Free CE and Training This Week – June 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

Tuesday, June 28 (1-2 p.m.)
Gale OneFile: News (Gale)

Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. In this webinar, we’ll explore how to find content using basic search strategies, as well as publication search and alerts. In addition, we will explore the tools and features to support simple discovery.

For more information and to register, visit:

Wednesday, June 29 (9-10 a.m.)
NetGalley for Libraries: Live Demo and Overview (Indiana State Library)

NetGalley is a free website for librarians to request and download digital review copies and audiobooks, while connecting with publishers and staying up to date with upcoming releases. The service is quick, efficient, secure, and always free for library staff. Learn how to get started (registration, filling in your Profile, and requesting your first book or audiobook), helpful features and tools, and ways NetGalley can specifically help librarians with collection development and readers’ advisory.

For more information and to register, visit:

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

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! 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:

Thursday, June 30 (12-12:30 p.m.)
ITRT Tech Chat: AI / Maker Kits

Artificial intelligence (AI) specialists will be one of the top 10 emerging roles in the jobs landscape. Learn how Frisco Public Library is empowering new AI learners for the future with their approach of circulating Maker Kit boxes, teaching accessible AI classes, and holding outreach events. Winner of the Urban Libraries Council (ULC)’s 2019 Top Innovator Award for Customer Experience.

Guest speaker: Thomas Finley, Adult Services Manager, from Frisco Public Library, Frisco TX

Please contact Henry Stokes (2020-21 ITRT Chair) at to receive the TLA Zoom meeting link.

Thursday, June 30 (1-2 p.m.) Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of will be highlighted.

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Thursday, June 30 (2-2:45 p.m.)
How to Move Up in Your Fundraising Career by Building Your Personal Brand (CharityHowTo)

Whether you are just starting out or you are a veteran fundraiser, Robin will show you how to build a passionate personal brand that elevates your presence authentically, and what you need to emphasize about your skills and achievements to get noticed.

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