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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 13



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Monday, Aug 13 (2-3 pm)
Educating Students and Parents About Privacy and Technology Overuse (edWeb)
The program highlights the importance of developing a healthy online/offline balance and understanding the connection between excessive use of smartphones, screens, and digital communication and privacy and reputational harms. For the students’ curriculum, they have implemented lessons that use real-life scenarios and engaging, student-driven activities to prepare students to make thoughtful and responsible decisions when using technology. The goal of integrating the students’ curriculum with parents’ lectures is to promote a dialogue of cooperation regarding technology use between students and parents.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)
New Media and Preschool Services (Association for Library Service to Children)
This webinar will focus on real best practices of incorporating new media into preschool services. What are some specific apps that are age appropriate for preschoolers?; How much time should be devoted to using an iPad or other tablets in a preschool storytime?; What are the pros and cons of leading a digital-focused preschool storytime versus a traditional preschool storytime?; How can digital resources be incorporated into preschool outreach programming?; and more.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (10-11 am)
K-12 Science and Health Education Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This course will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The presentation is designed as an introduction to NLM resources for K-12 professionals, public librarians, and individuals working with K-12 populations.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Middle Grade and More! (Booklist)
Looking for titles (and ideas) to spark middle grade reading? Look no further. Join representatives from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Fabled Films Press, and Sky Pony for a sneak peek at fall fiction and non-fiction that will get kids back into books.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
Money as You Grow Bookshelf (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will present information on the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s, “Money as You Grow Bookshelf” program. The program contains popular books for children ages four – 10. The books have companion guides to help parents get started reading and talking with their children about money choices like saving, spending, and more.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1 pm)
How to Produce Captivating Digital Content (TechSoup)
Beyond traditional blogs, video content such as animated explainers and even live-action shorts have taken center stage as popular form of digital content. Producing these materials can provide a great deal of benefit to your organization and your ability to connect with community.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (12-1:30 pm)
Making the Case for Investing in Your Greatest Asset: Non-Profit People (GrantSpace)
People are the greatest asset in any nonprofit organization. By investing in the talent needs of your staff, you can increase their effectiveness while also making the organization more sustainable. But what does that investment look like? Find out how funders and nonprofits can work together to support and develop nonprofit professionals and leaders.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (1-2 pm)
Digging into Assessment Data: Tips, Tricks, and Tools of the Trade (Colorado Virtual Library)
This session will delve into assessment tools and data collection methods—and how to choose the method that works best for you. You also will learn how to analyze your data and turn it into information your library can use. Don’t worry if using qualitative and quantitative data is new to you. You’ll gain the insight you need to use both with confidence.

Tuesday, Aug 14 (4-5:30 pm)
TeachersFirst Tech Tools Smackdown (TeachersFirst)
There are many technology tools available for classroom use, but which ones are teachers’ favorites? This session will share and compare some of TeachersFirst contributors’ favorite resources. Help us decide which tool is the session winner of our Smackdown!

Wednesday, Aug 15 (10-11 am)
Promoting Your Library in the Community (Utah State Library)
“Promoting Your Library in the Community” will prepare you to do just that. In this 60-minute online session, we’ll brainstorm ways to get the attention of not only our patrons, but also members of our community who may wonder just what goes on at their local libraries.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (11-12 pm)
Building A Kickass Board: Recognizing ways you can optimize your board’s radness (Funraise)
Funraise CEO Justin Wheeler and Erin Chidsey discuss strategies that’ll have your board leading the charge toward your vision.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
In Sickness and In Health: U.S. Government Resources Can Protect Your Health and Help When You’re Sick (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will explore the resources of the Federal Government, in English and Spanish, available to help our library users cope with any illness. Information sources will include MedlinePlus, Health and Human Services, the CDC, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine. Some state and local resources will also be explored.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Exploring IoT Use Cases (GovLoop)
IoT use cases in government are just starting to gain some serious traction. Whether it’s cities investing in smart traffic lights or adding sensors to sewers to track municipal waste, or the Department of Interior using sensors to track the health of trees in national parks, agencies are seeing IoT go from pilot projects to full-scale implementations.Join us for an online discussion to explore the biggest challenges facing agencies looking to take advantage of IoT and highlight success stories.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1 pm)
Star Wars Day: Joliet’s Galactic Universe (Programming Librarian)
Today, Joliet’s Star Wars Day is a quintessential event for Star Wars fans and the largest public library event of its kind in the world — but it didn’t start out that way.Journey with the program’s planners as they share what they have learned in this transition from average library program to nationally recognized event.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (12-1:30 pm)
Talking with Babies: Infant Directed Speech and the Role of Early Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)
The  verbal interactions caregivers and educators have with infants and toddlers are critical factors in cognitive and language development, along with social-emotional development and relationship-building.Join this webinar presented by language and literacy expert, Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek to learn techniques and strategies to facilitate language development through responsive interactions with babies.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)
Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture – Free Seminar Preview (American Management Association)
This preview of the AMA seminar, Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture, explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization.

Wednesday, Aug 15 (1-2 pm)
How to Script a Stage Program that Warms Hearts and Opens Wallets (Charity How To)
Your stage program is the crown jewel of your event. This is the time when all eyes and ears belong to you, with guests ready and poised to open their hearts to what your organization has to say to them. Most stage programs lack focus, meandering between random entertainment, overly-long live auctions, unprepared honorees, and awkward Asks. In this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you her blueprint for impactful and profitable stage programs.

