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Free CE and Training This Week – October 2-6

2017 October 1
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 October 2, 2017
#NFGTips: How to Create Defining Moments for Your Donors (Network for Good)
How do you create memorable, meaningful moments for your donors? In this 30-minute webinar based on his new book The Power of Moments, Dan Heath will reveal the four elements of defining moments.
Time: 12-12:30 p.m.

Tuesday October 3, 2017
How to Launch a FABULOUS #GivingTuesday Campaign with Less Work and More Impact (Julia Campbell)
During this FREE 60-minute Master Class, you’ll learn: The reasons that so many #GivingTuesday campaigns fall flat, and solutions to ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes; The 3 essential steps to take to ensure that you launch a campaign that will slay your goals and energize your supporters;  How to narrow your focus and reach the right supporters with the right message and the right time; The proven method that my clients have used to secure buy-in from staff and supervisors who may be skeptical about online fundraising and giving days;  A clear process to prioritize your ideas and turn them into actionable tasks.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Author Rick Riordan from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress invites you and your students to join in a virtual program that features best-selling author—and former classroom teacher—Rick Riordan.  He will be talking with students about his new book, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead.”
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Reader’s Advisory: Nonfiction, Stranger than Fiction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Have you ever been flummoxed when confronted with a patron who requests non-fiction? The Reader’s Advisory experts at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Talking Book Program are here to help! John Berkeland and Laura Jean Norris will provide Reader’s Advisory tips for assisting nonfiction loving patrons by offering ways of breaking down non-fiction into sub-genres, posing helpful questions to ask patrons, suggesting fiction read-a-likes, and providing additional resources.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

HathiTrust and Shared Print (OCLC)
Shared Print Program Officer Lizanne Payne will describe the current status and future plans of HathiTrust. This webinar will be of interest to those tracking and participating in shared print efforts, as well as those interested in learning about the activities of the HathiTrust.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Sensory Story Time: Programming for Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Other Special Needs (Washington State Library)
While libraries strive to be welcoming places for all, children with special needs may not always thrive in traditional story times where crowds, bright lights, and sudden noises can overstimulate and overwhelm. Parents of children with special needs can often feel conspicuous and unwelcome in a library setting.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. 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.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors (School Library Journal)
Be the first to hear about the exciting YA debuts from authors S.K. Ali, Janelle Milanes, and Margaret Rogerson. They will share their experiences of writing for teens and discuss the journey of having a book published for the first time. Join teen librarian Dawn Abron as she moderates this lively conversation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)
Design thinking can be used with a wide variety of tools and media, including sewing, cardboard construction, coding, video game design, engineering, and more. In this webinar, we’ll examine the design-thinking process and share some strategies, supports, and starter ideas to get you going.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition (edWeb)
This edWebinar will present the release of SETDA’s newest resource, State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition. This publication highlights state level procurement case studies, sharing how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. State leaders from Indiana and West Virginia will highlight details of their states’ procurement and adoption processes. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion session. This presentation will be especially useful for administrators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, teachers, and librarians.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget (American Association of School Librarians)
Maximizing your investment in digital content is an important goal for today’s school librarian. Join us for a free webinar to learn tips and tricks for stretching your eBook budget to reach the most readers with the most titles.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 4, 2017
Training: The Driving Force of Strategic Alignment (Training Industry)
Dr. Sam Shriver, executive vice president of The Center for Leadership Studies, will lead a discussion with David Brennan, recently retired chief executive officer of AstraZeneca, highlighting practical steps training professionals can take to fortify the connection between strategic imperatives and ongoing performance.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Creative Partnerships: Cooking Matters Classes for Childcare Providers (Colorado Virtual Library)
This webinar will focus on the classes Cooking Matters offers for Child Care Providers (both professional and informal), and will discuss what’s involved in offering a class, what the possibilities for partnership are, and consider ways that librarians’ unique areas of expertise can support and expand on the information provided during class.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Constitution Day to Black History Month: Interactive Docs Displays to Engage Students (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar promotes the use of interactive government documents displays in the university library to catch the attention of students. Participants will learn strategies to engage students, parents of incoming students, community members and faculty.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Beyond the SEA: Instructional Design: Beyond the Basics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar, we will explore advanced instructional design skills and settings, including in-depth goal analysis, analyzing learners and contexts for the best learning outcomes, designing instruction for online learning, and addressing learner motivation and performance problems.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections (American Alliance of Museums)
This webinar will cover different methods behind photographic documentation, and provide tips for implementing them–whether you are photographing an object for cataloging or condition reports, or looking for ways to digitize your collection.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Social Skills and Autism: Using Books in Creative Ways to Reach and Teach in Early Education (Early Childhood Investigations)
The webinar will focus on teaching the communication, interaction, and self-regulation skills that lead to friendship and participation in social settings. Weiss and Meiners will review empirically validated procedures, and discuss how they can be combined to effect change in young children with autism. The presenters will target common, yet difficult to teach, skills and share the secrets of using books and stories with young children to improve their communication skills.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (Lyrasis)
This free 90-minute webinar will demonstrate how working with multiple organizations in a network for disaster management can be accomplished. The history of networking for improved emergency preparedness in the cultural heritage, arts, and government sectors will be examined, with an exploration of existing networks. Case studies of the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network and CultureAID in New York City will be presented to help guide you on how to start your own, or join an existing, cooperative disaster network.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Health Insurance from a Financial Perspective (Solid Finances)
Health insurance, like other forms of insurance, helps protect you from high costs and financial risk. Knowing how to choose the a health insurance plan for your health needs and financial situation can be confusing. In this session we will explore considerations that go into choosing the best plan to meet your needs.
Time: 1:05-1:55 p.m.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Get an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  It will include:The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal/ School Library Journal)
From sf/fantasy and coming of age (The Tea Dragon Society) to shonen/shojo manga (My Hero Academia), superhero twists of fate (Terminals), an accidental adventure (Cosmic Commandos), and YA memoir (Lighter Than My Shadow), the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join Library Journal Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and leading publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

