Free CE and Training This Week – Nov. 11-15

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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, Nov. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part II: Programs for Nannies and Informal Providers Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

At this session, we will focus on informal providers and nannies, an audience who are often already actively using the library. We discuss some of the needs informal child care providers and nannies as well as learn about some easy-to-implement programs to support these caregivers from Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Make Event Volunteers Love You (CharityHowTo)

During this free 45 minute live nonprofit webinar with A.J. Steinberg you are going to learn how to create a volunteer experience that makes your event volunteers love your organization so they come back and help year-after-year and make your life easier.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Introduce Fun and Playful Stem Robotics in Your Afterschool Program (National Afterschool Association)

The early grades are a wonderful time to spark young people’s interest in coding, robotics and engineering, but it requires age-appropriate tools and hands-on concrete activities. What better place to introduce easy, engaging and fun robotics than in your afterschool setting? With robotics, children integrate creative STEM/STEAM learning while collaborating and creating with arts and crafts, gaming, hands-on science projects, storytelling and more! Webinar is for members but membership is free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://naaweb.org/naa-events/webinars


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-1:45 p.m.)
Credo Reference Platform Refresh

Take a tour of the new Credo Reference platform.  See current Credo vs new, offer feedback and ask questions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/texshare/index.html


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Is Impact Investing a Good Strategy for Your Organization? (TechSoup)

In this 60-minute webinar, Will Jacobsen, senior director of strategic investments and investor relations at Kiva Capital, and Ken Tsunoda, vice president of development at TechSoup, will talk about these topics: What impact investing means for nonprofits; The pros and cons of impact investing; How nonprofits can participate in impact investing; How Kiva and TechSoup are using impact investing, and other use cases; Finding the right strategic partnerships in a highly regulated field; Resources and takeaways to help you get started.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Making Yourself Marketable for Academic Library Positions (Association of College and Research Libraries)

Topics covered in this session include selecting educational and work opportunities, building professional relationships, communicating your experience and strengths, and beginning to build a scholarly record. The session emphasizes practical steps that you can take throughout your career as an MLS candidate.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Winter D.I.Y.: New Craft & Gardening Titles (Booklist)

Creativity comes in many forms: art projects, handy fixes, or gardening! Whether you’re looking for a new challenge or are totally new to the crafting and gardening world, we have an amazing webinar designed for all skill levels!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Using FDLP eXchange in a State with Multiple Regionals (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will discuss issues specific to using FDLP eXchange in regions with more than one regional library. Participants will learn ways to make the transition to using FDLP eXchange easier through planning, communication, and preparation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Prep for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

For a Texas public library to be eligible for no-cost Summer Reading Program materials, and to apply for library accreditation, it must first submit a Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.  Join Accreditation Program Coordinator Stacey Malek and Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood to learn what you need to know for the 2019 Annual Report. While Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal, will be open early January 2020, this is a good time to gather the required information and discuss financial issues with local governing authorities.  An Excel workbook that aides in data compilation will be distributed and demonstrated, and maintenance of effort (MOE) will be calculated and explained.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/765988369853380867


Tuesday, Nov. 12 (3-3:20 p.m.)
ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection: Using Publications Search – Petroleum Engineering Example

This session will provide ideas on effectively accessing ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, and discuss sample search strategies for enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide.  At the end of this session you will be able to

  • Create ways to more effectively access ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • Produce keyword search results and analyze facets to discover publications you may wish to search directly
  • Construct effective content searches by starting with Publications search

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/texshare/index.html


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Best Children’s Books of 2019 (Utah State Library)

With over 30,000 titles published for children in 2018, it can be challenging to see the forest through the trees. Identifying new titles for use in programs, displays, teacher collections, and class visits can be challenging and time consuming. This overview of must-have board, picture, and nonfiction books covers under the radar choices for programs and class visits, coverage of un-reviewed items, and suggestions for almost every facet of your collection. Program ideas and pairings and an extensive bibliography are also included.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right? Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Part of the webinar series, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/working-across-difference-making-better-connections/13129


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (12-1 p.m.)
How Designing Your Library with Natural Elements Can Make a BIG Impact! (Library Journal)

Join Joe Agati Jr., Ind. IIDA, director of design, CIO, Agati, Inc., and Bill Browning, founding partner, Terrapin, for an engaging conversation how incorporating natural elements into your Library Spaces can improve patron satisfaction and Library outcomes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (12:30-2:00 p.m.)
A Funder’s Perspective on Collaboration and Strategic Alliances (GrantSpace)

This live, online training will introduce the national movement of funders interested in supporting strategic alliances, and share insights from the lessons learned from the dozens of strategic alliances recently formed in Los Angeles. Join us to find out how a strategic alliance could help you strengthen your local impact.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Taking a Walk with the Library: StoryWalk®, Walking Book Clubs and More (Programming Librarian)

Join us for a webinar with Charlotte Mecklenburg (N.C.) Library, Gail Borden Public Library District (Elgin, Ill.), and Let’s Move in Libraries! to learn how libraries of all sizes can incorporate walking into programs for all ages. This session will focus on how these libraries developed their StoryWalk® and Walking Book Club programs, including lessons learned, with a brief overview of other walking programs ideas, like local history walks.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (1-2:30 p.m.)
4 Easy Steps That Will Transform Challenging Behavior in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Working with children who exhibit challenging behavior is no easy task! While there are hundreds of popular strategies and methods that promise to help reduce challenging behaviors, very few are as simple as the  four common-sense steps our presenter, Rachel Wagner, will present in this powerful webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (2-3 p.m.)
2021 Funding Opportunities – TSLAC Competitive Grants – What’s New

Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2021 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2695447656878280961


Wednesday, Nov. 13 (4-5 p.m.)
Teaching Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know (edWeb.net)

In 2014, there were 1 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs globally. By 2021, it’s estimated that number will grow to 3.5 million. Exposing K-12 students to cybersecurity through a well-designed curriculum and set of activities will help alleviate the shortage by increasing the interest and skills of the new generation. Unfortunately, current secondary school curricula across the country leave students and educators with minimal or no exposure to cybersecurity topics. Many K-12 school districts are looking for ways to create cybersecurity training programs. This edWebinar will focus on best practices for teaching and learning cybersecurity skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Thursday, Nov. 14 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Create Compelling Infographics in PowerPoint (Training Magazine Network)

This session looks at the techniques involved in drafting infographics with visual hierarchies to convey meaning, followed by ways that you can quickly and easily construct your proposal graphics using nothing but PowerPoint. You’ll examine the different uses for infographics and how they can be used to support a variety of training tools, or be standalone for quick microlearning or reference guides. There will be plenty of examples from the immediately practical to the more long-term inspirational, so that you can get going now and improve over time. You’ll find tips on design, layout, and visualization approaches, as well as some nifty productivity tips that will turn you into a PowerPoint Legend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar


Thursday, Nov. 14 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Incorporating Face to Face Asks in Your Year-End Campaign (Blackbaud)

Author and consultant Gail Perry will share her 4-step plan for getting in front of the right donors to make a successful ask. You’ll discover Gail’s secrets for getting your donor to say “yes, of course I want to help.” You’ll learn strategies straight from the most successful major gift and capital campaign experts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars 


