Free CE and Training This Week – January 21-25

The weekly listing is sourced 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 22
Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)
This 90-minute webinar session with Steve provides realistic and practical tools to help all library employees with patron-contact jobs to better deal with entitled, difficult or even angry people, over the counter or over the phone. Steve uses his background in HR, security, and law enforcement to teach this program in a fast, entertaining, and even humorous way. Steve is the author of the ALA 2015 book Library Security and Service! Service! Service!, which is all about how to deliver excellent service to a variety of customers, in many contact settings. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751
Time: 11-12:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 22
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
Dr. Patti Fletcher, speaker, advocate, leadership futurist, and author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, shares how a disrupter’s mindset enables women to not just break the glass ceiling, but shatter it against all odds. You will take away an action plan with specific lessons learned that can be put into practice right away. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)
Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
The library makerspace is emerging as a powerful vehicle for increasing library visibility and value to the student community. In this session, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will feature how reorganization and materials selection helped one learning community fully embrace “making” across disciplines and grade levels. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Jan 24
National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM. For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 24
I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
You’ve landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3pm

Free CE and Training This Week – January 7-11

The weekly listing is sourced 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 8
Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)
Join librarians across Washington and marketing representatives from NewsBank for a discussion about how to maximize the use of your electronic resources and get the most out of your library’s investment. The webinar will cover: How other Washington libraries are promoting their collections to their communities; How patrons are utilizing resources, like NewsBank’s Access World News; Best practices for marketing your online resources; Resources available to help your marketing efforts from vendors like NewsBank. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)
Getting your presentation design off to the right start is essential. PowerPoint templates and masters are the underlying force that ties all your slides together, but so often they are ignored and forgotten. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure that all your presentations look the part from the beginning. But templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. In this masterclass we look at how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch,teaching you how to set the template masters, the color scheme, layout options,fonts, and animation effects. Moving through the session, we’ll show you exactly how to work in PowerPoint to achieve a consistent, professional presentation template, so that you can become a true PowerPoint Jedi with unmatched skill and speed. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
SocialMedia and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers?This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, January 8
Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
Join Carnegie Selection Committee members Annie Bostrom and Susan Maguire along with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
APPyHour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, GetReminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)
Need help sticking to those New Year’s resolutions? This ‘APPy Hour’ will showcase mobile apps to support establishing new habits. Apps will include daily habit trackers, motivational reminders,wellness support, and fitness tracking. These apps are great tools for people with disabilities seeking to build independent living skills. Mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices will be demonstrated. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
HealthLiteracy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)
Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami,Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful)health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)
ArcGIS Online has expanded resources for K-12–including additional GeoInquiries for more content areas. In addition,there is a statewide map contest for students with prizes! Learn about the requirements and deadlines. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars
Time: 4:30-5pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
NCompassLive: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn new resources to find widely-appealing graphic novel selections for all age groups, toddler through teen. Join Russ Harper,Youth Services Specialist at Omaha Public Library, as he makes core collection recommendations, discusses top sellers, and how to find the hot new thing.Includes programming tips for both American comics and manga fans! For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Jan 9
How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)
If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. Follow these 10 steps to identify, qualify,cultivate, ask and steward your way to fundraising success. There’s no more cost-effective way to ensure your long-term sustainability. This webinar will review where to begin, which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A. For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)
The leadership of an organization sets the vision for the future and the direction for the rest of the team. Program leaders must know how to develop, manage, and collaborate with their board of directors to ensure the leadership is in sync with the needs of the organization as a whole. We’ll look at what it means to have a governing board and determine where your organization’s board is in the board life cycle. We’ll highlight the roles and responsibilities of your board and how to set clear expectations through bylaws, recruitment, a handbook, job descriptions, etc. We’ll guide participants through a self-assessment to determine areas where the board could improve. After this webinar, participants will be able to assess 3priority areas for their Board of Directors and how to set tangible goals for the future. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute ofMuseum and Library Services)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February25, 2019.This pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential grant applicants.
School libraries are eligible for this grant! For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/accelerating-promising-practices-small-libraries
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
BeFound: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters,to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 12-12:45pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)
Our panel of experts will each share their take on emerging technologies and examples of how nonprofits of all sizes are using them. We’ll help you decide which trends deserve your attention and which ones can be safely ignored. Join us to learn all you need to know to kick off2019. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Jan 10
How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)
The Internet is bloated. Your users havelimited attention spans. And websites everywhere are written with cliché,ambiguity, and scattershot messages. But words matter! The wrong words — or worse, the forgettable words — can cost your organization countless opportunities. The right words can spark emotion, spur action, and start a lifelong relationship. Which are you going to pick? For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)
This one hour webinar will detail how to bring Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs to your community, including the support and resources available to make it successful. Participants will learn about the new DSG club guide “Inventing Green” that gets kids thinking about engineering and environmental sustainability. The guide challenges DSG Clubs to think about how to solve environmental problems with engineering, as well as how to create new inventions using a sustainability mindset. For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff –paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Out of this World Programming (State Library of Iowa)
In early 2017, Estherville Public Library (IA)and Ericson Public Library (IA) were two out of 75 libraries in the nation to be awarded the NASA@ My Library program grant. Through this opportunity both libraries have spent a year developing and offering exciting space programming for children, teen, and adults. Journey with Paula Spoo, Children’s Librarian at Estherville and Zachary Stier, Children’s Librarian in Boone as they highlight their programs from creation to implementation to inspire you to offer these or other space programs in your community. This webinar is a wonderful opportunity to help launch your library’s 2019 Summer Reading program. To attend, go to: https://zoom.us/j/231867085
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Your Money, Your Goals: Resources for financial empowerment (Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection)
This webinar will introduce you to the Your Money, Your Goals booklets and how to use them. Share best practices from librarians who are already using the booklets with consumers. Help you brainstorm with your colleagues about how you can start using these booklets in your library. The speakers on this webinar are Scott Bennet, ICF Consulting and Stacey Goddard, Spokane County Library District. No advanced registration required, just go to:http://icfconsulting.adobeconnect.com/bureau/
Time: 4-5pm

