Free CE and training this week Sept. 7-10

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


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

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

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

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


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

Incorporating Health Literacy in Community Engagement (NNLM Region 3)

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

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


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

Education Statistics 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)

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

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


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

How to: Nextdoor (Engaging Local Government Leaders)

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

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


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

Picture Books for Fall (School Library Journal)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

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

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


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

Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

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

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


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

School Librarians: Agents of Change 2.0 (Booklist)

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

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


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

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Promoting EdTech Inventiveness in the Classroom (edWeb.net)

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

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


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

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

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

Using ProQuest TexShare Resources for Homeschooling (TSLAC)

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

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


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

Back to School Resources with Gale! (TSLAC)

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

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


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

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)

This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

Family Homelessness and Libraries (Niche Academy)

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

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


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

New TSLAC Grant Programs (TSLAC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Credo Reference for the College Library (TSLAC)

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

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


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

Middle Grade Titles for Fall (School Library Journal)

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

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


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

Social Media 102 (Firespring)

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Wednesday, Aug. 25 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

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

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Thursday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov with a demonstration of how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches. Recent enhancements to Congress.gov will also be covered, such as the addition of thousands of early American bills and resolutions to the site.

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


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

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

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Aug. 16-21

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. 16 (11-12 p.m.)
The Basics of Intersectionality (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Intersectionality provides a lens to identify where power or oppression interlocks and intersects with individuals in society. Originally designed to explain the oppression of African American women, it has become a framework for understanding how multiple social identities such as race, gender, sexual orientation, social-economic status, and disability intersect at the individual level resulting in the experience of privilege and/or oppression at the social-structural level.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 17 (12-1 p.m.)
Boards in a Time of Adaptation (Propel Nonprofits)

As nonprofit leaders and team members continue to develop and implement new and creative ways to be responsive and relevant to the needs of their clients, what is the role of the nonprofit board right now? Where is their leadership needed most to support the organization, its employees, and the recipients of its services? This webinar highlights the critical actions nonprofit boards can take in this time of ongoing uncertainty when the ability to adapt is more important than ever before.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 17 (1-2 p.m.)
Demo Event: Apps for Organizations Working with Refugees and Immigrants (TechSoup)

How can organizations serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants leverage technology to help people find the resources they need? See demos of four apps addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants during this Public Good App House event. Explore solutions for translation, supporting LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and connecting your clients with vital information and resources.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 17 (2-2:30 p.m.)
The 7 Fundamentals of a Monthly Giving Program (CharityHowTo)

Join us to learn the basic fundamentals needed to start a Monthly Giving program, so you can benefit from the tremendous opportunities it can offer your organization.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 17 (2-3 p.m.)
OurStoryBridge: Creating Community Through Stories (WebJunction)

OurStoryBridge is a project which helps libraries capture and share the rich social and cultural history of their communities. The project has released a free toolkit of resources for library staff and volunteers to create online, three-to five- minute oral histories, a format that appeals to young and old today. The toolkit includes everything a library needs to know to start a story project, such as step by step instructions, “how-to” videos, sample documents, and a guide to help teachers engage their students in community stories. Join the creator of OurStoryBridge and staff at two libraries who have implemented the program to hear their experiences with this inspiring and impactful project and learn how your library can participate.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover the detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website, and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 18 (1-2 p.m.)
ConnectED: An Academic Library Program Designed to Support and Engage Students (Niche Academy)

How can an academic library foster conditions that help students become academically and socially engaged? Experience some of the creativity and fun of the ConnectED program with Barb Eshbach as she presents how one academic library developed a program to provide out-of-classroom experiences designed to do just that.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 18 (2-2:45 p.m.)
How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)

In this session you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, Identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 18 (2-3 p.m.)
Fun Activities Using Music with Technology (AbleNet)

This presentation features remote class activities highlighting the use of music with technology. The activities are tailored to students with special needs including the types of devices to consider.

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


Thursday, Aug. 19 (12-1 p.m.)
Workplace Mental Health: Is your Nonprofit Ready for Post-COVID Challenges? (Charity Village)

In this webinar, we will discuss how you and your organization can meet the post-COVID challenge by using your pandemic learnings to evaluate change and develop strategies to find a new path forward.

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


Thursday, Aug. 19 (2-3 p.m.)
Promoting Social-Emotional Learning in Digital Life (edWeb)

Common Sense Education has created a new Social-Emotional Learning Resource Center full of free resources for promoting SEL in the digital lives of students. Join us in this edWebinar as we explore.

