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Free CE and Training This Week – April 9-13

2018 April 8
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 April 10, 2018
Habits of a Highly Successful Fundraiser (The Good Partnership)
Join this webinar to learn about tips and tools and to how to successfully use stories in your small nonprofit. There will also be Q&A time.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have proved to be invaluable foundations in the curriculum, but there are many areas where the arts naturally intersect. This free, hour-long webinar, sponsored by Workman, DK, Lerner, Holiday House, and Black Rabbit, will offer up a wide range of titles for students, be they more STEM or STEAM inclined.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Adapting the FDLP Certificate Program for Training Student Workers & Library Assistants (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, participants will learn more about training library assistants and student workers.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (InSync Training)
We never want for information in everyday life. Have a problem? Just Google it away! Unfortunately, everything changes when we go to work. The knowledge we need remains hidden in hierarchical silos and training materials. Employees are left to fend for themselves – often with negative results. Let’s dig into the knowledge sharing behaviors that have become so commonplace in our daily lives and share specific tactics to activate these behaviors in the workplace.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Think about Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to assess your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)
Why are connections with educators so essential to school librarians? Participants will delve into the National School Library Standards and available resources to make authentic and purposeful connections with educators. Participants will create an action plan to help them plan, record, and amplify the results of their connections.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 11, 2018
NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how the Marion Public Library, with no dedicated programming space, cultivated an after school crowd through revised scheduling, drop-in programs, and new community connections.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Charity How To)
Why isn’t a well written proposal enough to get the grant award?! Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” will strengthen your relationship building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy. In this live, interactive webinar we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award. We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys (Public Library Association)
Outcome measurement is a way for libraries to assess their impact on the people they serve and helps libraries answer the question, “What good did we do?” Libraries may need to measure outcomes for a variety of reasons—from measuring and improving impact, to better managing services and resources, to demonstrating a need for funding or other support. This webinar will help libraries develop their own outcome measures based on program goals and implement those measures through effective survey design. This webinar is the second in a series featuring Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines, designed to help guide and provide additional support for outcome-focused data collection.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

5 Easy Wins to Increase Online Donations in 5 Minutes (The Digital Nonprofit)
Getting more people to donate online can sometimes seem more like voodoo than science: Your ED says to add more links. Blogs say to run intricate A/B tests for button colors. You just want the thing to friggin’ work on mobile! What strategies actually work? And better yet, which ones will yield the biggest return for your effort? In this webinar, we’ll answer those questions by reviewing 5 easy wins all nonprofits should do to increase donations online. These are 5-minute tweaks we’ll show you how to do yourself—no more waiting for the webmaster to make 1 change.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

An Organizer’s Tale: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries (EveryLibrary)
In this free webinar, Emily Drabinski will discuss lessons learned through fighting for a fair union contract. More than anything, making political change requires mobilizing people. Drawing on the experiences she described in the Political Librarian piece “An Organizer’s Tale: LIU Brooklyn’s Lockout and Union Contract Negotiation,” Drabinski will share concrete strategies for building power, developing and maintaining lists, assessing allies, and holding organizing conversations.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)
Connected Learning is an innovative approach to youth learning that is based on the principle that learning happens best when it is interest-driven, peer supported, and academically oriented. Learn how the connected learning model has been implemented at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 27 branches and how you can implement similar programming in your library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this powerful webinar, two of the most influential child care advocates in the US and Canada share their insights about the state of child care in their respective countries. Lynette Fraga from Child Care Aware of America, and Morna Ballantyne from Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada will discuss current challenges and opportunities for child care systems in their countries now, and share insights about the path forward toward increasing quality and affordability of, and access to child care in the future.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What Is the Federal Register? (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. This webinar will cover the historical background and purpose of the Federal Register, as well as how to use it in daily life. It is appropriate for anyone who ever gets questions about: food labelling requirements, cosmetic ingredients, Fair Labor standards, oil drilling regulations, the Physician Fee Schedule, pesticide tolerances, net neutrality, presidential proclamations and executive orders in the news, and so much more.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Spotlight on Emerging Tech in Gov (GovLoop)
From automation to cybersecurity to the cloud, the way the government works is fundamentally different than it was even 10 years ago. And now the pace of that technological revolution is advancing at an even faster rate. So how can agencies keep up? And what emerging technologies are making the biggest impact?
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

College and Career Ready! Motivate and Empower Struggling Readers in High School (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, high school co-teachers Elizabeth Hauser and Katherine Young will demonstrate how to channel motivation to increase literacy skills in struggling adolescent students.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday April 12, 2018
Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope (Utah State Library and ULS RASART Roundtable)
Join Ethan Sellers (Volunteers of America) to learn about the role of the library in aiding the homeless population. Find out about demographics, factors and causes, and agencies that can offer assistance. Learn best practices for interacting with the homeless and the library’s role as a tool in reducing poverty.
Time: 11-12:30 p.m.

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identifying available filters in your My NCBI account, and how to create a custom filter.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Interactions with Teens (YALSA)
Join this YALSA webinar facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff that focuses on interactions with teens.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to Lead When You Don’t Think You Have Anyone to Lead (Colorado State Library)
It’s not always easy to lead an entire organization by yourself. Solo librarians are in the unique position where we are expected to be leaders but we very rarely, if ever, have a staff to lead. This presentation is geared toward the solo librarian or librarians who oversee a very small staff. Through storytelling and anecdotes, I hope to encourage and inspire librarians to take charge of their unique leadership roles within their organizations and discover opportunities to collaborate, learn, and influence others outside of their organization. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to Lead When You Don’t Think You Have Anyone to Lead (Colorado State Library)
It’s not always easy to lead an entire organization by yourself. Solo librarians are in the unique position where we are expected to be leaders but we very rarely, if ever, have a staff to lead. This presentation is geared toward the solo librarian or librarians who oversee a very small staff. Through storytelling and anecdotes, I hope to encourage and inspire librarians to take charge of their unique leadership roles within their organizations and discover opportunities to collaborate, learn, and influence others outside of their organization. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at Your Library (Infopeople)
By 2030, projections indicate that 25% of the US population will be 65 or older. This means that libraries will be serving a steadily increasing number of older patrons and their care partners. This webinar will help you understand and adapt to these users’ changing needs.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)
Three authors of novels for middle-grade/middle school students discuss the value of including fiction in teaching various curriculum areas – and not just designating novels as “extra-credit!” The authors will reveal the depth of their research for historical fiction (Rebecca Behrens, “The Last Grand Adventure”); for science/nature study (Jo Hackl, “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe”); and about political and social change (Sara Holbrook, “Enemy”).
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Friday April 13, 2018
LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)
Why do some community-supported open source programs seem more successful than others? Why do some live on grants while some achieve financial sustainability? What can open source program staff learn from one another? In 2017, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided grant funding to enable LYRASIS to assess how open-source software (OSS) programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations attain long-term sustainability. Join the webinar to find out the results.
Time: 11:30-1:00 p.m.

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