Thursday, Nov. 14 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Engaging with a Global Workforce and the Impact of Language (InSync Training)

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela. Does having one global corporate language really work? How can language help to improve employee engagement? With many multinational organisations citing low levels of employee engagement, this webinar will look at the role of language in engaging a global workforce.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/


Thursday, Nov. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits (CharityHowTo)

During this free nonprofit webinar, you’ll learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free


Thursday, Nov. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
Using FDLP eXchange for Collection Development (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will show you ways to use FDLP eXchange in collection development. Weeding, acquiring, and offering items to other libraries will be covered.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar


Thursday, Nov. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Collaborative Approaches to Library Resource Sharing: Leveraging Consortial & Regional Partnerships for ILL Success (Library Journal)

This panel discussion involving library professionals with extensive experience in resource sharing will focus on how interlibrary loan services are currently being used to support consortial and regional partnerships.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts


Thursday, Nov. 14 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/


Thursday, Nov. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

This ‘Exemplary Practices using ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ Free Resources’ webinar will explore the free NASA resources, along with accompanying exemplary practices. In addition to the content, there will be time for questions and comments in order for the NASA’s Universe of Learning team to best support your program efforts with the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://ngcproject.org/events


Friday, Nov. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Consumer Health Information Justice: Identifying and addressing information-related factors that contribute to health disparities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar, we’ll discuss many of the different types of information-related factors that can diminish an individual’s capability to live a long and healthy life, such as an inability to recognize and articulate one’s information needs; unawareness of and/or insufficient access to sources of relevant, comprehensible, and credible health information; limited health literacy (including inadequate digital health literacy skills); an inability to act on information; etc. To conclude the webinar, we will focus on some of the many ways in which information professionals are helping to shape these information-related factors so as to optimize every individual’s capability to not only live a long and healthy life, but also to flourish.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

Free CE and Training This Week – Nov. 4-8

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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.


Monday, Nov. 4 (12-1 p.m.)
Getting Ready for WyoGives (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

Learn everything you need to know about WyoGives, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your WyoGives questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for WyoGives a breeze!

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/


Monday, Nov. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Outreach for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Part 4 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. We’ll discuss outreach best practices, different types of outreach currently being piloted in Denver, as well as challenges and successes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/


Monday, Nov. 4 (4-5 p.m.)
Digital Curriculum Development: The Missing Time-Saving Link (edWeb.net)

Learn how states, districts and schools are digitizing standards and competencies, directly tied to your curriculum development, while simplifying the process of standards management. We’ll explore the benefits of digitizing standards and competencies through the lens of teacher and curriculum lead. You’ll walk away knowing how you can simplify your digital landscape and save time, day after day, year after year, while tying everything to your competencies and standards.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (10-11 a.m.)
5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)

There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
WSL Digital Newspapers (Washington State Library)

Joins us as Shawn Schollmeyer, Washington Digital Newspaper Coordinator for the Washington State Library (WSL), shows off the new Washington Digital Newspapers website and discusses the state newspaper program and participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program grant from National Endowment for the Humanities. Shawn will also spend a little bit of time showing off Digital Collections programs that can be viewed on the State Library website.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (12-1 p.m.)
Digital Literacy (Idealware)

Karen Graham, Director of Education & Outreach for Tech Impact, will lead a panel discussion about why a proactive approach to embracing technology is critical for your organization’s success, how technology is changing how we work, the advantages it provides, what kinds of digital skills nonprofit leaders need and how can they acquire them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Reading Graphic: Graphic Novels for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Blending sweeping illustrations and powerful narratives, graphic novels offer fast-paced entertainment and educational opportunities for readers of all ages—and continue to be a high-circulating section in libraries everywhere. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Dark Horse Comics, Dead Reckoning, Diamond Book Distributors, Fantagraphics Books, and Image Comics will showcase forthcoming children’s, middle-grade, YA, and adult graphic novel releases.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This session will provide a basic introduction to the concept of evidence-based public health. Attendees will be introduced to the three domains of influence and Brownson et al.’s seven-step evidence-based public health process.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Tuesday, Nov. 5 (5-6 p.m.)
Using Technology as an Instructional Resource to Investigate Phenomena (edWeb.net)

Using phenomena, students can formulate scientific ideas using observations. Digital media is a great platform in which to deliver phenomena to students. In this edWebinar, we will use a time lapse video of photosynthesis as seen from space to drive a hands-on lesson using a carbon dioxide sensor to facilitate an understanding of the relationship between carbon dioxide, respiration, and photosynthesis in plants.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (10-11 a.m.)
Feeding America: Gardens, Seed Exchanges, Summer Meals, and More! (Nebraska Library Commission)

Three-quarters of the counties with the highest rates of food insecurity are in rural areas. This session will cover how public libraries feed America: 1) Distributing food at the library, 2) Teaching and supporting gardening, 3) Teaching how to prepare healthy food, and 4) Offering the library’s support to food programs (e.g. Farmers Markets). We will then go over how you can use the resources of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including its Cooperative Extension, Summer Food Service, 4-H, and Master Gardener programs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (10-3 p.m.)
LibraryCon Live! (Library Journal & School Library Journal)

A Virtual Festival for Librarians, Book Nerds, and Fans of Graphic Novels, SF, and Fantasy. LibraryCon Live! is a free, completely virtual conference—no traveling and no cost! Register now! We look forward to seeing you on November 6th. Can’t make the live date? No problem! All the sessions will be archived, and the virtual environment will be accessible for three months.

For more information and to register, visit: https://vshow.on24.com/vshow/Library_Con/registration/16208?regPageId=16208


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
Conducting the Reference Interview: How to Ask Better Questions to Make Customers Happy (Colorado State Library)

How do we connect customers with exactly what they need when the way they ask for something is open to many interpretations? Enter… the reference interview! The purpose of a reference interview is to find out what a customer wants so library staff can match the information need with the library’s resources. Join us as we break down the process into simple steps and discuss solutions to common problems. Participants will leave with a 6-step tool kit to asking better questions so customers leave happy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
GovInsights: Where is State and Local Tech Headed With Data? (GovLoop)

Join us online for an online panel discussion on how state and local government agencies are embracing data analytics to make more informed decisions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (2-3 p.m.)
Applying for 2020 TSLAC Library Services for Border Cities Grant

TSLAC staff will discuss the new Library Services for Border Cities Grant program, review the requirements, and outline the application process for potential applicants. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (2-3 p.m.)
Facilitating Civic Engagement with Pop-Up Programming (Infopeople)

In late summer of 2016, Skokie (IL) Public Library created a Civic Lab–a mobile, pop-up initiative to increase public discussion and civic literacy among library patrons of all ages. In this webinar Christine Goertz and Amy Holcomb, two members of the Civic Lab team, will discuss the background of the Civic Lab, strategies in developing civic literacy opportunities across multiple departments, and the four types of pop-up events that make up the majority of Civic Lab appearances.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar


Wednesday, Nov. 6 (4-5 p.m.)
How Digital Stressors Impact Student Learning (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, participants will define and understand the digital stressors that kids are facing in digital spaces, such as social media and gaming platforms. They will discover ways to best integrate SEL practices and content to mitigate those stressors. Lastly, we will review examples of how educators identify and address stressors in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Thursday, Nov. 7 (10-11 a.m.)
Child Care is Everywhere: How Libraries Can Develop, Strengthen, and Support Child Care Part I: Introduction to Child Care & Bringing Literacy to Child Care (Association for Library Service to Children)

