Free CE and Training This Week – Mar. 9-13

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, Mar. 9 (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Youth (TSLAC – Johnson City)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Adult (TSLAC – San Marcos)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Adult (TSLAC – Johnson City)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (11-12 a.m.)
Promoting Digital Citizenship in the Library (Utah State Library)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about digital citizenship. Digital citizenship includes privacy, behaving ethically online, and being safe and responsible in digital environments. As facilitators of digital knowledge consumption and creation, librarians have a unique role to play in fostering digital citizenship among their users. The presenter will share ideas for how librarians can encourage and promote digital citizenship, and provide recommendations for resources and community partners.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
So You Want to Write a Grant? (CharityHowTo)

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how grants can help your organization implement new programs or projects to best achieve its mission. We will also address the common pitfalls encountered by many organizations seeking grants for the first time as well as common challenges for new grant writers.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
They’re Collecting What?: Reading Vendor Privacy Policies With an Eye to Privacy Concerns (Colorado State Library)

When was the last time you struggled to understand a vendor’s privacy policy—if you even had time to read it. In the digital world, patron privacy becomes increasingly complex for libraries monitor and safeguard. In this webinar, we’ll guide you through a sampling of vendor privacy policies, examine typical policy language, and discuss important questions that libraries need to be asking and addressing with vendors in order to protect patron privacy.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Hey Siri, What Does the Future of Public Libraries Look Like? (Library Journal)

This webinar will discuss the use of AI in public libraries and provide advice on how your library can ensure it is not only prepared for the changes AI will bring, but that it is positioned to shape and then lead the world that AI is helping to create. Featuring presentations from the New Orleans Public Library, King County Library System and collectionHQ, the webinar will share specific examples of how AI is being used to inform the selection of pre-published titles based on predictive algorithms, and how voice-assisted technology can be used to connect patrons to library resources.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
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, Mar. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants (National Council of Nonprofits)

Governments rely on nonprofit organizations to provide services to individuals at all stages of their lives. Yet, governments are not always good partners when it comes to reimbursing nonprofits for the costs of providing those services. That could change for the better – and soon. The federal government recently proposed revisions to the primary law governing government grantmaking – the OMB Uniform Guidance – that could result in greater reimbursements for indirect costs, reduce administrative burdens, and increase transparency.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
When Teachers Collaborate: Bringing Extended Expertise to Your Classroom (Follett)

This session will highlight how collaboration works within Tracy Ferguson and Shannon McClintock Miller’s elementary school and the many ways they use it to enhance learning, creativity, student voice, develop empathy and kindness, and have a lot of fun along the way. These experienced educators will share the many different types of collaboration they use and ways you can bring these ideas back to their communities and professional networks.

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


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Adult (TSLAC – Del Rio)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

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


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

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


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
World War II Code Girls: What’s in a Name? (National Archives)

Reference Archives Specialist Cara Moore Lebonick, takes you through the process of tracking down “Code Girl” personnel records at the National Archives at St. Louis and deciphering what they can reveal! Ms. Lebonick will broadcast in remotely via video from her workplace in St. Louis.

Attend this presentation virtually by visiting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTokbLnm2VY&feature=youtu.be


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
The Portfolio Process: Capturing and Documenting Your Workplace Learning (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Career portfolios document evidence that you’ve learned and mastered skills in your workplace, in continuing education, and in formal classrooms.  Learn how to create portfolios to earn college credit, record workplace success for evaluations, and present your independent learning and accomplishments to a future employer.

For more information and to register, visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1136530389893044748


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

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


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (2-3 p.m.)
Grant Writing: Foundations for Success (Funding for Good)

This 1-hour webinar gives you a comprehensive introduction to grant writing, outlines what should be included in 7 of the most common grant components, and helps you steer clear of the most common pitfalls.