Friday, Jan 11
People- Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click”with customers and co-workers.  You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that“intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work! For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/
Time: 1-2pm

Saturday, Jan 12
STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)
Session 1: Engage Students and Enhance Learning with Innovative STEAM Activities from Google.
Session 2: Connect, Create, and Collaborate with STEAM Websites, Web Tools, and Apps.
Session 3: Integrate Coding Across All Subjects: It’s Easier than You Think. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/
Time: 9-11:30am

Free CE and Training This Week – December 17-21

The weekly listing is sourced 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, Dec 18
How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)
In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 12-12:45pm

Tuesday, Dec 18

Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)
This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Dec 19
30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)
We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great.  We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time: 9-10am

Wednesday, Dec 19
NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Dec 19
3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)
Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns. For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Friday, Dec 21
Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 9:30-10:30am

Free CE and Training This Week – December 1-8

The weekly listing is sourced 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. 

Saturday, Dec 1
STEAM Up Learning with These Activities, Resources, and Experiments for Your Classroom (Simple K-12)
A variety of 30-minute presentations focused on STEAM activities and tools that you can use in your classroom or school library. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/
Time: 9-12:30 pm

Monday, Dec 3
Emotional Intelligence and Millennial Disruption (Training Industry)
Intergenerational differences present both opportunities and pitfalls, and we see more evidence of missteps almost every day. In order to understand the context of millennials’ defining moments, you must also understand each prior generation’s defining moments – and the differences between the two decades of millennials. Join us for this webinar that will discuss the defining moments that created the “Grand Canyon gap” between the two millennial decades (1981-1990 and 1990-2000). For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/
Time: 12-1 pm

Monday, Dec 3
Summer Program Ideas – Featuring the theme of space (Colorado State Library)
With “Space” as the 2019 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme, we’ll discuss ideas for space-themed programs and collections, CSLP resources, and more for all ages, with examples and time for open discussion and crowdsourcing. Bring your ideas and questions, and come prepared to participate! For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-12/
Time: 2-3 pm

Monday, Dec 3
Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, we will review some of the current obstacles and opportunities for introducing the value of a computer science education for all. The Hour of Code is the perfect excuse to bring coding into your K-12 classroom as computer science principles are foundational in preparing kids for tomorrow’s workforce. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/
Time: 4-5 pm