More than half of children under 5 years attend child care and high quality programs can have lasting positive effects, including improved cognitive and social abilities. Learn about several different library programs that develop and support high-quality child care, such as Growing Providers, BPL’s initiative to support community members in opening their own home-based child care centers, BPL’ss “Nanny and Me,” a certificate-bearing child/caregiver program in early literacy practices, NYPL’s targeted nanny family literacy workshops for caregivers to network and support each other while learning new skills, and the Free Library of Philadelphia’s “Literacy in Early Learning Spaces” program for family and licensed child care centers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars


Thursday, Nov. 7 (12-1 p.m.)
10 Ways to Improve Donor Retention with Social Media (Bloomerang)

In terms of thanking donors in consistently creative ways, you may be suffering from the nonprofit reality of stretched resources and a limited budget. Engaging donors takes time, thought, and purpose, and you may not know where to begin. Never fear! Using social media and some free online tools, you can create your very own #DonorGratitude campaign, on a shoestring budget!

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/


Thursday, Nov. 7 (2-3 p.m.)
Advocacy 101: When Advocacy Becomes Second Nature (WebJunction & Association of Rural and Small Libraries)

If advocacy is a scary word to you, this webinar may change your feelings about it. Advocating for increased support for your library is an action that promotes the library’s success and contributes to your own enhanced ability to do your job well, with improved resources. Join us for this webinar to help your library begin to build advocacy into your everyday routines. Learn about inexpensive ideas and activities, how to tap into the Friends of the Library and other groups, and how to figure out what matters to “them” (i.e. funding partners, community, grantors). Before you know it, you will be advocating like a natural.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Thursday, Nov. 7 (2-3 p.m.)
New Overtime Labor Standards Taking Effect: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)

The Wyoming Nonprofit Network  is joining with the National Council of Nonprofits to present a national webinar to help all in the charitable community understand what the Overtime Final Rule means to nonprofit operations and missions, and what nonprofits should be doing now to prepare. We will be joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Labor and experts from groups representing workers and employers who will present their unique perspectives and answer questions from nonprofits. We will also address the interplay of federal and state law and help attendees determine with labor standards they should be applying in their workplaces.

For more information and to register, visit: https://wynonprofit.org/Events/


Thursday, Nov. 7 (4-5 p.m.)
Solving Problems with Coding in the Library (School Library Connection)

In this sequel to their popular first webinar, “Coding in the School Library,” the expert librarians dive deeper into practical projects that you can try with your students, no matter your own personal experience with computer programming. They’ll walk through the steps of a few of their favorite coding lessons, explain how to get reluctant partners on board to increase student programming skills, and share the teaching tactics that have had the most success with their students. Their tips come just in time to help prepare your school for Computer Science Education Week this December 9–15. Join us!

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/


Friday, Nov. 8 (10-11 a.m.)
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Attend this webinar to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings. This class will be demonstrated in the new PubMed interface.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Friday, Nov. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
The Latest K-12 Digital Content Trends & Strategies That Make a Difference (School Library Journal)

There’s little doubt that digital content and tools are making their way into the classroom from coast to coast. From curriculum and lesson plans to literacy programs, ebooks and audiobooks are being adopted in our schools at an unprecedented rate. The real opportunity to unlock the opportunity that digital content provides comes from understanding what is working now and how to make the learning experience even better as needs evolve. Attendees will gain perspective of educators’ use of and attitudes toward ebooks and audiobooks, as well as a look at future plans. We’ll review common challenges along with proven solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 14-18

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids (Library Journal)

This program will outline the need for play in adult lives, types of play, and the benefits of prioritizing play for every age. It will examine and celebrate ways that Library programming is bringing play to the forefront in our patrons’ lives, and explore ways that libraries might expand this initiative.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events


Tuesday, Oct. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google” (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Learn about strategies to make digital resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Tuesday, Oct. 15 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Facts Are Facts…Aren’t They? (Teachers First)

Can your students tell facts from fiction? Learn strategies to help your students determine if information is reliable in this session.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (10-11 a.m.)
Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian (Nebraska Library Commission)

You finally got your dream job at the library, but now what? People always say, “I never learned that in Library School”, but what about those of us who never went to school? More than 3 out of every 4 library staff nationwide don’t hold a library degree, so if you’re one of them, this session is for you! Come take pride in your accidental librarianship, and walk away with greater understanding of library principles, practices, and tools of the trade.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Being a Better Ally to All (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/being-better-ally-all/13125


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (12-1 p.m.)
Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising (Network for Good)

Would you like to deepen your board’s involvement in fundraising? This webinar will explore a 3-step process for building board engagement in fundraising. You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on what is and isn’t working in engaging your board with fundraising, Then, you’ll choose from a variety of possible next steps that will take your board fundraising to a higher level.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Study Design: Developing a Citizen Science Project that Delivers Results (DigitalGov)

This 60-minute session will explore the fundamental building blocks for building a strong citizen science program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Activate Student Success With Database Access (Education Week/Gale)

Register for this webinar to hear Project Tomorrow and panelists discuss key findings and examples for implementing databases into the classroom. You’ll learn how educational databases have been used to develop future-ready skills, enhance projects, and improve the quality of student learning. Plus, you’ll receive access to download our research paper and best practice guide. Wyoming educators have free access to Gale databases.

For more information and to register, visit:https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
A Recipe for Reading: Culinary Literacy at Your Library (Programming Librarian)

Few things bring people together like a good meal. Join us to hear how two libraries established culinary literacy programming for their communities and get tips for setting up a similar program in your community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Fierce Fighting Girls (School Library Journal)

Algonquin Young Readers has a FIERCE fall 2019 line-up of middle grade and young adult titles. Join authors Tracey Baptiste, Sarah Jean Horwtiz, Karen Rivers, Maria Padian, and Cynthia Copeland as they discuss each of their brand-new titles and protagonists. Each title represents characteristics beyond just being tough and will encourage young readers to celebrate their own fierceness, whether they have Fierce Courage like Corinne or a Fierce Voice like Cindy.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking (GrantSpace)

 In this webinar, we are bringing together indigenous leaders from the philanthropic sector that will share how they have redefined grantmaking practices to better serve Indigenous communities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (2-3 p.m.)
PNR Rendezvous: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that leave many unable to make appropriate health insurance choices. For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of health insurance coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., will present a talk entitled “Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2ni3seF


Wednesday, Oct. 16 (4-5 p.m.)
Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections (edWeb)

How can we build collections that celebrate not only diverse characters but also a diverse range of experiences for those characters to inhabit? And, how can we encourage readers to empathize with characters who may seem unfamiliar? In this edWebinar, join Michelle Luhtala for a lively discussion in honor of Teen Read Week 2019.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech


Thursday, Oct. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space (InSync Training)

In this webinar we will discuss how to overcome challenges within Diversity & Inclusion training, share some real examples of effective online programs and explore strategies for how to position D&I training within your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/


Thursday, Oct. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help (WebJunction)