#GivingTuesday Before, During and After—Your 9-Week Success Plan! (Firespring)
With less than two months left before the biggest giving day of the year, we’re all systems go for #GivingTuesday on 11/28. If your current #GivingTuesday plan is to email a link to your “Donate Now” page and hope for the best, you still have time to implement a powerful strategy. Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and one of the nation’s leading authorities on crowdfunding, will take you step-by-step through creating your 9-week communications plan and implementing your best giving day ever.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday October 5, 2017
Training Staff When You Don’t Have Time to Train Staff (Colorado Virtual Library)
This presentation will offer simplified methods for supervisors and managers to train staff with varying learning styles, and ways to empower staff to take charge of their own training.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Integration Platform as a Service (O’Reilly)
In this webcast we’ll cover:What is an iPaaS? Why would I need one? What are common misconceptions when thinking about iPaaS?
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

CopyTalk – Understanding Rights Reversion (ALA Washington Office)
Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright. By doing so, authors can bring their out-of-print books back in print, deposit them in open access repositories, or otherwise make their works available to the public. This CopyTalk will cover why, when, and how to pursue a reversion of rights, review practical tools and resources, and show how librarians can educate authors about their options to regain rights from publishers and make their works newly available.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)
Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll learn to read virtual “body language” , look at ways to increase interactivity and engagement, utilize games and activities, and create visuals that support learning.
Time: 1-2:15 p.m.

Using Leadership Communication to Triumph Over Change and Complexity (Training Industry)
As organizations grow more complex and find themselves in a perpetual state of change, many experience higher levels of turnover and lower levels of productivity as employees grow increasingly confused and fearful about the future. To combat this problem, leaders must become super-communicators with the ability to inform, inspire and engage their people consistently and compassionately across all channels.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Friday October 6, 2017
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. As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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