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Free CE and Training This Week – January 8-12

2018 January 9
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 January 9, 2018
Let’s Talk About Race in Storytimes (Washington State Library)
Storytime is the perfect place to model an open and welcoming environment for your whole community. No one should feel left out or erased from a larger narrative by never being able to see their themselves or their race reflected in storytime. How can we as librarians practice talking about race and model inclusion for our community? How can we work in training our storytime colleagues to not be afraid of delving deeper in creating an affirming and inclusive storytime environment? How do you gain institutional support that social justice advocacy should be included in storytimes? At this webinar, we will have a conversation in hopes it will lead to practice in tangible ways to model storytime inclusion.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)
Learn how your organization can use crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from creation through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences. Come ready to ask about the campaigns you have in mind so we can answer all your questions.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Morris Award Finalists, 2018 (Booklist)
Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with four of YALSA’s 2018 Morris Award finalists: Nic Stone (Dear Martin), S. F. Henson (Devils Within), S. K. Ali (Saints and Misfits), and Akemi Dawn Bowman (Starfish). This is a free, hour-long webinar moderated by Books for Youth Editor, Dan Kraus. YALSA’s Morris award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (American Association of School Librarians)
Librarians are leaders. Join Jeanie Phillips and Ellen McNair, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they unpack critical aspects of instructional leadership. We’ll talk about aligning your superpowers as a librarian with the new standards and the needs of your school community. We will collaborate to discover opportunities, strategies, and leverage points, so you can flex your instructional muscles to impact your entire school community.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Jan 10, 2018
Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Early Literacy/School Age (Indiana State Library)
Get started planning your 2018 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 “Libraries Rock!” themed webinar.  You will be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for children from birth through Grade 6 based on the CSLP 2018 theme, “Libraries Rock!”
Time: 9-10:00 p.m.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed® is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. 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.

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 | Teen/Adult (Indiana State Library)
Get started planning your 2018 Summer Library Program from the comfort of your library by attending this Collaborative Summer Library Program 2018 “Libraries Rock!” themed webinar.  You will be introduced to the theme, the artwork, and the manual for teens and adults based on the CSLP 2018 theme, “Libraries Rock!”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia (WebJunction)
Librarians have the power to make Wikipedia better and more reliable. Once you understand how this collaborative, community-driven encyclopedia works, you’ll see the value of contributing your expertise and knowledge. Wikipedia Library’s annual #1lib1ref (“One Librarian, One Reference”) campaign provides a simple and fun way to get started. This global initiative invites all library staff to improve the verifiability of information on Wikipedia by adding at least one reference during the campaign, which runs from January 15 through February 3, 2018.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday January 11, 2018
Livin’ on the Edge! Making Technology a Reality For Your Library (Texas State Library & Archives and Commission)
Did you know as a Texas public library, you have a virtual technology consultant at your fingertips, free of charge? Come hear how two library directors from both urban and rural populations have used the online tool Library Edge to create a roadmap for their library’s technology improvements. Library Edge is so much more than a survey and can make a huge difference in the way your stakeholders (city council, library board, patrons) see and support your library. This short presentation will be following by Q&A so bring your questions and even your skepticism; we’re betting we win you over by the end.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Tips & Tactics for Time Management & Organizational Skills (Utah State Library)
Feeling overwhelmed by deadlines as well as pressure from the many different demands on your time? Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done on time. How can you work more efficiently and effectively and feel in control of your time? Will you ever see the top of your desk again? This workshop will provide practical strategies for gaining control of your time and setting priorities.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)
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.

Making the Grade: Debating School Performance Ratings (Alliance for Excellent Education)
This webinar will present findings from Rating the Ratings, followed by a conversation on the merits and downfalls of summative ratings between ratings-proponent Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and ratings-skeptic Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Presenting the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Shortlist: With Jennifer Egan, David Grann, and Nancy Miller (Booklist)
Join Booklist editors and Carnegie Selection Committee members Donna Seaman and Annie Bostrom for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. In addition to discussions of each book and appropriate read-alikes, the program will feature Jennifer Egan and Nancy Miller, editor of Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine, in conversation with Donna Seaman and David Grann in conversation with Annie Bostrom.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K-5 Classrooms (edWeb)
Looking for some hands-on collaborative activities that meet computer science and digital fluency learning outcomes? Want ways to appeal to various learning styles and skill levels? In this edWebinar, you will learn about ways to create coding “rotation stations” in your K-5 classroom! From classroom environment to instructional design, you’ll hear about the ways to implement this flexible classroom practice, whether on a daily or weekly basis.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Friday January 12, 2018
Community Engagement and Fundraising (American Libraries Live)
Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community but also with institutions and businesses.Please join us for a panel discussion where we’ll bring in a variety of perspectives from communities of different types and different sizes and answer your questions about how you can form partnerships that help you achieve your goals.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (Programming Librarian)
In this free, 60-minute webinar, staff from the ALA Public Programs Office and Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will discuss the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC) pilot program and application process. Webinar topics will include: A review of the grant requirements and benefits; Instructions for the online application process; Information about how this grant opportunity can connect with your library’s literacy, outreach, and equity, diversity and inclusion goals.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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