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


Thursday, Aug. 19 (2-3 p.m.)
Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Your Life (Firespring)

The best tools breathe life into your nonprofit’s online presence. The question is which ones do you really need? Evernote? DropBox? Google Alerts? There’s so much coming at you, it can feel like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we’ll introduce you to the tools you need to build an effective online presence.

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


Saturday, Aug. 21 (10-11:30 a.m.)
Tech for Teens Club: LEGO Stop-Motion Videos (Pacer Center)

Using just a mobile phone and LEGO brand toys, we’ll be learning how to create stop-motion style videos that you can share with your family and friends. Learn the techniques to create smooth animation using the Stop Motion Studio app (iPhone & Android).

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Aug. 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, Aug. 9 (6-7 p.m.)
A Friend Like You: An Intimate Conversation About Friendships with Dr. Becky at Good Inside (Cherry Lake Publishing Group)

Dr. Becky will discuss: Key elements in close friendships, What it means to be a “good friend”; Making friends as an adult; How to recognize when a friendship isn’t working; Making friends online; Coping skills for kids and adults when friendships end.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/2a4nazpm


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (11-12 p.m.)
Project Outcome 101 (Public Library Association)

In this one-hour online training session participants will be introduced to everything the Project Outcome toolkit has to offer for public and academic libraries. Learn how to measure meaningful learning outcomes and how Project Outcome can help at every step in the process, from administering surveys to presenting the results. We recommend that participants register for Project Outcome and review basic materials in the toolkit prior to the training. During the webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert presenters and chat with other attendees.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (12-1 p.m.)
Combating Workplace Injustice in Public Libraries and the Importance of Diversifying Collections (Library Journal)

A library is looked upon as a place for equity, no matter the background of the person – but what about the library as a workplace ? Do library workplaces also have tenacious challenges that impact all of us—bias, prejudice and bullying? Our panelists will explore and discuss strategies to overcome them within the library system. They will discuss how to recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice while transforming organizations in the process, along with the role that a diverse collection plays in educating patrons, overcoming barriers and creating awareness. 

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


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
Walking the Talk: Realizing Ethical Considerations (Core)

Tailored to administrators and managers, this webinar provides an overview of the recently released “Cataloguing Code of Ethics” and highlights particular areas of the Code in which library leadership can meaningfully support the Code in equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) initiatives. A panel of members from the Cataloguing Ethics Steering Committee will explain the engagement process in developing the Code, the work being done to raise awareness of the Code, and the importance of including the work of cataloguing in an institution’s commitments to EDIA.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ala.org/core/ce/webinars


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (1-2 p.m.)
The New Federal Depository Library Directory (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to demonstrate the new interface of the Federal Depository Library Directory.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (2-3 p.m.)
Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2021 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 10 (5-6:30 p.m.)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)

There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? Join TeachersFirst as we showcase and compare some of our contributors’ favorite edtech resources. Explore new and tried-and-true technology tools for your classroom and help us decide which tool is the winner of this season’s Smackdown! This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.

For more information and to register, visit: https://teachersfirst.com/edtechsummerpd/ok2ask-sessions


Wednesday, Aug. 11 (11-12 p.m.)
Unpacking the Role of Preprints and Peer Review in Scholarly Inclusion (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In this session, we will look at the history of peer review and the intersection between preprint-publishing and academic inclusion. We will discuss some ways researchers can engage with preprints in their field, and how that fosters a more inclusive scholarly community. We will close by discussing challenges that come with the rise in preprint publishing and highlight the importance of creating a culture that fosters open scholarly dialogue to make research more transparent, accessible, and inclusive.

To join webinar, visit: https://unthsc.zoom.us/j/89756879632


Wednesday, Aug. 11 (2-3 p.m.)
Understanding Why People Give (Nonprofit Hub)

One of the greatest uncertainties in fundraising is understanding what drives a donor to give. This Hubinar will help you understand how donors make decisions, the communication process as it relates to your prospects, and how to recognize barriers to effective communication.

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


Thursday, Aug. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
How can librarians build collections that center around social justice? (ProQuest)

In this interactive online author reading and Q&A, Lalami will discuss how literary forms that articulate lived, personal experiences (such as essay and memoir) can inform successful diversity and inclusion efforts across the curriculum – and inspire social change in the world beyond.

