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Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 19



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  July 19 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

List of events for week

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Monday, July 19 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Introduction to Library Ethics (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Ethics is defined as “the body of moral principles or values governing, or distinctive of, a particular culture or group.” While many people have personal ethics that impact their daily behavior, there are also ethics in workplaces and professions, including libraries. This webinar will introduce the fundamental ethical principles of the library profession, including professional ethics, intellectual freedom, and the importance of policies and procedures.

Tuesday, July 20 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This webinar is an online version of the one-hour onsite orientations taught by legal reference librarians from the Law Library of Congress, and will cover digital resources available through the Law Library’s website as well as those available onsite.

Tuesday, July 20 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites – A-B-Cs AND 1-2-3s!: Numeracy & Early Literacy (Colorado State Library)
Come learn with Kate Brunner about the importance of including your 1-2-3s along with the A-B-Cs in early literacy library services and jumpstart your own play-based early math programming.

Tuesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)
Analyzing Multiple Perspectives (Library of Congress)
Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model strategies to help your students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We’ll practice a number of related strategies and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

Tuesday, July 20 (1-2 pm)
Reading and Vision Accessibility in Your Pocket (PACER Center)
This presentation will introduce a sampling of built-in features on Apple and Android mobile devices that assist with reading and vision accessibility.

Tuesday, July 20 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Making the Ask (Firespring)
One of the most uncomfortable parts of fundraising is asking for money. Join Kelly Medwick, Firespring’s chief business development officer, to learn how to overcome the challenges of asking for fundraising dollars.

Tuesday, July 20 (9-10 am)
Accessing Census Data (Nebraska Library Commission)
Introduction to U.S. Census Bureau Data Products and Tools, American Community Survey Concepts and Profiles, and new data access platform data.census.gov. The purpose of this informational data session is to acquaint organizations to Census data tools and data.census.gov. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to access Quick Facts, American Community Survey (ACS) Narrative Profile, and Data Social/Economic Profiles, which provides quick and easy access to select statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wednesday, July 21 (9-10 am)
Pt. I: Myths and Misconceptions about Cybersecurity in Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
Ransomware, data breaches, and cybersecurity are words at Sightline Security, which we hear in the news daily. But, what does this mean for your organization? And why/how should you prioritize it amongst the dozens of other operational activities? We will provide answers to some of the most critical questions nonprofits of all sizes and missions are asking. We will give you useful next steps to help you balance cyber investments at your organization.

Wednesday, July 21 (10-10:30 am)
TeamRaiser® Community Call (Blackbaud)
Join thought leaders and top event fundraising organizations as we share data-driven insights on digital and event fundraising, discuss best-practices, share decision-making frameworks and highlight new ideas to adapt in today’s environment.

Wednesday, July 21 (10-11 am)
Shifting to Virtual: Updating Your Blended Learning Design (Training Magazine Network)
Join our LEO Learning consultants, Andrew Joly, Director of Strategic Design, and Patrick Billingsley, Principal Consultant, as we take a fresh look at the design and delivery of world-class blended learning. We’ll show you what’s working, what leading organizations are doing now, and what you need to do to get started.

Wednesday, July 21 (11-12 pm)
Scenario Planning in Uncertain Times (Propel Nonprofits)
Join us as we explore how to assess your current and future financial positions by developing new scenario and contingency plans.

Wednesday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)
This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
Using Courage to Confront Bias (Colorado State Library)
Bias is a natural part of the human condition and comes into play in many of our decisions and interactions. We have all experienced bias either personally or directed at others. Responding to bias takes courage. Developing a framework can help us make informed decisions on how to proceed or not. Courage is hard and goes against many of our survival instincts. It can feel risky. But it is how we can positively affect ourselves, our teams, our patrons, our communities, and our libraries. We’ll also explore how to take a stand in a way that is objective, factual, and affirming.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1 pm)
How is the Federal Government Funding Relief Efforts for COVID-19? (Federal Depository Library Program)
Explore how supplemental funding for COVID-19 makes its way from Congress into the economy. Data Lab breaks down the steps taken by Federal agencies to use the $4.5 trillion of COVID-19 relief funding and track the status of funds so you can see how much has been spent.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)
Uncomfortable Conversations With Librarians — DEI Perspective (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries)
Modeled after the hit web series and best selling books “Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man” https://uncomfortableconvos.com/, we will be sitting down with this diverse panel to talk about a wide range of “uncomfortable” topics related to librarianship.  What is exciting is that we will be soliciting all questions from the audience in advance, so submit your questions and thoughts to Emma Kent kente@gram.edu   We look forward to a thought provoking dialogue.

Thursday, July 22 (12-1:30 pm)
Exploring Census Data: How Americans Spend Leisure Time (U.S. Census Bureau)
Exploring Census Data webinar series on How Americans Spend Leisure Time. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will dive into business data relatable to everyday life. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A.

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)
The Science of Reading: From a Vision to Outcomes (edWeb.net)
For decades, researchers have been observing instructional practices, gathering data, and analyzing student outcomes to provide insight on best practices and methods for reaching students at all levels. Yet, student academic achievement is below our collective expectations. What can we learn from science to ensure all our students perform at grade level? In this edWebinar, Dr. Gabi Bell Jiménez discusses the Science of Reading. How can we use the Science of Reading to ensure students thrive, and to inspire us and amplify student outcomes?

