Free CE and Training This Week – March 16-20

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


Tuesday, March 17 (12-1 p.m.)

Beyond WordPress: Website Builders for Libraries (iSchool @ UW-Madison)

So you have to make a website – oh, no! Learn about the wide variety of free and for-fee website builders out there in this webinar. These are products you can quickly and easily get started using for small and larger website projects. Learn more about SquareSpace, Webflow, Weebly, Wix, and Ploud to find out what will work best for your library.

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


Tuesday, March 17 (12-1 p.m.)

Health Literacy in an Academic Environment (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy.

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


Tuesday, March 17 (1-1:45 pm)

Agility & Flexibility: Change Management Frameworks You Need to Know (GovLoop)

For better or worse, change is inevitable, especially in the public sector. With all of the new policies, mandates, leadership and organizational structures, being able to handle the frequent and varied changes in government requires a little bit more than just a “go with the flow” attitude. What you need is a change management framework.

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


Tuesday, March 17 (1-2 p.m.)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

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


Tuesday, March 17 (1-2 p.m.)

Stellar Series Nonfiction: Spring 2020 (Booklist)

What do series nonfiction publishers have in store for readers this spring? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar featuring representatives from Amicus Publishing, Bellwether Media, Black Rabbit Books, Rourke Educational Media, and Scholastic Library Publishing—and find out! Titles presented will range from grades K through 12.

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


Tuesday, March 17 (2-3 p.m.)

The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. This class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests.

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

Wednesday, March 18 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/knowing-what-you-dont-know-medical-micro-aggressions/13180


Wednesday, March 18 (1-2 p.m.)

Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today’s Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

In this webinar we’ll discuss what motivates today’s volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We’ll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

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


Thursday, March 19 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

How to Get Your Board to Fundraise (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on equipping and motivating your board members to be great fundraisers. You’ll learn how to help them get over their fear of fundraising and develop the fundraising habit. Accountability and follow through will also be discussed. The session includes tools and samples that you can use to start building a fundraising culture within your board.

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


Thursday, March 19 (1-2 p.m.)

Advocacy from A to Z (Association for Library Service to Children)

Let’s face it: one of the trends in the library industry is having to do more with less. How can you achieve your goals without sacrificing service when budgets and time are stretched thin? The key is advocacy. Join ALSC’s Advocacy and Legislation committee for an exploration of advocacy as it relates to children and children’s library services. You’ll get concrete tips on how to advocate for the patrons you serve, regardless of whether your advocacy happens at a local, state, or federal level. A&L will consider, too, the impact your advocacy can have on your community and profession.

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


Thursday, March 19 (1:30-2 p.m.)

Library Programming and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day (North Dakota State Library)

On April 22, 2020, people all over the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The Earth Day Network invites you to join us in this webinar to get ideas and inspiration for how your library can celebrate with us. Through the year of 2020 we are coordinating cleanups, teach-ins, citizen science projects, art exhibitions and more! Youth and adults in over 190 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day and this anniversary year is an exciting opportunity for you to join a global movement working towards a cleaner, more sustainable environment. Notice: The time of the webinar is in Central Time.

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


Thursday, March 19 (2-3 p.m.)

Know and Go: Don’t Stand So Close to Me – Strategies you need right now to respond to COVID-19 in your face-to-face and remote work spaces

“Should we really cancel this event we’ve spent months planning?”

“How do I protect my staff?”

While much of the concern about COVID-19 is focused on end consumers of services and goods, it’s time to take a serious look at your most valuable assets – the service providers.

Take time now to Identify your role in planning and response. Join us for quick and not-so-dirty strategies to deal with COVID-19 updates regarding your library and community. Learn about the library’s legal obligation, ways to collaborate, communicate changes and mitigate challenges. We’ll share ways to support and offer your services through remote work and online marketing of resources.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amigos.org/node/6318


Thursday, March 19 (2-3 p.m.)

Tech Balance: Family Engagement Tools to Talk Tech and Media Habits with Parents (edWeb.net)

In this edWebinar, we will be sharing and brainstorming interactive exercises and discussions to use with parents of young children to promote a healthy balance of media and technology at home. Rocío López, the manager of community partnerships for the Common Sense Latino Program, shares best practices in leading workshops with lower-income and monolingual Spanish-speaking families and provides tools and resources.

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

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

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


Tuesday, Oct. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids (Library Journal)

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Tuesday, Oct. 1 (10-11 a.m.)
BARD Express: Downloading Talking Book Program Audiobooks, Simplified

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Free CE and Training This Week – August 5-9

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, August 6 (9- 9:45 a.m.)

Full Credo Platform Training (Public)

Take a tour of Credo’s latest features and content in this 45 minute demonstration. Focuses on using Credo Reference in a Public Library

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gxycpABzQpSvfYYLp3ki6g

Tuesday, August 6 (10-10:20 a.m.)

