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Free CE and Training This Week – December 17-21

2018 December 18
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, Dec 18
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:
Time: 12-12:45pm

Tuesday, Dec 18

Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)
This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love. For more information and to register, visit:
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Dec 19
30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)
We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great.  We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary. For more information and to register, visit:
Time: 9-10am

Wednesday, Dec 19
NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization. For more information and to register, visit:
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Dec 19
3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)
Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns. For more information and to register, visit:
Time: 1-2pm

Friday, Dec 21
Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.
For more information and to register, visit:
Time: 9:30-10:30am

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