This webinar will explore the free resources available in multiple languages and formats provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that can be used by your patrons to protect their identity and to recognize and avoid scams. You’ll also hear how Johnson County Library is partnering with local agencies to provide programs and resources to empower consumers in their community. 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Thursday, Oct. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Next Summer (Library Journal)

This webcast will share 5 best practices for employing a winter reading challenge to increase circulation and grow a culture of reading. This webcast will be designed for schools looking to grow their culture of reading and toward public libraries looking to engage patrons year-round.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events


Friday, Oct. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 7-11

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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. 8 (10-10:30 a.m.)
Giving Tuesday 2019 for Libraries (EveryLibrary)

Giving Tuesday is an important way for library Friends groups and Foundations to connect with local donors – both new and renewing – for annual giving. In this webinar, the EveryLibrary Institute team will share best practices for successful Giving Tuesday fundraising including how to structure your donor appeals, plan successful crowdfunding or donor-challenges using FundLibraries.org, and how to partner with the EveryLibrary Institute to reach beyond your local community to a national audience of potential donors. FundLibraries.org is the only crowdfunding platform specifically for libraries. Learn about how to put it to work creating and sharing a compelling message to donors about your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/giving_tuesday_2019_for_libraries


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (10-11 a.m.)
BARD Mobile Basics: An Overview of the NLS BARD Mobile App for iOS and Android Devices

Texas State Library Talking Book Program staff will help familiarize participants with the layout and settings of the BARD Mobile app and will demonstrate how to find, download, and listen to an NLS audio book on both iOS and Android devices. We will also briefly discuss VoiceOver and TalkBack, respectively Apple and Android’s built in screen readers, and simple gestures you can use to navigate the BARD app while screen readers are enabled.

For more information and to visit, register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7270775026392278787


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Software Migration Bootcamp—Preparing for Your Implementation (Blackbaud)

It takes preparation and a plan to make migration magic happen. Join software migration expert Maureen Wallbeoff as she reviews a typical software migration project and shares her tips for making it go smoothly. Whether you’re moving into a replacement system or you’re adding something brand new, you’ll get a clear picture of what to expect during your big move.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (12-1 p.m.)
Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection (Maine State Library)

Do you feel it is important to have a diverse children’s collection, but don’t always know where to start?

Join the Diverse BookFinder as we walk you through how to use our new Collection Analysis Tool (CAT), specifically designed to help you diversify your picture book collection! This free, online resource allows you to upload a single file and get a snapshot of who is represented — and how — in your collection. The CAT is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and will go live on October 1st. Participants will learn how to use the CAT and how to use the resulting report in combination with the Diverse BookFinder Search Tool to drive collection-based decisions. Finally, we will discuss the role of librarians in carefully reviewing books to build authentic and inclusive library collections that counter bias and promote cultural pluralism.

For more information and to register, visit: http://maine.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5199


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Mad about Middle Grade (Booklist)

Mad about middle grade? Then join us for this free, hour-long presentation and see what must-have MG titles are heading your way from Bloomsbury Publishing, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge, Disney Book Group, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Middle-grade enthusiasts, unite!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars


Tuesday, Oct 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Tell Your Foundation’s Impact Story (Blackbaud)

Foundations face an array of fresh challenges as they attempt to show their impact and build support for their work. The public and the media are questioning the value of endowed philanthropy – and distrust of established institutions is growing. As a result, foundations of all types are being challenged to show their impact in order to maintain their relevance and build the support necessary to drive sustained change. This session will outline the real challenges foundations are facing in the court of public opinion, offer practical strategies for facing these challenges, and provide real-life examples of how foundations can show their impact and sway opinion.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
How Data and Mapping Help Libraries Meet Their Patrons’ Needs (Public Library Association)

Using real-world examples, this webinar will demonstrate how King County Library System staff have used PolicyMap to better understand their communities, develop services that are responsive to local and regional needs, and allocate library resources in alignment with organizational values.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (2-3 p.m.)
Let’s Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week: Something for Everyone (edWeb)

October 14 to 18 is #digcitweek.Digital Citizenship Week is a great chance to get digital citizenship off the ground at your school. Increase awareness and get students, faculty, and families inspired to learn about media balance, cyberbullying, privacy, and much, much more!

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/


Tuesday, Oct. 8 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Engage & Inspire: Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Teachers First)

Are you wondering about Augmented Reality (AR)? You may have already used it and not even been aware. This session will explain both place-based and marker-based AR as it is used in our daily lives. We will then look at what this could mean in our classrooms through interacting with markers and using mobile devices. Come learn about tools and apps that can create engaging experiences for your students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/


Wednesday, Oct. 9 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
The Networking Game: Engaging with Colleagues at Your Consortia, Professional Associations, and Conferences (Pennsylvania Integrated Library System)

Perhaps the most valuable benefits of participating in a consortium, joining a professional organization, or visiting a conference are the networking opportunities. The Networking Game can prepare you for that next meeting. Or the random encounter with the nice stranger on the buffet line who makes funding decisions for a major foundation. Learn about the Five Rules of Networking–information and idea exchange for mutual benefit– and how to apply them in ways that are effective and respectful of other people, regardless of your personality type or the situation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6357355742617557515


Wednesday, Oct. 9 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Gale In Context: Science

Gale In Context: Science provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum related reference content with multimedia materials including video, image, and audio files Gale In Context: Science pulls students into the subject matter and shows how scientific ideas relate to real world issues. In this webinar we will review the tools and features available to students, as well as the variety of content types. Recent enhancements will be highlighted as well!

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5931061889897206027


Wednesday, Oct. 9 (12-1 p.m.)
Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Bloomerang)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue at your next fundraising event.  The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation.  It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/


Wednesday, Oct. 9 (2-3 p.m.)
Lessons from Model Makerspaces (School Library Journal)

Hands-on, experiential learning has never been more relevant. A core conduit to STEM education and skill development, maker activities can also foster collaboration, persistence, and critical thinking. Learn best practices from our stellar panel, including how to design relevant programming to engage everyone in your community. This is part 2 of 3 of the Tech Trends series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events


Thursday, Oct. 10 (10-11 a.m.)
Open science roundup: tools for collaborative research and early discovery (Library Connect)

In this webinar, Elsevier product managers will present tools that enable more inclusive, collaborative and transparent research.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/


Thursday, Oct. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Writing Year-End Appeals: How to Make Legacy Giving a Star (Network for Good)

Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer goes through how you can incorporate legacy messaging to grow your legacy giving program and ways to ask for certain planned gifts you should ask for before December 31st.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/


Thursday, Oct. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
The Discomfort Zone: Creating Space for Teaching Complex Topics (Education Week/Newsela)

Hear from district leader Danielle Mastrogiovanni (New Brunswick, N.J.) and ELA teacher Patrick Harris (Detroit, Mich.), along with Jamie Richard of Newsela on how the right instructional content helps create the spaces they (and their students) seek to tackle complex topics in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html


Thursday, Oct. 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)
What Fred Rogers would Say- “The Difference We Make” -How Simple, Everyday Interactions in ECE are Critical (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar is a reflection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. Presenters Dana Winters, Ph.D., from the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, and Junlei Li, Ph.D., from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss: What does making a difference look like in simple, everyday teacher-child interactions? What enhances or limits our ability to recognize the impact we make? How do we help each other to appreciate and grow the kind of practices that make a positive impact on children and families?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/