Thursday, July 22 (1-2 pm)
Civil Legal Programming: Libraries Bridging the Justice Gap (Web Junction)
In this webinar explore effective and creative library programming that connects patrons to the civil legal resources and information they need.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 12



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  July 12 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

List of events for week

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Tuesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)
An Introduction to Benefits.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)
Since 2002, Benefits.gov has been the official benefits website of the U.S. Government, helping millions of citizens-in-need on their path to Government benefits. Using Benefits.gov, citizens can explore over 1,000 state and Federal assistance programs, check their eligibility with the Benefit Finder, and access hundreds of informational articles in the News Center. Based on citizen feedback, Benefits.gov launched an interactive chatbot this spring to help answer frequently asked questions and direct citizens to the right resources.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-12:20 pm)
Quick Bites – Getting Back to Nature (Colorado State Library)
Join Melody Garcia as we explore the benefits of nature play, how to engage children in nature play, and inspire families and caregivers to get back to nature, even if your library doesn’t have an ideal outdoor space.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)
Federal Funding Part 2 – Success Stories, Tips & Tools for Finding the Money (Library Journal)
Hear from librarians who are successfully navigating the logistics of securing funding the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund.

Tuesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)
Finding Resources on LOC.gov (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress web site (www.loc.gov) contains millions of digitized primary sources free to use with your students and a variety of free teacher resources. In this webinar, Library of Congress education specialists will share tips and strategies for finding resources in the Library’s extensive digitized collections, by navigating the website and using the search engine. Come with your questions and let us help you find resources for your students!

Tuesday, July 13 (1-2 pm)
Cyberbullying and Tweens: Research and Strategies to Help Keep Tweens Safe (edWeb.net)
Tweens are getting their first phones, first social media accounts—and first experiences in cyberbullying. What, when and why does this occur? In this edWebinar, join Dr. Justin Patchin, the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, and Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, the founder of Digital Respons-Ability to learn about insights, research and strategies on how to handle cyberbullying with tweens.

Tuesday, July 13 (3-4 pm)
Teaching Drone Coding using Project Based Learning (edSurge)
Using a drone as a toy is one thing. Using a drone as a tool is a wonderful opportunity to explore the world around us. Where do we start? How can we translate the technology available in drones into a robust opportunity to solve problems where students are? By merging themes in computer science with real-world applications we can set students on the right track. FInd out how in this educational webinar brought to you by NextWave STEM.

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)
Youth perceptions of online harassment, cyberbullying, and “just drama”: Avenues for Support and Guidance (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In the session, the presenter will discuss the intersection between cyberbullying, mental health issues, and library support. Cyberbullying has long lasting and devastating consequences on youth and adults alike. Through empathy and compassionate services, librarians and library workers could support and nurture those who are enduring cyberbullying in their everyday life.

Wednesday, July 14 (9-10 am)
Finding Partners & Preparing Staff: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 3)(Nebraska Library Commission)
This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Seeing Beyond the Pandemic: Eye Health, Vision and Learning (Education Week)
This webinar will provide key information about the links between vision and learning and how the pandemic and distance learning may have impacted children’s eye health. Our expert eye health panelists will share information regarding digital eyestrain and other conditions brought on by the increased use of digital devices for online learning and what parents and teachers can do to help.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Assisting Library Patrons with Legal Questions: Legal Reference Interviews, Referrals, Programming, and Outreach (Niche Academy)
In this webinar, Deborah Hamilton will focus on how to handle legal questions from patrons.  We will look at how to do a legal reference interview and what types of information you can provide; how to connect with legal service organizations in the community so you can make good referrals; and discuss possible ideas for legal programs that you can offer to your patrons.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)
Different Paths to Children’s Literature (Mackin)
Join New York Times-bestselling and award-winning creators AG Ford, Cátia Chien, and Cathy Camper for a lively conversation reflecting on the beginnings of their careers and their different paths to creating children’s books. They’ll discuss the changing landscape of children’s literature, its lasting influence, and its power to positively impact and uplift all young readers. Viewers will leave feeling inspired after listening to these remarkable and varied journeys to publication.

Wednesday, July 14 (12-1:30 pm)
The Power of the Podcast: How Consultants and Other Experts Can Reach a Wider Audience (Early Childhood Investigations)
Take part in this thought-provoking webinar to hear insights about how podcasting helped the speakers provide support for the field of learning and development while also creating more opportunities for consulting, speaking, and other income-generating opportunities.

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)
Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust (Nonprofit Hub)
This Hubinar will introduce the eight steps of Cause Selling, the relationship-driven fundraising cycle that guides fundraisers through every interaction with donors from prospecting to stewardship. We will then dive into the art of asking questions and listening effectively to learn the needs of your donors and develop trust.

Wednesday, July 14 (1-2 pm)
Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This workshop is designed to give an overview of how to host a great online event. We will be covering tips on how to use and implement your platform into your organization as well as how to engage attendees. Attendees will gain an understanding of what support they will need internally or externally to run a seamless online event.

Thursday, July 15 (9-10 am)
The Constitution Annotated on Congress.gov (Orientation to Legal Research Webinar Series) (Law Library of Congress)
The Constitution Annotated, which provides a summary of U.S. Constitutional provisions and the leading U.S. Supreme Court decisions that interpret them, is available at https://constitution.congress.gov/. This presentation will provide an overview of the features and navigation of the Constitution Annotated available via Congress.gov.

