Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 28-30

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, Sept. 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Responding When COVID Comes to Your Library: Learning from Real Stories (ALA)

Despite best efforts and planning your library may be faced with the reality of a positive COVID exposure.  Hear from three public libraries on how they responded when they were confronted with a positive case situation.  How had they pre-planned?  How did they handle the challenge?  How did the Director and Board work and communicate with staff, health department, government officials, and the public?  What tips, lessons learned, and insight do they have?

For more information and to register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916001809164/WN_QSHXDoUARbi8gAUjpFs3iQ


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (9-10 a.m.)
Ways to Fill Your Shelves Without Draining Your Budget (Indiana State Library)

Tips and tricks for obtaining materials to fill up your library shelves without draining your library’s collection budget.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (11-12 p.m.)
Once Upon A Training: The Impact Of Stories On Learning And Engagement (Utah State Library)

This webinar will highlight the benefits of using stories to increase engagement during staff training sessions. It will include practical examples from courses Patrick has developed as well as tips for developing training courses at your library.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (11-12 p.m.)
Create Stunning Presentations Using Google Slides (Training Magazine Network)

Google Slides is a terrific tool to create stunning presentations, especially if you understand some of the advanced features and capabilities it offers. In this session you’ll see how to create amazing visuals, develop effective graphs and charts, engage your audience with compelling animations, and impress them with beautiful, professional design. All using only Google Slides. You’ll see a host of visual storytelling techniques, all demonstrated live, that you can use immediately to create effective presentations.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (12-1 p.m.)
Reluctant Fundraiser? Not A Fundraiser? Not A Problem! (Bloomerang)

Sure – there’s tons of resources out there about fundraising, but most of them are designed for people who choose to be fundraising. What about all of the reluctant fundraisers? The EDs, board members, etc. who have to fundraise without a full-time fundraiser. This webinar is for those who need to fundraise, but would really rather do anything but.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Virtual Programs for Public Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Do you work in a public library? Are you looking for ideas for virtual programming and outreach? This webinar is for you! We will cover how to decide what virtual programming your community might be interested in, technical requirements for virtual programming, and include a wide variety of program suggestions.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 29 (3-4 p.m.)
Digital Learning App Smash for Future Ready Librarians® (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

During this new fast-paced and fun event, twenty Future Ready Librarians® will share twenty digital tools and how they use them with their students to create amazing experiences in face-to-face, virtual, and blended learning environments. You won’t want to miss as they share these digital tools and outline how they are used and how they support us as Future Ready Librarians®.

For more information and to register, visit: https://futureready.org/webinars/


Wednesday, Sept. 30 (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, Sept. 30 (10-11 a.m.)
How to Rebound Digital Marketing After Covid-19 (NonProfit Hub)

Many businesses have been negatively impacted by the global pandemic, covid-19. But how can these businesses fight back? In this session, we will go over consumer behavior, trends in e-commerce, and how branding can affect search visibility. Utilizing keywords in your ad’s content messaging, in SEO and SEM, can increase the chance for consumers to find your business and eventually, convert.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/


Wednesday, Sept. 30 (12-1 p.m.)
10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Kathryn’s presentation will look at the work PMC has done this year with the COVID initiative, the PMC preprint pilot and ongoing efforts to support funder open access, open data policies and recommendations. Join us to learn about ways you can use PMC to support open access research!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-resource-picks-pubmed-central/26219

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