Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 21-25

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. 21 (1-2 p.m.)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2mNg0e0


Monday, Oct. 21 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Girls Who Code at your Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Interested in starting a coding club at your library but don’t know where to start? The Girls Who Code platform is the perfect fit public and school libraries that want to host coding programs without a lot of training. Learn more about the curriculum and how it could have a positive impact on your community during this Info2Go session.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 22 (9-9:45 a.m.)
Credo Reference Platform Refresh

Credo will be making a few changes to the reference platform! Join us for a 45 minute overview of the new Credo Reference, coming in January 2020. Take a tour, ask questions and offer feedback.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors (CharityHowTo)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow strategy that helped organizations engage event guests and turn them into donors? In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 22 (12-1 p.m.)
Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign (IdealWare)

Are you effectively incorporating email campaigns into your fundraising mix? What about social media, or peer-to-peer campaigns? We’ll walk through how to successfully use online communication tools to enhance your fundraising efforts in inexpensive and time-effective ways.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 22 (2-3 p.m.)
Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This one hour webinar will focus on health program ideas, guides, and resources for libraries and community/faith based organizations.

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


Tuesday, Oct. 22 (3-3:20 p.m.)
ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection: Narrowing Before or After the Search – Medical/PreMedical Example

This session will provide ideas on effectively accessing ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection, and discuss sample search strategies for genomics and drug therapy.  At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Create ways to more effectively access ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
  • Generate a broad Basic search and employ tools that will narrow your search results
  • Devise an Advanced search designed to easily produce focused results before a search is initiated

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


Wednesday, Oct. 23 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair (U.S. National Archives)

Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! The National Archives will host a free, live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research for all skill levels on Federal records.

Join without registering! For details, visit the Virtual Genealogy Fair web page at:  www.archives.gov/calendar/genealogy-fair


Wednesday, Oct. 23 (1-2 p.m.)
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 23 (2-3 p.m.)
Introduction to Website Accessibility (Infopeople)

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 23 (2-3 p.m.)
Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience (Training Magazine Network)

Attend this webinar and get the latest techniques to grab and hold your audience’s attention. Get real-world examples and new ideas that make your job easier.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 23 (4-5 p.m.)
Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education (edWeb)

Join this edWebinar for a learning experience with LEGO® Education to explore how to expose young students to computer science topics through incorporating creativity, inquiry, and collaboration in early childhood instruction to build important foundations for student learning.

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


Thursday, Oct. 24 (10-11 a.m.)
The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Join TSLAC’s library technology consultant Henry Stokes of ‘Henry’s High-tech Highlights’ as he takes you through the latest tech trends in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) with a focus on libraries.  He’ll start with placing this emerging tech in context with other technologies throughout time, plot out for you the current AR/VR landscape, and describe various use cases he’s collected. He’ll also outline the important roles libraries can play in the coming Wizarding World, including free to low cost ways to get started.

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


Thursday, Oct. 24 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers (Utah State Library)

In this session, the presenter will give examples of the application of motivational theories in staff training, meetings, onboarding, and in the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees. Attendees will walk away with new ideas for how to motivate their staff and with the start of a motivational plan.

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


Thursday, Oct. 24 (1-2 p.m.)
Playing Well with Others – At Work (Colorado State Library)

We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Find out more about the research on play, identify your play style as well as others, and imagine ways to add more play into your work. Perhaps counter-intuitively, your habits of embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience in you and your library. And knowing others’ play styles will help build better teams, collaborative work, and enjoyable work culture.

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


Thursday, Oct. 24 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You! (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar will explore ways to jump right into nature-based play, wherever you might want to begin by enhancing early childhood teacher’s ability to introduce children to nature-based play both indoors and out.

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


Friday, Oct. 25 (1-2 p.m.)
Library-Created Games: A Showcase (Indiana State Library)

This presentation explores games developed by libraries to support information literacy and internal training. One benefit of creating games is being able to tailor experiences to the culture and needs of libraries and their communities. Some games covered in this session include the University of Tennessee Libraries’ interactive Breakout Game for first-year studies courses, Acquisitions Adventure (which is used for internal training of acquisitions staff), and the Pendergrass Clue board game (which supports one of our branch libraries). This session showcases games created by other libraries as well.

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

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. 9-13

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. 9 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Raise Your Data Analytics Aptitude (American Libraries Live)

How important is data in helping public libraries meet their goals and objectives? Many directors and staff say it’s essential. But it can still be challenging to find the most effective tools and methods, and encourage staff to use available data and gather insights. So where should you start? Register for this webinar hosted by American Libraries to learn how you can use data to propel your library’s mission forward.

