Free CE and Training This Week – January 21-25

The weekly listing is sourced from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time. 

Tuesday, Jan 22
Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy (Utah State Library)
This 90-minute webinar session with Steve provides realistic and practical tools to help all library employees with patron-contact jobs to better deal with entitled, difficult or even angry people, over the counter or over the phone. Steve uses his background in HR, security, and law enforcement to teach this program in a fast, entertaining, and even humorous way. Steve is the author of the ALA 2015 book Library Security and Service! Service! Service!, which is all about how to deliver excellent service to a variety of customers, in many contact settings. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751
Time: 11-12:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 22
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters – Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold (American Management Association)
Dr. Patti Fletcher, speaker, advocate, leadership futurist, and author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, shares how a disrupter’s mindset enables women to not just break the glass ceiling, but shatter it against all odds. You will take away an action plan with specific lessons learned that can be put into practice right away. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 11-12pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Size Doesn’t Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments (Programming Librarian)
If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries. For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn
Time: 1-2pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9 (Infopeople)
With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services (Association for Library Services to Children)
Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Jan 23
Leading Transformational Learning Through Making (edWeb)
The library makerspace is emerging as a powerful vehicle for increasing library visibility and value to the student community. In this session, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will feature how reorganization and materials selection helped one learning community fully embrace “making” across disciplines and grade levels. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech
Time: 4-5pm

Thursday, Jan 24
National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM. For more information and to register, visit: https://ngcproject.org/events
Time: 1-2pm

Thursday, Jan 24
I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now? (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
You’ve landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3pm

Free CE and Training This Week – July 9-13

The weekly listing is sourced from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time. 

Tuesday, July 10
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Learn the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2N4lkSB
Time: 9:30-10:30 am

Tuesday, July 10
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (your library) (Washington State Library)
In this webinar, Beverly Choltco-Devlin. will give an overview of Tacoma Public Library’s experience when several patrons from multiple locations introduced bedbugs into the library through the return of dozens of heavily impacted materials. Relying heavily on the PLA document on what to do (biggest message: “Don’t Panic”), system staff pulled together with vigilance and determination to mitigate against a potentially disastrous outcome. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov//library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Time: 11-12 pm

Tuesday, July 10
Mindful Leadership: Govie Edition (GovLoop Training)
Learn how to bring a mindfulness practice into your office. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/1I2bwQ7
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, July 10
Trustworthy Digital Repositories (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide an overview of what defines a “Trustworthy Digital Repository;” what is the history of digital repository best practices, standards, and assessment; and what is the current state of digital repository certification. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, July 10
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, July 10
Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza! (Booklist)
Learn about forthcoming titles from dynamic small presses that will bring rich variety and fresh energy to your collections. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, July 11
NCompass Live: WebJunction: The Learning Place for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Find out how to make the most of WebJunction including their live and recorded webinars, self-paced courses, as well as articles and resources, which can all play a part in helping you meet your learning goals. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11 am

Wednesday, July 11
Strategic Thinking (American Management Association)
Strategic thinking skills are essential for employees at all levels. The AMA will explain the combination of concepts around the skills needed to think strategically, and the practices that allow participants to develop and hone their skills in a classroom environment. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Iwdca8
Time: 11-12 pm

Wednesday, July 11
IMPROV(e) Your Business Workshop Series (Nonprofit hub)
In this webinar with Gina Trimarco, CEO of Carolina Improv Company & Pivot10 Results will share strategies on ways to re-activate your brain to build stronger rapport and connections that result in higher earned income, donations and referrals to other donors. For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/
Time: 11-12 pm

Wednesday, July 11
How to get media coverage for your small nonprofit (The Good Partnership)
Helping small nonprofits change the world through fundraising. Whether you work for social justice, equality, social innovation, education, arts and culture, the environment, animal rights, or any other cause, you are on a mission to change the world. Don’t let fundraising stand in the way of what you stand for. Evolve it. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.thegoodpartnership.com/masterclass
Time: 12-1 am

Wednesday, July 11
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
More and more libraries and educational institutions provide online content whether databases, archival collections, videos, and documents. But how much of this information is accessible by those who are blind, have low vision, or are hard of hearing? This webinar series will provide some basic steps librarians can take to make their content accessible to all. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, July 11
The Art of Collections Management Technology (Lyrasis)
In an effort to better support and serve museums, LYRASIS has commissioned a field-wide analysis and evaluation of collections management technology. This case study presentation will focus on the information gathered that will be generally useful for those working for change in their own institutions. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, July 11
Make Your Smartphone a Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of Government apps, including Science.gov, PubMed mobile, CDC MMWR Express, and FEMA. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yMFOw9
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, July 11
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
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/2lExzZT
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, July 11
How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, July 11
Supporting the Turquoise Wedge with Mirrors and Windows in the School Library Collection (Follett)
This webinar will explore the concept of mirror and window books as a critical component of a diverse school library collection. Participants will leave the session feeling empowered to support the turquoise wedge of the Future Ready Librarians Framework by curating resources, both print and digital, that reflect and value diversity. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2yQ2hZs
Time: 2-3 pm

Wednesday, July 11
Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
Learn about the resources provided by TeachersFirst to make technology integration easy. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/
Time: 5-6:30 pm

Thursday, July 12
Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html
Time: 9:30-10:30 am

Thursday, July 12
Perfecting your Pitch: How to Successfully tell your Story to the Media (Nonprofit hub)
In this session, Annie will provide very tactical advice to rise above the noise and stand out.  The key? Perfecting your pitch. She will go through an exercise that dives into how to create and perfect your pitch, what PR strategies you can incorporate to help you successfully tell your story to the media, and how to build your community and increase your donor base. For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/
Time: 10-11 am

Thursday, July 12
An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sizing Nonprofits (Charity How To)
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://bit.ly/2KcALL0
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, July 12
Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Firespring)
Learn clear and specific steps to bring more CALM into your work. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2N4lkSB
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, July 12
Personalizing Learning: Empowering Students to Use Data to Drive Their Own Learning (edWeb)
Discover how a blended learning model can be used as a tool to support effective data-driven instruction and learn practical strategies for beginning to engage students with making their own data-driven decisions. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2IxTV8i
Time: 12-1 pm

