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Free CE and Training This Week – January 15-19

2018 January 14
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 16, 2018
Advocacy, Ethics, and the Law for Librarians (Washington State Library)
Presented by Rob Mead, State Law Librarian for Washington, this is an introduction to public advocacy and lobbying for librarians within the context of Washington law. As professionals, how can we make sure our voices are heard on issues of freedom, equity, truth, and justice? What is ethically required of us? Where are the legal (and political) danger zones?
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

How Libraries Can Help Job-seekers with Linda Bruno, Part I (Utah State Library)
In this first segment, we discuss resume assistance and in the second segment, we discuss helping with interviewing skills.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

American FactFinder: An Introduction (U.S. Census)
Recommended for new users of American FactFinder (AFF) or occasional users who need a refresher, this introduction to AFF will teach you how to conduct basic searches using Community, Guided or Advanced Search capabilities. In Advanced Search, you will get an introduction to how to use Search Overlays, save, download and print your tables, and basic mapping usage.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Blended Learning: What Works (InSync Training)
If you are involved with blended learning design in any way – or want to be – you need tools, resources, and a blueprint to move forward. To ensure the success of modern blends, it is necessary to lay a strong foundation to manage the change from more traditional models. This session, a preview to Jennifer Hofmann’s new publication, What Works in Talent Development: Blended Learning (ATD, February 2018), will help you to set the stage for more effective programs.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 17, 2018
Bigger on the Inside: Programming for Small Spaces
(Programming Librarian)
Is your library’s event space feeling a little cramped? Do you worry that your library doesn’t have enough space to do the programs you want to do? Join us for this free one-hour webinar for ideas and inspiration for hosting exceptional programs at your library, even with the most limited space.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning in Preschool: Programs and Practices that Work (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar will provide an overview of effective preschool social-emotional learning (SEL) programs and practices that have emerged in high-quality, rigorous research studies.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

USGS Library Materials for Earth’s Age (Federal Depository Library Program)
The USGS Library provides reference services and instructional sessions to library users on finding print, digital, and online library materials. This webinar will focus on how to find and use the USGS Library’s materials related to geological time (rock age) and terrain (rock type), USGS field and laboratory methods for determining time and terrain, as well as education tools available from the USGS and other geoscience stakeholders.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Thursday January 18, 2018
The New Adult in the Library: What They Want, and What Libraries Can Offer (Texas State Library & Archives and Commission)
What do new adults, or adults aged 18-29, want from libraries? What should libraries offer this age group? In this webinar, we will explore the characteristics of new adults and the services new adults would like to see in a public library. You will leave the webinar with the ability to appropriately offer programming for new adults, including financial literacy instruction, career services programs, and speed dating nights. Kyla Hunt is the Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and is the author of Library Programs and Services for New Adults, published by ABC-CLIO in 2017. E-mail to borrow this title from the Texas state Library Science Collection.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

How to Better Serve Your LEP Audience by Meeting the Federal Requirements (DigitalGov)
In this online training, presenters from the Department of Justice (DOJ) will provide an overview of national origin discrimination and offer practical tips for overcoming language barriers and language access program planning. This session is designed to provide federal, state, and local government agencies with a primer on their legal obligations to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and, if applicable, Executive Order 13166. This training is geared towards federal, state, and local government official who interact or plan to interact with LEP individuals, and for recipients of federal funds, nonprofit organizations and other language access stakeholders.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

When a Patron Needs More Than a Book: Transformation Has No Due Date (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we explore services that make all the difference. Together we will share stories of extraordinary library moments and identify common ways library staff help people grow and learn in transformative ways. Walk away with an understanding of how libraries change lives and gain ideas for what you can do to provide more meaningful library services. Together we will discover how to shift libraries from places of transaction into spaces for interaction, and transformation.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do (InfoPeople)
This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Dr. Steve Albrecht will focus on how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent).
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday January 19, 2018
The Conversation with Steve Bell: Academic Libraries and Higher Education Continues (The TLT Group)
A conversation with Steve Bell about academic libraries and higher education.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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