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Free CE and Training This Week – June 20-24

2016 June 19
by Christina Manz

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web. Check the calendar to see what’s happening today, or view the full June listing, primarily sourced from the Free Training list compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library on WebJunction, and updated throughout the month for additional events. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Webinars listed in Central Time.

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Capturing & Communicating the Value of IM Services in a Corporate Culture (BrightTalk)
Ulla de Stricker shares tips and recommendations to inform the work information managers need to do in telling their value stories. Moving beyond usage statistics, Ulla will demonstrate how impact measurement is key to making the business case why it’s worth paying for Information Management services. Come away from the webinar with insights you can put to use immediately to prove the value of information managers.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

New & Noteworthy Titles for Audiobook Month (LJ)
Audiobooks have come a long way since the days of cassette tapes. And while storytelling is a medium that’s practically as old as time, translating a book into audio form is an art form in and of itself—and one that’s gaining popularity and critical acclaim. Join us as we celebrate Audiobook Month and hear from two leading publishers who will discuss current trends in the world of audiobooks along with some of their favorite new and noteworthy digital titles. You’ll hear about a number of plays, including David Mamet’s American Buffalo, as well as upcoming works from Alan Moore and New York Times best-selling authors Iris Johansen, Robyn Carr, Ian McEwan, and more!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday June 22, 2016
Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)
In this interactive webcast, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature of your employees, partners, and teams and learn strategies to turn frustration into an incredible collaboration that yields long lasting results.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

After the Gift: How to Build a Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base (4Good)
This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year. This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)
In this webinar, learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, based on the concepts of organizational citizenship behavior.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This month: Health Services Research – NLM Resources for Health Quality, Costs and Access. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access. These resources are maintained by NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). Join us for an overview of three key websites, and learn how they can help fulfill your research needs.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)
Whether you’ve had a makerspace for years, don’t have one yet, or are just getting started, this webinar has something for you! The presenter will chronicle her experience jump-starting maker culture in her learning community. Funding, curricular connections, equipment, and celebrations, and challenges will be addressed. This webinar, presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT), will benefit K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday June 23, 2016
Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation
(Missouri State Library)
In this webinar (Part 2 of 2), Wholonomy Consulting will provide attendees with basic information on how to write, implement, monitor and communicate progress on the library’s strategic plan. Wholonomy Consulting has extensive experience with strategic planning for libraries, communities, and nonprofits and has provided assistance in designing strategic planning processes, facilitating strategic planning processes, writing strategic plans, and helping libraries and nonprofits implement these plans.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Selecting for the School Library Collection (Wyoming State Library)
You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance.
Time: 12-12:45 p.m.

Friday June 24, 2016
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? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, 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.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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