Free CE and training this week Sept. 7-10

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (10:00-11:00 am)

NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Graphic novels and manga are everywhere: TV series, movies, and now coming to a library near you! Starting a collection or updating your holdings can be a challenge in this medium. Which superhero do I follow? Should I start purchasing this manga or wait until it’s complete? Graphic novels and manga are a great addition to any library, but it can feel intimidating to purchase items for this collection without having a knowledge base to work with. This presentation will cover what exactly makes up a comic or manga, the different types and genres, how to get started with your collection, and the logistics of getting into this particular art form.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp


Wednesday, Sep 8 (10:00-11:00 am)

Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

Written and digital materials are a fundamental component of engaging the community in health education programming. Unfortunately, many adults lack the skills they need to understand and use these materials, many of which do not incorporate common health literacy and plain language best practices. The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has a suite of written and digital materials to engage patients and community members to better care for themselves and improve health literacy skills. These resources were designed to empower individuals to communicate more effectively with providers and to engage in better self-care. This presentation will highlight our suite of community engagement resources and provide an overview of our development process including field testing and plain language best practices. 

No pre-registration. Attend via Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3kfw4yZ


Wednesday, Sep 8 (12:00-1:00 pm)

Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide an introduction to the basic Federal Government tools for statistics on schools and education. We will focus on the Department of Education. Gov Docs 101 is a series of introductory subject webinars on frequently-requested Government information topics.

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (1:00-2:00 pm)

How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

There’s a lot more to the internet than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—and if you aren’t there, you’re missing out! When it comes to guaranteeing hyperlocal reach, neighborhood-focused social platform Nextdoor can’t be beat. Hear from Joseph Porcelli, Global Public Agency Lead with Nextdoor, and the City of Battlecreek, Michigan’s Community Manager Jessica L. Vanderkolk.

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Visual storytelling provides one of the earliest building blocks for helping young minds make sense of their emotions and surroundings. Join this webcast for a preview into the colorful and candid world of picture books, spanning timeless educational concepts to stories of loss and hope.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events


Wednesday, Sep 8 (2:00-3:00 pm)

Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors (Nonprofit Hub)

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?” Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (10:00-11:00 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/08/upcoming-us-law-webinars-september-2021/


Thursday, Sep 9 (11:00-12:00 pm)

DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Learn techniques for creating an inclusive presentation, including helping everyone in the audience to feel comfortable, knowing your audience and their various situations, visual techniques that represent a variety of people, and becoming an advocate and sharing your opinions You’ll come away with specific techniques you can use immediately to create more inclusive presentations.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (12:00-12:30 pm)

Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (12:30-1:00 pm)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (1:00-2:00 pm)

School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)

In this one-hour, on-demand webinar, Maggie Reagan, senior editor at Booklist, will moderate a conversation with educators at the forefront of changes that COVID-19 brought. You’ll learn how librarians and teachers can rely on each other and on the tools they already have at hand. Education experts Doreen Bergman and Sara Escobedo will delve into four of seven best practices, including driving librarianship by relationship, creating a strategic plan, utilizing existing structures, and prioritizing social and emotional learning.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Thursday, Sep 9 (2:00-3:00 pm)

How to Create a Customer Focused Culture (Training Magazine Network)

Organizations must create a workplace that is positive, motivating, and consistent.  You can have the best, most efficient, and customer-friendly processes in the world, but they will fall apart if your team lacks motivation, is not engaged, or doesn’t work well together – the one thing that customers are certain to remember is their interaction with your employees.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (3:00-4:00 pm)

Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, join Kathy Schrock, an education technology innovator and a favorite presenter at conferences throughout the United States, as she shares a powerful perspective on inventiveness in the classroom.

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


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