Thursday, July 15 (10-11 am)
Build Your Own Leadership Simulations (Training Magazine Network)
In this session, you will be working in virtual teams to learn more about leadership by applying different leadership facilitation techniques to your own practice.

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)
The Future of Fundraising Events (Charity Village)
In this session, we’ll unpack what modern charities are doing with their events to move forward, and discover how you can do the same. We’ll share new ideas based on over 200 virtual, hybrid and in-person events to increase fundraising potential and donor engagement, and discuss what it takes to be an organization that is leading the way with online fundraising.

Thursday, July 15 (11-12 pm)
Executive Directors Chat: Strategic Planning and Outreach (TechSoup)
In this ED Chat, nonprofits will learn how to develop an effective marketing or outreach strategy. Giving your audience good information is great, but what is the strategic goal to increase followers and income and contribute more to your community? We will take a deeper dive into how to do more community outreach and engage your staff and board members in the process.

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)
How To Know If Your Fundraising Staff Is Leaving Money On The Table (Bloomerang)
Nonprofit CEOs – Maybe your entire advancement team has grown and evolved so much over the years. They’re experts at securing government, foundation contracts, or corporate sponsorships, but cash flow remains tight, restricted, and you still don’t have enough money. You’re starting to wonder if they’re leaving money on the table. But you’ve never launched or grown an individual giving program that steadily secures larger, unrestricted gifts. Where would you start? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this training!

Thursday, July 15 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)
This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 5



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 5 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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

Wednesday, July 7 (9-10 am)
Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Nonprofit Hub)
Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission. Join us in this webinar and discover: What is the overhead myth and why does it matter? The impact of underinvestment. How to address concerns with donors. What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle. How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

Wednesday, July 7 (11-12 pm)
Learning as Unusual for Business as Unusual (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by TECHADEMY. Mr. Keshava Raju, (CEO, TECHADEMY) will do a deep dive into how L&D professionals can inculcate a culture of perpetual learning in an engaging ecosystem that exposes learners to both the personal and professional benefits of the program whilst maintaining a steady ROL.

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)
Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries (Niche Academy)
Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service. Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what it is and how it can make your library better by keeping users at the center of every decision.

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)
Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, July 7 at 1 PM CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring debut authors Karla Arenas Valenti (LOTERÍA); Tina Cane (ALMA PRESSES PLAY); Lee Durfey-Lavoie; and Veronica Agarwal (JUST ROLL WITH IT). Panelists will give a short presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Booklist’s senior editor Julia Smith. Plus, get a sneak peek at the latest titles coming this fall from Random House Children’s Books! Register now!

Wednesday, July 7 (1-2 pm)
Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)
In this workshop, we’ll see many different ways to control your computer and mobile devices, from voice control to switches, adaptive mice, and even keyboards, too. We’ll demonstrate several simple things to make accessing your computer easier, as well as some more complex setups.

Thursday, July 8 (8:30-9:30 am)
It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)
Join Kelly Medwick, chief client solutions officer​ at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

Thursday, July 8 (9-10 am)
The Power Of Untold Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
There’s always more to the story. The often untold stories have the power to call your audience to act, transform hearts and ultimately support your work. It’s not always perfect, but it’s perfectly meant to be told. In this webinar, we’ll learn why it matters. Hear firsthand how moments unfold, stories are told, and endings surprise.

Thursday, July 8 (11-11:30 am)
Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

Thursday, July 8 (11:30-12 pm)
Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)
Bridging the Gap: Tools for Healthy Executive Director Transitions (Charity Village)
This one-hour webinar is focused on sharing practical tools, personal insights, and recommendations to support effective Executive Director and Founder transitions.

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)
An Orientation to Congress.gov (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar provides a basic overview of Congress.gov, with a demonstration on how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches.

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)
Booklist’s third-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, will begin July 1 . . . and this graphic novel-packed webinar (the first in a two-part series) is here to kick things off.

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)
Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

Thursday, July 8 (1-2 pm)
On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)
Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.

Thursday, July 8 (2-3 pm)
Show, Don’t Tell: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)
In this webinar, you’ll discover how you can use realistic scenarios to promote knowledge transfer and critical thinking in your next virtual employee training or customer-facing education program. You’ll also learn how to build a scenario that engages, entertains, and challenges learners to apply new information in relevant ways.

Free Library Continuing Education Events for July



site logoThe July 2021 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with dozens of live webinars, as well as an online conference and recordings 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 June 28-30



Free, online, continuing education events for June 28-30 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

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Monday, June 28 (1-2 pm)
Number 2 Reason to Teach Robotics: Imagination (edWeb.net)
Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? Join us for part two of a three-part edWebinar series on Three Reasons to Teach Robotics. Answer #2, Imagination, will be addressed in part two of the series. Connect with Gerald Voltz of NASA Glenn Research Center and Louis Jimenez of Toledo Public Schools as they discuss their robotics capstone partnership and the impact the culmination of their career technical education program has had on a decade of students.

Tuesday, June 29 (10-11 am)
Mindset Matters: How to Improve Your Virtual Facilitation Style (Training Magazine Network)
If you would like to create compelling, engaging virtual learning experiences, join Cynthia Clay and participate actively as we explore how your mindset makes a difference when presenting online.

Tuesday, June 29 (12-1 pm)
Foundations: Analyzing Complex Images (Library of Congress)
In this webinar, participants will learn and apply foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources that are particularly rich and complex in detail. When working with such images, how can we help students notice and examine details that may otherwise go unnoticed? And how can we help them relate these details to one another, in order to arrive at a fuller understanding of the whole? We’ll practice these strategies together and reflect on how they can be applied in your educational setting.

