

Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. We’ll explore why and how we should use digital storytelling and take a look at some of the tools to create digital stories.

 

To join the webinar, visit: https://zoom.us/j/625124812

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (10-11 am)

Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)

 

In this Training magazine webcast, Michael and Katie Stallard, authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work will reveal the three essential elements to develop a culture of connection in your workplace that will help individuals and your organization thrive.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)

 

Wouldn’t you love to find ways to raise more money at your fundraising events?  Right now you are probably doing a typical silent auction and raffle, maybe a paddle raise, but you feel like you are missing the boat when it comes to really maximizing your event’s revenue. Well, you’re in luck, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you how to find hidden assets and additional revenue streams for your fundraising events.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (12-1 pm)

Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)

 

Numbers and stats and data, oh my! Put your website analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (1-2 pm)

Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

 

In order to design, develop, and deliver effective learning experiences, we need to understand who our learners are – what their learning goals are, what learning preferences they have, where they go to learn, and what challenges they face when learning. We also need a way to articulate these characteristics of our learners across all teams involved in the design process. Join us as we explore the practice of integrating learner personas into the design, development, and delivery of training solutions.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 16 (4-5 pm)

Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)

 

Join us to learn how to infuse coding into your elementary classroom and understand its connection to powerful problem solving with computational thinking skills.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/31QP8tD

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (1-2 pm)

Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award–Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (1-2:30 pm)

Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)

 

This workshop will explore assistive technology to bring accessibility into the workplace for people with disabilities. A variety of tools will be demonstrated including alternative keyboards, adaptive mice, and devices and apps to support organization and time management.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (2-3 pm)

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (4-6 pm)

Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

 

Amplify student voice and provide a discussion-based way for students to showcase their knowledge in any content area with Fliphunts!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Wednesday, July 17 (5-6:30 pm)

Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)

 

In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program. The panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Rutgers University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

 

For more information and to view, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

 

 

Thursday, July 18 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

 

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 18 (12:30-1:15 pm)

Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)

 

Board gaming is on the rise with all age groups. Sometimes people are unsure of where to start and how to find a board game that is right for them. Just as there is a book for every person, I believe that there is a game for them too! Board games are a great way to get people off of technology and connect face to face. This will help people implement that service in their libraries from inception to cataloging to inventorying to helping patrons select games.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Tuesday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

 

New school year, new reading goals, new YA! Please join us July 23 for a special one-hour, free webinar where we’ll give you an inside line to the teen books that are sure to fly off the shelves this upcoming school year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2xaRt4q

 

 

Tuesday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)

 

If you’re trying to drive impact or increase membership by yourself, it can feel almost impossible — but luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Many organizations know their staff, members, volunteers, and board members already talk about them on a regular basis. With the right training and motivation, your entire team could be spreading the word about the benefits of membership, helping you attract more new and returning members and increase your impact. To learn how to ask, train and support your team, please join us for this free webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (9-10 am)

STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Taylor Johnson will present Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library. She will discuss how she puts together bibliometric data and visualizations to create portfolios, reports, and infographic-like products for researchers to use for reviews, promotions, and awards.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)

 

Google Analytics provides a plethora of metrics for DAP reporting. Digital Analytics Program (DAP) users have access to many metrics, but many of these metrics are misunderstood. What are some examples of misunderstood metrics, and how and when should you use them? We’ll talk about these metrics and their potential misinterpretations and pitfalls.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)

Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)

 

Join this webinar to hear an exciting panel discussion on how state and local governments are innovating in the areas of cybersecurity, digital services, customer experience and more.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)

 

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/31QP8tD

 

 

Wednesday, July 24 (4-5:30 pm)

Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)

 

Help your students learn from history by examining primary source materials. Join us to learn strategies for the use of historical evidence in the classroom.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Thursday, July 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 join the webinar, visit: https://zoom.us/j/491387731

 

 

Thursday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will present basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available will be explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access will be provided.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 25 (12-1 pm)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)

 

During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:; Understand practical ways to use our healthcare data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, July 25 (1-2 pm)

Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

 

Those of us who want to keep our jobs and reputations need to protect our clients from risks, including running afoul of copyright and trademark laws – like “Fair Use” – when creating training materials. Through case studies, we’ll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk) and examine best practices.

