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Free CE and Training This Week – January 7-11

2019 January 6
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, Jan 8
Delivering Value to Your Community through Your Library’s Electronic Resources (Washington State Library)
Join librarians across Washington and marketing representatives from NewsBank for a discussion about how to maximize the use of your electronic resources and get the most out of your library’s investment. The webinar will cover: How other Washington libraries are promoting their collections to their communities; How patrons are utilizing resources, like NewsBank’s Access World News; Best practices for marketing your online resources; Resources available to help your marketing efforts from vendors like NewsBank. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters (Training Magazine Network)
Getting your presentation design off to the right start is essential. PowerPoint templates and masters are the underlying force that ties all your slides together, but so often they are ignored and forgotten. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure that all your presentations look the part from the beginning. But templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. In this masterclass we look at how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch,teaching you how to set the template masters, the color scheme, layout options,fonts, and animation effects. Moving through the session, we’ll show you exactly how to work in PowerPoint to achieve a consistent, professional presentation template, so that you can become a true PowerPoint Jedi with unmatched skill and speed. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
Time: 11-12pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
SocialMedia and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers?This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, January 8
Presenting the 2019 Carnegie Shortlist (Booklist)
Join Carnegie Selection Committee members Annie Bostrom and Susan Maguire along with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman for this free, hour-long conversation about the six books shortlisted for the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
APPyHour : Take Control of Your New Year’s Resolutions – Apps to Track Habits, GetReminders, and Stay Healthy (PACER Center)
Need help sticking to those New Year’s resolutions? This ‘APPy Hour’ will showcase mobile apps to support establishing new habits. Apps will include daily habit trackers, motivational reminders,wellness support, and fitness tracking. These apps are great tools for people with disabilities seeking to build independent living skills. Mobile apps for both Apple and Android devices will be demonstrated. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
HealthLiteracy Begins at Your Library (WebJunction)
Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami,Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful)health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Tuesday, Jan 8
GIS In Your Classroom: Map Contests & More (Technology & Innovation in Education)
ArcGIS Online has expanded resources for K-12–including additional GeoInquiries for more content areas. In addition,there is a statewide map contest for students with prizes! Learn about the requirements and deadlines. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tie.net/webinars
Time: 4:30-5pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
NCompassLive: Graphic Novel Collection and Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn new resources to find widely-appealing graphic novel selections for all age groups, toddler through teen. Join Russ Harper,Youth Services Specialist at Omaha Public Library, as he makes core collection recommendations, discusses top sellers, and how to find the hot new thing.Includes programming tips for both American comics and manga fans! For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Jan 9
How to Build and Sustain Your Major Gifts Pipeline (Nonprofit Hub)
If you’ve got donors, you’ve got the raw material for a major donor program. Follow these 10 steps to identify, qualify,cultivate, ask and steward your way to fundraising success. There’s no more cost-effective way to ensure your long-term sustainability. This webinar will review where to begin, which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A. For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
Getting the Most Bang from Your Board (Of Directors): Leading Your Program’s Board Room (Early Childhood Investigations)
The leadership of an organization sets the vision for the future and the direction for the rest of the team. Program leaders must know how to develop, manage, and collaborate with their board of directors to ensure the leadership is in sync with the needs of the organization as a whole. We’ll look at what it means to have a governing board and determine where your organization’s board is in the board life cycle. We’ll highlight the roles and responsibilities of your board and how to set clear expectations through bylaws, recruitment, a handbook, job descriptions, etc. We’ll guide participants through a self-assessment to determine areas where the board could improve. After this webinar, participants will be able to assess 3priority areas for their Board of Directors and how to set tangible goals for the future. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries New Applicant Webinar (Institute ofMuseum and Library Services)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant applications now through February25, 2019.This pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential grant applicants.
School libraries are eligible for this grant! For more information and to join webinar, visit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/accelerating-promising-practices-small-libraries
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 9
BeFound: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles? Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters,to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars
Time: 12-12:45pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Nonprofit Tech Trends 2019 (Idealware)
Our panel of experts will each share their take on emerging technologies and examples of how nonprofits of all sizes are using them. We’ll help you decide which trends deserve your attention and which ones can be safely ignored. Join us to learn all you need to know to kick off2019. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Jan 10
How to Write Effective Web Copy (Bloomerang)
The Internet is bloated. Your users havelimited attention spans. And websites everywhere are written with cliché,ambiguity, and scattershot messages. But words matter! The wrong words — or worse, the forgettable words — can cost your organization countless opportunities. The right words can spark emotion, spur action, and start a lifelong relationship. Which are you going to pick? For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/
Time: 12-1pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Design Squad Global Inventing Green: Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering around Sustainability (National Girls Collaborative Project)
This one hour webinar will detail how to bring Design Squad Global (DSG) Clubs to your community, including the support and resources available to make it successful. Participants will learn about the new DSG club guide “Inventing Green” that gets kids thinking about engineering and environmental sustainability. The guide challenges DSG Clubs to think about how to solve environmental problems with engineering, as well as how to create new inventions using a sustainability mindset. For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff –paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Out of this World Programming (State Library of Iowa)
In early 2017, Estherville Public Library (IA)and Ericson Public Library (IA) were two out of 75 libraries in the nation to be awarded the NASA@ My Library program grant. Through this opportunity both libraries have spent a year developing and offering exciting space programming for children, teen, and adults. Journey with Paula Spoo, Children’s Librarian at Estherville and Zachary Stier, Children’s Librarian in Boone as they highlight their programs from creation to implementation to inspire you to offer these or other space programs in your community. This webinar is a wonderful opportunity to help launch your library’s 2019 Summer Reading program. To attend, go to: https://zoom.us/j/231867085
Time: 2-3pm

Thursday, Jan 10
Your Money, Your Goals: Resources for financial empowerment (Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection)
This webinar will introduce you to the Your Money, Your Goals booklets and how to use them. Share best practices from librarians who are already using the booklets with consumers. Help you brainstorm with your colleagues about how you can start using these booklets in your library. The speakers on this webinar are Scott Bennet, ICF Consulting and Stacey Goddard, Spokane County Library District. No advanced registration required, just go to:http://icfconsulting.adobeconnect.com/bureau/
Time: 4-5pm

Friday, Jan 11
People- Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click”with customers and co-workers.  You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that“intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work! For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/
Time: 1-2pm

Saturday, Jan 12
STEAM Activities For Your Classroom (SimpleK12)
Session 1: Engage Students and Enhance Learning with Innovative STEAM Activities from Google.
Session 2: Connect, Create, and Collaborate with STEAM Websites, Web Tools, and Apps.
Session 3: Integrate Coding Across All Subjects: It’s Easier than You Think. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.simplek12.com/webinar/
Time: 9-11:30am

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