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


Thursday, Aug. 12 (10-11 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research: 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/2021/07/upcoming-us-law-webinars-august-2021/


Thursday, Aug. 12 (11-12 p.m.)
Storytime Tips with Tami Austin (Utah State Library)

Take your storytimes to the next level with some tips and insights from Tami Austin. Tami has been doing storytimes in public libraries since 2013 and is continually searching for inspiration and ideas that make storytime enjoyable and inclusive for everyone. Come get some new ways of thinking about storytime and take away some ideas for your own storytime that you can implement right away.

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


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

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

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


Thursday, Aug. 12 (12-1 p.m.)
Executive Directors Chat:Board of Directors Development, Recruitment, and Retention (TechSoup)

How are your board members moving your nonprofit forward? Board members should bring skills, time, and money and show up to do the work. If board members cannot bring money, then your board members’ influence can be key to helping your organization be successful. Are you setting your board members up for success? Let’s talk about it in this month’s ED Chat.

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


Thursday, Aug. 12 (1-2 p.m.)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

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


Thursday, Aug. 12 (2-3 p.m.)
Hiring and Retaining Diverse Talent (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Recent studies have shown that organizations with more diverse employees and leadership see an overall improvement in growth, revenue, and innovation yet they struggle to find and retain culturally diverse talent. In this workshop, we will discuss hiring and retention through the lens of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We will also highlight the importance of moving beyond recruitment and into retaining diverse talent.

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


Friday, Aug. 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Booklist’s Graphic Novel Panel: Part II (Booklist)

In part two of our #ReadGraphic panel series, we’ll be talking with Priya Huq, author and illustrator of PIECE BY PIECE from ABRAMS Children’s Books; Kayla Miller, author and illustrator of CLASH from Etch, an imprint of HMH Books for Young Readers; Bowen McCurdy, co-creator of SPECTER INSPECTORS from BOOM! Studios; and BonHyung Jeong, author and illustrator of KYLE’S LITTLE SISTER from JY, an imprint of Yen Press.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – Aug. 2-6

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


Monday, Aug. 2 (11-12 p.m.)
How to get $10,000 a month in free advertising from Google (Utah State Library)

Yes, you really can place ads on Google at no cost; you just have to learn how. This webinar will include links and instructions to get you started. It’s vital for your library to be visible on Google, where nearly everyone starts their searches. Meet the public where they are, and increase their awareness and usage of any of your library’s resources.

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


Monday, Aug. 2 (3-4 p.m.)
Strategies and Best Practices for Returning to School (edWeb)

Join inspiring educators and district leaders as we hear about lessons learned from the past year, the key challenges they’re facing for the new year, and how they continue to innovate as they ready themselves to welcome their students back to school this fall.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 3 (12-1:30 p.m.)
Resource Sharing: What Will We Keep from the Pandemic? (Library Journal)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated several trends in academic libraries, including the shift from print to digital collections and the rethinking of subscriptions and licensing agreements with journal publishers. Partnerships with peer institutions and enhanced resource sharing programs have helped college and university libraries manage these challenges. In this webinar, librarians will discuss ideas and innovations that emerged during the pandemic, and how resource sharing can continue to help libraries adapt as the field continues to evolve.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 3 (1-2 p.m.)
Reading Graphic: Part Two (Booklist)

Our graphic novel celebration continues with part two in our Read Graphic webinar series! Join us Tuesday, August 3 at 1 p.m. CT for this free, one-hour webinar showcasing upcoming #ReadGraphic titles from Fantagraphics Books; JY, an imprint of Yen Press; Etch, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers; Penguin Random House; and Viz Media. The webinar will begin with young reader titles and conclude with adult titles.

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


Tuesday, Aug. 3 (1-2 p.m.)
Take a Break from the Printed Word: Explore Non-Print Audio and Video Resources of the U.S. Government (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will highlight how and where to find non-print audio and video materials and offer suggestions on promoting these resources to your users. The webinar will also cover non-print materials in other languages, state and local materials, and emphasize outstanding examples. Join us for a look at the non-print world of Government documents.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (10-11 a.m.)
NCompass Live: Small Libraries Will Save the World! Implementing Sustainability at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Help your library “go green” by leveraging the secret super power of small, rural and under-resourced libraries everywhere: the make-do mindset! Forget LEED building certifications, we’ll show you how your library can adopt systems that align your shoestring budget with tips on everything from sustainable programming practices, operational approaches, environmental partnerships, as well as easy (and cost-saving!) eco-friendly swaps based on the experience of one library’s mission to be a community leader in reducing its environmental impact.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ncompasslive/