 

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

 

 

Friday, July 26 (11-12 pm)

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This is a one hour webinar that will provide youth-serving staff with skills and knowledge related to health information and health-focused programming. The one hour class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

 

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

 

 

Monday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

 

At this webinar, Scott Wolla and Mary Suiter from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide their expert assistance by sharing the wealth of resources available in the Federal Reserve’s collection of financial education materials. From book lists to activities for youth of all ages, the Federal Reserve offers a wide range of helpful resources to support and inspire library financial literacy initiatives. The webinar will also include time for participants to ask these experts their questions.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/rusa/onlinece

 

 

Tuesday, July 30 (12-1 pm)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

 

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, July 30 (12-1 pm)

We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

 

Is your book club in a reading slump? Never fear, because we have some upcoming adult titles that are sure to create lively discussion and get group members wanting more. In this one-hour, free webinar we’ll talk with representatives from Ingram, W.W. Norton & Company, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about your next group reading assignment.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2xaRt4q

 

 

Tuesday, July 30 (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

 

 

Wednesday, July 31 (9-10 am)

How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Learn how to use nature to nurture the youngest of patrons by identifying letters of the alphabet with nature in an alphabet garden. The presenters will teach the importance of all aspects of nature by transforming the smallest garden into a pollinator garden.

 

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

 

 

 

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**Library 2.019 Virtual Conference. Wednesday, June 5 (1-4 pm). This web conference will explore how librarians are using open data, teaching others about it, and even creating it. You’ll learn about tools you can implement in your own library and hear stories from libraries that have partnered with their local and state governments. Armed with practical tools and experiences, you’ll be ready to start diving into open data to help your library and community! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2019-open-data-registration-55158398254

 

 

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

 

Trustee Trouble 8: Advocacy (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYlR2cYKC8 : Library Board membership is a great way to give back to the community and the library. Sometimes that first year on the board is tough, there is a lot more to being a library board member than you might think. In this series of episodes, laugh and learn along with Dan, a new library trustee, as he muddles through his first year on the library board. We suggest viewing one episode per month and then as a group, discuss the episode and answer the questions asked at the end of the segment.

 

The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive (WebJunction) https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/power-of-small.html : All libraries provide vital services to their communities, but libraries that serve small, rural populations have the potential to go beyond providing information and access—they can inject the vitality that will help their communities thrive. 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.

 

Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary) https://bit.ly/30Na5oC : The goal of this webinar is to introduce the tools we need to develop in order to identify, cultivate, and empower your local activists to take action for libraries. We’ll show you what you need to do in your community in order to start to use those tools to build the real political power that you need in order to engage and influence community leaders.

 

Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction) https://bit.ly/2HhwtwA : Walk into almost any public library and you’ll see people of all ages engaging in the community space. When libraries offer programs and services that intentionally spark connection between generations, they contribute to more vibrant and cohesive communities. Learn how your library can develop inviting opportunities to encourage more intergenerational connections on a day-to-day basis. This webinar will discuss why intergenerational relationships are important and will help you develop skills to foster intergenerational communication in your library. We’ll explore ideas and resources that will turn your library into a community intergenerational catalyst.

 

 

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 8: Advocacy (Wyoming State Library)

At Your Leisure: Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary)

June 5: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 6: Reaching Into the Community: Tools to Bring Your Library to the People (Library Journal)

June 6: 10 Hacks for Better Slides in 5 Minutes (Training Magazine Network)

June 10: Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)

June 11: Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery (WebJunction)

June 11: 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

June 12: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

June 18: How to Win Your Donors Hearts, Minds & Wallets (Nonprofit Hub)

June 19: Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)

June 20: Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)

June 20: Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 7: Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 26: DAP Learning Series: Agency Analytics Governance (Digital Gov)

 

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

June 11: Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

BOARDS

At Your Leisure: Trustee Trouble 8: Advocacy (Wyoming State Library)

June 6: Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team (Charity Village)

June 10: Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)

June 20: Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force (Network for Good)

 

CAREERS

June 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

June 11: Nonprofit Burnout: How to Make a Difference Without Sacrificing Health and Happiness (Nonprofit Hub)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 3: Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies (edWeb)

June 5: Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 11: Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 11: Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)

June 11: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

June 12: SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 12: Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts Through Movement (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 12: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship: An International Perspective (edWeb)

June 19: 5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 4: The Art of Crafting (Booklist)

June 6: Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (Booklist)

June 11: Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)

June 12: Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 13: The Real Secret to Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)

June 27: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

COMMUNICATION

June 6: 10 Hacks for Better Slides in 5 Minutes (Training Magazine Network)

June 5: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 7: Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 11: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)

June 11: 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

June 11: Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)

June 12: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

June 19: Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)

June 20: Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)

June 26: How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

June 4: Income & Poverty Related Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

June 11: The Authentication Landscape for Librarians and Media Specialists (Library Journal)

June 12: Introduction to Search.gov (Digital Gov)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

