Free CE and Training This Week – June 7-11

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


Monday, June 7 (1-2 p.m.)
New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)

Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful series, Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels and participating in a panel discussion about YA, publishing for the first time, and how they’re excited to work with librarians to meet readers.

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


Monday, June 7 (1-2 p.m.)
How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place? In this webinar, we’ll provide guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have the beginnings of a strategy that can be documented and shared with your fundraising team.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Monday, June 7 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary federal program that provides discounts to households on monthly internet bills and one-time device purchases during the pandemic. Eligible households can receive a $50 per month discount on their internet service with participating providers as well as a one-time $100 credit toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Libraries and other community organizations are crucial in spreading the word about this opportunity and assisting eligible individuals with applying. Join us to learn all about this program and the free resources available to help you promote it to your community.

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


Monday, June 7 (2-3 p.m.)
The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)

More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal.

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


Tuesday, June 8 (12-12:45 p.m.)
10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)

In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

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


Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 p.m.)
Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)

Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.

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


Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)

Join us for a conversation about recent research on academic growth for students in special education before the pandemic and implications for policies and practices designed to spur COVID recovery.

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


Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)

Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects.

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


Tuesday, June 8 (2-3 p.m.)
Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners—and their parents and guardians, too.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx


Wednesday, June 9 (10-11 a.m.)
Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given.

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


Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 p.m.)
Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)

The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/inside_adams/2021/05/researching-old-companies-webinar-june-9/


Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 p.m.)
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)

This workshop will discuss the importance of fatherhood involvement and provide opportunities on how to get fathers involved in your programs.

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


Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 p.m.)
Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)

Once the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight. According to Forbes.com, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years. And it’s not going away. Our training offerings need to evolve to support a more global workforce that works in remote teams. Programs need to be designed to be culturally aware, engaging, and relevant to the workforce. Find out more at this webinar.

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


Wednesday, June 9 (2-3 p.m.)
Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others.  These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted. 

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


Wednesday, June 9 (2-3 p.m.)
Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)

Are you looking for ideas to “grow” a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You’ll gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity.

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


Thursday, June 10 (10-11 a.m.)
Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)

As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/


Thursday, June 10 (10-11 a.m.)
Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/05/upcoming-us-law-webinars-june-2021/


Thursday, June 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)

Shopping for databases can be difficult–where to look, what do I need, what do I want, what questions should I be asking? Let’s talk through the four phases of a solid evaluation and selection project and a sample plan to get you started.

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


Thursday, June 10 (12-1 p.m.)
All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)

All aboard! Take a trip with Your Part-Time Controller as we discuss basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices. Along our journey, we’ll also visit some signs that indicate trouble and might stop you in your tracks.

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


Thursday, June 10 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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


Thursday, June 10 (12:30-1 p.m.)
The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

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


Thursday, June 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)

Is your organization searching for new ways to leverage the passion, energy, and new perspectives of Gen Z, Millennials, and other up-and-coming young professionals? A junior board, young professionals group, or young friends circle could help you harness that energy to further your mission. As young professionals who have served both as members and staff managers of these groups, Sarah and Corinne will lead you through the research on Next Gen supporters, challenges to anticipate, and steps your organization can take to start a new young friends board from scratch OR to maximize the potential of your existing group.

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


Thursday, June 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)

From a very young age, children begin expressing their own unique views and ideas. Children are born with many strengths and abilities that continue to unfold and mature throughout their lives. When we respect and value a child’s individual interests in play, we are giving them the fundamental right to realize their unique potential. Children have the amazing capacity to construct their own learning. Learn how we can harness this undeniable power and wonder of play in Play Provocations.  What is a play provocation and how can we support and expand the hidden potential of children’s play?

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

Free CE and Training This Week – May 31-June 4

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


Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 p.m.)
Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)

For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities. Technology played a key role in these adaptations. Come learn the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

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


Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)

Listen up! We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds for some amazing audiobooks? Timed to coincide with the start of Audiobook Month, this webinar will spotlight exciting new and forthcoming audiobooks from Dreamscape Publishing and HarperAudio—and industry data and insights from nonprofit arts organization L.A. Theatre Works.

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


Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 p.m.)
Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)

Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.

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


Tuesday, June 1 (2-3:30 p.m.)
Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)

Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be–lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

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


Tuesday, June 1 (2-3 p.m.)
Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)

This presentation is about the practice of Instructional Design (ISD) in the real world today and how it is being modified and used to produce training solutions to help meet business needs (problems or opportunities) for organizations as well as the needs of individuals attending the training program.

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


Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 p.m.)
Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)

Join Alyssa Wright for a session on how to find connections and ideas in your existing database that can unlock big money and big partnerships.  Become a super sleuth with new questions, ideas, and leads after attending this engaging webinar.

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


Wednesday, June 2 (1-2 p.m.)
Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)

Online, offline or hybrid; research or practice-focused, large cohorts or small classes, full or part-time, special concentrations, cost and requirements, help with job searches for graduates—there are a lot of factors to consider when selecting an MLIS program. Hear from representatives from a variety of library schools about what makes their particular programs stand out and take the opportunity to get your questions answered one on one.

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


Wednesday, June 2 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Wednesday, June 2 (3-4 p.m.)
1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)

Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the kick-off of the Future Ready Librarians® first annual summer book club. This five-week book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/5yb7uy2u


Wednesday, June 2 (4-5 p.m.)
Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Julie Stern and edtech expert and educator Maria Arfanakis will discuss how schools can shift their focus from teaching to the standards to teaching for learning transfer. The presenters will share more about what learning transfer is and how educators can use it to design equitable learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. Educators will learn how the right instructional moves, such as discussion-focused collaborative games, create a perfect conduit to harness students’ prior learning and experiences, move students toward expertise, and improve students’ social-emotional learning.

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


Wednesday, June 2 (6-7 p.m.)
On Juneteenth (US National Archives)

In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

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


Thursday, June 3 (12-1 p.m.)
Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile. Join us in this free webinar to learn more about identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion about using wealth data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Thursday, June 3 (12-1 p.m.)
Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)

This panel discussion will provide background on white cultural norms in librarianship, illustrated by examples from the lived experience of the panelists. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the way that these norms marginalize, silence, and harm BIPOC library staff members.

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


Thursday, June 3 (12-1 p.m.)
Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, with the 2020 Census data release underway, Tableau’s data community will continue to have updated population figures to explore! Together with the annual, American Community Survey, the resulting repository of census data is expansive and covers over 11.7 million geographic areas, with associated geospatial files. Discover ways to create informative geospatial maps, along with methods of tapping into the bevy of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics via census.gov and our API.

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


Thursday, June 3 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
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. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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


Thursday, June 3 (2-3 p.m.)
Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)

Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

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


Friday, June 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)

Library worker Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind interviews some of the most prominent queer voices in comics about their works and the importance of representation in the medium, including Steve Orlando (COMMANDERS IN CRISIS, KILL A MAN), Sina Grace (GETTING IT TOGETHER), Jen Hickman (LONELY RECEIVER), Hazel Newlevant (EMBODIED: AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMICS POETRY ANTHOLOGY), and Lela Gwen (NIGHTMARE IN SAVANNAH).

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

Free CE and Training This Week – May 24-28

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


Monday, May 24 (2-3 p.m.)
Number 1 Reason to Teach Robotics: Application (edWeb.net)

Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part one of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #1, Application, will be addressed in part one of the series. Researchers from the Great Lakes Biomimicry center will discuss their research, how it will impact the future of robotics, and what this means for today’s students.  In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from researchers on the cutting edge, see how technology is being applied, make connections for your classroom, and meet Penny, the Taiwanese beauty snake! This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.

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


Tuesday, May 25 (12-12:45 p.m.)
How to use coaching techniques to help solve your next fundraising challenge (CharityHowTo)

Join us for this webinar where fundraising expert Michelle Stein will show you step-by-step how to use coaching to solve your fundraising challenges.