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
Speaking Up and Speaking Out: Using Your Voice to Demand Justice (Follett)

Join this very special live webinar event featuring authors Adib Khorram, A.S. King, Randy Ribay, and Laurie Halse Anderson, and moderated by educator Julia E. Torres, as they discuss how books can support race, culture, identity, and mental health.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (12-1 p.m.)
Improve Your Email Deliverability (Blackbaud)

Now is the time to work to improve your sender reputation. In this session, we will present ways for you to enhance your sender reputation to help ensure that the emails you send are arriving in the inbox instead of the junk folder.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3v6mertc


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Library Search Strategies: Thinking Inside and Outside the Box (Niche Academy)

In order to better serve our library users, librarians need to think more creatively when assisting a user with a research topic. In this webinar, librarian Christopher Brown goes beyond thinking about what resources to search and focuses on how to think about searching, sharing real search examples to illustrate the points made.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)

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://tinyurl.com/8evpbr8s


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Keeping Our Sanity During Change (Georgia Library Association)

Discover your power in the organization, and where you do and do not have control. Learn about giving feedback to your supervisor to influence a change process and how you can get better results. Consider how people in organizations typically respond to change, how you respond to change, and how this affects the overall library. Think about expectations around the terms “transparency” and “feedback” when applied to change. Apply this new knowledge to help change interpersonal dynamics within your organization.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2 p.m.)
Online Open House (Library of Congress)

Want to learn more about the collections of the Library of Congress from the experts who work there? Join us for the second installment of our online open house! Rotate through short sessions (15 minutes each) on specific online resources, tools, and collections of interest. Plan to share some of your ideas for classroom use across the curriculum.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Ready and Resilient! Promoting the Resilience of Children and Adults (Early Childhood Investigations)

Each day, children and adults rely upon strong social-emotional skills as we navigate various life experiences. Learn strategies to support the resilience and social-emotional well-being of children and adults in this reflective webinar presented by Dr. Nefertiti B. Poyner.

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


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (3-4 p.m.)
C&C Back to School: How to Teach Copyright This Year (Copyright and Creativity)

Come join our C&C educators from PA, MO, and AR as we welcome you back to the 2021-2022 school year. We’ll share our FREE K-12 resources for teaching copyright and fair use and you’ll see firsthand how they are used with students in the classroom and online.

For more information and to register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4n5fr739


Wednesday, Aug. 4 (4-5 p.m.)
True Equity and Diversity in the School Library: Preparing for a New School Year (Follett)

Is your library truly diverse? Reading and literacy experiences that open “sliding glass doors” to new perspectives and possibilities are essential. Our experts will share ways to take an unflinching look at your library to ensure diversity and equity.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (10-11 a.m.)
Embracing Strategic Planning as a Community Engagement Tool (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Rethinking the strategic planning process from a cumbersome and overwhelming task to an opportunity to connect with our community opens the possibilities to engage with those outside our immediate circles. This program will provide participants with insights and ideas to incorporate thoughtful community engagement into strategic planning processes that both diminish the risk of planning within our own bubbles and also inspire new ideas.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (12-1 p.m.)
Federal Courts: Structure, Jurisdiction, & Research (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar is designed to give non-lawyers an overview of the United States Federal Court system.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (1-2 p.m.)
Ask the Expert:  VIrtual Training Certification (InSync Training)

The workplace and workforce are changing at a more rapid pace today than ever before. We’ve had to adapt; and adapt quickly, especially in the shift from in-person to virtual meetings and virtual training. Good news – virtual facilitation best practices do exist, and they apply to all platforms.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Setting Up an Emotionally Secure and Literacy-Grounded Classroom, Post-Pandemic (Saddleback Educational Publishing)

Here is light at the end of this exceptionally long pandemic tunnel! As students move back to in-person learning, we must understand their regulatory and literacy learning skills may have diminished during the time of virtual instruction. In this FREE webinar, Saddleback is partnering with Engaging Learners to bring you an episode of Coffee with Katie and Richard. Join us as Katherine McKnight, PhD and Richard Cash, EdD share how to set up an emotionally secure classroom where literacy skills are the foundation of success.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model (WebJunction)

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (2-3 p.m.)
Exploring Cryptocurrency: Introducing New Giving Methods to Your Nonprofit (Bloomerang)

Donor demographics and giving behaviors continuously evolve, along with your nonprofit’s need to adapt. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how current data on donor demographics impacts major-gift donations with specific emphasis on simple, safe and secure methods of attracting and engaging with cryptocurrency donors.