Thursday, Aug 16 (11-12 pm)
What is Our Money Story? And How Do We Tell It? (Bloomerang)
This training will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work. But that is only one component of successful fundraising communication. Letting your supporters know the costs of keeping water clean, mentoring children, changing laws, or helping veterans is equally important. Sharing costs alone is dry and uninspiring but when your money story is combined with a story about one person –  people listen. And often, they give more and stay giving longer.

Thursday, Aug 16 (12-12:45 pm)
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!

Thursday, Aug 16 ( 12-1 pm)
Listeners’ Advisory with Joyce Saricks (Booklist)
Audiobook popularity—and sales—may be at an all-time high, but that doesn’t mean we’re all comfortable with how to best share suggestions with listeners. In this free, hour-long webinar, Booklist audio editor Joyce Saricks will join representatives from Books on Tape to discuss working with audio fans and those new to the format, expanding audio knowledge, and making interactions with patrons more satisfying for librarian and listener alike.

Thursday, Aug 16 (12:30-1 pm)
Marketing For Rural Libraries (North Dakota State Library)
As a rural librarian, marketing your library and its services tends to get put on the back burner. This webinar will go over some easy marketing ideas for those who don’t think they have the time or the money to market their services.

Friday, Aug 17 (12-1 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of August 6



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Monday, Aug 6 (8-10 am)
Performance Goals for Government Services (DigitalGov)
The U.S. Federal Emerging Technology monthly meeting serves as an active reporting and collaboration session designed to share knowledge and forge consensus to build shared resources for emerging technologies for government services including Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Blockchain, and Social Technology. This meeting is for government employees.

Monday, Aug 6 (11-12 pm)
Level Up Your Makerspace (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, we will explore new tools, techniques, project ideas, and best practices to engage your young makers. You’ll learn how this makerspace director and educator has grown his makerspace and offerings over the years, and get tons of new ideas to take back to your makerspace.

Monday, Aug 6 (10-6 pm)
Blockchains for the Information Profession (San Jose State University iSchool)
The format for this live-streamed event will include panel presentations and discussions from notable experts in the information professions, business, government, and urban planning.  They will focus on suggested blockchain applications that might be employed by libraries and archives.  The day’s proceedings will be live-streamed and participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments. The Blockchain National Forum will be livestreamed and recorded.

Monday, Aug 6 (12-1 pm)
Family & Community Engagement (YALSA)
YALSA is hosting free live monthly webinars. Each one is 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. This one is about family and community engagement.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (8-9 am)
The Care and Feeding of Authors: Planning a Successful Author Visit (Indiana State Library)
Looking to book an author at your library? Put your library’s best professional foot forward and avoid common pitfalls. Join Indiana author Kelsey Timmerman and Indiana’s Letters About Literature Coordinator, Suzanne Walker for this discussion about best practices when booking an author. From making sure their dietary needs are met to paying them efficiently, there’s more to booking an author than just deciding on a date. Hosted by Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award Program Coordinator, Caity Withers. Be sure to bring all of your questions regarding booking authors.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)
Geek Programming (Utah State Library)
Geeky programs can bring in patrons of all ages, backgrounds and interests to your library. They have an amazing power not only to entertain, but to educate. This webinar will cover: Geek and fandom trends; Incorporating STEM in geek programs; Passive geek programs; Geek clubs; Geeky community partnerships; Reaching special populations through geek programs; Geek program ideas for young children, kids, teens and adults; and Geek program resources.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (10-11 am)
Upholding Core Library Values: Serving Patrons Who Are Houseless (Washington State Library)
An exploration of how three different library systems are approaching service to patrons who are homeless according to current best practices.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)
Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)
More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)
Adult Books on the Horizon: Fall and Winter Announcements (Booklist)
Be ready for readers seeking the best of new adult titles as autumn slips in and winter coziness beckons by learning about enticing and varied forthcoming books from Macmillan, Workman, Triumph, HarperCollins, and Inkshares.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (12-1 pm)
The Next Phase of IoT- Predictive Analytics (GovLoop)
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way government works.It allows agencies to produce and collect data autonomously – meaning that once sensors are deployed, government employees don’t have to manually collect or enter information in reporting systems. However, real innovations happen when agencies are able to take the next step in their IoT journey, not just collecting data, but using predictive analytics to transform it into actionable insights. Join us as our experts share their insights on the next evolution of IoT.

Tuesday, Aug 7 (2-3 pm)
Integrating Assistive Technology into Adapted Physical Education to Achieve Healthy Outcomes (Center on Technology and Disability)
Learn about apps specially designed to help students with disabilities be active, the use of communication devices to communicate effectively in a physical education setting, and the use of specially designed equipment for specific sports.

Wednesday, Aug 8 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Ditching Dewey: How we converted from Dewey to BISAC and lived to tell about it (Nebraska Library Commission)
Parchment Community Library was encountering more and more adults who had never been taught the Dewey Decimal Classification system in school. They wanted their collection to be easily browsed, so in about 18 months, they converted from DDC to BISAC call numbers. Learn how their staff completed this challenging task – “at times we felt that we were trying to draw a map while driving full-speed down the road” – and hear how their patrons have reacted to the new system.