Using Credo with LibGuides

Learn how to use Credo’s ready-made LibGuide templates and watch a demo on how to embed articles and Mind Maps in a learning management system or a LibGuide

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wJC7RPmSRiapYWun4oUqGg

Tuesday, Aug 6 (10-11 a.m.)

Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? (Firespring)

Online fundraising is managed most effectively when performance metrics are measured—something the most successful nonprofits do regularly. In this session, Firespring’s CEO Jay Wilkinson shares the best detailed formulas every nonprofit should use to track metrics and measure the success of their online fundraising efforts.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Getting to Know Generation Z (Utah State Library)

Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is starting to come of age. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on library services, instruction, and programming. In this session, the presenter will share research findings on Generation Z and then apply the findings to the work we do in the library so that we meet the needs of this new group of young people.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

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

Through case studies, we’ll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk.) and examine best practices.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How Libraries Can Help (Washington State Library)

The 2020 Census is coming! Join us for an overview of the Census and discover how it will be different from prior censuses. Learn how to identify and reach undercounted populations in your community, and get tips for how libraries can leverage or establish programs and partnerships to help support a complete and accurate count.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 1 (AbleNet)

Problem behaviors exhibited by students interfere with their learning, interactions with peers and adults, and school success. Educators and schools struggling with how best to handle behaviorally challenged students often respond reactively. They frequently pursue a punishment-based approach using time-out or in and out of-school suspensions even for minor infractions. These punitive consequences do not really work because the challenging behaviors continue. Part 1 will provide step-by step guidance on how to apply the seven contemplative discipline steps, including how to understand student behavior through data collection, and use the Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence (ABC) method.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/

Tuesday, Aug 6 (1-2 p.m.)

Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities (VolunteerMatch)

In this session we’ll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You’ll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization’s story of volunteer engagement.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (1-2 p.m.)

Security and Privacy: What Nonprofits Need to Know (techsoup)

With privacy scandals and data breaches grabbing headlines daily, even the smallest organizations must take responsibility for lawful custodianship and protection of personal information. In this 60-minute webinar with Michael Standard, senior corporate counsel at Symantec, we will cover the key elements of privacy and security programs.

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

Tuesday, Aug 6 (1-2:30 p.m.)

PubMed for Librarians: Evidence-Based Search Features (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The class will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

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

Wednesday, Aug 7 (12-1 p.m.)

NCompass Live: Life in Fort Schuyler: The Challenges Faced at the SUNY Maritime College Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

SUNY Maritime Colleges Luce Library is located in a preserved 19th century fort. While working in a fort is certainly cool, it does present myriad challenges for librarians trying to move the Library into the 21st century. This presentation will highlight some of the major and minor challenges of working within a building designed for war, not learning.

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

Wednesday, Aug 7 (1-2 p.m.)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y3vbwulp

Wednesday, Aug 7 (1-2:30 p.m.)

Designing Gender Appropriate Experiences for Boys that Guide Positive Behavior (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this dynamic webinar to learn more about the pedagogical underpinnings that support changing the way we teach young boys. You will learn to identify elements of your program that may be frustrating to young boys, and learning approaches that take advantage of the strengths boys bring to the classroom.

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

Wednesday, Aug 7 (5-6:30 p.m.)

Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (Teachers First)

Makerspace activities are a great way to promote a growth mindset in your students. Using the right challenges and everyday items, teachers can create a pop-up makerspace in a box for their classroom. We will discuss management ideas and ways to tie activities to curricular objectives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y6sv6ehj

Thursday, Aug 8 (10-11 a.m.)

The Hidden Power of Donor Surveys (Nonprofit Hub)

As fundraisers, we sometimes suffer from a lack of curiosity about our donors. So many of our donations are from people who we know very little about. And even our longest-running donor relationships continue despite not knowing how they feel about the relationship. The good news is that research shows that donors actually like it when we ask them questions about themselves and how they feel about our organization. Whether you’re just now discovering the power of donor surveys, or you’re looking to up your game, this session is for you!

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

Thursday, Aug 8 (2-3 p.m.)

Hooray for Freedom! Part Two: Developing Policies in Support of Ethical Practice (WebJunction)

Part two in a two-part series, this webinar explores library policies and procedures related to intellectual freedom, privacy, and confidentiality.

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

Thursday, August 8 – 2 – 2:15 p.m.

Sci/Tech Premium: An Overview

Intimidated by Science and Technology databases? Attend this webinar to begin learning about this amazing resource and how it can help you and your patrons! At the end of this webinar, you will be able to identify the types of information that you can find in Sci/Tech Premium. This is the first webinar in a series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed2f8396415b0ee43da447017b15ff9dc

Small Library Management Program Structure Announcement

Small Library Management Training Program

Thank you for your patience as we have been working on updating the program structure for the Small Library Management Program! We greatly appreciate the feedback that Texas library workers have provided via surveys, focus groups and job shadowing.

