Free CE and Training This Week – Dec. 14-18

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, Dec. 15 (11-11:30 a.m.)
TexShare Vendor Webinar: Finding Art Resources in Credo Reference

Use Credo Reference as an alternative to Google Image search.  Join us for a 30-minute demonstration highlighting Credo’s art resources.  Learn how to find art content or just images appropriate for any topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsc-GvrjMjGdU4gCQ11mAfj_ukI3OkcJzE


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (12-12:45 p.m.)
Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! (CharityHowTo)

Participating in “Start Your 2021 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2020 and how to set goals for 2021 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (12:30-2 p.m.)
Tech Time with Purpose: A Creative Approach to Using Digital Devices with Young Children (Infopeople)

During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Libraries & Public Media: Family Engagement to Advance Young Children’s Computational Thinking (WGBH Educational Foundation)

Computational thinking (CT) is now a recognized 21st century literacy that even young children need exposure to. This webinar is for libraries interested in CT programming for families. It presents seminal work conducted by public media, libraries, researchers, and CT experts to determine what CT skills 4- and 5-year-olds are capable of, develop resources to support those skills, and pilot family engagement in libraries. Presenters are from the M.R. Davis Southaven Public Library in MS, the Homer Public Library in AK, and GBH Boston, a leading producer of educational STEM media.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y5agfdaj


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Quick Bites: Grandparents as Informal Caregiver (Colorado State Library)

Grandparents are ideal caregivers for children ages 0-5. They offer cost benefits, trust, consistency, and LOVE. They care for about 25% of children under 5–about the same number in formal care. Join this webinar to learn more about who they are, what they need, and how libraries can support them.

For more information and to join the event, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, Academy Award-winning film producer and director and SuperDville founder, Peggy Stern, will explore how accessible content and hands-on activities are key to ensuring more successful social and emotional learning (SEL) for students with learning differences. SuperDville is a free video-based SEL curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/?action=tribe_photo&tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=photo


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (2-3 p.m.)
Getting Started with Google Data Studio (edWeb.net)

This free tool allows users to visualize, connect, share, and collaborate and present their data and tell their story. Therefore, teams can make accurate, data-driven decisions. Using the drag-and-drop report editor, users can create customized and interactive reports with ease. Create beautiful, easy-to-read data visualizations that tell a story and inspire action. All of this and more is possible in Google Data Studio.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 15 (3-4 p.m.)
The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff (Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Chapter)

As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yyvgwxv9


Wednesday, Dec. 16 (11-12 p.m.)
Creating Your Micro-credentialing Strategy (Training Magazine Network)

Join us for the upcoming webinar, where Amber West, Instructional Designer for D2L, will share best practices for setting up your own micro-credentialing strategy, discuss how to motivate your audience, and finally, the differences between micro-credentialing, gamification, and badging – as well as the benefits of each.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Financial Information and Your Board (Propel nonprofits)

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization has legal responsibility for the organization’s work. The board is responsible for short and long-term planning, and they must ensure that systems are in place for administering and effectively using resources and guarding against misuse. In order to fulfill their responsibilities, board members must be able to rely on financial information that is accurate, timely, in context, and appropriate.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 16 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Attendees will also complete several exercises which will review and map the donor touch points at their organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/donor-retention-free-webinar/


Wednesday, Dec. 16 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Simplify Student Research with Gale

Help your students work smarter, not harder to find credible sources when they’re tempted to “Google it.” In this webinar, we’ll explore time-saving features that will win students over to your Gale databases including built-in citations, peer-reviewed and full-text filters, “more like this” articles, and Google Drive/Microsoft OneDrive integration. Appropriate for TexShare libraries helping students with schoolwork.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/35hjn0w


Thursday, Dec. 17 (12-12:45 p.m.)
How to Set up Instagram’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)

In the last year, Instagram has rolled out several features and tools to make charitable giving and fundraising much easier on the platform. With the advent of the Donate button for profiles and the Instagram Story Donation Sticker, getting your supporters to raise money for you and to drive donations is easier than ever.

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


Thursday, Dec. 17 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar Gale: Chilton Library – Change Your Own Oil and DIY Auto Repair

Chilton Library supplies an automotive solution for the do-it-yourselfer that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance, and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. It provides quick online access to repair, maintenance, and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. During this training session, participants will learn how to: search for Chilton Manuals using a vehicle’s make, model, and year; find step-by-step instruction on vehicle brakes, engine, chassis, electrical, drivetrain, steering, suspension, and all other systems; and access service &maintenance bulletins for service updates, recalls, and maintenance requirements.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rnFgSwybQmqHP9pS6z4U8g


Thursday, Dec. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

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


Thursday, Dec. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
Wake-up the GREAT STORYTELLER in You – How to Persuade and Provoke Others (Training Magazine Network)

How do you spark, ignite, or rekindle that Great Storyteller in you? In this session, Ray will share techniques and exercises that boost your abilities to tell stories and persuade others. You will be refreshed and inspired once you reconnect with that great storyteller in you.

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

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