FY 2023 TSLAC Grant Opportunities COMING SOON!

Binder with grants on the spine

The FY23 TSLAC Competitive Grant Programs will open for application in the TSLAC Grant Management System on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. The 2023 TSLAC grant offerings include Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Special Projects, and Regional ILS Cooperative grants. Grant guidelines for each program as well as specific information about the application process, past recipients, and additional resources are available on the TSLAC Grants and Funding webpage. Applications will be due March 4, 2022.

Accredited Texas public and academic libraries are eligible to apply annually for TSLAC competitive grants for local programming if funding allows. Libraries curious about specific TSLAC competitive grants and the application process are encouraged to review the Notice of Funding Opportunities for each grant program. It is also highly encouraged that applicants register to attend the webinar, Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What you Need to Know for FY 2023 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This webinar will provide useful information about funding priorities and the application process.

Two free online training programs to advance digital inclusion

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission invites your library to participate in a new peer-learning program from January 2022 to June 2022. This program is designed to build public libraries’ capacity and skill to collect, analyze, and communicate data and demonstrate the vital role of public libraries in advancing digital equity in their communities. Participation is free for public libraries in Texas. Registration is open until January 7, 2022.
 
Your library can participate in one or both tracks: 

  • Digital Inclusion Action Cohort: This peer-learning cohort will support library staff in measuring and planning digital inclusion programs and services. Libraries will attend a series of workshops over a six-month period. The series includes defining digital equity, understanding broadband access, determining device access and assessing digital literacy. 
  • Data Fluency Cohort: This peer-learning cohort will support library staff in deepening their understanding of data and data-informed decision-making. Libraries will attend a series of workshops over a six-month period. The series includes an introduction to data fluency, collecting, understanding, and using community, library and program data, and communicating data. Libraries will be presented with an opportunity to use other Edge features later in the program. 

Reserve your spot in one or both of these cohort tracks today!

Interested in learning more? Join us on Wednesday, December 1, 2022, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for a live online information session.

Questions? Contact Cindy Fisher, Digital Inclusion Consultant at cfisher@tsl.texas.gov or Lourdes Aceves, Director of Edge, at laceves@urbanlibraries.org.

Free CE and Training This Week – Sept. 7-11

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

Tuesday, Sept. 8 (12-1:30 p.m.)

Race, Power, and Curation: Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection Launch Event (Digital Public Library of America)

The event will feature a keynote by Dorothy Berry, the Digital Collections Program Manager at Houghton Library, Harvard University, on the importance of curating Black Collections and centering Black Stories intentionally during this transitory period of American history, as well as other speakers.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 8 (1-2 p.m.)

Love Letters: Romantic Reads for Your Shelf (Booklist)

Who needs dating when you have books? Allow us to make the introductions to some dreamy titles that are sure to make you swoon from Sourcebooks, HarperCollins Publishers, and Macmillan Library! Plus, we’ll hear from collection development librarian Beth Atwater and author and librarian Amy Alessio, rounding this out to be the best date ever!

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


Tuesday, Sept. 8 (1-2 p.m.)

Nonprofit Cybersecurity: Tools to Get Started (IdealWare)

As IT has become an increasingly important dimension of nonprofits’ core operations, the dangers that IT security holes pose to non-profits has also risen dramatically, and continues to do so each day.  In this webinar, the Lead of Tech Impact’s Security Team will outline the most common classes of IT-based threats that the non-profit community faces, and discuss strategies and tools for reducing the risk that any given organization might face from these threats.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 8 (1-2 p.m.)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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


Tuesday, Sept. 8 (1-2 p.m.)

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

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

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


Tuesday, Sept. 8 (2-3 p.m.)

Helping Students Succeed During COVID-19 (Infopeople)

This webinar will examine how public libraries across the country are helping students, their parents, and teachers succeed in the new world of distance learning. We will look at popular educational websites and reading resources as well as examples of videos designed to help Spanish-language speakers access the library’s resources. We will also discuss how one library continues to provide class visits during stay-at-home and will learn about “pandemic pods.” We will even share how some libraries are helping families deal with food insecurity due to school closures.

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


Wednesday, Sept .9 (12-1 p.m.)

Intentional Leadership: Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (Part 2 of 2) (Bloomerang)

Our nation is now engaged in protests and conversations about critical issues. These are conversations that nonprofit executives and board leaders need to be a part of. These conversations are long overdue, and we cannot give in to our discomfort and allow this opportunity to fade away. This is a movement not a moment, we know that you have questions, ideas, and concerns. What is the nonprofit’s board’s leadership role and what can you do?