We are pleased to unveil two new certificate tracks in the Small Library Management Training Program. Your feedback indicated that small public library directors come to their position with two basic training needs: to implement the core functions of libraries, or to improve their leadership and management skills. These two distinct tracks will help us provide more focused, flexible training to better meet your needs.

The Leadership and Management Certificate is designed for those wanting to improve their skills in personnel or volunteer management as well as long-range planning. (Complete 4)

  • Introduction to Financial Management (online course available now!)
  • *Personnel Management (online and in person course coming in 2020)
  • *Library Professionalism and Values (online course coming in 2021)
  • Additional courses to be announced

The Library Operations Certificate is designed for those wanting to successfully implement the core functions of public libraries. (Complete 4)

  • Collection Development (online course available now!)
  • You Can Do I.T. (online course available now!)
  • Technology 101 (online course coming in 2020)
  • *Library Professionalism and Values (online course coming in 2021)
  • Additional courses to be announced

*Required for track completion

Additional Questions

When will these courses be available?

Our goal is to roll out all courses by 2025, with a variety of online and in-person options.

How many courses are required to complete the certificate track?

Each track will require participants to complete at least four of the certificate track courses. Courses marked with an * are required to complete the track.

Will the old SLM structure continue?

The old structure will still be honored until June 2022. Please note that the upcoming Personnel Management course can count towards the Leadership and Management requirement if you are completing the original SLM certificate.

Do I have to choose a track?

No – you can complete one or both. It’s up to you!

What if neither certificate seems right for my needs?

We are planning on unveiling a Build Your Own SLM Certificate program for those whose training needs fall outside of these tracks. More information will be provided on the SLM website in the near future.

What else is coming?

We are planning on updating our tracking system for the program, as well as creating an introductory video to the course. The website will also be updated to reflect the new program structure.

How can I get started now?

If you want to get started with the Leadership and Management track, enroll in the Introduction to Financial Management online course.

If you want to get started with the Operations track, enroll in the You Can Do I.T or Collection Development online course.

Who do I contact with questions?

Contact Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant by email at khunt@tsl.texas.gov or by phone at 512-936-4449.

Thank you all for your valuable input! We will be depending on your continued feedback to improve the program as we go.

Free CE and Training This Week – July 29 – August 2

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

Monday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)

Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens (Reference and User Services Association)

At this webinar, Scott Wolla and Mary Suiter from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide their expert assistance by sharing the wealth of resources available in the Federal Reserve’s collection of financial education materials. From book lists to activities for youth of all ages, the Federal Reserve offers a wide range of helpful resources to support and inspire library financial literacy initiatives. The webinar will also include time for participants to ask these experts their questions.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/rusa/onlinece

Tuesday, July 30 (10- 10:20 a.m.)

Credo Reference Admin Tools

Learn how to run usage stats, download MARC records and export your title list.  Find help videos and learn how to do light customizations on your site.

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2LThncMkSbyxzX111pGW2Q

Tuesday, July 30 (10-10:45 a.m.)

Gale in Context Refresh

Gale’s In Context product family is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we’ll share what’s changing with Biography In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and other popular In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2863978600471220749

Tuesday, July 30 (1-2 p.m.)

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

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

Tuesday, July 30 (12-2 p.m.)

We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Is your book club in a reading slump? Never fear, because we have some upcoming adult titles that are sure to create lively discussion and get group members wanting more. In this one-hour, free webinar we’ll talk with representatives from Ingram, W.W. Norton & Company, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about your next group reading assignment.

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

Tuesday, July 30 (1-2 p.m.)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

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

Wednesday, July 31 (10-11 a.m.)

How Does Your Library Garden Grow? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Learn how to use nature to nurture the youngest of patrons by identifying letters of the alphabet with nature in an alphabet garden. The presenters will teach the importance of all aspects of nature by transforming the smallest garden into a pollinator garden.

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

Thursday, August 1 (10-10:30 a.m.)

Heritage Quest for the Classroom

Do you think Heritage Quest is just for genealogists? Not True! This webinar covers how Heritage Quest can be integrated into the classroom. Examples of lesson plans and specific assignments will be shared.
Event Password: TexShare2019

For more information and to register, visit: https://proquestmeetings.webex.com/proquestmeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e7f9aa3a5248b04438289d0dbae0470b7

Thursday, August 1 (2-2:45 p.m.)

Gale in Context Refresh

Gale’s In Context product family is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we’ll share what’s changing with Biography In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and other popular In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2659563995723699468