Monday, Dec 3
Using Smartphones, Watches, and Wearables to Support Executive Function for All Ages (Pacer Center)
This workshop will explore ways that smart phones, smart watches, and other wearable can support executive function skills for people of all ages. Participants will learn ways to increase time awareness and focus, how to use reminders, explore tools to organize and prioritize, and discuss task initiation and completion. The tools and strategies demonstrated will benefit people with disabilities such as ADHD, executive function disorder, autism spectrum disorder, and blind or low vision. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/
Time: 4-5:30 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Why Open Data Belongs at Libraries (Washington State Library)
What do libraries have to do with open government data found on data.wa.gov or local gateways like those for Seattle or Spokane? Plenty. In this webinar, participants will learn how libraries are connecting patrons to this emerging resource and helping local government become better open data publishers. They’ll also learn how libraries can use open data to improve their own operations. The webinar will include examples, tips and dozens of resources to support your library’s open data activity. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)
Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.elevatedeffect.com/event/
Time: 11-12 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Public Media And Libraries In Community Crises (Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities)
Participants of this webinar will consider the role that public media and public libraries play in supporting local communities during times of shock and stress. To register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rLN3HymeQOm4sLO6maSYpg
Time: 12-1 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)
Wish you could get more exercise? Want to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Or just want to take a walk with your dogs? This webinar is for you. The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The U.S. Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
How to Recognize and Create Damn Good Job Aids (Insync Training)
It’s no secret that billions of dollars are wasted every year on training and talent development initiatives. One of the best ways to reclaim some of those wasted dollars is to go back to basics and confirm that training programs are (a) performance-based and (b) wrapped around relevant, effective job-aids. In some cases, the relevant, effective job-aid can replace a course entirely. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Thinking Sideways: Computational Thinking and Early Literacy (Public Library Association)
This webinar will explore components of computational thinking, what it looks like in early childhood, and how library staff use developmentally appropriate activities to support whole-child development. Young children can become successful problem-solvers, creative thinkers, and lifelong learners at the library. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
How to Plan a Record Breaking End-of-Year Fundraising Push (Techsoup)
This webinar is designed to help your nonprofit take full advantage of the end-of-year fundraising rush, improve your online fundraising strategy, and surpass your goals with actionable and digestible tips and tricks. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Creative Commons Licensing (TRAILS)
Expertise in open licensing is becoming a crucial asset for the modern librarian. Creative Commons licenses are the most popular open licenses among open education and open access projects around the world. OER is coming to your campus and if you would like to get a head start on being able to help your faculty, please join us for this is introductory session. For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/ZsBwilxmIs7FT9Yy2
Time: 2-3 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)
Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 2-3 pm

Tuesday, Dec 4
Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
NCompass Live: Best New Teen Books of 2018: Popular Teen Novels – New Books They Need to Read (Nebraska Library Commision)
Learn about qualities of books that teens are reading, and the titles Nebraska teens are seeking at their libraries. The presenters will discuss new books that are popular with teens in their communities and describe the qualities these titles possess that make them good choices for many libraries. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11 am

Wednesday, Dec 5
Fundraising with Volunteers (Firespring)
Volunteers give 10x more money than those who don’t volunteer, but 1 in 3 volunteers do not volunteer the next year. You can change this. You can find and retain fundraising volunteers. Find out how in this webinar. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
API security: What you absolutely need to know now (O’Reilly)
In 2018, at least 85% of organizations consider web APIs and API-based integration fundamental to their business strategy and continued success. However, the explosion of APIs is creating incremental security risks that must be addressed. Laurent Gil explains why API security is quickly becoming a key cross-cutting concern for everyone from DevOps to the CISO. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
Community Conversations Across Neighborhoods: Dialogue-Driven Programming (Programming Librarian)
Libraries have the potential to inspire local dialogue on timely issues across communities, positioning library staff as trusted facilitators. Join us for this free one-hour webinar to hear how New York Public Library created a conversation series on important issues in the diverse communities they serve. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter (Georgia Library Association)
UGA Law Library’s longstanding newsletter Amicus Briefs first saw circulation in 1984. At that time it was solely in print and included no more than a couple of items about new additions to the library collection and upcoming library instruction. More than 30 years later, the newsletter has evolved significantly. This session will share the many lessons learned over the years by looking back in time at the newsletter’s rich history of content. It will also share current tools used for online and print publication, as well as assessing readership including Drupal, WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics and DataStudio, Piktochart, iTunes, YouTube, Feedburner, and Digital Commons. For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
DorobekInsider Live: 2018 Gov Innovations that Inspire, Engage, and Connect (GovLoop)
Join Chris Dorobek and his panel of experts as we discuss the biggest innovative trends in government technology, communications, engagement and digital services. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
5 Giving Trends For Nonprofits to Watch For in 2019 (GuideStar)
Join us for a discussion about what trends nonprofits should expect to see next year! For more information and to register visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must-attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward-thinking industries, and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
Ways to Combat Bias in Schools: A New Resource (Education Week)
Join Matt Leighninger and Nicole Cabral of Public Agenda for a one-hour webinar where attendees will be armed with tips and strategies to facilitate safe, illuminating, and productive conversations on incidents of bias. They will pull from the newly-released discussion guide, “Addressing Incidents of Bias in Schools: A guide for preventing and reacting to discrimination affecting students,” to provide a framework for this virtual conversation that will include advice on how to use the guide in classrooms, staff meetings, and schoolwide events. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
Celebrate the Best Books of 2018! (Follett)
Follett’s very own librarians share their ALA predictions, trending topics and not-to-miss lists as well as sneak peeks on books they’re excited about for 2019 and more. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
The Power of Independent Reading: Dynamic Strategies Using High-Quality Authentic Texts to Foster a Love of Reading! (School Library Journal)
Join this webinar to learn from literacy expert Pam Allyn as she shares innovative strategies for using authentic literature to ensure all children become lifelong readers and writers. Pam will present effective structures and routines for independent learning and lead us to think about the impact of foundational authentic texts being the lever that brings all readers into a reading community. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Dec 5
School Readiness Webinar Series, Part 1: Growth Mindset (Infopeople)
Research shows that beliefs about intelligence and ability impact one’s performance and response to failure. Join us for this 90 minute webinar to learn more about what research says, how to examine and change your own mindset, and what you can do to help support children’s growth mindset and persistence through challenge. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Managing Someone Else’s Money (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, participants will: Become familiar with the Bureau’s initiatives to help financial caregivers and combat elder financial exploitation; Gain an in-depth understanding of the Bureau’s Managing Someone Else’s Money guides and how libraries can use and share these guides in their communities; understand how they can build partnerships with other key intermediaries to assist older consumers and their caregivers. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 8-9 am