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2 p.m.)

FirstSearch® overview (OCLC)

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 the registration link.


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-1:45 p.m.)

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

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


Wednesday, Sept 9 (1-2 p.m.)

Simple Strategic Planning Training (State Library of North Carolina)

Training participants will be introduced to: The importance of strategic planning; Simple strategies for leading a strategic planning process; and Techniques for effectively implementing a strategic plan.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/7035921


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2 p.m.)

Fall Graphic Novels for All Levels (Library Journal)

From action-packed manga, thrilling sci-fi/fantasy and hero-led humor, this season’s graphic novels releases will not disappoint! Join our panel of insiders who will share new and upcoming titles – and some beloved series and sequels – to dazzle your shelves.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2 p.m.)

An Outrage: Hosting a Virtual Scholar-Led Screening and Discussion (Programming Librarian)

The nationwide uprising for racial justice could spur fundamental shifts in how Americans remember and reckon with the past. Join us to learn how your library can play a constructive role by hosting a virtual film screening and discussion program.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2:30 p.m.)

Basics of Collection Photography (Connecting to Collections Care)

Accurate photography is essential for preservation, access, and care of collections. This webinar is an introduction to basic practices for collection photography. This webinar aims to give participants the tools needed to: Set up or improve a photography space; Select equipment, tools, and software; Capture images; Select archival file formats; Record metadata; Recognize and address common issues when photographic collections.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (2-3 p.m.)

Online and Face-to-Face – They Want Me to do What? Thriving in a Blended Learning Classroom (AbleNet)

Universal Design for Learning is a powerful approach to personalized learning for all students. But how do we know what tools are the most useful? In this interactive session, we will showcase top digital tools for the inclusive classroom, then engage in practical dialogue around easy implementation options.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (2-3 p.m.)

Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Firespring)

When it comes to running your organization, most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible. Donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their gift actually goes toward the “cause.” Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission.

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


Wednesday, Sept. 9 (2-3 p.m.)

Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Leadership (NonProfit Hub)

Now more than ever, the people in your organization are likely to experience traumatic events that may affect their performance at work. This interactive session applies the lessons of trauma-informed teaching to leadership & management. To help people feel at ease while doing their best, managers must understand what trauma is, learn about its neurological effects, and identify how people struggling with trauma “show up.” Attend this webinar to learn how to successfully lead, teach, and work with trauma-impacted colleagues in a post-COVID environment.

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


Thursday, Sept. 10 (10-11 a.m.)

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2020/08/september-2020-us-law-webinars/


Thursday, Sept. 10 (12-1 p.m.)

Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)

Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans for your organizations. The webinar will provide techniques and approaches to having practical conversations critical to organizational decision making, while also providing analytical tools to assist in gauging the risks to your income and the flexibility of your expenses.

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


Thursday, Sept. 10 (12-1 p.m.)

Integrating Assistive Technology into Virtual Instruction for Struggling Readers (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will explore ways to integrate assistive technology (AT) into virtual instruction that can benefit struggling readers in their general education classes as well as their special education services. The session will discuss the difference between instructional technology (IT) and assistive technology (AT) and focus on several devices and apps that both general educators and specialists can incorporate into their virtual instruction to enhance their students’ learning.

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


Thursday, Sept 10 (1-2 p.m.)

Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Disney Publishing Worldwide for this special preview, featuring titles from fall, winter, and spring lists. Also in this program, attendees will hear from Rick Riordan Presents authors—J. C. Cervantes (THE SHADOW CROSSER), Kwame Mbalia (TRISTAN STRONG DESTROYS THE WORLD), Tehlor Kay Mejia (PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS), and Sarwat Chadda (CITY OF THE PLAGUE GOD)—as well as Disney authors—J. J. Gilbert (THE MOUSE WATCH), Alyssa Moon (DELPHINE AND THE SILVER NEEDLE), Emma Theriault (THE QUEEN’S COUNCIL: REBEL ROSE), and Estelle Laure (CITY OF VILLAINS). Each panel of authors will discuss their writing experience, upcoming books, and participate in a brief Q&A led by Stephanie Lurie, editor of Rick Riordan Presents, and Julia Smith, Books for Youth senior editor at Booklist.

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


Thursday, Sept. 10 (1-2 p.m.)