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


Tuesday, May 25 (1-2 p.m.)
Down the Rabbit Hole: The Congressional Budget Process (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover the Congressional budget process, how it is supposed to work, and how it actually functions in practice. Participants will learn how Congress is supposed to fund the Government and how it often deviates from established procedures. They will also learn where to find legislative information related to the budget, appropriations, and authorizations.

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


Tuesday, May 25 (1-2 p.m.)
AI in Talent Development: Getting Started with an Educational Chatbot (InSyncTraining)

Will you be replaced by a robot? Maybe, but it is far more likely that in the near future you’ll be working alongside one. That is why every learning professional needs to learn more about how artificial intelligence can automate processes, customize content, and transform the learning experience.

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


Tuesday, May 25 (2-3 p.m.)
The Library’s Role in Connecting Texans to Internet Access

Join Mark Smith, State Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Eddy Smith, Executive Director of the Abilene Library Consortium and Texas Library Association representative to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council as they discuss the current landscape of internet access in Texas. You’ll learn why Texans do not have equitable access to high-speed internet (broadband), what potential solutions – including funding — may exist to level the playing field, and how libraries and library workers can play a role in ensuring a future of statewide connectivity.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6382754474174423311


Tuesday, May 25 (4-5 p.m.)
Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)

Join Firespring’s Kiersten Hill as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

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


Wednesday, May 26 (9-10 a.m.)
Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Concerned about climate change? Help your library “go green” by leveraging the super power of libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! You’ll learn solutions for everything from sustainable programming practices, environmental partnerships, as well as easy eco-friendly swaps, based on the experience of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library.

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


Wednesday, May 26 (10-11 a.m.)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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


Wednesday, May 26 (12-1 p.m.)
Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Events to Fuel Fundraising Growth (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on getting the most out of your organization’s special events. Chad will review the true purpose and ideal revenue model for events and how to make them even more worthwhile by converting event attendees to annual donors. He will also provide some real world examples of unique fundraising events that have broken the mold and became donor favorites (as well as some tips for virtual/hybrid events). It’s an “all things events” presentation and everything is on the table.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/events-webinar/


Wednesday, May 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Getting Past Symptoms to the Root of the Problem: Tools for Root Cause Analysis (Colorado State Library)

When you have a process problem to resolve, it’s important to be able to distinguish between symptoms and the problem. What’s more, to have any real hope for problem resolution, you need to be able to identify the root cause of the problem. In this interactive session, you will explore six simple tools to help you dive deeper and gather critical clues: Pareto charts, fishbone charts, is/is not analysis, scatter diagrams, problem concentration diagrams, and the five whys.

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


Wednesday, May 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Importance of Tangible Formats (Federal Depository Library Program)

With most new Federal materials offered in an electronic format, should you keep anything in a physical format? Extra space on the shelves is compelling, but before you weed there are some factors to consider. In this webinar, we will look at some of the reasons to hold on to tangible formats.

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


Wednesday, May 26 (2:30-3 p.m.)
Using ProQuest TexShare Resources for Home Schooling

This session will discuss the topic of home schooling and ProQuest TexShare resources — content and use.

For more information and to register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3b323052817931908896235a4b26009b


Thursday, May 27 (10-11 a.m.)
Good Trouble: How to Advocate for Change (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Many nonprofits leaders are unsure about the legality of advocacy and lobbying efforts in which their organization can engage. Whether they are working independently or within a partnership such as a coalition, nonprofits should strive to influence public policies that affect the organization’s ability to achieve its mission. Attendees will learn how you and your organization can strengthen your advocacy efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Thursday, May 27 (12-3:30 p.m.)
“The Invisible Industry: Strategies and Resources for Supporting Cannabis Entrepreneurs” (North Carolina Library Association)

With more U.S. states — and all of Canada — legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis use, and the global cannabis market expected to reach 90.4 billion USD by 2026 (360iResearch), librarians and other information professionals have to use innovative methods and strategies for supporting cannabis-based businesses and entrepreneurs with their research needs. On May 27 from 1-4:30 pm Eastern, the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference will bring together public and academic librarians and information professionals from across North America to examine best practices for supporting the informational needs of cannabis entrepreneurs.

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


Thursday, May 27 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Homeschool Support with Gale

Showcase your public library’s reliable, media-rich resources from Gale to support homeschoolers. In this session, we’ll highlight activities including scavenger hunts, lesson plans, science experiments and simulations to engage your students and develop research skills at home.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8mUl0xtpQ6aMxl52DHV2ZA


Thursday, May 27 (2-3 p.m.)
BCALA’s Best of the Best Booklist: Diversity in Public and School Libraries (Follett)

Learn from experts within the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) as they share the Best of the Best Booklist and help you build community with library collections that promote true equity and diversity.

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


Thursday, May 27 (2-3 p.m.)
One More Time – Stop Lecturing in Webinars; Change 7 Deadly Habits (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, Ray will share examples and templates that will help you to strategize for your webinars — veering away from lecturing to encouraging reflections.

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


Thursday, May 27 (6-7 p.m.)
2021 Michael L. Printz Celebration (YALSA)

Help us Celebrate the recipients of the 2021 Michael L. Printz Award! Come listen to the award-winning authors speak about their writing, followed by a Q&A. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by Booklist magazine.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/brna287y


Friday, May 28 (10-11 a.m.)
Working towards Wellbeing: Practices and their Evaluation (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Free CE and Training This Week – May 17-22

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


Monday, May 17 (12-1 p.m.)
Ensuring a Leadership Pipeline with Succession Planning (FastForward Libraries)

Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn how to formalize talent development and ensure leadership continuity by developing a succession plan. Don’t get caught off guard when a key staff member leaves! A succession plan will help your library effectively transfer institutional knowledge, increase job satisfaction, and retain emerging leaders imperative for the library’s future success. By developing this tool, your library will have the right leaders in place and can effectively respond to staffing changes without skipping a beat.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y-OvKikRPe1afSAQ4lqzg


Monday, May 17 (1-2 p.m.)
Equity, Care and Connection: New SEL Tools and Practices to Support Students and Adults (Education Week)

As school districts plan to welcome students back into buildings for the upcoming school year, this is the perfect time to take a hard look at both our practices and our systems to build a more caring, connected, and equitable learning environment for all of our students. Join this webinar to hear from school and district leaders who are employing new tools and practices to care for the holistic social-emotional well-being of their students this coming school year.

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


Monday, May 17 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Providing Remote and Virtual Volunteer Programs to Our Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us this session as we discuss: Developing remote and virtual volunteer programs that are beneficial to both library staff and patrons; Safely engaging more members of your community through volunteer programming; Free tools and resources available for remote and virtual library volunteer programs

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


Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 p.m.)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

The Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar is designed for patrons who are familiar with legal research, and would instead prefer an introduction to the collections and services specific to the Law Library of Congress. This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/04/upcoming-us-law-webinars-may-2021/


Tuesday, May 18 (12-1 p.m.)
10-Step Budgeting Process (Propel Nonprofits)

The success and usefulness of your budget largely depend on the process used to create it. You will walk away from this webinar with a proven 10-step budgeting process that will engage staff and the board to ensure that your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/


Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Equitable Staffing Models in the Current and Post-Pandemic Landscape (Association of College & Research Libraries)

In this webinar, a panel of academic library leaders will discuss their thoughts and plans towards creating equitable staffing models in the current and post-COVID landscape.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.choice360.org/media/webinars/


Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Windows & Mirrors (Booklist)

Books are the reader’s gateway to viewpoints and experiences that differ from their own, but they can be mirrors, too. And who we see—the voices we hear—when we turn the page matters. Join us for a free, one hour webinar, where we will hear about titles that will inspire self-reflection and foster an awareness of new perspectives.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Deep Fakes and Social Media (DigitalGov)

