Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 11-16

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


Monday, Oct. 11 (10-11 a.m.)
They’re Not A Frill If You’re Using Them Right: How to Save Money and Get More Done Using High-Skill Volunteers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Discover how to make the most of high-skill volunteers–those lawyers, public-relations specialists, accountants and other professionals who are increasingly interested in donating their expertise.  Explore how to identify major projects on which volunteers can be helpful, how to integrate them into those projects, how to smooth relations between staff and volunteers, and how to make paid personnel more effective in deploying and supervising their unpaid counterparts.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Using Culture to Elevate Your Business’s Impact (Firespring)

Is a company’s culture determined by design or default? How does your company culture drive impact in your organization and in the community? Join Jay Wilkinson, Firespring founder & CEO, to discover how Firespring relies on its vibrant culture to attract and keep great talent, drive community engagement and, ultimately, do more good.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Middle Grade Trends (Booklist)

Space adventures? Historical fiction? Mysteries? What will be the next big thing in Middle Grade?! These professionals will tell us! Tune into this free, one hour webinar on Tuesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. CT to get the inside scoop on the hottest topics coming to the MG reading world. We’ll hear from the experts at Algonquin Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Clarion Books, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Chooseco. Make sure your library is stocked with the latest trends hitting the book scene!

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


Tuesday, Oct. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Read Woke NONFICTION! (School Library Journal)

Join four Black nonfiction authors who tackle difficult topics in their books with the goal of empowering young readers with knowledge and accurate, unbiased information. You’ll also find out about a new publishing program—Read Woke™ Books, developed in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian—that seeks to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Care of Painted Surfaces (Connecting to Collections Care)

Across time and culture, paint has been applied to the surface of many materials. Paint can be found on fabrics, wood, metal, and glass, just to name a few. Caring for painted surfaces can be challenging as the paint and substrate frequently respond differently to fluctuations in the environment. This webinar will provide an overview of common condition issues and best practices for storage and display.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combatting Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Programming Fun Again (Niche Academy)

Planning programs is a lot of fun, but it is also a lot of work. When working with a small budget, struggling with other responsibilities, and trying to please your community, you can very quickly find yourself on the path to burnout. It’s not easy to feel passionate and excited about planning programs when you’re running on empty. So let’s make programming fun again!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? 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.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Shaping the Nonprofit Employee Experience in a Digital Age (Candid Learning)

This webinar will address the latest innovative strategies for interviewing and hiring best-fit job candidates while showcasing your brand and culture. And whether your staff is in the office or working from home, you’ll discover how to streamline your onboarding processes and craft an engaging employee experience.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Design for Modern Human Behavior (Library Journal)

This webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. Within this framework of understood natural human behaviors, learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoted in the architecture of the building and the access to natural light and power resources matters in promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 13 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Big Questions, Worries, and Fears: How to have hard conversations with little children (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join Dr. Lauren Starnes in this webinar to address the big adult questions young children often ask that often cause us to pause, silence the child, or deflect the response. This session will guide you to answer difficult question respectfully and developmentally appropriately with even the youngest children. The webinar will explore big topics as miscarriage, domestic terror events, gender fluidity, death of a classmate, and other equally emotional and unsettling topics.

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


Thursday, Oct. 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Case Law (Law Library of Congress)

This entry in the Orientation to Legal Research Series provides an overview of U.S. case law research, including information about the U.S. federal court system, the publication of court opinions, methods for researching case law, and information about locating records and briefs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/09/upcoming-us-law-webinars-october-2021/


Thursday, Oct. 14 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Credo’s Mind Map Poetry Contest* – A Community Competition to Encourage Credo Usage

Got teens? Put their brains to work this year with a fun contest idea using Credo Reference. Use Credo’s Mind Map to promote an online poetry slam! Join us for a 30 minute webinar where we highlight fun uses of our content for all ages.

*Infobase is not hosting a competition. This webinar is intended to share a contest idea that can be used in your own community using Credo Reference.

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TKxH40zMQ_y3LylMVUYePQ


Thursday, Oct. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Making the Best of Bad Information (Colorado State Library)

We’ve all interacted with patrons who are insistent that their research path has led them to a fact when, in fact, it hasn’t. There have always been wild ideas around, but theories with very little evidence behind them are getting more traction in mainstream society and showing up more often in our libraries. How do we as library staff intervene in situations where our patrons have bad information, and is it our role to do so? How do we uphold values of privacy and intellectual freedom when our patrons have arrived at incorrect or detrimental information? We’ll look at the causes of the explosion of misinformation and how it coincides with mistrust of authoritative sources as well as discuss communication tips for talking to patrons.

To register, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session


Thursday, Oct. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
How Did We Get Here? Analyzing Political Extremism with Primary Sources (Library Journal)

Learn how you can equip students, scholars, and researchers with digital tools that examine the rhetoric, ideology, and evolution of fringe groups to better understand their impact on today’s mainstream politics and broader society. In this webcast, you’ll hear from a panel of scholars as they share their thoughts on the value of primary sources for the teaching, learning, and research of political extremism and radicalism from the interwar period of the twentieth century to today.

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


Saturday, Oct. 16 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Tech for Teens Club: Intro to Coding & Video Games (PACER Center)

In this Zoom webinar, we’ll introduce teens with disabilities to the fundamentals of coding through the use of MIT’s Scratch online software. Teens will create interactive games and stories while developing basic programming skills. This workshop is designed for students with basic computer skills, but no previous coding knowledge is required. Students of all abilities are encouraged to attend.

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

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

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (11-12 p.m.)
The Post-Pandemic Rules of Talent Management Webinar (Harvard Business Review)

On Tuesday, October 5, innovator and business psychology expert Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic will lead a live HBR webinar highlighting trends for post-pandemic workplaces. He will discuss:Why technology can help create a more collaborative remote work environment; How organizations can build culture even outside of an office; How to help employees maintain flexibility and work-life balance as they return to work; How technology allows companies greater geographic freedom when scouting talent.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Winter Book Club Picks (Booklist)

Believe it or not, winter will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to make sure your book club is well prepared. Join us on Tuesday, October 5 at 1 p.m. CT when we’ll learn about upcoming titles from Penguin Random House Library, Sourcebooks, and the LibraryLoveFest team at HarperCollins Publishers. Plus, we’ll hear from Revell authors Jane Kirkpatrick (THE HEALING OF NATALIE CURTIS) and Joanna Davidson Politano (THE MIDNIGHT DANCE). Stock up on these exciting, discussion-inducing titles perfect for your next book club!