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


Thursday, Aug. 5 (4-5:30 p.m.)
Reading Picture Books with Children Through a Race-Conscious Lens (Colorado State Library)

This webinar will introduce participants to tools from the Whole Book Approach, a co-constructive (interactive) method of sharing picture books with children, which educator and children’s literature expert Megan Dowd Lambert developed in association with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

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


Friday, Aug. 6 (4-5 p.m.)
APALA First Fridays: APIA Author Series! (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association)

Brandon Jew and Tienlon Ho, authors of MISTER JIU’S IN CHINATOWN will be in conversation with APALA member Regina Gong.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – July 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


Monday, July 26 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Avoid Teacher Burnout in the 2021-22 School Year (edWeb.net)

This presentation will enlighten administrators and their teachers to discover simple, actionable changes they can make immediately to avoid burnout altogether and grow through it if it begins to show up in their teaching life in the upcoming school year.

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


Tuesday, July 27 (12-1 p.m.)
Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

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


Tuesday, July 27 (1-2 p.m.)
Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Information literacy involves multiple skills, including: identifying where information comes from, evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. Join Library of Congress education specialists as we apply information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library’s collections. We’ll practice these skills together and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

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


Tuesday, July 27 (4-5 p.m.)
Social Media Q&A Session (Firespring)

This interactive session gives you the opportunity to get expert answers to your questions from Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney. Plus, learn what other nonprofits are doing to grow their social media presence.

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


Wednesday, July 28 (10-11 a.m.)
Marketing & Follow-Up: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 4) (Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

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


Wednesday, July 28 (12-12:45 p.m.)
5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

This free nonprofit webinar will make your nonprofit fundraising tasks just a bit easier and more effective. They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations — and raise more money.

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


Wednesday, July 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Podcasts for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Join Tech Impact for a free 60-minute webinar that will teach you the important elements of creating a podcast.

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


Thursday, July 29 (10-11 a.m.)
Everything You Need to Know: Credo Reference

Let’s get ready for the fall semester with a comprehensive hour-long deep dive into Credo Reference and all of its bells and whistles. This webinar is intended to highlight all of the ways this product can support instruction when fall comes. We’ll tour the content, instructional tools, curation options, customization features, and admin capabilities of this product and will leave no stone unturned. Send your new staff, admins, or anyone who needs an introduction or refresher to this general reference research starting point. Bring your questions!

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6703186248475229200


Thursday, July 29 (12-1 p.m.)
Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens (Charity Village)

This free webinar will provide a paradigm shift in how you lead your team by using your innate resiliency traits to bring out both individual and collective strengths within those you supervise, as well as helping you to recognize behaviour and a style of communicating that supports a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

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


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
How To Love Your Donors In The Philanthropic Psychology Way (Bloomerang)

In this session we introduce you to the new science of philanthropic psychology – how to grow love for humanity – and show you how you can help fulfil your donors’ psychological needs and make a real difference to their lives.

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


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
35 Next-Level Remote Work Practices (InSync Training)

Remote work is here to stay. Technology will continue to play a key role in enabling the blended work experience, but even the best tools can only do so much. We must adapt our everyday habits to effectively balance productivity, wellness and community in the new world of work. During this session, JD will discuss: Introducing wellness and community into your WFH habits; 35 proven practices for improving the WFH experience; Sustaining remote work effectiveness long-term

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


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

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


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Time to Upgrade Your Library’s Technology Equipment… but How?

With multiple funding opportunities now available to purchase library technology, it is a great time to assess and upgrade your technology based on your community’s needs. But how does one even start such a daunting task? Join library technologist Carson Block as he introduces tools for pinpointing technology problems and needs, provides strategies for prioritizing and purchasing new equipment, and explains how to create an ongoing maintenance plan for your library’s technology.

By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with tools that can be used to diagnose library technology problems and help determine needs
  • Understand elements of technology planning best practices for local library use
  • Understand the process of evaluating technology products
  • Gain confidence in explaining your community’s technology needs for grant proposals and funding requests.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4798196591996096784

Free CE and Training This Week – July 19-23

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


Monday, July 19 (2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures.

