Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 27-30

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. 27 (2-3 p.m.)
Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

As we start thinking about connected learning it’s important to spend some time thinking about educational equity. Some of you may have a good sense of the population you work with and what their needs are as they relate to equity and outcomes. (Part 2 of 2-part series)

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (11-12 p.m.)
Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

In a panel discussion, Dr. Rob Bittner (LGBTQ Youth Literature Specialist), Megan Schliesman (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Junko Yokota (Center for Teaching through Children’s Books at National Louis University) and moderator Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) discuss the myriad issues at play with the Newbery and its (sometimes not too bright) legacy: the lasting impact of the medal on the dissemination of a text and its continued place in cultural conversation and on a publisher’s backlist; the role of the medal as a contemporary signifier in children’s literature; and the impact of the medal on the day-to-day issues for those serving children and families in libraries, including collection development and audits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/webinararchive


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business? (Blackbaud)

There is no question the growth of podcast listeners has grown dramatically this past year, and the future of the medium is bright. Does the production of a podcast make sense for your company or brand? What is the ROI of your resources, and what does that initial investment look like? In this special webinar leading up to bbcon 2021, Scott Williams, host of “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast,” will answer those questions and provide some lessons learned after producing more than 100 episodes intended to create more awareness of the museum and heritage park where he serves as president and CEO.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (1-1:30 p.m.)
Fight Fake News and Find Real Facts with Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints

Are your users tired of fake news, ad-locked articles, and pulling facts from social media? Your library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and information sources with Gale In Context Opposing Viewpoints. In this session, we’ll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can fight fake news with these great tools at your back!

To register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M7RDwTkDQhCSxb0c1ysg1A


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-2:45 p.m.)
How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-3 p.m.)
Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

ALL students benefit from coding opportunities, but the design of current applications limits meaningful participation of students with complex needs. Using a UDL approach, lessons, materials, and a software application were designed ensuring ALL students can actively participate in coding experiences. We’ll demonstrate how Debug’d offers important daily living skills for students who have complex learning needs while supporting teachers who are new to coding. Join us to explore our new Debug’d Inclusive coding curriculum and Weavly – a freely available, fully accessible coding interface currently under development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-3 p.m.)
Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the second of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part two will feature textual records.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (11-12 p.m.)
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (12-1:15 p.m.)
Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How? (Indiana State Library)

Programming for parents and babies in the library is relatively new. Parents with newborns are in a class by themselves; when librarians understand the issues facing new parents, they can create optimal learning environments that are just as nurturing for parents as for their infants. Learn how to present research-based programs for this audience by identifying popular elements to include, exploring recommended activities, creating welcoming communities, and using developmental tips that are easy-to-understand without being condescending.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL


Thursday, Sept. 30 (12-1 p.m.)
Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field (Bloomerang)

Grants are an integral piece of many nonprofit budgets. Yet finding, acquiring, and maintaining grants can often feel challenging and mysterious, especially when you have more limited grant writing experience. This session will help demystify all five phases of the grants lifecycle: identifying well-aligned prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing compelling submissions, maintaining grants through stewarding and reporting, and submitting renewals.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (1-2 p.m.)
ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (Infopeople)

On the web people don’t read, they scan, skim and select. In fact, usability studies show that less is more — people don’t find information that is right in front of them when it’s buried in long paragraphs. When it comes to email, communicating effectively is especially important, and the same guidelines for writing web content apply. With email, you also need to consider subject lines, who else to copy, and what outcome you are hoping for with each email you send. In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

The benefits of monthly recurring gift programs are numerous. Automated monthly giving is great for donors and for the organization. But as staff members, the thought of launching a brand-new program can be very daunting. In this webinar, fundraising expert Jessica Cloud, will show you how to build a practical, step-by-step process for building a recurring gift program from scratch. You will learn how to create a thriving group of loyal and steadfast donors who provide your organization with much-needed, regular, unrestricted revenue.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

This is your chance to learn the most modern best practices and to participate in the conversation about hosting successful virtual events.

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

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