Thursday, Oct. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
Using Texas Public Library Statistics in Reports and Presentations

Texas public librarians have a wealth of data at their fingertips – literally! – but can get frustrated in knowing how to use those statistics to communicate their library’s goals and vision.  Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood and Program Coordinator Stacey Malek will quickly survey local and national data resources and then demonstrate how to take the Public Libraries Annual Report information and create reports in Texas LibPAS and charts in Microsoft Excel.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1353745504620421891


Thursday, Oct. 10 (4-5 p.m.)
How the Library Can Help Students Navigate Mental Health (School Library Connection)

The library is often a safe haven for students who are in the midst of traversing complex academic, social, and emotional worlds. Librarians have the unique opportunity to support students who face mental health challenges—and can make a huge difference in their students’ lives as a result. Join our three experts—Deborah Takahashi, Kia Jane Richmond, and Anita Cellucci—in this webinar as they discuss tools and strategies to help you help your students, from bibliotherapy to building resource partnerships to integrated Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/


Friday, Oct. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Stories Connect Us: A conversation with bestselling author Kate DiCamillo (Mackin)

Mackin and Candlewick Press invite educators and librarians to join two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo in a candid online conversation to celebrate the publication of Beverly, Right Here, the concluding story in her sequence of novels about the three rancheros, and to discuss writing, reading and connecting through books. The live webinar will allow for teacher/student participation as well as for Q&A with the author. Kate’s insights and her trademark friendly rapport with her audience will make this a memorable part of the academic year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gvSq6iQKRN2fMiruMV_yOQ

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 30 – Oct. 4

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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. 1 (10-11 a.m.)
BARD Express: Downloading Talking Book Program Audiobooks, Simplified

Calling all Texas librarians! Would you like to upgrade your services to patrons with disabilities? BARD Express can help you offer more free downloadable audio-books to individuals who cannot read standard print. Find out how the Talking Book Program works and who is eligible. We will show you how BARD Express simplifies the download process for Windows computers. We will also discuss what books and magazines are available, and the local library’s role. Great for school, public, and academic libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2264734869168704259


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Picture Perfect: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

Little eyes love big pictures! Join this webcast as publishing insiders discuss an assorted collection of titles to help your young readers explore life lessons, educational concepts and giggle-worthy humor. You’ll hear about a variety of new and upcoming beautifully-illustrated fall picture books, touching on biographies and spooky tea parties to understanding the value of patience and friendship. 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events&eventtype=webcasts


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Social Media 102 (Firespring)

So you’ve finally adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates. 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/webinar-advanced-social-media-for-nonprofits/page.html


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (2-2:45 p.m.)
Credo Online Reference Service Training

Join us for a 45 minute overview of the Credo Reference platform. Take a tour of the content and research tools such as Topic Pages, Mind Maps, Real-time Reference, Research Quick Tips and more. See how you can use Credo Reference to build confident first steps in beginning research.

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PgCGxYTARdKFrVC24BmKLw


Wednesday, Oct. 2 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. In this webinar, we’ll explore this rich resource for debaters that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Recent enhancements will be highlighted as well!

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5602509123797598219


Wednesday, Oct. 2 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Game Changer: Increasing Book Access for All Students

Join Richardson ISD librarians, Judy Boone and Vanessa Hartigan, as they dive into the tenets of Game Changer, the latest book by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp. Participants will learn key messages from the books and consider ways they can help shift the mindset about student reading and book access on their own campuses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://txla.org/professional-development/continuing-education/webinars/


Wednesday Oct. 2 (2-3 p.m.)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise – Even if They Don’t Wanna!

Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/webinar-2019-10-02-board-to-fundraise/page.html


Thursday, Oct. 3 (4-5 p.m.)
Getting Started with a Makerspace: Our Award-Winning Tinker Tub Program

Getting started with a makerspace can be overwhelming for many educators. Should your makerspace have a theme? Do you start modestly or go big? What elements must be included to ensure students grow and learn 21st century skills?

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars


Thursday, Oct. 3 (1-2 p.m.)
Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000

You might have noticed — just having a donate button on your website or sending out e-blasts over and over again aren’t helping you reach new donors anymore. The way successful organizations fundraise has changed, and you can too before it’s too late.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 23-27

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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.


Monday, Sept. 23 (3-4 p.m.)
The Power and Purpose of Text Levels (Education Week)

Text levels are far more than a “number,” “score,” or “label.” Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, for an important conversation on the power and purpose of TEXT LEVELS. Together we will untangle common misconceptions and right the reality on leveling, classroom libraries, and what Fountas and Pinnell say to districts mandating levels in ways they were not intended.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (10-11 a.m.)
Library Technology Academy: Reports from A Texas Training Program for Small and Rural Libraries

Maintaining library technology can be difficult, especially when staffing, budget, and technical expertise is limited. Additionally, it can be tempting to purchase new trendy technology especially for libraries that are looking to attract new users, communicate relevancy, and update outdated equipment — but it’s also putting the cart before the horse! In this webinar, you’ll learn about TSLAC’s Library Technology Academy training program and how through it, three small and rural Texas libraries implemented a technology planning framework to be strategic and intentional about evaluating, maintaining and acquiring new library technology.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7649218133066849026


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (12-1 p.m.)
Power Up Reports with Google (RIPL)

Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/webinars/


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Crash Course in Horror (NoveList)

Does the thought of helping horror readers terrify you? Whether your readers are fans of ghost stories or horror classics, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best horror has to offer your readers — from found footage to final girls. Join us as they cover: Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collections; How horror developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know; Subgenres and trends; NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more. We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NBCZns


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
5 Ways to Build Buzz with Young Members on Instagram (Wild Apricot)

In this free webinar, research author Amanda Myers will share the hacks, tips and tricks of making your organization Insta-worthy and show you how to attract more young members by creating posts that get noticed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2UcYrAw


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.

For more information and to join, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2019-09/


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Turning Your School Library Into an ‘Ideal’ School Library: A Practical Guide for IB Librarians (Follett)

In this webinar, your hosts, Klaudia Janek, Dianne McKenzie and Stuart Crouch will guide you through the IB Ideal Libraries document, giving tips and ideas to put into practice in your own library setting. The hosts will examine the main implications of the document, its recommendations, and help listeners translate the contents into action points.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
Partners in Service: Texas Libraries and the Talking Book Program

Discover how the Texas State Library’s award-winning Talking Book Program can enhance your library’s service to patrons with temporary or permanent print disabilities. Reader’s Advisory Librarian John Berkeland introduces this free program and highlights how the Talking Book Program partners with libraries to serve Texans who cannot use standard print. John touches upon outreach strategies for increasing awareness of the Talking Book Program, and describes how, by working together, we can help your patrons with print disabilities continue to enjoy their love of reading!

