Free CE and Training this week – Jan. 3 – 8

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, Jan. 4 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

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

Wednesday, Jan 5 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Teen Titles of 2021: Books They Will Read (Nebraska Library Commission)

Brief book talks and reviews of new titles recommended to school and public librarians, covering both middle and high school levels, that were published within the last year.

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

Wednesday, Jan 5 (12-1 p.m.)
Understanding Institutional Bias in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Everyone has biases. Those we know are called explicit bias; those that are subconscious as implicit or unconscious bias. The unconscious/implicit biases drive the majority of our decisions, in life and business. Whether intentional or not, implicit biases influence decisions, operations, and the culture in the workplace. Biases can be positive or negative, and having a bias does not make someone a bad person. It is not recognizing and shifting negative institutional biases that leads to bad issues in the nonprofit workplace.

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

Wednesday, Jan 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Communicating Your Value in the Workplace (GovLoop)

Each one of us has unique talents that can help our organizations. And your talents are what help you stand apart as a colleague or leader. But knowing how to unlock and communicate their value isn’t easy. Sometimes, finding the right ways to share our value is even harder. Join us online as we explore what it means to bring value to your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, Jan 5 (1-2 p.m.)
eAccessibility Evaluating Your Library’s Success Indicators and Scalable Staff Training (Montana State Library)

The Library of Michigan at the Michigan Department of Education was the first agency to sign a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division after a web accessibility complaint. Sonya Schryer Norris, who began her career writing Intranets at the Braille and Talking Book Library, led the web team through a two-year remediation period. She has taught eAccessibility to 300 library staff in Michigan, and produced four eAccessibility modules for library staff. After this webinar, you will be able to evaluate where your library stands on key accessibility success indicators by comparing your responses to those of 200+ other libraries around the country, identify supports that library managers and staff need to implement and maintain an accessible web presence, scalable eAccessibility for all staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

Wednesday, Jan 5 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Intentional Preschool Environments Set the Stage for Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this reflective webinar presented by early care and education expert, Laura Delgado to learn to design your space in a way that offers children the opportunity to feel comfortable owning the space. This session will provide practical ideas and processes for intentional design of indoor and outdoor environments for children birth through 5 years old.

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

Thursday, Jan 6 (10-11 a.m.)
Nonprofit Brand Review: Prepare Your Organization for 2022 (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Your branding may be the first way someone interacts with your organization —but when is the last time you checked in with your brand? This session will show you why it’s important to conduct an annual brand audit and walk you through the steps for reviewing and evaluating your brand’s performance to assure success in the new year. Worksheet and resources will be provided.

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

Saturday, Jan 8 (11-12 p.m.)
Teach K-12 Copyright: Ready to Go and It’s All FREE! (Copyright & Creativity)

Are you tasked with teaching copyright to K-12 students? Do you lack resources or need to fill in gaps in your own knowledge so you’re more comfortable instructing your students? Come join C&C Ambassadors as they share our FREE resources and their experiences teaching this positive content.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqduyspzMvHt3sgeXgbzF9ZeSjiXjmYlVM

Saturday, Jan 8 (12:00-1:30 p.m.)
Taking the Guesswork out of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

In this 90 minute course, you will learn how to navigate student loan repayment options, including income driven repayment and public service loan forgiveness. You will also learn some tips and tricks to make sure that you are able to meet your own financial goals. For more information and to register, visit: https://elgl.org/events/

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