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


Tuesday, July 20 (12-1 p.m.)
Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)

This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/06/join-us-for-our-upcoming-us-law-webinars-in-july-2021/


Tuesday, July 20 (1-1:20 p.m.)
Quick Bites – A-B-Cs AND 1-2-3s!: Numeracy & Early Literacy (Colorado State Library)

Come learn with Kate Brunner about the importance of including your 1-2-3s along with the A-B-Cs in early literacy library services and jumpstart your own play-based early math programming.

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


Tuesday, July 20 (1-2 p.m.)
Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)

Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model strategies to help your students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll practice a number of related strategies and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

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


Tuesday, July 20 (2-3 p.m.)
Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)

This presentation will introduce a sampling of built-in features on Apple and Android mobile devices that assist with reading and vision accessibility.

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


Tuesday, July 20 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Making the Ask (Firespring)

One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

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


Tuesday, July 20 (10-11 a.m.)
Accessing Census Data (Nebraska Library Commission)

Introduction to U.S. Census Bureau Data Products and Tools, American Community Survey Concepts and Profiles, and new data access platform data.census.gov. The purpose of this informational data session is to acquaint organizations to Census data tools and data.census.gov. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to access Quick Facts, American Community Survey (ACS) Narrative Profile, and Data Social/Economic Profiles, which provides quick and easy access to select statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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


Wednesday, July 21 (10-11 a.m.)
Pt. I: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Ransomware, data breaches, and cybersecurity are words at Sightline Security, which we hear in the news daily. But, what does this mean for your organization? And why/how should you prioritize it amongst the dozens of other operational activities? We will provide answers to some of the most critical questions nonprofits of all sizes and missions are asking. We will give you useful next steps to help you balance cyber investments at your organization.

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


Wednesday, July 21 (11-11:30 a.m.)
TeamRaiser® Community Call (Blackbaud)

Join thought leaders and top event fundraising organizations as we share data-driven insights on digital and event fundraising, discuss best-practices, share decision-making frameworks and highlight new ideas to adapt in today’s environment.

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


Wednesday, July 21 (11-12 p.m.)
Shifting to Virtual: Updating Your Blended Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)

Join our LEO Learning consultants, Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design, and Patrick Billingsley, Principal Consultant, as we take a fresh look at the design and delivery of world-class blended learning. We’ll show you what’s working, what leading organizations are doing now, and what you need to do to get started.

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


Wednesday, July 21 (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 more information and to register, visit: https://www.propelnonprofits.org/upcoming-trainings/


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

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: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Thursday, July 22 (1-2 p.m.)
Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)

Bias is a natural part of the human condition and comes into play in many of our decisions and interactions. We have all experienced bias either personally or directed at others. Responding to bias takes courage. Developing a framework can help us make informed decisions on how to proceed or not. Courage is hard and goes against many of our survival instincts. It can feel risky. But it is how we can positively affect ourselves, our teams, our patrons, our communities, and our libraries. We’ll also explore how to take a stand in a way that is objective, factual, and affirming.

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


Thursday, July 22 (1-2 p.m.)
How is the Federal Government Funding Relief Efforts for COVID-19? (Federal Depository Library Program)

Explore how supplemental funding for COVID-19 makes its way from Congress into the economy. Data Lab breaks down the steps taken by Federal agencies to use the $4.5 trillion of COVID-19 relief funding and track the status of funds so you can see how much has been spent.

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


Thursday, July 22 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Uncomfortable Conversations With Librarians — DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)

Modeled after the hit web series and best selling books “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” https://uncomfortableconvos.com/, we will be sitting down with this diverse panel to talk about a wide range of “uncomfortable” topics related to librarianship.  What is exciting is that we will be soliciting all questions from the audience in advance, so submit your questions and thoughts to Emma Kent kente@gram.edu   We look forward to a thought provoking dialogue.

For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8219245655992293899


Thursday, July 22 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time (U.S. Census Bureau)

Exploring Census Data webinar series on How Americans Spend Leisure Time. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will dive into business data relatable to everyday life. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A.

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


Thursday, July 22 (2-3 p.m.)
The Science of Reading: From a Vision to Outcomes (edWeb.net)

For decades, researchers have been observing instructional practices, gathering data, and analyzing student outcomes to provide insight on best practices and methods for reaching students at all levels. Yet, student academic achievement is below our collective expectations. What can we learn from science to ensure all our students perform at grade level? In this edWebinar, Dr. Gabi Bell Jiménez discusses the Science of Reading. How can we use the Science of Reading to ensure students thrive, and to inspire us and amplify student outcomes?

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


Thursday, July 22 (2-3 p.m.)
Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)

In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.