Creating Virtual Classroom Experiences using Microlearning (InSync Training)

Would your learners benefit from virtual training served up in small pieces? Are you ready to move out of long slideshow presentations and engage your learners with content they can and WANT to use after the event is over? Microlearning can be the perfect solution under these conditions. Move from a ‘slides and guides’ approach to virtual classroom design to a practical, immediately valuable approach. When you incorporate the tools you want employees to use on the job into your virtual classroom design, everyone wins.

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


Thursday, Sept. 10 (1-2:30 p.m.)

Pharmaceutical Research Sources Available for COVID-19 (Federal Depository Library Program)

This session will provide an overview of pharmaceutical research from Government sources and other freely available sources for the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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


Friday, Sept. 11 (1-2 p.m.)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict”—to walk into it and effectively handle it—rather than avoid it.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Jan. 21-24

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


Tuesday, Jan. 21 (1-2 p.m.)
DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar gives an overview of DSIMS (Depository Selection Information Management System), the tool used by depository libraries to manage what publications they receive through the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn how to log in, view your individual selection profile, and the various options for adding or removing item numbers from the profile.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 21 (1-2 p.m.)
How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 21 (1-2 p.m.)
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 21 (4-5 p.m.)
Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (10-11 a.m.)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

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


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state.

To attend, use this link: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (2-3 p.m.)
Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 22 (4-5 p.m.)
Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.

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


Thursday, Jan. 23 (10-11 a.m.)
Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

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


Thursday, Jan. 23 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction.

For more information and to view on YouTube, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar


Thursday, Jan. 23 (1-2 p.m.)
Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together.

For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/


Thursday, Jan. 23 (1-2 p.m.)
Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure.

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


Thursday, Jan. 23 (1-2:30 p.m.)
3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Jan. 13-17

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, Jan. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join the NNLM NER staff to hear about the funding opportunities and logistics of applying for an award during 2020-2021. There will be a brief presentation and then an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Call for proposals have been posted – https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding Award Applications are due: March 20th, 2020.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 14 (12-1 p.m.)
Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

A reverse strategic planning meeting is about creating a group snapshot of what members of a team, department, committee, or staff (25 people or less) are doing. Everyone creates a prioritized list, which is posted and commented upon in writing. Then, each person makes a brief presentation, responding to comments and questions. Helps people understand how everyone’s work fits together. This snapshot can reveal where a group, committee, department or small workplace is regarding current project goals, job descriptions, contracts, strategic plans, and much more.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. This webinar features conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame).

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


Tuesday, Jan. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn about the programs and services of the USDA Farm Service Agency. The FSA serves farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners, and is dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 14 (1-2 p.m.)
The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.  Yet nearly everyone struggles to make the  important changes in their lives. Discover ways to successfully make important changes in your life in this webinar.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

Do you know an amazing library director who stumbled into trouble unexpectedly? Are you one? Every library director seeks to be responsible and successful, but sometimes things go wrong. Understanding concepts for responsible leadership and strategies for fostering key relationships will boost your effectiveness and impact as a director, whether you are new to the position or have been around the block a few times. You will identify key relationships that need to be managed well⁠—your governing authority, your staff, your community, your profession, and last but not least, yourself. Embracing these relationships and working out a checklist of behaviors and communications for each audience will lead to more balance in your work. You’ll leave this webinar inspired by big ideas and motivated by practical steps that will refine your practice as a successful library leader. Presented by Jamie LaRue and Sharon Morris.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 15 (10-11 a.m.)
Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

Join GovLoop for an intimate online discussion with government and industry leaders about the 2020 tech landscape and how agencies can think outside the box to realize their goals.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

Kick off the new year with a plan to hit the ground running to promote your library and all that it offers. From advocacy to newsletters, social media to collection building, you’ll leave this webinar with actionable steps to keep your library and its value to the community top of mind all year long.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2rGAlV3


Wednesday, Jan. 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 15 (2-3 p.m.)
A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring four 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (12-1 p.m.)
How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to YOU to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event’s profits and impact. In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (12-1 p.m.)
PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

This webinar with the Census Bureau and International Trade Administration will provide valuable information on the Metals and Critical Minerals Industry, including related industry groups within energy storage/battery, technology and manufacturing bases with supply-chains impacted by critical minerals. Census will discuss its resources, Schedule B Search Engine and the Global Market Finder.