June 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

June 7: Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 10: What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

June 11: The Art of Public Speaking (Utah State Library)

June 11: Nonprofit Burnout: How to Make a Difference Without Sacrificing Health and Happiness (Nonprofit Hub)

June 11: Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)

June 12: Gov Insights: Your Cloud Primer (GovLoop)

June 12: Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery Implementing Community Change: Positive and Productive Partnerships (Programming Librarian)

June 12: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

June 14: The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

June 17: STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 25: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

FUNDRAISING

June 4: Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth (CharityHowTo)

June 6: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

June 12: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

June 12: Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships (Donor Search)

June 18: How to Win Your Donors Hearts, Minds & Wallets (Nonprofit Hub)

June 20: Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force (Network for Good)

June 25: 5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

June 25: Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

 

LEGAL

June 7: Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)

 

MANAGEMENT

June 6: Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team (Charity Village)

June 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

June 7: Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 10: Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)

June 13: The Employee Experience and the Future of Work (Training Industry)

June 13: The Real Secret to Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

At Your Leisure: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

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

June 4: The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation (Public Library Association)

June 5: NCompass Live: Providing Passports at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 6: Reaching Into the Community: Tools to Bring Your Library to the People (Library Journal)

June 6: 5 Moments of Need: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? (Insynctraining)

June 7: Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)

June 11: Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery (WebJunction)

June 11: Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)

June 12: Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery Implementing Community Change: Positive and Productive Partnerships (Programming Librarian)

June 12: Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships (Donor Search)

June 19: PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 19: NCompass Live: Growing Partnerships Where Least Expected (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 25: Libraries and the 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)

 

PROGRAMMING

At Your Leisure: Intergenerational Programs at the Library: Connecting Generations for Healthy Communities (WebJunction)

June 5: So You Want to Start a Library Podcast? (Indiana State Library)

June 7: Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)

June 10: What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

June 11: Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

June 12: Community Climate Cafes: Science programming for adults (Infopeople)

June 12: SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 14: The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

June 19: PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 20: Do you want a ScanDay? (North Dakota State Library)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 4: The Art of Crafting (Booklist)

June 6: Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (Booklist)

June 11: Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)

June 12: Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 27: Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

 

REFERENCE

June 4: Income & Poverty Related Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

June 4: Bringing a Geographic Perspective to Libraries and K-12. Create. Share. Learn (Washington State Library)

June 5: Who, What, Where, When, and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

June 3: Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies (edWeb)

June 4: Bringing a Geographic Perspective to Libraries and K-12. Create. Share. Learn (Washington State Library)

June 4: Extreme Author Visits: Going EXTRA for a Special Guest (School Library Connection)

June 5: Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 7: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

June 7: Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 11: The Authentication Landscape for Librarians and Media Specialists (Library Journal)

June 11: Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 12: SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 12: Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts Through Movement (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 12: Equity IS Education (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 12: Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship: An International Perspective (edWeb)

June 18: Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

June 19: 5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 20: Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)

June 20: Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)

June 20: Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Advanced Facilitation Skills for the Experienced Training Professional (Insynctraining)

June 27: Success with Multicultural Newcomers and English Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

TECHNOLOGY

June 5: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

June 11: Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)

June 11: 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

June 12: Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive Into Digital Trends (Firespring)

June 12: Introduction to Search.gov (Digital Gov)

June 12: Gov Insights: Your Cloud Primer (GovLoop)

June 12: SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

June 17: STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

June 19: LYRASIS Trending Topics – New Tools for Digital Preservation Assessment and Training (Lyrasis)

June 19: Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)

June 25: Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their Life (Firespring)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 3: Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner (Training Industry)

June 4: Family Literacy on the Wild, Wild e-Frontier: Strategies for Raising Digitally Savvy Families (Infopeople)

June 5: Who, What, Where, When, and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 19: LYRASIS Trending Topics – New Tools for Digital Preservation Assessment and Training (Lyrasis)

 

VOLUNTEERS

June 4: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

June 6: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Monday, June 3 (11-12 pm)

Designing a Learning Ecosystem for the Modern Learner (Training Industry)

 

Join us for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by O’Reilly Media. Karen Hebert-Maccaro, O’Reilly’s chief learning experience officer, will share how to build a learning ecosystem that meets the needs of the modern learner. In this webinar, we will discuss: How to segment your audience to avoid a one-size-fits-all learning approach (spoiler: functional and organizational level segmentation is not enough); When to buy versus build learning solutions and resources; Why modality matters to the learner; How to measure impact and build an internal learning narrative; Ideas around what the future may hold for learning innovation.

