Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 30 – Oct. 4

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, Oct. 1 (10-11 a.m.)
BARD Express: Downloading Talking Book Program Audiobooks, Simplified

Calling all Texas librarians! Would you like to upgrade your services to patrons with disabilities? BARD Express can help you offer more free downloadable audio-books to individuals who cannot read standard print. Find out how the Talking Book Program works and who is eligible. We will show you how BARD Express simplifies the download process for Windows computers. We will also discuss what books and magazines are available, and the local library’s role. Great for school, public, and academic libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2264734869168704259


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
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. You’ll hear about a variety of new and upcoming beautifully-illustrated fall picture books, touching on biographies and spooky tea parties to understanding the value of patience and friendship. 

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


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. 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/webinar-advanced-social-media-for-nonprofits/page.html


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (2-2:45 p.m.)
Credo Online Reference Service Training

Join us for a 45 minute overview of the Credo Reference platform. Take a tour of the content and research tools such as Topic Pages, Mind Maps, Real-time Reference, Research Quick Tips and more. See how you can use Credo Reference to build confident first steps in beginning research.

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PgCGxYTARdKFrVC24BmKLw


Wednesday, Oct. 2 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. In this webinar, we’ll explore this rich resource for debaters that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Recent enhancements will be highlighted as well!

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5602509123797598219


Wednesday, Oct. 2 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Game Changer: Increasing Book Access for All Students

Join Richardson ISD librarians, Judy Boone and Vanessa Hartigan, as they dive into the tenets of Game Changer, the latest book by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. Participants will learn key messages from the books and consider ways they can help shift the mindset about student reading and book access on their own campuses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://txla.org/professional-development/continuing-education/webinars/


Wednesday Oct. 2 (2-3 p.m.)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise – Even if They Don’t Wanna!

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/webinar-2019-10-02-board-to-fundraise/page.html


Thursday, Oct. 3 (4-5 p.m.)
Getting Started with a Makerspace: Our Award-Winning Tinker Tub Program

Getting started with a makerspace can be overwhelming for many educators. Should your makerspace have a theme? Do you start modestly or go big? What elements must be included to ensure students grow and learn 21st century skills?

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


Thursday, Oct. 3 (1-2 p.m.)
Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000

You might have noticed — just having a donate button on your website or sending out e-blasts over and over again aren’t helping you reach new donors anymore. The way successful organizations fundraise has changed, and you can too before it’s too late.

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

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