Wednesday, June 30 (8-9 am)
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Public Library Social Service (Indiana State Library)
Athens (Georgia) Regional Library is one of the first public libraries to refocus a social work program toward a trauma-informed framework. This session presents replicable steps in providing library services, designing and implementing policies, and supplying holistic training for staff utilizing a trauma-informed lens. As libraries are asked to do more with less, this session highlights easily attained methods of becoming trauma-informed and establishing a system which reflects the assets of the community and organizational values.

Wednesday, June 30 (12-1 pm)
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 21



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  June 21 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

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Monday, June 21 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Virtual Facilitation that Rocks! Strategies to encourage engagement during your next online meeting (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
We may have all become experts at attending virtual events this past year, but what about hosting them? Join us to learn engaging virtual facilitation skills to help level up your next virtual event.

Monday, June 21 (2-3 pm)
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Open House 2021 (ALSC)
Attendees will have an opportunity to hop around into different breakout rooms and learn more about the different priority areas of ALSC and how to get involved, both through appointed committee work and standalone volunteer opportunities.

Tuesday, June 22⋅(10-11 am)
New Federal Funding for Libraries: What It Means For You (Library Journal)
Learn about the brand new funding for public libraries that the Federal government has made available through the American Rescue Plan Act and the Federal Communication Commission’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. In this webcast, we will cover how many millions are included; how libraries can get it directly from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, through their state library, or from the FCC; what expenses are eligible to spend it on; and more. Led by Stephanie Gerding, winner of Grants for Libraries, Winning Grants, Second Edition, the Library Grants blog, and more.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-12:45 pm)
Women in Space: The Future of DEI and STEM (GovLoop)
In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from women who have built careers studying everything from deep space to ocean exploration and beyond. You will also hear how they have served as leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations and what tools, resources and training they needed to get to this phase of their careers.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Color and Play: Learn and Have Fun With Government Coloring Books and Games For All Ages (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is designed for pure summer fun with some on-the-side learning. The U.S. Government publishes a number of coloring books and games across a variety of agencies including NASA, CDC, and NOAA. Topics cover space, health, safety, disaster planning, gardening, and nutrition. Games and coloring books from state and local sources will also be highlighted. For your users who speak other languages, there are coloring books and games also. Join us for this webinar just to have some summer fun and take a break from pandemic worry.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Accessibility: Practical Things that People in L&D Need to Know (InSyncTraining)
In an increasingly virtual world, how can virtual learning designers ensure their programs and content are truly accessible for everyone? Discover the practical steps to creating learning experiences for all while adopting an inclusive mindset and approach to learning design – especially areas we might be neglecting as we move more and more content online in response to the ongoing pandemic.

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Foundations: Analyzing Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
Join Library of Congress education specialists as we model foundational strategies for analyzing primary sources in the K-12 setting. Participants will practice making observations, reflecting to draw inferences, and developing questions. They will also learn about free teacher resources available from the Library’s Teacher’s Page. These resources and strategies are designed to facilitate student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Come learn how they can be applied in your educational setting!

Tuesday, June 22 (12-1 pm)
Curious about Curiosity Camp? IF/THEN Collection Resources to Support Girls in STEM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
GoldieBlox is educating and empowering girls by creating engaging content, fun toys and interesting resources. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the IF/THEN Collection and Curiosity Camp resources, produced by GoldieBlox, and how to use them to support gender equity in STEM programs. Hear from the founder of GoldieBlox, Debbie Sterling, and the stars of Curiosity Camp, about why having role models and resources for girls in STEM is important.

Wednesday, June 23 (9-10 am)
Bedbugs in the Library?! (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dr. Jody Green from the Lancaster County Extension Office will discuss bed bug biology and behavior. Lincoln City Library Staff, Jen Jackson and LeeAnn Sergeant, will discuss how LCL approaches the possibility of bed bugs in the library.

Wednesday, June 23 (11-11:45 am)
Beyond Virtual Facilitation: How to Maximize Engagement and Tackle Wicked Problems in Your Virtual Meetings (CharityHowTo)
Join us for a hands-on training where you will learn the virtual facilitation tools, tips, and tricks needed to build trust, spark ideas, and foster collaboration in your virtual meetings.

Wednesday, June 23 (11-12:30 pm)
Identifying and Managing Hazardous Materials In Museum Collections (Connecting to Collections Care)
This webinar will take a close look at hazardous materials present in museum collections and how to properly manage their safe storage and handling. It will cover not only the identification of hazards, but also the straightforward steps that can be taken to improve safety and reduce the likelihood of exposure to dangerous substances.

Wednesday, June 23 (2-3 pm)
Teaching Poetry: Poetry 180 with Billy Collins (Library of Congress)
Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his signature laureate project, Poetry 180—which brings poetry to schools for each of the 180 days of the school year.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Leading From Home: How to Manage a Virtual Team (Charity Village)
Working from home has become the “new normal” for many organizations, and it has been a challenging adjustment for all departments. Sargent Solutions Inc has been successfully working remotely since 2016, long before the COVID-19 pandemic made its impact. This webinar will be packed with tips and tricks for those making the pivot to remote work, with a special focus on leadership skills and effectively managing a virtual team.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Social Media Scheduling and Planning Tools (TechImpact)
In this free 60 minute webinar, we’ll provide an overview and demonstration of tools such as Hootsuite, Facebook Publishing, Tweetdeck, and Airtable.

