Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 11-16

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


Monday, Oct. 11 (10-11 a.m.)
They’re Not A Frill If You’re Using Them Right: How to Save Money and Get More Done Using High-Skill Volunteers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Discover how to make the most of high-skill volunteers–those lawyers, public-relations specialists, accountants and other professionals who are increasingly interested in donating their expertise.  Explore how to identify major projects on which volunteers can be helpful, how to integrate them into those projects, how to smooth relations between staff and volunteers, and how to make paid personnel more effective in deploying and supervising their unpaid counterparts.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Is a company’s culture determined by design or default? How does your company culture drive impact in your organization and in the community? Join Jay Wilkinson, Firespring founder & CEO, to discover how Firespring relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Middle Grade Trends (Booklist)

Space adventures? Historical fiction? Mysteries? What will be the next big thing in Middle Grade?! These professionals will tell us! Tune into this free, one hour webinar on Tuesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. CT to get the inside scoop on the hottest topics coming to the MG reading world. We’ll hear from the experts at Algonquin Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Clarion Books, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Chooseco. Make sure your library is stocked with the latest trends hitting the book scene!

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)

Join four Black nonfiction authors who tackle difficult topics in their books with the goal of empowering young readers with knowledge and accurate, unbiased information. You’ll also find out about a new publishing program—Read Woke™ Books, developed in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian—that seeks to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Care of Painted Surfaces (Connecting to Collections Care)

Across time and culture, paint has been applied to the surface of many materials. Paint can be found on fabrics, wood, metal, and glass, just to name a few. Caring for painted surfaces can be challenging as the paint and substrate frequently respond differently to fluctuations in the environment. This webinar will provide an overview of common condition issues and best practices for storage and display.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combatting Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Programming Fun Again (Niche Academy)

Planning programs is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. When working with a small budget, struggling with other responsibilities, and trying to please your community, you can very quickly find yourself on the path to burnout. It’s not easy to feel passionate and excited about planning programs when you’re running on empty. So let’s make programming fun again!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Shaping the Nonprofit Employee Experience in a Digital Age (Candid Learning)

This webinar will address the latest innovative strategies for interviewing and hiring best-fit job candidates while showcasing your brand and culture. And whether your staff is in the office or working from home, you’ll discover how to streamline your onboarding processes and craft an engaging employee experience.

For more information and to register, visit:https://learning.candid.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Design for Modern Human Behavior (Library Journal)

This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. Within this framework of understood natural human behaviors, learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoted in the architecture of the building and the access to natural light and power resources matters in promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Dr. Lauren Starnes in this webinar to address the big adult questions young children often ask that often cause us to pause, silence the child, or deflect the response. This session will guide you to answer difficult question respectfully and developmentally appropriately with even the youngest children. The webinar will explore big topics as miscarriage, domestic terror events, gender fluidity, death of a classmate, and other equally emotional and unsettling topics.

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


Thursday, Oct. 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the Orientation to Legal Research Series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/09/upcoming-us-law-webinars-october-2021/


Thursday, Oct. 14 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Credo’s Mind Map Poetry Contest* – A Community Competition to Encourage Credo Usage

Got teens? Put their brains to work this year with a fun contest idea using Credo Reference. Use Credo’s Mind Map to promote an online poetry slam! Join us for a 30 minute webinar where we highlight fun uses of our content for all ages.

*Infobase is not hosting a competition. This webinar is intended to share a contest idea that can be used in your own community using Credo Reference.

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TKxH40zMQ_y3LylMVUYePQ


Thursday, Oct. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)

We’ve all interacted with patrons who are insistent that their research path has led them to a fact when, in fact, it hasn’t. There have always been wild ideas around, but theories with very little evidence behind them are getting more traction in mainstream society and showing up more often in our libraries. How do we as library staff intervene in situations where our patrons have bad information, and is it our role to do so? How do we uphold values of privacy and intellectual freedom when our patrons have arrived at incorrect or detrimental information? We’ll look at the causes of the explosion of misinformation and how it coincides with mistrust of authoritative sources as well as discuss communication tips for talking to patrons.

To register, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session


Thursday, Oct. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
How Did We Get Here? Analyzing Political Extremism with Primary Sources (Library Journal)

Learn how you can equip students, scholars, and researchers with digital tools that examine the rhetoric, ideology, and evolution of fringe groups to better understand their impact on today’s mainstream politics and broader society. In this webcast, you’ll hear from a panel of scholars as they share their thoughts on the value of primary sources for the teaching, learning, and research of political extremism and radicalism from the interwar period of the twentieth century to today.

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


Saturday, Oct. 16 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Tech for Teens Club: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

In this Zoom webinar, we’ll introduce teens with disabilities to the fundamentals of coding through the use of MIT’s Scratch online software. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for students with basic computer skills, but no previous coding knowledge is required. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

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