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Free CE and Training This Week – October 22-26

2018 October 21
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 23
Let’s Get Moving at the Library! Physical Activity Programs for Fun & Health (Indiana State Library)
Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Indiana libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time:
10-11am

Tuesday, Oct 23
Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses.  How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 10-11am

Tuesday, Oct 23
Curating your Best Collection (Colorado State Library)
We’ll share a flexible collection management strategy that can be adapted for any type or size of library to make sure that your collection remains dynamic, and relevant. Attendees will leave with practical ideas on how to approach collection maintenance using different techniques, templates, and collaboration methods. For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2018-10/
Time: 6-7pm

Tuesday, Oct 23
Preserving Artifacts of Free Speech: Caring for Political Memorabilia (Connecting to Collections)
In this session we will discuss real-life examples of political memorabilia and solutions for their preservation. Suggested materials and supplies will be offered, focusing on a cost-effective and simple collections care approach. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
NCompass Live: Strategies for Identifying Fake News (Nebraska Library Commission)
With the proliferation of fake (or, at least, dubious) news, students need to know the strategies necessary to be a good consumer of information. This involves fine-tuning their critical thinking skills and using prior knowledge when determining the validity of research information. This presentation will give school librarians ideas and information they can incorporate in their information literacy curriculum. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Oct 24
Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from youth librarians (Early Childhood Investigations)
Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment. With real-life examples, practical tips, and a touch of humor, participants will gain an understanding of the ways public library story time techniques can enrich their practice. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)
In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Oct 24
Transforming Learning with Chrome (edWeb)
A growing number of districts are turning to Chromebooks as their 1:1 device of choice. They are affordable, and easy to manage on a large scale. In this edWebinar Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Tom Mullaney, Digital Learning Coach at Carroll Middle School, NC, will focus on Chrome features that transform teaching and learning. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Are You Asking the Right Data Management Questions? (GovLoop)
To realize the full potential of a data governance strategy, government needs to identify its most important data, where it’s stored, how it’s protected, and who has access to it. Join us as our panel of experts explore how they went about getting the answers to these difficult questions and used the information to build a comprehensive data governance strategy. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Is The Cloud Safe? Ensuring Security on the Cloud (TechSoup)
When switching to the cloud, many nonprofits wonder how cloud apps and services, such as Microsoft Office 365, G Suite, Box, and Amazon Web Services, will affect their organization’s security. In this 60-minute webinar hosted by Deena Thomchick, senior director of cloud security at Symantec, we will cover the many security benefits of switching to the cloud. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Oct 25
Literacy Heroes and Global Libraries (American Association of School Librarians)
The Literacy Heroes online community website was designed for individuals who wish to learn about the various types and methods of global literacy. This community website offers featured articles of the hard-working individuals who are spreading literacy to the impoverished communities of the world. From the Indonesian Don Quixote of literacy who brings books to children by horse to the Afghan bicycle library literacy hero educating the poor children of Bamiyan province, Literacy Heroes’ community members share these inspiring stories through the use of the community’s online forum. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming
Time: 6-7pm

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