Thursday, July 12
An Inside Look at How the FBI Develops Engaging Video (DigitalGov)
This talk is aimed at video producers, directors, cinematographers / DP’s, editors, social media and digital content managers, and anyone else interested in widening their reach through telling stories. For more information and to register, visit: https://digital.gov/events/
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, July 12
Youth Engagement & Leadership (YALSA)
This webinar addresses the Youth Engagement & Leadership competency in which librarians respond to all teens’ interests and needs, and act in partnership with teens to create and implement teen activities and to foster teen leadership. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, July 12
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, July 12
Google Earth Web: Oh the Places You Can Go (Teachers First)
Learn the key features of Google Earth web and how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom instruction. The reimagined version of Google Earth includes features that go beyond the use of maps and satellite imagery. Users can now explore the world with Voyager, Google’s Earth’s showcase of guided tours, and try out the 3D button to view places from any angle. Leave with classroom ideas and lesson planning resources. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/
Time: 1-2 am

Thursday, July 12
World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System (Alliance for Excellent Education)Join Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General and Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion on successes and a serious look at good practices in countries around the world to understand what works best in different contexts. They will also answer answers submitted online by viewers. For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/
Time: 2-2:45 pm

Thursday, July 12
Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides (Teachers First)
Learn to create a non-linear show that can engage learners while helping them learn content.  Join us for this session where you will learn to create and use Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) stories. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/
Time: 3-4 pm

Friday, July 13
Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2KoARuP
Time: 1-2 pm

Free CE and Training This Week – May 28 – June 1

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 May 29, 2018
Managing Change with Emotional Intelligence (Training Magazine Network)
Join Marjorie Derven in this interactive webcast to explore how emotional intelligence (EQ) can help us lead others so they can best manage the inevitable stressors to take charge of change for organizational progress.  Leveraging EQ is essential to manage our own biases and enhance the use of self as an instrument of change.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

How to Grow Your Organization by Getting Lots and Lots of Traffic to Your Website (Wild Apricot)
Every single day people are joining organizations because they stumble across them while searching for something online. If you want to tap into this powerful growth channel, I strongly encourage you to join our webinar on May 29 with our resident nonprofit tech expert, Terry Ibele. In this webinar, Terry will show you how to attract new members, volunteers, and donors by getting your website pages to the top of Google’s search results.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Taking Community Partnerships to the Next Level (WebJunction)
Community partnerships have the power to meet your library’s strategic goals, expand your reach and amplify what’s great in your community. You already pursue partnerships, but you can take them to the next level, or beyond! Help your community achieve its aspirations by creating partnerships built on solid relationships, mutual respect and SMART goals. Learn from the successes, failures and lessons of real-world examples. You will forge stronger community-led libraries where goals and values are aligned, and collaboration leads to innovation.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 30, 2018
Works in Progress Webinar: Sharing Special Collections Materials via Resource Sharing (OCLC Research)
Libraries involved in SHARES, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and the Ivy Plus Libraries will share freely available tools and implemented programs to facilitate the sharing of rare, and often deeply needed, items.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (Charity How To)
If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

STEAM & PBL: Educators and Students Get Future-Ready (Education Week)
This webinar will look at the intersection of STEAM and project-based learning. We’ll explore how the standards of multiple disciplines connect to strengthen cross-curricular learning. We’ll investigate the processes of inquiry and problem-solving. You’ll learn about successes in fostering “the four C’s” and opening the door for student voice and agency. Our educator panel will showcase their classroom-tested approaches to creativity, design thinking, and the four integrated steps of IDEA: identify, define, explore, and assess. The creative economy is the future. Prepare your students to thrive.
Time: 1:00-2:00 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.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NLM’s MedlinePlus will be highlighted.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday May 31, 2018
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work (Charity Village)
Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no? If these questions resonate, then our free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – May 21-25

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 May 21, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – Abilene. Abilene Public Library: Main Library.)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Curating Your Unusual Collections: Lending Nontraditional Items at the Library (Indiana State Library)
Telescopes, digital converters, board games, coding toys, and more! Cary Memorial Library (MA) debuted its Library of Things collection in March 2017. Over a year later, we are grateful for how our collection has flourished in spite of a few hiccups along the way! This webinar discusses the why and how of starting a circulating collection of unusual items, including Cary Library’s best practices for streamlining the circulation process and easing staff concerns regarding learning about all of the Things in your collection.
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Managing Public Computing and Print Usage in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Learn about a tool in use in some libraries to more easily manage usage of public computing workstations and printer usage by the public.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 22, 2018
5 Reasons Your Training Videos Don’t Belong on YouTube (Training Magazine Network)
In this webcast we’ll examine 5 serious pitfalls that make YouTube a poor choice for hosting your company’s training videos, then look at the pros and cons of 6 alternatives to find smarter places for your business to keep its video safe.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Simple Development Fundraising Systems (Firespring)
Does your fundraising consist of Amazon Smile, local restaurant nights and a “dear friend” year-end fundraising letter? Are you constantly engaged in “spray and pray” fundraising to see what sticks? Join us for Simple Development Fundraising Systems where you’ll discover a roadmap to creating sustainable fundraising revenue throughout the year.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

New Voices in Mystery Fiction (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will still be going strong as we offer our second mystery-themed webinar of 2018, this one focusing on publishers, and one audio producer, that are coming on strong in this reader-favorite genre.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

From Immersion to Presence: How Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Disrupt Learning (InSync)
Learn how industry leaders are ushering in a new era of experiential and visceral learning. AR makes the real world the canvas of any number of learning activities, from scavenger hunts to performance support. Meanwhile, VR is used as a “flight simulator” for any technical task that’s too dangerous, expensive or inconvenient to practice in real life. It is also hailed as the “ultimate empathy machine” for any soft skill training.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Streaming Video: So Many Options, How Do I Choose?
(North Carolina Library Association)
There are many options for streaming video and movies available to libraries and more coming all the time. Join the Resources & Technical Services Section and the Technology & Trends Round Table as we look at some of the options and learn more about them from librarians who are familiar with the resources.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (Volunteer Match)
If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Developing Digital Citizens – Resources and Strategies (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Summer Fun with Digital Citizenship (edWeb)
As summer fast approaches, learn tips for keeping kids engaged when school is closed, including: Tools for engaging students academically and creatively; Tips for helping students stay digitally safe; Ways to promote healthy media balance through fun outdoor activities and screen time limits.
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 23, 2018
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Wyoming Nonprofit Network)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Transforming Attitudes and Actions: How Leaders Create Engaging Workplace Cultures (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Dale Carnegie. Your hosts, Jeff Schwartzman, executive coach and trainer, and Mark Marone, director of research and thought leadership at Dale Carnegie, will help you discover ways to create a culture that engages employees and uncover the attitudes and behaviors that can set your organization apart.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction (Georgia Library Association)
In this webinar, the presenter will share ways to integrate images to enhance student engagement and learning. From using politically charged images to fake images, these active learning techniques can engage with students and support their critical thinking skills and research processes through visual literacy. The presenter will also describe how to gamify library instruction through the act of drawing and concept-mapping.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

