Free CE and Training This Week – June 22-26

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, Jun. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
Is strategic planning dead? Preparing for the future when tomorrow is uncertain (Fast Forward Libraries)

Should you think about strategic planning in the middle of a crisis? What does a strategic planning process look like in turbulent times? While looking ahead three or more years may be out of the question, strategy is necessary to help your library bring order to the unknown and provide the road map your library needs to feel secure in your decisions and communicate with stakeholders.  If your library is struggling to move forward, stuck in “what if” ping-pong, this webinar is for you. Learn how to leverage your strategic planning knowledge and experience in new ways to help your library successfully navigate the coming months and years.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U8xybilQTMW8DlYd3-kMGQ


Tuesday, Jun. 23 (2-3 p.m.)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics


Tuesday, Jun. 23 (3-3:30 p.m.)
TexShare webinar: Ebook Central Search and Use for Patrons

At the end of this session, you will be able to

  • Discover relevant titles
  • Utilize the online reader and bookshelf functionalities
  • Perform downloads

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3gusy12


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (9-10 a.m.)
No Secrets! Preparing Your Organization for Your Retirement (Indiana State Library)

Have you secretly been planning your retirement? Is there a date circled on a calendar somewhere that only you can see? Are you counting the days/weeks/months/years to retirement? Find out what happened when a mid-level manager decided to openly involve her library district with her retirement planning. Succession planning can be an opportunity for the entire organization. And when the big day finally arrives, everyone will be ready.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (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, Jun. 24 (11-12 p.m.)
The Big 4: Things to Consider When Choosing an Assessment Tool (Training Magazine Network)

Just like any good work person knows the tools of their trade, its vitally important as trainers and coaches we understand which behavioral assessment tool best fits the required need. Join this webinar to find out more.

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


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (12-1 p.m.)
Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)

Clear expectations are the foundation for healthy board meetings. Rather than focusing on eliminating problem people or wishing conflict away, a better solution is to use a set of practices for how the board will collectively create a healthy space for productive governance to take place. In this webinar we will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance: recruiting and on-ramping, board structures, accountability (including board norms) and board development planning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/sort/time_asc_num/price/free/


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)

How can we help students identify and analyze details that may otherwise go unnoticed? And how can they relate these details together to arrive at a larger understanding? Participants will also reflect on how they might use these strategies with their students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.  The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

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


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Why Your Library Needs a New, Short-Term Strategic Plan (Pattern Research, Inc.)

How can libraries survive? They might create and implement a new strategic plan that engages the world with fresh assumptions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7450329679921058064


Wednesday, Jun. 24 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Gale Advanced Search Techniques

Gale’s Advanced Search tools help you efficiently guide learners to trusted sources. If you want to ramp up your advanced searching techniques to provide effective online reference assistance and get the best materials in the hands of your users, join this webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__GV6Am1FQ8eNfBF9Tzf12Q


Thursday, Jun. 25 (12-1 p.m.)
Be Engaged & Promote Census Participation from Home

Help us mobilize people to be counted on the Census to make sure their voices are heard during these challenging times. Join us on a Zoom training where we will share how you can be active and engaged promoting census participation from your home using the Nextdoor app.

For more information and to register, visit: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/bf312fde9c454d41a81c1c6e7ac8ef5e


Thursday, Jun. 25 (2-3 p.m.)
Save Money on Technology Purchasing Using Texas Department of Information Resources Cooperative Contracts

Learn how you can use state negotiated contracts to save money and time on technology purchases. Our experienced instructors will demystify the purchasing process by using the Department of Information Resources website to find trusted vendors for common (and some not so common) items needed in Texas libraries. Diversify your sources to ensure that when Amazon.com or TechSoup run low, you know where you go to find the resources you need. Presented by the Department of Information Resources — Lynn Hodde, Director of HUB, Outreach and Training and Tom Hay, Contract Manager

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5719646700901211916

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