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

Free CE and Training This Week – July 12-16

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


Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 p.m.)
An Introduction to Benefits.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

Since 2002, Benefits.gov has been the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, helping millions of citizens-in-need on their path to Government benefits. Using Benefits.gov, citizens can explore over 1,000 state and Federal assistance programs, check their eligibility with the Benefit Finder, and access hundreds of informational articles in the News Center. Based on citizen feedback, Benefits.gov launched an interactive chatbot this spring to help answer frequently asked questions and direct citizens to the right resources.

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


Tuesday, July 13 (1-1:20 p.m.)
Quick Bites – Getting Back to Nature (Colorado State Library)

Join Melody Garcia as we explore the benefits of nature play, how to engage children in nature play, and inspire families and caregivers to get back to nature, even if your library doesn’t have an ideal outdoor space.

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


Tuesday, July 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Federal Funding Part 2 – Success Stories, Tips & Tools for Finding the Money (Library Journal)

Hear from librarians who are successfully navigating the logistics of securing funding the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.

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


Tuesday, July 13 (1-2 p.m.)
Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress web site (www.loc.gov) contains millions of digitized primary sources free to use with your students and a variety of free teacher resources. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists will share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library’s extensive digitized collections, by navigating the website and using the search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find resources for your students!

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


Tuesday, July 13 (2-3 p.m.)
Cyberbullying and Tweens: Research and Strategies to Help Keep Tweens Safe (edWeb.net)

Tweens are getting their first phones, first social media accounts—and first experiences in cyberbullying. What, when and why does this occur? In this edWebinar, join Dr. Justin Patchin, the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, the founder of Digital Respons-Ability to learn about insights, research and strategies on how to handle cyberbullying with tweens.

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


Tuesday, July 13 (4-5 p.m.)
Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)

Using a drone as a toy is one thing. Using a drone as a tool is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around us. Where do we start? How can we translate the technology available in drones into a robust opportunity to solve problems where students are? By merging themes in computer science with real-world applications we can set students on the right track. FInd out how in this educational webinar brought to you by NextWave STEM.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)

In the session, the presenter will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/healthbyteswithregion3


Wednesday, July 14 (10-11 a.m.)
Finding Partners & Preparing Staff: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 3)(Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)

This webinar will provide key information about the links between vision and learning and how the pandemic and distance learning may have impacted children’s eye health. Our expert eye health panelists will share information regarding digital eyestrain and other conditions brought on by the increased use of digital devices for online learning and what parents and teachers can do to help.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach (Niche Academy)

In this webinar, Deborah Hamilton will focus on how to handle legal questions from patrons.  We will look at how to do a legal reference interview and what types of information you can provide; how to connect with legal service organizations in the community so you can make good referrals; and discuss possible ideas for legal programs that you can offer to your patrons.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 p.m.)
Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)

Join New York Times-bestselling and award-winning creators AG Ford, Cátia Chien, and Cathy Camper for a lively conversation reflecting on the beginnings of their careers and their different paths to creating children’s books. They’ll discuss the changing landscape of children’s literature, its lasting influence, and its power to positively impact and uplift all young readers. Viewers will leave feeling inspired after listening to these remarkable and varied journeys to publication.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (1-2:30 p.m.)
The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)

Take part in this thought-provoking webinar to hear insights about how podcasting helped the speakers provide support for the field of learning and development while also creating more opportunities for consulting, speaking, and other income-generating opportunities.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust (Nonprofit Hub)

This Hubinar will introduce the eight steps of Cause Selling, the relationship-driven fundraising cycle that guides fundraisers through every interaction with donors from prospecting to stewardship. We will then dive into the art of asking questions and listening effectively to learn the needs of your donors and develop trust.

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


Wednesday, July 14 (2-3 p.m.)
Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

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

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


Thursday, July 15 (10-11 a.m.)
The Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov (Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series) (Law Library of Congress)

The Constitution Annotated, which provides a summary of U.S. Constitutional provisions and the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions that interpret them, is available at https://constitution.congress.gov/. This presentation will provide an overview of the features and navigation of the Constitution Annotated available via Congress.gov.

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/06/join-us-for-our-upcoming-us-law-webinars-in-july-2021/


Thursday, July 15 (11-12 p.m.)
Build Your Own Leadership Simulations (Training Magazine Network)

In this session, you will be working in virtual teams to learn more about leadership by applying different leadership facilitation techniques to your own practice.