LTC: Conversation Café (Programming Librarian)
Conversation Cafés are great for helping community members learn more about themselves, their community or an issue, and the process is easily adaptable and requires minimal resources. This webinar will emphasize how to organize and facilitate these cafés, shifting from small talk to big talk in conversations that matter.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Increase Enrollment by Making Your ECE Program Stand Out with Features Families Crave (Early Childhood Investigations)
One of the most demanding parts of your job is to keep the program full in order to earn the revenue to continue offering high-quality services.  How can you make families select your program over the other centers in the area? Join early childhood program marketing rock star, Kris Murray, to learn how to find creative ways to make your program stand out and offer solutions families will crave.
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Visual and Data Literacy Learning (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will share strategies to fold visual and data literacy into classroom and professional learning.
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursday May 24, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – Conroe. Central Library – Montgomery County Memorial Library System.)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Face-to-Face: Creating Constructive Conversations within our Communities (Colorado State Library)
Everyone seems to be arguing. One glance at Facebook demonstrates how comments quickly turn toxic. So how can libraries make a difference? Can we create a space where people will both talk and listen? Listen to our story and bring your own thoughts to share in the chat about how libraries can cultivate positive conversations within their community.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

2018 Economic Programs Webinar Series: Government (U.S.Census)
Come learn about the different types of government data at the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you.  Understand practical ways to use our data through real life experiences, learn about available resources, and how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

YA Summer Reads (North Dakota State Library)
School’s (almost) out for summer and it’s time to add a few more titles to that summer reading list with these new and upcoming books. With this webinar we’ll help a young woman navigate the complicated politics of a fairy kingdom, make up with our handsome best friend while struggling to survive in the wilderness, get punished for our prankster ways through a summer job at a food truck with an uptight classmate, and decide if we can trust a mysterious stranger while hunting down murderous mermaids. All that and much, much more!
Time: 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Reducing Workplace Stress with Mindfulness (Infopeople)
This webinar will introduce participants to the practice of mindfulness by presenting basic science about the practice and its benefits, connecting the experience of mindfulness to library work, and by guiding participants through several beginning practices in real time.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards (WebJunction & ARSL)
Libraries that cultivate a culture of learning encourage their staff to participate in continuing education. But shouldn’t this learning culture also extend to library boards? At the State Library of Iowa, we say yes! Trustees can and should play a key role in fostering a culture of learning at their libraries—beginning with themselves. When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar presents ideas for growing board learning into a blossoming culture that motivates board members to see education and training as a natural part of their trusteeship.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

LITTLE WOMEN for a New Generation (PBS Learning Media)
A recommended Common Core ELA title for grades 6-8, LITTLE WOMEN still raises fundamental questions: What makes work worth doing? How can true love be recognized and nurtured? Can a young woman defy society’s conventions and succeed on her own terms? Using the Great Books Foundation’s Shared Inquiry method, learn how to engage students in close reading and lively discussion.
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday May 25, 2018
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
In this interactive and engaging webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – May 14-18

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 May 14, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – Bedford. Bedford Alpine Public Library)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday May 15, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – Waco. South Waco Library)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival showcases multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC library technology consultants Cindy Fisher and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees as well as the major themes that emerged and their relevance for libraries.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Academic Library Space Planning (University of Wisconsin)
To effectively respond to the changing needs of our learning communities, we need to continuously renew and refresh our spaces in alignment with our continuing mission and our long-term vision for the future. Learn how a five-phase approach to library space planning—vision, plan, design, implement, occupy—can help your library continue to play a vital role in the life of your academic community and contribute to the success of your university.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Where Do I Go from Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Must-Have Middle Grade (Booklist)
Middle-grade books are made to capture readers imaginations. Join representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Penguin Young Readers, and Macmillan Children’s for a sneak peak of this season’s hottest fiction and non-fiction books. Be prepared to be delighted!
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Making the Most of Workplace Retirement and Health Plans – The U.S. Department of Labor has Resources That Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will introduce you to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) – the agency responsible for administering the Federal law governing workplace retirement and health plans provided by private sector employers.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Serious Game Secrets – Who, What, Where, Why, Who Cares? (InSync)
Many people in the e-learning realm are attempting to use gamification and serious games to spark employee engagement and drive learning retention. This session will talk about planning, developing, implementing, and supporting serious games for companies that have never gone down the route of serious games and gamified learning experiences.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.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, we will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Coffee with AJ: How to Create an Irresistible Sponsorship Deck (Charity How To)
Unfortunately, most organizations fall short of their monetary goals because they don’t have a sponsorship brochure, commonly known as a “sponsorship deck that seals the deal with potential sponsors. That’s all about to change, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning guru A.J. Steinberg is going to share her secret formula for creating sponsorship decks that prospects will find irresistible.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Visual Merchandising for Public Libraries: Practical Strategies for Applying Bookstore Insights to Library Collections (Infopeople)
Visual merchandising is not just a tool for retail establishments. When done well, it can create a dynamic environment that encourages the customer to stay longer, check out more materials, and return for more. This webinar aims to supply librarians with the knowledge, tools, and plans necessary to merchandise their own libraries.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Wonderful Ideas to Ignite Collaboration, Creativity and Computational Thinking (edWeb)
Want to hear about some classroom-inspired activities to incite collaboration and creativity? And what if these ideas met computational thinking objectives too? Learn about ways to naturally integrate coding and robotics into your everyday teaching practices.
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 16, 2018
Avoiding a Management Disaster (American Management Association)
Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the book How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn: Why new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager; The five things successful managers do; How to create an engaging, inspiring and collaborative work environment.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Assistive Technology: What it is and How to Use it (Center on Technology and Disability)
In this introductory CTD event, we’ll cover what assistive technology is, the legal consideration process for choosing assistive technology and some of the different types of tools that are available for students of all ages.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Considering the Census: How Past Questions about Race and Ethnicity Can Help Predict Future Questions about Gender and Sexuality (Federal Depository Library Program)
Participants will learn about the different race categories used throughout the history of the Census, as well as some of the reasons behind these changes. Participants will consider what the Census might look like in the future, regarding gender and sexuality. Participants will have a better understanding of how Census questions can impact society.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Getting to Know You: Connect with Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Indiana State Library)
Learn how to connect with some of your most marginalized patrons. Patrons experiencing homelessness may be some of the most overlooked library users. Misconceptions and fear on the part of both patrons and staff may interfere in connecting with these patrons. Monroe County has faced a number of issues concerning homelessness and the opioid epidemic. Discover how Monroe County Public Library connected with this population using the Harwood Method.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

