Free CE and Training This Week – Nov. 11-15

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, Nov. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-1:45 p.m.)
Credo Reference Platform Refresh

Take a tour of the new Credo Reference platform.  See current Credo vs new, offer feedback and ask questions.

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


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Prep for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

For a Texas public library to be eligible for no-cost Summer Reading Program materials, and to apply for library accreditation, it must first submit a Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.  Join Accreditation Program Coordinator Stacey Malek and Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood to learn what you need to know for the 2019 Annual Report. While Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal, will be open early January 2020, this is a good time to gather the required information and discuss financial issues with local governing authorities.  An Excel workbook that aides in data compilation will be distributed and demonstrated, and maintenance of effort (MOE) will be calculated and explained.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/765988369853380867


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (3-3:20 p.m.)
ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection: Using Publications Search – Petroleum Engineering Example

This session will provide ideas on effectively accessing ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, and discuss sample search strategies for enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide.  At the end of this session you will be able to

  • Create ways to more effectively access ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • Produce keyword search results and analyze facets to discover publications you may wish to search directly
  • Construct effective content searches by starting with Publications search

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


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (12:30-2:00 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1-2:30 p.m.)
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 (2-3 p.m.)
2021 Funding Opportunities – TSLAC Competitive Grants – What’s New

Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2021 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2695447656878280961


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (4-5 p.m.)
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 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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 (1-2 p.m.)
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 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
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 (2-3 p.m.)
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 (12-1 p.m.)
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

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