Free CE and Training This Week – Mar. 30 – Apr. 3

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, Mar. 31 (2-3 p.m.)
Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

This webinar will present a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Tuesday, Mar. 31 (4-5 p.m.)
STEM for Little Sprouts: Connecting Science Through Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

Early childhood professionals know that getting children excited about science is only part of the challenge. Today’s young learners need more than excitement and motivation – they need opportunities to actually DO more science on a daily basis. Steve Spangler shares his creative ideas and strategies to teach hands-on science through the medium of children’s literature. Participants will learn how to use elements of the storyline to enable students to think more like scientists. You’ll be ready to create a collection of STEM experiences your children will never forget.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (10-11 a.m.)
Beta Testing for Social Wellbeing (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project is moving from data collection to resource development – and we need your help! In this session find out what we’ve learned through talking with hundreds of rural community members around the country, how it could influence rural library service, and how YOU can help by beta testing resources developed from this research.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (10-11 a.m.)
Developing reports and workflow tools for libraries using Google Apps Script (OCLC)

This is an introduction to the Google Apps Script development platform. Presenters from the Lehigh University Libraries will review how to build Google Sheets add-on reports and workflow tools by interacting with bibliographic data APIs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/en/events.html


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing (Every Action)

Join this webinar to learn about organizing and advocacy during social distancing.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://go.everyaction.com/2020-mar-web-series.html


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (11-12 p.m.)
Managing Virtual Workers Today (Training Magazine Network)

Find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (12-1 p.m.)
Advocacy for Associations: Timeless Principles, Modern Approaches (Gather Voices)

The world has changed. Profoundly. Yet at many associations, member advocacy is based on an old, outdated model. Associations that don’t change with the times will be left behind. If your association struggles to effectively engage your members in your grassroots advocacy efforts, this webinar is for you!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/39vQpbS


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (12-1 p.m.)
COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries (SirsiDynix)

On this week’s episode, join Brenda Stenger, Director of the American Hospital Association Resource Library, as she shares the experience of her and her team as demands on their library has increased and how they have adapted. Then, hear from Chris Freeland, Director of Open Libraries at Archive.org, as he talks about how to add great electronic content for free.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (12-1 p.m.)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)

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/resources/webinars/


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2010182536317725965


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Project Outcome: Evaluating Online Library Learning (ALA & ACRL)

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Evaluating Online Library Data (Association of College & Research Libraries)

As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
How PubMed® Works: ATM (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attend this webinar to learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM lets you search PubMed effectively with keywords. We will also look at the automatic explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details. We’ll explore ways to search by author name and how to search for phrases in PubMed. Come ready to do some exercises.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
The Ethics of Library Customer Service: Fair Treatment for Everyone (Pattern Research)

The four principles of library ethics are privacy, transparency, access, and fair treatment. As applied to the service desk, it translates into ensuring that the library respect the privacy of the library users’ visits and transactions, that rules and policies are written in plain language and available to everyone and applied to everyone, that everyone in your greater community or institution, regardless of their situations, can have the information they need and want, and that everyone is treated with courtesy and respect, regardless of their status. No special favors for friends or family, no deferring to status, no gossiping about library customers.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 1 (2-3 p.m.)
Engaging Library Supporters During the COVID-19 Pandemic (United for Libraries)

Learn tips and advice from directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, and the Seattle Public Library Foundation. Hear about “stay home and read” fundraisers from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation. Find out how to participate in Library Giving Day on April 23, and how to shift your strategies due to COIVD-19.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/33RBHLg


Thursday, Apr. 2 (11-12 p.m.)
AASL Town Hall (American Association of School Librarians)

April 2, AASL will host a second town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners.

Visit http://ala.org/aasl/townhall for more information.


Thursday, Apr. 2 (12-1 p.m.)
Measuring the ROI of Training Programs (Training Industry)

Join this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Infopro Learning, to gain practical tips for measuring learning ROI. Your hosts, Arun Prakash, chief learning strategist at Infopro Learning, and Nolan Hout, vice president at InfoPro Learning, will provide a step-by-step guide, along with insight into how other successful training organizations measure ROI.

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


Thursday, Apr. 2 (1-2 p.m.)
Public Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Successful Ways to Work Remotely (Public Library Association)

With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions. Part 2 of 4.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning


Thursday, Apr. 2 (1-2 p.m.)
Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly (edWeb.net)

In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Thursday, Apr. 2 (1-2 p.m.)
10 Principles of Good Data for Foundations (Blackbaud)

Join us as best-selling author and Principle Advisor of the Blackbaud Institute, Steve MacLaughlin discusses the balance between the non-profit and foundation worlds using data to establish common ground and drive mission oriented impact. In this webinar he explains the 10 principles of good data and how your foundation can start implementing them now.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars


Thursday, Apr. 2 (1-2:30 p.m.)
ECE Program Websites Matter to Families NOW & Always: SEO & Content for Parents (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this information-packed webinar, education search marketing guru Jenny Munn, will help you learn how to make your program’s website appear higher than other programs in search results so prospective families can find your site. This is called Search Engine Optimization or SEO. Jenny’s co-presenter, Early childhood subject matter and technology expert Fran Simon, M.Ed,will provide insights about how to offer website content that is relevant to current families, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic and other important events.

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


Thursday, Apr. 2 (2-3 p.m.)
It’s About Equity! Let’s Tackle Information Poverty (School Library Journal)

For librarians, the recognition of information privilege–where one student has clear advantage over another–is a call to action to reflect on the disparities in information access and information experiences in our own communities, to raise awareness, and to work to close critical gaps. Part of the Tech Trends Spring 2020 series.

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


Thursday, Apr. 2 (2-3:30 p.m.)
COVID-19 Discussions with Texas Library Staff

It is vital that Texas library workers connect with one another in a time of crisis. To address this immediate need, the Texas State Library will be hosting a series of online discussions that will enable Texas library workers to share concerns and resources with one another.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1474146431596375566


Friday, Apr. 3 (9-9:30 a.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources for Public Libraries

As your library quickly makes the move from in-person interactions to online support for your students, faculty, and staff, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3898336474264426251?source=me


Friday, Apr. 3 (11-12 p.m.)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Navigating the Labyrinth of UN Documentation: An Overview for people new to the world of UN documents (North Carolina Library Association)

In this webinar, we’ll cover what types of documentation the UN produces and how the documentation system is structured. We’ll cover the main bodies (General Assembly, Security Council, Economic and Social Council, and the Secretariat) and the main types of documents of the UN, such as resolutions, meeting records and reports. We’ll highlight tools produced by the UN for finding documentation and where to turn to when you get stuck.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/


Friday, Apr. 3 (1-1:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources for Academic Libraries

As your library quickly makes the move from in-person interactions to online support for your students, faculty, and staff, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5346035946767132171?source=me


Friday, Apr. 3 (1-2 p.m.)
Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents


Friday, Apr. 3 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Accessibility Features in Your Gale Resources

Discover all the features available in your Gale resources that support the needs of your English Language Learners and reach more users with our accessibility support tools!  In this session, you’ll learn how our various tools support all your learners:  Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every user.  Join this session to also learn how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users! Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every user.  Join this session to also learn how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users as well.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3315584315856333837?source=me


Friday, Apr. 3 (2-3 p.m.)
Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt (CharityHowTo)

In this webinar I will share with you strategies and tactics that will help you adapt your grant seeking strategy so you can thrive in the upcoming competitive grant seeking environment.

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


Friday, Apr. 3 (2-3 p.m.)
Thriving in the Chaos of Unexpected Change (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

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