Thursday, Dec 6
Technology Competencies & How to Implement Them (Geared towards management) (Indiana State Library)
Test yourself!  Use the provided checklists to determine your technology proficiency.  Be your own trainer and discover opportunities where you can increase your skills.  Form a plan to personalize Technology Competencies Checklists for your own library and make the move to receive buy-in from staff. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time: 9-10 am

Thursday, Dec 6
Start Your 2019 Grant Strategy Off Right! (Charity How To)
This webinar will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2018 and how to set goals for 2019 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 12-12:45 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Fundraising for Small Nonprofits: Stop Competing and Start Thriving! (Charity Village)
In this webinar, Cindy Wagman, President and CEO of The Good Partnership will show you how you can leverage unique opportunities of being a small nonprofit so you can stop “competing” and start raising more money. For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements (Bloomerang)
This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success. For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)
Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You’ll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Putting the Booklist Starred-Review Issue to Work for Your Library (Booklist)
The December 15 issue of Booklist will be our second annual Starred Reviews issue. How can you make the best use of this remarkable resource in your library or school besides filling in collection gaps? Join Erin Downey Howerton, Children’s Manager at the Wichita Public Library, for a star-spangled list of ways the Booklist Starred Reviews issue can help with fundraising, displays, programming, book groups, community engagement, and more. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Spaces & Behavior Management (Association for Library Services to Children)
Hear from an expert on sensory experiences, behavior management and programming environment set up about ways to improve your room setups to create a more welcoming, engaging, and inclusive environment, and how to relate to either one over-excited or upset child or a room full of them — without completely interrupting your regularly scheduled programming. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 2-3 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News (edWeb)
In this session Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins will explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/
Time: 2-3 pm

Thursday, Dec 6
Digital Equity: You Can Help Level the Playing Field in Schools and Libraries (School Library Journal)
Among the most critical issues in education, digital equity has direct implications for your kids and your community. In this important hour, we’ll dive into the issues and learn strategies for enhancing access for all students and families. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 2-3 pm

Friday, Dec 7
De-Crapify Your Workflow!: Learn the Critical Keys (Training Magazine Network)
In this fast-paced and informative session you will learn: To discern what costs your company is paying for busywork; How busywork can sabotage even the best training program; What are the Thieves of Productivity and how to conquer them; how to expand your span of control on simplification. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
Time: 10-11 am

Friday, Dec 7
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results. For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/
Time: 1-2 pm

Saturday, Dec 8
STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (Simple K12)
More STEAM activities and tools for your classroom or school library, including coding. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/tier/free-event/
Time: 9-12:30 pm

Free CE and Training This Week – November 26-30

The weekly listing is sourced 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 26
Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series*, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2 pm

Monday, Nov 26
Info2Go! EOR and E-rate – Are you ready for 2019? (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Get ready for the next round of EOR and E-rate. What can you expect for 2019? What can you do to be prepared? Get all the details here. For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/library-development/info2go/
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 27
Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation (Training Magazine Network)
PowerPoint graphs and charts are an excellent way to show information visually, allowing an audience to see the trend or result straight away. Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren’t always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, and much more besides. Data visualization takes things further, to convey complex concepts in an elegant and relatable way. In this webinar we explain how to use and create PowerPoint graphs and charts effectively. We show the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. Then teach you how to create live and non-live graphs, charts, and other data visualizations that will help engage your audience and get your message across. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
Time: 11-12 pm