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

It is no secret among seasoned early childhood teachers that children who thrive are those who are able to articulate their needs, have the ability to regulate their emotions, and can focus their attention on a task. Now, findings from new research studies are not only backing up that intuition, but they are providing teachers and child care staff with the new approaches and techniques to employ in their classrooms. This webinar will review those highlights.

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Join Thomas C. Murray (Director of Innovation, Future Ready SchoolsⓇ)and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

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


Thursday, Jan. 16 (4-5 p.m.)
Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.” Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Jan. 6-10

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


Tuesday, Jan. 7 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will ensure the fair distribution of political representation and of federal and state resources. These resources enable Washington to deliver services to children, veterans, senior citizens and families. Learn how you can help ensure that Everyone Counts in 2020. Presented by Licett Figueroa Garbe, U.S. Census Bureau.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingcalendar.aspx?audience=state


Tuesday, Jan. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

The Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Through III, students from diverse backgrounds are introduced to careers in librarianship, library mentors practice leadership skills, and host libraries grow new audiences through outreach and programming. Any public library in the U.S. is welcome to apply. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort will be accepted from January 6–February 3, 2020. Is your library interested in applying to be a part of the 2020 cohort? During the webinar, you’ll hear from past III mentors who will share their insights and experiences from participating in this program. PLA staff will go over the application process, deadlines, and program requirements. PLA staff and past mentors will be available to answer any questions your library has about applying to or participating in the program.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 7 (1-2 p.m.)
The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. First position, second position, and third position translate into first person (I, me, mine, we, ours), second person (you and yours), and third person (he, she, it, they, theirs). These three positions represent how we see the world and our relationships with other people. And, as with most models of human behavior, there is an upside and a down side. Ideally, we can move among the three positions, which translate into personal responsibility and initiative, empathy and compassion, and objectivity and rationality. However, sometimes we get stuck in one position, which keeps us from being as productive and influential as we want to be. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

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


Tuesday, Jan. 7 (1-1:30 p.m.)
See the new Credo Reference!  (Public library focused)

Take a tour of the new Credo Reference platform.  The trainer will focus on the content and tools most useful for public libraries, including the juvenile reference collection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://credoreference.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pDAatiVXSGyqevoPJzDf1w


Tuesday, January 7 (2:30 – 3 p.m.)
Gale Resources and ELL and Accessibility Support

Discover all  features available in your TexShare resources from Gale (Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Gale In Context: Science, Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine) that support the needs of your English Language Learners and reach more users with our accessibility support tools!  In this session, you’ll learn how our various tools support all your learners: Text-to-Speech, Translate, Topic Finder and so many more features can be utilized to find content for every learner!  We’ll also explore how Gale’s rich multimedia content can meet the needs of all your users as well. This session will be recorded for those who can’t attend.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8153238663848649229


Tuesday, Jan. 7 (3-4:15 p.m.)
Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

This webinar will review where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 8 (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, Jan. 8 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this interview-style session, Master early childhood professionals, authors and play experts, Deb Curtis and Nadia Jaboneta will share stories of children’s play and identify the repeated actions and patterns (schemas), and think together about how this play is a reflection of children’s learning and development. Join us to enhance your own joy and appreciation of children’s lively minds.

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


Wednesday, Jan. 8 (3-4 p.m.)
The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? Join Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, to explore the Community Centered Library as it applies to human resources decisions, building projects, strategic planning, and the larger issue of advocacy. No registration needed!

To connect to the webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2020-01/


Thursday, Jan. 9 (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

This webinar presents a model for building meaningful experiences to engage the learner in place of the standard “tell than test” approach to storyboarding and scripting of eLearning. Among the important factors that establish purpose in an eLearning interaction, CONTEXT is the most fundamental and yet is often the most overlooked. We will explore several strategies to structure contextual learning and illustrate the power of these techniques with real-life examples that rely on strong context to enable richly-rewarding interactive experiences.

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


Thursday, Jan. 9 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

What is the secret to raising more money? If you want proven tactics that keep donors coming back again and again, this webinar is for you.

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


Friday, Jan. 10 (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 – Dec. 30 – Jan. 3

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


Tuesday, Dec. 31 (9-10 a.m.)
Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story (Nebraska Library Commission)

Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Imagine Your Story. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they explore the worlds of fairy tales, myths, legends, and even their families’ own stories of their history.