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Background and Criminal Record Checks for Candidates and Volunteers: Guidance for Nonprofits and Charities (Charity Village)

Performing a pre-employment background check equips employers and volunteer managers with key information about a candidate’s past that might influence whether or not they are a good fit for the current position. Basic and Enhanced Criminal Record Checks are available, but which one should you choose? And when would you choose these services instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check? Join us for this free webinar where we’ll discuss the benefits of each so you can confidently choose the best option for your organization and your specific situation. As a bonus, we’ll outline the benefits of using eReferences, a new and exciting tool to help you more efficiently and effectively conduct reference checks.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (2-2:30 p.m.)
How To Use Gratitude to Build and Strengthen Relationships with Donors and Supporters (CharityHowTo)

During this free webinar, we’ll review your donors’ giving motives, dive into why gratitude is crucial to ongoing giving and you’ll learn best practices, get expert advice and receive useful tips for saying a heartfelt thank you to every single donor.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (4-5 p.m.)
TECHNOLOchicas: Transforming the T in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)

TECHNOLOchicas is a national initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology. Join NGCP as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2021) with TECHNOLOchicas. With TECHNOLOchicas, we will learn about opportunities and resources to support and enhance STEM education for Hispanic and Latina women and girls.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 5 (6-7:30 p.m.)
Social Media Literacy: Purposeful Practice in Every Classroom (OK2Ask)

While students intuitively understand the mechanics of social media platforms, using them in a responsible, purposeful way to build influence is not instinctual and must be taught and practiced. Learn to develop your students’ social media savvy by using practice spaces focused on digital citizenship, critical thinking, persuasion and communication skills. Explore online and offline strategies and tools to create safe, authentic learning experiences for students in grades 2-12 in any content area.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sourceforlearning.eventbuilder.com/21FallOK2Ask


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (10-11 a.m.)
The Queer Omaha Archives: The First 5 Years (Nebraska Library Commission)

Kick-off LGBTQ+ History Month by learning more about Nebraska’s LGBTQ+ history and how archivists and librarians are preserving and sharing the past today. The Queer Omaha Archives in UNO Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections launched in 2016 as the first dedicated LGBTQ+ archival and book collection in Nebraska. In the collecting initiative’s first 5 years it has grown to over 80 cubic feet and 3 GB of personal papers and organizational records, 50 oral history interviews, and 3,000 books. In this session, you will be introduced to some of the archival resources available and the opportunities and challenges of the Queer Omaha Archives has encountered.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp?menu


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)
Transform Your Pedagogy by Partnering with Parents! (edWeb.net)

We all know that partnering with parents (and all caregivers) is not just a one-and-done event, but a practice of seeing and valuing families as full and equal partners in fostering learners. How, as educators, can we help parents and caregivers feel more confident, clear, and supported as partners in learning? Join Gretchen Osodipe of Co-Teach for a lively discussion about a whole-community approach, including concrete strategies educators can use for family engagement.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)
Social Media Strategy: How to Grow Your Fundraising Efforts (TechSoup)

In this session, we’ll cover everything you need to know in order to build a well-structured content plan to help you grow your community and develop a fundraising strategy for social media.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (12-1 p.m.)
Why You Need Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and the Best Ways to Implement it (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Peer-to-peer fundraising allows you to raise exponentially more fundraising revenue when you do it right. With peer-to-peer in your fundraising strategy, your community will raise money for you. Yet, you need to pick the right platform for your cause and set it up in a way that is easy-to-use for your fundraisers.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
Virtual Programming During COVID: What we Wished we had Known in Advance & What we Learned During the Process (Niche Academy)

Join a group of academic and public librarians from Laramie (WY) to see how they provided a series of programming about African American poetry and music. They will share practical tips for what to keep in mind when planning accessible virtual programs, how academic and public libraries can collaborate to create dynamic programming, and note areas where practices can be improved to help you avoid pitfalls in advance when planning remote programs!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
A Novel Afternoon: Middle Grade and YA Authors Share Their Stories (School Library Journal)

Eager to meet new and acclaimed authors and learn about their 2021 titles? Join six Simon & Schuster middle grade and YA authors originally scheduled to appear at ALA Annual! Each author will present a recent or upcoming book, and participate in a moderated Q&A. Settle in for an afternoon of discovery and conversation!

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


Wednesday, Oct. 6 (3-4 p.m.)
Video Game Development for Library Activities and Outreach (Indiana State Library)

Game engines, such as Unreal Engine, can be leveraged to create a virtual library environment for gamifying library activities and capturing the attention of reluctant would-be-patrons. I will provide some examples, discuss possibilities and demonstrate a basic process for getting started.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL


Thursday, Oct. 7 (11-11:30 a.m.)
Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Soman Chainani (Follett)

They may recognize his name from his best-selling School for Good and Evil series, but on October 7, 2021, students will get to hear from Soman Chainani about his new book, Beasts and Beauty, a collection of twelve stories based on familiar fairy tales. Soman will outline the book’s background, why he chose to write this new collection following the School for Good and Evil series, and how he reimagined each fairy tale to address the anxieties and struggles of today’s readers.

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


Thursday, Oct. 7 (11-12 p.m.)
Lights, Camera, Action: Behind the Scenes of Successful Virtual Events (Training Magazine Network)

Have you wondered how to set yourself up for success in your online events? Join Cindy Huggett as she shares a behind-the-scenes look at her proven process to get ready for her engaging online workshops. From practical preparation tips to equipment recommendations, you’ll walk away with ideas you can immediately use.