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7131032596057472514


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2-2:30 p.m.)
Using Credo with the Teenage Researcher

Join us for a brief 30 minute tour of Credo Reference with an eye toward highlighting the best tools for homeschool, middle and high school researchers. We’ll explore “Pros vs Cons” content aimed at showing all sides of controversial topics; our Mind Map to begin exploratory search; our content that is most relevant to the teenage researcher. Come see how Credo Reference can be both the academic alternative to Wikipedia and the academic alternative to Google Image Search

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aurPQJIDTua1DkvCGx2Pig


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
Cooking Classes without a Kitchen (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Librarians know that food programs are always a great program to bring in patrons. However not every library is fortunate enough to have a kitchen programming space. We’ll go over some ideas for how libraries without a kitchen can work around this and still provide great food programs for their patrons.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled?page=1


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Authenticity in a Hyper-Curated Age (Firespring)

Join Angie Kubicek, Firespring’s chief marketing officer, as she discusses the necessity for authenticity in a hyper-curated age. In addition, Angie will show you what happens as a consequence of brand inauthenticity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/


Tuesday, Sept. 24 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Digital Storytelling 101 (OK2Ask)

Digital Storytelling can begin very simply and become more extensive if you choose. Easy steps will bring success when you start your first digital storytelling project. Use digital storytelling as a formative, or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session teachers will: Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; Understand how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and Learn about tools that can be used to implement digital storytelling. Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 5B; 6D; 7A.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/1cy7Fjc


Wednesday, Sept. 25 (10-11 a.m.)

Pretty Sweet Tech – Can Librarians Teach Robotics? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Robots have been relatively popular in library makerspaces and after school programs. But do we really know what a robot is and why we need robots in the world? Can librarians tackle robotics? If we’re going to teach robotics, this information can be helpful.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, Sept. 25 (12-1 p.m.)
DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Acquisition Reports (DigitalGov)

The acquisition reporting section contains some of the most valuable data in Google Analytics, but if you don’t track your acquisition traffic properly, you might not be using it to its full potential. Join this webinar to learn more about the Digital Analytics Program, also known as DAP.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/


Wednesday, Sept. 25 (1-2 p.m.)
Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems – Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you: Understand practical ways to use our hidden gems data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; and learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html


Wednesday, Sept 25 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Coaching in Early Childhood (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/


Wednesday, Sept. 25 (4-5 p.m.)
50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom (edWeb)

This edWebinar will highlight 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.

For more information and to register, visit:https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-09/


Thursday, Sept. 26 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
Photography for Nonprofits: When Pictures Speak A Thousand DOLLARS (Bloomerang)

Laura Huth-Rhoades will show you the difference great photos make in nonprofit communications and teach you easy, quick, and no-cost techniques for upping your nonprofit’s photo game.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/


Thursday, Sept. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics


Thursday, Sept. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff (Public Library Association)

In this webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars


Thursday, Sept. 26 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers For Your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

In this session, you’ll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: I’ll be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work! You can watch me design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint’s features in their glory. You can simply follow along, or find a better way to do it on your own terms.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 16-20

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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.


Monday, Sept. 16 (3-4 p.m.)
Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, you’ll learn creative strategies to help you connect robotics to relatable real-world scenarios so that your students carry the learning with them beyond the project and classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-09/


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (10-11 a.m.)

A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals you will preview the new, modern PubMed with updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, the new “Cite” button, and more. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that we can answer your questions. Please sign up for only ONE session.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
Community Engagement as a Mindset (WebJunction)

Community needs shift fast. To stay relevant and have the most impact on people’s lives, public libraries have to pivot just as fast. Join us for an energizing conversation with three passionate public library leaders who are redefining community engagement as a mindset—with customers at the center, inspiring every aspect of the library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give (TechSoup)

Are you stumped when it comes to inspiring a new generation of givers? Join Moshe Hecht, CIO of the fundraising organization Charidy, who will share the insights and campaign experience that have led to hundreds of viral crowdfunding campaigns. During this 60-minute webinar, we will focus on 8 action-oriented ways to successfully inspire a new generation of givers to your nonprofit. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
What’s Cooking: Fall 2019 (Booklist)

What’s cooking at Booklist this fall? Plenty! From the Keto Diet to Black Forest Cake, cookbooks are more popular than ever and are an essential reference addition to any library. In this free, one hour webinar we’ll chew the fat with representatives from Workman Publishing, Penguin Random House, Books on Tape, and Sterling Publishing to learn about the latest food trends and dig into some new recipes!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1


Tuesday, Sept. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children’s Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity (Association of Library Service to Children)

We all know that diversity and inclusion are vital topics for our libraries and our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to approach this topic with young children and their families. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference. Dr. Martin will help participants increase their cultural competence for work with young people.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (10-11 a.m.)
Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong (Nebraska Library Commission)

In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Join us to learn about the award’s illustrious history and practical and effective ways to use Coretta Scott King Award-winning books at your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
How to Develop Leaders (that people actually want to work for) (Training Magazine Network)

People need their leaders to spark collaboration, inspire innovation and serve as a role model for authenticity and transparency. Top-performing leaders value diversity, practice empathy and create cultures where individuals feel valued, safe and know their contributions matter. Helping leaders develop these qualities requires a tool that helps fundamentally shift their mindset from self-focused goals and objectives to relationships, building trust and managing change with flexibility and optimism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Are you podcasting? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This moderated webinar is an example of how two students found a unique outlet to cope with the high-intensity onslaught of medical education. The webinar’s goal is to inspire health sciences librarians to embrace podcast platforms as another means of teaching aspects of library orientation and instruction.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (12-1 p.m.)
It’s Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming (Programming Librarian)

Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn ways you can incorporate media literacy skills development into your library’s children’s programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode (Georgia Library Association)

As distance learning populations at many academic institutions continue to grow, instruction librarians struggle to provide equitable learning opportunities to them. Over the years, Empire State College has developed and honed a suite of information literacy services, resources, collaborations, and assessment tools that target students at various places and times in their academic career, using a variety of modes of delivery. This discussion will highlight these services and programs, including a self-assessment during orientation; live, hands-on, online workshops; self-paced micro-courses, and the everyday work of collaborating with faculty and instructional designers to embed support materials into courses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Discover Economic History with FRASER (Federal Depository Library Program)

FRASER is a digital library of documents and data related to banking, finance, and economic history. In this webinar, we will explore FRASER’s scope, partnerships, collections, historical data, and more!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (1-2:30 p.m.)
The Director’s Digital Dilemma: Using Documentation Technology in Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)

Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario’s Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical documentation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (1:30-3 p.m.)
Designing for Human Behavior: a Free LLAMA Webinar (Library Leadership & Management Association)

This free webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. You will learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight. Furniture that works well in library spaces has proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2NxPzEl


Wednesday, Sept. 18 (4-5 p.m.)
Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Your Instructional Programs (edWeb)

In this edWebinar, Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Director of Professional Learning at Mackin Educational Resources, along with Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will highlight instructional strategies that enrich students’ lives by empowering them to connect with their feelings and empathize with others while learning core content through inquiry.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech


Thursday, Sept. 19 (10-11 a.m.)
Hiring 101: Best Practices for Finding the Library Workers You Need (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Topics in this webinar will include creating or updating a job description, identifying the credentials needed for a specific position, and determining interview questions and strategies. We will end at the onboarding process, setting the stage for successful library employment.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html


Thursday, Sept. 19 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents… Industry Research Using the Economic Census (North Carolina Library Association)