Thursday, June 24 (11-12 pm)
Favorite Free (or cheap) Fundraising Tools (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a fun, fast-paced session where he will highlight the free (or inexpensive) tools that he uses to make fundraising easier and more efficient. Over 15 tools will be discussed and demonstrated ranging from apps to websites to gadgets to books and more. It’s your chance to take a look under the hood and see how Chad works on a daily basis.

Thursday, June 24 (12-1 pm)
Congress.gov Webinar (Law Library of Congress)
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.

Friday, June 25 (8:30-9:30 am)
Storytelling Q&A Session (Firespring)
Join Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney, as he casts light on your story, shares how it can work for you, and answers questions about how to use storytelling in your marketing.

Friday, June 25( 12-1 pm)
Emergency Connectivity Fund Program Overview (Federal Communications Commission)
The webinar will provide schools and libraries with an overview of the ECF, including applicant eligibility, supported equipment and services, reasonable support amounts, and the application and invoicing processes. Participants will also have an opportunity to submit questions about how the program works and the program requirements. The webinar will be recorded and available on the FCC’s website following the event.

Saturday, June 26 (9-10:30 am)
Tech for Teens: Building Websites (PACER Center)
This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to a method of designing websites using the free online tool at Weebly.com. Students will learn how to use template designs and insert small amounts of code to customize and publish their own websites online. This is an extension of the Coding Websites workshop but past attendance is not required.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 14



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  June 14 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

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Monday, June 14 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF): Mobile Hotspots & Devices for Public Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
The Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) is a temporary federal program the provides full reimbursement to public libraries and schools for broadband connectivity in off-campus locations, such as library patron or student homes. Public libraries and schools can apply for and receive funding for mobile hotspots and connected devices (such as laptops and tablets) to checkout to patrons and students. Join us to learn all about this program and how your public library can participate.

Tuesday, June 15 (11-11:45 am)
Boards & Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (CharityHowTo)
Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise.  Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising.  Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

Tuesday, June 15 (11-12 pm)
How to Use the Summer to Prepare Your Organization for Grant Seeking (TechSoup)
Is your organization interested in attracting grant funding to help start, maintain, and expand your programs? Great! You can use this summer’s “downtime” to get your organization ready for grant success. So what can you expect to find in the grant world and how can you prepare for it?

Tuesday, June 15 (12-12:50 pm)
How to Practice Empathy at Work (GovLoop)
Join us online to learn how to practice empathy at work, including how training and awareness can lead to better communication, increase equity and foster understanding.

Tuesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)
Government Supports Financial Literacy with Wealth of Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
This session will pull together and present these resources. The goal of this session will be to showcase existing resources that can be used across a range of age groups and knowledge levels.

Tuesday, June 15 (1-2 pm)
Eliminating Library Fines: Improving Community Access, Equity and Usage (WebJunction)
This webinar explores going (and staying) fine-free as a social justice issue­­­­ and as a revenue issue. Presenters will discuss considerations such as the barriers to access for those facing financial insecurity, the cost to collect fines often exceeds the revenue they bring in, and that many libraries report that patrons return more items after going fine-free.

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)
How Do People Learn?: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 2) (Nebraska Library Commission)
This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

Wednesday, June 16 (9-10 am)
Storytelling for Difficult Subjects (Nonprofit Hub)
Learn creative ways to cover sensitive subject matters. Tell stories that resonate with donors without putting clients at risk. Also, get tips on gathering the stories and gaining permission.

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)
TrendsWatch 2021: Navigating a Disrupted Future (Blackbaud)
In 2021, arts & cultural organizations face rapid, transformative shifts on all fronts. In response, the 2021 edition of TrendsWatch focuses on issues arts & cultural organizations must attend to right now, to minimize harm to their communities and ensure their own survival. This webinar will discuss how arts & cultural organizations can achieve this using essential technologies.

Wednesday, June 16 (11-12 pm)
Practices for Healthy Board Governance (Propel Nonprofits)
In this webinar we will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance.

Wednesday, June 16 (11-1 pm)
Lounging in the Library: an afternoon of authors in conversation… in their comfiest clothing (Library Journal)
Outcasts and outlaws. Secrets and skeletons. Dancers, dangers, and divorce. Found families and fear. Follow along as our authors take on the big issues… in their loungewear.

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)
There’s A Dragon In The Library: D&D For Librarians (Colorado State Library)
Join us to discuss the basics of building a collection of circulating D&D sourcebooks, digital tools for facilitating online gameplay, and how to run the game yourself or encourage your patrons to run games in your space.

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1 pm)
Building Business Know-How through Data Literacy (Public Library Association)
Learn how libraries collaborate with economic development agencies, community groups, and individuals to foster workforce development and promote informed business planning and decision-making.

Wednesday, June 16 (12-1:30 pm)
Delivering Extraordinary Fundraising in Extraordinary Times (Candid Learning)
Getting attention—this is the challenge of this new era in fundraising that requires innovation, creativity, and imagination. In this idea-packed and entertaining webinar, you’ll discover how you can bring a new way of thinking about fundraising through technology, the (behavioral) science of giving, and bold messaging. Through this evolved way of understanding fundraising, nonprofits can ensure the loyalty of their donors and find professional inspiration to do their work.