For more information and to register, visit: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al-live/


Monday, Sept. 9 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Gale OneFile and PowerSearch

The Gale OneFile product family provides what 21st-century researchers expect: instant access to complete, up-to-date content. These resources put the world’s leading journals, magazines, newspapers and more at your users’ fingertips, with easy-to-use features and unique search tools enabling discovery. In this session, we’ll cover popular resources like Gale General OneFileGale Academic OneFileGale OneFile: News and recent enhancements to all, including our cross-search platform, Gale PowerSearch

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/958187401234498827


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Congratulations You’re a New Academic Librarian! Tools, Tips and Insights for Success (Washington State Library)

Zach Wellhouse from Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington will be presenting a session for new academic librarians and those just entering the profession. He will be offering some insights, tips, tools, and advice for success as well as links to websites for PD opportunites.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Tips to Supercharge Your Grant Research (CharityHowTo)

In this live, interactive webinar we will discuss how to best use the variety of tools available for foundation research in order to create and support your grant seeking plan and strategy.  We will look at opportunities for discounts or short term access to reduce grant research expenses while supercharging your results from the research.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Using Social Media Effectively at Year-End (Network for Good)

The last couple months of the year are a busy time for everyone–especially nonprofits. We’ll talk about a strategy for year-end digital communication along with some tips and tricks for standing out from the crowd.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1-1:20 p.m.)
Quick Bites: Brilliant Baby Brains: Early Learning & 0-5 Brain Development (Colarado State Library)

Babies are born with over 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses. From this abundance of raw material, an incredible sculpting process takes place in a young child’s brain over their first years of life. Join Kate Brunner from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for a “Quick Bites” look at the incredible impact that a robust array of early learning experiences and caregiving relationships can have on 0-5 brain development.

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


Tuesday, Sept 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Romantic Reads (Booklist)

Dry wit, swoon-worthy banter, and heartwarming happily-ever-afters? That’s right, it’s time for our annual romance webinar! Prepare to feast your heart eyes on must-have upcoming romance novels from Sourcebooks Casanova, HarperCollins Publishers, and Harlequin. Plus, learn about ways in which librarians can take advantage of resources offered by the Romance Writers of America from Jessie Edwards, Marketing and PR Manager for RWA.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

From gritty crime and murder stories to heart-warming tales of magic, fantasy and friendship, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Be sure to tune in to learn about unforgettable new graphic novels for middle grade, teens and beyond!

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
“Seeing” your Search: Visualization Techniques for Exploring PubMed Search Results (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar we’ll use visualization methods to explore the aggregate qualities of PubMed results. Techniques such as Venn diagrams and line charts can yield important insights into a search by giving us an overview of our results at a glance. We’ll also see how using these techniques in an interactive way can help guide the process of refining a search strategy.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 10 (2-3 p,m,)
Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

Leveraging the latest research in the field as well as years of classroom experience, this webinar offers practical strategies, replicable examples, and thoughtful reflection exercises for educators to use as they work to help students embrace the mystery, complexity, and power of challenge.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 11 (12:30-1 p.m.)
Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base (Grantspace)

This training concentrates on practical methods for identifying and approaching diverse major donor and board prospects who share a passion for your organization and mission. This process focuses on building powerful relationships with diverse people of expertise, wealth, and influence. This is the counter to tokenism.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
OCLC FirstSearch Overview

In this session, you will explore FirstSearch’s robust search capabilities for WorldCat and other databases. You will learn how to use indexes, limiters, and other techniques to obtain optimal search results.

For more information and to register, visit: https://help.oclc.org/Discovery_and_Reference/FirstSearch/FirstSearch_training/010FirstSearch_overview


Wednesday, Sept. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Just the Facts: New Nonfiction for Fall (School Library Journal)

Back to school means it’s time to revamp your nonfiction collection! Join publishing insiders to find out which must-have titles are hitting the shelves this fall. From classic series that educate and entertain to STEM companions — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your young and middle grade readers.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 11 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Lessening Challenging Behaviors: Teachers and Classrooms as Partners in Facilitating Pro-Social Development (Early Childhood Investigations)

This session, presented by author and social and emotional learning expert Michelle Salcedo, provides teachers with strategies to respond to challenging behaviors with techniques that teach children, thus making these behaviors less likely to reoccur.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Innovative and Inclusive Public Library Programs (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