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


Thursday, Oct. 7 (12-1 p.m.)
Get More Grants with Donor Cultivation NOW and Post-pandemic (Bloomerang)

In this 1-hour webinar, you will discover: How to excite funders so they WANT to fund you; The 5% Rule and why it matters right now; Tips for engaging your board, social media, and current connections; and, How to have the best meetings and site visits with funders now and post-pandemic! There will be plenty of time for live Q&A so come prepared with your questions.

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


Thursday, Oct. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
How Do I Count This? Updated Guidelines for Programming Stats (Indiana State Library)

Join Angela Fox, ISL Public Library Services Consultant, at this webinar to learn what new IMLS guidance on programming means for your stats, why many of the rules from last year are wrong – and why the impact on your 2021 Annual Report will be minimal. We’ll leave time for questions, but advance questions are appreciated so we make sure we address your concerns.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL


Thursday, Oct. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
Facilitation Excellence in the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

In this Ask the Expert webinar, hear from two of InSync’s finest expert facilitators on how to go from just surviving to thriving in the virtual classroom. Karen Vieth and Cindy Foster give you the BIG picture to discovering your own virtual excellence.

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


Thursday, Oct. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

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


Thursday, Oct. 7 (1-1:45 p.m.)
NoveList Plus Overview

Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PenryRSyR6uAS6ifaQn5_Q


Thursday, Oct. 7 (2-3 p.m.)
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Drs. Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder will present a framework for culturally responsive teaching for multilingual learners. We will first explore the definition of culture and its role in teaching and learning. Next, we will discuss five guiding principles for developing a culturally responsive school climate for multilingual learners, sharing practical tools and strategies framed around these five principles. Throughout the webinar, we will provide opportunities for you to apply these strategies to your context.

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


Friday, Oct. 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Phenomenal Picture Books (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 us for this free, hour-long webinar, featuring representatives from Greystone Kids, Minedition, Owlkids, Quarto Kids, Second Story Press, and Tundra Books.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 27-30

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


Monday, Sept. 27 (2-3 p.m.)
Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity (Utah State Library)

As we start thinking about connected learning it’s important to spend some time thinking about educational equity. Some of you may have a good sense of the population you work with and what their needs are as they relate to equity and outcomes. (Part 2 of 2-part series)

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (11-12 p.m.)
Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship (Association for Library Service to Children)

In a panel discussion, Dr. Rob Bittner (LGBTQ Youth Literature Specialist), Megan Schliesman (Cooperative Children’s Book Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Junko Yokota (Center for Teaching through Children’s Books at National Louis University) and moderator Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) discuss the myriad issues at play with the Newbery and its (sometimes not too bright) legacy: the lasting impact of the medal on the dissemination of a text and its continued place in cultural conversation and on a publisher’s backlist; the role of the medal as a contemporary signifier in children’s literature; and the impact of the medal on the day-to-day issues for those serving children and families in libraries, including collection development and audits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/webinararchive


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business? (Blackbaud)

There is no question the growth of podcast listeners has grown dramatically this past year, and the future of the medium is bright. Does the production of a podcast make sense for your company or brand? What is the ROI of your resources, and what does that initial investment look like? In this special webinar leading up to bbcon 2021, Scott Williams, host of “Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast,” will answer those questions and provide some lessons learned after producing more than 100 episodes intended to create more awareness of the museum and heritage park where he serves as president and CEO.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (1-1:30 p.m.)
Fight Fake News and Find Real Facts with Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints

Are your users tired of fake news, ad-locked articles, and pulling facts from social media? Your library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and information sources with Gale In Context Opposing Viewpoints. In this session, we’ll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can fight fake news with these great tools at your back!

To register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M7RDwTkDQhCSxb0c1ysg1A


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-2:45 p.m.)
How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-3 p.m.)
Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding! (AbleNet)

ALL students benefit from coding opportunities, but the design of current applications limits meaningful participation of students with complex needs. Using a UDL approach, lessons, materials, and a software application were designed ensuring ALL students can actively participate in coding experiences. We’ll demonstrate how Debug’d offers important daily living skills for students who have complex learning needs while supporting teachers who are new to coding. Join us to explore our new Debug’d Inclusive coding curriculum and Weavly – a freely available, fully accessible coding interface currently under development.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/ablenet-university-live-webinars/


Tuesday, Sept. 28 (2-3 p.m.)
Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2 (U.S. National Archives)

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the second of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part two will feature textual records.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (11-12 p.m.)
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule


Wednesday, Sept. 29 (12-1:15 p.m.)
Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How? (Indiana State Library)

Programming for parents and babies in the library is relatively new. Parents with newborns are in a class by themselves; when librarians understand the issues facing new parents, they can create optimal learning environments that are just as nurturing for parents as for their infants. Learn how to present research-based programs for this audience by identifying popular elements to include, exploring recommended activities, creating welcoming communities, and using developmental tips that are easy-to-understand without being condescending.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL


Thursday, Sept. 30 (12-1 p.m.)
Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field (Bloomerang)

Grants are an integral piece of many nonprofit budgets. Yet finding, acquiring, and maintaining grants can often feel challenging and mysterious, especially when you have more limited grant writing experience. This session will help demystify all five phases of the grants lifecycle: identifying well-aligned prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing compelling submissions, maintaining grants through stewarding and reporting, and submitting renewals.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (1-2 p.m.)
ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/schedule


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content (Infopeople)

On the web people don’t read, they scan, skim and select. In fact, usability studies show that less is more — people don’t find information that is right in front of them when it’s buried in long paragraphs. When it comes to email, communicating effectively is especially important, and the same guidelines for writing web content apply. With email, you also need to consider subject lines, who else to copy, and what outcome you are hoping for with each email you send. In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

The benefits of monthly recurring gift programs are numerous. Automated monthly giving is great for donors and for the organization. But as staff members, the thought of launching a brand-new program can be very daunting. In this webinar, fundraising expert Jessica Cloud, will show you how to build a practical, step-by-step process for building a recurring gift program from scratch. You will learn how to create a thriving group of loyal and steadfast donors who provide your organization with much-needed, regular, unrestricted revenue.

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


Thursday, Sept. 30 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Virtual Events Q&A Session (Firespring)

This is your chance to learn the most modern best practices and to participate in the conversation about hosting successful virtual events.

