Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 12-16

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, Oct. 13 (10-10:30 a.m.)
TexShare webinar: Finding content for school age kids in Credo Reference

Join us for a 30 minute webinar for public librarians hoping to use Credo Reference to support local school children in blended learning environments. We’ll tour the content aimed at younger users and learn how to make title lists that can be linked and shared.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qPlwZW3GQUKd__-YEJe5Tw


Tuesday, Oct. 13 (11-12 p.m.)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Census Microdata: What, Why and Where (North Carolina Library Association)

Heard of microdata but not sure what they are or when they might be useful?  This session will provide an overview to answer these questions and introduce a couple of freely available tools for getting them:  the Census Bureau’s new mdat tool within data.census.gov, and IPUMS USA, a tool from the Minnesota Population Center.  While the data may be of most interest to advanced researchers, librarians may want a general sense of what microdata are and what the tools can do.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 13 (12-1 p.m.)
Picture a Scientist: Bringing Gender Equity in Science to the Big Screen (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Join the National Girls Collaborative Project for a panel discussion with Picture a Scientist’s filmmakers, Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney, both award-winning documentarians, and one of the featured scientists from the film, Dr. Raychelle Burks. Throughout the discussion, we will learn more about the origins of the film, the important struggles and strides of women in STEM, and connections between film making and STEM.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events


Tuesday, Oct. 13 (12-2 p.m.)
Community: Empowering Libraries and Communities Through Digital Lending (Library Leaders Forum)

A community of practice has emerged around Controlled Digital Lending, and its utility for libraries and educators has been amply demonstrated during library and school closures due to COVID-19. There are now hundreds of libraries that are participating in Controlled Digital Lending programs and using the library practice to reach their patrons while service is disrupted. In this session you’ll learn from librarians, educators, and technologists who are developing next generation library tools that incorporate and build upon Controlled Digital Lending.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.libraryleadersforum.org/schedule/


Tuesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Volunteer Strategy (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Legal Instruction and Resources at the Law Library of Congress: Recent Developments (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will introduce attendees to new and developing resources at the Law Library of Congress: the Legal Research Institute, Legal Gazettes, and Legal Reports.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (10-11 a.m.)
21st Century Indexing (OCLC)

Why are libraries and other cultural heritage bodies choosing FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) for subject indexing? Join us on 2020 October 14 for a free 60-minute event, where Alan Danskin, Collection Metadata Standards Manager, British Library, will share how easy it is for technical department managers and practitioners alike to leverage this multi-faceted vocabulary of approximately 1.8 million headings. He will discuss tools available to help you begin using it and describe how FAST simplifies assignment of subject headings.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
Stop Feeling Stressed Out and Overwhelmed: Take control of your calendar, your email and your “to-do” list! (Successful Nonprofits)

The biggest challenge nonprofit leaders face today is managing the endless flood of meetings, email, information and tasks. In my coaching work, I teach nonprofit executives how to regain control of their time and attention in order to focus on what matters most–board development, fundraising, leadership, and yes, your mission. Ultimately, organizing your time and your attention is essential to your success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://successfulnonprofits.com/go/maketime/


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
New tool to help students figure out how to pay for college (Alaska State Library and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Through research, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has learned students rely on counselors and advisers to navigate big decisions about college. On July 15, the CFPB launched a new web tool, called Your financial path to graduation, to help students to make informed decisions about where to go to school and how to pay for it. Your financial path to graduation allows students to track their plans as they evolve. On this webinar, a representative from the CFPB will demonstrate the functions of this new tool. We hope you will recommend this tool to students in your communities who are looking for ways to figure out how they will be able to finance college.

To register, visit: https://library-alaska.libwizard.com/f/Registration


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1-1:50 p.m.)
Empathy in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Join us online to learn the elements that make up empathetic leadership, including active listening, constructive feedback, inclusive team-building, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Candid Learning)

This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5gdcypx


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Subject Headings Behind the Scenes (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will dispel mysteries about how GPO selects and applies Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms (LCGFT). Topics include headings and terms commonly used for Government information dissemination products; how to interpret headings; quality control measures at GPO; and tips for searching the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (GGP).

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


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Civics, history, and student engagement/activism (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

HGSE’s Education Now webinars will look at the challenges of the moment, offering actionable insights that you can use today. We aim to give our audience — educators, families, and school and district leaders from around the country and the world — strategies and ideas that will prompt hope, add fuel to the push for equity, and create the circumstances for transformation across education.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This webinar gives special attention to health and medical information articles, fringe theories, and controversial topics covered in the news. You can gain an insiders’ perspective on the editorial process of Wikipedia to confidently evaluate the quality of health and medical information articles and content on the popular free online encyclopedia.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
What’s Your Legacy? Implementing a Planned Giving Program (NonProfit Hub)

Want to launch a planned giving program for your organization but don’t know where to begin? Or maybe you’re trying to determine if the time is right for this venture? In this webinar, you’ll learn the foundations needed to begin and grow a successful planned giving program for your organization. We’ll cover prospecting for donors, documenting gifts, handling objections from donors, and building communication and stewardship plans.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (3-4 p.m.)
What works? New research about the effectiveness of digital adoption and skills intervention strategies (National Digital Inclusion Alliance)

Hear from policy makers and researchers about successful approaches to assisting with digital literacy skills and technology adoption.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2020-webinar-series/


Wednesday, Oct. 14 (4-5 p.m.)
Teaching Disinformation in 2020: CIA Tips for Students and Educators (edWeb.net)

Join subject matter expert Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project and former CIA officer and author Cindy Otis for a conversation about the difference between misinformation and disinformation. Learn how to tell if a bot or a troll is behind the online content you see and what to do about it. Plus, dive into the information landscape surrounding the 2020 elections and political campaigns.

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


Thursday, Oct. 15 (10-11 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the informal rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3uwlg8q


Thursday, Oct. 15 (12-12:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Develop Your Library Web Page to Support Online Learning with Gale, for K‒12 and Academic Libraries

Now more than ever, students and teachers need a safe and reliable place to access information and resources to support assignments and projects. In this session, we’ll explore the options and support tools Gale provides to organize your library web page, including Gale Pages, our updated Gale Product Menu, and our support site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016004568034/WN_nHD42HtKRBexRR-dPrA0_g?timezone_id=America%2FChicago


Thursday, Oct. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Beyond Giving on Tuesday: Steward Donors Through the New Year (Blackbaud)

Join Tanya Fitzgerald (stewardship super fan) and Stephanie Thomas (peer-to-peer fundraising enthusiast) to see how you can turn those peer-to-peer supporters into retained advocates. In this session, we will address the challenges of cultivating relationships with first-time donors (who gave specifically to an individual), retaining fundraisers year-over-year, and all your pressing questions with a live Q&A at the end.

For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/GivingTuesdayWebinars.html


Thursday, Oct. 15 (2-3 p.m.)
PPT Charts & Excel: Data Visualizations That Stand Out from The Crowd (Training Magazine Network)

This session will show you the secret ins and outs of Microsoft Office to create unique and highly visual charts such as Proportional Shapes, Panel Charts, Bullet Graphs, Unit Charts and more in PowerPoint and Excel.

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

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