Free CE and Training This Week – Nov. 1-5

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, Nov 1 (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)
Organizing 101 (Nonprofit Learning Lab)

Organizing means bringing people together to build power. Whether your mission is changing lives, changing minds or changing laws, every organization is stronger when all stakeholders work together. In this session, we’ll talk about organizing as a tool for transformation. We’ll also talk about the differences and similarities between organizing and mobilizing and when to do each. In addition, we’ll review important steps in building an effective organizing campaign.

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


Monday, Nov 1 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Digging Deeper into Local and Family History with Census Data (Public Library Association)

The Census is an essential source for discovering and reconstructing local and family history. Rich data about communities, neighborhoods, and families document local demographics, immigration and naturalization information, ancestral family names, relationships, birth years, and birthplaces. Discover public library programming and strategies to engage your community in a deeper understanding of local and family history.

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


Monday, Nov 1 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
Cultural Competences in School Librarianship: Building Awareness Within Your Community (University of South Carolina, College of Information and Communications)

Join the discussion as two school librarians share how they build awareness around culturally responsive practices in their schools and communities and navigate tough issues while making sure all students feel included in the school library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/research/sponsored_awards/online_ready/webinars/index.php


Tuesday, Nov 2 (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)
Pandemic Era Storytimes: Creative Fun On-Line and Live (Washington State Library)

Join Olympia library public services specialist Chris Sabatini for a lively conversation about pandemic-era storytimes.  Chris has been using innovative tools to host storytimes both virtually and in person. He will share and dive deep into conversations on live on-line storytimes, recorded storytime elements to share on-line, and COVID safe outdoor storytimes.  Come with your questions and be ready to participate!

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


Tuesday, Nov 2 (12-12:45 p.m.)
Cryptocurrency Donations: What’s driving this trend and how do I get started? (CharityHowTo)

Believe it or not, mission-driven organizations like Save the Children and American Cancer Society are leading the way in the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies. These charities, and hundreds more, integrated crypto into their operations several years before companies like Visa and PayPal. It’s the start of a new era for fundraising, and all nonprofit organizations—big or small, old or new—should understand the factors that influence the decision of whether to start accepting crypto donations.  By the end of this webinar, you will understand crypto donor demographics, what motivates them to give to charities, and the steps your nonprofit can take to fundraise crypto effectively.

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


Tuesday, Nov 2 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Debut Authors, Debut Titles (Booklist)

Is there anything more exciting than reading an incredible debut novel? No! Because in the book world, we’re always excited to celebrate new voices, new characters, and new stories! Join representatives from Clavis, HarperCollins, Macmillan, and author Valerie Baeza on Tuesday, November 2 at 1PM CT/2PM ET for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels. Publishers will also be featuring exciting new upcoming debuts titles that you won’t want to miss!

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present (National Archives)

For National Native American Heritage Month, we present author, educator, and podcaster Adrienne Keene, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She will share biographies from her young adult book, Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present. The biographies of the historical indigenous people will be paired with historical records from the holdings of the National Archives and related DocsTeach activities. A question-and-answer session will follow this Young Learners presentation.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)
How to Do Hybrid Work Right (Harvard Business Review)

During this webinar Lynda Gratton, a professor at London Business School, will lead a live HBR webinar highlighting critical elements for an effective hybrid model.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Half the Victory: Preparing for the Opioid Crisis (Niche Academy)

Join Kevin King to learn how the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL) took a proactive approach to preparing for opioid overdoses in the library. Participants will gain the knowledge they need to begin a plan to address the opioid crisis in their library and turn a partial victory into a life-saving win.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Hosting ‘Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA’ events: Tips for using free NASA resources (National Girls Collaborative Project)

During this webinar, you will learn about several free resources from NASA’s Universe of Learning and hear how facilitators incorporated them into their own Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA event. Join the conversation to share best practices, ask questions, and learn how NASA’s Universe of Learning team can best support your efforts in engaging your audience with the science of astrophysics.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)
Coaching and Supervising Staff for Social Emotional Development Growth: Prioritizing SEL in Your Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Join this paradigm-shifting webinar by early childhood education expert Jacky Howell to explore the most current thinking about social-emotional development and how to ensure the staff you supervise are applying best practice in their classrooms.