For more information and to register, visit: https://fundingforgood.org/get-training/upcoming-events/


Wednesday, Mar. 11 (2-3 p.m.)
USA Learns Citizenship – A FREE Online Course (Infopeople)

Are you looking for free online resources to teach U.S. Citizenship? Take a tour of the USA Learns Citizenship course (www.usalearns.org), which uses engaging multimedia to teach the English skills and information needed to pass ALL parts of the citizenship test: N-400 interview practice, civics, reading, writing, and speaking. You will also learn to create your own free online course based on USA Learns’ content.

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


Thursday, Mar. 12 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Adult (TSLAC – Del Rio)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.


Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people how to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.

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


Thursday, Mar. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Remote Legal Clinics (Texas)

Learn about one of Texas Legal Services Center’s newest legal aid programs. The Virtual Self-Help Center (VSHC) has two primary goals: (1) to empower and assist low-income, self-represented clients in family law cases and (2) to expand legal aid to more effectively reach rural communities. Most physical legal aid offices are located in urban areas, leaving a gap in service coverage. VSHC partners with community hosts in rural counties to set up “virtual” legal clinics that allow clients to video chat with attorneys. The majority of VSHC’s partners are libraries. This presentation will cover the need for legal aid across the state, the basic set up of a virtual clinic, and examples of what kind of help VSHC provides.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3493865728034568716


Thursday, Mar. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
A History in Going Fine Free – A Look at the Impact It could Have On Your Community (SirsiDynix)

Going fine free is not an easy decision for any library, but Brenda Cameron, a Library Systems Coordinator for FVRL, is passionate about the impacts it has had on their library and their community. She has seen why eliminating fines has brought more people into the library especially since “fines most affect those least able to pay them.” She believes in the positive impact going fine free can have for all libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sirsidynix.com/events/2020-03/


Thursday, Mar. 12 (1-5 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Youth (TSLAC – Dripping Springs)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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


Thursday, Mar. 12 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Ready 2 Read: 1000 Books Before Kindergarten (Montana State Library)

The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is an easy way to encourage families to read and help young children develop their early literacy skills by setting a goal for kiddos to read 1000 books before heading off to kindergarten. Not only is it fun for families and kids to participate in, it’s easy for libraries to set up and run! Come and listen to two libraries, Allynne Ellis from the Billings Public Library, and Jamie Greco from the Glacier County Library, give their perspectives on and experiences with the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/


Thursday, Mar. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
How Houston Public Library Engages the Community With Its FDLP Resources: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

After viewing the webinar, participants should be able to: Identify ways to promote your Federal depository library within your community; Identify creative ways to engage your community with Government information resources; Identify additional Federal and state resources (ex. multimedia, photo gallery) to enhance your displays.

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


Thursday, Mar. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes (Bloomerang)

Andy Robinson will show you the “after questions” that you can use to strengthen donor relationships, serve your donors better, and set the stage to raise even more money in the future.

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


Thursday, Mar. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Smarter Communities: Building Effective and Sustainable IoT Strategies (Government Technology)

More than half of state and local government leaders responding to a recent national survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) say they are taking active steps toward deploying IoT technologies. But how can community leaders be sure they’re approaching IoT investments the right way? This important and timely webcast will explain the fundamental elements of a successful and sustainable IoT strategy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govtech.com/events/?tab=webinars


Thursday, Mar. 12 (4-5 p.m.)
Asking Strong Research Questions Using Primary Sources (School Library Connection)

Compelling primary sources often have a bit of mystery and wonder about them. That makes them a perfect tool for middle and high school students developing their own research questions. In this webinar, librarian, author, and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress Tom Bober shares strategies and tips to effectively utilize primary sources at the question-forming stage of research. See how students asking their own research questions based on their interactions with items from history can increase engagement and purpose as well as positively impact this critical point in the research process.

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


Friday, Mar. 13 (1-5 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid – Youth (TSLAC – Dripping Springs)

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center (Hill Country MHDD) to provide free Mental Health First Aid training for Texas library staff, board members, and volunteers.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour class that gives people the tools they need to help someone who might be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA can save a life, just like CPR can help save someone who is having a heart attack.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach people how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

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


Friday, Mar. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
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/upcoming-events/

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