Free CE and Training This Week – Mar. 7 – 11

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, Mar. 8 (12-1 p.m.)
Asking Meaningful Questions for Meaningful Answers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Not all questions are created equal. The questions you ask guide your learning and evaluation processes. Meaningful questions ensure that the answers we get are meaningful and will affect our actions towards creating a more equitable and just world. Meaningful questions, when answered, will change the way you work. In this webinar, we will explore what meaningful questions are and how they deepen an understanding of our work and communities to work better and deepen our impact. Participants will practice crafting meaningful questions and discuss strategies for answering meaningful questions.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
New to TechSoup? What Can TechSoup Do for You? (TechSoup)

Want to better understand how TechSoup can help your nonprofit organization? Join us for our webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product discount and donation programs. From hardware to software, we’ll give you a tour of the tools available to help your nonprofit with productivity, collaboration, financial management, donor tracking, security, and more. We’ll also show you how to access our many learning resources, tech services, courses, and community offerings designed to help you optimize technology for your organization. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, so be sure to bring your questions!

For more information and to register, visit https://events.techsoup.org/techsoup-online-events-and-webinars/


Tuesday, Mar. 8 (1- 2 p.m.)
Spring Book Clubs Picks (Booklist)

Looking for your book club’s next great read? Look no further. From fiction to memoir, thrillers to social commentary, these titles will ignite lively discussion for any reading group! Join us for a free, one hour webinar featuring Penguin Young Readers, CamCat Books, and Europa Editions to hear about upcoming adult and YA titles destined to be group favorites.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 8 (2-3 p.m.)
Using Neighborhood Science to Engage Your Community (Infopeople)

In this webinar, a team from the Los Angeles Public Library will show you how Neighborhood Science projects and programs have enabled patrons of all ages to do real science in their own backyards on topics ranging from biodiversity loss to air and water quality to mosquitoes to night sky light pollution.

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


Tuesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 p.m.)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2022/02/upcoming-us-law-webinars-march-2022/


Tuesday, Mar. 8 (9-10 p.m.)
The Value of Comics in Libraries: Engaging Readers, Expanding Readership (Bibliotecha)

Hear from our international panel of experienced librarians—Moni Barrette (Library Pass and American Library Association’s Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table), Karen Dwarte (Inner West Council Library) and Iurgi Urrutia (Kingston Libraries and ALIA Graphic Novels & Comics) — share their insights on collection development, marketing, community engagement, and literacy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.bibliotheca.com/the-value-of-comics-in-libraries-engaging-readers-expanding-readership/


Wednesday, Mar. 9 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: The Importance of Chit-Chat to Your Small Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Love it or hate it, small talk or chit-chat does have an impact on your library. You will learn about the importance of these informal conversations and how they can positively impact your library’s service, advocacy, and fundraising. Both introverts and extroverts are welcome to this fun session on how to engage more with your community.

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


Wednesday, Mar. 9 (12-1 p.m.)
Taylor Worsham – Assisting Seniors with Technology

Assisting seniors with their technology needs can be a challenging endeavor. In this session, Marketing and Adult Programming Coordinator for Gunnison County Libraries (CO), Taylor Worsham will share her experience in advancing digital literacy through instructional sessions at the local senior center. From planning to execution, Taylor will share techniques on how to make topics such as, the Google Suite, electronic library resources, and mobile photography basics, more accessible and easier for senior audiences to understand and implement into their lives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taylor-worsham-assisting-seniors-with-technology-tickets-269870910157


Wednesday, Mar. 9 (12-1 p.m.)
Learn How to Learn Online for Individuals (InSync Training)

Discover the power and capability of the virtual classroom in our Learn How to Learn Online workshop. Interact with peers, learn from an expert facilitator, and experiment with virtual classroom technology functionality.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/


Wednesday, Mar. 9 (1-2 p.m.)
Designing Effective Library Signage: Communicating Strategically to Your Users (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, Mark Aaron Polger will discuss some of the best practice guidelines when designing effective library signage. He will cover the process of conducting a signage audit (or inventory) and how to use different signage research techniques in order to get feedback from your users. Topics will include how to compose an effective signage message, design basics, the different types of digital signage, mounting/placement, and ADA compliance. This session will be highly interactive and practical, as participants can immediately improve the quality of their signs. Additionally, Mark will discuss the steps in creating a library signage policy document. Lastly, Mark will discuss digital signage and the different technical specifications needed for a digital signage system in your library.