Wednesday, June 16 (1-2 pm)
Changing Lives with Freedom to Read Inc: A Librarian Delivers Literacy Abroad (Follett)
Learn how a school librarian transformed the work she believed in and turned it into a nonprofit organization that promotes literacy in another country. You’ll be inspired by and learn from the accomplishments of Susy Siel!

Thursday, June 17 (11-12 pm)
Beyond the Ballroom: A Shift to Virtual Fundraising Events (Charity Village)
At this free webinar, we’ll present a case study that will demonstrate how creative minds and pie-in-the-sky ideas helped reimagine a long-standing gala into a virtual fundraising event that maintains, if not exceeds, expectations and fundraising targets. Looking beyond the ballroom, this session will give attendees an inside look at how to successfully pivot during a pandemic and create hybrid and virtual galas.

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)
New Laws of China and How to Find Them Online (Law Library of Congress)
In this entry in the series, Foreign Law Specialist Laney Zhang will discuss the legal status and authority of various documents under China’s Law on Legislation, including laws passed by the National People’s Congress or its Standing Committee, State Council administrative regulations, departmental rules, local regulations and rules, and judicial interpretations, and how to find them online. In particular, the webinar will discuss the evolving official online publication of Chinese laws, regulations, and court decisions. Specific new laws, such as the Civil Code and Amendment XI to the Criminal Law, both passed in 2020, will be highlighted.

Thursday, June 17 (12-1 pm)
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. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

Thursday, June 17 (1-2 pm)
What’s Next? Trauma-Informed Strategies for Helping ALL Students (and Teachers) Succeed! (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
This engaging and interactive one-hour webinar will explore an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. As an educator, you don’t need another research article to validate what your gut and your experience have already told you is true: a student’s life outside school matters. What’s next? How do you prepare for the upcoming year? Join us to gain practical skills and strategies for creating a trauma-informed classroom.

Thursday, June 17 (2-3 pm)
Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals (Firespring)
Fundraising, as we know it, has shifted in these uncertain times. But that doesn’t mean we should stop asking for support. As nonprofits, we’re no stranger to cutting costs and finding ways to be creative. If you’re in crisis mode, join us for this informative session with Firespring’s director of nonprofit solutions, Kiersten Hill, followed by an interactive Q&A.

Saturday, June 19 (9-10 am)
Tech for Girls: Oil Spill Cleanup Challenge (PACER Center)
Join us in this virtual Tech for Girls workshop to be an environmental engineer! Girls with disabilities (ages 11-18) will learn about the environmental hazards of oil spills. We will also use household items to create an oil spill in a body of water and experiment with different methods for cleaning it up.

Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 7



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  June 7 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

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Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
New Books by New YA Authors! (Booklist)
Join #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Beautiful series, Renée Ahdieh and Penguin Young Readers for this free, hour-long discussion where debut authors will be introducing attendees to their first novels and participating in a panel discussion about YA, publishing for the first time, and how they’re excited to work with librarians to meet readers.

Monday, June 7 (12-1 pm)
How to Create an Effective Acknowledgment Strategy for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
When it comes to acknowledging the gifts your nonprofit receives, do you have a comprehensive strategy in place? In this webinar, we’ll provide guidance on the appropriate ways to acknowledge a variety of donations that nonprofits receive and offer sample language that you can use to draft the perfect, personalized acknowledgment that your donors will appreciate. Once we’ve finished, you’ll have the beginnings of a strategy that can be documented and shared with your fundraising team.

Monday, June 7 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB): Helping Households with Broadband & Device Discounts (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a temporary federal program that provides discounts to households on monthly internet bills and one-time device purchases during the pandemic. Eligible households can receive a $50 per month discount on their internet service with participating providers as well as a one-time $100 credit toward the purchase of a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer. Libraries and other community organizations are crucial in spreading the word about this opportunity and assisting eligible individuals with applying. Join us to learn all about this program and the free resources available to help you promote it to your community.

Monday, June 7 (1-2 pm)
The Power of Emotional Intelligence from Birth to Age Eight (edWeb.net)
More than ever, we need to harness the opportunity to help children in the earliest years build an emotional toolkit for lifelong learning, mental health, and success. Join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to support our youngest learners (ages zero to eight) and ourselves as we head into a new normal.

Tuesday, June 8 (11-11:45 am)
10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy (CharityHowTo)
In this live webinar, we will go through ten tips that all grant professionals can use to help implement a successful grant seeking strategy in their organization. We will look at specific examples of how these tips can and have been successfully used so you can consider how to best utilize the information within your own organization.

Tuesday, June 8 (11-12 pm)
Giving Storytime a Tune-Up: Embedding Music Activities to Support Texts and Engage Participants (Association for Library Service to Children)
Songs, rhythms, and rhymes are a natural, developmentally-appropriate way to build processing skills, memory, and focus. Learn specific songs, rhythms, and rhymes that pair with a diverse array of titles to bring a greater amount of equity and social justice into your storytimes. You’ll also learn ways to communicate the importance of music activities in building early literacy skills.

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Supporting COVID-19 Recovery for Students with Disabilities (Future Ready Libraries/Alliance for Excellent Education)
Join us for a conversation about recent research on academic growth for students in special education before the pandemic and implications for policies and practices designed to spur COVID recovery.

Tuesday, June 8 (12-1 pm)
Designing Libraries to Meet Evolving Community Needs (Library Journal)
Even before COVID, libraries sought to better serve their patrons through design considerations and improvements. And now, with spaces opening up and a new normal in front of us, each community faces its own set of evolving needs and challenges. Join this webcast to learn from leading library architects.