Wednesday, Aug 8 (11-12 pm)
3 Secrets to Raising 4, 5 and 6 Figure Major Gifts, Right Now! (Firespring)
Are you frustrated and overwhelmed by the idea of raising major gifts? If so, join Amy Eisenstein as she simplifies 3 important concepts of raising major gifts and shares 3 secrets her clients use to raise them, which will ensure you can get started raising major gifts right now!

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)
Create a Knock-out Collection in 60 Minutes a Week or Less (Colorado Virtual Library)
Whether you work in a public or school library, time is your most precious resource and reading review journals is a luxury few of us can afford. We will share tips on using standard ILS reports to assess what belongs and doesn’t in your collection. Find that sweet spot in between spending too much time obsessing over what to buy and not putting any thought into developing a collection tailored to your community. Come prepared to share your favorite selection tools!

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

Wednesday, Aug 8 (12-1:30 pm)
Using Loose Parts to Create Cultural Sustainable Environments (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this webinar, you will learn components  of the guiding framework that uses loose parts to design environments that foster culturally sustainability. Learning Objectives: ; Define how loose parts support children’s culture, identity, traditions and history. Appraise the importance of creating culturally sustainable spaces for young children and families. Design spaces that reflects the culture, history, language and traditions  of all children. Develop relationships with families and communities through mutual respect and understanding.

Wednesday, Aug 8 (4-5:30 pm)
Digital Storytelling Pt. 3 (TeachersFirst)
Join us to explore free options for creating digital storytelling projects with your students.

Thursday, Aug 9 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

Thursday, Aug 9 (1-2 pm)
Library and Classroom Connections: Using Games and Makerspaces (Follett)
Tabletop games are excellent resources for both curricular and co-curricular learning. In this webinar presentation, Lauren Hays and Kim Lindskog will show you how to incorporate tabletop games into the library and connect the games to classroom instruction. They’ll also share creative ideas for using makerspaces to support gamification and game-based learning.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for August



site logoThe August 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 73 live offerings and four to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 23



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 24 (10-11 am)
Free Resources for Medicare and Medicare Rights  (KEPRO-BFCC-QIO)
Libraries are trusted community resources where older adults can look for information to their questions. KEPRO invites you to join this webinar to provide you with details to help people with Medicare learn about their Medicare rights and available free resources. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO) for over 30 states. KEPRO offers FREE services for people with Medicare: (1) help to complete and file complaints and discharge appeals, (2) Immediate Advocacy to quickly resolve a complaint or concern about medical care or services, and (3) Patient Navigation for those who need help navigating the healthcare system.

Tuesday, July 24 (10-11 am)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Providing Health Information Services STAT (North Carolina Library Association)
This talk will cover the medical information reference interview and the uniqueness of health questions. This webinar will give an overview of recommended resources from MedlinePlus.gov and NCHealthInfo.org.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Be a Data Champion at Your Library (Infopeople)
This webinar will explore multiple steps along the library data pathway, from using data for internal analytics, to building institutional and community data literacy, to leveraging data for community and civic engagement. Regardless of where you and your organization are currently with regard to library data, this webinar will provide insight and resources to facilitate your next steps as a data champion.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Apps, Zaps, Data Maps: How Nonprofits Can Navigate the Software Integration World (GuideStar)
Join this interactive webinar where you will explore the various integration options available to nonprofits and help you understand the options for connecting software to your fundraising CRM Strategies to plan, implement, and manage a cohesive integration program as well as avoid costly fees and cumbersome processes through three simple tricks.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Starting Your Markerspace (edWeb)
Join Mitchell Malpartida, Founder of Masterful Creations STEAM Academy and seasonal adjunct at Loyola Marymount University, and Jackie Tan, Maker Educator at South Tahoe Middle School in California, for a discussion on best practices for starting your first makerspace.

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
How to do Big Marketing on a Shoestring Budget (Wild Apricot)
In this free webinar, nonprofit marketing expert Kishshana Palmer will show you: How to assess your current marketing strategy; Asset mapping your way to growth (because you’ve got some amazing things up your sleeve); How organizations just like yours are winning with clear and focused marketing and how you can too!

Tuesday, July 24 (12-1 pm)
Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention (InSync Training)
This webinar is an unforgettable learning experience that will give you the secrets to making any content memorable – even when your topic is dry, technical, or complex. You’ll collect tools you can put to immediate use in your own presentations, meetings, and training programs.

Tuesday, July 24 (4-5:30 pm)
Engage & Inspire: Podcasting in the Classroom (Teachers First)
Join us to learn how to connect your classroom to the world beyond your walls.  Encourage students to improve their digital and communication skills in all content areas.  Understand how you can plan, produce and publish podcasts for free to support your classroom goals.

Wednesday, July 25 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Emergency and Disaster Response Planning for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Is your library prepared for disaster? Find out what you need to know at this introduction to disaster planning.