In central Texas, Westbank Community Libraries embrace their community, which includes neurodiverse individuals, busy families, and patrons of all ages. The libraries have identified unmet needs within their community and have developed programming that promotes learning, sharing, and discovery. Such programs have flexible hours and encourage intergenerational experiences and sensory exploration. Come join the webinar and hear staff members from the libraries present all about their innovative and inclusive programs.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)

Volunteers are more than simply an extra pair of hands. They bring special skills, are trusted service delivery partners, and can extend your connections with diverse communities far beyond your agency’s doors.  They are also key financial contributors, donating ten times more than non-volunteers. The value of volunteers can’t be ignored.  But, effective volunteer engagement requires a focus on the right tactics at the right time to fully realize the power of volunteer time and talent. Join us and learn where to strategically invest effort throughout the volunteer lifecycle and make the most of community involvement.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
Genealogy: More than Ancestry.com (Utah State Library)

While Ancestry.com may be one of the most popular digital resources for genealogical research it isn’t the only one. There are many resources available to the family history researcher for free, you just have to know where to look.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Technology for Recruiting Volunteers (IdealWare)

In this webinar, based on Idealware’s impartial research, you will learn about services that help you recruit volunteers from a pool of people who have already confirmed their interest, opportunities to get professional guidance to support your volunteer search and ways to help you design productive volunteer engagements.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Fail-Proof Digital Fundraising Ideas That Will Raise At Least $10,000 (Bloomerang)

Rob Wu will equip you with new fundraising ideas, tips, and proven strategies to help you increase giving on your next fundraising initiative!

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success (Effectiveness Institute)

The Behavior Styles model developed by Effectiveness Institute uses the metaphor of an iceberg to identify critical differences between behavior and personality. The entire iceberg represents our personality and the part above the waterline represents our behavior—which is a choice. What stops most people from making successful long-term change to their behavior is their mindset. To learn more about mindset and how it can be an accelerator of individual and team performance, George Myers, President of Effectiveness Institute, has invited a former institute partner and now go-to expert on mindset training, Hugh Blane, to join him in an interactive and high-impact webinar, “The Relationship 360: Using People Skills and the Leadership Mindset for Success.”

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Supporting Connected Learning for Youth in Libraries with the ConnectedLib Toolkit (WebJunction)

Join us to learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Now You’re Speaking My Language: Creating a Successful Bilingual Storytime (Infopeople)

In this webinar, presenter Adilene Rogers will discuss how to create a Spanish-English bilingual storytime that is culturally inclusive and will strengthen the relationship with your Spanish speaking community. She’ll also cover the importance of early literacy practices on a bilingual child’s development. While this webinar focuses mainly on Spanish-English storytimes, the principles and theories can be used for any language.

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


Thursday, Sept. 12 (4-5 p.m.)
Sound Learning: Audiobooks in the Library to Support Literacy (School Library Connection)

This webinar will focus on defining why critical listening is essential, the benefits of audiobooks, and an introduction to audiobook programs that support libraries and classrooms. Tune in for tips to promote the circulation of an audiobook collection, as well as suggestions for funding audio. The webinar will conclude with an “I’m listening…now ask me anything about audiobooks: Q and A.”

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


Friday, Sept. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Marketing Basics: Promoting on a Shoestring Budget (Booklist)

In this free, one-hour webinar, Mark will talk “true” marketing and how to apply it to your library. You’ll hear about tools to plan and implement marketing campaigns, examples of marketing plans, social media marketing guidelines, brand audits, and how to get buy-in from your colleagues and your stakeholders.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 3-6

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. 3 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Relationship Building = Repeat Business (Utah State Library)

Learn how to create stronger relationships with your customers and create a win-win for everyone!

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


Tuesday, Sept. 3 (12-1 p.m.)
Quantifying the Value of Innovation (DigitalGov)

Join our webinar to learn more about data storytelling, tagging text, and quantifying the value of innovation.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 3 (1-1:20 p.m.)
Quick Bites: Right Size Your Early Literacy Programming (Colorado State Library)

So many great ideas and only so much time– how do you choose? Join Gail Yerbic from our new Growing Readers Together (GRT) Early Literacy Support Team for some “Quick Bites” tools to align your library’s goals and resources for maximum impact while keeping your schedule manageable.