 

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

 

 

Monday, June 3 (2-3 pm)

Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, Dr. Rob Furman will give insight into how to engage young readers using the tech of today. He will draw from his new book, Engaging Young Readers: Practical Tools and Strategies to Reach All Learners. The book is a beginner-level guide focusing on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (8:30-9:45 am)

Income & Poverty Related Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

In this webinar you will learn the basics of the Income & Poverty topic and receive an illustration of various easy-to-use data tools to retrieve data on this topic. You will also see maps that examine some key statistics related to income & poverty.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (10-11 am)

Bringing a Geographic Perspective to Libraries and K-12. Create. Share. Learn (Washington State Library)

 

Geography matters in every organization and every discipline. For anyone trying to evaluate information, the most intuitive way to view it is on a map. In this webinar we will discuss how three agencies in Washington State are using GIS technology to bring a new perspective to learning and understanding data from the world around us. Included will be Enabling Local Government Transparency. Jason will discuss the benefits of Kittitas County’s Open Data Hub, the technology and infrastructure behind it and the benefits to having data available for public access. Joanne will demonstrate the Geospatial Open Data Site at the state, geo.wa.gov, how to view the data and a few examples of using geography for state business. And Bruce will discuss how OSPI uses GIS to manage student transportation data and encourage use of GIS in the classrooms through an annual middle school/ high school competition.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (11-12 pm)

Creating a High Impact Nonprofit Landing Page That Skyrockets Growth (CharityHowTo)

 

During this free and interactive webinar, we’ll show you how nonprofits are using beautifully-designed landing pages to significantly improve their impact; whether it’s for getting more donations, more email subscribers, or more supporters. In fact, nonprofits using well-designed landing pages convert up to 6x more of their traffic into results!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2W2YVbX

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (11-12 pm)

Family Literacy on the Wild, Wild e-Frontier: Strategies for Raising Digitally Savvy Families (Infopeople)

 

This webinar examines perspectives and strategies adult learners can use to raise savvy digital natives.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (12-1 pm)

The Art of Crafting (Booklist)

 

Summer is the perfect time for starting a new project or finally getting to that DIY fix. Whether they’re expert makers or looking for a new hobby, your patrons will be delighted by the new crafts books highlighted in this free, hour-long webinar. Panelists from Tuttle, Search Press, and Skyhorse Publishing are sure to inspire some fresh, new ideas for you and your patrons.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (12-1 pm)

The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation (Public Library Association)

 

In a time marked by uncertainty, the public library is in an extraordinary position as one of society’s most trusted institutions. Public libraries can leverage that trust to be at the forefront of voter education as we head into what will be one of the most watched presidential elections of our lifetimes. This presentation will equip librarians to gather user-friendly information from reliable and nonpartisan sources, allowing libraries to offer an invaluable, evolving resource tailor-made for their communities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 4 (2-3 pm)

Extreme Author Visits: Going EXTRA for a Special Guest (School Library Connection)

 

In this webinar, Stacey Rattner, the “leaping librarian,” will share all her tips on how to host an extreme visit in your school. Come away from this webinar inspired with easy-to-replicate models for schoolwide engagement, from mural creation to book birthday parties and more. The perfect time to begin setting the stage for next school year’s author visits is not September… it’s now!

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 5 (8-9 am)

So You Want to Start a Library Podcast? (Indiana State Library)

 

Dr. Curtis Rogers, Communications Director for the South Carolina State Library, will share his experience with SCSL’s podcast, LibraryVoicesSC, and provide tips for starting your own library podcast.  Attendees will learn about the podcasting process from what equipment can be used, selecting topics, editing recordings, and using a podcasting service such as Podbean.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 5 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Providing Passports at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Learn how your library could begin offering passport services, generating income with each application. Joseph Leier, Customer Service Manager from the Colorado Passport Agency, Aimee Owen, Mary Sauers, and Lisa Kelly will talk about their experiences providing passports at the Nebraska Library Commission.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 5 (11-12 pm)

Who, What, Where, When, and How? Legislative Research When You’ve Reached the End of What You Know (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

We all reach the limits of our knowledge or resources for tracking U.S. Congressional legislation. In this webinar, Jesse and Andrea will review some of the harder questions and how they answered them, covering many of the tools, strategies, and little known sources they’ve learned about and used along the way.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Supporting Young Children’s Creative Thinking Using Problems They Care About: Engineering Design In ECE (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Learn how to support design thinking for children ages 3 through 8 in this dynamic webinar. The goal of this webinar is to help you provide opportunities for children in your program to develop engineering habits of mind: ask questions about a situation they want to change, make observations to understand how one part of a solution affects the others, identify problems and seek solutions, and collaborate with others. Using developmentally appropriate practice, you will learn how to guide children to approach problems with a positive attitude that recognizes failure and trying again as part of a learning process.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 5 (1:30-2:30 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/