Wednesday, July 25 (10-11 am)
Beyond social media: Identifying and mobilizing supporters with data (Nonprofit Hub)
Webinar Presenter Lucy Caldwell is Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Crowdskout, where she oversees all customer-facing operations and strategy, as well as various company-wide growth initiatives. A veteran of the campaigns and advocacy industry herself, Lucy has run grassroots, legislative and ballot initiative campaigns in over thirty states and on the national level. She  frequently speaks and writes on the collision of technology and issue-moving and what it means for today’s campaign and advocacy professionals.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Beginning Genealogical Research at the National Archives (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide a general overview of Federal records for genealogical research held by the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Thinking in Action: The Power of Digital Literacy (edWeb)
Attend this research-driven edWebinar, presented by Susannah Moran, Senior Project Manager at myON, by Renaissance, for practical tips for teaching these critical skills in your district—and for empowering every student to become a more savvy, self-confident reader.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Fresh Food, Fresh Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Youth Development and Learning in Rural Communities (Public Library Association)
What happens when you mix public library staff, high school students, architects, and STEM curriculum? You get project-based learning that leads to students designing a hybrid public library/farmer’s market facility! Learn from speakers who have been immersed in a year-long IMLS National Leader Planning Grant, which has involved teaching students about human centered service design and exploring libraries and farms in field trips, and hear how this innovative project engaged teens along with community partners.

Wednesday, July 25 (12-1 pm)
Grant Writing 101: Basics for Programming Librarians (Programming Librarian)
A successful grant proposal starts with two things: a clear idea and an understanding of the pieces you need to bring that idea to fruition. This session will offer an overview of the grant-writing process and give you the tools to think through your idea to make it as strong as possible.

Wednesday, July 25 (1-2 pm)
Environmental Health & Toxicology Resources for the Public and Professionals (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with environmental health and toxicology resources available online from the National Library of Medicine. The live session will include and overview and search demonstrations for various databases.

Wednesday, July 25 (3-4 pm)
AAC Language Modeling (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Learn about building core language through language modeling, and how to leverage core language to learn content through Descriptive Teaching.

Thursday, July 26 (10-11 am)
FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Seminar (American Management Association)
Discover how The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Cross-Curricular Instructional Principles to Prepare More ELA Students for AP and College (Education Week)
This webinar will introduce the College Board’s Shared Instructional Principles that have been identified across curriculums to prepare more students for AP and college success. Attendees will learn tips and tricks to apply to their classroom instruction.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
The Tech Effect: Discover the Simple Solution that 1000s of Organizations Are Using to Grow Membership In Today’s World (Wild Apricot)
In this free 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn: All about The Tech Effect, the hidden threat that is making things harder for you to grow; ; proven strategies to address The Tech Effect and attract new members right away; How an easy tech solution can save you hours of administrative work every day.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Marketing strategy, marketing plan and marketing tactics: Why you need all 3! (OCLC)
Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn practical lessons from three library marketing professionals who will share real-world examples and straightforward tips that will make sense for your library marketing efforts regardless of what you currently have in place.

Thursday, July 26 (12-1 pm)
Wake Up! Are you sleepwalking your way through the day? (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we discuss how sleep and lack of sleep affects us and brainstorm the changes you need to make to experience a good night’s sleep!

Thursday, July 26 (1-2 pm)
When I’m 64: Financial Literacy Resources for Those Nearing and in Retirement (WebJunction)
This webinar explores free resources provided by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (formerly Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) that can help consumers navigate some of these complexities. You’ll also hear about programming and resources from the Kansas City Public Library that help patrons as they near their retirement years—valuable information for you and your patrons!

Friday, July 27 (9-10 am)
Legally Using Video in Training (Training Magazine Network)
In this session, we’ll delve into and answer these questions:  How can we incorporate video into our training modules? More important, where can we get relevant videos? Producing our own may be the ideal, but, beyond the costs, what are the legal issues? How can we incorporate content created by others to produce our customized “on point” training?  Is there no-cost or low-cost footage out there?  Do we link, embed, copy? What about mash-ups?

And one for next week:

Tuesday, July 31 (11-12:30 pm)
Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 16



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
How Safe Is Your Data (GovLoop Training)
Explore what makes the best disaster recovery policy and how to get your agency’s leadership on board.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
Europe’s Tough New Data-Privacy Law: Breaking Down GDPR for Companies (Education Week)
Join EdWeek Market Brief for an in-depth look at the law’s implications for K-12 providers in the United States and beyond.

Tuesday, July 17 (12-1 pm)
How and Why Libraries Should Move to HTTPS (Tech Soup)
Because libraries pride themselves on protecting their patron’s privacy it’s important for libraries to both understand and champion ways of offering these services. HTTPS is an easy method of doing so, it now requires very little technical skill and makes a great different to the operation security of your library’s website.

Tuesday, July 17 (1-2 pm)
Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community (WebJunction)
This webinar will discuss how asset mapping can facilitate community entry for immigrants by helping libraries better understand the needs of this population and address those needs through service and program development.

Wednesday, July 18 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Many Languages, Many Cultures: Responding to Diverse Health Information Needs (Nebraska Library Commission)
The increasing diversity in our communities leads to a greater need for culturally relevant and multilingual health information resources. This includes materials to improve cultural awareness and communication skills of health providers and librarians, and resources created in a way that those from diverse backgrounds can understand and identify with the information provided. In this presentation, the presenter will share where to find appropriate information resources and how you and your patrons can use them.

Wednesday, July 18 (10-11 am)
Impromptu Leadership — How Women Can Seize Spontaneous Moments to Lead (American Management Association)
In this webcast, Judith Humphrey provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential in all impromptu moments. The webcast will show you how to influence and inspire in meetings, elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking events, mentoring conversations, job interviews, and Q+As.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Dorobekindsider Live: IT Modernization in the Age of Digital Transformation (GovLoop Training)
Join Christopher Dorobek and his panel of experts for an online discussion on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, Modernization Fund and digitization efforts across the government.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Analytics and Accessibility (DigitalGov)
You will learn how to segment to check if behaviors change when people are using keystrokes to click, which might give insight into how users with disabilities interact with your site.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Academic Librarians and Low Morale Development (Georgia Library Association)
Learn about the factors that enable low-morale, the impacts on those having this experience, and explore ways to positively cope with, resolve, or detect low morale in future workplaces.