GRT Quick Bites are 20-minute micro-learning opportunities designed for busy children’s librarians across Colorado who are interested in accessing a bit of fresh early learning information and inspiration. No registration is needed for these Quick Bites. This session will be offered via Adobe Connect, and you can access the classroom via the URL listed below.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 4 (12-1 p.m.)
Rethinking Design Thinking to Drive Creativity and Innovation (Training Industry)

For organizations looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the experience economy, innovation is the key to reinvention. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft. Kristin Shackelford, solution principal of organization transformation and digital business and leadership at Skillsoft, will lead a practical discussion that reviews the core principles of design thinking. Make a difference to your organization; walk away with insights on: Why design thinking is important to learning leaders; Who should participate in design thinking; How to create a culture of design thinking; Practical ways to start driving creativity and innovation.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Reflections on Bioinformatics Librarianship (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this one-hour Webinar, librarians reflect on the practice and future of this specialized and uniquely valuable role of the librarian providing bioinformatics support.

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (12-1 p.m.)
10 Ways to Have Your Most Successful Fundraising Year-End Ever (Network for Good)

Does your organization have a plan for year-end fundraising? Or will you be spending the last few weeks of the year, in panic mode, frantically considering different tactics you could use to raise more money. Join us as Pamela Grow presents Your Best Year-End Fundraising EVER. You’ll come away from this webinar with a concrete action plan for year-end fundraising – and the tools to make it happen!

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
data.census.gov: Navigating a New Site for Census Bureau Data (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover how to use data.census.gov, the new site to access Census Bureau data. In this webinar, you will learn how to access tables, maps, and profiles using multiple search methods. We will also share tips and tricks and demonstrate how to download data, customize your table view, and share your results.

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)

Join Molly Coke, Firespring’s vice president of support services, for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Building Smart Communities Founded on a Geospatial Strategy (GovLoop)

New insights and consistent patterns are emerging from jurisdictions that are trailblazing towards smart communities. The key to success has come from placing location at the forefront of their efforts and an acknowledgement that geographic information systems (GIS) is a foundational technology to improve the design of our communities, increase operational efficiency, lead through data-driven performance, and achieve civic inclusion.

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
YA/Teen Book Buzz Fall 2019 (School Library Journal)

From contemporary debuts about conversion therapy and #OwnVoices to dark, death-defying adventures and dystopian worlds, these books will surely be devoured by your YA and reluctant readers!

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Archival Processing – Principles and Practical Strategies (Connecting to Collections Care)

This webinar will discuss the basic principles of archival arrangement and description, including imposing basic physical and intellectual control over new acquisitions, minimal processing standards, descriptive standards and practices, and practical strategies for managing a processing program with limited staff and resources. Our goal will be to help you identify practical solutions for overcoming barriers to processing in your home institution.

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


Thursday, Sept. 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Preparing Texas Libraries for the 2020 Census

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade, America’s population will be counted. The Decennial census helps to determine how many House seats are apportioned to each state in Congress, how congressional districts are drawn and how federal funds are distributed to states. In 2020, the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper. Learn what libraries can do now to get ready. This session will provide an overview of 2020 Census innovations, timeline, available resources, and opportunities to assist in outreach in your community.

Presented by Macy Hurwitz, Partnership Specialist, Dallas Regional Census Center/Field Division/Denver Region, U.S. Census Bureau, Austin.

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


Friday, Sept. 6 (1-2 p.m.)
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – August 26-30

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

Tuesday, Aug. 27 (9-9:20 a.m.)
Finding Juvenile Content in Credo

For Public Librarians or any librarians working with children or primary school educators

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (10-10:20 a.m.)
Finding Business Content in Credo

Take a tour of Credo’s Business content.  Learn how to find content, create title lists, link to and embed useful Business materials from Credo.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (12-1 p.m.)
Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session (GrantSpace)

Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center by Candid, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy. You’ll learn about the key components of the program package, including Foundation Directory Online, grantseeking training guides, and our upcoming certification modules.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Drive Donor Engagement with Social Media Storytelling (Network for Good)

For nonprofits to effectively raise money and build community on social media requires thoughtful, strategic, and consistent effort and a boatload of creativity. In this workshop, social media and digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell will walk you through the secrets to successful donor relations with social media. 

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (1-2 p.m.)
Hittin’ the Books: Back to School Titles for Your Students (Booklist)

Going back to school can be tough. Luckily, we have a team of experts to help soften the blow with some amazing back to school titles that will get readers excited for the new year! Join us August 27 at 1PM Central to hear from representatives at Books on Tape, Scholastic Library and Penguin Random House Canada about new books that will keep students reading outside of the classroom!