Tuesday, Nov 27
Looking at Plastics: An Introduction to Caring for Plastics (Connecting to Collections)
Plastics are everywhere – they are an inescapable part of our lives both at home and in our collections. Plastics present a deceptive promise of permanence yet we know from experience that their preservation is not an easy task. Learn how to monitor and mitigate problems that may arise from the deterioration of plastics in your collection. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 27
It’s Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library’s Social Media (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
You know how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but how do you get followers to go beyond liking posts to sharing or even showing up for the programs or resources you’re promoting? Being strategic with your posts is an important first step. In this webinar you’ll learn strategies for social media engagement for libraries of all sizes, but with a focus on libraries without dedicated communications staff. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, Nov 28
Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use — and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Nov 28
Relationships in Early Education: It’s Basic! (Early Childhood Investigations)
This powerful webinar, by Luis Hernandez will offer insights and strategies to help early childhood educators build and enrich their relationships with the children, parents, and other staff members in their organizations. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov 28
How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (InfoPeople)
In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen. We’ll look at before and after examples, and attendees will get a list of resources for learning more. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3 pm

Thursday, Nov 29
10 Strategies for Success with Digital Fundraising (GrantSpace)
In this webinar, we will learn  how to make your website donor-ready, improve your donation pages, choose the right donor platform, create powerful email fundraising campaigns, promote monthly giving, use social media techniques to grow your email list, and invest in digital advertising to raise money online. We will also address organizational readiness and capacity as a factor in your success. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, Nov 29
IdentityTheft.gov: Your One-Stop Resource to Help People Recover from Identity Theft (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come learn more about IdentityTheft.gov, the Federal Government’s free, one-stop resource to help people fix problems caused by identity theft. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Nov 29
Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change (WebJunction)
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” It has never been a better time to be a librarian—especially when we recognize and act on our power to help people in our communities build better lives through learning and literacy. To do that, our identity, our education, our organizations, and our work is changing. Learn how library staff are becoming change agents to help Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/LJ Library of the Year, become an essential asset in its community. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3 pm

Free CE and Training This Week – November 19-23

The weekly listing is sourced 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 19
Technology Competencies & How to Exceed Them (Geared towards all levels of staff) (Indiana State Library)
Explore available opportunities for continuing education, peruse useful sites for keeping up with technology, and develop a plan for taking charge of your own learning.  Topics covered will include planning for learning, time management, and state and national resources.  Ample time will be given for participants to search for relevant training and education opportunities that fit their individual needs.  For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time: 12-1pm

Tuesday, Nov 20
Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
Learn how to make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 9:30-10:30am

Tuesday, Nov 20
Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync Training)
What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
Time: 11-12pm

Thursday, Nov 22
Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Charity Village)
Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? In this webinar, we’ll look at how you can approach storytelling in a focused and strategic way. We’ll review steps that will help you to develop content that is compelling and that supports your organization’s mission and goals. For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars
Time: 12-1pm

Free CE and Training This Week – October 29 – November 1

The weekly listing is sourced 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, Oct 30
Rural America: Federal and Non-Profit Resources on Economic Development, Health, and Housing (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce three online resources dedicated to analyzing and providing data for rural areas: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency; The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub); and The Housing Assistance Council. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 30
Book Tasting in the Library: A recipe for reading (Infopeople)
In this webinar, presenter Angela Maxwell will share examples of multiple book tasting events targeted at a teen audience. Attendees will have access to templates, as well as free online tools to implement their own book tasting event. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Oct 30
Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Using digital media for self-expression, communication and creativity is a 21st century literacy.  Much like makerspaces, Digital Media Labs provide patrons with hands-on opportunities to build skills that can be transferred to school and the workplace, but can also bring out aspiring or seasoned hobbyists. In this webinar, two different librarians, Casey Dees of Tom Green County Library (San  Angelo, TX) and Kelly Brouillard of Lewisville Public Library (Lewisville, TX), will discuss their library’s digital media lab. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Oct 30
The Boardroom 2018: Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards (State Library of Iowa)
This webinar proposes ideas for improving board productivity and community responsiveness.  Among the seven habits: foster respectful relationships, advocate for advancements, and create a culture of lifelong learning.  This wrap-up session Includes highlights from this year’s Boardroom series, helping to underscore the Seven Habits of Effective Library Boards. For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibraryofiowa.lmscheckout.com/Course/index
Time: 6-7:30pm

Tuesday, Oct 30
AI Bot ‘Professor/Librarian’ Delivers Lecture to Combat Fake News (San Jose State University iSchool)
Plutchik is the first artificial intelligence (AI) agent to deliver a fully automated lecture like a professor. This includes: delivering a talk in voice, changing slides, initiating videos, using appropriate gestures and facial expressions, and using 3D educational objects during a talk. Following the lecture, there will be time for the audience to interact with the bot asking any questions they like. Technology questions about the bot will be answered by Archivist Llewellyn. For more information and to register, visit: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/webcasts/upcoming
Time: 8-9pm