Wednesday, July 18 (12-1 pm)
Beyond Surveys: How to Measure Outcomes Using Alternative Data Collection Methods (Public Library Association)
This webinar is designed to help libraries learn what data collection methods are available to them, and the benefits and challenges to each. This webinar will highlight several methods, with an emphasis on focus groups.

Wednesday, July 18 (1-2 pm)
Effectively Communicating in the Moment (American Management Association)
AMA will help you develop your in-the-moment communication skills and will offer some tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)
The Technology Reference Interview (Utah State Library)
Whether you have a patron asking for technical information or asking for technical assistance, this webinar will provide tools and resources for handling such requests.

Thursday, July 19 (9-10 am)
Library value: student success, research outcomes & collection impact (Library Connect)
Join our librarian presenters in this webinar as they share their unique stories about library value starting with themes that resonate with their stakeholders, including how institutions can come together to pool data and share a powerful report on the impact of library instruction on student retention and academic success.

Thursday, July 19 (11-12 pm)
Digital PR Basics for Nonprofits – How to Get Visibility for Your Cause (Bloomerang)
How can a small nonprofit stand out without spending hours on social media or tons of money on advertising? In this webinar, Nonprofit Digital PR expert Julia Campbell will explain the concept of Digital PR, why it’s vital for nonprofits, and how to start a Digital PR plan. Nonprofits will come away with techniques that they can implement to build movements and connect with supporters, in an authentic and ethical way.

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)
USGS Library Materials for Natural Hazards (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar focuses on how to find and use information sources and products related to natural hazards real-time data, recent and historical data, databases, publications, maps, and field and laboratory methods.

Thursday, July 19 (12:30-1 pm)
Digitization 101 (North Dakota State Library)
Digitization can be an overwhelming concept but it is very manageable when you have a clear understanding of the basics. This webinar will introduce you to the terminology and concepts like dpi, resolution and metadata as well as best practices and standards.

Thursday, July 19 (12-1 pm)
Turn Your Website Into a Membership Growth Engine (Wild Apricot)
Is your membership website an engine that brings in new members while you sleep? If not, I’ll show you how anyone with no tech experience can use membership management software to turn their website into a new member recruiter — in just an afternoon.

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
How to Master Your Tribute Book Layout (Charity How To)
This webinar will take you step-by-step through an easy-to-replicate tribute book template that highlights your event, promotes your organization, and brings in advertising and tribute ad revenue.

Thursday, July 19 (1-2 pm)
Memorializing Subject Matter Experts: Techniques to Converting Subject Matter Expertise to High-Performing Live & On-Demand Video Learning Assets (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, author and training strategist Peggy Salvatore will share tips and techniques on how to creatively use interactive video learning tools to deliver expert organizational knowledge. She’ll also reveal how she’s bringing new ideas and strategies to leading organizations on how best to preserve corporate knowledge and distribute it to employees using on-demand video learning.

Thursday, July 19 (5-6 pm)
Introducing MakeCode from Microsoft (Washington State Library)
Come learn about Microsoft MakeCode, a learn-to-code platform that provides a beginning programming environment with block-based and JavaScript editors, and supports a variety of products including Minecraft, micro:bit, and other physical computing devices you’re already familiar with.  The block-based MakeCode platform is like JavaScript on training wheels – perfect for the beginning coder of any age, but with the added benefit of allowing a very easy progression to real scripting.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 9



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 10 (8:30-9:30 am)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Learn the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, July 10 (10-11 am)
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite (your library) (Washington State Library)
In this webinar, Beverly Choltco-Devlin. will give an overview of Tacoma Public Library’s experience when several patrons from multiple locations introduced bedbugs into the library through the return of dozens of heavily impacted materials. Relying heavily on the PLA document on what to do (biggest message: “Don’t Panic”), system staff pulled together with vigilance and determination to mitigate against a potentially disastrous outcome.

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)
Mindful Leadership: Govie Edition (GovLoop Training)
Learn how to bring a mindfulness practice into your office.

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)
Trustworthy Digital Repositories (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide an overview of what defines a “Trustworthy Digital Repository;” what is the history of digital repository best practices, standards, and assessment; and what is the current state of digital repository certification.

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more.

Tuesday, July 10 (12-1 pm)
Small-Press Speed-Dating Extravaganza! (Booklist)
Learn about forthcoming titles from dynamic small presses that will bring rich variety and fresh energy to your collections.

Wednesday, July 11 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: WebJunction: The Learning Place for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Find out how to make the most of WebJunction including their live and recorded webinars, self-paced courses, as well as articles and resources, which can all play a part in helping you meet your learning goals.

Wednesday, July 11 (10-11 am)
Strategic Thinking (American Management Association)
Strategic thinking skills are essential for employees at all levels. The AMA will explain the combination of concepts around the skills needed to think strategically, and the practices that allow participants to develop and hone their skills in a classroom environment.

Wednesday, July 11 (10-11 am)
IMPROV(e) Your Business Workshop Series (Nonprofit hub)
In this webinar with Gina Trimarco, CEO of Carolina Improv Company & Pivot10 Results will share strategies on ways to re-activate your brain to build stronger rapport and connections that result in higher earned income, donations and referrals to other donors.