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

FREE “Community Health Connections” Webinar Series on consumer health technology, marketing, and TexShare health databases

The Texas Woman’s University School of Library & Information Studies (TWU SLIS) has a free training opportunity for small rural public library staff in Texas. If you’re from an accredited Texas public library that serves a population of less than 25,000, and your job entails working with the public answering information needs (no MLS needed), then you are qualified to apply for participation in a FREE 5-part webinar series focused on consumer health, technology (e.g. telehealth) and community-based marketing. This includes training on the TexShare health databases!

As part of your participation in all five monthly webinars you will be supplied free of charge: webcams, a marketing text, and a poster to promote consumer health resources and support at your library.

Please apply for the webinar series by following the link below by the deadline of October 30. If you cannot participate yourself, feel free to recruit one of the library staff, assuming they meet the requirements listed above and can commit to participating in all five webinars. Participation will be limited to one staff member per library.

Link to application:  https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=193873

For questions, please contact Carol Perryman at cperryman@twu.edu.

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 20-24

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


Monday, Sept. 20 (2-3 p.m.)
Transforming Teen Services: Connected Learning (Utah State Library)

Connected Learning encourages curiosity, exploration of interests, relationship-building, and teen participation in creating learning opportunities. Explore how to use teens’ interests to create programs and services that engage and empower teens. (Part 1 of 2-part series)

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


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (11-11:30 a.m.)
Behind the Book Author Takeover STUDENT EDITION with Judd Winick (Follett)

On Tuesday, September 21, at 11:00am CT, students will get to hear from Judd Winick, the creator of Hilo, an action-packed, best-selling middle grade graphic novel series that has laugh-out-loud humor and a whole lot of heart. We will learn more about the latest edition to the series: Gina-The Girl Who Broke the World. The Hilo series is filled with epic battles, friendship, and magic and is a favorite of both kids and critics. This is sure to be a fun-filled event your students won’t want to miss.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (12-12:45 p.m.)
How to Develop a Workable Strategic Plan for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

In this 45-minute FREE Nonprofit Webinar, we will show you, step-by-step, how to create and implement a workable strategic plan for your nonprofit organization.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (12-1 p.m.)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides information about the Law Library’s wide range of online resources, as well as our print collections.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/08/upcoming-us-law-webinars-september-2021/


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
Mathical Books: Inspire Joyful Curiosity in Math-Themed Kids’ Literature (School Library Journal)

Connecting with kids’ interests and showing how math is woven into every aspect of the world around us is at the heart of the Mathical Book Prize, which recognizes math-inspiring kids’ literature for Grades PreK-12. Join Title I school librarians as they share programming ideas for using titles from the Mathical Book List in their schools; meet Steve Light, author/illustrator of Have You Seen My Dragon? Moderated by educators Celina Gonzalez and Kirsten Bohl, the session will include time for questions and discussion. Join us to explore math in children’s literature, and pick up tips on how to encourage kids to love math in the world around them.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 1 (U.S. National Archives)

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the first of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part one will feature motion picture, cartographic, and photographic records.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (9-10 a.m.)
Content Creation for Your Library (Indiana State Library)

Are you in charge of creating content for your library’s social media accounts? Do you feel like you are stuck with what new and exciting things you can post that will engage your followers? Are you not even sure where to start or look to create graphics that excite? Wondering if hash tagging is all it’s cracked up to be? Join Jenn Bartlett, Head of Reference and Adult Services of the Manchester Public Library, and lead of their social media as she discusses these topics. Catch Bartlett on her own personal social media as The Board Game Librarian.

For more information and to register, visit: https://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar?ln=ALL


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (10-11 a.m.)
Job & Career Accelerator Overview

Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern-day job search, from exploring occupations and up-to-the-minute job postings, to creating the tools necessary to get hired using our award-winning resume and letter builders. 

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvfumurzwtGte9H8T_aT0Ww1bH3u8Q9qLA


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a review of the best practices in writing fundraising appeal letters. Chad will boil down the research from top fundraising experts to provide actionable tips on both how to write content that spurs action and how to actually get prospects to open the envelope.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
Tech Planning and Budgeting for Nonprofits (Tech Impact)

We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation.  As technology advances, so should your IT budget. In this session, we will discuss: alignment of your IT budget to the organization’s strategy, assessment of your current technologies, prioritizing expenditures, and leveraging resources, as well as a walk through a sample budget worksheet that explores key buckets of tech spending.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Copyright 101 (Lyrasis)

This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.lyrasis.org/services/Pages/Classes.aspx


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Libraries and Reading: New Service Models for Patrons with Intellectual Disability (Niche Academy)

Library service to those with ID is at once a pressing problem in great need of attention and a great challenge to the library profession which, in a time of heightened awareness of diversity, has implications for our entire professional identity. After briefly establishing the current plight of those with ID and the history of library services towards them, the presentation will provide a detailed case study of the first reading club for those with ID at an academic library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
How to: TikTok

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying its popularity: TikTok beat out Facebook and WhatsApp to claim the spot of #1 most popular social app download in the world for 2020. Here’s a closer look at the rapidly growing platform and how governments can leverage it to reach residents.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used.