Learn about the threat of deep fake technology on social media, and how to prepare your agency if you are targeted.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day (National Girls Collaborative Project)

In this webinar, Crystal and Sheryl will share about the importance of accessibility and will provide resources and ideas for how to make your programming more accessible as well as how to increase awareness about the importance of accessibility. They will also share what they, and others working to promote accessibility, have learned during the pandemic and how it may influence the future of accessible learning.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (2-3 p.m.)
Prioritizing and Promoting Self-Care to Avoid Burnout (WebJunction)

Ever-increasing and evolving demands for library services, heavy workloads, and multiple requests from the public can create an environment for staff burnout. While some stressors are unavoidable, prolonged exposure to them can cause detachment, pessimism, and a loss of enjoyment in the library profession. Join us to explore the physical, behavioral and emotional barriers that lead to burnout, as well as methods to mitigate workplace stressors. We’ll look at specific stress-relieving techniques to introduce into your daily activities, and explore ways to bring self-care strategies to all staff in your organization.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Understanding the Role of Public Library Directors (Public Library Association)

In this panel discussion, experienced directors will share their stories about why they chose this career path, its challenges, and their thoughts on the future of the profession. If you are interested in becoming a director, are already a director looking for some tips, or simply want to learn more about the role, this is the panel discussion for you.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (6-7 p.m.)
AASL Town Hall | Reflections and Plans for the Future: Our Pandemic Year (American Association of School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/townhall


Tuesday, May 18 (6-7 p.m.)
Celebrating the Woman Suffrage Centennial: What Happened and What Have We Learned? (National Archives)

The year 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and commemorations were planned around the country. But 2020 was also the year of the pandemic and bitterly partisan politics. Our panel will discuss how the centennial adapted, where efforts succeeded, where they fell short, and reflect on how successful they were in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality.

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


Tuesday, May 18 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Playlists to Personalize Learning (TeachersFirst)

Personalizing instruction doesn’t have to be complicated.  Using an instructional playlist is a simple way to honor student voice and choice while structuring the work your students do independently. This session will help you create playlists that integrate multiple types of activities while using incremental checkpoints.  Of all the tools that you can put in your blended learning toolkit, the playlist is one that you don’t want to miss.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask


Wednesday, May 19 (10-11 a.m.)
Going Solo in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

How do you run a library when you are the only paid staff? From books to volunteers, budget to programming, learn what it takes to prosper as a solo librarian. Librarian Sherri will discuss her strategies to keep sane in a busy workplace. She’ll speak about purchasing books, passive and active readers’ advisory, utilizing volunteers, simple programing ideas, patrons, and some budgeting. We will save time for questions, suggestions, and brainstorming.

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


Wednesday, May 19 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Collections Emergency Kits (Connecting to Collections Care)

Having a well-stocked and thought-out emergency kit on hand can help mitigate the chronic nuisance of a ceiling drip or buy valuable time when planning a more coordinated response for a larger emergency. In honor of MayDay and the essence of being prepared, we will be discussing all things related to collections emergency kits. This talk will examine types of materials to include in your kit, how to manage inventory, where to store your kits, and how to educate your team on the value of this important resource.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/


Wednesday, May 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Closer to Free: Aspirations v. Legal Limitations in Public Libraries (Colorado State Library)

Freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to read, programming, and safe places. Libraries are, as so often is the case, at the hinge point. During this webinar, we’ll learn foundational principals of free speech and then discuss whether and how libraries can find a balance between ethical aspirations and legal limitations when it comes to serving the public.

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


Wednesday, May 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Wednesday, May 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Preservation 101: Basic Planning for Future Access to Collections (Federal Depository Library Program)

Participants will learn about the inherent risks to paper and digital content, basic environmental awareness, disaster preparedness, and the development of policies and planning for preservation.

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


Wednesday, May 19 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Nature-based Learning Environments: What Every Early Childhood Program Leader Needs to Know (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar, presented by author and nature-based learning expert Rachel Larimore, will help early childhood administrators identify the principles fundamental to a nature-based approach. Then, using a continuum of nature-based early childhood education as the overarching framework, Rachel will address the unique considerations for designing a nature-based classroom. We’ll discuss the spaces inside, outside, and beyond the fence.

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


Wednesday, May 19 (3-4 p.m.)
Teaching Poetry: A Conversation with Alberto Ríos (Library of Congress)

NCTE and the Library of Congress invite you to join us for a conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his work. NCTE member Melissa Alter Smith and Rios will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the works of living poets.

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


Thursday, May 20 (11-12 p.m.)
From A to Z: An Amazing Array of Awesome Antidotes for Zoom Fatigue (Training Magazine Network)

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that we can do virtually anything—virtually. Virtual communication is ubiquitous, cost-effective, and convenient, and it’s here to stay. Zoom in particular has gained enormous traction, although many of us admit we’re also Teams-tortured, ex-Webexed, over-Skyped, and, frankly, Burned Out. Join Dr. Constance Staley for an amazing array of awesome antidotes that may help you minimize toxic burnout and maximize your own—and your organization’s—effectiveness.

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


Thursday, May 20 (12-12:45 p.m.)
How to Build Your Major Donor Portfolio (CharityHowTo)

Join Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA, Chief Fundraising Strategist and Coach at Development Consulting Solutions, as she takes you through the steps she used to develop her organization’s major gift portfolios which can apply to any sized fundraising shop.

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


Thursday, May 20 (12-1 p.m.)
The Art of Effective Digital Workplaces: A Communication Style Workshop (Charity Village)

During this interactive course, brought to you by Keelan and Imagine Canada, you’ll learn about the four different communication styles, including the strengths and blind spots of each one, as well as diving into your preferred style and how you can adjust your delivery to remove unnecessary friction and misunderstanding. This will unlock the door for better, more effective relationships with your colleagues, your board of directors, and even your family and friends.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/


Thursday, May 20 (12:55-2 p.m.)
How Public Libraries are part of the solution to food insecurity (Shareable)

This interactive dialogue with librarians who manage farmers’ markets, summer feeding programs, community fridges, and culinary literacy centers will focus on building understanding of the unique roles of local librarians in community food systems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2PxQRT5


Thursday, May 20 (1-2 p.m.)
Be More Productive, Powerful & Persuasive with Board, Staff & Donors (Bloomerang)

Do you feel like your ideas aren’t coming across, despite your expertise? Maryanne Dersch will show you how to pitch your ideas in a way that gets a yes, every time.

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


Thursday, May 20 (2-3:30 p.m.)
Spanish Language Collection Development (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will give us an update on the current tools she is using for Spanish language collection development — from the traditional tools (catalogs and websites) to the not-so-traditional ones like book tubers and social media.

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


Friday, May 21 (10-11 a.m.)
Working towards Wellbeing: Resources for Deeper Understanding & Broader Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb


Saturday, May 22 (10-11 a.m.)
Tech for Girls: Science Under the Sea (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to explore the ocean! We will take virtual field trips to ocean locations, make an ocean zones bottle, and explore the difference between fresh and salt water.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – May 10-14

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


Monday, May 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Introducing “Outdoor School” from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Booklist)

This April, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group and Odd Dot are introducing OUTDOOR SCHOOL, an immersive, eight title series from some of the most-recognized names in the outdoor community, encouraging kids to put away the screens and head outside. From rural to urban communities and from outdoor enthusiasts to cautious new adventurers, there is something for everyone!

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


Monday, May 10 (2-3 p.m.)
Bridging the Opportunity Gap: What Culturally Relevant Educators Do (edWeb.net)

We will share how Culturally Relevant Teaching is not about changing what you are teaching as an educator, but changing how you are teaching it—the delivery, the scaffolding, and the relationship building.