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (10-11 am)

10 Hacks for Better Slides in 5 Minutes (Training Magazine Network)

 

You’re spending too much time on your slides! And they’re looking boring. Get 10 quick slide hacks that will turn meh into marvelous. They’re quick makeovers that you can use again and again. In this webinar, you’ll learn 10 quick techniques for creating clear, professional slides in PowerPoint.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team (Charity Village)

 

Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization. Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (11-12 pm)

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

 

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Now Hear This! New Audiobooks for #Audiobook Month and Beyond (Booklist)

 

We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds instead for some amazing audiobooks. Just in time for Audiobook Month, you’ll hear about the new titles that audiobook-lovers can’t wait to listen to from LA Theatre Works, Brilliance Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

5 Moments of Need: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity? (Insynctraining)

 

Every day L&D is being pressured more and more to show an ROI, or Return on Investment, for the dollars spent in “training.” Designing for the 5 Moments of Need can help us move into the workflow and measure impact in ways training alone can never do. It also has a profound effect on training events, often reducing them by up to half the time needed, while making them even more impactful.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 6 (12-1 pm)

Reaching Into the Community: Tools to Bring Your Library to the People (Library Journal)

 

In this webinar, you’ll hear from a diverse group of enterprising librarians who will discuss some of their strategies for reaching community members outside the library, including populations who are often disadvantaged and underserved. From programs at county jails, to housing offices and local businesses, learn from our panel of librarians about how they are collaborating with nontraditional community partners to bring access to all.

 

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

 

 

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Yoga & Meditation at the Library: Outreach and Inreach (Booklist)

 

Yoga and other mindfulness-based programs are quickly becoming some of the most popular offerings at public and academic libraries across North America. Join public library director and physical literacy researcher Jenn Carson as she introduces you to tried and tested yoga and meditation programs that you can start using today to improve the health and wellness of library patrons (of all ages and abilities), your staff, and yourself. This multi-modal presentation will include a discussion surrounding issues such as liability, legalities, and logistics and will even include a short (optional) yoga and meditation session.

 

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

 

 

Friday, June 7 (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/

 

 

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This one-hour introductory webinar, “Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study”, will provide an opportunity for librarians to explore the concept of using data for decision-making through an example of an environmental scan case study. Participants will learn how to plan and conduct an environmental scan, collect and curate existing data, and how to analyze data using Voyant-Tools. In this webinar, the case study findings will be presented and we will also discuss how data and conclusions can be used to plan future programs or initiatives. No prior knowledge of environmental scanning or data tools are required.

 

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

 

 

Friday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

 

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

 

 

Monday, June 10 (10-11 am)

What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

 

The ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: how can we characterize and categorize public programs offered by libraries today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the first in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share how this research sheds a light on what libraries are doing in terms of programming and how we should think about it.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://ow.ly/FWTs30oIxZD

 

 

Monday, June 10 (11-12 pm)

Local, State, and National Library Advocacy: A Grasstop Approach (American Library Association/United for Libraries)

 

Library Trustees, advocates, Friends, Foundations, directors, and staff are invited to hear from experts about the difference between grassroot and grasstop advocates, how to identify them in their communities, and how to engage them in their efforts. Attendees will learn how to build key library advocates to cultivate allies and develop constituencies in support of their positions at every level of government.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/united/advocacywebinar

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (9-10 am)

The Authentication Landscape for Librarians and Media Specialists (Library Journal)

 

In the RA21 era, there is no need to sacrifice features for convenience. This session will dig into the tech behind authentication methods for digital resources. Grasp the history, current state and other initiatives that are occurring in this space as Kristina Symes, author and Technical Solutions Lead at OpenAthens, shares insights from her recent research.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (9-10 am)

Nonprofit Burnout: How to Make a Difference Without Sacrificing Health and Happiness (Nonprofit Hub)

 

While nonprofit employees are often energetic, optimistic and full of passion when they start working for an organization they love, it’s likely that an excessive workload, the expectation to do more with less, and intense emotional labor will burn them out.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (10-11 am)

Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

 

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (11-12 pm)

10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

 

Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources implementing outdated best practices. From chatbots to social advertising to the rapid rise of Stories, this session will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achievement maximum return-on-investment (ROI).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2999331779479467277

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (12-1 pm)

Big-Picture Reading (Booklist)

