Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 3-6

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Tuesday, Sept. 3 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-1:20 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2:30 p.m.)
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/


Thursday, Sept. 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Preparing Texas Libraries for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade, America’s population will be counted. The Decennial census helps to determine how many House seats are apportioned to each state in Congress, how congressional districts are drawn and how federal funds are distributed to states. In 2020, the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper. Learn what libraries can do now to get ready. This session will provide an overview of 2020 Census innovations, timeline, available resources, and opportunities to assist in outreach in your community.

Presented by Macy Hurwitz, Partnership Specialist, Dallas Regional Census Center/Field Division/Denver Region, U.S. Census Bureau, Austin.

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


Friday, Sept. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
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/

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