This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Voices Matter: The Power of Diversity in Picture Books (Mackin)

Join award-winning authors NoNieqa Ramos, Traci Sorell, and Kao Kalia Yang for a discussion with Carol Hinz, associate publisher of Carolrhoda Books and Millbrook Press, as they discuss how picture books have the power to affirm identities, build understanding with people unlike ourselves, challenge our misconceptions, and broaden our awareness of the world.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Build a #GivingTuesday Campaign That Inspires and Converts (Candid Learning)

Make the most of the year-end giving season, and learn how to optimize your #GivingTuesday campaign. Join us for a live webinar and Q&A with Classy, to find out how to design a #GivingTuesday campaign that commands the attention of your supporters and drives online conversions.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Pushing Past Bias and Challenging Classroom Behaviors: Changing Children’s Behavior Starts With Changing Ourselves (Early Childhood Investigations)

When children exhibit behaviors that are not compliant, early educators often label them “challenging.” But are they really? Teachers and administrators often jump to conclusions about the child or their family and community. However, behavior is complex so there is seldom one reason children don’t or cannot comply with our expectations. Research shows order to gain a meaningful understanding of children’s behavior there must be a meaningful understanding of adult bias and the context in which these behaviors occurs. This webinar will help you look beyond the child to the implicit bias, contextual elements, interactions, and classroom variables that might contribute to labeling behavior as challenging.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.)
CFPB’s Your Money, Your Goals: Financial Empowerment for Your Community (WebJunction)

Guiding patrons through a complicated financial landscape can be challenging and confusing, and can be unfair when the playing field is not level. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is focused on using all of their tools, including enforcement, rule-writing, and research to address systemic racism and economic inequality in the consumer financial system. One of the ways to address wealth inequality in the U.S. is through empowering people who are developing their financial knowledge.

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



Wednesday, Sept. 22 (2-3 p.m.)
Job & Career Accelerator Overview

Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern-day job search, from exploring occupations and up-to-the-minute job postings, to creating the tools necessary to get hired using our award-winning resume and letter builders. 

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctfuCgqTopHNOJtJngFy4Zeo3XNHXJgrJK


Wednesday, Sept. 22 (3-3:30 p.m.)
Tips and Tools for Researchers Using ProQuest Platform Resources

The objective of this session is to illustrate research tips and tools for effective and efficient use of ProQuest resources on the ProQuest platform.

To register, visit:  https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8d41be11b37c28c6f7027f04981542fd


Thursday, Sept. 23 (10:30-11 a.m.)
Booklists and Collection Analysis Tools for Public Libraries Youth Services

Join us to learn more about the customizable tools available on Book Connections that support your collection development and patron engagement. Discover features to help analyze and generate reports that provide data insights into the genre, cultural, and curricular classifications represented in your collections. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, funded in part by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdOivrDkuHdQbyb_xkU6hiNMYTilrCMzf


Thursday, Sept. 23 (1-2 p.m.)
Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Manufacturing – The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA (U.S. Census Bureau)

This webinar will dive into business data on the manufacturing industry and explore the relationship of manufacturing with other sectors of the economy. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools and the opportunity for Q&A.

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


Thursday, Sept. 23 (2-2:30 p.m.)
Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (ProQuest)

In this 30-minute session, we’ll use ProQuest Historical Newspapers to research 3 female aviators (or aviatrixes as they were once called) – Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, and Evelyn Sharp. You’ll learn some search tips and tricks as well as some content highlights and differences across the newspapers.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/yhnyj8s6

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 13-18

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (11-12 p.m.)
Using Video to Build Nonprofit Success (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Video and other visual productions can get your nonprofit on the map quickly, raising interest, engagement, and donations. In this webinar, we will explore using video as a means to amplify and expand branding or rebranding efforts, fundraising efforts, and social media efforts. We will discuss how, when used properly, video can help you grow your audience and double your engagement with that audience.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (12-12:45 p.m.)
Why Build Relationships with Grantmakers? (CharityHowTo)

Participating in this free nonprofit webinar, “Why Build Relationships With Grantmakers”, will strengthen your relationship-building efforts and grant writing results in your grant seeking strategy.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Reducing Environmental Impacts of Collections Care and Management (Connecting to Collections Care)

People who protect and care for collections are often concerned about the negative impacts of their work on the environment and climate. Fortunately there are resources and practices that augment what you likely already do to limit waste and save money. And there is social science research to guide us in understanding how to adapt behaviors while remaining positive. We’ll explore a variety of approaches that you can take as an individual to ‘green’ your work, AND we’ll consider steps to take to encourage your institution and your peers to join you in making these shifts.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Drawing Disability, Framing Activism: Comics and Graphic Narratives for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (ProQuest)

Join this webinar to hear literature and disability studies scholar Crystal Yin Lie offer an introduction to graphic narratives as academic resources, focusing on their utility for framing urgent discussions around topics such as bearing witness to trauma, social injustice, and identity politics. Dr. Lie will draw from her areas of specialization (disability studies/health humanities/contemporary literature and life writing) to demonstrate how the comic medium uniquely—and critically—reframes narratives of disability, illness, and health.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Extend Your Campus with a Unified Digital Experience (Blackbaud)

Today’s students are accustomed to having information and communication tools at their fingertips—and they expect nothing less from their higher education experience. Technology has become an even more integral part of the student experience over the past several months and, no matter what the coming months bring, the expectation that institutions be prepared to deliver an effective anytime, anywhere experience won’t fade.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Identity-Celebrating Stories (Booklist)

No two readers are alike, and your library’s collection should reflect the vast readership looking to see themselves in books. Join us Tuesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. CT for a free, one-hour webinar discussing titles that celebrate identities of all kinds.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 15 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Library School Now – Library Workers Talk about Their Library Science Coursework  (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nebraska Library Commission employees who are currently taking college-level coursework in Library Science talk about their decision to take classes, share details about their program experience, and discuss what it’s like to be in Library School right now. What are they glad they did to prepare? What might they do differently? What are they looking forward to, as they progress ahead? Catch them as the fall semester takes off! This discussion will be useful for people thinking about enrolling in a Library Science program, switching programs, going back to finish programs, or anyone who knows people who might find themselves in those positions.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp


Wednesday, Sept. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Power of Community in Strategic Planning (Bloomerang)

Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written — yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet its full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Autism in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

This presentation will focus on some of the ways in which autistic users’ communication and study needs are different from those of allistic users, and what you might need to know in your interactions with them as library users or as employees. We’ll talk about hypersensitivities and how they shape behavior and about different perceptions regarding ambiguities, as well as some things you might want to know about social interaction with autistic users.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Soft Skills: The Tools Every Librarian Should Have (Niche Academy)

Soft skills often speak to personality or character or the way a person works – things that are not necessarily definable or even measurable. In reviewing job postings, the soft skills librarians should have cover the ability to be a team player, collaborate, adapt to change. Librarians need to have interpersonal and communication skills, be organized and courteous.  But, what does it mean to be collegial, creative, or detail-oriented? Most importantly, are they skills that can be taught?  The answer is unequivocally yes, but the key is being aware of them first so you can learn how to master them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Sept. 15 (3-4 p.m.)
Addressing STEM Stereotypes and Biases: Facilitating Challenging Conversations with Youth (National Girls Collaborative Project)

Stereotypes about who does STEM continue to be pervasive in current society. For girls, particularly girls of color, the cultural stereotypes of STEM disciplines as male dominated and white prevent them from seeing their current or possible future selves within these communities (Kang et al., 2019).  Join NGCP as we dig into this topic and hear from various perspectives on their experiences engaging in challenging conversations. Speakers will also share strategies and resources for addressing and discussing STEM stereotypes and bias with youth.