 

Who needs the beach this summer when we have new picture books? In this free, one-hour webinar we’ll chat about unique, upcoming summer and fall picture books designed to spark imagination and inspire reading! Featuring representatives from Simon & Schuster, Boyds Mills & Kane, Minedition, Greystone, and Holiday House and moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Associate Editor Maggie Reagan.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (12-1 pm)

Welcoming Transgender Customers at Your Library (Colorado State Library)

 

Join us to learn how to provide excellent internal and external customer service to transgender individuals at your library. This session will help participants re-frame ideas around gender, give them best practices for serving trans customers, and end with developing strategies to make their libraries trans-inclusive.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (1-2 pm)

Getting to the Heart of the Community Through Discovery (WebJunction)

 

Community discovery is a process of forging vital and ongoing connection between the library and its community members. The more people are involved in planning and programming, the more they are invested in the success of the library. While many libraries collect community input primarily through surveys, there are other, more interactive and interpersonal tools that can uncover the heart and aspirations of the community. Explore tools and strategies that start meaningful conversations and foster collaborative engagement on everything from strategic and space planning to programming. Learn how you can join your library and your community at the heart.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (1-2 pm)

Inclusive Technology for Babies to Teens in the Library (Association for Library Service to Children)

 

An easy-to-understand overview of accessibility software/online programs, (free) adapted book sites, and assistive technology aids (adaptive mice, etc.) for youth of all abilities, including an overview of current apps geared to developing vital skills. Participants will also learn about adaptive technology for babies and toddlers that will make your play programs more inclusive of children with mobile disabilities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 11 (2-3 pm)

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. Even if you could find a clue, you can’t imagine actually putting yourself into such an intimidating position! 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, June 12 (9-10 am)

Introduction to Search.gov (Digital Gov)

 

Search.gov is a self-service, plug-and-play search solution that federal agencies can use to provide a high-quality search experience to their website’s users. In this online event, we’ll provide a basic overview of Search.gov’s essential features and tour its Admin Center.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (9-10 am)

Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

 

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

 

 

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

Equity IS Education (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

Equity in our educational system and closing opportunity gaps in education are epic topics throughout the nation. We recognize the issues and feel a sense of urgency. Dr. Perez-Isiah will highlight effective approaches that will help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)

Gov Insights: Your Cloud Primer (GovLoop)

 

Cloud is an enabler. It is a tool that can help your agency with many different aspects of its mission, from data security to digital documentation. For the maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness, however, it’s important to understand the exact needs of your organization, and the cloud solutions that can best meet them.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! 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, June 12 (12-1 pm)

SciGirls Strategies Live Stream! (National Girls Collaborative Project)

 

Come and learn about the latest research on best practices for engaging girls in STEM! The new SciGirls Strategies, based on a comprehensive literature review and extensive feedback from SciGirls educators and trainers, will debut on June 12th via a special one-hour SciGirls/National Girls Collaborative Live Stream starting at 1pm CT. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (12-1 pm)

Getting to the Heart of the Community Through DiscoveryImplementing Community Change: Positive and Productive Partnerships (Programming Librarian)

 

In this 60-minute webinar, representatives of the Zion-Benton Township High School Library and Zion Township supervisor’s office will share how they worked together to initiate a unique reading and discussion program to tackle issues of equity, diversity and inclusion among teens in their community. Learn how aligning library goals to wider community concerns can create positive partnerships that reap benefits for all stakeholders.

 

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

 

 

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

Skip, Turn, & Hop into Teaching ECE Math and Language Arts Through Movement (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Many teachers are unfamiliar with teaching structured movement activities, but they will be surprised at how straightforward a process it can be. In this webinar, Connie will show how dance can be an accessible and useful tool for teachers, while making learning fun for young children. She also will demonstrate a wealth of ideas for presenting age-appropriate kinesthetic learning opportunities to young children, with an emphasis on math and language arts concepts.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)

Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships (Donor Search)

 

Presented by Tracey Shaw and Loree Lipstein of Thread Strategies. Corporate giving and volunteering is on the rise, but so is competition for companies’ attention and resources. As corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs become more specific and strategic, how do you find the right match for your non-profit’s mission? And once you find that match, how do you differentiate yourself among the many others competing for attention so companies choose to partner with you? This session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships and design/pitch partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8015382990383230989

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)