How to Use American Community Survey Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (U.S.Census)
Discover the richness of American Community Survey (ACS) data when you learn how to map it. In this webinar, we will cover background information about the ACS, as well as how to join ACS data with a layer of geography by downloading a geodatabase file, opening the file in ArcMap, and joining the ACS data table to a feature class.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Thursday May 17, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – Alpine. Alpine Public Library)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What Are Microaggressions & Why Do They Matter in Our Workplaces (North Carolina Library Association)
This webinar will define microaggressions and their impact and provide strategies for creating an inclusive work environment that helps to prevent microaggressions from occurring in the first place. The session will also include guidance on how to respond when someone has been microaggressive towards you.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

The Importance of Self Care (Charity Village)
This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Ask the experts: OCLC Wise and your library (OCLC)
We know you probably have lots of questions. What is OCLC Wise? How is it different? And why does my library need it? Get answers at our upcoming live Q&A webinar.
Time: 1:00-1:30 p.m.

Caring for Your Historic Globe Collection (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will present a brief history of globe production followed by basic information about how to identify compromises in condition of historic globes. Even globes that are in good original condition, or that have been well repaired, remain fragile assemblies. We will make recommendations regarding storage, handling, display, and general care.
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers (School Library Journal)
Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part V (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Explore” on Thursday, May 17 2018. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday May 18, 2018
Creating Space for Online Learning (Infopeople)
Join us for this interactive one-hour webinar presented by ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions and Infopeople that explores online workplace learning, the role it plays in fulfilling your library’s mission, and ways to easily and effectively incorporate it into your daily routine in ways that serve you, your library, and the library users who benefit from what you provide.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – May 7-11

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 May 7, 2018
Institutional Politics: Be More Influential in Terms of Your Career, Your Library, and the Organization Your Library Serves (Siera)
Learn how to build rapport, adapt communication strategies to the preferences of the recipient, assess political risks, build your personal “think tank”, and identify and address common career mistakes. Hear what successful colleagues have to say about what worked for them.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Digital Inclusion 101 (Utah State Library)
Join us for an introduction to Digital Inclusion. Learn about what Digital Inclusion is and why it matters to libraries.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday May 8, 2018
Quality Research Solutions to Maximize Remaining Budgets (Library Journal)
What digital content will bring the most value to your library? Join EBSCO and Library Journal as we highlight tips for expanding your library’s collection while ensuring your remaining budget dollars go toward the most valuable resources available for your faculty and students. Using evidence-based decision-making, we will provide insight on industry trends and best practices for choosing the right e-books and magazine archives for your library.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Design and Storytelling: A Match Made in Website Heaven (Blackbaud)
Your website is the center of your digital ecosystem. It’s where people come to learn about your mission, engage with your brand, and hopefully, give their support. What does your website say about your organization? Are you telling a cohesive, compelling story across your digital ecosystem? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the state of nonprofit websites today and reveal why strong design and storytelling are key to connecting with your audiences.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Summer YA Announcements, 2018 (Booklist)
Want to hear about the latest in YA? Join us for a free, hour-long webinar, during which representatives from Bloomsbury, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, Sky Pony, and Albert Whitman will give you the scoop on their upcoming titles.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
Hear Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, take you on a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour provides tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)
Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for  volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 8 (Infopeople)
Topics for this part 8 webinar include:The blockchain (how it works, real uses beyond cryptocurrency, how it might affect libraries); Realities (the state of virtual reality, the rise of augmented reality, mixed reality); AI-powered chatbots, the subscription economy and voice-powered interactions (real-world applications that are not Alexa).
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Using the Standards to Foster a Culture of Deep Learning (American Association of School Librarians)
School librarians guide learners as they develop the habits of lifelong learning. Join Kate Lechtenberg and Jeanie Phillips, members of the AASL Standards implementation task force, as they consider opportunities for deep learning through the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. We’ll explore the possibilities for engaging learners of all ages in authentic, meaningful work that sparks curiosity and builds real world skills.
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 9, 2018
NCompass Live: Computers in Libraries 2018 (Nebraska Library Commission)
Amanda Sweet, Technology Innovation Librarian at the Nebraska Library Commission, will share highlights from the recent Computers in Libraries 2018 conference, held April 17-19 in Arlington, VA.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Digital Inclusion Resources (Utah State Library)
Join us for a webinar about resources for affordable broadband, device, and technology education resources for libraries and patrons. A special guest will share their library’s experience with lending devices.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Put Volunteer Groups to Work (Volunteer Match)
We’ll discuss ideas for working with corporate groups, youth groups, and other groups. Effective practices for engagement, ideas for diversifying the work and commitment level of volunteer groups, the importance of creating opportunities  with measurable impacts, and communicating those impacts will be discussed.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The New Language of Fundraising – The Magic Words That Translate into More Money (Nonprofit Hub)
If you want to strengthen your culture of philanthropy, you need a new approach. Regardless of the changes your nonprofit is facing, you need a strong board that’s fully committed to development.  Let’s focus on how to get them more comfortable and transform your passive volunteers into passionate partners who raise awareness and funds for your organization!
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively (American Management Association)
In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations. Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Thursday May 10, 2018
Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (Indiana State Library)
A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.
Time: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Improving Research Data Management Interactions (Library Connect)
Join our presenters as they share their experiences and best practices for implementing research data management (RDM) solutions on campus and discuss examples of workflows that have enhanced reproducibility.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Accelerate Your Business with DevOps and the Cloud (O’Reilly)
The cloud (in all its forms) allows your organization to deliver more value to customers faster. In order to execute a successful cloud strategy, organizations have adopted a DevOps approach, focusing on automation and monitoring. Full visibility of your IT infrastructure and workloads—whether in the data center or cloud—is key to successfully managing a DevOps environment. Join this webcast to find out how.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Best Of Digital Fundraising Examples: 45 Slides In 45 minutes (Bloomerang)
Rachel Clemens will explore great content, unique thinking and delightful design through emails, websites, online advertising, donation pages, videos—and anything else that increases online donations.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Fundraising 101: The Fundraising Cycle – What Is It, and How Do You Make It Work for Your Mission? (Charity How To)
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to donor engagement. Every successful fundraising campaign is built on a strategic understanding of the fundraising cycle. Knowing where each donor is in the cycle–and the types of engagement opportunities that work best for each step in the cycle–will help you acquire more donors, steward relationships with your current donors, and raise the money you need to meet mission.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Practical Solutions for Managers and Executives (Wild Apricot)
As a leader of your organization, do you lie awake at night worrying about how to keep your talented managers happy and engaged? Are you concerned they are stressed out and on the verge of leaving? It doesn’t have to be that hard.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Throw It Back with Penguin’s #TBT Webinar (School Library Journal)
Penguin is throwing it back! Join Penguin Young Readers for a time-traveling webinar focused on historical fiction and nonfiction that will be on shelves in Spring & Summer 2018. Ranging from nonfiction about Ancient Rome and the Vietnam War, to fiction covering Medieval Scotland through the 1990s, this free, hour-long discussion will give you recommendations and book-talking points for historical fiction fans of all ages.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Learning Environments (YALSA)
Join this webinar to learn to cultivate high-quality, developmentally appropriate, flexible learning environments that support teens individually and in group experiences as they engage in formal and informal learning activities.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)
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.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