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)
How to get media coverage for your small nonprofit (The Good Partnership)
Helping small nonprofits change the world through fundraising. Whether you work for social justice, equality, social innovation, education, arts and culture, the environment, animal rights, or any other cause, you are on a mission to change the world. Don’t let fundraising stand in the way of what you stand for. Evolve it.

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
More and more libraries and educational institutions provide online content whether databases, archival collections, videos, and documents. But how much of this information is accessible by those who are blind, have low vision, or are hard of hearing? This webinar series will provide some basic steps librarians can take to make their content accessible to all.

Wednesday, July 11 (11-12 pm)
The Art of Collections Management Technology (Lyrasis)
In an effort to better support and serve museums, LYRASIS has commissioned a field-wide analysis and evaluation of collections management technology. This case study presentation will focus on the information gathered that will be generally useful for those working for change in their own institutions.

Wednesday, July 11 (12-1 pm)
Make Your Smartphone a Depository Library (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, you will learn about a variety of Government apps, including Science.gov, PubMed mobile, CDC MMWR Express, and FEMA.

Wednesday, July 11 ( 12-1 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Wednesday, July 11 (1-2 pm)
How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization.

Wednesday, July 11 (1-2 pm)
Supporting the Turquoise Wedge with Mirrors and Windows in the School Library Collection (Follett)
This webinar will explore the concept of mirror and window books as a critical component of a diverse school library collection. Participants will leave the session feeling empowered to support the turquoise wedge of the Future Ready Librarians Framework by curating resources, both print and digital, that reflect and value diversity.

Wednesday, July 11 (4-5:30 pm)
Hidden Treasures: Engaging and Free Resources from TeachersFirst (Teachers First)
Learn about the resources provided by TeachersFirst to make technology integration easy. Explore the teacher-friendly features of TeachersFirst to help you save time in developing technology infused lessons. Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the tools of the web successfully into any classroom.

Thursday, July 12 (8:30-9:30 am)
Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Everyone wants to be found. Your website is no exception. In this session we will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability.

Thursday, July 12 (9-10 am)
Perfecting your Pitch: How to Successfully tell your Story to the Media (Nonprofit hub)
In this session, Annie will provide very tactical advice to rise above the noise and stand out.  The key? Perfecting your pitch. She will go through an exercise that dives into how to create and perfect your pitch, what PR strategies you can incorporate to help you successfully tell your story to the media, and how to build your community and increase your donor base.

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)
An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sizing Nonprofits (Charity How To)
Learn the tactics to successfully raise money online for your nonprofit, even if you are a small or midsize organization.

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)
Be CALM not BUSY: How to Manage Your Nonprofit’s Communications (Firespring)
Learn clear and specific steps to bring more CALM into your work.

Thursday, July 12 (11-12 pm)
Personalizing Learning: Empowering Students to Use Data to Drive Their Own Learning (edWeb)
Discover how a blended learning model can be used as a tool to support effective data-driven instruction and learn practical strategies for beginning to engage students with making their own data-driven decisions.

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)
An Inside Look at How the FBI Develops Engaging Video (DigitalGov)
This talk is aimed at video producers, directors, cinematographers / DP’s, editors, social media and digital content managers, and anyone else interested in widening their reach through telling stories.

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)
Youth Engagement & Leadership (YALSA)
This webinar addresses the Youth Engagement & Leadership competency in which librarians respond to all teens’ interests and needs, and act in partnership with teens to create and implement teen activities and to foster teen leadership.

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)
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.

Thursday, July 12 (12-1 pm)
Google Earth Web: Oh the Places You Can Go (Teachers First)
Learn the key features of Google Earth web and how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom instruction. The reimagined version of Google Earth includes features that go beyond the use of maps and satellite imagery. Users can now explore the world with Voyager, Google’s Earth’s showcase of guided tours, and try out the 3D button to view places from any angle. Leave with classroom ideas and lesson planning resources.

Thursday, July 12 (1-1:45 pm)
World Class: How to Build a 21st Century School System (Alliance for Excellent Education)
Join Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General and Bob Wise, President of the Alliance for Excellent Education for a discussion on successes and a serious look at good practices in countries around the world to understand what works best in different contexts. They will also answer answers submitted online by viewers.

Thursday, July 12 (2-3 pm)
Choose Your Own Adventure with Google Slides (Teachers First)
Learn to create a non-linear show that can engage learners while helping them learn content.  Join us for this session where you will learn to create and use Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) stories.

Friday, July 13 (12-1 pm)
Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” — to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

 

Free Library Continuing Education Events for July



site logoThe July 2018 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 76 live offerings and four to watch “At Your Leisure.” Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers.

View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 25



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

 

All times MDT

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)
Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)
Chatbots – Discover This Secret Weapon to Scale Training Capability (InSync Training)
In this session, you’ll learn how you can design a chatbot to be both a performance support tool (providing on-demand job aids) as well as a virtual facilitator and coach (ensuring knowledge transference and learning accountability).