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


Wednesday, Nov 3 (2:00 -2:30 p.m.)
Mental Health and Wellness at College Today (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

This episode will focus on higher education and the mental health and wellness challenges that colleges are facing — and what student support should look like now, as pandemic impacts continue.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.gse.harvard.edu/education-now


Wednesday, Nov 3 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Edtech and Teachers: Selecting Products to Support Diverse Learners (edWeb.net)

This edWebinar will feature two Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA) co-founding organizations, Digital Promise and InnovateEDU, as well as Newsela, an edtech tool to promote inquiry-based learning with inclusive content, to discuss the role we are asking tech to play, why it is important to consider the whole child and their learner variability, and how teachers can become part of the school or district’s edtech decision-making process.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (10:00 a.m.)
Orientation to Legal Research Series: U.S. Federal Statutes (Law Library of Congress)

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

For more information and to register, visit: https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2021/10/upcoming-us-law-webinars-november-2021/


Thursday, Nov 4 (10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
“¡Vamos a leer!”: Collection Development for Spanish Language Children’s Materials (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will share titles, publishers, and other tools that may be used to find Spanish language children’s materials for your library.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (11:00 – 12:00 p.m.)
Learn How to Learn Online (InSyncTraining)

Discover the power and capability of the virtual classroom in our Learn How to Learn Online  workshop. Interact with peers, learn from an expert facilitator, and experiment with virtual classroom technology functionality. Over the course of an hour, you’ll experience the virtual classroom as it’s meant to be: an effective, impactful learning environment.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Engage your Major and Planned Giving Donors through GivingTuesday (Blackbaud)

Join this session with speaker Paul Nazareth of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and GivingTuesday alumni, to discover how you can extend your GivingTuesday strategy to foster deeper engagement with your individual, major and legacy gift donors (and their advisors) as part of your campaign plan. Sharing case studies and thoughtful strategies, Paul will help you launch your GivingTuesday campaign with confidence as you embrace new opportunities to extend the campaign’s impact and bring your mission to life.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Measure of Success: Creating Tools and Process to Report Impact (Bloomerang)

Donor relations that create donor retention are the goals for every nonprofit. Funding for Good understands that donors want to invest in your impact, not your existence. Join us to learn what donors want to know, why it is crucial, and how to share your past achievements, so donors contribute to your future goals.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
R.J. Palacio in Conversation with Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo, AKA the “Crazy Reading Ladies” (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Thursday, November 4 at 1 p.m. CT for an in-depth discussion with bestselling author R.J. Palacio about her newest middle grade novel, PONY. Crazy Reading Ladies Erin O’Leary and Mary Cotillo will moderate a conversation that will inspire and enlighten librarians, teachers and students alike looking to learn more about PONY, and R.J. Palacio’s writing process. Register for this free webinar now!

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Building a More Diverse Holiday Collection (OverDrive and School Library Journal)

With the holidays around the corner, now is a great time to build a holiday collection that showcases diversity, equality and inclusion to better represent all your students. From Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas to Kwanzaa, Diwali and New Year’s Eve, join OverDrive Education experts to discover new titles that both educate and entertain during the holiday season.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.)
Introduction to Research at the National Archives and Records Administration (Federal Depository Library Program)

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) houses historical records of the United States Government. These holdings include historical documents, photographs, audio recordings, and other materials created by Federal agencies, Federal courts, and the U.S. Congress from the eighteenth century to the present. Given the volume of material, locating and accessing particular records can seem daunting. However, NARA has multiple tools available to help researchers identify and access records online. This webinar will provide an overview of these tools and discuss strategies for searching for particular records at NARA.