Starting in September 2019, the most current Economic Census will start being released. With this Census, there are regular changes in geographic definitions and industry classifications, but the big news is the introduction of the North American Product Classification Systems (NAPCS) and new distribution method. The 2017 Economic Census will be one of the first Census titles released only on the new data.census.gov website, since no new programs have been added to American FactFinder since July 1, 2019. Our time together will be spent going over the basics of what the Economic Census has to offer as well these upcoming changes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/


Thursday, Sept. 19 (1-1:30 p.m.)
Conference Prep, Part II: Poster Presentations and Design (North Carolina Library Association)

Congratulations on getting a poster accepted for a conference! Designing a poster that pops can often be the difference between folks stopping to talk to you or not. Join Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & CrAFT Studio Coordinator at UNC Asheville for a breakdown of the basics of poster designing and discover how to make the best poster ever!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nclaonline.wildapricot.org/


Thursday, Sept. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
LGBTQ History—Supporting Diversity in Research and Teaching, and Why It Matters (Association of College and Research Libraries)

During this session, Professor Nancy C. Unger will discuss her experiences teaching and researching LGBTQ history. She will provide historical context for today’s issues and explore current research trends, online databases, and the wider cultural significance of LGBTQ and diversity studies.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars


Thursday, Sept. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Help! I Am a New Depository Coordinator (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is geared towards new Federal Depository Library Program Depository Coordinators. The presentation will cover the first steps every new coordinator should take.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar


Thursday, Sept. 19 (2-3 p.m.)
How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation (Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Dr. Mary Sieu, the superintendent of ABC Unified, will describe how research-based changes in the district’s policies and practices have impacted schools and student learning. She will also share ideas for how the science of adolescent learning can be used to support systems-level change in every school and district, no matter its size, location, or composition.

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

Free CE and Training This Week – August 12-15

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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.

Monday, Aug 12 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Info2Go! Learning with Idaho Public Television (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

From Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger to Idaho history units and NOVA, Idaho Public Television and PBS have tons of high-quality resources available for educators. Let Kari and Cindy show you some of the amazing free resources that you can use in your library. Seems adaptable to other states.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

Tuesday, Aug 13 (12-1 p.m.)

Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)

Unlock the power of storytelling to support your students to thrive and express themselves, while learning fundamental 21st century skills. Join children’s media and storytelling expert, Kim Wilson, for this edWebinar on how to engage and empower students through media and their own narratives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 13 (2-3 p.m.)

Federal Crowdsourcing Webinar Series, Episode 5: By the People (DigitalGov)

Join us for a talk with Lauren Algee, senior innovation specialist with the Library of Congress Labs, to learn how virtual volunteers are helping transcribe, review, and tag digitized historical texts from the Library’s collection as part of its By the People public crowdsourcing initiative.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 p.m.)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (Charity How To)

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will show how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 p.m.)

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

New special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Wednesday, Aug 14 (12-1 p.m.)

How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)

The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning? Or let learners control it all? The best place to start is by understanding how employees learn so you can better enable their skill development. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

Wednesday, Aug 14 (1-2 p.m.)

Censorship Beyond Books: Library Resources and Services Under Fire (Georgia Library Association)

Learn about the wide variety of challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many libraries lack policies and experience in protecting the right to access information and services beyond books, often in the form of content created by their staff. You may be surprised at what other types of censoring happens in libraries that don’t include books.

For more information and to register, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/carterette-series-webinars/

Wednesday, Aug 14 (1-2 p.m.)

Collection Management for Healthy Communities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

Wednesday, Aug 14 (1-2 p.m.)

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://tinyurl.com/y3vbwulp

Wednesday, Aug 14 (2-3 p.m.)

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)

Join the webinar to learn about WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia, and how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Learn about the upcoming online course Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Thursday, Aug 15 (10-11:30 a.m.)

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

This webinar is an introduction to US copyright law for library staff. Participants will learn the basics, including what copyright means, what can be copyrighted, and how long a copyright lasts. The presenters will also provide a very brief introduction to fair use and share their favorite copyright resources online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 p.m.)

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

If your volunteers are aging, this session can help. Learn strategies for identifying the signs of aging in place – volunteers who continue to do the same work even though their capabilities have changes – and how to start a conversation about that change. Managing the transition as well as creating new options for aging volunteers will be covered, and we’ll discuss what to do when the situation can’t be solved amicably. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss challenges.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 p.m.)

Primary Sources Beyond History—Promoting Use Across the Disciplines (Association of College & Research Libraries)

Digital collections of primary sources offer tremendous value for your campus, but are they being utilized to their fullest? Their relevance for historians seems obvious, but they can robustly support instruction and student success across the disciplines. This webinar will offer librarians insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.choice360.org/librarianship/webinars

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2 p.m.)

IT Modernization Success: Workforce, Security and Procurement (Gov Loop)

Join us on Thursday, August 15th at 2pm ET/11am PT to learn how to securely deliver applications from on-premise, in the cloud, or both – all while providing scalability and offering enhanced user experience.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Thursday, Aug 15 (1-2:30 p.m.)

How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them (Early Childhood Investigations)

In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about classroom experiences.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

Thursday, Aug 15 (2-3 p.m.)

To Encourage Productive and Enjoyable Harmony Between Man and His Environment: Environmental Impact Statements at Northwestern University’s Transportation Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover processing, storage, and access related to EISs for Northwestern University’s print and digital collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Free CE and Training This Week – July 22-26

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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, July 23 (10-10:20 a.m.)

Pros vs Cons Content in Credo
Find content on controversial topics on Credo.  Teach critical thinking skills with our fact based background information on current political and global topics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OB5RJddtRUCrbUHKRtiF5Q

Tuesday, July 23 (1-2 p.m.)

Fall YA Announcements (Booklist)

New school year, new reading goals, new YA! Please join us July 23 for a special one-hour, free webinar where we’ll give you an inside line to the teen books that are sure to fly off the shelves this upcoming school year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2xaRt4q

Tuesday, July 23 (1-2 p.m.)

4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission (Wild Apricot)

If you’re trying to drive impact or increase membership by yourself, it can feel almost impossible — but luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Many organizations know their staff, members, volunteers, and board members already talk about them on a regular basis. With the right training and motivation, your entire team could be spreading the word about the benefits of membership, helping you attract more new and returning members and increase your impact. To learn how to ask, train and support your team, please join us for this free webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wildapricot.com/academy

Wednesday, July 24 (10-11 a.m.)

STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library (North Carolina Library Association)

Taylor Johnson will present Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library. She will discuss how she puts together bibliometric data and visualizations to create portfolios, reports, and infographic-like products for researchers to use for reviews, promotions, and awards.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Wednesday, July 24 (1-2 p.m.)

DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics (DigitalGov)

Google Analytics provides a plethora of metrics for DAP reporting. Digital Analytics Program (DAP) users have access to many metrics, but many of these metrics are misunderstood. What are some examples of misunderstood metrics, and how and when should you use them? We’ll talk about these metrics and their potential misinterpretations and pitfalls.

For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/

Wednesday, July 24 (1-2 p.m.)

Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation (GovLoop)

Join this webinar to hear an exciting panel discussion on how state and local governments are innovating in the areas of cybersecurity, digital services, customer experience and more.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

Wednesday, July 24 (1-2:30 p.m.)