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


Thursday, Sept. 16 (10-11 a.m.)
National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet James Madison (U.S. National Archives)

James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, has been called the “Father of the Constitution” for his role in drafting the United States Constitution in the summer of 1787. Mr. Madison, as portrayed by actor John Douglas Hall, will reflect on his role in the creation of the Constitution and the controversy surrounding the seminal document.

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


Thursday, Sept. 16 (12-1 p.m.)
Building a Grant Strategy for 2021-2022 (TechSoup)

Thinking critically and creatively about securing grant support for your organization takes time. It also requires understanding the steps involved when developing a strategic approach to securing the funds needed to do your good work. This training will help you compartmentalize your thinking so you are comfortable that you’ve developed a strong approach to raise the funds needed.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2WkR93d


Thursday, Sept. 16 (2-3 p.m.)
Students at the Center: Fostering Secondary Newcomer Student Agency (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

This FREE one-hour webinar is based on a shared belief that achieving equity for multilingual learners must be nonnegotiable. As we are planning for the new academic year, we must also commit to the notion that we cannot go back to “normal.” Instead, let us plan ahead and approach our work with MLs through an equity lens. The presenter will unpack four key strategies to achieve this goal and participants will apply them to their own context during this interactive and highly engaging webinar.

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


Friday, Sept. 17 (11-12 p.m.)
Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform of choice into your organization’s mission and event goals, as well as how to engage attendees with it. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

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


Friday, Sept. 17 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Planned Giving Within Reach (Candid Learning)

When the topic of planned giving (arranging now for a future contribution, usually upon a donor’s death) comes up, many nonprofit leaders and development professionals start to squirm. It can be overwhelming to know where to start, the technicalities of giving vehicles can be confusing, and the idea of talking to people about something that involves their death can be uncomfortable. Accordingly, many community-based nonprofits shy away from planned giving. Yet it doesn’t have to be this way, and you shouldn’t miss the opportunity planned giving offers. Planned giving can be done simply and joyfully. Join Thread Strategies Principals Taryn Deaton and Tracy Shaw for this webinar to learn how to get started and how to incorporate planned giving into your annual development plan.

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


Friday, Sept. 17 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar by early childhood education expert Jacky Howell to explore the most current thinking about social-emotional development and how to ensure the staff you supervise are applying best practice in their classrooms. Jacky will share her insights about how you can plan, set expectations, provide day-to-day coaching, and hold staff accountable for SEL.

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


Saturday, Sept. 18 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Tech for Teens Club: Coding Virtual Reality (PACER Center)

In this Tech for Teens webinar, we’ll use code to create a virtual reality solar system. You’ll then be able to use your own smartphone or tablet (or VR headset if you have one) to move around in 3D virtual space. We’ll also see how virtual reality headsets work with this code and discover how coding can be used in all areas of science.

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

Free CE and training this week Sept. 7-10

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (10:00-11:00 am)

NCompass Live: Manga and Graphic Novels in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Graphic novels and manga are everywhere: TV series, movies, and now coming to a library near you! Starting a collection or updating your holdings can be a challenge in this medium. Which superhero do I follow? Should I start purchasing this manga or wait until it’s complete? Graphic novels and manga are a great addition to any library, but it can feel intimidating to purchase items for this collection without having a knowledge base to work with. This presentation will cover what exactly makes up a comic or manga, the different types and genres, how to get started with your collection, and the logistics of getting into this particular art form.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nlc.nebraska.gov/calendar/calendar.asp


Wednesday, Sep 8 (10:00-11:00 am)

Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

Written and digital materials are a fundamental component of engaging the community in health education programming. Unfortunately, many adults lack the skills they need to understand and use these materials, many of which do not incorporate common health literacy and plain language best practices. The UAMS Center for Health Literacy has a suite of written and digital materials to engage patients and community members to better care for themselves and improve health literacy skills. These resources were designed to empower individuals to communicate more effectively with providers and to engage in better self-care. This presentation will highlight our suite of community engagement resources and provide an overview of our development process including field testing and plain language best practices. 

No pre-registration. Attend via Zoom at: https://bit.ly/3kfw4yZ


Wednesday, Sep 8 (12:00-1:00 pm)

Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide an introduction to the basic Federal Government tools for statistics on schools and education. We will focus on the Department of Education. Gov Docs 101 is a series of introductory subject webinars on frequently-requested Government information topics.

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (1:00-2:00 pm)

How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

There’s a lot more to the internet than Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—and if you aren’t there, you’re missing out! When it comes to guaranteeing hyperlocal reach, neighborhood-focused social platform Nextdoor can’t be beat. Hear from Joseph Porcelli, Global Public Agency Lead with Nextdoor, and the City of Battlecreek, Michigan’s Community Manager Jessica L. Vanderkolk.

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

Visual storytelling provides one of the earliest building blocks for helping young minds make sense of their emotions and surroundings. Join this webcast for a preview into the colorful and candid world of picture books, spanning timeless educational concepts to stories of loss and hope.