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


Wednesday, Mar. 9 (1-2 p.m.)
Building a Culture Around Data (GovLoop)

Join us online to gain insights from government and industry experts about how you and your team can effectively use data in your day-to-day jobs and support a data-driven culture within your agency.

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


Thursday, Mar. 10 (10:30-11 a.m.)
Women Rock: Celebrating Powerful Women and Mighty Girls | Children’s and Youth Services Library Staff

Discover ways library staff and patrons can use Book Connections to explore and connect with books about women and girls.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdO-pqDkoGNZb6DpV1SU6QCRC_fZTfcTX


Thursday, Mar. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Implementation of Telemedicine in Rural Public Libraries (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Part of the R4 Connections Webinar Series. This session will feature guest speaker Dr. Pamela DeGuzman who will focus on telemedicine in rural public libraries and her research in this area.

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


Thursday, Mar. 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Early Childhood Behavior Guidance Practices and the Role of Implicit Bias (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this webinar to learn how to examine how our own implicit biases may affect the way in which you and your colleagues manage the behavior of young children of color, particularly Black children. You will explore concrete strategies and action steps to address the role of implicit biases in current behavior management practices.

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


Thursday, Mar. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
Taking Care of Self, Staff, and Community (WebJunction)

We’re all aware that self-care is important. We recognize the value of eating healthy, getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly. However, practicing self-care as a solo activity misses a critical aspect of our well-being: that we are social beings and we need social connection for deeper sustenance. In this webinar, we’ll explore ideas for expanding core self-care practices to encompass connections with work colleagues and more broadly with community members. Extending kindness and nurturing outward increases social cohesion and trust. The presenters will share practical examples and you will be encouraged to think about your own unique interests and how they might enhance your social connections.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Thursday, Mar. 10 (3-4 p.m.)
Yes, Newcomers Can Produce Fantastic Writing! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

What can we do to encourage newcomers to write? In this FREE one-hour webinar, Emily Francis will share how she scaffolds writing in her classroom to enable students to work to their full potential. Bring ideas and tips from your own classroom to contribute to the chat and leave with fresh inspiration for helping your newcomers put pen to paper.

For more information and to register, visit https://www.sdlback.com/webinar-series


Thursday, Mar. 10 (3-4 p.m.)
Hemingway to Manga: Welcoming All Kinds of Books and Genres in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

Ready to ignite your students’ love of all kinds of literature? Attend this edWebinar to enjoy an introduction to It’s Lit! from The WNET Group and PBS LearningMedia. It’s Lit! is a series of smart, funny video essays from PBS Digital Studios about our favorite books and why we love to read.

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


Thursday, Mar. 10 (4-5 p.m.)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

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


Friday, Mar. 11 (10-11 a.m.)
Tools & Techniques for Hosting Successful Virtual Events (TechImpact)

Virtual events have become a new normal during the pandemic, and while in-person events are starting to come back, virtual events have increased access to programming for many people. This webinar will talk you through tools and techniques for hosting successful virtual events of many types, including fundraising events, conferences, training, and fairs (like job fairs or events that have virtual booths).

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


Friday, Mar. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
How to Lock In ESSER Funds for Literacy (Booklist)

Not sure how to get ESSER funding? Looking for a step-by-step guide that walks you through the process of providing evidence that there is need? Get all of your questions answered during this one-hour webinar.

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

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