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Free CE and Training This Week – August 13-17

2018 August 12
by Christina Manz

The weekly listing is sourced from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. 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, Aug 13
Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)
The program highlights the importance of developing a healthy online/offline balance and understanding the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms. For the students’ curriculum, they have implemented lessons that use real-life scenarios and engaging, student-driven activities to prepare students to make thoughtful and responsible decisions when using technology. The goal of integrating the students’ curriculum with parents’ lectures is to promote a dialogue of cooperation regarding technology use between students and parents. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/
Time: 3-4pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)
This webinar will focus on real best practices of incorporating new media into preschool services. What are some specific apps that are age appropriate for preschoolers; How much time should be devoted to using an iPad or other tablets in a preschool storytime?; What are the pros and cons of leading a digital-focused preschool storytime versus a traditional preschool storytime?; How can digital resources be incorporated into preschool outreach programming?; and more. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This course will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The presentation is designed as an introduction to NLM resources for K-12 professionals, public librarians, and individuals working with K-12 populations. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)
Looking for titles (and ideas) to spark middle grade reading? Look no further. Join representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Fabled Films Press, and Sky Pony for a sneak peek at fall fiction and non-fiction that will get kids back into books. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will present information on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s, “Money as You Grow Bookshelf” program. The program contains popular books for children ages four – 10. The books have companion guides to help parents get started reading and talking with their children about money choices like saving, spending, and more. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)
Beyond traditional blogs, video content such as animated explainers and even live-action shorts have taken center stage as popular form of digital content. Producing these materials can provide a great deal of benefit to your organization and your ability to connect with community. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)
People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable. But what does that investment look like? Find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)
This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence. For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-08/
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
How to Craft Compelling Messages: Elevator Speeches, Soundbites, and More – Part 2 of 2 (TSLAC)
When you have just a moment to make an important point, you must use it wisely. The trick to delivering an effective message is not simply thinking on your feet—it’s preparing ahead of time. Whether you need a media soundbite, a handy elevator speech, a go-to value statement, or lofty language for a stakeholder presentation, this strategy works. To ensure that each attendee develops this skill, the lesson will be split over two webinars. In the first, writer/editor/marketing maven Kathy Dempsey will teach tactics for effective communications, explaining strategies and including practice time. At the end, she’ll ask all participants to use offline time to write their own value statements and email them to her. Dempsey will evaluate each statement, then create the second webinar, in which she’ll show attendees’ statements along with her expert edits. This process will reinforce the lessons and demonstrate the process of perfecting the language. Once you learn the strategy for assembling the right words, you’ll always be ready to deliver a compelling comeback, great quote, or effective message. [Please note that this webinar is limited to Texas library staff.] For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3:00 pm

Tuesday, Aug 14
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors’ favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is the session winner of our Smackdown! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/
Time: 5-6:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)
“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries. For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops
Time: 11-12pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)
Funraise CEO Justin Wheeler and Erin Chidsey discuss strategies that’ll have your board leading the charge toward your vision. For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kZ5hGz0NRLq2oRiBkdLOxg?utm_source=FB
Time: 12-1pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will explore the resources of the Federal Government, in English and Spanish, available to help our library users cope with any illness. Information sources will include MedlinePlus, Health and Human Services, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. Some state and local resources will also be explored. For more information and to register,visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)
IoT use cases in government are just starting to gain some serious traction. Whether it’s cities investing in smart traffic lights or adding sensors to sewers to track municipal waste, or the Department of Interior using sensors to track the health of trees in national parks, agencies are seeing IoT go from pilot projects to full-scale implementations.Join us for an online discussion to explore the biggest challenges facing agencies looking to take advantage of IoT and highlight success stories. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate! For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)
Today, Joliet’s Star Wars Day is a quintessential event for Star Wars fans and the largest public library event of its kind in the world — but it didn’t start out that way.Journey with the program’s planners as they share what they have learned in this transition from average library program to nationally recognized event. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
The  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building.Join this webinar presented by language and literacy expert, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
This preview of the AMA seminar, Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Aug 15
How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)
Your stage program is the crown jewel of your event. This is the time when all eyes and ears belong to you, with guests ready and poised to open their hearts to what your organization has to say to them. Most stage programs lack focus, meandering between random entertainment, overly-long live auctions, unprepared honorees, and awkward Asks. In this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you her blueprint for impactful and profitable stage programs. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Aug 16
What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)
This training will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone is dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person –  people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer. For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Aug 16
How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)
In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 1-1:45pm

Thursday, Aug 16
Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)
Audiobook popularity—and sales—may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean we’re all comfortable with how to best share suggestions with listeners. In this free, hour-long webinar, Booklist audio editor Joyce Saricks will join representatives from Books on Tape to discuss working with audio fans and those new to the format, expanding audio knowledge, and making interactions with patrons more satisfying for librarian and listener alike. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Aug 16
Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)
As a rural librarian, marketing your library and its services tends to get put on the back burner. This webinar will go over some easy marketing ideas for those who don’t think they have the time or the money to market their services. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html
Time: 1:30-2pm

Friday, Aug 17
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results. For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/
Time: 1-2pm

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