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


Wednesday, Sep 8 (2:00-3:00 pm)

Past the “Friends and Family” Board of Directors (Nonprofit Hub)

Volunteer leadership in nonprofit boards can often fall to “who do we know?” rather than “what do we need?” Placing the strategic needs of the organization first often means reaching outside existing networks for candidates, and that can be a stumbling block in creating a board that adds real value to the mission.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (10:00-11:00 am)

Orientation to Legal Research: Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)

Provides participants with information about the notice-and-comment rulemaking process, including the publication and citation of federal regulations as well as exploring how to trace a federal regulation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/08/upcoming-us-law-webinars-september-2021/


Thursday, Sep 9 (11:00-12:00 pm)

DEI: How to Give an Inclusive Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Learn techniques for creating an inclusive presentation, including helping everyone in the audience to feel comfortable, knowing your audience and their various situations, visual techniques that represent a variety of people, and becoming an advocate and sharing your opinions You’ll come away with specific techniques you can use immediately to create more inclusive presentations.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (12:00-12:30 pm)

Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (12:30-1:00 pm)

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (1:00-2:00 pm)

School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)

In this one-hour, on-demand webinar, Maggie Reagan, senior editor at Booklist, will moderate a conversation with educators at the forefront of changes that COVID-19 brought. You’ll learn how librarians and teachers can rely on each other and on the tools they already have at hand. Education experts Doreen Bergman and Sara Escobedo will delve into four of seven best practices, including driving librarianship by relationship, creating a strategic plan, utilizing existing structures, and prioritizing social and emotional learning.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. 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/


Thursday, Sep 9 (2:00-3:00 pm)

How to Create a Customer Focused Culture (Training Magazine Network)

Organizations must create a workplace that is positive, motivating, and consistent.  You can have the best, most efficient, and customer-friendly processes in the world, but they will fall apart if your team lacks motivation, is not engaged, or doesn’t work well together – the one thing that customers are certain to remember is their interaction with your employees.

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


Thursday, Sep 9 (3:00-4:00 pm)

Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, join Kathy Schrock, an education technology innovator and a favorite presenter at conferences throughout the United States, as she shares a powerful perspective on inventiveness in the classroom.

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


Free CE and training this week – Aug 30 – Sept 3

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

Monday, Aug 30 (3:00-3:30 pm)

Using ProQuest TexShare Resources for Homeschooling (TSLAC)

The objective of this session is to illustrate search and content examples in ProQuest TexShare resources which may be used to address Texas educational standards for home schoolers.

To register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e397afb07a3b317fa144e8449e808bdf0


Tuesday, Aug 31 (1:00-1:30 pm)

Back to School Resources with Gale! (TSLAC)

Kick off the new school year with a fresh look at your TexShare Gale resources! This webinar will review content and tools that you can share with teachers and students to underscore the value your library brings to the classroom all year long.

To register, visit: https://cengage.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GUUOUlFbS9SFuniaBwIKog


Tuesday, Aug 31 (3:30-4:30 pm)

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.

To register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/


Wednesday, Sep 1 (12:00-1:00 pm)

From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Your Library (Library Journal)

Join Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Meredith Schwartz for an open access (OA) panel with SCELC Executive Director Teri Galloway, Houston Baptist University Library Director Dean Riley, and others as they cover all things OA! Scholarly journals and other publications are increasingly being published as open access, growing exponentially. Our panel of OA proponents will review the results of the recent Library Journal survey and sharing methods and strategies to help your community use and benefit from OA materials.

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


Wednesday, Sep 1 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Setting kids and teens up for success with your digital library (Booklist)

Join three OverDrive staff librarians in a roundtable discussion as they share best practices, including favorite titles, recent content trends, and how our Back to School sale can help you maximize budget while still meeting demand. Whether you are a new OverDrive partner looking for shopping tips & tricks or an established library wanting to dive deeper into our sale, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

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


Wednesday, Sep 1 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)

Widespread economic instability and high rates of eviction over the past year have again increased the numbers of children and families in homeless situations, while also highlighting ongoing social and economic inequities. Within this context, libraries can serve as a key support and community resource for children and parents whose housing is unstable. This webinar will provide practical tips for connecting with local schools and community organizations to understand the nature of family homelessness in your community and to reach families where they are.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nicheacademy.com/blog


Wednesday, Sep 1 (2:00-3:00 pm)

New TSLAC Grant Programs (TSLAC)

Join TSLAC staff to learn about three new competitive grant opportunities for libraries made possible by emergency pandemic funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA):

1. Texas Supports Libraries Grant Program is designed to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches.

2. Texas Telehealth Grant Program will award libraries with the equipment and resources needed to facilitate a telehealth project at their library facilities.

3. Texas Digital Navigators Grant Program will help libraries develop and implement a unique Digital Navigator program to help close the digital divide in their communities.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will begin accepting grant applications for these programs on September 3, 2021. Awarded projects will run December 2021-August 2022.

Attend this webinar to learn more about these programs and determine whether they might meet the needs of your community.

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6363283225258358028


Thursday, Sep 2 (10:00-10:30 am)

Credo Reference for the College Library (TSLAC)

Join us for a 30 minute demo to make sure you have everything you need to support college students this fall with Credo Reference. We’ll tour the content and implementation tools (LibGuides, LMS and Discovery) to prepare you for the year.

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cm-Y0SmIRneHX6wiPKzgRg


Thursday, Sep 2 (1:00-2:00 pm)

Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

Join publishing insiders from Honest History, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Yen Press for this showcase of must-read middle grade titles for the fall season. From fantastic and creepy monster tales, to coming of age stories with diverse young characters finding their place in the world, these title presentations will have something to offer nearly every middle grade reader.

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


Thursday, Sep 2 (2:00-3:00 pm)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

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

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


Thursday, Sep 2 (3:00-4:00 pm)

Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Teaching Concepts in Conspiratorial Thinking (edWeb.net/News Literacy Project)

This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways in which conspiracy theories exploit our emotions as well as fill our emotional needs. As part of the presentation, we will outline essential learning objectives and concepts and provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into the curriculum, including our free, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology® virtual classroom.

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


Friday, Sep 3 (4:00-5:00 pm)

APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Join us and meet Asian Pacific American authors debuting their new books and in conversation with an APALA member! Each webinar will focus on a specific genre. This month, Naomi Hirahara, author of CLARK AND DIVISION, and Sujata Massey, author of THE BOMBAY PRINCE, will be in conversation with APALA member Mimosa Shah.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.apalaweb.org/publications/archived-webinars/


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

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


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (10-11 a.m.)
Get the Best Out of LearningExpress!