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


Thursday, Jan. 2 (12-1 p.m.)
Let Your Seat Get Cold

Heidi Webb, CFRE has spent the past 22 years as a front-line fundraiser. She says, “the number one reason that fundraisers are not raising as much as they could is that they are spending too much time at their desk and behind their computer. They need to let their seats get cold.” Heidi Webb has secured dozens of 6-figure gifts and, according to her, these gifts have never been through email or social media posts. Learn the tricks of the trade and how you can manage your relationships with tools like Network for Good so that you, too, can increase fundraising outcomes in 2020!

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.networkforgood.com/20200102-webinar-let-your-seat-get-cold.html

Free CE and Training This Week – Dec. 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.


Monday, Dec. 16 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census (American Library Association)

Libraries will play vital roles in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. This webinar will highlight key opportunities for libraries to collaborate with community partners and provide informational programs in the upcoming Census. Strategies for libraries to reach groups at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census will be emphasized. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, community organizations, ALA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office.

To register, visit: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cRxGcOZeQsqKhp2A0cLG_g


Monday, Dec. 16 (2-3 p.m.)
Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18 (State Library of Iowa)

Join us 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/400963259


Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9-9:30 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, Dec. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow (TechSoup)

In this talk, we will discuss: How starting a podcast is a surprising way to create deep content; How to use podcasting to connect with dedicated supporters and meet new audiences; and How you can get your podcast started and what resources you will need.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries (WebJunction)

This webinar will highlight approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis, and promote healthier communities.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 18 (10-11 a.m.)
Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends (Nebraska Library Commission)

Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, many friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting from the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 18 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire (State Library of North Carolina)

In this interactive and thought provoking program, we will discuss ten behavioral questions to add to your interview process to help you determine their reactions to situations, explain their successes and failures, their ability to adapt to change and most importantly their ability to fit and not hurt or destroy your culture.

For more information and to register, visit: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.libcal.com/event/6120727


Wednesday, Dec. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Online Privacy 101 (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join Tess Wilson (Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM/MAR) for an introduction to online privacy in the digital age. We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. Learn how to keep your data safe, consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior, and navigate best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 18 (3-4 p.m.)
Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Utility shutoffs can have deadly impacts on individuals who rely on grid energy to power their life-sustaining medical devices. Understanding the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals is critical to anyone who lives or works in the path of natural disasters, and anyone who provides health information to medically vulnerable populations inside and outside of disaster zones.

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


Thursday, Dec. 19 (12-1 p.m.)
A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors (Network For Good)

With 2020 on the horizon, many nonprofits are wondering: how can I acquire new donors to start off the year successfully? Building a network of donors that are inspired by your nonprofit’s story can be challenging, but Network for Good is here to offer you tips and tricks to maximize new donor acquisition!

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


Thursday, Dec. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
Is There A Grant For That? (Bloomerang)

Nonprofit organizations are often faced with the challenge of fundraising to achieve their mission and keep the doors open. Many consider looking for foundation and government grants as a source of revenue. But what can grants do for your organization? And how do you even get started?

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Dec. 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, Dec. 9 (12-1 p.m.)
Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn (Pattern Research, Inc.)

The more we know about the preferences of the people we are trying to influence, the better our success, inside and outside of classrooms.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1848341022022925581


Thursday, Dec. 10 (11 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
Getting the Balance Right: Social Media (Utah State Library)

Not sure how to balance being professional and being fun on social media? Looking to grow your platforms interactivity and audience? Jordan Hanzon, Marketing & PR Assistant for the J. Willard Marriott Library, has some tips, tricks, and advice on how to go about that.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit (IdealWare)

What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee (Association of College & Research Libraries)

To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Dawn Behrend, along with panelists, Peter Hepburn, Raymond Pun, Mary Snyder, and ACRL President Karen Munro will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/conferences/elearning/acrlpresents


Tuesday, Dec. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This course is an introduction to free health information and educational resources for K-12 professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted organizations. Participants will learn about consumer health sites with an emphasis on MedlinePlus covering general health resources, drug information, multi-cultural and multi-language resources, career/professional resources, and youth heath issues.