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You? (Grantspace)

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/31QP8tD

Wednesday, July 24 (5-6:30 p.m.)

Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom (Teachers First)

Help your students learn from history by examining primary source materials. Join us to learn strategies for the use of historical evidence in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Thursday, July 25 (1-2 p.m.)

Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You’ll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what’s new in kidlit and young adult literature.

To join the webinar, visit: https://zoom.us/j/491387731

Thursday, July 25 (1-2 p.m.)

Providing Access to Digital Documents (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will present basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available will be explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Thursday, July 25 (1-2 p.m.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare (U.S. Census)

During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:; Understand practical ways to use our healthcare data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/upcoming.html

Thursday, July 25 (2-2:30 p.m.)

HeritageQuest – Learning Census Basics

The US Census is a treasure trove of information for genealogists. This webinar covers what information you can and can’t find in the census and provides useful tips to help patrons find what they need

For more information and to register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=eeab7e542bc8b07b2da323c118dad483f

Event Password: TexShare2019

Thursday, July 25 (2-3 p.m.)

Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use… (Training Magazine Network)

Those of us who want to keep our jobs and reputations need to protect our clients from risks, including running afoul of copyright and trademark laws – like “Fair Use” – when creating training materials. Through case studies, we’ll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk) and examine best practices.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Friday, July 26 (12-1 p.m.)

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a one hour webinar that will provide youth-serving staff with skills and knowledge related to health information and health-focused programming. The one hour class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

Free CE and Training This Week – July 15-19

Weekly listing sourced primarily 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.

Monday, July 15 (12-1 p.m.)

Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, hear about amazing tools for student creation that enable students to express their unique voices. We’ll discuss how to use time-tested tools like PowerPoint in new and exciting ways. We’ll also show you a student favorite: Sway, an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Additionally, we’ll share tips and tricks for student video creation. Plus, hear how you can leverage Flipgrid to encourage students to verbalize their learning and engage in social learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2019-07/

Monday, July 15 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)

Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

NewsGuard will share how libraries across the U.S. are using its free browser extension as a media literacy resource. NewsGuard’s trained journalists review thousands of news and information websites using nine standard journalistic criteria which assess the credibility and transparency of online news sources. Its ratings and Nutrition Label reviews can be accessed from its browser extension, which, when installed, displays NewsGuard’s ratings next to links on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the balance between spreading information literacy while promoting access to information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

Tuesday, July 16 (9-10 a.m.)

Staff Development Day (Indiana State Library)

As part of the regular routine in public libraries, we plan/attend staff meetings.  As a way to step it up a notch, why not plan a quarterly Staff Development Day for all of your library team.  When your crew comes together in a relaxed environment, ideas and creativity can flourish!  Plan to attend this webinar to get the Who? What? Why? and How?.

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

Tuesday, July 16 (9:30-11 a.m.)

Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling (State Library of Iowa)

Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. We’ll explore why and how we should use digital storytelling and take a look at some of the tools to create digital stories.

To join the webinar, visit: https://zoom.us/j/625124812

Tuesday, July 16 (10-10:20 a.m.)

Credo’s New Image Search

Take a 20 minute tour of Credo’s new Image Search functionality. See how you can use Credo as an academic alternative to a Google Image search for your researchers.

For More Information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TYFPnzu7RO2ucUkTaobLTw

Tuesday, July 16 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It (Training Magazine Network)

In this Training magazine webcast, Michael and Katie Stallard, authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work will reveal the three essential elements to develop a culture of connection in your workplace that will help individuals and your organization thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, July 16 (12-1 p.m.)

How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event (Charity How-to)

Wouldn’t you love to find ways to raise more money at your fundraising events?  Right now you are probably doing a typical silent auction and raffle, maybe a paddle raise, but you feel like you are missing the boat when it comes to really maximizing your event’s revenue. Well, you’re in luck, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you how to find hidden assets and additional revenue streams for your fundraising events.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

Tuesday, July 16 (1-2 p.m.)

Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening? (Firespring)

Numbers and stats and data, oh my! Put your website analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

Tuesday, July 16 (2-2:30 p.m.)

Social Work in Public Libraries: Virtual Forum Series (Public Library Association)

More dates have been added to this interactive virtual forum series, in which a rotating panel consisting of members of the PLA Social Worker Task Force will answer your questions related to social work in public libraries. This is an opportunity to learn from the experts and engage with your peers on social service issues facing public libraries today. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences and ask questions throughout the session. Each forum is recorded and archived in PLA’s Social Work Interest Group on ALA Connect (login required).

The Social Work in Public Libraries Forums are free. You can choose to attend one or more, but separate registration is required for each.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dfO2HcbSTUuaD8uaynPj3w

Tuesday, July 16 (2-3 p.m.)

Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

In order to design, develop, and deliver effective learning experiences, we need to understand who our learners are – what their learning goals are, what learning preferences they have, where they go to learn, and what challenges they face when learning. We also need a way to articulate these characteristics of our learners across all teams involved in the design process. Join us as we explore the practice of integrating learner personas into the design, development, and delivery of training solutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Tuesday, July 16 (5-6 p.m.)

Coding in the Elementary Classroom (Teachers First)

Join us to learn how to infuse coding into your elementary classroom and understand its connection to powerful problem solving with computational thinking skills.

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Wednesday, July 17 (1-2 p.m.)

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://bit.ly/31QP8tD

Wednesday, July 17 (2-3 p.m.)

Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award–Past, Present, and Future (Association for Library Service to Children)

The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

Wednesday, July 17 (2-3:30 p.m.)

Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace (PACER Center)

This workshop will explore assistive technology to bring accessibility into the workplace for people with disabilities. A variety of tools will be demonstrated including alternative keyboards, adaptive mice, and devices and apps to support organization and time management.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.pacer.org/workshops/

Wednesday, July 17 (3-4 p.m.)

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

Wednesday, July 17 (5-7 p.m.)

Flipping Out for Fliphunts (Teachers First)

Amplify student voice and provide a discussion-based way for students to showcase their knowledge in any content area with Fliphunts!

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

Wednesday, July 17 (6-7:30 p.m.)

Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond (U.S. National Archives)

In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program. The panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Rutgers University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

For more information and to view, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

Thursday, July 18 (10 – 10:30 a.m.)

HeritageQuest: An Overview

Heritage Quest Review: Are you new to Heritage Quest or just need a quick refresher this webinar is for you! This quick overview reviews the basics of Heritage Quest so you can help your patrons’ questions.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e67375ffe5fbfe403aa6ea6ddedde714a

Thursday, July 18 (12 – 12:30 p.m.)

Sneak Peek at Gale Enhancements

This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we’ll offer a sneak peek at these changes. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5401438132055841803

Thursday, July 18 (1-2 p.m.)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Thursday, July 18 (1:30-2:15 p.m.)

Circulating Board Games (North Dakota State Library)

Board gaming is on the rise with all age groups. Sometimes people are unsure of where to start and how to find a board game that is right for them. Just as there is a book for every person, I believe that there is a game for them too! Board games are a great way to get people off of technology and connect face to face. This will help people implement that service in their libraries from inception to cataloging to inventorying to helping patrons select games.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html