Tuesday, June 8 (1-2 pm)
Autism in Context: Optimizing Equity for Students on the Spectrum (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
In this webinar, teachers and education leaders will collect practical information and strategies for maintaining an equitable learning environment that embraces these quirky learners—and their parents and guardians, too.

Wednesday, June 9 (9-10 am)
Mental Maintenance (Nebraska Library Commission)
Mindfulness and self-care are well-intentioned buzz terms, but, how often do we really have the time or extra energy to follow through with them? Now more than ever, keeping your emotional well-being afloat can mean the difference between surviving and thriving, and not just at work. Drawing from various sources and personal experiences, including both successes and failures, discover how one hot-headed and persnickety librarian found a slice of inner peace (and can even sleep at night). Ideas and examples for self-care and stress management will be given.

Wednesday, June 9 (11-12 pm)
Historical Company Research (Library of Congress)
The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. While the class uses resources available at the Library of Congress, some of the resources are available through your local library or historical society, both of which have resources to help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (Federal Depository Library Program)
This workshop will discuss the importance of fatherhood involvement and provide opportunities on how to get fathers involved in your programs.

Wednesday, June 9 (12-1 pm)
Going Global: The Winning Formula for Virtual Training Across the Enterprise (InSyncTraining)
Once the COVID pandemic shut down offices and quarantined us in our homes, virtual training exploded overnight. According to Forbes.com, the transformation to digital has been rapid in all areas, but the progression in L&D to the virtual classroom over the past 12 months is arguably greater than that seen over the last 10 years. And it’s not going away. Our training offerings need to evolve to support a more global workforce that works in remote teams. Programs need to be designed to be culturally aware, engaging, and relevant to the workforce. Find out more at this webinar.

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)
Ten Tips for Managing Conflict (Infopeople)
This webinar will focus on Ten Tips for Managing Conflict highlighting the ideas and practices that help us navigate the challenges we find in communicating with others.  These tips include ideas about what we are thinking, what we are saying, and how we are hearing what the other has to say. As each tip is shared, real-world examples will be highlighted.

Wednesday, June 9 (1-2 pm)
Food Access and Seed Libraries in Rural Public Libraries (WebJunction)
Are you looking for ideas to “grow” a seed library and improve access to food for your community? Presenters from small and rural locations in South Carolina will share their experiences with seed libraries (inside branches, at outreach events, and on board a bookmobile) and community refrigerators, and highlight the value of partnerships. You’ll gain knowledge on how to start a seed library from the ground up, how to collaborate with community organizations not generally considered as library partners, and learn better practices for making your library an access point for those experiencing food insecurity.

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)
Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Scholarly Publications: A Panel Discussion (Association of College and Research Libraries/ProQuest)
As a community, how can we work together to ensure equitable representation of all scholars in library collections? Our upcoming discussion with experts in this area will tackle the challenges of and solutions for improving diversity and inclusion in research materials and scholarly publications.

Thursday, June 10 (9-10 am)
Tracing Federal Regulations (Law Library of Congress)
This entry in the series provides an overview of U.S. federal regulations, including information about the notice and comment rulemaking process, the publication and citation of regulations, and the tracing of regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations, to the proposed rule in the Federal Register, to the regulation’s docket.

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)
Say Yes to A New Fundraising Database: Choosing the Right System (Blackbaud)
Shopping for databases can be difficult–where to look, what do I need, what do I want, what questions should I be asking? Let’s talk through the four phases of a solid evaluation and selection project and a sample plan to get you started.

Thursday, June 10 (11-12 pm)
All Aboard! Financial Best Practices For Your Board (Network for Good)
All aboard! Take a trip with Your Part-Time Controller as we discuss basic fiduciary oversight responsibilities of nonprofit board members with an emphasis on financial management best practices. Along our journey, we’ll also visit some signs that indicate trouble and might stop you in your tracks.

Thursday, June 10 (11-11:30 pm)
Improving User Satisfaction with Open Access Content (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

Thursday, June 10 (11:30-12 pm)
The Open Access Challenge (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris, Director of Content Solutions for an in depth look at the world of OA content and how to make sure your library is getting the most out of OA and OER resources.

Thursday, June 10 (12-1 pm)
Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement (Bloomerang)
Is your organization searching for new ways to leverage the passion, energy, and new perspectives of Gen Z, Millennials, and other up-and-coming young professionals? A junior board, young professionals group, or young friends circle could help you harness that energy to further your mission. As young professionals who have served both as members and staff managers of these groups, Sarah and Corinne will lead you through the research on Next Gen supporters, challenges to anticipate, and steps your organization can take to start a new young friends board from scratch OR to maximize the potential of your existing group.

Thursday, June 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Wonder of Wonders! Harnessing the Wonder of Play through Provocations (Early Childhood Investigations)
From a very young age, children begin expressing their own unique views and ideas. Children are born with many strengths and abilities that continue to unfold and mature throughout their lives. When we respect and value a child’s individual interests in play, we are giving them the fundamental right to realize their unique potential. Children have the amazing capacity to construct their own learning. Learn how we can harness this undeniable power and wonder of play in Play Provocations.  What is a play provocation and how can we support and expand the hidden potential of children’s play?

Free Continuing Education Events for June 1-6



Free, online, continuing education events for June 1-6 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links 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.