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


Thursday, July 15 (12-1 p.m.)
The Future of Fundraising Events (Charity Village)

In this session, we’ll unpack what modern charities are doing with their events to move forward, and discover how you can do the same. We’ll share new ideas based on over 200 virtual, hybrid and in-person events to increase fundraising potential and donor engagement, and discuss what it takes to be an organization that is leading the way with online fundraising.

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


Thursday, July 15 (12-1 p.m.)
Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Planning and Outreach (TechSoup)

In this ED Chat, nonprofits will learn how to develop an effective marketing or outreach strategy. Giving your audience good information is great, but what is the strategic goal to increase followers and income and contribute more to your community? We will take a deeper dive into how to do more community outreach and engage your staff and board members in the process.

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


Thursday, July 15 (1-2 p.m.)
How To Know If Your Fundraising Staff Is Leaving Money On The Table (Bloomerang)

Nonprofit CEOs – Maybe your entire advancement team has grown and evolved so much over the years. They’re experts at securing government, foundation contracts, or corporate sponsorships, but cash flow remains tight, restricted, and you still don’t have enough money. You’re starting to wonder if they’re leaving money on the table. But you’ve never launched or grown an individual giving program that steadily secures larger, unrestricted gifts. Where would you start? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this training!

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


Thursday, July 15 (1-2 p.m.)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

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

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

Free CE and Training This Week – July 5-9

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


Wednesday, July 7 (10-11 a.m.)
Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Nonprofit Hub)

Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission. Join us in this webinar and discover: What is the overhead myth and why does it matter? The impact of underinvestment. How to address concerns with donors. What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle. How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

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


Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 p.m.)
Learning as Unusual for Business as Unusual (Training Industry)

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by TECHADEMY. Mr. Keshava Raju, (CEO, TECHADEMY) will do a deep dive into how L&D professionals can inculcate a culture of perpetual learning in an engaging ecosystem that exposes learners to both the personal and professional benefits of the program whilst maintaining a steady ROL.

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


Wednesday, July 7 (1-2 p.m.)
Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries (Niche Academy)

Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service. Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what it is and how it can make your library better by keeping users at the center of every decision.

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


Wednesday, July 7 (1-2 p.m.)
Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, July 7 at 1 PM CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring debut authors Karla Arenas Valenti (LOTERÍA); Tina Cane (ALMA PRESSES PLAY); Lee Durfey-Lavoie; and Veronica Agarwal (JUST ROLL WITH IT). Panelists will give a short presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Booklist’s senior editor Julia Smith. Plus, get a sneak peek at the latest titles coming this fall from Random House Children’s Books! Register now!

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


Wednesday, July 7 (2-3 p.m.)
Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)

In this workshop, we’ll see many different ways to control your computer and mobile devices, from voice control to switches, adaptive mice, and even keyboards, too. We’ll demonstrate several simple things to make accessing your computer easier, as well as some more complex setups.

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


Thursday, July 8 (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)

Join Kelly Medwick, chief client solutions officer​ at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

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


Thursday, July 8 (10-11 a.m.)
The Power Of Untold Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

There’s always more to the story. The often untold stories have the power to call your audience to act, transform hearts and ultimately support your work. It’s not always perfect, but it’s perfectly meant to be told. In this webinar, we’ll learn why it matters. Hear firsthand how moments unfold, stories are told, and endings surprise.

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


Thursday, July 8 (12-12:30 p.m.)
Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)

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

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


Thursday, July 8 (21:30-1 p.m.)
Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)

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

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


Thursday, July 8 (12-1 p.m.)
Bridging the Gap: Tools for Healthy Executive Director Transitions (Charity Village)

This one-hour webinar is focused on sharing practical tools, personal insights, and recommendations to support effective Executive Director and Founder transitions.

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


Thursday, July 8 (12-1 p.m.)
An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov, with a demonstration on how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches.

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


Thursday, July 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)

Booklist’s third-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, will begin July 1 . . . and this graphic novel-packed webinar (the first in a two-part series) is here to kick things off.

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


Thursday, July 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

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


Thursday, July 8 (1-2 p.m.)
Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)

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

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


Thursday, July 8 (2-3 p.m.)
On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)

Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.

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


Thursday, July 8 (3-4 p.m.)
Show, Don’t Tell: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)

In this webinar, you’ll discover how you can use realistic scenarios to promote knowledge transfer and critical thinking in your next virtual employee training or customer-facing education program. You’ll also learn how to build a scenario that engages, entertains, and challenges learners to apply new information in relevant ways.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.wyomingsbdc.org/training/