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


Thursday, Nov 4 (1:30-2:30 p.m.)
Tools Every Nonprofit Needs to Simplify Their 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/


Thursday, Nov 4 (6:30-8:30 pm)
Back on Track for School Success: Mental Health and Education (PACER Center)

Many children and youth experienced new or different challenges managing their mental health and emotional wellness over the last school year. This webinar will provide parents and others information and strategies for supporting school success when mental health impacts learning.

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


Friday, Nov 5 (10:00 – 10:30 a.m.)
HeritageQuest Online Overview (ProQuest)

Join us for a 30 minute overview of HeritageQuest. After this webinar, you should be able to describe the type of content that can be found in HeritageQuest Online. You will also be able to identify the help resources integrated in the platform and use them to learn more about HeritageQuest Online.

To register, visit: https://tinyurl.com/3upzhhbx


Friday, Nov 5 (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.)
Give to Your Donors First: How to Activate Your Donors on Giving Tuesday By Investing in Them First (Nonprofit Hub)

Giving Tuesday is first and foremost a day of giving. And if you want to see significant revenue for your organization on this major giving day, you have to give to your donors first.

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


Friday, Nov 5 (11:30 – 12:30 p.m.)
Dungeons and Dragons in Libraries Panel (Montana State Library)

Participants of this webinar will learn about different ways that libraries can organize programs around DnD, from direct facilitation to helping with providing a space for others to play, and learn about different resources that are helpful for setting up a DnD program, as well as potential community partnerships you can foster. While most of this webinar will focus on DnD, there will be about 20 minutes at the end where we will talk about general gaming programs in libraries, which any and all are welcome to participate in!

For more information and to register, visit: https://mslservices.mt.gov/ASPeN/Events/

Prepare for Library Funding with the Digital Equity Webinar Series

This is an exciting moment for the library field! State and federal leaders are prioritizing access to high speed internet connection (broadband) for all citizens. 

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) will provide $200 million dollars to the Institute of Museum of Library Services, of which $8.3 million will go to Texas. ARPA also allocated $7.172 billion (yes billion) as part of the Emergency Connectivity Fund to ensure that people across the United States can access the internet. Libraries are eligible to apply for this funding, but the rules to do so are still being determined. 

Libraries are about to see a massive influx of funding to assist with connectivity, so now is the perfect time to learn how libraries, nonprofits, policymakers, and government leaders are devising actionable, equitable plans to bridge the digital divide. A free weekly Wednesday webinar series from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance will provide just this context. The series began this past Wednesday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. CT and will run until June 2. Register for one, some, or all at https://www.digitalinclusion.org/net-inclusion-2021-webinar-series/

Upcoming Webinars on School and Copyright Resources

As the 2020-2021 school year gets started, we are hosting two webinars that may be of interest to both public and school library audiences. Registration information can be found below.

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Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year: TexShare, TexQuest, and more!

Tuesday, Sept 15 at 2: 00 p.m. Central

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2890745121447530255

The 2020-2021 school year is shaping up to be uniquely challenging. Some students will be in the classroom, and some will be at home and exploring online learning. Public and school libraries will need to work closely with each other and with families to ensure all students are able to equitably continue their education. During this webinar, we will explore TexShare and TexQuest databases, as well as additional resources, to help assist families both at home and in their classrooms.

We will be hearing from Kyla Hunt, Youth Services Consultant; Laura Tadena, Inclusive Services Consultant; Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator; and Russlene Waukechon, Networked Information Coordinator.

This webinar will be recorded; however, for maximum benefit, including the ability to ask questions in real time, we strongly encourage you to attend the live session.

Copyright and Creative Commons resources for patrons, students, and library workers

Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 2:00 p.m. Central

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3252325017821180941

More than ever, libraries need resources for free, including copyrighted images and other online content. In this webinar, we will be exploring resources to help you find information on copyright issues involving remote learning and other services, as well as online repositories of content you can use with patrons and students.