Wednesday, June 27 (10-11 am)
Bootstrap Fundraising – Launching a Development Program (nonprofit hub)
“If you build it, they will come” is completely appropriate for the fundraising world. Starting or re-launching a fundraising program can be daunting and discouraging.  If you focus on infrastructure and process first, you’ll find that fundraising will become far easier. Join this webinar to learn the key steps you should take to be successful in building out your development efforts and pitfalls  you could face along the way.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Tips for Moving up the Gov Career Ladder (GovLoop)
The good place – it’s the idealized place in your career. It’s where you want to end up. The pinnacle. The corner office. But how do you get there? Those questions can be especially difficult to answer for government employees because the government career structure can seem limiting. Join us as we share insights and best practices to actually get to the next phase of your career.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Getting Ready to Get Ready for Giving Season (GuideStar)
To help you offset last minute planning, we’ve invited the fundraising experts at Classy to join us on a webinar to share how you can start preparing for year-end giving TODAY. You’ll learn how to plan your fundraising campaign in advance, which marketing best practices to use to drive the most traffic back to your campaign, how to appeal to different types of donors, and why Giving Tuesday is a day you can’t ignore.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1:30 pm)
Litigation?! Strategies to Lower Your ECE Organization’s Risk of Being Involved in Lawsuits (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar, presented by Attorney Ron McGuckin, will focus on the most current legal trends and administrative issues which impact the day to day operations of the child care  program.

Thursday, June 28 (11-12 pm)
How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity HowTo)
In this webinar, we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 18



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Monday, June 18 (2-3 pm)
Deep Dive into Device Lending (Utah State Library)
More and more libraries are lending devices such as wifi hotspots, Chromebooks, and tablets. This webinar will take a deeper look at the nitty gritty details of device lending, such as device security, policies, budgeting, and vendors.

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)
How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations (Charity HowTo)
In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

Tuesday, June 19 (11-12 pm)
We’re Here, We’re Queer, and We’re in the Public Record: Federal Government Documents on the LGBT Movement (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar highlights primary sources on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement from all branches of the Federal Government.

Wednesday, June 20 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Rising to the Challenge: Using the Aspen Institute Report and Action Guide for Strategic Planning (Nebraska Library Commission)
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries report Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries and its companion Action Guide can be powerful tools for libraries as we seek to leverage our position as a trusted community resource to forge new partnerships for achieving community goals. Learn how one small public library used the Aspen Report in its strategic planning process to develop a dynamic new road map for community success.

Wednesday, June 20 (9-11 am)
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources.

Wednesday, June 20 (10-1:50 pm)
Nonprofit Marketing That Works (Network for Good)
At this free virtual conference, you’ll gain insight and expertise from some of the top minds in the nonprofit community through four back-to-back live streamed webinars. Register now to learn the latest best practices that can make the most effective use of your time and money! This is the community that shares your passion.

Wednesday, June 20 (12-1:30 pm)
5 Things You Can Do Today to Lessen Challenging Behaviors Tomorrow (Early Childhood Investigations)
Through humor, concrete examples, and practical suggestions, participants in this webinar will learn about five common causes of challenging behaviors. They will learn how to recognize these factors, understand the impact they can have, and how to remedy them so peace and happiness can prevail in the classroom.

Wednesday, June 20 (3-4 pm)
Do You See What I See? Cortical Visual Impairment Characteristics & Interventions (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Learn the characteristics of CVI, including what’s really happening when a student’s vision seems to change frequently. Then learn strategies and supports to accommodate these students’ visual access needs, and potentially improve their ability to visually identify and connect with the people and activities in their environments.

Thursday, June 21 ( 11-12 pm)
Charitable Solicitation Registration: Top Things You Need to Know (Firespring)
Designed for nonprofits, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals with nonprofit clients, this one-hour webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states.

Thursday, June 21 (12:30-1 pm)
Federal Government Resources for K-8 (North Dakota State Library)
Federal agencies produce a wide range of kid-friendly information. Learn about the material available for use in your classroom or program, especially in the sciences and history. Note that unlike state documents, almost all of the federal resources are web-based.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 11



Free, online, continuing education events for this week of from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Monday, June 11 (11-12 pm)
Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces (American Libraries Live)
In this free webinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits, will talk about how school libraries are bringing STEM into their curriculum and the leading role that librarians and media specialists are taking to make this a reality.

Tuesday, June 12 (9-10 am)
Introduction to Wikidata for Librarians (OCLC Research)
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. Wikidata acts as central storage for the structured data of its Wikimedia sister projects including Wikipedia. Beyond Wikimedia projects, Wikidata also provides support to many other sites and services, including the Google Knowledge Graph. It is also relevant to many developing and emerging projects in the library descriptive landscape. In our linked data future, Wikidata may play an important role as a place to find and store metadata and identifiers. This webinar will be of interest to metadata libraries, digital library developers, those interested in linked data and identifiers, and those tracking emerging trends in librarianship.

Tuesday, June 12 (11-12 pm)
Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons why you can’t afford to wait! (Charity HowTo)
If you’re hesitant or unsure about monthly donors, this FREE interactive webinar will answer the questions you, your boss or board may still have about the value of adding a monthly donor program to your revenue stream.The presenter, Erica Waasdorp, has worked with organization of all sizes in starting and growing their monthly donor programs. During this webinar, Erica will show you examples of how very small nonprofits have created successful monthly donor programs with minimal effort.

Tuesday, June 12 (12:30-1:30 pm)
The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring)
Most nonprofits that have tried to blog have failed miserably. In this session, we will share the collective wisdom we’ve gleaned from dozens of nonprofit organizations that have stumbled upon the magic formula for becoming thought leaders in their community.