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

Tuesday, May 11 (9-10 a.m.)

Critical Hit: Using Dungeons & Dragons to Gamify Training and Evaluation (ALA’s Games & Gaming Round Table)

This session will distill Dungeons & Dragons down to its key concepts and show you how they can be implemented to track employee progress, achieve goals, and build a closely connected team of adventure seekers and problem solvers. Whether you’re a new adventurer or an expert D&D player, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun.

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


Tuesday, May 11 (9:30-10 a.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Credo Reference for the Home School Community

Credo Reference is the ideal tool for the home school parent and student. Take a tour of the materials for children beginning at age 10 through17. Find books, images and research tools to aid students through their first steps in academic research.

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hs3LG-saTlqULHp5ra1XzA


Tuesday, May 11 (10-11 a.m.)
Sustainable development goals: Insights and inspiration (OCLC)

Learn how libraries around the globe are using the SDGs to make an impact in their communities and how libraries compare regionally in their use and awareness of SDGs. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director, Library Trends and User Research, and OCLC Global Council will share the results from the 2020 OCLC Global Council survey on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and gather your additional insights on how SDGs have impacted your library and thinking.

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


Tuesday, May 11 (10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Don’t Forget to Remember: Tools to Support Memory (PACER Center)

Parents, guardians, teachers, and other adults can be helpful in providing reminders, but remembering is an executive (thinking) function that is greatly beneficial as an individual transitions to independent adulthood. Some individuals can find memory tasks challenging. This presentation will provide a variety of apps, programs, devices, and strategies to help remember things such as instructions, tasks, appointments, and more.

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


Tuesday, May 11 (11-12 p.m.)
Mobile Device Lending: What Works and What Doesn’t (Utah State Library)

Join Carrie and Meg from Grand County Public Library (Moab) as we share our experiences with Mobile Device Lending both as a pandemic response and as regular library service. GCPL has been circulating mobile devices since 2014 with a substantial increase in offerings early 2020 in direct response to COVID-19. In our pursuit of creative ways to address access and connection issues in our community, we’ve stopped expecting people to visit the library and instead strive to offer library services at times and locations convenient to them. This webinar will discuss how GCPL collaborates with partners, connects with people in creative ways, learns from mistakes and has fun doing it!

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


Tuesday, May 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Picture Books for Summer & Beyond (Booklist)

With their wit, whimsy, and ability to spark the imagination, picture books remain a constant source of inspiration for readers of all ages. And what better time than now to peruse upcoming picture-book releases? Please join Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith in this free, hour-long webinar.

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


Tuesday, May 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Census Data for Librarians (U.S. Census Bureau)

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for Librarians” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach users more about the demographics and economics characteristics of the patrons you serve. Featuring data from decennial censuses and various census surveys, this training will take a deeper dive into demographic, social and economic tabulations and how you can access them using the Census Bureau’s enterprise-level data-access tool.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy/webinars/2021/data-summit-series.html


Tuesday, May 11 (1-2 p.m.)
MarcEdit for Beginners (Federal Depository Library Program)

For those catalogers who want to use MarcEdit but don’t know where to start, this webinar will cover topics such as setting preferences, breaking and making a file, and basic editing. By the end of the webinar, attendees will have a basic understanding of MarcEdit and be able to use it to batch edit a file of MaRC bibliographic records.

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


Tuesday, May 11 (2-3 p.m.)
Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

This Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA (part of NASA’s Universe of Learning) webinar will provide a brief overview of the program and its free resources, including a range of computer-based and paper-based activities, print products, and a Program Cookbook for facilitators. Presenters will then delve deeper into some Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA activity-based resources. In addition to the content, the NASA’s Universe of Learning team will respond to questions and comments to support participants in implementing the Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA materials in programming and events.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 p.m.)
Finding Genealogy Resources and Tools on Archives.gov (National Archives)

This presentation will provide an overview of what’s available for genealogists on the archives.gov website, and demonstrate how to navigate to its many resources and tools, including the National Archives Catalog, the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) system, the Microfilm Catalog, topic pages, articles, reports, and blogs. We’ll explore the Genealogy portal page, and also see how the website is organized, which will enable you to do even more expansive searches for information.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair


Wednesday, May 12 (12-1 p.m.)
Managing Difficult Conversations at Work (EdSurge)

Workplace conflict and tension are inevitable; when working closely with others, we often face tricky conversations on a range of topics, be it mental health, performance, burnout, promotion or bad management. In this event you will learn how to approach tricky conversations with confidence. Participants will have actionable strategies for leveraging strengths and addressing challenging areas.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edsurge.com/e


Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Consulting Secrets Revealed: Why Tech Adoption Fails (TechImpact)

Join our webinar for a discussion of some common pitfalls of tech implementation and rollout and get tips on how to avoid them.  Spoiler alert: they mostly don’t have to do with technology.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products (U.S.Census Bureau)

This webinar will dive into innovative statistical products developed to provide timely economic data. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (1-2:30 p.m.)
The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Kristen Peterson, host of the popular podcast The Play Based Podcast on Learning Wild to explore the possibilities that podcasts present for consultants, speakers and advocates.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (2-2:30 p.m.)
Introduction to HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Wondering how to get started using HeritageQuest Online for family research? This 30-minute webinar will provide tips for kicking off your genealogy research. We’ll review the content included in HeritageQuest Online, as well as tips on searching. This session is appropriate for beginners – both librarians looking to help patrons and patrons using this family research tool directly.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/3eBIgr2


Wednesday, May 12 (2-3 p.m.)
OF-BY-FOR ALL: Co-Creating Programs and Developing Community Partnerships to Serve People with Disabilities in Libraries (Infopeople)

In this interactive webinar, you will learn how you can be an advocate for people with disabilities and break down barriers to library access. Utilizing Nina Simon’s OF/BY/FOR ALL framework of authentic and effective community-centric partnerships, learn how to build trusting relationships with people with disabilities and the community organizations that serve them to create more inclusive and welcoming programs and services at your library.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (1:30-2:30 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.

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


Wednesday, May 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Resilient Fundraising in 2021: Adjusting Strategies to Today’s Reality (Nonprofit Hub)

It’s time to leave the past behind and focus on new ways to cultivate support to drive your mission forward. Nonprofit expert, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, will guide attendees through practical insights and inspiring new ways to build support using three major vehicles in 2021: Virtual Events, Online Giving, and Board Support.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/


Thursday, May 13 (10-11 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. statutory and legislative research, including information about how to find and use the U.S. Code, the U.S. Statutes at Large, and U.S. federal bills and resolutions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5


Thursday, May 13 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Becoming… An Early Childhood Leader with a Progressive Lens (Early Childhood Investigations)

Early childhood education is currently prominent in the news and the forefront of recovery from Covid-19. Suddenly there are new opportunities for early childhood educators to advance in the field with many new funding sources both local and federal. Now is the time to leverage these new opportunities to ensure high quality and excellence in early education programs through progressive leadership.

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


Thursday, May 13 (3-4 p.m.)
First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now! (Bloomerang)

Dr. Renee Rubin Ross will provide concrete steps organizational leaders can take to plan strategically, building investment, ownership and fundraising.

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


Friday, May 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Working towards Wellbeing: Belonging: Practices, Beliefs and Impacts (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Free Webinar: The Library’s Role in Connecting Texans to Internet Access

County map of Texas depicting different percentages of broadband availability. Data collected and mapped by ConnectedTexas.

Almost one million Texans do not have access to high-speed internet access in their homes, but what role do libraries and library workers play in ensuring home connectivity? 

