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Free CE and Training This Week – June 19-23

2017 June 18
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 June 19, 2017
Gaining Employee Engagement (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join Idaho Commission for Libraries to learn about getting employees engaged and involved so that you have the full support of your team. No registration is required.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday June 20, 2017
Bozarthzone! Pinterest & SnapGuide for Learning (Insync)
Join Jane Bozarth for a quick example-filled tour of using Pinterest and another very-new product, Snapguide, to support your practice and your professional growth.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Veterans and Mental Health – Learning About PTSD (Infopeople)
Join presenter Dr. Laura Wiedman, clinical psychologist within the PTSD Clinical Team at the Northern California VA Health Care System, as she provides an overview of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and available resources for veterans with PTSD.This webinar will be of interest to: library staff, volunteers, veterans and their family members, friends or caregivers who want to gain a better understanding and awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Going Digital (Lyrasis)
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday June 21, 2017
3 Secrets on Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Live Without (Nonprofit Hub)
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies three important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets which will ensure you raise major gifts this year! In this webinar, Amy explains the three secrets, provides answers, and shares her sought after metrics worksheet to guarantee the best outcomes for your major gift efforts.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (CharityHowTo)
In the last year, Facebook launched an entirely new set of tools to help nonprofits raise funds on the platform. Did you know that your nonprofit can now collect donations with these tools on your page, via Facebook ads, and even in individual posts? In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Inside Scoop on State and Local Gov Challenges (GovLoop)
Just like their federal counterparts, state and local govies are feeling the fiscal pinch. They have less resources on hand, and yet they are being asked to do so much more – tasks likes building digital services, protecting critical data, and improving infrastructure. Join GovLoop as Emily Jarvis and a panel of experts uncover the biggest challenges facing state and local governments.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Emerging Issues in Copyright: A Jaunt through Some Common Problems (North Carolina Library Association)
This webinar will take a stroll through some issues in copyright that show there is a serious need to rethink how we conceptualize copyright, authors’ rights, and fair use. There are no easy solutions, but it’s important to understand the questions. Issues will include: remixing, reusing, fair use, piracy, non-legal rule-making (from digital content platforms), encryption and copying, and the economic and cultural effects of near-costless copying.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success (Early Childhood Investigations)
We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn what executive function is, why it’s important to learning and life success, and how it can be developed through shared story time experiences.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Create Meaningful Staff Development with a Kaleidoscope of Learning Experiences (Simple K12)
Join Naomi Harm as she explains the potential of online collaborative tools and how you can model the use of these tools and resources in your community. She will cover how to develop a vision of Web 2.0 for achieving your district’s technology literacy goals, as well as how to provide support and just in-time learning for educational uses of Web 2.0.
Time: 2-2:30 p.m.

Virtual Library Program Development (edWeb)
This webinar will align learning goals with the tools used to reach them. Formerly called 30 apps in 60 minutes, this session has evolved. Instead of focusing on tools, we will focus on learning objectives and how to use technology to meet them. This webinar is a follow-up on Emerging Tech’s webinar, “Redefining Professional Learning for 1:1 Computing.”
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday June 22, 2017
Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions
Maybe it’s time to stop trying to change your board or hope that all board members will jump in to help with fundraising. Let’s talk about how to move past the board and deeply engage individuals in the broader community who can in turn engage others and perhaps become your next board members!
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Look at Me When I’m Talking to You! (Colorado State Library)
Look at me when I’m talking to you: getting ahead by improving your listening skills. In our high-tech and often stressful world, communication is becoming more important than ever. If this is true, then why are so many of us such poor listeners? Becoming a better listener will allow you to become more productive, avoid conflict, improve accuracy, and build better friendships and careers. During this session you will discover how good your listening skills are and what you can do to improve them.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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