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Free CE and Training This Week – November 6-10

2017 November 5
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 November 6, 2017
Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking (edWeb)
In this edWebinar discover how you can help students grapple with these topics in a thoughtful, honest and civil way that encourages thinking about their own biases. Veteran teacher and media literacy trainer Chris Sperry will engage participants in analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday November 7, 2017
Picture This! Great New Picture Books! (Booklist)
Join us and publishers from Sterling Books, Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Tundra Books, and Owlkids for a first look at terrific new books. Titles discussed will range from board books for ages 0 – 3 to picture books for up to age 8.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Raise More Money With “Win-Win” Partnerships (Nonprofit Hub)
Is your nonprofit raising as much money as it wants from businesses? Most nonprofits aren’t because they either don’t know how or they target the least lucrative part of the business: the company checkbook. In this webinar, business giving expert Joe Waters will reveal the strategies he’s used and taught nonprofits how to raise six-figures with businesses.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Legal Reference: The Basics (Washington State Library)
This workshop will provide an introduction to basic legal research. Topics covered will include primary and secondary sources of the law, online resources for finding the law created by the three branches of government, and an overview of Washington State Law Library services available to librarians and their patrons. Presented by Shani Cate, State Law Library.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

eLearning Authoring and Production Tools (Insync Training)
In this session, you will see a breakdown of each phase of an eLearning project from cradle-to-grave – including storyboarding, audio and video needs, graphics creation, and image sourcing. A toolbox will be shared, along with several tools available both at a cost and free.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Ask Us Anything: GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles (GuideStar)
Just in time for giving season, join us on November 7 for an interactive Q & A session where you’ll get your chance to ask GuideStar profile coaches any and all questions about your organization’s GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Get Ready for Hour of Code (edWeb)
In this edWebinar Kelly Knight, STEAM Coordinator at Riverside Presbyterian Day School in Jacksonville, FL, will be sharing her tips, tricks, and tools for making Hour of Code epic. Administrators, principals, teachers, librarians, and coaches for grades three to eight will benefit from attending this session.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 8, 2017
Partnering with Community Health Workers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a crucial role in improving the health literacy of their communities. They have a unique understanding of those they serve and can facilitate communication and trust. By partnering with CHWs, libraries can improve the effectiveness of their community health outreach initiatives. Learn more about the role that CHWs play in their communities and how to develop fruitful partnerships.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

BIG Ideas for Small Libraries (SirsiDynix)
American Fork Library has felt similar challenges but they don’t let being a small library stop them from having Big ideas! Join Erin Warnick and Lori Bonner as they talk about how to make small library programs successful.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition (Firespring)
In this session, Jay will help us learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of ten donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Jay will help us understand how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday November 9, 2017
Tools & Trends in Genealogy-Something for Everyone: Genealogical Reference Service in the 21st Century (Indiana State Library)
These are the very best of times for genealogists and the librarians who serve them—so much information is readily available and so many are engaged in this activity. A brief environmental scan will set the stage for discussing how to leverage digital assets and physical collections to best serve the widest range of customers.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

“For the Greater (Not) Good (Enough): Open Access and Information Privilege” (OCLC)
Char Booth will address the concept that open access has had a huge impact on publishing and scholarly communication, yet who you are, what you earn, and how you research still create serious barriers to information availability. Char will examine open access through the perspective of information privilege, highlighting actions libraries and allied organizations can take to reduce access inequities in pursuit of social and economic justice.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Reconciling Communities: Planting Seeds of Change through Cultural Education and Truth-telling (Programming Librarian)
In this webinar, the program’s creators will explore the 18-month development process, delivery and follow-up of the Truth & Reconciliation in Our Community event.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Tear Down the Walls to Create Anytime, Anywhere Learning (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)
In this webinar, panelists will share experiences on how their districts shifted to digital as well as unique approaches to transforming learning into a personalized experience that enages students and improves their outcomes.
Time: 1-1:30 p.m.

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)
When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting Ready to Fundraise in 2018 (GuideStar)
As you look ahead to next year, let’s focus on systematically aligning your team and goals, while setting realistic targets that will help you raise money more consistently than any silver bullet.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Imaging in Context: Introduction to Still Image Digitization for Smaller Institutions (Connecting to Collections Care)
In this webinar, we’ll describe the main elements of paper-based digitization, including the setup of scanning hardware and processing software, quality standards and best practices as defined by the Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative, the scanning process itself, and we’ll wrap up by giving an overview of how to preserve your digitized assets for the long-term, including some details about collecting and storing metadata.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks And Strategies (Infopeople)
Think you don’t need to care about your online privacy? Not doing anything shady or illegal, so it doesn’t matter…right? As it turns out, this topic is growing in importance as people realize the long-term ramifications of not being privacy-aware.  Understand why protecting one’s online privacy is now so critical and what can happen when one doesn’t.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Inclusive Library – Effectively Responding to a Mental Health Crisis (Part 1) (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Mental health issues impact 1 in 5 Americans each year which has a higher prevalence rate than cancer, diabetes and asthma. Yet, most people are ill-equipped and unsure about how best to respond when a person is struggling through a mental health crisis. As a community gathering space, libraries may experience a higher number of incidents of people experiencing a crisis. If you’re not sure how to respond effectively and would like to develop some tools for addressing and de-escalating crisis situations in a calm, responsible and compassionate way, you’ll want to participate in this two-part training provided collaboratively by the Austin Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team and the Austin affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

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