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (1-2 p.m.)
Raise More Money by Automating the Right Message at the Right Time (techsoup)

This webinar will use case studies to show how data, careful segmentation, and automation combine to deliver the right message, to the right supporter, at the right time. We’ll see how this results in greater revenue for the organization.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 27 (2-3 p.m.)
Library technology planning for today and tomorrow (OCLC)

This webinar will help libraries create a framework for their technology planning and introduce the tools and decisions that need to be incorporated into a working plan. Join us to learn how to successfully develop and implement a practical technology plan that can help move your library and community forward.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (10-11 a.m.)
Finding Your Way as a New Supervisor (Indiana State Library)

Congratulations, you’re a new supervisor! But, now what?  You have so much to learn. The facility, policies, not to mention the staff…  It seems so overwhelming.  How can you possibly get your head around all of it?  This session will provide a good roadmap for managing the learning curve of what you need to know in your new position. You will also be given plenty of encouraging tips to help you along your journey.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (12-1 p.m.)
NCompass Live: Eliminating Late Fines is a Win-Win for Your Library and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this session, Beth and Meg will review the research and results from the growing number of libraries across the country that have ditched late fines and coaxed new and former users to their doors. They will share talking points, tips, and an advocacy tool you can use to build a case to eliminate fines in your library.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (1-2 p.m.)
How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools (Education Week)

To implement ed-tech initiatives, like personalized learning or 1-to-1 device initiatives, across a school or a district, education leaders need to communicate a clear vision, reach across silos and foster a culture of innovation. Our guests will lay out steps to help create transformative ed-tech initiatives at scale.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Tips for Navigating in Today’s Data-Driven World (Firespring)

Technology has made it exceedingly easy to access and use consumer data. This has led marketers, fundraisers and digital leaders to learn and cultivate their audiences like never before. But with this wealth of information at our fingertips, what’s next? We explore the intricacies of how to manage data in order to keep trust with consumers, followers and donors as well as efficiently utilize the information at hand.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (1-2 p.m.)
Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will provide information on Government resources on leisure time, vacation planning, and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid dementia. Hobbies can also be a source of extra income. Vacation time is important to maintain balance in our lives, and this webinar will offer resources from agencies such as OSHA and explore the science of leisure time with information from sources like PubMed. And to add a touch of fun, we’ll pay a virtual visit to some of our national parks which offer great vacation and leisure time activities. So join us for a fun and informative webinar, and of course, it will include some sources of hobby and vacation information for your users who speak other languages.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 28 (3-4 p.m.)
Support Positive Literacy Outcomes with Large Print (edWeb)

In this edWebinar we will be sharing results from a Project Tomorrow efficacy and feedback study to evaluate the impact of using Thorndike Press large print books on 4th – 11th graders at 15 schools representing a diverse set of communities. Learn the benefits associated with the effective usage of large print from the perspectives of students, teachers, librarians, and administrators, including relationships with academic outcomes, as well as a regular print comparison.

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


Thursday, Aug. 29 (12-1 p.m.)
SocialGov Talks: Leveraging Pop Culture With Paul Lester of the DOE (DigitalGov)

Join Paul Lester, Digital Content Specialist for the Department of Energy (DOE), to discuss how DOE leveraged the popular TV show, “Stranger Things” as a conversation starter about the agency’s mission and work using digital media (social media, blog, podcast, etc.). Mr. Lester will also discuss how he got management buy-in to use a pop culture phenomenon to promote the agency’s work.

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


Thursday, Aug .29 (1-2 p.m.)
Danger in the Comfort Zone: How to change when change isn’t coming naturally (Colorado State Library)

Rationally we know that change is imminent and to stay relevant we must adapt quickly, but emotionally we want to stay in our “comfort zone.”  In this session you will learn how to change when change doesn’t come naturally by mastering new habits and skills.  After all, for things to change, somebody has to start acting differently. Maybe it’s you, maybe it’s your team.

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


Thursday, Aug. 29 (2-3 p.m.)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://zoom.us/j/605977889

Free CE and Training This Week – August 19-23

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


Tuesday, Aug. 20 (10-10:20 a.m.)
Credo’s Mind Map

Take a tour of Credo’s brain storming tool, the Mind Map.  How to use, link and embed..

