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Free CE and Training This Week – September 10-14

2018 September 10
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. 

Tuesday, Sep 11
Diversifying Your Book Club by Selection and Membership (Indiana State Library)
Are you tired of reading the same books for your book clubs? Are you hoping to reach new audiences? Join Tiffani Carter, the manager of the West Indianapolis Branch Library for some tips and best practices to consider when choosing your book club selections and recruiting new participants. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time: 9-10am

Tuesday, Sep 11
Leadership through Convincing & Influencing Part 1 (Utah State Library)
This exciting 2-part webinar is designed to provide realistic strategies that can be immediately used in any encounter in which you want others to agree with you or support your decisions. It will strengthen your confidence and ability to lead, to cultivate win-win solutions to problems, to negotiate effectively when necessary, and to implement change with less resistance from staff and colleagues. For more information and to register, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
Autistics in the Library: How Libraries Can More Effectively Serve Patrons and Employees on the Spectrum (Massachusetts Library System)
As the autistic population continues to grow and become more visible across the lifespan, it’s important that libraries of all types know how to effectively serve patrons on the autism spectrum, foster a neurodiverse profession by encouraging autistics to consider librarianship as a career, and successfully employ them as staff. This webinar will provide attendees with a mix of practical strategies and relevant anecdotes from an autistic librarian. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share any helpful insights they may have on the topic. For more information and to register, visit: https://calendar.masslibsystem.org/event/4391235
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
Becoming a Socially-Conscious Library (Washington State Library)
As our society becomes more socially aware, libraries (staff, boards and administrations) and our public are finding themselves caught in the middle of the discussion, interest and debate. This session intends to articulate what it means to be a socially-conscious library, issues libraries face in doing-so and charting a path to full engagement as a socially-conscious library. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
The Accidental Law Librarian (State Library of North Carolina)
As the law touches more and more of our daily lives while lawyers price their services out of the average person’s range, the public increasingly turns to libraries for guidance. This presentation will cover the basics of legal research, how to interpret legal questions, and where to send patrons for answers. For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/continuing-education
Time: 9:30-11am

Tuesday, Sep 11
Reads for the Reluctant: Tips and Tools to Help Engage Every Potential Reader (Booklist)
It can be a difficult task to find the right book for a struggling or disconnected reader, but we’re here to help. During this webinar you’ll hear from representatives of Books on Tape/Listening Library, Macmillan Youth, and Lorimer Press, as well as from Allie Stevens, coordinator of this year’s Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers committee. They’ll offer you a variety of resources, including hi/lo titles and audiobooks, that will give you the tools you need to meet your reluctant readers where they’re at. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
Disasters Happen! Prepare During National Preparedness Month (Federal Depository Library Program)
Every September, National Preparedness Month reminds us to take time to prepare for disasters. This year’s theme is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” Tune into this webinar to see an overview of health information resources on preparedness topics, and learn more about making sure your library has plans to serve patrons when disasters occur. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
The Latest Must-Have Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal)
From manga to memoir, graphic novels offer engaging and diverse stories for readers of all ages. Join moderator Tammy Ivins along with a panel of insiders who will share some of the hottest graphic novels hitting the shelves this season. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
Motivating Your Staff: Strategies for Supervisors (InfoPeople)
Would you like to learn new methods of encouraging and inspiring motivation in your staff? Understanding what motivation is and how it works, is a critical management and leadership skill. Find out how in this one hour webinar. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Sep 11
Mapping the Historic West End: Using Digital Resources to tell the Story of an African American Community (Lyrasis)
This class will show archivists and others interested in community history the results of a year-long effort to tell the story of an historic African American community in Charlotte through a digital mapping project. The class will show how other libraries, museums, community groups, or individuals can organize as well as create digital resources about their neighborhoods in a similar fashion. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
NCompass Live: Book vs. Movie: The Ultimate Showdown! (Nebraska Library Commission)
It’s the never-ending battle. Which was better – the book or the movie? Or the TV show. NLC staff will debate this hot button issue and discuss if we thought the book or the screen adaptation was better (it can happen!). Join us as we try to answer the age-old question – Is the book always better than the movie? For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
Podcast Playground – Part 2 – Programming with Kids Podcasts (Association for Library Services to Children)
Come play in our Podcast Playground where we’ll listen, explore, and play with the evolving world of kids podcasting. In Part 2, we’ll play with how podcasts can connect with library collections, as well as share ideas for incorporating kids podcasts into programming to inspire curiosity and learning. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 11-12pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
MARCH with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell (Programming Librarian)
Join Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, co-author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novel series March, for a discussion about the Civil Rights Movement and their experience telling Congressman John Lewis’s story. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (Charity How To)
During this free 45 minute live webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 12-1pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
How to Use Segmentation to Reveal Your Best Legacy Donors (Network for Good)
This presentation will show you why legacy giving is vital to your organization; the benefits of legacy giving to both the organization and donor and how to query your list to uncover your best prospects for legacy giving. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/
Time:12-1pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
Hidden Gems (U.S. Census Bureau)
Come learn about the different types of unique and less visible data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/training-workshops/trainings.html
Time:1-2pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
DorobekINSIDER LIVE: Tools, Tech and Tips to Improve Gov Productivity (GovLoop)
Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts on Wednesday as they examine the technology, tools and strategies that public servants are adopting to increase productivity. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time:1-2pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach. In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time:2-3pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
Using the DOE Data Explorer to Find DOE-Funded Research Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), OSTI’s search tool enabling users to locate and access research data resulting from DOE research and development activities. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time:2-3pm

