Free CE and Training This Week – Nov. 28-30

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, Nov. 28 (1–2 p.m.)
Copyright for Libraries a Refresher Course (Indiana State Library)

This one-hour webinar will refresh your memory on Copyright Law as it pertains to libraries.

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Monday, Nov. 28 (3-4 p.m.)
What Makes an Effective Team Dynamic (GovLoop)

Effective teams usually have at least one thing in common: a good team dynamic. This means that team members trust each other, encourage idea-sharing and can collaborate with ease. Join us to hear from a government expert how you can successfully build a positive team dynamic and get your team members onboard.

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Tuesday, Nov. 29 (10-11 a.m.)
How to Be An Inclusive and Inspiring Leader (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This masterclass will cover three key topics related to the importance of inclusion and the role of inclusive, inspiring leaders. Responsibilities of leadership and what it really means to have influence. Traits of inclusive leaders to consider what practices to incorporate. Creating belonging from within so that you can more easily create it for other people.

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Tuesday, Nov. 29 (1-1:45 p.m.)
Explore the Gale Support Site

Available through the Gale Support Site at you will find materials for all your new resources from TexShare. Tools and materials include direct URLs, icons, MARC records, webinars and video tutorials, discovery documents, marketing materials, training outlines, social media posts, and in-resource activities. All materials are organized and available on our support site 24/7. Join this session, intended for public, and academic librarians and administrators, to explore the variety of materials available, and best practices for their use. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

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Tuesday, Nov. 29 (2-3 p.m.)
Social Work Approaches to Library Services (WebJunction)

Join this webinar to explore the concept of “Whole Person Librarianship” and to learn how a range of social work approaches can be applied to improve library services. We’ll invite you to look at all aspects of your library through a social service lens, including policies, spaces, community partnerships, and programming. Additionally, we will discuss the amazing benefits and possibilities that exist when libraries collaborate with social workers who can bring expertise and capacity to the community through the library. You will leave knowing how to conduct a community needs assessment and how to identify resources and social services you can provide through your library. You’ll explore new ideas and goals to incorporate within your strategic plan, and gain the confidence necessary to advocate for whole person services at your library.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30 (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.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30 (12-1 p.m.)
TexShare: Ready-to-Use Marketing Tools on Book Connections

Spread the word about Book Connections access and promote titles and engaging resources in your digital and physical spaces!

Provide embeddable access points for easy use – widgets, buttons, Chrome extension

Print ready-to-go QR code labels, bookmarks, flyers, and shelf-talkers to promote titles and resources

Use digital and printable sharing tools to promote immediate access and excite readers about books

Share access directions with colleagues, students, and families   

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Wednesday, Nov. 30 (12-1 p.m.)
Fundraising Planning Pitfalls & Pointers (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop covering some of the biggest mistakes that nonprofit organizations make when putting together their annual fundraising plan. Processes and tools will be shared which pare the planning process down to its simplest form. Attendees leave with actionable steps that they can take to make their organization’s planning process more effective.

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Wednesday, Nov. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
Create Beautiful and Effective Presentations with PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

PowerPoint is such an essential tool for all types of communication, but it’s badly used. Revolutionize your content with amazing visuals, engage your audience with compelling animations, and impress them with beautiful, professional design. All using only PowerPoint. You’ll see a host of visual storytelling techniques, all demonstrated live, that you can use immediately to create amazing presentations or interactive content.

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