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


Tuesday, Aug. 20 (12-1 p.m.)
Seven Contemplative Discipline Steps to Address Challenging Behaviors – Part 2 (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. This 2-part webinar series will present asystematic and coordinated framework of seven contemplative discipline steps to address challenging behaviors, drawing from sound research-based best-practices. Participants will learn proactive ways to enable the student to practice appropriate and constructive behaviors and achieve longer-term positive outcomes.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 20 (12-1 p.m.)
3 Secrets to Planned Giving Success: Making it More Than a Pitch (Network for Good)

Join us as planned giving expert Lori Kranczer reveals her top methods to promote the best legacy message that aligns with your donors and avoids you feeling awkward or salesy and how to maintain your long term relationships with your donors.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (11 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Storytime Starters (Utah State Library)

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to refresh your offerings or a rookie not sure where to start, you’ll find something to love in this webinar packed full of storytime outlines, plans, booklists, and resources to pump fresh air into one of the longest running programs in Children’s services.

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



Wednesday, Aug. 21 (12-1 p.m.)
Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (12-1 p.m.)
NCompass Live: Research – the Key to Library Design (Nebraska Library Commission)

Whether you are undertaking a small renovation project, or building a brand-new library, conducting primary and secondary research is critical. Arming oneself with real-life examples of what to do AND what not to do can save you time and money.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (12-2 p.m.)
Public Papers of the Presidents (Federal Depository Library Program)

The Office of the Federal Register began publishing the Public Papers of the Presidents in 1957 as an official text of United States Presidents’ public writings, addresses, and remarks. In this presentation, John Hyrum Martinez and Joseph Vetter will explain how the Public Papers of the Presidents are published and how they relate to the Compilation of Presidential Documents. They will also provide a demonstration of how to find presidential documents on govinfo.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (1-2 p.m.)
Book Club Reboot: Creative Twists on the Reading Groups We Know and Love (Programming Librarian)

In this session, the authors of “Book Club Reboot: 71 Creative Twists” (ALA Editions, 2019) will share out-of-the-box ways to spice up your book clubs. From unique meeting locations, to reaching niche populations, to time-saving techniques and savvy partnerships, you will leave with ideas to put to work in your library right away.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Don’t Fan the Flames: Understanding fire and what to do about it (Connecting to Collections Care)

With the recent incident at Notre Dame fresh in our minds, join Donia Conn to learn about the nature of fire, what you can do at your institution to prevent fire, and how to mitigate the impact of a fire. She will cover the chemistry and mechanics of fire, how it spreads, and how a fire department works when they are on site to fight a fire. With this knowledge, participants will gain insight into how their building layout, storage areas, and landscaping affect fire vulnerability.

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



Wednesday, Aug. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
XR Library Playbook: Best practices for successful XR program integration (Infopeople)

XR (extended reality) is the umbrella term for the emerging technologies of Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality.In this webinar we talk with library professionals about their experience setting up and running XR in libraries. They will share best practices and a playbook for beginning or expanding expanding use of XR in libraries.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 21 (3-4 p.m.)
Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)


In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

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


Thursday, Aug. 22 (12:15-1 p.m.)
Database Tutorial: Summer of Space/Science In Context (Wyoming State Library)

To wrap up our Summer  of Space and to kick off the school year, this tutorial will focus on Science In Context. It will be an opportunity to also take a look at the Gale In Context platform changes.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2319434472823817730


Thursday, Aug. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Up and Away with Fall Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

We’re reaching new heights this fall with amazing new series nonfiction titles from Reference Point Press, DK, Amicus Publishing, Black Rabbit Books and The Creative Company. Join us August 22 at 1PM Central for this can’t-miss webinar that will turn your tbr pile into a mountain of irresistible recs!

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


Thursday, Aug. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Are Automation and Cloud the Secret Sauce of Modernization? (Gov Loop)

Join us on Thursday, August 22nd at 2pm ET/11am PT for an interactive discussion to learn what cloud and automation implementations look like in 2019 and beyond.

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


Thursday, Aug. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Sleeper Hits for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 (Library Journal)

YA novelist Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel, novelist Tim O’Brien’s nonfiction lessons on fatherhood, adult fiction from the late comics genius Stan Lee, and Hilary Mantel’s wrap-up of her Man Booker–crowned Thomas Cromwell trilogy. Lori Rader-Day’s next thriller, André Aciman’s sequel to Call Me by Your Name, Kate Elizabeth Russell’s big #metoo fiction debut, and a collection (with some rediscovered pieces) by Zora Neale Hurston. Want to hear more? Our fall 2019/winter 2020 sleeper hits is full of surprises, so register now.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – August 12-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

Storytelling 101: Empower Students Through Multimedia Storytelling (edWeb)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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

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

How the Workforce Learns: 2019 (Training Industry)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

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

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

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information (WebJunction)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free CE and Training This Week – July 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