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Tuesday, June 1 (11-12 pm)
Top Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets (TechSoup)
For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities. Technology played a key role in these adaptations. Come learn the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Amazing Audiobooks (Booklist)
Listen up! We know you love to read, but why not give your eyeballs a break and pop in your earbuds for some amazing audiobooks? Timed to coincide with the start of Audiobook Month, this webinar will spotlight exciting new and forthcoming audiobooks from Dreamscape Publishing and HarperAudio—and industry data and insights from nonprofit arts organization L.A. Theatre Works.

Tuesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Affecting Change in a Middle Management Role (Public Library Association)
Attendees of this panel discussion will hear from public librarians representing libraries of varying sizes, geographic regions, and diverse populations who have affected change from their positions in middle management through effective communications, advocacy, and storytelling.

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2:30 pm)
Introduction to Web Accessibility (Infopeople)
Are you concerned that your library’s website isn’t meeting accessibility standards? If not, you should be–lawsuits concerning website accessibility failures are increasing, and libraries do not have immunity. In this 90-minute webinar presented by Laura Solomon, you’ll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library’s site for potential issues. We’ll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

Tuesday, June 1 (1-2 pm)
Why Performance-Based, Results-Focused Instructional Design is Critical to Delivering Training ROI and More (Training Magazine Network)
This presentation is about the practice of Instructional Design (ISD) in the real world today and how it is being modified and used to produce training solutions to help meet business needs (problems or opportunities) for organizations as well as the needs of individuals attending the training program.

Wednesday, June 2 (11-12 pm)
Venture Philanthropy Is On The Rise: Is It In Your Database? (Network for Good)
Join Alyssa Wright for a session on how to find connections and ideas in your existing database that can unlock big money and big partnerships.  Become a super sleuth with new questions, ideas, and leads after attending this engaging webinar.

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)
Choosing the Right Library School for You (Library Journal)
Online, offline or hybrid; research or practice-focused, large cohorts or small classes, full or part-time, special concentrations, cost and requirements, help with job searches for graduates—there are a lot of factors to consider when selecting an MLIS program. Hear from representatives from a variety of library schools about what makes their particular programs stand out and take the opportunity to get your questions answered one on one.

Wednesday, June 2 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
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.

Wednesday, June 2 (2-3 pm)
1st Annual Future Ready Librarians® Summer Book Club Kick-off Leading From The Library (Future Ready Librarians)
Join Shannon McClintock Miller and Bill Bass for the kick-off of the Future Ready Librarians® first annual summer book club. This five-week book club is a chance for all of us to reflect, grow, and celebrate our role as Future Ready Librarians.

Wednesday, June 2 (3-4 pm)
Supercharge 21st Century Students: Prepare Students for a Lifetime of Collaboration, Problem Solving, and Critical Thinking (edWeb.net)
In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Julie Stern and edtech expert and educator Maria Arfanakis will discuss how schools can shift their focus from teaching to the standards to teaching for learning transfer. The presenters will share more about what learning transfer is and how educators can use it to design equitable learning experiences that are meaningful and engaging. Educators will learn how the right instructional moves, such as discussion-focused collaborative games, create a perfect conduit to harness students’ prior learning and experiences, move students toward expertise, and improve students’ social-emotional learning.

Wednesday, June 2 (5-6 pm)
On Juneteenth (US National Archives)
In On Juneteenth, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed tells the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history and provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth. She recounts both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the years from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Identifying Potential Major Donors: Why Wealth Data is Really Hard (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent’s wealth profile. Join us in this free webinar to learn more about identifying potential major donors and taking the confusion about using wealth data.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Re-Weaving the Culture through Inclusive Norms in the Public Library (Public Library Association)
This panel discussion will provide background on white cultural norms in librarianship, illustrated by examples from the lived experience of the panelists. Attendees will develop a deeper understanding of the way that these norms marginalize, silence, and harm BIPOC library staff members.

Thursday, June 3 (11-12 pm)
Using Census Data to Power Your Visualizations (US Census Bureau)
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy, with the 2020 Census data release underway, Tableau’s data community will continue to have updated population figures to explore! Together with the annual, American Community Survey, the resulting repository of census data is expansive and covers over 11.7 million geographic areas, with associated geospatial files. Discover ways to create informative geospatial maps, along with methods of tapping into the bevy of socioeconomic and demographic characteristics via census.gov and our API.

Thursday, June 3 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Social Media 101 for Nonprofits (Firespring)
This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You may be surprised to learn that Facebook is less important than you’ve been told and LinkedIn may be more important.

Thursday, June 3 (1-2 pm)
Building Connections with Community Assets (WebJunction)
Explore strategies for connecting with community assets in-person and online as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

Friday, June 4 (12-1 pm)
Queer Peers: Representation in Comics (Booklist)
Library worker Vincent (Vincey) Zalkind interviews some of the most prominent queer voices in comics about their works and the importance of representation in the medium, including Steve Orlando (COMMANDERS IN CRISIS, KILL A MAN), Sina Grace (GETTING IT TOGETHER), Jen Hickman (LONELY RECEIVER), Hazel Newlevant (EMBODIED: AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COMICS POETRY ANTHOLOGY), and Lela Gwen (NIGHTMARE IN SAVANNAH).

Free Library Continuing Education Events for June



site logoThe June 2021 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available with 83 live webinars, three online conferences and four recordings 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.