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


Tuesday, Dec. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)

Join Sharon Bowman and explore “Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention” – an unforgettable webinar that will transform your training and presentation skills. A popular speaker and an expert on brain-based instruction, Sharon knows the secrets to making any content memorable – even when the topic is dry, technical, or very complex. Not only will you leave with tools you can put to immediate use, you’ll also receive dozens of free, web-based resources you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your next presentation, class, or training event.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (10-11 a.m.)
Librarian in Training – For Kids! (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this session we will describe our Librarian In Training program. LIT is a 14 week program that invites kids between the ages of 9-12 to discover how libraries work, culminating in a celebration of the children’s dedication and service. LIT participants spend two weeks in every department of the library from circulation to maintenance, first meeting staff and discovering how each department operates, then completing a related project or assisting with specific tasks. LIT takes children beyond traditional job shadowing and allows them to contribute in a meaningful way to our library’s work.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education)

Deeper learning approaches help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills alongside academic skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and citizenship. This webinar features experts from the field and researchers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (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 help you not be a dull person by providing information on government resources on leisure time, vacation planning and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid the dementia often associated with aging.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this webinar to participate in an overview of the current inequities that exist in early childhood programs and learn strategies to balance the scales of justice before young children enter Kindergarten. This session will help you learn about implicit racial bias and its role in inequitable disciplinary practices, learning experiences, and how teachers form relationships with young children.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (3-4 p.m.)
Staying Healthy Abroad (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Learn more about keeping healthy while traveling at home and abroad.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/pnr-rendezvous-staying-healthy-abroad/16807


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (1-2 p.m.)
Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts (Georgia Library Association)

In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons are podcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, quality self-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarian podcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engage podcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and our connections to patrons.

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


Wednesday, Dec. 11 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees (CharityHowTo)

This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

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


Thursday, Dec. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
Friends with Benefits (Colorado State Library)

No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

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


Thursday, Dec. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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


Thursday, Dec. 12 (1:30-2 p.m.)
Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020 (North Dakota State Library)

This webinar will have a North Dakota focus but may be useful to others as well. Libraries represent ‘trusted organizations’ in the community with the resources and the opportunity to education members of the public on the importance of the decennial census in the local community.  Librarians also have the opportunity to explain the ease of the census, just 10 questions per person, and the rules for privacy and confidentiality for personal information the Census Bureau is required to maintain.  Often located in census tracts with higher proportions of traditionally under counted populations, most libraries have computers and WiFi accessible to the public. These assets are important in completing the 2020 Census as it will be the first in which responses can be provided online. Librarians, working with local complete count committees, can help ensure their local community is accurately counted and obtains its fair share of financial resources for the next decade.

For more information and to register, visit: http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=9851&EventID=397933


Thursday, Dec. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

This webinar, based on the book Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo

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


Thursday, Dec. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more! (Future Ready Librarians/Alliance for Excellent Education)

In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

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


Thursday, Dec. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna! (Firespring)

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/resources/webinars/


Friday, Dec. 13 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Libraries in Laundromats (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, brings technology and library programming to people where they are- in laundromats! In this presentation, you will learn about the mission of the Wash & Learn Initiative; what makes literacy programs in laundromats unique; and how librarians are engaging laundromat patrons during programming. Participants will walk away with a newfound understanding of learning spaces in ordinary places.

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


Friday, Dec. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 28 – Nov. 1

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. 29 (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. 29 (1-2 p.m.)
The Books are Afoot (Booklist)

October has been the instigator for many things— howling winds accompanied by mysterious figures; hounds running amok in Baskerville; and now, Booklist’s mystery webinar! Join us 10/29 when we hear from Books on Tape/Listening Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Severn House, and Oceanview Publishers about the latest mysteries creeping on the shelves this fall!

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


Wednesday, Oct. 30 (10-11 a.m.)
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, Oct. 30 (1-2 p.m.)
We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library (Georgia Library Association)

Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from minority groups observe and report that there are few books for children that are culturally relevant and reflective of their lives. St. Louis County Library initiated a partnership with a local organization that aimed at addressing both of these deficits. Learn how the collaboration between a non-profit and the public library evolved and the results of this collaboration.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 30 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 30 (1:30-3 p.m.)
Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2021

Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, will discuss agency expectations and requirements for the 2021 competitive grant proposals and strategies on how to meet those expectations. The discussion will include a review of the funding priorities, as well as the types of information to be submitted in the proposals. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2010065984192427265


Wednesday, Oct. 30 (2-3 p.m.)
Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis (WebJunction)

As communities across the country experience the impact of the opioid epidemic, public library staff are finding themselves on the front line of this public health crisis. How should libraries engage? Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community is an IMLS-funded project led by OCLC and PLA to expand libraries’ capacity to support their communities. The project studied a diverse set of communities where the library is an active partner in addressing the epidemic and facilitated discussions with library leaders and a range of government, public health, and community organizations. Presenters will share insights gained from the case studies and emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and share resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis. This is the first in a series of webinars on this topic, highlighting the project findings.

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