Free CE and Training This Week – May 25-29

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, May 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Why Futurists Can’t Predict the Future, And How You Can (Pattern Research, Inc.)

Learn 14 principles that can improve your accuracy when you’re peering into your crystal ball.  What are some unexpected factors that can upset the most educated guesses–and remember, when we are talking about the future, it’s all guesswork.

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


Wednesday, May 27 (10-11 a.m.)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

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


Wednesday, May 27 (2-3 p.m.)
Braving the Elements: PubChem Resources to Weather any Situation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PubChem is the world’s largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. You can use PubChem to search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. And, you can use PubChem to find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more. In this session, Rana Morris, PhD, NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs, will provide an overview of PubChem’s key features.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Thursday, May 28 (2-3 p.m.)
Online Tools for Content Creation and Virtual Meetings (Mid-America Library Alliance)

This FREE 60-minute webinar presented by Lauren Hays will provide resources for librarians to utilize while working remotely and highlight important tools that no librarian should be without.

For more information and to register, visit: https://conta.cc/2WlI723

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