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Free CE and Training This Week – September 11-15

2017 September 10
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 12, 2017
TED and Libraries: Ideas Worth Sharing at Places Designed for Sharing
(Indiana State Library)
This webinar will explore opportunities for libraries related to the world of TED – including, but not limited to, staging a TEDx event and hosting an ongoing TED Ed Club. The presenters will discuss their ongoing partnership, full of successes and failures, while inspiring librarians to bring these two worlds together at their own libraries.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People (Washington State Library)
Agatha Burstein and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Writing and Designing Engaging Emails (Blackbaud)
Email campaigns should be the primary strategy for communicating with your visitors, members, and donors. To appropriately engage audience, you need segmented lists, engaging content and dedicated communication strategies. In this Digi-Know webinar, we will discuss ways to improve your email marketing efforts to keep supporters involved, inspired, and ready to take action!
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Resources: Aerospace Power, Military History, Geopolitics, and Professional Military Education (Federal Depository Library Program)
This presentation will demonstrate how to access curricular materials, professional journals such as Air & Space Power Journal, Strategic Studies Quarterly, student research papers, and publications from Air University Press, Air Force military doctrine resources, faculty background and credentials, and historical resources from the Air Force Historical Research Agency.
Time: 1-1:45 p.m.

Turn the GivingTuesday Global Movement into Local Impact (Blackbaud)
In 2016 GivingTuesday was celebrated in 98 countries around the world. As the movement grows globally, countries and communities are localizing and launching initiatives to encourage giving, volunteering and acts of kindness. Join Lys Hugessen and Woodrow Rosenbaum from the GivingTuesday Canada organizing team to learn more about the movement and how you can incorporate GivingTuesday into your end of year and annual fundraising campaigns. They’ll share campaign examples, best practices, tips for social engagement and more.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses (WebJunction and Public Library Association)
Join us for a virtual town hall, where representatives from libraries and other community organizations will describe their local efforts and who they’re collaborating with. We also want to hear from you: We’ll ask audience participants to describe the informational, structural, financial and emotional support that library staff and community members need to withstand and address this alarming epidemic. The insights gleaned from this town hall will be shared to inform plans for future efforts.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Beyond Book Readings: Building Science Literacy with Hands-On Activities (School Library Journal)
Pairing science and nature-themed books with hands-on science and outdoor activities can provide educators with fun and easy ways to engage curious learners in school-day enrichment activities, in afterschool programs, and in family/school programs. This webinar will introduce librarians to freely available lessons as well as multimedia resources related to birds and nature that are designed to help build learners’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) skills and content knowledge.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 13, 2017
Building Your Support Network: A Woman’s Guide for Success
(American Management Association)
In this 60-minute webcast, Danielle Harlan, PhD, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Leadership and Human Potential, will draw upon lessons from her book, The New Alpha: Join the Rising Movement of Influencers and Changemakers Who Are Redefining Leadership, to show you how to build your own circle of support—including who you should look for, how you can connect them in, and how they can help you.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Mindful Leadership (GovLoop)
Join us to learn how to bring mindful presence to your interactions, the importance of building trust within yourself and colleagues, as well as how to cultivate an overall sense of meaningfulness at work.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

DorobekInsider Live-The Realities of Cybersecurity (GovLoop)
There is no denying that the government has always been incredibly concerned about security. However, as the government continues to modernize, the way agencies are thinking about digital security is evolving, too. Join us, Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts as they discuss the biggest government cybersecurity challenges and highlight a few of the innovators in the field of security.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Making Banned Books Week Work in Your Community (Public Library Association)
This annual event brings together communities in support of the freedom to read and to express ideas, even those considered unorthodox or unpopular. Some libraries have been celebrating BBW for decades and feel like they are “preaching to the choir,” while others have steered clear of stirring up controversy. This free webinar from PLA and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) will shine a light on these and other barriers to successful participation in BBW and will focus on solutions to keep your library’s involvement fresh, relevant, and meaningful to your community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots in Urban and Rural Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
This webinar will discuss various aspects of mobile hotspot lending programs at libraries in metro and rural areas, including some of the practical issues as well as what access may mean to targeted communities. The team behind this webinar has researched New York’s large mobile hotspot program and is in the middle of research on 24 rural libraries also loaning these devices.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

12 Nonprofit Thank You Mistakes to Avoid with Claire Axelrad (Firespring)
After you’ve sent out your appeal is too late to start thinking about what your thank you letter or email will say.Everything must be well thought-out in advance. You must be ready to go with different templates and strategies for different target audiences well before you’ve asked for your first donation. This webinar will help you think through your thank you process, put procedures in writing and get others on board.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Intellectual Freedom is Not Just About Censorship! (edWeb)
What happens when a resource in a K-12 library is challenged? We don’t always think of Internet filtering as censorship, but it can be. How do emerging student privacy laws impact intellectual freedom? How can UNESCO’s Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy support responsible use? How can professional organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians support educators? How can intellectual freedom promote library and librarian advocacy? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan (CT) High School, and Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director at the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, will answer these questions and many more. All librarians are invited to attend this live, interactive session.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday September 14, 2017
Measuring the Impact of Digital Literacy Services with Project Outcome &
(Public Library Association)
PLA has two free tools that can help you provide and measure digital literacy services. provides tutorials on essential basic technologies designed for use in library patron training, and also offers the ability to create a custom site branded for your library. Project Outcome provides simple survey tools to measure the outcomes of digital literacy programs and services. This free webinar will show you how to use both of these tools together to augment your digital literacy training and measure the impact your digital literacy services have in the community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Fall for New Nonfiction (School Library Journal)
Entice the inquisitive minds of your nonfiction fans with informative and engaging titles! This must-see webinar highlights a variety of fascinating subjects that will appeal to students and patrons of all ages.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

IT Innovation and How to Get There (GovLoop)
Join us as we explore how application platforms-as-a-service can help increase central IT productivity and its business alignment, while also harnessing the power of citizen development in a governed and secure way – aka create IT innovation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Authentic Storytelling with Greenpeace: A 10 Step Process (TechSoup)
Learn how to create stories of progress and renewal, impact and change. The process of creating stories is as important as the process of presenting that story. Creating a story is an ethical process. It comes from a nonprofit’s heart, mind and passion — from the body. There are also steps that a nonprofit can take to refine their story. Join Greenpeace’s storytelling expert, Tsering Lama as she guides us through Greenpeace’s 10 Steps Process for Developing a Narrative.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

An Orientation to (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, Law Library of Congress librarians provide a basic overview of, the official website for U.S. Federal legislative information. While the focus of the webinar is on showing how to perform searches in, particularly with regard to searching legislation and Congressional member information attached to legislation, the new features of are also highlighted.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Why eBooks? Best Practices from School Librarians (Booklist)
Library media specialist, Lorrie Roussin, and middle-school librarian, Alicia Blowers, will share how they successfully implemented eBook programs into their schools.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting Started with Employee Onboarding (American Alliance of Museums)
Join museum human resources (HR) professionals and other colleagues as we discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process; developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program; and creating an onboarding toolkit you can customize for your institution.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

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