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Making Space for Active Learning in Your Library (WebJunction)
Transformation happens when a library reimagines and reconfigures its physical space so that community engagement shifts from passive to active. The fifteen libraries that participated in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project are dynamic proof of that. They learned and applied principles of active learning, placemaking and design thinking to create “smart spaces” where the community learns and creates together and strengthens social bonds. In this webinar, we’ll describe an innovative process that any size of library can follow to uncover community needs and translate those needs into flexible lively learning space. Hear about the real experiences of two project participants who transformed drab, underused spaces into hubs of activity and energy. It can happen at your library.

Tuesday, June 12 (1-2 pm)
Demonstrating Library Impact with Data (Infopeople)
In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn how to develop and implement an outcomes-based evaluation framework that is easy to manage and makes sense for your library. You’ll get the tools to design a logic model that will guide your data collection and set targets to show your success and inform learning.

Tuesday, June 12 (2-3 pm)
Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education (edWeb)
In this edWebinar, Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education at the News Literacy Project, provides an overview of the field of news literacy, including the most current trends and research, and offers concrete tools and strategies for addressing these skills in the classroom.

Tuesday, June 12 (3:30-4:30 pm)
In Depth With the New AASL Standards, Part VI (Wyoming State Library)
Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on a final tour of the new AASL standards. This month will be all about the Shared Foundation “Engage.” Join us on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!

Wednesday, June 13 (9-10 am)
A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Grantspace)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-1:30 pm)
Live and Learn: Collections Emergency Lessons and Training (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will help you to make sure your Emergency Plan is a living document by focusing on learning opportunities both before and after emergencies: training and after-action reviews. We will provide ideas for training all staff who work with heritage collections and we’ll discuss how to debrief after actual emergencies to learn from them in the most effective way.

Wednesday, June 13 (12-12:30 pm)
Learning and Growing Together: WebJunction, the Learning Place for Libraries (WebJunction)
Since 2003, WebJunction has helped thousands of library staff members build job skills to deliver transformational services to their communities. Our resources are always free, all are welcome, and we’re always open. Join this 30-minute webinar to learn about WebJunction, who we are, what we do, and how you can leverage our resources; explore the variety of self-paced, web-based training resources available for free; and hear about our projects and programs that connect public library service to community needs.

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)
Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy (School Library Journal)
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Last year, School Library Journal called the Starling “a potential game changer.” Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are not only lending the Starlings to their communities, but are also hosting early literacy programs around this advanced technology.

Thursday, June 14 (11-12 pm)
Building a Pipeline of Major Donors: 5 Key Metrics for Success (Bloomerang)
Are you tired of the year-to-year fundraising treadmill of grant writing, mailings, and special events? Are your board members burned out on writing letters, filling tables, and asking their friends for money? Join us to learn Benevon’s metrics-based, high-touch process for building a pipeline of mission-focused major donors who will, in turn, introduce others. This session is for all sizes and types of nonprofits.

Thursday, June 14 (12- 1 pm)
Making Project-Based Learning More Than a Project (Education Week)
What are the first steps in creating space for Project-Based Learning in your schools? Join our special guest Mike Miele from the Highlander Institute as we share the eight components of strong PBL. Whether you’re a school leader or a classroom teacher, this webinar will help you get started.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)
American Indian and Alaskan Native Documents in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899 (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar demonstrates access to full-text searchable documents listed in Steven L. Johnson’s  Bibliography Guide to American Indian Document’s in the Congressional Serial Set: 1817-1899, Clearwater Press, 1977.  There are currently 6,000 titles freely accessible on the internet.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1 pm)
How to Communicate Effectively, Even When It’s Hard (GovLoop)
Learning how to communicate effectively – especially at work – is one of the most important assets you have in your career arsenal. Join NextGen Nation online for an engaging presentation from communication experts on effective tools you can use to improve communication and leadership with emotional intelligence.

Thursday, June 14 (12-1:30 pm)
Usability Testing with Steve Krug (DigitalGov)
Join us for a 90 minute demonstration and talk with Steve Krug, where he will share how you can get started making usability fixes, no matter what your full time job is.Steve will start his presentation with a demo of a live usability test to show that anyone can do usability testing. Then he will share how you can find the most important problems with your website or product, and make fixes with just a small number of participants.

Thursday, June 14 (1-2 pm)
“I could really use a good laugh!” How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library  (Infopeople)
This webinar will give you the skillsets necessary to teach both your library users and library staff a fun & effective way of managing the stresses of their day. Laughter-as-therapy in the library environment can be offered to library users of all ages.

Thursday, June 14 (3-4 pm)
STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss (edWeb)
STEM-rich activities are an engaging way to combine summer fun with quality learning experiences. In this edWebinar, discover family-friendly activities that you can share with your students’ families, your neighbors, and your own kids!

Friday, June 15 (12-1 pm)
Job Hunting Like a Boss (Colorado State Library)
Whether you are looking to make that next big jump professionally, or you want to better serve your job hunting patrons, we have valuable tips and tricks for navigating the turbulent waters of job hunting. We will provide insight from both sides of the table: a seasoned veteran with more than 15 years of experience hiring in libraries, and a recent MLIS graduate who has submitted too many job applications to count! Come prepared to share your thoughts, experiences and questions, so that after this presentation, you will be better equipped to land your next big opportunity, and you will have a new/improved toolbox that you can use to help your patrons land theirs.