Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 23-27

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.


Monday, Sept. 23 (3-4 p.m.)
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 (10-11 a.m.)
Library Technology Academy: Reports from A Texas Training Program for Small and Rural Libraries

Maintaining library technology can be difficult, especially when staffing, budget, and technical expertise is limited. Additionally, it can be tempting to purchase new trendy technology especially for libraries that are looking to attract new users, communicate relevancy, and update outdated equipment — but it’s also putting the cart before the horse! In this webinar, you’ll learn about TSLAC’s Library Technology Academy training program and how through it, three small and rural Texas libraries implemented a technology planning framework to be strategic and intentional about evaluating, maintaining and acquiring new library technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7649218133066849026


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (2-3 p.m.)
Partners in Service: Texas Libraries and the Talking Book Program

Discover how the Texas State Library’s award-winning Talking Book Program can enhance your library’s service to patrons with temporary or permanent print disabilities. Reader’s Advisory Librarian John Berkeland introduces this free program and highlights how the Talking Book Program partners with libraries to serve Texans who cannot use standard print. John touches upon outreach strategies for increasing awareness of the Talking Book Program, and describes how, by working together, we can help your patrons with print disabilities continue to enjoy their love of reading!

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7131032596057472514


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2-2:30 p.m.)
Using Credo with the Teenage Researcher

Join us for a brief 30 minute tour of Credo Reference with an eye toward highlighting the best tools for homeschool, middle and high school researchers. We’ll explore “Pros vs Cons” content aimed at showing all sides of controversial topics; our Mind Map to begin exploratory search; our content that is most relevant to the teenage researcher. Come see how Credo Reference can be both the academic alternative to Wikipedia and the academic alternative to Google Image Search

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aurPQJIDTua1DkvCGx2Pig


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
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 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
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 (6-7:30 p.m.)
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 (10-11 a.m.)

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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2:30 p.m.)
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 (4-5 p.m.)
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 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (2-3 p.m.)
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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