The Golden Key to Successful Grant Requests (TechSoup)
The need statement is arguably the most important part of a grant proposal.Uncover the most effective methods for documenting the need, as well as ways to use that information to engage the reader, by joining GrantStation’s CEO, Cynthia Adams for this 90-minute webinar!
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Friday May 11, 2018
Digital Inclusion, Policy Change, and Volunteers (Utah State Library)
Join us for a webinar about the challenges and opportunities of using volunteers in digital inclusion programs, and developing digitally inclusive policies.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – April 30 – May 4

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 May 1, 2018
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story (TSLAC workshop – McAllen. McAllen Public Library.)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Live Streaming Event with Katherine Applegate (School Library Journal)
Join Katherine Applegate, author of The One and Only Ivan, for a LIVE webcast from the Park School in Mill Valley, CA, as she kicks off the tour for her new middle grade series, Endling! Watch as Katherine talks about the inspiration behind her books, her journey to becoming a writer, and the ways young readers across the country have impacted her as an author.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Tutorial Creation 101 (University of Wisconsin)
This webinar will serve as a guide for participants who are just beginning to develop tutorials standards, prioritize topics, consider copyright issues and research platforms. Learn how the staff at Jacobs Library build, brand and assess their tutorials.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Why Nonprofits Should Be Using Online Surveying (and Best Practices) (Tech Soup)
Data can offer valuable insights and inform important decisions, but how do you know what type of data to collect and the best way to collect it? Learn how to thoughtfully collect survey data and gain insights from your constituents, stakeholders and employees.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 2, 2018
Best Practices for Citation Guidance in Virtual Reference (OCLC)
This webinar continues a listserv discussion about citation and referencing issues in a global virtual reference cooperative. In virtual reference interactions, students often ask questions about citing (referencing) their sources, and it’s important for us to determine which citation style is needed. Teachers often require use of a specific style. And regional preferences often determine which style to use. For example, In the U.S. the most common citation styles are APA, MLA and Chicago Style, while in the UK, a popular style is Harvard Referencing.
Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Mobile Learning: When Learning Games Go Small (Training Magazine Network)
Mobile gaming is exploding in popularity, faster than any other learning technology. In this session, we will explore various mobile learning games and discuss the decisions that influenced their game design, learning design, user interface design, and user experience design. We’ll also share a case study of how a mobile learning game was used as part of a larger curriculum to drive business results.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Outcomes from the OCLC Research Library Partnership Web Archiving Metadata Working Group (OCLC Research)
In this webinar, four members of the working group will focus on the recommendations for descriptive metadata that uniquely meet the needs of web content.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Direct Mail and Email Design Strategies That Drive Higher ROI (Network for Good)
How your fundraising appeal looks can be just as important as its content. This webinar will review tips and best practices for designing your direct mail and email appeal letters so your solicitations result in higher donations and response rates.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Enhancing Your Intelligence Agency Information Resource IQ: Pt. 1: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will describe information resources produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). This agency is responsible for leading U.S. intelligence community integration to deliver the most insightful intelligence information for national security policymakers. Individuals attending this webinar will learn more about the multifaceted and publicly-accessible information resources produced by ODNI.
Time: 1:00-1:45 p.m.

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Test Proctoring in a Public Library! (North Carolina Library Association)
The purpose of this webinar is to introduce guidelines for test proctoring in a public library in order to meet the needs of students and institutions of higher learning.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Heart-Centered Leadership for Inspired Nature-Rich Early Childhood Programs (Early Childhood Investigations)
Through interactive experiences discover how an appreciation of the world around us can guide interactions with teachers, children and families. Participants will leave with a set of leadership tools to help cultivate a Heart-Centered work environment.
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Study Skills 3: Managing Focus and Attention (Center on Technology and Disability)
This webinar will cover strategies for boosting one’s focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions. The presenters will also discuss methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Thursday May 3, 2018
How to Think About Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for a major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to assess your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

CopyTalk: Creative Commons Certificate (ALA District Dispatch)
The newly developed Creative Commons (CC) Certificate program was created for librarians, educators, and government in response to the continued growth in the use of CC licenses globally and the corresponding need to help people acquire Commons knowledge and skills. This session will review the CC Certificates program including content, feedback from the beta, building a train-the-trainer program for CC country chapters (and other partners) who want to offer the CC Certificates and certify others, and remixing the CC Certificates into University courses to train the next generation of librarians and educators.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

5 Ways to Prepare For This Nonprofit Deadline (TaxBandits)
May 15th serves as the biggest tax filing deadline for nonprofit organizations. Preparing to file your organization’s 990 Form is an important factor in the existence and effectiveness of your organization. In this webinar, we will share with you the top 5 ways to prepare for this nonprofit deadline.
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday May 4, 2018
Season of Nonviolence (Booklist)
To coincide with the conclusion of the 64-day Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, we present a webinar focusing on books that examine the past, present, and future of nonviolent civil rights movements inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – April 23-27