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. (Central), join Mark Smith, State Librarian and Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Eddy Smith, Executive Director of the Abilene Library Consortium and Texas Library Association representative to the Governor’s Broadband Development Council, for a free webinar. They will discuss the current landscape of internet access in Texas. You’ll learn why Texans do not have equitable access to high-speed internet (broadband), what potential solutions—including funding—may exist to level the playing field, and how libraries and library workers can play a role in ensuring a future of statewide connectivity.

Registration for this webinar can be found on our Continuing Education webinars page.

Free CE and Training This Week – May 3-7

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


Monday, May 3 (12-1 p.m.)
donorCentrics® 2020 Annual Report on Higher Education Alumni Giving (Blackbaud)

Each year, Blackbaud compiles fundraising data from a broad sample of schools to evaluate overall trends in higher education fundraising. Don’t miss the opportunity to examine these trends and assess the aggregated performance of public and private institutions across the country.

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


Monday, May 3 (3-4 p.m.)
Shake Up Your Shelves: Diversify Your Book Collection! (School Library Journal)

SHAKE UP YOUR SHELVES! Join award-winning teacher and author Donalyn Miller, educator Autumn Allen, and Newbery Award Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly for an hour-long FREE webinar and get practical tips and approaches for diversifying your book collection!

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


Tuesday, May 4 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Understanding the Present and Future of Diverse Children’s Literature (Mackin)

Join award-winning author Christina Soontornvat and publisher Philip Lee for a lively conversation on the present and future of diverse children’s literature. They’ll discuss the need for diversity within diverse books, what the #OwnVoices movement means for authors and readers and where they turn for courage and hope during difficult times. Participants will walk away inspired and equipped to make positive changes in their communities through the power of literature.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/


Tuesday, May 4 (2-3 p.m.)
Training New Supervisors for Success: Don’t Start from Scratch (WebJunction)

New supervisors need timely training as they step into their new role. Not only do they need to learn how to manage people effectively, they need to learn specific procedures particular to their library. Trainers know that it takes a lot of time, up to a year, to develop this kind of training. What if there were some existing training that one could build upon without starting from scratch? There is!

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


Tuesday, May 4 (2-3 p.m.)
Leading Change: Breakthroughs Don’t Happen Overnight (Firespring)

There is not a single giant leap forward in the history of everything that didn’t require months or years of planning, rigorous testing, teamwork – and any number of failures along the way. During this session the presenters will examine the shifts in attitude, behavior and strategy that go into leading substantive, lasting change.

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


Tuesday, May 4 (6-7 p.m.)
AASL Watch Party: Representation Matters (American Association of School Librarians)

Want to ensure your collection supports equitable access for all? A lot has changed in the past five years! Join the AASL Professional Learning Committee as they view a 2015 AASL webinar! During the watch party, attendees will learn strategies to explain the rationale and vital role of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum to move your school library practice forward. Presenter Luke-Elizabeth Gartley will be online to share new insights and updated resources, as well as answer questions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/9yr5xens


Tuesday, May 4 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (TeachersFirst)

If you’re looking for an easy way to increase engagement in the classroom, look no further. Teachers can use podcasting—creating audio recordings delivered via the internet—in all content areas to deliver instructional information or as an opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls while encouraging students to improve their digital and communication skills. Understand how you can plan, produce, and publish podcasts to support your classroom goals for free.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21SpringOK2Ask


Thursday, May 5 (10-10:30 a.m.)
TexShare: Support Homeschool Families with Book Connections

Do you know Book Connections?  Whether your familiarity is with Teaching Books or the recently launched public library interface, Book Connections, we can’t wait to show you ways to provide homeschool families with diverse and rich resources that support personalized learning.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/j/87960352892?pwd=anV5WDhtam5ySkRTUlhSRDBYcVNwZz09


Wednesday, May 5 (10-11 a.m.)
Adult Book Clubs During the Pandemic: Reports from the Field (Nebraska Library Commission

Join host Lisa Kelly, Nebraska Library Commission, as she chats with Kay Schmid, Hruska Public Library – David City; Chuck Reichwein, Hebron Secrest Library; and Dana Still, Hastings Public Library. They will share their experiences with their book groups this past year and memorable titles that have made a difference.

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


Wednesday, May 5 (10-11 a.m.)
Fundraising Metrics: Measure, Improve, Repeat (Nonprofit Hub)

Join this interactive webinar about measuring, tracking, and improving your organization’s fundraising efforts. You don’t have to be a math genius or a computer whiz to apply this best-practice content This webinar will not only cover the most influential fundraising metrics, more importantly, Jonathan will give you the actionable tools you’ll need to compile the data, calculate the metrics, and understand the results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/


Wednesday, May 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Best Practices for Recruiting Online (VolunteerMatch)

Learn how to create an online recruitment strategy and design volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps you can take to make sure that the right volunteers find your opportunities. And, you’ll learn the tips and tricks of how to make the most of VolunteerMatch’s Basic (Free!) Account.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Wednesday, May 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Is Starting A Nonprofit Right For You? (Candid Learning)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4pc5pkz2


Wednesday, May 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Four Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges (TechSoup)

Discover four innovative apps helping nonprofits successfully respond to COVID-19 with tools for post-pandemic strategy planning, volunteer management, scheduling vaccinations, and facilitating your return to the office.

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


Wednesday, May 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Education Now: The Power of Resilience (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftereffects of isolation, stress, fear, and sadness are sure to linger. Join us as we dig into the power of resilience — not as a magic cure-all, but instead as a way to build the tools we need to contend with difficulty, fear, or loss, and to take care of ourselves, and others, so that we can weather the storm.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now


Thursday, May 6 (10-11 a.m.)
Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians (Library Connect)

In this Library Connect webinar, Christopher Belter will discuss what responsible research assessment might look like in practice for a large biomedical funding agency. ICSR staff members Andrew Plume and Holly Falk-Krzesinski will then discuss the recommendations of both DORA and the Leiden Manifesto and their implications for Elsevier as well as for librarians and their users.

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


Thursday, May 6 (10-11 a.m.)
Next-level Gamification Strategies for Remote Learning (Training Industry)

Living and learning at a distance feels more and more like the new norm. But even as we’re physically separated, connected, multiplayer games can bring learners together — no matter where they’re logging on from. Play and socialization have always been critical in the way we learn and learning technologies can help you leverage gamification and collaborative virtual play for more effective workplace learning.

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


Thursday, May 6 (10-11 a.m.)
Best Practices for Writing Voice-over Scripts for eLearning Courses (Training Magazine Network)

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, as she takes you through the best practices for writing voice-over scripts. She will show you different examples of how to convert on-screen text to narration and the details you need to add to the script before passing it on to the voice-over artist, for minimizing the number of edits and re-recordings.

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


Thursday, May 6 (11-12 p.m.)
10 Ways to Maximize Engagement at Your Virtual Events (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Event engagement is crucial to the success of a virtual gathering. Keeping attendees engaged in a virtual event is complex. During this webinar, we will show you the best ways to keep participants engaged from donors, sponsors, learners, and more. It is time to level up your virtual gatherings to make a larger impact. It is time to remember why you asked folks to join you in the first place and make sure you are creating intention with your virtual events.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Thursday, May 6 (12-1 p.m.)
You’ve Been Let Go From Your Nonprofit Job – Now What? (Bloomerang)

Ephraim Gopin will moderate a panel of nonprofit pros – Mimosa Kabir, Sarah Willey, and Lisa Chmiola – to look at the issue of being laid off and ask: what next? What should I be doing to find the next big thing for me? How do I deal with going through the interview process all over again? How can I make sure I find the right fit for me, with a salary that meets my needs?