Wednesday, Oct 31
5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends shaping a new reality for nonprofits. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html
Time: 9:30-10:30am

Wednesday, Oct 31
NCompass Live: Teaching Digital Literacy in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
We all know that librarians are the information superheroes of the world. It’s only natural that we would hold the key to digital literacy! When the topic is raised, people think of everything from learning e-readers, to practicing web safety, or building a website. This is all part of learning how to find, use, create and share digital content. The fun part is that digital literacy is always going to mean different things to different people. The trick is to find free resources library patrons will want to use. This webinar will help you prepare to teach digital literacy in your library. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Free CE and Training This Week – October 22-26

The weekly listing is sourced 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, Oct 23
Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)
Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time:
10-11am

Tuesday, Oct 23
Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 10-11am

Tuesday, Oct 23
Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)
We’ll share a flexible collection management strategy that can be adapted for any type or size of library to make sure that your collection remains dynamic, and relevant. Attendees will leave with practical ideas on how to approach collection maintenance using different techniques, templates, and collaboration methods. For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-10/
Time: 6-7pm

Tuesday, Oct 23
Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)
In this session we will discuss real-life examples of political memorabilia and solutions for their preservation. Suggested materials and supplies will be offered, focusing on a cost-effective and simple collections care approach. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)
With the proliferation of fake (or, at least, dubious) news, students need to know the strategies necessary to be a good consumer of information. This involves fine-tuning their critical thinking skills and using prior knowledge when determining the validity of research information. This presentation will give school librarians ideas and information they can incorporate in their information literacy curriculum. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Oct 24
Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)
Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment. With real-life examples, practical tips, and a touch of humor, participants will gain an understanding of the ways public library story time techniques can enrich their practice. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)
In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)
A growing number of districts are turning to Chromebooks as their 1:1 device of choice. They are affordable, and easy to manage on a large scale. In this edWebinar Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School, NC, will focus on Chrome features that transform teaching and learning. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)
To realize the full potential of a data governance strategy, government needs to identify its most important data, where it’s stored, how it’s protected, and who has access to it. Join us as our panel of experts explore how they went about getting the answers to these difficult questions and used the information to build a comprehensive data governance strategy. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)
When switching to the cloud, many nonprofits wonder how cloud apps and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box, and Amazon Web Services, will affect their organization’s security. In this 60-minute webinar hosted by Deena Thomchick, senior director of cloud security at Symantec, we will cover the many security benefits of switching to the cloud. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)
The Literacy Heroes online community website was designed for individuals who wish to learn about the various types and methods of global literacy. This community website offers featured articles of the hard-working individuals who are spreading literacy to the impoverished communities of the world. From the Indonesian Don Quixote of literacy who brings books to children by horse to the Afghan bicycle library literacy hero educating the poor children of Bamiyan province, Literacy Heroes’ community members share these inspiring stories through the use of the community’s online forum. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming
Time: 6-7pm

Free CE and Training This Week – October 15-19

The weekly listing is sourced 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 15
Info2Go! BreakoutEDU in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Learn how you can incorporate BreakoutEDU in your library to create a collaborative, exciting, and problem-based learning experience for users. For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/library-development/info2go/
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Monday, Oct 15
Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students (edWeb)
This live, interactive edWebinar will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-10/
Time: 3-4pm

Tuesday, Oct 16
How to Attract, Cultivate and Wow Sponsors (Firespring)
Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of the standard “Gold, Silver and Bronze” packages and have a sneaking suspicion that your potential sponsors are too? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this webinar! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html
Time: 10-11am

Tuesday, Oct 16
Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training) “Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This session will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Oct 16
Train (Maybe) For The Olympics: Using Government Resources To Learn About Appropriate Exercise (Federal Depository Library Program)
The webinar will cover information from kindergarten to academic research level on the topics of exercise and physical training. It will address the needs of senior citizens and those who speak other languages. The Government offers a surprising amount of information from agencies such as the CDC and the NIA (National Institute on Aging). Information from databases such as PubMed and MetaLib will also be presented. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 16
12 Steps to Stay Safer Online (TechSoup)
Nonprofits and charities rely on the goodwill of their donors and constituents to support them and their missions, so it’s crucial that they have access to tools that will protect their data and infrastructure. In this webinar, Michael Enos, Senior Director of Community and Platforms at TechSoup, will teach you practical tools that your organization can use to ensure online security. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 17
DIY Escape Rooms and Other Immersive Experiences (Utah State Library)
These engaging and captivating games can be designed around nearly any theme from zombies to pirates to detective dramas and are being used by libraries in a multitude of ways. They can be employed simply for outreach and to engage library patrons, for incorporating instruction and experiential learning outcomes, as well as for internal staff team-building and training. You too can create this type of captivating programming for your own library for both promotion and education! For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops
Time: 11-12:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 17
Flipped Classroom: Turning Traditional Library Programs Upside Down (Georgia Library Association)
Representatives from Gwinnett County (GA) and Cobb County (GA) Public Libraries will discuss and demonstrate techniques for using the flipped classroom model of educational programming. This method embraces a “learn together” approach that builds upon existing content vs. a traditional instructor-student dynamic. For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 17
Public Health Resources – Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The public health work force can have barriers to accessing tools to find the best evidence in public health research and practice. They can get help to break through those barriers from the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO.) We will provide an overview of their services and profile some of the organizations that benefit from those service along with future plans. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 3-4pm