Want to maximize the use of your LearningExpress resources? Join us for an in-depth review of the interactive practice tests and tutorials designed to support learners of all ages, including elementary, secondary, college, and adult learners.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc–tqjwoG9YJOput41uWbQS244arJlYl


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (11-12 p.m.)
Where to Find Potential Donors to Support Your Cause (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on finding potential supporters for your nonprofit organization. Chad will review the best practices in fundraising prospect identification and provide practical tips for how small nonprofits can maximize their network. Attendees will leave the session with a game plan for identifying their next 50 potential donors.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
E-Read Texas Overview & Introduction

This webinar will provide an overview of the E-Read Texas program and the SimplyE app and will explain how you can join. The presentation will be recorded for those who can’t attend live.

To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5616230945879/WN_g7hCb6mLTA20U5Kq_Y9ZEA


Tuesday, Aug. 24 (2-3 p.m.)
Get the Best Out of LearningExpress!

Want to maximize the use of your LearningExpress resources? Join us for an in-depth review of the interactive practice tests and tutorials designed to support learners of all ages, including elementary, secondary, college, and adult learners.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ldeGhqz8oE9Z9EQlI-SJGAcPUZK4xO-dP


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (9-10 a.m.)
What’s Up Wednesday: An Empathetic Approach to Customer Service Training (Indiana State Library)

This presentation addresses customer service training by growing and nurturing empathy and empowering staff to navigate the gray areas in our policies. Using storytelling and group interaction, we will look at special and challenging situations such as code of conduct violations and difficult patrons. Discover how understanding our own implicit biases and not assuming the worst of our patrons can help you offer consistent customer service to everyone we serve.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: 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://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (1-2 p.m.)
How YMCA of Greater Houston Uses Data to Build Internal Trust + Maximize Fundraising (Blackbaud)

Join Blackbaud and Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Data Management\Philanthropy at YMCA of Greater Houston to hear practical tips on how to leverage your nonprofit’s data to build trust with internal stakeholders and optimize your fundraising efforts.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Engineering with Nature: Learning and Communicating through Construction Play (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this energizing webinar, nature learning and universal design experts, Tina Reeble and Kirsten Haugen will share research, classroom stories and practical suggestions to support engineering play with natural and human-made materials for building.

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (10-10:30 a.m.)
Back to School with Credo Reference!

Join us for a 30-minute tour of Credo Reference as you prepare your public library for the return of school age students in need of homework help!

To register, visit: https://infobase.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AVTWposIRIK-M26FX9gsfg


Thursday, Aug. 26 (10:30-11 a.m.)
TeachingBooks & Book Connections for Public Library Youth Services

Do you know Book Connections? Whatever your familiarity is with TeachingBooks or the recently launched public library interface, Book Connections, we can’t wait to show you the features available that are designed with you in mind. In this webinar, we will highlight ideas and resources to enrich your youth services library programming as well as new tools to complement your work to enhance diversity in your library collections. Learn about the Collection Analysis and Diverse Books Toolkits, ready-to-use resources for your book clubs, story times, homework help features, and more. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, funded in part by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcu2srzssG9dWiGeMGgsGQJIldwPqewkj


Thursday, Aug. 26 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Use Design Thinking to Advance Your Social Impact Career in the Post-COVID Era (Charity Village)

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use the design thinking process to take that first step in finding more purpose in your work, and continue building momentum towards the meaningful career that you want in the Post-COVID era.

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories (Gale)

You’ve invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students. Make sure it receives the attention it deserves! Join us in this webinar to hear from school librarians, Christy James (Charleston County School District, SC) and Kristin Whitworth (Dover High School, NH), who will share their stories about how they got the word out about their digital resources. As this session is built to be a conversation, please bring your questions and thoughts about promoting your Gale resources within your school.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/s6hp99w3


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities (Bloomerang)

In the US, WhatsApp is mainly used by Spanish-speaking communities and other diasporas, so If you’re working with these communities or are planning to expand your reach, you need to start innovating in your communication methods. As the world is turning towards digital strategies, let’s embrace new communication methods that will increase the reach of your existing emails and newsletters.

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
That’s Not What I Meant: Improving Your Online Communication Skills (Colorado State Library)

The internet offers a variety of communication channels that most of us are relying on during the Pandemic.  Personal relationships aside, poor online communication skills can harm your productivity and effectiveness. This means more emails, phone calls or repeated work when something is misunderstood.  In this session we will discuss simple ways to improve your online communication skills with both your co-workers and patrons.

To join the webinar, visit: https://www.librarieslearn.org/csl-in-session


Thursday, Aug. 26 (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 thousands of early American bills and resolutions to the site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Screening to Identify Preschool Children’s Strengths and Challenges Using a Cultural Wealth Framework (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is time that we ensure that children are comprehensively assessed through a lens that affirms their assets. For example, what does it mean for a child and their family to have linguistic capital? We will discuss this and more in this paradigm-shifting webinar by Iheoma U. Iruka, Ph.D., Founding Director of Equity Research Action Coalition at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill.

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

Upcoming TSLAC Webinar: New TSLAC Grant Programs

On Wednesday, September 1 from 2 to 3 p.m., join TSLAC staff for a live webinar to learn about three new competitive grant opportunities for libraries made possible by emergency pandemic funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA):

1. Texas Supports Libraries Grant Program is designed to help communities respond directly and immediately to the pandemic as well as to related economic and community needs through equitable approaches.

2. Texas Telehealth Grant Program will award libraries with the equipment and resources needed to facilitate a telehealth project at their library facilities.

3. Texas Digital Navigators Grant Program will help libraries develop and implement a unique Digital Navigator program to help close the digital divide in their communities.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will begin accepting grant applications for these programs on September 3, 2021. Awarded projects will run December 2021-August 2022.

Attend this webinar to learn more about these programs and determine whether they might meet the needs of your community.

Register here

Note: As this program is primarily informational in nature, there will be no CE credit awarded for this event.