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 April 23, 2018
Engaging with Teens in Your Library (TSLAC workshop – Tyler. Tyler Public Library.)
In this interactive session Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s CE consultant, will help you review and re-envision the world of library teen services. These are services with the goal of helping teens develop the skills, knowledge, and social emotional development needed for success in life. At the end of the session you will have tools and knowledge for a revitalized approach to teen services and be able to begin integrating new and expanded ideas in your community right away.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Engaging with Teens in Your Library (TSLAC workshop – Diboll. TLL Temple Memorial Library.)
In this interactive session Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s CE consultant, will help you review and re-envision the world of library teen services. These are services with the goal of helping teens develop the skills, knowledge, and social emotional development needed for success in life. At the end of the session you will have tools and knowledge for a revitalized approach to teen services and be able to begin integrating new and expanded ideas in your community right away.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family—if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes with a historian’s eye, exploring what that family recipe may be telling you between the lines? Valerie J. Frey, author of Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions (UGA Press), will explore various aspects of your family’s heirloom recipes.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)
Explore new titles for grades PreS – 8: from board books to picture books, to middle-grade novels. Join representatives from Albert Whitman, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sourcebooks for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll leave with new titles to inspire young readers.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)
If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)
Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month’s installation will be the Shared Foundation “Curate” on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)
Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our future-ready libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 25, 2018
Engaging with Teens in Your Library (TSLAC workshop – Pasadena. Pasadena Public Library-Central Branch.)
In this interactive session Linda W. Braun, YALSA’s CE consultant, will help you review and re-envision the world of library teen services. These are services with the goal of helping teens develop the skills, knowledge, and social emotional development needed for success in life. At the end of the session you will have tools and knowledge for a revitalized approach to teen services and be able to begin integrating new and expanded ideas in your community right away.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)
This session explores the root causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Live Webinar With Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)
Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)
The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

SAMR, TPACK & More: Transforming Learning with Digital Content (edWeb)
This session will explore the two primary approaches to technology integration: SAMR and TPACK. The SAMR model considers four levels of integration: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. The TPACK model addresses the interaction of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge and how they relate to teaching in a technology-enhanced learning environment.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday April 26, 2018
Don’t SEL Yourself Short: How to Build Social-Emotional Learning Into Any Teen Program (Indiana State Library)
Youth need more than traditional literacies to succeed in life – they also need emotional intelligence.  Learn how you can build Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) into any teen program and help your teens develop their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills.  You’ll leave this session with great resources and concrete ideas for incorporating SEL at your library.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Crime Fiction for Mystery Month (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month starts with a bang on May 1—prepare your alibi by attending this killer preview of forthcoming mysteries, thrillers, and espionage novels for adult readers from sponsors HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and SOHO.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday April 27, 2018
Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)
Participants will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – April 16-20

Our weekly listing of free training online is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 April 16, 2018
Make A Giant Leap for Patron Privacy: Prepare for CPW2018 with A Free Webinar on Library Privacy Audits
(American Library Association)
This webinar will include a discussion about why healthy privacy practices are more critical for libraries than ever before and offers a step-by-step guide for starting a privacy audit at your library.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Disaster Preparedness: Theft, Vandalism, & Arson (Federal Depository Library Program)
The FDLP Academy is pleased to present a new webinar series on disaster preparedness and recovery. This four-part series, taking place February – April, will focus on various types of disasters being faced by our library colleagues; tips for planning ahead; and strategies for clean-up, recovery, and moving forward.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Protecting Children in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join staff of the Department of Health and Welfare as they share information important to library staff working in public places and their role in providing safe spaces for children.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 17, 2018
Fine Free Libraries – What, Why, and How (Indiana State Library)
In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the trend toward the suspension of fines in public libraries including what “fine free” means, the philosophies behind the shift, and the practical considerations that go into becoming a “fine free” library.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising (Charity How To)
Google Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free online advertising to promote their organizations and causes on Google.com. During this webinar Simon Choy, who currently manages over $2 million in annual Google Grants funding, will tell you everything you need to know about the program, how it can benefit your nonprofit, and the process of applying for the grant. He will also highlight what is required to succeed when using Google Grants and tell you about a paid service that will get you more than your money’s worth.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Saving Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter (TechSoup)
In an effort to save time and money, nonprofits are moving to cloud-based technologies. Many of these technologies are integrated to optimize efficiency, create easy and secure workflows, and most importantly reduce the amount of resources spent on IT. Join Box, DocuSign, and Okta for this 60-minute webinar that will explain: What is the cloud and why cloud integrations matter; Impact Cloud and how cloud-based companies are creating nonprofits solutions; Why Box, Okta and Docusign together can help nonprofits; and How nonprofits are using these technologies.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2018 (Booklist)
Get an overview of what’s new for Spring 2018 from series nonfiction publishers, Jump!, Bellwether, and Creative Company. Titles presented will range from grades K-12. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth associate editor, Julia Smith.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Lead Effective Meetings (Firespring)
By not optimizing their efficiency and effectiveness, meetings can waste precious time and resources. Meetings are meant to keep people in the loop, involved in the conversation and define next steps for people attending them. But how?
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From Awareness to Funding in 2018 (WebJunction)
A webinar presenting the results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago. In this session, presenters will share key findings and analysis from the summary report; provide new details on library super supporters and probable supporters in context with other library trends and research; and kickstart the discussion on how library leaders and advocates can act on these findings.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Amplifying Student Voice with Technology (edWeb)
Putting students at the center of the learning experience has a transformative effect on a classroom. Powerful learning happens when teachers can bring forward student voices and when they position students as the drivers of class culture and community. And technology can help you do that! This edWebinar will show you how.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 18, 2018
The Importance of Empathy in the Customer Service Experience (Georgia Public Library Service)
When patrons are rude or overly demanding, it can become difficult to remain calm and professional. This webinar will introduce the importance of empathy in the customer service experience to help staff avoid unpleasant interactions with library patrons. Presented by Dorcas Davis, Director of Continuing Education & Training.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