Community Climate Cafes: Science programming for adults (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will look at the San Jose Public Library’s grant funded three-part series of adult programs on the subject of climate change and its impact on the community. Part book club and part science café, the program incorporated companion books, short film showings, guest speakers, giveaways, and community discussion. Presenters will discuss the program structure, themes, as well as outcomes, challenges and scalability. There will be a discussion of community partnerships, promotion and marketing as well as demonstration of the Pushing the Limits development materials which are freely available via Infopeople’s Niche Academy modules https://my.nicheacademy.com/infopeople.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 12 (1:30-2:30 pm)

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

 

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, June 12 (3-4 pm)

Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship: An International Perspective (edWeb)

 

In this edWebinar, join Heather Barnard, Digital Learning Leader and Common Sense Ambassador, who will provide an international perspective on continuing the digital citizenship discussion through the summer. She’ll have key talking points and practical strategies for preparing students to have a fun, #digcit summer!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 13 (10-11 am)

The Real Secret to Employee Engagement (Harvard Business Review)

 

Employees crave feedback. Your organization’s culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing. These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they’re lies. As strengths guru and bestselling author Marcus Buckingham and Cisco Leadership and Team Intelligence head Ashley Goodall show in their book, Nine Lies About Work, there are some lies and faulty assumptions that we encounter every time we show up for work. Nine lies, to be exact. They cause dysfunction and frustration, ultimately resulting in workplaces that are a pale shadow of what they could be.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 13 (11-12 pm)

The Employee Experience and the Future of Work (Training Industry)

 

People today have an abundance of choices about where, how and when they want to work, creating a challenge for companies to attract and retain desired talent. How can you create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce? It’s important to foster and sustain the employee experience across the entire employee life cycle, from the moment someone first interacts with your company until he or she leaves.

 

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

 

 

Friday, June 14 (10-11 am)

The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs (NILPPA/ALA)

 

the ALA Public Programs Office and a team of researchers conducted the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA), an intensive two-year research study that asked: what competencies and training are required for professionals working with library programming today? In this free 60-minute webinar—the second in a two-part series—NILPPA research team members will share the nine core library programming competency areas unearthed by the research and how they can help us prepare the library workers of tomorrow and today, along with some surprising findings about how and where we learn to plan library programs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://ow.ly/FWTs30oIxZD

 

 

Monday, June 17 (12:30-1:30 pm)

STEM for Frontline Staff (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

STEM programs are a fun way to engage kids and encourage them to learn outside of school. Everyone in the library has a role to play in providing a high-quality STEM experience in your community. During this webinar, frontline library staff and those not directly involved with STEM programming will learn different ways to support STEM programs and initiatives at their libraries. A great fit for circ staff, pages, and libraries that may not have the capacity to provide STEM programs but still want to support STEM learning in their communities.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 18 (9-10 am)

How to Win Your Donors Hearts, Minds & Wallets (Nonprofit Hub)

 

You know who they are. The fundraiser who makes it look easy. Getting the big gifts. Loving their job. Always smiling. At the cocktail party they’re surrounded by all the donors you want to get to know. What’s their secret? Our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE is going to spill the beans! Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 18 (12-12:45 pm)

Leveraging Data and the Cloud While Protecting Student Data Privacy (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

 

In this webinar, Vince Scheivert, Rachel Johnson, and Linnette Attai will discuss how school districts have leveraged data and the cloud to innovate and maximize learning while also ensuring data privacy for all.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 19 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Growing Partnerships Where Least Expected (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Tina Walker, Keene Memorial Library Director, will share the who, what, how, and why of the many community partnerships we have developed. We have spent over 2 years analyzing, planning and implementing outreach in Fremont and the surrounding communities that have helped to increase awareness of our library services and community importance. Some of the partnerships you might look at and say “how does that fit the library” but you can be presently surprised by how well some of these easily fit into our collaboration plans. The main message is “don’t knock it til you try it”. We will share some wonderful success stories and how they are making an impact on the future of the library.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 19 (12-1 pm)

Picture This: Using Instagram to Connect With and Engage Your Users (Georgia Library Association)

 

This session will show you how to make the best use of your Instagram account through mobile photography tips, content ideas, and special projects that bring your online content into your library. We will also look at the best way to connect with your users who use Instagram through social listening, geotagging, and building relationships with influencers.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 19 (12-1 pm)

LYRASIS Trending Topics – New Tools for Digital Preservation Assessment and Training (Lyrasis)

 

LYRASIS and the Northeast Document Conservation Center collaborated on a grant to develop new ways to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. The project team developed and tested a peer assessment handbook and workshops, guide for preservation assessors, and other resources to support institutions in their digital preservation efforts. In this webinar presenters will share lessons learned from the project, and introduce attendees to the freely available resources that can be used to plan for digital preservation at their institutions.

