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Free CE and Training This Week – October 1-5

2018 September 30
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, Oct 2
Building a Successful Grants Program 101 (Elevate)
Join us for this FREE 60-minute webinar, where the grant writing experts from Elevate share some of the biggest lessons we’ve learned from building sustainable grants programs for our clients, including: How to tell whether grant writing is right for your organization; The pillars of a strong grants program; Which tasks and pieces to focus on first; and The systems we use to make sure our own grant writing processes run smoothly. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.elevatedeffect.com/calendar/
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Oct 2
An Introduction to Assistive Technology (Washington State Library)
This webinar will provide an overview of available assistive technology with an emphasis on working with individuals who are visually impaired. Topics include service strategies, equipment, and resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Oct 2
Enhancing Your #GivingTuesday with Social Media (Blackbaud)
Your #GivingTuesday strategy is coming together and you’re set up for the most successful giving day yet, but are you leveraging every channel available to reach your supporters? Join Sabrina Paul-Noel, Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications at the Archdiocese of Miami, to see how she’s managing social media this #GivingTuesday. Get her take on the unique messages, audiences, and tracking abilities across each social channel and take your campaign viral! For more information and to register, visit: https://hello.blackbaud.com/GivingTuesdayWebinars.html
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 2
The Making of the Best Small Library in America (Library Journal)
Learn what went into making this year’s winner, Madison County Libraries, NC, stand out from its peers, and garner top honors from the annual award program. Learn how to replicate Madison’s innovative offerings, along with those of finalist libraries from Cazenovia, NY, and Patagonia, AZ. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Oct 2
Getting Augmented Reality in Your Classroom with HP Reveal (Technology & Innovation in Education)
Join in on this webinar that will highlight HP Reveal, a free app that can be used across platforms. Using a target image, students can then create videos of their work that will come to life when scanned with a phone or tablet. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars
Time: 4:30-5pm

Wednesday, Oct 3
5 Things You Need to Crush Your Year-End Fundraising Goals  (Network for Good)
The right technology plays a major role in keeping nonprofits organized and on top of fundraising activities for year-end. Join this webinar and you’ll learn how you can leverage a Donor Management System to accomplish five key tasks that will supercharge your year-end campaign. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Wednesday, Oct 3
Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 3
Advocacy for Everyone (Association for Library Service to Children)
Join library advocates from various states as they share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local,  state, and national level. Our guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work practice. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively advocate and communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Oct 4
Dreaming of STEAM: Hands-on Learning for Young Readers (Booklist)
In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Amicus Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, and Penguin Young Readers will spotlight forthcoming STEAM-centric titles for grades K-12. In addition, Becca Ruidl, STEAM Team Early Learning Manager at Chicago Public Library, will discuss the ins and outs of CPL’s traveling STEAM Team as well as essential programming ideas—and Kara Dean, Youth Service Librarian at Walpole Public Library, will showcase recent standouts in children’s nonfiction. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 4
Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Many libraries are expanding their services in nontraditional directions, from Libraries of Things and Makerspaces to greater engagement with local school districts. Nacogdoches Public Library has undertaken several new measures to address the need for STEM education in the library and in area schools. This year they began circulating STEM Kits for educators and STEM backpacks for individual families. Each kit includes equipment, materials, instructions, and TEKS-aligned projects that can be implemented with little to no advance training. Learn ways that your library, schools, homeschoolers, and parents can benefit from this program. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3pm

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