Wednesday, Oct 17
In the Shoes of a Fellow: The National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship Program (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. In this webinar, a current Associate Fellow will discuss the organization of the program, her experiences as an Associate Fellow, and some of the projects she and other fellows worked on. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 3-4pm

Wednesday, Oct 17
Tales of the Crypt: Danville’s Living History Night (Programming Librarian)
In this free, 60-minute webinar, the creator of Tales of the Crypt: Living History Night will discuss their program and share tips for school library professionals interested in planning a similar event. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Oct 18
Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support (Bloomerang)
This session will focus on how to communicate with your donors with confidence, and will address these questions and more. It is appropriate for anyone who is new to capital campaign planning and management. For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Oct 18
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 18
Book Club Matchmaker: Standout Selections for This Season and Next (Booklist)
So many books so little time? Never fear! In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Books on Tape, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Workman Publishing will cut through the vast sea of new releases to spotlight forthcoming adult titles destined for book group super-stardom. The program will also include essential tips on prepping patrons for book group gatherings and elevating book discussions. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 18
The Patent Office and Its Publications (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover the modern utility patent document and its architecture. Participants will learn about USPTO historical publications and open source patent search tools. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 18
How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Free CE and Training This Week – October 8-12

The weekly listing is sourced 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, Oct 9
Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 9-10am

Tuesday, Oct 9
How Your Nonprofit Can Get $10K Per Month In Free Google Advertising (CharityHowTo)
Google Grants gives nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google search results. If you think it would be valuable for your nonprofit to be listed at the top of the search results, this webinar is for you! During this information-packed webinar, Simon Choy, founder of ConnectAd – who manages over $2M in annual Google Grants funding – will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the actual process of applying for the grant. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 12-1pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Spectacular Series Nonfiction: Fall 2018 (Booklist)
A new crop of series nonfiction is here! If you need help navigating the vast sea of SNF titles, tune into this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Bearport, Creative Company, ReferencePoint, and Scholastic Library Publishing will be on hand to guide you through their best new series and titles. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Delivering Government Solutions in the 21st Century (GovLoop)
Join us online on Tuesday, October 9 from 2-3pm ET/11am-Noon PT as our experts share tools and strategies for creating a compelling business case to modernize your agency. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Facilitating a Robust Social Learning Experience for Geographically Dispersed Teams (InSync Training)
Learning with peers through real job experiences is the optimal way to learn. But, when your teams are geographically dispersed, it can be difficult to facilitate. This session will showcase a case study of a client that utilized social learning to address this challenge head-on. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes (WebJunction)
Join us to learn about the refreshed Supercharged Storytimes curriculum, soon to be made available in a self-paced course, and about the online facilitator training, for those interested in learning how to guide storytime provider peers through the course together. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Getting ready for #GivingTuesday (Big Duck)
#GivingTuesday has become a great way to attract new donors or get special gifts from donors who already support you. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, Vice President at Big Duck, Bhavik Lathia, Digital Director at Color of Change, and Jessica Schneider, Director of Strategy and Collaboration at 92Y (creator of #GivingTuesday), will provide an overview as well as some practical examples, tips, and tactics you can use to leverage this international day of giving. For more information and to register, visit: https://bigducknyc.com/events/
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
Social Activism in YA Lit (School Library Journal)
Three YA authors discuss timely topics they’re passionate about, including gun violence and female empowerment. For more information and to register, visit: https://slj.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Oct 9
3 Cool Tools for Digital Writing (TeachersFirst)
Explore and compare 3 free online writing tools that support, scaffold and engage learners in literacy instruction. For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq
Time: 6-7:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Oct 10
NCompass Live: Virtual Tours in the Library with Nebraska History (Nebraska Library Commission)
Featuring “Tusker Power!”, a virtual field trip to visit ‘Archie’ and company in the Elephant Room at the University of Nebraska State Museum, this workshop is designed to show you how easily you can bring virtual tours to your library. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Oct 10
Beyond Awareness: Strategies for Demonstrating Cultural Competence in Library Services to Children (Association for Library Service to Children)
Diversity isn’t just about race and ethnicity! Diversity pertains to ability levels, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and more. This webinar will focus on increasing participants’ level of understanding of the value of providing culturally competent library service in order to meet the information needs of an increasingly diverse group: children. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 11-12pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019 (American Libraries Live)
Join us for this free webinar on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET where we’ll discuss the results of a recent nationwide survey on entertainment and other digital services in libraries, including which specific entertainment service topped the list as most likely to be added in the coming year.  Our special guest, Don Klees from Acorn TV, will delve into the content of this popular service offering world-class mysteries, dramas and comedies from Britain and beyond (including a peek into what’s new and coming soon). For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/
Time: 12-1pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)
This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 12-1pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact (Demco)
As a public library, you’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage community members of all ages. Join us on Oct. 10 to hear from a panel of experts, as we explore the important role your library plays in fostering a strong and engaged community. For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Advancing Racial Equity in Your Library (Public Library Association)
This webinar presents an overview of concepts and approaches libraries are using to reduce racial barriers in their work. Case examples from “Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Case Studies from the Field” will shed light on ways that focusing on racial barriers is yielding improved service for all patrons and staff. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Creating Nature-based Classrooms: Breaking the Aesthetic Code of Early Childhood Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)
There are many traditionally accepted codes that permeate preschool spaces, such as the notion that walls filled with children’s work indicate productivity and full shelves result in learning. Early childhood experts are beginning to look at new ways to break these antiquated codes by designing beautiful classroom environments filled with nature and natural objects. Learn how to break the traditional aesthetic code by bringing the outside in and creating nature-based experiences for young children. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 10
Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries (American Association of School Librarians) AASL’s new resource guide, Defending Intellectual Freedom: LGBTQ+ Materials in School Libraries, examines how to build and safeguard LGBTQ+-inclusive collections, instruction, and spaces. Developed and framed through the lens of the Shared Foundations from the new AASL National School Library Standards (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Engage, and Explore), the guide includes why this is such crucial equity work, as well as easily accessible activities, reflective questions, real-world scenarios, and extensive resources. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming
Time: 6-7pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Open science: from empowering people to employing platforms (Library Connect)
In this webinar librarians will illustrate how they are helping to develop research ecosystems and services, and apply tools and training for open science. Discover lessons learned from an Open Educational Resources (OER) pilot project and the development of an open access journals program at a university, and much more. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect
Time: 10-11am

