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Free CE and Training This Week – September 4-9

2017 September 3
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.

Tuesday September 5, 2017
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday September 6, 2017
Graphic Design for Libraries Series: Introduction to Canva
(Indiana State Library)
Want to create dynamic promotional materials with less stress and less time? Canva, an online graphic design tool, may be your best option. During this session you will learn how to create attractive materials with this relatively simple online tool. You will also learn about Canva for Nonprofits, a free premium version for nonprofits with team sizes of 10 members or less.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

NCompass Live: The New Public Library Director’s Guidebook  (Nebraska Library Commission)
A new library director has to handle a lot of new things. The Public Library Director’s Guidebook is a compilation of information that should help to answer questions about who’s who and what’s what. Sharon Osenga, Co-Director of the Central Plains Library System; Anneka Ramirez, Director of the Three Rivers Library System; and Holli Duggan, Continuing Education Coordinator at the Nebraska Library Commission, will show off this new resource for new and not-so-new public library directors.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Setting Goals for Leading a Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)
Research shows that nonprofit leaders struggle with time management both personally and for the organization. In this session, nonprofit leadership coach Marc A. Pitman will walk you through a process for identifying the right goals. And how to get them accomplished. Without killing you in the process.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Guided Play and Early Brain Development in Early Education Settings: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek on Sparking Positive Outcomes in All Domains (Early Childhood Investigations)
Using a backdrop of compelling research, Dr. Hirsh-Pasek will share strategies early educators can use to support curricular goals by presenting a learning goal, and scaffolding the environment while allowing children to maintain a large degree of control over their learning. This approach allows educators to use the best of direct instruction and free play.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Convert Supporters on #GivingTuesday with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, now is the perfect time to make sure you have the tools to run a successful campaign. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

“Imagine Your Perfect Source”: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers (edWeb)
If you are a librarian teaching information literacy, or a classroom teacher who asks students to locate their own sources, join us to investigate a skill that supports lifelong learning and can help students do better quality research in academic or work settings, or to be savvier consumers in daily life. This event is geared towards librarians and educators working in grade 6 and up, but grades 3–5 professionals who ask students to find information independently will also benefit from this live, interactive session.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday September 7, 2017
The Year Before Your Capital Campaign
Following on from a highly-regarded AFP Conference session, this webinar you’ll learn how to start planning for a Capital Campaign one year before your feasibility study. Learn what critical items to get started on early to position your capital campaign for success!
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

3 Steps to Improved Employee Engagement: Supporting Work-Life Balance in Your Organization (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training industry webinar sponsored by Oola Corporate Training. Your hosts, world-renowned work-life balance experts and best-selling authors Dr. Dave Braun and Dr. Troy Amdahl, will discuss how to implement work-life balance at your company.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Leadership Skills for the Future of Work (Coursera)
The world of work is rapidly changing due to technology, globalization, and a new generation of workers. In this changing landscape, the ability to identify and develop capable leaders will be key to business success. However, companies are struggling to see what lies ahead and to help potential leaders develop the skills they will need.In this webinar, we will discuss: What are soft skills, and which ones are in demand for future leaders; Where can L&D leaders find corporate learning programs for leadership development; How to measure the ROI of soft skills training.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Nonprofit 911: How to Grow Your Donor Base through Donor Relations & Cultivating Prospects (Network for Good)
Join us and learn about building donor relations that have a solid foundation, that keep donors engaged, that create interest, and ultimately, that result in donor retention. Get a look at donor relations through the eyes of your donor and explore how to search for, identify, and cultivate ideal prospects in ways that will grow your donor base.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Turning Stress into Power (InSync Training)
Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

CopyTalk Must Go On! (ALA District Dispatch)
Our speaker is Eric Harbeson, music copyright expert as well as a long-time member of the copyright education subcommittee. He will present the ins and outs of music and copyright (obviously). As you know, dealing with music and copyright questions is more difficult than cataloging a sound recording. And there’s copyright legislation—The CLASSICS Act—to discuss.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Community Engagement: 2 Approaches – Aspen Institute & Harwood Institute (Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records)
Join Maureen Sullivan, former ALA President and internationally-recognized library consultant and leadership trainer, for this informative look into 2 influential approaches to library community engagement via the Aspen Institute and the Harwood Institute.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Read, Discuss, Meet and Act: The Power of Words (Programming Librarian)
Join Michael Hoerger, communications and marketing manager at Monroe County Public Library, for a discussion on how the series came to be and an overview of the Read, Discuss, Meet, and Act model. Michael will share how working with local partners made the event successful and more impactful for the community, while building a firm foundation for community engaged partnerships and future programs.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Top Ten Tips for Managing Reference Today (Booklist)
Presenter Kay Cassell, author of Managing Reference Today: New Models and Best Practices, moves beyond the reference desk and presents proven tips for making the best use of staff time and posits a framework for developing a reference strategy tailored to an individual library’s users and resources.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Sharing eBooks Across Schools & Districts: How Educators Make It Work (School Library Journal)
Join us for this engaging session with library specialists Joshua Pease and Lori Slingerland from the Connect Information Technology Center. Pease and Slingerland will provide valuable insight into how Connect delivers eBooks and audiobooks to its member schools and districts across Northeast Ohio through a cost-effective shared digital collection.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday September 8, 2017
Technology & Trends presents “Google Drive for Instruction: Leveling Up with Add-Ons”
(North Carolina Library Association)
Those who use Google Drive for instruction already know how powerful it is for sharing and collaborating with students and faculty. This webinar will go beyond the basics to show you two amazing add-ons for Google Sheets that will take your use of Drive to the next level. You’ll hear how one librarian uses the Doctopus add-on to wrangle his student’s assignments and course documents, and how he uses the AutoCrat add-on to automate administrative tasks and solicit workshop feedback. This session will be most useful to those with some experience with Google Drive, and will be especially useful to those at G Suite for Education campuses.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Saturday September 9, 2017
Getting the Most Out of Google Forms
(Simple K12)
If you have never used Google Forms, you are missing out on a tool that can save you time, engage your students, and inform your instruction. If you have used Google Forms, you know how useful they can be for collecting and analyzing data, giving quizzes, doing formative assessments, conducting surveys, and so much more! Join Tia Simmons for an informative overview of Google Forms.
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

Get on Track and Stay There with Google Calendar! (Simple K12)
Do you sometimes find it difficult to keep track of everything on your busy schedule? Or perhaps you’d like an easy way to invite others to meetings or events. If so, then an easy-to-use online calendar may be just what you need! Join Jayme Linton as she shows you how to get your life organized with Google Calendar. Google Calendar allows you to manage multiple calendars as well as share them with others. You’ll learn about a variety of basic and advanced features of Google Calendar.
Time: 11-11:30 a.m.

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