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


Thursday, May 6 (1-2 p.m.)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of hearing transcripts and the bound Congressional Record.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/p9messc5


Thursday, May 6 (2-3 p.m.)
Effective Strategies for Coordinating Summer Reading Growth for K-3 Learners (edWeb.net)

Now, with the summer months ahead of us it’s important to keep our youngest learners engaged in reading and make these summer months really count. During this edWebinar, Dr. Anne Cunningham will lead the audience on how to plan for summer reading growth no matter where learning takes place—in school or online.

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


Friday, May 7 (10-11 a.m.)
Working towards Wellbeing: Setting Your Compass Heading Toward Community Wellbeing (Southern Tier Library System)

Wondering what social wellbeing is and how public libraries support it? Margo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, will orient participants to thinking about community librarianship through a social wellbeing lens, share helpful resources for both getting started in the work and deepening impacts, as well as offer practical how-to-do-it guidance. This is a four-session series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/c8ruytxb

Free CE and Training This Week – Apr. 26-30

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


Tuesday, Apr. 27 (9:30-10 a.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Credo Reference – Customization & Integration Training

Is your Credo Reference account fully customized? Is your federated search pointing to your chosen databases? Have you seen our LibGuidesor LMS integrations? Join us for a 30-minute tour of the possibilities. Bring your questions and ask our expert.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SboMLDX1TDK8uJhBpUPtwA


Tuesday, Apr. 27 (10-10:30 a.m.)
TexShare Webinar: EBSCO Resources to Support Homeschooling

May is National Homeschool Month, so let’s celebrate the ways EBSCO resources support our growing community of homeschoolers. We’ll review the abundance of EBSCO databases and interfaces that complement homeschool curricula including theK12-focused Explora interface, essential databases including Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, and MAS Complete, and LearningExpress Library, the platform for academic success, college prep, and workplace readiness.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkceugpjssGdYItFYAUB0i2UayvRlunO5B


Tuesday, Apr. 27 (12-1 p.m.)
Digital Backpack Workshops: Adapting to students’ needs (iSchool @ UW-Madiston)

Moving library and student technology services online quickly and effectively in Spring 2020 presented an opportunity to reimagine traditional service models. A small team developed the Digital Backpack Workshop Series around the concept of free, timely, and open access to high quality online content. The workshop format allows anyone to join; both within and outside the college so all can benefit. Flexible and adaptable, this series has evolved along with our students’ needs. With attendees from across the United States, the workshops demonstrate how creativity and ingenuity can reshape conventional approaches to library services.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/


Tuesday, Apr. 27 (2-3 p.m.)
FY 2021 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Overview for Texas Libraries

Texas State Library staff provide information about participation in the FY 2021 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program: Opting in, completing and submitting required forms, and the Grant Management System (GMS). Please contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov for more information.

As this webinar is primarily informational in nature, there is no CE credit available for this event.

This webinar will be recorded; however, for maximum benefit, including the ability to ask questions in real time, we strongly encourage you to attend the live session. Views expressed by presenters are their own and not necessarily those of TSLAC or the Institute of Museum and Library Services. If you use assistive technology and the format of any material related to this training event interferes with your ability to access the information, please email ld@tsl.texas.gov.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6952096987429248268


Tuesday, Apr. 27 (2-3 p.m.)
Smart Spaces are Community Places (WebJunction)

Transforming physical spaces and library programs into active learning hubs is a powerful opportunity to strengthen the library’s connection to the community. Through WebJunction’s Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project, a range of free resources and tools—built from the project’s four years of real-life successes—are now available for libraries of all sizes to transform their spaces. In this webinar, we’ll share examples of design thinking and collaboration with the community, and the positive outcomes achieved, even through the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gail Bruce, director of Laurel Public Library (DE), will describe the arc of discovering community needs and realizing multiple projects to meet those needs at her library. You’ll also be introduced to the Toolkit to Create Smart Spaces community collaborations for active learning.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 28 (9-10 a.m.)
Mental Maintenance (Indiana State Library)

Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given. Handouts will include an extensive bibliography. This session asks tough questions and addresses the stress in our lives; however, it is not intended to replace professional care and/or advice.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Monthly Giving: Your Nonprofit Sustainability Plan (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session on launching, marketing and growing a monthly giving program at your nonprofit organization.  Chad will highlight the data behind why monthly giving is the key to nonprofit sustainability and then provide specific, actionable steps that you can take to launch or expand a monthly giving program.  Templates and resources will be provided to help attendees implement the recommendations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/monthly-giving-free-webinar/


Wednesday, Apr. 28 (1-2 p.m.)
Reimagining School Partnership Programs during the Pandemic (Public Library Association)

At a time when education, including school and library use, are dramatically impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic, the Orange County Library System in Orlando, FL reimagined its school partnership program to adapt to their community’s needs. Learn how they transformed their existing school services into virtual services, including their liaison program, storytelling visits, field trips, parent presentations, and school library card drives. Discover how the library engaged staff in their changing roles by providing templates, training, and a discussion forum to support them. Through a thoughtful approach and great reflexes, the outcome of the library’s virtual school services has increased accessibility and participation rather than diminished it.

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


Thursday, Apr. 29 (10-10:30 a.m.)
TexShare Webinar: TexShare: Promoting EBSCO Resources

Join us to see how easy it is to promote the wealth of EBSCO resources including EBSCO host’s essential research databases, helpful DIY Reference Centers, and the ever-popular LearningExpress Library platforms for academic success and workplace readiness, using material available right on your EBSCO LibGuides.

For more information and to register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvd–orTIiHtERJhKHtz3-c56qnCy0n6Xh


Thursday, Apr. 29 (12-1 p.m.)
Engaging Your Patrons: 5 Tips from Public Libraries and Beyond (Library Journal)

In working with hundreds of libraries and thousands of library staff, patrons and community members over the years we have developed an understanding of their concerns and biggest opportunities in terms of engagement and communication. That has translated into a series of tips and solutions to help solve these dilemmas. Join us to hear how these address some of the biggest library challenges and see the creative ways that libraries are addressing them. We will also dive into best practices including a glimpse into how other industries address these situations and how that may translate into the library environment.

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


Thursday, Apr. 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Rising to the Engagement Challenge: Inspiring Reading Strategies to Offset Learning Loss (Education Week)

As the access and equity divide in reading continues to grow, it is critical that we provide students with an antidote for online learning burnout. Our current circumstances have had an impact on students’ learning not only in terms of content and academic skills, but also in authentic student engagement. How can schools re-engage learners and bring joy back into learning? Join Curriculum Associates’ Elizabeth Bassford, Glendaliz Martinez Almonte, and Jamie Richard for a collaborative conversation exploring high-impact strategies to re-energize your students and your classroom community.

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


Thursday, Apr. 29 (1-2 p.m.)
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. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars


Thursday, Apr. 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system (OCLC)

Join this virtual panel discussion to get tips from librarians who’ve recently been through the process of exploring, selecting, and implementing a new library system.

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


Thursday, Apr. 29 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Understand The Roots of Anti-Asian Racism to Build Allyship in Early Learning (Early Childhood Investigations)

Recently, anti-Asian nativist racism has increased, leading to more hostility, violence, and hate crimes against Asian ethnics who resemble Chinese Americans. Among the broader anti-Racism advocacy movements, broad bases of POC are coming together to bring awareness and advocate in support of Asian ethnics. Join this webinar to learn about the diversity of the Asian-American experience, the specifics of the racism that Asian ethnics experience, and how you can support anti-Racism efforts in early learning.