Thursday, Oct 11
Build a Better Workplace Culture with Compassion and Purpose (American Management Association)
Emotional intelligence, empathy, good communication and interpersonal skills are just a few of the vital components of a productive and healthy organizational culture. They are also essential for cultivating a culture of compassion, which can help foster a stronger, more effective work environment. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Equity of Access (YALSA)
This free webinar addresses equity and access as one of YALSA’s teen services competencies for library staff. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 11
YA Announcements: Winter and Beyond (Booklist)
There’s no better time than winter to curl up with a gripping read. And with upcoming YA releases like the ones covered in this free, hour-long webinar, teen readers—and YA lovers of all ages—will want to do nothing else. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Technology and Scale in Microenterprise: Lessons Learned from Grameen America (TechSoup for Libraries)
Join us for a conversation with Grameen America, funders, and microenterprise leaders as we discuss technology and growth in the microfinance sector. We’ll discuss: Partnering for scale; Technology platforms that enable product delivery, digitization of operations, and a seamless customer experience; Lessons learned on a journey to expansion. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos. For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Feathers On and Off the Bird: Documenting and Caring for Featherwork (Connecting to Collections)
This webinar will include a discussion about the ways feathers are artistically and culturally manipulated, the influence of coloration and display lighting on feather preservation, as well as providing a review of display, cleaning and pest eradication methods recommended for feathers. And, we will also discuss the documentation necessary for the shipping of feathers. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Thursday, Oct 11
Inquiry: What Does It Mean for Young Children and How Do We Support It in Early Learning Programs? (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this webinar, by author and early learning expert, Susan Stacey,  we will explore what their inquiry looks like in action, how it affects our daily practices, and how we can support it through relationships, the physical classroom environment, documentation, and reflection. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Thursday, Oct 11
#TrendingNow: Using Data to Grow Your Patronage (Library Journal)
Need help with your analytics? Join in as our expert panelists offer advice on harnessing the power of data to provide valuable content and programming to your community. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Oct 11
A Virtual Copyright Education Center for Libraries, Archives and Museums (Lyrasis)
This class will talk about the findings of the first phase of research in developing an online education and professional development space for professionals in libraries, archives and museums so as to empower them to manage copyright issues more comprehensively within their institutions. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx
Time: 2-3pm