NCompass Live: Reaching Out Through Your Collection (Nebraska Library Commission)
Unusual or unexpected collections are becoming more common in the library, from musical instruments and puppets to Makerspace kits libraries have them all but how can we leverage them to reach out to your community? Find out what we and libraries around the nation are doing to use their collections to expand their outreach and impact in their community.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Resources from the National Agriculture Library (North Carolina Library Association)
This session will cover some of the key collections and services available to your users from the National Agricultural Library (https://nal.usda.gov), one of the world’s largest agricultural research libraries.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

A Little Change Goes a Long Way; Organizational Learning as a Resource for Change Management (Training Magazine Network)
Sooner or later, we all have to change. The march of progress is inevitable and nowhere more so than in today’s light-speed business environments. Nonetheless, organizations are often change resistant and figuring out methods to incite and inspire change can be an enormous challenge for business leaders. Many of those leaders are now turning to their training departments with expectations that managing change can come from learning leaders. How do we address those needs? And how do we deal with the inevitable resistance? Join Adobe’s Dr. Allen Partridge, Head of Digital Learning Evangelism for this engaging exploration of practical strategies to encourage innovation, one little step at a time.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

12 Keys to Successful Digital Content Promotion (American Libraries Live)
In this free 60-minute webinar, you will learn the details of promotional campaigns that have worked in two libraries, as well as promotional best practices from a recent nationwide survey of librarians. Our speakers will walk you through 12 keys to digital content promotion success.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

DAP Learning Series: Creating Your Own Campaign URL builder (DigitalGov)
Custom campaign URLs can help you collect information to determine which marketing campaigns are more effective. Efficient implementation of custom campaign URLs depends on your tagging strategy and it is important to set up a scalable methodology. In this training, we’ll talk about campaign tagging strategies and show you how to create a campaign URL builder.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
In this webinar, you will learn the basics about social media analytics, and how to use the data to evaluate social media campaigns and programs. You will also learn the basic principles of evaluation, such as creating realistic outcomes and objectives for your social media activities.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday April 19, 2018
Librarian Toolkit for Working with Online Instructors and Students (ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee)
Online programs and departments are increasing at many universities and colleges, and online and distance instructors and students usually feel isolated from campus programs and services. In this changing, academic environment, librarians have to shift their services to be more focused on reaching out to online programs. In this session, an Online Learning Librarian and a Non-Traditional Student Librarian from two public universities will cover tips and tricks for liaison and instruction librarians working with online students and instructors.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Dramatically Broadcast Your impact with Facebook Live (Bloomerang)
Nonprofits like The Met and Best Friends Animal Society are using Facebook Live to engage donors in powerful and creative ways. Facebook Live is the #1 type of content now, getting much more reach than even pictures and videos. But live broadcasting can be very scary! This training will show you how to use Facebook Live to engage supporters and raise more money. You’ll learn: How to prepare for your first broadcast; How to pick the best topic for your audience; How to get your best supporters to attend your first broadcast; How to engage your audience during your broadcast; and How to recycle and repurpose your broadcast.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

3 Secrets to Raising Major Gifts You Can’t Survive Without (GuideStar)
Raising major gifts can be a difficult task for nonprofits both large and small. There are, however, a few secrets for making major gift fundraising just a bit easier. On this webinar, Amy Eisenstein will be offering her time saving tips and tricks that you can apply immediately to ramp up your major gifts program!
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Money to Match Your Mission: Identifying and Applying for Grant Funds (GrantSpace)
Finding the right funding match is key to getting the money you need to fulfill your mission.  To do this, you must know how to match your needs to funder priorities as you research and apply for grants. By asking yourself a few key questions before you start, you’ll make the grant research and proposal writing processes more efficient and successful. In addition to discovering what these questions are, you’ll also learn the seven basic elements of most proposals and how to integrate them into a successful proposal.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Assessment Made Simple (North Dakota State Library)
All our libraries offer programs running the gamut from story time and author talks through health care enrollment and financial planning. We generally do a solid job of recording basic statistics, like the number of programs held and their attendance. However, it’s much more challenging to measure, understand, and share the actual impact our programs and services have on our community. Usually the most we get is anecdotal evidence. In times of tightening budgets when the ongoing relevance of libraries is being questioned, outcome-based assessment can create datasets demonstrating libraries’ substantial community impact at the local, state, and national levels. In this short webinar you’ll get an overview of how to use free tools and readymade surveys from Project Outcome to tackle this tough problem in a simple straightforward fashion.
Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Free CE and Training This Week – April 9-13

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 April 10, 2018
Habits of a Highly Successful Fundraiser (The Good Partnership)
Join this webinar to learn about tips and tools and to how to successfully use stories in your small nonprofit. There will also be Q&A time.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

STEM vs. STEAM: Science and Art in the Classroom (Booklist)
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have proved to be invaluable foundations in the curriculum, but there are many areas where the arts naturally intersect. This free, hour-long webinar, sponsored by Workman, DK, Lerner, Holiday House, and Black Rabbit, will offer up a wide range of titles for students, be they more STEM or STEAM inclined.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Adapting the FDLP Certificate Program for Training Student Workers & Library Assistants (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, participants will learn more about training library assistants and student workers.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Go Viral! Motivating Your Employees to Share Their Knowledge (InSync Training)
We never want for information in everyday life. Have a problem? Just Google it away! Unfortunately, everything changes when we go to work. The knowledge we need remains hidden in hierarchical silos and training materials. Employees are left to fend for themselves – often with negative results. Let’s dig into the knowledge sharing behaviors that have become so commonplace in our daily lives and share specific tactics to activate these behaviors in the workplace.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Think about Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, you will learn about understanding the proper structure for major gift, how to describe and understand the 7-Pillars of a successful major gift program and be able to assess your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Making & Amplifying Educator Connections through the AASL Standards (American Association of School Librarians)
Why are connections with educators so essential to school librarians? Participants will delve into the National School Library Standards and available resources to make authentic and purposeful connections with educators. Participants will create an action plan to help them plan, record, and amplify the results of their connections.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 11, 2018
NCompass Live: Teen Services Without Teen Spaces: Innovative Programming (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how the Marion Public Library, with no dedicated programming space, cultivated an after school crowd through revised scheduling, drop-in programs, and new community connections.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (Charity How To)
Why isn’t a well written proposal enough to get the grant award?! Participating in “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers” will strengthen your relationship building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy. In this live, interactive webinar we talk briefly about *why* relationships with grantmakers are important. We will share ways to learn if a grantmaker has the capacity to have relationships with potential grantees prior to submitting an award versus what their preference is for communication prior to an award. We will also address the key role that your colleagues should play in the grant relationship outreach process and how to get them excited and engaged to help look for connections and make introductions to grantmakers.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Develop Outcome Measures & Design Effective Surveys (Public Library Association)
Outcome measurement is a way for libraries to assess their impact on the people they serve and helps libraries answer the question, “What good did we do?” Libraries may need to measure outcomes for a variety of reasons—from measuring and improving impact, to better managing services and resources, to demonstrating a need for funding or other support. This webinar will help libraries develop their own outcome measures based on program goals and implement those measures through effective survey design. This webinar is the second in a series featuring Project Outcome’s Outcome Measurement Guidelines, designed to help guide and provide additional support for outcome-focused data collection.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