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


Thursday, Apr. 29 (3-4 p.m.)
How Should We Index This Image? (Library of Congress)

Join Cataloging Specialist Arden Alexander and Processing Technician Libby McKiernan on an exploration of the Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM), to learn approaches to describing images, using topical terms, plus ways you can use the TGM for your personal or work collections. The specialists will also invite participants to index some images from the Library’s collections with them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/?loclr=blogtea


Friday, Apr. 30 (10-11 a.m.)
Ideation Session: Management Issues Facing Nonprofit Boards (Nonprofit Hub)

Join us for our Ideation Session on April 30th. This month, Mickey Desai of Nonprofit Snapshot will talk to us about the pertinent management issues facing nonprofit boards. Bring your questions!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

Free CE and Training This Week – Apr. 19-23

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


Monday, Apr. 19 (11-12 p.m.)
When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Making ‘the ask’ can be a tricky dance. You might be thinking…” am I going to offend someone by asking?” “Do they even care about our cause?” We answer those questions and MORE in this webinar, including: 5 questions to ask potential major donors; Our formula to an irresistible invitation to drive more donations; 4 common mistakes to avoid when asking for donations; How to not feel like you are begging for money — instead, make giving invitations that people are eager to hear.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Monday, Apr. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Getting Your Citizen Science Project Off the Ground (SciStarter)

Looking for a way to engage students in environmental education that works equally well in a virtual or in-person format? NEEF will teach educators about citizen science through a webinar co-hosted with SciStarter, an online citizen science hub. The webinar will walk viewers through the process of creating, developing, and implementing a citizen science project.

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


Monday, Apr. 19 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Looking for Mirrors in the Library: Collection Development to Support Indigenous Patrons (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us as we hear from two presenters about the importance of buying high-quality books by, for, and about indigenous people. You’ll also learn about local and national resources to support your library’s collection development efforts in this area.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 20 (12-1:30 p.m.)
What’s Best for My Collection? New Approaches to Environmental Monitoring (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar is a chance to look at what’s standing in the way of your organization having better environmental monitoring, and a better collection environment! We’re discussing a free software tool offered by Conserv that’s designed to help you turn your environmental data into actionable information for your organization. The software Conserv Cloud is designed to be accessible for collections of all sizes – it works with your existing data loggers, it’s cloud-based, and it doesn’t require any fancy computer set-up. The Conserv mantra is progress instead of perfection, and this webinar is a chance to learn how to move your organization forward on an important pillar of preventive conservation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/


Tuesday, Apr. 20 (1-2 p.m.)
Let’s Get Digital: How to Bring Your Programs Online (Colorado State Library)

Are you tasked with increasing program attendance and reaching a wider audience? Digital platforms can help. In this session you will learn how to use digital platforms to host programs, promote your events and analyze your results.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 20 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Love for LibraryReads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture that allows public library staff to vote on and spread the word about exciting new titles, connecting readers to as many books as possible. In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Simon & Schuster, and W.W. Norton & Company will share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries—and for LibraryReads nominations.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 20 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)

You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (11-12 p.m.)
Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Max Brallier (Follett)

Don’t miss this Student Edition takeover with Max Brallier, bestselling author of The Last Kids on Earth books, which is also now available on Netflix.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (12-1 p.m.)
Uplifting Native Voices: Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade discuss “We Are Water Protectors” (Mackin)

Ahead of Earth Day on April 22nd, Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade share the story behind their groundbreaking, award-winning, and New York Times bestselling picture book We Are Water Protectors. Hear from Carole about how the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock inspired this picture book and about how illustrating this book helped Caldecott Medal Winner Michaela Goade see art as activism.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
New in Version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and What Is Coming in the 3.4 Release (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will provide an update on the latest changes to the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub, a platform that presents key Census Bureau and other data related to the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will also cover what was new in version 3.3 of Census Business Builder and what is coming in the 3.4 release in May.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice (Candid Learning)

As we work to shape new worlds that are anti-racist and anti-oppressive, shared leadership models offer ways in which leaders can cooperatively enact change. Join the Co-CEOs of Fractured Atlas, Tim Cynova and Lauren Ruffin, for a webinar delving into the wins, lessons learned, and the future of shared leadership models in the nonprofit sector.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2jta7htk


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (3-4 p.m.)
Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Join the next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn how Library Journal 2021 Librarians of the Year launched and lead an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-launching-and-leading-librarian-reserve-corps-developing-agile-librarian


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (3-4 p.m.)
Let’s Get Together! Book Clubs for Neurodivergent Adults (Infopeople)

In this webinar, we’ll explore not only how to start a book club for neurodivergent adults, but also how to recruit participants and build community and library support for these programs. We’ll discuss what it means to be neurodivergent and discuss real-life examples of challenges and successes you may encounter.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 21 (3-4 p.m.)
Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Join us as we continue our celebration of Poetry Month with the Library of Congress. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature and Poetry of America.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/rk3cu8


Thursday, Apr. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization Through Proactive Risk Management (Charity Village)

Nonprofit organizations continue to face a growing list of risks that have the potential to create significant disruption to operations, harm to brand and reputation, and financial losses. Whether it’s property damage from a natural disaster, or human-caused events like embezzlement, cyber-attacks, or allegations of misconduct, a proactive and comprehensive approach to managing risk can help reduce potential losses.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/


Thursday, Apr. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

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


Thursday, Apr. 22 (1-1:15 p.m.)
TexShare Webinars: 15 Minutes to Mastery: Advanced Search

Discover how Gale’s Advanced Search tools can quickly get the most relevant materials in the hands of your users.  Whether it’s finding the latest news, historical primary source, multimedia content, or featured biography, you’ll walk away with tricks to improve reference for users of all ages and reading levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/2416146271209/WN_XPIlAH3eSjmit5F_qRC4AA


Thursday, Apr. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Best Practice Solutions for Recurring Donor Acquisition Mysteries (Bloomerang)

In this interactive webinar you will find out how important recurring giving has become and how best to bring them in. With minimal time and effort but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve.

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


Thursday, Apr. 22 (2-2:30 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Marketing Your Gale Digital Collection

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your patrons; make sure it gets the use it deserves! Join us for outreach tips to engage with your patrons, discover marketing materials available to promote your collection, and discuss effective strategies for spreading the word about your Gale resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ttyaGxQT3Cmzqh6zbxWgg


Friday, Apr. 23 (2:30-2:45 p.m.)
TexShare Webinar: Marketing and Promotion of ProQuest TexShare Resources

This session will discuss available marketing resources for ProQuest TexShare resources, as well as ways to promote them through available features.

For more information and to register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0e4b4bb266c739c2e770346b0d1bd620


Saturday, Apr. 24 (10-11 a.m.)
Tech for Girls: The Science of Taste (PACER Center)

Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop for two hands-on experiments to explore how your senses work together to help you taste and enjoy food. Needed supplies: 1 apple, cotton ball, vanilla extract, one small pack of jellybeans (with at least 3 different flavors), 3 small bowls or cups, one kitchen towel.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Apr. 12-16

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (11-12 p.m.)
Gaslighting in the Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation meant to cause a person to doubt their perception of reality and understanding of a situation. Gaslighting happens frequently in the workplace and is ultimately about exerting power and control over a person. It can be done by a colleague, boss, companion, or anyone in a position of power. This course brings awareness to workplace gaslighting and provides tools to help protect against this form of harassment that can result in demotivating employees or volunteers and disrupting the nonprofit mission.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (12-1 p.m.)
Partnering through the Pandemic to Reach Patrons (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

The pandemic has emphasized the need for our organizations to work with partners to reach patrons. Furthermore, 2020 has highlighted the ability to develop partnerships beyond our traditional communities and introduce patrons to resources across the globe. During the last year, in my role as the Education Coordinator of a children’s museum, I have used traditional library skills to increase museum partnerships over 200% and network with libraries and cultural institutions well beyond my state. These relationships have moved beyond professional networking and have allowed me to fill in gaps left by virtual programming. This webinar will offer a helpful guide to other institutions with similar needs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ischool.wisc.edu/continuing-education/free-webinars/


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Social Media 101: Keys to Reaching Your Entire School Community (School Library Journal)

Now, even as schools transition back to in-person instruction, social media remains a vital channel for getting the word out – especially when it comes to your school library! But navigating all the different platforms and finding the right voice for each can be challenging – which is why we’re here to help! In this webinar, Caroline Carr, a Library Media Specialist and bona fide Twitter expert will join Christina Samek, Outreach Specialist and social media graphics whiz from OverDrive to lead a crash course on how to become your best social media self. Attendees will walk away ready and excited to take to the web and put what they’ve learned into practice in their own districts – you won’t want to miss it!

