Category Archives: Training

WSL Webinar Tomorrow: Personal Learning Networks

What’s a personal learning network, and how can it benefit you?

Join Paige Bredenkamp, Wyoming State Library School Library Consultant, for a free webinar, Personal Learning Networks for School Librarians, at 10 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, June 27.

Paige will share an overview of personal learning networks: what they are, why they are important, and how to build your own.

Learn more and register.

Learn How to Perform a Trademark Search

On June 20, the Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its partners across the Rocky Mountain region are hosting an interactive virtual conference at satellite sites with experts from the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC), in Alexandria, VA. TAC personnel will provide an overview of of the trademark registration process and answer questions.

June’s presentation will concentrate on reasons for performing a trademark search and available tools for searching. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of trademark knowledge. To get the most out of this event, we recommend participants view informational videos regarding trademark registration or the Trademarks Basics Webinar (9 a.m. MDT, June 15) before the session and prepare questions to ask the trademark experts.

The program will be hosted on Tuesday, June 20, at 11:30 a.m. MDT at locations across the Rocky Mountain region including the Wyoming State Library, 2800 Central Ave., Cheyenne, Wyoming. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch to enjoy during the session. Space is limited, so learn more and pre-register.

For more information about attending at the Wyoming State Library, contact Karen Kitchens at or (307) 777-7281.

GoWYLD Webinar Tomorrow on Summer Reading

Tomorrow’s Wyoming State Library Database of the Month webinar will focus on Resources for Summer Reading 2017. Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian, at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, for this free session.

The 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is “Building a better world.” Chris will explore resources available to you in GoWYLD using the theme, but translating it in different ways such as architecture, community, leadership, and culture.

Register now.

Also check out the great Summer Reading 2017 LibGuide, with resources to help you plan great programs.

Introducing “Design for Learning” WebJunction Course

WebJunction has just added a free course for library workers to learn how to design and teach online instruction. Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) is a training program designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.

Design for Learning offers seven online self-paced modules: Orientation, Foundation, Diversity, Community, Content Creation, Course Management, and Capstone.

D4L was developed as a partnership between the the South Central Regional Library Council, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and the Empire State Library Network. It is funded as a three-year grant, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Learn Something New With WebJunction

WebJunction’s catalog of learning is available to you 24/7! WebJunction’s Course Catalog of library-specific courses and webinar archives is available for free to all library workers and volunteers. It’s timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere. Self-paced courses include:

  • Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)
  • Customer Service
  • eBooks & Devices
  • Library Management
  • Library Services
  • Marketing and Messaging
  • Personal/Interpersonal
  • Social Media
  • Technical Services
  • Training & Development
  • Youth Services

Also check out numerous webinar recordings. New learners will need to create an account. Certificates of completion are available after completion of any course or webinar.

Archived Webinar: In Context in

There are eight In Context databases in In this session we look at some common features to all and some cool content within specific databases. We also look at some of the support materials produced by Gale.

Find more database training in our webinars index.