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Free CE and Training This Week – January 14-18

2019 January 13
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 15
Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians (Texas State Library& Archives Commission)
Meet librarians working for the Windham School District (WSD), which operates in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Learn about their unique role within the prison and characteristics of the patrons they serve. Leave with ideas for partnerships between public libraries and prison libraries, and public library services that can support WSD patrons upon their release. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 10-11am

Tuesday, Jan 15
TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources (TechSoup)
Join us for our free webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup’s wide variety of product discount and donation programs. We’ll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization. During this tour and Q&A session, we will highlight the ways you can make the most of the donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and services available to eligible organizations. We will reserve time to ensure your questions about TechSoup and our donation programs and services get answered! For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Jan 15
Presenting the 2019 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)
Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with all five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2019 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=6
Time: 1-2pm

Tuesday, Jan 15
Implicit Bias in the Library Workplace (Infopeople)
In this webinar, presenter Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will share examples of implicit bias within the library workplace and discuss best practices for addressing and minimizing implicit bias in recruitment, hiring and retention. Attendees will have access to a reference list of articles and videos on implicit bias including ones the presenter has authored and instructions for taking a free implicit bias test. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 16
2020 Funding Opportunities – TSLAC Competitive Grants (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2020 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Texas Reads and TexTreasures programs, explain changes to the Special Projects grant program, and unveil a new regional ILS cooperative grant opportunity. She will also discuss a new opportunity for small libraries that are new to grants. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 10:30-11:30am

Wednesday, Jan 16
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 16
Elementary Educator’s Guide to Primary Sources (School Library Connection)
A compelling primary source can bring a bit of mystery or intrigue into an elementary classroom. Even in kindergarten, using an analysis process to look at primary sources can lead to student engagement,critical thinking, and empowered learning. Tom Bober, elementary school librarian and author, shares insights on the benefits of primary source analysis to student thinking and learning along with steps and strategies to unleash them in the classroom or library. For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Jan 17
Do You Speak Possibility? (Colorado State Library)
Based on “The Art of Possibility” by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander and using examples from fields as diverse as classical music and early childhood, this presentation will focus on the ability to “speak possibility” as a crucial skill for all leaders i.e., anyone – regardless of position on the organizational chart – to cultivate. Attendees will leave this highly-interactive session having learned three skills associated with speaking possibility, and having had the opportunity to consider how these examples from outside “libraryland” apply to our daily work. For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 17
Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning (Association for Library Services to Children)
Participants will gain an awareness of best practices in making the shift from summer reading to summer learning and examine outcomes based evaluation as a way to measure program success and communicate their programs’ impact. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 17
Handling the Holiday Device: Tips and Best Practices (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, join Christine Elgersma,Senior Editor of Parent Education at Common Sense Media, to learn best practices and messaging to give to both students and parents to help them navigate using that new holiday device. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/
Time: 3-4pm

Friday, Jan 18
Your Guide to Free Tax Prep Services (American Libraries Live)
 Join us for a free webinar to learn about free tax services and resources to share with your patrons to help them file their annual returns. In this 60-minute webinar, you will learn more about the free IRS-sponsored tax prep services that are available in person and online. You will also gain access to tools and resources available from Tax Time Allies to make it easy to provide information to patrons and the larger community. The webinar will also offer a brief demonstration on the IRS Free File program (www.irs.gov/freefile). For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/
Time: 12-1 pm

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