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Booklist Middle-Grade Panel (Booklist)

Booklist is celebrating all things middle grade with a special author panel on Tuesday, April 13 at 1 PM CT! Join us as we chat with Sharon Draper, author of OUT OF MY HEART (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Barbara Dee, author of VIOLETS ARE BLUE (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing); Kelly Jones, author of HAPPILY FOR NOW (Random House Children’s Books); and Kwame Mbalia, editor of BLACK BOY JOY: 17 STORIES CELEBRATING BLACK BOYHOOD (Random House Children’s Books). Moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Julia Smith.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Surviving and Thriving with Bad Bosses (GovLoop)

Bad supervisors can make or break your job satisfaction. Whether a micromanager, an authoritarian, or simply missing in action, bad bosses can ruin not only your day but your career, too. How do you actually manage a bad boss? Join GovLoop and NextGen for an interactive discussion to learn best practices and insights on how to manage up effectively and when to leave a bad work environment.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

With recent events highlighting specific issues and challenges around racism in the U.S., libraries have started asking questions about how to transform themselves into anti-racist institutions. In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (2-3 p.m.)
Mental Health First Aid and Trauma-Informed Approaches for Libraries (WebJunction)

The mental health impacts of the pandemic are taking a toll on our communities, often compounding the physical and emotional effects of trauma experienced by many, including library patrons and staff. With increased understanding of mental health and trauma-informed care, library staff can be better prepared to provide unbiased service to those struggling to find help, information, and support. Join this webinar to learn how libraries can be better prepared to respond using the principles of trauma-informed care, and how Mental Health First Aid can equip staff with the knowledge and confidence to communicate with compassion, even in difficult situations. Learn ways to apply a trauma-informed approach to library services, internal and external policies and practices, and how to build connections with other community providers.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (3-4 p.m.)
Together, Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries (Infopeople)

A newly published report, Together Learning More! Interactive Family Learning in California’s Libraries(link is external), highlights a few of the many examples of high-quality interactive learning happening in libraries across the State. The report shares insights from a survey conducted with library staff, as well as interviews with library leaders across the state; these findings from the field are connected to academic research on social-emotional and cognitive development. This webinar will discuss key components of interactive learning, the research-backed value of play, the role of social-emotional development, and priorities related to the training of library staff.

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


Tuesday, Apr. 13 (6-7 p.m.)
AASL Town Hall: Leading Learning (American Association for School Librarians)

What began as an event to build community during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants will share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of you and your learners. Join AASL Leadership and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/about/townhall


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Learn how a rural library partnered with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to launch a pilot telehealth program. In rural communities, libraries often have the fastest internet connection in town together with digital literacy to assist users. Rural Americans face health inequities that result in worse health care outcomes than their peers in more populated areas. The presentation will include a discussion of logistics, and the role of health and digital literacy in telehealth.

For more information and to register, visit:  https://nnlm.gov/class/telehealth-rural-public-libraries/31087


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (11-12 p.m.)
How to Use Surveys & Assessments to Drive Learning & Coaching In Your Organization (Training Magazine Network)

During this session, you will learn: How customer feedback can help drive your existing training and development initiatives; How to convert a customer service survey into a coaching strategy; How to use engagement studies and assessments to create a Culture of Coaching within your organization; How to convert an employee assessment into a coaching strategy; How you can enable your employees to coauthor their training and empower your managers to become partners and DRIVERS in the Training & Development process! and much more…

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (11-12 p.m.)
Planning an Exit Strategy for a Board Member (Network for Good)

Join speaker Alyssa Wright during this webinar as we discuss how to identify disconnected or poorly matched board members, craft a plan of action and help create a mutual exit strategy that doesn’t impact the overall culture of your organization.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
Finding Valuable Scientific, Technical, and Business Information by Using Technical Reports Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will explore the realm of technical reports – the results of scientific, engineering, and business research done by Government agency in-house experts and consultants. A report can include analysis, recommendations, and a detailed executive summary of a timely issue, emerging topic, or critical problem.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
Books That Heal for Children and Young Adults (Library Journal)

This presentation will offer thoughtful discussion about the healing power of stories, and the messages they teach our youth for coping. It will provide examples of titles, for both children and young adults, that afford a variety of mental health benefits, supporting issues of trauma, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, etc. Librarians have long championed literacy and the power of reading for our youth. Following this presentation, participants will have tangible ideas and language to use as they continue their advocacy for young readers.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Media Literacy for Adults: Media Engagement and Creation (Programming Librarian)

Learn how the library works as a media creator and how library workers can discover their voice through media creation.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (1-2:30 p.m.)
How Testing Your Documents Can Improve Plain Language Compliance (Digital.gov)

Have you ever wondered whether people will be able to understand and use your letters, notices, fact sheets, or other documents? Usability testing isn’t only for websites. Come work with Dr. Ginny Redish and learn three techniques for quick and easy ways to test documents’ usability: paraphrase, plus/minus, and task-based.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Story Time STEM with Steve Spangler: Strategies for Connecting Amazing Science with Great Children’s Literature (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar is for early childhood educators who are looking to use popular pieces of children’s literature to help young learners strengthen their critical-thinking skills and increase their sense of wonder, discovery and exploration. Story Time STEM gives you the teaching tools, ideas and strategies you’ll need to explore creative ways to teach STEM through the medium of children’s literature.

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


Wednesday, Apr. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)

Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

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


Thursday, Apr. 15 (10-11 a.m.)
Successful Leadership Development in the Post-COVID World (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Hemsley Fraser. Your hosts, Ian Klein, vice president, solution architect, and Ben Clarke, head of Hemsley Fraser U.S. will provide insights on: The top soft skills and leadership traits needed for business success; Key considerations and best practices for delivering virtual leadership development programs; Creating virtual upskilling and reskilling programs that align with company goals and engage learners; And  why adopting an Agile approach to organizational learning is key.

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


Thursday, Apr. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

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. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars


Thursday, Apr. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
What’s Ahead for Hybrid Learning: Putting Best Practices in Motion (Education Week)

This webinar will review best practices for hybrid learning on challenges such as concurrent teaching, scheduling, relationship building, equitable learning environments, and use of technology, with a special look at how to make the shift from mostly hybrid to fully in-person instruction, and from fully remote to hybrid, as smooth as possible.

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


Thursday, Apr. 15 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Leaning into Culturally-grounded Anti-bias Child Assessment (Early Childhood Investigations)

Children should be assessed in the context of their daily routines and activities as they engage with familiar materials through an asset frame. Unfortunately, there is evidence that children of color, especially Black children, are often assessed as less cognitively, linguistically, and socially astute than their peers. There is a need to transform child assessments as an equity tool to support children in a racially-affirming and holistic way. This means interrogating the content, purpose, and goals of the assessments, and the role of adults’ biases, behaviors, and the learning environment.

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


Thursday, Apr. 15 (2-3 p.m.)
Literature as a Lens: Using Texts to Broaden Students’ Perspectives (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Are you working to build an inclusive literacy classroom for all students? In this FREE one-hour webinar, we will discuss potential challenges that might exist as teachers try to diversify their classroom literature. We will review strategies for incorporating diverse texts and examine a planning tool that can help teachers to create inclusive reading experiences for students.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sdlback.com/webinar-series