5 Easy Wins to Increase Online Donations in 5 Minutes (The Digital Nonprofit)
Getting more people to donate online can sometimes seem more like voodoo than science: Your ED says to add more links. Blogs say to run intricate A/B tests for button colors. You just want the thing to friggin’ work on mobile! What strategies actually work? And better yet, which ones will yield the biggest return for your effort? In this webinar, we’ll answer those questions by reviewing 5 easy wins all nonprofits should do to increase donations online. These are 5-minute tweaks we’ll show you how to do yourself—no more waiting for the webmaster to make 1 change.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

An Organizer’s Tale: Mobilizing Allies for Union Negotiations in Libraries (EveryLibrary)
In this free webinar, Emily Drabinski will discuss lessons learned through fighting for a fair union contract. More than anything, making political change requires mobilizing people. Drawing on the experiences she described in the Political Librarian piece “An Organizer’s Tale: LIU Brooklyn’s Lockout and Union Contract Negotiation,” Drabinski will share concrete strategies for building power, developing and maintaining lists, assessing allies, and holding organizing conversations.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Sustainable Connected Learning for Youth (Georgia Library Association)
Connected Learning is an innovative approach to youth learning that is based on the principle that learning happens best when it is interest-driven, peer supported, and academically oriented. Learn how the connected learning model has been implemented at Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 27 branches and how you can implement similar programming in your library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Child Care Now & Beyond: Perspectives from American and Canadian Advocates (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this powerful webinar, two of the most influential child care advocates in the US and Canada share their insights about the state of child care in their respective countries. Lynette Fraga from Child Care Aware of America, and Morna Ballantyne from Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada will discuss current challenges and opportunities for child care systems in their countries now, and share insights about the path forward toward increasing quality and affordability of, and access to child care in the future.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What Is the Federal Register? (Federal Depository Library Program)
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other Presidential documents. This webinar will cover the historical background and purpose of the Federal Register, as well as how to use it in daily life. It is appropriate for anyone who ever gets questions about: food labelling requirements, cosmetic ingredients, Fair Labor standards, oil drilling regulations, the Physician Fee Schedule, pesticide tolerances, net neutrality, presidential proclamations and executive orders in the news, and so much more.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Spotlight on Emerging Tech in Gov (GovLoop)
From automation to cybersecurity to the cloud, the way the government works is fundamentally different than it was even 10 years ago. And now the pace of that technological revolution is advancing at an even faster rate. So how can agencies keep up? And what emerging technologies are making the biggest impact?
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

College and Career Ready! Motivate and Empower Struggling Readers in High School (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, high school co-teachers Elizabeth Hauser and Katherine Young will demonstrate how to channel motivation to increase literacy skills in struggling adolescent students.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday April 12, 2018
Helping the Homeless: How Libraries Offer Hope (Utah State Library and ULS RASART Roundtable)
Join Ethan Sellers (Volunteers of America) to learn about the role of the library in aiding the homeless population. Find out about demographics, factors and causes, and agencies that can offer assistance. Learn best practices for interacting with the homeless and the library’s role as a tool in reducing poverty.
Time: 11-12:30 p.m.

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI, is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating settings in your My NCBI account, identifying available filters in your My NCBI account, and how to create a custom filter.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Interactions with Teens (YALSA)
Join this YALSA webinar facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff that focuses on interactions with teens.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to Lead When You Don’t Think You Have Anyone to Lead (Colorado State Library)
It’s not always easy to lead an entire organization by yourself. Solo librarians are in the unique position where we are expected to be leaders but we very rarely, if ever, have a staff to lead. This presentation is geared toward the solo librarian or librarians who oversee a very small staff. Through storytelling and anecdotes, I hope to encourage and inspire librarians to take charge of their unique leadership roles within their organizations and discover opportunities to collaborate, learn, and influence others outside of their organization. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Librarian’s Guide to Solo Leadership: How to Lead When You Don’t Think You Have Anyone to Lead (Colorado State Library)
It’s not always easy to lead an entire organization by yourself. Solo librarians are in the unique position where we are expected to be leaders but we very rarely, if ever, have a staff to lead. This presentation is geared toward the solo librarian or librarians who oversee a very small staff. Through storytelling and anecdotes, I hope to encourage and inspire librarians to take charge of their unique leadership roles within their organizations and discover opportunities to collaborate, learn, and influence others outside of their organization. No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Serving Older Adults and Their Care Partners at Your Library (Infopeople)
By 2030, projections indicate that 25% of the US population will be 65 or older. This means that libraries will be serving a steadily increasing number of older patrons and their care partners. This webinar will help you understand and adapt to these users’ changing needs.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Author Ideas on Integrating Fiction into the Middle-Grade and Middle-School Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)
Three authors of novels for middle-grade/middle school students discuss the value of including fiction in teaching various curriculum areas – and not just designating novels as “extra-credit!” The authors will reveal the depth of their research for historical fiction (Rebecca Behrens, “The Last Grand Adventure”); for science/nature study (Jo Hackl, “Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe”); and about political and social change (Sara Holbrook, “Enemy”).
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Friday April 13, 2018
LYRASIS Second Fridays – It Takes a Village: Open Source Software Models of Collaboration and Sustainability – Themes and Future Directions (Lyrasis)
Why do some community-supported open source programs seem more successful than others? Why do some live on grants while some achieve financial sustainability? What can open source program staff learn from one another? In 2017, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided grant funding to enable LYRASIS to assess how open-source software (OSS) programs serving cultural and scientific heritage organizations attain long-term sustainability. Join the webinar to find out the results.
Time: 11:30-1:00 p.m.