Wednesday, Sep 12
Empower Your Students to Be Digital Leaders on Social Media (edWeb)
To become responsible and fluent users of social media technology, students need real-world opportunities to practice. In this edWebinar, Heather Callihan of Northwest Public Schools in Nebraska will show you how. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/
Time:3-4pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time:10-11am

Thursday, Sep 13
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … The Current Population Survey: Methodology and Content
From its original purpose in providing national employment data, to data on voting patterns and internet usage, the Current Population Survey offers terrific breadth and depth of statistics about the U.S.  This presentation by members of the CPS staff at the Census Bureau will go in-depth on the topics included and the methodology used to collect the data for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the main sponsor of the survey. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/
Time:11-12pm

Thursday, Sep 13
The Great Divide: Bridging intergenerational gaps to fully engage your volunteers (Charity Village)
This workshop will consider how to successfully implement volunteer succession planning by bridging the gap between millennial and boomer volunteers. By investigating and implementing innovative methods of engagement, your organization can facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/cms/active-learning/webinars
Time:12-1pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Building Trust to Skyrocket Fundraising Results (Bloomerang)
Want to build and strengthen trust with your donors quickly? Struggle to get client stories from your program staff? Are your board members reluctant to introduce you to others? Tammy Zonker will teach you the fundamental process of building trust and watch your relationships and fundraising results soar. For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Cultural Competence and Responsiveness (YALSA)
Join this free monthly webinar from YALSA. The September topic is on cultural competence and responsiveness. To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Fall for These Must-Haves for Every Elementary to YA Reader (Booklist)
Entice the inquisitive minds of every reader with informative and engaging titles! Whether they’re interested in animal life, STEM resources, coding, biographies, arts and crafts, or YA and middle-grade fiction, readers of all levels will walk away feeling both enlightened and entertained. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Dietary Supplement Label Database: Advanced Search and Data Download (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
DSLD provides ready access to label information for dietary supplements marketed in the United States. The content of this class is relevant for those working in consumer health information services. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Evaluating Collections Care Information Resources (Connecting to Collections)
How do you find good information on the care of collections? A lot of materials are available, ranging from printed books and articles to online resources and DVDs, but not all of it is reliable or valid. This webinar will help you learn to separate wheat from chaff when looking for guidance on better collections care. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Thursday, Sep 13
How to Effectively Teach Social-Emotional Skills to Children Who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this webinar we will review why it is essential to develop or adopt a comprehensive social-emotional learning curriculum and discuss practical strategies that teachers can use to proactively teach children necessary social-emotional skills. We will also review how to promote social-emotional learning in the heat of the moment and throughout the day during typical classroom activities. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time:1-2:30pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Reframing the Story: Investment in Black Men And Boys is Vital to Whole Community Health (GrantSpace)
In this webinar, speakers will come together to discuss the importance of redirecting philanthropic investments for justice-oriented collective action and impact, and how that translates in the real world. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the seven elements of the paid-in-full investment strategy, and how to apply this approach to your work, as a grantmaker, nonprofit, government, or community-based entity. Finally, they will also talk about why investing in black men and boys is a key component of justice-oriented collective action, and vital to whole community health. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Thursday, Sep 13
LinkedIn Marketing Concepts for Nonprofit Professionals (Donor Search)
You: One person making a difference: appear the best you can on LinkedIn: approachable, active as you achieve your personal career milestones. Us: The power of the organization’s message on LinkedIn: well-coordinated, inspiring, successful; its image to the business community: on-point, concise, everyone in the organization reflecting the mission in their own personal profiles. Them: All people who have not yet contributed to your cause but are available to you to research, selectively market to; when inspired by your cause, they offer their expertise, time, and money. Are the three compatible? Yes, if you use the smart LinkedIn concepts. Cohesive? This will take work, but it is attainable. You must feed and cultivate it continually. Collaborative? Ah, the best of all worlds, all of us rowing the boat in the same direction. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.donorsearch.net/flash-classes/
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Sep 13
Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 2-3pm

Friday, Sep 14
Mentor Programs That Retain and Engage Employees (Training Magazine Network)
Join Libby Powers, as she discusses how to build a strong mentor program that will help you achieve your goals of increasing employee retention and engagement.Retaining and engaging employees are two goals that every organization is striving to achieve. Studies have shown that having engaged employees can drastically improve your bottom line, and a high level of retention is a key indicator that your company is filled with satisfied employees. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
Time: 10-11am

Friday, Sep 14
What’s Next for RDA and the 3R Project? (American Libraries Live)
Join us for a discussion with representatives from the RSC, the North American RDA Committee, and ALA Publishing, as they address the community feedback to the beta site, changes coming in September and beyond, and how the North American community can contribute to the continuing enhancement of RDA. For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/
Time: 12-1pm

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