 

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

 

 

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

5 Crucial Elements of Relationship Centered Leadership (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this empowering webinar, early education leadership and organizational effectiveness expert, Rosa Carrillo, will draw on multiple sources from neuroscience, psychology and sociology to provide evidence that relationships form the nucleus of both an emotionally healthy workplace and high-quality programs.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 19 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. Come hear about the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, and from libraries who participated.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-libraries-connecting-you-coverage/9781

 

 

Thursday, June 20 (9-10:30 am)

Presentation Pointers: Eye-Popping Publications (State Library of Iowa)

 

This installment in our Presentation Pointers series offers style tips for upgrading traditional publications.  Instructors will demonstrate various design features of MS Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher.  Whether creating quick signs or flyers, compiling reports, or writing newsletters, these software features help improve the overall look and feel of printed materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2EF5YS3

 

 

Thursday, June 20 (11-12 pm)

Transforming Your Board into a Fundraising Force (Network for Good)

 

Board members are critical to your fundraising program. Learn how to keep them engaged by focusing on the mission, vision, and values of your nonprofit to transform your board into a fundraising force.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 20 (12-1 pm)

Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)

 

Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.  In this webinar, you’ll learn about the benefits of using infographics to visualize your data, the resources available to create them, and what types of organization goals they can aid.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 20 (12-1 pm)

Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom: Advanced Facilitation Skills for the Experienced Training Professional (Insynctraining)

 

Virtual classroom facilitators have a great deal of control over engagement factors for learners. However, it takes more than clever exercises or mastery of collaboration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards, to succeed. It takes a nuanced understanding of the learning environment and the learners participating in that environment to bring your virtual delivery to the next level. Take your virtual facilitation skills to the next level with this webinar.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 20 (12:30-1 pm)

Do you want a ScanDay? (North Dakota State Library)

 

ScanDays are events that the State Library put on with the help of public libraries and organizations around the state. Attend this webinar to learn more about what a ScanDay is, how to have one, what the expected output is, and how to create something similar. This informative webinar will cover all of that and give examples of similar events from other states.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=377147

 

 

Tuesday, June 25 (8-9 am)

Libraries and the 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)

 

Civic engagement matters! As librarians, our role in the 2020 Census is amplified this time around. In March of 2020, U.S. residents will not only receive traditional paper forms from the Census Bureau, but they will also have the option of online response. Patrons can fill out the census using their home computers, their smartphones, or by stopping by the local library and using a public computer. How can we properly prepare our library communities for this new option? Librarians can learn and review the basic facts about the census; we can provide informed outreach to our library communities; and we can know where to go for assistance outside of our libraries. Tune in to this webinar to find out more!

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, June 25 (11-12 pm)

Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

 

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, 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/

 

 

Tuesday, June 25 (12:30-1:30 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/

 

 

Tuesday, June 25 (1-2 pm)

5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

 

How many times have you learned something new about improving your fundraising, and then suddenly realized, “This is going to take a lot more time than I have!” Here’s some much-needed relief from “Fundraising Is Hard and It Keeps Getting Harder” Syndrome:  5 “tricks” that will make your fundraising tasks just a bit easier and less time-consuming … and more effective. Collected from a 30-year career of hands-on fundraising, these hacks are practical, easy, and they work! They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations, write stronger copy, stay on target — and raise more money.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)

DAP Learning Series: Agency Analytics Governance (Digital Gov)

 

In this webinar, we’ll talk to members of various agencies to find out how analytics programs and tools are governed at that agency. Each agency has its own way of determining which tools are used, methods of implementation, which personnel get access, how deployment and support are handled, and where responsibilities lie.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)

How to Have Critical Conversations (GovLoop)

 

It’s impossible to avoid difficult conversations at work. How many times have you run into a conflict with a colleague? In a one-on-one meeting with your supervisor? Working as a team with your peers? Or even publicly questioned? Join this webinar to learn from our expert how to have these sometimes-painful conversations.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 27, (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.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, June 27 (1-2 pm)

Success with Multicultural Newcomers and English Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

Through their longitudinal studies and work with hundreds of schools, Margarita Calderón and Shawn Slakk, authors of the book Success with Multicultural Newcomers and English Learners: Proven Practices for School Leadership Teams, have found the best way to teach vocabulary, discourse, basic reading comprehension, and text-based writing integrated with content areas and texts. The authors will share how not only ESL teachers, but also all core content teachers in a school can easily integrate vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing into every subject. Establishing a whole-school climate for Newcomers and all students entails training all teachers, counselors, coaches, staff and administrators in the school.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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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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