Free CE and Training This Week – Aug. 23-27

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, Aug. 24 (10-11 a.m.)
Get the Best Out of LearningExpress!

Want to maximize the use of your LearningExpress resources? Join us for an in-depth review of the interactive practice tests and tutorials designed to support learners of all ages, including elementary, secondary, college, and adult learners.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc–tqjwoG9YJOput41uWbQS244arJlYl


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (11-12 p.m.)
Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
E-Read Texas Overview & Introduction

This webinar will provide an overview of the E-Read Texas program and the SimplyE app and will explain how you can join. The presentation will be recorded for those who can’t attend live.

To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5616230945879/WN_g7hCb6mLTA20U5Kq_Y9ZEA


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
Get the Best Out of LearningExpress!

Want to maximize the use of your LearningExpress resources? Join us for an in-depth review of the interactive practice tests and tutorials designed to support learners of all ages, including elementary, secondary, college, and adult learners.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldeGhqz8oE9Z9EQlI-SJGAcPUZK4xO-dP


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (9-10 a.m.)
What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

This presentation addresses customer service training by growing and nurturing empathy and empowering staff to navigate the gray areas in our policies. Using storytelling and group interaction, we will look at special and challenging situations such as code of conduct violations and difficult patrons. Discover how understanding our own implicit biases and not assuming the worst of our patrons can help you offer consistent customer service to everyone we serve.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: 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://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (1-2 p.m.)
How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Join Blackbaud and Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Data Management\Philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Houston to hear practical tips on how to leverage your nonprofit’s data to build trust with internal stakeholders and optimize your fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this energizing webinar, nature learning and universal design experts, Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen will share research, classroom stories and practical suggestions to support engineering play with natural and human-made materials for building.

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (10-10:30 a.m.)
Back to School with Credo Reference!

Join us for a 30-minute tour of Credo Reference as you prepare your public library for the return of school age students in need of homework help!

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AVTWposIRIK-M26FX9gsfg


Thursday, Aug. 26 (10:30-11 a.m.)
TeachingBooks & Book Connections for Public Library Youth Services

Do you know Book Connections? Whatever your familiarity is with TeachingBooks or the recently launched public library interface, Book Connections, we can’t wait to show you the features available that are designed with you in mind. In this webinar, we will highlight ideas and resources to enrich your youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement your work to enhance diversity in your library collections. Learn about the Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs, story times, homework help features, and more. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, funded in part by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcu2srzssG9dWiGeMGgsGQJIldwPqewkj


Thursday, Aug. 26 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the design thinking process to take that first step in finding more purpose in your work, and continue building momentum towards the meaningful career that you want in the Post-COVID era.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students. Make sure it receives the attention it deserves! Join us in this webinar to hear from school librarians, Christy James (Charleston County School District, SC) and Kristin Whitworth (Dover High School, NH), who will share their stories about how they got the word out about their digital resources. As this session is built to be a conversation, please bring your questions and thoughts about promoting your Gale resources within your school.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/s6hp99w3


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

In the US, WhatsApp is mainly used by Spanish-speaking communities and other diasporas, so If you’re working with these communities or are planning to expand your reach, you need to start innovating in your communication methods. As the world is turning towards digital strategies, let’s embrace new communication methods that will increase the reach of your existing emails and newsletters.

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic.  Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood.  In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons.

To join the webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of thousands of early American bills and resolutions to the site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is time that we ensure that children are comprehensively assessed through a lens that affirms their assets. For example, what does it mean for a child and their family to have linguistic capital? We will discuss this and more in this paradigm-shifting webinar by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Founding Director of Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill.

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

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