We will also be taking a deep dive into Creative Commons, which allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.

In this session, Kyla Hunt, Youth Services Consultant with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, and Liz Philippi, TSLAC’s School Program Coordinator, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote their use in your library. Please note that the presenters are not lawyers and cannot provide legal advice.

This webinar will be recorded; however, for maximum benefit, including the ability to ask questions in real time, we strongly encourage you to attend the live session.

Webinar This Week! Introduction to the 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

On Thursday, January 9, at 2 p.m., Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood will present an Introduction to the 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.

This webinar contains all you need to know about the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report and public library accreditation.  Whether this is your first time through, or have been doing it for years, it will be worth your time to participate.

You’ll learn tips for successful completion and what changes have been made in report questions.  There will be time spent on the financial reporting sections and details about maintenance of effort (MOE).  There will be links to tools that will help you understand the questions, from reporting downloadable materials to program statistics.  Each section of the report will be discussed and you will see a live demonstration of how to work your way around Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal. This is a great time to ask the questions you may have about reporting and accreditation.

This webinar provides 1 TSLAC CE hour of credit with the live viewing.  Join us!  Register at Introduction to the 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.

Webinar – New TSLAC Stipend Grants for Small Libraries: Grant Academy and ARSL Scholarship

Join us for a webinar on Monday, Feb. 04, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST. Registration is here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6801153814955256066

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is pleased to announce two new stipend grants for small libraries: the Library Grantsmanship Academy and the ARSL Scholarship. In this webinar, Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, and Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant, will introduce the stipend grant guidelines and discuss agency expectations and requirements as well as strategies on how to meet those expectations.

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

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material related to this training event interferes with your ability to access the information, please email ld@tsl.texas.gov. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address related to the training event, and your contact information.

Free CE and Training This Week – December 17-21

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

Tuesday, Dec 18
How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign (Charity How To)
In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals! For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free
Time: 12-12:45pm

Tuesday, Dec 18

Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish (WebJunction)
This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
Time: 2-3pm

Wednesday, Dec 19
30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary (Indiana State Library)
We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great.  We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary. For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/
Time: 9-10am

Wednesday, Dec 19
NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities (Nebraska Library Commission)
Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11am

Wednesday, Dec 19
3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World (Nonprofit Hub)
Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns. For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/
Time: 1-2pm

Friday, Dec 21
Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World (Firespring)
Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 9:30-10:30am

Free CE and Training This Week – December 10-14

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

Tuesday, Dec 11
Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World (Insync Training)
Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
Time: 11-12 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action (Association for Library Services to Children)
This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.This webinar will provide real life examples of what leadership actually looks like in the everyday life of working in children’s librarianship. Leadership can take many different forms including taking a risk on a program to fulfill a need in the community, embracing big picture thinking that can be broken down into manageable parts, or knowing how to work together as a team to achieve goals. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars
Time: 12-1 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You (Techsoup)
In 2018, state, federal, and city governments together placed hundreds of new labor laws into effect. The laws affect workers in every industry, including the nonprofit sector and libraries. They affect fringe benefits, health insurance, paid time off, overtime, and more. In this webinar, hosted by Gregg Bossen of QuickBooks Made Easy, we’ll help you understand these recent payroll changes and how they affect your nonprofit or library. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library (Infopeople)
Is your library looking for ways to support immigrants and refugees in your community? Would you like to help people learn about United States citizenship? Are you interested in free, high-quality, and easy-to-use educational resources? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, as well as navigate life in the United States. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Time: 2-3 pm

Tuesday, Dec 11
To Fine or Not to Fine (Montana State Library)
A current trend among libraries is to move away from charging overdue fines and other fees to library users. We’re offering the opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of going fine free and ask questions of and share concerns with your colleagues on this important issue. For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1500964608894728450
Time: 5-6 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Next summer will bring plenty of opportunities to talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ideas, especially with science and outer space as the new topic for the Summer Reading Program. Learn about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for “A Universe of Stories,” in celebration of the historic 1969 landing on the moon. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
Time: 10-11 am

Wednesday, Dec 12
Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction (edWeb)
Come and learn how SETDA’s 2018 Student Voices Award Winner, St. Albans City School in Vermont, embraces technology tools to personalize instruction. Fourth to sixth grade students will discuss their STEAM classes and their use of the makerspace to explore their personal passions and artistic abilities. In addition, students will share how the school’s collaborative stewardship projects support the community. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/2018-12/
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Writing a Powerful Case for Support (Nonprofit Hub)
“Why should I give you my hard-earned money?” Answer this question well, and you’ll never be short of funds. Answer it poorly, and fundraising becomes an uphill battle. In this revealing session, one of North America’s most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas. For more information  and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/
Time: 12-1 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies (AbleNet)
In this presentation, we’ll explore the ways in which the power of everyday technology can be harnessed to support employees with diverse strengths and needs. Everyday technology, or “mainstream” technology, is readily available, affordable, and can provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their employers. Participants in this presentation will leave with resources and strategies that can be easily implemented in the workplace. In addition, we will spend some time discussing specialized technologies that can be utilized to support individuals with more complex needs. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.ablenetinc.com/resources/live_webinars/
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
How to Handle Angry Customers (Niche Academy)
By the end of the webinar, you’ll have some practical tools and a solid understanding of some better ways to handle angry customer situations. Andrew will also be providing attendees with a link to a free tutorial he’s created that will make it easy to share this information with colleagues and friends. If you’re not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register and we’ll send you a link to the recording after the fact. For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2DM9AlL
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will explore Federal Government resources to help the average consumer handle the family budget better. Emphasis will be on resources available from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Other resources, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau on the economic situation of the country, will be covered as well. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
How to Foster Collaboration in Government (GovLoop)
Join NextGen Nation online on as our government experts share best practices for fostering effective collaboration in government. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff (Public Library Association)
The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze and communicate data in order to navigate a data-rich world and make data-driven decisions related to funding, policies and other resources needed to support the communities you serve. Learn how the website created by the Emerging Leaders serves as a professional development guide that can help move library staff toward becoming more data competent. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec  12
Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts (U.S. National Archives)
In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved – not lost.  The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use. For more information and to tune in, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records
Time: 1-2 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Packing and Crating Basics (Connecting to Collections)
This Packing and Crating Basics Webinar will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other objects for transport. The most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects will be discussed, and examples will be given, with a focus on establishing a common vocabulary as well as utilizing industry-accepted materials and methods. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/
Time: 1-2:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
Circle of Influence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management (Early Childhood Investigations)
This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move to a more participatory process in achieving organizational goals. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/
Time: 1-2:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses (Firespring)
There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm

Wednesday, Dec 12
The Voice of Leadership – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
This preview of the AMA seminar The Voice of Leadership explains how this course helps you develop the skills to inspire others. In addition, this session gives you tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx
Time: 2-3 pm

Thursday, Dec 13
Continuous Learning (YALSA)
YALSA monthly competency webinar. facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Webinar recordings are available for those who can’t participate in the live session. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/onlinelearning/webinar/free_competencies_webinars
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 13
Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 13
SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This webinar will feature NNLM SEA Health Information Outreach Project awardee Jessica Daly. She will present on her funded project, including: Discuss the lack of Health Literacy within my hospital system and community; Share the plan created; Share the outreach efforts associated with the grant within the community (speaking events, ect.); and more! For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training
Time:
1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 13
Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
Time: 1-2 pm

Thursday, Dec 13
We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What? (Infopeople)
It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. They will cover topics such as staff and management buy-in, low-cost training, and how to meaningfully engage staff in an effort to create a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive. For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Time: 2-3 pm

Friday, Dec 14
The Hidden Biases of Good People (Colorado State Library)
Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions. For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
Time: 1-2pm